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Old 08-12-2016, 03:49 PM   #251
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^^^This, preference points don't carry the weight they used to with massive increase in applications, and megger89 I agree with you there is something very wrong with the system when folks who have loyally been putting into the systems for almost two decades and don't get more preference.
To few tags and to many applicants for a true preference point system. Loyalty points or completly random draw is about the best you can hope for.
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Old 08-12-2016, 03:53 PM   #252
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Got drawn for Mason Mountain WMA exotics along with Texantax and Sanne.
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Old 08-12-2016, 04:13 PM   #253
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I went 2 for 10 today, only the second time in 22 years I drew 2 hunts the same year. Plus many hunts still left for this year. Got the wart hog hunt at Chap and the archery hunt at Engeling. No exotics though.
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Old 08-12-2016, 04:23 PM   #254
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To few tags and to many applicants for a true preference point system. Loyalty points or completly random draw is about the best you can hope for.
True but they could make preference points worth more by squaring them or a multiplier, the current system is a slap in the face to long time applicants.
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Old 08-12-2016, 04:38 PM   #255
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^^^This, preference points don't carry the weight they used to with massive increase in applications, and megger89 I agree with you there is something very wrong with the system when folks who have loyally been putting into the systems for almost two decades and don't get more preference.
Yeah, I hear what you are saying about those with a lot of PP, but some hunts, like pronghorn, there are a lot of people out there with a lot of points that will never get drawn.
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Old 08-12-2016, 04:44 PM   #256
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Congrats Mitch! I know you boys will have a good time. I drew archery deer at Chap.
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Old 08-12-2016, 05:07 PM   #257
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Yeah, I hear what you are saying about those with a lot of PP, but some hunts, like pronghorn, there are a lot of people out there with a lot of points that will never get drawn.
Yes sadly pretty much all categories are like pronghorn has always been, its routine now to have 1% to 2% chance of drawing for the deer hunts when under the old system you had a 25% or better chance of drawing every year, I remember one hunt about 10 years ago that 40% of the applicants got drawn.
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Old 08-12-2016, 05:11 PM   #258
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School me: What does "pending second draw" mean, please? All 5 of mine applications say this. Thanks GreenScreenGenii.
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Old 08-12-2016, 05:22 PM   #259
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James daughtrey....check!
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Old 08-12-2016, 05:24 PM   #260
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School me: What does "pending second draw" mean, please? All 5 of mine applications say this. Thanks GreenScreenGenii.
It means you did not draw a hunt.
Then, after the deadline for the ones that did draw and who did not pay for the permit, they will hold a 2nd drawing.
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Old 08-12-2016, 06:26 PM   #261
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Missed on archery deer, javelina, and I guess next year I'll have 13 pp's in the exotic category!

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Old 08-12-2016, 06:57 PM   #262
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Just found out I was drawn for Gene Howe and Elephant Mountain! It's a good day!
Elephant mountain is awesome I went last year first hunt and shot a buck. You should hhave a blast it is a tough hunt.
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Old 08-12-2016, 07:58 PM   #263
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Congrats Mitch! I know you boys will have a good time. I drew archery deer at Chap.
Good deal brother. Let me know how you do
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Old 08-12-2016, 08:43 PM   #264
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Just found out I was drawn for Gene Howe and Elephant Mountain! It's a good day!
At which area were you drawn for Javi in ?

And anybody ever do the Davis Mountain archery hunt for Javis ?? Any tips ?? got picked for the last week.
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Old 08-12-2016, 08:50 PM   #265
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Ugh. 0 for 6 today. No archery deer. Got 12 more chances left for guns or nwr hunts.
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Old 08-12-2016, 08:54 PM   #266
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0 on Choke Canyon for Javalina. (pending 2nd draw)

Still waiting on Pig hunt drawing around that area.
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Old 08-12-2016, 09:33 PM   #267
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At which area were you drawn for Javi in ?

And anybody ever do the Davis Mountain archery hunt for Javis ?? Any tips ?? got picked for the last week.
I'll be there then too
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Old 08-12-2016, 09:52 PM   #268
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I'll be there then too
Cool, will look for ya !! TBH !!!
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Old 08-13-2016, 12:23 AM   #269
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Got drawn for Archery on the Chaparral. It's been 10 years since I last got drawn there, so needless to say I'm a little pumped about it.
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Old 08-13-2016, 06:38 AM   #270
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Got drawn for Javi at the Chaparral. Never been there, looking forward to going.
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Old 08-13-2016, 06:58 AM   #271
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At which area were you drawn for Javi in ?

And anybody ever do the Davis Mountain archery hunt for Javis ?? Any tips ?? got picked for the last week.
I hunted Davis Mountains SP 5-6 years ago. You can PM me if you'd like and I'll tell you all about it.
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Old 08-13-2016, 07:22 AM   #272
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Got drawn for Javi at the Chaparral. Never been there, looking forward to going.
It is a fun hunt. I did it two years in a row and later on a youth hunt with my son.
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Old 08-13-2016, 08:06 AM   #273
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It means you did not draw a hunt.
Then, after the deadline for the ones that did draw and who did not pay for the permit, they will hold a 2nd drawing.
Thank you. So...your telling me there's a chance...
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Old 08-13-2016, 09:11 AM   #274
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Thank you. So...your telling me there's a chance...
Yep
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Old 08-13-2016, 09:24 AM   #275
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Is the Chap a target rich environment for Javi's?
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Old 08-13-2016, 09:49 AM   #276
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Is the Chap a target rich environment for Javi's?
Yes
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Old 08-13-2016, 11:27 AM   #277
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Got drawn for abilene state park never even bin there anybody have ANY information?
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Old 08-13-2016, 12:39 PM   #278
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Is the Chap a target rich environment for Javi's?
They don't move as well when it's cold, in my experience. I had better luck in the afternoons.
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Old 08-13-2016, 12:57 PM   #279
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Anyone with any recent years experience with archery deer at James dsughtrey? Hunted it back in 2008 gde when you couldn't bait. Hunt is first week of January.
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Old 08-13-2016, 02:01 PM   #280
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Nada

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Old 08-13-2016, 02:14 PM   #281
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Anyone with any recent years experience with archery deer at James dsughtrey? Hunted it back in 2008 gde when you couldn't bait. Hunt is first week of January.
I'll be using the ole search button on this one as well.

I went on a doe hunt several years ago and had a great time but didn't see any bucks to get excited over. To be fair it was a crowd for that hunt and I didn't feel like I got the best compartment. It was a long narrow strip where private land came very close for the lake.

Regardless, I'm excited about the opportunity and will have fun with new scenery for a few days.
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Old 08-13-2016, 04:57 PM   #282
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Thank you. So...your telling me there's a chance...
I hope that was a 'Dumb and dumber' reference, "like, one in a million......."
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Old 08-13-2016, 05:51 PM   #283
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I got pending 2nd draw for archery deer govt canyon, exotic South llano, javelina mason and private lands drove South Texas wild.
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Old 08-14-2016, 12:06 AM   #284
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Pending second draw on all
My archery apps
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Old 08-14-2016, 08:03 PM   #285
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Someone refresh my memory, do we get a call or email on pending 2nd draw?

Also, is there a due date when we should receive a second call/email?

Thanks!!!
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Old 08-14-2016, 08:16 PM   #286
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I would assume you get an email if drawn for the 2nd chance. A few here have been drawn and may chime in.

The money is due Aug 28th so I'd say a day or two later they'll draw. You can go back to check status afterwards and it will be changed to Not Drawn.
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Old 08-14-2016, 09:22 PM   #287
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I would assume you get an email if drawn for the 2nd chance. A few here have been drawn and may chime in.

The money is due Aug 28th so I'd say a day or two later they'll draw. You can go back to check status afterwards and it will be changed to Not Drawn.
Thanks!!!
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Old 08-14-2016, 11:58 PM   #288
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Is the Chap a target rich environment for Javi's?
Only been there once I shot one with my bow, guys I shared a camp fire with said they saw them as well. I saw alot of them in the senderos a few times driving back to my compartment. They seem to come to corn easily
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Old 08-14-2016, 11:59 PM   #289
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Someone refresh my memory, do we get a call or email on pending 2nd draw?

Also, is there a due date when we should receive a second call/email?

Thanks!!!
It's email
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Old 08-15-2016, 12:10 PM   #290
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Group of 4 got Devils river exotic. Sounds like it's mainly an Audad and Corsican hunt with a very slight chance of Axis in some areas. Booked in the bunkhouse for now.
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Old 08-15-2016, 12:12 PM   #291
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Group of 4 got Devils river exotic. Sounds like it's mainly an Audad and Corsican hunt with a very slight chance of Axis in some areas. Booked in the bunkhouse for now.
Good luck! That's a hunt I was really hoping to get and should be a ton of fun!
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Old 08-15-2016, 02:28 PM   #292
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Group of 4 got Devils river exotic. Sounds like it's mainly an Audad and Corsican hunt with a very slight chance of Axis in some areas. Booked in the bunkhouse for now.
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Good luck! That's a hunt I was really hoping to get and should be a ton of fun!
I got drawn there couple years ago. A total of 5 hunters showed up, and 2 of those were limited on their abilities to hunt that kind of terrain. I hunted in comp. 3 and missed a aoudad but killed a some kind of a cross sheep. The guy running the hunt didn't know what is was. Red in color nanny with no horns. And another guy missed a bunch of critters but finally killed a corsican ram. Just be sure to take every thing you will need cause there ain't no running to the store, unless you have 2 1/2 hrs to kill!!
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Old 08-15-2016, 02:42 PM   #293
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Group of 4 got Devils river exotic. Sounds like it's mainly an Audad and Corsican hunt with a very slight chance of Axis in some areas. Booked in the bunkhouse for now.
We drew it last year - FINALLY. I had 21 points in that category. Here's how it went for us......

http://discussions.texasbowhunter.co...d.php?t=542891
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Old 08-15-2016, 07:06 PM   #294
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Paid for our 3 permits today at JD Murphree for gators, so that's 3 less 2nd chance draws.
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Old 08-15-2016, 07:12 PM   #295
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When is 2nd draw?
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Old 08-15-2016, 09:50 PM   #296
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When is 2nd draw?
Right after the deadline for those that got drawn to pay for the permit. Think I read where somebody said their deadline for payment was Aug. 28.
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Old 08-16-2016, 10:46 AM   #297
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0-2 on archery hunts again this year.
I put in for rifle hunt and two turkey hunts.
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Old 08-16-2016, 03:11 PM   #298
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Got drawn for Javi at the Chaparral. Never been there, looking forward to going.
the Chaparral is nice. you'll have fun.
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Old 08-17-2016, 04:49 PM   #299
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0 for 4 so far. Haven't drawn any hunt in any category over 6 years now. Come on 2nd chance and gun

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Old 08-18-2016, 01:37 AM   #300
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