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Mills County #7194155 06/10/18 09:19 PM
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Anyone interested in doing a Mills County post like a couple years ago?

I hunted Mills again last year in Mullin after being in Priddy in 2012=2014.
Took a decent 10 last year, hoping for a better year this year.

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I'd ask him if he's pregnant. He missed a s__tload of periods.

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I'll take "things that look like a uterus" for $200 Alex.
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You just reminded me I need to go put out my cameras while Iím here. We really need rain or itís going to be a below-avg year. I have seen several does with new fawns this trip.


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Im headed down next Friday. We got some good rain early, but 3 weeks ago the ponds were down 3-4 feet


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I'd ask him if he's pregnant. He missed a s__tload of periods.

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I'll take "things that look like a uterus" for $200 Alex.
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I remember. Only things is I'm not hunting Mills or any other lease this year. Maybe next year...


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Old, old buck you got there. Look at the callouses on his knees. Good luck this season.

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I just saw this post. I started another mills county post. I was wondering from guys that hunt that area how are the deer numbers and size down there. We are going today to look and possibly sign a lease just west and north of Goldthwaite. Any info helps!


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Originally Posted By: justhuntin
I just saw this post. I started another mills county post. I was wondering from guys that hunt that area how are the deer numbers and size down there. We are going today to look and possibly sign a lease just west and north of Goldthwaite. Any info helps!


I would expect you to have good numbers but some of that will depend on hunting pressure and cover. We're southeast of town and we're covered up. Antlers will be smaller this year with the dry conditions but most mature bucks will go 120-130 with the lucky hunter seeing something above 140. Does will dress in the 55-70 range, mature bucks mostly in the 100-125lb range depending on food. There have been some that break 150lbs living near ag fields or protein feeders their whole lives. If you hunt feeders and have acorns, a good thing to do is use road corn if they stop coming to the feeders. Good luck!


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Been hunting the family ranch for about 10 years now in mills county. Need some rain in out next of the woods.


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ive hunted in mills county for several years. i hunt in mullin have taken some good bucks 120 to 130 class i try to reframe from shooting does. have got some pictures on good bucks from last year. me and people next to me protein feed and corn also.

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Neighbors have a ranch just west of Cranfills Gap, there are pretty good deer numbers there and very little hunting pressure.


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Originally Posted By: tbgascorer
Old, old buck you got there. Look at the callouses on his knees. Good luck this season.


On his last leg....

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YOU HEARD ANYTHING ON THE FIRE IN GOLDTHWAITE YESTERDAY? I HAVE A RANCH ABOUT 6 MILES WEST ON 574 LOTS OF SMOKE. THEY GOT IT OUT JUST NOT SURE HOW IT STARTED.

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The fire was started by lightening.


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My family and I hunt near Caradan on FM 575. We feed protein or corn year round and have an oat field. Iíve got 5-6 bucks frequenting protein every night. 3 are easily legal, one is a solid 10, and another is looking to be about an 18Ē wide 9 point. I run cellular camera(s) and batteries died a week ago, thanks to 50-75 photos a night and 30-40 photos a day in daylight. Iím just waiting for the season to start and all my regular bucks vanish and a new set will venture in. Happens every year. Had a very young 12 point on camera last year every day until the last week of October...and then never seen again except by a local rancher who spotted him in December in another pasture.

Weíve had the place for 11 years now. Biggest buck killed was a 146Ē 10 point. Weíve had some 8 points flirting with 130Ē. I donít weigh my deer after kill so I canít speak for live weights. Not uncommon to see 30-40 deer per hunt thanks to our oat field. About 15 acres of it is not grazed by livestock for hunting purposes only. Thereís about 40 more acres that are grazed.

Bring on the rain and dang it I donít like our new western horizon objects, wind mills. Those blinking red lights at night sure do mess up the feel of being in the ďcountry.Ē


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Went two weeks ago, it's dry and tanks are shrinking. Im going through 500lbs of protein in 3 weeks


Originally Posted By: ImTheReasonDovesMourn
I'd ask him if he's pregnant. He missed a s__tload of periods.

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I'll take "things that look like a uterus" for $200 Alex.
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Very dry in Mills County from what I saw today. Tanks were empty at the lease. Unfortunately, this was my last trip to the lease. Guy in charge told me today I was no longer needed. Said he was going to bring his daughter and someone else to take my spot, and my Dads. It was a good three years, but itís all over now.

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Originally Posted By: jmh004
Very dry in Mills County from what I saw today. Tanks were empty at the lease. Unfortunately, this was my last trip to the lease. Guy in charge told me today I was no longer needed. Said he was going to bring his daughter and someone else to take my spot, and my Dads. It was a good three years, but itís all over now.


That's rough. Had you already paid for this year?


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I'm in for the thread....I'll post some pictures in a few weeks after the trail cameras run for a while.

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Another big fire in mills county. Right off bull run road and hwy 183.


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No I hadnít paid yet.

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Originally Posted By: TXduckCommander
Another big fire in mills county. Right off bull run road and hwy 183.


Somebody welding cross-braces was what I was told.


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Thats what I heard as well.


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Which direction from Goldwaite?
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Another big fire in mills county. Right off bull run road and hwy 183.


Somebody welding cross-braces was what I was told.


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I'd ask him if he's pregnant. He missed a s__tload of periods.

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I'll take "things that look like a uterus" for $200 Alex.
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Which direction from Goldwaite?
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Another big fire in mills county. Right off bull run road and hwy 183.


Somebody welding cross-braces was what I was told.

SW of town. There was another one out near Star too.


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The Star fire appeared to have started next to Hwy 84 north side so likely a cig butt. I think the drought index map is a little off for Mills. IMO, this is worse than 2011. We've only had 9" for the year. It's not looking good.

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