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Old 08-13-2015, 04:18 PM   #1
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Is old sabine bottom worth a couple of weekends during deer season? I normally hunt the dcnf with success, but this year I'm thinking about trying the bottom a few times since it's about 20 minutes away. Pros, cons, advice and photos will be appreciated, thanks!
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Old 08-13-2015, 04:20 PM   #2
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What are you referring to when you say "Sabine bottom"?
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Old 08-13-2015, 04:23 PM   #3
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Nvm, I looked it up.
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Old 08-13-2015, 08:55 PM   #4
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I love hunting out there. It's hard hunting, but do your time scouting and you will do fine. A lot of pigs! I have hunted there for years. It is one of my favorite places for sure.
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Old 08-13-2015, 08:57 PM   #5
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I love hunting out there. It's hard hunting, but do your time scouting and you will do fine. A lot of pigs! I have hunted there for years. It is one of my favorite places for sure.
Thanks, that's what I like to hear. Do you happen to have any pictures of animals? Or do you run trailcams?
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Old 11-18-2015, 11:17 PM   #6
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Going to try it out tomorrow through sunday. My first hunt in Texas. Any advice where I might camp or a decent spot to be in where I can use a climber???
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Old 11-19-2015, 06:39 AM   #7
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Lots of water right now in the woods. Find high spots with good trails going through them. There are a lot of trees to put your climber in there "mostly hardwoods" but be careful to not go up a dead tree. The drought years ago killed of a lot of the oaks.
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Old 12-04-2015, 05:37 PM   #8
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Going to try it out tomorrow through sunday. My first hunt in Texas. Any advice where I might camp or a decent spot to be in where I can use a climber???

How did it go?
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Old 12-04-2015, 05:49 PM   #9
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Wound up going to lbj grasslands instead
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Old 12-07-2015, 09:55 PM   #10
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Tip: leave bow and take knife. The cane is so thick you can stab one easier than shoot one. Crazy wet year this year, tougher than normal... When it's open
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Old 12-15-2015, 04:46 AM   #11
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I'm not one to post info about public hunting. I'm a firm believer in "Hunt private publicly. Hunt public privately", but I'll give a heads up to maybe save some folks a trip.
The bottoms are as flooded as I've seen in quite some time. The Sabine is out of the banks from Hwy 80 in Mineola to I-20 in Longview. For anyone who has a boat and figures they can get in to places, you better know what you're doing.
Please call the WMA office before you make the trip.
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Old 12-15-2015, 09:27 AM   #12
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not right now, they may have closed it due to flooding
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Old 12-27-2015, 08:37 PM   #13
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And that's a wrap on the dumpster fire season on osrb. The 10"+ of rain this weekend will flood it out for the remainder of season. If 2 deer were killed there this season I would be floored.
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Old 12-27-2015, 08:38 PM   #14
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And that's a wrap on the dumpster fire season on osrb. The 10"+ of rain this weekend will flood it out for the remainder of season. If 2 deer were killed there this season I would be floored.
Actually 3. 2 youth and one archery doe. Not a good year
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Old 01-03-2016, 10:08 AM   #15
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The Old Sabine Bottoms aren't much for hunting success. There is a lot of land but just not much game. I don't understand all I know about it either, the property looks great, a lot of quality habitat but very few deer. A tough place to kill a deer, period!
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Old 01-03-2016, 10:38 AM   #16
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I would think with the river being out of the banks, the opportunity for some good duck hunting would exist. Anyone know if that is the case?
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Old 01-03-2016, 01:57 PM   #17
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OSBWMA has been under water most of the season. 1804 is still under water as of today! There are lots and lots of ducks, but finding a way to get to them is tough.
As far as game, There are some good deer and lots of hogs in normal years. This for this year with 20 plus inches over a normal year, hunting has been tough. Most game has moved up to higher ground, Pic of my stand on North side!
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Old 10-16-2016, 04:29 PM   #18
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Anyone been out since the floods? Wondered if anything even moved back into the woods... other than hogs?
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Old 10-17-2016, 09:51 AM   #19
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Killed a hog with the muzzeloader out there this weekend. There's been a crazy amount of people hunting out there this year. Even on weekdays there are several trucks parked along the road. Haven't seen any deer but the pigs are back to some extent.

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Old 10-17-2016, 09:56 AM   #20
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Old 10-17-2016, 11:36 AM   #21
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How bad is the switch cane this year? Didn't know what floods did to it
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Old 10-18-2016, 04:40 PM   #22
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I haven't really paid much attention but now that you mention it I think one area I usually walk past has less cane than usual. Its still been pretty muddy out there especially with the rain we got at the end of the week.
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Old 12-18-2016, 03:18 PM   #23
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No water now!! River is almost dry!
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Old 07-27-2017, 06:17 PM   #24
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Probably will be heading out here in the next few weeks to do a little scouting. 2 years ago I heard only 2 deer were taken. Last year from the FB site, I think a total of 5 were taken. Numbers should look a little better as the area recovers from previous floods.
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Old 07-27-2017, 10:08 PM   #25
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There is a lot of thistle on all the roads they mow. Its mostly waist high so be prepared for that. Lots of unharrassed hogs out there this time of year too.
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Old 07-30-2017, 06:52 PM   #26
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I hunted it with my brother back in March, and again with a buddy in May, going after pigs both hunts, and came home with pork both hunts. We saw deer nearly every time we walked a trail, and could hardly spit without hitting a hog. I'll be out there again this fall.
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Old 07-30-2017, 07:37 PM   #27
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I hunted it with my brother back in March, and again with a buddy in May, going after pigs both hunts, and came home with pork both hunts. We saw deer nearly every time we walked a trail, and could hardly spit without hitting a hog. I'll be out there again this fall.
So will everyone else with this reply. People love getting this kind of info, good luck!

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Old 08-02-2017, 10:32 PM   #28
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So will everyone else with this reply. People love getting this kind of info, good luck!

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Well then, they're welcome! I hope they all have great hunts.

Jeez, sour grapes much?

To be fair, I don't really care about deer on public lands, I'm primarily a hog hunter on public, and I don't care how much pressure the places get, hog populations are not going down any time soon.
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Old 08-03-2017, 06:37 AM   #29
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Well then, they're welcome! I hope they all have great hunts.

Jeez, sour grapes much?

To be fair, I don't really care about deer on public lands, I'm primarily a hog hunter on public, and I don't care how much pressure the places get, hog populations are not going down any time soon.
Doesn't make a difference to me, some people just post a ton of info then complain about pressure. The good luck was genuine, no sour grapes here!

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