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#5711525 - 04/22/15 11:24 AM Goliad Hunting?
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Anyone have any information about hunting around Goliad? Numbers, Quality, variety of game?

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#5711541 - 04/22/15 11:39 AM Re: Goliad Hunting? [Re: John Humbert]
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I believe that's where stxranchman is, but he knows almost nothing about deer or deer hunting.

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#5711546 - 04/22/15 11:41 AM Re: Goliad Hunting? [Re: John Humbert]
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Which part of the county? Game? Deer, turkey, quail in huntable numbers, dove and tons of stinking hogs. Quality and numbers will depend on where you are hunting in the county.
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#5711550 - 04/22/15 11:42 AM Re: Goliad Hunting? [Re: John Humbert]
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I hunt not to far from there in George West. The numbers are not a s good as the hill country but comparable. The quality of deer is much better than the hill country deer. Just using hill country as a comparison don't know where you hunted before. Of course you most likely will have pigs and javelina for sure. Coyotes are not rare, lots of doves, turkey, and occasional bobcat.

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#5711586 - 04/22/15 12:01 PM Re: Goliad Hunting? [Re: John Humbert]
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Met a guy who lives out of state who has some land "near Goliad off 239" who might consider leasing me his land for hunting, provided I do some favors for him. He has never hunted the property, but just told me there are "deer on the property" and he has seen "plenty of hogs". Neighbors have cultivation, he doesn't - pretty much fallow for years. That's all I know. Could be a bust, just a lot of work - could be a real gem.

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#5711598 - 04/22/15 12:07 PM Re: Goliad Hunting? [Re: spg]
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Originally Posted By: spg
I hunt not to far from there in George West. The numbers are not a s good as the hill country but comparable. The quality of deer is much better than the hill country deer. Just using hill country as a comparison don't know where you hunted before. Of course you most likely will have pigs and javelina for sure. Coyotes are not rare, lots of doves, turkey, and occasional bobcat.


I thought George West was 75-100 mi. away from there...

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#5711605 - 04/22/15 12:09 PM Re: Goliad Hunting? [Re: John Humbert]
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Which direction from Goliad on 239? NW or SE of town could make a huge difference in numbers of deer and quality. Also is it close to the river or away from it?
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#5711606 - 04/22/15 12:09 PM Re: Goliad Hunting? [Re: DQ Kid]
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Originally Posted By: DQ Kid
Originally Posted By: spg
I hunt not to far from there in George West. The numbers are not a s good as the hill country but comparable. The quality of deer is much better than the hill country deer. Just using hill country as a comparison don't know where you hunted before. Of course you most likely will have pigs and javelina for sure. Coyotes are not rare, lots of doves, turkey, and occasional bobcat.


I thought George West was 75-100 mi. away from there...


My bad, more like 55 mi.

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#5711614 - 04/22/15 12:14 PM Re: Goliad Hunting? [Re: DQ Kid]
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Originally Posted By: DQ Kid
Originally Posted By: DQ Kid
Originally Posted By: spg
I hunt not to far from there in George West. The numbers are not a s good as the hill country but comparable. The quality of deer is much better than the hill country deer. Just using hill country as a comparison don't know where you hunted before. Of course you most likely will have pigs and javelina for sure. Coyotes are not rare, lots of doves, turkey, and occasional bobcat.


I thought George West was 75-100 mi. away from there...


My bad, more like 55 mi.


About 45 min drive. When I get through Goliad/Beeville I know I got the trip whipped. But your right its not the same area but shouldn't too much difference in general.

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#5711635 - 04/22/15 12:33 PM Re: Goliad Hunting? [Re: spg]
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Originally Posted By: spg
Originally Posted By: DQ Kid
Originally Posted By: DQ Kid
Originally Posted By: spg
I hunt not to far from there in George West. The numbers are not a s good as the hill country but comparable. The quality of deer is much better than the hill country deer. Just using hill country as a comparison don't know where you hunted before. Of course you most likely will have pigs and javelina for sure. Coyotes are not rare, lots of doves, turkey, and occasional bobcat.


I thought George West was 75-100 mi. away from there...


My bad, more like 55 mi.


About 45 min drive. When I get through Goliad/Beeville I know I got the trip whipped. But your right its not the same area but shouldn't too much difference in general.

Goliad to Beeville is about 27-28 miles. GW is around 24 miles or so. The amount and size of deer varies greatly in the county though.
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#5711645 - 04/22/15 12:39 PM Re: Goliad Hunting? [Re: cameron00]
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Originally Posted By: cameron00
I believe that's where stxranchman is, but he knows almost nothing about deer or deer hunting.


He is the guy to see though if you have questions about jackrabbits or caracaras
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#5711653 - 04/22/15 12:44 PM Re: Goliad Hunting? [Re: txtrophy85]
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Originally Posted By: txtrophy85
Originally Posted By: cameron00
I believe that's where stxranchman is, but he knows almost nothing about deer or deer hunting.


He is the guy to see though if you have questions about jackrabbits or caracaras


Indeed, and they don't call him, "Mr Lesser Prairie Chicken of Goliad" for nothing.

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#5711676 - 04/22/15 12:55 PM Re: Goliad Hunting? [Re: John Humbert]
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Lots of pigs, plenty deer, plethora of turkeys, and even saw a peccary once. Plus the usual dove, quail and lots of mosquitoes.

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Edited by talkturkey (04/22/15 01:01 PM)

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#5712071 - 04/22/15 04:58 PM Re: Goliad Hunting? [Re: talkturkey]
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Originally Posted By: talkturkey
Lots of pigs, plenty deer, plethora of turkeys, and even saw a peccary once. Plus the usual dove, quail and lots of mosquitoes.

once


Wow, that's a pretty nice deer.

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#5712221 - 04/22/15 06:52 PM Re: Goliad Hunting? [Re: John Humbert]
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A few of the better bucks I have seen over the past few years. Have had some TC pics of a few other also.










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