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Re: East Texas Opening Day [Re: maximum] #8725609 11/03/22 05:35 PM
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Originally Posted by maximum
Arkansas is where I first learned about what a sound shot was

Please enlighten me, I'm ignorant?

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A buddy and I have a place for hog hunting in Panola county. It's not near any public land and not in what you would think of as a deer lease type area. We hunt hogs there year round from stands set up for night hunting and also for camping and sleeping in. I hunt from an old camper. So we are in our stands all night when we are there. What amazes me is almost every night any time of year weekend or week day, there is distant shooting going on at random times during the night. Often it is rapid fire volleys, sometimes single shots, and everything in between. Big pows and little pows. Sometimes it will go on for an hour or two. Pretty much every night I am there and not from one area or direction. My first thought is how the heck can these people afford all that ammo to be shooting every night? And what the heck are they shooting at? Do they every sleep?

Re: East Texas Opening Day [Re: garyrapp55] #8725647 11/03/22 06:44 PM
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Originally Posted by garyrapp55
Originally Posted by maximum
Arkansas is where I first learned about what a sound shot was

Please enlighten me, I'm ignorant?


According to the ark native that sent rounds nearby
where a friend was sitting in a brush blind, when you
hear a sound and send projectiles toward where you
think the sound was, is a "sound shot"
When asked what the shooter was popping off
shots at, he replied " Yeah, I didn't see much of
anything, but I got a sound shot. . ." ( not verbatim)

Apparently, that's an acceptable practice in some
regions

Re: East Texas Opening Day [Re: DirtyHarry] #8725655 11/03/22 06:59 PM
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It's similar to what I heard referred to as a hail mary shot
around here. Hunting some years back with a group one
man asked if I'd seen anything that morning. I said yeah
I'd seen a doe. He says well you didn't hit it? I say no, it
was really too far for a decent shot. He says didn't I take
a hail mary ? I says a what? He says a hail mary. That's
where you just pop a shot or fling an arrow on the chance
something might connect. He says you can't kill an animal
if you don't take a shot.

The difference being that you've actually seen an animal
taking a hail mary, and you haven't actually seen anything
taking a sound shot

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Originally Posted by DirtyHarry
Hey guys- I am going to be hunting in East Texas Wed-Friday this week, I've never hunted out that way. I was planning on gun hunting and just tagging the deer on Saturday morning. Supposedly in the pines, its kind of a "no say, no tell" system. As long as you are cool about it? Any one hunt in east Texas with advice?


I have a place in East Texas and I would advise you to shoot any black panthers you see also. According to everyone I've met since we bought our land, the whole area is overrun with them.

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Originally Posted by Ringtail
Originally Posted by DirtyHarry
Hey guys- I am going to be hunting in East Texas Wed-Friday this week, I've never hunted out that way. I was planning on gun hunting and just tagging the deer on Saturday morning. Supposedly in the pines, its kind of a "no say, no tell" system. As long as you are cool about it? Any one hunt in east Texas with advice?


I have a place in East Texas and I would advise you to shoot any black panthers you see also. According to everyone I've met since we bought our land, the whole area is overrun with them.


^^^^

I concur. Of all the places Black Panthers supposedly exist in Texas, East Texas is just lousy with them (according to locals).

It would not surprise me to learn that the 'Bigfeet' (if that is the correct Plural rendering) that live here....keep them as pets.


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Re: East Texas Opening Day [Re: maximum] #8726159 11/04/22 11:43 AM
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Originally Posted by maximum
when you hear a sound and send projectiles toward where you think the sound was, is a "sound shot"

Thanks, now I understand.
Once when I was about 21-22 I took my girlfriend at that time to our place during deer season. I went out before sunrise and she of course stayed in bed. After a few hours, I heard something in the woods, it was her, looking for me. Glad I didn't take a sound shot.

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You guys are hard on East Texas. I like East Texas but not a fan of breaking game laws. I met the game warden in Camp county last year on opening weekend. Drove up to my cabin. He checked my license and my buddies. Nice but certainly didn’t seem like someone that would allow what is being talked about here.

I know it can be different for land owners that live locally and know the game warden personally. Maybe they give them some leeway. I doubt that would apply to the OP hunting on someone’s land in East Texas for the first time.




Re: East Texas Opening Day [Re: DirtyHarry] #8726403 11/04/22 05:06 PM
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a good bit of the posts are sarcasm, and posted for a joke

the sound shot and hail mary shot business is genuine as
is the trespassing.
pretty much everywhere i've ever hunted where there wasn't
somebody on site all the time (landowner, ranch manager, etc. )
had trespassing. there's places where it was more obvious
than others, but it was there. one place was cut in two by a
state highway, and the landowner lived on one side and we
hunted the other. one time we found where somebody had cut
a piece of fence and was going in and out with jeeps and
ATV's. the landowner knew nothing about it. I've caught
people before that their excuse was more or less the previous
man that had owned the place allowed them free reign to
run willy nilly over the place and shoot and hunt and get
drunk and toss cans and cigarette butts wherever they felt
like it. all that and the "i go wherever my dogs go" hog hunters.

it's all out there, just more obvious and some places
worse than others

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should have also added that i was meaning as far as west
of sweetwater/ colorado city to south around freer, north
to the red river, and the louisiana line
i haven't hunted that much in what is considered central Texas

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Originally Posted by maximum
a good bit of the posts are sarcasm, and posted for a joke

the sound shot and hail mary shot business is genuine as
is the trespassing.
pretty much everywhere i've ever hunted where there wasn't
somebody on site all the time (landowner, ranch manager, etc. )
had trespassing. there's places where it was more obvious
than others, but it was there. one place was cut in two by a
state highway, and the landowner lived on one side and we
hunted the other. one time we found where somebody had cut
a piece of fence and was going in and out with jeeps and
ATV's. the landowner knew nothing about it. I've caught
people before that their excuse was more or less the previous
man that had owned the place allowed them free reign to
run willy nilly over the place and shoot and hunt and get
drunk and toss cans and cigarette butts wherever they felt
like it. all that and the "i go wherever my dogs go" hog hunters.

it's all out there, just more obvious and some places
worse than others


And then you got the guy like the one that lives down the county road from me that gets busted running a co-ck fighting ring at his place. I have met some good people in east Texas including some others that live fairly close or just pass by on the county road but a few make it kind of unpleasant for everyone nearby. The site wouldn't let me post the word for "rooster" so I changed it up.

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I'm on the stand now. Maybe I should take one of those sound shots.




Re: East Texas Opening Day [Re: scottfromdallas] #8727291 11/05/22 11:01 PM
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Originally Posted by scottfromdallas
I'm on the stand now. Maybe I should take one of those sound shots.


You can try what I always call the new-glock-field-test

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I'm going to get my popcorn and wait for this episode of Lonestar law.

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