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Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 02-11-2018, 04:42 PM
Replies: 35
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Posted By WinslowBoy
Hang in there. That WMA has a bunch of hogs. Did...

Hang in there. That WMA has a bunch of hogs. Did the deer management hunt there a few years ago and didn't see any hogs the first few sits. All of a sudden, they just showed up. Keep the golden...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 11-23-2017, 12:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 897
Posted By WinslowBoy
We hunted the November antlerless/spike hunt 2...

We hunted the November antlerless/spike hunt 2 years ago (3 hunters shot and shot 5 deer in our group). Lots of deer and if you are near the river, lots of pigs. The only downside of the December...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 11-16-2017, 09:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 501
Posted By WinslowBoy
They've had 2 previous youth hunts at the Chap...

They've had 2 previous youth hunts at the Chap the past 2 weekends. Noticed success rate hasn't been the highest but most of the youth stands (elevated boxes) have probably had alot of corn spread...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 11-13-2017, 04:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 740
Posted By WinslowBoy
Good luck on the phone service. I was out there a...

Good luck on the phone service. I was out there a couple weeks ago with my son for the youth hunt and had terrible service. Great place, great staff and lots of critters. My son shot a doe and a...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-10-2017, 04:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 922
Posted By WinslowBoy
Definitely Pope & Young and that fella.....

Definitely Pope & Young and that fella.....
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-06-2017, 05:21 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 2,020
Posted By WinslowBoy
Same type of story. For over 25 years I lived in...

Same type of story. For over 25 years I lived in The Woodlands and commuted to downtown Houston (first) and later the Galleria area. Over 1.5 hours a day lost in traffic. Money was good but missed a...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-27-2017, 11:44 AM
Replies: 222
Views: 5,777
Posted By WinslowBoy
Mine is my youngest on a TPWD Public Hunt at...

Mine is my youngest on a TPWD Public Hunt at Devils River. He's alot bigger than that now and was (and still can be) a handful BUT for some reason, when we went on hunting trips together he was a joy...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-24-2017, 11:07 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 582
Posted By WinslowBoy
Funny you mention Lebron James. There is a new...

Funny you mention Lebron James. There is a new commercial out where a young kid is dreaming about playing basketball. He's in High School first, then at Duke and finally he's in the NBA at Cleveland....
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-24-2017, 11:05 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 582
Posted By WinslowBoy
I agree, they seem to ignore it more on drives to...

I agree, they seem to ignore it more on drives to the basket. Most of the calls I do see are big men moving their pivot foot in the post.
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-24-2017, 11:03 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 582
Posted By WinslowBoy
I think that picture was taken at my Trinity...

I think that picture was taken at my Trinity County lease :)
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-24-2017, 10:41 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 582
Posted By WinslowBoy
New Drinking Game - NBA Traveling Not Called by Referees

OK, I'm not a big fan of the NBA but I've found a new way to watch it with friends. Everybody grabs a beer and starts watching. Every time a player travels and the referee doesn't call it, we take a...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 10-23-2017, 09:20 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 923
Posted By WinslowBoy
Did the archery hunt there 4 years ago. The area...

Did the archery hunt there 4 years ago. The area was just coming out of the major drought so deer numbers were way low. We hunted hard for 4 days and saw 4 deer total. The positives of the hunt:...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-23-2017, 08:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 905
Posted By WinslowBoy
I saw this was originally posted in the New York...

I saw this was originally posted in the New York Times a few days ago. Author is the Houston Section chief for the NYT (didn't know there was such a thing). Grew up in California, lived in New York...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 10-20-2017, 03:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 799
Posted By WinslowBoy
It does make a difference. I've hunted both and...

It does make a difference. I've hunted both and JD would be my preferred location for hogs. Lots of them, especially closer to the lake. I would focus in open areas which used to be lake bottom but...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-20-2017, 11:52 AM
Replies: 568
Views: 11,206
Posted By WinslowBoy
I was in the Omaha area last weekend and had...

I was in the Omaha area last weekend and had several discussions regarding the Huskers. To a person, every fan basically said current coach Mike Riley may be the nicest person they ever met. They...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-19-2017, 02:17 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,716
Posted By WinslowBoy
Until recently, it was illegal to shoot feral...

Until recently, it was illegal to shoot feral hogs in Illinois. If you saw one, you were supposed to call the game wardens immediately and they would set traps to try and capture the hogs. They...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-12-2017, 03:49 PM
Replies: 316
Views: 28,447
Posted By WinslowBoy
Andes Cafe. On the East Side of downtown near the...

Andes Cafe. On the East Side of downtown near the soccer stadium. And it's not cheap.
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-11-2017, 01:59 PM
Replies: 316
Views: 28,447
Posted By WinslowBoy
I agree that snitches are the worst but let's be...

I agree that snitches are the worst but let's be careful in blaming a TBHer. I actually work with a lady who absolutely HATES hunting (man I love letting her know when I bring venison sausage in for...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 10-09-2017, 09:19 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,737
Posted By WinslowBoy
As stated, "search" for garner hunts on here and...

As stated, "search" for garner hunts on here and there are several threads. Different folks have had different experiences. If you are on the right hunt and in the right stand, you can kill a bunch...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 09-27-2017, 04:46 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 5,387
Posted By WinslowBoy
Have hunted their solo and they actually split...

Have hunted their solo and they actually split one of the larger compartments (South Jay) into sections to accomodate solo hunters. They did it that way because they needed an increased harvest on...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 09-27-2017, 03:06 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 5,387
Posted By WinslowBoy
You use their tags.

You use their tags.
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 09-27-2017, 09:28 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 5,387
Posted By WinslowBoy
Unlike some other WMAs, they try not to mix...

Unlike some other WMAs, they try not to mix hunters in compartments. At least in the past, they have given a separate compartment to each hunt party. Basically, it will only be you (and your hunt...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 09-26-2017, 04:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 773
Posted By WinslowBoy
You definitely shouldn't have any trouble putting...

You definitely shouldn't have any trouble putting some meat in the freezer if the big bucks don't show up. The year I hunted there, the guy in the stand next to me shot his 2 does by 3 pm on the...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 09-26-2017, 01:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 773
Posted By WinslowBoy
Did the doe/spike hunt there a couple years ago....

Did the doe/spike hunt there a couple years ago. Typical hill country - Saw a ton of deer but only one decent buck. Lots of does/spikes and small bucks. I think there are some decent deer around,...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-26-2017, 12:34 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,561
Posted By WinslowBoy
This shouldn't be a surprise to anyone, is it?...

This shouldn't be a surprise to anyone, is it? We've been reading for years about guys like George Raveling and Bret Bearup who are "handlers" for certain shoe/apparel companies. They steer kids to...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-26-2017, 12:24 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 206
Posted By WinslowBoy
Did a youth hunt there with one of my boys a few...

Did a youth hunt there with one of my boys a few years ago. Campground is nice and near the office. Fairly primitive as far as state parks go but it is typical south hill country type property. First...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-19-2017, 02:17 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 3,007
Posted By WinslowBoy
Same for me....

Same for me....
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 09-18-2017, 01:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 547
Posted By WinslowBoy
Corn and patience.... Lots of critters in the...

Corn and patience.... Lots of critters in the brush down there and they will eventually find the corn. The key is how much to put out. I would recommend scattering some out as far as your kiddo can...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 09-18-2017, 01:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,467
Posted By WinslowBoy
Dan Allen unit is different from the Del Norte...

Dan Allen unit is different from the Del Norte unit. Was there a couple years ago for the first ever public deer hunt with my son (it was a youth hunt and place was called the Big Satan unit). At...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-11-2017, 04:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,527
Posted By WinslowBoy
I know every major city struggles with...

I know every major city struggles with homelessness but California is off the charts. I was waiting at a light heading to LAX airport last month and watched a guy stroll out of a tent in his...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 09-05-2017, 04:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 712
Posted By WinslowBoy
Have hunted Pedernales twice, last time being 2...

Have hunted Pedernales twice, last time being 2 years ago. Both were antlerless/spike hunts. There are a few exotics (aoudads mostly but a sika doe was shot on our hunt) in the park but wouldn't...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 09-05-2017, 04:17 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 5,387
Posted By WinslowBoy
They lead you out and show you the compartment at...

They lead you out and show you the compartment at the start of the hunt and then you are on your own after that. Will give you a good topo type map with the compartment outline.

Roads are very...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 08-17-2017, 03:01 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,023
Posted By WinslowBoy
Black Gap is one tough hunt. Did it three years...

Black Gap is one tough hunt. Did it three years ago and they were recovering from the drought. Saw 3 deer in 3 days of hunting. Staff said 2 groups left early because they never even saw an animal....
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 08-17-2017, 02:34 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,024
Posted By WinslowBoy
I'll second the ATV comment. Dependent on the...

I'll second the ATV comment. Dependent on the rain, it will either be muddy or REALLY muddy. If wet, most of the WMA is inaccessible by truck (even 4WD). Thick hardwood bottoms. I did the hog hunt a...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 08-17-2017, 02:17 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 19,766
Posted By WinslowBoy
Lucky man... it is one of the higher percentage...

Lucky man... it is one of the higher percentage places for shooting a buck. As always, the archery part is harder than with a gun. At least one live hunt posted on here a few years ago from there....
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 08-17-2017, 02:13 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,810
Posted By WinslowBoy
Hunted the youth gun hunt (with my son) a few...

Hunted the youth gun hunt (with my son) a few years and agree with the above. Not a high percentage place but the chances for a big one are there. They really stress they only want mature (4.5 yr...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-15-2017, 10:46 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,316
Posted By WinslowBoy
Is it torn completely? I'm guessing because of...

Is it torn completely? I'm guessing because of the pain, it's only a partial tear. Generally full tears also tear the nerves as well which transmit the painful feeling. Partial tear may not require...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-15-2017, 10:39 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,381
Posted By WinslowBoy
I live in Montgomery County and sod worms are BAD...

I live in Montgomery County and sod worms are BAD right now. A couple of weeks ago same thing happened to me. Whenever I walked through the yard, the sod moths would fly up everywhere. Sprayed the...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-11-2017, 03:26 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,574
Posted By WinslowBoy
Check out the Chaparral WMA facebook page....

Check out the Chaparral WMA facebook page. They've got several posts about warthogs that have been shot there as well as a couple game camera pics of live ones.
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 08-11-2017, 11:56 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 719
Posted By WinslowBoy
I second (or third) the Chap standby idea. Steve...

I second (or third) the Chap standby idea. Steve tries real hard to get all the standby kids a spot to hunt. He also used to pretty much take all the adult standbys on those hunts as well but I...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 08-11-2017, 11:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 835
Posted By WinslowBoy
There are some deer there. More hogs though so...

There are some deer there. More hogs though so your kids should have plenty of targets to shoot at. I'd recommend not passing on the hogs waiting for deer. Big item.... bring as many thermocells as...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-11-2017, 08:29 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 1,433
Posted By WinslowBoy
14th year in Trinity County.

14th year in Trinity County.
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-09-2017, 04:18 PM
Replies: 206
Views: 6,340
Posted By WinslowBoy
Prayers sent.

Prayers sent.
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 08-09-2017, 12:26 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 719
Posted By WinslowBoy
Definitely the Chap. James Daughtrey WMA has...

Definitely the Chap. James Daughtrey WMA has quite a few as well. Can't go wrong with either place.

Most are compartments hunts so just corn the heck out of the roads and they'll eventually find...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-08-2017, 02:09 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 863
Posted By WinslowBoy
Awesome!!!!

Awesome!!!!
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-08-2017, 01:55 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 991
Posted By WinslowBoy
Lease only 75 miles from my doorstep but way...

Lease only 75 miles from my doorstep but way behind as well. Drove around the lease about a month ago checking on recent oil field activity but didn't do any work. Too darn hot. If the rain holds...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-03-2017, 05:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 269
Posted By WinslowBoy
Posted on another drawn hunt category thread but...

Posted on another drawn hunt category thread but will try and explain again. As far as preference points, it's on a hunt category basis. You can only accumulate 1 point per year in a category...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-03-2017, 05:13 PM
Replies: 445
Views: 15,484
Posted By WinslowBoy
You only get notified via email if you are drawn....

You only get notified via email if you are drawn. You can check status on TPWD website. As far as preference points, you can only accumulate up to 1 point per hunt category per year. If different...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-03-2017, 02:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 500
Posted By WinslowBoy
Congrats. That's a HUGE win for her. Over the...

Congrats. That's a HUGE win for her. Over the years my kids have hunted those same locations. Some good threads on here about Chap and Devils River.

As far as Big Bend Ranch SP, pay the extra...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-02-2017, 08:22 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 755
Posted By WinslowBoy
After it's over, you'll wonder why it didn't do...

After it's over, you'll wonder why it didn't do it years ago.... I've seen it many times. A person goes on a mission trip thinking it is all about the people they are going to "help" and they come...
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