Hello guys, this is my second year as a hunter in national forest, the guys I have tagged along with usually hunt off of service road 219 and have been pretty successfull for over 10 years, and pretty much have the area scouted out too the Tea....however I'm interested in a good hunting spot for hogs.... Is any one willing to share ? Also shows public vs. private lands. Most informative. What I plan to do, is hike in as deep as this terrain permits and set my son up in a tree stand at the top of a thicket covered draw. I definately do not want to walk in on someones huntin after they scouted and setup all offseason. Regards - NationalForestHunter, Thanks for all the tips. Are there specific food sources within a half mile of a road that would be a good spot? I never got one quite as big as that one, but I did end up getting one. Good Luck and as one vet to another, I'm glad you're states side and safe. I'm heading up this weekend for a 3 day hunt/camp. Press J to jump to the feed. This 162,000 acre for... A record of my times as the manager of the Greif Bros. It is extremely helpful for me. I am new to the are and fairly new to deer hunting. Sounds like an awesome place to hunt, thanks for the info, Walmart has a 2 man stand that's 63 pounds and easy to set up quickly, I live in Fort Worth and hunt the LBJ grasslands near Alvord , free ,no baiting and buck only except thanksgiving weekend - I liked the antler less permit system they used to have better -I usually hunt with a bow but just harvested my first hog with a new crossbow -i would like to find a place i can bait for hogs legally , thanks and good luck and God bless, I hunt the LBJ GRASSLANDS near Alvord and Decatur, does anybody ever hunt there ? Also keep in mind: No hunting within 150 yards of the Lone Star Hiking Trail: See Google Maps at http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?ie=UTF8&oe=UTF8&msa=0&msid=212577899013526425803.0004840f1a33a077bf0a2, Awesome blog, nice to see the whole forest isnt dried up. These counties have evidence of human occupation dating back 12 thousand years, making it an interesting historical and archeological site. So my friends and I are considering going to the park to do some nighttime hog hunting with our NVG setups. This is one of my favorite blog about hunting and I also want you to update more post like this. I live in Cypress and can only go on occasional Saturdays. If you head east through New Waverly, you’re blindly following Google Maps and won’t get where you need to be. Hunters SHNF Hunting Rule No. Last edited by Palehorse; ... Sam Houston National Forest [Re: BudroDaddy21] #5371920 10/21/14 07:47 PM: Joined: Sep 2014. Just read few posts talking about night hunt, is that allowed at the park even if it is a hog hunt not deer? Always try to slip in before day light or at noon, then take a stand and be patient. Thanks ahead of time for the help. I've recently scouted the area. 2025 and go 0.4 … It’s a few miles to the west of I-45 on FM 1375. woudl you like to connect? You can get turned around easily in these woods. Good spot. Just get past the learning curve. For information on Sam Houston National Forest. I read a story about a guy who used to approach bedded deer, bucks even, as close as a foot or two by doing this! Industrial possibility with ~1.7 miles of Union Pacific rail frontage. Deer Hunting in Sam Houston National Forest, Hog Hunting in Sam Houston National Forest, Sam Houston National Forest, San Jacinto County, TX, USA, http://www.wildlifesystems.com/whitetail_deer_hunting.html, Hunting the Sam Houston National Forest - 1998 thru 2020, Hunting the Texas Hill Country - 1987 thru 2000, 2014 Visit to Cabela's - Hamburg, Pennsylvania, Carter's Country Outdoors - A Texas Tradition, 2016 Hunters Extravaganza - Houston, Texas. Last-minute getaway? awesome. It has detailed answers on many questions about hunting in the SHNF and other east Texas national forest lands / wildlife management areas. I'd would appreciate hearing from those that have successfully hunted the Sam Houston National Forest. Second - Never have a loaded gun in your vehicle while driving on a US Forest Service road, never. Then I'll have to try him again. Secondly, you need to find ground scrapes and the trail that is associated with the network of ground scrapes. This 162,000 acre forest of southern pine, hardwoods, and shallow creeks gives local hunters an excellent habitat for hunting recreation. Thank you for the article. If you are seeking a spacious area within the SHNF that is accessible, consider the area bordered by FM 2025, FM 2666 and Hwy 59. In the area that you are hunting, you will need to know where these trees are located. US Forest Service map of Sam Houston National Forest. Though more challenging, succesful hunting is doable out there. Contact: Your concern is a valid one and yes....you will meet other hunters in the SHNF but I must say that I've never had any difficulty with anybody. Do not possess buckshot in a Wildlife Management Area (WMA). MCgunner Member. Thank you for what you are sharing very helpful!! Game Wardens and Agents are on patrol enforcing Texas game laws and Federal laws regarding the use of the National Forest. It's a very good and important and very beneficial article, thanks dear, Very necessary resources, thanks for this god idea. Do not damage trees in the SHNF. I did a lot of pre-season prep but didn't go very often because I don't like to hunt in short sleeve shirts in warm weather. Keep sharing informative blog. I've only been hunting for 2 seasons and I've dedicated both seasons, heart and soul to the forest with no luck! I harvested 1 for with my antler less permit and a nice 8 point, 6 sucklings, 2 boars, it's been rough because we got such a late cold snap this year.Road 204 is easy access to a car. Once you are done with your licensed hunting activity, then you revert back to the carry laws for the State of Texas. Shows locations of campgrounds, facilities, hiking trails, boat ramps, etc. 1375, take Rt. I am looking at doing some hog or deer hunting this fall/winter. Haven't harvested anything but I've seen them. Dates Open: I went this past weekened but didn't have any luck. I've been in the east Sam Houston National Forest and while the recent rainfall hasn't been able to get the creeks flowing, there is plenty of moisture in the forest (makes for quiet stalking), acorn crop is good, green browse crop is good, so the deer have plenty of food and water sources. Saw a doe and fawn crossing the gravel forest road, and some deer sign. Beautiful area. They are some of the finest and hardest working public servants in the State of Texas. No, the road has to be on the MVUM to be traveled legally Can you spear a deer from a tree? Th... DECEMBER 2013 - The weather has been excellent for hunting this deer season. During the competition, nobody carries a gun with them....its all about the dogs treeing squirrels and visual verification that the a squirrel was in the tree. You just gotta be willing to go way off the beaten path. It was a day of great people, great dogs, great food and lots of fun. Huntsville, Texas... Huntsville, Texas State Park Trail Map 10 miles away. You must follow certain rules when hunting in the Wildlife Management Areas. I'll be out tonight and tomorrow morningItalianrebel84@gmail.com. Check out our popular children's book series that tells the story of the scriptures using rhyme. Dragging them out from a mile and a half is work especially at 58yrs old., but with it. Any help with this would be greatly appreciated. so where to hunt this area from houston to samhouston national forest address >could some body can provide the address ? Jeremy - Yes. Winners will be … It is through the Wounded Warriors program. anyone responds i'll post up info. Hunters 16 years of age and younger are not required to have a hunting permit, I can't wait to read lots of your posts. I have never been hunting before. In fact, motels in Sam Houston National Forest average just /night. send me an email and maybe we can hunt a bit.Brandon. OP. This year I used a game camera in my favorite hunting area and confirmed that a good 8 point buck and 10 point buck are using the ground scrapes in the vicinity. Hogs can be hunted 365 days per year, dove season is open now, and squirrel season opens soon. We'll see what happens. is one site better than the next for bow hunters? I came across this board and I find It really useful & it helped me out much. Gonna start scouting the forest soon, both west and east of 45. As for crawling into the thickets. Know the rules about hunting in the SHNF and hunt safely! The forest is located 50 miles north of Houston, making for a great weekend trip. Hi folks!! Shows locations of campgrounds, facilities, Signed out × Explore Maps Map Directory Contributors Add Map! The biometric gun safe is useful online site for hunters and for those who have any kinds of guns. I guess I'll have to wait for the cold weather to arrive in January / February and go hog hunting. This was a difficult year for deer hunting - it was warm most of the hunting season, the white-tailed deer rut occured very early in the season and the oak trees were dropping acorns by the ton. 12:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. My uncle invited me to go deer hunting during the next deer season. Limit 1 application per category. I drew a antlerless management tag for SHNF this year and have no idea where to go or what expect. have rules and regulations for hunting not required on private property. Brandon - I hope you had a good hunt during early January. Operation Game Thief (800)792-GAME. Nich shots of the forest! Sam Houston National Forest is remarkably easy to get to…if you know where you’re going. I spend alot of time on google maps and topo's but they dont help too much. Find local businesses, view maps and get driving directions in Google Maps. Which animal could we hunt at Sam Houston National Forest? Davy Crockett National Forest 18551 State Highway 7 East Kennard, Texas 75847 (936) 655-2299. Worked the pipeline for a while, and back about half way down 204 toward the lake. Just something we want to do for fun and stories.The only preparation we have is studying Google maps and garmin topo's. Sam Houston National Forest 394 FM 1375 West New Waverly, Texas 77358 (936) 344-6205. thanks, On the walk in the park/hike on a pleasant trail scale, elk hunting is a backpack trip in a rugged wilderness. CAMPGROUND NAME: Double Lake VISIT DATE: 02/26/1997 UPDATE DATE: 4/10/2017 STATE: Texas REGION: Southern RANGER DISTRICT: Sam Houston NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Coldspring RESERVATIONS: 1-877-444-6777 or make on-line reservation DIRECTIONS: From Coldspring, TX, take State Rt. 7 - Be Prepared - carry a map, compass, knife, water and a mobile phone. going to try my luck late season this year bow hunting at SHNF anyone out there tried this? You are representing Texas hunters, leave a good impression. Worth, Houst... Each August, many Houston area hunters attend the annual  Hunters Extravaganza  to see the latest hunting products, reps from Texas hunting ... August 30 - It was a hot, humid afternoon and I found the Sam Houston National Forest to be more green than I have seen it in 4 years. I used to hunt in Kansas but since moving to Texas will be focusing on making one good dog. I am a conservative, constitutional, Christian, married 58yoa, professional looking for hunting a partner or two (grandkids can be included) this 2013 - 2014 season. Interesting blog. Check the current Public Hunting Lands map booklet for "Special Regulations in effect on US Forest Service Units." After the 2 hour, morning field competition there was a hot lunch, followed by a treeing contest and bench competition. Open year round. 4 - Review and know the hunting schedules for your county and game. The forest contains 163, 037 acres between Huntsville, Conroe, Cleveland and Richards, Texas. I just got a 4 wheeler and will be out monday night with a buddy checking out some trails I've been on the past two years, sorry can't give those up.For the new hunters 204 had some logging done, it's been cleared out towards the back, however this road is frequented so weekends, prepare to see other hunters. 6 - Do not hunt deer or feral hogs with with hunting dogs in the SHNF WMA. Great article, very informative and useful for people with intention to hunt at Sam Houston National Forest. The hogs will come at the horses and can I shoot them with my handgun to protect my stupid horse who freezes in place? Enjoy all that surounds you and time will fly and a legal deer may present a shot. Plenty of hogs in the area too! the thick thorny brush got us. First, if you've never hunted public hunting grounds, make sure you got your license, hunter certification, and APH permit. Make sure you carry a GPS device if you are unfimiliar with the section you decide to hunt. Nice pictures about hunting and I really like it. The good news is that recent rains have saturated the forest, filled the creeks, ending the drought that actually began during the 2010 / 2011. What can you tell me about the season ? Main Menu. Only been a few times over the last 4 years. More later....NFH. Or has SHNF been pretty productive for youPlease send me an email when you have a chance (mfrizvi786@comcast.net)- Muhammad, I'm a first time hunter at SHNF this year and would like to join anyone with experience. we have a ground blind but i figured out that mostly, its difficult to find wide open areas, tree stands or climbers are probably a must but i dont know if there is anything for two persons to carry along and setup early morning. I am a handicapped hunter and I, along with my 12-year old son, drew antlerless deer permits in SHNF this year. This special designation provides benefits to those who use the Sam Houston National Forest, including hunters, and to the wildlife that live or forage there. My son-n-law's nephew traps hogs and might be able to set us up with a good location. Interesting blog. Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts. Thanks for sharing good information ! Wish me luch yall, Just an FYI for the disabled vet; I understand that there is a disabled vet program that will actually take you out and help you hunt. and cookie statement. Be more towards cleveland/shepherd area. I was squirrel hunting on Texas public land, and I scored a small suprise hog too! The Sam Houston National Forest, one of four National Forests in Texas, is located 50 miles north of Houston. next question. The Sam Houston Restaurant Tour is a laid back overnighter that explores the dirt roads in northern Sam Houston National Forest. Church in Tomball, and work full time. Brandon, I've been hunting the area west of I-45 for a couple of years. Description: The beautiful in-and-out Winters Bayou Scenic Area - part of a trail within Sam Houston National Forest that has been awarded National Recreation status - reaches Rivers Cre ek just over four miles from the trail head, for an eight-plus-mile round trip hike. Guys - the entire Sam Houston National Forest is classified as a Wildlife Management Area and therefore has some different rules versus a regular US Forest Service forest. So I will echo Lazaro's question from February: Can you hunt hogs (and deer) with shotgun slugs? Though more challenging, succesful hunting is doable out there. ---- Brandon, Hey Brandon, I saw your post this morning on the SHNFHunter blog. It was rough this season as it was my first time back in 2 years. The cost of the Annual Public Hunting Permit is $48. If possible, as you gain expertise, would you mind updating your blog with extra information? We had 3 inches of rain in the eastern SHNF during August and they were rooting up large areas in the woods....no doubt they are there in large numbers. Email Updates. LAW ENFORCEMENT - You will very likely encounter a TPWD Game Warden or US Forest Service Agent if you hunt the SHNF. Jason: my email is Jason_suarez32@yahoo.comhit me up looking for a hunting bud. The forest, which includes Lake Conroe, has three parks with campgrounds: Double Lake, Kelley Pond, and Stubblefield Lake. T. Tjack28 OP. You make this information interesting and engaging. Ever since the drought of 2011 we've have had dry conditions, only a few sporadic days of heavy rain, but not enough to catch up and fill the small creeks in the forest. I understand everything is open to everyone but it would probably seem alot safer and courteous to all fellow hunters if there was something can improve the safety and good sportsmanship of hunting. Email marineimaging1@gmail.com if interested in setting something up. The Lone Star Hiking Trail sprawls 128 miles, some of which goes through Sam Houston National Forest. Hunters 17 years of age and older must possess an Annual Public Hunting Permit and valid hunting license. You will likely encounter a Game Warden when you've completed your hunt and arrive back at your parked vehicle. Thank you. Annual Public Hunting Permit ($48) required to apply. The Sam Houston National Forest, one of four National Forests in Texas, is located 50 miles north of Houston. Wheres a good spot for rabbit and squirrel hunting at SHNFim new to hunting and i wanted to start out with small game and get fluent with the process. Put nothing in toilets that might damage or clog them. 150 west 1.5 miles to Double Lake sign (Farm Rd. I'll need to place his stand about 10 yards inside a thicket in hopes of tagging a buck coming home, having entered the thicket but still lingering a little after sunup, or get him just before dusk as he lingers inside the thicket waiting for dark. 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