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Texas Weather Strikes Again #8126509 01/12/21 05:26 PM
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We got to the ranch Friday around 5:30. It was overcast and still, quintessential hunting weather. By 9:30 the clouds began to thin out, and by 10:00 they had completely peeled back and gave us a view of some incredible stars:

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By Saturday morning the clouds had returned, frost covered the ground, and a thick layer of fog was suspended up on the hills. The deer movement was excellent early but largely done by 8:30. I did find a deer to add to the keep an eye on for the next year or 2:

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The clouds broke again, and it warmed a bit Saturday afternoon. Covey picked up her first ducks of the year in a nice little mid-day wigeon shoot:

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Saturday night was one of the darkest nights I've ever witnessed out at the ranch as the low clouds built up, keeping any ambient light at bay. A great night for a steak, a few glasses of wine, and an early bed time; however, I wasn't prepared for what I would wake up to:

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Re: Texas Weather Strikes Again [Re: TX TCAT] #8126516 01/12/21 05:30 PM
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Beautiful. Thanks for posting.


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Great pic of the dog in the snow.


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Nice Pictures


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Nice Texas photography! smile

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Those are truly beautiful photos, thank you for sharing them.

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Originally Posted by Ol Thumper
Those are truly beautiful photos, thank you for sharing them.


Agreed!! Thanks!


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Thank you for sharing these!

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Thanks for sharing!

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Originally Posted by TEXASLEFTY
Originally Posted by Ol Thumper
Those are truly beautiful photos, thank you for sharing them.


Agreed!! Thanks!

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My kind of hunting!!!

Outstanding pics


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Originally Posted by bill oxner
Beautiful. Thanks for posting.

Originally Posted by Texan Til I Die
Great pic of the dog in the snow.

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Great pics.


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Beautiful

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Wow, great pics! Thank you


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Great stuff there and great pics.

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I'm a Lab guy loved the dog pics!

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You captured some of the fundamental things that folks strives for in the great outdoors cheers
My two favorites.

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Beautiful pictures. Thanks for sharing.

The stars are stunning at our place too.


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cheers


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Really cool photos, especially the Lab in the snow.



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And what a bounty He hath made!

Hard to capture on photos - but you did! up

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