Texas Deer hunting season 2019 / 2020

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My dad did harvest a nice 8 off our place this year.
 
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Well let’s wrap this up with my Sambar deer hunt on a WMA public land draw hunt.

Arrived at the area this morning at 10:30 for the 11:00 orientation and compartment assignments.
After reviewing the map of my area I headed out to get a feel for the land it was now alittle after 12:00. By 12:45 I had spotted what I deemed to be a respectable stag bedded about 500 yards from me in an oak Mott on the edge of a marsh. At this point all I could see was he top of his rack. I had a perfect stiff cross wind and managed to move through the tangle of short oak brush to the edge of the marsh. From here it was on hands and knees as I closed the last 30 yards to a spot I could set up my shooting sticks for a 150 yard shot sitting.

Now it was a waiting game for the stag to stand up. I remember thinking why did I not bring a water with me. My mouth was getting parched but I was determined. At last he stood to reposition and I was ready. The rifle bellowed followed by the reassuring whaup of the bullet finding its mark. I put my first shot through his shoulder with my .280 rem. The big stag fell but it wasn’t for long. He regained his hind legs and started plowing forward. He stopped for just a moment and I sent another one his way.... boom.....whaup.... and he was out of sight... now my mind racing did he crest the ridge or did he go down for good on the follow up.

I quickly gathered my stuff and made my way over to where I last saw him and there he lay. An absolutely amazing stag.
 

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Nice draw on Powderhorn WMA !!! Congrats
 

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I applied for that hunt too. Nice to see someone here get the draw.
 

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Late to the party, tagged this one 12/15 in Wheeler county. Saw a lot of broken racks.
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I want both of those deer!!!
 

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You Kinged them for sure !! Double
 

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This was an unusual year for me as I actually got to hunt a little myself and took two nice management deer!
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Great deer Gizmo. I put a lot of time in behind the glass but a mature mule deer eluded me this year
 

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Great deer Gizmo. I put a lot of time in behind the glass but a mature mule deer eluded me this year
I just got lucky but I’d rather be lucky than good any day of the week.
 

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