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Old 10-12-2019, 06:05 PM   #1
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I got selected for the TPWD drawn hunt for the South Llano State Park Nov 4-7. Can anyone give me some information as far as best places to hunt there, things I may need to bring, etc.... Any help would be greatly appreciated
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Old 10-12-2019, 07:41 PM   #2
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Plenty of ammunition and try to hunt down by the river
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Old 10-12-2019, 07:42 PM   #3
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What are you hunting ?


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Old 10-12-2019, 07:46 PM   #4
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Guy I work with killed 4 axis and 2 whitetail on a two day hunt there a few years ago
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Old 10-12-2019, 09:33 PM   #5
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I can shoot 3 animals. (WT, Axis, Blackbuck) gun only.
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Old 10-12-2019, 09:34 PM   #6
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Corn and deer pellets and a sharp knife
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Old 10-12-2019, 11:47 PM   #7
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Me and a buddy killed 6 WT and 8 axis on a 2 day hunt there. Screened skinning shed and a walk in cooler there
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Old 10-13-2019, 05:55 PM   #8
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Me and a buddy killed 6 WT and 8 axis on a 2 day hunt there. Screened skinning shed and a walk in cooler there
Thanks, I'm hoping they up our limits
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Old 10-13-2019, 06:06 PM   #9
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Thanks, I'm hoping they up our limits
I think you might be misunderstanding the limits. You can shoot 3 whitetail deer. Unlimited exotics.
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Old 10-13-2019, 06:15 PM   #10
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Nice, good luck. Should be prime time or really close to it.
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Old 10-28-2019, 12:11 PM   #11
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Anyone else heading down for the exotic hunt tomorrow?
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Old 10-28-2019, 04:55 PM   #12
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I got selected for the TPWD drawn hunt for the South Llano State Park Nov 4-7. Can anyone give me some information as far as best places to hunt there, things I may need to bring, etc.... Any help would be greatly appreciated
Take you a bale or two of alfalfa hay for the axis
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Old 10-28-2019, 05:03 PM   #13
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Congrats on the draw. Not sure why I never draw anything in Texas, some of these categories have over 20 years of points. No advice here because I never get to go.
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Old 10-28-2019, 06:02 PM   #14
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If you want axis hunt down by the river.

My two sons both shot nice whitetails.

Both shot them where nobody really wanted to go which is up on the east side near the fence line. There are two trails called Fawn Trail. If you look on a map, you will see one that goes along the eastern portion from the walk-in camping to the south. It intersects another trail marked as Fawn Trail coming from the West. There is also a trail that the map shows is 0.5 miles off of the East/West Fawn Trail (running North and South). There is a blind off of that 0.5 trail in a bowl. Grab it if you can. When we went nobody wanted to make the effort to go back there. More whitetails than you can shake a stick at.

The other thing we did was use Orange Corn. First time we used it and it worked fantastic. I think we shot four that trip total between both boys.

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Old 10-28-2019, 06:24 PM   #15
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Trotline, some nice yellow cats in the river.
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Old 10-28-2019, 06:33 PM   #16
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They have a couple of axis out there.
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Old 10-31-2019, 12:27 PM   #17
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Old 11-01-2019, 02:54 PM   #18
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Hunt the blinds closest to the river and bring a lot of ammo. In the later hunts, the big axis go more nocturnal...they do so many hunts out there including the youth hunts that the animals get a little wise. The good thing is, there are a lot of animals! You should be able to shoot a WT doe every sit. Be ready to shoot- I've been drawn twice in the last four years and I shot 4 animals each time. Every axis was walking through the trees when I shot them and had to fire quickly. Stack em up like cord wood!
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Old 11-02-2019, 09:01 AM   #19
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BIL and I hunted the ADE hunt in December of last year. He took two Axis doe and two WT and I took an Axis buck and three WT. We were both within walking distance of the check station and parked at the maintenance area. There is only one person on our hunt that didn't kill axis or WT and he didn't stay the whole time.

Axis like alfalfa. One bale is more than enough. Both of the axis doe BIL killed still had alfalfa in their mouth when we recovered them. The WT gravitated toward corn.

I don't think there are any bad stands there but the ones near the campgrounds and to the north seemed to see more deer. The group of three that hunted that area on our hunt took eleven deer (3 axis and eight WT).

It's a really fun hunt. Good luck!
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