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Old 09-16-2019, 06:41 PM   #51
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I have seen a few posts saying that deer out at the Chap don't like pop-ups even with them being heavily brushed in. I can't help but wonder if it has something to do with the large black hole of death staring back at them from the brush pile.

Has anyone tried leaving the shoot thru mesh in place on their pop-ups out there?
I have never been there, but I have 2 that I'm bringing. Both have the Predator Camo pattern and when I used them on the youth draw hunts, the deer never spooked from them. Infact, 2 of the does my boy shot came straight to it to "check it out".
I'll find out in Dec I guess!!!
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Old 09-16-2019, 09:30 PM   #52
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I have never been there, but I have 2 that I'm bringing. Both have the Predator Camo pattern and when I used them on the youth draw hunts, the deer never spooked from them. Infact, 2 of the does my boy shot came straight to it to "check it out".
I'll find out in Dec I guess!!!
You're on the first hunt, correct? Dec 2ish? If you don't mind, let me know how it works out. I'll try to remember to ask later that week.
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Old 09-17-2019, 11:10 AM   #53
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Yeah, the 3rd to the 6th. All the times Iíve hunted my pop up, Iíve never brushed it in. The only time I ever did, it didnít go to well.
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Old 09-17-2019, 11:14 AM   #54
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Does anyone know of an RV campsite close to Chap with electrical and water hookups?
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Old 09-17-2019, 11:51 AM   #55
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This was my pop up set up last year at Choke Canyon North Shore. Not a lot of brush so I just put it a little ways up the hill and 20 yards off the travel paths. Didn't bother them at all, and I had deer in front of me all thru the day. I used a mix of corn and Golden Deer Nuggets, broadcast all around into the weeds, so they would look for it more.
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Old 09-17-2019, 01:13 PM   #56
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Does anyone know of an RV campsite close to Chap with electrical and water hookups?
A quick google search shows a few places in Cotulla. Reeves Ranch RV Park and Cotulla Fish Hatchery http://cotullafishhatchery.net Cotulla is the closest I could find.
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Old 09-17-2019, 05:30 PM   #57
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I drew last year and was able to harvest a 130Ē 5.5 yr old 9 Pointer. I was also able to harvest my first javelina. By far the best hunt I have ever been on. Everyone was super helpful and excited about everyone who harvested. I canít wait to go back.
Let me know if you need any help on how to hunt it Iíll be more then happy too.



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Old 09-17-2019, 05:44 PM   #58
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Let me know if you need any help on how to hunt it Iíll be more then happy too.
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I might pick your brain some as I get closer.
Did you shoot that buck out of that pop up?
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Old 09-17-2019, 06:22 PM   #59
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I might pick your brain some as I get closer.

Did you shoot that buck out of that pop up?


Yes sir I did. One thing I recommend if you are using a pop up is to brush it in and donít forget limb loppers and bring plenty of cameras and corn if they allow it this year


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Old 10-01-2019, 08:12 PM   #60
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Anyone take a look at the aerial survey photos that the Chap staff posted on FB? They were posted Friday.
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Old 10-02-2019, 04:36 PM   #61
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Here's a blind I brushed in the Chap last year, they encouraged us to bring our own blinds and tripods. Texas hold em corn mix from Academy worked good for me.

If I were to do it all over again I'd bring a ton more corn and a bunch of cuddyback cameras and after day two or so make a move based on the cameras. Good luck y'all.
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Old 10-02-2019, 08:37 PM   #62
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Here's a blind I brushed in the Chap last year,
That looks like way to much work and then have to move.
I plan on doing like I have done before. Set up blind, back it in some thick stuff, let the deer see it. May even take some camo burlap and make a semi ground blind if the weather is good
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Old 10-03-2019, 01:31 PM   #63
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That looks like way to much work and then have to move.
I plan on doing like I have done before. Set up blind, back it in some thick stuff, let the deer see it. May even take some camo burlap and make a semi ground blind if the weather is good
Yeah either way works. It was real windy and the weight help kept the blind in place.
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Old 10-04-2019, 06:16 PM   #64
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Anyone take a look at the aerial survey photos that the Chap staff posted on FB? They were posted Friday.
I just did! Hopefully can connect with one of those big ol bruisers

For those that have hunted there before, are the assigned units very thick brush? Are there senderos to hunt? Never hunted that part of the country, but I’m in Deep South Texas. And FYI, I will be rifle hunting.

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Old 10-14-2019, 08:02 AM   #65
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Sorry Chris, your vacation request didn't get approved
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