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Sicilian Hunter

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Hello!!
I've recently moved from NM to TX and although at the moment, I live outside of Austin, we plan on moving east of the city in the near future.
I still belong to the NM Mountain Men but I am looking for more local guys to hunt, fish and trek with a little closer to home.
I have two canoes and I am conjuring a future Period float trek and looking for some ADVENTUROUS souls interested in testing themselves and their kits.
So far I have been scouting the San Gabriel river where it meets Grainger lake.
My idea is set up a station camp there consisting of a half-faced structure with something of an elevated floor to be up off the ground and any unwanted "visitors".
That particular county allows for squirrel hunting all year round and the waters are loaded with fish.
A little background: the period that I emulate is roughly 1765-75 of a woodsman who is hunting deer for hides and scouting land to farm.
I am currently learning period fishing methods and techniques, I LOVE hunting squirrels and other small game, I want to practice some period trapping at some point but my major hurdle with all of these activities is WHERE to go?!
Right now I'm just sending out some smoke signals to those in TX to see if there anybody interested in getting out into the forest and practicing the Craft.
 

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So your thinking of hunting the public land around Grainger Lake are ya? The San Gabriel as I recall is pretty shallow in most areas, good fishing sometime though.
 

Sicilian Hunter

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So your thinking of hunting the public land around Grainger Lake are ya? The San Gabriel as I recall is pretty shallow in most areas, good fishing sometime though.
David,
The San Gabriel at that end is like the bayou, real slow moving and peaceful.
You can barely tell that you're paddling upstream in most places.
I also spotted plenty of beaver sign!
 

Sicilian Hunter

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Watch for hawgs in that San Gabriel bottom.
Hermit,
I've heard this from more than one source!
Do you know the area?
I know the deer hunts are by lottery but I'm not sure what you need to hunt swine.
I do know that you can hunt squirrel all year round in that county!!
 

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Hermit,
I've heard this from more than one source!
Do you know the area?
I know the deer hunts are by lottery but I'm not sure what you need to hunt swine.
I do know that you can hunt squirrel all year round in that county!!
Don’t know ? Just get in River bottom and look for hog sign. Shouldn’t be too hard to find. Betting they are a bit nocturnal tho! Waidmannsglück!!!
Der Einsiedler
 

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Don’t know ? Just get in River bottom and look for hog sign. Shouldn’t be too hard to find. Betting they are a bit nocturnal tho! Waidmannsglück!!!
Der Einsiedler
Hermit,
Will do!!
With a canoe I can get into some areas harder to get to on foot.
If I pull an overnight stay I could try an evening hunt
 

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I also plan on doing some night bow/atal atal fishing for gar there at some point so that may end up being a dual purpose harvest should they come down to the shore to drink
 

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