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Now they come out and play. #7733780 01/31/20 12:43 AM
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Yes! A Weatherby does kill them deader.
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They seem to know its over for now.



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Re: Now they come out and play. [Re: HWY_MAN] #7733824 01/31/20 01:09 AM
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Of course they are out now. Good pic up

Re: Now they come out and play. [Re: HWY_MAN] #7733830 01/31/20 01:16 AM
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That is a great pic!

Thanks for posting it up.


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Re: Now they come out and play. [Re: HWY_MAN] #7733863 01/31/20 01:41 AM
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Great looking bucks....fine crop for next year.... up


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Re: Now they come out and play. [Re: HWY_MAN] #7734019 01/31/20 05:01 AM
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I had the same thing happen in Houston county. I didn't even get a buck this year because around the first of November EVERYTHING went nocturnal. But last Saturday morning I watched a parade of thirteen deer including eleven bucks come eat the last of the acorns within twenty yards of the house. I checked my feeders...five bucks at one at 10:30 am...at 1 PM, three different ones at the same feeder. Hogs and deer at all my feeders during daylight hours. Even a bobcat at one.

Hunting east Texas for the first time taught me, I am going to have to change my approach for next season. I was spoiled by seeing 25 or 30 deer most times I hunted when I used to be on a lease on the Victoria/Goliad county line on Coleto Creek.

I went out and bought a crossbow two weeks ago so I can ambush the deer next October before they disappear!

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Great pic!


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Re: Now they come out and play. [Re: HWY_MAN] #7734047 01/31/20 11:13 AM
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Good picture, all the bucks are posing while the does are hauling azz up


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Looks like a healthy group of bucks

Re: Now they come out and play. [Re: HWY_MAN] #7734302 01/31/20 04:50 PM
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Dang good looking bucks!!!!
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Nice bucks!

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Nice bucks. Good pic. Was that with your p1000 and how far away was it?


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Re: Now they come out and play. [Re: HWY_MAN] #7734363 01/31/20 06:31 PM
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Just open season back up. grin


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Re: Now they come out and play. [Re: HWY_MAN] #7734460 01/31/20 08:42 PM
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Nice pic!

Re: Now they come out and play. [Re: HWY_MAN] #7734465 01/31/20 08:47 PM
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Great pic

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Nice pic sir - was out your way last week to Midland.


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The rut must be over. I am seeing Bucks together here also.

Re: Now they come out and play. [Re: HWY_MAN] #7734572 01/31/20 11:42 PM
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Do you suppose we are seeing deer now due to things getting quiet now and they notice it?

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Originally Posted by Wilhunt
Do you suppose we are seeing deer now due to things getting quiet now and they notice it?

Im not sure that there ARE more sightings now except in this one example. If there are then I would not think its because of less pressure. I would just think they got hungrier. But my opinion may not count for much since we do not pressure our deer much. I don't know Hiwayman but from what I recall about some of his history on here I would be surprised if his deer are pressured much at all(correct me if wrong.)

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They are smarter then we give them credit. coolpics

Re: Now they come out and play. [Re: HWY_MAN] #7734926 02/01/20 10:41 AM
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Excellent picture, they sure do know the different seasons....

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Chances are the majority of bucks in that photo were not in that area of the ranch during the rut. They were moved out by dominant bucks or they left their home area for the rut and now have returned. January can be and is usually the worst month of the year for deer and forage. It is similar to August in many areas just that in August the majority of the browse still has leaves. A small grain field in late Dec into Feb is crucial for a deer diet for many areas.


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