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Rem40x 12-31-2020 11:06 PM

Park rangers aren't the brightest. Most graduate A&M

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Gringolevi 01-01-2021 08:06 AM

That seriously sucks.

Mule Skinner 01-01-2021 11:28 AM

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Originally Posted by Rem40x (Post 15367667)
Park rangers aren't the brightest. Most graduate A&M

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Hey now, thems fightin’ words. :D

LetErRip 01-02-2021 09:33 PM

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Originally Posted by Gringolevi (Post 15152349)
Got a mouflon mid day today, way to hot right now for packing out animals.

Nice!!

justletmein 01-04-2021 03:56 PM

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Just wanna give you guys a heads up, Amistad has been handing out this brochure attached all year long. I see it didn't jive with the Val Verde South zone so sent a screenshot to one of the GW's down there. He said NPS will be correcting it online and posting fliers at all the hunt areas. So it looks like buck season is in fact over on Jan 3rd and this brochure is NOT correct. We are to follow the Val Verde seasons posted for North Zone.

Mule Skinner 01-04-2021 04:31 PM

You mean the feds didn’t coordinate with the state? Imagine that!

justletmein 01-04-2021 04:39 PM

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Originally Posted by Mule Skinner (Post 15376084)
You mean the feds didn’t coordinate with the state? Imagine that!

If you look at the screenshot there's a sticker over the brochure to "correct" the dates with INcorrect dates. *** lol

Gringolevi 01-27-2021 01:39 PM

So has anyone been over to unit 5 to see if there are any sheep? I really hope they aren’t all gone for good. I enjoyed hunting them

BillyJack1975 02-01-2021 07:01 PM

Really looking forward to going there’s this year. Got a party of 3 or 4 of us that are serious about Amistad!

bownut 02-10-2021 07:17 PM

I’m heading down tomorrow to hunt area 5. My son did great last yr. and this yr he’s been skunked twice. Hope to see something this weekend.

justletmein 02-10-2021 07:39 PM

Good luck bud!

Rem40x 02-10-2021 09:11 PM

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Was great this yearAttachment 1040206

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bownut 02-10-2021 09:22 PM

^^^^ nice was that in area 5 or 4. I know 4 has a few nice ones in there. My son went to area 4 this yr when 5 didn’t pan out and took some pics of some good ones.

justletmein 02-10-2021 10:05 PM

**** that's a nice one!

No mouflon in 4, they're all in 5.

Rem40x 02-11-2021 06:43 AM

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Originally Posted by bownut (Post 15463929)
^^^^ nice was that in area 5 or 4. I know 4 has a few nice ones in there. My son went to area 4 this yr when 5 didn’t pan out and took some pics of some good ones.

Area 4

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Pedernal 02-11-2021 07:41 AM

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Originally Posted by Rem40x (Post 15463903)
Was great this year

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Awesome ram, big congrats!!

Rem40x 02-11-2021 07:55 AM

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Originally Posted by justletmein (Post 15464010)
**** that's a nice one!

No mouflon in 4, they're all in 5.

Not a mouflon!

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RGV Hunter 02-11-2021 03:07 PM

We went to Amistad and had a good turnout. Now for the bad news. We spoke to a park ranger and he said that they are going to eradicate any and all non native species from the park (hog, muflon, auodad). They will start an operation by trapping and shooting them on sight. The operation will run continuously for a good while (maybe the entire year). Park rangers will be equipped with rifles and will shoot them on site. This information came from a park ranger. If they are going to do that then it I for one will not be traveling 7 hours to just hunt whitetails when I can do it at home. If you don't agree with what the park is doing then contact your congressman or whoever will listen to get them to stop this. This operation will be getting started soon so it may be too late.

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justletmein 02-11-2021 03:11 PM

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Originally Posted by RGV Hunter (Post 15465496)
We went to Amistad and had a good turnout. Now for the bad news. We spoke to a park ranger and he said that they are going to eradicate any and all non native species from the park (hog, muflon, auodad). They will start an operation by trapping and shooting them on sight. The operation will run continuously for a good while (maybe the entire year). Park rangers will be equipped with rifles and will shoot them on site. This information came from a park ranger. If they are going to do that then it I for one will not be traveling 7 hours to just hunt whitetails when I can do it at home. If you don't agree with what the park is doing then contact your congressman or whoever will listen to get them to stop this. This operation will be getting started soon so it may be too late.

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What they need to do is shoot all the domestic sheep and goats running around first, then worry about the other game animals.

RGV Hunter 02-11-2021 04:12 PM

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What they need to do is shoot all the domestic sheep and goats running around first, then worry about the other game animals.

Those are getting killed also

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donpablo 02-12-2021 05:03 PM

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Originally Posted by RGV Hunter (Post 15465615)
Those are getting killed also

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Um... If they wanted domestics gone, they should've added them to the game list. They're easy enough to sneak up on that I'm sure the hunters could take them out in one season.

TexOddball 02-14-2021 02:04 PM

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Originally Posted by donpablo (Post 15467944)
Um... If they wanted domestics gone, they should've added them to the game list. They're easy enough to sneak up on that I'm sure the hunters could take them out in one season.

If they wanted the exotics gone, they should’ve opened it up to muzzleloaders, with a draw system. Have to take a ewe before you get a ram, only four hunters in the unit at a time, just keep pulling names until the sheep ran out. Or ran off. Folks would have lined up around the block for a chance at that, but instead WE’RE PAYING for exterminators, essentially. This some bullchit.

RGV Hunter 02-14-2021 02:15 PM

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Originally Posted by TexOddball (Post 15471082)
If they wanted the exotics gone, they should’ve opened it up to muzzleloaders, with a draw system. Have to take a ewe before you get a ram, only four hunters in the unit at a time, just keep pulling names until the sheep ran out. Or ran off. Folks would have lined up around the block for a chance at that, but instead WE’RE PAYING for exterminators, essentially. This some bullchit.

Agreed

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donpablo 02-15-2021 02:20 PM

I think even then it would've been ineffective so long as the other side of the lake (next to the neighborhood) was off limits. That's where the majority of the mouflon hung out most of the time (at least during season).

mdb0531 03-23-2021 08:39 AM

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Originally Posted by Rem40x (Post 15367667)
Park rangers aren't the brightest. Most graduate A&M

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He's right you know...and when they go to lunch the TU graduate serves them the best McDonalds fries ever!

Gringolevi 05-17-2021 05:01 PM

Well haven’t been on here in awhile, are all the exotics still gone.

justletmein 05-17-2021 08:26 PM

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Originally Posted by Gringolevi (Post 15621633)
Well haven’t been on here in awhile, are all the exotics still gone.

Dig the new avatar buddy, that from this year?

I've got no info on the exotics but curious myself.

TexasWicked1 11-21-2021 07:21 PM

Anyone ever hunt area 4?

justletmein 11-21-2021 08:00 PM

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Originally Posted by TexasWicked1 (Post 15948973)
Anyone ever hunt area 4?

Yes

TexasWicked1 11-21-2021 08:30 PM

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Originally Posted by justletmein (Post 15949033)
Yes

Any details? My son is at an age where he wants to bow hunt. He's been shooting in the backyard and at Alvardo for years, but he said that he thinks that he's ready to try it.

justletmein 11-21-2021 09:27 PM

What kind of info you need? 4 is boat only but depending on athleticism it can be done with a kayak or canoe. Aside from that it's pretty much like the other areas out here with subtle differences here and there.

TexasWicked1 11-21-2021 09:29 PM

We can boat in, that's not a problem. Looks to be all private land surrounding it.
Curious if anyone had any reports from this season or what they have seen in there.

justletmein 11-21-2021 09:39 PM

I haven't been over there this season but we used to hunt it heavily and taken a bunch of animals there. We kinda started phasing out 4 a few years ago due to so much traffic. Seems like everybody who's got a boat concentrates over there and they'll park right next to your boat and walk in on you, just too many hunts ruined. There's plenty of animals though, but that goes for all the areas out here.

TexasWicked1 11-22-2021 07:52 AM

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Originally Posted by justletmein (Post 15949224)
I haven't been over there this season but we used to hunt it heavily and taken a bunch of animals there. We kinda started phasing out 4 a few years ago due to so much traffic. Seems like everybody who's got a boat concentrates over there and they'll park right next to your boat and walk in on you, just too many hunts ruined. There's plenty of animals though, but that goes for all the areas out here.

I think we are going to give it a shot in December. I appreciate the insight.

txstrapassassin 11-23-2021 09:06 PM

Awesome!

TexasWicked1 11-27-2021 11:02 PM

Son and I went this weekend. More to come.

justletmein 11-27-2021 11:22 PM

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Originally Posted by TexasWicked1 (Post 15960022)
Son and I went this weekend. More to come.

I've been here since Sat the 21, you picked a great week. I drew back on a big one tonight. FYI there's a newer thread for this year.


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