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Old 10-13-2019, 07:12 PM   #301
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On the brochure it says at the check station. I don’t see that happening with 200 people.
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Old 10-14-2019, 08:35 AM   #302
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Why wouldn't they do the meeting later in the afternoon or evening? Oh wait its the Feds haha
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Old 10-14-2019, 12:36 PM   #303
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Why wouldn't they do the meeting later in the afternoon or evening? Oh wait its the Feds haha
Don't they allow scouting after orientation? That may be the reason.
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Old 10-14-2019, 12:40 PM   #304
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Don't they allow scouting after orientation? That may be the reason.
It used to be that they allowed three days of scouting. Now you can only scout after the orientation. (Half an afternoon)

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Old 10-14-2019, 11:37 PM   #305
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It used to be that they allowed three days of scouting. Now you can only scout after the orientation. (Half an afternoon)

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Dang! didn't know that - I wonder why they'd lessen the scouting time
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Old 10-15-2019, 08:40 AM   #306
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Dang! didn't know that - I wonder why they'd lessen the scouting time
Because they can lol. I wondered the same thing. First year I hunted there, we scouted an entire day before orientation. Some scouted a couple days before. But now I have my spots and hunt the same areas so I don't need ot scout anymore.
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Old 10-15-2019, 08:43 AM   #307
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Because they can lol. I wondered the same thing. First year I hunted there, we scouted an entire day before orientation. Some scouted a couple days before. But now I have my spots and hunt the same areas so I don't need ot scout anymore.
How are scouting requirements like this enforced? This is a year round open park. How are they going to stop someone from scouting early?
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Old 10-15-2019, 10:19 AM   #308
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How are scouting requirements like this enforced? This is a year round open park. How are they going to stop someone from scouting early?
True... Maybe try not looking like a hunter.
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Old 10-15-2019, 10:32 AM   #309
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How are scouting requirements like this enforced? This is a year round open park. How are they going to stop someone from scouting early?
You can access the NWR all year long. Walking or biking. Just have to stay on the designated roads.

I doubt there will be anyone else out there. During the summer, there is no one present.

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Old 10-15-2019, 11:06 AM   #310
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How are scouting requirements like this enforced? This is a year round open park. How are they going to stop someone from scouting early?
BC they are the ones with the gun and badge . I'm sure you can go out there, just don't go packing blinds and other hunting crap. Binos, backpack and go look around
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True... Maybe try not looking like a hunter.
Haha yep, Plenty of bird watchers out there all year long.

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You can access the NWR all year long. Walking or biking. Just have to stay on the designated roads.

I doubt there will be anyone else out there. During the summer, there is no one present.

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What GBludau said. you can go out there anytime. you just cant set up 'hunting' stuff before the allowed time frame. Scouting can be done all year long.
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Old 10-16-2019, 09:37 AM   #311
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Old 10-16-2019, 11:18 AM   #312
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I just got put on the "Pending 2nd Draw" status on the exotic hunts for the 20+ year in a row on the rifle hunts at all the refuge hunts.
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Old 10-16-2019, 01:04 PM   #313
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I just got put on the "Pending 2nd Draw" status on the exotic hunts for the 20+ year in a row on the rifle hunts at all the refuge hunts.
Same here, pending 2nd draw of 17 hunts! At least I won a rifle permit for Laguna 1/10-1/12.

Keep the fingers crossed and the chins up!
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Old 10-16-2019, 01:09 PM   #314
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Same here, pending 2nd draw of 17 hunts! At least I won a rifle permit for Laguna 1/10-1/12.

Keep the fingers crossed and the chins up!
Dude that's not an "at least" you drew a dang good hunt!!!!
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Old 10-16-2019, 01:10 PM   #315
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Same here, pending 2nd draw of 17 hunts! At least I won a rifle permit for Laguna 1/10-1/12.



Keep the fingers crossed and the chins up!
Yes, at least you got one. I have never been drawn for a rifle hunt.

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Old 10-16-2019, 02:04 PM   #316
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I didn't mean to sound ungrateful! I'm super pumped for the hunt! All I meant was at least I WON a hunt! Applied for 37, won 1, I don't care who you are, that is pretty sweet!
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Old 10-16-2019, 02:39 PM   #317
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I didn't mean to sound ungrateful! I'm super pumped for the hunt! All I meant was at least I WON a hunt! Applied for 37, won 1, I don't care who you are, that is pretty sweet!
I'm just messing with you, I love Laguna, only reason I didn't put in again this year was to go hunt elk in NM!

Bring good glass and plenty of water!!
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Old 10-17-2019, 08:50 AM   #318
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Ok so not to start a huge argument...What broadhead are you using?
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Old 10-17-2019, 10:41 AM   #319
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Ok so not to start a huge argument...What broadhead are you using?


I am currently using 125 grain Magnus Black Hornet SER-Razor fixed broadheads this year. Prior to this year I used Magnus stinger buzzcuts with great success. I had problems with mechanical broadheads in the past and went to a fixed head a few years ago and havenít lost a animal yet. I am a big fan of the Magnus products due to there customer service and made in America guarantee.


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Old 10-17-2019, 11:14 AM   #320
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Old 10-17-2019, 08:20 PM   #321
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230 grain Valkyrie Jagers
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Old 10-17-2019, 10:45 PM   #322
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230 grain Valkyrie Jagers
Shootin' grown up arras!


You want a beefy, very sharp fixed broadhead for thicc critters like nilgai. Unless you are shooting an xbow then, and only then, would a mechanical be a good idea for nilgai
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Old 10-18-2019, 08:52 AM   #323
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Currently I shoot RamCats and have had great success with them.
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Old 10-18-2019, 09:36 PM   #324
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Anybody have a unit map of the area?
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Old 10-18-2019, 09:58 PM   #325
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NADUC.pdf
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Old 10-19-2019, 08:19 AM   #326
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I killed my Nilgai with exodus 125 grain heads. I got drawn for the bow hunt 11/1-11/5 and the rifle for 12/13-12/16. This is the first rifle hunt that I have drawn in 15+ years that I have been applying. I still remember mailing in my apps every year. We’ll be staying at the Isla Inn for the bow hunt.
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Old 10-19-2019, 09:25 AM   #327
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Thanks. That helps. Could only find NWA overall map.
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Old 10-19-2019, 02:38 PM   #328
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We will be slingin arrows in 5 days fellas!
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Old 10-19-2019, 03:50 PM   #329
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Who all is hunting the first Archery next week?
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Old Yesterday, 04:06 PM   #330
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Anybody know for sure where the orientation is at? Last year it was at Los Fresnos community center... hopefully still at 9am. I got an email specifically about orientation last year but havent seen one this year...
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Old Yesterday, 07:46 PM   #331
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FYI, I drove by the refuge today. Buena Vista road looks done except for striping, but it looks like they widened it. I don't believe there's enough area to park if you wanted to access 6 from there.

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FYI, I drove by the refuge today. Buena Vista road looks done except for striping, but it looks like they widened it. I don't believe there's enough area to park if you wanted to access 6 from there.

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Thanks for the intel!
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Old Today, 07:50 AM   #333
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Iíll be there Saturday.
Probably hunting Sunday, Monday and Tuesday.
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Old Today, 08:16 AM   #334
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Forecast calls for rain most of this week. Good luck, it will be a muddy mess in most areas.

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Forecast calls for rain most of this week. Good luck, it will be a muddy mess in most areas.

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Do you have a weather app that seems to be better for the weather down there?
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Anybody know for sure where the orientation is at? Last year it was at Los Fresnos community center... hopefully still at 9am. I got an email specifically about orientation last year but havent seen one this year...
AS of yesterday, a buddy of mine hunting this weekend hasn't heard when or where orientation will be. I'd assume he gets some kind of info today or tomorrow on it.

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Iíll be there Saturday.
Probably hunting Sunday, Monday and Tuesday.
Are you going to orientation? You must attend first if you want to hunt. Just making sure you know
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Old Today, 09:49 AM   #337
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Anyone get drawn for the exotic only hunt in April?
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Do you have a weather app that seems to be better for the weather down there?
I just use whatever weather app came with my phone. It helps that I live five minutes from the Atascosa and last night it rained like cats and dogs. You could here the wind howling and the rain beating hard on the windows. The forecast is calling for rain on and off until Saturday. If that is the case then it will probably be a muddy mess for at least a couple of days after it stops raining. True test for all you E-bikers!!

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Old Today, 10:13 AM   #339
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I just use whatever weather app came with my phone. It helps that I live five minutes from the Atascosa and last night it rained like cats and dogs. You could here the wind howling and the rain beating hard on the windows. The forecast is calling for rain on and off until Saturday. If that is the case then it will probably be a muddy mess for at least a couple of days after it stops raining. True test for all you E-bikers!!

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14,000 customers without power. Must have been a hell of a storm last night. This is a picture of South Padre Island as of this morning. I know it is just Monday but if it keeps raining it will be an interesting hunt for hunters this weekend.

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