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Old 01-24-2007, 09:30 PM   #1
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Anyone else hunting pigs out there, the west side is tore up with sign.
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Old 01-25-2007, 06:37 AM   #2
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I want to but need to get permit first.Will probally mail my info in today.
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Old 01-25-2007, 08:01 AM   #3
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all you need to hunt it is a public hunting permit right? I looked in my book that i got when i bought my anual permit, but could not fing a unit called navaro mills. Would really like some help.

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Old 01-25-2007, 08:29 AM   #4
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No on corp of egineer land you have to go to the office at the lake to get the permit.
http://www.swf-wc.usace.army.mil/navarro/hunting.htm
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Old 01-25-2007, 09:00 AM   #5
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I have permission to hunt about 400 acres of private land around Navarro Mills. There is a ton of hogs around there, 2 years ago I trapper 389 hogs in 18 days. Whoever on here is planning on hunting the corps land better make sure that you know all rules and boudries. There is forbidden grounds that better not get caught on. If anyone plans on hunting with dogs, be careful because dogs dont know boundries.
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Old 01-25-2007, 09:24 AM   #6
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"TRAPPED" sorry I put "trapper" 389 hogs above.

also I have found out that all you need to have is a hunting license, then you can go to the corp office and get a permit to hunt. It is shotgun only so dont go expecting to riffle hunt.

254-578-1431 to office
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Old 01-25-2007, 07:41 PM   #7
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Well you can also use archery equiptment, alot of guys on here are strickly bow only. Where are the 400 acres do you have permission to hunt on, I used to hunt for hogs on land owned by machac's, I think it borded right up to the corp land, its hard to tell the borders out there since not all the corp property is fenced. We own farm land west of there and we have hogs move though it at night, even killed some last february, its crazy because there is hardly any cover, its pretty much just plowed dirt, but I guess they still find creek bottoms and grasslands to hide in, they're quite intelligent critters.
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Old 01-25-2007, 07:50 PM   #8
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I also know some guys who run traps out around penelope/hubbard which is just west of there and they're constantly catching hogs, similiar results to what bigpigsticker described. I talked to a guy up in dallas this summer while taking my hunter education class and when I told him where I was from the was like "oh you live down in hog country", so our area definitely has a reputation even up in dallas.
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Old 01-26-2007, 07:59 AM   #9
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what Machac place where you on bossman? I was just wondering cause all of the Machac brothers are good friends of mine. I deer hunt with some of them and drink beer with all of them. I know that vicory has alot of land "the hog farm" that borders the corps land but i was not aware that any Machac's did it must be tom or freddy, cause i know them rest of them dont. As far as archery equip. at navarro mills, well i just assumed that everyone knew that since this is a bow site, i just didnt want anyone to get caught with a rifle out there because that would be real bad.
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Old 01-26-2007, 09:27 AM   #10
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There is a pretty good hog population between Malone and Penelope as well.
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Old 01-27-2007, 07:27 AM   #11
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We used to hunt with david machac, I think his dad was tom. The place was around twin bridges, the two creeks that feed into navarro. I not sure if it was a place they leased for farming or owned, they might not even have it anymore. They also had a place off the hwy between malone and hubbard you could actually see the hog trap off the hwy.
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Old 01-28-2007, 09:56 AM   #12
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yeah David has permission to hunt a lot of peoples land around malone.
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Old 02-10-2007, 10:48 AM   #13
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We did some snow goose hunting on a couple of their places down there about three years ago. I'm not sure which one owned it, but the geese absolutely destroyed their wheat. One weekend it was about 3-4 inches tall and we shot a few birds. The next weekend, bare dirt(no kidding) and not a bird to be seen. Sounds like the hogs are pretty thick down there. Is it possible to get permission down there? Or is everthing leased up like everywhere else these days.
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Old 02-14-2007, 09:13 AM   #14
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I have recieved my permits and ready to hunt.Where is a good place to start at?I have only hunted there once and that was ducks about 9-10 years ago.
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Old 02-14-2007, 08:37 PM   #15
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I would try around the twin bridges area down county road 3320 I was scouting there this last weekend and you can't go anywhere without finding hog tracks its covered up in them. You can't get to any of this area by boat now because the western half of the lake is dry due to the drought.
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Old 02-16-2007, 07:59 AM   #16
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I would try around the twin bridges area down county road 3320 I was scouting there this last weekend and you can't go anywhere without finding hog tracks its covered up in them. You can't get to any of this area by boat now because the western half of the lake is dry due to the drought.
make sure that you stay on the east side of the road at twin bridges back towards the lake. some people have been running dogs on the west side and that is private property.
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Old 02-16-2007, 08:18 AM   #17
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Thanks for the info it is really appreciated.
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Old 02-28-2007, 09:35 PM   #18
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Sean, You been out here yet? I need to come to Ennis sometime this month to help my Pop with a few things. Sure would like to do a little hunting while I am up that way!
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Old 03-01-2007, 06:35 AM   #19
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I havent made it out there yet.I am hoping next weekend I will get to go on Sunday for a few hours and atleast do a little scouting.
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Old 03-15-2007, 09:25 AM   #20
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When you guys say twin bridges is that down by where 3320 turns the 90 degree corner and turns into 3330?I went there last sunday and just walked the road that goes thru there and seen a lot of hog sighn back in the deeper woods area around the corner.Seen a hog trap in a few hundred yards also,but it wasnt set.
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Old 03-15-2007, 09:29 PM   #21
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No your way off twin bridges is down hill county road 3320 which is west of there, after looking at the map you were on navarro county road 3320 (I had no idea there were two 3320's so close together). There is no corp land that borders navarro 3320 or navarro 3330 so you were on private land, ooops!
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Old 03-15-2007, 09:42 PM   #22
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There was the Corp hunting signs at the gate.

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Old 03-15-2007, 10:03 PM   #23
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Well anyways you were on the wrong road, take a look on the map, where we were talking about is at the farthest west portion of the corp land in hill county, not navarro. There are two concrete bridges down this gravel road. The area is closer to pelham than emmeret where you were at.

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Old 03-15-2007, 10:05 PM   #24
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OK I broke out my map and see the other 3320 in Hill Co. There was a Corp hunting sign at the gate where I went this past Sunday on the Navarro 3320.
Thanks for the info,I dont know why in the heck they roads with the same numbers that close to each other. Me and my brother are gonna try and make it out this Sunday if work dont jack us around.

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Old 03-19-2007, 07:25 PM   #25
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I grew up on this lake crappie fishing and duck hunting. Twin bridges is a good spot for the west side entrance, but also on FM 709 if you can find the Vista Del Lago entrance there are a lot of hogs in this area too and it is on the SW side of the lake. The lake is the lowest it has been since the 50's so the water is a pretty good hike but the recent rains we had have got a lot of new green stuff and fresh wallows down by the lake. There are some key travel routes between bed and water and setting up on one should not be real hard. Make sure you have the permit though Heath doesn't tolerate any kind of hunting mishaps.
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Old 03-20-2007, 09:38 PM   #26
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Whats the deal with the special hog hunt season in the spring, I've tried to reach heath mclain (sp?) by phone but never can, pm me if necessary.
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Old 04-05-2007, 07:34 AM   #27
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The lake is now completely full with flood gates open. Expect hogs further inland from lake now.
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