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#6513376 - 10/26/16 05:03 PM New to Texas
Wojo Offline
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Registered: 10/25/16
Posts: 2
Hello fellow hunters! I moved to Texas about 6 months ago from Michigan and now reside in Collin County. What would be my options for me to venture out and do some whitetail hunting? Are the public lands generally over populated? I have 2 young sons that I would also like to get involved in hunting but would like to feel safe in doing so. Any thoughts or advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

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#6513450 - 10/26/16 05:56 PM Re: New to Texas [Re: Wojo]
TX0303 Offline
Woodsman

Registered: 09/08/16
Posts: 189
Very little public land in Texas. Texas Parks and Wildlife does offer some public hunting, should be info on their website. Army Corp of Engineers allows hunting around some of the lakes they control.

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#6513508 - 10/26/16 06:27 PM Re: New to Texas [Re: Wojo]
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Registered: 08/18/09
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Your best bet for success is to find a lease to join. Might try befriending co-workers and associates that hunt and get a group together, then find a place to lease and split the costs.

Very little public lands in Texas. As such, leasing has become a significant source of income for farmers and ranchers. TPWD offers some draw hunts, but hurry. The deadlines are quickly approaching. Go to their website and sign up on-line.

Third options is to find guided/outfitted hunts. You can begin by looking at the Guides & Outfitters section of this forum. Hunts will only be a few days in length but generally high success rates. Father/son hunts are often available. Good luck.
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#6513511 - 10/26/16 06:28 PM Re: New to Texas [Re: Wojo]
Jkd106 Offline
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Registered: 08/20/13
Posts: 1466
Loc: Fannin and Hall
There is Caddo national grass lands in Fannin county not to far from you. Not bad hunting, not to crowded.
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#6513636 - 10/26/16 07:38 PM Re: New to Texas [Re: Wojo]
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goatboy

Registered: 01/12/12
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Loc: Katy, TX
Where in Michigan?
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Originally Posted By: bill oxner
Also, I wonder why you guys are arguing if you have not tried it both ways.

Originally Posted By: bill oxner
I got 3 inches.

Originally Posted By: nsmike
you haven't seen anything, until two gays go at it.

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#6513670 - 10/26/16 08:03 PM Re: New to Texas [Re: Wojo]
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Registered: 09/25/11
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First, welcome

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#6513671 - 10/26/16 08:04 PM Re: New to Texas [Re: TXHOGSLAYER]
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Registered: 04/20/11
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Originally Posted By: TXHOGSLAYER
Where in Michigan?

Good lawd Hogslayer, it isn't a "where", it's a tire brand, geeeeze
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#6522177 - 11/01/16 05:09 PM Re: New to Texas [Re: Wojo]
Wojo Offline
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Registered: 10/25/16
Posts: 2
Thanks all! I'm coming from the Detroit area, more specifically Macomb Twp. I may check out the Caddo Grassland area and start networking. Thanks again for the advice!

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#6529937 - 11/06/16 09:14 PM Re: New to Texas [Re: Wojo]
ColoradoTom Offline
Green Horn

Registered: 03/04/16
Posts: 3
Loc: TEXAS
Hi, I went to the Caddo Grasslands 901N this weekend, opening deer season. The day was sunny and warm, but so much orange out that it looked like there was a parade going on.
I sure hope that the next few weeks a lot of the guys decide to stay in on the weekend.

Anyone out there have experience in this area, does it get better after opening day?

Thanks, Tom

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#6530154 - 11/07/16 05:54 AM Re: New to Texas [Re: Wojo]
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goatboy

Registered: 01/12/12
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Loc: Katy, TX
Originally Posted By: Wojo
Thanks all! I'm coming from the Detroit area, more specifically Macomb Twp. I may check out the Caddo Grassland area and start networking. Thanks again for the advice!


welcome Being from the Detroit area, do you hold your shotgun sideways when you shoot? grin I grew up a few hours north of you. up

Western... Sorry grin
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Originally Posted By: bill oxner
Also, I wonder why you guys are arguing if you have not tried it both ways.

Originally Posted By: bill oxner
I got 3 inches.

Originally Posted By: nsmike
you haven't seen anything, until two gays go at it.

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#6530166 - 11/07/16 06:07 AM Re: New to Texas [Re: Jkd106]
Deerhunter61 Offline
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Registered: 08/27/08
Posts: 7668
Loc: DFW
Originally Posted By: Jkd106
There is Caddo national grass lands in Fannin county not to far from you. Not bad hunting, not to crowded.


I hunted public lands for years...and if you're gonna be taking your sons I would go check things out by myself and figure out where you'd want to hunt, assuming you're gonna check out Caddo, and then after Thanksgiving things generally slowed down dramatically which should provide you and your sons an opportunity to hunt in a more safe environment.

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#6530167 - 11/07/16 06:08 AM Re: New to Texas [Re: Wojo]
Deerhunter61 Offline
THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 08/27/08
Posts: 7668
Loc: DFW
Oh...and welcome to Texas!

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#6530184 - 11/07/16 06:22 AM Re: New to Texas [Re: Wojo]
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welcome
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#6530317 - 11/07/16 07:46 AM Re: New to Texas [Re: Wojo]
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Registered: 10/05/15
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Loc: Texas
welcome
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