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Old 08-07-2014, 10:55 PM   #1
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For all of us that hunt in the Sabine national forest, here is our thread. Going to look around this weekend and get in some fishing on Toledo bend.
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Old 08-07-2014, 11:03 PM   #2
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Let me know whatcha find. I used to hog hunt a bit there but aint been in a while due to self inflicted circumstances.
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Old 08-08-2014, 12:02 AM   #3
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Bookmark your SNF maps:

Forest Map
http://www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_...rdb5209239.pdf

Vehicle Map
http://www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_...prd3806579.pdf

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http://www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_...prd3809766.pdf

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https://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/huntwil...tivity=hunting


Hope to make it down this year. Wife & I usually have time to hunt one long weekend a year. Mostly hunt Bayou Siepe area, but hunted the Moore for the first time last year.
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Old 08-08-2014, 08:51 AM   #4
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I found some new spots in the Moore last week. That place never ceases to amaze me.
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Old 08-08-2014, 11:38 AM   #5
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Am I reading it right that you can only harvest does and an unbranched buck during muzzleloader season in the moore?
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Old 08-08-2014, 12:56 PM   #6
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Am I reading it right that you can only harvest does and an unbranched buck during muzzleloader season in the moore?
I believe that's correct.
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Old 08-08-2014, 01:06 PM   #7
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Hows the hunting in the areas off Hwy 87 near 6 mile? I would think crowded due to all the folks that have camps around there.
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Old 08-08-2014, 01:27 PM   #8
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Hey Marshman, There is some beautiful country there in the six mile area. I would say that the buck(mature) population is thin, since it is public land.The only way that I hunt the area is by still hunting large blocks of country, keeping a low profile with scent control, where I see no sign of hunters, and once I find sign of a big buck, using the knowledge of the land from 20 years of hunting it, I try to set some hunts for him. This is not easy, to say the very least!

The one thing I do not do is hunt without at least a little knowledge of some good buck in the area, sometimes from just the previous years hunts. Hunting areas on the National Forest without this knowledge can lead to seeing no bucks the whole season.
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Old 08-08-2014, 03:51 PM   #9
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Am I reading it right that you can only harvest does and an unbranched buck during muzzleloader season in the moore?
This is true for the entire Forest during ML season, actually. No USFS permit required. Basically same quotas as for archery, except can't harvest a 13"+ buck during ML season.
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Old 08-08-2014, 06:16 PM   #10
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Hey Marshman, There is some beautiful country there in the six mile area. I would say that the buck(mature) population is thin, since it is public land.The only way that I hunt the area is by still hunting large blocks of country, keeping a low profile with scent control, where I see no sign of hunters, and once I find sign of a big buck, using the knowledge of the land from 20 years of hunting it, I try to set some hunts for him. This is not easy, to say the very least!

The one thing I do not do is hunt without at least a little knowledge of some good buck in the area, sometimes from just the previous years hunts. Hunting areas on the National Forest without this knowledge can lead to seeing no bucks the whole season.
thats good advice. I wish we could harvest at least one doe in the NF 9besides the doe permits on Moore Plantation). If I get a permit this year I just may hunt there exclusively
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Old 08-08-2014, 06:59 PM   #11
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I went this past spring for a turkey hunt with no success, did see some deer and deer signs. I would like to make a trip over there for a hunt with out much scouting I think it may be a hard hunt, heck I have a hard enough time hunting the Sam Houston.
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Old 08-08-2014, 07:01 PM   #12
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Old 08-08-2014, 07:52 PM   #13
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Got a feeling this is gonna be a good thread. Thanks coach2 for thinking of and starting it!
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Old 08-08-2014, 07:53 PM   #14
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For all of us that hunt in the Sabine national forest, here is our thread. Going to look around this weekend and get in some fishing on Toledo bend.
Where do you stay while your up there? Reason I'm asking is I just bought some lots in the Toledo beach area.
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Old 08-08-2014, 08:14 PM   #15
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KOA in Brookland for me.
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Old 08-09-2014, 11:24 AM   #16
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I went this past spring for a turkey hunt with no success, did see some deer and deer signs. I would like to make a trip over there for a hunt with out much scouting I think it may be a hard hunt, heck I have a hard enough time hunting the Sam Houston.
I saw a group of 6 turkeys when I was up there last week. Usually see one or two while scouting.
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Old 08-09-2014, 11:51 AM   #17
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That's cool tx fire. I heard some but never but eyes on them while out there.
Public hunting, man this is tuff stuff.
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Old 08-09-2014, 12:27 PM   #18
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Public hunting, man this is tuff stuff.

Yes it is
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Old 08-09-2014, 02:06 PM   #19
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That turkey on my avatar is from Sabine. It is definitely holding some good birds. I have never not seen deer when I go up to my turkey spot either.
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Old 08-09-2014, 04:06 PM   #20
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Public hunting, man this is tuff stuff.
Yep, but that's why I love it. The challenge! Dont get me wrong, I've got no problem with sitting in a nice warm blind over a feeder any day, but there's just something about public land that keeps bringing me back and I have yet to take a deer on public land other than drawn hunts.
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Old 08-11-2014, 11:03 PM   #21
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Never made it out to the woods but did see a ton of deer and hogs on the side of the road during the day and early in the morning. I believe I'll be able to get back up there in a couple of weeks. Dont think ill hunt in the Moore plantation. Just national forest.
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Old 08-13-2014, 10:59 PM   #22
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Old 08-13-2014, 11:01 PM   #23
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Never made it out to the woods but did see a ton of deer and hogs on the side of the road during the day and early in the morning. I believe I'll be able to get back up there in a couple of weeks. Dont think ill hunt in the Moore plantation. Just national forest.
Isn't this your busiest time of the year with football season?
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Old 08-14-2014, 11:38 PM   #24
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Yes it is but I at least get saturday evenings and sundays off. Between fishing and football not much time at all.
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Old 08-18-2014, 07:36 PM   #25
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Wished we could make this thread a sticky and keep it close to the top.
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Old 08-24-2014, 06:54 PM   #26
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well its a new week so I thought I'd bump this to the top.
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Old 08-25-2014, 10:52 PM   #27
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I'll get out and about this long 3 day weekend. Found some good areas on google earth.
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Old 08-31-2014, 10:19 PM   #28
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well its a new week so I figured I'd bump this to the top. Somebody has to be doing something to get ready in the SNF.
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Old 09-02-2014, 10:45 PM   #29
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I just wanted to say if you've ever seen a silver Dodge truck on hwy 2426 (near hwy 87) Moore Plantation, that's me. Stop and say hi if you ever see me packing or unpacking on the side of the road. I've hunted SNF (mostly that area) for many years now, and I've got some good pointers.

Also, ticks are real bad right now. I've noticed the past couple months (while scounting) that their increasing rapidly. Do yourself a favor and invest in some Permethrin before venturing out.

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Old 09-02-2014, 11:01 PM   #30
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Where is hwy 2246 near 87 at?
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Old 09-02-2014, 11:02 PM   #31
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You don't mean hwy 2426, in Yellowpine?
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Old 09-02-2014, 11:21 PM   #32
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You don't mean hwy 2426, in Yellowpine?
Yeah I must of edited it about the same time you posted that last post. Sorry.
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Old 09-02-2014, 11:23 PM   #33
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No problem I was just wondering who was in my honeyholelol
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Old 09-02-2014, 11:31 PM   #34
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No problem I was just wondering who was in my honeyholelol
Oh yeah?...lol I was wondering who's been walking around out there. NOW I KNOW!!!
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Old 09-03-2014, 12:43 PM   #35
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There's been some nice bucks pulled out of there
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Old 09-03-2014, 02:50 PM   #36
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Its a wonder yall hadn't seen my truck in the same area!!! A silver GMC 4 door with a TBH sticker on the back glass.
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Old 09-03-2014, 03:10 PM   #37
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There's been some nice bucks pulled out of there
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wife got her first there last year.
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Old 09-07-2014, 10:06 AM   #38
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I don't know exactly where y'all hunt at, but I hunt that area that they just cleared next to the road.
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Old 09-13-2014, 02:45 PM   #39
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Put in this year for a doe tag in the Moore plantation. Ive never really hunted in there. I have a couple of questions. Do you need a type 2 permit to hunt in the moore plantation? And if you are only hunting does with a rifle would it be ok to hunt from the ground in around the pipelines on the moore plantation. I usually hunt up near Ragtown.
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Old 09-13-2014, 03:08 PM   #40
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I hunt around six mile. I must have seen your trucks before. I see the same group of turkey crossing the same spot for the last 4 years. They are always clearing a different area every year. If you see a black Chevrolet 4x4, or a black nissan frontier, that's us.
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Old 09-13-2014, 03:24 PM   #41
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I stay across from sportsman's cafe on 87. I know when I'm heading up 87 a ways past sportsman cafe, on the right side of the road, there is always a silver truck parked facing the woods. Whoever it is, they put in some serious stand time.
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Old 09-13-2014, 05:45 PM   #42
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Put in this year for a doe tag in the Moore plantation. Ive never really hunted in there. I have a couple of questions. Do you need a type 2 permit to hunt in the moore plantation? And if you are only hunting does with a rifle would it be ok to hunt from the ground in around the pipelines on the moore plantation. I usually hunt up near Ragtown.
Yes a type II license is required for the Moore plantation.
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Old 09-13-2014, 06:19 PM   #43
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I too hope to get a doe permit there, if so I will be out for a hunt. Opener I will be in the Sam Houston, just closer. Good luck to all, just 2 weeks more.
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Old 09-13-2014, 06:42 PM   #44
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Type 2 is required in Moore Plantation. The game wardens check for it a lot if you camp in the hunter's camps.
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Old 09-14-2014, 09:32 PM   #45
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What about hunting from the ground? Pop up or even from a chair on pipelines. This is just a guess but I believe someone can shoot a doe pretty easy. If I get a doe tag. I'll shoot a doe real quick and go back to Ragtown. Do any of you moore plantation regulars see or have a problem with someone hunting off the ground on pipelines.
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Old 09-14-2014, 10:17 PM   #46
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What about hunting from the ground? Pop up or even from a chair on pipelines. This is just a guess but I believe someone can shoot a doe pretty easy. If I get a doe tag. I'll shoot a doe real quick and go back to Ragtown. Do any of you moore plantation regulars see or have a problem with someone hunting off the ground on pipelines.
I have tried it with very little success. You need to get off the ground in the Moore.
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Old 09-14-2014, 10:29 PM   #47
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If you mean from a safety point of view, wear your orange and watch where others are parking, hunting ect... I know a lot of hunters are on the Moore the first couple of weeks, but its a big place, so as long as everyone respects each others "space" it should not be a big deal.
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Old 09-17-2014, 09:19 AM   #48
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anyone hunt off of 2243 or 159? or in that area?
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Old 09-21-2014, 04:54 PM   #49
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I agree with buckmastertexas, MP is huge. After opening weekend (bow & gun), the hunters thin out alot. I've personally never had any problems with other hunters there. Either everyone is really courteous, or I've managed to pack far enough into MP that it doesn't matter. I've learned the hard way, that if you try to hunt right off the roads, you will eventually get hunters walking in on you. Do the work (scout, scout & scout) so it doesn't matter. I have multiple spots to choose from. And I check them throughout the year for activity. Don't wait until the week before, or the day of, to try to find somewhere to hunt.
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Old 09-21-2014, 05:06 PM   #50
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I know it's not in the Moore but here is a doe from the Sam Houston.


Good luck to all public land hunters going to be out there next week. I will be in your part of the woods one weekend this season.
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