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Old 12-06-2015, 08:35 PM   #1
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Has anyone ever hunted the Hillcountry SNA? I'm trying to find out what to expect. What is the terrain like. Can you see great distances or short senderos. What should I take, a tripod or pop up blind? Or both. Any information or insight would be appreciated.
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Old 12-06-2015, 09:20 PM   #2
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I've never been to hill country SNA, but I have been on several draw hunts. My recemondation is to take everything you can fit in your truck. You never know what you might need. The terrain may be different from one compartment to the next in the SNA. Set up and corn "if allowed" multiple spots. If you have a trail camera run the camera at the spot your not hunting. Good luck.
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Old 12-06-2015, 09:27 PM   #3
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Here's a short list of some of the things I take.

Tripod
Popup blind
Loppers and gloves
Pole pruners
Shovel for brush blinds (to dig a hole for my feet to sit in, in low brush areas)
Rake (to clean the ground so your feet don't make noise when you move around)
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Old 12-12-2015, 10:31 AM   #4
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Never hunted there but I have been there. It's mostly a cedar thicket with some fallow ag fields along West Verde Creek (bisects the park N/S), those old fields are the most open areas with good visibility, mostly from the middle of the property to the south boundary but really close to facilities so they may off limits. Bandera Creek runs east/west across the property, cant recall seeing fallow fields along it though. The north half of the property has some taller hills with some deeper drainages while the south half is more gently rolling with shallower drainages. There is a powerline at the south end of the park that runs I believe N/S along the west park boundary, its ROW is clear of vegetation. If I recall correctly there are more what I would consider "hunt-able" clearings in the south half of the park. I'm assuming this is a compartment hunt.

Hope this helps. Post pics of you deer.
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Old 12-22-2015, 01:59 AM   #5
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Has anyone ever hunted the Hillcountry SNA? I'm trying to find out what to expect. What is the terrain like. Can you see great distances or short senderos. What should I take, a tripod or pop up blind? Or both. Any information or insight would be appreciated.
When will you be there? My group got picked for the doe/spike Jan 18-20. We have never been there before.
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Old 12-26-2015, 01:23 AM   #6
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When will you be there? My group got picked for the doe/spike Jan 18-20. We have never been there before.
The Hill Country SNA is antlerless only. No spikes this year.
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Old 12-27-2015, 01:36 PM   #7
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The Hill Country SNA is antlerless only. No spikes this year.
Ok thanks for the info. Did you hunt there this year?
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Old 12-27-2015, 11:26 PM   #8
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Ok thanks for the info. Did you hunt there this year?
Yeah we were there for the first hunt. I took a nice mature doe but it took lots of work. Most of the area is covered by cedars pretty bad.
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Old 01-14-2016, 01:45 PM   #9
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Up to the top. My group is headed there monday, does anybody have anymore info to help us on our hunt? Thanks
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