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Old 12-31-2018, 10:52 PM   #751
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I'd go for drawn doe tags for general season. I didn't shoot a doe during archery even though I had a 7 yard opportunity. The two yearlings with her helped me decide. If that had been a couple months later I would have probably felt differently.
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Old 01-01-2019, 07:05 AM   #752
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Wishing everyone a happy and prosperous new year.
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Old 01-01-2019, 10:55 AM   #753
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Make it all archery hunting only and open the entire season to antlered and antlerless, no firearms except for shot no larger than #4, just like COE.
Love this! Would lower the hunting pressure a ton as well!
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Old 01-02-2019, 04:39 PM   #754
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Make it all archery hunting only and open the entire season to antlered and antlerless, no firearms except for shot no larger than #4, just like COE.
Sure wish they would do this on lake Waco too, actually can't believe they haven't yet.
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Old 01-02-2019, 08:02 PM   #755
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Heck, just glad I finally made a recommendation that a fair amount agree with!
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Old 01-02-2019, 09:43 PM   #756
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Yah, who needs guns of any type anyway? It's just one more for the anti groups.

The fish are biting. And there's hogs to be kilt. Gotta go!
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Old 01-08-2019, 06:24 PM   #757
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I don’t know what area this stone is in. It’s north of Blackcreek Lake just across the fence. I just noticed he was a Mason.
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Old 01-08-2019, 06:36 PM   #758
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I donít know what area this stone is in. Itís north of Blackcreek Lake just across the fence. I just noticed he was a Mason.
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I believe that one is just after you leave 47 and move into the south end of 31. There are several grave stone scattered throughout the grasslands.
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Old 01-08-2019, 06:49 PM   #759
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I believe that one is just after you leave 47 and move into the south end of 31. There are several grave stone scattered throughout the grasslands.
I donít hunt out there. I work in the area. I think they are pretty cool.
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Old 01-08-2019, 09:41 PM   #760
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I believe that one is just after you leave 47 and move into the south end of 31. There are several grave stone scattered throughout the grasslands.
There's another lone gravestone in Unit 4. There's also a small graveyard that's hard to find behind Rhodes Lake. We helped install the historical marker about 15 years ago.
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Old 01-08-2019, 10:04 PM   #761
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Small grave yard on unit one also
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Old 01-08-2019, 10:36 PM   #762
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There's another lone gravestone in Unit 4. There's also a small graveyard that's hard to find behind Rhodes Lake. We helped install the historical marker about 15 years ago.
I believe there is another on the north end of 31 as well.
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Old 01-09-2019, 12:32 AM   #763
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That's what happened to all the bucks; ghosts running them onto private out there...
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Old 01-09-2019, 12:52 AM   #764
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Small grave yard on unit one also
I had forgot about that one. Makes you wonder how many folks are buried out there? Lots of old home places that were settled soon after the Civil War.
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Old 01-10-2019, 09:31 PM   #765
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I don’t know what area this stone is in. It’s north of Blackcreek Lake just across the fence. I just noticed he was a Mason.
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That’s the headstone off of CR 2560, just north of cottonwood lake. It’s a lot easier to see now that they mulched that area last summer.

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Old 01-22-2019, 08:44 PM   #766
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I had questions about the upcoming Turkey season at LBJ Grasslands. Any help would be much appreciated. Iíve done some research but just want to be 100% compliant.

1. Do you follow the county regulations in regards to the season dates and bag limit? So it would be March 30 to May 12?

2. I donít see any extra fees for hunting, camping, or entrance (other than Texas hunting license and public hunting permit which I already have). Just making sure.

3. Looks like 2 camping areas, any recommendations Black Creek Lake versus TADRA point for tent camping?

4. Is it safe to use hen decoys there or best not to use decoys at all?

Any other information would be much appreciated.Thank you
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Old 01-22-2019, 11:59 PM   #767
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I had questions about the upcoming Turkey season at LBJ Grasslands. Any help would be much appreciated. I’ve done some research but just want to be 100% compliant.

1. Do you follow the county regulations in regards to the season dates and bag limit? So it would be March 30 to May 12?

2. I don’t see any extra fees for hunting, camping, or entrance (other than Texas hunting license and public hunting permit which I already have). Just making sure.

3. Looks like 2 camping areas, any recommendations Black Creek Lake versus TADRA point for tent camping?

4. Is it safe to use hen decoys there or best not to use decoys at all?

Any other information would be much appreciated.Thank you
1: County bag limits and dates.

2: Just need license and upland game bird endorsement. No APH needed for LBJ nut is needed if going to Caddo.

3: Fee areas at black creek lake, tadra point, and valley view camp areas. You can camp anywhere else without fees.

4: Use caution as always with decoys but still able to be safely used.

Good luck and have fun. Have seen turkeys but never come across them on public land. They have a very good sense of where to be to not get shot. I will probably be out there a bit this season as well. Probably going to hit up Caddo in search of Easterns as well this season.

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Old 01-23-2019, 08:29 AM   #768
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1: County bag limits and dates.

2: Just need license and upland game bird endorsement. No APH needed for LBJ nut is needed if going to Caddo.

3: Fee areas at black creek lake, tadra point, and valley view camp areas. You can camp anywhere else without fees.

4: Use caution as always with decoys but still able to be safely used.

Good luck and have fun. Have seen turkeys but never come across them on public land. They have a very good sense of where to be to not get shot. I will probably be out there a bit this season as well. Probably going to hit up Caddo in search of Easterns as well this season.
Thank you for your help. I also plan to check out Caddo this season too.
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Old 01-23-2019, 08:47 AM   #769
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This is confusing but according to this document you do need an APH permit for all Forest Service Lands. Please correct me if needed

What kind of licenses do I need to hunt on Forest
Service land?
Texas Hunting License on General Forestland and
Texas Hunting License and Annual PublicHunting
Permit(also referred to asĎType IIí permit) on
WMAs, with the appropriate endorsements;
archery, migratory bird, etc.
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Old 01-23-2019, 09:23 AM   #770
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This is confusing but according to this document you do need an APH permit for all Forest Service Lands. Please correct me if needed

What kind of licenses do I need to hunt on Forest
Service land?
Texas Hunting License on General Forestland and
Texas Hunting License and Annual PublicHunting
Permit(also referred to asĎType IIí permit) on
WMAs, with the appropriate endorsements;
archery, migratory bird, etc.
All you need on the LBJ is your Texas Hunting License with a turkey stamp. The LBJ Grasslands is not a WMA.
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Old 01-23-2019, 08:13 PM   #771
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What that old guy with the cute dog picture said.^^^^^^^
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Old 02-07-2019, 09:11 PM   #772
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any of yall going to be chasing turkey out there this spring?
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Old 02-08-2019, 12:17 PM   #773
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any of yall going to be chasing turkey out there this spring?
Iíll be out there this season. First time public hunting turkeys so we will see how it goes.
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Old 02-10-2019, 11:26 PM   #774
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Can anyone tell me why there is plenty of info on the web and booklet about hunting Caddo Grasslands but I can't find any info/maps for LBJ?
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Old 02-11-2019, 03:00 PM   #775
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Can anyone tell me why there is plenty of info on the web and booklet about hunting Caddo Grasslands but I can't find any info/maps for LBJ?
Caddo is a WMA leased by TPWD from the forest service and required the AOH which is why it is in the book. LBJ is overseen entirely by USFS and is not apart of the APH. Maps can be found online but best way to get info is by stopping at the office in Decatur.
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Caddo is a WMA leased by TPWD from the forest service and required the AOH which is why it is in the book. LBJ is overseen entirely by USFS and is not apart of the APH. Maps can be found online but best way to get info is by stopping at the office in Decatur.
Thank you, this schtick is confusing (Im Irish not American), you guys have so many departments and agencies...
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Old 02-11-2019, 09:31 PM   #777
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Welcome to the Campfire Billy. Pull up a stump, have a sit, and warm your feet.
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Old 02-11-2019, 09:50 PM   #778
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Welcome to the Campfire Billy. Pull up a stump, have a sit, and warm your feet.
Cheers, hoping to take my first recurve bow hog via Texas public land this year!
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Old 02-11-2019, 10:49 PM   #779
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Cheers, hoping to take my first recurve bow hog via Texas public land this year!
Good luck and have fun. There definitely isnít a shortage of hogs running around.
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Old 02-12-2019, 03:44 PM   #780
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Good luck and have fun. There definitely isnít a shortage of hogs running around.
Well. I may be a little portly but I definitely don't run.
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