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Old 02-02-2009, 11:38 PM   #51
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Old 02-03-2009, 12:31 AM   #52
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Nice hog, had some friends shoot two more hawgs out there this weekend, will try to scan the pics and post them up as soon as I can.
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Old 02-03-2009, 03:42 AM   #53
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Nice kill! What compartment was he out of?
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Old 02-03-2009, 09:39 AM   #54
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Great Hog!!! Hope to the you at the Ranger hunt so we don't go hungry LOL
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Old 02-03-2009, 11:43 PM   #55
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Went out and parked at 7 today and made my way to the river slowly and then back towards 6 before headin back. Only had a couple hours so didnt get to go where i wanted but nice anyways. Saw lots of deer, several times. At one point there was a decent 8 with a doe about 75yrds in the thick and they just sat there and stared as I slowly walked the paths. Seemed kinda wierd since all the other deer spooked when I found em. Anyways no hogs were heard or seen, and there were very few fresh tracks. I dont really know the compartments weel enought to know where I made it to but thought Id give a small report anyways. Gunna try and go Friday or Sunday anyone goin that I could tag along with? Thanks
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Old 02-03-2009, 11:45 PM   #56
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Nice hog. What did you hit him with?
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Old 02-04-2009, 05:50 PM   #57
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65 pound Bowtech Justice VFT.... A beman ics with a 100 grain Razortrick, made by slick trick. He didn't make it 60 yards.
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Old 02-05-2009, 09:09 PM   #58
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Im new to this site but I have been hunting at Granger between lots 6 and 7. I was out today and didnt see much at all. I usually see quite a few deer but only saw two today. The two times I have seen hogs this year I have seen them in the blood weeds along the river between 6 and 7.
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Old 02-07-2009, 11:48 PM   #59
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Here is a question. Anybody ever see any quail while out after hogs? TPWD says the bloodweed (aka giant ragweed) is great winter quail forage. So there should be piles of them. But I don't think I can ever remember flushing a covey at Granger.
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Old 02-08-2009, 10:52 AM   #60
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Here is a question. Anybody ever see any quail while out after hogs? TPWD says the bloodweed (aka giant ragweed) is great winter quail forage. So there should be piles of them. But I don't think I can ever remember flushing a covey at Granger.

Im betting if there were far fewer hogs in the bloodweed you would see a bunch. Im betting the hogs just rip through the nest and prolly eat the eggs and young birds.
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Old 02-08-2009, 01:21 PM   #61
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how far is this place from west fort worth
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Old 02-08-2009, 07:18 PM   #62
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how far is this place from west fort worth
About 3.5 hours depending on how fast you drive.
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Old 02-09-2009, 06:44 PM   #63
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This was posted under the campfire, was this any of you guys?

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hunted primitive yesterday and when i was walking back some guys fishing said that they saw a flat bottomn boat coming back to the ramp and they had 2 pigs dead and had caught a piglett.... was this somebody from the sight or just a another hunter>? as far as me i saw lots of fresh sign but no pigs were killed. we jumped some but it was to thick to see them just sounded like a freight train running through the blood weeds away from us.
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Old 02-09-2009, 07:36 PM   #64
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there were some guys camping at primitive sat,the guy i talked to said he shot 2 that morning and another guy shot one,i didnt see any tbh stickers in the parking lot,only sticker i saw was yours saturday
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Old 02-09-2009, 07:42 PM   #65
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there were some guys camping at primitive sat,the guy i talked to said he shot 2 that morning and another guy shot one,i didnt see any tbh stickers in the parking lot,only sticker i saw was yours saturday
Goin out tomarrow afternoon before they all get killed.
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Old 02-09-2009, 08:03 PM   #66
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Goin out tomarrow afternoon before they all get killed.
might call first cuz the heli was flying and shooting today at 6 and primitive
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Old 02-09-2009, 09:31 PM   #67
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i didnt see any tbh stickers in the parking lot,only sticker i saw was yours saturday
Me?, do they allow hunting in other units like behind the dam when their running the copter around gate 6, I would guess not.
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Old 02-09-2009, 10:35 PM   #68
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sorry it wasnt your sticker,i would believe they would close all areas but i really dont know for sure,id just call to be sure
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Old 02-09-2009, 10:51 PM   #69
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Here is a hog I shot today behind the dam on the right side. He is an awesome looking 80# blonde boar. He didn't make but about 20 yards before he squeeled out. I have shot a hog the last three times I have been to granger 2 with my compound and 1 with my recurve. The one with my recurve was hit a little too far back and was never recovered.
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Old 02-09-2009, 10:51 PM   #70
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ok so i hear all this talk about granger and i goota know where this pace is? How far away from La Grange is Granger? If i were to come hunt one weekend would anybody like to show me the ropes and maybe a tip or two on where the best place to hunt. If so send me a PM. I think i'm ready for my first bow kill!!!
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Old 02-10-2009, 12:21 AM   #71
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From la grange your looking at about 60 - 65 miles to V across from gate 7, which is where I would go if I wanted to shoot a hog now. Had some buddies just call and they shot 2 more in that area this weekend, thats 4 hogs in two trips out there for them, that place is on fire this year.
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Old 02-10-2009, 10:56 AM   #72
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Awesome blondy Ol Hard Horn.... i've been looking for one like that everytime I've gone out. Was he with a large group?
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Old 02-10-2009, 05:37 PM   #73
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He was with a group that had 3 big black sows and about 10 smaller ones ranging from 15to25 pounds. The large dark spot was some of the mud that caked on his hide from me having to drag him a little ways.
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Old 02-10-2009, 11:58 PM   #74
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Hey Hard Horn. About what time did you stick the blond, daylight or dusk? (I guess this blond did not have more fun). Were they moving in the open or under the trees?
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Looks like hillcountrybowhunter stuck another sow out there as well from his around the campfire report.
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Old 02-11-2009, 05:46 PM   #76
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Old 02-11-2009, 09:50 PM   #77
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Great job on the sow hillcountrybowhunter.
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Old 02-11-2009, 10:09 PM   #78
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man all these guys are killin me this year great job guys
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Old 02-12-2009, 03:56 PM   #79
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Gate #7 on the first page.. How do you get to areas III and IV ?

Do you have to have a boat?
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Old 02-13-2009, 01:23 AM   #80
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does anyone know the schedule of heli shooting? I would try hog hunt there this weekend, but want to know whether heli has killed them all, or not.
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Old 02-13-2009, 01:49 AM   #81
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Gate #7 on the first page.. How do you get to areas III and IV ?

Do you have to have a boat?
near area II the water is pretty low,we waded acrost sat,feet got wet but if you had rubber boots you could make it,otherwise you need a boat
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Old 02-13-2009, 01:50 AM   #82
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does anyone know the schedule of heli shooting? I would try hog hunt there this weekend, but want to know whether heli has killed them all, or not.
they were shooting monday,i believe it was this week,i really dowt they even put a dent in the amount of hogs out there,good luck
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Old 02-13-2009, 11:00 AM   #83
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From what I heard the monday heli shoot got cancelled.
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From what I heard the monday heli shoot got cancelled.
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Old 02-13-2009, 06:04 PM   #85
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Whos goin to Granger in the mourning? Wanna hook-up and see if we can try and do what HILLCOUNTRYBOWHUNTER seems to do every week and kill a pig? LOL
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Old 02-14-2009, 08:58 PM   #86
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Going out tomarrow again..... anyone else wanna go?
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Old 02-14-2009, 11:59 PM   #87
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PM sent Crod888
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Old 02-15-2009, 09:06 PM   #88
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All right, I am recently returned to the Great state of Texas and need a place to hunt. I hear Granger has its share of hogs. But granger has some space to it. i have been up there and walked around some, but really dont know where to go. If anyone could set me in the right direction, or would be willing to let a novice hog hunter tag along, I woudl appreciate it.
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if you want to go monday afternoon, I woudl be willing to go. harold.k.lewis@us.army.mil
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Old 02-16-2009, 09:15 PM   #90
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Really, they can be just about anywhere, but:
Hottest spots: San Gabrial unit, between gate 6 and 7 on both sides of the river. The Pecan Grove unit, anywhere around heavy cover.

Technique 1. Stalk quietly through heavy cover during the day, and spot them before they spot you, then stalk up close. You will need to be on some kind of trail to move silently unless after a rain/dew.

Technique 2. Move quietly in the open on cloudy/rainey days, glassing with binoculars for pigs moving (they dont move in the open much on sunny days), then stalk up close.

Technique 3. Find a heavly used game trail and set up down-wind in the early morning or evening. Most of the time the pigs will have stopped/started moving by the time shooting hours start/end, but sometimes you will catch a laggard.

Good luck! There are so many pigs at granger, and they are so nocturnal, that we bowhunters are unable to keep the numbers in check. Go get some, and do the taxpayers and local farmers a favor!
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Ok, gave it a try this afternoon. Couldnt get out there until about 1:30. Went to the Pecan grove for awhile this afternoon. Ran across about a dozen carcasses three nice deer some rabbits and a couple squirrels. No live hogs though. everything I saw as far as indicators was a little older as well. I was on the south side of the river. Today was more a scouting day anyway.

Headed over to San Gabriel at the end of the day for about an hour to check that out. I think the next trip out will start there. I found a really nice wallow that had been used quite a bit. There was a rather large "bathroom" as well about 50 meters off from there. I believe it has good potential, but you all are the experienced ones out there. You tell me. I started at the boat launch, I guess that is gate 6 I think. Straight in about 400 yards then left through the brush to a dry creek bed.
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boat launch is gate 7,but san gabrial unit is a good spot so is pecan grove,it will take a week or two for the hogs to settle down after the heli shoot but believe me there still there good luck and keep stickin pigs
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It just takes time in the woods to find the pigs, but once you find them it's on! Make sure to stalk around quietly or you will never even get a glimpse of them... They are definately a challenge and do have Nikes on most of the time.
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Old 02-17-2009, 11:06 AM   #94
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I was out last night, actually saw one in the open. Didn't get any shots. The rest of the group was in the weeds. The group still sounds pretty good size. Saw one dead one, half eaten. Going out Wednesday again.
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went out tonight,saw 2,sow and piglet,in the open about 70 yards,couldnt close the distance cuz they were moving sure looked good out there today
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Going out tomarrow. Gonna be warm so im just gonna hunt early mourning and late afternoon.
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Going out tomarrow. Gonna be warm so im just gonna hunt early mourning and late afternoon.
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Yeah, with the misty rain today I am sure they were moving. Perfect conditions, damp enough to quiet the leaves, but not so damp that everything turns to mud.

Damm work keeps getting in the way of what is really important.
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Yeah, with the misty rain today I am sure they were moving. Perfect conditions, damp enough to quiet the leaves, but not so damp that everything turns to mud.

Damm work keeps getting in the way of what is really important.
ya i kinda snuck out of work at lunch,then my wife calls at five,her car died so i had to leave
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Old 02-18-2009, 12:49 AM   #100
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Yea, I keep on hoping to meet up with someone. I think it's easier to get at them in the bloodweeds with two people.
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