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Old 08-18-2016, 08:42 PM   #1
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Anyone have pics of big NF deer this year?
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Old 08-18-2016, 09:18 PM   #2
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Do you live in ridgewood apartments helm?


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Old 08-18-2016, 10:25 PM   #3
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Yeah I do
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Old 08-19-2016, 06:15 AM   #4
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Ah ok, I saw your post the other day about a sticker sighting at HEB. I had saw your truck a few weeks before and was wondering who it was. I'm right down the street from you.


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Old 08-19-2016, 01:43 PM   #5
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I will get my camera out in the woods tomorrow. I tried post a picture of a good buck from last Nov, but I will have to figure out how. The instructions and my screens do not match. I have not been on this site in 10 years. Just started hunting again last year. That buck and the others are probably still there and a little bigger.

Note: Just found I need to make 5 post first. I'll go say hi on other forums and try again,

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Old 08-19-2016, 04:22 PM   #6
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Roger hope you can get it uploaded. I saw some great ones on camera last year but moved my cameras to the lease I got onto this year. I think I'll go put up my old glitchy cameras out next weekend and hope for the best.
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Old 08-19-2016, 04:27 PM   #7
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Headed up there tomorrow morning to hopefully do a little scouting and put out a camera or two.
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Old 08-22-2016, 10:26 AM   #8
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This is one buck my cousin and I got several pics of last year. Daytime pics also. Maybe he will be a 10 this year.
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Old 08-24-2016, 12:38 PM   #9
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Me and a buddy of mine rode through the Angelina National Forest off of 62 about a month and a half ago. We were looking for hogs with Night vision equipment and counted five deer crossing the roads. They are out there that's for sure.
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Old 09-07-2016, 09:10 PM   #10
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Checked my camera Saturday. It was out 21 days and I had 22 incidents (not counting more pics same deer at same time). 5 were bucks with 2 in evening, 1 just before daylight and two night. All bucks in major or minor activity times. 15 were does, a few of those where pairs, and 2 IDK what they were.

This spot is nothing more than I put the camera on a scrape last year. No structure or funnel. Apparently it is in a traveling area.

Might be three different bucks and just barely shooters, if so. No big ones yet.

Zero hog sign. checked out some new areas. I need another camera. Might have found a community scrape.
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Old 09-08-2016, 12:49 PM   #11
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Do you guys hunt the Angelina north of Rayburn or south side near Boykin springs?
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Old 09-08-2016, 02:18 PM   #12
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I'm not sure why I've never even looked into hunting the Angelina. I have been in Sabine my entire life.
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Old 09-08-2016, 03:27 PM   #13
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Boykin area sure has a lot of deer.
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Old 09-08-2016, 06:02 PM   #14
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We are west of Boykin Springs. I made a 4-mile hike south of Boykin Springss on old roads and some off-road Saturday. Lots of tracks in the sand. So do not know if it is daylight movement. Just have to wait out the heat and 100's of squirrel hunters the the first week of archery. I imagine where I was will be crowded at times. Last year I heard shotgun blast every minute for 2 hours on opening morning.
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Old 09-25-2016, 07:00 AM   #15
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Young bucks are getting horny. Found six or more scrapes Saturday while scouting a new area. Set out a trail camera on a site that looked to be an annual scrape site that I found on the last trip. Cousin set two cams near the new scrapes. Those new scrapes were in an area he found while turkey hunting. Many rubs with deep gouges in the tree.

Did not have time to hike back into the area to check my first camera. Guess I'll check it opening day and look for hog sign. Squirrel hunters were thick in there last year, so opening day may be a stalking/ scouting trip. Last year there were shotgun blast every 15 seconds for two hours.
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Old 09-25-2016, 12:31 PM   #16
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I know what you mean about the squirrel hunters. My first opening weekend hunting down there I had a couple come through shooting up into the trees within 75 yards. That's when I decided to start wearing orange even sitting in a treestand.
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Old 09-25-2016, 02:57 PM   #17
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Put my cameras out last week. If I have any good bucks on cam I will post them after opening weekend. I am on the north side of the lake near 83 and 705.
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Old 09-25-2016, 06:42 PM   #18
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Put my cameras out last week. If I have any good bucks on cam I will post them after opening weekend. I am on the north side of the lake near 83 and 705.
That's near me, We stay down 705 before Powell park.
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Old 10-06-2016, 07:01 AM   #19
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Opening day was spent mainly checking cameras and looking for hog sign. Camera was loaded and no hog sign, zero.

Actually had pics of deer nearly everyday. One buck appeared 4 nights in a row around Labor Day and not again until 25th. Attached a pic. He had a young 4pt with him. This buck was still in velvet the first of Sept. Lot of doe activity between 9 and 10am through the month.

We still do not know where the bigger bucks are hanging out. I imagine they will show up later when.
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Old 10-06-2016, 01:55 PM   #20
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nice pic boss!
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Old 10-06-2016, 03:33 PM   #21
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That's near me, We stay down 705 before Powell park.
So we live close and hunt close. Feel free to drop by the camp for a beer sometime.
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Old 02-05-2017, 10:14 AM   #22
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Is Angelina a postcard hunt, drawing or do you just need APL?I couldn't find info on the parks website about obtaining a hunting permit


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Old 02-05-2017, 02:06 PM   #23
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Is Angelina a postcard hunt, drawing or do you just need APL?I couldn't find info on the parks website about obtaining a hunting permit


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Nothing but hunting lisence unless you are hunting the part that is also wma. Different rules than county so look on the forest service website for details.
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Old 07-26-2017, 08:45 PM   #24
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I don't see the Angelina get talked about much on here. We had a 250 acre lease surrounded by it that had great deer, planning to make a few trips up there this year.
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Old Yesterday, 10:06 AM   #25
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Anyone hunt ether side of hwy 147 north of the bride. We used to a long time ago. Just lost my lease thinking of trying this area.
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Old Yesterday, 12:21 PM   #26
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Great deer
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