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Old 08-20-2020, 08:07 AM   #401
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I've been scouting for archery, looking like late October if the weather cools off at all. Have a few spots I'm considering, have to see how willing to pack in for a few days I'd be. I want to get off the road a bit.
Sounds great, good luck this season cfarrow! I ended up having rotator cuff surgery and am prolly out of bow season this year.
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Old 09-30-2020, 02:04 PM   #402
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Hey quick question, this is my second year to hunt Meredith and we are looking at a different area this year. On the map, Big Blue Creek shows vehicles allowed in the creek bed only with certain boundaries. When they say ďvehiclesĒ do they mean ATVs only or is it possible to drive say a 4wd F-150 and new 4wd Ranger down the creek a ways.......


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Old 10-02-2020, 09:39 AM   #403
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Hey quick question, this is my second year to hunt Meredith and we are looking at a different area this year. On the map, Big Blue Creek shows vehicles allowed in the creek bed only with certain boundaries. When they say ďvehiclesĒ do they mean ATVs only or is it possible to drive say a 4wd F-150 and new 4wd Ranger down the creek a ways.......


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I read it as atvs. Last I was there, font think youd want to take your f150 in it.
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Old 10-08-2020, 11:04 AM   #404
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Saw 3 huge mullie bucks opening morning on public land, they were all together....
Just took off the 2 weeks of mule gun season, it is on this year!
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Old 10-08-2020, 10:45 PM   #405
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I read it as atvs. Last I was there, font think youd want to take your f150 in it.

Iím just trying to get away from the highway enough to setup a base camp and be a little hidden. Donít want people jacking with my camp while weíre hunting...


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Old 10-09-2020, 07:20 PM   #406
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Iím just trying to get away from the highway enough to setup a base camp and be a little hidden. Donít want people jacking with my camp while weíre hunting...


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Not sure if itís drivable in trucks or not. I think a lot of the area burnt up this summer. Google blue creek fire lake Meredith. From one map I saw, it looked like creek to lake was pretty torched.
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Old 10-18-2020, 03:55 PM   #407
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Not sure if itís drivable in trucks or not. I think a lot of the area burnt up this summer. Google blue creek fire lake Meredith. From one map I saw, it looked like creek to lake was pretty torched.
Wouldn't be surprised, was alot of dry brush just building up out there.
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Old 10-18-2020, 06:54 PM   #408
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Not sure if itís drivable in trucks or not. I think a lot of the area burnt up this summer. Google blue creek fire lake Meredith. From one map I saw, it looked like creek to lake was pretty torched.

Yep

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Old 10-19-2020, 12:35 PM   #409
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Can you park a truck in Rosita and pack into the Bonita/Chicken area for bow? Still mulling where I want to try to hunt this season...
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Old 10-20-2020, 06:55 AM   #410
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Can you park a truck in Rosita and pack into the Bonita/Chicken area for bow? Still mulling where I want to try to hunt this season...
You can but will have atvs and dirt bikes riding around all day. Really wish they weren't allowed out there.
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Old 10-29-2020, 11:06 AM   #411
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Does OnX maps have the hunting boundaries marked for the lake?
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Old 10-29-2020, 09:36 PM   #412
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Does OnX maps have the hunting boundaries marked for the lake?

When I hunted there most of the boundary fences was marked with private property signs.
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Old 10-29-2020, 09:56 PM   #413
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When I hunted there most of the boundary fences was marked with private property signs.
I didnít think of that, thank you.
I did sign up for a free trial of OnX after I started this thread and it appears the boundaries are on the maps.
Iím thinking about going out there next year so I do appreciate your input
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Old 10-29-2020, 09:57 PM   #414
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I didnít think of that, thank you.
I did sign up for a free trial of OnX after I started this thread and it appears the boundaries are on the maps.
Iím thinking about going out there next year so I do appreciate your input
Lots of fun. I lived in Fritch for almost 3 years and hunted there often. I never did find a muley but always killed whitetail. Gun hunting though.
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Old 10-29-2020, 10:10 PM   #415
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Lots of fun. I lived in Fritch for almost 3 years and hunted there often. I never did find a muley but always killed whitetail. Gun hunting though.

Thanks for the input. I think it would be good cheap fun to explore that place. Iíve hunted out west a lot over the last 25+ years and think I need a change of scenery. I may not kill a MD but looking for one should be an adventure
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Old 11-02-2020, 10:19 PM   #416
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Are there any Quail or pheasants in the area?
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Old 11-03-2020, 12:03 PM   #417
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Are there any Quail or pheasants in the area?

Definitely quail. When I used to hunt out there, there was a quail with a bird dog that hunted it a bunch.
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Old 11-04-2020, 01:49 PM   #418
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Definitely no pheasant. There are bobwhite but, as in most places in the rolling plains, the population is dismal this year.
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Old 11-04-2020, 11:01 PM   #419
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Thanks for the replies fellas. I’m really just looking for an excuse to go all the way up there to look at the place.
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Old 11-04-2020, 11:25 PM   #420
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Thanks for the replies fellas. Iím really just looking for an excuse to go all the way up there to look at the place.
Itís a cool spot. Duck hunting can be phenomenal there also if youíre into that kind of thing.
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Old 11-05-2020, 08:15 AM   #421
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Itís a cool spot. Duck hunting can be phenomenal there also if youíre into that kind of thing.
Never done any duck hunting but im open to anything.
I think im going to try and get the family interested in a trip up there around late march or april to do some hiking. I'd like to deer hunt up there for a few days for the fun of it in the next year or two
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Old 11-14-2020, 05:12 PM   #422
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So rather than pack in tons of water, I bought a Sawyer filter system. Iíll still pack in about a gallon but you absolutely never know.
It filters down to 0.1 microns so I assume it should take care of all the river sediment. Taste maybe not so much but water is water if the bad crap is filtered out. Has anyone used this filter?


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Old 11-17-2020, 12:25 PM   #423
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So rather than pack in tons of water, I bought a Sawyer filter system. Iíll still pack in about a gallon but you absolutely never know.
It filters down to 0.1 microns so I assume it should take care of all the river sediment. Taste maybe not so much but water is water if the bad crap is filtered out. Has anyone used this filter?


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I use a sawyer mini water filter and it works great. I have not used it at Meredith so i can't comment on the taste but i have filtered some fairly dirty dark water.
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Old 11-17-2020, 12:32 PM   #424
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Next year I am taking the family out there all of us Archery! Good luck this year save some for me!
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Old 11-17-2020, 07:06 PM   #425
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So rather than pack in tons of water, I bought a Sawyer filter system. Iíll still pack in about a gallon but you absolutely never know.
It filters down to 0.1 microns so I assume it should take care of all the river sediment. Taste maybe not so much but water is water if the bad crap is filtered out. Has anyone used this filter?


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The sediment can clog the filter quickly so be sure to have some clean water so it can be back flushed.
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Old 11-17-2020, 09:19 PM   #426
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The sediment can clog the filter quickly so be sure to have some clean water so it can be back flushed.

I looked at the Mini then ended up going with the larger Squeeze. It has a higher water filtering capacity so hopefully I can get more uses before needing to flush it. I did think about sediment clogging but not going to get around that issue very well up there......


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Old 11-18-2020, 12:41 AM   #427
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If you filter the water with a bottle for dirty water and a cloth, then use the sawyer to filter into a clean bottle, it will last longer between flushes.
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Old 11-18-2020, 06:18 AM   #428
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Wife and I are planning a last minute trip, leaving from central Texas Sunday morning. Will it be hard to find a drive up campsite? Looking at plum creek campground, but not married to it if thereís a less crowded option.


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Old 11-18-2020, 07:07 AM   #429
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The sediment can clog the filter quickly so be sure to have some clean water so it can be back flushed.
I don't know exactly what the Sawyer is, but can't you just put the clean water bag higher than the dirty bag and backwash through the filter?

We do that with our platypus setup to clear the filter, than just empty the filter between uses.
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Old 11-18-2020, 11:29 AM   #430
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If you filter the water with a bottle for dirty water and a cloth, then use the sawyer to filter into a clean bottle, it will last longer between flushes.

Good tip, I will do this for sure.


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Old 11-18-2020, 08:29 PM   #431
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For you veterans, would it even be possible to hunt in the upper plum creek area Sunday-Wednesday? Or is it so packed with people that itís pointless/dangerous? Iíve been trying to get out there for years and life kept getting in the way, but making a last minute trip because Covid cancelled family thanksgiving plans. My wife is coming, and has been interested in going with me to hunt, but backcountry camping and 10-15 mikes a day is probably out of the question (5-6 is more her speed). Wondering if we should just go to a shotgun area and bird hunt, but really want to try and deer hunt if itís possible to get away from the orange army with a somewhat shorter hike than all the way to Evanís or Devilís. Experience is more important than success for both of us, and Iím up for mulies or whitetail. Thoughts?


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Old 11-19-2020, 01:34 PM   #432
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For you veterans, would it even be possible to hunt in the upper plum creek area Sunday-Wednesday? Or is it so packed with people that itís pointless/dangerous? Iíve been trying to get out there for years and life kept getting in the way, but making a last minute trip because Covid cancelled family thanksgiving plans. My wife is coming, and has been interested in going with me to hunt, but backcountry camping and 10-15 mikes a day is probably out of the question (5-6 is more her speed). Wondering if we should just go to a shotgun area and bird hunt, but really want to try and deer hunt if itís possible to get away from the orange army with a somewhat shorter hike than all the way to Evanís or Devilís. Experience is more important than success for both of us, and Iím up for mulies or whitetail. Thoughts?


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