Sports

The reports that I have been receiving from the Hill Country and East to the Texas Piney Woods are of an abundant supply of corns. Whenever that happens, the deer seem to not move much during the daylight hours. They will feed at night and remain near the feeding area, if possible. There are, however, some situations that will cause the deer to move around during the daylight hours even if ample food is nearby.

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Although it was a bit warm for the Southeast Texas duck season opener on Saturday, Nov. 3, most hunters that had access to fresh water did very well with lots of limits that included teal, gadwall, pintails and widgeon.

Beaumont’s Kirby Richards reports that his group had an easy hunt Saturday morning at the McFaddin National Wildlife Refuge.

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Led by Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Sprint champion Hightail, the Delta Downs’ racing office received 15 pre-entries on Nov. 6 for this year’s Grade 3, $1 million Delta Downs Jackpot, which will celebrate its 10th anniversary on Saturday, Nov. 17. The Jackpot Day program will have a special first post time of 1:15 p.m., and it will feature eight stakes races and more than $2.2 million in total purse money awarded.

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Chad Cooper (Sports Editor)
Winners: 27-88, .306
Best Bets: 3-8, .375
Longshots: 3-8, .375
Top 3 picks in the $: .503

Don Stevens (Delta track announcer)
Winners: 25-88, .284
Best Bets: 3-8, .375
Longshots: 0-8, .000
Top 3 picks in the $: .492

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This Saturday, Nov. 2, the highly anticipated debut of the MMA World Series of Fighting will be shown live beginning at 9:30 p.m. (Central) on NBC Sports (formerly the Versus Network). Bas Rutten and Todd Harris will handle broadcast duties. The undercard, which includes six fights, will be streamed live and for free on sherdog.com.

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The Glory World Series will hold a one night, 8-man tournament worth $300,000 dollars entitled Glory 3 Final 8 this Saturday, Nov. 2 from Rome. For $15, the show can be seen live via iPPV via http://www.gloryworldseries.com/en/events. Start time is 2:30 p.m. (Central).

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Chad Cooper (Sports Editor)
Winners: 24-77, .311
Best Bets: 3-7, .428
Longshots: 3-7, .428
Top 3 picks in the $: .506

Don Stevens (Delta track announcer)
Winners: 23-77, .298
Best Bets: 3-7, .428
Longshots: 0-0, .000
Top 3 picks in the $: .499

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As we are only a few days from the opening of the general Texas whitetail deer season many folks are asking about what to expect. Some of them have yet to book hunting leases. There are still others that have early season spots, but are considering other areas later in the season

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There is some very good news coming from the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, and it centers on the fact that white-tailed deer are in good condition, with above-average numbers of mature bucks in the herd. That translates into better trophy potential than last season, and more venison for the freezer.

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For the third consecutive year, nominations to the Grade 3, $1 million Delta Downs Jackpot have reached an all-time high. A total of 301 possible candidates have been nominated to the race, which will celebrate its 10th anniversary Saturday, Nov. 17. That number represents a 19.4 percent increase over last year’s total of 252 nominations.

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