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Old 08-26-2017, 07:54 AM   #151
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Hey folks. Dunno if any of y'all will be out there today but figured it might be worth a shot. I was out hiking Grapevine yesterday, and I lost my 12 yr old blue heeler Bronx.

If you happen to come across a blue heeler out there, please PM me! He does have his collar on.

he's the blue one in back of the photo.

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Old 08-26-2017, 12:43 PM   #152
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Praise God!!! Some kind lady found him on FM 407. 6 miles from where I lost him!

Thank to those who PM'd me. I wouldn't trade any deer in the world for this dog.

Thank you Jesus!!!
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Old 08-26-2017, 01:06 PM   #153
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Man I miss hunting Grapevine.
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Old 08-28-2017, 09:05 PM   #154
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Old 08-30-2017, 09:58 AM   #155
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Any suggestions for a decent morning dove spot in the Lake hunting area?


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Old 08-30-2017, 10:22 AM   #156
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Any suggestions on a good Dove spot on Lake property?


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Old 08-30-2017, 12:55 PM   #157
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Understand we won't just give away spots
Please do scout, though

You could check on the west side of 35
Or you could could do the south eastern side
Under the bridge might be decent
Right now there's not much water out there

Basically, you need to start scouting
Unless you just want to walk out and get lucky
Then you could have a great day
This isn't really helpful, I wish I had more to offer
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Old 08-30-2017, 12:59 PM   #158
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In all seriousness, I'd try to find somewhere along the bank or any holes of water that have trees nearby. The dove will like to go to the trees for safety. I have seen plenty of dove out there but never shot one. They're tricky.
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Old 08-31-2017, 01:19 AM   #159
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When is the date for the redraw? November?
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Old 08-31-2017, 12:46 PM   #160
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Old 08-31-2017, 12:56 PM   #161
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Old 09-04-2017, 03:06 PM   #162
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Step 1: join Backcountry Hunters and Anglers Texas chapter
Step 2: email BHA chapter head about perceived grievances
Step 3: stop having the mindset of "well I don't want to cause a fuss and have a concerted voice as a group rather than individuals:

Until hunters start realizing that as individuals we are nothing but a nuisance, this crap won't change. Anti-hunters have realized that if they gripe LOUD enough and LONG enough, they'll get what they want. We need to have the same mindset backed up by data and representation. BHA is the closest I've seen to having that.

Grapevine needs to start requiring bowhunters Ed and have a qualification like Haegerman.

I even ran into a guy (and shame on you if you read this, you know who you are) who DOESNT EVEN OWN A BOW who got drawn to hunt out there.

The Corp of Engineers shouldn't have the mindset that "they allow hunting out of the kindness of their heart".

They're a government agency. Corp of Engineer property belongs to YOU, ME, and every other citizen of the United States. If you want change, hold people accountable, but it won't happen individually.
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Old 09-05-2017, 09:01 AM   #163
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Very good points Kirby. Wish I could have made it to the Full Draw Film Tour that BHA hosted.

Was the bow less draw winner a hunter planning to take up archery last second or were they unaware it was archery only?
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Old 09-05-2017, 02:26 PM   #164
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Last second hunter. And no offense to the Film Tour but it wasn't that great!
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Old 09-05-2017, 04:24 PM   #165
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Last second hunter. And no offense to the Film Tour but it wasn't that great!
Agreed. I went to the FDFT event and it was just alright.

But yes, I like the requirement of Bowhunter Ed to apply for grapevine and a proficiency test as well. I really like having the ability to hunt there for the entire season as well (except for the first 3 weeks of bow season). Those first 3 weeks are kind of odd to me.
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Old 09-05-2017, 04:49 PM   #166
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Guess I shouldn't hoard all the previous years entry forms

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Old 09-07-2017, 01:24 PM   #167
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Step 1: join Backcountry Hunters and Anglers Texas chapter
Step 2: email BHA chapter head about perceived grievances
Step 3: stop having the mindset of "well I don't want to cause a fuss and have a concerted voice as a group rather than individuals:

Until hunters start realizing that as individuals we are nothing but a nuisance, this crap won't change. Anti-hunters have realized that if they gripe LOUD enough and LONG enough, they'll get what they want. We need to have the same mindset backed up by data and representation. BHA is the closest I've seen to having that.

Grapevine needs to start requiring bowhunters Ed and have a qualification like Haegerman.

I even ran into a guy (and shame on you if you read this, you know who you are) who DOESNT EVEN OWN A BOW who got drawn to hunt out there.

The Corp of Engineers shouldn't have the mindset that "they allow hunting out of the kindness of their heart".

They're a government agency. Corp of Engineer property belongs to YOU, ME, and every other citizen of the United States. If you want change, hold people accountable, but it won't happen individually.

GOOD info Shane , I believe non hunters have been applying for the Vine tags for quite some time now to keep hunters from being able to draw those tags. I agree about the Bowhunter's ed as well. Maybe even make it a prerequisite to even apply for the hunt so as to keep the less serious hunters and non hunters from applying for the tags. At this point I'm hoping that over 100 hunters don't pick up the tags again this year. Grapevine should also consider doing redraw's each season to fill that 250 tag quota instead of a 50 percent redraw.
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Old 09-07-2017, 02:32 PM   #168
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Hey guys - is Grapevine Lake draw/special draw only? This area is new to me but it's close..
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Old 09-07-2017, 03:13 PM   #169
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GOOD info Shane , I believe non hunters have been applying for the Vine tags for quite some time now to keep hunters from being able to draw those tags. I agree about the Bowhunter's ed as well. Maybe even make it a prerequisite to even apply for the hunt so as to keep the less serious hunters and non hunters from applying for the tags. At this point I'm hoping that over 100 hunters don't pick up the tags again this year. Grapevine should also consider doing redraw's each season to fill that 250 tag quota instead of a 50 percent redraw.
A few years back a lady who was working there had told me that there were people that openly bragged to her that they were trying to draw a permit to keep hunters from drawing. I'm heading out there tomorrow to pick up my permit if I get my license in the mail today. If not, next Friday.

I agree with IBEP certification but I already have it anyway. That might keep the anti-hunters away.

I have tried for five years and finally got drawn so I'm going to give it my best shot.
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Old 09-07-2017, 03:16 PM   #170
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A few years back a lady who was working there had told me that there were people that openly bragged to her that they were trying to draw a permit to keep hunters from drawing. I'm heading out there tomorrow to pick up my permit if I get my license in the mail today. If not, next Friday.

I agree with IBEP certification but I already have it anyway. That might keep the anti-hunters away.

I have tried for five years and finally got drawn so I'm going to give it my best shot.
Congrats man , make that golden ticket count Brother ! I have places to hunt that hold great deer every season but I'm still hoping for the redraw in November. My tree at the vine is gonna miss me :-(
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Old 09-07-2017, 04:14 PM   #171
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IBEP AND qualification would keep antis out of the drawing. Kirby, PM inbound.
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Old 09-07-2017, 08:34 PM   #172
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It's draw only which has already come and gone for this season. No deer at the Vine though.
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Old 09-07-2017, 08:36 PM   #173
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Thanks Troy. I'll be in it next year.
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Old 09-09-2017, 02:32 PM   #174
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I went out with a buddy this morning. We logged a few miles. Went to a spot I haven't been before and setup a trail camera. With all the rain, the open fields are sitting in about 4-5 ft of weeds. Very difficult to get through but makes it easy to see trails. Set up another camera near a familiar spot. We'll see what we get in a few weeks.

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Old 09-09-2017, 04:22 PM   #175
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I went out with a buddy this morning. We logged a few miles. Went to a spot I haven't been before and setup a trail camera. With all the rain, the open fields are sitting in about 4-5 ft of weeds. Very difficult to get through but makes it easy to see trails. Set up another camera near a familiar spot. We'll see what we get in a few weeks.
Have fun out there this year!
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Old 09-09-2017, 10:11 PM   #176
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Anyone wanta shoot teal. I've got all the gear and a mud rig if you've got a spot. I can hunt week days. Got a permit, just no experience out there
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Old 09-11-2017, 10:29 AM   #177
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Hey guys - is Grapevine Lake draw/special draw only? This area is new to me but it's close..
Yes you have to enter a drawing early July or June I cant remember. But its a lottery style deal. Good luck next year
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Old 09-12-2017, 01:35 PM   #178
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Pervis - shoot me a text for ducks. (214) 415-6133
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Old 09-13-2017, 12:23 AM   #179
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Sent u a text
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Old 09-13-2017, 11:46 AM   #180
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Kirby: glad your dog is back home!

I'd love to see a bonus point lottery. Everyone who applies has their name go in the hat, the more years you've applied without getting drawn the more times your name goes in the lottery.

Doesn't matter for me though, I drew this year and will be moving to CO next year. After a successful trip this year I would rather eat elk than deer!
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Old 09-14-2017, 08:51 AM   #181
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A few years back a lady who was working there had told me that there were people that openly bragged to her that they were trying to draw a permit to keep hunters from drawing. I'm heading out there tomorrow to pick up my permit if I get my license in the mail today. If not, next Friday.

I agree with IBEP certification but I already have it anyway. That might keep the anti-hunters away.

I have tried for five years and finally got drawn so I'm going to give it my best shot.
What!! I wouldn't think that would be possible considering you had to have hunters education certificate to apply for a permit. The corp office should do something to stop non hunters getting in the way of proper conservation practices.

LETS GO redraw!!
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Old 09-17-2017, 02:01 PM   #182
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Any of yall have any luck out at LG for teal? Went out today and didn't see a dang one
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