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Sitting in the stand #8456656 11/23/21 01:02 AM
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Any of yall think about some of your younger day hunts. Got to thinking today bout when 10 or 12 of us used to go to south texas bow hunting in the early 90,s. We used to go past Llano out to Castell. Turn before you got to the old store and hunt on an older fellow that we just knew as Mr. Rhoadie a German fellow. We paid 35 dollars a piece for a day hunt and hunted 4 days. We had two cabins to stay in and all his place to hunt. Never killed any big deer just mostly does. Some of the best memories were made on that hunt. Was wondering if the old fellow was still alive. ,,,All of us that went are still around and we have talked about going on another trip one these days. Good times...

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I think about the trips we made a family to hunt in Colorado. Ther would 3 or 4 carloads, both sets of grandparents, and whatever aunts and uncles that could join us. We would meet up with my dad's side of the family in Pueblo and head to the forests.


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I grew up in Victoria. For a lot of years my Dad couldn't afford a yearly lease. So for a number of years, we would just go to the Trevino Day Lease outside of Victoria off Highway 77 at Coleto Creek. Mr. Trevino had 2000 acres there back in the day. Back in the 80's you could hunt there for like $25 a day. We hunted there most Saturdays during the season and usually took a deer or two every year. Have a lot of memories of that place. The deer weren't big as everyone shot anything with an antler in those days, but the Trevino's were pretty nice people especially the older Mr. Trevino and his son-in law who ran the operation.

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Yep. I grew up hunting a lease outside of Llano near Valley Spring. Great memories!

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Originally Posted by Kodyjoe2016
Any of yall think about some of your younger day hunts. Got to thinking today bout when 10 or 12 of us used to go to south texas bow hunting in the early 90,s. We used to go past Llano out to Castell. Turn before you got to the old store and hunt on an older fellow that we just knew as Mr. Rhoadie a German fellow. We paid 35 dollars a piece for a day hunt and hunted 4 days. We had two cabins to stay in and all his place to hunt. Never killed any big deer just mostly does. Some of the best memories were made on that hunt. Was wondering if the old fellow was still alive. ,,,All of us that went are still around and we have talked about going on another trip one these days. Good times...



Castell is not South Texas, but yes I remember well the days of cheap bow hunts when you could pop a couple does for $50-75/day with accommodations. The food was on you. Very simple rules and most folks had a good time and brought meat home.

I miss those days.

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Originally Posted by Kodyjoe2016
Any of yall think about some of your younger day hunts. Got to thinking today bout when 10 or 12 of us used to go to south texas bow hunting in the early 90,s. We used to go past Llano out to Castell. Turn before you got to the old store and hunt on an older fellow that we just knew as Mr. Rhoadie a German fellow. We paid 35 dollars a piece for a day hunt and hunted 4 days. We had two cabins to stay in and all his place to hunt. Never killed any big deer just mostly does. Some of the best memories were made on that hunt. Was wondering if the old fellow was still alive. ,,,All of us that went are still around and we have talked about going on another trip one these days. Good times...


Funny is that area has some really good deer. Best friends family has had a ranch there since the depression.

Beautiful area.


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Originally Posted by Kodyjoe2016
Any of yall think about some of your younger day hunts. Got to thinking today bout when 10 or 12 of us used to go to south texas bow hunting in the early 90,s. We used to go past Llano out to Castell. Turn before you got to the old store and hunt on an older fellow that we just knew as Mr. Rhoadie a German fellow. We paid 35 dollars a piece for a day hunt and hunted 4 days. We had two cabins to stay in and all his place to hunt. Never killed any big deer just mostly does. Some of the best memories were made on that hunt. Was wondering if the old fellow was still alive. ,,,All of us that went are still around and we have talked about going on another trip one these days. Good times...


Yes, my Brothers and I and a few dear friends made annual trips to South Texas to bowhunt Javelina (Longbows and Recurves) all through the 70's and 80's.

Lots of good times shared. Usually did a 3-4 day hunt depending on the weather. Things were safe down there back then.


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I think about it all time. I loved those days. I grew up hunting public lands and corp land. As I got older we began hunting leases all over the state. As I raise my boy, I’m excited about having a lease to take him to, but I can’t help but think he needs to learn how to hunt sitting under a tree and the struggles of public lands.


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I think a bout those days everyday I hunt. My dad hunted and fished all the time but didn't want to be bothered with a kid tagging along, so luckily my best friend's dad took me as his own everywhere. We hunted a lease down in Junction and those were the greatest times hunting I had. His dad was a natural comedian and we would laugh for days at his craziness. I'll always be grateful for that man. He always had room in the truck or boat for me. That's my sentimental moment for the day....

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Yep, ended up in Acuna and Nuevo Laredo on a few trips. What happens in Mexico stays in Mexico,


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I think about those hunts years ago with family and friends, but I spend a lot of time thinking about and planning my next or future hunts. The days are getting shorter and shorter. So many hunts to do and so little time.....


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Yep we all done got older. We even drove down to Ingrahm one year in Feb . In snow and ice from Paris to go dang goat huntin at Thompson Temples. Biggest joke of a hunt I ever been on in my life. LOL

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Dad started taking me when I was old enough to be quiet. My weapon was an homemade slingshot with some quarter size rocks. Only got to shoot it on the way out. Progressed to a 22 for squirrels, and later a 410 for rabbits. Finally got to shoot the 12 gauge and I still remember the first time it "kicked" me. Never went farther than that with Dad and Grandpa but the days with them led me to ducks and deer. Passed the steps to my own boys and now they are passing it to theirs.

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I went on a day hunt in Cristoval back in the late 80`s. I didn`t book it and had no idea where we were going. The guy we booked it with let us stay in/camp in some old restaurant that had been closed for a long while. It was near the Cristoval city park and horses had been using it as a barn. We shared the place with some other guys that he had sold hunts to. He took us to several different places and they were crappy and hunted out. One guy actually got a small 8 point and he boned it out. The guy took him to a pit to get rid of the corpse and it was full of dead deer corpses. Last day hunt I ever went on.

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I was a sophomore in high school in 1973 and my dad took me and my cousin to Colorado deer hunting. It was football season and we both missed a weeks practic and a game (that's a whole other story), what a trip it was. We had a 1966 Chevy station wagon pulling a 16' camp trailer everything was perfect. Stayed at a small store/gas station/bar at Dry Creek, Co. And hunted out of the station wagon, we were in heaven. Dad killed a buck on day 2-3 and there was a barn we could hang our deer to skin and cool. At the time Colorado had 3.2 beer if you were 18. The bar was serving my cousin and me and we felt like one of the older guys. Truly amazed at the time. I shot a smaller buck last morning of the hunt, we were pulling out that evening. Came back into camp with it on the hood of the station wagon, that's all we knew as to bring it back. Skinned my deer in the barn placed my dad's buck and mine in deer whole body deer bags with dry ice in the cavity laying them in the floor of the camp trailer and headed home. My cousin never did connect on a buck. Half way home in the middle of the night the 66 station wagon blew a heater hose. We some okie engineering we just by passed the heater and kept driving. Made it home the next day, got the deer to the processor. What a trip i remember it like it was yesterday!
Now back to school to face the football coach. It was 48 years ago and he didn't hurt us that bad I'm still here.
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