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Old 11-09-2016, 02:04 PM   #301
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Now, if only my muzzleloader was sighted in!!! I have no idea where I can go to shoot it a few times to make sure, near dfw. I'm sure it's close, but it's came 1200 miles and 12 months since I shot it, so I have to check it before I can hunt with it. Was really wanting to go tomorrow too. Good luck all!
I shot my muzzleloader at Elm Fork off Luna rd in Dallas. May be a little far for you
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Old 11-10-2016, 12:54 PM   #302
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I'll be out Friday afternoon - Sunday evening. I'll report what I see going on in the woods! Good to luck to everyone!
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Old 11-10-2016, 01:35 PM   #303
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I shot my muzzleloader at Elm Fork off Luna rd in Dallas. May be a little far for you
If you're hunting LBJ you can target shoot unit 3. W st of Alvod.
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Old 11-10-2016, 06:31 PM   #304
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I think unit 3 is shotgun only- Unit 3 is open to target shooting with shotguns.
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Old 11-10-2016, 06:42 PM   #305
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I think unit 3 is shotgun only- Unit 3 is open to target shooting with shotguns.
All of LBJ is shotgun or muzzleloader only. I don't think there is any unit that is shotgun only.
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Old 11-10-2016, 06:51 PM   #306
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I'll be out Friday afternoon - Sunday evening. I'll report what I see going on in the woods! Good to luck to everyone!
Have fun and I hope you get a shot at a giant
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Old 11-11-2016, 08:08 PM   #307
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I checked one of my cameras today and was pleasantly surprised. I've had about 4 different bucks in the last week come into this scrape. Wed and Thu night, these gents came in at about 4:30pm. I sat on stand tonight and saw nothing. Exciting times to be in the deer woods. We'll see what tomorrow holds. Good luck to all!
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Old 11-13-2016, 12:20 PM   #308
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I saw one deer all weekend... Grunted in a 4 point from 200 yards off yesterday morning. I grunted, he stopped, hit the can and he came running to the tree. Got behind me, caught my wind and trotted off. Pretty cool. However, I was hoping for better. I didn't hear hardly any shots. Maybe they're in first phase of lockdown? Hopefully they'll be moving next weekend.
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Old 11-13-2016, 04:52 PM   #309
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Dang that sucks I'm headed out in the morning
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Old 11-13-2016, 05:00 PM   #310
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The bucks were moving late morning on my lease near the grasslands. With this full moon coming on it would be wise to hunt mid-morning into the early afternoon. I saw 7 bucks this weekend between 9-11:00 am.

Give me a call JoDan and I'll buy you the best burger in Wise County at the Greenwood Country Store.
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Old 11-13-2016, 05:58 PM   #311
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I'll give you a cal in the morning David
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Old 11-13-2016, 08:57 PM   #312
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After seeing several deer during archery season but no shot opportunities, I decided to give it a go this morning with the boomstick. On my way in, I notice a solid rub on a mesquite and two scrapes about 75 yards from my stand on the trail leading in.

All was quiet until about 8:45, when I looked to my left and saw this buck walking down the same trail, only 30 yards away. Never heard him! No kidding, I said "holy cr@p" out loud I was so surprised. He takes a good look at me, but I quickly notice his inside spread is past the ears, so I avert my eyes and turn into stone. Eventually he decided that blob in the tree was harmless and continued down the hill a few steps and turned off the trail.

He was behind some cover now so I went into go mode and got my shotgun up. As he cleared the cover he was quartering to me so I put the crosshairs in front of his shoulder and squeezed the trigger. He drops on the spot, kicks a little, and is done. Wahoo! Got both lungs and some collateral damage, heard some gurgling. Took me a minute to process it because everything happened so fast!

This is my first buck on public land, and easily my best overall. Not a bruiser, but a dandy to me. His right antler is pretty funky, with a 2.5" kicker sticking out of the rear of the base, a G2 that sprouts an inch from the brow tine, and another kicker off the back of the antler about halfway up. All in all, a nine pointer with character if you count everything.
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Old 11-13-2016, 09:24 PM   #313
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His right antler is funky all the way around! I like that.
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Old 11-13-2016, 10:24 PM   #314
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Congratulations! Very cool buck!
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Old 11-16-2016, 11:04 PM   #315
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very nice buck, congratulations.
Troy, haven't heard from you in awhile, thinking about going out there this Sat afternoon.
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Old 11-16-2016, 11:25 PM   #316
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Nice buck! Congratulations!
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Old 11-17-2016, 10:56 AM   #317
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very nice buck, congratulations.
Troy, haven't heard from you in awhile, thinking about going out there this Sat afternoon.
Hey man, my plan is to go out Saturday morning and all day Sunday. I've got family plans Saturday afternoon/evening.

Let's meet up.
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Old 11-17-2016, 10:38 PM   #318
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Did yall see that posting from the CCR guy? Really nice buck killed at LBJ last weekend. There's a separate thread about it.
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Old 11-17-2016, 11:53 PM   #319
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That's a nice buck.
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Old 11-18-2016, 04:31 PM   #320
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Thanks, guys. And yes that buck in the other thread is a dandy!
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Old 11-20-2016, 08:47 AM   #321
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Can you only shoot slug gun and muzzle loader and the target range on unit 3?


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Old 11-20-2016, 10:07 AM   #322
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I would say yes, as that is the only firearms allowed on LBJ.
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Old 11-20-2016, 10:44 AM   #323
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Figured so, just wanted to make sure. Saw someone shooting a rifle out there and gave em the heads up that I didn't think you could shoot anything but muzzle loader and slug gun out there.


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Old 11-20-2016, 11:49 AM   #324
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Here is what I just read on the faq for lbj.


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the exception ofthe Caddo‐LBJNational Grasslands,
aslong as you do notshootfrom, down, across aroad, have a sufficient back stop (not a live tree), and
pick up yourtrash (targets, empty shells, etc.) when
you leave.**Thisis an example ofreferring to the
Code of Federal Regulations. Targetshooting is
prohibited in the WMA on all units oftheNFGT:
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HoustonNF, Caddo‐LBJNG.
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FIREARM, AIR RIFLE,ORGAS GUNFROM, INTO,OR
ACROSS ANY PARKINGAREA, TRAIL, BOAT RAMPOR
FOREST DEVELOPMENT ROAD.
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Old 11-20-2016, 03:49 PM   #325
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Anyone know if buckshot is allowed in LBJ? Or is it slug only while using a shotgun?
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Old 11-20-2016, 05:33 PM   #326
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Anyone know if buckshot is allowed in LBJ? Or is it slug only while using a shotgun?
I don't think there is any restrictions on what ammo for shotgun.
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Old 11-22-2016, 09:44 AM   #327
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Anyone gonna be camping thanksgiving thru the weekend ?
no but I will be out there for the first time this year.... and I live pretty close
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Old 11-22-2016, 10:42 PM   #328
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Been a few weeks since I was out. My dad had some serious health issues and had to head back to Ohio for a bit. I'm going out in the morning to see if I can get any action. What's the story on the rut? Is it on right now at LBJ or did I miss it while I was gone?
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Old 11-22-2016, 10:45 PM   #329
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It's on. I've always had my best luck right around Thanksgiving.
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Old 11-23-2016, 07:33 AM   #330
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May need to take you up on that dog Froggy!! Just shot a buck ten minutes after I got in the stand!! Hit him in the front shoulder/chest and he ran about ten yards then slowly walked off. Didn't hear him drop. Still in the stand now giving him time. Didn't get a pass through and using a bloodrunner. I hope he falls!!!
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Old 11-23-2016, 07:42 AM   #331
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May need to take you up on that dog Froggy!! Just shot a buck ten minutes after I got in the stand!! Hit him in the front shoulder/chest and he ran about ten yards then slowly walked off. Didn't hear him drop. Still in the stand now giving him time. Didn't get a pass through and using a bloodrunner. I hope he falls!!!
If you need help tracking, let me know. My son is in for thanksgiving, so I will have two sets of eyes.
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Old 11-23-2016, 08:07 AM   #332
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I sure will. Thank you very much! I just shot a doe 5 minutes ago too!!!
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Old 11-23-2016, 08:11 AM   #333
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I sure will. Thank you very much! I just shot a doe 5 minutes ago too!!!
Dang dude! Stack em up like cord wood! Congrats!
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Old 11-23-2016, 09:02 AM   #334
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I sure will. Thank you very much! I just shot a doe 5 minutes ago too!!!
Is it either sex today at Lbj???
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Old 11-23-2016, 09:03 AM   #335
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dang dude! Stack em up like cord wood! Congrats!

good luck !!
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Old 11-23-2016, 09:13 AM   #336
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That would be an expensive doe, based on another thread and updates to that thread and TPWD website antlerless on USFS is 24-27 November.
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Old 11-23-2016, 09:24 AM   #337
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A doe ?? I hope not ��������
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Old 11-23-2016, 12:40 PM   #338
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Welp, it turns out that LUCKILY I missed the doe!!!!! I could have sworn I nailed her and it passed through. Muse have just barely went over her back. Froggy came out to help me find the buck and informed me that does aren't legal after gun season started. That would have been a stupid, and expensive mistake!!! After a few hours of tracking we gave up. Blood just disappeared after a couple hundred yards or so.
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Old 11-23-2016, 12:53 PM   #339
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I would love to get a dedicated blood tracking dog to run it down but I just can't afford the kind of cash that is usually asked.
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Old 11-23-2016, 12:59 PM   #340
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So you missed the doe and couldn't find the buck?
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Old 11-23-2016, 01:02 PM   #341
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Yep....what a day!
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Old 11-23-2016, 01:03 PM   #342
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I'm sure he is laying down out there somewhere.
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Old 11-23-2016, 01:45 PM   #343
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Sorry man. You think you hit the shoulder and just didn't get any penetration?
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Old 11-23-2016, 01:47 PM   #344
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It definitely wasn't a pass through. He ran about ten yards and stopped to figure out what just happened. Looked like the arrow went in about 8 inches or so. Really good blood full of bubbles for the first 50 yards of so. Then it slowed down considerably. By the end we were lucky to find a drop every 50 yards.
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Old 11-23-2016, 01:50 PM   #345
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I am super disappointed about the buck but man am I ever happy I missed the doe!!!!! I've read the regs 100 times and for the life of me I thought it was either sex all season, not just archery only season. How I missed her I have no clue, she wasn't 8 yards away. I think it was just the angle and she ducked. I've never been so happy in my life to miss a deer!!!!!
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Old 11-23-2016, 02:06 PM   #346
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I almost shot a doe last year almost to the day, I posted about it on here and my fellow TBHer's corrected me about the regs. I, like you, had read them many times but didn't realize. It was my first season at LBJ.
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Old 11-23-2016, 02:07 PM   #347
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I shot a buck at Grapevine a few years ago and didn't find him until about a month later.
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Old 11-23-2016, 03:22 PM   #348
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Lucky miss on the doe!

Sorry about the buck. Was he a good one?

On the USFS anterless thing, I'm not sure how TPWD could word it any better...

"Antlerless Deer: On USFS lands antlerless deer may be taken without a permit, but only during youth-only and archery seasons and from (Nov. 24-27)."
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Old 11-23-2016, 03:43 PM   #349
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Ooh no. They worded it just fine!!! It was totally my stupidity.
And yes, he was decent. From what I could tell he was an 8. Though I tried not to look at his antlers so I kept my nerves in check. Very nice body size for the area.
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Old 11-25-2016, 07:58 PM   #350
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I'm pretty sure there's no deer at LBJ. Shooting at big squerrills and missing I reckon...
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