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#5685042 - 04/05/15 10:21 AM New to hunting in TX
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Registered: 03/23/15
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Howdy gents. Im new to this site and looking for advice on public areas to hunt. A little intro- Im originally from back east where public land is plentiful and if you ask to hunt on neighbors land, its free. Im looking for public land to hunt rabbits where I can use a dog for flushing and retrieving.

Not interested in spending hundreds on a lease.

Thanks!


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#5685044 - 04/05/15 10:22 AM Re: New to hunting [Re: skunktop]
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welcome

I am sure there will be a few on here that can point you in the right direction up
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#5685052 - 04/05/15 10:25 AM Re: New to hunting [Re: skunktop]
skunktop Offline
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Registered: 03/23/15
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Thanks! And Im only new to the area, Ive been hunting small game, turkey, and deer since I was young with the brother and father.

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#5685059 - 04/05/15 10:32 AM Re: New to hunting [Re: skunktop]
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Registered: 02/18/15
Posts: 473
Loc: In the mountains east of ABQ
Welcome! flag

Sorry I can't help with public land in Texas. Now if you visit the state just east of you I can help.

Good luck.
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#5685195 - 04/05/15 12:18 PM Re: New to hunting in TX [Re: skunktop]
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Registered: 03/16/12
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Loc: wondering about the woods
welcome ta THF flag
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#5685217 - 04/05/15 12:39 PM Re: New to hunting in TX [Re: skunktop]
skunktop Offline
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Registered: 03/23/15
Posts: 13
Thanks! And Beaubien, is there anything on the border? Also...what are out of state permits like? Any .mil discounts for licenses?

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#5685647 - 04/05/15 06:37 PM Re: New to hunting in TX [Re: colt.45]
matpk Offline
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Registered: 03/06/15
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Originally Posted By: colt.45
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X2. Skunktop..I assure you of real joy and pleasant Hunting..in our state

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#5685688 - 04/05/15 07:16 PM Re: New to hunting in TX [Re: skunktop]
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Registered: 03/16/12
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Their is section lower public hunting have seen rabits on every WMA that i've been on. Not sure of use of dog's. Couple ya can use for hunting hog's, know some use dogs for squirrel hunts. You have beagles? Best wishes flag
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#5685737 - 04/05/15 08:16 PM Re: New to hunting in TX [Re: skunktop]
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Thanks Colt! I don't have any beagles, Im looking at getting an English Springer and eventually another Brittany. I'd like to get into upland/migratory birds and rabbit. The dogs should be natural for bird, but flushing and retrieving is basic skills. Also an added bonus that in TX I can take rabbit during bird season.

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#5686733 - 04/06/15 01:46 PM Re: New to hunting in TX [Re: skunktop]
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Registered: 01/25/13
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Public hunting for small game like rabbits is available, check TPW website.

Bird hunting you will be hard pressed to find any on public lands.

Hogs will be hit and miss depending on time of year and number of people hunting.

If you want to hog hunt you are better off to book a hunt. Success rate is high and cost is pretty low.
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