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Texas deer and snow affecting movement #8110680 01/01/21 02:35 PM
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Thoughts? I'm watching 2 doe right now eat at the feeder. Usually don't see squat until the snow starts melting. Being a Texan, I always thought how cool it would be to hunt deer with snow on the ground. After being in it a few times I can say, it freaks them out. Anyone notice the same?


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Re: Texas deer and snow affecting movement [Re: Erathkid] #8110705 01/01/21 02:50 PM
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I hunted early Dec 2017 in a South Texas snow. Did not seem to bother them one bit that morning. Talked to a friend last night and he said the deer moved very well in NW Gillespie County snow.
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Re: Texas deer and snow affecting movement [Re: Erathkid] #8110711 01/01/21 02:57 PM
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Dayum. I'm watching my hi fence neighbors feeders about 1/4 mile away and not a single deer. Usually theres about 10-15. Snow is melting but still pretty solid.


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Re: Texas deer and snow affecting movement [Re: Erathkid] #8110736 01/01/21 03:11 PM
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I had 4 doe and 4 ugly bucks at the feeder yesterday when the rain/sleet stopped. 5 doe and a busted up buck this morning in 3 in snow. I’m betting it will be on when the sun finally shows later.

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I had always wanted to hunt in the snow, but it eluded me for decades. Finally got a chnce last year. Got about 5" in OK. We didn't see deer tracks, coon, squirrel, coyote tracks...nothing moved for 24 hours. It was very stange.
Sure was pretty though.


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Re: Texas deer and snow affecting movement [Re: Erathkid] #8110756 01/01/21 03:21 PM
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What a buck

Re: Texas deer and snow affecting movement [Re: Erathkid] #8110764 01/01/21 03:24 PM
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It is deader than a door nail here. No deer on neighbors wheat. I thought I might see a varmint or two. Other than the 2 doe I saw earlier it's been an unproductive sit. Electric heater sure feels good on my feet. Headed back to the house for coffee and a jelly donut.


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Darnit, a deer just walked out. Scratch the coffee and donut for a bit.


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Re: Texas deer and snow affecting movement [Re: Erathkid] #8110779 01/01/21 03:28 PM
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I know those Trans Pecos Mule Deer did not care for the snow we had during hunting season this year. You had to drive over them to get them up.
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Just started heavy snowing again.

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Great pics. That's when you appreciate the enclosed cab!

Re: Texas deer and snow affecting movement [Re: Erathkid] #8110803 01/01/21 03:34 PM
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Same 2 doe from earlier. Mom and her fawn that we call 'legs'. They're pretty regular. I'm blowin' this pop stand.


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Awesome pics, ranchman. cheers


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Deer gotta eat they should move.


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Havent hunted often enough when it is actually snowing to have a good enough sample size for an opinion. A few times after it snowed I would say movement was pretty normal.
As always, thanks for the pics STx.

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The snow doesn’t appear to be affecting the deer movement but it is affecting my movement.

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In my experience, the initial front and snowfall will stifle movement... After 10-12 hours, they have to go out and forage, period. Same for rain, high wind, etc. I love to hunt in the snow.

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Saw snow just west of Comstock before the Pecos. It stopped before we got to out place. Absolutely nothing this morning besides some turkeys, and a lonesome javelina. I'm hoping they well be out and about this afternoon.

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Just finished a bowl of black eyed peas, loading the cooler with a few brewskies and heading back out. Snow is completely gone. Should be good movement this evening.


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They don’t mind it up near Paducah


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It can be really good if your setup right. I hunt a fire break in thick brush that is nice


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I drove through Rock Springs and in places they had 6-8 inches still.

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I drove thru Eden yesterday and it looked like they were hit hard by ice and snow. There were a bunch of downed limbs, some bigguns, and several utility trucks in town working on power.


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