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Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 10-30-2017, 12:33 PM
Replies: 283
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Posted By nokturnal85
Parking at Moore Plantation

Park wherever you like on the side of the road. So long as you're not impeding traffic, you are fine. In my mind Moore Plantation is split into two sections, North(above 2426) and South(below 2426)....
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 10-02-2017, 05:34 PM
Replies: 283
Views: 39,983
Posted By nokturnal85
I ran into a guy in pineland who took a spike...

I ran into a guy in pineland who took a spike saturday. Looks to me like most everything went nocturnal about a week prior to season. Could be the moon...or could be a conspiracy...lol
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 09-27-2017, 08:47 PM
Replies: 283
Views: 39,983
Posted By nokturnal85
Looks Like a GREAT OPENER

Weather is looking great for opening weekend. NNE wind at 5-10mph bringing with it a mild cool front. Saturday morning can not get here fast enough!
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 08-04-2017, 10:41 AM
Replies: 283
Views: 39,983
Posted By nokturnal85
If your in the area the weekend of August 12th...

If your in the area the weekend of August 12th drop me a message and I'd be more than glad to show you around. I remember when I first started hunting the moore 4 years ago and alot of good friends...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 08-04-2017, 10:34 AM
Replies: 283
Views: 39,983
Posted By nokturnal85
dont need a GPS. If you have a smart phone save...

dont need a GPS. If you have a smart phone save the section of the map that moore plantation is on from google earth to your phone. The GPS on your phone should work without signal. I spent money on...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 07-31-2017, 12:39 PM
Replies: 283
Views: 39,983
Posted By nokturnal85
1.) Hunt more than 500 yds off of hunt roads to...

1.) Hunt more than 500 yds off of hunt roads to avoid being walked in on.
2.) Stay in your stand all day (alot of hunters leave about 930-10 and the activity will push deer to you.
3.) I recommend...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 07-06-2017, 03:37 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,907
Posted By nokturnal85
are you referring to the power pole right of way...

are you referring to the power pole right of way that runs through the southern part of the Moore? If not where is the pipeline your referring to in regards to the roads?
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 07-03-2017, 10:51 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,907
Posted By nokturnal85
I don't have much experience with trapping, but I...

I don't have much experience with trapping, but I can do my part to thin the coyotes with night vision and electronic predator calls. If you know of a "trouble spot" let me know and Ill hit it when...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-12-2017, 12:56 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 574
Posted By nokturnal85
choot 'em with whatever works!

375 h&h, or .17 pellet rifle whichever knocks em down. lol I use a 12 guage with #4 or #6 shot.
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 03-20-2017, 02:46 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 770
Posted By nokturnal85
Tony houseman/Blue Elbow Swamp

I've been doing some bow hunting off of Pine Bluff Rd and was wondering if anyone on here ever hunts this area or could offer any advice for an up and coming archer. I've hunted all over the portion...
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-10-2017, 08:36 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,661
Posted By nokturnal85
Congratulations

Congrats on the new addition to the family!
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 02-07-2017, 10:53 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 8,164
Posted By nokturnal85
Its like the old saying goes...

"hunting will one day be a rich man's sport". With the increase in commercial and sprawling urban development us hunters are being forced out. It's sad, but with the only response to this dilemma...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-18-2016, 02:12 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,575
Posted By nokturnal85
Tips on all day sits

Every time I hunt I sit all day. Here are some tips to help you out.
1. Bring an empty 32oz bottle to pee in.
2. bring a backpack of some sort to store your stuff.
3. bring good quality ziplocks...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 11-01-2016, 03:32 PM
Replies: 283
Views: 39,983
Posted By nokturnal85
Ive seen deer.

1 monster buck and 4 does in two weekends of hunting. They are out there thats for sure! good luck if your hunting this weekend. Opening weekend for gun is a no go for me. too many novice hunters and...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 10-24-2016, 02:23 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,305
Posted By nokturnal85
I mustve misunderstood. I see, you are suggesting...

I mustve misunderstood. I see, you are suggesting making it so people have to simply show up in person to pickup their antlerless tag? I would have no problem with that. I just dont want to see the...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 10-24-2016, 01:36 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,305
Posted By nokturnal85
I dont agree with "locals only" as I live in mid...

I dont agree with "locals only" as I live in mid county and hunt in east texas. I applied for and recieved my antlerless permit for moore plantation but I will be putting it to use. I understand the...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-24-2016, 01:33 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 522
Posted By nokturnal85
I would imagine around $1000. Flir has some hand...

I would imagine around $1000. Flir has some hand held monoculars that might be of use. 500 yd identification is where the price goes up. Most handheld thermals under $1000 are going to be good out to...
Forum: Traditional 10-21-2016, 01:11 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,199
Posted By nokturnal85
congrats!

congrats!
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 10-17-2016, 09:51 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,599
Posted By nokturnal85
Moore Plantation. Ive seen 5 deer in 4 days of...

Moore Plantation. Ive seen 5 deer in 4 days of hunting since opening weekend.
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 10-10-2016, 01:29 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 15,773
Posted By nokturnal85
There are some monsters out there!

I hunted the Moore opening weekend and saw a MONSTER buck right off of 114 but it was in the walker branch hunt club... I also saw 2 nice sized does when I was headed out.
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 10-03-2016, 01:51 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,305
Posted By nokturnal85
just got my email i was selected for the moore!!!!

just got my email i was selected for the moore!!!!
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 10-03-2016, 10:20 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,305
Posted By nokturnal85
And the wait continues...

Looks like a grueling two weeks then.
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 10-03-2016, 08:11 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,305
Posted By nokturnal85
USFS Antlerless Deer permits

So when does TPWD usually release whose applications got drawn for the usfs antlerless deer permits for general season? I know sept. 30 was the deadline and Ive been checking the status of my...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 09-28-2016, 08:09 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 284
Posted By nokturnal85
Whos going to be bow hunting the moore

Well folks bow season is finally here as of Saturday and I for one couldn't be any more excited! So sound off if you'll be in the Moore and good luck to everyone!
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 09-19-2016, 01:53 PM
Replies: 283
Views: 39,983
Posted By nokturnal85
Ill be out there saturday as well

If you see a silver dodge ram with a moultrie sticker thats me. Gonna be doing some last minute scouting as well. Good luck.
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 09-08-2016, 01:49 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,948
Posted By nokturnal85
Which side of the angelina

Do you guys hunt the Angelina north of Rayburn or south side near Boykin springs?
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 08-31-2016, 01:53 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,440
Posted By nokturnal85
consider the question

The OP asked whether or not it is LEGAL to carry a handgun while in WMA's. The answer is yes it is legal. Is it ADVISABLE I would say no as it might end up costing you time in a court room contesting...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 08-31-2016, 01:40 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,440
Posted By nokturnal85
For all the naysayers

Take a look in the prohibited acts in the public hunt hand book. If you are allowed to hunt with a handgun, which is obviously allowed, than you can openly carry a handgun. That being said, I believe...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 08-30-2016, 01:36 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,440
Posted By nokturnal85
yes it is legal.

Yes it is legal to openly carry a pistol in a WMA in Texas without a license so long as it is not used to take game. I am a concealed handgun license holder and know this for a fact. That being said...
Forum: Rate the Day Lease 08-29-2016, 11:43 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,436
Posted By nokturnal85
check out tatonka creek ranch

me and a buddy hunted there in february. 100% success rate. they have texas dahl, black hawian, corsican, and painted desert everything from $300 cull rams on up to monster rams. price of ram...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 08-24-2016, 01:38 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,948
Posted By nokturnal85
Re: big bucks in Angelina

Me and a buddy of mine rode through the Angelina National Forest off of 62 about a month and a half ago. We were looking for hogs with Night vision equipment and counted five deer crossing the roads....
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 07-07-2016, 09:33 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,650
Posted By nokturnal85
Sure. Im in the process of moving right now but...

Sure. Im in the process of moving right now but in about a month or so when things get back to normal Ill get with you and well make a hunt out there.
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 07-06-2016, 11:09 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,650
Posted By nokturnal85
thats texas side. Best time ive found is when...

thats texas side. Best time ive found is when there is no moon and early morning. Not miles of walking but it feels like it when your moving through thickets and thick vegetation. Also make sure...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 06-27-2016, 09:26 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,650
Posted By nokturnal85
You can go with me at blue elbow swamp but...

You can go with me at blue elbow swamp but understand that this unit seperates the men from the boys. Its thick and you have to hoove it good ways. That being said if you dont mind putting in the...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 05-23-2016, 08:42 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 17,195
Posted By nokturnal85
went predator hunting friday night and saw two...

went predator hunting friday night and saw two deer off of 326 but no predators
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 05-15-2016, 09:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,660
Posted By nokturnal85
Made an attempt Friday night.

Tried to hunt Friday night and to my dismay pine bluff road was completely underwater. I drove as far in as I could but once the water was over the side steps of my pickup I decided it was best to...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 05-13-2016, 01:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,660
Posted By nokturnal85
I'm from port neches. I figured pine bluff area...

I'm from port neches. I figured pine bluff area to be on the rough side from discarded paraphernalia I found along the public hunt road walking in. I've got an alarm system and primarily focus on the...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 05-12-2016, 01:53 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 17,195
Posted By nokturnal85
Coyote and hog hunting south of sam rayburn

New hunter here just getting my feet wet with the Angelina NF. Ive got a place on 255 across from the dam liquor store which puts me right outside of Angelina NF. Any tips or Locations to look at...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 05-12-2016, 01:46 PM
Replies: 283
Views: 39,983
Posted By nokturnal85
anyone ever hunt off of fr114 in the moore?

I hunted thanksgiving weekend just north of the camp area off of 114 in moore plantation and saw a nice size doe but I had to let it walk as I had no antlerless permit. Anyone here ever see any hogs...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 05-12-2016, 01:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,660
Posted By nokturnal85
Anyone ever hunt coyotes in blue elbow?

I recently contacted tpwd and was informed that night hunting for coyotes is permitted in blue elbow swamp and was wondering if anyone here had any info that might prove useful. I also have hog...
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