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#5930014 - 09/15/15 03:38 PM Devil's River SNA - Dan Hughes Unit (Big Satan)
J W M Offline
Light Foot

Registered: 01/02/11
Posts: 21
I have been drawn for the TPWD drawn hunts Gun Deer - either sex, for December 2015, in this area. Can anyone provide any info about this area? Any whitetail buck success photos would be great. Thanks.

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#5930055 - 09/15/15 04:01 PM Re: Devil's River SNA - Dan Hughes Unit (Big Satan) [Re: J W M]
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Keep a sharp lookout for exotics - especially Aoudad and Axis...

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#5930102 - 09/15/15 04:37 PM Re: Devil's River SNA - Dan Hughes Unit (Big Satan) [Re: J W M]
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its rough country.

bring a good pair of bino's and hiking boots unless they assign you to blinds


Hunt the bottoms in that type of country
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#5930124 - 09/15/15 04:54 PM Re: Devil's River SNA - Dan Hughes Unit (Big Satan) [Re: John Humbert]
J W M Offline
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Thanks! I have found a lot on line regarding exotics in the area, and unlimited exotics are included, with this hunt. However, I don't intend to squeeze a trigger, before I have the whitetail buck I am looking for.

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#5930170 - 09/15/15 05:21 PM Re: Devil's River SNA - Dan Hughes Unit (Big Satan) [Re: txtrophy85]
J W M Offline
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I appreciate that input.

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#5940818 - 09/22/15 11:07 AM Re: Devil's River SNA - Dan Hughes Unit (Big Satan) [Re: J W M]
J W M Offline
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Registered: 01/02/11
Posts: 21
Does anyone have any recent photos of whitetails from Devils River SNA

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#5941016 - 09/22/15 01:05 PM Re: Devil's River SNA - Dan Hughes Unit (Big Satan) [Re: J W M]
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Originally Posted By: J W M
Thanks! I have found a lot on line regarding exotics in the area, and unlimited exotics are included, with this hunt. However, I don't intend to squeeze a trigger, before I have the whitetail buck I am looking for.


Personally, I would shoot a trophy aoudad or axis of the opportunity presented itself

Whitetail don't get that big out in that country.
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Originally Posted By: Nogalus Prairie
I think the deer hunting shows and "Bro' Country" are going to be the downfall of this once-great nation.

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#5941116 - 09/22/15 01:56 PM Re: Devil's River SNA - Dan Hughes Unit (Big Satan) [Re: txtrophy85]
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Originally Posted By: txtrophy85
Originally Posted By: J W M
Thanks! I have found a lot on line regarding exotics in the area, and unlimited exotics are included, with this hunt. However, I don't intend to squeeze a trigger, before I have the whitetail buck I am looking for.


Personally, I would shoot a trophy aoudad or axis of the opportunity presented itself

Whitetail don't get that big out in that country.

A trophy axis might present several times before a trophy WT in that area.
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#5945145 - 09/24/15 07:11 PM Re: Devil's River SNA - Dan Hughes Unit (Big Satan) [Re: J W M]
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Guy at work went there last year and they shot two decent bucks, both i would say around 110"-120" best i remember. They also shot a fallow doe. He said it was the hunt of a lifetime for the animals he saw, but wasnt allowed to shoot. He saw a long list of exotics

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#5945368 - 09/24/15 09:11 PM Re: Devil's River SNA - Dan Hughes Unit (Big Satan) [Re: fbchunter]
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Originally Posted By: fbchunter
Guy at work went there last year and they shot two decent bucks, both i would say around 110"-120" best i remember. They also shot a fallow doe. He said it was the hunt of a lifetime for the animals he saw, but wasnt allowed to shoot. He saw a long list of exotics


110-120" is a avg about average for a mature buck in that area

No way I'd pass up a 30" axis or aoudad for a 120" whitetail though.
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Originally Posted By: Nogalus Prairie
I think the deer hunting shows and "Bro' Country" are going to be the downfall of this once-great nation.

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#5945797 - 09/25/15 08:24 AM Re: Devil's River SNA - Dan Hughes Unit (Big Satan) [Re: txtrophy85]
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Originally Posted By: txtrophy85
Originally Posted By: fbchunter
Guy at work went there last year and they shot two decent bucks, both i would say around 110"-120" best i remember. They also shot a fallow doe. He said it was the hunt of a lifetime for the animals he saw, but wasnt allowed to shoot. He saw a long list of exotics


110-120" is a avg about average for a mature buck in that area

No way I'd pass up a 30" axis or aoudad for a 120" whitetail though.


Yessir, i agree. He saw elk, scimitar oryx , and aoudad ewes. I believe he said the oryx and elk were off limits. I dont think he saw any axis deer

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#6076417 - 12/10/15 08:21 AM Re: Devil's River SNA - Dan Hughes Unit (Big Satan) [Re: J W M]
J W M Offline
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Registered: 01/02/11
Posts: 21
Well, I am leaving today for my hunt, which starts tomorrow. Pretty excited! Will let y'all know what happens. Thanks for all the input guys. Hope y'all are enjoying some success this season. Happy Holidays!

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#6076440 - 12/10/15 08:33 AM Re: Devil's River SNA - Dan Hughes Unit (Big Satan) [Re: J W M]
BenBob Offline
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Good luck. Takes some pictures.
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#6077422 - 12/10/15 06:04 PM Re: Devil's River SNA - Dan Hughes Unit (Big Satan) [Re: J W M]
txseadog Offline
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Registered: 11/07/06
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Good Luck.

My daughter got drawn for the Youth Exotic hunt next month so would appreciate some intel when you get back.

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#6077495 - 12/10/15 06:34 PM Re: Devil's River SNA - Dan Hughes Unit (Big Satan) [Re: txseadog]
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Loc: Katy, TX
Originally Posted By: txseadog
Good Luck.

My daughter got drawn for the Youth Exotic hunt next month so would appreciate some intel when you get back.
Jealous! I applied to this but unfortunately didn't get drawn.

J W M, keep us posted! Please shoot an axis buck and ditch the whitetail..lol.
Good luck!
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