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Hows yall season going? #7664781 11/17/19 10:55 PM
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its been a while since I posted. I hope fellow public land hunters have been having a good season.

Ive gone on about 5 trips so far, but nothing to bring home. All trips were at Somerville PHL
When bow season first started, I wouldnt see a single deer nor hog as its been very very dry.
All the ponds are bone dry and still remain much so.

On one trip, I had a 100 lb hog walk by me just 20 yards but only to take off after 3 seconds because i was fumbling trying to load and knock an arrow.
On the following trip, I had 2 does walk by just 10 yards while I was full draw. Needed the first one to take 1 more step for a clear shot since there was a tree and shrub in the way.
Then the wind changed direction and they caught my scent and fled.

On my last trip, buck season started.
I found some scrapes and rubs, only to find a makeshift PVC feeder nearby....

Ive been marking all activity on Onx maps and remaining hopeful.


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Re: Hows yall season going? [Re: AdanV] #7665157 11/18/19 04:55 AM
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cheers Awesome report...
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Keep your head held high & your powder dry...
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Re: Hows yall season going? [Re: AdanV] #7680971 12/05/19 11:53 PM
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3 trips for me this year so far. All to San Angelo. Best opportunity for deer there was blown by some yahoos driving around on an atv just before sunset as 3 deer were working their way toward us. They got spooked by the atv and never came back.

Could have taken a turkey the next day at the same spot but I didn’t want a turkey, I wanted a deer.

Going out Saturday, hoping for better luck. Trying N TX for the first time.

Re: Hows yall season going? [Re: AdanV] #7681164 12/06/19 03:08 AM
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I’m 0 for 3 on my hunts. Shortest trip was 450 miles to An area north of Silver City, NM. Blanked in Colorado for bear and Wyoming for elk as well. First time in 5 years or so that I haven’t taken a big game animal. I have 5 Mearn’s quail and a coyote to my name this year, all from New Mexico.

Re: Hows yall season going? [Re: AdanV] #7681556 12/06/19 03:38 PM
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1 hog in the Sam Houston NF, got skunked at Big Lake Bottom, got skunked turkey hunting at twin buttes and san angelo 2 weekends ago. Could've killed about 5 deer at twin buttes but was lookin for turkeys. Luckily I own some land where me and the wife each harvested a buck or our freezer would be runnin on E


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Re: Hows yall season going? [Re: AdanV] #7682898 12/08/19 12:19 AM
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I haven't hunted much this season. New boss that t screws stuff up when I leave for a couple of days. I shot a couple of slickheads for meat and I'm looking forward to our Powderhorn WMA hunt in January.


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Re: Hows yall season going? [Re: AdanV] #7683223 12/08/19 10:04 AM
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Got 2 doe in the freezer as of last week doing public hunting. Struck out at Sam Houston NF and became real sick around day 4 and had to leave by day 5.

Re: Hows yall season going? [Re: AdanV] #7683978 12/09/19 10:13 AM
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Sucks to hear about the ponds at Somerville. I made ome trip there the evening of the teal opener. The ponds were super low with some already just being mud. That was my first time trying duck hunting. Saw 2 that zoomed through like low flying attack aircraft. They were gone before I realized what I was seeing. Since then I've made 2 other solo duck attempts on public land. Learned a lot, saw some bald eagles and a river otter up close. Waffled on a couple ducks, but learned a ton. Other than that, I've made a couple squirrel trips but it's been generally too warm on the days I've been off. I don't really like to creep through the woods when its above 70 degrees. Looking forward to woodcock season tremendously.

Re: Hows yall season going? [Re: machine73] #7686236 12/11/19 05:38 PM
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Where do you hunt woodcock? I have always heard that they are fun to hunt. Seen them, and it looks challenging.

Re: Hows yall season going? [Re: AdanV] #7686494 12/11/19 10:45 PM
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Any of the NFs and WMAs in East TX will probably hold some. Davy Crockett near the Neches is a good spot to start!

Re: Hows yall season going? [Re: AdanV] #7686541 12/12/19 12:00 AM
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You should definitely give it a go, ripgere. They're cool birds and I think they're delicious.

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