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Old 09-23-2022, 01:43 PM   #51
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Last year was my first out there and that was one of my biggest struggles initially...finding a decent access point that led to something.

I finally found a couple but am still trying to find access to other areas. Best of luck!

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Iíve had good luck finding animals by entering trophy club park and heading west towards the high school. Also the west side of 377 all over the south eastern corner, lots of action to be had there.
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Old 09-23-2022, 01:47 PM   #52
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Iíve had good luck finding animals by entering trophy club park and heading west towards the high school. Also the west side of 377 all over the south eastern corner, lots of action to be had there.
Woooaahh let's pump the brakes on spot talk please. Official public stance is there are no deer on the vine
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Old 09-23-2022, 05:19 PM   #53
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Woooaahh let's pump the brakes on spot talk please. Official public stance is there are no deer on the vine
Lol. Nothing wrong with pointing someone in a general direction, heíll have plenty of work ahead of him, putting one on the ground out there isnít a piece of cake.
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Old 09-24-2022, 09:59 AM   #54
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Woooaahh let's pump the brakes on spot talk please. Official public stance is there are no deer on the vine
I definitely wasn't looking for spots! Found plenty last year! And no, there are no deer at Grapevine.

Does anyone know if the blocked road next to DFW Adventure park is private or is there access to the property there?

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Old 09-24-2022, 10:01 AM   #55
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Lol. Nothing wrong with pointing someone in a general direction, heíll have plenty of work ahead of him, putting one on the ground out there isnít a piece of cake.
I scouted early last year on the east side of 377, but did all of my hunting on the west side. If there were deer and hogs out there, I would've shot a spike and a hog last year.

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Old 09-24-2022, 10:03 AM   #56
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Lol. Nothing wrong with pointing someone in a general direction, heíll have plenty of work ahead of him, putting one on the ground out there isnít a piece of cake.
Well, I don't want to get into an argument on this thread, but I think there is something wrong with talking spots even vaguely. Anyone who googles gvine hnting is going to find this thread, and the areas you mention will see increased traffic even if those guys don't kill anything. Also, fwiw, unless something has changed I think that access with a bow from trophy club park is legally grey at best.

You're right though, it's a tough place to hunt. Good luck this season
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Old 09-24-2022, 10:42 AM   #57
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I think there is something wrong with talking spots even vaguely.
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Old 09-24-2022, 07:24 PM   #58
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If you are basing the allotted permits each year (250) as though each will be issued because the deer population can support, you really hurt the hunters that donít get drawn by not giving out the permits that are not picked up or that would have been up for a re-draw.

Give all of the permits out, whether itís a re-draw or a first come first serve for the remaining permits.

Iíd also like to see published the total number of permits drawn vs issued. Reading the past surveys, itís very apparent the deer population can support more harvest.
100 percent agree
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Old 09-25-2022, 07:43 PM   #59
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Well, I don't want to get into an argument on this thread, but I think there is something wrong with talking spots even vaguely. Anyone who googles gvine hnting is going to find this thread, and the areas you mention will see increased traffic even if those guys don't kill anything. Also, fwiw, unless something has changed I think that access with a bow from trophy club park is legally grey at best.

You're right though, it's a tough place to hunt. Good luck this season
The east boundary runs right up to Trophy Club park.

You just have to be aware of how far from the park you are before you can hunt.
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Old 09-26-2022, 10:14 PM   #60
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The east boundary runs right up to Trophy Club park.

You just have to be aware of how far from the park you are before you can hunt.
My thinking is that in the 10 yds between the truck/parking lot and the boundary fence they could argue you are still hunting (while in the boundary of tcp.) It would be a technicality, but if they want to discourage bowhunting access they could make that case. Says specifically on their website only duck hunting is allowed in tcp. Similar in my mind to how if you parked in the byron nelson lot and hiked in to hunt you'd be in trouble even if your stand was 600 ft from the fence.
Just my interpretation I guess but I thought I'd share anyway, I think it's a risk, hate to see somebody get popped for it.
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Old 09-27-2022, 12:33 PM   #61
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Don't park at the highschool!
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Old 09-27-2022, 12:39 PM   #62
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My thinking is that in the 10 yds between the truck/parking lot and the boundary fence they could argue you are still hunting (while in the boundary of tcp.) It would be a technicality, but if they want to discourage bowhunting access they could make that case. Says specifically on their website only duck hunting is allowed in tcp. Similar in my mind to how if you parked in the byron nelson lot and hiked in to hunt you'd be in trouble even if your stand was 600 ft from the fence.
Just my interpretation I guess but I thought I'd share anyway, I think it's a risk, hate to see somebody get popped for it.
I get it, but if your walking in with all your gear, no arrow nocked, and a climber stand on your back I donít think that would be considered actively hunting.

There are other places to access that part of the land also, not just the park.
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Old 09-27-2022, 01:15 PM   #63
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I’ve had good luck finding animals by entering trophy club park and heading west towards the high school. Also the west side of 377 all over the south eastern corner, lots of action to be had there.
Lol Note to self, dont share info with JD or it will get posted

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Old 09-27-2022, 02:46 PM   #64
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Lol Note to self, dont share info with JD or it will get posted
Or did I post some fake informationÖ.. One will never know
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Old 09-27-2022, 05:48 PM   #65
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Or did I post some fake informationÖ.. One will never know
Now we're talking like public hunters
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Old 09-28-2022, 02:07 PM   #66
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Now we're talking like public hunters
Hahaha all in good fun. I didnít get drawn this year so Iíll have to resort to accompanying my 11 year old son to hopefully get his first deer, Iíll probably get more enjoyment from that experience.

I havenít seen the youth waiver on the website yet, anyone know if they have them at the office or when they might hit the website?
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Old Yesterday, 09:06 AM   #67
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I got a few slammers on camera boys! Let's go! Who's hunting this weekend?
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I got a few slammers on camera boys! Let's go! Who's hunting this weekend?
I'll be in East Texas this weekend. I make it a point to avoid any public land on opening weekends. Best of luck and save one of those slammers for me!

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I got a few slammers on camera boys! Let's go! Who's hunting this weekend?
Awesome! All Iíve had so far are does and hogs. Post a photo if you put one down!
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Awesome! All Iíve had so far are does and hogs. Post a photo if you put one down!

Thereís no deer at grapevine!
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Found a nice popup setup ready to go.. Those spots first come first serve?
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Found a nice popup setup ready to go.. Those spots first come first serve?
Make sure you corn the area really well first.
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Old Yesterday, 04:55 PM   #73
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Found a nice popup setup ready to go.. Those spots first come first serve?
It's actually by reservation only but yes, whoever books it first and brings corn!

I've come up on 5 PVC pipe free feeders already. None of them in use, but just crazy.
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It's actually by reservation only but yes, whoever books it first and brings corn!

I've come up on 5 PVC pipe free feeders already. None of them in use, but just crazy.
Iíve come across feeders, tree stands with safety ropes, even a felled tree that had a stand attached to it. I know the office does run some feeders out there but know idea where or when.
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Found a nice popup setup ready to go.. Those spots first come first serve?
If there were two rolls of Charmin and a can of Vienna Sausages inside it was mine!
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Old Today, 02:45 PM   #76
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I got a few slammers on camera boys! Let's go! Who's hunting this weekend?

Iíll be there bright and early! Where is everyone headed!?


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Don't park at the highschool!
That's the best parking spot for access. I did it all season. Never a peep.

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Good luck tomorrow hunters and hope everyone has a great season, stay safe out there.
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Good luck tomorrow hunters and hope everyone has a great season, stay safe out there.
Wouldnít happen to have any extra permits lying around would ya?

Good luck to those heading out tomorrow!
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