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#5334504 - 09/30/14 03:01 PM Lake Whitney SP
Rus10 Offline
Light Foot

Registered: 08/31/09
Posts: 18
I got drawn for doe/spike on Lake Whitney SP!!! It feels like Christmas! Anybody have any tips or recommendations for this area? The brochure says its only Muzzleloader/Shotgun but it didn't list any restrictions in the booklet. I've got a call into TPWD for verification.

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#5335129 - 09/30/14 07:49 PM Re: Lake Whitney SP [Re: Rus10]
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Light Foot

Registered: 11/07/06
Posts: 38
Which hunt period? I was drawn for the Jan 5-7th hunt.

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#5335293 - 09/30/14 08:53 PM Re: Lake Whitney SP [Re: Rus10]
Rus10 Offline
Light Foot

Registered: 08/31/09
Posts: 18
Mine is dec 8 - 10. Did u know if it's muzzleloader/shotgun only?

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#5335978 - 10/01/14 09:00 AM Re: Lake Whitney SP [Re: Rus10]
Rus10 Offline
Light Foot

Registered: 08/31/09
Posts: 18
TPWD just returned my call and said it is indeed muzzleloader/shotgun only. The info didn't make it on the main hunt display. Guess I'll have to find out as much as I can about muzzleloader/shotgun before registration. Anybody have any good info? I have a 12 gauge Stoeger M3000 shotgun, could I put slugs in that?

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#5336240 - 10/01/14 11:11 AM Re: Lake Whitney SP [Re: Rus10]
Mako My Day Offline
Woodsman

Registered: 08/26/14
Posts: 187
Loc: Friendswood, TX
Hi Rus10, I was drawn for the same hunt dates Dec 8-10. Has anyone hunted here before? It says that baiting is allowed, is that beneficial for a 2 day hunt? If bait is used, what would be the best choice? Thanks!

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#5336255 - 10/01/14 11:15 AM Re: Lake Whitney SP [Re: Rus10]
bossbowman Offline
Tracker

Registered: 12/24/06
Posts: 626
Loc: Hill county
It been muzzleloader only in the past, no shotguns allowed, I would call the state park and double check with the hunt coordinator. Ive done this hunt in the past and asked if we could use an alternate weapon like a bow and the answer was absolutely NOT!


Edited by bossbowman (10/01/14 11:18 AM)

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#5336372 - 10/01/14 12:45 PM Re: Lake Whitney SP [Re: Rus10]
BCJ Offline
Pro Tracker

Registered: 06/01/05
Posts: 1987
Loc: Frisco
I've been on that hunt twice with muzzle loader. There are a lot of deer there and it's a fun hunt. They will stick you in a blind made of hog wire wrapped with a tarp. The weather is usually the only down side since it's in Jan. First time is was below freezing and raining (bad combo for black powder) and the second time is was windy and 17 degrees.

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#5336451 - 10/01/14 01:26 PM Re: Lake Whitney SP [Re: BCJ]
Mako My Day Offline
Woodsman

Registered: 08/26/14
Posts: 187
Loc: Friendswood, TX
Thanks for the information. What is the average shot distance? Are any of the blinds better than others?

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#5336586 - 10/01/14 02:34 PM Re: Lake Whitney SP [Re: Mako My Day]
bossbowman Offline
Tracker

Registered: 12/24/06
Posts: 626
Loc: Hill county
Originally Posted By: BCJ
I've been on that hunt twice with muzzle loader. There are a lot of deer there and it's a fun hunt. They will stick you in a blind made of hog wire wrapped with a tarp.
LOL yes the "blinds" are sad, you can tell they are working on a shoe string budget.
Originally Posted By: Mako My Day
Thanks for the information. What is the average shot distance? Are any of the blinds better than others?
You don't get to choose its a radom draw for stand #'s out of a hat.


Edited by bossbowman (10/01/14 02:34 PM)

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#5337102 - 10/01/14 07:08 PM Re: Lake Whitney SP [Re: Rus10]
BCJ Offline
Pro Tracker

Registered: 06/01/05
Posts: 1987
Loc: Frisco
All the blinds are set up for shooting under 100 yards

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#5337193 - 10/01/14 08:11 PM Re: Lake Whitney SP [Re: Rus10]
Mako My Day Offline
Woodsman

Registered: 08/26/14
Posts: 187
Loc: Friendswood, TX
Thanks! Guess I will head to the range, haven't shot slugs in a long time. What about the baiting?

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#5337624 - 10/02/14 03:09 AM Re: Lake Whitney SP [Re: Rus10]
Get'n Jiggy Offline
Woodsman

Registered: 09/14/13
Posts: 107
Loc: yo momma
I've drawn this tag twice. It's a easy hunt. Shots are super close 25-30yds. They put out corn a few weeks before so the deer come right in. Like shooting fish in bucket but you would be suprised.... Several missed shots at 30yds with muzzleloader. I held off the first night and camped out, the next morning I got a nice spike but man his running buddy was a stud 8pt.

It's a easy hunt man no worries.

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#5337625 - 10/02/14 03:10 AM Re: Lake Whitney SP [Re: Rus10]
Get'n Jiggy Offline
Woodsman

Registered: 09/14/13
Posts: 107
Loc: yo momma
Black powder only

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#5337961 - 10/02/14 09:34 AM Re: Lake Whitney SP [Re: Rus10]
Mako My Day Offline
Woodsman

Registered: 08/26/14
Posts: 187
Loc: Friendswood, TX
Spoke to the park this morning, and they confirmed that shotguns with slugs will be allowed this year for the first time.

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#5338084 - 10/02/14 10:29 AM Re: Lake Whitney SP [Re: Rus10]
mr crab Offline
Green Horn

Registered: 09/30/14
Posts: 2
I made this hunt yards ago. Very close shots. I did not care for hunting 10tds from a picnic table though.

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