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Forum: Around the Campfire 04-30-2018, 10:26 AM
Replies: 15
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Posted By jakefromtx
I go to school at Texas State and walk those...

I go to school at Texas State and walk those trails with my dog at Purgatory Creek where the sightings were. It's a huge nature trail area that backs up to tons of heavily wooded acres. I've seen...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 04-25-2018, 10:20 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,216
Posted By jakefromtx
You just need to do a little research on which...

You just need to do a little research on which ones to apply for. This past season was my second season applying and I got selected for 5 hunts. My first season applying I got selected for 3. I think...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 04-23-2018, 10:26 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,005
Posted By jakefromtx
Congratulations man! Looks and sounds like about...

Congratulations man! Looks and sounds like about the same area I hunted this season. It's a hell of a trek but it's super rewarding!
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-16-2018, 12:01 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 125
Posted By jakefromtx
Texas State University Ducks Unlimited Banquet

Hey yíall!
I am part of the Ducks Unlimited chapter at Texas State University in San Marcos. We are having our annual banquet Thursday, May 3rd 2018 at 6:00pm in the San Marcos Activity Event...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 03-28-2018, 01:25 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,826
Posted By jakefromtx
As everyone has said, get a good pair of...

As everyone has said, get a good pair of waterproof boots. Also a study and comfortable frame backpack because a lot of times you’ll have to quarter the animal in the field and walk it back to your...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 02-26-2018, 10:18 AM
Replies: 746
Views: 47,764
Posted By jakefromtx
Do y'all know if any hunters saw or harvested any...

Do y'all know if any hunters saw or harvested any of the fallow deer that the staff were talking about during orientation?
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 02-15-2018, 05:17 PM
Replies: 288
Views: 18,075
Posted By jakefromtx
I have at&t and I never had any problems. I had...

I have at&t and I never had any problems. I had good service all over.
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 01-07-2018, 08:36 AM
Replies: 288
Views: 18,075
Posted By jakefromtx
I take mine off when I get to the spot that Iím...

I take mine off when I get to the spot that Iím hunting.
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 01-07-2018, 07:59 AM
Replies: 288
Views: 18,075
Posted By jakefromtx
This is some tough hunting but I love it. Ive...

This is some tough hunting but I love it. Ive seen a ton of javelinas and hogs. I’ve also heard, but haven’t seen any turkeys. I’ve had some massive bucks within 40 yards but it’s just too thick to...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 12-26-2017, 12:27 PM
Replies: 288
Views: 18,075
Posted By jakefromtx
I'll be there too. I'm headed down the 2nd to...

I'll be there too. I'm headed down the 2nd to scout for a few days.
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 12-09-2017, 10:09 AM
Replies: 288
Views: 18,075
Posted By jakefromtx
Hell yeah man!! Congratulations! How far did he...

Hell yeah man!! Congratulations! How far did he end up going?
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 12-09-2017, 08:23 AM
Replies: 288
Views: 18,075
Posted By jakefromtx
Thatís awesome to hear! Hopefully heís close....

Thatís awesome to hear! Hopefully heís close. Iíve heard those things are super tough and barely bleed. Good luck!
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 12-08-2017, 09:31 AM
Replies: 288
Views: 18,075
Posted By jakefromtx
Please tell me y’all got to hunt in the snow this...

Please tell me y’all got to hunt in the snow this morning. We got a lot here in San Marcos.
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 12-06-2017, 11:08 PM
Replies: 288
Views: 18,075
Posted By jakefromtx
Sounds like a good day! Is it very muddy down...

Sounds like a good day! Is it very muddy down there now that itís rained?
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-29-2017, 08:18 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,049
Posted By jakefromtx
Did you ever get those pictures? I'm just curious...

Did you ever get those pictures? I'm just curious to see if was someone from my hunt or not.
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 11-28-2017, 07:50 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,130
Posted By jakefromtx
How's it been so far?

How's it been so far?
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-24-2017, 07:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 460
Posted By jakefromtx
Fat Tire Bike

What's y'all's thoughts on fat tire bikes? I've been thinking about getting one but I want some real world reviews. Is there a benefit to the fat tire vs. the regular tire? Are they better at being...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 11-21-2017, 03:38 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,130
Posted By jakefromtx
Well turns out I won’t have enough time to do...

Well turns out I won’t have enough time to do this hunt the Monday after Thanksgiving. So that’s atleast 1 standby hunter that’ll be drawn. Good luck to everyone out there!
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-15-2017, 11:52 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,049
Posted By jakefromtx
It was pretty slow. I found a few good areas but...

It was pretty slow. I found a few good areas but only saw small bucks and that was it. It was a really cool place and I wish I couldíve stayed longer but I left today and Iím headed down south for...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 11-15-2017, 11:46 PM
Replies: 746
Views: 47,764
Posted By jakefromtx
Turns out Iím actually staying in a house...

Turns out Iím actually staying in a house Thursday-Tuesday because some family is coming down with me. Iím planning on getting out to LAWR Thursday to setup and scout around 1:00pm. Iíll probably see...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-08-2017, 10:53 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,049
Posted By jakefromtx
I was under the impression that there would only...

I was under the impression that there would only be 10 people hunting. But I talked to the biologist out there and he said that there were 10 groups, not 10 people. He said there were 18 people...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 11-08-2017, 10:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 902
Posted By jakefromtx
Yeah, I'll be headed up there Friday morning....

Yeah, I'll be headed up there Friday morning. Planning on getting there around 10am and then just hanging out, waiting for orientation.
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-06-2017, 09:02 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 198
Posted By jakefromtx
Chuck Testa

Gotta love Chuck Testa!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LJP1DphOWPs

Anybody have any funny or bad taxidermist stories and pictures they would like to share?
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 11-04-2017, 01:19 PM
Replies: 746
Views: 47,764
Posted By jakefromtx
I have learned the hard way to hunt as far away...

I have learned the hard way to hunt as far away from the road as possible. Found a promising trail and scrape last season. I set up about 100 yards down the trail hoping to catch something traveling...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-30-2017, 09:57 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,049
Posted By jakefromtx
I'm staying till the 15th then heading down to...

I'm staying till the 15th then heading down to LAWR for another draw hunt.
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-30-2017, 09:04 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,049
Posted By jakefromtx
I'll be there on the same dates. I'm hoping that...

I'll be there on the same dates. I'm hoping that all the rifle hunting will push the deer off the private land and back onto the WMA. I've heard the surrounding area is hunted pretty hard.
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-28-2017, 07:09 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,049
Posted By jakefromtx
Yeah. I'm planing on getting there early Friday...

Yeah. I'm planing on getting there early Friday morning. I was going to camp there but it's looking like it's gonna rain so I may end up staying in a hotel. I just gotta wait till the dates get...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-22-2017, 11:34 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 951
Posted By jakefromtx
Congratulations man! Hopefully there will be...

Congratulations man! Hopefully there will be plenty more to come!
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-22-2017, 03:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 502
Posted By jakefromtx
Game Camera?

Hey guys, I'm looking a decent game camera for a reasonable price. There's hundreds online that all claim to be "The Best" so it's hard to know which ones really are. I will using it on public land...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-22-2017, 03:11 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 944
Posted By jakefromtx
Dilly Dilly!!

Dilly Dilly!!
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-17-2017, 10:21 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 3,856
Posted By jakefromtx
Good luck out there man! I just made some Elk...

Good luck out there man! I just made some Elk fajitas for dinner and they were delicious. Keep us updated on how everything goes!
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-17-2017, 10:00 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,041
Posted By jakefromtx
I'd start running or cycling to get in shape now....

I'd start running or cycling to get in shape now. This hunt kicked my butt last year but I managed to get a whitetail doe. I had the same question about shooting a Nilgai because where I was hunting...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-17-2017, 09:31 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,041
Posted By jakefromtx
It can't have a motor of any kind.

It can't have a motor of any kind.
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-17-2017, 12:45 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,735
Posted By jakefromtx
Sounds like I should start bottling mine!

Sounds like I should start bottling mine!
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-17-2017, 12:42 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,802
Posted By jakefromtx
Now that's a stud, congratulations man! That...

Now that's a stud, congratulations man! That looks like a hunt you'll never forget!
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-17-2017, 10:47 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,041
Posted By jakefromtx
There's a pretty good thread already up. I hunted...

There's a pretty good thread already up. I hunted out there last year and I'm going again this year. I'm planning on sticking a Nilgai if I can get within range.
...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-17-2017, 09:42 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,049
Posted By jakefromtx
Any updates on how the first hunt went?

Any updates on how the first hunt went?
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-16-2017, 08:45 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 1,531
Posted By jakefromtx
Awesome looking deer, congratulations to the both...

Awesome looking deer, congratulations to the both of y'all! Hopefully I can be as successful this season!
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 10-16-2017, 08:11 PM
Replies: 746
Views: 47,764
Posted By jakefromtx
Plan on hunting all day. Nilgai move at all times...

Plan on hunting all day. Nilgai move at all times of the day. I hunted out there last year and saw the most movement around 10am. I'm hunting there again this year and planning on sticking one. I had...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-29-2017, 09:47 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 462
Posted By jakefromtx
Amen! Good luck y'all!

Amen! Good luck y'all!
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 09-29-2017, 09:00 PM
Replies: 746
Views: 47,764
Posted By jakefromtx
I stayed at the Casa Rosa Motel last year in Port...

I stayed at the Casa Rosa Motel last year in Port Isabel. It was a great place and an easy drive to the refuge. The only complaint I had about the place is that the wifi rarely worked, other than...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-12-2017, 12:50 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,049
Posted By jakefromtx
Would a lifted, 4x4 truck be suitable to get...

Would a lifted, 4x4 truck be suitable to get around out there or would it be better to use a 4-wheeler? Also are there any restrictions on baiting? I know some places only allow you to use certified...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 09-12-2017, 10:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 902
Posted By jakefromtx
Okay, thanks! I'll look yours up.

Okay, thanks! I'll look yours up.
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 09-12-2017, 09:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 902
Posted By jakefromtx
Keechi Creek WMA Bow Hunt (E-Postcard)

Hey y'all, I just got drawn for the the Keechi Creek WMA E-Postcard Hunt, 11-10-17 through 11-19-17. I've never hunted in this area before so any advice and/or tips are appreciated! I looked at the...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 09-07-2017, 11:28 AM
Replies: 288
Views: 18,075
Posted By jakefromtx
When you spot and stalked, did you ever run into...

When you spot and stalked, did you ever run into other hunters? From google earth, it doesn't look that big for how many hunters will be there but then again I've never been out there to see what...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 09-05-2017, 05:35 PM
Replies: 746
Views: 47,764
Posted By jakefromtx
Are you out there right now? I've heard that it's...

Are you out there right now? I've heard that it's been pretty dry down there but I don't know if the Hurricane dumped any rain.
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 09-05-2017, 12:14 PM
Replies: 746
Views: 47,764
Posted By jakefromtx
I hunted LAWR the weekend after Thanksgiving last...

I hunted LAWR the weekend after Thanksgiving last year and they weren't bad at all. I had my Thermacell with me just in case but I never used it. It was probably around 60 or 70 degrees with some...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 09-04-2017, 10:35 PM
Replies: 746
Views: 47,764
Posted By jakefromtx
No problem! I drive a silver f150 if you wanna...

No problem! I drive a silver f150 if you wanna come up and talk when we get out there. Good luck to y'all.
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 09-04-2017, 10:21 PM
Replies: 746
Views: 47,764
Posted By jakefromtx
I noticed that most guys won't hunt more than a...

I noticed that most guys won't hunt more than a couple hundred yards away from their trucks. My spot was about 7 miles in and I only saw 1 other person out that far. Take advantage of the scouting...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 09-04-2017, 10:03 PM
Replies: 746
Views: 47,764
Posted By jakefromtx
110% go for it. I got my first archery kill out...

110% go for it. I got my first archery kill out there last year and it was the most rewarding hunts I've had. It kicked my butt, but looking back at it now is pretty cool. I got drawn for the first...
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