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Old 08-12-2016, 10:48 AM   #201
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You just admitted it's illegal regardless of how serious the offense is or who cares about. That is all I was saying, I'm done.
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Old 08-12-2016, 10:48 AM   #202
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You are assuming he is hunting without a permit. That's different than accompanying his wife.

I'm going to quit posting because the thread is getting off topic.
Your starting to sound like one of those sovereign citizen individuals, it doesn't matter if he's hunting or not WMA's are closed to the public during hunts for obvious safety reasons.
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Old 08-12-2016, 10:57 AM   #203
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I usually apply with 2 other guys who have way fewer points than me. This year im solo, and will get full use of my 16 points in Exotic.

C'mon Devil's River!

Or Palo Duro, where they now make you apply with another person.
I did the same thing with my 16 lol. We'll see
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Old 08-12-2016, 11:05 AM   #204
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I hike the parks and have been asked to leave areas. It's nothing dramatic and not a big deal. I've shown up to parks that are closed, and you are asked to leave. Criminal Trespassing is a misdemeanor and a slap on the wrist. They are not going to reference the phone call or search public forums. They don't even work that hard for felonies. TPWD and County Judges have better things to do than prosecute a guy that was just trying to make sure his wife was safe.
If it is posted that it is closed or I have been told that I am not allowed on the property, I would respect their decision. Otherwise, why ask?

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Old 08-12-2016, 11:05 AM   #205
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I put in for four different archery deer hunts. As of now, it doesn't look like the drawings have been done for any of them yet. I'm also in for two E-postcard hunts and a turkey hunt, but the drawings for those isn't until later.

My kiddo got passed over for alligator, but she's still got a lot of youth deer gun drawings left. I'm really hoping she gets drawn on one. We aren't on a lease and at 8 she isn't quite ready for the way I have to hunt on typical public land.
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Old 08-12-2016, 11:09 AM   #206
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The ole lady drew a jd murhpree gator tag and I just called the WMA to make sure I would be able to go w her to help her and he said no unless I had my own tag.... but you can not apply together for that tag so I call bs... kinda mad right now
I would try talking to them again a few times. You made a mistake applying. This is a good opportunity to allow a woman to enjoy the outdoors who would not be able to safely operate a boat and harvest an alligator by herself.
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Old 08-12-2016, 12:05 PM   #207
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in going back and counting up my points from previous years i discovered that you only get 1 point per category, no matter how many applications you put in for that year. i.e. i put in for 3 different gun/either sex hunts last year - but only received 1 point.

That is discouraging to me, since i would think you should get 1 point per application, otherwise it will take 10 years of not getting drawn to get 10 preference points...boo!
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Old 08-12-2016, 12:31 PM   #208
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it will take 10 years of not getting drawn to get 10 preference points...boo!
The way its always been, what was changed was they allow you to apply for multiple hunts within a category and thats made the drawing odds go to pot. It becomes a $$$ game and those who $apply$ for the most hunts more likely get drawn... somewhere.

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Old 08-12-2016, 12:32 PM   #209
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I just drew javelina! Plus alligator last week!!!
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Old 08-12-2016, 12:34 PM   #210
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And another javelina!
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Old 08-12-2016, 12:39 PM   #211
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Pending 2nd Draw Javelina for my group
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Old 08-12-2016, 12:40 PM   #212
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I just drew javelina! Plus alligator last week!!!
Congrats! How many points did you have in each category?
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Old 08-12-2016, 12:42 PM   #213
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They drew exotic too.

I struck out again, dadgumit.
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Old 08-12-2016, 12:47 PM   #214
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Congrats! How many points did you have in each category?
I had 6 for both categories. I've drawn each of those hunts three times in the past 16 years.
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Old 08-12-2016, 12:48 PM   #215
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Pending 2nd draw on all hunts except E-Rock Archery Deer now. Got my fingers crossed.

Update: Nope
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Old 08-12-2016, 12:49 PM   #216
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They drew exotic too.

I struck out again, dadgumit.
Yep, still got archery whitetail and that's it today.

Proghorn and mulies on 24th.
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Old 08-12-2016, 12:51 PM   #217
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Nada here.
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Old 08-12-2016, 12:56 PM   #218
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Nada on exotic and javelinA. Guessing they'll draw archery deer today as well then? Big chief congrats. Especially on drawing 2 same category and gator...your on a roll
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Old 08-12-2016, 12:57 PM   #219
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Archery deer is up now. Nada again
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Old 08-12-2016, 01:01 PM   #220
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First year to draw two hunts and first time to draw two years in a row.

Going to the Daughtrey in January for deer and the Chap in February for Javi. Struck out on four exotic entries.

I had two points for Javi and 8 for Archery deer.
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Old 08-12-2016, 01:03 PM   #221
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My group drew Archery Deer at the Chap! Had 10 points each.
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Old 08-12-2016, 01:04 PM   #222
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My group drew Archery Deer at the Chap! Had 10 points each.
Congratulations!

Struck out here on Javi, Exotics, and Archery Deer. On to the next round!
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Old 08-12-2016, 01:04 PM   #223
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I drew Lake Brownwood SP for archery.

I can just stay at my lease and go hunt.
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Old 08-12-2016, 01:05 PM   #224
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First year to draw two hunts and first time to draw two years in a row.

Going to the Daughtrey in January for deer and the Chap in February for Javi. Struck out on four exotic entries.

I had two points for Javi and 8 for Archery deer.
Congratulations on the draws!
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Old 08-12-2016, 01:11 PM   #225
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I'll be hunting at the chap, had 11 points.

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Old 08-12-2016, 01:21 PM   #226
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I'll be hunting at the chap, had 11 points.
You lucky dog! So 2 years ago you were on standby I take it? Congrats on the draw. Hope you have the same luck.
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Old 08-12-2016, 01:22 PM   #227
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Just found out I was drawn for Gene Howe and Elephant Mountain! It's a good day!
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Old 08-12-2016, 01:23 PM   #228
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we drew two archery hunts. gus engeling and nannie stringfellow.
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Old 08-12-2016, 01:34 PM   #229
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Yeah, I have 13 in Exotics but my BIL retired and decided that he wanted to submit for draws now. He has 8 in exotics so we average 11. Fortunately, he doesn't hunt Javis or bowhunt so I can use my points there.


So if I have 6 and my brother has 3 I basically lower my odds? And how do "group points" play in?
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Old 08-12-2016, 01:37 PM   #230
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So if I have 6 and my brother has 3 I basically lower my odds? And how do "group points" play in?
Here's an example. I zoomed in on a couple of our applications. As you can see on the left is what each individual has for points, then to the right is the average. They use the average when applying with more than 1 person.
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Old 08-12-2016, 01:38 PM   #231
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So if I have 6 and my brother has 3 I basically lower my odds? And how do "group points" play in?
yes as a group you will have 5 PP. group points work the same way someone entering by themselves.
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Old 08-12-2016, 01:39 PM   #232
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So if I have 6 and my brother has 3 I basically lower my odds? And how do "group points" play in?
That's correct, I had 9 and my dad had 6 in Archery deer. They gave us 8 for the group loyalty points.
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Old 08-12-2016, 01:46 PM   #233
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Thanks and what's the timeline on 2nd draw?


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Old 08-12-2016, 01:46 PM   #234
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You lucky dog! So 2 years ago you were on standby I take it? Congrats on the draw. Hope you have the same luck.
Yep, that was a standby hunt.
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Old 08-12-2016, 01:49 PM   #235
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[quote=KC Huntin;11576382]Thanks and what's the timeline on 2nd draw?


Deadline for payment is 8-28
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Old 08-12-2016, 01:50 PM   #236
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My money was due on8/28, they've already received it...

The 2nd draw should take place on or about the 29th.
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Old 08-12-2016, 01:53 PM   #237
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struck out with 10 pts in Exotic Mason Mountain
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Old 08-12-2016, 01:59 PM   #238
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we drew two archery hunts. gus engeling and nannie stringfellow.


Don't know anything about the hunting there, but I live about 10 minutes from Nannie Stringfellow. If you need anything, let me know.
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Old 08-12-2016, 02:01 PM   #239
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So what happens if your group is drawn, but one guy cannot make it? Can you still go minus one?
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Old 08-12-2016, 02:02 PM   #240
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Don't know anything about the hunting there, but I live about 10 minutes from Nannie Stringfellow. If you need anything, let me know.
A co-worker hunted the Stringfellow the first year they opened it. He told me good mud tires on your ATV and LOTs of Skeeter dope.

He killed a mid 120's 9 point.
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Old 08-12-2016, 02:08 PM   #241
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So what happens if your group is drawn, but one guy cannot make it? Can you still go minus one?
Yeah as long as you pay for your permit on time.
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Old 08-12-2016, 02:21 PM   #242
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Nothing in exotic, archery deer or javi for me today. Maybe get lucky on the second draw in a couple weeks.
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Old 08-12-2016, 02:27 PM   #243
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Drew Davis Mountains for Javis!!!! Also unlimited aoudad and pigs. What are my chances of seeing an Aoudad???

I'm pumped!
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Old 08-12-2016, 02:27 PM   #244
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Struck out on exotic, archery deer, and javelina so far. Our first year on a lease this year so it may be for the better!
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Old 08-12-2016, 02:28 PM   #245
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My money was due on8/28, they've already received it...

The 2nd draw should take place on or about the 29th.
Yup not too long after money is due I got lucky and got in on the 2nd draw at archery chap. 2 yrs ago so far struck out in gator, javelina, archery deer and exotic but plenty more to go
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Old 08-12-2016, 02:49 PM   #246
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struck out with 10 pts in Exotic Mason Mountain
My parents struck out with 17pts....I think something wrong with the system.
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Old 08-12-2016, 03:08 PM   #247
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My parents struck out with 17pts....I think something wrong with the system.
Look at how many people enter each hunt versus the number of permits. Sometimes you can get lucky. I drew one permit last year (the only one) out of 1,288 entries. Someone has got to get it.
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Old 08-12-2016, 03:11 PM   #248
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I draw Javelina in the Daughtrey (2 points!) and Archery in Nannie StringFellow (3 points!).
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Old 08-12-2016, 03:23 PM   #249
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Look at how many people enter each hunt versus the number of permits. Sometimes you can get lucky. I drew one permit last year (the only one) out of 1,288 entries. Someone has got to get it.
^^^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.

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Old 08-12-2016, 03:33 PM   #250
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Dang the luck.... Struck out on exotic and archery deer with 15 points each. I sure thought this would be the year.
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