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Old 11-12-2006, 06:29 PM   #1
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Default Any public land hunting out here in West Texas???

I live in Midland, Tx and need some public lands to hunt! Anyone know of anyhting out this way?
Id like to hear more about this Amistad area and the San Angelo SP.
But Id also like to hear about any and all oppurtunities within 3 or 4 hours drive from here.
Please post links if you know of any.
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Old 11-12-2006, 09:41 PM   #2
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www.tpwd.state.tx.us

Best place to look

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Old 11-13-2006, 11:16 AM   #3
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I hunted San Angelo for 3 years. Its archery season only and unit 6 is my favorite by far.
Amistad is just awesome. Area 5 is my favorite! its archery only for the entire general season too. to find some different areas to hunt check out www.recreation.gov
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Old 11-14-2006, 10:57 PM   #4
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The TPWD drawing system is your best bet out west.
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Old 11-15-2006, 07:35 AM   #5
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does anyone have the link to amistads page on twpd
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Old 11-15-2006, 09:47 AM   #6
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http://www.nps.gov/archive/amis/hunting.htm

Here is your link for Amistad.
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Old 11-16-2006, 08:04 AM   #7
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thanks so much
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Old 11-16-2006, 09:22 PM   #8
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I hear sierra diablo is unbelievable.
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Old 11-21-2006, 12:56 AM   #9
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where is that boss?
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Old 11-21-2006, 09:19 PM   #10
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in hudspeth and culberson counties
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Old 11-23-2006, 09:27 PM   #11
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TPWD draw system is a great deal!
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Old 11-26-2006, 10:55 AM   #12
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TPWD draw system is a great deal!
If you get drawn, I zeroed for the third time in four years this year and I apply for around 10 hunts every year. I'll be really bummed if I don't get drawn for at least a few hunts next year with all the preference points I'm compiling.
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Old 11-27-2006, 04:47 PM   #13
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I've been putting in for multiple hunt catgories for over 8 years now. I've been drawn once, for an archery deer hunt. I have 8 PP in the rifle category; I'm beginning to get PO'd. The TPWD hunts aren't such a great deal if you look at it in this context, especially if you depend on them for your hunting opportunities each year (i.e. no lease).
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Old 11-27-2006, 07:16 PM   #14
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Only once in eight years! The only hunt I got drawn for was also a an archery hunt, it was at matador last year. If the numbers TPWD publishes are right most of the hunts I apply for have a 25% to 50% chance at being drawn, you would think I would have been drawn more than just once in the 40 different hunts I've applied over the last 4 years.
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Old 02-19-2007, 11:27 AM   #15
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Bitman, where in West Texas are you?
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Old 02-20-2007, 12:35 PM   #16
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OK, I'm a dumbass. You already said where you live. I'm in Midland too. I know of some public land in San Angelo that's not WMA. My brother and I are thinking about going for spring turkey. My e-mail's davilape@ector-county.k12.tx.us E-mail me and maybe you could go along too.
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Old 02-20-2007, 08:22 PM   #17
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If you check out the drawn hunts booklet and all the rules and regs for them there is acertain line there that tells how many hunts were available for that hunt and how many hunters applied for those available the year before and their success ratio. Pay close attention and you might notice that there might be/or were 8-10 slots available and like 1480 applications @10 bucks an application, now muliply that for all of the drawn hunts that they have in all of the areas and you might notice that there is a lot of money going somewhere, and a whole lot of disappointed hunters. Still "if you get drawn" look at the success ratio, it is real hard to go somewhere you've never been and scout and score in a day or two. Not saying it doesn't happen, but is just something to consider. Hmmm, 8 spots a kzillion apps., my luck, think I'll keep my 10 spot
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Old 06-14-2007, 09:04 PM   #18
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Default Hey Don

Hey Don, I havent been on here in a long time. Had another baby and stuff got in the way of my hunting LOL Did you guys turkey hunt??? How was it, you gonna deer hunt??? Holler at me, I would like to here more about the Culberson county hunting guys, what all do you know about it. Im out there a lot and you see some game but its few and far between, nice muleys there when you can find them!
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Old 09-26-2008, 05:47 PM   #19
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I'm in Midland too and looking for a good place to hunt. Any one from West Texas have any good ideas?
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Old 09-27-2008, 04:58 PM   #20
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yA'LL buy the beer and I'll show ya around the whole Twin Buttes area,LOL. Hunted there for several years. The deer lease I'm on now also abuts the public hunting areas. Unit 1 is one of the best spots and very few people know about how to get there (no signs, entrance hard to find) my place is along the boundry of unit 4. I filled my tags out the last year and only saw a very few handful of other hunters all season. Avoid unit 2 at all costs. Its a waste of time and overrun with military guys from the base and weekenders on 4 wheelers.
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Old 09-28-2008, 10:54 AM   #21
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Thanks! I'll take you up on that
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Old 09-29-2008, 07:23 AM   #22
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Thanks! I'll take you up on that
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I returned your email this AM, check your box. 1 thing I wanted to add to what I sent ya.....try to come for your hunt during the week (NOT wknds) and you'll have a much better success rate. Check lunar cycle too, and try to set it up for a new moon phase time of the month or half moon at best and hope for a little cloud cover to keep temp down
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