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#5384583 - 10/28/14 11:50 AM lake lavon duck hunting
Lonewolf84 Offline
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Registered: 11/30/09
Posts: 4
Hello y'all. I'm a public land hunter mostly because I refuse to pay outrageous lease fees. This will be my 3rd season at lavon for ducks. Not trying to take over anyone's honey hole but I'm taking my girlfriend and her dad out to lavon this weekend in hopes to bag some birds. We didn't do so hot during dove season this year (lack of birds in gunter) does anyone have any recommendations on which plots to hunt? Gonna be doing some scouting after work all week. Any input is greatly appreciated. Thanks

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#5384602 - 10/28/14 11:57 AM Re: lake lavon duck hunting [Re: Lonewolf84]
aerangis Offline
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Registered: 09/05/08
Posts: 760
Loc: Nunya
Only spots with water that can be hunted are off of 380 on the NE side of the lake. East side south of the 380 bridge is your best bet. Lucas Rd (West) side of the lake has no water in the areas that can be legally hunted.

Better make darn sure EVERYONE in your party has a COE permit and is squared away with plugs, non toxic shot, orange vest and hat, and whatever else the Feds, Lavon corp of engineers and TPWD requires. Leroy and Josh as well as the fed Rangers work that lake hard on opening weekend and most days during the season and they have ZERO mercy on stupidity.

Drive your vehicle on Lavon COE land and see what happens to it......and you for that matter. Or hunt in areas not allowed. You won't like the outcome.
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#5384610 - 10/28/14 12:02 PM Re: lake lavon duck hunting [Re: aerangis]
Lonewolf84 Offline
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Registered: 11/30/09
Posts: 4
Used to drive on it when I was in high school ha I'm well aware now that it is a big no no. Anywhere I go is gonna be a hell of a hike in and out. But it's worth it I play by the rules so no worries there. Met Leroy a handful of times. Heck of a guy. Everyone in my group will play by the rules as well. Thanks. Is there any water left up by sister grove? Haven't been out that way in a while


Edited by Lonewolf84 (10/28/14 12:05 PM)

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#5384616 - 10/28/14 12:05 PM Re: lake lavon duck hunting [Re: aerangis]
jtprocaddie Online   content
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Registered: 12/22/13
Posts: 788
Loc: Houston, Texas
Originally Posted By: aerangis
Only spots that are accessible are on the 380 side. East side south of the 380 bridge is your best bet. Lucas Rd side has no water in the areas that can be legally hunted.

Better make darn sure EVERYONE in your party has a COE permit and is squared away with plugs, non toxic shot, orange vest and hat, and whatever else the Feds, Lavon corp of engineers and TPWD requires. Leroy and Josh as well as the fed Rangers work that lake hard on opening weekend and most days during the season and they have ZERO mercy on stupidity.

Drive your vehicle on Lavon COE land and see what happens to it......and you for that matter. Or hunt in areas not allowed. You won't like the outcome.


I thought you do not have to wear hunter orange while hunting migratory game birds. Just o and from your hunting spots... Or am I wrong?
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#5384624 - 10/28/14 12:08 PM Re: lake lavon duck hunting [Re: jtprocaddie]
DuckCoach1985 Offline
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Registered: 10/09/13
Posts: 1414
Loc: SMTX
Originally Posted By: jtprocaddie
Originally Posted By: aerangis
Only spots that are accessible are on the 380 side. East side south of the 380 bridge is your best bet. Lucas Rd side has no water in the areas that can be legally hunted.

Better make darn sure EVERYONE in your party has a COE permit and is squared away with plugs, non toxic shot, orange vest and hat, and whatever else the Feds, Lavon corp of engineers and TPWD requires. Leroy and Josh as well as the fed Rangers work that lake hard on opening weekend and most days during the season and they have ZERO mercy on stupidity.

Drive your vehicle on Lavon COE land and see what happens to it......and you for that matter. Or hunt in areas not allowed. You won't like the outcome.


I thought you do not have to wear hunter orange while hunting migratory game birds. Just o and from your hunting spots... Or am I wrong?


Nope.. you're right
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#5384646 - 10/28/14 12:17 PM Re: lake lavon duck hunting [Re: Lonewolf84]
aerangis Offline
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Loc: Nunya
400 square inches of orange to and from your hunting spots.
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#5384658 - 10/28/14 12:25 PM Re: lake lavon duck hunting [Re: Lonewolf84]
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Loc: BEDFORD TEXAS
Tons of birds out there, hit em hard.......
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#5384660 - 10/28/14 12:26 PM Re: lake lavon duck hunting [Re: bhunter]
Lonewolf84 Offline
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Registered: 11/30/09
Posts: 4
Originally Posted By: bhunter
Tons of birds out there, hit em hard.......
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#5384666 - 10/28/14 12:29 PM Re: lake lavon duck hunting [Re: Lonewolf84]
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Registered: 10/18/06
Posts: 7184
D all of the above.

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#5384732 - 10/28/14 12:54 PM Re: lake lavon duck hunting [Re: Lonewolf84]
mohunter Offline
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Registered: 08/05/10
Posts: 1519
Loc: Duck Hole, Tx
Sure this won't be the last lake naming thread this week.

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#5384737 - 10/28/14 12:59 PM Re: lake lavon duck hunting [Re: Lonewolf84]
sethcros Offline
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Registered: 03/16/14
Posts: 453
Loc: Denton, TX
You named a lake on a forum!!!! You might as well have asked if you could have carnal relations with someone's sister! These duck guys don't mess around!

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#5384739 - 10/28/14 01:00 PM Re: lake lavon duck hunting [Re: Lonewolf84]
aerangis Offline
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Registered: 09/05/08
Posts: 760
Loc: Nunya
They can name Lavon all day long banana
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#5384783 - 10/28/14 01:21 PM Re: lake lavon duck hunting [Re: Lonewolf84]
Gary Willmann Offline
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Registered: 09/16/04
Posts: 608
Loc: Allen, TX
All I can say is if you go out there, be damn careful. We don't call that place Lake Suck because the hunting sucks.

People don't understand how a dried up lake bed works. The top layer dries out and gets nice and hard on top. But below that is still the silt and sediment from being under water for many years. You break through that top layer and you may never get out. Especially if you are anywhere near an old creek or river bed.

Have fun out there. I have a friend that slays ducks out there every year.

Also, be sure to ask here
http://www.texashuntingforum.com/forum/ubbthreads.php/forums/43/1/Public_Hunting


Edited by Gary Willmann (10/28/14 01:23 PM)

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#5384904 - 10/28/14 02:23 PM Re: lake lavon duck hunting [Re: Lonewolf84]
colt.45 Offline
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Registered: 03/16/12
Posts: 9451
Loc: wondering about the woods
scratch if ya can find place ta set-up, once shooten begins ducks be moving around. then its, who shot what. best wishes ta all, safe hunting flag
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#5384986 - 10/28/14 03:06 PM Re: lake lavon duck hunting [Re: Gary Willmann]
aerangis Offline
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Loc: Nunya
One of the few 911 moments I've had while hunting or fishing was at Lavon a few years ago. We were walking out to the edge of the water and never made it. We sank up to our knees in muck that was progressively deeper the closer we got to the water.

There's no need to deal with crap like that to hunt public land. North Texas is covered with honey holes.
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