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Old 07-08-2017, 05:53 PM   #1
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Exclamation Hilltop Lakes 2017-2018

It is getting closer and closer with each hotter day to the 2017 opener! I just got off the phone with Scott Barnett and in our conversation he mentioned several members that hunt common areas have not fulfilled their work day obligation. Remember, if you hunt a common area, you must complete a work day to continue be able to hunt that area. With that said, I can use some assistance next week at the cleaning station. I will be running power to the new water heater at the sink and can use some assistance digging the trench for the wire/pipe. If you would like to get your work day out of the way, shoot me a PM.


On a different note, I have not been to the Hill since the first meeting and haven't hunted since opening weekend last season! I'm going to go out, survey the growth, fill feeders, install new batteries in cameras and feeders as well as get a line wet. If you happen to have some time free this coming week Wednesday or Thursday and would like to hang out and fish, let me know.

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Old 07-08-2017, 06:29 PM   #2
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Old 07-09-2017, 04:47 PM   #3
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Old 07-09-2017, 05:25 PM   #4
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Good luck to you guys this year. We used to have property out their until they started all the goofy rules on the lakes and guest.
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Old 07-09-2017, 05:30 PM   #5
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Just left there today and man it was scorching hot. good luck this season
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Old 07-09-2017, 07:11 PM   #6
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I filled my feeders out there a couple weeks ago.

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Old 07-09-2017, 07:30 PM   #7
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Can someone explain to me what Hilltop Lakes is, I searched but the web page isn't working. I see post for it all the time but haven't been able to understand what it is or how it works.
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Old 07-09-2017, 07:39 PM   #8
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Can someone explain to me what Hilltop Lakes is, I searched but the web page isn't working. I see post for it all the time but haven't been able to understand what it is or how it works.
Its a 5000 acre neighborhood near normangee TX. Its MLD and we get about 40 doe tags a year (we never fill them all and if we do we can get more). You buy a 1/4 acre lot that you can bow hunt. The stand must be elevated at least 6'. There is a nice cleaning station to use. You must attend at least 1 meeting a year and pay $75 a year to be part of the club to use the MLD tags. POA fees are $35 a month and taxes are around $80 a year. Lots range from free to $1000 typically (most are $300). Essentially its about a $500 a year doe lease (Lots of hogs too). There is an 18 hole golf course and 5 lakes for fishing too.
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Old 07-09-2017, 07:43 PM   #9
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Its a 5000 acre neighborhood near normangee TX. Its MLD and we get about 40 doe tags a year (we never fill them all and if we do we can get more). You buy a 1/4 acre lot that you can bow hunt. The stand must be elevated at least 6'. There is a nice cleaning station to use. You must attend at least 1 meeting a year and pay $75 a year to be part of the club to use the MLD tags. POA fees are $35 a month and taxes are around $80 a year. Lots range from free to $1000 typically (most are $300). Essentially its about a $500 a year doe lease (Lots of hogs too). There is an 18 hole golf course and 5 lakes for fishing too.
How many hunters are on it? Is everybody running feeders?
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Old 07-09-2017, 07:49 PM   #10
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How many hunters are on it? Is everybody running feeders?
It varies, pretty much whoever owns a lot and pays the fees can hunt. Typically there are around 50-60 if I remember correctly. A lot of those though will rarely hunt it if at all (like myself). Just scout around and make sure you dont buy a lot close to another hunter. Most of the wooded lots are owned by people who never go out there and just own it as an investment. Most people use feeders.
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Old 07-11-2017, 11:26 AM   #11
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Btw going up Saturday as I mentioned in my thread. Anywhere to buy feeder corn around there? Or should I just grab some from academy or such on the way up.
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Old 07-11-2017, 11:41 AM   #12
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There are a couple of feed stores in Normangee but you need to check their hours before relying on them. Swearingen is one and there is another on the NE corner of 39 and Main Street.
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Old 07-11-2017, 01:10 PM   #13
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I filled my feeders out there a couple weeks ago.

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Old 07-11-2017, 04:03 PM   #14
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Btw going up Saturday as I mentioned in my thread. Anywhere to buy feeder corn around there? Or should I just grab some from academy or such on the way up.
If coming up I45... get corn from bucees.

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Old 07-11-2017, 06:19 PM   #15
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Good point, forgot about that bucees.
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Old 07-13-2017, 11:09 PM   #16
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So Brazos, how was the fishing? Anything besides a hook at the end of the line ?
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Old 07-14-2017, 06:13 PM   #17
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Sure is hot out there. We headed up this morning, since we cant make it up tomorrow for the meeting, and worked on lot maintenance for an hour and a half. Cleared a couple deadfall trees with the chainsaw and threw some corn in the feeder. Totally disgusted my little girl when I took off my shirt and wringed out a cup of sweat

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Old 07-14-2017, 07:25 PM   #18
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2016/17 season.....

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Well, what was the body count at the Hilltop Hilton?.....
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Old 07-15-2017, 02:22 AM   #19
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Where's the meeting at tomorrow? Assuming conference building?
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Old 07-29-2017, 10:46 AM   #20
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How long does it normally take hogs to come into your feeders? Mine was running a week without throwing anything, but should have been good for the last week after I went back up. Getting anxious to stick some pig in the coming weeks.
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Old 07-29-2017, 01:53 PM   #21
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How long does it normally take hogs to come into your feeders? Mine was running a week without throwing anything, but should have been good for the last week after I went back up. Getting anxious to stick some pig in the coming weeks.
Depends on your location. Hogs are not patternable on my lot.

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Old 07-29-2017, 05:07 PM   #22
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Yeah, I'm out on the edge past the lakes so im wondering if they'll even bother making their way over there other than at night. Probably come up soon to camp and fish, bringing the xbow just in case.
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Old 09-13-2017, 12:57 PM   #23
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Life changes has me contemplating parting with my place here. If someone is interested let me know and I will work up a price with everything, feeders, condo stand, two 20' ladder stands, and cameras.




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Old 09-13-2017, 01:53 PM   #24
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Life changes has me contemplating parting with my place here. If someone is interested let me know and I will work up a price with everything, feeders, condo stand, two 20' ladder stands, and cameras.




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I'd be interested, if you wouldn't mind.

I missed out when Texa Rican sold his lot
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Old 09-13-2017, 01:58 PM   #25
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I'd be interested, if you wouldn't mind.

I missed out when Texa Rican sold his lot
I sent you a PM. We are thinking if we sell it would be for $1,200 as it sits turn key after this season as I have already paid my dues $$ and it is too late for anyone new to join.


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Old 09-13-2017, 02:53 PM   #26
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Life changes has me contemplating parting with my place here. If someone is interested let me know and I will work up a price with everything, feeders, condo stand, two 20' ladder stands, and cameras.




Michael
Saw there was a Silver Alert out in Bryan/College Station, please call home and let them know where're at.....

Good luck with sale!
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Old 09-13-2017, 02:55 PM   #27
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Saw there was a Silver Alert out in Bryan/College Station, please call home and let them know where're at.....



Good luck with sale!


Hahahahaha...you are a funny man

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Old 09-16-2017, 12:19 PM   #28
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I45 traffic coming from houston is terrible just an fyi if anyone else is coming to this meeting.

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Old 09-16-2017, 08:01 PM   #29
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I45 traffic coming from houston is terrible just an fyi if anyone else is coming to this meeting.

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Old 09-16-2017, 08:10 PM   #30
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are bucks still by draw only ?? and still no atv`s only golf carts ??
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Old 09-16-2017, 11:32 PM   #31
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are bucks still by draw only ?? and still no atv`s only golf carts ??
There are 10 buck tags this year. If you attended one of the three meetings you will be entered in the draw for 6 of the buck tags. There will also be a draw for the people who kill hogs on oct. 30th (they will get 2 tags to draw for). Then the last 2 tags will be used for emergency such as a deer caught in the fence. Everything else was pretty much normal. Oh and 85 doe tags for this year.

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Old 09-25-2017, 09:35 PM   #32
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What's the protocol for retrieving after the shot? I'd imagine there's gonna be alot of folks making a sit on Saturday. I've only seen a 2 or 3 other cut paths in my area going to I'm assuming someone's set up.
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Old 09-27-2017, 11:05 PM   #33
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I'm not going to make the opener. Too many irons in the fire.

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Old 09-27-2017, 11:48 PM   #34
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Do you guys typically see lots of animals or is it pretty tough hunting?
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How has the session been thus far?

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Old 12-20-2017, 06:34 PM   #36
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Dang what happened to this thread? Did anyone hunt this season?
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Old 12-20-2017, 10:28 PM   #37
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I haven't had time to even fill my feeders yet. Then again, I need to get my license still too.

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Old 12-21-2017, 07:28 AM   #38
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Hopefully you get time soon!
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Old 12-27-2017, 08:30 PM   #39
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Lots of pressure on opening day. Deer have been hard to pattern with all the foilage. lots of pigs back on my place again, couple months since I killed the last fat one.
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Hey, i think im about to try and buy a lot here. Can somebody fill me in on details about camping and hunting, fishing?

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I am also interested in this is this place still around?
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