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Old 10-02-2017, 05:43 PM   #251
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I ran into a guy in pineland who took a spike saturday. Looks to me like most everything went nocturnal about a week prior to season. Could be the moon...or could be a conspiracy...lol
My daylight pictures stopped on the 25th lol. And didn't see anything in 4 different spots

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Old 10-16-2017, 08:50 AM   #252
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That turkey on my avatar is from Sabine. It is definitely holding some good birds. I have never not seen deer when I go up to my turkey spot either.
We at NWTF help restore eastern turkeys up there. So yeah you will see more birds. This bird from the area. Good luck
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Old 10-16-2017, 09:16 AM   #253
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Yes it is
Public hunting can be tough or easy if u put in sweat equity (scouting). Had trail cameras out in good spot, and it paid off.

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Old 10-16-2017, 08:14 PM   #254
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We at NWTF help restore eastern turkeys up there. So yeah you will see more birds. This bird from the area. Good luck
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Nice bird! Wish I had seen one like that up at Caddo.


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Old 10-17-2017, 08:01 AM   #255
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It appears to be tough going right now for me and everyone I know. How bout y’all? Seeing anything on the hoof?
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Old 10-18-2017, 12:50 AM   #256
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Am I reading it right that you can only harvest does and an unbranched buck during muzzleloader season in the moore?
That new rule 2017

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Old 10-18-2017, 01:02 AM   #257
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Ummm, the book says "hunting", not "hunting related". Were you carrying a weapon?

If you weren't carrying a weapon, how does he know you weren't hiking?

I know that the use of hunter is encouraged and recomended, even for hikers. However, it isn't required when your scouting/hiking.
To be honest, rules on ALL WMA forest land.
Notice:*to archery hunters and recreational users: You must wear hunter orange during daylight hours at any time when firearm hunting for any species is authorized on the unit. Squirrel season open and even if hiking orange must be worn

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Old 10-18-2017, 01:04 AM   #258
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I have heard of them coming into the woods to check a hunter (even on the stand while hunting) to make sure orange is being worn, license and permits are squared away, etc.

In your situation, I believe you were legal. I don't believe you had to have it on, I'm glad you didn't get a ticket.
Wrong guys squirrel season going on so all on WMA land must have orange on hunting or not

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Old 10-18-2017, 01:08 AM   #259
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Yes, if your hunting.
All other recreational users are only encouraged to wear it.

This is straight from the book:
For all WMA, it is required
national forest and grassland are different. Thus the separate paragraph at end of that post.

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Old 10-20-2017, 08:45 PM   #260
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Anyone hunt the boles field area?
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Old 10-26-2017, 02:55 PM   #261
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Anyone hunt the boles field area?
I do , there are absolutely no deer in that area ...
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Old 10-26-2017, 03:05 PM   #262
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This will be my first time hunting public land, I'll be goin to Moore WMA. This may sound like a dumb question (but I've never been there) where do I park my truck when I head in to hunt?
I've gotten maps and permit and all that, just looking for some help as to where I can and cannot go out there.
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Old 10-30-2017, 06:54 AM   #263
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Anyone have any info for me @ Moore Plantation WMA? I've tried google and haven't found much info, tried calling the information center up there but haven't reached anyone yet.
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Old 10-30-2017, 12:33 PM   #264
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Park wherever you like on the side of the road. So long as you're not impeding traffic, you are fine. In my mind Moore Plantation is split into two sections, North(above 2426) and South(below 2426). FR114 splits the south side into east and west and FR152 runs a loop through the north side. Deer are all over the moore and by keying in on certain terrain features, you can be very successful out there.
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Old 10-30-2017, 03:00 PM   #265
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Park wherever you like on the side of the road. So long as you're not impeding traffic, you are fine. In my mind Moore Plantation is split into two sections, North(above 2426) and South(below 2426). FR114 splits the south side into east and west and FR152 runs a loop through the north side. Deer are all over the moore and by keying in on certain terrain features, you can be very successful out there.
Thanks for the info bud, I'm hoping to bring home somethin for the freezer
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Old 11-05-2017, 04:53 PM   #266
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Anyone have any success. I had a few does around but no doe tag.
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Old 11-06-2017, 09:53 PM   #267
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Been seeing plenty of does and young bucks moving in daylight. Big bucks were hitting scrapes hard during daylight hours from 10/25-11/3
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Old 11-06-2017, 10:02 PM   #268
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I'll be back there the Sunday before Thanksgiving for a week of hunting our land along with some SNF.

Best of luck to all.

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Old 11-06-2017, 10:11 PM   #269
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Anyone have any success. I had a few does around but no doe tag.
I'll be up there thanksgiving weekend with a doe tag
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Old 11-14-2017, 12:16 PM   #270
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Headed up Sunday. Going to hunt til Tuesday.
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Old 11-14-2017, 12:23 PM   #271
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Headed up Sunday. Going to hunt til Tuesday.
I too will be pulling in our place some time late Sunday north of Milam. Got my Dad and uncle hand feeding a few spots and should be sitting over one of them looking for a good one early Monday morning.

Best of luck to all the Sabine County, Texas hunters......

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Old 11-14-2017, 09:54 PM   #272
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I got a good 9 pt on 11/13 , cruising by himself right at daylight
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Old 11-15-2017, 07:24 AM   #273
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I got a good 9 pt on 11/13 , cruising by himself right at daylight
Pictures or it never happened!
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Old 11-15-2017, 07:34 PM   #274
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Ok those of y'all who have had some success answer this question. Are y'all seeing more activity around food sources or just deer just passing through. I've hunted some wide open areas to see if anything would just pass through and I 've hunted oaks. Seen 2 deer in about 8 sits. What ya think
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Old 11-16-2017, 09:13 PM   #275
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Forgive me for asking a potentially dumb question, but since SNF doesn’t hav doe permits issued (except the Moore) can you take a doe on regular snf?
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Old 11-16-2017, 09:15 PM   #276
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Only during bow season and muzzleloader season. I think?
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Old 11-16-2017, 10:28 PM   #277
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Ok those of y'all who have had some success answer this question. Are y'all seeing more activity around food sources or just deer just passing through. I've hunted some wide open areas to see if anything would just pass through and I 've hunted oaks. Seen 2 deer in about 8 sits. What ya think
I always try to get between thick bedding and where the acorns are dropping, or even private land . Most of the places I hunt you can see the trails that look like game highways . I usually always see does when I go ( and lots of pigs ).
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Old 11-17-2017, 10:16 AM   #278
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Thank you for your input
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Old 11-17-2017, 06:32 PM   #279
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I haven’t been able to find anything online. The book says “if permits has been issued” which they are for Moore but aren’t for the rest of the Sabine
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Old 11-17-2017, 09:30 PM   #280
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Only during bow season and muzzleloader season. I think?
Correct
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Old 11-17-2017, 10:04 PM   #281
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Another question. Looking at Google earth there are a few ponds out on the Moore plantation. Has anyone tried to hunt near them maybe duck hunt them.
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Old 11-19-2017, 09:37 AM   #282
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Yep, but that's why I love it. The challenge! Dont get me wrong, I've got no problem with sitting in a nice warm blind over a feeder any day, but there's just something about public land that keeps bringing me back and I have yet to take a deer on public land other than drawn hunts.
you will get one on public land just keep doing what your doing and it will happen. keep scouting them and knowing there were abouts.
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