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Old 11-10-2009, 03:37 PM   #1
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Has anyone ever hunted the Robertson County public land? I just discovered it and havent gone out there yet, it looks to be ok, but not that big.
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Old 11-10-2009, 04:35 PM   #2
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It's not very big and the last time I was there people were roaming all over it like sheep alot of people!
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Old 11-11-2009, 04:23 PM   #3
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my rig drills all around that place. it is a little over 1000 acres. Bowhunting during the week isnt crowded but other times it is. My buddy missed a spike in there last week. Seen a nice buck going in there from the highway bout month ago.
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Old 11-12-2009, 12:16 PM   #4
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I hunted there last year and it was crowded. You really have to walk about two to tree miles in to get away. good luck
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Old 11-13-2009, 10:01 AM   #5
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Is this the one off of Hwy 7?

I hunted a lease that borderd it. both bucks I shot came from that area. Heard them just the fence.
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Old 11-13-2009, 11:25 AM   #6
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yes its the one off hwy 7. I have been seeing two nice bucks across 7 from the entrance. They will venture over there i bet.
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Old 11-13-2009, 01:36 PM   #7
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The lease I was on was about a 1/2 mile, maybe less from the entrance. I thunted an old beaver pond right next to the type 2 area. Saw a bunch of deer.
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Old 11-15-2009, 07:33 AM   #8
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I have hunted that area for a few years. during bow season it isn't that bad. gun season I had a guy walk right up on me. there are two ways onto the property. I shot my first buck out there. there is a lot of land to hunt out there the deeper you get the less likely you'll see someone. it is a pain to drag a deer out of that place though.

I haven't hunted out there in about 5 years. so i don't know how much is has changed. I might check out it when i get back from Iraq.

I hope yall are having a good season.
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Old 11-17-2009, 03:17 PM   #9
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where have yall found is the best place to set up?? im thinking about going out there in a week or two
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Old 12-28-2009, 11:02 PM   #10
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I wnet out today for the first time only one other hunter out there. I saw 3 doe walking back to my car. How far can we drive out there? He drove all the wat to the back, I stopped at the cattle gard and walked in.
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Old 12-29-2009, 03:11 PM   #11
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Here you go.

tpwd.state.tx.us/huntwild/hunt/public/lands/table_contents/media/pwd_bk_w7000_0112a_607.pdf

Good luck - let us know how you do.

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Old 12-29-2009, 07:23 PM   #12
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is public land safe to hunt mostly?
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Old 12-29-2009, 08:36 PM   #13
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Do they allow hand feeding corn ?
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Old 03-07-2010, 11:48 PM   #14
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I was hunting there last year during gun season, and after getting there about an hour and a half before dawn and hiking a mile into the lands in the cold rain, a guy came driving up about 30 minutes after sunup in his truck and drove all the way past me to the far fenceline. Then two guys got out and walked back past me, talking and laughing loud enough to scare away every deer in the county. After freezing my butt off for another hour or so, I finally walked back out of the lease. Wouldn't you know it? After I loaded my stuff in the car and was driving out, I saw three deer within 50 feet of the entrance. I'll probably go back, but only during archery season, when the hunters seem a little more respectful of others.
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Old 03-08-2010, 06:17 PM   #15
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I saw three deer within 50 feet of the entrance. I'll probably go back, but only during archery season, when the hunters seem a little more respectful of others.
I hunted that unit in the earlier days of type II. We killed a bobcat in the far back west end. But of the two deer I saw killed, one a buck, another a doe. And yep, both killed by hunters just inside the entrance!
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Old 03-08-2010, 12:23 AM   #16
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gigem AGGIES grew up in bryan went every bon fire
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Old 04-02-2010, 02:44 PM   #17
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i hunted that ares last year seen a few even misses a spike. from what i could tell its pretty hunted out. just too manny people iv seen a few hogs also
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Old 04-02-2010, 10:31 PM   #18
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pm sent warren.
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Old 05-07-2010, 04:15 AM   #19
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Warren86 and I make a trip to Unit 607 just about every year. He was right when he said it was hunted out. You hear stories about "some guy got a good one out of there this year", but I guess even a blind squirrel gets a nut every once in a while. I have seen mostly does and spikes; which is good because you can't eat those horns anyway. I have noticed a marked decline each year in the deer population, since I have been going out there. We go to 607 because it is the closest place to rifle hunt. I bowhunt there and have seen a few, but not so much this year. I like the place, so I will probably keep going. As far as driving in there, Russell (the game warden for 607) will allow you to follow the road all the way to the middle fence. Drive or park anywhere else, and he will give you a ticket. There are usually a lot of people out there; so, if the spot you picked out is easy to get to, count on someone walking right over you. The first year I went out there, there were hunters about every 50-100 yards (literally!). It doesn't seem that bad now. As far as being safe, there is risk in all aspects of hunting. Use your head and figure everyone else is a trigger-happy fool and you will be fine. I know that seems like a harsh thing to say, but it has kept me from getting shot for years. I hope this has answered everyones' questions. Safe hunting!

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Old 05-07-2010, 02:05 PM   #20
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As far as driving in there, Russell (the game warden for 607) will allow you to follow the road all the way to the middle fence. Drive or park anywhere else, and he will give you a ticket.
This is not good to hear because the map, the Luminant signs near the east gate, and the road itself seem to give conflicting instructions. I would be very upset to get a ticket as a result. I've seen people park near the first fence, in the old barn, and all along the main road (not the pipeline road).

If you choose to enter through the west gate, be extremely careful around the parking area. It is steep and full of ruts and washouts right near the highway.
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Old 05-08-2010, 04:59 AM   #21
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You aren't kidding about that west gate; it sucks over there. If you go in the other gate: go past that old barn and go right when the road splits. This will take you around that old pond and down the side of the property line. You can follow that pasture road and park anywhere along it or at the end of it. If you go down that pipeline road in the middle of the place, you will get a ticket. Stay to the right when you go in, and you will be fine.
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Old 05-08-2010, 01:24 PM   #22
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Huntingnut, thanks for the clarification. I bet that GW writes a lot of tickets just for parking.

I would also avoid the west gate in rainy weather.
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Old 05-08-2010, 01:35 PM   #23
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Robertson county sux anyway!! There is NO WAY id hunt public land there with all of the yahoo's I know in the franklin area!! We built a power line there and it was BAD just going down right of ways!!
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Old 05-08-2010, 01:37 PM   #24
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How's the dove hunting, Maglite? It looks like it would be good.
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Old 05-08-2010, 09:46 PM   #25
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No problem 100%ttld. The GW just started writing tickets for parking this year. He said he got tired of telling people and them not paying any attention to his warnings. I can't blaim the guy.
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Old 11-03-2010, 05:00 AM   #26
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On google maps it looks like there is a path off 7 that takes you back to the west. Is that right and can you use a mountain bike out there to get way back?
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Old 11-03-2010, 08:58 AM   #27
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The road in off of 7 is rutted real bad I was told. My son and I went out there opening weekend but we hunted the east entrance off of the county RD. We went out the weekend before opening day and saw 8 does. We had the east side to ourself. Found 3 spots to hunt, but Opening day it was a parking lot. LOL Everyone drives in about a mile and parks. There was about 15 trucks out there that weekend. We heard one snort behind us, but didn't see anything.
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Old 11-03-2010, 09:12 AM   #28
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Is there only certain you can park or can you pull off to the side of the road anywhere along the way?
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Old 11-09-2010, 05:49 PM   #29
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OMG went here for opening day gun and I thought I was hunting inside a walmart. People everywhere. I saw 8 deer, was watching a spike and deciding to take him or not, when a guy walked up and scared him, then shot at 6 point that was coming out to my side. of course, he missed. Another time, I had deer coming out behind me and 2 guys came walking up and scared them back in. All before 9 oclock. Oh well. you get what you pay for.
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Old 11-15-2010, 01:10 PM   #30
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i was there opening day of gun also but i didnt see that manny people but then i was way the hell in there most people are not willing to go that far back in there
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Old 12-14-2010, 01:50 PM   #31
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I've hunted out there a number of times. I typically go in the side entrance off of Hwy 7 and I rarely see anybody. I've only been out there once when I saw other hunters. Admittedly I try to go during the week and I avoid the right-of-way. I've seen plenty of deer out there (7 in one day).
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Old 02-06-2012, 11:40 PM   #32
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sounds like a pretty popular place...
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