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Duck Hunting Near Hawkins #5996047 10/27/15 03:34 AM
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We're gonna be in (near) Hawkins, TX the week of Thanksgiving. Any good duck hunting around there? Anyone willing to show an amateur and his GSP around? I know, some of you are probably wondering what on Earth I'm doing hunting ducks with a GSP but he loves any and all bird hunting. In fact, ducks are the only bird I can get him to retrieve. blush I might take my 6 year old with me if she's up for it. She loves tagging along with me when I go hunting.

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Re: Duck Hunting Near Hawkins [Re: DonPablo] #5998140 10/28/15 11:43 AM
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The Old Sabine Bottom WMA is right outside of Hawkins. Always good bird hunting in there!


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Re: Duck Hunting Near Hawkins [Re: DonPablo] #5998347 10/28/15 01:56 PM
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Some good hunting to be had near there.


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Re: Duck Hunting Near Hawkins [Re: DonPablo] #5998438 10/28/15 02:47 PM
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My family has a place just outside of Hawkins and I hear shooting on the river all the time. You can put a boat in at the ramp on 14 at the river. Just make sure you are legal in every way.

Re: Duck Hunting Near Hawkins [Re: Hunt Dog] #5999704 10/29/15 04:09 AM
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Originally Posted By: Hunt Dog
My family has a place just outside of Hawkins and I hear shooting on the river all the time. You can put a boat in at the ramp on 14 at the river. Just make sure you are legal in every way.


I assume on the Sabine River. How does that work? I know the river's public but I would assume this means you have to remain in your boat to keep from trespassing?

Re: Duck Hunting Near Hawkins [Re: Deputy T] #5999724 10/29/15 04:27 AM
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Originally Posted By: Deputy T
The Old Sabine Bottom WMA is right outside of Hawkins. Always good bird hunting in there!


That's nice and close. Am I reading the rules right? Duck hunting only allowed in the a.m.?

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Originally Posted By: DonPablo
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The Old Sabine Bottom WMA is right outside of Hawkins. Always good bird hunting in there!


That's nice and close. Am I reading the rules right? Duck hunting only allowed in the a.m.?


Yes - most WMAs do not allow waterfowl hunting past noon.

Re: Duck Hunting Near Hawkins [Re: DonPablo] #6041855 11/21/15 04:02 PM
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Looking forward to hunting Old Sabine. Anyone have any tips or suggestions so me and my daughter get plenty of chances to miss some ducks? grin

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Flag on the play: unnecessary use of kid for cyber scouting, replay 1st down

Re: Duck Hunting Near Hawkins [Re: trash2] #6042702 11/22/15 04:09 AM
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Originally Posted By: trash2
Flag on the play: unnecessary use of kid for cyber scouting, replay 1st down


LOL laugh

Not cyber scouting just looking for any tips if anyone wants to share. If not that's cool. A friend of mine told me last year that out in San Angelo they like to land in the pintails. Things came up and I never got to go last year to give it a try. I've only duck hunted 3 or 4 times in my life so pointers are greatly appreciated. Thanks.

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Also, am I reading the booklet right? Is waterfowl hunting only allowed on Tue, Thur and Sat? We'll be coming back on Saturday and I'm pretty sure things are going to be to busy on Thanksgiving to sneak away. bang

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Yeah they have restrictions in days and times - Tu, thrs, and sat from 6-12 I think. Make sure you take a wade stuck. There are some big holes and quick drop offs. All in, it's a good place thoug

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Originally Posted By: dfwguy
Yeah they have restrictions in days and times - Tu, thrs, and sat from 6-12 I think. Make sure you take a wade stuck. There are some big holes and quick drop offs. All in, it's a good place thoug


OK, don't make fun of me for not knowing but... What's a "wade stuck?" confused2

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Originally Posted By: DonPablo
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Yeah they have restrictions in days and times - Tu, thrs, and sat from 6-12 I think. Make sure you take a wade stuck. There are some big holes and quick drop offs. All in, it's a good place thoug


OK, don't make fun of me for not knowing but... What's a "wade stuck?" confused2


I am sure he meant 'wade stick'...to check depth of water, aid in walking through dense undergrowth that is flooded, etc...

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Originally Posted By: RiverRunner
I am sure he meant 'wade stick'...to check depth of water, aid in walking through dense undergrowth that is flooded, etc...


I kinda figured that's what he meant after I gave it some thought.

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Re: Duck Hunting Near Hawkins [Re: DonPablo] #6055026 11/28/15 11:30 PM
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I only got a shot at one duck and I completely blew it. I couldn't figure out why we didn't see more action being in the middle of such great duck habitat. I'm sure being far from knowledgeable about it had something to do with it.

Of course the more I thought about it the more it made sense. Out here in West TX there's so much less water that any little bit has a much higher likelihood of being hit. At least that's my theory. smile

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Cool to see someone follow through with the trip report after the initial post. Thumbs up to you.

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