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#6890864 - 09/18/17 10:46 AM Inks Lake/ Longhorn Caverns SP drawn hunt
jwb044 Offline
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Registered: 07/07/12
Posts: 14
Has anyone hunted Inks Lake/ Longhorn Caverns SP the last couple of years on the TPWD drawn hunt? If so how did you do and what did you see?

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#6895380 - 09/22/17 09:51 AM Re: Inks Lake/ Longhorn Caverns SP drawn hunt [Re: jwb044]
jwb044 Offline
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Registered: 07/07/12
Posts: 14
Anybody?

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#6895461 - 09/22/17 11:05 AM Re: Inks Lake/ Longhorn Caverns SP drawn hunt [Re: jwb044]
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Registered: 11/22/06
Posts: 930
Loc: Mabank, TEXAS
Went on an antlerless hunt a few years back. This was the first year they started using feeders (had three then, think they have them everywhere now). Saw a cull type buck the first evening. Saw a nice 8 the second day. Drove to within 6-8 feet of a doe in the park (not the hunting area). There are a good number of deer there and the staff is great. They drive you to-from the blinds and really try to put you on game. It was during a cold front with rain when I was there and the final take was about 11 or so does for 20 hunters.

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#6895463 - 09/22/17 11:08 AM Re: Inks Lake/ Longhorn Caverns SP drawn hunt [Re: jwb044]
WileyCoyote Offline
THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 09/01/04
Posts: 5501
Loc: The Dogwood Capital of Texas
Was drawn couple years ago and came down with "walking pneumonia" and called the Hunt Mger to offer him my permit for someone else. Had a nice chat and talked about what all was available and how the Hunt was conducted...and I've put in for the Hunt every year since based on that warm friendly & professional conversation ....just not very many Exotics taken most years though despite enough foreign critters on other places around them to expect a few.

IMO I'd stay in the campground or in Burnet...Have a good Hunt and take enough coolers to get 'em all home.
Ron
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#6904054 - 09/30/17 09:03 AM Re: Inks Lake/ Longhorn Caverns SP drawn hunt [Re: jwb044]
jwb044 Offline
Light Foot

Registered: 07/07/12
Posts: 14
Thanks for the info...

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#6904520 - 09/30/17 09:23 PM Re: Inks Lake/ Longhorn Caverns SP drawn hunt [Re: jwb044]
Mossman500 Offline
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Registered: 11/16/09
Posts: 258
Loc: Montgomery,Tx
I have, shot a nice 8 and a doe, my buddy also shot a tall 8...my brother saw a monster but no shot. One of the best hunts out there!!! They will do everything to get you on deer!
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#6904700 - 10/01/17 08:25 AM Re: Inks Lake/ Longhorn Caverns SP drawn hunt [Re: jwb044]
jwb044 Offline
Light Foot

Registered: 07/07/12
Posts: 14
That's great! When did you hunt out there?

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#6931770 - 10/24/17 03:08 PM Re: Inks Lake/ Longhorn Caverns SP drawn hunt [Re: jwb044]
TxFishKeeper Offline
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Registered: 10/24/13
Posts: 48
I was drawn and hunted last year. I think 8 hunters, 6 got deer, I did not. Very good operation, you are driven to/from the blinds for every hunt and there are feeders running at every location. Stay away from "the bird blind", I hunted that the 2nd morning and it is what is says, a bird blind. As soon as feeder went off there were 200 birds under the feeder. Had one evening hunt ruined by a coyote. They will work hard to get you a deer and will move you if you aren't seeing anything.

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#6932052 - 10/24/17 06:17 PM Re: Inks Lake/ Longhorn Caverns SP drawn hunt [Re: jwb044]
Bigfoot Offline
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Registered: 08/06/14
Posts: 1058
Loc: Galveston Bay
Ill be there for the antlerless in January I hope. Will be looking forward to a few days off of just sitting in a blind watching nature.
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