View Full Version : They get one more year

11-04-2005, 10:21 AM
Here's a few bucks I watched for awhile last Friday evening. In the top photo, the buck in the background has 15 points, the one in the foreground is a 10 point (they each get another year).



11-04-2005, 10:31 AM
Where are you in Texas? We had a few like that on our place last year near Brady...

11-04-2005, 10:53 AM
Are you an outfitter? Nice bucks. I can't believe they walk!!! Do you have a lot of land?

11-04-2005, 11:20 AM
We're located one east of Abilene, Texas. Our ranch is high fenced (no pens) and has been for ten years. The majority of the deer are native to the area. We brought in ten does from South Texas a few years back, however we have no mature bucks from them yet. The ones pictured are native to the area. Just goes to show what a little age can do.

11-04-2005, 12:38 PM
No Joke, The buck in the back in the second picture might not make it out of bow range from me..., but then again how great will he be next year!!

Are y'all feeding supplemental protien or just food plots? Our place in Brady is feeding protien year round from prochoice feeders. The guys don't want to do food plots because it is leased land with livestock. We own a small piece in OK and have planted food plots for the first time. I love it!

11-04-2005, 12:50 PM
It's easier to let them walk in my situation (I don't have to worry about neighbors shooting him). It's even tougher when it's time to take them. What I mean is, we're always wanting to know what they'll be like next year, however, the land can only support so much. We feed protien from late December to August, then shut it down and let the food plots take over.

11-04-2005, 01:21 PM
How much land is your enclosure? Just curious.

11-04-2005, 01:23 PM
Less than 1000, more than 600.

11-04-2005, 01:25 PM
Incredible bucks.


11-04-2005, 09:34 PM
Now I know where my deer have gone the last few weeks.

I think those may have eaten them.

No fair.

11-29-2005, 10:44 AM
Here are a few more that get at least two or more years to go.





11-29-2005, 03:00 PM
Who makes the feeder shown in your pics? I have been wondering which make/model to buy.

11-29-2005, 03:39 PM
The corn feeders we use are made by Sweeney. We have one sweeney that is still in operation from the time we purchased it 20 plus years ago. The protein feeders we use were made by a company in Pasadena near Houston. I don't know if they are still in business or not but I think the companys name was Hunters Pride or something like that.

12-24-2005, 01:23 AM
The guys I hunt with wouldn't have the patience to let them go another year. It's been hard keeping them to a six point minimum. I've been wanting to go eight point minimum but just can't convince them.