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TX Cull Hunt, Len, Dennis, Gus & Charlie
Whitetail Deer
Contributors to this thread:
Charlie Rehor 22-Jan-24
Charlie Rehor 22-Jan-24
Charlie Rehor 22-Jan-24
Charlie Rehor 22-Jan-24
midwest 22-Jan-24
Charlie Rehor 22-Jan-24
drycreek 22-Jan-24
Charlie Rehor 22-Jan-24
Treeline 22-Jan-24
Charlie Rehor 22-Jan-24
Bake 22-Jan-24
Charlie Rehor 22-Jan-24
Charlie Rehor 22-Jan-24
Charlie Rehor 22-Jan-24
Charlie Rehor 22-Jan-24
Nick Muche 22-Jan-24
Charlie Rehor 22-Jan-24
Treeline 22-Jan-24
Charlie Rehor 22-Jan-24
Charlie Rehor 22-Jan-24
Medicinemann 22-Jan-24
Charlie Rehor 22-Jan-24
Charlie Rehor 22-Jan-24
Charlie Rehor 22-Jan-24
Charlie Rehor 22-Jan-24
sticksender 22-Jan-24
JTreeman 22-Jan-24
JohnMC 22-Jan-24
BOWUNTR 22-Jan-24
Ken 22-Jan-24
iceman 22-Jan-24
RK 22-Jan-24
drycreek 22-Jan-24
t-roy 22-Jan-24
LWood 22-Jan-24
LWood 22-Jan-24
Gus 22-Jan-24
Gus 22-Jan-24
Supernaut 22-Jan-24
PushCoArcher 22-Jan-24
Gus 22-Jan-24
Buffalo1 22-Jan-24
Catscratch 22-Jan-24
Treeline 22-Jan-24
tobywon 22-Jan-24
bowhunt 22-Jan-24
Charlie Rehor 22-Jan-24
fuzzy 22-Jan-24
Dennis Razza 22-Jan-24
Dennis Razza 22-Jan-24
Dennis Razza 22-Jan-24
Groundhunter 22-Jan-24
Gus 22-Jan-24
Ron Niziolek 22-Jan-24
HUNT MAN 22-Jan-24
Beav 22-Jan-24
Kurt 22-Jan-24
Ambush 23-Jan-24
pav 23-Jan-24
BULELK1 23-Jan-24
njbuck 23-Jan-24
In2dmtns 23-Jan-24
Dino 23-Jan-24
Catscratch 23-Jan-24
be still 23-Jan-24
TEmbry 23-Jan-24
DEMO-Bowhunter 23-Jan-24
Mark Watkins 23-Jan-24
Scoot 23-Jan-24
Tradman & Huntress 23-Jan-24
huntinelk 23-Jan-24
LWood 23-Jan-24
LWood 23-Jan-24
LWood 23-Jan-24
LWood 23-Jan-24
Pop-r 23-Jan-24
Lewis 23-Jan-24
FORESTBOWS 23-Jan-24
Oryx35 23-Jan-24
Insheart 23-Jan-24
redneck hunter 24-Jan-24
Bowboy 24-Jan-24
Boreal 24-Jan-24
Ned mobile 24-Jan-24
22-Jan-24

Charlie Rehor's embedded Photo
Preparation is fun too.
Charlie Rehor's embedded Photo
Preparation is fun too.
Well here we go with the fourth annual, Texas, Cull Buck/ Doe, bow hunt. This is a hunt to remove genetically weak bucks and does to fulfill management objectives for the lease.

Warning, this is a baited, low fence, Texas deer hunt so please ignore thread if you don’t agree with baiting as a hunting method where legal. Picture heavy so enjoy.

22-Jan-24

Charlie Rehor's embedded Photo
Nice rental car..
Charlie Rehor's embedded Photo
Nice rental car..
Lenny graciously invited Me, Dennis Razza and the “New guy” handle “Gus” who he met last year in Africa. So cool all the hunts put together because of Bowsite.

I hadn’t bow hunted Texas before hunting at Lenny’s lease and it definitely has grown on us especially in January when timing is good. How about this rental car. A 2023 Tacoma with trail beefy tires. A must for the two tracks we’ll be hunting.

22-Jan-24

Charlie Rehor's embedded Photo
No can shoot…
Charlie Rehor's embedded Photo
No can shoot…
Most of the lease members are rifle hunters but Lenny has 7 spots set up for bow hunting with shots from 15 to 30 yards. As you can imagine the deer are pretty wound up after almost 4 months of hunting pressure. However the bucks are recovering from the rut and we see a ton of bucks.

Here is an example of a buck us “cull hunters” must pass.

22-Jan-24

Charlie Rehor's embedded Photo
Doe down in 45 yards.
Charlie Rehor's embedded Photo
Doe down in 45 yards.
Charlie Rehor's embedded Photo
Into the cooler
Charlie Rehor's embedded Photo
Into the cooler
The first morning Lenny puts us in three ground blinds and he graciously waits on a group text if we need tracking help.

At 8:15 am two does, a fawn and small buck come in and I drain one of the does. The does need to go for management but they sure are hard to shoot. I’m a lucky guy and deer one is in the books.

Back at the Ranch house there’s a cooler and hanging gambrels. Ranch house makes hunt life very comfy.

From: midwest
22-Jan-24
I'd jump all over this hunt! Way to get the party started Charlie!

22-Jan-24

Charlie Rehor's embedded Photo
Texas sunset.
Charlie Rehor's embedded Photo
Texas sunset.
All of us saw deer the first am but no shots for Dennis and Gus.

We each returned to the same blind for the pm hunt. I had the sun right in my eyes until this beautiful sunset.

From: drycreek
22-Jan-24
Dang Charlie, sit0 gonna have a coronary, but I’m gonna have fun !

22-Jan-24

Charlie Rehor's embedded Photo
Lenny fussed him at 8.5 and we’ll see what DeerAge finds.
Charlie Rehor's embedded Photo
Lenny fussed him at 8.5 and we’ll see what DeerAge finds.
Charlie Rehor's embedded Photo
Never gets old
Charlie Rehor's embedded Photo
Never gets old
Right at sunset a nice Buck appears. He is stocky, has dark black scent glands and a gray face. 5x4 prolly 100” deer. He’s a shooter. After a few minutes he goes broad side and I get a shot at 23 yards. Shot looks great and Lenny comes to my blind and we track. After 60 yards he’s piled up. Two sits, two deer. First day luck for me but neither Gus or Dennis have a shot opportunity although we all see multiple deer.

From: Treeline
22-Jan-24
Nice! Looks like a ton of fun!

22-Jan-24

Charlie Rehor's embedded Photo
Nice to have deer hanging while having dinner and cocktails.
Charlie Rehor's embedded Photo
Nice to have deer hanging while having dinner and cocktails.
In addition to Lenny being host he’s also Outfitter, Guide and most importantly “chef”. The man puts on a great brunch and dinner each night including cocktails. Tonight we have porterhouse steaks with 1836 seasoning and baked potatoes with butter, sour cream and cheese.

Wind change tomorrow so we’ll all move to different blinds.

From: Bake
22-Jan-24
Now THIS looks fun!! Have a good time!

22-Jan-24

Charlie Rehor's embedded Photo
No can shoot. Young buck.
Charlie Rehor's embedded Photo
No can shoot. Young buck.
Charlie Rehor's embedded Photo
Sun rise
Charlie Rehor's embedded Photo
Sun rise
Next am we’re in different blinds and all three see deer but no buck or doe shots.

Lenny drives around the ranch and shots a doe with his “longbow”. I think he calls his longbow a Creedmore.

22-Jan-24

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Gus and Lenny. Dennis will mount a Fox for Lenny.
Charlie Rehor's embedded Photo
Gus and Lenny. Dennis will mount a Fox for Lenny.
Friday evening Lenny’s fried Josh arrives and the boys are going out Fox and Bobcat hunting. In an hour and a half 5 foxes are shot. Absolute fun treat for us not used to Texas predator hunting.

22-Jan-24

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Nice shot Dennis
Charlie Rehor's embedded Photo
Nice shot Dennis
Saturday am hunt Dennis sends a text to Lenny about a potential Cull buck. Mature 8 points are targeted and Lenny gives him the thumbs up reply text and Dennis makes a great shot. Congrats Dennis

Gus gets a shot but unfortunately hits one of the bars that keeps the cattle out. Dang.

22-Jan-24

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No drama, short tracks.
Charlie Rehor's embedded Photo
No drama, short tracks.
Charlie Rehor's embedded Photo
Buck dropped 30 yards from blind
Charlie Rehor's embedded Photo
Buck dropped 30 yards from blind
Saturday pm all 4 of us are Sitting blinds and Lenny connects on a nice Buck early then a second buck after the sun goes down. His first double with a bow. We’re all stoked. Later we celebrate with cocktails and tacos and watch the San Francisco/ Green Bay game. Boys being boys is much needed.

From: Nick Muche
22-Jan-24
Good stuff! Looks like a great time was had!

22-Jan-24

Charlie Rehor's embedded Photo
Big boy
Charlie Rehor's embedded Photo
Big boy
Last morning hunt and we all go to new blinds. This Buck is a definite “no shooter” but great fun for me to watch. When he walked in the 3 bucks already at the blind all looked up and then ran away. He was the boss.

From: Treeline
22-Jan-24
Looks like a blast!

22-Jan-24

Charlie Rehor's embedded Photo
Left eye is gone.
Charlie Rehor's embedded Photo
Left eye is gone.
A little while later this Buck comes in and I see he’s a mature 8 point with black glands and he’s lost his left eye. I sent this picture to Lenny and he replies “smoke em”. So I fire away. He runs off and I see a cloud of smoke where he crashes. Lenny pics up Dennis before he picks me up and the three of us gather up the buck and head back. Lenny picks up Gus who unfortunately did not get another shot.

22-Jan-24

Charlie Rehor's embedded Photo
Cold windy morning too.
Charlie Rehor's embedded Photo
Cold windy morning too.
We had such a fun time on this “buddy management hunt” and hopefully we can do it again next January.

From: Medicinemann
22-Jan-24
Charley, That last "Big Boy" buck looks like he scraped his front left leg.

22-Jan-24

Charlie Rehor's embedded Photo
7 deer to feed the hungry.
Charlie Rehor's embedded Photo
7 deer to feed the hungry.
We then all pack up for our flights home. Lenny knows a guy who takes all 7 deer to feed the needy in his town. Well done all around.

22-Jan-24

Charlie Rehor's embedded Photo
Charlie Rehor's embedded Photo
Dennis petting the ranchers dog.

22-Jan-24
He may have a slight wound on his left leg but sure wasn’t enough to get the “smoke em” text from Lenny:) Ha Ha.

22-Jan-24

Charlie Rehor's embedded Photo
Gus, Lenny, Me and Dennis
Charlie Rehor's embedded Photo
Gus, Lenny, Me and Dennis
Finally the customary parting team picture. Can’t say enough about the hospitality Lenny showed us.

God bless Texas.

From: sticksender
22-Jan-24
Looks like a lot of fun...congrats to all!

From: JTreeman
22-Jan-24
Worst thing about this thread is it was too short!

Thanks for sharing Charlie. Looks like a good time.

—Jim

From: JohnMC
22-Jan-24
Looks fun! Charlie knows how to have a good time.

From: BOWUNTR
22-Jan-24
I'm pretty sure it's against the law to have that much fun... except in Texas. Awesome... Ed F

From: Ken
22-Jan-24
Congratulations on all of the deer. Looks like you had some great weather.

From: iceman
22-Jan-24
Good stuff as usual. Way to go, guys. Good times!

From: RK
22-Jan-24
Looks like an awesome time. Congrats to all

From: drycreek
22-Jan-24
I don’t know where in Texas y’all were hunting, but there seems to be plenty of targets. In that kind of country, and we have a lot of it, groceries are at a premium. Removing the undesirable bucks and the surplus does just makes good sense. Glad y’all had a good time !

From: t-roy
22-Jan-24
You guys should think about doing a “bloodtrail challenge” next year! One with realistic answers ;-)

Looks like a great crew to spend a few days in camp with!

From: LWood
22-Jan-24
Great thread, Charlie. Always great having you guys in Texas! I told one of other the other lease members was I was having buddies in from Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, and California. He was like, really?? How do you know those guys....Bowsite :)

From: LWood
22-Jan-24
T-roy, I wish I would have thought of the bloodtrail challenge before this weekend, lol. I think Charlie's first buck would have been the best, not for difficulty but volume. Stevie Wonder could have followed it.

From: Gus
22-Jan-24

Gus's embedded Photo
One of the "off limits do not shoot" deer.
Gus's embedded Photo
One of the "off limits do not shoot" deer.
Such a fun time. I was fortunate to share camp with these guys. thank you.

From: Gus
22-Jan-24

Gus's embedded Photo
another "off limits" buck.
Gus's embedded Photo
another "off limits" buck.

From: Supernaut
22-Jan-24
Congratulations on a great hunt fellas!

Charlie, thanks so much for taking us along. A great start to the new year.

From: PushCoArcher
22-Jan-24
Looks like a great time congratulations and thanks for sharing.

From: Gus
22-Jan-24

Gus's embedded Photo
and another "off limits" buck
Gus's embedded Photo
and another "off limits" buck

From: Buffalo1
22-Jan-24
Look like "a good time was had by all !" Tks for sharing a fun hunt.

From: Catscratch
22-Jan-24
Mature 8s are targeted...

Are there any mature 8s that are off limits? Or do they pretty much always want more points even if it's a really large framed 8?

From: Treeline
22-Jan-24
Dang, Gus! Looks like Lenny set you up at the stands with nothing but the big “off limits” bucks! Definitely some nice ones out there and fun to watch though!

From: tobywon
22-Jan-24
Awesome stuff!! Sounds like fun.

From: bowhunt
22-Jan-24
That looks like a blast!

Looks like you got some really good blood on the deer you shot.

What broadhead were you shooting?

22-Jan-24
Catscratch: Quite a few 8’s are off limit's. The young 8’s and the giant 8’s. Older 8’s that are not getting bigger are cull targets.

From: fuzzy
22-Jan-24
Nice! This is what I come here to see

From: Dennis Razza
22-Jan-24
What a great time with good buddies. Texas is a special place.

Jake, Be careful pointing out a leg wound… We look for any reason to talk Lenny into “Corn Bully” material! lol

From: Dennis Razza
22-Jan-24

Dennis Razza's embedded Photo
Dennis Razza's embedded Photo
Off limits buck

From: Dennis Razza
22-Jan-24

Dennis Razza's embedded Photo
Off limits
Dennis Razza's embedded Photo
Off limits
Big 8 with potential

From: Groundhunter
22-Jan-24
I would love to trap there... do you know how much attention to detail, for me to take 2 reds last week, Wis public lane. Sounds like a great hunt.

From: Gus
22-Jan-24
Treeline, It was a new problem for me having bucks be "too big to shoot". It's a nice problem to have though.

From: Ron Niziolek
22-Jan-24
What a cool trip with some great guys. Well done!

From: HUNT MAN
22-Jan-24
Well done men!!! Great start to the new year!!

From: Beav
22-Jan-24
Great thread!! Stacked em up!!

From: Kurt
22-Jan-24
Looks like a great time Charlie, and good shooting!!!

From: Ambush
23-Jan-24
Charlie, you just seem to have such a ton of fun and everybody around you does too. You must have something contagious?!

From: pav
23-Jan-24
Looks like good times with good friends! Lots of deer meat to donate!! Congrats and thanks for sharing!!!

From: BULELK1
23-Jan-24
Fun times and great memories.

Thanks for sharing,

Robb

From: njbuck
23-Jan-24
Great trip, congrats Charlie. What part of texas were you guys in?

From: In2dmtns
23-Jan-24
Congrats and thanks for sharing. Some nice deer Glad you enjoyed your trip to Texas.

From: Dino
23-Jan-24
Cool thread! Cool hunt! Thanks for sharing!

From: Catscratch
23-Jan-24
Thanks for the reply Charlie!

From: be still
23-Jan-24
Texas is special alright…specccialll.

Congrats on your killings:?)

From: TEmbry
23-Jan-24
Looks like a blast guys!

23-Jan-24
Congrats guys! Looks like a blast!

From: Mark Watkins
23-Jan-24
Nice work Gents!

Looks like a fun time all around!

Mark

From: Scoot
23-Jan-24
Looks like a blast! Thanks for sharing the pics and the story.

23-Jan-24
Congratulations on a great hunt, and a great time with friends in "God's Country"!

From: huntinelk
23-Jan-24
Looks like a great time.

From: LWood
23-Jan-24
NJbuck - we were hunting west of San Angelo.

From: LWood
23-Jan-24

LWood's embedded Photo
LWood's embedded Photo
LWood's embedded Photo
LWood's embedded Photo
LWood's embedded Photo
LWood's embedded Photo
Here are a few other management bucks I was hoping the guys would see. Lenny

From: LWood
23-Jan-24

LWood's embedded Photo
Unicorn buck
LWood's embedded Photo
Unicorn buck
LWood's embedded Photo
LWood's embedded Photo
And some cull bucks too.

From: LWood
23-Jan-24
Ambush - Charlie has a passion for life and hunting that is contagious. He is always positive and is not going to miss a hunt, i.e - he is never going to just hang back at camp, he is going out regardless. He appreciates every opportunity and helps you live in the moment. One of my favorite Charlie sayings is "it's later than you think", a reminder for me that every day is a gift.

From: Pop-r
23-Jan-24
Good stuff. The pic where ypu captioned "left eye is gone" is an awesome one for us to use to see that bucks shoulder & leg bones. That buck has been hard at work!

From: Lewis
23-Jan-24
Great hunt y’all looked like fun was had by all except the deer thanks for sharing Lewis

23-Jan-24
I know you guys and how hard it was for you to lay off the big ones.

From: Oryx35
23-Jan-24
Sounds like a dang good time! Living life to the fullest.

From: Insheart
23-Jan-24
Fun read, great pics, thanks Charlie, Dennis, Gus, and Lenny.

24-Jan-24
Looks like a lot of fun. Good thing they are pouring the feed to those deer cuz they are some small looking deer.

From: Bowboy
24-Jan-24
Looks like you guys had an awesome trip.

From: Boreal
24-Jan-24
What a great trip! I need better friends....

24-Jan-24
Good times!!

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