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Contributors to this thread:
Charlie Rehor 24-Jan-22
Charlie Rehor 24-Jan-22
Charlie Rehor 24-Jan-22
Charlie Rehor 24-Jan-22
Charlie Rehor 24-Jan-22
LWood 24-Jan-22
Nick Muche 24-Jan-22
Charlie Rehor 24-Jan-22
Bowboy 24-Jan-22
Dennis Razza 24-Jan-22
Grey Ghost 24-Jan-22
Charlie Rehor 24-Jan-22
iceman 24-Jan-22
Charlie Rehor 24-Jan-22
Pat Lefemine 24-Jan-22
Charlie Rehor 24-Jan-22
Supernaut 24-Jan-22
LWood 24-Jan-22
Ambush 24-Jan-22
Dennis Razza 24-Jan-22
Dennis Razza 24-Jan-22
Supernaut 24-Jan-22
Charlie Rehor 24-Jan-22
drycreek 24-Jan-22
LWood 24-Jan-22
Mad Trapper 24-Jan-22
LWood 24-Jan-22
Ambush 24-Jan-22
Bake 24-Jan-22
Charlie Rehor 24-Jan-22
LWood 24-Jan-22
BOHNTR 24-Jan-22
drycreek 24-Jan-22
Southern draw 24-Jan-22
RK 24-Jan-22
elkmtngear 24-Jan-22
SBH 24-Jan-22
sticksender 24-Jan-22
otcWill 24-Jan-22
Charlie Rehor 24-Jan-22
Charlie Rehor 24-Jan-22
Charlie Rehor 24-Jan-22
Inshart 24-Jan-22
Charlie Rehor 24-Jan-22
BOHNTR 24-Jan-22
Charlie Rehor 24-Jan-22
LWood 24-Jan-22
Charlie Rehor 24-Jan-22
Bowfreak 24-Jan-22
Charlie Rehor 24-Jan-22
Charlie Rehor 24-Jan-22
Dennis Razza 24-Jan-22
TD 24-Jan-22
Ron Niziolek 24-Jan-22
Zackman 24-Jan-22
Bowfreak 24-Jan-22
LWood 24-Jan-22
Dennis Razza 24-Jan-22
Dennis Razza 24-Jan-22
LWood 24-Jan-22
LWood 24-Jan-22
TREESTANDWOLF 24-Jan-22
LWood 24-Jan-22
HUNT MAN 24-Jan-22
JohnMC 24-Jan-22
[email protected] 24-Jan-22
BC 24-Jan-22
t-roy 24-Jan-22
Hackbow 24-Jan-22
Marty 24-Jan-22
Rgiesey 24-Jan-22
T Mac 24-Jan-22
BOHNTR 24-Jan-22
BOHNTR 24-Jan-22
scentman 24-Jan-22
SDHNTR(home) 24-Jan-22
zabwelch 24-Jan-22
pav 25-Jan-22
Supernaut 25-Jan-22
Shiras42 25-Jan-22
MA-PAdeerslayer 25-Jan-22
Rocky D 25-Jan-22
iceman 25-Jan-22
Buffalo1 25-Jan-22
bill v 25-Jan-22
drycreek 25-Jan-22
Charlie Rehor 25-Jan-22
Kurt 25-Jan-22
drycreek 25-Jan-22
Shug 25-Jan-22
Buffalo1 25-Jan-22
Beav 27-Jan-22
Boreal 27-Jan-22
midwest 27-Jan-22
24-Jan-22

Charlie Rehor's embedded Photo
Rental car picture (in honor of Idylwildarcher) not a lezberu but close
Charlie Rehor's embedded Photo
Rental car picture (in honor of Idylwildarcher) not a lezberu but close
How about a Bowsite hunt thread??

Lenny Wood has a Texas Deer lease and has invited me an Dennis Razza for a late season Cull buck and doe slam. This is my second Texas deer hunt and man o man is it fun. Every state/province I’ve deer hunted is different and Texas is a blast.

24-Jan-22
Lenny’s lease has 7 members and they are managing to get better genetic bucks so “ole guy bucks” and most 8 points are fair game for us. Additionally the lease targets 80 or so does to be killed.

24-Jan-22

Charlie Rehor's embedded Photo
Charlie Rehor's embedded Photo
Here is the fruit of their management effort. Lenny’s nice buck from last year.

24-Jan-22
Dennis and I timed our flights to hopefully make a pm hunt on arrival day. As expected we’re a bit late so Lenny gives us OnX coordinates to an aerial blind. Dennis and I hunt together the first hunt since the feeders go off at 4:30 and we got to our blind at 4:45. Darn, as we approach the blind a dozen or so bucks/does run off.

One of Lenny’s younger brothers is hunting as well so he and Lenny are together in a blind.

24-Jan-22

Charlie Rehor's embedded Photo
Charlie Rehor's embedded Photo
After about 20 minutes of thinking we should not have rushed out to hunt a blind after the feeders went off we see a few deer filtering in.

Then we see this buck come in and Dennis being the patient gentleman he is let me have first shot. We both determined this was an old, 8 point, cull buck. Just what we’re looking for.

From: LWood
24-Jan-22
Thanks for doing a thread, Charlie.

This was the guys second trip to the lease and they are awesome to share camp with.

The place we are hunting is a low fence property enrolled the MLD program with state. This allows us an extended season for bucks and does through the end of February.

We are about 45 minutes from San Angelo, hunting just over 11,000 contiguous acres.

From: Nick Muche
24-Jan-22
Looks like fun Charlie!

24-Jan-22

Charlie Rehor's embedded Photo
Charlie Rehor's embedded Photo
Charlie Rehor's embedded Photo
Charlie Rehor's embedded Photo
Charlie Rehor's embedded Photo
Dennis showed me how to do a group “selfie”.
Charlie Rehor's embedded Photo
Dennis showed me how to do a group “selfie”.
He goes broadside and I make a good hit. The buck wheels runs off and falls about 60 yards away.

I wake up in Massachusetts, fly to Texas and shoot an ole buck in the pm. Quite a day. Time to take some photos.

From: Bowboy
24-Jan-22
I’m sure some deer are going to hit the dirt during this trip.

From: Dennis Razza
24-Jan-22

Dennis Razza's embedded Photo
Dennis Razza's embedded Photo
This is a special trip for us. Two happy eastern hunters

From: Grey Ghost
24-Jan-22
"...since the feeders go off at 4:30 and we got to our blind at 4:45. Darn, as we approach the blind a dozen or so bucks/does run off.

Hmmmm.....

Matt

24-Jan-22

Charlie Rehor's embedded Photo
Da boys..
Charlie Rehor's embedded Photo
Da boys..
Charlie Rehor's embedded Photo
Lenny’s brother Graham on left. He’s a big dude
Charlie Rehor's embedded Photo
Lenny’s brother Graham on left. He’s a big dude
“God bless Texas”. What a great way to end a season and have fun with good buds.

Lenny calls this a “fully guided” hunt so when we get back to the Ranch he gets the Big Green Egg going for the steaks and it’s cocktail time.

From: iceman
24-Jan-22
Have fun!

24-Jan-22
Grey Ghost, take your crap to the Community forum.

From: Pat Lefemine
24-Jan-22
Sweet! Congrats Charlie.

That deer would make OJ proud. Damn that’s a lot of blood loss!

24-Jan-22
Looks like an old deer congrats

24-Jan-22
Lenny and his lease partners send all buck teeth off to DeerAge.com for aging. This guy is and ole boy for sure. Maybe the oldest buck I’ve ever shot. We’ll see in a few months when the results come back.

Sleep comes easy that first night.

From: Supernaut
24-Jan-22
Congrats Charlie and thanks for sharing your story and pics with us. I'm sure Dennis was happy to leave this PA weather behind!

From: LWood
24-Jan-22

LWood's embedded Photo
LWood's embedded Photo
Jim, I think Dennis brought the weather with him. It was cold in the mornings the first few days.

From: Ambush
24-Jan-22
Congrats Charlie and crew! Indeed a great relaxing way to wound down a season.

I see a cam on a noggin. Any live footage coming?

From: Dennis Razza
24-Jan-22

Dennis Razza's embedded Photo
Dennis Razza's embedded Photo
Charlie’s bucks was an old beast. Can’t wait to see what the age is.

A long first day. Feels good to relax and get ready for the morning hunt. Camp life is good!

From: Dennis Razza
24-Jan-22
Ambush, That was my head lamp.

From: Supernaut
24-Jan-22
Yikes Lenny that is chilly! Cocktails at camp took that chill off I'm sure.

24-Jan-22

Charlie Rehor's embedded Photo
Charlie Rehor's embedded Photo
Dennis’ wife bought him these Merrill camp shoes. So comfy, I asked my wife to buy me a pair for my birthday.

From: drycreek
24-Jan-22
Texas is indeed proud to have Bowsite’s ambassador and the world’s greatest taxidermist hunting with us ! We don’t normally welcome yankees but y’all are an exception. :-)

From: LWood
24-Jan-22
Old Fashioneds are the best at deer camp, in moderation of course.

From: Mad Trapper
24-Jan-22
Congrats boys!

From: LWood
24-Jan-22

LWood's embedded Photo
LWood's embedded Photo
8 pointer I took from a few years ago, I told the guys this was the upper end of what was on the hit list. I think Charlie’s response was “ under 180 right”. LOL

From: Ambush
24-Jan-22
"Ambush, That was my head lamp".

Yeah, I guess you need that to round up the old guys after dark ;)

From: Bake
24-Jan-22
Looks like a hella good time!

24-Jan-22

Charlie Rehor's embedded Photo
Good ole “doubletree” blind.
Charlie Rehor's embedded Photo
Good ole “doubletree” blind.
Next am hunt was good activity but wind was 2 mph which makes the deer very nervous. I swear no wind is almost impossible to get drawn. No shots but we each saw a dozen or so bucks/does.

Lenny feeds corn, cotton seed and protein. This helps the deer rebound from the rut. We are also seeing that many of the bucks have broken tines.

From: LWood
24-Jan-22

LWood's embedded Photo
LWood's embedded Photo
Always good when you get the thumbs up from Charlie, because you know he made a great shot.

From: BOHNTR
24-Jan-22
Right on, guys!

From: drycreek
24-Jan-22
Charlie, y’all made it down here for our three days of winter judging by your clothing. Damn shame you missed October and November, you could have hunted in your skivvies !

24-Jan-22
Congrats!

From: RK
24-Jan-22
That just looks like pure fun !!

From: elkmtngear
24-Jan-22
Sounds like a great trip, Charlie!

No trouble blood trailing that buck, lol !

From: SBH
24-Jan-22
Geez Charlie! You hit the right artery it looks like. What a bleeder!

From: sticksender
24-Jan-22
Oh man, tuned in for this one!

From: otcWill
24-Jan-22
This thread hits like a glass of good bourbon. Love it! Thanks for bringing us along boys.

24-Jan-22

Charlie Rehor's embedded Photo
Two does back to the cooler
Charlie Rehor's embedded Photo
Two does back to the cooler
Charlie Rehor's embedded Photo
Lenny’s doe. Draino shot
Charlie Rehor's embedded Photo
Lenny’s doe. Draino shot
It was very cold for our Texas hunt and really good for keeping deer on their feet.

The pm hunt saw Lenny shoot a nice doe and I got one too. When I looked at my does teeth I couldn’t believe how worn down they were. Just little white bumps left for teeth. I’m definitely sending her teeth to DeerAge and I believe she’ll age double digits.

24-Jan-22

Charlie Rehor's embedded Photo
Charlie Rehor's embedded Photo
Here is a picture of the kind of bucks we’re to pass and we’re seeing a bunch of them. It’s hard looking at these deer 20 yards away and knowing you can’t shoot but this is how good management makes the experience improve.

Also, The rancher “expects” Lenny and the other lease holders to shoot close to 100 does each season. We’re hunting 11,000 acres and if they don’t hit these doe numbers they could lose the lease.

24-Jan-22

Charlie Rehor's embedded Photo
Charlie Rehor's embedded Photo
The next am hunt was freezing cold again with no wind. We saw a bunch of deer but they were so skittish we didn’t get any shots. Also, these deer have been hunted hard since October 1 so they are naturally cautious.

Lenny wanted to enter a couple of his bucks into P&Y so with both Dennis and I being measurers we did these mid day. Lenny is hoping to become a Measurer soon so we worked through each step.

From: Inshart
24-Jan-22
Outstanding Charlie, love it. How many days you guys there for, and how many bucks can you shoot?

24-Jan-22

Charlie Rehor's embedded Photo
Charlie Rehor's embedded Photo
Pm hunt produced another doe for me and Lenny shot two.

Where’s Razza? Ha.

Here’s a pic of my doe next to the ground blind Lenny uses. Super comfortable for this kind of hunt. Also, see my Glenn’s Deer Handle. This is a fantastic deer dragging rope and keeps this ole guy in the game.

From: BOHNTR
24-Jan-22
Tell him to fill out a measurer application!

24-Jan-22
He’s done that Roy. Just waiting for the next class.

Inshart: 3 days, lease is in a Texas DNR management program. Tags numbers are determined by the program, cull bucks and does only for us.

From: LWood
24-Jan-22

LWood's embedded Photo
LWood's embedded Photo
Better pic of my buck Charlie showed above that they scored, he grossed 156 6/8” and netted 128 0/8”. Not bad for west Texas.

24-Jan-22
After we cleaned up the three does and put them in the walk in cooler Lenny fired up the Big Green Egg, had some beverages and we had Half pound burgers and brats. I also discovered those Texas boys like hot sauce. “Burn, Burn, Burn, the ring of fire”.

From: Bowfreak
24-Jan-22
Awesome job guys and I am extremely jealous!

One question though on the score posted....isn't the 144 0/8 the gross score and the net being 128 0/8?

24-Jan-22

Charlie Rehor's embedded Photo
A beauty for sure. Check out the mass.
Charlie Rehor's embedded Photo
A beauty for sure. Check out the mass.
Next day, One more am hunt to go. Where’s Razza? This am hunt the wind went North but it’s 25 degrees warmer. We all went to new blinds.

After light the parade began again for all. Around 8 Dennis sends a group text to Lenny and me saying a nice 8 just arrived. Lenny signs off and boom Dennis connects.

How about that Texas back drop for the photo?

24-Jan-22
Bowfreak: I didn’t include it in what I posted but the Abnormal points totaled 12 6/8” so that gets added to the 144” to arrive at Gross of 156 6/8’s”. Good question.

Lenny and Dennis have some more pics to add shortly.

From: Dennis Razza
24-Jan-22

Dennis Razza's embedded Photo
Dennis Razza's embedded Photo
Fully Guided.

From: TD
24-Jan-22
Too cool HiTech Charlie! (looks cold actually) Arrows flyin' and stuff dyin' (a Canadian bowhunter once told me..... )

Hit a pipe with that one for sure! Great shot! Didn't look like he had a bunch of meat on him he was so old, but I'm sure there are ways to eat it. My suggestion is shoot a nice young doe to mix with it. =D

Droppin' strings.... only so much fun to be had wid your clothes on.... (lots of em it looks like...)

More please....

From: Ron Niziolek
24-Jan-22
Good stuff Charlie! Congrats!

From: Zackman
24-Jan-22
Great thread Charlie! Congrats to all you guys. That looks like a good time!

Almost everyone agrees! It's good to know that one or two guys will always feel the need to be an a$$...

From: Bowfreak
24-Jan-22
Thanks Charlie for the clarification....It makes sense. For some reason my mind was adding numbers screwy and had myself confused.

From: LWood
24-Jan-22
A hosts work is never done, big burgers and brats. I’m just glad Dennis posted a pic without me holding a whiskey.

From: Dennis Razza
24-Jan-22

Dennis Razza's embedded Photo
Dennis Razza's embedded Photo
Lenny picked up a set of sheds when we went for my buck. Future giant!

From: Dennis Razza
24-Jan-22

Dennis Razza's embedded Photo
Dennis Razza's embedded Photo
Back in Pittsburg and already miss Texas!

From: LWood
24-Jan-22

LWood's embedded Photo
LWood's embedded Photo
LWood's embedded Photo
LWood's embedded Photo
My hope was the guys would be able to help us with management bucks and does, and they did.

After I’d drop them off on mornings or evenings I didn’t hunt, I’d try to scout out other spots to see what cull or management bucks I could I could find.

I was videoing this guy before Dennis got his buck. Screenshots don’t do him justice since I was phoneskoping from 140 yards away. Going to be a big one.

From: LWood
24-Jan-22

LWood's embedded Photo
LWood's embedded Photo
One of my favorite pics.

24-Jan-22
What a great time!

Congrats all

From: LWood
24-Jan-22

LWood's embedded Photo
Dennis and I with his buck.
LWood's embedded Photo
Dennis and I with his buck.

From: HUNT MAN
24-Jan-22
Looks like a blast!! Thanks for taking us along!!! Hunt

From: JohnMC
24-Jan-22
Looks like fun! And 20 degrees sounds nice after seeing that picture of Pittsburg!

24-Jan-22
Looks like a great time! Thanks for sharing the story

From: BC
24-Jan-22
Looks like a great time. Good going.

24-Jan-22
Congrats. Nice to see some guys still hunting. That was probably comfortable temps in those solid blinds?

From: t-roy
24-Jan-22
I would hate to be footing the bill for just the replacement blades that you and Dennis have been burning through this year! Looks like a great time.

From: Hackbow
24-Jan-22
Way to go guys, congrats.

From: Marty
24-Jan-22
Looks like fun! Thanks for taking us along! Kevin

From: Rgiesey
24-Jan-22
That was a bloody mess Charlie. Sure looks like a great time

From: T Mac
24-Jan-22
Looks like a blast….nice work.

From: BOHNTR
24-Jan-22
THIS is a quality Bowsite post! Thank you.

From: BOHNTR
24-Jan-22
THIS is a quality Bowsite post! Thank you.

24-Jan-22
You snagged me with the title, but kept me with the write up.:)

Congratulations on a great hunt!

From: scentman
24-Jan-22
"That was a bloody mess"... yea. What did you do, throw an ax at it? Enjoy the thread, thanks for sharing.

From: SDHNTR(home)
24-Jan-22
My it’s refreshing to finally see a good hunting thread! This looks like a blast! Good job Lenny, Charlie and Dennis!

From: zabwelch
24-Jan-22
Looks like a blast! Thanks for sharing!!

From: pav
25-Jan-22
Great job guys...as usual! Congrats!!!

25-Jan-22
Charlie, are you still using Iron Will BHs?

From: Supernaut
25-Jan-22
Great thread guys, thanks for sharing it with us and congrats on your successes!

From: Shiras42
25-Jan-22
Man what a great time! Looks like a blast for sure and not a dull moment! Oh, and most importantly you showed us what those camp shoes were in Dennis's picture because I was going to ask. :) I think I need a pair of those.

25-Jan-22
Charlie that first one was a bloody disaster. Not to hard tracking that one. Great right up!

From: Rocky D
25-Jan-22
Congratulations on a great hunt! Thx, for sharing!

From: iceman
25-Jan-22
Good times, fellas! Thanks for taking us along

From: Buffalo1
25-Jan-22
What a super fun hunt. Tks for sharing with the other Bowsiters.

From: bill v
25-Jan-22
Dang Charlie, that old deer must have been on Blood thinners or something. Way to go Dennis!

From: drycreek
25-Jan-22
That terrain looks like it could be around the Lubbock-Midland-San Angelo-Abilene area, good places to hunt. Y’all had a large time I’m sure, glad you got out of the snow and ice country for a few days. Next time stay longer, a late season hunting thread is something we all needed !

25-Jan-22

Charlie Rehor's embedded Photo
Every bit of the venison was put to good use.
Charlie Rehor's embedded Photo
Every bit of the venison was put to good use.
Meat going to processor.

From: Kurt
25-Jan-22
Good write up and photos on a really fun looking hunt! Lots of opportunities and success!

From: drycreek
25-Jan-22
Doublte post

From: Shug
25-Jan-22
Looks like great fun…

From: Buffalo1
25-Jan-22
What a super fun hunt. Tks for sharing with the other Bowsiters.

From: Beav
27-Jan-22
Well done boys!!

From: Boreal
27-Jan-22
Good stuff! Congrats guys!

From: midwest
27-Jan-22
Man, can't imagine a better way to get your January bow reps in!

Thanks for sharing the stories and pics, C!

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