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#6180043 - 02/12/16 03:06 AM Anyone up for hunting?
mikeygnzls Offline
Light Foot

Registered: 01/31/16
Posts: 17
Loc: Mckinney, Texas
I have never been public hunting i have been hunting once before but i was young and remember it very little. I was wondering if anyone wanted to meet up and possibly go hunting with me? I'm in college and live in Mckinney and promise i am not crazy! I would go alone but don't really understand how the public hunting works exactly.

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#6180122 - 02/12/16 07:16 AM Re: Anyone up for hunting? [Re: mikeygnzls]
davvy Offline
Woodsman

Registered: 10/30/14
Posts: 102
Loc: Ft Worth
Send me a private message, I never take anyone hunting, as I see it as an opportunity for solitude but..
I'm more than happy to give advice and helpful hints when possible.

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#6180435 - 02/12/16 10:40 AM Re: Anyone up for hunting? [Re: mikeygnzls]
colt.45 Offline
THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 03/16/12
Posts: 9933
Loc: wondering about the woods
cheers always up for a hunt... Unfortunatly fundings is low, or would tag along... Have you gotten the public permit yet, think its $48.00 now.. Have heard theirs some public land free ta hunt, not sure of details... Best wishes... flag
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#6180607 - 02/12/16 01:05 PM Re: Anyone up for hunting? [Re: mikeygnzls]
J McCoy Offline


Registered: 03/31/09
Posts: 1230
Loc: Frisco,TX
Mike,

Get your public permit, then get your permits for the area's you want to hunt public, only thing in "Season" right now or upcoming would be turkey, hogs, and yotes....

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#6181515 - 02/12/16 11:37 PM Re: Anyone up for hunting? [Re: mikeygnzls]
Mickey Moose Offline
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Registered: 02/05/12
Posts: 3185
1. Buy a "standard" resident hunting license ($25, Type 101), add to it the APH ($48)
2. Download http://tpwd.texas.gov/publications/pwdpubs/media/pwd_bk_w7000_0112a.pdf
3. From the PDF downloaded in #2 above pick a location to hunt
4. On the map of the desired location check the "Legal Game" box, review the details in this box such as what can be hunted at this location, when it can be hunted, how ("legal means") it can be hunted and the limits for what is being hunted, check other details on the map
5. Get your blaze orange (law, details in the PDF downloaded in #2)!
6. Go to location at the allowed times, dawn you blaze orange, register if necessary (some sites require "OSR" (on-site registration), some don't, this info will be in the details on the map)
7. Hit the field
8. Safety first!
9. Check out when leaving if on-site registration was required

Don't cross from the public land to private land (law), if you kill something take it with you (law). The hardest part for a newcomer is likely knowing what to do with what is killed before leaving. Take a couple pics for memories then "clean" it. To some people that is a big subject in itself. Youtube had plenty of videos. At this point, come back here and post your pics so we can give you virtual high fives! The post *with pics* is important (consider pics law)!

The PDF should have answers to all legal questions. If unclear, ask us. Better yet, call the local game warden (don't know if they are listed in the PDF but they are on the TPWD web site).

Now that you know what to do and you're pumped, ready to bring home the bacon, get a grip on your excitement. Go to a local firing range. Practice, then practice some more.

You traded that 243 for a 338, right? You have scent blocking camo, yes? Your truck has at least a partial camo wrap and a lift kit but has low profile tires? Bone Collector, Browning and Yeti stickers in back window?

Now it's time to hit the field.

-Mickey
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#6181525 - 02/13/16 12:03 AM Re: Anyone up for hunting? [Re: mikeygnzls]
mikeygnzls Offline
Light Foot

Registered: 01/31/16
Posts: 17
Loc: Mckinney, Texas
best reply i have read yet Mickey Moose! banana

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