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Old 11-19-2008, 09:47 PM   #1
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Anyone ever hunt the cooper wma or lake tawakoni wma? Any luck? High or low hunting pressure?
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Old 11-19-2008, 09:57 PM   #2
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I've heard it not bad during the week but KEEP OUT on weekend Hoping to try it soon myself
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Old 11-19-2008, 10:27 PM   #3
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Both have lower pressure than LBJ, more acreage at cooper than twok, never been to twok but hear it a real sleeper place lots of big bucks taken out there every year that no one talks about, plus its archery only, cooper has lottery gun hunts.
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Old 11-20-2008, 01:22 AM   #4
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cooper I have seen plenty hogs and alot of ducks.
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Old 11-20-2008, 09:19 AM   #5
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I am hunting tawakani haven't taken any game yet but have seen two doe and tons of hog sign .not much traffic during the week but I don't hunt weekends there because of foot traffic
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Old 11-20-2008, 09:50 AM   #6
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I have a buddy that hunts cooper. He has seen some good ones. I have a deer lease not far from cooper and we shoot some big uns. I've hunted white oak wma with good luck lots of land, 26,000 acres I believe
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Old 11-20-2008, 06:23 PM   #7
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I am hunting tawakani haven't taken any game yet but have seen two doe and tons of hog sign .not much traffic during the week but I don't hunt weekends there because of foot traffic
Do you hunt the small part off of 34 or the larger part closer to Lone Oak?
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Old 11-20-2008, 09:58 PM   #8
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If you hunt Cooper you may want to pull your stands each day, there has been A LOT of theft out there this year.
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Old 11-20-2008, 10:44 PM   #9
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peta-hata ever hunt the tawakoni unit near lone oak? many deer or hogs? is it high hunting pressure?
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Old 11-21-2008, 03:44 PM   #10
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Duck Cove section of Tawakoni on far south end has alot of hogs if you walk in toward the lake. Have seen deer everytime. Small unit off 34 I saw a toad of a buck a couple hundred yards off the road. Weekends are hit and miss for other hunters. I would try to sneak out on a weekday..most likely have the whole place to yourself...make sure your boots are waterproof. Near the shoreline of the duck cove unit, there is a large cedar with a camo burlap blind hacked out. Not sure who put it there but feel free to use it
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Old 11-22-2008, 04:32 PM   #11
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HH34, I've never hunted the Tawakoni land - I live about 3/4 of a mile as the crow flys from the unit bordering the Sabine river but haven't hunted it..just moved out here about 2 years ago, I still go to Cooper when I can. I'm sure there are deer/hogs in there though.
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Old 11-22-2008, 05:20 PM   #12
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peta hata you got a pm. call me when you get a chance I got some info for you!
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Old 11-23-2008, 10:27 PM   #13
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hog hunter 34 I hunt on the duck creek area about 300 yards from the lake
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Old 12-02-2008, 04:38 PM   #14
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Hey t- daddy, when are the bucks rutting around tawakoni? Havent seen much activity yet.
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Old 12-02-2008, 06:58 PM   #15
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I haven't seen any rut activity as of yet
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Old 12-02-2008, 09:49 PM   #16
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tatdaddy ever hunt the other sections of tawakoni or no someone that has? pawnee unit west of lone oak or the small unit off of hwy 34?
i drove out a couple of Saturday's ago around the pawnee unit. didn't seem like alot of hunting pressure. i believe it is buck only during traditional rifle season
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Old 12-03-2008, 08:01 AM   #17
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tatdaddy ever hunt the other sections of tawakoni or no someone that has? pawnee unit west of lone oak or the small unit off of hwy 34?
i drove out a couple of Saturday's ago around the pawnee unit. didn't seem like alot of hunting pressure. i believe it is buck only during traditional rifle season
There is no rifle season on Tawakoni. Deer hunting is ALWAYS archery only. This time of year there is no pressure out there.
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Old 12-05-2008, 03:08 PM   #18
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hog hunter I haven't hunted any of the other areas yet. I did drive out to the little place off 34 as its only 5 miles from the house but decided to wait to hunt it next year as I saw a big 10 point on thanksgiving day about 100 yards away. he had huge mass and was well outside his ears. I tried grunting and a rattle bag but he spooked . I think I got winded. anyway I will keep hunting around the lake in hopes of a shot at this hoss.
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Old 12-10-2008, 02:09 PM   #19
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never hunted it myself but i saw a 12point taken off of tawakoni by someone else. This is the only deer I have seen for myself. It was a good size deer. I dont know how long he had to hunt the area to see it.
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Old 12-11-2008, 06:32 PM   #20
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I have hunted the duck cove area of Tawakoni, Stuck a large hog in there a few years back. Lots of hogs and have seen several deer also, nothing huge though. We should get together as a TBH group some week end and do some scouting of these areas. After the season of course.
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Old 12-13-2008, 09:35 PM   #21
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I'm in for post season scouting/ still hunting hogs . let's make that happen. also I would love to find a place to shoot 3d
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Old 12-14-2008, 01:59 PM   #22
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On target archery in Canton has 3-d and I think there is a place in Emory.
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Old 12-14-2008, 09:57 PM   #23
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thanx for the heads up
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Old 12-16-2008, 10:10 AM   #24
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never hunted it myself but i saw a 12point taken off of tawakoni by someone else. This is the only deer I have seen for myself. It was a good size deer. I dont know how long he had to hunt the area to see it.
Was that deer killed this year? I havent seen much of anything looking like a buck. . .
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Old 12-30-2008, 03:20 PM   #25
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hog hunter 34 I hunt on the duck creek area about 300 yards from the lake
i hunted there a few years ago,and stopped at the store in quinlan, started talking to a cop and he said to be careful in there,they found some "meth labs"in the woods down there,and there were some freaks hanging around there.so i didnt go back.......it might be cleaned up around there now but i havent been back
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Old 12-30-2008, 06:00 PM   #26
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i hunted there a few years ago,and stopped at the store in quinlan, started talking to a cop and he said to be careful in there,they found some "meth labs"in the woods down there,and there were some freaks hanging around there.so i didnt go back.......it might be cleaned up around there now but i havent been back
yep i quit hunting tawakoni 3 yrs ago. too many shady people hanging around there. the parking area at the pawnee inlet had lots of ****agraphic materials laying around. seen people riding atvs in the park. seen people walking around with centerfire rifles. you name it. i didnt even trust leaving my jeep while i was out hunting. forget that place.
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Old 10-08-2015, 12:41 PM   #27
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Anybody been out there this year? Im interested in giving it a try!
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Old 10-09-2015, 08:32 AM   #28
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Anybody been out there this year? Im interested in giving it a try!
Went yesterday morning and all I can say is take you a thermacell because the mosquitos were terrible! Only saw 5 squirrells and a coon but I'm gonna try again when it cools off, it's just too warm right now.
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Old 11-12-2015, 10:53 AM   #29
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New to the area. What kind of trees are around/in the WMAs? I have both a climber and a hang on. Another question is what's the quality of bucks around this area as well as the doe population?
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Old 11-12-2015, 11:59 AM   #30
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I hunted the duck creek portion the last 5 years. I coach basketball so it was hard to get out as much as I would have liked to. I never had a terrible experience. Last year I saw two really nice bucks but didn't get a shot off. It's a lot like public land anywhere else I have been. It can be a good experience, but if there is one idiot out there it can be a bad experience.
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Old 11-12-2015, 02:27 PM   #31
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Are you required to still wear hunter orange since its archery only?
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Old 11-12-2015, 09:03 PM   #32
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Are you required to still wear hunter orange since its archery only?
I believe so. Only deer are limited to archery. You've got shotgunners blasting squirrels & rabbits from 10-1 through 2/7. Biggest thing is occasionally you'll have a greenhorn toting a big rifle around oblivious to the WMA rules.
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Old 11-12-2015, 10:00 PM   #33
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I would definately wear orange going in and out and at least have it nearby in the stand. I had a couple of people walk by on a hunt or two and waved it at them and they were cordial. Even saw a buck in rut 5 minutes behind one of the guys that walked by. It was a little odd. A lot of people talk bad about it as a place to be. I enjoyed it and atually met some friendly hunters. The game wardens were pretty frequent so I liked that as well. Be prepared to do your work scouting and you can have some good times.
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Old 11-12-2015, 10:46 PM   #34
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Wanting to try out duck cove or even the smaller 160+ acre area but haven't driven out there yet. I've read a lot about the "bad" areas on parking/people. I'm not to worried about the people part Im pretty comfortable with my "backup" but I am worried about leaving my truck parked unattended. Any additional info on this would greatly be appreciated. Again I plan on going during the weekdays.
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Old 11-13-2015, 10:38 PM   #35
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I hunt the smaller one, and every person I've talked to has been very friendly and helpful, and never had a problem leaving my truck even on an all day sit!
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Old 11-13-2015, 11:36 PM   #36
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About three years ago they were having a hard time with people vandalizing cars in the parking area. PM me and I can give you some advice on what you can do.
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Old 11-14-2015, 10:39 AM   #37
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Coach since I just opened an account it telling me I don't have info posts. To PM yet. Could you message me until I get my post count up.
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Old 11-16-2015, 11:48 AM   #38
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Email me at dgabbard21@gmail and I can help you out some. I can't PM either becuase I am relatively new as well, well I haven't posted much.
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Old 01-12-2017, 12:23 AM   #39
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Considering this for a hog hunt this weekend. Anyone have any newer info on this area?
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Old 04-12-2017, 09:34 AM   #40
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Any news on hog activity at Cooper WMA?
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