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TulaneUVA
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Houston/Texas Outdoors intro

I moved from Louisiana to Houston and now that things are getting settled and dove season is around the corner I’m thinking about my plans. Then I realized how much I feel like a fish out of water here. Don’t know where to fish/hunt…nothing. I was trying to find a simple sporting clay course and not even sure that’s readily available if you’re not a member.

Any advice for getting started as an outdoorsman. Some specifics:

- I need a solid skeet and clay sporting range that I don’t need a membership. Obviously rifle/pistol range would be a plus.
- Any pleasant Texas outdoor forums to gain insight?
- Any oddities that make TX different than LA?

ETA: not looking for any hand outs on honey holes or something. I know it’s going to be a bit of trying this or that and interacting with other outdoorsmen. Just thinking through how others approached it when moving to a new state.
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pdubya76
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Is Carters country still open? They had a skeet setup the last time I was in Houston for a meeting.


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keakar
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quote:

I moved from Louisiana to Houston and now that things are getting settled and dove season is around the corner I’m thinking about my plans. Then I realized how much I feel like a fish out of water here. Don’t know where to fish/hunt…nothing.


there is a reason louisiana is called the sportsmans paradise and texas isnt

it will definitely take getting used to


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cgrand
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2coolfishing.com is a Texas hunting/fishing forum. Generally good folks


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chinese58
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I quit hunting when I moved to Dallas in 1984. I had never paid to go hunting back then, and wasn't going to start. I grew up in small towns, when most everyone let others hunt on their land.

I know that nobody hunts for free anymore. You either have to buy, or lease land, or pay to be in a club. Maybe it won't be so different in 2022.


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Marlo Stanfield
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I believe Baileys has a skeet range and I know American Shooting center does. Houston Gun Club would e the place to go but I think it’s a members only deal. I live on southwest side so don’t know anything about the north side as far as that goes.


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theOG
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quote:

Any oddities that make TX different than LA?


Access to exotics.


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LSUEnvy
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You can shoot clays at Carter’s country Spring


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Higgysmalls
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I was amazed that you can still drive on the beach in Texas but in Louisiana you are destroying the beach. I bet a 1000 cars doing donuts doesn't do as much damage as a tropical storm


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GREENHEAD22
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Well hello friend, I was about to make this same post. Where are you located in Houston? I have a very nice range and skeet course 10min from the house. We just got settled as well.


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The Torch
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If you want to fish

Take a day and go drive the blue water highway in surfside beach, there used to be several access points to Christmas Bay from it. Do a google maps Surfside beach (San Louis Pass) and look towards the Galveston end at Cold Pass

I've been gone a while and things have changes but if you can find a way to walk into Christmas Bay you can catch fish

We used to fish live shrimp under a popping cork "wading" in it and catch flounder/reds/specks. I had no boat

Also on the beach side when the blue water pushes in you can catch trout.

The surfside jetty could be a place to start



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Scoobs
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Blackwood gun club in Conroe has a couple really good sporting clay courses. You don’t need to be a member to shoot there, but it does make it cheaper.


IH8ThreePutts
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American Shooting Center near Hwy 6 and Westheimer inside the park. Has Trap Skeet and Sporting Clays along with pistol and rifle ranges.


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TulaneUVA
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This post was edited on 7/25 at 8:30 pm


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TulaneUVA
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quote:

GREENHEAD22


Hit me up tulaneuva at Gmail


GREENHEAD22
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YGM


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DWaginHTown
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Have you checked out American Shooting Centers ?


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IH8ThreePutts
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Hate to say it but check out Texags.com.
It’s like TD but for aggies, there’s an outdoor board too.


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MWP
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quote:

Blackwood gun club in Conroe


Solid place. Usually start shooting there in advance of duck season after teal season brings me back to ground zero with my shooting.

OP, hit up 2Cool.com. Lots of solid advice on that site.


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Fetch78
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Carters country for a non membership range. Also, check out the website 2coolfishing.com as they have several hunting boards as well.

What part of Houston? I am on the N side in the woodlands/conroe area.


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