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#6877478 - 09/03/17 05:43 PM Twin Buttes PHL
Harrier Offline
Bird Dog

Registered: 10/31/11
Posts: 367
Loc: San Antonio
Anyone ever do walk-in hunts at this place near San Angelo? I haven't been there but I have an itch to shoot a javelina this year, and Twin Buttes seems to be the only public land in the state where you can do a walk-in firearm hunt (shotgun/slugs only) for a javelina. Any info would be appreciated.

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#6881338 - 09/07/17 04:00 PM Re: Twin Buttes PHL [Re: Harrier]
Tex Hunter Offline
Green Horn

Registered: 07/18/17
Posts: 2
Loc: San Antonio
I have not, but I plan on scouting it this month and, if all goes well, making a couple of trips during archery season in October. I'll let you know how things go.

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#6889991 - 09/17/17 03:08 PM Re: Twin Buttes PHL [Re: Harrier]
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Bird Dog

Registered: 10/31/11
Posts: 367
Loc: San Antonio
I was out there yesterday for a combination scouting trip/dove hunt. I went to two different entries, the one off of 2166 and the southernmost one off of Hwy 67. There are designated roads through the area, but to go deep in, especially off of 67, you will want a 4x4. Several parts of the road are tough to get through and would be worse if wet. The road in off of 2166 is flatter, but that area is thicker with vegetation and I didn't walk around much there. One note -- hunter orange is required for all firearms hunts, including dove.

I scouted widely in the west end of the area. I crossed the river and climbed to a plateau where there was field after field of cactus. I didn't see any javelina, but they would be well-fed on all the prickly pear. I spooked three does. In the afternoon I set up in a clearing to hunt with decoys and came out with three doves. There still are plenty of doves out there. Plenty of hunters too, and lots of trash on the ground. I met game wardens coming in as I was driving out, and after checking my license and shotgun they commended me for actually picking up my spent shells. Apparently that has been a rare occurrence out there.

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