texashuntingforum.com logo
Main Menu
Advertisement
Affiliates
Advertisement
Newest Members
sosar5, Blake555h, BigWheel, DB3, johnyp
64530 Registered Users
Top Posters(All Time)
dogcatcher 90,620
stxranchman 53,971
bill oxner 50,571
RKHarm24 44,577
rifleman 44,415
BMD 41,009
SnakeWrangler 40,528
Big Orn 37,484
txshntr 35,415
Facebook
Forum Statistics
Forums45
Topics420,137
Posts6,104,084
Members64,530
Most Online16,728
Mar 25th, 2012
Print Thread
Page 1 of 3 1 2 3
End of Season Roll Call #7018285
12/31/17 06:28 PM
12/31/17 06:28 PM
Joined: Feb 2012
Posts: 5,149
Flower Mound, TX
D
DQ Kid Online content OP
THF Trophy Hunter
DQ Kid  Online Content OP
THF Trophy Hunter
D

Joined: Feb 2012
Posts: 5,149
Flower Mound, TX
With many on here saying how slow the deer season has been for them, deer sightings way down due to acorns, Chupacabras or maybe the dreaded fenceline hunters thought it'd be interesting to know where the counties of better hunting has bee.

Re: End of Season Roll Call [Re: DQ Kid] #7018289
12/31/17 06:30 PM
12/31/17 06:30 PM
Joined: Feb 2012
Posts: 5,149
Flower Mound, TX
D
DQ Kid Online content OP
THF Trophy Hunter
DQ Kid  Online Content OP
THF Trophy Hunter
D

Joined: Feb 2012
Posts: 5,149
Flower Mound, TX
If like to participate, please identify your hunting county and on avg. how many deer, does/bucks you may see per sitting as well as acreage size. Not a scientific census just something to have fun with late in season. Cheers!

Re: End of Season Roll Call [Re: DQ Kid] #7018296
12/31/17 06:32 PM
12/31/17 06:32 PM
Joined: Feb 2012
Posts: 5,149
Flower Mound, TX
D
DQ Kid Online content OP
THF Trophy Hunter
DQ Kid  Online Content OP
THF Trophy Hunter
D

Joined: Feb 2012
Posts: 5,149
Flower Mound, TX
I'll start, Young county and have avgd. .3 deer per sitting, all bucks, 75 acres.

Re: End of Season Roll Call [Re: DQ Kid] #7018299
12/31/17 06:36 PM
12/31/17 06:36 PM
Joined: Jun 2015
Posts: 6,529
Roll-Tide Online content
THF Trophy Hunter
Roll-Tide  Online Content
THF Trophy Hunter

Joined: Jun 2015
Posts: 6,529
Henderson County. About 70 percent wooded. 400 acres. See two deer per sit. Mostly doe. Mix in a hog every third sit. Saw one bobcat this year.

But shot zero. Which is what I usually do. I shot a nice sow to process last week.

Re: End of Season Roll Call [Re: DQ Kid] #7018302
12/31/17 06:40 PM
12/31/17 06:40 PM
Joined: Feb 2012
Posts: 5,149
Flower Mound, TX
D
DQ Kid Online content OP
THF Trophy Hunter
DQ Kid  Online Content OP
THF Trophy Hunter
D

Joined: Feb 2012
Posts: 5,149
Flower Mound, TX
[quote=DQ Kid]I'll start, Young county and have avgd. .3 deer per sitting, all bucks, 75 acres.[/quote

My 75 is mostly mesquite flat pasture with mid level brush encircling it.

Re: End of Season Roll Call [Re: DQ Kid] #7018303
12/31/17 06:40 PM
12/31/17 06:40 PM
Joined: Feb 2012
Posts: 5,149
Flower Mound, TX
D
DQ Kid Online content OP
THF Trophy Hunter
DQ Kid  Online Content OP
THF Trophy Hunter
D

Joined: Feb 2012
Posts: 5,149
Flower Mound, TX
What say others?

Re: End of Season Roll Call [Re: DQ Kid] #7018340
12/31/17 07:04 PM
12/31/17 07:04 PM
Joined: Jan 2011
Posts: 17,430
Dollas,Taxes Bluff Dale Tx
E
Erathkid Online content
THF Celebrity
Erathkid  Online Content
THF Celebrity
E

Joined: Jan 2011
Posts: 17,430
Dollas,Taxes Bluff Dale Tx
Hunting in eastern Erath. It's not unusual to sit 2-3 times without seeing a deer. Then see 5-6 next time out. I've already documented 21 different bucks spotted from stands on 300 acres. New stand on the high fence has been the best on the ranch. Deer on both sides are very social with each other. Pretty cool to watch them rub noses and sniff each other. Very similar to dogs. Have 4-5 different flocks of turkey that are fun to watch. We've killed 5 hogs since opening weekend. All in all, a very good year. Seen A few legal bucks. Missed a wide buck early on. Still haven't seen one as nice as him.

Last edited by Erathkid; 12/31/17 07:09 PM.

Life is too short, as is. Don't chance it.
Don't text and drive.
Re: End of Season Roll Call [Re: Erathkid] #7018343
12/31/17 07:09 PM
12/31/17 07:09 PM
Joined: Feb 2012
Posts: 5,149
Flower Mound, TX
D
DQ Kid Online content OP
THF Trophy Hunter
DQ Kid  Online Content OP
THF Trophy Hunter
D

Joined: Feb 2012
Posts: 5,149
Flower Mound, TX
Originally Posted By: Erathkid
Hunting in eastern Erath. It's not unusual to sit 2-3 times without seeing a deer. Then see 5-6 next time out. I've already documented 21 different bucks spotted from stands on 300 acres. New stand on the high fence has bee

Deer rich density Erath.

Re: End of Season Roll Call [Re: DQ Kid] #7018346
12/31/17 07:10 PM
12/31/17 07:10 PM
Joined: Oct 2014
Posts: 541
J
jmh004 Offline
Tracker
jmh004  Offline
Tracker
J

Joined: Oct 2014
Posts: 541
Mill County. 400 acres. 10-15 deer per sit. Normally about 10 doe with 3-5 bucks too. Shot one buck and 3 doe.

Re: End of Season Roll Call [Re: DQ Kid] #7018369
12/31/17 07:21 PM
12/31/17 07:21 PM
Joined: Jul 2007
Posts: 1,107
San Angelo, TX
H
hawk Online content
Pro Tracker
hawk  Online Content
Pro Tracker
H

Joined: Jul 2007
Posts: 1,107
San Angelo, TX
Tom Green County. 8 to 15 deer per sit. Lot's of young buck this year. See more buck than doe.

Re: End of Season Roll Call [Re: DQ Kid] #7018383
12/31/17 07:26 PM
12/31/17 07:26 PM
Joined: Dec 2012
Posts: 3,282
Houston & Lexington, Texas
T
TexasKC Online content
Veteran Tracker
TexasKC  Online Content
Veteran Tracker
T

Joined: Dec 2012
Posts: 3,282
Houston & Lexington, Texas
Western Lee county near the Bastrop/Lee county line. Usually see at least 8-10 does and one or two bucks per sit. The most I've seen was 18 does, 2 bucks and 16 hogs in the food plot at one time. I've seen 2 pretty nice bucks all season and they got a pass.

Re: End of Season Roll Call [Re: DQ Kid] #7018424
12/31/17 07:42 PM
12/31/17 07:42 PM
Joined: Oct 2012
Posts: 11,422
Bexar/Gillespie, hunt Terrell
Creekrunner Online content
THF Celebrity
Creekrunner  Online Content
THF Celebrity

Joined: Oct 2012
Posts: 11,422
Bexar/Gillespie, hunt Terrell
Terrell county. 10,000 acres high fence (pen) with lots of holes, no protein, and 12 (seasonal) corn feeders. 8 to 10 deer per sit. 1/2 bucks. Higher than average rainfall and we've seen the results in antlers. Shot some good bucks and now there's a 150+ ten, plus 3 or 4 kickers on him (that I first spotted on camera), that supposed to be "hands off" until after 2018 rut. Everyone's all "a twitter". (Of course, the "manager" that declared "hands off" will be elbowing the rest of us outa the way next Christmas to get at him!) BUT, we're all in agreement and we're trying to improve the place. We shall see.

'Be out there later this week to get a friend on a buck. I'm gonna try like crazy to hold off shooting much of anything until this time next year. (I think next year's season will go until Jan. 6th, 2019.) Cool.


...and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth. Gen. 1:28
Re: End of Season Roll Call [Re: DQ Kid] #7018525
12/31/17 09:09 PM
12/31/17 09:09 PM
Joined: Oct 2009
Posts: 9,035
Western Parker County
H
Halfadozen Online content
THF Trophy Hunter
Halfadozen  Online Content
THF Trophy Hunter
H

Joined: Oct 2009
Posts: 9,035
Western Parker County
Eastland and Stephens county ranch - 3100 acres LF but bordered on southwest by HF. Not too many bucks taken and only one was a nice 11 point. Have seen many young 8's and even a 10 that looked to be only 3.5 years. I did take a nice fat 140# doe, a 2.5 year spike (saw him last year and let him walk hoping he would sprout out) and a pig. Will be out again next weekend to see if the 12 I've seen on camera makes a mistake, otherwise will the fill the other doe tag and hopefully another pig.


Freedom is a fragile thing ...Those who have known freedom, and then lost it, have never known it again.
-- Ronald Reagan


Re: End of Season Roll Call [Re: DQ Kid] #7018526
12/31/17 09:09 PM
12/31/17 09:09 PM
Joined: Nov 2015
Posts: 256
San Saba
D6Ranch Offline
Bird Dog
D6Ranch  Offline
Bird Dog

Joined: Nov 2015
Posts: 256
San Saba
San Saba county, low fence 165 acres. Not a single flat area on the place, constant hills and draws. Good habitat with tons of oaks. Low hunting pressure on surrounding properties.

I'll say I average 5-6 per sit but that depends on which area I hunt. The most productive spot averaged twice that amount if I corned the road. Most I had in front of me at once was 19. Pretty even ratio now of bucks to doe. Still working on age class but I've been taking the older lower scoring bucks to let the good young ones grow.

Re: End of Season Roll Call [Re: DQ Kid] #7018565
12/31/17 09:27 PM
12/31/17 09:27 PM
Joined: Nov 2011
Posts: 114
Justin, TX
H
Hoosier Texan Offline
Woodsman
Hoosier Texan  Offline
Woodsman
H

Joined: Nov 2011
Posts: 114
Justin, TX
Cooke Count North of Saint Jo. 3-5 doe almost every sit and average 1-2 bucks about every other sit. Have identified 7 different bucks on the 20 acres we hunt. Shot one eight point this year.

Re: End of Season Roll Call [Re: DQ Kid] #7018649
12/31/17 10:11 PM
12/31/17 10:11 PM
Joined: Oct 2017
Posts: 49
B
Big8 Offline
Light Foot
Big8  Offline
Light Foot
B

Joined: Oct 2017
Posts: 49
Lee county, 500 acres LF. When hunting on creek bottom I normally see 8-12 doe/yearlings and 1-2 young bucks. My daughter took a 3 year old 7 point cull on opening weekend but after that I didn't see any Buck with age until December 22 when I took a tall pencil horn 8 that had no potential. My FIL took a 15+ inch 4 year old 7 point on December 26 and had another deer in the same age class at the feeder at the same time. Long story short we had a better year than it seemed we would have because of late activity at the feeders. I still hold a couple MLD Doe tags and should have them used by the end of the season to help our ratio out, I didn't mention I took 2 does in bow season. We also noticed a big improvement in yearling survival rate this year, nearly every mature Doe early had a fawn or twins, this is a big improvement in my 5 years on this place.

Re: End of Season Roll Call [Re: DQ Kid] #7018694
12/31/17 10:39 PM
12/31/17 10:39 PM
Joined: Oct 2012
Posts: 524
C
CB09 Online content
Tracker
CB09  Online Content
Tracker
C

Joined: Oct 2012
Posts: 524
Val Verde county and about 10,000 and i see on average 10-15 deer a sitting. We are having more of a quality over quantity issue this year.

Last edited by CB09; 12/31/17 11:19 PM.
Re: End of Season Roll Call [Re: DQ Kid] #7018715
12/31/17 10:58 PM
12/31/17 10:58 PM
Joined: Aug 2017
Posts: 61
Midland, TX
J
jadkins Offline
Outdoorsman
jadkins  Offline
Outdoorsman
J

Joined: Aug 2017
Posts: 61
Midland, TX
Concho County. 3,400 under HF with no high cross fences, but cross low fences. HF went up 3 years ago as did initial wind farm activity. Very low pressure since HF went up. Wind farm finally being installed...they are pouring foundations and about to go up with the towers and should be finished by June. Road improvements are nice...but construction traffic this year has been a lot. Had good rain all year so lots of good natural feed and acorns. Still see 15 - 20 deer a sit at corn feeders, but didn't see any studs until the rut started and then I started to see bucks I've never seen with this recent cold snap...so encouraged. Never had protein out, but will start in a few weeks for a couple months and then again late summer. Have identified 4 different bucks we want to keep off limits for breeder bucks. Nothing huge yet...maybe in the low 140's...but it has potential. Spent this year killing does early and cull bucks all season.

Re: End of Season Roll Call [Re: DQ Kid] #7018769
12/31/17 11:29 PM
12/31/17 11:29 PM
Joined: Apr 2005
Posts: 22,275
The Outer Limits
S
Stub Online happy
THF Celebrity
Stub  Online Happy
THF Celebrity
S

Joined: Apr 2005
Posts: 22,275
The Outer Limits
Jack county 80 acres rolling hills, mix of hardwoods with some mesquite very little cedar.
Average seeing around 5 deer per sitting, more in the evening. Seen some nice bucks just not the one I am hoping/wishing for up

I hunt over a 2 1/2 acre food plot Wheat, Oats, Rye, Austrian winter peas, also put a bale of fresh Alfalfa out every week, have those sweet blocks, salt block and sugar beet.

So I have provided them with a super buffet, when I finally take one it will be some high $$$ eating rofl

Last edited by Stub; 12/31/17 11:48 PM.

texas flag




davidl@pmstandleymotorcars.com
http://www.pmstandley.com/
972- 845-4073







Re: End of Season Roll Call [Re: Stub] #7018782
12/31/17 11:31 PM
12/31/17 11:31 PM
Joined: Feb 2012
Posts: 5,149
Flower Mound, TX
D
DQ Kid Online content OP
THF Trophy Hunter
DQ Kid  Online Content OP
THF Trophy Hunter
D

Joined: Feb 2012
Posts: 5,149
Flower Mound, TX
Originally Posted By: Stub
Jack county 80 acres rolling hills, mix of hardwoods with some mesquite very little cedar.
Average seeing around 5 deer per sitting, more in the evening. Seen some nice bucks just not the one I am hoping/wishing for up

Nice Stub, maybe one will slip up this last week.

Re: End of Season Roll Call [Re: DQ Kid] #7018833
12/31/17 11:47 PM
12/31/17 11:47 PM
Joined: Apr 2005
Posts: 22,275
The Outer Limits
S
Stub Online happy
THF Celebrity
Stub  Online Happy
THF Celebrity
S

Joined: Apr 2005
Posts: 22,275
The Outer Limits
Originally Posted By: DQ Kid
Originally Posted By: Stub
Jack county 80 acres rolling hills, mix of hardwoods with some mesquite very little cedar.
Average seeing around 5 deer per sitting, more in the evening. Seen some nice bucks just not the one I am hoping/wishing for up

Nice Stub, maybe one will slip up this last week.


Thanks me too up


texas flag




davidl@pmstandleymotorcars.com
http://www.pmstandley.com/
972- 845-4073







Re: End of Season Roll Call [Re: DQ Kid] #7019197
01/01/18 03:16 AM
01/01/18 03:16 AM
Joined: Jan 2012
Posts: 16,675
T
TXHOGSLAYER Online content
THF Celebrity
TXHOGSLAYER  Online Content
THF Celebrity
T

Joined: Jan 2012
Posts: 16,675
Polk County. Have hunted 14 days this year so far since start of rifle. Average 2 to 3 deer a sit. Does and Bucks. Shot 2 does. 800 acres. Have not seen a legal buck yet except on camera. hunting 2 days next week.


Originally Posted by KRoyal
Because I'm an idiot and don't know wtf I'm doing LOL. There you happy??

Originally Posted by TexFlip
I don't want someone I see socially to have their hand inside of me.


Re: End of Season Roll Call [Re: DQ Kid] #7019313
01/01/18 04:45 AM
01/01/18 04:45 AM
Joined: Jul 2010
Posts: 187
Lewisville, TX
C
CGB Offline
Woodsman
CGB  Offline
Woodsman
C

Joined: Jul 2010
Posts: 187
Lewisville, TX
Schleicher County. SE of Christoval Texas. 10 guns on 2,500 acres. I see 15-30 deer a hunt. We have oak trees but acorns donít seem to affect us much. Deer hit feeders and hand corn well. More bucks than does around the feeders. I had 18 bucks at one time on a hunt this year. Mature deer average 120-130s with a few 140-150s every year. 5 hour drive from DFW but worth it because the hunting is good.

Re: End of Season Roll Call [Re: DQ Kid] #7019405
01/01/18 06:03 AM
01/01/18 06:03 AM
Joined: Nov 2014
Posts: 329
parker county
J
JH117 Offline
Bird Dog
JH117  Offline
Bird Dog
J

Joined: Nov 2014
Posts: 329
parker county
Parker county 120 acres. Probably 5 to 10 deer per sit. Mostly does and young bucks except for the begining of the season when the mature bucks made their appearances. 1/3 of the property is heavily wooded and has lots of oaks. This year was good compared to the last 3 years. The oaks didn't drop acorns like they have in the past. I couldn't walk through the woods without the constant crunch of acorns the last few seasons. So far we have killed 2 bucks between my son and I.

Re: End of Season Roll Call [Re: DQ Kid] #7019747
01/01/18 04:12 PM
01/01/18 04:12 PM
Joined: Nov 2016
Posts: 641
Hunt county Texas.
B
Buck25-06 Offline
Tracker
Buck25-06  Offline
Tracker
B

Joined: Nov 2016
Posts: 641
Hunt county Texas.
Central Hunt county been hunting this area 12 years. All 12 have been great don't see that drought affected it much. I am in area called alligator bottom my friend Tom says that the natural minerals here are second to none in Texas . If you don't count any twice normal morning is 10 doe and bucks are less predictable not uncommon to see 4 or 5 then none next day. Would guess ratio of bucks to doe 1 to 5 think pretty accurate . Passed on several really nice bucks and eventually shot good 12 point with 5 kicker points like double brow tines. Had never seen him before and no pictures on cameras. Going to try to get grandson good one late while he is out school. My overall opinion of 2017 is normal for here witch is Great!! Sorry 160 acres 1 stand 2 feeders

Last edited by Buck25-06; 01/01/18 04:15 PM.

I know allot about everything-Everything about nothing!!!!
Page 1 of 3 1 2 3
Previous Thread
Index
Next Thread


© 2004-2019 OUTDOOR SITES NETWORK all rights reserved USA and Worldwide
UBB.threads™ 7.6.2