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Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 11-16-2019, 06:38 PM
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Posted By RGV Hunter
Thanks CG. It is not bigger than the Atascosa,...

Thanks CG. It is not bigger than the Atascosa, over 80,000 acres. Might try the draw next year. Hogs I can get in my backyard or across the street here at home.

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Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 11-15-2019, 10:41 PM
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Posted By RGV Hunter
There are over 11,000 replies on this thread. I...

There are over 11,000 replies on this thread. I was not about to read them all. My question was not if there were hogs. I was inquiring about the hunt permits. Zin gave me the answer.

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Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 11-15-2019, 09:19 PM
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Posted By RGV Hunter
Is Granger a draw hunt or is it open the entire...

Is Granger a draw hunt or is it open the entire hunting season.? If it is open the entire season do we just pay the $48 public land permit fee?

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Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 11-15-2019, 05:57 PM
Replies: 789
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Posted By RGV Hunter
Verify it with the game warden but I think you...

Verify it with the game warden but I think you only need an archery endorsement if you are hunting in October because it is archery only. A couple of years ago my buddy did not have the archery...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-15-2019, 04:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 776
Posted By RGV Hunter
This is hilarious Sent from my SM-G970U1...

This is hilarious

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Forum: Around the Campfire 11-14-2019, 03:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 446
Posted By RGV Hunter
The cheapest I have seen is the one from Harbor...

The cheapest I have seen is the one from Harbor Freight. 12,000 pound winch for about $300 with a coupon. I use it on my trailer for loading wood. It works great.

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Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 11-11-2019, 03:51 PM
Replies: 789
Views: 40,496
Posted By RGV Hunter
That's how I have hunted for years. No blind or...

That's how I have hunted for years. No blind or tripod just a compact chair with a seatback for comfort. The chair fits inside my back pack and my bow is strapped on top of it. Completely hands...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 11-11-2019, 09:49 AM
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Posted By RGV Hunter
Not me but go ahead and go and let the rest of us...

Not me but go ahead and go and let the rest of us know. I want to do a Muley hunt also.

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Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 11-08-2019, 07:31 PM
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Posted By RGV Hunter
I will take some pics when I get home tomorrow.

I will take some pics when I get home tomorrow.
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 11-07-2019, 03:50 PM
Replies: 789
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Posted By RGV Hunter
My biggest sighting was NOT the doe that came and...

My biggest sighting was NOT the doe that came and laid up four yards from me not realizing I was there. (Took that one home with me) or the three nilgai bulls that I missed, or all the nilgai that...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 11-04-2019, 06:16 AM
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Posted By RGV Hunter
That is more rare than a nilgai bull. Hahaha. ...

That is more rare than a nilgai bull. Hahaha. Congratulations! You should have that mounted. It's not everyday someone gets a buck like that in the Atascosa!

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Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 10-28-2019, 07:02 PM
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Posted By RGV Hunter
Agreed, this hunt started on public land but...

Agreed, this hunt started on public land but ended up on private land

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Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 10-28-2019, 05:04 PM
Replies: 789
Views: 40,496
Posted By RGV Hunter
What are you talking about. That is not a blind....

What are you talking about. That is not a blind. https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20191028/a7fa056e6751c92e3d746a0692a96db5.jpg

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Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 10-27-2019, 10:06 PM
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Posted By RGV Hunter
I hunt from the ground, but in past years I have...

I hunt from the ground, but in past years I have taken a tripod. In my opinion a blind will look out of place because it has not been there too long. The animal may notice it. You cannot cut...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 10-27-2019, 10:07 AM
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Posted By RGV Hunter
The game warden will answer that by explaining it...

The game warden will answer that by explaining it or giving you a ticket for using the wrong tag. Hahaha....

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Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 10-26-2019, 07:55 PM
Replies: 789
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Posted By RGV Hunter
They have never allowed tracking services. If...

They have never allowed tracking services. If you cannot find it then you are out of luck.

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Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 10-26-2019, 02:13 PM
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Posted By RGV Hunter
Field dressed Sent from my SM-G970U1 using...

Field dressed

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Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 10-26-2019, 11:01 AM
Replies: 789
Views: 40,496
Posted By RGV Hunter
I am up next week! You guys are killing me! ...

I am up next week! You guys are killing me!

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Forum: Around the Campfire 10-26-2019, 09:30 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 953
Posted By RGV Hunter
That is a small pen. It seems like the deer...

That is a small pen. It seems like the deer could jump in, hit the other side of the pen and injure itself.

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Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 10-25-2019, 02:41 PM
Replies: 789
Views: 40,496
Posted By RGV Hunter
Yes Sent from my SM-G970U1 using Tapatalk

Yes

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Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 10-23-2019, 12:53 PM
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Views: 40,496
Posted By RGV Hunter
That was a special hunt that they did for...

That was a special hunt that they did for Exotics. I am pretty sure all the scheduled hunts at the Atascosa (bow or rifle) do not have standbys.

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Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 10-23-2019, 11:49 AM
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Posted By RGV Hunter
No Sent from my SM-G970U1 using Tapatalk

No

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Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 10-23-2019, 08:03 AM
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Views: 40,496
Posted By RGV Hunter
I am speaking from experience you know!! Several...

I am speaking from experience you know!! Several years ago, I was so excited about my hunt in West Texas, an hour into my drive I realized I forgot my bow case. Hahaha.

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Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 10-22-2019, 10:45 PM
Replies: 789
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Posted By RGV Hunter
NEGATIVE, I acquired those antlers on another...

NEGATIVE, I acquired those antlers on another hunt. Hahaha

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Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 10-22-2019, 08:25 PM
Replies: 789
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Posted By RGV Hunter
Your bow and your arrows...[emoji1787][emoji1787]...

Your bow and your arrows...[emoji1787][emoji1787]

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Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 10-22-2019, 04:04 PM
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Views: 40,496
Posted By RGV Hunter
Hats off to you. Have a safe trip. Sent...

Hats off to you. Have a safe trip.

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Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 10-22-2019, 09:14 AM
Replies: 789
Views: 40,496
Posted By RGV Hunter
I used to have a set that I drilled a hole...

I used to have a set that I drilled a hole through the base of the antlers and had them tied together with green 550 cord. They just looked them and didn't say anything.

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Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 10-21-2019, 12:14 PM
Replies: 789
Views: 40,496
Posted By RGV Hunter
14,000 customers without power. Must have been a...

14,000 customers without power. Must have been a hell of a storm last night. This is a picture of South Padre Island as of this morning. I know it is just Monday but if it keeps raining it will be...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 10-21-2019, 11:04 AM
Replies: 789
Views: 40,496
Posted By RGV Hunter
I just use whatever weather app came with my...

I just use whatever weather app came with my phone. It helps that I live five minutes from the Atascosa and last night it rained like cats and dogs. You could here the wind howling and the rain...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 10-21-2019, 09:16 AM
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Posted By RGV Hunter
Forecast calls for rain most of this week. Good...

Forecast calls for rain most of this week. Good luck, it will be a muddy mess in most areas.

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Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 10-17-2019, 12:14 PM
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Posted By RGV Hunter
Ramcats

Ramcats
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 10-16-2019, 03:09 PM
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Views: 2,249
Posted By RGV Hunter
Not me. 20+ years and still batting .1000 at not...

Not me. 20+ years and still batting .1000 at not getting drawn for rifle hunts.
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 10-16-2019, 02:10 PM
Replies: 789
Views: 40,496
Posted By RGV Hunter
Yes, at least you got one. I have never been...

Yes, at least you got one. I have never been drawn for a rifle hunt.

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Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 10-16-2019, 12:37 PM
Replies: 551
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Posted By RGV Hunter
I am pending 2nd draw for the 20+ year in a row....

I am pending 2nd draw for the 20+ year in a row. I have never been drawn for a rifle hunt on public land. I get the archery hunts but never rifle hunts. I don't understand how the points system...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 10-16-2019, 12:18 PM
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Posted By RGV Hunter
I just got put on the "Pending 2nd Draw" status...

I just got put on the "Pending 2nd Draw" status on the exotic hunts for the 20+ year in a row on the rifle hunts at all the refuge hunts.
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 10-14-2019, 01:40 PM
Replies: 789
Views: 40,496
Posted By RGV Hunter
It used to be that they allowed three days of...

It used to be that they allowed three days of scouting. Now you can only scout after the orientation. (Half an afternoon)

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Forum: Around the Campfire 10-14-2019, 09:15 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,526
Posted By RGV Hunter
We have one near our home. Nobody shoots it. ...

We have one near our home. Nobody shoots it. It just roams around.
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 10-11-2019, 12:54 PM
Replies: 789
Views: 40,496
Posted By RGV Hunter
This way we can find out if your Ebike truly has...

This way we can find out if your Ebike truly has a 600# towing capacity going through the mud and/or the knee high grass for 4 miles.
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 10-11-2019, 12:28 PM
Replies: 789
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Posted By RGV Hunter
I have the game cart. We can attach it to your...

I have the game cart. We can attach it to your Ebike. :D:D
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 10-11-2019, 12:12 PM
Replies: 789
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Posted By RGV Hunter
Well I will be out there on a pedal power bike. ...

Well I will be out there on a pedal power bike. Maybe you can stop by and help me if you see me trying to tow out my nilgai kill! hahahaha. :)
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 10-09-2019, 08:17 PM
Replies: 509
Views: 53,898
Posted By RGV Hunter
Well, if you can afford it, get a lease and have...

Well, if you can afford it, get a lease and have an expensive time.

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Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 10-09-2019, 06:18 PM
Replies: 509
Views: 53,898
Posted By RGV Hunter
Exactly. Sent from my SM-G970U1 using...

Exactly.

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Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 10-09-2019, 09:46 AM
Replies: 789
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Posted By RGV Hunter
Yes Sent from my SM-G970U1 using Tapatalk

Yes

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Forum: Around the Campfire 10-08-2019, 08:25 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,225
Posted By RGV Hunter
I had no issues when my in-laws moved in with us....

I had no issues when my in-laws moved in with us. They were really good people. May they rest in peace. Put yourself in their shoes. If you had an illness that required attention, wouldn't you...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 10-07-2019, 02:12 PM
Replies: 509
Views: 53,898
Posted By RGV Hunter
Really hard to say. There are so few now that...

Really hard to say. There are so few now that most of them stay on private land in my opinion. You are correct, years ago they used to be evenly spread all over the place. You could find them...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 10-07-2019, 12:31 PM
Replies: 789
Views: 40,496
Posted By RGV Hunter
I am pretty sure the percentage is not high but...

I am pretty sure the percentage is not high but do you want to be that 1%? I have seen many rattle snakes out there. Some up to six feet long. If you don't wear snake boots at least snake guards...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 10-07-2019, 09:34 AM
Replies: 789
Views: 40,496
Posted By RGV Hunter
Snake boots Sent from my SM-G970U1 using...

Snake boots

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Forum: Around the Campfire 10-06-2019, 01:02 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,203
Posted By RGV Hunter
MeatEater is another one of my favs. Sent...

MeatEater is another one of my favs.

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Forum: Around the Campfire 10-06-2019, 01:01 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,203
Posted By RGV Hunter
Completely agree, them and Born And Raised...

Completely agree, them and Born And Raised Outdoors. Those two are my favorite shows to watch. Just common hunters trying to get it done on public land. None of this private land high priced, ...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 10-06-2019, 08:06 AM
Replies: 789
Views: 40,496
Posted By RGV Hunter
I know what you mean about getting in shape for...

I know what you mean about getting in shape for this hunt. I have been hunting this place for over 20 years and being in shape is your best bet to get a kill at the Atascosa.

I am still...
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