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#6936147 - 10/27/17 03:21 PM Gus Engling Hog hunt
yakinthebox Offline
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Registered: 02/22/11
Posts: 636
Loc: Deer Park
Drawn for the E-Postcard Hog hunt at Gus Engling in May!

Anyone been to GE before on any hunt? Are there a lot of hogs out there? Is it even worth the trip?
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#6936257 - 10/27/17 04:56 PM Re: Gus Engling Hog hunt [Re: yakinthebox]
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Registered: 10/20/05
Posts: 4116
Loc: Collin County
We were there 2 years ago and saw plenty of sign and 1 large sounder.

Again, that was 2 years ago.
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#6936344 - 10/27/17 06:26 PM Re: Gus Engling Hog hunt [Re: yakinthebox]
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Light Foot

Registered: 09/24/17
Posts: 10
Loc: Seabrook, TX
I was selected for that hunt as well. This will be my firts time also. Im really looking forward to this hunt.


Edited by Unpredictable (10/27/17 06:42 PM)

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#6936821 - 10/28/17 09:43 AM Re: Gus Engling Hog hunt [Re: yakinthebox]
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Registered: 12/13/12
Posts: 3709
Loc: West of 35W
What weekend did y'all get drawn for? I'll be there last weekend in May.

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#6936891 - 10/28/17 11:18 AM Re: Gus Engling Hog hunt [Re: MeanGreen85]
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Light Foot

Registered: 09/24/17
Posts: 10
Loc: Seabrook, TX
Originally Posted By: MeanGreen85
What weekend did y'all get drawn for? I'll be there last weekend in May.


I was selected for the May 18-20 hunt.

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#6941184 - 10/31/17 03:17 PM Re: Gus Engling Hog hunt [Re: yakinthebox]
yakinthebox Offline
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Registered: 02/22/11
Posts: 636
Loc: Deer Park
We were drawn for the May 11th-13th hunt
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#6941859 - 11/01/17 07:55 AM Re: Gus Engling Hog hunt [Re: yakinthebox]
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Woodsman

Registered: 07/31/11
Posts: 163
Loc: Round Rock, TX
Just came back from a youth antlerless hunt this past weekend; we did see deer both days (one each day) but none stayed put long enough for my son to take a shot. As for hogs we did see some while driving around the compartment (we were on #6), as well as from the blind, but only once they stayed long enough for him to take a quick shot.
The area is thick and we were lucky to draw #6 as it had a nice elevated box blind on a clearing, otherwise it would have been a tougher hunt. One thing to mention is that the corn we dropped on Saturday was still there on Sunday morning, so whatever creatures we saw were just passing I suppose, not really living in the area. Overall there was only one doe harvested by the time we left on Sunday around noon, and no other pigs that I know of.
It was a fun and cold weekend nonetheless, he was very excited to get his second piggy.

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#6942020 - 11/01/17 09:50 AM Re: Gus Engling Hog hunt [Re: 12shotgun]
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Registered: 10/22/07
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Originally Posted By: 12shotgun
Just came back from a youth antlerless hunt this past weekend; we did see deer both days (one each day) but none stayed put long enough for my son to take a shot. As for hogs we did see some while driving around the compartment (we were on #6), as well as from the blind, but only once they stayed long enough for him to take a quick shot.
The area is thick and we were lucky to draw #6 as it had a nice elevated box blind on a clearing, otherwise it would have been a tougher hunt. One thing to mention is that the corn we dropped on Saturday was still there on Sunday morning, so whatever creatures we saw were just passing I suppose, not really living in the area. Overall there was only one doe harvested by the time we left on Sunday around noon, and no other pigs that I know of.
It was a fun and cold weekend nonetheless, he was very excited to get his second piggy.



Look at the grin on that little dude! Congratulations young man!
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#6943316 - 11/02/17 07:25 AM Re: Gus Engling Hog hunt [Re: yakinthebox]
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Green Horn

Registered: 11/01/16
Posts: 9
Loc: Mansfield, TX
I drew that one as well for Cinco de Mayo weekend. Whereabouts is Compartment 6 located? I was out there last year for an antlerless/spike hunt but no longer have the property map.

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#6943573 - 11/02/17 10:08 AM Re: Gus Engling Hog hunt [Re: Bony Dog Ambassador]
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Woodsman

Registered: 07/31/11
Posts: 163
Loc: Round Rock, TX
Compartment #6 is on the mid to lower east side boundary of the park, basically the area below CR 473, east of Catfish creek. If you look at the park on google maps and switch to the satellite view, you'll see 2 large "bald" spots, the blind is in the upper right one.
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#6944042 - 11/02/17 03:50 PM Re: Gus Engling Hog hunt [Re: yakinthebox]
yakinthebox Offline
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Registered: 02/22/11
Posts: 636
Loc: Deer Park
So do all of the compartments have blinds?
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#6944169 - 11/02/17 05:12 PM Re: Gus Engling Hog hunt [Re: yakinthebox]
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Woodsman

Registered: 07/31/11
Posts: 163
Loc: Round Rock, TX
Not that I’m aware of. I was actually surprised that we had one, as the details for the hunt (youth antlerless) said to bring your own, as they would not be provided. Furthermore it says that elevated tree stands were recommended.
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#6944373 - 11/02/17 07:56 PM Re: Gus Engling Hog hunt [Re: Palehorse]
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Woodsman

Registered: 07/31/11
Posts: 163
Loc: Round Rock, TX
Thank you palehorse, he was really excited as it dropped and didn’t even run or squealed.
Great memories for sure.
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#6944378 - 11/02/17 07:59 PM Re: Gus Engling Hog hunt [Re: Bony Dog Ambassador]
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Woodsman

Registered: 07/31/11
Posts: 163
Loc: Round Rock, TX
Here’s the compartment map, hopefully it will help you visualize them better.
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#6944798 - 11/03/17 08:25 AM Re: Gus Engling Hog hunt [Re: yakinthebox]
Brian C. Offline
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Registered: 11/14/14
Posts: 252
Loc: Location
Fist of all congratulations on the porker to your son 12shotgun!
My son and I hunted a youth hunt there 2 years ago. If memory serves me right we hunted # 5. I remember it was real open on the front of the compartment. We split this compartment with another father and son right down the middle. We did not see a single deer. Had a few blow at us Sunday morning. There was very few deer and hogs harvested on that hunt. It wasn't hot or anything just not very high success. There are alot of hogs on Gus but IMO Gus England is one of the hardest state owned places to hunt. Seems like the majority of animals are very educated and move at night mostly. Plenty of game for the most part just very reclusive. I'd attempt to get on Catfish creek preferably on the east side. It's very thick. Best of luck!
Oh and not all compartment have blinds. Some or even most have none at all.
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