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Old 09-29-2017, 10:38 AM   #1
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Didn't see a current thread, so I thought I'd start one. Anyone going to be hunting here this season? Been doing a lot of scouting this summer, and things are looking pretty good!
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Old 09-29-2017, 10:39 AM   #2
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another pic. forgot to set the time and date on the camera before i put it out.
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Old 09-29-2017, 03:26 PM   #3
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only got in one scouting day. had some good encounters laat year in the area i checked out, but am not very ecxited with what I came up with. will be out in the AM anyway, maybe the influx of people will move something my direction.
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Old 09-29-2017, 04:14 PM   #4
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I'll be out there this season. Using the kayak to get into spots. Haven't put any cams out. This is my first year in there.
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Old 09-29-2017, 10:40 PM   #5
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Been hunting it since they opened it up in '93 if I remember right. I'll be out there when it cools off a little more. I didn't use to mind battling the skeeters, cotton mouths and heat in the early season but the older I get the more I mind.
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Old 09-29-2017, 10:44 PM   #6
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Nice public land buck, good luck!
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Old 09-29-2017, 11:09 PM   #7
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I haven't been planning on hunting until it cools off some more. But decided to go out there today to check out a couple of places to set up. Only to find that the COE or TPWD (still haven't been able to find out who's doing it), has completely cleared the area of almost ALL trees. They left very few good spots to setup where I've hunted in the past. It was a good pinch point that presented shot opportunities (at least a doe) and it's gone. Destroyed, all the way to the lake. Now I've got to find a new spot. I walked the area today just looking around and jumped a spike and some hogs. It just doesn't have the cover that will hold much anymore like it did before. Kind of bummed out about it, but just have to adapt.
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Old 09-30-2017, 04:49 PM   #8
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did about as expected this morning. got in a tree and watched squirrels for a few hours.
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Old 09-30-2017, 05:12 PM   #9
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Had 1 doe come in running. Couldnít get a shot off. Still sitting in the tree.


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Old 10-01-2017, 03:27 PM   #10
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seen 4 does yesterday, had a chance at the last 2 but got busted by the old doe
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Old 10-05-2017, 05:13 PM   #11
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seen 4 does yesterday, had a chance at the last 2 but got busted by the old doe
Awesome! I still have yet to get out there.
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Old 10-07-2017, 12:12 AM   #12
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Awesome! I still have yet to get out there.
You been to Arkansas or Lake Texoma yet?

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Old 10-08-2017, 10:57 AM   #13
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Sat yesterday evening. Bumped a deer walking in. Couldnít tell if it was a buck or doe, but it was about 100 yards from my stand.


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Old 10-08-2017, 05:41 PM   #14
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Went up there Friday to try and find a place to put a stand. Went to a new area, found a couple of spots that I though had potential. Unfortunately, 2 other people thought so too. Found a stand in both locations. Will be back up there this week one day to try another area. I did bump one deer and it looked like a decent (legal) width buck from the short glimpse's I got as he was leaving out.
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Old 10-09-2017, 12:59 PM   #15
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I have seen few deer in the past. I haven't been out there this year. Last year ran into a couple guys who said they as Bigfoot Hunters. Freaked my out a little because they was carrying side arm as well.
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Old 10-09-2017, 02:06 PM   #16
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If you were hunting (and believed in it enough to be out there searching) a massive hairy beast of near human intelligence, wouldn't you pack some heat just in case it got a little out of hand?

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Old 10-09-2017, 02:09 PM   #17
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If you were hunting (and believed in it enough to be out there searching) a massive hairy beast of near human intelligence, wouldn't you pack some heat just in case?

http://www.disclose.tv/news/colorado...squatch/138908
ha, guy claims Big Foot attempted to rape him. I think I might have to start carrying a sidearm in the woods now. Don't wanna get dry humped on my way to the stand in the dark.
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Old 10-09-2017, 03:55 PM   #18
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few years ago I spoke with one of the neighbors when I was packing up in the parking area. he told me there were reported Bigfoot sighting back in there many years before
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Old 10-09-2017, 09:05 PM   #19
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I hunt there pretty often..... No Big foot sightings but the suspicious behavior around the Mary Jane fields and the constant firing of high powered rifles..... Been THERE

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Old 10-19-2017, 08:23 AM   #20
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Got in the stand this morning well before daylight. I've d
Seen a small buck dogging 2 doe about 60 yards from me through a clearing. Had 2 hogs come in, shot one. Not sure how good the shot was though. Think I might have shaved his back. Not bad for a new stand location and first sit of the year on public land.

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Old 10-19-2017, 08:24 AM   #21
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My view from stand.


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Old 10-19-2017, 08:36 AM   #22
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Nice looking view! I'll be out there Saturday morning. Good luck! cant wait to see some LDP's.
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Old 10-19-2017, 10:48 AM   #23
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Good looking spot... hope you got the pig. I have not had a chance to get back out there yet, since the weather has cooled will be making a trip soon.
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Old 10-19-2017, 11:43 AM   #24
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Lfts 10/19
Seen a basket rack 6pt around 10am

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Old 10-19-2017, 01:10 PM   #25
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I missed the pig. I thought I'd either missed it or barely caught the top of the back. Oh well, they'll be back. I walked to the truck around 9 and when I stepped out on the road, I watched 5 deer walk across the road about 500 yards away. Saw 4 more on the road out. They were moving this morning.
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Old 10-19-2017, 02:46 PM   #26
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I was hoping for those Trophy does to show up.....LOL...

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Old 10-24-2017, 06:27 PM   #27
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Anybody hunt this past weekend?
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Old 10-24-2017, 07:54 PM   #28
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Went it Saturday morning and sat. Didnít see anything but I did have an 8pt show up on my cam on 10/17 and 10/18 in the evening. Iíll be out there Friday after work


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Old 10-28-2017, 10:08 AM   #29
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had a 4pt stroll by about an hr ago.
bunch of squirrels now
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Old 10-28-2017, 10:11 AM   #30
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Good morning to be out! I walked up in a doe on my way in. Had her at 20yd but she wouldnít give me a shot. Spotted me and took off.


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Old 10-28-2017, 10:50 AM   #31
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yep, feels like real hunting weather.
just heard some pork nearby, just can't get eyes on them
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Old 10-28-2017, 11:05 AM   #32
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Good luck..... Soccer, volleyball, basketball and football today....LOL

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Old 10-28-2017, 11:15 AM   #33
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Might try and get out this afternoon unless the wife has something for me to do.

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Old 10-28-2017, 11:21 AM   #34
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Son has a birthday party today. Wonít be out until 11/10, but Iíll be camping out there at the lake that whole weekend. Canít wait!


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Old 10-28-2017, 11:22 AM   #35
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Son has a birthday party today. Wonít be out until 11/10, but Iíll be camping out there at the lake that whole weekend. Canít wait!


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That's a long birthday party. I'm jealous!!


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Old 10-28-2017, 11:23 AM   #36
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Ha! Yeah. Mama thinks heís pretty special apparently.


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Old 10-28-2017, 02:24 PM   #37
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I'll probably be getting out there about 3-330. Hopefully the deer will be moving this evening.

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Old 10-28-2017, 02:31 PM   #38
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Good luck


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Old 10-28-2017, 02:33 PM   #39
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We'll be back out on Halloween

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Old 10-28-2017, 04:43 PM   #40
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Had a bedded down doe right under my stand when I walked in. Maybe she will come back before bedtime.

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Old 10-28-2017, 06:02 PM   #41
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Just Had a little fork horn come through. Gave me a perfect 30 yard shot, but he illegal. So he walked. At least they are moving.

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Old 10-28-2017, 07:05 PM   #42
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I have been literally covered up with deer. Most not in range but I've seen 8 bucks and 6 for since my last post. Had a big dark horned 10 pt come in behind me with no shot. I did shoot at a heavy horned 6. Waiting to go look to see if I hit him. Think it might have been low.

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Old 10-28-2017, 08:09 PM   #43
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Sounds like a good day
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Old 10-28-2017, 11:32 PM   #44
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Had blood for about 50 yards and then nothing. I'm pretty sure I just got low brisket. I know it was a very low hit. I think this is a picture of him from earlier in the week.

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Old 10-29-2017, 08:52 AM   #45
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Nice lookin deer!


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Old 10-30-2017, 02:17 PM   #46
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question on regs moving into nov......
the map booklet says either sex is open on all dates the wma is open (some dates blocked for draw hunts .... like this upcoming wknd)
county regs say antlerless on Nov 23-26 during general season.

anyone know for sure about shooting does after the 3rd? i always assumed to go by the map booklet, but you know what they say about assumptions....
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Old 10-30-2017, 02:35 PM   #47
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question on regs moving into nov......
the map booklet says either sex is open on all dates the wma is open (some dates blocked for draw hunts .... like this upcoming wknd)
county regs say antlerless on Nov 23-26 during general season.

anyone know for sure about shooting does after the 3rd? i always assumed to go by the map booklet, but you know what they say about assumptions....
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Old 10-30-2017, 04:09 PM   #48
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Looks like I'll be hunting Thursday and Friday this week. lol
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Old 10-30-2017, 11:03 PM   #49
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WMA sets its own regs, sometimes the same as the county, sometimes different.... Follow what the WMA regs state.... Does are legal

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Old 11-02-2017, 07:14 AM   #50
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Back in the Stan. Muggy, hot and WINDY. Riding the stand like a bronc rider. Not a lot of confidence with conditions like they are. But you never know.

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