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hunting hogs on public land #5524234 01/07/15 12:37 AM
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Hey how's it going? Well I'm new to hunting hog's but I really want to start hog hunting. I'm pretty much restricted to public hunting lands so I'm just trying to get some opinions on what sign to look for and should I be stalking or climbing a tree and waiting for some bacon to walk my way. Any advice is welcome! and thanks in advance.

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Not sure where u are located, but lbj grasslands is prime from what I've heard customers talking about.they stalk the game trails

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welcome ta THF. if hogs are moving, climb tree, rifle can reach out & touch em. leaves mostly gone, can see good distance. my best luck been, wondering about the woods in thick stuff, bump & run best wishes flag



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Thanks
Thanks for the info. I'm in Dallas. Are lbj grasslands the same as caddo national grasslands?

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If you didn't mind the drive to white oak wildlife managment it's over run with hogs and they have a dog season.

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White Oak used to be run over with hogs. Haven't seen any since bow season began. Also all of the bottoms were pretty much flooded last weekend and they don't like you parking on the highway to access good hunting areas. Last years hog hunts there were an absolute bust for hunters and dogs. The years of drought have really hurt the acorn crop from what I've been told.

Cooper WMA would probably be better for pigs. Historically it has been good year after year and access is a little easier. We will probably start there Saturday and the more the hunters the better. Keeps pigs moving. Its shotgun only.

Colt45 may recommend a better WMA.


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Cooper is good, I have seen many there. Old Sabine Bottom is really good also. any legal means right now.


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:dueling with android rofl it's a conspiracy i tell ya 4th time trying to post. it jumping all over. astronauts back in 60's had better reception than me Lake Tawakoni is also shotgun for hogs. 3 small tracks. Edit: 5th time best wishes flag



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Re: hunting hogs on public land [Re: Stegar] #5525337 01/07/15 03:49 PM
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Cooper is good, I have seen many there. Old Sabine Bottom is really good also. any legal means right now.

havent got the $48.00 permit for this year. seen few posts ya had down in the public land form u had any luck at OSBWMA this year? have taken more video's of hogs down at OSBWMA than brought out for grillen & chillen. cooler weather be good hunten. finding hogs twas allways easy part, work begain, getting em out. although have taken several fairly close ta roads. flag



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Thanks for all the insight and info yall. I was thinking the south part of t-wok (duck cove) this weekend since it's only about an hour away plus my grandma lives in terrell and needs some lights changed so 2 birds one stone lol.
I went to caddo nat grasslands 5 times for deer season but never saw a deer or pig. I did see a bit of sign out there but not much. Then my dad and I made the trip down south to luminant tx for the last day of deer season and dang there was fresh deer and pig sign everywhere but it was pretty dang swampy but never saw anything moving. I did come across 6 piles of pig bones though

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I want to try Luminant out. looks good on the computer.


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Luminant was pretty nice. There is a big clear cut right down the middle of but theres a creek/river that was not passable for me. Maybe it was up from the rain but the clear cut was swampy and torn up from pigs. I cut back on a game trail and instantly saw fresh deer crap and followed the trial till I saw a nice tree to climb and waited up there for about 5 hours after that my butt was numb and my feet frozen so I called it a trip. Next time I'm going to park on the south side and hunt up if the wind is right.

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Hunting hogs on public land is not easy. You can not bait, you have to wear orange, the hogs are nocturnal and finding them during the day is not easy.

But for me that is what is rewarding about it. When something is easy you dont appreciate it as much. The Hard is what makes it great!


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I know lewisville corp land has a lot of hogs, I have seen them during the day as well, hard part is that it is bow only and most of the time I find them I have to deal with idiots driving thru and messing up the hunt even though it is posted for no motor vehicles. nothing like walking in a mile seeing hogs in front of you and have them scared off before you can get a shot.

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Bardwell Lake outside of Ennis is free and public land. Lots of hogs out there also. Bow and shotgun slugs only.

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thanks ill have to check it out. my dad and I are going out tomorrow so i guess we will prob flip a coin on bardwell or t-wok

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Originally Posted By: Bigfoot
Hunting hogs on public land is not easy. You can not bait, you have to wear orange, the hogs are nocturnal and finding them during the day is not easy.

But for me that is what is rewarding about it. When something is easy you dont appreciate it as much. The Hard is what makes it great!

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Re: hunting hogs on public land [Re: fishingoncredit] #5532968 01/10/15 09:14 PM
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Heck yeah it's tough but fun as hell! We ended up at the duck cove part of twok my dad and I ended up splitting up he stayed close to the parking area and I pushed about a mile or so in and I noticed some pretty fresh prints so I slowed up made a couple grunts and up ahead I heard rustling so I squatted down and waited(as long as I could) till I saw it's back and as soon as I popped up to shoot the pig saw me and took off as I in loaded all 3 rounds on it's smelly [censored]! So I took off after it and jumped over a log twisted my ankle and got hung up in vines all while trying to reload my gun. So I finally get out of the vines and more shells in my gun and start looking for a blood trail... Well I guess I missed all 3 shots because I never found the blood trail... Oo well though all and all I had a great hunt even though we didn't get anything.

I found 4 tree stands 1 game cam and 2 ground blind oo and one freshly killed raccoon with it's guts ate up
Oo yeah also I found a snare on a game trail

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Not my first hunt but my first hubt where I actually have had a chance to get large game...

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sounds like you had a fun day. If you end up going to Bardwell, fresh pig tracks are everywhere along the lake. Just make sure you are in the proper hunting area before you shoot.

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I want in on this thread, I have been looking lately for a good place to go on public lands. I would like to hunt predators or hogs. I have shotgun or Rifle but I don't bow hunt atm. I am in the Fort Worth area.

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I want in on this thread, I have been looking lately for a good place to go on public lands. I would like to hunt predators or hogs. I have shotgun or Rifle but I don't bow hunt atm. I am in the Fort Worth area.
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[quote=Jake84]I want in on this thread, I have been looking lately for a good place to go on public lands. I would like to hunt predators or hogs. I have shotgun or Rifle but I don't bow hunt atm. I am in the Fort Worth area.
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cheers if cash is tight, cant beet price. u had chance ta hit LBJ? havent made it that far North. OSBWMA just down the road 5,727 acres.think their rifle hunt is on now. usualy little wet down thar, last few years been little tougher hunt like most places, hogs been thinned out. seen were T-wak some one got hog, it shot gun. best wishes ta all flag



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