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Old 10-16-2009, 12:20 PM   #601
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Think that you are talking about Springhill Restaurant
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Old 10-16-2009, 02:15 PM   #602
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Went out yesterday it was HOT. Saw about 16 deer (half of them decent bucks) running around taunting me because they know I can't shoot them. No sign of hogs. Saw some snakes too. Where are they?>!?!
Where are the hogs? In compartment A!!!
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Old 10-16-2009, 10:04 PM   #603
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There is a place in plugerville that my buddy says has some great crawfish and oysters. Im not sure of the name but its suppose to have some great cajun food. Ill find out the name and let you know. I have seen some snakes to but they have been small and on the road. We have killed about three and they were cotten mouths. Wish I would have gone out this morning it would have been a nice morning.
This place? http://www.crawfishshack.net/
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Old 10-18-2009, 09:52 PM   #604
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Thats it. Still haven't gone yet but I want to soon. I heard it is really good. Anyone go hunting this weekend or was it closed to deer hunting? If so and deer sighted? I have seen some big bucks below the dam so I hope there are some taken.
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Old 10-18-2009, 09:58 PM   #605
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hey does anyone know the dates that the granger wma is closed for deer hunting? I know there are signs everywhere out there that have the dates but never took the time to look long enough to remember.
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Old 10-18-2009, 10:06 PM   #606
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good luck to all going
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Old 10-18-2009, 10:37 PM   #607
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It is on there website . Ill post it here in a few
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Old 10-18-2009, 10:39 PM   #608
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2009 Closures
Oct 19 - Oct 23
Nov 9 - 13
Nov 23 - 25
Nov 30 - Dec 4
Dec 14 - 18
Dec 28 - 30

2010 Closures
Jan 4 - 8
Jan 11 - 13
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Old 10-18-2009, 10:40 PM   #609
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thanks grangerboars for the info. Also where is compartment A? The units aren't marked with letters in the map booklet.
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Old 10-18-2009, 10:52 PM   #610
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Im not to sure Ive always used numbers. Below the dam is always my favorite. When it starts to get cold hog hunting will pick up. We will shoot many more.
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Old 10-18-2009, 10:56 PM   #611
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Sure hope so man I wanna smoke one for a college ball game. gotta be the provider for the tailgate haha.
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Old 10-18-2009, 11:05 PM   #612
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"Below the Dam" is seperated into three compartments, A B and C. A being on the north side of the river.
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Old 10-18-2009, 11:07 PM   #613
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Yea I hear you . If you hunt hard enough you will run into them. My buddy and I went out prolly 10 times before we ran into the group that I shot one. Once you do though its all worth it. Just remember the smaller ones smoke better and are easier to drag out. IMO the bigger ones don't eat as well and are much harder to clean. Thats why I shoot for the 75-100lb range cause they eat much better and can still feed a large group.
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Old 10-18-2009, 11:48 PM   #614
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I agree with GrangerBoars. Went there many times already. Still enjoy the hunt every time I went there. I haven't got one hog yet since l started hunting at Granger WMA last spring. I believe in myself that one day, I will run into them. I had been to Gate 6 and 7 and Pecan Grove. I had sighted couple hogs since but no shooters yet. Plenty of deers, in fact, last Saturday, I saw at least 7 does less than 50 yards from where I stand. It is worth time to spend in the woods and get familiar with the area.

Last Saturday, I am sure that there are at least 2 hunters at Gate 8 because I saw one dark blue Grand Cherokee and white dodge truck (I think that it is dodge...). It was around 11:15 AM. I hunted from spillway parking lot.
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Old 10-18-2009, 11:58 PM   #615
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Yea I would say I average about a 1-10 chance on seeing a hog when I head out there. My all time favorite spot would have to be the south side of the spillway. The road the dutches gas station is on. You go just past the road that goes across the dam and theres a parking area just to your left. Park there and walk the road and listen to the bloodreeds. If it is calm outside you have a good chance of hearing them moving around in the reeds. If not them walk all the way to the end of the road and walk back slowly looking for them walking around...
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Old 10-19-2009, 07:14 AM   #616
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thanks grangerboars for the info. Also where is compartment A? The units aren't marked with letters in the map booklet.
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Old 10-19-2009, 01:07 PM   #617
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Got two pigs behind the dam this morning.
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Old 10-19-2009, 01:14 PM   #618
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nice. which part did you find them? any pics?
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Old 10-19-2009, 01:56 PM   #619
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Nice! Made me wish that I am out on hunt today! Hate to work on Monday.... Wait a minute... is Pecan Grove supposed to be closed? Same for San Gabriel and Willis Creek. All of these areas will be open again on October 24.

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Old 10-19-2009, 03:45 PM   #620
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Old 10-19-2009, 04:02 PM   #621
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Got two pigs behind the dam this morning.
Who do I need to get to know to be able to hunt with a rifle at Granger. Lucky dog.
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Old 10-19-2009, 04:17 PM   #622
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Who do I need to get to know to be able to hunt with a rifle at Granger. Lucky dog.
Using rifles at Granger WMA is prohibited. Shotguns are allowed for squirrels, furbearers/Coyotes, Doves, Migratory birds only. Archery is allowed for hogs only. Deers - have go through drawings.
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Old 10-19-2009, 04:29 PM   #623
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Using rifles at Granger WMA is prohibited. Shotguns are allowed for squirrels, furbearers/Coyotes, Doves, Migratory birds only. Archery is allowed for hogs only. Deers - have go through drawings.
Yeah I know. I swear I saw a ldp in the post above with a rifle, an AK at that. But now I don't see it, I must be losing my mind.
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Old 10-19-2009, 04:29 PM   #624
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Old 10-19-2009, 04:30 PM   #625
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Yeah I know. I swear I saw a ldp in the post above with a rifle, an AK at that. But now I don't see it, I must be losing my mind.
I tried to post two pics but it just replaced the one with me and the rifle. I always have hell posting stuff on here.
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Old 10-19-2009, 04:32 PM   #626
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I tried to post two pics but it just replaced the one with me and the rifle. I always have hell posting stuff on here.
Ok, I know I'm not near as sharp as I used to be. But I shouldn't be imagining things this early in life.
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Old 10-19-2009, 04:36 PM   #627
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Get to know some of the farmers around the lake. There is always someone trying to get rid of some pigs.
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Old 10-19-2009, 04:43 PM   #628
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gbeard, are you still using that little 50 cal.
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Old 10-19-2009, 04:48 PM   #629
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Whats up bofly?!! Negative on the .50 BMG. I pulled the optics off of it the other day and put them on my 300 RUM. Gonna switch to a scope with 1/2 MOA adjustments (the scope I was using had 1/8). Been seeing any deer or pigs on your side of the river?
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Old 10-19-2009, 04:53 PM   #630
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1 or 2 deer, hogs are coming in around 1:00am - 3:00am, to old to stay up that late and to lazy to get up!
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Old 10-19-2009, 04:56 PM   #631
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Im not seeing that many deer either. Too many hogs chasing the deer out. Still pretty exited though because my plots came up this year.
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Old 10-19-2009, 04:58 PM   #632
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i'm late on that too, what did you plant this year?
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Old 10-19-2009, 05:02 PM   #633
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Good work GT. Those were some pretty good sized pigs. I actually saw some tracks on our place last weekend for the first time ever, so they're starting to spread downstream a little bit.
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Old 10-19-2009, 05:09 PM   #634
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i'm late on that too, what did you plant this year?
I planted oats, chicory, wheat, red clover, turnips, and austrian winterpeas. All is coming up well. Me and matt planted our plots about a month ago.
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Old 10-19-2009, 05:11 PM   #635
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Good work GT. Those were some pretty good sized pigs. I actually saw some tracks on our place last weekend for the first time ever, so they're starting to spread downstream a little bit.
Dang man thats no good. You should ask the landowner if they would allow the pigs to be hunted with rifle in order to control them. You still need to come on out and help me with hog control one evening.
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Old 10-19-2009, 05:38 PM   #636
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Gbeard............congrats on some nice hogs. Did you shoot them on Granger or Private land?
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Old 10-19-2009, 05:40 PM   #637
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Thanks!! Private land, but close to the WMA. Lots of pigs out there this year.
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Old 10-19-2009, 09:27 PM   #638
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Saw a buck and a doe today in G. That's it. Gonna be a slow week this week.
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Old 10-19-2009, 09:37 PM   #639
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nice hogs gbeard. Let me know if you need any help with hog control. I would be there in a sec. I have noticed the hog hunting picking up at granger and hope I can get a few more to put in the freezer.
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Old 10-20-2009, 01:13 AM   #640
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Saw a buck and a doe today in G. That's it. Gonna be a slow week this week.
You one of lucky drawing winners? Just wonder...
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You one of lucky drawing winners? Just wonder...
Yes.

And 8 standbys were available but only one person showed up. That would be TBH'r No1hogkiller.

We've put in for this hunt for many years and never drawn till this year.

We'll be in C today.
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Old 10-20-2009, 08:06 AM   #642
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So there were avaliable spots to hunt yesterday morning? Where do you show up for standby hunts? Also do you have to pay for the standby hunts? Do they take you to your compartment ? Sorry for all the questions but I would be very interested in bowhunting out there.
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Old 10-20-2009, 10:33 PM   #643
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So there were avaliable spots to hunt yesterday morning? Where do you show up for standby hunts? Also do you have to pay for the standby hunts? Do they take you to your compartment ? Sorry for all the questions but I would be very interested in bowhunting out there.

There were 7 slots left. You need to call the Granger WMA and listen to the recording about how many standbys are available, show up at the hunter check station at the Willis Creek park gate by 11 the day of the hunt with a money order for the cost of the hunt and see if they have room.

It's first come first serve. If more people show than slots, then you'll put you name in the hat a draw.

I saw one nice buck and 8 doe today. I had one doe at 17 yards the spooked when I move a little too much. Never got full draw.

Everybody's after big boy on this hunt so I don't expect many hog or doe to be taken.

I'm beat, I going to bed.
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do you know how much it cost? do you only get to hunt for that one day? Sorry I just really want to hunt out there.. thank for the help
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Old 10-20-2009, 11:11 PM   #645
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From the TPWD website.... just call the ranger and show up the morning of if there are standbys. they draw and if you get drawn pay fee and be ready to hunt all week if you want.

GRANGER Area Code: GR NOTICE: These extended hunt periods will have a $130 permit fee. BAG AND POSSESSION LIMITS: Two whitetailed
deer (either sex). Bucks must have at least one unbranched antler or an inside main beam spread of 13 inches or greater; if two bucks are harvested, then only one may have an inside main beam spread of 13 inches or greater. Unlimited feral hogs, coyotes, and bobcats. HUNT METHOD: By compartment. Hunters may bring portable blinds for their use. Limited vehicular traffic and ATVs and ORVs may be used for blind placement or game retrieval only. Baiting is allowed. PERMITS AVAILABLE: 100 LAST YEAR: 269 applicants for 100 permits HUNTER SUCCESS: 9%

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Old 10-20-2009, 11:14 PM   #646
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And your fee includes your tags so you dont use the ones off your license. Just did the Guadalupe SP hunt last week and it was fun although I didnt see much. Missed a hog and saw whitetail, axis, sika. Tons of Axis at that place but none in bow range. Rifle should be an awsome hunt there. Unlimited Exotics/Hogs along with your deer tags(5).
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Old 10-21-2009, 09:40 AM   #647
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Ok thanks. Will they do standbys for rifle hunt out at granger? This would be great. Thanks for everything.
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Old 10-21-2009, 01:08 PM   #648
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Doubt that they will allow rifles at all at Granger WMA.
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Old 10-21-2009, 03:16 PM   #649
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They do on the doe hunts
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Old 10-21-2009, 03:57 PM   #650
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Anyone ever hunt at Sore Finger #1?
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