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Old 03-14-2019, 05:22 PM   #1
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Have a question for some of you guys that hunt the NF's in East Texas.

Can you hunt all NF ground, or only what's included in a named WMA? And if you can hunt the remainder of NF ground, do the general rules/regs apply(except for the hunter orange, which seems to be mandatory for all hunters)? Thanks in advance.
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Old 03-14-2019, 05:23 PM   #2
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Davy Crockett is all NF following standard state guidelines. No baiting allowed. Orange vest and hat.


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Old 03-14-2019, 05:27 PM   #3
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Mostly asking in regards to turkey hunting(I know there aren't but a couple of counties open to hunting Easterns) and pigs.
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Old 03-14-2019, 06:28 PM   #4
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If you find turkeys on NF in east Texas, give me an update Iíve only seen them on private land over there.


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Old 03-14-2019, 06:51 PM   #5
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I went to Davy Crocket 3 times in Oct/Nov and saw no signs of any other animals other than deer. Even then, not a ton of tracks. Maybe I just suck at hunting cause I kept reading it was good hunting out there. No signs of hogs, either.

But to answer your question, you can hunt all NF ground but if you step onto WMA, you need the Texas Public Hunting permit. Here's some links I saved that should give you all the info you need:
https://www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE...eprd560376.pdf <---FAQ
https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/texas...telprdb5388057 <---Link farm for more info
https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/texas...d=fseprd557792 <---maps of land

Good luck bud.
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Old 03-14-2019, 10:19 PM   #6
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I went to Davy Crocket 3 times in Oct/Nov and saw no signs of any other animals other than deer. Even then, not a ton of tracks. Maybe I just suck at hunting cause I kept reading it was good hunting out there. No signs of hogs, either.

But to answer your question, you can hunt all NF ground but if you step onto WMA, you need the Texas Public Hunting permit. Here's some links I saved that should give you all the info you need:
https://www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE...eprd560376.pdf <---FAQ
https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/texas...telprdb5388057 <---Link farm for more info
https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/texas...d=fseprd557792 <---maps of land

Good luck bud.


Thanks a bunch. Thatís what I thought, but had a hard time finding the info.


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Old 03-19-2019, 03:24 PM   #7
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Davy Crockett is all NF following standard state guidelines. No baiting allowed. Orange vest and hat.


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Not true.

The southern portion of Davy Crockett has the Alabama Creek WMA Type II area. An annual public hunting permit is required.
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Old 03-19-2019, 03:28 PM   #8
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Not true.



The southern portion of Davy Crockett has the Alabama Creek WMA Type II area. An annual public hunting permit is required.


Youíre right, forgot to mention that.


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Old 03-19-2019, 03:31 PM   #9
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Check on specific NF, but you don't need orange for turkey, unless they made a change after last season.
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Old 03-19-2019, 05:20 PM   #10
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Thanks a bunch. Thatís what I thought, but had a hard time finding the info.


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You are welcome and good luck. Hope you find what you are looking for.
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Old 03-19-2019, 10:58 PM   #11
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There are lots Turkey on East Texas NF lands
The Moore Plantation WMA type II permit, is now draw unit ( we released turkeys there- I'm on state board NWTF). No orange requirements, Turkey will see that....ha
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Old 03-19-2019, 11:46 PM   #12
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There are lots Turkey on East Texas NF lands
The Moore Plantation WMA type II permit, is now draw unit ( we released turkeys there- I'm on state board NWTF). No orange requirements, Turkey will see that....ha
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Nice!
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Old 03-20-2019, 06:28 AM   #13
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There are lots Turkey on East Texas NF lands
The Moore Plantation WMA type II permit, is now draw unit ( we released turkeys there- I'm on state board NWTF). No orange requirements, Turkey will see that....ha
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So Moore plantation is draw only now?


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Old 03-25-2019, 11:17 AM   #14
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There are lots Turkey on East Texas NF lands
The Moore Plantation WMA type II permit, is now draw unit ( we released turkeys there- I'm on state board NWTF). No orange requirements, Turkey will see that....ha
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Nice bird! I've been hunting the Moore Plantation for several years and have heard and seen lots of birds in there. Never been able to kill one there but its always exciting to hear those easterns light up the woods in the morning. Didn't know they changed it to a draw system. Was there a particular reason behind the change?
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Old 04-05-2019, 12:24 PM   #15
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There are lots Turkey on East Texas NF lands
The Moore Plantation WMA type II permit, is now draw unit ( we released turkeys there- I'm on state board NWTF). No orange requirements, Turkey will see that....ha
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I'd heard there were turkey out there, but this is the first one I've ever seen.
Nice work!
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Old 06-09-2019, 06:04 PM   #16
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If you find turkeys on NF in east Texas, give me an update Iíve only seen them on private land over there.


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Same, Iíve never seen wild turkey in NF
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Old 06-13-2019, 05:27 PM   #17
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Old 07-30-2019, 04:13 PM   #18
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I thought I heard some turkeys in SHNF hunting during bow season last year, but I thought it was just wishful thinking. Had to be something else... maybe not.

Does any one know are they introducing turkeys back into that area? I heard they were, but you know how that is.
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Old 07-30-2019, 08:52 PM   #19
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I thought I heard some turkeys in SHNF hunting during bow season last year, but I thought it was just wishful thinking. Had to be something else... maybe not.

Does any one know are they introducing turkeys back into that area? I heard they were, but you know how that is.


Back in the day there were turkeys in the Sam. Maaaaaaaaaaybe a smalllll chance thereís a few left.


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Old 07-31-2019, 05:06 PM   #20
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I've seen turkey in ANF...dang birds are hard to hunt tho i guess i need to get lessons from tiberiuswade
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