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Old 12-24-2018, 02:19 AM   #401
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Lol buzzards were not for me thankfully. I did manage to get some brush whacked into my right eye and it swelled up and has a blister on it today so I'm on antibiotic eye drops.

Wife took a shot on a doe and clipped a branch, shot hit somewhere we have hair on the arrow and some gut looking substance but not much of anything. Spent some time looking all over in a grid for blood or bodies, nuthin. I had a little 4 point come walking the treeline next to me on my right where I was not expecting anything, made it next ti ne about 8 yards away and we had a little eyeball contact then he grew wings and took flight lol. Found a lot of flagging tape and a treestand and a glob of old blood with deer hair all in it. I'll be back on Wednesday for the rest of the week.
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Old 12-27-2018, 07:50 AM   #402
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How crowded is it generally this week into early next week? Wife and I are thinking about heading down
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Old 12-31-2018, 03:05 AM   #403
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How crowded is it generally this week into early next week? Wife and I are thinking about heading down
Was dead today (Sunday) but about average before that. All 5 of my crew had Fudds walking through their areas at prime hour Saturday evening.

I made a bad shot on a doe Thursday evening, just barely behind the liver in solid gut/stomach area, not a drop of blood anywhere to be found and grid search yielded nothing. Not sure what happened just watched the arrow fly 8 inches too far to the side, torqued my bow I guess. Found her too late she was already rotten and picked over by buzzards. Got a much better shot on a doe tonight and plenty of blood, recovered that one and got her home.
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Old 12-31-2018, 11:11 AM   #404
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Sounds like there are a ton of deer out there that die slow painful deaths with bad shots....
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Old 12-31-2018, 12:08 PM   #405
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Ouch

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Old 12-31-2018, 01:10 PM   #406
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Sounds like there are a ton of deer out there that die slow painful deaths with bad shots....
It's incredible the horrible "hail Mary" type shots guys down there freely talk about. Had a guy once tell me he wounded 5 bucks and couldn't recover any of them. I thought he was full of poop until I walked through where he said he was hunting on my way to my spot and found marking tape all over the place and blood trails. He was telling me about 50 yard moving shots, stuff like that. Said he shot one running away from him too. Probably thought it was rude when I just turned and walked away to my truck.

As for mine, it was an 18 yard shot on a calm doe that had no idea I was there. Still not sure what happened.
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Old 12-31-2018, 02:32 PM   #407
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Had that happen to me a few years back. Fortunately I was able to recover her. Back at camp I shot a few arrows trying to figure out what happened. Ended up being my new coat was catching my bow string.
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Old 12-31-2018, 08:42 PM   #408
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It's incredible the horrible "hail Mary" type shots guys down there freely talk about. Had a guy once tell me he wounded 5 bucks and couldn't recover any of them. I thought he was full of poop until I walked through where he said he was hunting on my way to my spot and found marking tape all over the place and blood trails. He was telling me about 50 yard moving shots, stuff like that. Said he shot one running away from him too. Probably thought it was rude when I just turned and walked away to my truck.

As for mine, it was an 18 yard shot on a calm doe that had no idea I was there. Still not sure what happened.
Good deal on the doe!

I think it sucks how many bad shots are taken. Not sure what folks are thinking launching 50 + yard shots and or shots at moving deer. I would be out of arrows if I took wild shots like that. More importantly, I am sure I would be very unhappy with the guy I see in the mirror if I was launching those type of shots.
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Old 02-05-2019, 10:26 PM   #409
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I’m planning on going out on 14th looking for mouflan and aoudad. Anyone been out lately?
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Old 02-05-2019, 10:50 PM   #410
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Since thread got bumped, anybody know when the white bass run and where to find them out there? I'd like to make a run in March.
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Old 02-14-2019, 11:06 AM   #411
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I’m planning on going out on 14th looking for mouflan and aoudad. Anyone been out lately?
My brother just got back late Monday night. He shot a ewe, its lamb and a ram (all mouflon). He stuck another ram but couldn't find it. Good luck.
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Old 02-19-2019, 02:42 PM   #412
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My brother just got back late Monday night. He shot a ewe, its lamb and a ram (all mouflon). He stuck another ram but couldn't find it. Good luck.
I know I am going to get flamed, but I never shoot an animal with a young one tagging along. Much less shoot both.
Maybe a hog though.
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Old 02-21-2019, 10:10 AM   #413
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Missing out on some lamb chops.

No flaming here. To each his own. Some people won't shoot something they're not gonna eat (including varmints). You do you, Bud.
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Old 02-21-2019, 07:12 PM   #414
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Since thread got bumped, anybody know when the white bass run and where to find them out there? I'd like to make a run in March.
Word is whites are running up the Pecos already. You might try to get out there ASAP. I heard folks are catching 40-50 fish easily...
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Old 02-24-2019, 05:43 PM   #415
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Word is whites are running up the Pecos already. You might try to get out there ASAP. I heard folks are catching 40-50 fish easily...
Nice! Looks like I'm gonna miss out again.
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Old 02-24-2019, 05:56 PM   #416
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Nice! Looks like I'm gonna miss out again.
I will try to verify the info ... That was what I was told last week, but I personally haven't seen many boats out there.
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Old 02-24-2019, 06:31 PM   #417
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Word is whites are running up the Pecos already. You might try to get out there ASAP. I heard folks are catching 40-50 fish easily...
Boat only to get to them or? I use to fish High Bridge all the time and we would do really well from the pier. I heard water level is way down and no water at High Bridge.
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Boat only to get to them or? I use to fish High Bridge all the time and we would do really well from the pier. I heard water level is way down and no water at High Bridge.
No pier anymore... There is enough water to carefully launch and go up the Pecos. it's real sketchy if you are going to try to go towards the Rio Grande. I would not recommend it. Once launched there should be enough water for the boat by the high bridge and a good ways past dead man's canyon...
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Old 02-24-2019, 06:50 PM   #419
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No pier anymore... There is enough water to carefully launch and go up the Pecos. it's real sketchy if you are going to try to go towards the Rio Grande. I would not recommend it. Once launched there should be enough water for the boat by the high bridge and a good ways past dead man's canyon...
I miss that place. I was born and raised in Ft Stockton. Several weekends we would load up the truck and head to HB. During the summer months we would night fish at the pier using crappie lights. Good times

Funny the wife and I were just talking about gong fishing and Lake Amistad and that area. I never in my life could figure out any good places for bank fishing at Amistad.
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Old 02-24-2019, 06:55 PM   #420
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I miss that place. I was born and raised in Ft Stockton. Several weekends we would load up the truck and head to HB. During the summer months we would night fish at the pier using crappie lights. Good times

Funny the wife and I were just talking about gong fishing and Lake Amistad and that area. I never in my life could figure out any good places for bank fishing at Amistad.
Bank fishing Amistad isn't easy that's for sure. If you head down soon the spawn will be on and a lot of fish will be shallow. The lake is up close 10 feet in the last 3-4 months. There is a lot of flooded vegetation/brush that will be good for top water action early and late.
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Old 02-24-2019, 07:29 PM   #421
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Gald y’all bump the tread. I was wondering on the white runs. I was wanting to take my kayak down this weekend to fish. But ended up building fence. Anyone want to plan a meet up to fish in a couple week I can bring 2 yaks down. I live in Ozona.


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Old 07-09-2019, 04:54 PM   #422
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New to this Forum. Found this thread that interests me. I’ve been a traditional bow hunter since 1968. Just took a winter position at Seminole Canyon SP. as Park Host/Maintaince. So I will be living 30 minutes from Amistad from Sept to Dec. I’ve done some research on the area, rules/regs, etc. but can use any advice or pointers anyone can give.
Also looking at maybe picking up a boat. Looks like it might be handy.
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Old 07-09-2019, 04:59 PM   #423
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Welcome Pete! I'd advise hunting Amistad during the week if at all possible and avoid any holidays like the plague. LOL... Definitely go check it out though it's a fun hunt.
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Old 07-09-2019, 05:31 PM   #424
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This ^^^^^^^
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Old 07-09-2019, 06:13 PM   #425
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Welcome Pete! I'd advise hunting Amistad during the week if at all possible and avoid any holidays like the plague. LOL... Definitely go check it out though it's a fun hunt.
Good advice here. Check out all the five areas and see which one suits you. Not a lot of places to hang tree stands. Spot and stalk is awful difficult too. I've been going the last couple of years and have yet to kill anything, but I still enjoy going for the challenge.

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Old 07-09-2019, 07:30 PM   #426
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Thanks guys....being so close I should have lots of time to scout and figure things out.
I’m pretty sneaky with lots of experience stalking caribou and Mt Goats for 20 years in The wide open Alaska tundra and mountains.
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Old 07-09-2019, 08:34 PM   #427
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Old 07-09-2019, 10:50 PM   #428
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99% of the people out there stalking only manage to tick off a lot of other hunters, it's quite a bit different here than Western style hunts. These animals are also highly pressured and spooky so if one hunter jumps them they run to the next county. There's simply not enough public land here to go around. I've hunted Amistad within 100 yards of 4 other hunters (one was my wife) so that might give you an idea of the crowds.

I am not the best hunter but I've made at least 1 kill the last 7 years in a row and pretty much everyone in my party has as well. If you want to come with us you're welcome to. This year is going to suck because my vacation time is burned in Colorado and Wyoming so I'm stuck to weekends only but I have a couple trucks up my sleeve to take advantage of the crowds. We usually setup a camp site with a few other hunters.
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I will keep in touch on here. Like you suggested, I’ll most likely do weekend as my park schedule is flexible. I’ll send you a pm when I get settled in out there. By then I should be allowed to. I’m just a nubbin buck.
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Old 07-11-2019, 01:32 AM   #430
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Sounds good. I typically wait until after Thanksgiving to start going to Amistad. Tired of spiders crawling all over me and being covered with spider webs while trying to walk quietly and it's just too darn hot.
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Looks like I have to make 7 more post before I can answer a PM?
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Old 07-11-2019, 12:38 PM   #432
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Looks like I have to make 7 more post before I can answer a PM?
There's a photography forum around here somewhere. People have been known to go in there and comment "nice pic!" or whatever 10 different times. lol... No big deal on the PM, I was just testing to see if you could receive one out of curiosity.
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Old 07-11-2019, 02:11 PM   #433
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Never made it out last year. Trad bow as well here. Hopefully will be able to go out at least a couple times this season.

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Old 07-13-2019, 08:14 PM   #434
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2 years of going to Amistad and it’s only getting better. Looking for some advice for December. I won’t be able to make it for Veterans Day like I usually do this year. Not sure when rut is but looking to catch some portion of it this year. Hope all is well with y’all.
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Old 07-15-2019, 12:34 AM   #435
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Good deal on the doe!

I think it sucks how many bad shots are taken. Not sure what folks are thinking launching 50 + yard shots and or shots at moving deer. I would be out of arrows if I took wild shots like that. More importantly, I am sure I would be very unhappy with the guy I see in the mirror if I was launching those type of shots.
In my home station, Fort Drum, NY, to be able to hunt with archery equipment you had to pass a shooting test. Random known distance and shot placement were the pass or fail components. Also, they would give you a quick word of mouth quiz on your equipment to see if you were up to date or if you were just “wasting their time”. What is y’alls thought on that? Would it be a possibility for Amistad if enough of us got together? Or would it be a sort of exclusion to new comers or others? Just seeing what y’all think on that.
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Old 07-15-2019, 01:22 AM   #436
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New to this Forum. Found this thread that interests me. I’ve been a traditional bow hunter since 1968. Just took a winter position at Seminole Canyon SP. as Park Host/Maintaince. So I will be living 30 minutes from Amistad from Sept to Dec. I’ve done some research on the area, rules/regs, etc. but can use any advice or pointers anyone can give.
Also looking at maybe picking up a boat. Looks like it might be handy.
Welcome to Texas Sir.

Please see my first post on this thread...#3ish.
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In my home station, Fort Drum, NY, to be able to hunt with archery equipment you had to pass a shooting test. Random known distance and shot placement were the pass or fail components. Also, they would give you a quick word of mouth quiz on your equipment to see if you were up to date or if you were just “wasting their time”. What is y’alls thought on that? Would it be a possibility for Amistad if enough of us got together? Or would it be a sort of exclusion to new comers or others? Just seeing what y’all think on that.
That sounds like the IBEP course, which is great and I’d like to see everyone pass it because I agree, sounds like a lot of cripples out there. Unfortunately a mandatory course like that will not change unethical hunters. They will still try to shoot beyond either their limits or their equipment limits. The only way I see to stop this madness is to try to instill ethics into them. In 51 years of bow hunting, I’ve only lost 4 animals I can recall. All shots were under 20 yards. 3 of them I thought were perfect hits. Stevie Wonder could have followed the blood trail. Yet never recovered. The 3rd was a bad on me. Bad angle therefore bad hit. But I killed that deer the next year. He was still carrying my Bear razor head so I know he didn’t run off and die. The other 3 lost so much blood they have to have died.
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In my home station, Fort Drum, NY, to be able to hunt with archery equipment you had to pass a shooting test. Random known distance and shot placement were the pass or fail components. Also, they would give you a quick word of mouth quiz on your equipment to see if you were up to date or if you were just “wasting their time”. What is y’alls thought on that? Would it be a possibility for Amistad if enough of us got together? Or would it be a sort of exclusion to new comers or others? Just seeing what y’all think on that.
I dissagree with this. First of all, it is a rule from New York (that's sarcasm). I believe in expanding g the sport. This so called course is basically saying you will be allowed to hunt when the government says you are capable of hunting. It will discourage many would be hunters. I don't know of anyone that you can qualify as a qualified hunter on his first time out. We learn as we continue hunting and as we get more experienced we teach our kids and our friends that express interest in hunting.

We learn about a sport as we gain experience and being out there. Do you really think all the successful hunters didn't go hunting until they knew everything about hunting? No, they learned everything about hunting by being out there, be it with family or friends.

A hunters safety course is different. It teaches gun safety and it applies to archery also. To me this course sounds like it will disqualify would be hunters.

So definitely not. They can keep that regulation in New York, one of the most gun restrictive states in this country.

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Old 07-16-2019, 08:37 AM   #439
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There's a bow hunter education course I just recently took in order to hunt Hagerman this fall. I believe all bowhunters in Texas should be required to take it. The course is online first and then you have take part in a field day.
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Old 07-18-2019, 03:40 PM   #440
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There's a bow hunter education course I just recently took in order to hunt Hagerman this fall. I believe all bowhunters in Texas should be required to take it. The course is online first and then you have take part in a field day.
Would you be willing to post a link to the course?
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It's on tpwd website. Or search Texas bowhunter education.

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There's a bow hunter education course I just recently took in order to hunt Hagerman this fall. I believe all bowhunters in Texas should be required to take it. The course is online first and then you have take part in a field day.
Just looked this up and am going to take the course offered in September. Looks like the field day portion will be the most help as there's some tracking education involved and I'm not great shakes at tracking.

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Old 07-30-2019, 08:36 AM   #443
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Just looked this up and am going to take the course offered in September. Looks like the field day portion will be the most help as there's some tracking education involved and I'm not great shakes at tracking.

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Old 08-07-2019, 06:12 PM   #444
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Is this needed for any other areas? I got a little confused on the wording for the course. I plan on hunting Sam Houston this fall and will buy my archery endorsement but didnt know if I needed this as well.
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Old 08-07-2019, 07:03 PM   #445
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It's not needed for most areas, but it's nice to be reminded of proper hunting ethics such as shot placement, when not to shoot, etc.

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Old 08-08-2019, 01:08 PM   #446
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It's not needed for most areas, but it's nice to be reminded of proper hunting ethics such as shot placement, when not to shoot, etc.

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Old 08-14-2019, 01:09 PM   #447
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Man this anthrax outbreak is getting awfully close to us out here. Anybody know where the closest confirmed die off is? Pedernal, Victor, yall heard anything?
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Old 09-01-2019, 08:34 PM   #448
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Any feedback if the anthrax got close to the lake? I’m planning on coming down in Oct and Nov to do a 5 day hunt.

I was stationed at LAFB in the early 2000’s and harvested a few animals out there. Hoping it’s as good a time as it used to be.

Any intel on animal movement?



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Old 09-01-2019, 08:46 PM   #449
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Man this anthrax outbreak is getting awfully close to us out here. Anybody know where the closest confirmed die off is? Pedernal, Victor, yall heard anything?
No anthrax around the lake hunting zones or even close, thankfully... lots and lots of spiders and spider webs the creepy crawlers should be gone by the first of the year . No need for you to come hunt... I will let you know when they are all gone


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Any feedback if the anthrax got close to the lake? I’m planning on coming down in Oct and Nov to do a 5 day hunt.

I was stationed at LAFB in the early 2000’s and harvested a few animals out there. Hoping it’s as good a time as it used to be.

Any intel on animal movement?





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Haven’t been on the hunt areas yet but other places around the lake have a healthy deer population... rain was good up until about mid year and know it’s been extremely dry... hoping we get some rain soon as the vegetation is parched... shoot me a pm once you are getting closer to heading down here I will share my observations

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Old 09-02-2019, 08:49 AM   #450
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In my home station, Fort Drum, NY, to be able to hunt with archery equipment you had to pass a shooting test. Random known distance and shot placement were the pass or fail components. Also, they would give you a quick word of mouth quiz on your equipment to see if you were up to date or if you were just “wasting their time”. What is y’alls thought on that? Would it be a possibility for Amistad if enough of us got together? Or would it be a sort of exclusion to new comers or others? Just seeing what y’all think on that.
Not sure increased government regulation is the solution... Honestly, peeps just need to respect the natural resources. Seems like there is a lack of upbringing lessons in hunting just like in everything else.
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