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#6923922 - 10/17/17 03:46 PM Hog hunting at the James Daughtrey WMA
Hunter Daddy Offline
Woodsman

Registered: 08/27/14
Posts: 193
Has anyone been to the James Daughtrey WMA in the last couple of years? I will be taking my daughter on a youth hog hunt at the Daughtery. Which compartments have the most hogs? Compartments 9 or 10 off Hwy 99? Or compartments 1 - 6 near the headquarters? This is a March 2nd - 3rd hunt.

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#6927874 - 10/21/17 11:27 AM Re: Hog hunting at the James Daughtrey WMA [Re: Hunter Daddy]
Harrier Offline
Bird Dog

Registered: 10/31/11
Posts: 407
Loc: San Antonio
I do walk-in dove/quail/rabbit hunts in compartments 14 & 15 off of Hwy 72. I've seen deer, javelinas and hogs in there often. The terrain is mostly flat and covered with brush, but interspersed with roads and clearings.

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#6929677 - 10/23/17 06:20 AM Re: Hog hunting at the James Daughtrey WMA [Re: Hunter Daddy]
Hunter Daddy Offline
Woodsman

Registered: 08/27/14
Posts: 193
Thanks for the info. Hopefully, these compartments will be open for this hunt.

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#7001985 - 12/19/17 01:36 AM Re: Hog hunting at the James Daughtrey WMA [Re: Hunter Daddy]
J McCoy Offline


Registered: 03/31/09
Posts: 1255
Loc: Frisco,TX
Was there the 5-7th this month, Both myself and my hunting partner tagged out. 5,6,9,10 are all good units. Lots of deer.

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#7002096 - 12/19/17 07:25 AM Re: Hog hunting at the James Daughtrey WMA [Re: Hunter Daddy]
Hunter Daddy Offline
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Registered: 08/27/14
Posts: 193
Thanks for the info McCoy. Which unit did you hunt and were the roads drivable and senderos mowed?

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#7006067 - 12/21/17 05:14 PM Re: Hog hunting at the James Daughtrey WMA [Re: Hunter Daddy]
TurkeyWhisperer Offline
Tracker

Registered: 01/28/08
Posts: 914
Loc: Aledo, Tx
I was there a month ago. I was in unit 6. Saw Javelina but no hogs.

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#7007618 - 12/22/17 03:12 PM Re: Hog hunting at the James Daughtrey WMA [Re: Hunter Daddy]
Hunter Daddy Offline
Woodsman

Registered: 08/27/14
Posts: 193
Thanks TurkeyWhisperer. Hopefully, the area will be dry and the hogs will be out to get corn.

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#7012660 - 12/26/17 08:20 PM Re: Hog hunting at the James Daughtrey WMA [Re: Hunter Daddy]
J McCoy Offline


Registered: 03/31/09
Posts: 1255
Loc: Frisco,TX
5, Most of the units have oilfield access roads. You might have to walk a few hundred yards. But it was quite a good experience, I was fully expecting to have too hoof it everywhere. To my pleasant surprise, it was almost like having your own deer lease. They let you come and go as you please, as long as you check in and out. Outside of that, you're free to roam around as long as you stay inside your compartment assigned. Hand corning is a MUST! They won't stop in the sendero's unless you give them a reason to. We did shoot a few hogs as well on the 3rd day.


Edited by J McCoy (12/26/17 08:21 PM)

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#7013512 - 12/27/17 03:02 PM Re: Hog hunting at the James Daughtrey WMA [Re: Hunter Daddy]
BCJ Offline
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Registered: 06/01/05
Posts: 2409
Loc: Oak Point
I was in compartment 5 two years ago on the javi hunt. Tons of deer and turkeys in that unit. I corned the cuts and shot a large boar and a javi on the second morning.
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#7021821 - 01/02/18 02:56 PM Re: Hog hunting at the James Daughtrey WMA [Re: Hunter Daddy]
Hunter Daddy Offline
Woodsman

Registered: 08/27/14
Posts: 193
Thanks for the info BCJ. Looks like there will be some hogs to shoot on this hunt!

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#7039660 - 01/15/18 08:58 PM Re: Hog hunting at the James Daughtrey WMA [Re: Hunter Daddy]
Mark2688 Offline
Green Horn

Registered: 01/07/18
Posts: 3
I got drawn for this hunt first week of February. Itís a 5hr drive from Dallas. Has anyone had success with hog and where do you stay? Invite says no camping allowed

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#7039793 - 01/15/18 11:19 PM Re: Hog hunting at the James Daughtrey WMA [Re: Hunter Daddy]
12shotgun Offline
Woodsman

Registered: 07/31/11
Posts: 169
Loc: Round Rock, TX
Just came back from the either sex deer hunt this past week, which was really a two-buck, one 14in or wider, and another 7 points or less and 12in or wider, or spike. So basically a ďtrophy and a managementĒ we were told. No does. Hunt ran from 1/9-1/12, however my buddy and I had to cut it short and returned on Thu 1/11.
There were 10 permits for JDwma, and we had the orientation together with the group hunting the Choke Canyon north shore hunt, not sure how many were in the north shore hunt.
From our group, there had only been 2 deer harvested when we left, a 10 point in compartment 4, nice but not very wide, and one I shot in compartment 5, a young 6 point with 4 points on one side and 2 on the other.
Overall, not much deer around, although I did see a herd of 15-20 javis, a pack of 4-5 coyotes which I managed to get one, lots of turkeys, a bobcat, a few does, and a single hog. Temperature was in the 40ís early morning to mid 70ís in afternoon, that must have played a role, plus it was very dry, no water in the creek/arm that limits the top of the compartment, not sure about the bottom by the boat ramp, although you canít access that area from the compartment.
I was surprised by the lack of deer and hogs spotted or reported, as all the research we had done showed there is excellent deer in the area; there are 2 nice blinds with office chairs, one nice-ish with a mesh floor, and a small box ground blind.
Iíll try to post some pictures with the location of the blinds on compartment #5 soon.
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#7039930 - 01/16/18 07:46 AM Re: Hog hunting at the James Daughtrey WMA [Re: Hunter Daddy]
Hunter Daddy Offline
Woodsman

Registered: 08/27/14
Posts: 193
Are the blinds 4'x4' or 5'x5'? Could you get three people into one of these blinds? Are the senderos mowed where you can see down a far way?

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#7039947 - 01/16/18 08:03 AM Re: Hog hunting at the James Daughtrey WMA [Re: Hunter Daddy]
Hunter Daddy Offline
Woodsman

Registered: 08/27/14
Posts: 193
They do have a primitive camp ground for tents or a small trailer. They have a port-a-potty on site. The Calliham unit on Choke Canyon has screen shelters as well as tent sites (its about a 30 minute drive from the Daughtrey.) The town of Three Rivers has hotels but its about 45 minutes away.

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#7040420 - 01/16/18 01:08 PM Re: Hog hunting at the James Daughtrey WMA [Re: Hunter Daddy]
12shotgun Offline
Woodsman

Registered: 07/31/11
Posts: 169
Loc: Round Rock, TX
The blinds in compartment #5 are 4x5, two are excellent, windows, carpeted and there are 2 office chairs that look like new, adjustable height so thatís nice. One is also 4x5 but has no windows and has a mesh floor, not a problem in summer but cold in winter. The othe smalish one is a box on the ground with 3 walls only, a little chair, but you canít stand in it but have to crouch to get in/out. I guess a 3x3.
The senderos were mowed, and that is how I shot the deer, I was on a crossroad sitting on little chair I brought with me, next to a bush. We stayed at Three Rivers because I was expecting to be very cold and made the reservation way in advanced. The drive is about 45 mins to the headquarters; the Callihan unit does not save you that much time, but helps; the primitive area by the headquarters is not bad, except no showers but you could go to Callihan.
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