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#1393854 - 04/28/10 01:26 AM Fannin County Deer Population?
RavennaDuckman Offline
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Registered: 04/28/10
Posts: 26
Loc: Dallas, TX
Anybody hunt or own land in fannin county that has noticed a dramatic increase in deer population? I went from seeing no deer in 18 years to seeing 15 deer in a field together. In the last 3 years, we have been noticing many good looking bucks. This seems like it came out of nowhere, but from what I understand the state is building a new lake east of Bonham and the construction is causing the deer to move north. Does anybody know anything about this?

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#1393900 - 04/28/10 06:54 AM Re: Fannin County Deer Population? [Re: RavennaDuckman]
d.g.ruff Offline
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Registered: 08/11/06
Posts: 6670
Loc: Pottsboro Tx.
They are building a new lake, I know that. As far as MORE deer, well, I can't say that. I hunted the government land and it was few and far between. I only saw one buck that was legal.

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#1393901 - 04/28/10 06:56 AM Re: Fannin County Deer Population? [Re: RavennaDuckman]
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Registered: 12/24/05
Posts: 8859
Loc: Omaha, TX
The first deer I ever killed with a bow was shot on the Ladonia unit of Caddo National Grasslands back in 1985. I was 15 and spending the weekend hunting with a buddy who had family in the area. We didnt know there werent supposed to be deer in the area. Still cant convince me of that, saw 17 total in the 1 1/2 days I hunted. Shot a nice little 14 inch 8 point. Coming back from a funeral the other day in Wylie, Gina and I drove up to Paris to get her license plates, and I saw 13 deer in a field just west of Honey Grove and 5 running across a field east of Dodd City. There are some in the area anyway.

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#1394934 - 04/28/10 02:09 PM Re: Fannin County Deer Population? [Re: A.B.]
BOHUNTERDANIEL Offline
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Registered: 03/03/10
Posts: 108
Loc: Bonham Texas
Yeah the lake is gonna be here by 2015. I have friends close by that have already sold their places. yes i think the deer population is getting better but its far from "good" deer hunting in my eyes.

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#1394944 - 04/28/10 02:12 PM Re: Fannin County Deer Population? [Re: BOHUNTERDANIEL]
d.g.ruff Offline
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Registered: 08/11/06
Posts: 6670
Loc: Pottsboro Tx.
What is the name of that lake they are building and how big is it gonna be?

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#1395112 - 04/28/10 03:15 PM Re: Fannin County Deer Population? [Re: d.g.ruff]
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Loc: Hickory Creek, Fannin Co. Texa...
Draw a NSEW cross on the county, stay in Quadrant I (NE).... there are few....

One of the names was Lake Ralph Hall.... don't know if that's official yet

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#1395148 - 04/28/10 03:33 PM Re: Fannin County Deer Population? [Re: sig226fan (Rguns.com)]
Braleyoutdoors Offline
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Registered: 01/01/06
Posts: 523
Loc: honey grove, texas
Ralph hall lake is proposed for ladonia....



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#1395200 - 04/28/10 03:54 PM Re: Fannin County Deer Population? [Re: Braleyoutdoors]
tinkerbell Offline

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Registered: 01/31/09
Posts: 233
Loc: Texas
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0QEttQfHlEE

youtube video about bois d'arc creek from TPWD TV, I saw this episode it was good.

I know growth means more economic opportunity, but it sure is a shame to sacrifice our once rural heritage and culture so people can water their San Augustine yards and have a backyard pool.

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#1395550 - 04/28/10 07:25 PM Re: Fannin County Deer Population? [Re: tinkerbell]
d.g.ruff Offline
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Registered: 08/11/06
Posts: 6670
Loc: Pottsboro Tx.
Looks like it's going to be pretty big...

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#1395560 - 04/28/10 07:30 PM Re: Fannin County Deer Population? [Re: d.g.ruff]
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Loc: Hickory Creek, Fannin Co. Texa...
That's it... had a place to hunt at carson, it's going away...

And the one at ladonia.... will ruin some serious beer drinking roads...

I understand the arguments for and against....... but I hate to see family farms underwater so Dallas can have greener lawns at C-stores...

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#1395631 - 04/28/10 08:03 PM Re: Fannin County Deer Population? [Re: sig226fan (Rguns.com)]
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Registered: 12/24/05
Posts: 8859
Loc: Omaha, TX
Originally Posted By: sig226fan (Rguns.com)
That's it... had a place to hunt at carson, it's going away...

And the one at ladonia.... will ruin some serious beer drinking roads...

I understand the arguments for and against....... but I hate to see family farms underwater so Dallas can have greener lawns at C-stores...



You want to make some ole boys mad around here bring up Marvin Nichols.

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#1396900 - 04/29/10 12:46 PM Re: Fannin County Deer Population? [Re: A.B.]
sig226fan (Rguns.com) Online   happy
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Loc: Hickory Creek, Fannin Co. Texa...
Yep, with the Sheriff's office that was a routine place to patrol, the FM and county roads North and West of Ladonia...

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#1405201 - 05/04/10 08:21 AM Re: Fannin County Deer Population? [Re: sig226fan (Rguns.com)]
TXMachinist Offline
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Registered: 09/10/08
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Loc: lewisville, texas
My wifes grandparents own several hundred acres right near where the dam will be for ralph hall. It is at 1550 and 3610.

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