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Old 01-18-2015, 06:07 PM   #51
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Sorry, 2756, not 2575.. I think the exhaustion from stalking that area got to me. Some really thick country..
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Old 01-21-2015, 09:54 PM   #52
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I've found some really good spots by a very unique way. I fly a powered parachute over the area. Crazy stuff I have seen. Not far from Princeton
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Old 01-21-2015, 10:16 PM   #53
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I'm over in melissa and would like to start hunting lavon. Shoot me a pm and I'll join in when I can.
X2. I have the permit. Just haven't gone yet.
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Old 01-23-2015, 12:45 AM   #54
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Weird, in high school I use to throw bonfire parties in some of those areas and we would drink and smoke cigars because we thought we were cool. Had no idea people hunted out there, that may have been about 5 years ago. Lol I'm glad nobody ended up getting shot by a bow. Hahah
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Old 01-23-2015, 05:46 AM   #55
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I've found some really good spots by a very unique way. I fly a powered parachute over the area. Crazy stuff I have seen. Not far from Princeton

Probably an awesome way to scout!
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Old 01-23-2015, 06:05 AM   #56
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Weird, in high school I use to throw bonfire parties in some of those areas and we would drink and smoke cigars because we thought we were cool. Had no idea people hunted out there, that may have been about 5 years ago. Lol I'm glad nobody ended up getting shot by a bow. Hahah
Years ago, some other folks had burnings out there. A lot of white robes.
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Old 01-23-2015, 02:11 PM   #57
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We should end this thread now. No hogs out there, move along folks.
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Old 01-23-2015, 05:35 PM   #58
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We should end this thread now. No hogs out there, move along folks.

Bingo!
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Old 02-08-2015, 06:10 AM   #59
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We should end this thread now. No hogs out there, move along folks.
We're not talkin about the "H" now.

I've been squirrel huntin a lot at Lavon. If any of you newbies want to just go scout around, give me a holler. You can get your scouting done and maybe I can get some dinner. Thinkin about checkin out unit 4 here pretty quick.
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Old 02-26-2015, 04:41 PM   #60
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i know people are saying there are no hogs at Lake Lavon but i was wondering if anyone has been lucky recently? and if not where is another good place to go hunting for hogs? im planing on going hunting next weekend
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Old 02-26-2015, 04:57 PM   #61
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There's hogs at lavon? Shoot, next someone's going to say that there are deer there too! haha

They are there just gotta scout and keep your area a secret! Hopefully, I'll have some ldp's soon!
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Old 02-26-2015, 05:02 PM   #62
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There's hogs at lavon? Shoot, next someone's going to say that there are deer there too! haha

They are there just gotta scout and keep your area a secret! Hopefully, I'll have some ldp's soon!
sounds good thanks i'm hoping i see something, i'm going to head out next Friday with my nephew and scout around and hopefully we will find a good spot
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Old 03-06-2015, 11:15 AM   #63
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Well this Saturday weather is looking good! I'm going to head to lavon in the morning and test my luck if anyone is going to be up there tomorrow to try and hog hunt PM me I should be there all day.
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Old 03-06-2015, 11:26 AM   #64
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Take rubber boots, it's going to be a muddy mess, but I bet the pigs will be moving.
Good luck. Shoot me a pm if you need help dragging one out.
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Old 03-06-2015, 12:14 PM   #65
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Take rubber boots, it's going to be a muddy mess, but I bet the pigs will be moving.
Good luck. Shoot me a pm if you need help dragging one out.
Thanks! I was given a pair of under armor boots that are rubber and I broke them in just for tomorrow haha. Its my first time hunting at lavon. I'm excited to go
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Old 03-06-2015, 12:47 PM   #66
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Thanks! I was given a pair of under armor boots that are rubber and I broke them in just for tomorrow haha. Its my first time hunting at lavon. I'm excited to go

Make sure you pm us a map if you get on them!
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Old 03-06-2015, 12:48 PM   #67
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Make sure you pm us a map if you get on them!
Will do! I'll post that and pictures if I get or see any
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Old 03-07-2015, 01:43 AM   #68
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Can your map come with GPS Coords and tips for how to get to your secret spot?
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Old 03-07-2015, 07:20 AM   #69
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Haha I will try to post all that if I get lucky but the way people are talking I'm not going to get lucky... But who knows maybe I will
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Old 03-07-2015, 07:24 AM   #70
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What area are you hitting first?
I've seen pigs in units by Lowery crossing and almost always some sign of en
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Old 03-07-2015, 07:27 AM   #71
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I was going to go to 12 first I'm not sure where Lowry crossing is hopefully it's close to 12. could you tell me what sections are close to it would be greatly appreciated
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Old 03-07-2015, 07:33 AM   #72
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I want to say 3 and 4
Also closest units to McKinney near bridge farmer road

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I looked at the map. I saw most sign at unit 2 and have seen pigs and deer on multiple occasions

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Old 03-07-2015, 07:38 AM   #73
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OK sounds good thanks I'm close to 12 I will probably stop by there because the people at the office said to check 12 and 13 and then I'll probably make my way to 3 and 4. Thanks!
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Old 03-07-2015, 07:45 AM   #74
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I want to say 3 and 4
Also closest units to McKinney near bridge farmer road

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I looked at the map. I saw most sign at unit 2 and have seen pigs and deer on multiple occasions
thanks I'll start heading to unit 2 .hopefully I'll get lucky thanks so much for the info
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Old 03-07-2015, 08:11 AM   #75
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They've been layin that pipeline on 2 for a while. Several big tractors and people been movin around. I really don't know if 2 is all that great right now. I'll be at 3 tomorrow a.m. squirrel huntin.
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Old 03-07-2015, 08:32 AM   #76
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They've been layin that pipeline on 2 for a while. Several big tractors and people been movin around. I really don't know if 2 is all that great right now. I'll be at 3 tomorrow a.m. squirrel huntin.

Hopefully he sees this
I didn't know they were doing that
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Old 03-07-2015, 08:34 AM   #77
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I didn't know they were doing that
He might be better off on 4.
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Old 03-07-2015, 12:21 PM   #78
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Sorry guys my service was spotty out there. I went to 2 and saw signs of them but didn't hear or see any. I had to leave because my wife got a hold of me and I had some family stuff come up. If anyone ends up going hog hunting in the near future and wouldn't mind some company let me know! I have yet to stick anything with my bow and ready to get me a hog
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Old 03-07-2015, 07:41 PM   #79
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Went out to 2 last night stayed till 11pm, didn't hear any hogs.
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Old 03-14-2015, 07:51 PM   #80
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I am new to bow hunting. On public land like Lake Lavon are folks doing stalking, still or stand hunting mostly? I am primarily interested in stalking/still hunting but don't want to interfere with sombody else's hunt. What is the general etiquette for stalking on public land.
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Old 03-14-2015, 08:12 PM   #81
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I am new to bow hunting. On public land like Lake Lavon are folks doing stalking, still or stand hunting mostly? I am primarily interested in stalking/still hunting but don't want to interfere with sombody else's hunt. What is the general etiquette for stalking on public land.
Very few will be stand hunting at Lavon. Feel free to stalk all you want. I'd just keep a lookout for others and if you see someone hunting, steer clear of their area. Go hunt!
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Old 03-16-2015, 08:36 PM   #82
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What is the snake population in the Lake Lavon area? Worth investing in some gaiters?
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Old 03-16-2015, 08:47 PM   #83
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not enough to matter. been going out there my whole life and while I've seen snake, you don't need snake boots.
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Old 03-17-2015, 01:11 AM   #84
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It depends. Back in 2013 I saw 3 copperheads, lots of hognose snakes (no they aren't venomous) and more cotton mouths than I wanted to count. If you're in area 2 and you're near water, keep an eye out.

I mostly wear mud boots out there, as I can't seem to find a reliably waterproof pair of snake boots.
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Old 03-17-2015, 08:01 AM   #85
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I have seen a couple cotton mouths out there but while I was in my canoe fishing
Haven't seen a snake on dry land
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Old 03-20-2015, 11:38 PM   #86
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Well I tried snooping around this evening on the north end and its flooded as bad as I've ever seen it in the 5 yrs I've been hunting Lavon. I'm talking 3-4ft of water in areas just above the flood plain!

All I wound up seeing was a skunk, and my hip boots got a real nice hole in them which made for an enjoyable evening.

If any of you guys wind up going tomorrow, if you can find anywhere that isn't flooded near heavy cover, I'd assume you'd find hogs. The way the woods were, everything has to be pushed out of them if they're at or below the flood plain.
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Old 03-21-2015, 11:34 AM   #87
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Can you gutless field dress an animal on the Lake Lavon land or are there restrictions about what you can leave behind?
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Old 03-21-2015, 01:46 PM   #88
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Did you shoot one? I'm not sure of the answer but I'm sure someone will be along soon to answer for ya
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Not yet. :-) Just getting the lay of the land.
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Old 03-21-2015, 02:04 PM   #90
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I belive as long as you hide everything behind a bush or tree as long as its not just laying out in the open you will be fine. I would call the office and ask just to make sure
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Old 03-23-2015, 06:49 PM   #91
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Picked up Lake Lavon hunting permit today. Asked about the gutless field dressing. Sounded like standard field dressing was okay. Just leave the guts behind a bush but didn't want you to leave the head and such behind. The gentleman there suggested areas 9 and 12. I did some scouting of 9. I saw quite a bit of sign but no animals.
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I checked out area 2 today. Little bit of sign and trails but didn't see anything. A lot more sign at area 9.
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Old 05-13-2015, 08:27 AM   #93
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With the lake back up, unit 2 might be good again.
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Old 05-13-2015, 09:17 PM   #94
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lol bring your waders! The river was flowing like CRAZY and well over the banks
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Old 05-14-2015, 07:29 AM   #95
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Can we bowfish pigs?
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Old 06-11-2015, 01:42 PM   #96
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Any body get lucky lately with all the rain happening?
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Old 06-11-2015, 01:46 PM   #97
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Any body get lucky lately with all the rain happening?
Going to try to get out there in the next couple of weeks. Not sure where i'll go or what is dry, but i'm going to try to put boots on the ground.
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Going to try to get out there in the next couple of weeks. Not sure where i'll go or what is dry, but i'm going to try to put boots on the ground.
I've been wanting to go back out there sometime soon. If you want company PM me and let me know the day, time and place.
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Old 06-11-2015, 08:44 PM   #99
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Going to try to get out there in the next couple of weeks. Not sure where i'll go or what is dry, but i'm going to try to put boots on the ground.
Let us know when you do and we will go slay em! Dan and I have a spot that's loaded with hogs. We can show you!
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Let us know when you do and we will go slay em! Dan and I have a spot that's loaded with hogs. We can show you!
I would love to go i haven't got anything with my bow yet and itching to haha!
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