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Old 08-11-2018, 02:41 PM   #1
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Its close to that time of year. Any recent reports on how things are looking out there?


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Old 09-08-2018, 03:31 PM   #2
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Rag weed is not as tall lol. And very dry

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Old 09-14-2018, 06:32 PM   #3
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Anybody gonna try teal hunting either walk in or the lake tomorrow?
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Old 09-14-2018, 06:33 PM   #4
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No birds.... havent seen any. Been fishing lake frequently


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Old 09-17-2018, 04:53 PM   #5
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Here piggy piggy plenty to go around lol

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Old 09-28-2018, 02:53 PM   #6
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Please god I'm begging all you don't do your scouting tomorrow morning and please god don't stalk and ruin everyone's hunt who has been prepped and ready for a week now and PLEASE don't set up 50 yrs away from someone
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Old 09-28-2018, 02:56 PM   #7
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Completely agree. Hopefully ill see y'all tomorrow night after the hunt

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Old 10-01-2018, 07:16 PM   #8
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Just in case you were wondering.

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Old 10-02-2018, 01:03 PM   #9
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What part Somerville is that?

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Old 10-02-2018, 03:57 PM   #10
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Is that middle picture over towards the nails creek area?
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Old 10-02-2018, 03:58 PM   #11
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Oh wow

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Old 10-02-2018, 05:39 PM   #12
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TONS of mosquitoes!!
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Old 10-05-2018, 08:34 AM   #13
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Yegua Unit

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Old 10-05-2018, 11:14 AM   #14
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Pretty sure nails was a swamp too. Hoping for a bit better weather this weekend, but rains in the forecast.

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Old 10-07-2018, 08:59 AM   #15
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Was there thrusday, seen nothing but hogs in the swamp. And some idiot walking around making a lot of noise.

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Old 10-10-2018, 10:43 AM   #16
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Hi y'all,
I spent a few days in the rain, only stepped on a copperhead. Did see a lot of sign both of deer and pigs. Spent most of the time trying not to run up on others, seemed pretty crowded.
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Old 10-11-2018, 01:55 PM   #17
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Yep I won't go on the weekend
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I spent a few days in the rain, only stepped on a copperhead. Did see a lot of sign both of deer and pigs. Spent most of the time trying not to run up on others, seemed pretty crowded.
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Old 10-22-2018, 01:17 PM   #18
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Can we bow hunt youth weekend

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Old 10-22-2018, 02:57 PM   #19
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Yes
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Old 10-22-2018, 02:57 PM   #20
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It is archery only allow the time for deer.
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Old 10-22-2018, 03:16 PM   #21
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Thanks for the update

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Old 10-22-2018, 10:24 PM   #22
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Give yall all a friendly heads up

Theres 2 clowns from
BCS wondering around the public lands sitting in other peoples stands. So if you have stands out there like some do.. you may want to remove them. These guys hold no respect for others hunters or their property. They drive a beat up a spray painted white station wagon look alike. Cant miss it.



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Old 10-22-2018, 10:31 PM   #23
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Thanks for the heads up

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Old 10-23-2018, 09:50 AM   #24
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Probably the same 2 clowns that were sitting in the middle of a field one morning. They looked like 2 orange popsicles. Did they really think they would see anything sitting out in the open? I wish people would leave others stuff alone, if you see someone is hunting an area leave it be, find your own area, theres plenty of land.
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Old 10-23-2018, 02:25 PM   #25
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Rag weed is not as tall lol. And very dry

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You must be going to a different Somerville than me, lol!

Anyone have any luck yet?
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Old 10-23-2018, 03:06 PM   #26
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I drove over to Somerville this morning to get an eye on what is there. I don't want to walk up on anyone's setup so I figured to wait until after season to walk the land. Just curious about a couple of spots I saw on the way that were day use areas with a fee. Am I to understand these are not part of the hunting area? And I saw at least one road that appeared to be access for the pump workers but did not drive in as I wasn't sure it was for public access. Can somebody help a "rookie" out? Rookie to the green screen not in the woods.
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Old 10-23-2018, 04:38 PM   #27
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I drove over to Somerville this morning to get an eye on what is there. I don't want to walk up on anyone's setup so I figured to wait until after season to walk the land. Just curious about a couple of spots I saw on the way that were day use areas with a fee. Am I to understand these are not part of the hunting area? And I saw at least one road that appeared to be access for the pump workers but did not drive in as I wasn't sure it was for public access. Can somebody help a "rookie" out? Rookie to the green screen not in the woods.
Nothing that is marked as day use it legal to hunt. I would be careful of driving on any pump roads either. Some you can go down a bit, some you can't. Need to make sure you are not on private property.
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Old 10-23-2018, 05:39 PM   #28
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Nothing that is marked as day use it legal to hunt. I would be careful of driving on any pump roads either. Some you can go down a bit, some you can't. Need to make sure you are not on private property.
Thank you kind sir.......that is the train of thought I used today.
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Old 10-23-2018, 06:56 PM   #29
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Probably the same 2 clowns that were sitting in the middle of a field one morning. They looked like 2 orange popsicles. Did they really think they would see anything sitting out in the open? I wish people would leave others stuff alone, if you see someone is hunting an area leave it be, find your own area, theres plenty of land.


Probably. These guys are a “spot n stalk” until they stalk up on your stand. Then it becomes theirs...so they think. Lol

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Old 10-23-2018, 07:24 PM   #30
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I haven't hunted on public land, I am a young and experienced rifle hunter, and getting into bow hunting and Somerville looks good what's the best do's and don't of this place and how do I get started going here and have yall seen great activity while scouting here on some big bucks or hogs?

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Old 10-23-2018, 07:25 PM   #31
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I haven't hunted on public land, I am a young and experienced rifle hunter, and getting into bow hunting and Somerville looks good what's the best do's and don't of this place and how do I get started going here and have yall seen great activity while scouting here on some big bucks or hogs?

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Ugh- start next yr so your not trampling thru others sets would be a start?


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Old 10-23-2018, 07:26 PM   #32
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Ugh- start next yr so your not trampling thru others sets would be a start?


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Ok anything else still a bit vague


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Old 10-23-2018, 07:31 PM   #33
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Rut will happen later than most expect. Not right now...maybe in 4-5weeks.

Hogs are as populated as anywhere else in the state

Deer hold a big enough population to obtain public hunting

No feeding, dont leave cameras out, dont go thru and mess around others sets. If it looks good- someones hunting it already.

Stay safe- cell service is thin out there


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Old 10-23-2018, 07:44 PM   #34
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Rut will happen later than most expect. Not right now...maybe in 4-5weeks.

Hogs are as populated as anywhere else in the state

Deer hold a big enough population to obtain public hunting

No feeding, dont leave cameras out, dont go thru and mess around others sets. If it looks good- someones hunting it already.

Stay safe- cell service is thin out there


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Ok ,sounds good I'm still a bit confused on the rules and regulations there on hunting?

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Old 10-23-2018, 07:56 PM   #35
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Ok ,sounds good I'm still a bit confused on the rules and regulations there on hunting?

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Go buy a Type II permit (public land). And read the booklet. You can find the public land pamphlet on .pdf online. It covers all rules/regs. Please whatever you do- dont listen to the “facebook/online forum game wardens”. Read the laws for yourself. Youll find more wrong answers than right.


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Old 10-23-2018, 07:59 PM   #36
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Did some of the work for ya. Enjoy

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I read the Pamphlet is that everything I need to know about that property and it's specific laws

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Old 10-23-2018, 08:10 PM   #38
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Old 10-23-2018, 09:51 PM   #39
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Read the book and scout. But, be respectful,if you see an area that looks like someone is hunting it move on, that person has put in time and effort, find your own spot, don’t mess it up for everyone who has worked hard. Middle of deer season is not the time to be walking and stalking.
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Old 10-24-2018, 06:14 PM   #40
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Those of you “claiming” areas are your spots because you have left a permanent stand there need to re-read the rule book. No stands are to be left more than 72 hours at a time. I’ve been seeing this problem escalate over the last few years and it will come to a head. This is public land and should be treated with upmost respect. Anyone can hunt anywhere at at anytime, of course if you enter an area that someone is currently hunting give them the area for now and move on, plenty of land out there. Those of you leaving permanent stands deserve to have yours set in.
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Old 10-24-2018, 06:23 PM   #41
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Those of you “claiming” areas are your spots because you have left a permanent stand there need to re-read the rule book. No stands are to be left more than 72 hours at a time. I’ve been seeing this problem escalate over the last few years and it will come to a head. This is public land and should be treated with upmost respect. Anyone can hunt anywhere at at anytime, of course if you enter an area that someone is currently hunting give them the area for now and move on, plenty of land out there. Those of you leaving permanent stands deserve to have yours set in.


Do you or your friend drive a spray painted white station wagon look alike???


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Old 10-24-2018, 06:26 PM   #42
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No sir, didn’t say I had a friend either
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Old 10-24-2018, 10:46 PM   #43
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I will be there this weekend, hopefully no one else will be there.

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Old 10-24-2018, 10:47 PM   #44
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I will be there this weekend, hopefully no one else will be there.

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Nope too many areas closed for training and when it open last weekend, rain pushed the Leon and Cowhouse over its banks. But I will get to Area 25 for a buck later.

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Old 10-24-2018, 10:54 PM   #47
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Nope too many areas closed for training and when it open last weekend, rain pushed the Leon and Cowhouse over its banks. But I will get to Area 25 for a buck later.

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Old 10-26-2018, 07:43 PM   #48
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https://youtu.be/MoGPKDJZDjc
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Old 10-27-2018, 10:42 AM   #49
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I'll be first to say I find ya in my stand ladder will be removed and you can find ya own way down I'm there twice a week so 72 hrs is never a issue it's just rude and unsportman to be this person your to lazy to do there own work...
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Water is over the low water crossing, only two feet. Seen nothing but hogs this morning.

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