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Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 11-14-2019, 11:42 AM
Replies: 411
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Posted By RShockley
Yes. Not by me but by the guy who shot it.

Yes. Not by me but by the guy who shot it.
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 11-13-2019, 10:53 PM
Replies: 411
Views: 23,342
Posted By RShockley
Shot mine last season on Nov. 12th. Was out this...

Shot mine last season on Nov. 12th. Was out this year on the 12th and the are definitely chasing right now. Saw plenty just never a shooter. Someone posted a pic of the buck they shot out there...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 11-10-2019, 09:30 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,632
Posted By RShockley
Almost did the same thing on my dads permit this...

Almost did the same thing on my dads permit this year. Do not just allow him to hunt. He would likely get caught and you don't want that on him. The standby idea might workout well. Hunted there...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 10-19-2019, 02:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,180
Posted By RShockley
Congrats man! Really hoping I don’t have to wait...

Congrats man! Really hoping I don’t have to wait 12 years to get a mule deer hunt but the chances are few and far.
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 10-16-2019, 10:29 AM
Replies: 551
Views: 28,634
Posted By RShockley
Wow they were quick about it today. Looks like...

Wow they were quick about it today. Looks like I’m going back to Richland Creek WMA for a duck hunt with my dad in January. Pending 2nd on all mule deer and spring turkey unfortunately.
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 10-16-2019, 07:28 AM
Replies: 551
Views: 28,634
Posted By RShockley
You need to up those numbers. Those are rookie...

You need to up those numbers. Those are rookie numbers. 😂 😂 😂 Good Luck!
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 10-15-2019, 01:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 762
Posted By RShockley
You know whatís going to happen now if you get...

You know whatís going to happen now if you get drawn right? Everyone will scream RIGGED at the top of their lungs until they get someoneís attention. Lol
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 10-14-2019, 06:21 PM
Replies: 352
Views: 36,693
Posted By RShockley
I don't avoid it but do change my tactics. On a...

I don't avoid it but do change my tactics. On a high wind day I will cover more ground trying to find bedded bucks and then use the wind to stalk up on them.
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 10-11-2019, 12:26 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,441
Posted By RShockley
October Texas Public Lands buck taken by my dad.

October Texas Public Lands buck taken by my dad.
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 10-11-2019, 12:24 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,099
Posted By RShockley
I put a rifled barrel on my 870 and added a Nikon...

I put a rifled barrel on my 870 and added a Nikon Shotgun Hunter scope. Shooting 12ga Hornandy SST 300 grain slugs.
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 10-10-2019, 12:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 389
Posted By RShockley
Yes, the devils canyon trail starts at the lower...

Yes, the devils canyon trail starts at the lower plum creek area. Don’t remember if the had the roofs there for each site or not. Have stayed there myself. We always camp in one of the canyons. Here...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 10-10-2019, 12:12 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,454
Posted By RShockley
Same here last year. When told it was an off year...

Same here last year. When told it was an off year I just gave him a dumbfounded look. We were pushing up a few hundred at a time on the way in the first afternoon after drawing units. Would love to...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-09-2019, 07:48 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,099
Posted By RShockley
How did you miss? High or low? We’re both the...

How did you miss? High or low? We’re both the same miss? Rangefinder or just estimated? From the ground or a tree?
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 10-08-2019, 01:18 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,099
Posted By RShockley
Yes sir! Best of luck to everyone. Should be a...

Yes sir! Best of luck to everyone. Should be a good hunt.
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 10-07-2019, 04:10 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,099
Posted By RShockley
Seems like several of y’all got drawn for January.

Seems like several of y’all got drawn for January.
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 10-06-2019, 10:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 389
Posted By RShockley
I have seen several good sized horse trailers...

I have seen several good sized horse trailers down there but I would stick to lower plum creek. Last time I went to upper plum creek it was a bit on the rough side. I would also call the ranger...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 10-03-2019, 01:43 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,454
Posted By RShockley
Guess I didn’t remember it being delayed last...

Guess I didn’t remember it being delayed last year.
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 10-03-2019, 01:25 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,454
Posted By RShockley
Looks like others were drawn. Still waiting to...

Looks like others were drawn. Still waiting to see a change on Waterfowl for Richland Creek WMA North unit.
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-02-2019, 11:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 284
Posted By RShockley
Checkoput True Life Taxidermy in Granbury. Ask...

Checkoput True Life Taxidermy in Granbury. Ask for Ken. It can be pricey and have a bit of a wait but the detail put into the work is fantastic.
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 10-02-2019, 11:30 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,454
Posted By RShockley
What happened with th drawing today?

Still no drawing for E-Postcard Waterfowl? Anyone showing them drawn already or did something happen?
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 10-02-2019, 06:07 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,099
Posted By RShockley
PM sent

PM sent
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 10-01-2019, 09:02 PM
Replies: 411
Views: 23,342
Posted By RShockley
Also you want to make sure you are parking on the...

Also you want to make sure you are parking on the public side of the roads. Some of the landowners get pretty ****** off when people park on their property and you can be given a ticket for it.
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 09-28-2019, 06:54 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,099
Posted By RShockley
Man I hope so. I have nothing against shooting...

Man I hope so. I have nothing against shooting tame deer.
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 09-28-2019, 06:51 PM
Replies: 411
Views: 23,342
Posted By RShockley
Yeah Iím probably sticking to weekdays.

Yeah Iím probably sticking to weekdays.
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 09-28-2019, 01:18 AM
Replies: 411
Views: 23,342
Posted By RShockley
Where did you end up getting it fixed? Gateway...

Where did you end up getting it fixed? Gateway Archery in Fort Worth is pretty nice and a Matthews dealer.
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 09-27-2019, 12:14 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,099
Posted By RShockley
Lake Somerville SP - Birch Creek Unit

Got super lucky an was drawn in second draw for Lake Somerville SP Birch Creek Unit antlerless/spike. Any one else on the green screen draw here? I got drawn for Dec 18th-20th. Seems like a decent...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 09-20-2019, 10:52 PM
Replies: 411
Views: 23,342
Posted By RShockley
I believe they can service them but they do not...

I believe they can service them but they do not sell them.
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 09-19-2019, 12:36 AM
Replies: 411
Views: 23,342
Posted By RShockley
This is the first go at this. It is an idea that...

This is the first go at this. It is an idea that has been tossed around the group for a few years now. With the influx of new public land hunters it should be great to help them learn public land...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 09-10-2019, 03:28 PM
Replies: 411
Views: 23,342
Posted By RShockley
Waiting for the weather to cool a bit before...

Waiting for the weather to cool a bit before going out to check mine.
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-07-2019, 10:35 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,412
Posted By RShockley
Can't personally 100% tell the difference with...

Can't personally 100% tell the difference with the picture but either a banded water snake or diamondback water snake. Either way it is harmless.
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 09-04-2019, 01:27 PM
Replies: 551
Views: 28,634
Posted By RShockley
Actually the preference points don't seem to...

Actually the preference points don't seem to really help all that much. I have been drawn with 1 point before. Everyone really has pretty similar odds at the end of the day.
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 09-03-2019, 11:06 PM
Replies: 551
Views: 28,634
Posted By RShockley
As usual pending 2nd draw on everything drawn...

As usual pending 2nd draw on everything drawn today.
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-02-2019, 04:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,374
Posted By RShockley
Must be a really tall fence. :D

Must be a really tall fence. :D
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-02-2019, 04:17 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,374
Posted By RShockley
Sounds like a bunch of BS. Only counties I have...

Sounds like a bunch of BS. Only counties I have heard having Antrhax confirmations was Crockett, Sutton, and Uvalde counties. Even with confirmations there really wouldn't be a reason to cancel a...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 09-02-2019, 02:00 PM
Replies: 239
Views: 9,324
Posted By RShockley
E-Postcard Archery Deer National Refuge Archery...

E-Postcard Archery Deer
National Refuge Archery Deer
National Refuge Upland Game
Private Lands Antlerless/Spike
Private Lands Either Sex
Youth Only Gun Deer Either Sex
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 09-02-2019, 01:55 PM
Replies: 551
Views: 28,634
Posted By RShockley
I applied for a few of the private lands hunts in...

I applied for a few of the private lands hunts in both categories as well as a few in epostcard archery deer. Just hoping to draw something this year regardless of which one it might be.
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 09-02-2019, 01:52 PM
Replies: 551
Views: 28,634
Posted By RShockley
They require it to be drawn while employees are...

They require it to be drawn while employees are present just in case there is an issue that pops up with the drawing. I believe last year they had an issue where on one of the drawing the computer...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 08-30-2019, 08:39 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 312
Posted By RShockley
I am not sure if you are meaning the LBJ...

I am not sure if you are meaning the LBJ Grasslands in Decatur or the Caddo Grasslands near Bonham? Not sure if Caddo still requires on site registration but otherwise I believe you can enter by...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 08-30-2019, 06:03 PM
Replies: 411
Views: 23,342
Posted By RShockley
Spot and stalk can be problematic for both you...

Spot and stalk can be problematic for both you and others. With most of the Grasslands broken up into smaller units it doesnít provide much area to walk. Also it gets fairly crowded out here. If you...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 08-29-2019, 02:11 AM
Replies: 411
Views: 23,342
Posted By RShockley
At the LBJ Grasslands all you need is your...

At the LBJ Grasslands all you need is your hunting license and hunters education if you are required by the state. You also still need proper endorsements for archery, upland game birds, and...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 08-27-2019, 07:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 759
Posted By RShockley
No. I did not leave a tip on mine last year and...

No. I did not leave a tip on mine last year and assuming since I still talk to the landowner of that property on occasion that it was ok to do that. Most of these hunt are on large hunting leases...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 08-27-2019, 03:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 759
Posted By RShockley
I am not sure if they all offer lodging or not. ...

I am not sure if they all offer lodging or not. If you get draw you will receive an email including all info related to the hunt including lodging options. The one I did offered lodging. It was...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 08-27-2019, 03:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 759
Posted By RShockley
I got drawn for a private lands either sex hunt...

I got drawn for a private lands either sex hunt last year. It was pretty nice. A 36K acre ranch that offers some of the draw hunts to help fill there MLD doe tags and a few management bucks. It is...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 08-26-2019, 06:38 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 4,801
Posted By RShockley
The people drawn on the first draw had 10 days to...

The people drawn on the first draw had 10 days to purchase their permits otherwise the leftovers are placed in a 2nd draw to be filled. The second draw should have occurred today.
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-25-2019, 09:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 181
Posted By RShockley
Dallas Full Draw Film Tour with Texas BHA Sept 14th

If anyone is interested the Dallas stop for the Full Draw Film Tour is going to be host by Texas Backcountry Hunters and Anglers at Tailwaters Fly Fishing on Sept 14th. More info and tickets can be...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-25-2019, 09:01 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,337
Posted By RShockley
Definitely looks like pygmy rattlesnakes. Used...

Definitely looks like pygmy rattlesnakes. Used to find them all the time down in Florida.
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 08-24-2019, 08:37 PM
Replies: 411
Views: 23,342
Posted By RShockley
I would call the game warden. They can help gain...

I would call the game warden. They can help gain access for retrieval. Some of the landowners are to fond of us public land hunters. I have had both good and bad experiences with landowners out...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-23-2019, 01:43 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,918
Posted By RShockley
Sounds more like an eating disorder than a diet.

Sounds more like an eating disorder than a diet.
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 08-22-2019, 01:41 PM
Replies: 411
Views: 23,342
Posted By RShockley
The majority of the horse crowd has been great to...

The majority of the horse crowd has been great to deal with over the years. Unfortunately, there is a very loud vocal minority that is not the greatest to deal with. They tend to forget that the...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 08-21-2019, 11:53 PM
Replies: 551
Views: 28,634
Posted By RShockley
Yeah I think we lost a few locations and even...

Yeah I think we lost a few locations and even some dates on the current locations this season. Iím not sure why. It seems like the cost keeps going up while the opportunity keeps going down.
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