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Woodcock hunting #6901559
09/28/17 01:35 AM
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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.

Re: Woodcock hunting [Re: BANDIT_DOC] #6901728
09/28/17 04:05 AM
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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

Re: Woodcock hunting [Re: BANDIT_DOC] #6901780
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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!




Originally Posted By: Russ79
I learned long ago you can't reason someone out of something they don't reason themselves into.


Re: Woodcock hunting [Re: BANDIT_DOC] #6902408
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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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Your country is a little more picturesque than mine. smile


Originally Posted By: Russ79
I learned long ago you can't reason someone out of something they don't reason themselves into.


Re: Woodcock hunting [Re: BANDIT_DOC] #6903572
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I really want to hunt these birds this year, but no dog and have tried it before.

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