Update on brierwood....I spent 3 days hunting it..the west side of the property mainly..just outside of the area I found a trail that was used pretty often, and deer crap on it..unfortunately its outside of the hunting area on the edge of a forest clearing...in the hunting area I found pig trails and mudd runs often..I didnt find any sign of deer ..no droppings no scrapes..no tracks ..just well used pig trails and wallows that were used pretty heavy in the summer..I went hoping to find a few deer..I grunted I rattled..nothing..I didnt see a deer one..pigs I lost count at 150...several groups of 30+ pigs..the last day I hunted I set up 2.5 miles in..in an area with lots of acorns on the ground...that afternoon I had a single pig come through at 100 yards I could see his cutters and could tell it was a boar..I went ahead and shot him..my advice for hunting the area is pigs pigs and more pigs..dont expect to see a deer..and if for some reason the stars align and you do harvest a deer..please post a pic of it here. PLEASE..
Sounds about the same for me last year. I did jump one deer on the edge of the property. But even finding sign of deer was difficult.
With the new cubing system on the draw hunts I won't put in for these places anymore. I'm only 30 minutes from them. But, with Laguna Atascosa, Balcones, and Lower Rio Grande Valley NWR in the same group, I would hate to lose preference points because I won a trinity river hunt and miss my chance at one of these..