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Old 08-17-2021, 01:33 AM   #51
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Do I even have any camo? Whereís my bow? I think I need new broadheads. Letís GOOOOO!!!
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Old 08-17-2021, 10:53 AM   #52
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Do I even have any camo? Where’s my bow? I think I need new broadheads. Let’s GOOOOO!!!
I'm expecting big things from you this year! Congrats!
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Old 08-17-2021, 01:13 PM   #53
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My last name starts with F and my partners is H, so hopefully they're just going alphabetical and you'll be gettin a call in a couple days!

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Good for you, man. My last name starts with W. Holding out hope that I get the call today, Monday. That is unless yours does too. Then I think I'm SOL.
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Old 08-17-2021, 01:53 PM   #54
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My last name starts with F and my partners is H, so hopefully they're just going alphabetical and you'll be gettin a call in a couple days!
would like to think that, except the guy on this thread is a W and got the call on saturday (?). Friend of mine is an N and got the call on wednesday. Go figure! good luck to you too.
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Old 08-17-2021, 02:51 PM   #55
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I contacted the office a couple days and they told me that they would be done by Monday with the drawing calls.
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Old 08-17-2021, 02:52 PM   #56
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I wouldnít hold out any hope past Wednesday.
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Old 08-17-2021, 04:00 PM   #57
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Got a call this weekend that I’m in.
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Old 08-18-2021, 08:27 PM   #58
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I got my call on Monday (16th). First time to step foot on Grapevine. Going to driving from Allen to hunt. Any and all tips are appreciated! If anyone wants to team up on scouting, let me know. (No, I won't steal someone else's spot!)
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Old 08-18-2021, 08:36 PM   #59
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Got called last Saturday , come on October
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Old 08-18-2021, 10:48 PM   #60
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Do I even have any camo? Whereís my bow? I think I need new broadheads. Letís GOOOOO!!!
bout time Larry. better post up some live hunt threads so we can be right there with ya!
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Old 08-18-2021, 10:49 PM   #61
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congrats buddy - you've got more places to hunt than time this year! if you need someone to hunt in your stead, i'm your guy
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Old 08-22-2021, 05:14 PM   #62
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Went out to scout today. First time stepping foot on Grapevine COE property. Here's the synopsis:

Very thick!
1 hour(ish) from the house
9 miles traveled (both on foot & bike)
(Side note - this was my first time using a bike when scouting...game changer!!!)
2 doe
0 pigs
A few tracks, but not much
7 buzzards
47 spiders at or around my face
0 mosquitos (thankfully!!)
1 flat tire (luckily it was about half a mile from the truck on the way back)

Noticed that the further west I scouted, the more beer cans I found in the woods. PICK UP YOUR **** TRASH PEOPLE!

Also, as mentioned before...it was thick! Somebody forgot to mow. I covered a good amount of ground and didn't find any spots that I would consider setting up at.

Oh well, guess I'll have to get back out there another time and see what else there is!
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Old 08-22-2021, 08:54 PM   #63
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How was the water levels out there

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Old 08-22-2021, 09:53 PM   #64
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How was the water levels out there

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It was my first time, so I'm not sure how it normally is. I would say it was not wet. I came a cross a few puddles and mud, but nothing serious. I meant to check out a few sloughs that I saw on satellite, but couldn't get to them because it was thick and haven't found a good way through everything yet.

Every creek that I came across seemed normal to dry.

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Old 08-23-2021, 10:50 AM   #65
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Went out to scout today. First time stepping foot on Grapevine COE property. Here's the synopsis:

Very thick!
1 hour(ish) from the house
9 miles traveled (both on foot & bike)
(Side note - this was my first time using a bike when scouting...game changer!!!)
2 doe
0 pigs
A few tracks, but not much
7 buzzards
47 spiders at or around my face
0 mosquitos (thankfully!!)
1 flat tire (luckily it was about half a mile from the truck on the way back)

Noticed that the further west I scouted, the more beer cans I found in the woods. PICK UP YOUR **** TRASH PEOPLE!

Also, as mentioned before...it was thick! Somebody forgot to mow. I covered a good amount of ground and didn't find any spots that I would consider setting up at.

Oh well, guess I'll have to get back out there another time and see what else there is!
Sounds about right! I would encourage you to keep scouting and find some spots because if you got the golden ticket, you'll want to take advantage of it. There are plenty of really good spots to setup, just keep after it. It gets easier to navigate through there once fall hits and stuff starts to die. I never liked walking through there around this time of year.
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Old 08-25-2021, 12:44 PM   #66
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Other than the 2 main parking spots, is there any other places to park out there? I was out after all the rain and a lot was super wet and flooded. Saw 3 doe, 2 pigs ( shot 1), 2 unknown deer( just saw the back end through trees), 3 rabbits, 1 lone fawn.

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Old 08-25-2021, 01:07 PM   #67
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It was my first time, so I'm not sure how it normally is. I would say it was not wet. I came a cross a few puddles and mud, but nothing serious. I meant to check out a few sloughs that I saw on satellite, but couldn't get to them because it was thick and haven't found a good way through everything yet.

Every creek that I came across seemed normal to dry.

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First year I hunted out ther I didnt see a single deer.
Second year I had deer running all around me...no shots fired
Third year finally killed a deer.

Havent been drawn in 4 or 5 years.

It's a nasty place full of opportunity, hikers, bikers, poachers, dogs, pigs and coyotes with an occasional bruiser off in the distance.

Eventually you will find some spots and when you do, you will find some guys already there. Dont worry though, hunt smart and you might just shoot a deer 100 yards away from another hunters setup.
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Old 08-25-2021, 07:15 PM   #68
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Got drawn on my first attempt at Grapevine Lake. Super excited. No idea where Iím going to set up shop though lol. Looking toward the western edge but I donít know of any places to access it from. Any pointers for a newbie?
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Old 09-06-2021, 11:04 PM   #69
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Went out today to look for some pigs. Put 12 miles on some shoes. Saw 2 deer in the pig only and fawn. There were a lot of people out. Oh and a lot of spiders. Found someones old climber still hanging. Its pretty thick in spots.

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Old 09-07-2021, 07:36 AM   #70
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Went out today to look for some pigs. Put 12 miles on some shoes. Saw 2 deer in the pig only and fawn. There were a lot of people out. Oh and a lot of spiders. Found someones old climber still hanging. Its pretty thick in spots.

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Nice! I'm heading back out there soon to scout some more. When you say people, did you see other hunters, or were they hikers and bicyclists?

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Old 09-07-2021, 08:41 AM   #71
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Hiker and cyclist, and some screaming girls somewhere on the trails.

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Old 09-08-2021, 02:22 PM   #72
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Has anyone ever put cameras here? Interested to see how it went if you did.

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Old 09-08-2021, 03:19 PM   #73
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Godda have that spider stick for sure!
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Old 09-11-2021, 05:16 PM   #74
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Only one deer today on the other side of the bridge. A lot of tracks in the creek beds. Oh and 1 tick trying to find its next meal on me.

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Old 09-27-2021, 03:29 PM   #75
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Anyone gona youth hunt out there this weekend? I plan on sitting in a tree w my son. Be glad to meet up w a father and son and help em out.
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Old 09-27-2021, 03:34 PM   #76
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May need help hauling one out if we shoot one.
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Old 09-27-2021, 07:46 PM   #77
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I should be out sunday morning. Not with youth but if you get one and need help Sunday morning I'd help.

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Old 09-27-2021, 08:17 PM   #78
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Do I even have any camo? Whereís my bow? I think I need new broadheads. Letís GOOOOO!!!
Larry's in! Let's goooo!!!
I've got some catchin up to do on this thread. I'm in, found me a couple trees this weekend. I'm using a saddle this year, I'll be one with the squirrels

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Old 09-27-2021, 08:20 PM   #79
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I probably walked by someone's camera looking like harry potter
No mosquitoes... yet
2 small bucks
1 pig
It was thick, i recommend wearing work gloves and long sleeves

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Old 09-27-2021, 09:28 PM   #80
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It was very thick out there. I may wait for stuff to turn out there.

Not many skeeters. Quite a few ticks tho.

So this weekend is only youth?


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Old 09-27-2021, 10:21 PM   #81
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Youth 16 and under can hunt without a permit all season from what Ive read. I was wondering the same.

I had a guy walk by me Friday while I was hanging out in my saddle.

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Old 09-27-2021, 10:34 PM   #82
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Youth 16 and under can hunt without a permit all season from what Ive read. I was wondering the same.

I had a guy walk by me Friday while I was hanging out in my saddle.

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What saddle do you have? I have the ESS.

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Old 09-27-2021, 10:37 PM   #83
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Dyi 2 panel. Ive made 2 singles and this is my 3rd. I havent owned a manufactured saddle.

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Old 09-27-2021, 10:47 PM   #84
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This is it

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Old 09-27-2021, 11:15 PM   #85
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Nice! First time in a saddle and I went with the 2 panel, looks like it's more comfortable

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Old 09-28-2021, 12:51 AM   #86
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We ll try prob sat and sun both am and evening. We ll see. If a dad and son or dad and daughter wana join us. Shoot me a pm.
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Old 09-28-2021, 12:54 AM   #87
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It’s youth until the regular opener is out there from my understanding. The regular is delayed from regular bow season. Grapevine rules. Who knows, but yes it’s youth out there this weekend. Tightened up my sons xbow this evening so he can knock em down.
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Old 09-28-2021, 09:39 AM   #88
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This is it

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That's awesome. Any chance you could share how you made it or what DIY guide you used? Been wanting to try a saddle but man those things are expensive!
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Old 09-28-2021, 11:02 AM   #89
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The date are the same for both youth and adult season. Thats from the Grapevine website.

Good luck to those who make it out.

As far as the saddle, I get all my straps from strapworks.com and ideas came from saddlehunter. That was my second attempt at the 2 piece. The first was too big. I will try to find the measurements I used and post them in a bit. Im 6' and 215 around a 35" waist.

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Old 09-30-2021, 09:49 PM   #90
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Howdy Gents,

1st time getting drawn on the vine! Looking forward to the upcoming season and being able to get out in the woods so close to home. Done a little scouting and man it sure is thick out there. If I end up seeing as many deer as Iíve seen snakes it will be a good season!!
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Old 10-03-2021, 09:18 AM   #91
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Anyone else out here hearing those gun shots on the west side?
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Old 10-03-2021, 10:13 AM   #92
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I heard them on my way in. Anyone have any luck yet? Only things have had a clear shot at has been a squirrel.

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Old 10-03-2021, 11:03 AM   #93
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Shots turned out to be a squirrel hunter with a shotgun working in a circle around my stand…
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Old 10-03-2021, 11:07 AM   #94
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I would say thats not going to help you out.

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Old 10-03-2021, 08:57 PM   #95
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Found this today. Saw 6 armadillos, one deer butt on my way in, 5 squirrels and 12ish pigs. Got a shot one one but could find where it went.

Anyone else see anything other than squirrel hunters?

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Old 10-03-2021, 09:06 PM   #96
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Found this today. Saw 6 armadillos, one deer butt on my way in, 5 squirrels and 12ish pigs. Got a shot one one but could find where it went.

Anyone else see anything other than squirrel hunters?

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Nice find. I'll be out later this week

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Old 10-03-2021, 09:09 PM   #97
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Oh and had this thing crawling up my bridge.

Thanks. Good luck !

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Old 10-03-2021, 09:28 PM   #98
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Old 10-07-2021, 04:03 AM   #99
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Came across a dead one coyotes had torn apart. Crazy thick where we go.
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Came across a dead one coyotes had torn apart. Crazy thick where we go.
Pig or deer?

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