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Old 04-09-2018, 10:20 AM   #1
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Is it too early to start this? I know Iíve already done a good bit of scouting for the next season! Hoping to check out a few more places before season comes for a couple back up spots!


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Old 04-17-2018, 09:18 AM   #2
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One of these days ppl will learn the hard way. The less they say on the internet about public hunting the better off they are.
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Old 04-17-2018, 09:33 AM   #3
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One of these days ppl will learn the hard way. The less they say on the internet about public hunting the better off they are.


We all own it, so we should all use it. Not wanting to know anyoneís spots, just a general thread like the 1,000 other public hunting threads that are made every year.


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Old 04-17-2018, 02:03 PM   #4
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Thereís a reason the traffic on last years thread dropped off to almost nothing. Might should take note of it.
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Thereís a reason the traffic on last years thread dropped off to almost nothing. Might should take note of it.


Well I spent a good bit of time in the DC last season and didnít come across another hunter the entire time. So I guess Iíll keep on keepin on.


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We all own it, so we should all use it. Not wanting to know anyoneís spots, just a general thread like the 1,000 other public hunting threads that are made every year.


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Hey don't sweat it. Solo is right, but half the stuff on last year's thread was his.

Frankly I do wish people would keep quiet, but like everyone I also love seeing big bucks. Public land bucks just have a special mystique about them.
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Old 04-17-2018, 02:11 PM   #7
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Hey don't sweat it. Solo is right, but half the stuff on last year's thread was his.



Frankly I do wish people would keep quiet, but like everyone I also love seeing big bucks. Public land bucks just have a special mystique about them.


Haha I thought I saw his name before! Jk. I just figured Iíd start the next thread. Iím already super excited thinking about next season. Gonna be my first season taking a bow to the DC, so Iíll let yíall know how many bucks I miss lol.


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Old 04-17-2018, 03:27 PM   #8
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Hey don't sweat it. Solo is right, but half the stuff on last year's thread was his.

Frankly I do wish people would keep quiet, but like everyone I also love seeing big bucks. Public land bucks just have a special mystique about them.
You got me confused with someone else

Iíve always been of the opinion ppl need to keep quiet about it.

Highway hunter itís just the more it gets talked about the more ppl show up but good luck this season maybe weíll see ya out there
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You got me confused with someone else



Iíve always been of the opinion ppl need to keep quiet about it.



Highway hunter itís just the more it gets talked about the more ppl show up but good luck this season maybe weíll see ya out there


If yíall ever stay on the lake youíll probably see me. Iím done with the horse camp, staying at the lake is like the Ritz Carlton of the DC! Lol


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Old 04-19-2018, 01:27 AM   #10
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well I won't take your bucks but am wondering if anyone knows of any good patches of squirrel
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Can Davy Crockett forest be hunted with aph or only Alabama Creek?
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Old 05-24-2018, 08:46 AM   #12
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I don't think DC is a big secret nowadays...
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Can Davy Crockett forest be hunted with aph or only Alabama Creek?


Only need the APH for Alabama creek is my understanding.


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Old 05-24-2018, 01:14 PM   #14
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I don't think DC is a big secret nowadays...


After several deer shot in the DC made it on the news itís not exactly a secret.


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The news and TTHA magazine. The cats definitely out of the bag.
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The news and TTHA magazine. The cats definitely out of the bag.


Kinda how I heard about it myself lol


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One of these days ppl will learn the hard way. The less they say on the internet about public hunting the better off they are.
Sharing makes you a better human for the time being,don't be greedy buddy. Whoever wants it bad enough will find it.period
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Old 05-30-2018, 08:57 PM   #18
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How about this year we start a east texas public land thread? That can include all the public land around the area. I know everyone likes sharing their finds and I always just saw east texas public land. That narrows it down enough for me.
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Old 05-30-2018, 09:49 PM   #19
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How about this year we start a east texas public land thread? That can include all the public land around the area. I know everyone likes sharing their finds and I always just saw east texas public land. That narrows it down enough for me.


I like this idea. This way itís not so specific. I learned my lesson about posting too many details on these threads.


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Old 05-31-2018, 03:39 PM   #20
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One of these days ppl will learn the hard way. The less they say on the internet about public hunting the better off they are.
The DCNF guys don't talk much... for a reason, you will see very few reply's but lots and lots on the view counter
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Old 05-31-2018, 03:41 PM   #21
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Very true canít share to much info.
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Old 05-31-2018, 03:45 PM   #22
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There are no big deer in East Texas..
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Old 05-31-2018, 03:56 PM   #23
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The news and TTHA magazine. The cats definitely out of the bag.
Blame it on Ambush.
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Old 05-31-2018, 08:01 PM   #24
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I view this thread for entertainment, people fishing for info, lol.

This gets complicated. If pics are posted, it does draw attention to certain areas. Yes its public, so its avail to everyone. I don't want everyone using it, hard enough to get deer, without extra pressure, people. I would never try to run anyone off, and usually speak to other hunters in the areas. BUt I never try to welcome hunters in to any public areas that I am hunting.

Its very hard to get good deer on public lands, so people that do so, are tight lipped about it. Some areas are better for bigger deer than other public areas. Regardless of whether the New people who scour the internet looking for tips get a deer, its still extra pressure in a area. There was increased activity in DCNF, and it has been increasing the past few years. I walk up on/through more people than I used to. I believe the internet is partly responsible. Leases go up, people look for new areas, and hence research public land.

Giving tips to people doesn't make you a better person, and not doing so doesn't make you a bad person/greedy. People who hunt theses areas spend lots of time and effort doing what they do. They don't want people to profit from their hard work. They don't want people pressuring their areas. Public deer are fickle. People should do their own "footwork" to check on an area, and not rely on public internet postings to narrow their search. Public land hunting is very hard, and not usually rewarding.

In addition, not all people are good, they ;leave trash, steal things, so more people means increase in ratio of bad people as well. People Might ask to see if anyone wants to go scouting, teach them to scout, then develop those friendships. I have tried to help new hunters get into public land hunting, but a friendship was developed first.


I like seeing big deer, but whether lease of public, doesn't really matter. Lease deer wander into public land, so they are the SAME. There was an East TExas thread in the public forum with lots of pics, I liked it, and it never said where the deer were killed. These public land threads have had a negative impact on the hunting in some areas, not just DCNF. I hunt multiple public lands, and my response in not just to DCNF, but all public land forums that draw attention to those areas.
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Old 05-31-2018, 08:04 PM   #25
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How about this year we start a east texas public land thread? That can include all the public land around the area. I know everyone likes sharing their finds and I always just saw east texas public land. That narrows it down enough for me.
I like this as long as them darn sam hunters stay out. Just kidding, those guys are smart. Just as good deer there, just don't get posted.

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I view this thread for entertainment, people fishing for info, lol.

This gets complicated. If pics are posted, it does draw attention to certain areas. Yes its public, so its avail to everyone. I don't want everyone using it, hard enough to get deer, without extra pressure, people. I would never try to run anyone off, and usually speak to other hunters in the areas. BUt I never try to welcome hunters in to any public areas that I am hunting.

Its very hard to get good deer on public lands, so people that do so, are tight lipped about it. Some areas are better for bigger deer than other public areas. Regardless of whether the New people who scour the internet looking for tips get a deer, its still extra pressure in a area. There was increased activity in DCNF, and it has been increasing the past few years. I walk up on/through more people than I used to. I believe the internet is partly responsible. Leases go up, people look for new areas, and hence research public land.

Giving tips to people doesn't make you a better person, and not doing so doesn't make you a bad person/greedy. People who hunt theses areas spend lots of time and effort doing what they do. They don't want people to profit from their hard work. They don't want people pressuring their areas. Public deer are fickle. People should do their own "footwork" to check on an area, and not rely on public internet postings to narrow their search. Public land hunting is very hard, and not usually rewarding.

In addition, not all people are good, they ;leave trash, steal things, so more people means increase in ratio of bad people as well. People Might ask to see if anyone wants to go scouting, teach them to scout, then develop those friendships. I have tried to help new hunters get into public land hunting, but a friendship was developed first.


I like seeing big deer, but whether lease of public, doesn't really matter. Lease deer wander into public land, so they are the SAME. There was an East TExas thread in the public forum with lots of pics, I liked it, and it never said where the deer were killed. These public land threads have had a negative impact on the hunting in some areas, not just DCNF. I hunt multiple public lands, and my response in not just to DCNF, but all public land forums that draw attention to those areas.
You got that right, Whitney/Aquilla is a shadow of what it was 15 years ago, notice how many fewer post there were in this years thread compared to the previous year and the previous year, its been going down because the pressure has finally been getting to that place, we found greener pastures about 2 years ago
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Blame it on Ambush.
Iím not blaming him by any means. That guy busts his hump for those government deer. The internet in general is the culprit.
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Iím not blaming him by any means. That guy busts his hump for those government deer. The internet in general is the culprit.
I guess I should have added a
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I knew you were "." I just didn't want anyone else thinking my comment was directed at him.
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Iím not blaming him by any means. That guy busts his hump for those government deer. The internet in general is the culprit.

Sure he does. We all know its really him we see 100 yards from the road in a tree while we are driving in.

I don't know about y'all but i am ready to get back in the woods. I have a feeling its gonna be a miserable bow season this year.
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Sure he does. We all know its really him we see 100 yards from the road in a tree while we are driving in.

I don't know about y'all but i am ready to get back in the woods. I have a feeling its gonna be a miserable bow season this year.

Hey whatever works.


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I view this thread for entertainment, people fishing for info, lol.

This gets complicated. If pics are posted, it does draw attention to certain areas. Yes its public, so its avail to everyone. I don't want everyone using it, hard enough to get deer, without extra pressure, people. I would never try to run anyone off, and usually speak to other hunters in the areas. BUt I never try to welcome hunters in to any public areas that I am hunting.

Its very hard to get good deer on public lands, so people that do so, are tight lipped about it. Some areas are better for bigger deer than other public areas. Regardless of whether the New people who scour the internet looking for tips get a deer, its still extra pressure in a area. There was increased activity in DCNF, and it has been increasing the past few years. I walk up on/through more people than I used to. I believe the internet is partly responsible. Leases go up, people look for new areas, and hence research public land.

Giving tips to people doesn't make you a better person, and not doing so doesn't make you a bad person/greedy. People who hunt theses areas spend lots of time and effort doing what they do. They don't want people to profit from their hard work. They don't want people pressuring their areas. Public deer are fickle. People should do their own "footwork" to check on an area, and not rely on public internet postings to narrow their search. Public land hunting is very hard, and not usually rewarding.

In addition, not all people are good, they ;leave trash, steal things, so more people means increase in ratio of bad people as well. People Might ask to see if anyone wants to go scouting, teach them to scout, then develop those friendships. I have tried to help new hunters get into public land hunting, but a friendship was developed first.


I like seeing big deer, but whether lease of public, doesn't really matter. Lease deer wander into public land, so they are the SAME. There was an East TExas thread in the public forum with lots of pics, I liked it, and it never said where the deer were killed. These public land threads have had a negative impact on the hunting in some areas, not just DCNF. I hunt multiple public lands, and my response in not just to DCNF, but all public land forums that draw attention to those areas.
No point chasing dead deer...
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I view this thread for entertainment, people fishing for info, lol.

This gets complicated. If pics are posted, it does draw attention to certain areas. Yes its public, so its avail to everyone. I don't want everyone using it, hard enough to get deer, without extra pressure, people. I would never try to run anyone off, and usually speak to other hunters in the areas. BUt I never try to welcome hunters in to any public areas that I am hunting.

Its very hard to get good deer on public lands, so people that do so, are tight lipped about it. Some areas are better for bigger deer than other public areas. Regardless of whether the New people who scour the internet looking for tips get a deer, its still extra pressure in a area. There was increased activity in DCNF, and it has been increasing the past few years. I walk up on/through more people than I used to. I believe the internet is partly responsible. Leases go up, people look for new areas, and hence research public land.

Giving tips to people doesn't make you a better person, and not doing so doesn't make you a bad person/greedy. People who hunt theses areas spend lots of time and effort doing what they do. They don't want people to profit from their hard work. They don't want people pressuring their areas. Public deer are fickle. People should do their own "footwork" to check on an area, and not rely on public internet postings to narrow their search. Public land hunting is very hard, and not usually rewarding.

In addition, not all people are good, they ;leave trash, steal things, so more people means increase in ratio of bad people as well. People Might ask to see if anyone wants to go scouting, teach them to scout, then develop those friendships. I have tried to help new hunters get into public land hunting, but a friendship was developed first.


I like seeing big deer, but whether lease of public, doesn't really matter. Lease deer wander into public land, so they are the SAME. There was an East TExas thread in the public forum with lots of pics, I liked it, and it never said where the deer were killed. These public land threads have had a negative impact on the hunting in some areas, not just DCNF. I hunt multiple public lands, and my response in not just to DCNF, but all public land forums that draw attention to those areas.
I don't completely agree with you. Just don't give a GPS coordinate, other then that a general question can be answered like what side of Forest has hogs. General area will still require for boots to hit the ground it's not like animals don't move around on an hourly basis lol
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