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#6889182 - 09/16/17 01:04 PM First Day on the Forum, First Year of Hunting
JonHimself Offline
Green Horn

Registered: 09/14/17
Posts: 2
Loc: Texas
Hey all,

I'm new to the forum, freshly approved to post as of yesterday. Thanks for having me!
Lurking through the forum has proven to be some good and fun reading. I love learning from people who know infinitely more than I do, even though it constantly reminds me I have a long way to go.

A little about me:
I'm a native Houstonian. My family does not fish, hunt, nor do they hike. My parents are first generation Americans (Czech and Argentinean lineage) and came to the USA for many reasons other immigrants have. Considering this, it wasn't until two years ago a deep urge to explore started to boil over inside of me.
It started with fishing. Lake Conroe served as bass, crappie, and catfish training. I didn't even know how to tie on a hook, let alone the various types, brands, and sizes of hooks and weights. I spent about a year fishing lakes in Texas then ventured to Minnesota, Arkansas, and Missouri to fish for trout, my God it was an amazing experience. Fishing quickly led to hunting.
Over the last year I've spent hours and hours stomping around public land-mostly scouting, loving it. When I blink the elevation lines of topographical maps are seared onto the backs of my eyelids. The call to go out this season has centered my focus on research and physical training, just waiting for opening day is almost unbearable.

To make a long story longer, I've been on my own. Occasionally and infrequently a friend will come with me into the woods. After an hour, most of the time, my company is too tired, too bored, or too irritated to continue. I'm not frustrated with the company I keep, hell, there are a thousand things I would be too tired, too bored, or too irritated to endure. I just need to find the right people.

I wouldn't be posting if there wasn't an answer or question in mind, so here we go:
Do you all know of any hunting groups in Texas? Closer to Houston the better, but I won't mind the travel at all.
Not a hunting club where I would pay to be a member on a private ranch. I'm looking for a group to meet like minded people and build relationships, a way to start finding people to hunt with. I'm not desperate enough to start posting in classified ads or design my own app for meeting other hunters, but I'm not far. How would you guys suggest I go about doing this?

Thanks to those of you who made it through this post!

JBR

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#6889251 - 09/16/17 03:00 PM Re: First Day on the Forum, First Year of Hunting [Re: JonHimself]
HS2 Offline
Woodsman

Registered: 06/26/14
Posts: 238
Welcome. You are into hunting for the same reason the rest of us are.....love of the outdoors and love of the wildlife.

Ask around where you work and in your neighborhood....there will be people around you that you can talk hunting. Perhaps someone here will go with you on a hog hunt.

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#6889256 - 09/16/17 03:08 PM Re: First Day on the Forum, First Year of Hunting [Re: JonHimself]
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Loc: Abilene or on the road...
welcome
I am no help with the Houston area. I would suggest asking at work if anyone is hunter, or checking in the guides and outfitters section and lining up a hunt.
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#6889377 - 09/16/17 06:33 PM Re: First Day on the Forum, First Year of Hunting [Re: JonHimself]
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Registered: 05/09/17
Posts: 53
Pm sent

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#6889538 - 09/16/17 10:35 PM Re: First Day on the Forum, First Year of Hunting [Re: JonHimself]
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Registered: 11/22/06
Posts: 930
Loc: Mabank, TEXAS
There are groups like Rocky Mtn Elk Foundation, Quail Unlimited and such that have chapters that meet. I am sure there are some in Houston. They might be a way to meet folks of similar interests and forge some friendships as well as gain a bit of knowledge. Just a thought.

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#6889615 - 09/17/17 12:46 AM Re: First Day on the Forum, First Year of Hunting [Re: JonHimself]
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Registered: 06/11/15
Posts: 4854
Bienvenidos.....

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#6889647 - 09/17/17 06:41 AM Re: First Day on the Forum, First Year of Hunting [Re: JonHimself]
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Registered: 04/27/05
Posts: 19473
Loc: The Outer Limits
welcome and good luck with your hunting adventures up
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#6889651 - 09/17/17 06:49 AM Re: First Day on the Forum, First Year of Hunting [Re: JonHimself]
colt45 Offline
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Registered: 08/19/06
Posts: 8061
Loc: bastrop county
welcome, my suggestion, get to know the person that you think might be interested in what you are, been there, I posted on a local fishing forum for a back seater, the guy was a total jerk
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#6889690 - 09/17/17 08:21 AM Re: First Day on the Forum, First Year of Hunting [Re: JonHimself]
blackcoal Offline
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Registered: 01/19/12
Posts: 9209
Loc: 60 Mi North of DFW
Maybe carry an empty rifle case to work. At least someone would know you had an interest in shooting. Tell fellow workers a friend wants to borrow it. At least people would know you should enjoy shooting. Maybe there is another person in your position...???
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#6889815 - 09/17/17 10:29 AM Re: First Day on the Forum, First Year of Hunting [Re: JonHimself]
Old Rabbit Offline
Veteran Tracker

Registered: 07/13/11
Posts: 3348
Loc: Lansing, TX
Good luck and welcome.

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#6889906 - 09/17/17 12:43 PM Re: First Day on the Forum, First Year of Hunting [Re: Old Rabbit]
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Registered: 01/22/11
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Loc: Over yonder.....
Originally Posted By: Old Rabbit
Good luck and welcome.
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#6889919 - 09/17/17 01:08 PM Re: First Day on the Forum, First Year of Hunting [Re: Stub]
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Registered: 07/17/15
Posts: 10258
Loc: Lake Texoma, TX
Originally Posted By: Stub
welcome and good luck with your hunting adventures up


cheers
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#6889963 - 09/17/17 02:13 PM Re: First Day on the Forum, First Year of Hunting [Re: 2Beez]
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Registered: 04/05/10
Posts: 14050
Loc: North Texas.
Originally Posted By: 2Beez
Originally Posted By: Stub
welcome and good luck with your hunting adventures up


cheers

welcome
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#6890238 - 09/17/17 07:10 PM Re: First Day on the Forum, First Year of Hunting [Re: JonHimself]
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Loc: Murphy, TX Dickens county
welcome
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#6890245 - 09/17/17 07:16 PM Re: First Day on the Forum, First Year of Hunting [Re: Pitchfork Predator]
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Originally Posted By: Pitchfork Predator
welcome

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