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Old 11-02-2017, 09:38 AM   #51
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Old 11-02-2017, 09:40 AM   #52
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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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shoot, still sounds better than sitting here in the office looking at a computer screen! Good luck! hope you put something on the ground!
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Old 11-02-2017, 01:34 PM   #53
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Didn't see a thing today except crows flying around. Wind was (and still is) blowing too hard.
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Old 11-03-2017, 08:30 AM   #54
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Back at it this morning. Much better conditions today. Fingers crossed

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Old 11-03-2017, 08:31 AM   #55
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good luck to ya!
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Old 11-03-2017, 11:48 AM   #56
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I gotta get out there! This thing called a job is killing me. Also this weekend being a closed weekend on cooper is killing me...
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Old 11-03-2017, 12:55 PM   #57
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You ain't missing anything this week. Hunted till 10am yesterday and today. Saw exactly 0 both days. Camera is showing all night time movement and little if that. This full moon is killing the deer sighting. Next week should be good to excellent.

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Old 11-04-2017, 11:31 AM   #58
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I'll be heading out there next weekend since the WMA at Pat Mayse is closed for the next 2 weekends. How are the roads getting into the place. I've attempted to do some scouting there in the past but a lot of the roads were too muddy for my wifes jeep to handle.
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Old 11-04-2017, 11:38 AM   #59
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Went to Twok yesterday evening. The small unit put a new parking area in the size of a football field. A meth head was parked out down the clear cut in their vehicle. Don't think I will ever hunt twok again.
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Old 11-04-2017, 11:40 AM   #60
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Went to Twok yesterday evening. The small unit put a new parking area in the size of a football field. A meth head was parked out down the clear cut in their vehicle. Don't think I will ever hunt twok again.
Good Lord...sounds about right. Sorry about your bad luck man. I enjoy hunting public land, but it's stories like these that make me think more and more about getting a lease.
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Old 11-04-2017, 11:45 AM   #61
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Yeah. I am from Missouri and shot many deer on the public lands there. They are for the most part nice, clean, and very well kept/monitored for suspicious action. I really think the wardens here are stretched thin as there is usually only one GW per county from what I heard.

I think next year I will end up leasing a small property in northeast Missouri close to my family. It will be a nice excuse to go see them and I can also just wake up and drive an hour or so and be at my land. I've never leased before but I think it will be fun.
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Old 11-04-2017, 11:50 AM   #62
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Yeah, our GW's are definitely stretched thin. I've been out only 3 times to hunt this year but I've taken many trips to either scout by foot or vehicle and I haven't seen one GW. The land up my way isnt terrible it's just the people. Little to no respect for other hunters it seems, but on the plus side there really isnt many of them. I think a lot of the people around here have leases somewhere or they know a guy that knows a guy kinda thing. I've never done a lease before either, but it does seem like it would be a fun thing to do/have. The problem is just finding one that isn't out of my price range lol
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Old 11-04-2017, 12:13 PM   #63
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I'll be heading out there next weekend since the WMA at Pat Mayse is closed for the next 2 weekends. How are the roads getting into the place. I've attempted to do some scouting there in the past but a lot of the roads were too muddy for my wifes jeep to handle.


I’ll be camping out there next weekend starting Friday. Roads are decent. Shouldn’t t have any issues.


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Old 11-04-2017, 12:36 PM   #64
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Good Lord...sounds about right. Sorry about your bad luck man. I enjoy hunting public land, but it's stories like these that make me think more and more about getting a lease.
I love big public land more than anything. But Texas public land is rarely worth putting your boots on for. Sad really..... and we pay extra to hunt it!
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Old 11-04-2017, 01:01 PM   #65
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I love big public land more than anything. But Texas public land is rarely worth putting your boots on for. Sad really..... and we pay extra to hunt it!
Yeah that extra 48 bucks just doesn’t seem worth it at times. I’m like you, I really do enjoy public land, but there are a lot of people that ruin it for others.
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Old 11-04-2017, 01:02 PM   #66
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I’ll be camping out there next weekend starting Friday. Roads are decent. Shouldn’t t have any issues.


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That is definitely good news about the roads. Hope you have good luck this year man!
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Old 11-06-2017, 04:24 PM   #67
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Do any of you run into other hunters or setups on the way in or out?

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Old 11-06-2017, 04:28 PM   #68
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Do any of you run into other hunter or setup on the way in or out?
this will be my 2nd year out, there and i only ran into two guys while doing summer scouting walking back to their trucks. I havent ran into anyone in the spot i've been hunting though.
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Old 11-06-2017, 06:46 PM   #69
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Haven't ran into anyone on my way in or out of the woods. Of course, I've got at least a 1/4 mile walk to get to my stand so that helps. There are trucks and vehicles parked where I am but there's lots of areas to hunt from there. Plus, I hunt during the week with a few Saturdays depending on the conditions. There's hardly ever anyone out there during the week.

I found several setups during my scouting before season. When I find that, I back out and go elsewhere.
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Old 11-07-2017, 09:18 AM   #70
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I have ran into quite a few people on Caddo Grasslands. I will never gun hunt Texas public again due to the amount of gun hunters on public. I've ran into people on Twok hunting and backed out slowly. They are everywhere but just be respectful. Don't sit right next to them and and try to stay quiet. Nothing worse than getting to your tree before daylight, setting your stand in the tree sticks and all and to have a guy set up his area right next to you an hour later.
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Old 11-07-2017, 09:26 AM   #71
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Only seen another hunter in the woods twice. Some squirrel hunters that gave us deer hunters time to hunt and showed up around 10am and once had a guy following me in...LOL...that's in 10+ years hunting there

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Old 11-08-2017, 05:37 AM   #72
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anyone ever hunt below the dam at Cooper?
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Old 11-08-2017, 08:08 AM   #73
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anyone ever hunt below the dam at Cooper?
no sir, been looking at it on the map the last few weeks, and it looks pretty darn interesting. I was thinking about checking it out either Saturday or Sunday afternoon while i'm out there. Maybe hang n hunt in the evening out there.
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Old 11-08-2017, 01:05 PM   #74
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anyone ever hunt below the dam at Cooper?
I dont hunt cooper but I tend to see quite a few trucks parked behind the dam during hunting season. Sometimes you can see a ground blind or two from the road.
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Old 11-09-2017, 10:50 AM   #75
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About to head out for an evening hunt.

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Old 11-09-2017, 10:52 AM   #76
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good luck. i should be out there tomorrow around noon and will stay out until Sunday night. going to be camping at the South Sulphur campgrounds all weekend.
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Old 11-09-2017, 10:53 AM   #77
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I will be out there tomorrow as well. Good luck


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Old 11-09-2017, 01:02 PM   #78
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In the stand. Crows are out in full force. Sweating like a whore in church. Slight wind in my face. Great conditions. Just waiting on the guest of honor.

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Old 11-09-2017, 01:24 PM   #79
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Young spike just strolled through.

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Old 11-09-2017, 04:02 PM   #80
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How's the sit going, Puggy?
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Old 11-09-2017, 05:00 PM   #81
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Slow. Nothing since the spike strolled through around 1. About to be prime time though.

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Old 11-09-2017, 05:19 PM   #82
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Hey guys, new to the page. I have hunted cooper once. I have friends that hunt it a lot. Have any of you hunted the south part of the lake in Horton bottoms? Looking at the maps it looks like it could hold a lot of deer and possibly easy walking down a lot of road beds.
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Old 11-09-2017, 08:37 PM   #83
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Didn't see anything else before dark. Got home a checked my camera and it's not showing much activity for the past week.
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Old 11-09-2017, 08:39 PM   #84
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Man, that stinks. At least you got to get out today. I was stuck in the office.


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Old 11-09-2017, 09:26 PM   #85
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Man, that stinks. At least you got to get out today. I was stuck in the office.


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Old 11-10-2017, 11:33 AM   #86
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Hey guys, new to the page. I have hunted cooper once. I have friends that hunt it a lot. Have any of you hunted the south part of the lake in Horton bottoms? Looking at the maps it looks like it could hold a lot of deer and possibly easy walking down a lot of road beds.


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Old 11-11-2017, 08:36 AM   #87
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Who’s out this morning? Haven’t seen anything this morning. Just squirrels so far.


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Old 11-11-2017, 08:42 AM   #88
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Who’s out this morning? Haven’t seen anything this morning. Just squirrels so far.


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I slept in this morning, but saw 9 yesterday evening.



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Old 11-11-2017, 08:44 AM   #89
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Old 11-11-2017, 09:01 AM   #90
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I get to work all day today..love last minute installs! You guys be safe and take advantage of this weather.
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Old 11-11-2017, 01:03 PM   #91
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Thinking about heading out for an evening hunt. Guess I need to get on my way if I'm going. Lol

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Old 11-11-2017, 01:04 PM   #92
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Lol. Yeah. I just got back in the stand. Fingers crossed.


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Old 11-11-2017, 02:09 PM   #93
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Old 11-11-2017, 02:11 PM   #94
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Old 11-11-2017, 02:14 PM   #95
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Hey, you stay from round my stand......LOL... Don't know who it's for but I've seen that setup before in another area.... Same person I guess

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Old 11-11-2017, 02:26 PM   #96
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Better wear your harness...lol it would be a great hog stand if it wasn’t rotten.


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Old 11-11-2017, 02:41 PM   #97
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Looks real safe.


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Old 11-11-2017, 02:43 PM   #98
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Old 11-11-2017, 03:16 PM   #99
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I drive a blue f150. I literally just got into my stand. A little breezy but not too bad. Just waiting on the guest of honor.

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Old 11-11-2017, 03:47 PM   #100
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Hope this wind lays down before dark but I don't think it's gunna.

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