No, not going to the lake this weekend as I'm back at work in Perth. Yeah I shot that deer in the head in the Sam Hou. National Forest. I've killed loads of deer there. Last Season I took 2 does with my bow and that lil buck on the last day of the hunt. Yeah there's some good hunting down there, and you're right, not as much rice being farmed anymore. My half sisters and brothers Dad has all of his farm land over there in College Port and he's been farming shrimp there for years now. More money in shrimp than in rice. :-) I'll hallar at ya when I get back stateside.
did you shoot that deer at Sam Houston Park?
I have a spot in Matagorda County for shooting deer, dove, quail, hogs and anything else that moves
Sad part is the best duck/goose hunting is leased out and they drive the huge flock of geese to roost on the National Wildlife Refuge every year from over hunting in Between our two big pieces of property.
When I was growing up the sky would literally turn dark with all the geese getting off the roost. And they sounded like a jet engine when taking off, incredible. Don't happen anymore, not that much rice being harvested down there now a days.
My buddy has a all weld legend craft with a mud buddy motor on it that we use for duck hunting.