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Lone star pass/somerset road public land near San antonio #8312836 07/05/21 02:42 PM
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Does anyone know how crowded these two areas are for dove huntinf?

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I went on opening day and 1/2 of San Antonio was out there...sounded like a war zone and even the chi-chi birds were not safe...if you like the circus, this is the place...

Re: Lone star pass/somerset road public land near San antonio [Re: cleboje] #8313660 07/06/21 01:47 PM
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Ok thanks for the clarification. That’s what I figured would happen. I was just hoping it wasn’t that way. I won’t be going, I wanted a safe quote place to just get out and hunt away from others. Thanks again for the information

Re: Lone star pass/somerset road public land near San antonio [Re: William pitts] #8313683 07/06/21 02:03 PM
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Originally Posted by William pitts
Ok thanks for the clarification. That’s what I figured would happen. I was just hoping it wasn’t that way. I won’t be going, I wanted a safe quote place to just get out and hunt away from others. Thanks again for the information


To get to a place that meets your criteria, you should be willing to drive 2-3 hours into the middle of nowhere...and then be prepared to hunt with locals who live in the middle of nowhere...but at least its less crowded when you are in the middle of nowhere...

Re: Lone star pass/somerset road public land near San antonio [Re: cleboje] #8313809 07/06/21 04:44 PM
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I guess I got spoiled hunting near bossier city, because it was not that way up there. Thanks again for the info

Re: Lone star pass/somerset road public land near San antonio [Re: William pitts] #8314104 07/06/21 10:16 PM
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How do you find the no where spots. Wanting to go dove hunting this year for the first time in about 5 years.

Re: Lone star pass/somerset road public land near San antonio [Re: spacejunkie] #8314439 07/07/21 11:42 AM
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Originally Posted by spacejunkie
How do you find the no where spots. Wanting to go dove hunting this year for the first time in about 5 years.


It's not that hard to find them....but it takes a lot of scouting on your part...time/gas/miles invested to check out different locations...it's like duck hunting...you gotta invest to get some return.

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Originally Posted by spacejunkie
How do you find the no where spots. Wanting to go dove hunting this year for the first time in about 5 years.


It's not that hard to find them....but it takes a lot of scouting on your part...time/gas/miles invested to check out different locations...it's like duck hunting...you gotta invest to get some return.

Re: Lone star pass/somerset road public land near San antonio [Re: William pitts] #8315247 07/08/21 02:09 AM
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I’m finally retired so time and driving are no problem. Is there a list posted somewhere to point to give me a starting place?

Re: Lone star pass/somerset road public land near San antonio [Re: William pitts] #8315403 07/08/21 01:10 PM
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The TPWD Type II permit for a starting point...another good source is your local GW...they know where to point you.

Re: Lone star pass/somerset road public land near San antonio [Re: William pitts] #8315580 07/08/21 04:20 PM
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Cleb knows his stuff, good advice. When birds are there, the hunters will be there. No birds, no crowds.

Look at the TPWD public hunts as mentioned.

Years past some the land down near Dilley, south of Kingsville, Alice, Daughtery, the Chap, etc were marginally managed for dove, some planting & cultivating. They also had some lands outside of NB & San Marcos, but the 2021-2022 map booklet download on the TPWD site shows about the same places as 2020.

Close to SA, you'll not find cheap and not crowded on public lands. You can find cheap & crowded private land hunts all along 16 & all around of the edge of town, some as little as $30-$40 a gun. Mostly pass shooting and crowded. Lots of guys get limits on the first days when the WW aren't educated.


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One positive note on the south side you will be glad you have a shotgun.

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Originally Posted by redchevy
One positive note on the south side you will be glad you have a shotgun.



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Where's your southside pride Baby? God's country...Ese. Situational awareness is key. up


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