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Old 05-18-2016, 10:23 AM   #1
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I figured it was time to retire the old Lake Grapevine thread and start a new one for the 2016-2017 lottery and hunting. Let the rumblings and grumblings begin...NOW
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Old 05-18-2016, 01:08 PM   #2
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I've never hunted lake grapevine even though I grew up going to that lake... Getting my permit June 6th and looking forward to it!!


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Old 05-18-2016, 01:42 PM   #3
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Well, there are no deer there so you can't post pictures...... If there were deer there and you did post a picture, be prepared for a beating with a wet noodle. Nobody is to know there is even a lake near here!
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Old 05-18-2016, 01:53 PM   #4
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Well, there are no deer there so you can't post pictures...... If there were deer there and you did post a picture, be prepared for a beating with a wet noodle. Nobody is to know there is even a lake near here!
there you go using the D-word, we all know they are a myth and don't exist. The only animals at the vine are water moccasins, spiders, and the occasional gal on a bike.
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Old 05-19-2016, 01:47 PM   #5
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I'm interested in hogs right now I have my own deer hole for deer season.


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Old 05-19-2016, 02:31 PM   #6
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Good luck to everyone, there's nothing there but copperheads
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Old 05-19-2016, 02:51 PM   #7
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Good thing I hunt copperheads
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Old 05-19-2016, 02:56 PM   #8
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When can you get the permits?
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Old 05-19-2016, 03:19 PM   #9
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I will say this, I've been putting in for Hagerman and Grapevine for the same amount of time and I've gotten drawn twice for Hagerman and 0 times for Grapevine.
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Old 05-19-2016, 10:24 PM   #10
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For as long as the Grape has been flooded now, ya might as well take fishing poles instead.

Edit: It is down to +5.04 feet above normal at this moment.
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Old 06-05-2016, 12:25 PM   #11
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All the Deer have learned to climb trees, so keep looking up!

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Old 06-06-2016, 08:00 AM   #12
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Showed up early and there's at least 200 people in front of me. It's crazy.






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Old 06-06-2016, 08:45 AM   #13
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^ crazy duck hunters
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Old 06-06-2016, 09:35 AM   #14
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Still in line. It's 9:40. Be here since 7:00 am


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Old 06-06-2016, 09:44 AM   #15
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really glad these threads on are every forum. It was nice when you used to be able to walk right into the COE office. I'm waiting in line but not lookin promising
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Old 06-06-2016, 10:37 AM   #16
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Finally got my. #266 of deer.


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Old 06-06-2016, 10:53 AM   #17
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Dang, I was thinking about going to get a duck permit but I'm not waiting that long
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Old 06-06-2016, 11:18 AM   #18
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Leon I saw you leavin but couldn't flag you down to introduce myself. Almost at the end!
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Old 06-06-2016, 11:26 AM   #19
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#266, that's just nuts!
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Old 06-06-2016, 11:38 AM   #20
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Good gosh! #266 already!?

That's nuts! Planning to run by on my lunch if possible today.
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Old 06-06-2016, 11:40 AM   #21
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I kid! I kid! It was a three hour wait, but I'm #39 for deer


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Old 06-06-2016, 11:49 AM   #22
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Good talking with ya this morning leon! Got my permit and ready to lay the smack down on some ducks.
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Old 06-06-2016, 11:51 AM   #23
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Good talking with ya this morning leon! Got my permit and ready to lay the smack down on some ducks.
Glad I got there when I did. They said duck permits probably won't last past today
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Old 06-06-2016, 11:54 AM   #24
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Glad I got there when I did. They said duck permits probably won't last past today
They sure are going quick lol I know a few guys that were talking about how it was off the charts but it was a day too late to snag a permit last year.

Now I gotta look into building a blind for the boat as much as I hate hunting out of a boat but it'll be my backup plan if the lakes stay flooded this fall.

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Old 06-06-2016, 12:01 PM   #25
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Trying to decide if I should leave work early to try and get a duck permit. Probably couldn't make it out there until 3, hell they may be gone by then
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Old 06-06-2016, 01:13 PM   #26
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Trying to decide if I should leave work early to try and get a duck permit. Probably couldn't make it out there until 3, hell they may be gone by then
You'll be good.
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Old 06-06-2016, 01:31 PM   #27
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I left at at 12:30 and I was number 182 for ducks.
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Old 06-06-2016, 01:34 PM   #28
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Y'all think all 500 permits for waterfowl will be gone today? that would be a record if that happens.
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Old 06-06-2016, 02:00 PM   #29
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I called the office cause someone on TBH said the amount of permits were going to be doubled so I had to call to check.

Kidding kidding haha

Mike @ the office did say they have given out over 200 waterfowl permits and last year they ran out after 39 hours (5 days), and says he doesn't think they'll last very long this year.
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Old 06-06-2016, 02:16 PM   #30
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Line is less than an hour right now...

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Old 06-06-2016, 02:26 PM   #31
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Less than an hour!?
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Old 06-06-2016, 02:41 PM   #32
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I will say this, I've been putting in for Hagerman and Grapevine for the same amount of time and I've gotten drawn twice for Hagerman and 0 times for Grapevine.
Sounds like my luck.
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Old 06-06-2016, 02:51 PM   #33
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They sure are going quick lol I know a few guys that were talking about how it was off the charts but it was a day too late to snag a permit last year.

Now I gotta look into building a blind for the boat as much as I hate hunting out of a boat but it'll be my backup plan if the lakes stay flooded this fall.

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Holler when you're ready to start that blind.
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Old 06-06-2016, 02:54 PM   #34
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How many deer permits do they pass out?

I think I seen someone said 500 duck permits.
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Old 06-06-2016, 02:57 PM   #35
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deer is lottery and as far as I know they will issue as many as are requested up until cutoff date
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Old 06-06-2016, 03:15 PM   #36
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Literally just walked in and out in 5 minutes but it sems to be picking up though.

They're around #300 on duck for those curious.
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Old 06-06-2016, 03:31 PM   #37
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Yup, just left there. I was almost 300 on the waterfowl, 250's on general, and 170's on deer lottery numbers. Got in and out in about 10 minutes.
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Old 06-06-2016, 05:58 PM   #38
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I was #288 on waterfowl @3pm
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Old 06-06-2016, 06:00 PM   #39
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I was in and out in less than 5 min at 3
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Old 06-06-2016, 06:41 PM   #40
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deer is lottery and as far as I know they will issue as many as are requested up until cutoff date
Yeah, that's the only thing I'm interested in and I'll go once it has settled down.
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Old 06-06-2016, 07:50 PM   #41
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Dang. I was think-n about get-n a duck permit there this year. Won't be able to go till Friday. Got some fond memories from my younger days though. Scored my only Golden Eye there back when permits were not needed.
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Old 06-06-2016, 11:09 PM   #42
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Half the ppl with duck permits don't duck hunt. Warden said after they started stalking hunters not 6ft in the water off the shore and giving out tickets, the word spread fast.

Not sure why that rule is. Can someone explain?


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Old 06-07-2016, 07:17 AM   #43
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Half the ppl with duck permits don't duck hunt. Warden said after they started stalking hunters not 6ft in the water off the shore and giving out tickets, the word spread fast.

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I was wondering about that too, that is the only lake I've seen that rule on. I have no idea why they would have it.
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Old 06-07-2016, 08:24 AM   #44
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Half the ppl with duck permits don't duck hunt. Warden said after they started stalking hunters not 6ft in the water off the shore and giving out tickets, the word spread fast.

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it may be a parking issue, here's why: water 6' from the bank is typically too deep to wade, requiring a canoe/kayak/boat of some kind, which leads to parking at a boat launch and not at one of two corp parking areas.
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Old 06-07-2016, 09:09 AM   #45
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it may be a parking issue, here's why: water 6' from the bank is typically too deep to wade, requiring a canoe/kayak/boat of some kind, which leads to parking at a boat launch and not at one of two corp parking areas.
If that is the case, that's the dumbest thing I've ever heard. Guess I'm glad I have a boat to use but I hate hunting out of it.
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Old 06-07-2016, 09:39 AM   #46
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I was wondering about that too, that is the only lake I've seen that rule on. I have no idea why they would have it.
I'm not sure but I did see a couple guys with wardens last year that were hunting off the bank. The guy behind me in line left when he heard the rule yesterday
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Old 06-07-2016, 09:44 AM   #47
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Not sure why that rule is. Can someone explain?


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My guess is to reduce the number of natural brush blinds that are left up. By the end of the season, there's a pile of sticks every 100 yards.

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Old 06-07-2016, 09:53 AM   #48
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If that is the case, that's the dumbest thing I've ever heard. Guess I'm glad I have a boat to use but I hate hunting out of it.
I hit my quota for good ideas for the day before that post so it will have to do, lol.
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Old 06-07-2016, 10:05 AM   #49
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I hit my quota for good ideas for the day before that post so it will have to do, lol.
Lol in terms of USACE, it makes perfect sense lol gonna call the ranger and ask him a few questions later today. Wonder if they'll cite me for hunting out of my but but anchored next to shore.....bit technically floating in like 2 inches of water? Haha

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Old 06-07-2016, 11:46 AM   #50
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Lol in terms of USACE, it makes perfect sense lol gonna call the ranger and ask him a few questions later today. Wonder if they'll cite me for hunting out of my but but anchored next to shore.....bit technically floating in like 2 inches of water? Haha

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Oh I'm sure they would
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