texashuntingforum.com logo
Main Menu
Advertisement
Affiliates
Advertisement
Newest Members
OregonWild, RAUKUS01, Dutch_Dogs_77, ShootScootLoot, JerryC12
72136 Registered Users
Top Posters(All Time)
dogcatcher 110,809
bill oxner 91,416
SnakeWrangler 65,571
stxranchman 60,296
Gravytrain 46,950
RKHarm24 44,585
rifleman 44,461
Stub 44,160
Forum Statistics
Forums46
Topics539,018
Posts9,744,219
Members87,136
Most Online25,604
Feb 12th, 2024
Print Thread
Sonora TX #8952243 11/09/23 04:44 PM
Joined: Nov 2016
Posts: 4
B
BigWW Offline OP
Green Horn
OP Offline
Green Horn
B
Joined: Nov 2016
Posts: 4
I've only hunted hill country between Mason, London, and Junction.

I'm going to start hunting in Sonora. Mainly because there's a decent Axis herd and I just dont see many when I'm in the other spots. I know they are there but they never seem to show up on the 1200 acres we lease.

Anyway someone was telling me I should get bigger bodied deer in Sonora because its no longer Hill country. More west tx deer.
My question for y'all is, is there any truth to this? My son did take a whitetail doe which was a lot bigger than what we usually see in the London area. She was 109 lbs. Just curious if anyone has hunted in Sutton county and what I should expect. Just want to have an idea of what a mature buck looks like horn wise out there.

Re: Sonora TX [Re: BigWW] #8952251 11/09/23 05:02 PM
Joined: Jan 2013
Posts: 2,891
G
Gringo Bling Online Content
Veteran Tracker
Online Content
Veteran Tracker
G
Joined: Jan 2013
Posts: 2,891
The low fence lease I was on in Sonora (slightly NE of Sonora) had lots of deer, but no big trophies. Probably because the guys that ran it shot anything 4.5 years or older that was 130+. Small bodied deer IMO. In the 14 years they had the place, not one single 150 buck was taken. These guys did not feed protein and the deer had to compete with hundreds of goats and sheep for for food in very rocky drought stricken soil. I wasn't impressed at all. Better management would lead to bigger bucks and there are a ton of high fence ranches in the area that do have much bigger pen raised deer.

Re: Sonora TX [Re: BigWW] #8952261 11/09/23 05:08 PM
Joined: Aug 2005
Posts: 32,092
T
txtrophy85 Offline
THF Celebrity
Offline
THF Celebrity
T
Joined: Aug 2005
Posts: 32,092
Depends on what part of Sutton county. Eastern Sutton county deer are typical hill country size and variety.

Western side the deer are a bit bigger in body size. Lots of axis south of 1-10


For it is not the quarry that we truly seek, but the adventure.
Re: Sonora TX [Re: BigWW] #8952263 11/09/23 05:10 PM
Joined: Nov 2016
Posts: 4
B
BigWW Offline OP
Green Horn
OP Offline
Green Horn
B
Joined: Nov 2016
Posts: 4
Thanks guys. I'm 6 miles north of I10 on 277. Basically right between Sonora and Eldorado.

Re: Sonora TX [Re: BigWW] #8952264 11/09/23 05:12 PM
Joined: Aug 2005
Posts: 32,092
T
txtrophy85 Offline
THF Celebrity
Offline
THF Celebrity
T
Joined: Aug 2005
Posts: 32,092
Deer are bigger bodied in Eldorado area. You should have better horns as well then in London area as well


For it is not the quarry that we truly seek, but the adventure.
Re: Sonora TX [Re: BigWW] #8952274 11/09/23 05:30 PM
Joined: Jan 2009
Posts: 19,361
J
Judd Online Confused
#1 Creedmoor Fan
Online Confused
#1 Creedmoor Fan
J
Joined: Jan 2009
Posts: 19,361
Go between Ft McKavett and Senora at nite...LOTS of axis north if 10.

I can't help you on the deer size except to say I've hunted axis southeast of town the last three years and the deer look like the deer we have in Paint Rock...70-80lb doe and 100-120lb buck average (dressed and some being bigger sprinkled in)


Originally Posted by Phil Robertson
Don't let your ears hear what your eyes didn't see, and don't let your mouth say what your heart doesn't feel
Re: Sonora TX [Re: BigWW] #8952337 11/09/23 07:30 PM
Joined: Nov 2009
Posts: 3,453
A
aggiehunter03 Online Content
Veteran Tracker
Online Content
Veteran Tracker
A
Joined: Nov 2009
Posts: 3,453
I've hunted a fair amount SE of Sonora and there are an absolute ton of axis, aoudad, and WT. 100 animals at the feeder when it goes off isn't uncommon. And it is low fenced. The WT are small and lowsy horns but I think there are WAY TOO MANY. We only go for Axis though.

Re: Sonora TX [Re: BigWW] #8952349 11/09/23 07:47 PM
Joined: Jun 2011
Posts: 34,220
B
Buzzsaw Online Content
THF Celebrity
Online Content
THF Celebrity
B
Joined: Jun 2011
Posts: 34,220
Sonora

[Linked Image]
[Linked Image]


SPACE FOR RENT


Re: Sonora TX [Re: Buzzsaw] #8952354 11/09/23 07:55 PM
Joined: Nov 2016
Posts: 4
B
BigWW Offline OP
Green Horn
OP Offline
Green Horn
B
Joined: Nov 2016
Posts: 4
Originally Posted by Buzzsaw
Sonora

[Linked Image]
[Linked Image]



Dang Buzzsaw that's a nice one! Where abouts in Sonora? Ive been feeding proteins and corn all year but haven't seen anything close to that yet.

Re: Sonora TX [Re: aggiehunter03] #8952392 11/09/23 08:52 PM
Joined: Aug 2005
Posts: 32,092
T
txtrophy85 Offline
THF Celebrity
Offline
THF Celebrity
T
Joined: Aug 2005
Posts: 32,092
Originally Posted by aggiehunter03
I've hunted a fair amount SE of Sonora and there are an absolute ton of axis, aoudad, and WT. 100 animals at the feeder when it goes off isn't uncommon. And it is low fenced. The WT are small and lowsy horns but I think there are WAY TOO MANY. We only go for Axis though.



Off Bond road?


For it is not the quarry that we truly seek, but the adventure.
Re: Sonora TX [Re: txtrophy85] #8952397 11/09/23 09:02 PM
Joined: Nov 2009
Posts: 3,453
A
aggiehunter03 Online Content
Veteran Tracker
Online Content
Veteran Tracker
A
Joined: Nov 2009
Posts: 3,453
Originally Posted by txtrophy85
Originally Posted by aggiehunter03
I've hunted a fair amount SE of Sonora and there are an absolute ton of axis, aoudad, and WT. 100 animals at the feeder when it goes off isn't uncommon. And it is low fenced. The WT are small and lowsy horns but I think there are WAY TOO MANY. We only go for Axis though.



Off Bond road?


Yes

Re: Sonora TX [Re: BigWW] #8952513 11/10/23 12:38 AM
Joined: Oct 2012
Posts: 689
C
CB09 Offline
Tracker
Offline
Tracker
C
Joined: Oct 2012
Posts: 689
We hunt about 30 miles south of Sonora and have WT and Axis for about the last 30 years. As stated most does are 60-80 and bucks 110-130ish and the one pic above is a typical mature deer for the area.

Previous Thread
Index
Next Thread

© 2004-2024 OUTDOOR SITES NETWORK all rights reserved USA and Worldwide
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.7.3