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Old 10-29-2020, 08:50 PM   #51
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Man that’s terrible, any details on what happened? Prayers for the family in this hard time.
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Old 11-02-2020, 05:36 PM   #52
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1st trip of the year. I'm in one of my favorite coves but it looks barren with hardly any sign. Lake is so low I think they've got better places to graze now.
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Old 11-02-2020, 06:19 PM   #53
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1st trip of the year. I'm in one of my favorite coves but it looks barren with hardly any sign. Lake is so low I think they've got better places to graze now.
Man !
That sure is a slick boat/setup you got there.
How does it do across the devils river with those waves at night.
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Old 11-02-2020, 07:17 PM   #54
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1st trip of the year. I'm in one of my favorite coves but it looks barren with hardly any sign. Lake is so low I think they've got better places to graze now.
All the deer left the lake amistad area. Please spread the word; no reason to go hunting out there.
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Old 11-02-2020, 08:05 PM   #55
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1st trip of the year. I'm in one of my favorite coves but it looks barren with hardly any sign. Lake is so low I think they've got better places to graze now.
You'll find em. Good luck.

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Old 11-02-2020, 09:12 PM   #56
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Man !
That sure is a slick boat/setup you got there.
How does it do across the devils river with those waves at night.
Thx man, yeah we love these boats. This is my 2nd one. I've had both in an angry West Matagorda bay in 30+, it ain't fun but it handles it.

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All the deer left the lake amistad area. Please spread the word; no reason to go hunting out there.
I think you might be right. Not so much as a mouse tonight but deer moving all over the roads by the boat ramp. Caught a string dead smell in the way walking out tonight, followed it 300 yards or so up the draw and was real close and strong but it was coming from some of the nastiest thickest brush there is and I couldn't get through it.

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We're gonna try. I'm handicapped a bit though, gotta work til 2pm daily so just hitting the evenings this week. Wife gonna walk in to Area 2 tomorrow and lay a track out and hit it early Wednesday and Thursday.
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Old 11-03-2020, 09:20 AM   #57
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All the deer left the lake amistad area. Please spread the word; no reason to go hunting out there.

That's right... she never saw my arrow coming. No reason to come out here!

On another note, I got out there while the search for the lost hunter was going on. Sad to hear, I went boatless and did put on a few extra miles in an effort to help. I'll probably head back to Amistad later this winter, have a few draw hunts coming up.
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Old 11-03-2020, 09:28 AM   #58
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Man I want to go check that country out sometime this year. I'd be happy to pick up the gas bill and some groceries if anyone is looking for a travel buddy...or even cook a few meals if we met out there and just camped together.
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Old 11-03-2020, 10:38 PM   #59
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Much better evening tonight but didn't let any fly. Talked to a super cool game warden at the ramp, that dude was sharp.

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Man I want to go check that country out sometime this year. I'd be happy to pick up the gas bill and some groceries if anyone is looking for a travel buddy...or even cook a few meals if we met out there and just camped together.
Come down week before Thanksgiving.
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Old 11-04-2020, 02:00 PM   #60
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Thx man, yeah we love these boats. This is my 2nd one. I've had both in an angry West Matagorda bay in 30+, it ain't fun but it handles it.



I think you might be right. Not so much as a mouse tonight but deer moving all over the roads by the boat ramp. Caught a string dead smell in the way walking out tonight, followed it 300 yards or so up the draw and was real close and strong but it was coming from some of the nastiest thickest brush there is and I couldn't get through it.



We're gonna try. I'm handicapped a bit though, gotta work til 2pm daily so just hitting the evenings this week. Wife gonna walk in to Area 2 tomorrow and lay a track out and hit it early Wednesday and Thursday.
Dude, you working remotely from camp till 2 each afternoon?

I'm impressed.
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Old 11-04-2020, 02:11 PM   #61
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Dude, you working remotely from camp till 2 each afternoon?

I'm impressed.
Yep, used all my vacation time for kiddo's youth drawn hunts so gotta conserve. It really helps that work isn't so busy right now and lots of people are still "working from home" because of the virus.
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Old 11-04-2020, 06:40 PM   #62
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Much better evening tonight but didn't let any fly. Talked to a super cool game warden at the ramp, that dude was sharp.



Come down week before Thanksgiving.

I might be able to make it down for a couple of days. Iíll PM you once my schedule gets ironed out.


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Old 11-04-2020, 06:58 PM   #63
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Fence line borders state park

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Old 11-05-2020, 07:31 PM   #64
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Anyone going to be down Tuesday/Wednesday? If so let’s have a beer after hunt
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Old 11-05-2020, 09:55 PM   #65
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Tonight was dead, deer bedded down walking out and bedded down still in camp.
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Old 11-05-2020, 11:41 PM   #66
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Nice fire!!

Hope they start moving out there for you. How much pressure are you seeing out there??
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Old 11-06-2020, 12:04 AM   #67
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Nice fire!!

Hope they start moving out there for you. How much pressure are you seeing out there??
Zero pressure. 1 truck in #2, 1 truck in #1, 1 boat in #4.
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Old 11-06-2020, 01:43 AM   #68
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Tonight was dead, deer bedded down walking out and bedded down still in camp.
Where do you stay?
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Old 11-06-2020, 07:09 AM   #69
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Just as a reminder the entire hunt area is in the CWD zone and you are required to bring your harvest to the check station for sample collection

https://tpwd.texas.gov/regulations/o...check-stations
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Old 11-06-2020, 10:09 AM   #70
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Where do you stay?
Depends on what's going on, but we camp either at San Pedro, 277N, or Spur 406.
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Old 11-06-2020, 03:23 PM   #71
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Depends on what's going on, but we camp either at San Pedro, 277N, or Spur 406.


How do you do it to take a good bath out there? Is there any public shower areas?

Also , if you shoot a deer can you hang or cut him up in those campgrounds?

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Old 11-06-2020, 06:21 PM   #72
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Man we're on some deer in #2 but 6 shots just rang out. We got some duck hunters 200 yards feom where we're setup. Super bummed we'd finally gotten a great setup and felt confident.

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How do you do it to take a good bath out there? Is there any public shower areas?

Also , if you shoot a deer can you hang or cut him up in those campgrounds?
Planet Fitness in Del Rio or a truck stop. You can quarter them up in camp but can't gut them. Gotta be out of sight also.
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Old 11-06-2020, 09:55 PM   #73
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Well can't complain, duck hunters stopped blasting at sundown and the deer started moving once it got quiet.
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Old 11-06-2020, 10:05 PM   #74
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Well done..perfect shot too
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Old 11-07-2020, 06:47 AM   #75
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Wtg.

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Old 11-07-2020, 07:06 AM   #76
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Well can't complain, duck hunters stopped blasting at sundown and the deer started moving once it got quiet.
Awesome!
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Old 11-07-2020, 08:44 PM   #77
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Fantastic!


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Old 11-09-2020, 08:43 PM   #78
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Nice doe. Hopefully they are moving the next few days.
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Old 11-09-2020, 09:15 PM   #79
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Congrats! Nice shot.
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Old 11-20-2020, 09:14 PM   #80
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Anyone been out hunting Amistad? What is the deer movement like?
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Old 11-21-2020, 05:37 PM   #81
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Anyone been out hunting Amistad? What is the deer movement like?
Got winded aboot 30 minutes ago. I should probably learn not to setup on top of scrapes, **** things always approach from downwind no matter where the trails are.
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Old 11-21-2020, 05:41 PM   #82
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Got winded aboot 30 minutes ago. I should probably learn not to setup on top of scrapes, **** things always approach from downwind no matter where the trails are.
did you see if it was decent buck ??

Are there many deer moving?? Not exactly cool weather.
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Old 11-21-2020, 05:46 PM   #83
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did you see if it was decent buck ??

Are there many deer moving?? Not exactly cool weather.
Couldn't tell, don't think he saw me either. Aside from that that's all I've seen. I wouldn't say anything's moving yet, he's just coming to check his scrape. We just got here a couple hours ago after hunting another place earlier this week. I'm spent and ready for fishing season. Lol
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Old 11-21-2020, 05:58 PM   #84
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Yep they're moving. Just passed on a momma doe at 18 yards in my shooting lane, fawn was tiny. She's making me regret it now, snorts sound like sneezes. Too bad she's not in heat, she came back and could've shot her a couple times now.
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Old 11-21-2020, 06:46 PM   #85
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Looks like you have the lake to yourselves!! 1 vehicle in area 1, 1 in area 3 and 2 in area 2. I saw lots of folks at the Diablo east campgrounds so not sure how many are hunting of off boats. Zero at area 5 which is normally packed with mouflon chasers...

I will be in area 1 tomorrow morning. Hope to paint an arrow red!

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Old 11-21-2020, 08:55 PM   #86
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Good luck! Yeah it seems pretty quiet in the hunt areas, lots of fishermen. No duck hunters tonight.
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Was interested in checking out Hunt Area 4. Does anyone have any experience canoeing or kayaking out there?
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Yes. Watch the wind and launch from an appropriate point
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