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Old 12-28-2017, 04:17 PM   #1
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Well actually hunting starts tomorrow.
Let me say a big thank you to the green screen guts that shared tips and pointers to this LA newbie. At least I feel like I had a plan coming down.
Scouting day in the books, the road was muddy so boots on the ground for 8 miles today. Found good sign so that's a start.
Wind was about 15-20 from the north so mot much moving. Tomorrow looks to be the same with rain. I may ride out the rain for at least half a day and come out around noon rain or shine hoping for a break before dark.
PoPo1984 is here with a buddy so I'm sure he'll chime in too.
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Old 12-28-2017, 04:25 PM   #2
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Old 12-28-2017, 06:21 PM   #3
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And about 22 people showed up to hunt

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Old 12-28-2017, 06:43 PM   #4
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Good luck! 8 miles! Let me know how many trips it takes to pack a Nilgai out?
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Old 12-29-2017, 07:24 AM   #5
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Well I'm settled. Had to change plans due to not listening to those warning me about wet mud roads. Had to abandon the game cart a half mike in and plan accordingly. I'd never get anything out while it's wet, I'll try again sat.
47* still that 15-20 mph north wind with a little mist off and on. May rain later. Good day to be in a box blind instead of the open on public land but you can't kill em from camp. Should be 60 by noon, fingers crossed.
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Old 12-29-2017, 07:30 AM   #6
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Old 12-29-2017, 07:37 AM   #7
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Old 12-29-2017, 08:55 AM   #8
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Laguna Atascosa is a beautiful place. Watch for gators.
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Old 12-29-2017, 09:18 AM   #9
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Laguna Atascosa is a beautiful place. Watch for gators.
Gators nor snakes are a problem right now

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Old 12-29-2017, 09:23 AM   #10
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Old 12-29-2017, 10:01 AM   #11
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Old 12-29-2017, 10:53 AM   #12
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Following , looks like you have perfect weather for game activity..

You gun or archery ?
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Old 12-29-2017, 11:15 AM   #13
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Looks like a pig haven!
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Old 12-29-2017, 11:46 AM   #14
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Gun, and it would be perfect if the wind would die some. guy missed a buck earlier due to rushing a shot but its been dead from everyone else ive talked to.

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Old 12-29-2017, 12:58 PM   #15
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The rio Grande valley is windy almost always, doubt it will die down before sunset but I hope it does, good luck
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Old 12-29-2017, 03:36 PM   #16
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Not much of a live hunt from me. Javelina are all I've seen so far. Plan to be mobile tomorrow

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Old 12-29-2017, 03:40 PM   #17
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Good luck and for the love of God...told take off your safety orange until you reach your vehicle!
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Old 12-29-2017, 04:30 PM   #18
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We rode all the way back to three and spotted a bull and 5 or 6 cows. After low crawling for a hundred yards some thing spooked them from behind and they ran to our direction but to the other side of a sand bearm and kept on going. We’re beat. Didn’t see anything else. I don’t think I’ll make it back to 3 again without a truck ride back
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Old 12-29-2017, 05:52 PM   #19
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Good luck love that place shot a lot of animals there in last 25 plus years
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Old 12-29-2017, 08:04 PM   #20
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Youíd be surprised about them gators. I found 4 big holes/dens in unit 3. Actually stepped on a baby gator right by my first set up. After I calmed down I counted 8 babies laying in the grass.
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Old 12-29-2017, 09:33 PM   #21
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Yes definitely watch for the gator dens you may not have a foot or leg if a big one is sitting in it. And as for snakes you'll be surprised when you see one because the ones my group has seen aren't very little and were out in pretty cool weather.


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Old 12-29-2017, 10:21 PM   #22
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I posted the story on the public hunting thread.

When we left the check station around 7:30 a few deer had been brought in and I believe 6 nilgai, but donít quote me on that number. There where also volunteers out with two groups who were tracking.


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Old 12-29-2017, 11:55 PM   #23
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I posted the story on the public hunting thread.

When we left the check station around 7:30 a few deer had been brought in and I believe 6 nilgai, but donít quote me on that number. There where also volunteers out with two groups who were tracking.


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Well done, he's a beast!

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Old 12-30-2017, 12:03 AM   #24
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After all that time I finally had my chance at a nice bull about 200yds behind me. He saw me look and went full alert. By the time I turned and got the crosshairs on him he was turning clean miss. Pool heard the shot and no contact.
My bud on the other hand missed a cow and nice buck but later in the evening connected with a nice bull. That fell 400yds in a mud flat. A lot of work getting him to the road but fortunately there was a volunteer family that drove in and helped load it in their truck to take it to the cleaning station.
Left last gate at 715. By the time we left for camp it was after 10.
Long day, early morning. I'll post a few pics tomorrow but here's the board


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Old 12-30-2017, 12:42 AM   #25
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Pic for size and the pic shows how we felt before final cleaning

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Old 12-30-2017, 05:02 AM   #26
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Congrats to your buddy. Good luck getting you one today.


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Old 12-30-2017, 06:18 AM   #27
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Old 12-30-2017, 07:35 AM   #28
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Old 12-30-2017, 09:01 AM   #29
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Nice! Good luck on your bull today


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Old 12-30-2017, 10:55 AM   #30
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Dang man that’s a good bull congrats!
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Old 12-30-2017, 12:20 PM   #31
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Old 12-30-2017, 01:58 PM   #32
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We got it done again this morning. 1hr stalk, I called the range and RPB hammered him walking at 350yds.


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Old 12-30-2017, 02:18 PM   #33
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Dang Chris, you guys got two fantastic trophy Nilgai. Congrats to all the successful hunters!
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Old 12-30-2017, 03:27 PM   #34
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After all that time I finally had my chance at a nice bull about 200yds behind me. He saw me look and went full alert. By the time I turned and got the crosshairs on him he was turning clean miss. Pool heard the shot and no contact.
My bud on the other hand missed a cow and nice buck but later in the evening connected with a nice bull. That fell 400yds in a mud flat. A lot of work getting him to the road but fortunately there was a volunteer family that drove in and helped load it in their truck to take it to the cleaning station.
Left last gate at 715. By the time we left for camp it was after 10.
Long day, early morning. I'll post a few pics tomorrow but here's the board


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Who in the heck is "Neal Guy"?
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Old 12-30-2017, 03:45 PM   #35
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We got it done again this morning. 1hr stalk, I called the range and RPB hammered him walking at 350yds.


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That is an awesome looking bull, so much scaring on him!! Way to go guys!

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Old 12-30-2017, 04:19 PM   #36
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Who in the heck is "Neal Guy"?
Idk but I'd like to see a pic of Brittany Spears and the 600 lb. chupahabra
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Old 12-30-2017, 04:39 PM   #37
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Neal Guy = nilgai
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Old 12-30-2017, 05:13 PM   #38
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Congrats. Those are some good looking Bulls!!
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Old 12-30-2017, 07:05 PM   #39
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Ran into another Ag on the way in who was struggling so we gave him directions to the spot we had been hunting. He headed over there and killed a bull.

Iíve had enough cleaning and hauling and RPB had to meet the tick guy to have his head sprayed so I went out for a bike ride through 2 and 3. Saw a boat load of deer, 20+ cows and a bull. It has been fun, but with two taxidermy bills we are headed home early for some brownie points.


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Old 12-30-2017, 08:19 PM   #40
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Yall had a heck of a hunt. Congrats on the bulls. Ain't no better eat-n than ground Nilgai.
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Old 12-30-2017, 08:33 PM   #41
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Old 12-30-2017, 08:39 PM   #42
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Not much of a live hunt with this much work going on. Shot my bull at 1130, finished getting everything done and drove out at 6 to find a taxidermist. Mine FD weight of 310 is official. I'll add more in a day or two. Pretty whooped. Great hunt, great adventure, not sure if I'm young enough to come back.lol
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Old 12-30-2017, 09:02 PM   #43
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Congrats brother! That's a heck of a bull. 310lbs FD ain't slouch-n either.
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Old 12-30-2017, 09:02 PM   #44
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Not much of a live hunt with this much work going on. Shot my bull at 1130, finished getting everything done and drove out at 6 to find a taxidermist. Mine FD weight of 310 is official. I'll add more in a day or two. Pretty whooped. Great hunt, great adventure, not sure if I'm young enough to come back.lol
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Great Job John! Congrats to all the hunters! My feet are sore just reading all your texts! Get sum rest! I know you drove all that way you'll hunt agin in the morning!
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Old 12-30-2017, 09:45 PM   #46
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Great bulls, and it's a pretty full board on this hunt. Good job guys.

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Old 12-30-2017, 09:46 PM   #47
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That is an awesome looking bull, so much scaring on him!! Way to go guys!

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I'm not young enough to move that, mine almost killed me.

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Old 12-30-2017, 10:09 PM   #48
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Congrats to you guys. Looks like a lot of fun!!!
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Old 12-31-2017, 01:44 AM   #49
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Heck yea. Congrats. Did you make it to unit 3 any
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Old 12-31-2017, 02:49 AM   #50
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I can tell you brother, I hunted on the kenedy pastures for close to 5 years. We smacked on average 10-15 bulls a year hunting out of rigged out jeeps, and it was mucho work in the field messing those boys, you got my respect on your hunt! Congrats! They are hard to hunt but worth the challenge! Great bulls!


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