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Opening day? #8041546 11/07/20 04:12 PM
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Hunted this morning South of Bowie. Saw nothing and heard no shots. First time ever and I’ve owned the place for about 40 years


Without a sense of urgency, nothing ever happens.

Boy, if I say "sic em", you'd better look for something to bite. Sam Shelley, Rancher Muleshoe Texas 1892-1985 RIP
Re: Opening day? [Re: Dave Davidson] #8041554 11/07/20 04:23 PM
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Pretty quiet here too, but saw too many deer. I need more tags. And an army.


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Re: Opening day? [Re: Dave Davidson] #8041599 11/07/20 05:06 PM
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I saw lots of does but no bucks, another guy I hunt with shot a 8 point. Only heard one other shot but that’s typical for us.

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Some does and fawns is all I saw. No bucks

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9 bucks and not a single doe, almost got a big ten but my dad shot a good 10. Bucks cruising big time today,[Linked Image]

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Re: Opening day? [Re: Dave Davidson] #8041691 11/07/20 06:43 PM
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Congrats to your dad Thumper


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Congrats to your dad Thumper


Thanks, at 79 he’s still getting it done. It brings me so much joy seeing him excited like he was today. He had 5 good bucks come by today and I think he picked the smallest one but he enjoyed it..

Re: Opening day? [Re: Dave Davidson] #8042215 11/08/20 04:08 AM
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We're just southwest of Bowie by the lake and they were moving pretty good this morning. I shot my best buck yet and my dad got a nice one as well.

Re: Opening day? [Re: Dave Davidson] #8043299 11/09/20 12:28 PM
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I heard 4 or 5 shots Sunday and saw a couple of small bucks, a spike and a doe. Other than possibly too many pigs, not sure what is going on.


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Boy, if I say "sic em", you'd better look for something to bite. Sam Shelley, Rancher Muleshoe Texas 1892-1985 RIP
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Had a 8 point and a hog taken by a youth hunter last weekend and 2 Does, a spike and a hog by another hunter this weekend.

Re: Opening day? [Re: Dave Davidson] #8043348 11/09/20 01:01 PM
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Tech harvested this one opening morning, almost too foggy to see. 6.5 year old eight point... congrats cuz.

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Saw one doe and this buck following her. Son made a nice shot.


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Re: Opening day? [Re: Dave Davidson] #8043381 11/09/20 01:52 PM
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Congrats to you guys who got a deer!


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No shots heard but I saw plenty of deer.


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I passed on 4 nice bucks this past weekend - 3 eights and a 9. All good racks. Maybe they can do some serious impregnating. I just want a doe right now, but they all seem to have fawns with them.

In past years I typically pass on shooting the nicer bucks early in the season. And almost every time I do that, they disappear and I don’t get a shot later. That’s Ok.


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Hunted outside of Huntsville on a friend's place. I didn't see a single deer. Other guys saw a couple. Two shot.
Didn't hear that many shots all weekend.
I thing the moon had a lot to do with it because a came cam showed lots of activity between 12:00 and 5:00 AM for the past week.

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There’s a lot of nocturnal activity on my place. The does are the worst. I see bucks during the mornings and evenings, but am not seeing the does unless I spotlight our yard feeder.


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I saw lots of does, but no bucks this weekend. Did hear several shots in the distance, and a couple of them within a few minutes of legal hunting light, so assume a couple of neighbors got their target bucks early.


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Re: Opening day? [Re: Dave Davidson] #8043565 11/09/20 04:00 PM
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We saw one deer all weekend. 2 year old fork horn. My youngest boy put him down. His first buck and he was excited. He dropped him with a perfect neck shot with my 223 at 125 yards.

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I hunted a big wheat field in Perrin all weekend...counted 9 rifles shots all around before 10am Saturday, but i didn't see a single deer

Re: Opening day? [Re: Ol Thumper] #8043774 11/09/20 07:09 PM
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Originally Posted by Ol Thumper
9 bucks and not a single doe, almost got a big ten but my dad shot a good 10. Bucks cruising big time today,[Linked Image]


nice deer

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Originally Posted by scalebuster
We saw one deer all weekend. 2 year old fork horn. My youngest boy put him down. His first buck and he was excited. He dropped him with a perfect neck shot with my 223 at 125 yards.

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Congrats to your son. What a smile!


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