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#5963649 - 10/06/15 09:47 AM Rattlesnake hunting
nebraska kid Offline
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Registered: 10/05/15
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I am looking for an opportunity to hunt diamondback rattlesnakes this fall where they den. My nephews attend a small parochial school and they have a wild game feed fundraiser each spring. They would like to feature rattlesnake this year and I know I won't be able to come up with enough table fare from the areas I hunt prairie rattlers here in NE. I would sure appreciate any information you may have regarding good areas on public land or any of the private land owners you may know that would like to thin their snake population.

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#5963678 - 10/06/15 10:00 AM Re: Rattlesnake hunting [Re: nebraska kid]
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Registered: 01/11/09
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Loc: Germany
What times/dates are you looking to hunt?
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#5963708 - 10/06/15 10:21 AM Re: Rattlesnake hunting [Re: nebraska kid]
nebraska kid Offline
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They are usually denned up the first weekend in October here in NE. I'm not sure when they congregate in TX or OK, but am pretty flexible about getting down there whenever the weather is conducive and the snakes have congregated.

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#5963979 - 10/06/15 12:36 PM Re: Rattlesnake hunting [Re: nebraska kid]
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They won't be denned up at my place, yet. You are welcome to come out and see if you can find some. I know there are snakes around, but I keep a pistols distance from them. PM me and we can figure out when you can go. Google O.H.Ivie Lake in Concho County. That will give you an idea of where it is.

Daryl
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#5964102 - 10/06/15 01:53 PM Re: Rattlesnake hunting [Re: nebraska kid]
CenTex Offline
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Registered: 01/12/10
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Loc: Waco
You gas dens in early spring here in Texas. Not the fall. Have come across rattle bugs around Christmas around here.

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#5964201 - 10/06/15 02:47 PM Re: Rattlesnake hunting [Re: nebraska kid]
westtexaswatkins Offline
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Registered: 05/31/07
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Loc: Anton, TX
My guess is most won't want someone walking around their place gasing dens right before deer season. Best of luck to you though. They are still moving around pretty good on my place.
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#5964460 - 10/06/15 04:49 PM Re: Rattlesnake hunting [Re: nebraska kid]
bentman Offline
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I'm close to O.H. Ivie you can come out to my place in the spring
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#5965373 - 10/07/15 03:58 AM Re: Rattlesnake hunting [Re: nebraska kid]
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Originally Posted By: nebraska kid
They are usually denned up the first weekend in October here in NE. I'm not sure when they congregate in TX or OK, but am pretty flexible about getting down there whenever the weather is conducive and the snakes have congregated.


I killed four last year in late November in the Panhandle and they were not very slow moving. I agree with the others, the early spring is probably best in Texas. If I'm down at my place then (March), I'd be happy for you to come down and clean out every rattler you could find. Heck, I'd feed you lunch too. up
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#5965396 - 10/07/15 05:46 AM Re: Rattlesnake hunting [Re: nebraska kid]
colt.45 Offline
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Registered: 03/16/12
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Loc: wondering about the woods
welcome ta THF Been up around the NW part of the state.. Mule Deer & turkey & prarrie dogs.... flag


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#5966261 - 10/07/15 03:05 PM Re: Rattlesnake hunting [Re: nebraska kid]
nebraska kid Offline
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Registered: 10/05/15
Posts: 3
Thanks for the info guys. I didn't consider the deer hunting disturbance as where we have rattlesnakes here, you usually won't intefere with the deer hunting areas. It sounds like it would be wiser to wait until March. That should work as I don't actually need the meat until March 19th. Kry226, Bentman, and Daulongranch: I will touch base with you early next year to see if we can work something out. Thanks again!

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#5966267 - 10/07/15 03:09 PM Re: Rattlesnake hunting [Re: CenTex]
MarkE Offline
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Registered: 01/26/06
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Loc: West Texas
Originally Posted By: CenTex
You gas dens in early spring here in Texas. Not the fall. Have come across rattle bugs around Christmas around here.


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