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Val Verde county #8047585 11/12/20 03:02 AM
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What are yall seeing out there. We set up 3-4weeks ago and didnt set up trail cams. So I'll be hunting blind, is it still down like it was last year?

Re: Val Verde county [Re: S.A. hunter] #8049213 11/13/20 01:25 PM
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Well hell I made it out finally. I worked a 12 hr shift yesterday, got home loaded up the 4 runner, got two and a half hours of sleep, jumped in the car and drove 4 hours in order to be in the blind by 6. Mission accomplished!

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Already got busted by a young 8 pointer. I was glassing the area around one of the feeders when I saw what looked to be a perfect silhouette of a bucks head. So I pan back real quick, and sure enough there was a smart young buck just staring straight at me. The little fella had already picked me off. Oh well, like they say a day of hunting beats the hell out of a day of work

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Curtains

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Originally Posted by Hudbone
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100%

This is a new blind, and this is the first time I've sat in it. Way too many windows. I've already devised a quick and dirty plan....... trash bags and duct tape!

Re: Val Verde county [Re: S.A. hunter] #8050358 11/14/20 01:33 PM
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Originally Posted by S.A. hunter
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Curtains


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This is a new blind, and this is the first time I've sat in it. Way too many windows. I've already devised a quick and dirty plan....... trash bags and duct tape!


Good luck out there. We had deer coming to corn feeders pretty good last weekend. They were moving.
For the windows, I leave a few pieces of cardboard to cover areas of windows as needed.

Re: Val Verde county [Re: S.A. hunter] #8050398 11/14/20 02:17 PM
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Good luck

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Not looking good out here. Eight hours in the box and only seen two young deer, and a bunch of javelina.

Re: Val Verde county [Re: S.A. hunter] #8050527 11/14/20 04:57 PM
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Keep at it. I will be down there next weekend and hoping for a little cooler weather.,

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Originally Posted by S.A. hunter
Already got busted by a young 8 pointer. I was glassing the area around one of the feeders when I saw what looked to be a perfect silhouette of a bucks head. So I pan back real quick, and sure enough there was a smart young buck just staring straight at me. The little fella had already picked me off. Oh well, like they say a day of hunting beats the hell out of a day of work

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Thats the type view I like when hunting. I like to watch over a lot of country. Broken country that you can look down one side and up the other. You can spot and stalk cause of the distant views and the uneven terrain helps with a stalk. Whats the view like in the other directions? The type of cover is enough for deer to feel secure but not so much that you cant see them.


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Re: Val Verde county [Re: S.A. hunter] #8050566 11/14/20 05:30 PM
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Here’s a couple I have seen this year.
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Anyone going this weekend? I am
Heading out tomorrow afternoon will be off of 1024.

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I'm out here now. Medium activity this evening. Not as windy as opening weekend. Clear, cool and dry.
I'm past 1024 on 90

Re: Val Verde county [Re: S.A. hunter] #8057264 11/20/20 03:22 AM
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Heading out tomorrow. I am north of Loma Alta Store.

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I’m heading back out Wednesday.

Re: Val Verde county [Re: S.A. hunter] #8057635 11/20/20 04:37 PM
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Dude, nice looking animals yall got there.

I'm gonna head back out after Thanksgiving. Hopefully it will cool down some. Only saw a couple of deer in 9 hours of blind time. Maybe the lack of food will force them to the feeders.

Re: Val Verde county [Re: S.A. hunter] #8057782 11/20/20 07:15 PM
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Love that Loma Alta/Juno Type country. LOVE IT!


Still the wild west out there, at least for a little while longer, if those damn wind turbines don't come in.


For it is not the quarry that we truly seek, but the adventure.
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To hell with turbines. Keep them on the high plains.


Life is too short, as is. Don't chance it.
Don't text and drive.
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Looks like they're coming to Devils river area. A Chinese company has bought 140k acres in Val verde county. Won't be the wild west much longer.

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Life is too short, as is. Don't chance it.
Don't text and drive.
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Originally Posted by Erathkid
Looks like they're coming to Devils river area. A Chinese company has bought 140k acres in Val verde county. Won't be the wild west much longer.


There is a Devil’s River Conservancy fighting the Chinese on these wind farms.

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Wind turbines are a scourge on the land scape, plain and simple.


For it is not the quarry that we truly seek, but the adventure.
Re: Val Verde county [Re: ccrock] #8058971 11/21/20 06:32 PM
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Originally Posted by ccrock
Anyone going this weekend? I am
Heading out tomorrow afternoon will be off of 1024.



How far up 1024? PM if ya want.

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Re: Val Verde county [Re: 8th1] #8058972 11/21/20 06:33 PM
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Originally Posted by 8th1
I'm out here now. Medium activity this evening. Not as windy as opening weekend. Clear, cool and dry.
I'm past 1024 on 90



How far past 1024. PM if ya want.

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PM sent

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So far nothing on the ground. Maybe next trip.
Good luck to everyone.

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