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Old 01-27-2019, 09:22 AM   #11451
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Yes most time they don't touch it till dark... iis hard getting them on camera in daylight feeding on corn..... best option just to walk and stalk.

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Old 01-27-2019, 09:39 AM   #11452
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Yes most time they don't touch it till dark... iis hard getting them on camera in daylight feeding on corn..... best option just to walk and stalk.

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Old 01-27-2019, 09:28 PM   #11453
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This late in the game they bed up in the thickest nastiest stuff they can find and sleep all day until its dark!!!
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Old 01-27-2019, 09:29 PM   #11454
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You will not see them unless its overcast rainy and cold otherwise they don't move until dark! U can jump them from the briars but they are not stopping to look back like a deer. Lol
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Old 01-27-2019, 09:31 PM   #11455
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U can't hunt at night so corn is a waste of $$$ now!
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Old 01-27-2019, 10:13 PM   #11456
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You will not see them unless its overcast rainy and cold otherwise they don't move until dark! U can jump them from the briars but they are not stopping to look back like a deer. Lol


Yep, there ainít no stopping speed-pigs with a whistle or a grunt. They just keep on moving.


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Old 01-27-2019, 10:50 PM   #11457
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I'll be scouting out Sore Finger Sunday and Monday, and likely camping at Willis Creek Park. This is your invite to drop by and say 'Hi'. Red GMC pickup, TARDIS stick on back window.

As to the debate on hog tags, could it be there is a crosswire in communication? Are there some who are hunting without the Public Hunting Lands permit, but are getting the CoE hog tags, while the other side has their PHL permit & hunting license and doesn't need the CoE tags?
I don't think there isn't any honest "debate" going on. Go back and reread the stuff on tags, permits, orange ... its just a bunch of nonsense. I stepped into it too. You've been Granger'd I think. Sounds like your doing just fine. Best of luck.
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Old 01-28-2019, 01:02 AM   #11458
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Did a good scout of Sore Finger today, covering about 5 miles. The North part of Sore Finger has lots of deer sign, but didn't see any pig sign. But the farther south I went into the Finger, the more it resembled a swamp. I followed the main old road, it is elevated 3 or so feet from the terrain. The goal was to get to the south forest groves, but by the time I reached the south point, it is swamp. The game trails are underwater. Standing water is everywhere out there. At 4 different points, I tried to make it to groves to the east, and all 4 attempts failed due to deep mud. I think it may have rained last night, combined with the high water has saturated the soil, and the clay component isn't letting the water drain out.

So I can't recommend Sore Finger this week. If someone else knows where the high ground is, I'd love to find out, as I couldn't see it.
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Old 01-28-2019, 08:01 AM   #11459
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You will not see them unless its overcast rainy and cold otherwise they don't move until dark! U can jump them from the briars but they are not stopping to look back like a deer. Lol
Pigs sure do like overcasts, but do they at least come out right before dark in the more remote sections? I'm new to granger. I usually find pigs, I was all over them on my first trip to Somerville and I get em Good in the Sam Houston but spent the day at pecan grove and never caught a glimpse or heard any. I was hoping the other sections were better than pecan grove. From what I read I should check out sore finger. Thanx for the response!
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Old 01-28-2019, 09:05 AM   #11460
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I'll be scouting out Sore Finger Sunday and Monday, and likely camping at Willis Creek Park. This is your invite to drop by and say 'Hi'. Red GMC pickup, TARDIS stick on back window.

As to the debate on hog tags, could it be there is a crosswire in communication? Are there some who are hunting without the Public Hunting Lands permit, but are getting the CoE hog tags, while the other side has their PHL permit & hunting license and doesn't need the CoE tags?

Yeah, hog tags are the joke that keeps on giving.

CoE says you don't have to wear orange there, TPWD says you do, so the smart thing to do is to wear it, if for no other reason than keeping an arrow out of your azz.
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Old 01-28-2019, 09:48 AM   #11461
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Yeah, hog tags are the joke that keeps on giving.

CoE says you don't have to wear orange there, TPWD says you do, so the smart thing to do is to wear it, if for no other reason than keeping an arrow out of your azz.
Thanks, Saved me some embarrassment, I was gonna go to the rangers office to ask for some hog tags lol
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Old 01-28-2019, 11:45 PM   #11462
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Pigs sure do like overcasts, but do they at least come out right before dark in the more remote sections? I'm new to granger. I usually find pigs, I was all over them on my first trip to Somerville and I get em Good in the Sam Houston but spent the day at pecan grove and never caught a glimpse or heard any. I was hoping the other sections were better than pecan grove. From what I read I should check out sore finger. Thanx for the response!
Lots of pressure from the rookie/newbs right now! My advice stay away from behind the dam, box 6 or box 7. And stay away from the river! These are all for rookies and get way 2 much boot traffic to see daytime pigs. I have honey holes but don't share them with many!
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Old 01-29-2019, 07:41 AM   #11463
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Lots of pressure from the rookie/newbs right now! My advice stay away from behind the dam, box 6 or box 7. And stay away from the river! These are all for rookies and get way 2 much boot traffic to see daytime pigs. I have honey holes but don't share them with many!
I checked out sf yesterday and plan on getting back out soon. I don't think my map shows the boxes but I know where all the entrances/gates are. I'll let y'all know if I find them or get one, Thx for the response and the tips!
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Old 01-29-2019, 08:33 PM   #11464
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you are the reason this keeps going...!
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Old 01-29-2019, 10:35 PM   #11465
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So the hogs at Granger still wear Nikes???
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Old 02-02-2019, 09:01 PM   #11466
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Just made my first hunt out at granger. I am wondering what tactics yall use. Do you spot and stalk the whole time or find a heavy trail and sit in place? I stumbled across a big group in 5' tall grass and about peed my pants they got so close, but couldn't pull off a shot. Just wondering which method you guys use.

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Old 02-03-2019, 08:40 PM   #11467
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Just made my first hunt out at granger. I am wondering what tactics yall use. Do you spot and stalk the whole time or find a heavy trail and sit in place? I stumbled across a big group in 5' tall grass and about peed my pants they got so close, but couldn't pull off a shot. Just wondering which method you guys use.

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You found the piggies and answered your own question dawg!

Just gotta be quieter next time!!
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Old 02-03-2019, 10:28 PM   #11468
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Glassed a group bedded down in a real thick marshy area. Started the stalk at 1pm from about 200 yards out. Got to 25 yards and held up for 30 to 45 minutes until one stood up to adjust. Let her have it at about 3:30pm. Yes I'm in my boxers and socks!

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Old 02-03-2019, 10:30 PM   #11469
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Glassed a group bedded down in a real thick marshy area. Started the stalk at 1pm from about 200 yards out. Got to 25 yards and held up for 30 to 45 minutes until one stood up to adjust. Let her have it at about 3:30pm. Yes I'm in my boxers and socks!

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Old 02-04-2019, 06:25 AM   #11470
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Glassed a group bedded down in a real thick marshy area. Started the stalk at 1pm from about 200 yards out. Got to 25 yards and held up for 30 to 45 minutes until one stood up to adjust. Let her have it at about 3:30pm. Yes I'm in my boxers and socks!

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Well done! Congrats!
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Old 02-04-2019, 11:28 AM   #11471
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Just made my first hunt out at granger. I am wondering what tactics yall use. Do you spot and stalk the whole time or find a heavy trail and sit in place? I stumbled across a big group in 5' tall grass and about peed my pants they got so close, but couldn't pull off a shot. Just wondering which method you guys use.

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There is 10 years worth of discussion here in this thread (wow, has it been that long already?), with more than enough info to get anyone started out pretty good. I'd suggest wading through all the discussion and there is a ton of info that lays it all out for folks.

There is a lot of BS to sift through, but ton of good info in this thread.

Here's a freebie...anything that says hogs are in Sorefinger or Hog Tags are needed is BS.

Sending someone to Sorefinger for hogs is the equivalent of a snipe hunt. If you went, gratz, you're now initiated. No such thing as Hog Tags for Granger.

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Old 02-04-2019, 03:23 PM   #11472
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Glassed a group bedded down in a real thick marshy area. Started the stalk at 1pm from about 200 yards out. Got to 25 yards and held up for 30 to 45 minutes until one stood up to adjust. Let her have it at about 3:30pm. Yes I'm in my boxers and socks!

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The sad part is... you are overdressed for GRXH bwahahaha

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Old 02-04-2019, 04:58 PM   #11473
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Thatís awesome work gscout ..when I first saw the picture I was like is that son of a ***** in his underwear ha ha awesome pic..

and Endo I bet you are a blast at parties...


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Old 02-04-2019, 05:06 PM   #11474
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The sad part is... you are overdressed for GRXH bwahahaha



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Old 02-04-2019, 08:37 PM   #11475
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Thatís awesome work gscout ..when I first saw the picture I was like is that son of a ***** in his underwear ha ha awesome pic..

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Ha, fair enough. Just trying to mix in some helpful advice.

You and I both know, that pretty much no newbies will see my post starting next season. They'll just post up asking where to hunt and how, ignoring all the years of stuff posted here that makes it easy-mode.

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Old 02-04-2019, 11:15 PM   #11476
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Don't let the Hog Tag bit out I still have a couple hundred to sell!!!!!!
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Old 02-05-2019, 01:04 PM   #11477
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Ha, fair enough. Just trying to mix in some helpful advice.

You and I both know, that pretty much no newbies will see my post starting next season. They'll just post up asking where to hunt and how, ignoring all the years of stuff posted here that makes it easy-mode.

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It isn't like anyone reads anything anyway.

It is a bit like looking for a needle, in a stack of needles though...
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Old 02-05-2019, 04:22 PM   #11478
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It isn't like anyone reads anything anyway.

It is a bit like looking for a needle, in a stack of needles though...
Did y'all hear something?
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Old 02-05-2019, 04:27 PM   #11479
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I just gotta ask....where are your shoes??
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Old 02-05-2019, 05:18 PM   #11480
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I just gotta ask....where are your shoes??
He's been watching South Cox videos...
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Old 02-06-2019, 10:40 PM   #11481
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I just gotta ask....where are your shoes??
I take em off and put on thick wool socks whenever I start a stalk. If there's thick underbrush I drop my pants too. Makes it a lot quieter in some situations. Plus killing a Granger pig in socks and underwear just makes you more of a man.... Atleast that's what I'm told

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Old 02-06-2019, 10:40 PM   #11482
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He's been watching South Cox videos...
You got that right

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Old 02-07-2019, 11:13 AM   #11483
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gscout01; Make sure to do a thorough check for ticks!!!!

Plus running around in your skivvy's the pigs don't think your serious!
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Old 02-07-2019, 07:34 PM   #11484
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South is the man! I have that same Cipher shirt and Bino harness... maybe I need to go pantsless myself next time haha


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Old 02-09-2019, 09:02 PM   #11485
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Lots of pig carcasses reported lying around. I hear they got 150 or so on wed. There were guys getting on pigs out there today though. Plenty still to chase
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Old 02-09-2019, 09:04 PM   #11486
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Lots of pig carcasses reported lying around. I hear they got 150 or so on wed. There were guys getting on pigs out there today though. Plenty still to chase


You know what areas they shot them in? All over?


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Old 02-10-2019, 04:14 AM   #11487
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A hunter told me Friday night that he asked the game warden last Thursday about how many pigs were killed and game warden said about a hundred. I was there Friday but did not see any carcasses on the ground between gate 6 and 7, but I managed to shoot this one about 15 minutes of the hunt. Name:  20190208_180950.jpg
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Old 02-10-2019, 06:48 AM   #11488
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A hunter told me Friday night that he asked the game warden last Thursday about how many pigs were killed and game warden said about a hundred. I was there Friday but did not see any carcasses on the ground between gate 6 and 7, but I managed to shoot this one about 15 minutes of the hunt. Attachment 945420

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The only person I know capable of living off of just Granger hog meat. Well done as always.

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Old 02-15-2019, 01:01 PM   #11489
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My plan is an early March visit with my new Magellan Origin 12 kayak, hammock and perhaps my "new to me" Kota longbow.
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