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LoneStarTiger
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paging MillerMan re: hunting near Tilden
I have a hunt planned on James Daughtrey and am curious what route is the best to get from Houston down to Tilden. Gonna be hitting Houston on a weekday morning, but very early, so not too worried about traffic there and avoiding San Antonio because of traffic

thanks in advance.


MillerMan
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re: paging MillerMan re: hunting near Tilden
We live on the SW side of town so we always take 59 thru Victoria/Goliad/Beeville/George West. Pick up 281 in George West up towards Three Rivers. Take the cut through Simmons City on 1042 and that will dump you out on 72 which runs into Tilden.

Going thru SA is pretty easy, just take the loop 410 around to 16 and that will run you right into Tilden. If we lived anywhere but the SW side of town it would be the route I would take.

Are you staying in Tilden or one of the lodges along 72?
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Clyde Tipton
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re: paging MillerMan re: hunting near Tilden
I worked an oil and gas job over there and fished Choke Canyon a few times.

I would leave Houston, exit in Shulenberg, and hit Cuero and Kennedy on my way to Three Rivers.

Houston to San Antonio to Three Rivers is no stop interstate, but you are going a round about way. The country side is pretty, take the direct route and see the back roads of Texas at 70 mph.


MWP
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re: paging MillerMan re: hunting near Tilden
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from Houston down to Tilden


Not sure where you are coming from to get to Houston but Highway 59 South is the best answer. 59 runs right through H-town.


LoneStarTiger
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re: paging MillerMan re: hunting near Tilden
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Are you staying in Tilden or one of the lodges along 72?



the WMA has a primitive campsite or I will splurge and stay at the Choke Canyon SP, depending on the unit I get assigned


LoneStarTiger
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re: paging MillerMan re: hunting near Tilden
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I would leave Houston, exit in Shulenberg, and hit Cuero and Kennedy on my way to Three Rivers.



this route is what google came up with, and MillerMan's route was the other alternative.

Thanks guys


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LoneStarTiger
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re: paging MillerMan re: hunting near Tilden
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59 runs right through H-town.


screw that, I take the grand parkway around Houston instead of fighting my way through it



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MillerMan
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re: paging MillerMan re: hunting near Tilden
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the WMA has a primitive campsite or I will splurge and stay at the Choke Canyon SP, depending on the unit I get assigned


Well in that case hopefully it’s not mid 90’s like it was this past weekend Eat lunch at Max’s in town and stock up on any liquor or groceries you’ll need before hitting Tilden. Good luck.


LoneStarTiger
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re: paging MillerMan re: hunting near Tilden
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Well in that case hopefully it’s not mid 90’s like it was this past weekend


it will be February, so who knows


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Eat lunch at Max’s in town and stock up on any liquor or groceries you’ll need before hitting Tilden.

Didn't think about asking that yet, appreciate that!



LoneStarTiger
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re: paging MillerMan re: hunting near Tilden
post hunt bump:

That place will ruin your hunting. The first evening of the hunt I saw more deer than I have in any given season at my lease in East Texas and more turkey than I have in my 41 years.

The hunt began after the 11 am orientation on Tuesday and went through legal shooting hours yesterday evening. It was a compartment hunt, so my plan was to bait a few spots and sit and hunt. The first day I put out 150 lbs of corn and it was gone by daylight the second day.

My big mistake of the hunt was waiting for the javelina to come to me rather than going to find them. Yesterday morning I knew time was running out so I started walking and finally found them not 200 yards from where I parked that morning. little a-holes.

I ended up hitting the hunt trifecta with a decent size sow on Wednesday, then a coyote that was eating the dead sow the next morning, and finally the javelina.

Loss of OB cred for no foot in pics and for shooting everything with a .243

Image: https://i.imgur.com/a5HoNVt.jpg


Image: https://i.imgur.com/UYKgGTq.jpg


Hankg
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re: paging MillerMan re: hunting near Tilden
What was the overall success rate of everyone on the hunt? Did they pick any standby’s?


wickowick
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re: paging MillerMan re: hunting near Tilden
Just run Waze


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LoneStarTiger
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re: paging MillerMan re: hunting near Tilden
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What was the overall success rate of everyone on the hunt? Did they pick any standby’s?



Yes, they did pick standby hunters (had room for several), but there was only 1 that showed up. Ended up being 6 individuals and one group of 3. When I left at noon on the last day there had been 3 javelinas checked in. The group of 3 was from Nebraska and they were hammering the hogs.
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MillerMan
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re: paging MillerMan re: hunting near Tilden
Nice, glad you got to do some blasting. The amount of critters that scrub brush can conceal and sustain is pretty amazing.


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