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Old 10-17-2017, 10:06 AM   #1
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Anyone hunted here or have any info? I got drawn for this hunt but have another commitment same dates. Trying to decide if I should cancel my other hunt to try this one etc. Just looking for as much info as I can to make a decision.
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Old 10-17-2017, 10:07 AM   #2
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I got drawn as well but can't make it. Best of luck.
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Old 10-17-2017, 10:12 AM   #3
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If thereís no nilgai on your other hunt Iíd definitely be jumping on the atascosa one.


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Old 10-17-2017, 10:44 AM   #4
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Dang I will be happy to go for one of y'all.
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Old 10-17-2017, 10:47 AM   #5
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There's a pretty good thread already up. I hunted out there last year and I'm going again this year. I'm planning on sticking a Nilgai if I can get within range.

http://discussions.texasbowhunter.co...d.php?t=650801
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Old 10-17-2017, 10:52 AM   #6
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I was draws as well , have read all I could find about the hunt. If anyone could help with some wisdom for this hunt please help PM me , email me. From what I gather cover a lot of ground and hope for the best ????
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Old 10-17-2017, 11:32 AM   #7
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There's a pretty good thread already up. I hunted out there last year and I'm going again this year. I'm planning on sticking a Nilgai if I can get within range.

http://discussions.texasbowhunter.co...d.php?t=650801
Thanks I didn't see that.
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Old 10-17-2017, 04:43 PM   #8
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I got drawn with the father in laa on this hunt as well.
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Old 10-17-2017, 04:45 PM   #9
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I was drawn as well. Would love to hear from others who have been there.

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Anyone hunted here or have any info? I got drawn for this hunt but have another commitment same dates. Trying to decide if I should cancel my other hunt to try this one etc. Just looking for as much info as I can to make a decision.
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Old 10-17-2017, 04:56 PM   #10
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I used to hunt out there back before TPWD took over. There is a LOT of ground to cover, get in shape if you're not and get a good mountain bike to get away from the road. Unit 6 seems to produce the most Nilgai, usually out around 3 tanks area. I've never personally seen them, but have seen plenty of tracks and dung piles. Limited out on a rifle hunt (1 buck 1 doe) and came close on one of the bow hunts, seen some MOSTER deer in there. The hunting and terrain is tough. If you want a true "hunt" this should definitely be on your list.
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Old 10-17-2017, 09:26 PM   #11
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I also got picked for this hunt on dec 1st thru the fifth, my question is can I use my E bike on this hunt it's both pedal and battery.
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Old 10-17-2017, 09:31 PM   #12
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I also got picked for this hunt on dec 1st thru the fifth, my question is can I use my E bike on this hunt it's both pedal and battery.
It can't have a motor of any kind.
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Old 10-17-2017, 09:38 PM   #13
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O great not in the best shape here, another question how in the heck do you carry a nalgi back to the check station
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Old 10-17-2017, 09:50 PM   #14
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I got drawn as well. But between school and the mule deer hunt I drew, i don’t think I’ll be able to swing it
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Old 10-17-2017, 10:00 PM   #15
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O great not in the best shape here, another question how in the heck do you carry a nalgi back to the check station
I'd start running or cycling to get in shape now. This hunt kicked my butt last year but I managed to get a whitetail doe. I had the same question about shooting a Nilgai because where I was hunting was a 6 mile bike ride in. I asked the Game Warden that was checking all the animals and he said that if I gave him a call and he wasn't busy, he would drive his truck out after shooting light and help me load it into his truck. I'm not sure if the same one will be out there this year but it can't hurt to ask for help. I'm going out there for the whitetail hunt on November 17th and I'm hoping to stick a Nilgai. Worst case scenario I just take the animal out piece by piece.
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Old 10-17-2017, 10:23 PM   #16
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Also, I wouldn't recommend a pop up blind they stick out like a sore thumb and you aren't allowed to cut brush. There is a shop down there that sells light weight aluminum tripods that work really well to get off the ground.
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Old 10-18-2017, 05:19 AM   #17
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What height tripod?
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Old 10-18-2017, 07:10 AM   #18
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6'
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Old 10-18-2017, 07:39 AM   #19
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I use a 7' tripod. Anything from 6-8 will work.
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Old 10-18-2017, 08:31 AM   #20
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There is a shop down there that sells light weight aluminum tripods that work really well to get off the ground.
How much are they?
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Old 10-18-2017, 09:17 AM   #21
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Look at the The Hawk tripod. it on wheels and also doubles as a game cart to get animals/stuff in and out.
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Old 10-18-2017, 09:18 AM   #22
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sorry, it's called the Transformer. Sells for $230ish, but some folks sell the wheel assembly separately.
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Old 10-18-2017, 09:22 AM   #23
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https://www.hawkhunting.com/search?t...&q=transformer
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Old 11-13-2017, 10:15 AM   #24
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usually out around 3 tanks area.
What is the 3 tanks area and where is it? I cant find it on a map or google earth.
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Old 11-13-2017, 11:12 AM   #25
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Wow! The websight says that the Hawk huntpod weighs 93 lbs. . The aluminum tripods we use weigh less than 20 lbs. The 1ís we use are made locally and are about the same price.


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Old 11-13-2017, 11:16 AM   #26
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I use a 4 ft tripod ( just enough to get me off the ground and away from snakes) but I have also used a 6 ft. U canít go over 7 ft, the brush is low around here.


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Old 11-13-2017, 11:16 AM   #27
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I use a 4 ft tripod ( just enough to get me off the ground and away from snakes) but I have also used a 6 ft. U canít go over 7 ft, the brush is low around here.


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Old 11-13-2017, 12:31 PM   #28
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If you're using tripod stick with 4 to 6 ft. Hunted there over 20 years it's tough but awesome place to hunt. Worry about shooting nilgai before worrying about getting them out. We've shot several over the years it's tough but they are plenty around. Our best luck has been in sec 5 & 8. Get a game cart makes it a lot easier getting things in and out. Bike on most roads can be handy as well. It's tough, you'll either love it or hate it. Good luck!
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Old 11-13-2017, 12:33 PM   #29
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Wow! The websight says that the Hawk huntpod weighs 93 lbs. . The aluminum tripods we use weigh less than 20 lbs. The 1ís we use are made locally and are about the same price.


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Have a contact?
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Old 11-13-2017, 12:56 PM   #30
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I think it's tops n towers down there that makes them. They're on the main rd to the island, not too far from the refuge.
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Old 11-13-2017, 03:38 PM   #31
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Wow! The websight says that the Hawk huntpod weighs 93 lbs. . The aluminum tripods we use weigh less than 20 lbs. The 1ís we use are made locally and are about the same price.


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I definitely want to pick up one of those.
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Old 11-13-2017, 03:40 PM   #32
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I think it's tops n towers down there that makes them. They're on the main rd to the island, not too far from the refuge.
Brownsville or where? I know nothing about that area. I googled tops n towers and got a boat company near Houston.
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Old 11-13-2017, 05:15 PM   #33
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Yes, Iíll pm you.


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Old 11-13-2017, 05:18 PM   #34
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I just spoke to him and he said they were 4- $180, 6í- $220 & 7í=$240 ( these are aluminum).


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Old 11-14-2017, 07:25 AM   #35
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I just spoke to him and he said they were 4- $180, 6í- $220 & 7í=$240 ( these are aluminum).


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pm returned. couldnt reach him by phone.
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Old 11-14-2017, 08:10 AM   #36
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No wonder we didn't get drawn, everyone else on tbh got it.
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