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Old 09-01-2017, 05:25 PM   #101
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Was out this morning. Lots of dove!! Got 4 but missed like 12. Couldn't hit the broad side of a barn today!!
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Old 09-02-2017, 08:35 AM   #102
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Beautiful morning out. Whitewings just left the roost. And 64 degrees. Perfect!

The fish are biting, and there's hogs to be kilt. Gotta go!
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I'm headed back home now , rebaited all 3 spots and looks good.
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I'm headed back home now , rebaited all 3 spots and looks good.
If I got a "rebate" for every time I put out corn, I'd be corn rich and $$$ rich.
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Old 09-02-2017, 04:25 PM   #105
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I got a call from Bass Pro today the crossbow I had a rain check on finally came in. I haven't had to adjust the scope yet so it's ready to hunt now. It's a Carbon express x-force , not as Harvey as my Bear or as wide and has a better scope on it. My son said he'd use it but only after he gets something with his bow. My wife wants it!
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Old 09-02-2017, 06:34 PM   #106
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Nice Storm! Your gonna like that short ATA the CX has. I've got the Intercept Supercoil a couple years ago. Has similar ATA. It came with "their" Deluxe scope. It's not a bad scope. Adjustable lighted Red or green, or black (with light off) circle-dot reticals that are pre calibrated for distance. But been looking at other scopes. I'd rather have lighted crosshairs than circles.

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Old 09-02-2017, 07:19 PM   #107
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I got a call from Bass Pro today the crossbow I had a rain check on finally came in. I haven't had to adjust the scope yet so it's ready to hunt now. It's a Carbon express x-force , not as Harvey as my Bear or as wide and has a better scope on it. My son said he'd use it but only after he gets something with his bow. My wife wants it!
New rule for 17-18 season no crossbows.. lol

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Old 09-03-2017, 02:51 AM   #108
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I second it, makes it official right?

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Old 09-03-2017, 09:19 AM   #109
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I second it, makes it official right?

If i made rules it would be that way jmo.. i have found way to many dead deer over the last couple yrs with bolts in them.. i have a good collection of bolts going...

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If i made rules it would be that way jmo.. i have found way to many dead deer over the last couple yrs with bolts in them.. i have a good collection of bolts going...

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If ya got any CX bolts, or Black Eagle, I might be interested buying them, if in good condition. Or save your arras and just get a x-bow to shoot the bolts with.

I've got a ton of arras I've found over the years. Been saving them. They make excellent props for my mator plants in my garden . I just like to hunt. Don't mater what, or what with. Could be a slingshot after grass hoppers for fish bait, and I'd still have fun.

It's really all about "the hunt".

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Old 09-03-2017, 03:32 PM   #111
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Not a fan of them either, IMO if your not disabled you should use a bow.
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Old 09-03-2017, 05:34 PM   #112
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Not a fan of them either, IMO if your not disabled you should use a bow.
I use what I want to shoot and I use them all be it pistol,rifle, bow or crossbow they can all be a challenge and each at enjoyable in their own way.
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Old 09-03-2017, 06:26 PM   #113
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I got a chance to look at these up close in person at the TTHA show this year. It has a 20" ATA and split riser with shoot through riser. They have one even shorter than this at 18" ATA. And an even shorter one for bow fishing at 15". Put a Whisker Biscuit on it and it can be shot sideways (as most bows can with a WB). Add a draw-lock. And where do we "draw" the line? (pun intended). They also make a Xbow that has a split body. No matter how the arrow is released, archery equipment has come a very long way with technology, since the first stick and string.



I think what the X-bow did for hunting was get more people out in the woods. Lord knows as hunters, we need more people out there. As for bad shots, it's a piece of equipment (just like any other) that needs to be practiced with, trained with. Whether it be Xbows, real bows (traditional), compound bows, guns, sports cars, welding equipment, football equipment, or fitness equipment, I see all types of people buy things of all types and never spend time training or practicing with it to be the most efficient they can be. Most of life is a learning lesson. Most of us here have been starters of course. And there is only one way to get better. That's to learn. And learning takes mistakes. We've all made them. I spent 8 years bow-hunting before I made my first kill. Times were a lot tougher then. And I had no one to show me the way in archery. But I have learned some very valuable lessons along the way. Some of the most important are about people. And not equipment. People have limitations. Some are not as limited as others. We all have been blessed with different blessings. It was a Xbow for $25 that got me in the woods back in 1978 bow hunting in a state where it was legal. I moved back to Texas in 1981. And I picked up a Bear Kodiak 55lb to hunt with in 1983. Cause that was all I had and could afford. But it got me back out in the woods. I remember when one of my buddies had just bought a wheelie bow, a Martin Lynx with a wood riser. It was fast and much more accurate. But I continued to shoot off my back porch out to 55 yards with the old Bear bow till I got distracted by duck hunting. I eventually found an old 1978 Indian wheelie bow at a garage sale that I bought for $35 from a Ft. Worth police officer back in 1990. It is a short light bow. And has hangers for the round wheels that load up the steel cable. The riser is made of injected molded plastic. I still have that bow today. And shoot it once each season to remind me where I have come from. And not to take life for granted. That not everybody is built the same. Or has the same opportunities in life. There are some that never get to get out for lack of equipment. Or someone to show them the ropes.

And if you want to know what hand shock is, I'd gladly let anyone shoot that old Indian.

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Old 09-03-2017, 06:37 PM   #114
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Thats one funky lookin bow. Finally got my new permit. Maybe i will get to hunt this year. Was thinking of hitting whitney tomorrow morning for a shot at some dove. Mike you been to the dove spot this year?
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Old 09-03-2017, 07:48 PM   #115
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Haven't been out yet. Been working on my smoker a little for the last 2 days, when I can. And between house chores. The pup has been begging me to go. But I have other things I need to do tomorrow while I got the time off.

The fish are biting, and there's hogs to be kilt. Gotta go!
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Old 09-03-2017, 08:19 PM   #116
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Felt something in my shoe under my heal. So took my shoe off. Only nothing fell out. Then I noticed something sticking up through the inside. No wonder my heal was uncomfortable.

Stuck all the way through my shoe sole.

The fish are biting, and there's hogs to be kilt. Gotta go!
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Old 09-05-2017, 04:54 PM   #117
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CARLOCK have you talked to Kenny lately, if so have him call or text me.
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Old 09-05-2017, 07:43 PM   #118
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Storm, which Kenny? There are several on here.
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Old 09-05-2017, 09:57 PM   #119
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CARLOCK have you talked to Kenny lately, if so have him call or text me.
I see him sometimes next time i see him ill let him know that they dont allow xbows this yr. And to call u to confirm... lol..

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Old 09-07-2017, 10:19 AM   #121
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I hope the first day of bow season is just like today. I just saw a nice 10 on the side of the road, he hadn't completely shed his velvet yet, but it was well on its way. Got me all excited!
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Old 09-08-2017, 02:41 AM   #122
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A quick question. I am new to this area and public land hunting, but do I need to wear orange when I go scouting around?

I know I need to wear it when I hunt. Don't think I saw it said anything about wearing orange while scouting for spots.
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Old 09-08-2017, 08:48 AM   #123
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May not be in the rules but would be smart to wear just in case someone has a nervous trigger finger. Lol!
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Old 09-08-2017, 11:39 AM   #124
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Since you are not hunting, it isn't required. But would be a good idea to wear at least a hat or vest. I use a net type vest on warmer days to help keep my body from overheating. The netted vest are very visible and light weight. I've never had a ranger, or any other official, give me any grief about using one.

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Old 09-08-2017, 05:20 PM   #126
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I think the rule book say you have to have it only if your hunting. You can take it off once you get into your stand.
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Old 09-09-2017, 06:26 AM   #127
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It's a cold 64 degrees here at Whitney.
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It's a cold 64 degrees here at Whitney.
That is 8 degrees warmer than here at the house this morning.
But bet it was nice compared to what it's been. Looks like we are in for a slight warm-up come Wednesday and following.
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Already got 952 permits issued. Just printed mine out. Should be a great year.
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Storm, may swing by opening weekend and visit for a few. Got a new to me boat, boss and me may fish that morning and then we will see what she has planned.

Good luck that weekend.
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Storm, may swing by opening weekend and visit for a few. Got a new to me boat, boss and me may fish that morning and then we will see what she has planned.

Good luck that weekend.
You know you have an invite wherever I'm at.
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Nice!!

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Here ya go Storm.

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Does anyone on here hunt out at H7? Went out there Friday and found me a good tree, with a lot of tracks. Gonna go put some corn out next weekend. Sorry guys.....will be hunting this year with my xbow.... I'm a pretty good shot with it, to 60 yards, but it's just until I get more confident in shooting my Deploy.
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Not a fan of them either, IMO if your not disabled you should use a bow.
I agree - saw I guy shooting a crossbow bow unzip the top of a fawn opening day last year. From the top of her tail to between her shoulders. Was a steep quartering away shot and he shot high. Crossbow was loud as heck. Just cut the skin.......terrible.

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Old 09-11-2017, 09:43 AM   #137
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Find you a couple of trees, there are no secret spots out there and best way to not be disappointed is to have a back up plan. Stay flexible and good luck...and unless you like company I wouldn't name specific units you are hunting

but you are on the right track, all of the deer are over at Whitney
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Old 09-11-2017, 11:01 AM   #138
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Yes, no deer at Lake A. Don't waste your time....
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Find you a couple of trees, there are no secret spots out there and best way to not be disappointed is to have a back up plan. Stay flexible and good luck...and unless you like company I wouldn't name specific units you are hunting

but you are on the right track, all of the deer are over at Whitney
No secret spots anymore - I believe they did exist once upon a time, somewhere between the transition from shotgun to archery. Those where the golden years........oh how I miss those days.
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No secret spots anymore - I believe they did exist once upon a time, somewhere between the transition from shotgun to archery. Those where the golden years........oh how I miss those days.
That made me stop and reminisce about all my early years down there.
, up and through 2007. I've had a great time utilizing all the resources on both lakes. Even back before Aquilla went Type II (aka today as a APH permit.)

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Does anyone on here hunt out at H7? Went out there Friday and found me a good tree, with a lot of tracks. Gonna go put some corn out next weekend. Sorry guys.....will be hunting this year with my xbow.... I'm a pretty good shot with it, to 60 yards, but it's just until I get more confident in shooting my Deploy.
I'm giving it a shot this year I've got me a trophy rock out and I put some corn out the other day here's hoping we both get one
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I agree - saw I guy shooting a crossbow bow unzip the top of a fawn opening day last year. From the top of her tail to between her shoulders. Was a steep quartering away shot and he shot high. Crossbow was loud as heck. Just cut the skin.......terrible.
I don't usually chime in on the Xbow discussions but I guess I'm feeling frisky tonight.

I've never shot one, don't know much about them either. I don't foresee myself using one but I can't say what the future will hold for me. I prefer a longbow. Just my preference and it doesn't make me better or worse than the next hunter.

Just wanted to say however that the event you witness with a crossbow I've seen more times than I care to think about by people using compounds, recurves, longbows and even firearms. It isn't the weapon nearly as much as the hunter and his/her preparedness and competence.

Off my soap box for now. Carry on.
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I don't usually chime in on the Xbow discussions but I guess I'm feeling frisky tonight.

I've never shot one, don't know much about them either. I don't foresee myself using one but I can't say what the future will hold for me. I prefer a longbow. Just my preference and it doesn't make me better or worse than the next hunter.

Just wanted to say however that the event you witness with a crossbow I've seen more times than I care to think about by people using compounds, recurves, longbows and even firearms. It isn't the weapon nearly as much as the hunter and his/her preparedness and competence.

Off my soap box for now. Carry on.
Well put coop!
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I shot a crossbow a couple years back at one of my BH Ed courses, it was a xbow that belonged to TPWD. Loud, heavy, and a pain in the butt.

A few weeks back in another one of our classes one of the guys had his Xbow, it was quieter than a Hoyt compound, and noticeably fast, looked easy to use, had a way to unload/release the string (swear-filter approved), etc.

IMO, it's all up to the shooter, doesn't matter what equipment- if it's a bad shot, it's a bad shot.
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I agree. That's why I am not hunting with my bow this year. Don't want to use it untill confident with placement to 40 yards. I do have a shoulder injury (4 plts and 16 screws) so if medical permit required, probily could get one, but bows are funner. Bought the Deploy after shooting my 7yr olds recurve with her one night for about 3 hrs. Bought her an Apprentice, and hopefully will get her out there with me in a few years. I'm fairly new to deer and hog hunting, but I've done homework, and a little scouting of a few spots. The tree I picked wasn't in H7, just was curious. I know about Lake X and Y.....and plan to get my first deer this season to shut my wife up on all the money I've spent on hunting stuff...
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I agree. That's why I am not hunting with my bow this year. Don't want to use it untill confident with placement to 40 yards. I do have a shoulder injury (4 plts and 16 screws) so if medical permit required, probily could get one, but bows are funner. Bought the Deploy after shooting my 7yr olds recurve with her one night for about 3 hrs. Bought her an Apprentice, and hopefully will get her out there with me in a few years. I'm fairly new to deer and hog hunting, but I've done homework, and a little scouting of a few spots. The tree I picked wasn't in H7, just was curious. I know about Lake X and Y.....and plan to get my first deer this season to shut my wife up on all the money I've spent on hunting stuff...
Take it from someone who's been hunting for a long time and been married for 19 years… it still won't shut her up about it because after you get one you'll want another and spend more money to get him
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I don't usually chime in on the Xbow discussions but I guess I'm feeling frisky tonight.

I've never shot one, don't know much about them either. I don't foresee myself using one but I can't say what the future will hold for me. I prefer a longbow. Just my preference and it doesn't make me better or worse than the next hunter.

Just wanted to say however that the event you witness with a crossbow I've seen more times than I care to think about by people using compounds, recurves, longbows and even firearms. It isn't the weapon nearly as much as the hunter and his/her preparedness and competence.

Off my soap box for now. Carry on.
I agree with that, but I also think a certain "type" of hunter is more drawn to using a crossbow than a compound.....if you know what I mean.....
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I know there are plenty of proficient, ethical hunters out there using crossbows. No doubt. But some are not.
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Old 09-12-2017, 06:25 PM   #149
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OK guys here we Go! For this seasons opener on the 29th of September I will start cooking on the smoker for Friday night dinner. For those that made it last year it will be at PLOWMAN CREEK CAMPGROUND . We eat about 730 or 1930 for you in the military. Texas Grown, razorback,buckshot,Chino,coop, webstertroy,Ender, Homegrown justindfw and anyone else that wants to join us is welcome (that means also the ones who are new to this wonderful place we hunted. BYOB YOUR OWN CHAIRS ALSO not just the guys but your better half also. The camp site will be up on the hill just ask for the Ochoa campsite. There will be brisket, pork button and sausage. If your coming let me know, if you work with Kennyb let him know.
I hope to see all for a good round of fellowship and story telling.
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Old 09-12-2017, 06:50 PM   #150
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Do I need to pay to get in?
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