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Old 09-02-2016, 02:50 PM   #151
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well this is my 4th year to hunt in 5 seasons to put in sir so thats about 80 percent ! sorry for the others not having any luck with it! i acctually dont mind the way it is
I guess I should add more names to my application, make it a bigger sheet of paper so the “blind” person can grab it easier.

Congrats and best of luck to you guys. I need to have your connection that works at the Vine!
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Old 09-02-2016, 02:52 PM   #152
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I guess I should add more names to my application, make it a bigger sheet of paper so the “blind” person can grab it easier.

Congrats and best of luck to you guys. I need to have your connection that works at the Vine!
We're blessed to have been drawn so many times. It's going to be a great season out there!

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Old 09-03-2016, 03:28 PM   #153
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Anybody dove hunt out there yet and have any luck?
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Old 09-03-2016, 04:04 PM   #154
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I did two years ago and only saw a couple birds. Have not tried it since.
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Old 09-04-2016, 02:29 AM   #155
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If anyone wants to duck or teAL hunt I've got a mud rig. Here's the catch. U must be able to hunt wed or Thurs am, and know where to go. I've never scouted the hunting areas on gvine.
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Old 09-04-2016, 08:25 AM   #156
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Hi Guys and Gals,
I am a new subscriber here on the forum. I finally got drawn for the Vine after 4 years of applying. Been bow hunting since 1983. I live on the Vine and have been chomping at the bit to get a chance to draw on a deer, hog, or turkey. I look forward to sharing stories and info here with the group. Thanks for the opportunity to join and participate. I will be scouting all week and going out to the archery ranch on 170 for field practice. - godum-
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Old 09-04-2016, 08:28 PM   #157
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If anyone wants to duck or teAL hunt I've got a mud rig. Here's the catch. U must be able to hunt wed or Thurs am, and know where to go. I've never scouted the hunting areas on gvine.


Let's go scout. I have a dog. Thing with teal on a big body of water is they might not be in the same spot they were last year.


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Old 09-04-2016, 09:43 PM   #158
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Let's go scout. I have a dog. Thing with teal on a big body of water is they might not be in the same spot they were last year.


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What about the flooded spots from last year? I've been eyeing some of those areas.

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Old 09-05-2016, 12:01 AM   #159
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I can go on Wed or Thurs. Those are my days off. I dont mind getting out there if someone wants to go. Shoot me a pm
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Old 09-09-2016, 10:42 AM   #160
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Picked up my Golden ticket yesterday! I am super excited at the opportunity to hunt so close to home instead of driving over an hour to LBJ. I have been cat fishing on the east side of 377 lately and have seen a TON of hog tracks. Will be going out soon to do some scouting. Has anybody went out there since they repaired the tracks? Can you cross under the tracks with the new bridge section or do we have to risk getting caught crossing over the railroad tracks?
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Old 09-09-2016, 10:49 AM   #161
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I have a 2014 Jackson Big Tuna kayak for sale, great to hunt and fish out of if any duck hunters or fishermen are interested PM me. $1200
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Old 09-09-2016, 10:57 AM   #162
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Picked up my Golden ticket yesterday! I am super excited at the opportunity to hunt so close to home instead of driving over an hour to LBJ. I have been cat fishing on the east side of 377 lately and have seen a TON of hog tracks. Will be going out soon to do some scouting. Has anybody went out there since they repaired the tracks? Can you cross under the tracks with the new bridge section or do we have to risk getting caught crossing over the railroad tracks?
You can go under the tracks. I went last weekend. It's thick as all get out though.

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Old 09-09-2016, 10:08 PM   #163
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For you guys going out there if you don't know the area and dont want to be lost. I have a spare gamin rhino 610 handheld GPS w Texas and Colorado topo maps. I've been lost before on public and it's no joke when it's dark or getting dark. Cell phones don't always work. I'm at 200 firm if anyone wants it. Shoot me a pm. This will come in handy if you land a shot and have to track your animal down, then find your way back. Been there done that.
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Old 09-13-2016, 11:50 PM   #164
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Did a little scouting this evening.

Denton Creek is a formidable barrier. I may be able to get my Ranger up on its plane and scoot through somebody these tight spots

They were brush hogging when I was out there. Wonder how much more they will do. Beautiful evening.
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Old 09-14-2016, 08:23 AM   #165
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So, without crossing Denton Creek or the railroad tracks..... Is there and way to access the area south of Denton Creek and west of 377? I don't want have to worry about my car being where I left it. Is there somewhere to park behind the paintball place to walk in on Cleveland Gibbs?
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Old 09-14-2016, 10:00 AM   #166
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So, without crossing Denton Creek or the railroad tracks..... Is there and way to access the area south of Denton Creek and west of 377? I don't want have to worry about my car being where I left it. Is there somewhere to park behind the paintball place to walk in on Cleveland Gibbs?
you can pay to park at the paintball place, but you must adhere to there business hours and pay the ridiculous fee. i believe they want $15-20 per day for parking. don't park at the white gate blocking the road because the SWAT practices dangling from choppers there and they need to get through the gate with their vehicles. I've met some cool guys out there-they may even tell you what animals they see from up in the air. They once put on an aerial drive for me with the chopper - produced 1 deer/1 pig.
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Old 09-14-2016, 08:44 PM   #167
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Booner, was that brushhogging in areas west of 377?
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Old 09-14-2016, 10:33 PM   #168
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Booner, was that brushhogging in areas west of 377?


Yes. They opened the gate North of the paintball range and mowed the right of way as the road turns north. Then mowed across the fence on the private property that parallels the road to the East.
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Old 09-15-2016, 07:53 AM   #169
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Yes. They opened the gate North of the paintball range and mowed the right of way as the road turns north. Then mowed across the fence on the private property that parallels the road to the East.
Interesting. Anyone figure out a way to hunt the 35 side?
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Old 09-15-2016, 10:29 AM   #170
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Old 09-15-2016, 12:04 PM   #171
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Old 09-15-2016, 01:08 PM   #172
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Being Public makes the secret not so secret! Its simple though, it requires a lot of work and effort required to hunt certain areas since we are limited to foot in virtually all of the publicly hunted areas. I myself don't mind it, even when I'm tired and sweating my *** off, because I know deep down inside that just like the last 3 hunts in the Vine that I wont encounter many hunters at all if any. Most people are lazy and want it to easily and give up after a hunt or so! I will walk for miles and sit for days knowing what I know
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Old 09-15-2016, 01:28 PM   #173
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This is my 4th year to put in and finally was drawn. Time to get down to business now!
Any ideas on where you will start hunting??? is it your first time to draw???
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Old 09-15-2016, 05:21 PM   #174
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Any ideas on where you will start hunting??? is it your first time to draw???


This is my first time drawn. I've hunted hogs out there within the last year. I have not scouted it thoroughly yet but I do have a good idea of where I'd go hide/bed down if I had 100 bloodthirsty bow hunters trying to run an arrow through me.

This should be allot of fun!
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Old 09-15-2016, 09:15 PM   #175
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This will be my first season to hunt grapevine. I have fished Denton Creek forever but never hunted it. I am super excited. Weather permitting, I will be scouting this weekend.

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Old 09-16-2016, 12:33 AM   #176
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This is my first time drawn. I've hunted hogs out there within the last year. I have not scouted it thoroughly yet but I do have a good idea of where I'd go hide/bed down if I had 100 bloodthirsty bow hunters trying to run an arrow through me.

This should be allot of fun!
you will like what you find if you put the time in ,, keep us posted and best of luck to you my fellow archer !!!!
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Old 09-17-2016, 05:30 PM   #177
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I scouted a large area west of 377 today with my draw buddy. This was my first time scouting grapevine so I left my bow at the house. I didn't want to drag it along not knowing where the path may lead. I have to say that today's humidity didn't help the heat at all! I found a pile of corn from somebody baiting and a salt lick hanging on a string in another location. I saw a hog around 2pm on the edge of a field. I was able to get within 20 yards of it before it ran away. The 1 thing I should have taken out of scouts was to "be prepared". I would have had a pigture to post with a hog had I had my bow with me. Anyway, the grass is pretty outrageous in the fields. Glad I took a machete as it was thick everywhere. I can already feel the allergies coming. I found a lot of good spots to hunt though and I am super excited about scouting more to find hunting spots so I can spots for every weather condition.
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Old 09-23-2016, 08:14 AM   #178
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When is the redraw? I'm fasting and praying for a chance at one of those Vine deer that don't exist.
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Old 09-23-2016, 01:36 PM   #179
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When is the redraw? I'm fasting and praying for a chance at one of those Vine deer that don't exist.
November 7th is the date you're waiting on
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Old 09-24-2016, 01:47 PM   #180
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Did a little scouting this AM. Pretty sure there are no deer in the vine. Everyone can save themselves time by just going elsewhere.

The last remaining buck left half his headgear.


Saw one deer and heard another two blowing at us. Saw a couple dozen hogs. Had a shot at 25 yards that I flat out missed high. Partner did the same about an hour later. Reality check.

Got camp set up and ready for the season.

Anyone that wants to use it while I'm not there can just leave a tip in the tent.

Also, not sure if this stand set up meets the safety guidelines of the Tree Stand Manufacturers Association.



There is cover and mast galore. The deer should be uber healthy.

Enjoyed my time out in God's creation today!
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Old 09-26-2016, 08:42 AM   #181
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Did a little scouting this AM. Pretty sure there are no deer in the vine. Everyone can save themselves time by just going elsewhere.

The last remaining buck left half his headgear.


Saw one deer and heard another two blowing at us. Saw a couple dozen hogs. Had a shot at 25 yards that I flat out missed high. Partner did the same about an hour later. Reality check.

Got camp set up and ready for the season.

Anyone that wants to use it while I'm not there can just leave a tip in the tent.

Also, not sure if this stand set up meets the safety guidelines of the Tree Stand Manufacturers Association.



There is cover and mast galore. The deer should be uber healthy.

Enjoyed my time out in God's creation today!

IM pretty sure thats a twig in you hands not headgear! we dont need pics in either !!!!! we keep those things hush
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Old 09-26-2016, 08:51 AM   #182
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Since when?
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Old 09-26-2016, 09:20 AM   #183
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Old 09-26-2016, 09:30 AM   #184
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since you didnt get drawn again lmao
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Old 09-26-2016, 09:31 AM   #185
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Old 09-26-2016, 09:46 AM   #186
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since you didnt get drawn again lmao
Keep in mind that I know your area well and am happy to share.

That being said, if there are any first timers to the greatness of Grapevine and you're stumped on where to go, shoot me a PM. I can give you directions to an old fence line that is overrun with P&Y bucks. I'm even up for walking you out there and showing you around.
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Old 09-26-2016, 10:08 AM   #187
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Keep in mind that I know your area well and am happy to share.

That being said, if there are any first timers to the greatness of Grapevine and you're stumped on where to go, shoot me a PM. I can give you directions to an old fence line that is overrun with P&Y bucks. I'm even up for walking you out there and showing you around.
I have an area now ??? please share with me where my area is in this P&Y wonderland! ive never seen an old fenceline around trophy club
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Old 09-26-2016, 11:27 AM   #188
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I have an area now ??? please share with me where my area is in this P&Y wonderland! ive never seen an old fenceline around trophy club
ah so its near trophy club then lol
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Old 09-26-2016, 11:55 AM   #189
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ah so its near trophy club then lol
Plenty of access points if you're creative. Beside the old gas pad at Schooling Road and Bobcat Drive, couple of places behind the high school (helps to be in a marked vehicle that nobody would question ), couple of cul de sacs between high school and Trophy Club Park, two more old gas pads (one halfway from high school to park and then one by the park). That's all south side of Denton Creek, of course. North side I've always liked the trail down to the creek behind the TJJD McFadden Ranch halfway house. Longer hike in, but the entrance at the Cross Timbers Trail Head is doable.

Sure miss all my old haunts. Maybe I'll get lucky in the redraw!
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Old 09-26-2016, 01:25 PM   #190
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IM pretty sure thats a twig in you hands not headgear! we dont need pics in either !!!!! we keep those things hush


I'm sorry. Things have been hectic as of late. I think I misplaced the set of double secret unspoken rules that I was issued when I was drawn. Now that I think of it I need to get the secret handshake too.

Also, I need to distance as I'm not in the pic. That's my elder statesman public land deer hunting mentor.

Finally, I saw that old fence line that was referenced. Looks like that area has been burned out over the years. Way too little sign and way too many beer cans and Twinky wrappers. I'd push on to plan-B.

Good luck!
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Old 09-26-2016, 01:33 PM   #191
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Beer for mass. Twinkies for tine length.
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Old 09-26-2016, 01:39 PM   #192
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I'm sorry. Things have been hectic as of late. I think I misplaced the set of double secret unspoken rules that I was issued when I was drawn. Now that I think of it I need to get the secret handshake too.

Also, I need to distance as I'm not in the pic. That's my elder statesman public land deer hunting mentor.

Finally, I saw that old fence line that was referenced. Looks like that area has been burned out over the years. Way too little sign and way too many beer cans and Twinky wrappers. I'd push on to plan-B.

Good luck!
I'll just stick with my origianl plan to hunt one goofy tree in a spot that involves no old fences lines, except for back yard ones :-)
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Old 09-26-2016, 10:05 PM   #193
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I'm sorry. Things have been hectic as of late. I think I misplaced the set of double secret unspoken rules that I was issued when I was drawn. Now that I think of it I need to get the secret handshake too.

Also, I need to distance as I'm not in the pic. That's my elder statesman public land deer hunting mentor.

Finally, I saw that old fence line that was referenced. Looks like that area has been burned out over the years. Way too little sign and way too many beer cans and Twinky wrappers. I'd push on to plan-B.

Good luck!
Stop jacking with all of us that didn't get drawn(again)..... That pick is from The H. Sorry I forgot to show you the secret handshake. "Mentor" I like that...you could have left out the elder comment
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Old 09-27-2016, 08:20 AM   #194
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Gee Mr. Larry, now you are going to confuse the newbies with all those "spots" of yours, might as well just say, hunt the land near the trees and river and you can get there by parking your car anywhere and walking in...
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Old 09-27-2016, 09:07 AM   #195
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Larry, you forgot to mention using the jogging paths for your 4 wheeler. Less mud to deal with. LOL
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Old 09-27-2016, 09:14 AM   #196
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Haha, the spots on the east side are no secret. The west side spots are more secretive. Old Denton Creek, the dark road, the big oak field, the old fence line and corner, the slough, the duck ponds and tree mitigation fields. The dark road was my favorite. Still remember that morning that I shot over that dark chocolate antlered 10. Then there's the wild wild west side...I can still see that giant Hagerman non-typical looking buck that I had at ten yards with no buck tag left for Denton County.

One day I'll return. I just have to crack the code on how these other "public land pros" are getting drawn year after year...
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Old 09-27-2016, 03:52 PM   #197
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Haha, the spots on the east side are no secret. The west side spots are more secretive. Old Denton Creek, the dark road, the big oak field, the old fence line and corner, the slough, the duck ponds and tree mitigation fields. The dark road was my favorite. Still remember that morning that I shot over that dark chocolate antlered 10. Then there's the wild wild west side...I can still see that giant Hagerman non-typical looking buck that I had at ten yards with no buck tag left for Denton County.

One day I'll return. I just have to crack the code on how these other "public land pros" are getting drawn year after year...
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Old 09-27-2016, 04:49 PM   #198
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Haha, the spots on the east side are no secret. The west side spots are more secretive. Old Denton Creek, the dark road, the big oak field, the old fence line and corner, the slough, the duck ponds and tree mitigation fields. The dark road was my favorite. Still remember that morning that I shot over that dark chocolate antlered 10. Then there's the wild wild west side...I can still see that giant Hagerman non-typical looking buck that I had at ten yards with no buck tag left for Denton County.

One day I'll return. I just have to crack the code on how these other "public land pros" are getting drawn year after year...
Don't forget the gravel pit. I think I'm the only guy that ever got permission to cross it and hunt....
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Old 09-27-2016, 09:57 PM   #199
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Secret spots are great but let's keep in mind, the monster that Froggy posted last year was taken from the friggin parking lot.
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If I get drawn, I'm setting up in the bed of my pickup.
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