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Old 12-30-2022, 07:46 PM   #1
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Any pointers for Nannie Stringfellow hog hunt?
They boy and I drew youth/adult gun.
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Old 12-30-2022, 07:51 PM   #2
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Old 12-31-2022, 02:11 AM   #3
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I'll be out there 7 to the 9th I think it is.
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Old 12-31-2022, 03:51 AM   #4
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Take a thermacell. Are you taking a SxS or 4wheeler?
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Old 12-31-2022, 06:07 AM   #5
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I'll be out there 7 to the 9th I think it is.
We have 3rd-5rh of Feb
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Old 12-31-2022, 06:08 AM   #6
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Take a thermacell. Are you taking a SxS or 4wheeler?

Taking our mountain bikes
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Old 12-31-2022, 07:29 AM   #7
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Taking our mountain bikes
Mountain bikes may or may not be useful depending on if it wet or not. Most of the time, the place is covered in sticky black gumbo that will load up your wheels with 10 pounds of mud right away. If it's dry, bikes will work. I'd call ahead before hauling them down.
As far as stands, the whole place is covered in hogs and they move around so you will likely get a shot at something. They also pre bait the stands a few days beforehand to increase your odds.
Usually for the youth hunts, the San Bernard NWR provides some stands as well. They are covered up with hogs too but you aren't allowed to bait on Federal land.
The guys that run the place are stand up fellas and they'll do what they can to make sure yall have a good hunt.
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Old 12-31-2022, 07:49 AM   #8
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Mountain bikes may or may not be useful depending on if it wet or not. Most of the time, the place is covered in sticky black gumbo that will load up your wheels with 10 pounds of mud right away. If it's dry, bikes will work. I'd call ahead before hauling them down.
As far as stands, the whole place is covered in hogs and they move around so you will likely get a shot at something. They also pre bait the stands a few days beforehand to increase your odds.
Usually for the youth hunts, the San Bernard NWR provides some stands as well. They are covered up with hogs too but you aren't allowed to bait on Federal land.
The guys that run the place are stand up fellas and they'll do what they can to make sure yall have a good hunt.
Good luck 👍
Good info here. Most of the area is hardwood bottoms which means swamp most of the year when we have decent rains. Even the roads get BAD if wet. Bikes may be more of a hindrance than a help. They do have a couple of compartments near the FM road but access is the main issue.

Staff down there is super. They will give you good info if you call them. But the place is loaded with hogs. Good luck.
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Old 12-31-2022, 09:10 AM   #9
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My Xterra 4x4 with some goodies. It could probably do the job if bikes dont work.

Orientation is at 11am 1st day, so it'll really just be a day and half hunt.
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Old 12-31-2022, 09:34 AM   #10
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My Xterra 4x4 with some goodies. It could probably do the job if bikes dont work.

Orientation is at 11am 1st day, so it'll really just be a day and half hunt.
If it is wet and the roads are bad, they won't let you drive a street vehicle on them. They don't want the roads all rutted up or be pulling folks out of the mud.
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Old 12-31-2022, 09:51 AM   #11
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If you have a 4-wheeler you will need it, your mountain bikes will get stuck this time of year. Hip or chest waders will come in handy dealing with the mud and water
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Old 12-31-2022, 12:02 PM   #12
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I’ve seen a can-am mud buggy and a ranger 6 wheeler stuck out there. Bikes are doubtful. Xterra will get stuck too.
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Old 12-31-2022, 02:43 PM   #13
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All good info, thank you
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Old 01-01-2023, 03:36 PM   #14
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Taking our mountain bikes
Let us know how that worked out and take pictures please.
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Old 01-01-2023, 06:12 PM   #15
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Let us know how that worked out and take pictures please.
Last time we hunted Nannie pushed water the entire drive to the stand. Put corn on any little ant hill we could find.

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Old 01-01-2023, 06:14 PM   #16
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Last time we hunted Nannie pushed water the entire drive to the stand. Put corn on any little ant hill we could find.

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We also hunted a pecan orchard across hardtop and the left of headquarters. That all seemed high and drive and a bike could be used.

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Old 01-02-2023, 09:39 PM   #17
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I expect it will be worse than big lake bottoms. I'm not renting a UTV this time. I'll just have to walk. I'm taking guns and bow. Good luck on the 3rd.
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Old 01-02-2023, 10:39 PM   #18
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love those hunts. already said, Thermocell and Corn. Be prepared for rain and mud. Wouldn't recommend bikes, most blinds you can drive within a reasonable walking distance. call before you go and ask about conditions.
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Old 01-02-2023, 11:22 PM   #19
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Pray for dry and cold... Wet and warm = the mosquitos will carry you off..
Go Killem.
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Old 01-03-2023, 07:35 AM   #20
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The boy is excited. Told him he could use my new gun, Christensen Arms 300wsm. Line em up!
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Old 01-03-2023, 08:45 AM   #21
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So I figured a picture would give additional perspective. This is one of the “roads” in our compartment from 5 years ago. Exciting to navigate even with a Polaris. Some of the roads in our compartment were impassable even with the ATV. They had some decent rains that years but nothing excessive.

Main road on each side of FM road is gravel for 100 yds or so but turns to dirt once they enter the trees. The main road is higher and a little better than the compartment roads but during our hunt was non-passable with a 4wd truck.


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Old 01-03-2023, 08:46 AM   #22
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Another for perspective.


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Old 01-03-2023, 08:47 AM   #23
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The plus side is that place is loaded with hogs. Best of luck to you.


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Old 01-03-2023, 02:27 PM   #24
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That looks like Big Lake Bottoms. Got an ATV stuck about 2 miles from the road in there. Never will forget the come along again...
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Old 01-05-2023, 10:38 AM   #25
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That looks like Big Lake Bottoms. Got an ATV stuck about 2 miles from the road in there. Never will forget the come along again...
Best of luck on the hunt.
If it's dry a bike works at BLB, but when it's super dry the ground can have 3"+ cracks that will eat a standard bike tire.
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Old 01-31-2023, 03:07 PM   #26
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Email went out today for the February 7-9 hunt.
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Old 02-01-2023, 07:56 AM   #27
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Anyone going on the Feb 7 to 9 hunt that has an ATV, wanted to see if we can make a deal so I could ride with someone. I usually rent one from Sunbelt but they don't have one available. At least not yet.
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Old 02-03-2023, 04:16 PM   #28
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It's going to be a sloppy, muddy, slick mess out there. We don't live too far away and it is bad just walking through our yard. I can imagine what the "dirt" roads out there will look like after a dozen or so ATV's churn their way through. No thanks!
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Old 02-03-2023, 04:57 PM   #29
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Packed up and headed out in the AM. We are going to treat this as a pack in hunt. Live to follow.
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Old 02-03-2023, 05:45 PM   #30
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Heck, my deer lease roads are worse than the roads in those pics………… and I pay big $ for it.
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Old 02-04-2023, 12:08 AM   #31
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Good Luck TN Boy. Looks like rain down there for us next week. Flood warning for some river close by. Supposed to crest today. Didn't see a cancelation so must not affect the wma too much. Let us know how it is and I'd like to know how many show up. Wondering how much disturbance there will be going into next week.
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Old 02-05-2023, 10:32 AM   #32
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Ernest still there?
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Old 02-05-2023, 08:31 PM   #33
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Good luck. It will be a mess down there.
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Old 02-05-2023, 09:32 PM   #34
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Yep. We're gonna get rained on next week. I'm bringing my chest waders in case i need to float a hog out.
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Old 02-08-2023, 06:17 AM   #35
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It is dry down here. The full moon is passing so we're seeing more hogs earlier. Got this mature boar at 6:12pm. I had thought I would see hogs between 6 and 6:30. Glad he made his appointment. He was behind me about 5 yards for a good while before he skittered. Thought I had lost him. He came out about 10 minutes later. Shot him at 20. Should have brought my bow.

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Old 02-08-2023, 06:18 AM   #36
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And I don't know who that old fat guy is.
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Old 02-08-2023, 02:19 PM   #37
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Very nice. Are other hunters successful?

I don't know how it is dry down there but that is good news.

Tell Ernest Chad says hello, Butlers friend.
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Old 02-08-2023, 03:33 PM   #38
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Four were killed yesterday evening. Two by the blind closest to me. One on the other side of the wma. The non headquarters side.

I'll tell him.
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Old 02-08-2023, 05:58 PM   #39
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Congrats on the pork, JD!
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Old 02-09-2023, 06:06 PM   #40
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Thanks Mike. One more killed Wednesday evening. Left for home after the morning hunt so dunno about this evening.
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And I don't know who that old fat guy is.
Amazing he can swing from trees. Congrats! My pig trip is two weeks away @ Justin Hurst WMA
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Old 02-10-2023, 07:25 PM   #42
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Amazing he can swing from trees. Congrats! My pig trip is two weeks away @ Justin Hurst WMA

Tarzan? After retiring?


Course, I could identify as Cheetah, too.
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Old 02-10-2023, 08:51 PM   #43
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Can only swing after approval from structural engineers...or I'm just a test case for saddle integrity.
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Old 02-10-2023, 08:54 PM   #44
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Next time I'm in the tree I'll try to dredge up that 'ol Tarzan wild animal stampede call. Youngsters, you'll just have to look it up.
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Old 02-10-2023, 09:07 PM   #45
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An if I do decide to go full Tarzan on the next hog, my advice is to look away. Me shirtless would be a health hazard.
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