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Old 07-18-2021, 01:22 PM   #1
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Have a lead on a lease that hasnít been hunted in 3 years due to windmill construction. I donít know much about the place or the area. Don you guys have any input on Zapata? Deer size? Dove and ducks? Illegals? Just looking for any help! Post pics if you have any! Thank you
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Old 07-18-2021, 01:29 PM   #2
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Have a lead on a lease that hasnít been hunted in 3 years due to windmill construction. I donít know much about the place or the area. Don you guys have any input on Zapata? Deer size? Dove and ducks? Illegals? Just looking for any help! Post pics if you have any! Thank you

Low or high fence?


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Old 07-18-2021, 01:31 PM   #3
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I have gone to Zapata to track a few wounded deer and found some solid ones. I am sure there is illegal traffic. It seems to be everywhere on the border now
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Old 07-18-2021, 01:40 PM   #4
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It’s a low fence place
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Old 07-18-2021, 01:43 PM   #5
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Use to hunt right outside of town on 83 (when the lake was full we lost 400-500 acres).

First year the preseason flight showed one trophy caliber deer according to the biologist mature and above 145-150. Year 7 showed 22 bucks of that caliber

Quail hunting was amazing.

No illegal traffic for us because of the lake.

Awesome place until we discovered all of our better bucks disappearing was because the cattle rancher was day hunting/letting buddies shoot anything.

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Old 07-18-2021, 01:50 PM   #6
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Iíve hunted Starr county most of my life and know that a lot of the low fence guys will shoot anything that moves. Zapata isnít too far away from where Iím at now. Deep South Texas hunting is hard to beat. Always a chance youíll run into some illegals.


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Old 07-18-2021, 01:55 PM   #7
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Iíve hunted Starr county most of my life and know that a lot of the low fence guys will shoot anything that moves. Zapata isnít too far away from where Iím at now. Deep South Texas hunting is hard to beat. Always a chance youíll run into some illegals.


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Iím also in Starr and youíre right ďif itís brown itís downĒ my lease ainít much better those guys will shoot anything.
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Old 07-18-2021, 02:02 PM   #8
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Iím also in Starr and youíre right ďif itís brown itís downĒ my lease ainít much better those guys will shoot anything.

Both the places Iíve hunted in Starr have been high fenced ranches. We had a BAD poaching problem on one years ago. Caught guys sitting in our blinds and dragging 2.5 year old bucks out on numerous occasions.


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Old 07-18-2021, 02:36 PM   #9
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We had a HF lease many years ago on Falcon and there was BP and illegals everywhere. We didn't put much into it, deer were spooky and never saw a single buck til the rut then they were everywhere. I shot a 6 point that scored in the 130's LOL and he's still one of my favorites, brow tines are like swords.
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Old 07-18-2021, 02:37 PM   #10
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What part of Zapata? North, south, east or west.
Only place I know of windmills is east. Decent bucks, big pigs on my buddy's lease. Must pond will hold some duck. I'm thinking of shooting/scouting Falcon this season.
I'm a local BTW

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Old 07-18-2021, 03:13 PM   #11
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Hunted about 15 miles north of Lopeno. Lots of deer, ducks and dove. No illegal’s that I saw. Bucks we had were in the 130’s
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Old 07-18-2021, 04:36 PM   #12
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I hunted next to Falcon Heights ten years ago and didn’t see any deer. Great quail hunting and killed some of ducks on the ponds. Great brush but no deer on that place.
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Old 07-18-2021, 04:49 PM   #13
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Don’t do it , all shot out. Them boys down by the border know nothing about management.
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Old 07-18-2021, 05:44 PM   #14
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Sounds like it could be just north of the property I hunt in Zapata. We are east of Ramireno.
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Old 07-18-2021, 05:55 PM   #15
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Donít do it , all shot out. Them boys down by the border know nothing about management.
Yup
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Old 07-18-2021, 06:22 PM   #16
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Wow, 40 years since I lived in Zapata working in the oilfield. Loved it then. Wade fished every evening catching plenty of fish. Saw lots of deer and rattlebugs. I know it’s different now, but have great memories from there. Never got to hunt tho since I didn’t know any land owners.
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Old 07-19-2021, 08:48 AM   #17
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I'm in the northmost part of Zapata county. you can PM me if you're in that general area.
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Old 07-19-2021, 09:36 AM   #18
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I am going to assume that it is north of Zapata as that is where most of the windmills have been installed over the last few years.

but with out knowing some sort of location other than zapata its hard.

been down that way now 18yrs.
we eat in zapata, get corn in zapata all the time.
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