texashuntingforum.com logo
Main Menu
Advertisement
Affiliates
Advertisement
Newest Members
C.d. Bennett, Jimmy Hunt, MkcsHunter, Deerrev, Twill223
64520 Registered Users
Top Posters(All Time)
dogcatcher 90,589
stxranchman 53,946
bill oxner 50,513
RKHarm24 44,577
rifleman 44,415
BMD 41,009
SnakeWrangler 40,459
Big Orn 37,484
txshntr 35,410
Facebook
Forum Statistics
Forums45
Topics419,966
Posts6,101,965
Members64,520
Most Online16,728
Mar 25th, 2012
Print Thread
Goat weed? #7251404
08/10/18 04:40 PM
08/10/18 04:40 PM
Joined: Dec 2006
Posts: 7,352
Waskom, Tx (Harrison County)
K
KWood_TSU Offline OP
THF Trophy Hunter
KWood_TSU  Offline OP
THF Trophy Hunter
K

Joined: Dec 2006
Posts: 7,352
Waskom, Tx (Harrison County)
Anyone have pics of what that stuff looks like when it's ready to be shredded for doves.


Amat Victoria Curam - Victory Loves Preparation

Bison Coolers



Re: Goat weed? [Re: KWood_TSU] #7251432
08/10/18 05:02 PM
08/10/18 05:02 PM
Joined: Jun 2015
Posts: 6,363
texas
R
rickym Online content
THF Trophy Hunter
rickym  Online Content
THF Trophy Hunter
R

Joined: Jun 2015
Posts: 6,363
texas
No sorry. Depends, most of the time you are gonna shred it for the 2nd season. Typically its seeding out on its own in October. Itís actually called croton, with woolly croton being the most common.

When your hunting the last 2 weeks of September start paying attention to it, and youíll know when itís starting to drop seeds.


Originally Posted By: Grizz
Wingshooting is like sex for me - I love doing it but I'm just not that good at it.
Re: Goat weed? [Re: KWood_TSU] #7251436
08/10/18 05:07 PM
08/10/18 05:07 PM
Joined: Aug 2004
Posts: 14,920
Big D
T
Txduckman Online content
THF Celebrity
Txduckman  Online Content
THF Celebrity
T

Joined: Aug 2004
Posts: 14,920
Big D
Looks like a waxy like leaf until it seeds. That is October up here so doesn't help until then. Size depends on rain. Google Croton Weed for images or here you go.

https://goo.gl/images/ptEBLL

Re: Goat weed? [Re: KWood_TSU] #7251567
08/10/18 07:23 PM
08/10/18 07:23 PM
Joined: Dec 2006
Posts: 7,352
Waskom, Tx (Harrison County)
K
KWood_TSU Offline OP
THF Trophy Hunter
KWood_TSU  Offline OP
THF Trophy Hunter
K

Joined: Dec 2006
Posts: 7,352
Waskom, Tx (Harrison County)
I've got plenty of goat weed, just wondering when it's "ready" to be sprayed and shredded to be hunted.


Amat Victoria Curam - Victory Loves Preparation

Bison Coolers



Re: Goat weed? [Re: KWood_TSU] #7256262
08/15/18 04:45 AM
08/15/18 04:45 AM
Joined: Sep 2004
Posts: 2,784
carrollton texas
E
easton1025 Offline
Veteran Tracker
easton1025  Offline
Veteran Tracker
E

Joined: Sep 2004
Posts: 2,784
carrollton texas
it will make you itch like a SOB when you shred it!!!!!!

Re: Goat weed? [Re: KWood_TSU] #7256757
08/15/18 02:41 PM
08/15/18 02:41 PM
Joined: Jun 2011
Posts: 62
F
fin&feather Offline
Outdoorsman
fin&feather  Offline
Outdoorsman
F

Joined: Jun 2011
Posts: 62
Make sure it has a seed head on it then just shred it couple weeks before the season. I would not spray it unless you do not want it coming back the next season. Once you shred it the seed head will dry up and dove will find it.
just my .02

Re: Goat weed? [Re: KWood_TSU] #7258511
08/16/18 10:34 PM
08/16/18 10:34 PM
Joined: May 2008
Posts: 106
Canyon Lake Texas
G
Garwoodie Offline
Woodsman
Garwoodie  Offline
Woodsman
G

Joined: May 2008
Posts: 106
Canyon Lake Texas
Don't have to shred it if it has lots of openings and trails through it, like when cattle are on the property.

Re: Goat weed? [Re: KWood_TSU] #7258632
08/17/18 12:09 AM
08/17/18 12:09 AM
Joined: Oct 2006
Posts: 10,261
D
ducknbass Offline
THF Celebrity
ducknbass  Offline
THF Celebrity
D

Joined: Oct 2006
Posts: 10,261
If I had a goat weed pasture I'd probably shred half of it mid September then the rest a few weeks later. Let them get their fill of grain hard to compete with it anyways. Few rains and it's soured and you'll have fresh groceries.

Last edited by ducknbass; 08/17/18 12:09 AM.
Re: Goat weed? [Re: KWood_TSU] #7258781
08/17/18 01:57 AM
08/17/18 01:57 AM
Joined: May 2005
Posts: 1,507
H
Huntmaster Offline
Pro Tracker
Huntmaster  Offline
Pro Tracker
H

Joined: May 2005
Posts: 1,507
You donít have to do anything to it; unless itís so thick they canít land, which is rare.

Re: Goat weed? [Re: Huntmaster] #7258932
08/17/18 04:08 AM
08/17/18 04:08 AM
Joined: Aug 2004
Posts: 14,920
Big D
T
Txduckman Online content
THF Celebrity
Txduckman  Online Content
THF Celebrity
T

Joined: Aug 2004
Posts: 14,920
Big D
Originally Posted By: Huntmaster
You donít have to do anything to it; unless itís so thick they canít land, which is rare.


Agree unless it might encourage them to hit it at a specific time. Many times right after front in October, I have scared up 100 birds in a small amount of it. They don't stick around long though.

Re: Goat weed? [Re: Huntmaster] #7259168
08/17/18 01:54 PM
08/17/18 01:54 PM
Joined: Oct 2006
Posts: 10,261
D
ducknbass Offline
THF Celebrity
ducknbass  Offline
THF Celebrity
D

Joined: Oct 2006
Posts: 10,261
Originally Posted By: Huntmaster
You donít have to do anything to it; unless itís so thick they canít land, which is rare.


You have to shred goat weed or wait till a frost.

Re: Goat weed? [Re: KWood_TSU] #7259266
08/17/18 02:52 PM
08/17/18 02:52 PM
Joined: Dec 2006
Posts: 7,352
Waskom, Tx (Harrison County)
K
KWood_TSU Offline OP
THF Trophy Hunter
KWood_TSU  Offline OP
THF Trophy Hunter
K

Joined: Dec 2006
Posts: 7,352
Waskom, Tx (Harrison County)
Here's the patch, somewhere around .5 acre.




Last edited by KWood_TSU; 08/17/18 02:55 PM.

Amat Victoria Curam - Victory Loves Preparation

Bison Coolers



Re: Goat weed? [Re: KWood_TSU] #7259498
08/17/18 06:11 PM
08/17/18 06:11 PM
Joined: Nov 2007
Posts: 4,621
The Great State
L
LarryCopper Offline
Extreme Tracker
LarryCopper  Offline
Extreme Tracker
L

Joined: Nov 2007
Posts: 4,621
The Great State
I don't know about East TX, but I've had some great hunts even early season on Central TX when I was young buck without shredding it. I do remember the Duck Commander klan hunting a patch in LA in an episode and they seemed to do well, but that was semi-Hollywood so who knows.

A few years ago in North TX I was on a lease adjacent to some folks that shredded a big patch right before the opener. Dove were on it like stank on chit. We were able to catch a lot coming and going. So I'd have to say shredding does work for early season... at least in this case.

Without being shredded in North TX, over the last few years they have been thick in it in December and January in an area I duck hunt. So it'll probably take time like others have said if you don't.


Previous Thread
Index
Next Thread


© 2004-2019 OUTDOOR SITES NETWORK all rights reserved USA and Worldwide
UBB.threads™ 7.6.2