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So how did your hunting season go? #8999836 02/04/24 06:39 PM
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So I was just looking back at this hunting season and I believe it was 1 of my most successful seasons all around. Total animals is: 3 deer (1 big buck, and 2 Does), 4 dove (not the best, but only went dove hunting for opening weekend. Not a lot of birds seen.), 5 hogs (more to be [censored] the rest of the year), 6 ducks, and 4 Rabbits(so far).. How was your season?

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Last hog after cleaning it of the smoker.

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Re: So how did your hunting season go? [Re: notamtchance] #8999842 02/04/24 06:43 PM
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Hope y'all had a great one too.


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Absolutely the worst season in over 20 years! The landowner put goats on the ranch at the end of January last year and of course they ate everything that the deer would eat. I was on the southwest end of the lease, and along around August the deer began disappearing, till finally none were coming into the feeder. I had set up a remote TC and could see the goats were climbing the fence or jumping it into the pen 6 weeks before gun season opened, by opening day all the deer were gone! confused2 bang


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Originally Posted by jdickey
Absolutely the worst season in over 20 years! The landowner put goats on the ranch at the end of January last year and of course they ate everything that the deer would eat. I was on the southwest end of the lease, and along around August the deer began disappearing, till finally none were coming into the feeder. I had set up a remote TC and could see the goats were climbing the fence or jumping it into the pen 6 weeks before gun season opened, by opening day all the deer were gone! confused2 bang


Goats are the worst. I've passed on leases when I found out there were goats.


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Re: So how did your hunting season go? [Re: jdickey] #8999900 02/04/24 09:07 PM
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Originally Posted by jdickey
Absolutely the worst season in over 20 years! The landowner put goats on the ranch at the end of January last year and of course they ate everything that the deer would eat. I was on the southwest end of the lease, and along around August the deer began disappearing, till finally none were coming into the feeder. I had set up a remote TC and could see the goats were climbing the fence or jumping it into the pen 6 weeks before gun season opened, by opening day all the deer were gone! confused2 bang


Wow that really sucks. Sorry to hear that


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Re: So how did your hunting season go? [Re: notamtchance] #8999940 02/04/24 10:10 PM
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Myself, I killed 2 bucks (8 point and spike) and 11 hogs.
My brother killed 2 deer (10 point and doe) and 6 hogs.
We both saw a a lot of deer and hogs almost every hunt.

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Not a great season for us after having to move across the road. Wife did shoot a nice 8pt but I ended up only shooting a decent sized spike.


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It was good. My son got a nice 8 pt day after Thanksgiving. Widest we have taken at 18.5 inches inside. Saw plenty of deer but just needed 1.

My brother who has never been hunting came with us that weekend and we get in blind and son dropped the buck 30 minutes later. Brought the luck. He thought it was very cool. I didn't have to do any work so that was nice.

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Originally Posted by Pope&Young
Myself, I killed 2 bucks (8 point and spike) and 11 hogs.
My brother killed 2 deer (10 point and doe) and 6 hogs.
We both saw a a lot of deer and hogs almost every hunt.


That was nice nice 8pt too, and Health is one hog killing machine. I enjoyed meeting and also braking bread with him and his brother.


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One of my better years. Got a 13 pointer opening day and my disabled friend got an 8 pointer and a large spike all by 8am out of the same blind.

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Mine was bad. Surgery kept me from hunting much. Grandsons saw some deer and hogs but nothing really nice. One buck, no pigs taken. No turkeys seen.


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Originally Posted by notamtchance
Originally Posted by Pope&Young
Myself, I killed 2 bucks (8 point and spike) and 11 hogs.
My brother killed 2 deer (10 point and doe) and 6 hogs.
We both saw a a lot of deer and hogs almost every hunt.


That was nice nice 8pt too, and Health is one hog killing machine. I enjoyed meeting and also braking bread with him and his brother.

Thanks for the complement Mike up Thank you for being a great friend, and chef cheers


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Feels like the season is just getting started if you ask me!

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Originally Posted by Pope&Young
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Myself, I killed 2 bucks (8 point and spike) and 11 hogs.
My brother killed 2 deer (10 point and doe) and 6 hogs.
We both saw a a lot of deer and hogs almost every hunt.


That was nice nice 8pt too, and Health is one hog killing machine. I enjoyed meeting and also braking bread with him and his brother.

Thanks for the complement Mike up Thank you for being a great friend, and chef cheers


It was my pleasure.


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Started deer hunting in 1968 and 2023 was the first year since then I didn’t WT hunt ( it hurts the sole) I did get to do a 4 day mule deer hunt and harvested an old MD buck

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Originally Posted by Mistereeee
Feels like the season is just getting started if you ask me!


True there is a lot more Hog hunting to do yhis year, and spring Turkey. I don't see very many Turkeys on my lease though.


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I didn't kill anything this year (could have) but my kids did, and that was the goal. Kid's missed a few & WE learned some lessons. All-in-all it was another great season shared with a group of great folks that I sure do appreciate and like being around.

Kids are bugging me daily to go back to the lease...........We have Spring Turkey, rabbits, & song dogs coming up.....Hopefully I can put them on some turkey because they are pretty pumped about that.

They had their first experience with turkey on a friend's ranch last year and I've never heard the end of it, which is a good thing..

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Odd season for us.
Elk turned out ok, both got one. Me a cow , spouse a nice spike. Best elk meat we've had in a few years.
I did not draw an antelope tag so I was the driver /spotter for the spouse on his hunt, took a nice young buck after I watched some big guys look me over at the truck while he was stalking something not there, lol.
We had run of the ranch for deer season and I took a nice buck we had not seen before.
Spouse [censored] footed around a big buck and let it get away with no shot.
Been trapping since and came across a mt lion out calling, took the 105 lb tom.
Caught a couple of beavers too out of the creek below the ranch house.

Found out yesterday my muley buck was 5.5 yrs old.

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Thank you sir.

I had a WT tag but the bucks moved out before season opened, doe too
Might get in a day hog hunt over the eclipse week, we'll be down then.
We'll trap some beaver when the creek opens up again.


Good luck to you all still at it.

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Originally Posted by Wytex
Thank you sir.

I had a WT tag but the bucks moved out before season opened, doe too
Might get in a day hog hunt over the eclipse week, we'll be down then.
We'll trap some beaver when the creek opens up again.


Good luck to you all still at it.




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A few hogs, bobcat, couple of coyotes and my daughter got a buck. She decided to hunt with a handgun late in the season after several deer would pass close to the blind. No luck in that department but i think she's hooked on it as long as her 308 is close by.

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