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9/1/1987 When I was a "pioneer"! #8185908 02/27/21 08:25 PM
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I was cleaning out some old files and ran across this article I had saved. It was by Mark McDonald in the Dallas Times Herald dated September 2, 1987. It was the first day ever of the Type II/Public Hunting Lands Program. I remember my leg was in a cast from a recent motorcycle wreck and I was not supposed to be out walking on it. I had thrown the crutches down for the picture. I just couldn't wait to check out some of the then new hunting areas so I toughed it out. All I killed that day was a 1 1/2 lb bullfrog. I sure wish I was 24 again.

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9/1/1987 When I was a "pioneer"! [Re: Sniper John] #8185911 02/27/21 08:31 PM
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I guess I should include the other half.

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Re: 9/1/1987 When I was a "pioneer"! [Re: Sniper John] #8185980 02/27/21 10:07 PM
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That's cool. I'm sure it brought back some memories.

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Ten days later I was....2

Re: 9/1/1987 When I was a "pioneer"! [Re: Sniper John] #8186133 02/28/21 12:06 AM
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Nice...!!!


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Re: 9/1/1987 When I was a "pioneer"! [Re: Sniper John] #8186167 02/28/21 12:38 AM
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That’s a great find

Re: 9/1/1987 When I was a "pioneer"! [Re: Sniper John] #8187348 03/01/21 02:41 AM
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I can remember the sound of the pumping jacks as I sat waiting for shooting light.

Spent a lot of time at Richland Creek


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I hunted Richland Creek WMA a couple of years, took one decent 8pt, back when it was shotgun only.


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Re: 9/1/1987 When I was a "pioneer"! [Re: Sniper John] #8194001 03/06/21 04:53 AM
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That’s pretty cool.

Re: 9/1/1987 When I was a "pioneer"! [Re: Sniper John] #8194061 03/06/21 07:52 AM
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I drove through Richland Creek sometime back in the 80's,just to scope it out. I think the dam was still under construction.As I recall there was a straightaway road section near the back of the area,basically just a muddy, rutted out truck trail that was lined with campsites,tents,trailers,even saw a converted school bus as a camper! I think guys just permanently camped out on the area for the 3 months of deer season. No drawing required,just buy the $35 AHP permit and bow hunt for the first month then switch to your centerfire rifle for the last 2 months of the season. It's not even in this type I book.I've kept every type 1 and 2 book since those days(yeah I'm a hoarder [Linked Image]
LOL)My how that place has changed.

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cheers Had applied for draw hunt @ Davey Crocket/SamHouston gun/deer whin first heard about the public (type 1 or2) cant remember... bang didnt get drawn...

confused2 Cant remember the year OSBWMA opened up for public hunting...
Still had a deer lease, did several archery deer/hog hunts on it the first year, & the 3 months hog hunts @ end of deer season...
With the high price of deer leases, especially the games played, twas a true Blessing whin it opened up..
Gave up deer leases & wisely spent $40.00 on the then public hunting permit...

swampthang cheers have kept all the booklets also, they in a box in me old camper we left out on leases we were on...

texas has some Awesome public land hunting opertunities..
Had rough night, alienbody parts, yet would still be @ OSBWMA hog hunten...

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Originally Posted by Sniper John
I was cleaning out some old files and ran across this article I had saved. It was by Mark McDonald in the Dallas Times Herald dated September 2, 1987. It was the first day ever of the Type II/Public Hunting Lands Program. I remember my leg was in a cast from a recent motorcycle wreck and I was not supposed to be out walking on it. I had thrown the crutches down for the picture. I just couldn't wait to check out some of the then new hunting areas so I toughed it out. All I killed that day was a 1 1/2 lb bullfrog. I sure wish I was 24 again.

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As of Thursday morning, Mark is a grandpa again. His #2 son had a healthy baby boy.

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LAKE NAMER! LAKE NAMER!...

Cool and congrats. I've got you beat by 4 years, although, I'm happy to let you get to the finish line before me. I'm just generous that way. smile


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Re: 9/1/1987 When I was a "pioneer"! [Re: Jimbo1] #8311739 07/03/21 10:34 PM
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Originally Posted by Jimbo1
I hunted Richland Creek WMA a couple of years, took one decent 8pt, back when it was shotgun only.

Its sad how restrictive the hunting is now, in 30 more years I could see there being nill to no hunting there

Re: 9/1/1987 When I was a "pioneer"! [Re: swampthang] #8311742 07/03/21 10:36 PM
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Originally Posted by swampthang
I drove through Richland Creek sometime back in the 80's,just to scope it out. I think the dam was still under construction.As I recall there was a straightaway road section near the back of the area,basically just a muddy, rutted out truck trail that was lined with campsites,tents,trailers,even saw a converted school bus as a camper! I think guys just permanently camped out on the area for the 3 months of deer season. No drawing required,just buy the $35 AHP permit and bow hunt for the first month then switch to your centerfire rifle for the last 2 months of the season. It's not even in this type I book.I've kept every type 1 and 2 book since those days(yeah I'm a hoarder [Linked Image]
LOL)My how that place has changed.

Thats cool I would love to see scanned pics of those somewhere online, I have the last 20 years of draw hunt books saved.

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Cool piece of history. Thanks for sharing!

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