Back in August, I received information
about a public draw hunt by the
Guadalupe-Blanco River authority to be conducted at
Coleto Creek Park and Reservoir located between Goliad
and Victoria. Glenn submitted an application for
four hunters, and we were chosen by random drawing for
one of eight weekend, archery only hunts.
"These hunts help to reduce the
size of the deer herd that has grown beyond
the carrying capacity of the reservoir lands and
decrease the number of
feral hogs that are damaging reservoir property,"
said GBRA reservoir ranger
Curtis Seiler. "All the hunters who participated in
last year's hunts saw a
large number of deer."
According to Seiler, the hunt will take place on more
than 800 acres located
near the Coleto Creek Main Dam. No hunting will take
place in or around the
Coleto Creek Park. Hunters will be allowed to harvest
two anterless deer.
There will be no limit on feral hogs.
Glenn met in October with the ranger
staff of Coleto Creek to find out what expect and to get
maps of the area. Only 64 hunters drawn for the
eight hunts, eight per weekend. Each party of four has
approximately 500 acres on which to hunt. Each
hunter is allowed 2 does and unlimited hogs. Feeders and
baiting are also permitted. With a deer herd of
350-400 deer, and a doe to buck ratio of 30:1, there
should be plenty of shot opportunities for the hunters!
Glenn Lemke, Don Florus and Casey Morris will be leaving
on Friday morning so that they may scout the area and
hang stands in anticipation of the beginning of the hunt
on Saturday morning. I will be joining the trio on
Friday evening. The weather could be ugly, but we
look forward to an exciting hunt! Join us for our