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Old 01-05-2018, 09:30 PM   #251
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Had a really slow day will hit it again tomorrow morning
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Old 01-06-2018, 10:34 AM   #252
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Well I suck. Just missed a big bull. Busted me drawing but stopped about 50 yrds. I had to lean way out and shot right under him.
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Old 01-06-2018, 11:00 AM   #253
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Well I suck. Just missed a big bull. Busted me drawing but stopped about 50 yrds. I had to lean way out and shot right under him.
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Old 01-06-2018, 11:30 AM   #254
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Saw one other nilgia right before the one I missed. Hoping it circles back. I’m back against some real thick brush with tall grass and that bull almost come out on top of me. Probably walked 5-10 yards right behind me. Was hopeing the would walk along it on the trails. I wouldn’t think a animal that big could fit through some of it. Lol
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Old 01-06-2018, 11:36 AM   #255
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Saw one other nilgia right before the one I missed. Hoping it circles back. Iím back against some real thick brush with tall grass and that bull almost come out on top of me. Probably walked 5-10 yards right behind me. Was hopeing the would walk along it on the trails. I wouldnít think a animal that big could fit through some of it. Lol


They donít necessarily ďfitĒ they make their own trails, lol


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Old 01-06-2018, 12:53 PM   #256
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Saw one other nilgia right before the one I missed. Hoping it circles back. Iím back against some real thick brush with tall grass and that bull almost come out on top of me. Probably walked 5-10 yards right behind me. Was hopeing the would walk along it on the trails. I wouldnít think a animal that big could fit through some of it. Lol
What section are you are we are off 10 and we saw some bulls too
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Old 01-06-2018, 01:36 PM   #257
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Hunting off of 30
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Old 01-06-2018, 02:40 PM   #258
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Well I suck. Just missed a big bull. Busted me drawing but stopped about 50 yrds. I had to lean way out and shot right under him.
Dang. Keep at it brother
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Old 01-06-2018, 02:45 PM   #259
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Well I suck. Just missed a big bull. Busted me drawing but stopped about 50 yrds. I had to lean way out and shot right under him.
Don't feel bad. I hunted out there four days and all four days the animals made me before I could even draw. At least you got a shot at one. He will be back next year. Keep slinging them

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Old 01-06-2018, 03:20 PM   #260
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Found this yesterday on the narrow side of cr 10
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Old 01-06-2018, 10:37 PM   #261
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Thanks for posting the updates! Good luck tomorrow!
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Old 01-07-2018, 07:35 AM   #262
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Yanta61, I saw a bunch of tracks on the 30 road south end while scouting. Keep up the posts.
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Old 01-07-2018, 08:56 AM   #263
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Talked to some guys yesterday. He said he stuck a bull at 10 yards but couldn’t find it. He said they saw a bull walking the road the first day and just went in a set up. Finally saw a group of pigs. There was a solid white one that I wanted but could never get a shot on it.
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Old 01-07-2018, 08:59 AM   #264
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This is some tough hunting but I love it. Ive seen a ton of javelinas and hogs. I’ve also heard, but haven’t seen any turkeys. I’ve had some massive bucks within 40 yards but it’s just too thick to get a clear shot. I’ve also seen a ton of Nilgai but again, they stay just far enough in the brush to where I can’t get a shot. I’m set up just off of an interior road and right at 7am I had 6 Nilgai come crashing through the brush at 40 yards but they never came out onto the road. I’m staying hopeful that I can get something down today. Good luck to everyone else that is out here this morning!
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Old 01-07-2018, 09:24 AM   #265
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Can you take off your hunter orange while sitting? Was reading that nilgai can see yellow, orange and red. Thinking this is how they busted me so fast.
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Old 01-07-2018, 09:25 AM   #266
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Can you take off your hunter orange while sitting? Was reading that nilgai can see yellow, orange and red. Thinking this is how they busted me so fast.


I was wearing all my orange when I shot mine, 50 yards and didnít know what I was.


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Old 01-07-2018, 09:36 AM   #267
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Can you take off your hunter orange while sitting? Was reading that nilgai can see yellow, orange and red. Thinking this is how they busted me so fast.
I take mine off when I get to the spot that Iím hunting.
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Old 01-07-2018, 10:39 AM   #268
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I am pretty sure you can take orange off if you are stationary
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Old 01-07-2018, 10:02 PM   #269
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Old 01-07-2018, 10:10 PM   #270
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This is some tough hunting but I love it. Ive seen a ton of javelinas and hogs. Iíve also heard, but havenít seen any turkeys. Iíve had some massive bucks within 40 yards but itís just too thick to get a clear shot. Iíve also seen a ton of Nilgai but again, they stay just far enough in the brush to where I canít get a shot. Iím set up just off of an interior road and right at 7am I had 6 Nilgai come crashing through the brush at 40 yards but they never came out onto the road. Iím staying hopeful that I can get something down today. Good luck to everyone else that is out here this morning!
Get in the brush with them! First time i hunted there i also had a similiar setup. For the most part they wont travel in the open. Once i got in the thick stuff with them, i saw more and got more shot opportunities. Find trails in the thick areas and sit just off those trails. We never saw any animals on the road and weve hunted there 4 times now. Goodluck!

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Old 01-07-2018, 10:15 PM   #271
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Get in the brush with them! First time i hunted there i also had a similiar setup. For the most part they wont travel in the open. Once i got in the thick stuff with them, i saw more and got more shot opportunities. Find trails in the thick areas and sit just off those trails. We never saw any animals on the road and weve hunted there 4 times now. Goodluck!

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This was my first year to hunt here, I mainly hunted off the roads. Saw lots of animals but they all cross so quickly, not like a sendero where thereís corn to stop them. If I get drawnnext year I will definitely be gettin in the brush with them!!


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Old 01-07-2018, 10:20 PM   #272
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This was my first year to hunt here, I mainly hunted off the roads. Saw lots of animals but they all cross so quickly, not like a sendero where thereís corn to stop them. If I get drawnnext year I will definitely be gettin in the brush with them!!


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Those public land animals are crazy smart. Its hard to explain until youve been in there and been busted by them multple times! It changes your whole game plan!

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Old 01-08-2018, 09:44 AM   #273
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Gearing up for the exotic rifle hunt in Feb. Thinking now with the recent posts it will be a close shot.
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Old 01-08-2018, 10:39 PM   #274
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Much thanks for all the info you guys are posting! I was drawn for the hunt this weekend (Jan 11-14) I went out this morning to scout a little and saw a flock of Jakes as I drove up the North end of CR10. When I got in the brush, I didn't see any animals but there was tons of trails and scat. I think I found a pretty good spot to set up but it's well off of the roads and I hope I can handle dragging a tri-pod in that far. I checked the weather for Thur-Sun and it looks like the wind will be switching pretty drastically halfway through. That should be fun!, lol. Well, congrats to all of you that scored, better luck next time to those who didn't and best of luck to you all going this week!
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Old 01-23-2018, 02:25 PM   #275
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Much thanks for all the info you guys are posting! I was drawn for the hunt this weekend (Jan 11-14) I went out this morning to scout a little and saw a flock of Jakes as I drove up the North end of CR10. When I got in the brush, I didn't see any animals but there was tons of trails and scat. I think I found a pretty good spot to set up but it's well off of the roads and I hope I can handle dragging a tri-pod in that far. I checked the weather for Thur-Sun and it looks like the wind will be switching pretty drastically halfway through. That should be fun!, lol. Well, congrats to all of you that scored, better luck next time to those who didn't and best of luck to you all going this week!
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Old 02-06-2018, 07:57 AM   #276
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Anyone going on the hunts over the next couple weekends?
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Old 02-06-2018, 01:17 PM   #277
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Not to El Teniente but I am going.

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Old 02-06-2018, 03:58 PM   #278
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Did they decide to have some additional hunts or are these the original scheduled late exotic hunts y'all speak of?
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Old 02-06-2018, 04:18 PM   #279
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Just got off the phone with them. There are some hunts in the works but the logistics and scheduling has not been finalized. They will announce it once they have a final schedule. We shall see lets hope it gets done.
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Old 02-06-2018, 04:26 PM   #280
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Me and a couple other tbh’ers drew for the last hunt in February
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Old 02-08-2018, 08:11 PM   #281
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I'm hunting the East Lake Unit this weekend feb. 9th-11th. Anyone else down here hunting this weekend? I know there are supposed to be 10 total hunters in the east lake unit and something like 15 I believe in the teniente unit. Talked to the park ranger about using my bow down here as well and they don't see any issue with it. Plan....if successful with rifle...switch to stick missiles!
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Old 02-09-2018, 09:48 AM   #282
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I have second weekend of Teniente.
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Old 02-12-2018, 03:49 PM   #283
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Small report for you.

We just got back from 3 days doing the Nilgai only rifle hunt on Teniente (Feb 9th-11th). Sorry if I'm not supposed to post rifle reports here. That piece of land is a TOUGH hunt. Lots of Nilgai sign in the really thick brush, but the thickest brush is obviously the toughest to navigate.

Was able to finally stalk up on two cows the morning of third day, but they busted me at 200 yards when I was setting up my shooting sticks. Plus the evening of the third day and the evening of the first day kind of got rain/wind cancelled (Nilgai hate the cold and just go hide in the deep brush when it gets cold or windy or rainy). Saw plenty of hogs and whitetail though.
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Old 02-12-2018, 07:28 PM   #284
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Small report for you.

We just got back from 3 days doing the Nilgai only rifle hunt on Teniente (Feb 9th-11th). Sorry if I'm not supposed to post rifle reports here. That piece of land is a TOUGH hunt. Lots of Nilgai sign in the really thick brush, but the thickest brush is obviously the toughest to navigate.

Was able to finally stalk up on two cows the morning of third day, but they busted me at 200 yards when I was setting up my shooting sticks. Plus the evening of the third day and the evening of the first day kind of got rain/wind cancelled (Nilgai hate the cold and just go hide in the deep brush when it gets cold or windy or rainy). Saw plenty of hogs and whitetail though.
Thx for the report. How did the rest of the hunters fare? Did all the drawn hunters show up?
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Old 02-13-2018, 10:51 AM   #285
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Thx for the report. How did the rest of the hunters fare? Did all the drawn hunters show up?
Well, unlike with some other public hunts, there's no central check station or "leaderboard" so I don't really know for certain. We talked to 3 or so other hunters who had seen some Nilgai from afar but not able to harvest any.

Likewise, we kind of stayed in the general area we had scouted out (probably a mistake in retrospect), so can't really say for certain whether all the other hunters showed up. But, on "our" corner of the refuge, only saw 2 other hunters (one other we saw at the hotel). So I kind of doubt that everyone showed (but, can't really really say for certain)
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Old 02-15-2018, 05:59 PM   #286
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How is the cell service down there?
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Old 02-15-2018, 06:17 PM   #287
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I have at&t and I never had any problems. I had good service all over.
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Old 02-18-2018, 07:12 PM   #288
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Any updates from this weekend?
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Old 02-20-2018, 09:48 AM   #289
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Finished the second week. Saw a ton of stuff the first few hours of the first day but everything was moving. Not good for shot making. A couple other hunters most likely bumped them. After that it was just deer including a couple nice bucks. A lot of fresh sign each day but not sure where they go. Only a few heard shots the first morning.
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