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Old 09-29-2017, 09:47 PM   #301
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I hunt duck hunt Lavon. Put the hurt on some Teal this season.


Man, I was in the wrong spot. Were you in a surface drive?


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Old 09-29-2017, 11:05 PM   #302
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In the USACE booklet for hunting land this year, it said that hog hunting will not be permitted on Lavon during the archery and general deer season
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Old 09-29-2017, 11:14 PM   #303
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In the USACE booklet for hunting land this year, it said that hog hunting will not be permitted on Lavon during the archery and general deer season


That doesnít sound right...you have a source/website we can see?
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Old 09-29-2017, 11:16 PM   #304
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Why wouldnt it be allowed during gen deer if they dont allow you to hunt deer there?
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Old 09-30-2017, 06:06 AM   #305
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That doesnít sound right...you have a source/website we can see?
Doesn't sound right, but I wouldn't be surprised. If it is true, I wonder if it will put a stop to my squirrel hunting?
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Old 09-30-2017, 09:09 AM   #306
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I was told this by a gentleman working at the corps office in Lavon. The lady issuing permits said she didn't know about it either, but the man said that TPWD might of put a provision against hunting for hog during deer season at Lavon. I am new to this site and am using mobile, so forgive me i don't know how to add the pdf file, but id you go the huntig page on the lavon corps website there will be a link to fort worth district USACE hunting guide, and if you scroll down to lake Lavon in bold you can confirm this.
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Old 09-30-2017, 02:48 PM   #307
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I hunt duck hunt Lavon. Put the hurt on some Teal this season.
I am wanting to go duck hunting for first time ever if anyone wouldnít mind me tagging along. One of the doctors at my hospital brought some up last Christmas and it was delicious.
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Old 09-30-2017, 03:31 PM   #308
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http://www.swf.usace.army.mil/Portal..._2017-2018.pdf
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Old 09-30-2017, 03:34 PM   #309
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Page 14: Feral Hogs: In Hunting Areas 6-13, Smooth Bore Shotguns (Slugs only) and archery
may be used, in all other Hunting Areas-Bow and crossbow only. Hunting is 24
hours. Spotlighting is not allowed; however, the use of artificial light to light up
stationary hunting area is allowed. Spotlighting is the use of an artificial light source
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to locate Wildlife. Feral hog hunting will not be allowed in all areas during
archery and general deer season dates as noted for Collin County.
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Old 09-30-2017, 03:35 PM   #310
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If I'm reading it right, this is only for hogs. All other game you could normally hunt can still be hunted during archery and general deer season.
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Old 09-30-2017, 03:44 PM   #311
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I guess I'm down to scouting for duck spots now.
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Old 09-30-2017, 05:10 PM   #312
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Well that sucks about hogs. I just got my slug shotgun all rigged up with truglo red dot sight. Now have to wait until end of year. PM would like to go duck scouting and dove hunting if can find area.
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Old 09-30-2017, 05:13 PM   #313
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You dont have to wait...just can't do Lavon.
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Old 10-01-2017, 06:51 AM   #314
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That sucks! Durn surrounding land owners don't want anyone messing with their deer. Luckily for me, it says hog hunting. So when it cools down a bit, me and my granddaughter will be after them squirrels.
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Old 10-01-2017, 12:38 PM   #315
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Glad I saw this.

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Old 10-01-2017, 01:02 PM   #316
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I assume this is to cut down on deer poaching on Corps land. Too easy to use hog hunting as an excuse for trying to deer hunt. I spend a lot of time on Corps land and have found several stands with rattling horns, deer scents, etc. obviously deer hunting - not hog hunting.
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Old 10-02-2017, 07:37 AM   #317
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I assume this is to cut down on deer poaching on Corps land. Too easy to use hog hunting as an excuse for trying to deer hunt. I spend a lot of time on Corps land and have found several stands with rattling horns, deer scents, etc. obviously deer hunting - not hog hunting.
I'm assuming it's the surrounding land owners protecting their honey holes. Theres some really nice deer on the Corp land. I'm willing to bet this is just the beginning of shutting down hunting at Lavon.
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Old 10-02-2017, 08:53 AM   #318
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Maybe they should implement On Site Registration for hog hunting during the deer season instead
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Old 10-02-2017, 09:49 AM   #319
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I'm assuming it's the surrounding land owners protecting their honey holes. Theres some really nice deer on the Corp land. I'm willing to bet this is just the beginning of shutting down hunting at Lavon.
IMO the land owners aren't instigating this change, though I'm sure they're in favor of it. I would bet this is a cooperative effort between USACE and TP&W to try and cut down on the deer poaching. Like i said earlier, there's significant evidence of deer hunting on Corps lands. There's been several caught in recent years. i have a buddy who hunts on land adjoining Corps land. On several occasions, he has confronted people rattling and grunting - obviously hunting deer. Once contact was made, they all claimed to be hog hunting. GW was contacted each time.

If the poaching continues, the chances of us law abiding hunters being able to deer hunt these lands is slim. I'm fully aware of the bucks living on Corps lands and REALLY want to hunt them one day.
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Old 10-02-2017, 09:09 PM   #320
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That is a real kick in the goooo-naaaads. Was really looking forward to just slipping into the woods with my bow on a cool morning. Oh well. Onward.
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Old 10-03-2017, 08:32 AM   #321
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IMO the land owners aren't instigating this change, though I'm sure they're in favor of it. I would bet this is a cooperative effort between USACE and TP&W to try and cut down on the deer poaching. Like i said earlier, there's significant evidence of deer hunting on Corps lands. There's been several caught in recent years. i have a buddy who hunts on land adjoining Corps land. On several occasions, he has confronted people rattling and grunting - obviously hunting deer. Once contact was made, they all claimed to be hog hunting. GW was contacted each time.

If the poaching continues, the chances of us law abiding hunters being able to deer hunt these lands is slim. I'm fully aware of the bucks living on Corps lands and REALLY want to hunt them one day.
Taking hunters out of the woods isn't going to help. Less eyes in the field to report the poachers.
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Old 10-03-2017, 08:37 AM   #322
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Man, I was in the wrong spot. Were you in a surface drive?


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Nope/ little short shaft Johnson 15hp. It got pretty shallow the last weekend, but other than that we were fine. Boat and motor both from 1985. Bought them off a TBHer for an absolute steal (Thanks Casey). Best money I have ever spent.
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Old 10-03-2017, 09:14 AM   #323
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Nope/ little short shaft Johnson 15hp. It got pretty shallow the last weekend, but other than that we were fine. Boat and motor both from 1985. Bought them off a TBHer for an absolute steal (Thanks Casey). Best money I have ever spent.


Let me know if you ever want to run around out there. I've been out there in a long tail running around. Havnt made it to the area where I'm guessing you were yet.


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Old 10-03-2017, 11:58 AM   #324
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So is it just areas 6-13 that is cut of from hog hunting during deer season?
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Old 10-03-2017, 12:51 PM   #325
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Stopped by the Main Lake Lavon Office today. They said late change on no hog hunting due to unsure if it was going to make it into rule book in time for deer season. Absolutely no hog hunting until January 19th!! This is due to poaching! I agree with above I think it’s crap that the illegal hunters are affecting us law abiding hunters! I came across hogs today could have some sausage in my freezer for fall! Thinking about starting a petition! Not enough deer on corps land to hunt but enough deer there to have a large enough poaching?!?? How come me everytime I go by lake office they are there hanging out instead of patrolling?
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Old 10-04-2017, 06:50 AM   #326
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We'll see how much of this is about poaching. I'll be getting out early lookin for squirrels. The ol .410 will be barking!
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Old 10-05-2017, 01:19 PM   #327
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We'll see how much of this is about poaching. I'll be getting out early lookin for squirrels. The ol .410 will be barking!
Nice....I just ordered a 22LR suppressor today. Should be a fun squirrel gun. I haven't been on since the last time I commented.

As for duck huntin lavon, do the guys in boats seem to be able to get further away and back than the guys who walk in or is there still a feeling of being crowded when you have a boat?
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Old 10-05-2017, 11:33 PM   #328
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Day 4 in a row for am dove hunt/scouting . Got a couple of dove working on figuring them out.
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Old 10-06-2017, 12:46 AM   #329
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Day 4 in a row for am dove hunt/scouting . Got a couple of dove working on figuring them out.
Good job...I also just got a new shotgun that I need to break in. Finals will be done after Sunday and I actually have a free 7 days where I might just be tempted to make a run out to and around Lavon.
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Old 10-06-2017, 12:47 AM   #330
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Let me know if you ever want to run around out there. I've been out there in a long tail running around. Havnt made it to the area where I'm guessing you were yet.


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Sure thing. We'll hook up for big duck season. I'll be out there almost every weekend.
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Old 10-06-2017, 12:47 AM   #331
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I've got a ton of time to take mornings off before work...I may try doing weekday hunts and pass on the weekend crowds when duck season gets here.
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Old 10-06-2017, 12:48 AM   #332
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Nice....I just ordered a 22LR suppressor today. Should be a fun squirrel gun. I haven't been on since the last time I commented.

As for duck huntin lavon, do the guys in boats seem to be able to get further away and back than the guys who walk in or is there still a feeling of being crowded when you have a boat?
Boat and walking in is no comparison. LOL can't get to where I am walkin
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Old 10-06-2017, 07:33 AM   #333
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Nice....I just ordered a 22LR suppressor today. Should be a fun squirrel gun. I haven't been on since the last time I commented.

As for duck huntin lavon, do the guys in boats seem to be able to get further away and back than the guys who walk in or is there still a feeling of being crowded when you have a boat?
No 22's. Only legal equipment on Corp land is archery and shot gun.
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Old 10-06-2017, 02:26 PM   #334
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I'd like to put a group together to duck hunt if anyone is interested.
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Old 10-06-2017, 08:51 PM   #335
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I'd like to put a group together to duck hunt if anyone is interested.
Iím in but have never hunted duck. Found an awesome spot I think today in unit 13 off of Andrew Drive but home owners this evening when I tried to go dove hunting said the electricity easement was not a right of way to get to core land and I was trespassing. He said he used to not mind but people were littering and pooping on road! Unit 14 looks like some possible spots too. Still trying to cash in on some dove! Been out 5 Times this week and brought nothing home.
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Apparently I canít PM you for duck hunt due to not having posted 15 messages yet. Can you PM your number?
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I'd be down depending on the day. I live in Lucas.
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No 22's. Only legal equipment on Corp land is archery and shot gun.
Gotcha...still have my saiga 410(my only 410) unless there's some kind of restriction on magazine fed shotguns.
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Old 10-07-2017, 11:00 PM   #339
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Boat and walking in is no comparison. LOL can't get to where I am walkin
Okay just curious how crowded the harder to reach places were. Considering picking up a small jon for duck season, being so close to the lake and all.
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Old 10-11-2017, 03:24 PM   #340
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I see a bunch of public land for dove. Any one interested in a hunt over there?

This is the closest to my house. https://tpwd.texas.gov/huntwild/hunt...ntyComplex.pdf
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Old 10-13-2017, 01:24 PM   #341
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Stopped by the Main Lake Lavon Office today. They said late change on no hog hunting due to unsure if it was going to make it into rule book in time for deer season. Absolutely no hog hunting until January 19th!! This is due to poaching! I agree with above I think itís crap that the illegal hunters are affecting us law abiding hunters! I came across hogs today could have some sausage in my freezer for fall! Thinking about starting a petition! Not enough deer on corps land to hunt but enough deer there to have a large enough poaching?!?? How come me everytime I go by lake office they are there hanging out instead of patrolling?
I have no doubt there were some toads toted out of there that some of us will never know about. Have no this is all politics and local bordering landowners that deer hunt pushing for this.
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Old 10-14-2017, 12:55 PM   #342
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Went out last week and found a ton of brass on corps land. It was .308 and .45 Auto.
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I see a bunch of public land for dove. Any one interested in a hunt over there?

This is the closest to my house. https://tpwd.texas.gov/huntwild/hunt...ntyComplex.pdf
Have you seen dove on there. Have to buy a $48 public walk in hunting permit to hunt there. Was thinking about it since no luck on corps land with dove
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Old 10-15-2017, 12:09 AM   #344
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Have you seen dove on there. Have to buy a $48 public walk in hunting permit to hunt there. Was thinking about it since no luck on corps land with dove
I pay the $48 for duck hunting local WMAs anyways. May as well use it in more than one place. I went by there Friday...actually finally picked up my Lavon hunt permit then went out there. Saw one dove while I was driving around though it was midday. I think itd be worth sitting on a bucket for a morning. I know of some good spots I think I want to try not sure if they'd work for dove or not.
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Old 10-15-2017, 06:22 PM   #345
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following.. hunting type 2 land a few times with no luck.
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