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Borden county #7156054
05/01/18 01:11 AM
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Have a friend looking at a lease in Borden county. Would appreciate any feedback on hunting in this county.
Thanks!

Re: Borden county [Re: Wilhunt] #7156224
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Surely someone is familiar with this county. Google shows some real nice whitetail.

Re: Borden county [Re: Wilhunt] #7156470
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Are there many mule deer in Borden county? Near Gail.

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Mule deer whitetail hogs and Aoudad sheep in the hills around Gail..


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Re: Borden county [Re: Wilhunt] #7156846
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Thanks YellowDog your info is about the same as what I found when I googled.

Re: Borden county [Re: Wilhunt] #7156913
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Mulie's, wt, Aoudad. Beautiful, big country at the edge of the "caprock".

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Re: Borden county [Re: Wilhunt] #7156967
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I hunted for many years in neighboring Scurry county. It was great before the drought in 2011. Then we went from Sep 15 2010 to Oct 6 2011 with zero rain - not even one drop. We lost all of the quail and about 2/3 of the whitetail. We only had the occasional mule deer on the ranch I hunted, so I can't really comment on those. I moved on after the 2012 season but I do stay in touch with several friends that are still on that lease. The quail finally came back in 2016 with really good numbers and the whitetails are almost back. 2017 saw another hit to the quail. Not sure what happened, but it took out a large percentage of the population across the whole region. Varmints and hogs were too plentiful for my tastes, but they did provide excellent targets if you got bored. Dove was either great or non-existent, depending on when the migrations came through. In that country, you really need to watch the number of acres per hunter. We had 7000 acres and 10 hunters, although there were actually only 5 or 6 of us that really hunted much. The others just liked to sit around the fire and drink whiskey. I wouldn't hunt more than 1 hunter per section. Make sure you have a good drought proof water supply. If there's wheat on the place or nearby, it will be a huge deer magnet. If the nearest wheat is a mile or two away, get ready to see most of the deer head that way when it comes in. You'll still have some coming to feeders, but wheat is king in that country.


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Re: Borden county [Re: Wilhunt] #7157021
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I hunted just outside Gail for a year. Loved the lease but hated the drive.....about 6-6.5 hours

We didnít have any mulies or aoudad but the WT were nice. Had more rattlesnakes than anywhere else I have ever hunted.

Got to see a lot of pronghorn and a ton of stars at night. Super peaceful and quiet!!!

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Thanks fellows.

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The drive from Post to Gail is pretty spectacular for this Ol' flatlander. It looks like a western movie set.


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If he doesnt join or they have more openings let me know im looking in that general area.

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In laws live in Lamesa. I have hunted quail on the smith ranch outside of gail

I really like that area. My guess is that the whitetail are ok, dove hunting is either really good or bad depending on the week ( think cold fronts) and the quail are a mix of bob whites and blue.

All that being said, you are in a unique part of Texas. Beautiful country.

If you are a trophy hunter, get up on the cap rock for a world class mule deer. If you appreciate the outdoors, and like "good" rather than "great" on all types of hunts, I'd really consider Gail area.

Also, check out a 6 man football game when you are out there. A litte piece of Americana you don't see every day

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That is a part of Texas that most Texans will never see, it is off the beaten path and people are in too much of a hurry to take the extra time to drive those roads. We have seen some pretty good deer and other wildlife just cruising highway 180 from Snyder to Lamesa.


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