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Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities Yesterday, 02:39 PM
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Posted By ShawnSmithTX
Awesome! Got some good eating meat right there. ...

Awesome! Got some good eating meat right there.


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Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 11-12-2018, 11:51 AM
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Posted By ShawnSmithTX
Laguna Atascosa 2018

So I just called and confirmed that all of the hunter orientations will take place at 3:00pm. On the hunt brochure it says 9:00am but that has been changed for all hunts to 3:00pm.

BOW HUNTS...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 10-17-2018, 01:41 PM
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Posted By ShawnSmithTX
How many preference points or years did you apply...

How many preference points or years did you apply before getting picked for the rifle hunt?


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Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 10-08-2018, 04:59 PM
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Posted By ShawnSmithTX
Adolph Thomae Jr County Park It will be full of...

Adolph Thomae Jr County Park
It will be full of hunters mainly. Itís cheap, it has bathrooms, good fishing pier, etc. camper hookups available. Itís a bit of a drive but itís about as close as you...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 10-02-2018, 08:26 PM
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Posted By ShawnSmithTX
Slim- Let me know and i can give you a ride. I...

Slim-
Let me know and i can give you a ride. I hunt pretty far back off the main road and leave late so i can give you a ride if you donít have one. Same in the am. I get to the gate at 5:15am

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Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 10-02-2018, 01:47 PM
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Posted By ShawnSmithTX
Update: Things are already starting to dry up....

Update:
Things are already starting to dry up. No itís still a wet mess but a few inches less helps. I saw a lot more activity today. Shot and missed a pig 7:30, saw some javelina at 10:30 and as...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 09-30-2018, 11:43 PM
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Posted By ShawnSmithTX
I spent all day Friday searching and scouting for...

I spent all day Friday searching and scouting for some dry higher ground and i only found one area that was large enough to hold some deer. I had to hike over a mile, 1/2 of which was through shin...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 09-17-2018, 10:23 AM
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Posted By ShawnSmithTX
Post 2018 Caprock Canyons SP Exotic - Aoudad hunt

I drew a tag for Caprock Canyons SP in later December for Exotic (aoudad). I'm really excited about the hunt! From what I find out you still have to luck out and get one of the better units if you...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 09-10-2018, 09:16 PM
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Posted By ShawnSmithTX
So my 66 yr old dad drew a tag with me for the...

So my 66 yr old dad drew a tag with me for the hunt but heís not in any condition to bike in very far and canít walk too far. He had an accidental shot in the calf last year with a 357 Magnum. A day...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 09-10-2018, 09:04 PM
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Posted By ShawnSmithTX
So I got drawn again for the Archery hunt Nov...

So I got drawn again for the Archery hunt Nov 16-20. I went last year and had some ups and downs. Stuck a cow and a bull. Cow i knew i barely hit bc she moved but i found the bull. Problem was he...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 09-09-2018, 02:10 PM
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Posted By ShawnSmithTX
Aransas NWR. One of 3 NWR hunts I drew this year

I also drew the Aransas NWR Archery Deer Hunt. I'll be staying in Fulton, Tx at the family beach house. I grew up in Rockport and remember as a kid my mom would take me to the NWR to go see the...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 11-17-2017, 01:55 PM
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Posted By ShawnSmithTX
So after waiting 3 hrs i eased into the thicket...

So after waiting 3 hrs i eased into the thicket and saw her bedded down so i tried to back out but she jumped and ran. I tracked her a bit more with no luck. Still looking but sheís likely long gone...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 11-17-2017, 10:48 AM
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Posted By ShawnSmithTX
Just stuck a cow but the wind blew it back a bit....

Just stuck a cow but the wind blew it back a bit. Sheís bedded in a thicket so now I wait.


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Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 11-17-2017, 09:33 AM
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Posted By ShawnSmithTX
Laguna Ataoscas 2017-2018

This doe and fawn have been 30 yards from me all morning. She knows Iím here but just doesnít care.

Update: This am Iíve seen 20+ nilgai. A cow just out of bow range. 5-6 WTD but no bucks.
...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 11-15-2017, 06:08 PM
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Posted By ShawnSmithTX
Does anyone know what time we can start scouting...

Does anyone know what time we can start scouting tomorrow?


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Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 11-14-2017, 08:35 PM
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Posted By ShawnSmithTX
Iím using Mossy Oak ďBrushĒ and Firstlite Cipher....

Iím using Mossy Oak ďBrushĒ and Firstlite Cipher. The Brush is my favorite.


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Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 11-12-2017, 10:20 AM
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Posted By ShawnSmithTX
Nice setup! Being able to take the Game cart off...

Nice setup! Being able to take the Game cart off and on pretty easy makes things much quicker.


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Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 11-07-2017, 10:35 AM
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Posted By ShawnSmithTX
Thatís funny bc Iíll also be headed down on...

Thatís funny bc Iíll also be headed down on Wednesday from Houston. Iím also staying at Adolph and Iím pulling a camper, Solo trip, first hunt at Laguna A.


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Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 11-06-2017, 07:14 PM
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Posted By ShawnSmithTX
I got my bike and cart ready for the hunt. Iím...

I got my bike and cart ready for the hunt. Iím looking to go 4+mi in before I start hunting so hopefully this will hold up good. ...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 11-04-2017, 12:16 PM
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Posted By ShawnSmithTX
You get to choose which unit you want to hunt and...

You get to choose which unit you want to hunt and where. Only certain hunting units are available to hunt though.


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Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 11-04-2017, 10:41 AM
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Posted By ShawnSmithTX
Thatís awesome! I was already pumped about the...

Thatís awesome! I was already pumped about the hunt. Iíll be down there on the 15th.


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Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 10-25-2017, 10:00 PM
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Posted By ShawnSmithTX
Same here but in about 3 weeks. I donít have my...

Same here but in about 3 weeks. I donít have my bike or game cart but everything else is ready.


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Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 10-22-2017, 06:50 PM
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Posted By ShawnSmithTX
Get well soon buddy. Iím sorry to hear about your...

Get well soon buddy. Iím sorry to hear about your injury.


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Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 09-28-2017, 11:48 PM
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Posted By ShawnSmithTX
I also drew a Archery Tag for the first hunt...

I also drew a Archery Tag for the first hunt period at LAWR . Nov 17-21. I reserved a camper spot at the Adolph Thomae Jr County Park. 15-22 This will be my first hunt at LAWR but I frequent the...
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