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Old 08-01-2019, 10:13 AM   #51
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It cools off this Sunday a bit.
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Old 08-06-2019, 11:06 AM   #52
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I've been reading up on these threads for a while now and finally built up enough excitement to give it a try. This will be my first year heading out to LBJ and first on public land in general.

I've been looking at maps any chance I get and will get out in the next week or two to do a lot of walking and scouting. This season may be a crap shoot, but I'm sure I'll learn a lot if nothing else.

Anyone have any advice on etiquette? When bow season comes I don't want to be walking through the woods blowing anyone's setups.
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Old 08-06-2019, 11:41 AM   #53
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I've been reading up on these threads for a while now and finally built up enough excitement to give it a try. This will be my first year heading out to LBJ and first on public land in general.



I've been looking at maps any chance I get and will get out in the next week or two to do a lot of walking and scouting. This season may be a crap shoot, but I'm sure I'll learn a lot if nothing else.



Anyone have any advice on etiquette? When bow season comes I don't want to be walking through the woods blowing anyone's setups.
In my experience if you exit after 10am almost everyone will have left or are wrapping up. Most people I've run into understand that its public land that's just a part of it. If you do walk through a set just wave and move along quickly and others will appreciate it. I've had folks get out of their stand to talk and ask what I've seen so I wouldn't worry too much. The fact that you're asking probably means you've got common courtesy and will be fine.

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Old 08-06-2019, 12:08 PM   #54
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I've been reading up on these threads for a while now and finally built up enough excitement to give it a try. This will be my first year heading out to LBJ and first on public land in general.

I've been looking at maps any chance I get and will get out in the next week or two to do a lot of walking and scouting. This season may be a crap shoot, but I'm sure I'll learn a lot if nothing else.

Anyone have any advice on etiquette? When bow season comes I don't want to be walking through the woods blowing anyone's setups.
I killed a doe my first sit ever at LBJ! You never know what can happen out there. Something I've learned about pub hunting is that you don't really bump into as many hunters as you'd think. AND you will inevitable run into someone's set. If you do, just back out or try to continue your travel so as to intrude the other hunter's setup as minimally as possible. I find that many pub hunters show have the same mindset.

Biggest thing with being a rookie pub hunter is just get out there, hunt and learn. Expect to get skunked; it is a whole different ballgame than feeder hunting, like most of TX is used to!
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Old 08-06-2019, 12:13 PM   #55
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In my experience if you exit after 10am almost everyone will have left or are wrapping up. Most people I've run into understand that its public land that's just a part of it. If you do walk through a set just wave and move along quickly and others will appreciate it. I've had folks get out of their stand to talk and ask what I've seen so I wouldn't worry too much. The fact that you're asking probably means you've got common courtesy and will be fine.

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im in the same boat as him and had the same questions, thanks for clarifying that
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Old 08-07-2019, 12:07 PM   #56
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Just for clarification, this thread pertains to the National Grasslands north of Ft.Worth, correct? Also, that area is restricted to Archery, Muskets, and Non-Archery (Crossbow).

The Caddo portion is north of Mckinney and you are able to use a rifle out there?
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Old 08-07-2019, 01:36 PM   #57
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Just for clarification, this thread pertains to the National Grasslands north of Ft.Worth, correct? Also, that area is restricted to Archery, Muskets, and Non-Archery (Crossbow).

The Caddo portion is north of Mckinney and you are able to use a rifle out there?


Caddo I wouldn’t know but on the grasslands shotgun with slug or buck shot is legal also


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Old 08-07-2019, 03:38 PM   #58
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I just want to make sure I'm in the right thread LOL.
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Old 08-07-2019, 03:45 PM   #59
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I hunted public land while I was in college in Virginia. It is amazing how deer pattern people. I would start by going off a topo map and then I would spend a day driving roads finding parking areas. I would then put boots on the ground and do a lot of walking. I would record everything on a map and GPS. I would find food sources (mainly white oaks) in areas other people didn't hunt. It worked well, I tagged out every year. I'm not saying I shot monster bucks but if you put in the work you will be successful. The biggest thing that helped me was recording everything on maps.
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Old 08-07-2019, 04:49 PM   #60
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Just for clarification, this thread pertains to the National Grasslands north of Ft.Worth, correct? Also, that area is restricted to Archery, Muskets, and Non-Archery (Crossbow).

The Caddo portion is north of Mckinney and you are able to use a rifle out there?
LBJ National Grasslands in the Decatur, TX area. Methods are bow, cross bow, shotgun and mussel-loader.
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Old 08-07-2019, 04:53 PM   #61
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LBJ National Grasslands in the Decatur, TX area. Methods are bow, cross bow, shotgun and mussel-loader.
Looking at the Caddo threads, it's been a while since those have had activity. Guess I'll have to go bump on one of those.

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Old 08-07-2019, 11:02 PM   #62
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I don't get out until about mid Sept. Deer patterns and terrain changes.
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Old 08-07-2019, 11:14 PM   #63
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I don't get out until about mid Sept. Deer patterns and terrain changes.
Learned that the hard way. Got excited 2 seasons ago about a spot because I was getting pics almost daily all summer. 2 weeks before opening day they switched it up and hardly passed through anymore.

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Old 08-08-2019, 12:41 AM   #64
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I'll probably set cameras after the dove opener. This year they're all going high and locked. Even the $28 tasco specials. I've decided the loss of pictures are worse than the loss of cameras. Also, I'm going to double camera most of my spots. Doesn't mean I'll catch anyone but I can sure post their picture.

I didnt see a buck last year. I had a doe at 7 yards but she had twins so I gave her a pass. I'm getting anthropomorphic in my old age.
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Old 08-09-2019, 05:35 PM   #65
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Do pretty much all of y'all hunt out of a tree stand or saddle? just trying to get a census as to what the best approach is out there.
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Old 08-09-2019, 05:41 PM   #66
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Lock on tree stand mostly. Sometimes a ground blind

Or with a shotgun from the cab of my pickup...


Oops, did I write that out loud?
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Lock on tree stand mostly. Sometimes a ground blind

Or with a shotgun from the cab of my pickup...


Oops, did I write that out loud?
LMAO!

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Old 08-09-2019, 11:00 PM   #68
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Lock on tree stand mostly. Sometimes a ground blind

Or with a shotgun from the cab of my pickup...


Oops, did I write that out loud?

I believe that is called a Detroit Box Blind.


I might just check out some of my old honey holes this year.
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Old 08-10-2019, 12:28 AM   #69
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Can someone point to the rule that tells you how far away you have to be from trails and fences. I've looked at the published orders but don't find it.
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I believe that is called a Detroit Box Blind.


I might just check out some of my old honey holes this year.
Ha! Ah, yes. The good old days. Now my truck was probably built in Mexico.
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Old 08-12-2019, 01:15 PM   #71
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does everyone mostly have a set spot they go to after scouting? or does anyone do strictly spot and stalking?
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Old 08-12-2019, 02:08 PM   #72
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Most bowhunters stand hunt, meaning stay in one spot for the hunt. "Still stalking" with a bow is incredibly difficult because the senses on a deer are 20x to 50,000x or more than a human's, pending which sense you compare with. Sight, however, is about as good as yours or mine during the day as far as distance goes. But they do have some difficulty with depth perception, hence why sometimes they move there head side to side when trying to figure out what you are.
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Old 08-16-2019, 05:23 PM   #73
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Where could I get a map of the areas near Decatur that are open for hunting? Preferably online...I had a lease but just lost it so to public land I go this season.
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Old 08-16-2019, 11:42 PM   #74
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Old 08-17-2019, 07:36 AM   #75
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Where could I get a map of the areas near Decatur that are open for hunting? Preferably online...I had a lease but just lost it so to public land I go this season.
The link Froggy posted is probably the best one online. I would also highly suggest stopping by the Forest Service office in Decatur to pickup a paper copy. Nice to have when you are out on the grasslands with sometimes spotty cell service. I think they are $15 if I remember correctly. The staff there can also be a great source of info sometimes as well.
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This can also be down loaded to your phone or desktop.
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Old 08-17-2019, 09:18 AM   #77
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Or you can use on x maps and have access to all public/ land owner property in Texas.


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Old 08-17-2019, 10:02 AM   #78
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Or you can use on x maps and have access to all public/ land owner property in Texas.


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Definitely worth it to me. Marking sign and stand locations is nice. I believe you can buy one state for around $30.

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Old 08-17-2019, 11:38 AM   #79
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So how does On X work? One time fee or a monthly subscription? Been wanting to try it.
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Old 08-17-2019, 11:52 AM   #80
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Old 08-17-2019, 11:53 AM   #81
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So how does On X work? One time fee or a monthly subscription? Been wanting to try it.


They have a 7 day free trail to see if you like it before buying


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Old 08-17-2019, 02:43 PM   #82
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I just bought it. We'll see how it goes.
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Old 08-17-2019, 02:47 PM   #83
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I just bought it. We'll see how it goes.
I use it for everything from Western draws to duck hunting. It's especially good for finding my duck spots in the dark.
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Old 08-17-2019, 08:05 PM   #84
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I just bought it. We'll see how it goes.
Make sure to download maps so they can be used without cell service. I download maps and then run my phone in airplane mode to save battery life.
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Make sure to download maps so they can be used without cell service. I download maps and then run my phone in airplane mode to save battery life.
What RShockley said. But turn on all the overlays you want before you download. It only brings what you turn on when you download.
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Old 08-18-2019, 03:29 PM   #86
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Make sure to download maps so they can be used without cell service. I download maps and then run my phone in airplane mode to save battery life.
Great advice, thank you!
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Old 08-18-2019, 10:47 PM   #87
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Learn me on the best way to go antelope hunting in TX on public land. GO...
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Old 08-19-2019, 01:16 AM   #88
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Unfortunately the only public lands way I know of is to draw a tag.
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Old 08-19-2019, 07:29 AM   #89
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Looks like only 12 tags per year
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The best way go antelope hunting in Texas used to be apply in Wyoming. But since point creep took a big bite outta my rear end I'm not so sure. I'm only two points from max and didn't draw.
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Old 08-20-2019, 12:47 PM   #91
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Went and checked cameras. 2 out of 3 are still there but one is gone! Good news is the fella that took the wild game innovation one is on one of my other cameras! I’ll be seeing him this bow/rifle season. Hope he has a good stroll through the woods once he wakes up.
People like that just like to ruin the fun for the rest of us. Karma or me will get him this year though.


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Went and checked cameras. 2 out of 3 are still there but one is gone! Good news is the fella that took the wild game innovation one is on one of my other cameras! I’ll be seeing him this bow/rifle season. Hope he has a good stroll through the woods once he wakes up.
People like that just like to ruin the fun for the rest of us. Karma or me will get him this year though.


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Contact the Forest Service Officers or the local Wardens. Send them the guys picture so maybe they can get it taken care of. Does the picture have him holding your other camera or was it just in the same area?
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He’s holding it in his hand.


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Old 08-20-2019, 05:40 PM   #94
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Contact the Forest Service Officers or the local Wardens. Send them the guys picture so maybe they can get it taken care of. Does the picture have him holding your other camera or was it just in the same area?
Be sure and tell them you had only put it out a day or two before. The FS has a rule that cameras, stands, etc. can only be placed on the Grasslands for 72 hours and must then be removed. Stupid rule in my opinion.
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Be sure and tell them you had only put it out a day or two before. The FS has a rule that cameras, stands, etc. can only be placed on the Grasslands for 72 hours and must then be removed. Stupid rule in my opinion.
I agree with it on stands but not on cameras.
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Old 08-20-2019, 11:05 PM   #96
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I agree with it on stands but not on cameras.
I'm with you on the stands but cameras.......... I just don't see a problem.
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Old 08-20-2019, 11:16 PM   #97
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How far does one have to be from roads, trails and property lines? I've been looking for that in the orders and publications but don't see it. I remember being told there was a distance by the staff but I can't remember it. I've been using 150 feet.
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Old 08-21-2019, 04:16 PM   #98
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Is there a way of deciphering White Oaks from other oaks by looking at maps? I con locate oaks easily, but don't know if there is a difference in the way a white oak, or stand of them, looks from up above.
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Old 08-21-2019, 04:28 PM   #99
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How far does one have to be from roads, trails and property lines? I've been looking for that in the orders and publications but don't see it. I remember being told there was a distance by the staff but I can't remember it. I've been using 150 feet.
I could be wrong, but I believe it's 150 yards.
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Old 08-21-2019, 05:25 PM   #100
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I could be wrong, but I believe it's 150 yards.
That is correct. It's 150 yards on each side of the trails. Just taking the buffer around the 75 miles of muti-use trails x 300 yds., it works out that more than 40% of the 20,000 acres is off limits to hunting. That doesn't include the recreation areas, hiking trail, Unit 47, roads and boundaries.

The horseback riders are lobbying the FS to expand the trail system.
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