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#6456114 - 09/17/16 10:48 AM Zero out in East Texas
M Wilson Offline
Woodsman

Registered: 07/17/14
Posts: 132
Loc: Flower Mound
Went to some public land in East Texas this morning. I didn't see a single bird flying. I at least want missed birds to cuss at if I'm going home empty handed....
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#6456163 - 09/17/16 11:22 AM Re: Zero out in East Texas [Re: M Wilson]
CB327 Offline
Light Foot

Registered: 09/20/04
Posts: 16
Hunted public land in region 6 on Friday. My wife and I saw 8 birds total. 3 in range. 1 Mourning Dove harvested. Sure hope the birds start to show up or it will be hard to convince her to hunt much longer.

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#6456262 - 09/17/16 01:29 PM Re: Zero out in East Texas [Re: M Wilson]
Palehorse Offline
Extreme Tracker

Registered: 10/22/07
Posts: 4618
Loc: Surfside Beach, TX
Scouted out a WMA down here on the coast. After about a hour, I saw one dove and a whole bunch of grackles.
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#6456775 - 09/17/16 10:18 PM Re: Zero out in East Texas [Re: M Wilson]
bull279 Offline
Tracker

Registered: 09/08/15
Posts: 722
Loc: Central Texas
I went out today on family land right off I-45 in Leon County(borderline east Texas)/ I saw one bird. He landed on a branch about 7 yards away from me. He took off when he saw me and I hit him going away from me. 1 for 1. The bird count sucks, but I left with a 100% shooting rating. LOL
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#6456916 - 09/18/16 07:52 AM Re: Zero out in East Texas [Re: M Wilson]
Hopedale Offline
THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 09/12/07
Posts: 6087
Loc: Central Texas
Was in Milam county yesterday and counted 4 birds. Last week drove to Bell and Milam and nada.
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#6456939 - 09/18/16 08:14 AM Re: Zero out in East Texas [Re: M Wilson]
bermise Online   content
Pro Tracker

Registered: 07/27/08
Posts: 1332
Loc: Texas
Gotta use that precious gas to get to the birds out west

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#6457423 - 09/18/16 02:37 PM Re: Zero out in East Texas [Re: bermise]
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Tracker

Registered: 01/30/14
Posts: 776
Loc: Mesquite
Originally Posted By: bermise
Gotta use that precious gas to get to the birds out west


yep. Just got home from another sat eve/sun morn shoot. Another 2 limits. Thats 8 limits for the year on dove. My middle son has 7 limits. My oldest 3 and my youngest 5 limits. There have been no non limits hunts so far. 23 hunts between us...23 limits. And were just getting started it seems! We should have close to 700 dove in the freezer by the first of November with our schedules.

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#6457441 - 09/18/16 02:55 PM Re: Zero out in East Texas [Re: BDB]
Sailor Soane Offline
Woodsman

Registered: 08/09/16
Posts: 172
Loc: Austin, Texas
Originally Posted By: BDB
Originally Posted By: bermise
Gotta use that precious gas to get to the birds out west


yep. Just got home from another sat eve/sun morn shoot. Another 2 limits. Thats 8 limits for the year on dove. My middle son has 7 limits. My oldest 3 and my youngest 5 limits. There have been no non limits hunts so far. 23 hunts between us...23 limits. And were just getting started it seems! We should have close to 700 dove in the freezer by the first of November with our schedules.


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#6457908 - 09/18/16 08:57 PM Re: Zero out in East Texas [Re: M Wilson]
M Wilson Offline
Woodsman

Registered: 07/17/14
Posts: 132
Loc: Flower Mound
Switched it up and went north and got 3 blue wing teal. Feels good to get something
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#6458454 - 09/19/16 09:56 AM Re: Zero out in East Texas [Re: M Wilson]
AndrewOSpencer Offline
Tracker

Registered: 12/03/08
Posts: 801
Loc: Bay City, Texas
well at least your season has started....its just plain communist to start a season so late
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#6460837 - 09/20/16 05:01 PM Re: Zero out in East Texas [Re: AndrewOSpencer]
DWADR Offline
Tracker

Registered: 02/16/08
Posts: 604
Loc: Aledo, Texas
Well, y'all answered my question. Was going to take my gear east and hunt public after work tomorrow but I'll leave it at home.
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