scouts-l Mail Archive for November of 1999: Re: Texas Camping
Chas. Clifton (Txnscout@AOL.COM
Sun Nov 28 1999 - 17:57:22 CST
Ken, I have to disagree with you on the National Forest Issue. Squirrel and
Bow (Deer) season opens around Oct 01, and all seasons close by mid January.
There is also a short squirrel season during May. Outside of these dates,
there is almost no one in the National Forests. Our troop has camped and
hiked in several different areas, with no problems. There is a very nice
hiking trail between the Sam Rayburn and Toledo Bend reservoirs, about 26
miles long. It is located in the Sabine National Forest. We don't want
everyone on the list cancelling Texas trips due to "gun toting Bubbas" on
In a message dated 11/26/99 3:15:15 AM Central Standard Time,
<< Also concerning "National Forest," there are 4 in Texas with the same type
of restrictions. The biggest issue for Scouts is safety. In Texas there is
almost year round hunting of some sort. There are also still many
"squatter" issues to be worked out. When we try and take Scouts into these
forest, safety becomes a very big concern. Texas is still Texas we have
many, many people who carry weapons and firearms all the time. The fact is
these,"National Forest," for the most part are unsafe for Scouts.
I apologize for the length of this posting.