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Old 11-21-2022, 08:54 AM   #1
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Figured I would start this thread now. A lot of time and effort have been spent on this hunt already, preparing and doing our homework. This is a 20+ years in the making adventure for our group. After getting drawn for Powderhorn last season and having once in a lifetime experience, this is the LAST thing we expected. All glory to God on that. Dad (HCtracker), Brady (arrowsonly88) and myself will be headed to south Texas to chase brush country monsters on the Monday following Thanksgiving weekend. It's been a while since I've been in the Golden Triangle and I CAN NOT wait!

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Old 11-21-2022, 08:56 AM   #2
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Tuned in. Best of luck to y’all.
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Old 11-21-2022, 08:59 AM   #3
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Went there on a Javelina hunt in February years ago. Spent almost as much time looking for arrowheads as hunting. Great place! Good luck
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Old 11-21-2022, 09:12 AM   #4
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Following along! Gonna be there for youth hunt in a month. Will take any/all info y'all can provide.
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Old 11-21-2022, 09:27 AM   #5
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Congrats to y’all for the opportunity. I hope y’all make the best of it.
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Old 11-21-2022, 10:33 AM   #6
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Good luck. Following
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Old 11-21-2022, 10:59 AM   #7
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Good luck! Hopefully one day I can punch my ticket for this place too
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Old 11-21-2022, 11:10 AM   #8
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Don't be surprised if you see a warthog, they are spreading throughout that area. I saw a huge one just west of there a couple years ago, My BIL said they have them on trail cameras around Catarina.
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Old 11-21-2022, 11:33 AM   #9
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Good luck on the hunt. My son and I just got back from their last youth doe hunt. He shot a doe early Saturday afternoon so we didn't have to hunt our compartment real hard but did see a 15"+ 8 pt. We were in the far SE corner of the place. FYI, the senderas haven't been shredded so its pretty grown up.
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Old 11-21-2022, 01:14 PM   #10
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Thanks fellas!! We will be hunting compartment #10/ West Blocker. Looks like there’s plenty of browse with all the rain they’ve gotten. Weather looks decent with the “cold” snap coming in.


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Old 11-21-2022, 01:26 PM   #11
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Thanks fellas!! We will be hunting compartment #10/ West Blocker. Looks like there’s plenty of browse with all the rain they’ve gotten. Weather looks decent with the “cold” snap coming in.


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Did they assign your unit or did y'all get any requests?
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Old 11-21-2022, 01:29 PM   #12
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Getting ready to roll! Its been many years since I have quail hunted quite of bit down there. Excited to go back especially for whitetail.
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Old 11-21-2022, 06:59 PM   #13
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I’ll be following closely
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Old 11-21-2022, 07:40 PM   #14
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Did they assign your unit or did y'all get any requests?

We put in our top 3 requests. We got our #1 pick.


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Old 11-21-2022, 08:20 PM   #15
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Good luck. Get yourself an old bruiser.
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Old 11-22-2022, 09:40 AM   #16
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Don't be surprised if you see a warthog, they are spreading throughout that area. I saw a huge one just west of there a couple years ago, My BIL said they have them on trail cameras around Catarina.
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That would be as cool as a trophy buck in my opinion!


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Old 11-22-2022, 03:32 PM   #17
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I'll be down the road from you a short ways in Catarina helping my son in law cull deer that weekend.

The warthogs are there. I was talking to him on the phone last week when I heard him say "What the H E L L is that?" He glassed it and it was a big old warthog running down the road in front of him. He tried to get a shot at it but it disappeared into the brush.
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Old 11-22-2022, 05:06 PM   #18
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I believe the warthogs came from the Brittingham ranch that borders Chap on the west. I think Sika on here works there.
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Old 11-27-2022, 02:41 PM   #19
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Almost packed up! We are loaded down but I’d rather have something and not use it than to need it and not have it. Going to shoot our bows one last time this evening and then headed south tomorrow!





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Old 11-27-2022, 03:51 PM   #20
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I have the same tripod. If you pull the bolt in the leg with the steps, it folds down nicely.

Also, looks like you have a dog crate. I don't think dogs are allowed, unless you have prior arrangements with them.
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Old 11-27-2022, 04:06 PM   #21
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Love The Chap!!! I’ll be following along.
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Old 11-27-2022, 04:11 PM   #22
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Good luck! I'll be following.
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Old 11-27-2022, 04:38 PM   #23
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Good luck to y’all. Will be following this thread
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Old 11-27-2022, 04:44 PM   #24
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I'll follow along! Good luck!
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Old 11-27-2022, 04:53 PM   #25
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I have the same tripod. If you pull the bolt in the leg with the steps, it folds down nicely.

Also, looks like you have a dog crate. I don't think dogs are allowed, unless you have prior arrangements with them.

Thanks for the tip! Yes sir, we have prior arrangements with Whitney. We track all over Texas. We offered to let our dog track for other hunter on the hunt as well.


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Old 11-27-2022, 05:01 PM   #26
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Tuned in! Ready for the show!


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Old 11-27-2022, 05:11 PM   #27
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Thanks for the tip! Yes sir, we have prior arrangements with Whitney. We track all over Texas. We offered to let our dog track for other hunter on the hunt as well.


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good deal. Good luck down there.
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Old 11-27-2022, 05:50 PM   #28
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Best of luck to y’all. Was down there last year and it was hot hot hot hot. Looked at weather and the high for this Tuesday was our lows. Y’all should have a much better hunt than we did.

I’m tuned in and will be following
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Old 11-27-2022, 05:57 PM   #29
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I'll be there too. Leaving tomorrow as well. I'll be. Ampang in the primitive camping area. I hunted here 8 years ago. Glad to be going back.
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Old 11-27-2022, 06:01 PM   #30
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I'll be "camping" ..........
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Old 11-27-2022, 06:20 PM   #31
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Good luck! Shank a giant!
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Old 11-27-2022, 06:37 PM   #32
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I was one of the ones sweating in the heat last year. Look forward to following along
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Old 11-27-2022, 06:45 PM   #33
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Tuned in, best of luck fellas.

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Old 11-27-2022, 07:19 PM   #34
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Following!!!!
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Old 11-27-2022, 08:16 PM   #35
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Final homework before we change our entire game plan when we get out there. Haha
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Old 11-27-2022, 08:20 PM   #36
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I'll be there too. Leaving tomorrow as well. I'll be. Ampang in the primitive camping area. I hunted here 8 years ago. Glad to be going back.
Awesome man!! Good luck to you!! We will be in my white F-150. Party of 3. One handsome guy, an old guy and some other guy. Haha
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Old 11-27-2022, 08:33 PM   #37
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Good luck! We will be hunting next week in the East blocker. I will be following along. Most of the folks have told me that they use the drainages and avoid the blinds.
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Old 11-27-2022, 09:36 PM   #38
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Good luck! We will be hunting next week in the East blocker. I will be following along. Most of the folks have told me that they use the drainages and avoid the blinds.

I have heard the same. I’ll keep y’all downloaded on here. Feel free to reach out. I’ve heard movement has picked up within the past couple weeks. Good luck on your hunt!


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Old 11-27-2022, 10:46 PM   #39
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Awesome man!! Good luck to you!! We will be in my white F-150. Party of 3. One handsome guy, an old guy and some other guy. Haha

If yall are staying in the primitive camping area make sure to say HI. I'll be in a dark gray Dodge Ram 1500, currently covered in mud. If you hear somebody beating on a guitar and trying to act like they know how to sing, that'll probably be me. Be sure to stop by.
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Old 11-27-2022, 11:51 PM   #40
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If yall are staying in the primitive camping area make sure to say HI. I'll be in a dark gray Dodge Ram 1500, currently covered in mud. If you hear somebody beating on a guitar and trying to act like they know how to sing, that'll probably be me. Be sure to stop by.

We are staying in a cabin down the road but we were talking about stoping by the camping area to talk with other hunters and hangout. I’m always down for some live music. Hopefully you arrow a giant and won’t be singing the blues. Best of luck, buddy!


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Old 11-28-2022, 07:32 AM   #41
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Thanks fellas!! We will be hunting compartment #10/ West Blocker. Looks like there’s plenty of browse with all the rain they’ve gotten. Weather looks decent with the “cold” snap coming in.


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Our group will be in 11 just south of you. Stop and say hi if you see us.
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Old 11-28-2022, 08:30 AM   #42
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Our group will be in 11 just south of you. Stop and say hi if you see us.
Awesome! PM sent.
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Old 11-28-2022, 04:43 PM   #43
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Made a pit stop.


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Old 11-28-2022, 05:45 PM   #44
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I wouldn't just focus on the drainage areas. Those seem to be better for the javelinas. Drive the senderos first thing and look for heavy used trails and scrapes.
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Old 11-28-2022, 05:46 PM   #45
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I finally drew this tag this year and paid my dues, but had a work trip come up that I can’t reschedule. Pretty upset about it, but nothing I can do.


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Old 11-28-2022, 06:09 PM   #46
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I finally drew this tag this year and paid my dues, but had a work trip come up that I can’t reschedule. Pretty upset about it, but nothing I can do.


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Man I hate to hear that
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Old 11-28-2022, 09:59 PM   #47
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Old 11-28-2022, 10:08 PM   #48
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Hunted West blocker years ago with a buddy. Helped him carry a tripod into a flat he scouted the day before from an old tower. We made so much noise in the middle of the day setting it up. I went to the truck to return tools and he climbed up into the seat with loppers to clear branches. wouldn’t you know it two potential aged shooters came running in to investigate the noise. Unfortunately for him, limb loppers aren’t Legal means of harvest
We never let our bows out of our hands the rest of the time in the field.
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Old 11-28-2022, 10:14 PM   #49
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Good talking to you on the phone this evening. I’ll be following closely!
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Old 11-28-2022, 10:19 PM   #50
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I will be there in morning...red Silverado. We are hunting 21 and 22 ...part of north Jay.
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