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Hunting in DFW area.

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by TrustMyG23, Dec 5, 2012.

  1. TrustMyG23

    TrustMyG23

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    Hi!

    If i were to purchase a hunting license. Is there a public/government land in the DFW area, that i able to hunt free of charge ? I cannot afford a lease at the moment.
    Thanks!
     
  2. sourdough44

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    I'd check the State DNR, 'Fish & Game' site or whatever they call the outdoors recreation department. I've always heard TX had limited public access land available. Like most places, all the more crowded near urban centers.

    If you find some maybe drive a bit or try for weekdays.
     

  3. vafish

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    Most of the public land is 1-2 hours away and is over pressured. I tried for dove and duck season for a few years and gave up.

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  5. TrustMyG23

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    Why was it over pressured ?
     
  6. SMOKEin

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    Few good bow only areas, but you're a little late. PM me if you want some info.
     
  7. mossytxn

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    too many people.
     
  8. tous

    tous GET A ROPE!

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    For those unknowing, Oak Cliff, particularily North Oak Cliff, is comparable the South Central region of Los Angeles.

    It's da 'hood.
     
  9. FullClip

    FullClip NRA Benefactor CLM

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    Man....that's gotta bite living in an area with no access to hunting. Makes me feel pretty lucky to be able to hunt turkey, deer, coyote, squirrel, ducks, partridge, rabbits and People From Away, all within 100 yards of my house.

    I always thought that Texas was huge and had vast tracts of land open to public use.
     
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    You've never been to Dallas, have you? Man has it changed since I was a kid. We used to hunt all over McKinney and Melissa when I was a kid. Now I'm guessing you'd have to drive damn near to the OK border.
     
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    Not much public land in TX.
     
  12. JBnTX

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    South Ft Worth
     
  13. tarpleyg

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    It's SW Dallas. From what I understand, it's going through a bit of gentrification at the moment and seems to be the "place to be."

    Or was that a suggestion to hunt in S. Ft Worth? I could see some reasoning there.
     
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    Oh man, now everybody knows.

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    Nope, even the lakes are all surrounded by rich people's houses, making it impossible to get access to the lake except for the boat docks.

    Gone are the days of bank fishing.
     
  16. FullClip

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    There is some "public" land in Maine, but a whole lot of Maine is owned by various paper companies, who allow public access. That is changing...slowly right now, for the worse as private people buy it up here and there. Guess if it can happen in a state as big as Texas, it wouldn't take long to lose the priviliges we enjoy disappear fast in a little state like Maine.
     
  17. M2 Carbine

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    True and it's almost impossible to find private land to hunt or shoot on.


    Years ago I use to allow most anyone to shoot on my place but people have become such irresponsible sue crazy A holes I can only allow a small number of trusted people to shoot here now.

    Face it, the average American is such a butt head that if they spill hot Coffee in their lap or shoot their toe off, they want to blame someone else and collect money.


    So, land owners can no longer allow people on their land.
     
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    This is why we only allow friends on our land.
     
  19. TrustMyG23

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    I am out of luck then! My only hope is Grasslands. Since i able to use slug on hogs. Other places are required bow, which i dont have.
     
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    One nice thing about VA. If you allow use of your property for sporting purposes and don't charge a fee you have no liability for the people who use your property or their actions.

    I wanted to hunt on a friends property, both her and her husband are lawyers. After reading the VA laws I showed them they said they have less liability if they allow someone to hunt then if the person trespasses.