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#6316601 - 05/30/16 07:26 PM Hunting around Ft. Hood
FLAhunter Offline
Light Foot

Registered: 05/30/16
Posts: 18
Loc: Texas
I am new to the area and trying to figure out the best areas to hunt. Not a huge fan of the guided hunts. Wondering if anyone has any luck doing the unguided hunts around the area? Also if anyone knows a good spot to hog hunt I would love some information.
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#6316951 - 05/31/16 08:01 AM Re: Hunting around Ft. Hood [Re: FLAhunter]
westtexaswatkins Offline
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Registered: 05/31/07
Posts: 6774
Loc: Anton, TX
SapperTitan is the man to ask around Ft. Hood I believe.
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#6316986 - 05/31/16 08:33 AM Re: Hunting around Ft. Hood [Re: FLAhunter]
jmh004 Offline
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Registered: 10/01/14
Posts: 387
Ft. Hood would be good if you can get on it. I hear it's hassle to hunt on it. Your best bet would be to find a lease. Which is also easier said than done.

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#6317035 - 05/31/16 09:11 AM Re: Hunting around Ft. Hood [Re: FLAhunter]
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I used to hunt Ft Hood years ago. You would have to be there about 2 hours before the trucks went out in the morning and afternoon. It was a draw system back then. If you got drawn you went out if not you were out of luck till the next hunt.
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#6317301 - 05/31/16 12:42 PM Re: Hunting around Ft. Hood [Re: FLAhunter]
FLAhunter Offline
Light Foot

Registered: 05/30/16
Posts: 18
Loc: Texas
Yeah I can get my license no problem just trying to find someone that knows what they are doing since the rules on post are 10 times more strict then the last post I hunted. Leases are too expensive.
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#6317547 - 05/31/16 03:34 PM Re: Hunting around Ft. Hood [Re: FLAhunter]
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Woodsman

Registered: 11/20/14
Posts: 182
Loc: Athens, TX
I'd like to know about Ft Hood myself. As a retired Navy Chief I can hunt it but I don't know if it is worth my time. All i want is does or spikes and maybe a hog. Meat is all I hunt for these days.

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#6317738 - 05/31/16 05:38 PM Re: Hunting around Ft. Hood [Re: FLAhunter]
FLAhunter Offline
Light Foot

Registered: 05/30/16
Posts: 18
Loc: Texas
I talked to a game warden the other day while I was fishing and said there are some nice bucks. Luckily there are a few months before opening day.
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#6317756 - 05/31/16 05:54 PM Re: Hunting around Ft. Hood [Re: FLAhunter]
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Registered: 09/10/12
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Loc: Central TX (Gtown/Austin)
yep, there are some decent deer around Ft. Hood, especially now that they have tightened the reins on how it's hunted. We used to ride dirt bikes all over the place back in the 60s, 70s, 80s, until they shut it down. Saw some decent deer back then riding dirt bikes and jumping them out of the brush when very few people even knew anything about management of the herd. I have a friend that used to do nothing but public hunting and hit Ft. Hood a number of times but that's likely been 10-15 years ago now, but he took a couple of pretty nice 8-10 point mature deer (guessing in the 110-130 class) and a number of does. Used to be check in at HQ a couple hours before daylight, they would take you out and put you in a stand, then come back and pick you up. Not sure what the rules are now.
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#6317928 - 05/31/16 07:35 PM Re: Hunting around Ft. Hood [Re: PMK]
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Registered: 11/17/10
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Loc: Killeen/Ft Hood, TX
Originally Posted By: PMK
yep, there are some decent deer around Ft. Hood, especially now that they have tightened the reins on how it's hunted. We used to ride dirt bikes all over the place back in the 60s, 70s, 80s, until they shut it down. Saw some decent deer back then riding dirt bikes and jumping them out of the brush when very few people even knew anything about management of the herd. I have a friend that used to do nothing but public hunting and hit Ft. Hood a number of times but that's likely been 10-15 years ago now, but he took a couple of pretty nice 8-10 point mature deer (guessing in the 110-130 class) and a number of does. Used to be check in at HQ a couple hours before daylight, they would take you out and put you in a stand, then come back and pick you up. Not sure what the rules are now.
they haven't tightened much bc there have been about 30 illegal deer killed on guided hunts. Tons of poaching on the NE and NW borders around gatesville. There are some great deer but they are hard to hunt. A 186 or something like that was killed 2 yrs ago that's the record for ft hood. Also if you plan to hunt unguided for the love of God scout now and get your sets up so you do t screw things up for other people right before season starts.
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#6318074 - 05/31/16 09:14 PM Re: Hunting around Ft. Hood [Re: FLAhunter]
FLAhunter Offline
Light Foot

Registered: 05/30/16
Posts: 18
Loc: Texas
Sapper I take it you hunt the area?
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#6318098 - 05/31/16 09:30 PM Re: Hunting around Ft. Hood [Re: FLAhunter]
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Registered: 11/17/10
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Loc: Killeen/Ft Hood, TX
Originally Posted By: FLAhunter
Sapper I take it you hunt the area?
gave up hunting unguided bc too many idiots and poachers where I wanted to hunt so now I just do guided.


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#6318151 - 05/31/16 10:17 PM Re: Hunting around Ft. Hood [Re: FLAhunter]
FLAhunter Offline
Light Foot

Registered: 05/30/16
Posts: 18
Loc: Texas
How hard is it to do the guided hunts? Is it usually packed trying to get a hunt? The reason I liked the unguided was because I don't have to hope some is there with an open stand.
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#6318159 - 05/31/16 10:28 PM Re: Hunting around Ft. Hood [Re: FLAhunter]
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Registered: 11/17/10
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Loc: Killeen/Ft Hood, TX
It's a mad frenzy at 4 pm Thursday of people calling Telatrac trying to get logged in for guided hunting. I've had to call over 50 times before trying to get through. Any hunting on Hood is a pain but it can be worth it. Search my posts and you can see the 10 point I killed last year.
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#6318168 - 05/31/16 10:52 PM Re: Hunting around Ft. Hood [Re: FLAhunter]
FLAhunter Offline
Light Foot

Registered: 05/30/16
Posts: 18
Loc: Texas
Anywhere else around here to hunt like WMA's? Don't have money for a lease
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#6318332 - 06/01/16 07:53 AM Re: Hunting around Ft. Hood [Re: FLAhunter]
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Registered: 09/10/12
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Loc: Central TX (Gtown/Austin)
Originally Posted By: FLAhunter
Anywhere else around here to hunt like WMA's? Don't have money for a lease
are you rifle or bow? some of the area Army Corp of Engineer lakes allow archery hunting, Georgetown and Granger that I'm aware of. I think they allow shotgun hunting for dove and ducks too. I am not sure whether there is anything on lake Belton or not.
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