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Old 10-11-2018, 07:24 AM   #201
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Yeah, I noticed the river was up a bit yesterday, could be coming up if this rain comes in this weekend.

Lost count of the mule does yesterday. Did not see anything in the canyons, like dudebriggs was saying, they were all in the draw backs and hills of the canyons.

Could not find any bucks.
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Old 10-14-2018, 06:04 PM   #202
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Anyone go out this weekend? How did you guys do?
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Old 10-15-2018, 05:07 PM   #203
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I wish, I live 60 miles east of Dallas
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Old 10-16-2018, 11:25 AM   #204
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you guys probably have all kinds of maps like this but here is one I found:
Lake Meredith Topo
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Old 10-16-2018, 01:10 PM   #205
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Awesome link! Thanks for sharing!
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Old 10-16-2018, 01:26 PM   #206
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I will be heading to LM for the first time in a few days. The "grand plan" so far is to park at Plumb Creek and hike in towards the lake a few canyons up. I have seen a lot of bad things said about the "lower trail" due to high vegetation. Does anyone have info on the "upper trail"? Access route or fences to follow?
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Old 10-16-2018, 02:14 PM   #207
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hey Castblast, I sent you a private msg.
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Old 10-16-2018, 04:12 PM   #208
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I'll be out there Nov 29-Dec 2nd. Anyone planning on being out there then?
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Old 10-16-2018, 04:37 PM   #209
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Old 10-16-2018, 05:07 PM   #210
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chastings77 Thank you! Cant PM you back (not enough posts)
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Old 10-22-2018, 12:46 PM   #211
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Was anyone go out and hunt this weekend?
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Old 10-22-2018, 01:34 PM   #212
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Was anyone go out and hunt this weekend?
Ill be there next weekend.
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Old 10-22-2018, 02:09 PM   #213
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Did not get out there this weekend, headed out tomorrow afternoon and then again Friday for the weekend.
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Old 10-22-2018, 05:22 PM   #214
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They are hosting the youth hunt out there 10/27 & 10/28 if I'm not mistaken.
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Old 10-23-2018, 07:18 AM   #215
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They are hosting the youth hunt out there 10/27 & 10/28 if I'm not mistaken.
Thanks for the reminder on that, we have to wear hunters orange during the youth hunt.
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Old 10-23-2018, 06:01 PM   #216
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Anyone know how the mosquitoes are right now? Is it worth packing in a thermacell?
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Old 10-23-2018, 11:14 PM   #217
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Anyone know how the mosquitoes are right now? Is it worth packing in a thermacell?


I was there this past weekend and no mosquitos at all.


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Old 10-23-2018, 11:21 PM   #218
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I got this little spike muley on Friday. He was the only buck I saw in 3 days of hunting. This was a last minute trip, my first trip up there(10.5 hr drive), first ever mule deer, and first every spot and stalk deer. Shot was at 45 yds.




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Old 10-24-2018, 12:16 AM   #219
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Congrats jdunn! Hoping to have some success during gun season. Might have to try to get out there during bow season next year to avoid the bigger crowds.
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Old 10-24-2018, 08:30 AM   #220
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Congrats jdunn! Hoping to have some success during gun season. Might have to try to get out there during bow season next year to avoid the bigger crowds.


Thanks man. It sure was tough. I definitely need better glass. Good luck to you.


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Old 10-24-2018, 08:39 AM   #221
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jdunn6092 Congrats man, that's awesome!
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Old 10-24-2018, 09:36 AM   #222
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Well done jdunn6092, I know how hard you worked for that one!
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Old 10-24-2018, 05:06 PM   #223
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I got this little spike muley on Friday. He was the only buck I saw in 3 days of hunting. This was a last minute trip, my first trip up there(10.5 hr drive), first ever mule deer, and first every spot and stalk deer. Shot was at 45 yds.




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Awesome bud!! Congrats!
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Old 10-25-2018, 11:42 AM   #224
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Good job buddy!
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Old 10-26-2018, 12:35 PM   #225
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If I may, what brand is that orange pack cover you have? Iíve been looking for something like this, to do exactly what youíre doing with it here, but I donít know what theyíre called so my search came up empty.
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Old 10-26-2018, 12:53 PM   #226
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I still need to get a pack before my hunt. I have a pack I use for backpacking but don’t know if I want to use it to carry out meat if I were to get something. I guess I’m not that overly concerned with blood stains on the pack but just don’t think it is ideal for carrying meat out. Thinking about just picking up one of those alps packs off Amazon.
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Old 10-26-2018, 02:20 PM   #227
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I still need to get a pack before my hunt. I have a pack I use for backpacking but donít know if I want to use it to carry out meat if I were to get something. I guess Iím not that overly concerned with blood stains on the pack but just donít think it is ideal for carrying meat out. Thinking about just picking up one of those alps packs off Amazon.

Check out militaryluggagecompany . com as well. They have a ton of packs that could fit any need or preference. No commercial camo options though. But multicam works great in just about any environment...
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Old 10-28-2018, 11:45 AM   #228
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I still need to get a pack before my hunt. I have a pack I use for backpacking but donít know if I want to use it to carry out meat if I were to get something. I guess Iím not that overly concerned with blood stains on the pack but just donít think it is ideal for carrying meat out. Thinking about just picking up one of those alps packs off Amazon.
Check out Eberlestock. I have the j34 itís been pretty good so far.
https://www.opticsplanet.com/eberles...-one-pack.html
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Old 10-28-2018, 10:35 PM   #229
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https://www.mysteryranch.com/Packs/Hunting

I have the popup pack. Great day and meat hauling pack. Very tough packs. Metcalf will be you everything bag.
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Old 10-29-2018, 09:14 AM   #230
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how are the water levels with all the recent rain? Has the water made it back to Evans canyon?
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Old 10-29-2018, 11:04 AM   #231
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water just barely to the west side of Evans. was also at the canadian river this weekend, still plenty of water headed towards lake meredith.
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Old 10-29-2018, 11:08 AM   #232
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Game warden was checking everyone this weekend. Don't forget your hunting license!

If your hunters ed # is printed on your license you do not need the hunters ed cert.
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Old 11-03-2018, 04:44 PM   #233
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Weird, not many hunters out opening day. Literally only saw 4 other hunters, last year there were dozens. I was at lower plum creek and did see a darn thing. Had a blast though and got some great exercise. Anyone else get to go out? Maybe the crowd is waiting for mule deer opener.
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Old 11-03-2018, 05:36 PM   #234
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Probably just waiting for Mule Deer. I am planning on getting up there around Thanksgiving.
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Old 11-04-2018, 05:18 PM   #235
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Iíve seen many posts about folks carrying water to camp in the backcountry...correct me if Iím wrong but isnít camping other than the designated campings areas illegal? I havenít hunted up there but Iím interested and I would like a clarification on the rule. Thanks


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Old 11-04-2018, 08:34 PM   #236
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Iíve seen many posts about folks carrying water to camp in the backcountry...correct me if Iím wrong but isnít camping other than the designated campings areas illegal? I havenít hunted up there but Iím interested and I would like a clarification on the rule. Thanks


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Camping in the backcountry is allowed. You just can't have a fire in the backcountry. You will need to bring a backpack stove if you are wanting hot food.
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Old 11-05-2018, 02:39 PM   #237
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If I may, what brand is that orange pack cover you have? Iíve been looking for something like this, to do exactly what youíre doing with it here, but I donít know what theyíre called so my search came up empty.[/QUOTE]



This is a badlands 2200 pack. I love this thing. Iíve packed 1 muley and 2 whitetail bucks out this year with it.


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Old 11-09-2018, 04:12 PM   #238
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anyone going to be out this weekend to hunt this front coming in Monday? can't decide to hunt Saturday or Sunday.

Saturday is going to be really windy, +25mph.
Sunday is cooler with less wind, +15mph.

Thinking Sunday is going to see more movement.
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Old 11-11-2018, 10:05 PM   #239
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Heading up there Friday for the Muley opener thru Tuesday. I wish it had opened this weekend! Family place in east Texas showed a ton of wildlife movement today, and my boss’s ranch in cisco was even better Thursday/Friday. I’m surprised to see that there’s not more water, but I’m sure by the time I get there Martins and Evans will both have water in the floor. Hopefully that keeps the numbers down a little, or at least limits movement to where it’s not the public land equivalent of a demolition derby all over the canyons...

Say there is water up in the canyons pretty good, is it as salty or sedimentary as the main lake? Or could a guy actually be successful in filtering it out without burning through filter cartridges?
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Old Yesterday, 12:45 AM   #240
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Sounds like the area is getting a decent amount of snow right now.
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Old Yesterday, 09:00 AM   #241
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Was out this weekend, there were so many hunters and campers everywhere! Not much movement, it was really windy.

Ready for opening weekend! Good luck everyone and stay safe.
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