Our Family Property

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  1. AustinL

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    I was going through my photo albums and thought I would share some pictures of some of the game me and my dad have killed on our family land. We bought the property back in 06 and that was our first season to hunt it. We have been very selective with the deer we take usually of which we generally take one maybe two bucks a year off of 960 acres.

    In may of 2011 we had a very bad fire come through burning 60k acres and it decimated our game populations so we really pulled back focusing on keeping hogs in check our deer numbers finally started to recover after 6 years.

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  2. sierraone

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    Has to be a great feeling knowing you own a piece of land that size in the family for hunting!
     

  3. AustinL

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    Here are a couple of pictures of the property from the week after the fire

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    Not sure how I forgot this buck from last season in the first post

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    Yall have done well over the years!! Thanks for sharing!
     
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    Nice that you have taken good trophies! Do you have a cabin of some sort on the property?
     

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    Looks like you have had some good trip out on your place. Congrats
     

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    Very nice animals! Oh I’m jealous of your property! Kerrville is a beautiful area or at least it was before the fire. I have stayed a couple of times at the state park there on the Guadalupe River as I recall. Crystal clear it was unlike most of the rivers in Texas. I grew up on the Trinity River which was never clear.
    Best of luck with your fire recovery!
     
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  8. AustinL

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    Thank you all our property in in Fisher county north of Sweetwater it does have an old farmhouse on it. Over the course of the spring we finally finished all of the fence rebuild on our interior fences

    The Guadalupe is still a beautiful river and has some great fishing. It is extremely clear where it runs shallow with a limestone bed the deeper waters and holes tend to run a more typical green. On muddy right after heavy rains
     
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    That fire was obviously devastating. I wish you well with the rehab.
    Congrats on your success
     

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    @AustinL,

    The second deer in your original post..... mulie?
     

  11. AustinL

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    Yes that deer is a mulie. We have both but our season misses the rut and the mature mulies are hard to come by during the season.

    During the rut after season closes they bed down in the shade of the carport. Go figure
     
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    Congrat's on some great trophies! Its a real Blessing to have your own property, it enables you to take pride in the stewardship as you obviouisly do. It's good for the soul.
     
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