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Old 10-23-2020, 06:21 PM   #151
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Old 10-24-2020, 04:27 PM   #152
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Made it out to the east side of Sam Houston.
Set up a few places, but nothing. Camped and stayed a few days until the rain ran me out of a tree.
All in all was a good trip, for my first time there.
Looking to go back plus a few other spots.
Thanks to all of you, for your info.
Just setting up and picking a good spot is key..
Really enjoyed myself. I need a better GPS.
Used maps and dropped pins. Helped for sure.
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Old 10-25-2020, 03:27 PM   #153
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Is it legal to drive and park down a highline on public?
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Old 10-25-2020, 03:28 PM   #154
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Is it legal to drive and park down a highline on public?
I don't think it is.
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Old 10-25-2020, 03:32 PM   #155
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I don't think it is.
I didn't think so either. Had a truck parked where I was planning to cross a highline going to a new spot. He was parked 300 or so yards down it off the road.
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Old 10-26-2020, 07:46 AM   #156
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I didn't think so either. Had a truck parked where I was planning to cross a highline going to a new spot. He was parked 300 or so yards down it off the road.
Should have reported their ***, if we gotta play by the rules their *** does too. I completely pulled out of the area I've been in due to heavy traffic. I have a few other areas but I'm not too optimistic about the new spots mainly because they're what I hope are overlooked by others.
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Old 10-26-2020, 04:06 PM   #157
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anyone hunting tomorrow morning on the east side?
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Old 10-26-2020, 04:25 PM   #158
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Forgot to post on here. Got a doe this last weekend. Those swackers donít play around.


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Old 10-26-2020, 04:35 PM   #159
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Fat doe!
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Old 10-26-2020, 06:36 PM   #160
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Forgot to post on here. Got a doe this last weekend. Those swackers donít play around.


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Old 10-26-2020, 06:37 PM   #161
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Forgot to post on here. Got a doe this last weekend. Those swackers donít play around.


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Look at that carnage! Nice job, amigo!
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Old 10-26-2020, 07:33 PM   #162
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Forgot to post on here. Got a doe this last weekend. Those swackers donít play around.


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Old 10-26-2020, 07:45 PM   #163
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Got a swollen neck on him. This scrape line been super active the past couple days.


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Old 10-26-2020, 07:52 PM   #164
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Forgot to post on here. Got a doe this last weekend. Those swackers donít play around.


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Nice. Great eating right there.
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Old 10-26-2020, 08:04 PM   #165
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Got a swollen neck on him. This scrape line been super active the past couple days.


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Time for a dirt nap!
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Old 10-27-2020, 07:28 AM   #166
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Is it legal to drive and park down a highline on public?
Thereís a road on the east side that google maps will take you down that goes into a Highline. Literally has a stop sign, road name and everything. Isnít on the MVUM though so I guess itís a no go.
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Old 10-27-2020, 07:35 AM   #167
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Thereís a road on the east side that google maps will take you down that goes into a Highline. Literally has a stop sign, road name and everything. Isnít on the MVUM though so I guess itís a no go.
First time I went to the Big Thicket, Google maps tried to have me drive through a guys pasture. We pulled up in what looked like a yard and people are looking at us like ***. Went ahead and did a u turn on that one
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Old 10-27-2020, 10:28 PM   #168
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Had a land owner spot me in a tree stand (I was 167 yards away from the fence/Forest Service right of way) - he decided to run his atv (along with his sons) while yelling on the phone up and down the fence line.

I've had a buck on trail camera - and he spook'd while coming from his bedding to the clearing I was hunting cause of these guys. If my camera on my phone was working I would've recorded the event for the GW - but don't know how it would've mattered since the land owner could've said they were doing routine activities.

I'm gonna make it a point to take a deer in that area!...BTW, they were yelling while driving their atv's...hopefully I'm not just overthinking this!
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Old 10-29-2020, 10:31 AM   #169
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That sucks, hide better next time and get him before this weekend


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Old 10-30-2020, 03:32 PM   #170
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Dang I’m salty just reading about it. Too bad you didn’t get a recording because Texas like most states have Hunter harassment laws. It’s a shame how petty people can get over other hunters. Good luck the rest of the season.
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Old 10-31-2020, 08:12 PM   #171
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Hunted archery only section today, had three deer spooked by me by three bobcats. Pretty kitties on the hunt. Pretty neat to watch, even though they spooked the deer. Found fresh rubs and scrapes. Hunted Wednesday of last week also, north of Cagle. Found two lock on stands with climbing sticks. I’m sure they left them for this weekend youth hunt. They were side by side. I hope the kid got one today.
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Old 11-01-2020, 08:53 AM   #172
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Thinking about hunting the sam today for the first time. Iím seeing on my OnX maps there are ďsafety zonesĒ is there a minimum distance you have to be from these areas to hunt, or just not hunt within the borders?


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Old 11-02-2020, 09:42 PM   #173
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Sunday was the best hunt I’ve had of the season. Had 3 different packs of hogs come through. Passed on them in hopes of getting a deer. Watched a doe for an hour out of range and had a shooter 10 point cross broadside through my shooting lane at 60 yards. Tried grunting but he either couldn’t hear me or was completely ignoring it.. headed out for a long sit early in the am
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Old 11-05-2020, 08:23 PM   #174
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Job well done Dan. Nice doe.
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Old 11-05-2020, 08:51 PM   #175
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Job well done Dan. Nice doe.

Thanks man. How have you been?


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Old 11-06-2020, 08:02 AM   #176
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Livin the dream. Fishing and hunting as much as I can. I hope you and the family are doing well. I haven't been to the Sam this year and probably won't, too busy with a deer lease and West Columbia. Good luck with the rest of the season.
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Old 11-09-2020, 02:32 PM   #177
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Anyone seen any rutting in Big Sam? I've been up there a few times in the last 10 days and have seen none... I'm sure its over or tail end maybe but just wondered if others were seeing the same thing? Talked to my other hunting buddies up there and they've been seeing dink bucks but without does.

I am seeing scrapes....

Now gun season so that will def add to the pressure.
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Old 11-09-2020, 02:37 PM   #178
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Anyone seen any rutting in Big Sam? I've been up there a few times in the last 10 days and have seen none... I'm sure its over or tail end maybe but just wondered if others were seeing the same thing? Talked to my other hunting buddies up there and they've been seeing dink bucks but without does.

I am seeing scrapes....

Now gun season so that will def add to the pressure.

Had an old fart of a 5 point chasing some does on the 1st but since things warmed up they're all playing the nocturnal game.
I'm sure the startvof boomstick season didn't help either.

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Old 11-09-2020, 03:39 PM   #179
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Iím hunting this evening. I found several fresh scrapes and some fairly fresh rubs on my way into the area I wanted to try. Based on past experience, they should be in the rut at this point of the season but with the heat, all the chasing may be happening at night.


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Old 11-10-2020, 09:30 AM   #180
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I hunt a family place not too far from the Sam and they have scraped all over the same area from Oct 25 to Nov 1 like clockwork for the 10 years I've been hunting it. This year there is NO sign, it's very strange. They cleared 1000 acres nearby to build a neighborhood so we are seeing a lot more deer (most at night) than usual but odly no scrapes at all. I'm just going to atribute it to the 2020 effect.
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Old 11-10-2020, 06:15 PM   #181
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Hunted the past three days. Lots of new rubs and scapes. Couple of nice bucks brought into hunters camp sunday and monday night. One doe was also brought and a buck chasing her. Looks like rut just started.


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Old 11-11-2020, 10:05 AM   #182
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I will be hunting tomorrow for an all day sit. Hopefully it won't last that long. Me and my buddy some how each managed to get a doe tag this year. Wish we had a little cooler weather but it's the Sam. Just need to be patient and have a little luck. Hopefully all goes well.

Wish everyone good luck.
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Old 11-24-2020, 01:27 PM   #183
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We will bump this up. Only saw 4 when I hunted. 1 unknown walking thru heavy cover 2 youngsters and a very small doe going full blast by me. Nothing on her tail. On my way out I found another honey hole it looks like. Rubs and scrapes and dirt trails. It wont be easy to hunt and it's very hard to get to, but if I can get a good tall tree it will pay off. May wait until around Christmas to get back in there. Good luck!
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Old 11-24-2020, 02:17 PM   #184
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I'll be headed out tomorrow to pull a cam and formulate a plan for an evening hunt. I might try to get into one of my "close" to the road spots in the early morning.
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Old 11-25-2020, 05:00 PM   #185
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To the guy who I walked up on this morning, sorry man!
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Old 11-25-2020, 08:36 PM   #186
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I'll be headed out tomorrow to pull a cam and formulate a plan for an evening hunt. I might try to get into one of my "close" to the road spots in the early morning.

Is that such a thing? I need to look around more


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Old 12-01-2020, 11:13 AM   #187
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Old 12-02-2020, 09:17 AM   #188
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I just got my cameras stolen yesterday, people think they own the forest

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Old 12-14-2020, 05:29 AM   #189
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Youíre*


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Old 12-14-2020, 06:58 AM   #190
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Crazy the season is just about wrapped up and we only have 4 pages filled. Look at years past and see how long those threads were.
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Old 12-14-2020, 08:33 AM   #191
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Was out there all of yesterday afternoon. Nothing moving at all
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Old 12-14-2020, 01:47 PM   #192
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Pot licking at its finest sitting till dark. Nothing in plan A this morning


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Old 12-14-2020, 04:22 PM   #193
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Since this thread has been so slow here is a "near" SHNF report.

I hunt the Sam often and I have access to a small piece of private land not too far away. Last Friday, Dec. 4th we had a huge amount of activity on our spypoint cameras in the morning so I packed up the computer (working from home) and finished out my day in the field. Got lucky and this guy came along just before dark. Its not public but has not been easy, it took nearly 10 years on this piece of land to get my first decent buck.
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Old 12-14-2020, 04:27 PM   #194
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Since this thread has been so slow here is a "near" SHNF report.

I hunt the Sam often and I have access to a small piece of private land not too far away. Last Friday, Dec. 4th we had a huge amount of activity on our spypoint cameras in the morning so I packed up the computer (working from home) and finished out my day in the field. Got lucky and this guy came along just before dark. Its not public but has not been easy, it took nearly 10 years on this piece of land to get my first decent buck.
Nice! Good mass on that deer too.
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Old 12-14-2020, 04:34 PM   #195
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Since this thread has been so slow here is a "near" SHNF report.

I hunt the Sam often and I have access to a small piece of private land not too far away. Last Friday, Dec. 4th we had a huge amount of activity on our spypoint cameras in the morning so I packed up the computer (working from home) and finished out my day in the field. Got lucky and this guy came along just before dark. Its not public but has not been easy, it took nearly 10 years on this piece of land to get my first decent buck.
Dang, nice buck.
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Old 12-14-2020, 07:55 PM   #196
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Nice buck!


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Old 12-14-2020, 11:48 PM   #197
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Awesome! Good job
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Old 12-15-2020, 06:41 AM   #198
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Very nice buck. Congrats!


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Old 12-15-2020, 02:40 PM   #199
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Man nice buck indeed
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Old 12-15-2020, 03:27 PM   #200
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Thanks everyone! Good luck to all of yall too!
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