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Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 03-19-2021, 09:16 PM
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Posted By Texscala
Slow day...walked 10 miles and did not see one....

Slow day...walked 10 miles and did not see one. Back at it tomorrow.
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 03-18-2021, 01:44 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,821
Posted By Texscala
I was out there over the weekend walking around...

I was out there over the weekend walking around with the kids and found a tick on my shirt after I got home. Really did not go into the thick stuff so they are definitely still out there.
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-21-2020, 08:42 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,797
Posted By Texscala
I was out there again this weekend. We got into 2...

I was out there again this weekend. We got into 2 groups early Saturday and fired shots but nothing dropped and no blood. Later in the day we snuck into a big group and dropped a big sow. I sent...
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-08-2020, 07:48 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,797
Posted By Texscala
40 hogs in the log book on Saturday night

40 hogs in the log book on Saturday night
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-07-2020, 10:01 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,797
Posted By Texscala
Walked 18 miles yesterday and 12 today. ...

Walked 18 miles yesterday and 12 today. Yesterday we had one big boar show up and I shot twice but never found blood.

Today we finally got into them on our last pre lunch push. I snuck into a...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 12-20-2019, 03:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,053
Posted By Texscala
Looks like I am not smart enough to post a...

Looks like I am not smart enough to post a pic....

https://img.photobucket.com/albums/v111/Texscala/Sierra%20deer%20no%20face_zpsqrvdmxkt.jpg...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 12-20-2019, 03:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,053
Posted By Texscala
Texas Youth Draw Hunts

Its a bit wordy but I wanted to share my experience this year with our hunt

A few weeks ago my 12 year old daughter and I had the chance to participate in one of the Texas youth draw hunts. We...
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-22-2019, 08:23 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,036
Posted By Texscala
Does anyone know the total counts for segments A...

Does anyone know the total counts for segments A and segment B?
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-07-2019, 08:33 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 3,706
Posted By Texscala
Way down from what I saw in the book. Friday...

Way down from what I saw in the book. Friday seemed above average for us and we heard tons of shots but Friday we only saw one and never heard any shots.
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-03-2019, 09:39 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 3,706
Posted By Texscala
We walked all day the first day and covered an...

We walked all day the first day and covered an estimated 15miles. (45,000 steps). We saw just as many tracks as in years past. We never found real heavy feeding areas or large nesting areas which...
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-02-2019, 01:13 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 3,706
Posted By Texscala
When academy had them on clearance 5 years ago we...

When academy had them on clearance 5 years ago we stocked up. Unfortunately I am on my last few shells.
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-02-2019, 10:08 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 3,706
Posted By Texscala
No shots so far in BM. Parking lot was empty at...

No shots so far in BM. Parking lot was empty at 6:20 when we headed in.
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-02-2019, 04:37 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 3,706
Posted By Texscala
Me and a buddy took 3 on Friday. Not as many...

Me and a buddy took 3 on Friday. Not as many encounters as in years past but a little better shooting. My buddy put one down while it was bedded with a hog wild shot through the ear. He Also hit a...
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-16-2018, 09:07 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 3,457
Posted By Texscala
Check the spot tommorow and look for birds. We...

Check the spot tommorow and look for birds. We recovered them After not being able to find them by looking for circling birds. On segment A we found one that way 90 mins after shooting it. Last...
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-05-2018, 12:43 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 6,547
Posted By Texscala
It did not seem that there were as many hunters...

It did not seem that there were as many hunters out as in years past. We covered a ton of ground in 3 different units and only crossed paths with hunters a few times.
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-04-2018, 01:39 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 6,547
Posted By Texscala
I was worried about their numbers and not being...

I was worried about their numbers and not being able to find them but once we figured out where they were feeding we saw several groups. They still seem to be pretty thick.
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-04-2018, 06:55 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 6,547
Posted By Texscala
We had a hard time finding them on Friday. I was...

We had a hard time finding them on Friday. I was with a group of 4 and we had one guy shoot one at 9am that he did not recover. We spent the rest of the day trying to figure out where they were as it...
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-20-2018, 12:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,211
Posted By Texscala
Out west shed hunters do push the animals to try...

Out west shed hunters do push the animals to try and get their antlers. It is easy to shed hunt on snow as the blood is easy to see and the animals are all at the same level. I’ve found sheds in...
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-20-2017, 04:46 PM
Replies: 213
Views: 6,677
Posted By Texscala
We recovered 2 and they both were shot a couple...

We recovered 2 and they both were shot a couple times. I'm pretty confident we killed a couple more we did not recover. This is a fun hunt we use to get in shape for our trips out west for elk and...
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-19-2017, 08:32 PM
Replies: 213
Views: 6,677
Posted By Texscala
Anyone know the 3 day total? Our group of...

Anyone know the 3 day total?

Our group of 3 hunted all day Friday and then Sat evening. Scouting paid off with us knowing where they wanted to be. In the end we took 20 shots and killed 2....
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-19-2017, 08:08 PM
Replies: 213
Views: 6,677
Posted By Texscala
50 today?

50 today?
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-18-2017, 10:04 PM
Replies: 213
Views: 6,677
Posted By Texscala
We found the sow we shot yesterday this evening. ...

We found the sow we shot yesterday this evening. 170ish. Then we hot o a sounder and took a 110lber. It was a great hunt. Also found a double etegayrd shed with only one other point
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-17-2017, 10:10 PM
Replies: 213
Views: 6,677
Posted By Texscala
Well we found them today. Put down 16 miles and...

Well we found them today. Put down 16 miles and biked 3, walked most of the day. We had 6 encounters in the following order, 1,1 3, 15, 17, 12. To bad I rushed all my shots. I fired 11 times and...
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-17-2017, 10:00 PM
Replies: 213
Views: 6,677
Posted By Texscala
Oops

Oops
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-17-2017, 09:16 AM
Replies: 213
Views: 6,677
Posted By Texscala
Shot one at 7:30. He had me pinned at 25 yards. ...

Shot one at 7:30. He had me pinned at 25 yards. First shot was a tad off the mark and follow up hit him on the run abut far back. No blood trail. Hoping for another opportunity soon.

Did find...
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-17-2017, 05:05 AM
Replies: 213
Views: 6,677
Posted By Texscala
Heading out. Hoping to catch them close to the...

Heading out. Hoping to catch them close to the trails while biking in. Happy hunting to all.
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-16-2017, 03:52 PM
Replies: 213
Views: 6,677
Posted By Texscala
We went out to set a few things up today but 10...

We went out to set a few things up today but 10 mins after getting off our bikes we had a sounder of 30 plus within 40 yards. We watched them for 5 mins and then decided to back out of the area in...
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-09-2016, 10:33 AM
Replies: 358
Views: 12,621
Posted By Texscala
Lets see if this works ...

Lets see if this works

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-0Cs0vMPETU&feature=youtu.be
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-09-2016, 10:31 AM
Replies: 358
Views: 12,621
Posted By Texscala
The only issue with it was I had my orange hat on...

The only issue with it was I had my orange hat on backwards all day and got quite a sunburn. Other than that it was pretty handy.....If only I could remember to turn it on when things get exciting.
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-09-2016, 10:25 AM
Replies: 358
Views: 12,621
Posted By Texscala
Yes GoPro on a head strap so both hands were free

Yes GoPro on a head strap so both hands were free
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-09-2016, 08:42 AM
Replies: 358
Views: 12,621
Posted By Texscala
Here is our short Video. We are using...

Here is our short Video. We are using shotguns.....

https://youtu.be/-0Cs0vMPETU

We ended up shooting 2 on separate times on Friday but the took the shot and walked off without even leaving...
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-06-2016, 03:06 PM
Replies: 358
Views: 12,621
Posted By Texscala
We found the left side of a small 8 point. Left...

We found the left side of a small 8 point. Left it for the critters to finish gnawing on.
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-05-2016, 11:14 PM
Replies: 358
Views: 12,621
Posted By Texscala
Not sure the shooting was great. We had two guys...

Not sure the shooting was great. We had two guys sitting on a known escape path and two guys slowly stalking the area. Stalkers jumped the hog and put 3 rounds in her. She limped hard as she...
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-05-2016, 10:07 PM
Replies: 358
Views: 12,621
Posted By Texscala
I have been following the Hagerman posts for a...

I have been following the Hagerman posts for a little over a year now and have tried to learn what I could from everyone's experiences. Last year we hunted hard and struck out.

This year we...
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-24-2015, 11:05 AM
Replies: 181
Views: 11,260
Posted By Texscala
We found a real old one that was worn except for...

We found a real old one that was worn except for base and the first split. It would have been from something big a few years ago.
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-22-2015, 12:49 PM
Replies: 181
Views: 11,260
Posted By Texscala
On our way out on Saturday we came across 2 hogs...

On our way out on Saturday we came across 2 hogs that had been taken and had the legs and backstraps removed right off of the road that runs down BM. It was pretty graphic and I hope whoever was...
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-22-2015, 10:57 AM
Replies: 181
Views: 11,260
Posted By Texscala
We got skunked on our 2 days out. We saw one...

We got skunked on our 2 days out. We saw one good size hog run by on a trail 100 yards away but he was too far out for us. Other than that we had a doe come into us a 20 yards and spend 3 minutes...
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-19-2015, 04:49 PM
Replies: 181
Views: 11,260
Posted By Texscala
Basically we just went to figure out exactly...

Basically we just went to figure out exactly where we wanted to be at legal shooting time. We had a pretty good idea but it looked like they are currently a bit deeper than they were the week before...
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-19-2015, 04:16 PM
Replies: 181
Views: 11,260
Posted By Texscala
We went and set up for tomorrow this morning. ...

We went and set up for tomorrow this morning. Only about 6 groups showed up. We saw lots of sign but most of th fresher stuff was not where we thought it would be.

Also saw 10 deer
1 turkey...
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-10-2015, 12:00 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,264
Posted By Texscala
I never saw an email and after talking with them...

I never saw an email and after talking with them I am going to do what they said and plan on hunting with it. I think they have come to the conclusion they had some bad info.

It seems like they...
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-09-2015, 04:06 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,264
Posted By Texscala
I just got off the phone with the Hagerman...

I just got off the phone with the Hagerman wildlife refuge office and as it was explained to me there were assumptions made based on the weight. It sounds like they understand there is some zinc in...
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-09-2015, 03:52 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,264
Posted By Texscala
Between me and my 2 friends we have 30 boxes of...

Between me and my 2 friends we have 30 boxes of Hevi-shot (one of the guys went a little crazy) and it was all purchased for this hunt. I hope we can use it, spent a lot of time doing research and...
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-06-2015, 03:49 PM
Replies: 417
Views: 29,866
Posted By Texscala
We saw turkey tracks walk along a trail for a...

We saw turkey tracks walk along a trail for a good 1/2 mile in the snow last week. There had to be at least 10 of them. The coyote tracks were right on top of them. I hope there are a few hogs...
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