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Old 09-02-2022, 11:22 PM   #1
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Has anyone draw this hunt before. Wondering if you really need a boat to get to some of the compartments. The book shows that you can drive to them all.
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Old 09-02-2022, 11:38 PM   #2
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Yes and no. If you get some compartments it is either boat or unbelievably thick brush that you need a machete to get through. Depending on timing, you may also have a duck hunter or bass fisherman every 100 yards along the shore.
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Old 09-03-2022, 11:23 AM   #3
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No, you don't need a boat. All compartments are accessible by vehicle for draw hunts.
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Old 09-03-2022, 01:47 PM   #4
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Thanks for info.
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Old 09-04-2022, 11:32 PM   #5
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It wouldn't hurt to call, they do have some compartments that are only accessible by boat, but most of the compartments are accessible by driving or walking.
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Old 09-05-2022, 12:00 AM   #6
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Main property or North Shore unit?

If North Shore, it is tough and success is low to none.
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Old 09-07-2022, 05:38 PM   #7
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Access to the North Shore unit for the E-postcard hunt is boat only.
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Old 09-12-2022, 06:45 AM   #8
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Has anyone draw this hunt before. Wondering if you really need a boat to get to some of the compartments. The book shows that you can drive to them all.
If its like before they give you the gate code to the lock and once you open it, you drive right in, park and go about your hunt. Any questions PM me
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Old 09-14-2022, 02:12 PM   #9
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If North Shore, it is tough and success is low to none.
A kid took at 160 from there about three years ago, youth rifle hunt.
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Old 09-14-2022, 08:20 PM   #10
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A kid took at 160 from there about three years ago, youth rifle hunt.
He asked about the bow hunt.
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Old 09-14-2022, 08:36 PM   #11
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Kinda of upset. My son won the hunt and I just found out today he didn’t accept it. Which is good someone else can win it on second draw but man I was hoping he go find a good one over there

Thank y’all for info.
Good luck to everyone on up coming hunts.
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Old 09-15-2022, 09:20 PM   #12
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A bulldozer would be more helpful than a boat in some areas
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Old 09-16-2022, 11:59 AM   #13
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He asked about the bow hunt.
I realize that.

I was attempting to give him a glimmer of hope.

All of the Daughtrey/Choke deer archery hunts are challenging due in part because they are held end of December/first of January. Which is after the primary rut and after the Gun Deer Management, GDE Youth, GD Management Youth and GD Youth Anterless/Spike hunts. Lots of lead being slung around before the archery hunt.

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Old 09-17-2022, 08:59 AM   #14
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Hunted turkeys there. 2 or 3 groups went north shore without a boat. The stuff by the office is easily done by truck

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Old 09-18-2022, 09:53 PM   #15
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I realize that.

I was attempting to give him a glimmer of hope.

All of the Daughtrey/Choke deer archery hunts are challenging due in part because they are held end of December/first of January. Which is after the primary rut and after the Gun Deer Management, GDE Youth, GD Management Youth and GD Youth Anterless/Spike hunts. Lots of lead being slung around before the archery hunt.
I have done the archery North Shore hunt a couple times.

The landowner to the north notoriously draws the deer off the place prior and during the hunts by feeding them out.

Not saying it can be done, just saying odds are almost nil. I did shoot a pig on one of my hunts. Only saw two does other than that 100ís of yards away during all out time there.
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Old 09-18-2022, 09:54 PM   #16
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Hunted turkeys there. 2 or 3 groups went north shore without a boat. The stuff by the office is easily done by truck

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North Shore hunt is usually a separate draw from the rest of Daughtry hunts.

Used to, you drove across the dam to get to the unit.
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Old 09-19-2022, 06:07 AM   #17
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Lost a mid 140s in 6 on archery hunt back in 2016. Hit him little too low. Saw bucks every hunt though. Hunted the mgmt hunt last year and killed a 7pt. They travel the drainages back and forth to the neighbors.

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Old 09-19-2022, 06:19 AM   #18
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^^^ I remember that hunt. I passed a low 130's 9 on the first afternoon and never saw a better deer but had one on camera at night.

Had a great time out there as I have on all the TPWD hunts I've been on.
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Old 09-19-2022, 07:27 AM   #19
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I’m Still sick about it to this day.
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Old 09-19-2022, 08:15 AM   #20
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Hey brotha I live here and have a gator tail if you need to be taken anywhere on that lake lmk
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Old 09-19-2022, 08:42 AM   #21
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What Mule Skinner said. I hunted compartment 4 in the past. I did not kill but saw a lot of animals. Do not worry about bass boats, duck hunters, or the neighbors. A lot of people put in for this hunt and do not get drawn. It could be tough hunting. Just go hunt. If have any questions, feel free to PM me.
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