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MikeW_Conroe 01-29-2017 02:25 PM

Gus Engeling WMA Feral Hog Permit
 
I drew a Feral Hog Permit at Gus Engeling WMA for 5/25/2017 - 5/28/2017. Any one ever hunted hog at Gus Engeling WMA? Any information you can provide would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks,
Mike

bossbowman 01-29-2017 03:03 PM

Just noticed they did away allowing hog hunting out there by APH permit, does not make sense to me, they complain about the feral hog problem competing with the deer but limit opportunity on hunting them, government management at its best...

Etxbuckman 01-29-2017 03:24 PM

It ought to be nice and thick out there by then.

Tejasbacon 02-06-2017 07:22 PM

I drew a permit also for the 25-28 of May

MikeW_Conroe 02-07-2017 05:49 PM

Looking forward to the hunt . I will be sure and share any info I find on the Hunting area as I have never hunted or visited Gus


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Jibby 02-26-2017 05:23 PM

I was there on a deer rifle hunt. Plenty of sign and they are there, just a matter of seeing them during daylight. They eat the corn, but again, all this was at night. Trail cam confirmed.

Palehorse 02-26-2017 07:46 PM

I've killed several hogs off of Gus Engeling. My advice would be, don't wait for them to come to bait. Go in after them. This works even better if it's warm. The hogs like to bed down during the heat of the day. Find one of the many hog trails crisscrossing the woods. Slowly and quietly head up a well used one with the wind in your face, or at least crossing you. If the wind is in your favor, and you are reasonably quiet, you will eventually walk up on a sounder. It may take a day or two, but you'll find one.

If it's real crunchy walking, don't let that stop you. Hogs make a lot of noise and aren't really that alarmed by the sound of walking in the leaves. If they get a smell of you though, that's a different story.

Good luck!

MikeW_Conroe 02-26-2017 07:51 PM

Jibby and Palehorse. Thank you both for the advice. Much appreciated!


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GraceNmercy 04-05-2017 01:57 AM

We saw them all over the place while out there for a 3 day youth event last month. You'll see them at dusk or early morning unless there's over cast and it's been raining...then they'll move all day. We've been hosting our NWTF youth event there the past 4 or 5 years and this year we saw more hogs than ever. We saw a lot of deer and turkey out there as well...beautiful hardwood country.

muddyz 04-05-2017 07:25 AM

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Originally Posted by Palehorse (Post 12237988)
I've killed several hogs off of Gus Engeling. My advice would be, don't wait for them to come to bait. Go in after them. This works even better if it's warm. The hogs like to bed down during the heat of the day. Find one of the many hog trails crisscrossing the woods. Slowly and quietly head up a well used one with the wind in your face, or at least crossing you. If the wind is in your favor, and you are reasonably quiet, you will eventually walk up on a sounder. It may take a day or two, but you'll find one.

If it's real crunchy walking, don't let that stop you. Hogs make a lot of noise and aren't really that alarmed by the sound of walking in the leaves. If they get a smell of you though, that's a different story.

Good luck!

This guy has t down. Even better if you can be near water.

twosixteens 04-05-2017 07:44 AM

At Gus being near water wont be a problem.


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