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#6901559 - 09/27/17 08:35 PM Woodcock hunting
BANDIT_DOC Offline
Light Foot

Registered: 01/14/16
Posts: 32
Loc: North Texas
I know woodcock is a migratory bird but I figured it would gain more traction in this section. Does anyone have any experience with these in TX? I just came home from MN and man we had a great time on them. Im interested in going here in Texas and am looking for some distance and direction.

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#6901728 - 09/27/17 11:05 PM Re: Woodcock hunting [Re: BANDIT_DOC]
Wacm Offline
Pro Tracker

Registered: 05/13/16
Posts: 1076
Loc: Wimberley, Tx
you need to be way east Im pretty sure. maybe north east tx. Nogalles prairie might chime in. he's on here quite a bit and hunts them.

goodluck

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#6901780 - 09/28/17 04:17 AM Re: Woodcock hunting [Re: BANDIT_DOC]
Nogalus Prairie Online   content
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Registered: 11/22/10
Posts: 25043
Loc: Corsicana
They are a best kept secret down here.
The first ones usually start arriving in late October and the real numbers start around Thanksgiving. By hunting season (usually 12/18 - 1/31) they are here in good numbers east of the Trinity river.
I hunt the Davy Crockett National Forest but the Sam Houston National Forest and Sabine National Forest are good too.
They are where you find them but yaupon thickets, 3-5 year cutover land, canebrakes, and along drainages have always been good for me.
Limit is 3 per day.
A good dog makes all the difference in hunting them. Hard, hard to walk them up.
Good luck!


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#6902408 - 09/28/17 02:23 PM Re: Woodcock hunting [Re: BANDIT_DOC]
BANDIT_DOC Offline
Light Foot

Registered: 01/14/16
Posts: 32
Loc: North Texas
Great! Thank you for the pointers. I'm going to give it a shot this year for sure. It sounds like exactly the kind of terrain we were hunting them in up in the North woods. We were in 3-5 year old popple over pretty thick rasberry in places.






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#6902462 - 09/28/17 02:58 PM Re: Woodcock hunting [Re: BANDIT_DOC]
Nogalus Prairie Online   content
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Registered: 11/22/10
Posts: 25043
Loc: Corsicana
Your country is a little more picturesque than mine. smile
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#6903572 - 09/29/17 03:22 PM Re: Woodcock hunting [Re: BANDIT_DOC]
machine73 Offline
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Registered: 12/22/15
Posts: 112
I really want to hunt these birds this year, but no dog and have tried it before.

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