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Re: Old Sabine Bottom WMA [Re: shea.mcphail] #7108439
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Originally Posted By: shea.mcphail
Colt - you got a link to the video you are talking about?


Not sure witch video your talking about ?
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Re: Old Sabine Bottom WMA [Re: colt.45] #7108444
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Originally Posted By: colt.45
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Colt - you got a link to the video you are talking about?


Not sure witch video your talking about ?
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You mentioned a video with hogs sleeping in the Cain area.

Re: Old Sabine Bottom WMA [Re: shea.mcphail] #7109190
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Tried walking into the OSB Main entrance yesterday, Got through two areas where the water was about 16" over the road and moving fast. Found my waterproof boots were not. Came to a third crossing a bit longer and deeper and decided I had enough. Found this site today. I'll be checking it next time I go out. River Data

Re: Old Sabine Bottom WMA [Re: shea.mcphail] #7109531
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Originally Posted By: shea.mcphail
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Colt - you got a link to the video you are talking about?


Not sure witch video your talking about ?
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You mentioned a video with hogs sleeping in the Cain area.


bang having troubles with net, 4th time tried to reply to your post.
The threads only go back 6 pages, last one reply was 2017, the video posted, was in public hunting, scratch 2015 ? Not sure if it can be looked up.
It was about videos at OSBWMA had several videos. Was scouting for weekend hunt, when guy was driving down from FW, parked at Hoard road, took trail that went North by a box stand before edge of woods. Once at edge North boundary river took trail heading for a Colman pop up camper, that was added onto. Theirs some switch-cain on right side walked into it. Heard the hogs, sleepen, eased up to them, i carry my camera, friend kids me bout doing too much shooting with it. Took video, quality not best, got shoulder problems, they took off runnen. Day or two later, same area, easen threw switch-cain, hogs came towards me, got behind tree, had orange on, videoed, they layed down by a fallen tree. Think same hogs, a boar laid behind fallen tree. Backed off tried circle ta take out boar, small 5-10# squeeled, they ran.
That weekend the guy came down, we seen two different sounders.
Both videos & others were in thread, think they got deleted, ta keep up dated. Not able ta down load, tried doing pic, it not work. Sorry.

Leveled coolpics that brought back memories of when it first opened ta public, hunting with son, we waited some times chest deep going ta higher ground, (slide feet) one step could be over head. Also took flat bottem, or canoe.
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Re: Old Sabine Bottom WMA [Re: KeyLymePie] #7109532
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I use this website.Click the blue numbers on the far left.

https://waterdata.usgs.gov/tx/nwis/current/?type=flow

Re: Old Sabine Bottom WMA [Re: colt.45] #7109864
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No worries! Maybe I can find it if I can go back further. Sounds like a cool experience to say the least. cheers

Re: Old Sabine Bottom WMA [Re: KeyLymePie] #7110147
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Went by 1804 today, it's open! But water is still out of the river banks.

Re: Old Sabine Bottom WMA [Re: KeyLymePie] #7110148
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Re: Old Sabine Bottom WMA [Re: White Falcon] #7110521
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cheers some good info for the weather info. Several years back went to a WMA rifle scout & hunt. Didn't check weather. Got rained out, changed cloths, it let up hit woods again, soaked again. Had no dry cloths left, Radeon said bridges might flood, so left.
Did find lots of good sign though, scraps & nice rubs. By small town, Apple Springs or something.
Still enjoyed the Sabine.
Usually when water starts flowing it's banks, the closed gate just after oil rig, not sure if it's still their. Theirs road goes ta right to parking area with trails heading East, one trail circles South back ta main road. Any ways theirs a gate past that road on main road before last camp. Every thing starts heading West. Takes while for things move back in.
Enjoy the info, lots of memories, wish could be their with ya. Stay safe, their be few gaters, been spotted. Affordable & good hunting, never did see lots of squirrels for as big of hard wood. Spent many hours in bow stand with camera ready ta video. Heard noise behind me, turned an a yote carring off a small piglet, didnt get video though.
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Re: Old Sabine Bottom WMA [Re: White Falcon] #7121180
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Originally Posted By: White Falcon
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Kayak! More stable than canoe!

Spenrt many an hour on Sabine from Hoard ta 155 in canoe, kayak (it early version) has a hole in one end, used a clip on bleacher seat ta sit on & me little ol jon boat. Used ta put canoe in at 3rd camp site & go down stream, river low during archery hunts. couldnt get vary far up river. Also banks made it tough, their was an area that could get up bank down river, rofl fell in once, phone quit working.
Have you checked your food plots & feeders N of sabine ? If river up, most critters move off WMA. Private land owners have some good hog hunten. Think now ya can archery hog year round.
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Re: Old Sabine Bottom WMA [Re: KeyLymePie] #7121986
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Last year!!! Water didn't get to my feeder this year, but close

Re: Old Sabine Bottom WMA [Re: KeyLymePie] #7122167
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I'm wondering if it would help to start locking up that entire WMA at night? Maybe move that overnight campground closer to the entrance/headquarters and lock up the rest of the WMA at night. Would cut down on any poaching on the area. As it is now the deer hunting is not very good on the area and I'm thinking part of the problem might be poaching.That's kinda what they do at Richland Creek and Engeling.

Re: Old Sabine Bottom WMA [Re: swampthang] #7122385
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swampthang, river gets up like in some of the photos in this thread, they DO LOCK the gates. Saves on wear & tear on the main road going ta last camp site.
As far as people poaching the WMA during high water, the deer sence it & leave the WMA to surrounding privet owned land owners. Locking gates not gonna solve poaching.
As pappy once said: " WMA are the last resort for the low-income hunters. What once was price of Gov. Food Stamps has become a Richmans Sport. "
i know bang damn Yankee .
Edit: actually applied for job working their, bang Dang D- in grammer.

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Re: Old Sabine Bottom WMA [Re: KeyLymePie] #7122992
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Apparently they allow coon hunting on the area so I guess we can forget about locking it up at night.

Re: Old Sabine Bottom WMA [Re: KeyLymePie] #7123060
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That is one monstrosity of a feeder. Looks like a giant wind chime with those other legs still attached to the feeder.

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Ya, coon hunting is allowed at sabine. Done the archery deer & hog hunts since it opened ta public.
Not sure when that was. Over the years, seen many deer that rival any deer that have been posted on texasHF.
2cents archery only hunts does more for aging deer, do to limit of range vs rifle. The flooding does push deer & hogs off WMA. As posted in other threads, if ya know the high areas, ya can find hogs.
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Cherokee Mingan, The short legs are so when you let it down to fill feeder, you don't crush the time and motor. Hundreds of these sold around here.

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Cherokee Mingan, The short legs are so when you let it down to fill feeder, you don't crush the time and motor. Hundreds of these sold around here.


Ah yes, that makes sense. Makes me want one now. I bet the coons have a difficult time getting to the thrower too?

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Cherokee Mingan, The short legs are so when you let it down to fill feeder, you don't crush the time and motor. Hundreds of these sold around here.


Ah yes, that makes sense. Makes me want one now. I bet the coons have a difficult time getting to the thrower too?


cheers nice, the river floods the WMA it looks like a big lake from West of hoard rd ta 155.
Every thing gets pushed out. House was roughly 10-15 miles from WMA office as crow flies. Would see increase of hogs down by creek-branch South of house were had my tri-pod feeder & deer food plot. Would see 10-15 on trail cams. Neighbor hood dogs kept hog hunts on run. Hogs knocked down my tri-pod feeder three nights in a row. Took ol cable had laying around & run it from tree ta tree over head. Solved that problem, bang filling feeder was difficalt. rofl only hew days left for hog any legal means left at WMA, think they let ya hunt archery hog year round now. Miss me time spent at OSBWMA lots of great memories. Doing some scouting for around here. Thingas have changed here. Used ta be 1 day fpr deer if applied for doe tag, pard & I hunted the three day buck only with our cap & ball. Hear can use cross-bow, any one over 60 also can rest me .45 kentucky on shooting sticks or such. " Low-income workers dont have ta be told how bad times are, they live it. "
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There are some issues with these feeders. tree rats chew them up a little, and after about 7 yrs plastic gets brittle. Other than that for over 7 yrs old not a bad feeder.

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Bet river is up this week!

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I finally got out to OSB on Sunday. I wish I had taken some pictures but the mosquitos were so thick the only thing I had on my mind was getting out of there. There were so many hogs moving around that it felt like you couldnt throw a rock without hitting one. Saturday is the last day of the general season for hogs if I remember correctly, but assuming its not all underwater and you remember your mosquito repellant you could have a pretty great hunt out there.


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eeks333 never had troubles with the mosketoes this time of year, always kept on the move. Must be warm weather. Early archery hunts in October, seen some bad days, wear the head net mosketoes & natts in the eye cut outs. They have the gates closed leading ta camp sites ?
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I think it must have been a combination of the recent flooding and the heat. There was a whole lot of standing water in the WMA which probably made it prime territory for the mosquitos. They were so bad that the moment I stood still all I could hear was their buzzing, it made sneaking up on the hogs kind of difficult. It was still a wonderful hunt and I saw more hogs out there in one morning than I had in a while.

Im not sure about the gates to the campground though. I parked over off Hoard Rd and walked in from there so I was a fair bit away from the campground.


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cheers it starts flooding ya see the deer & hogs headen West. The higher parts are East of rd leading ta campsites, often find hogs stranded on little islands. Just gotta know high areas.
It's best kept secret, me tagoto for hogs.
cheers glad ta see someone enjoying the place, lots of great memories, can be tough hunt, rofl not for sissies. Even with alien body parts would be thar on a hog hunt.
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