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Old 10-15-2017, 05:19 PM   #1
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I'm planning on going to Amistad in Nov. My main target wil be an aoudad, but I will stick a deer if I get the chance. Anyone have any good tips? Which area is the best? I'm thinking about camping and scouting Sunday and hunting Monday-Wednesday.
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Old 10-15-2017, 05:33 PM   #2
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You will only have Auodad in Area 4. It is only accessible by boat. Area 5 has muflon sheep. I went last week and did not see a single sheep in area 5. don't know what happened to them. Maybe they got pushed out and might come back later.
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Old 10-15-2017, 07:07 PM   #3
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Dang. Well, thanks for the heads up. Unfortunately I don't have a boat. How far is it? I'm a pretty good swimmer. J/k. So area 4 has muflon? How were the deer there?
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Old 10-15-2017, 07:38 PM   #4
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Area 5 has muflon sometimes. Not many deer in 5. would be best off going to area 2, 3 or even area 1 for deer.
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Old 10-16-2017, 05:31 PM   #5
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Old 10-18-2017, 06:32 AM   #6
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What hotel is the closest and what are the rates?
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Old 10-18-2017, 12:49 PM   #7
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An Aoudad was shot in Area 5 two years ago. It's highly unlikely that you'll see one. Not trying to discourage you... just reality.
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Old 10-18-2017, 06:47 PM   #8
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Thanks for the heads up boweye
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Old 10-18-2017, 07:12 PM   #9
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There is American camp grounds but you are not allowed to take any deer onto the property unless it's packaged already. There is Sleepy Lady RV park that has cabins starting at $50 a night 8304886257. Studio 6 about $45 a night. Hope that helps
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Old 10-18-2017, 10:48 PM   #10
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You will only have Auodad in Area 4. It is only accessible by boat. Area 5 has muflon sheep. I went last week and did not see a single sheep in area 5. don't know what happened to them. Maybe they got pushed out and might come back later.
Same here I'm here in Del Rio been out there twice this season and seen only 1 muflon and it was off the public land area 5 been there super early first ones there and combed the whole unit and nothing , I was over 25,000 steps on my app and it was before 9:30am ..... Mines the white jeep .!!
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Old 10-21-2017, 08:46 AM   #11
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There is American camp grounds but you are not allowed to take any deer onto the property unless it's packaged already. There is Sleepy Lady RV park that has cabins starting at $50 a night 8304886257. Studio 6 about $45 a night. Hope that helps
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Old 10-21-2017, 08:47 AM   #12
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Does anyone know the distance between area 4 and the boat ramp? Is it reasonable to paddle a kayak across the water?

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Old 10-21-2017, 09:03 AM   #13
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Does anyone know the distance between area 4 and the boat ramp? Is it reasonable to paddle a kayak across the water?
It's a little over two miles from either the 277 ramps or the black brush ramp. Obviously, the distance to yak over is not a problem unless the weather is acting up, in particular the wind. I will PM you with additional info here in a bit.
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Old 10-21-2017, 09:13 AM   #14
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Two miles might be pushing it since I don't really kayak. If it was closer, then I was going to borrow a friends kayak.
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Old 10-21-2017, 09:16 AM   #15
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Are the vehicle parking spots particularly safe at the entrances to the hunting grounds? Is there parking for hunters in the hunting land entrances? And obviously don't leave anything inside that would tempt anyone, of course.
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Old 10-21-2017, 06:13 PM   #16
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Old 10-21-2017, 09:52 PM   #17
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Are the vehicle parking spots particularly safe at the entrances to the hunting grounds? Is there parking for hunters in the hunting land entrances? And obviously don't leave anything inside that would tempt anyone, of course.
Parking is just on the side of the highway for most of the hunting areas I've never had any issues with anything going missing from my jeep and .!!
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Old 10-29-2017, 06:08 PM   #18
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Do you guys walk with your bow in hand and an arrow knocked or is it in your pack? My hike is gong to be about two miles.
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Old 11-01-2017, 11:49 AM   #19
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Do you guys walk with your bow in hand and an arrow knocked or is it in your pack? My hike is gong to be about two miles.


I walk in carrying it in my hand with no arrow knocked but Ive seen people walking around knocked the whole time , Id think it would make it harder getting thru some of the vegetation.!!!


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Old 11-01-2017, 02:30 PM   #20
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I walk in carrying it in my hand with no arrow knocked but Ive seen people walking around knocked the whole time , Id think it would make it harder getting thru some of the vegetation.!!!


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I walk in carrying it in my hand with no arrow knocked but Ive seen people walking around knocked the whole time , Id think it would make it harder getting thru some of the vegetation.!!!



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Yep, and a trip and fall could get real exciting.
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Old 11-05-2017, 08:07 PM   #22
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I walk in nocked.

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