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Old 07-28-2018, 08:10 PM   #101
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Texas Grown, figure out a way to make yourself a reminder to get with me about March. I always seem to have an opening or two every year- when you're over four leases there always seems to be openings. Don't count on me to remember but I will try....I am old and the memory isn't what it used to be...
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Old 07-28-2018, 08:28 PM   #102
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I know what ya mean with the memory and all. Isn't spring about the time the chickens hatch? I forget.



What's nice about be-n older and forget-n stuff is: you get to experience every thing all over again, for the first time again.
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Old 08-02-2018, 09:15 AM   #103
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I’m out for 2nd weekend if someone wants it. Plans have changed with kids before school. Thanks
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Old 08-10-2018, 11:15 AM   #104
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Bringing this back up- had a last minute cancellation for this weekend. Looks like life got in the way for Staplehawk. I have reached out to Jayt22 since he didn't have the best chance last weekend to return if he can- since I have had my arm in a sling not only can I not drive the Ranger, but I can't fill feeders and two of the feeders that he could hunt were empty. I had my brother, who is down visiting our mom, go with me yesterday and put some corn in the feeders so they should be back in action now. So, bottom line, if someone wants to come and give them a shot this weekend let me know.
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Old 08-10-2018, 12:10 PM   #105
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Id mentioned something about this weekend but found some quick and easy money to make so we're out.
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Old 08-17-2018, 03:53 PM   #106
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How’s the hog hunting been going? My son and I are heading over next Thursday night. Our first hunt. Any suggestions? Russ tells me there are a couple of bow hunting tree stands. Think we should sit in the stands? Or would it be better to stalk the pigs on the ground?

What’s y’alls opinion on camo gear? I understand hogs have poor eyesight. Are ghilly suits needed? Standard camo? Normal clothes?

What about scent? Do people really use hog urine? I mean, for hunting and not just for pranking your buddies?

Any other suggestions? We’re going to have a great time regardless of our hunting success, but we’re hoping to bring home some bacon!

TIA!
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Old 08-17-2018, 04:21 PM   #107
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How’s the hog hunting been going? My son and I are heading over next Thursday night. Our first hunt. Any suggestions? Russ tells me there are a couple of bow hunting tree stands. Think we should sit in the stands? Or would it be better to stalk the pigs on the ground?

What’s y’alls opinion on camo gear? I understand hogs have poor eyesight. Are ghilly suits needed? Standard camo? Normal clothes?

What about scent? Do people really use hog urine? I mean, for hunting and not just for pranking your buddies?

Any other suggestions? We’re going to have a great time regardless of our hunting success, but we’re hoping to bring home some bacon!

TIA!
Russell is a good dude. Showed us around, and his stands/blinds are awesome. I would use a rifle from the stand rather than bow. Bugs didn't get bad for us. They have a stand we sat that my buddy mis-judged the distance and shot low. We saw hogs every night, well after dark (Like 11:30 or later). If you have a thermal you will be much better off. We saw at least a dozen hogs all after dark, passing on the road in, right near the first stand Russell will show you.

We were relying on the moon to light up the woods, and the clouds didn't cooperate so we just couldn't take safe shots.

Good luck and I hope you get them!
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Old 08-17-2018, 04:24 PM   #108
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Old 08-17-2018, 04:48 PM   #109
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I started to holler at you last weekend.

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Old 08-17-2018, 04:48 PM   #110
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I am available to help
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Old 08-18-2018, 03:02 PM   #111
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Got another round going right now. Had nobody out last weekend but one of my lease members was out with a buddy and shot two but couldn't find them. As soon as my shoulder gets well I guess I am going to have to show everybody how to put one on the ground.....
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Old 08-18-2018, 03:10 PM   #112
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Mr Leggett maybe Memorial Day weekend???

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Old 08-18-2018, 03:36 PM   #113
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He probably dont know what he will be doing May of next year.
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Old 08-18-2018, 04:00 PM   #114
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Old 08-18-2018, 07:17 PM   #115
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Hopefully I will still be upright and breathing Memorial weekend...maybe by then I will be completely healed from this stinking shoulder surgery...I am considering doing this next spring so everyone stay tuned.
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Old 08-18-2018, 07:34 PM   #116
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I feel like this could turn into something awesome
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Old 08-19-2018, 04:48 PM   #117
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It saddens me to report another weekend of getting skunked. I have pictures of pigs night and day and yet nobody can seem to score. Got more TBHers coming in the next week or so. In this instance it isn't insane to expect different results. Go Team TBH.
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Old 08-19-2018, 05:14 PM   #118
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As much as I’m rooting for someone to kill something, its making me feel much better about my failed hunt that everyone else is having the same issue.
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Old 08-22-2018, 01:02 PM   #119
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Anyone bow hunted these pigs yet? Or is everyone rifle hunting?
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Old 08-22-2018, 02:54 PM   #120
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It saddens me to report another weekend of getting skunked. I have pictures of pigs night and day and yet nobody can seem to score. Got more TBHers coming in the next week or so. In this instance it isn't insane to expect different results. Go Team TBH.
You have some moon light coming up. If the wind is right i just dont see why the hog killing isnt rolling.
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Old 08-22-2018, 03:54 PM   #121
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So far I have only had one come out and try to bow hunt- one fellow came out for just a few hours one evening. I waited out there one evening for him until about 11pm but he never got a shot. Said he heard quite a few but nothing ever came in.
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Old 08-23-2018, 08:21 PM   #122
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I wonder if the activity before the hunt is spooking them? Is there a way to get it corned up a couple days early so the scent will die out? Are yall hunting the wind?
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Old 08-26-2018, 08:21 AM   #123
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Bringing this back up to update. jvswan just had his go round with his son and friend and drew a blank- go a shot but nothing got a permanent dirt nap. Said they saw a number of pigs. Now it is mikeb1206 turn to give them a go. I pulled cards yesterday afternoon and showed them where to be this morning- two feeders had pigs coming in pretty consistently in the mornings so I am waiting for an update on how he and his son are doing. Hopefully one of us will be posting some pictures soon.
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Old 08-26-2018, 08:58 AM   #124
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Good luck men.

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Old 08-26-2018, 09:40 AM   #125
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As this is winding down I will say I have pretty much enjoyed doing this. Met a bunch of TBHer's and am really considering doing this again in the spring after season is over. In fact, I am seriously thinking about letting a TBHer that doesn't have a lease for this coming season be my "proxy" hunter for a hunt during bow season at least in exchange for the promise of giving me a hand with a chore after season is over. Since I will be on the sidelines for bow season, for the first time in about 31 years, why not help one of my brothers out. Anyone that is leaseless at this time send me a PM and I will see what I can work out. Season is coming up so a pre-emptive visit to check things out will need to take place soon. All I can promise is an opportunity in the woods and see what happens.
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Old 08-27-2018, 05:16 AM   #126
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As this is winding down I will say I have pretty much enjoyed doing this. Met a bunch of TBHer's and am really considering doing this again in the spring after season is over. In fact, I am seriously thinking about letting a TBHer that doesn't have a lease for this coming season be my "proxy" hunter for a hunt during bow season at least in exchange for the promise of giving me a hand with a chore after season is over. Since I will be on the sidelines for bow season, for the first time in about 31 years, why not help one of my brothers out. Anyone that is leaseless at this time send me a PM and I will see what I can work out. Season is coming up so a pre-emptive visit to check things out will need to take place soon. All I can promise is an opportunity in the woods and see what happens.
Heck of a deal Russ!
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Old 08-27-2018, 05:38 AM   #127
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Very nice offer! Good on you!

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Old 08-27-2018, 08:20 AM   #128
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Wanted to thank Russ for the opportunity to hunt on his lease. It was the first hunt for my son and myself. I’m sure we might have done some things differently, but we had a great time. Russ was super good and went the extra mile in helping us get settled in the property. He’s a great person and I really hope he recovers quickly!

The property is great and the feeder areas and blinds are all in good shape. We saw 6-8 pigs and my buddy with a rifle took a shot on one. Hit it high in the shoulder and it disappeared in the thickets. We also saw a monster pig with four small piggies. The little ones ran in and started eating right below the feeder. My son and I were standing in the stand ready to draw but decided to wait for the big one to settle down. Well, after a few seconds she spooked and all the pigs split...

I really appreciate Russ’s offer. Would be grateful to come out again if you decide to let some folks come try again in the Spring!

Here’s a photo of me and my son in one of the tree stands. He’s not as grumpy as he looks! He didn’t know he was in a photo and was checking his bow string or something! He had a blast!


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Old 08-27-2018, 10:41 AM   #129
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Glad you guys had fun. Maybe next time will be better.
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Old 08-27-2018, 11:46 AM   #130
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How’s the hog hunting been going? My son and I are heading over next Thursday night. Our first hunt. Any suggestions? Russ tells me there are a couple of bow hunting tree stands. Think we should sit in the stands? Or would it be better to stalk the pigs on the ground?

What’s y’alls opinion on camo gear? I understand hogs have poor eyesight. Are ghilly suits needed? Standard camo? Normal clothes?

What about scent? Do people really use hog urine? I mean, for hunting and not just for pranking your buddies?

Any other suggestions? We’re going to have a great time regardless of our hunting success, but we’re hoping to bring home some bacon!

TIA!
This right here is what its all about! Doesn't get much better than seeing a new hunter get pumped up about hunting. Welcome to your new addiction bud and I wish you the best of luck
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