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Old 08-21-2017, 09:19 AM   #1
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Default Chaparral WMA - Archery - Jan 2nd - 5th

Looks like the wife and I finally got drawn for the archery hunt for the 1st week in January at the Chap WMA. I'll be reading through all the past threads but just wanted to get a thread started and see if anyone else was selected. Should be fun to have a bonus hunt at the end of the season.
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Old 08-21-2017, 09:20 AM   #2
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Old 08-21-2017, 09:29 AM   #3
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I'll be there for the first archery hunt in December! GLAD to be going BACK!!
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Old 08-21-2017, 09:29 AM   #4
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Good luck. We weren't so lucky this year to draw a hunt there.
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Old 08-21-2017, 09:41 AM   #5
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I'll be there.. I'm trying to decide if I'm going to bring a little tripod or just build a little ground blind.. I hear the deer there aren't very fond of pop-ups, but that's ok with me cause neither am I!
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Old 08-21-2017, 09:51 AM   #6
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I'll be there Jan. 2 - 5th
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Old 08-21-2017, 09:55 AM   #7
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I'll be there.. I'm trying to decide if I'm going to bring a little tripod or just build a little ground blind.. I hear the deer there aren't very fond of pop-ups, but that's ok with me cause neither am I!
I don't like pop ups either, I'm bringing a small tripod.
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Old 08-21-2017, 03:33 PM   #8
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I'll be there for the first archery hunt in December! GLAD to be going BACK!!
I'll see you there. I was drawn for the 12/5-12/8 hunt. Have you ever hunted there?
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Old 08-21-2017, 04:05 PM   #9
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Pending second drawing. But don't matter if I did get drawn for the second hunt. Won't be able to go. I'll be in the middle of my hitch.
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Old 08-21-2017, 04:22 PM   #10
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Default Chaparral WMA - Archery - Jan 2nd - 5th

I will be there for the Jan hunt. Let's get a group of tbhers together, It's been a very long time for me to draw a hunt. I'm bringing two tripods and a pop up, solo hunting.

Found an old pic from the last time I drew the chap when I was 13, seventeen years ago

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Old 08-21-2017, 04:31 PM   #11
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What's approximate acreage of each compartment?
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Old 08-21-2017, 07:39 PM   #12
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I'll be there for the first archery hunt in December! GLAD to be going BACK!!
You working on the natural gas line on highway 48?
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Old 08-21-2017, 07:44 PM   #13
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You working on the natural gas line on highway 48?
I see Mexiquito everyday on the way to and from work

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Old 08-21-2017, 07:51 PM   #14
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I was helping out Sunday. Back to school for me this week with in service and students back next week. If you need a place to shoot your bow, I got room for about 40 yards in my backyard. Let me know.

Congrats on the chap draw.
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Old 08-21-2017, 07:56 PM   #15
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I was helping out Sunday. Back to school for me this week with in service and students back next week. If you need a place to shoot your bow, I got room for about 40 yards in my backyard. Let me know.

Congrats on the chap draw.
I went by Sunday evening to eat after getting back off shore, it wasnt open. Thanks for the offer, I dont have my bow, but am buying a new one...I'll be moving out in a couple of weeks. I'm always ready for a beer though!

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Old 08-21-2017, 08:36 PM   #16
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I hunted it for the crossbow hunt about 5 years ago. Great place to see a lot of nice deer, but much easier with a rifle!!! We shot a couple does, missed a couple more, and shot one javelina. I held out for that trophy buck and while I saw a few of them, never could get them to stand still long enough for a shot. In mid-Dec they were cruising and running every time they got to a sendero. Never found the bucks to be interested in the corn either. The javis vacuum it up as soon as you put it down tho. There is a really good map of all the compartments out there on the web, just use search engine and it will come right up. The staff has always been great and it is a fantastic place to experience South Texas.
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Old 08-22-2017, 02:21 AM   #17
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Congrats, sir. I hunted there last year (bow). I did not kill a deer but it was an awesome hunt and an outstanding opportunity nonetheless. I did kill my first and last javelina though! Anyway, make sure to bring a pop up blind or two and brush it in really well. Do not waste your time bringing a tower blind because there are not any trees taller than 10'. Good luck, I am sure you will have a blast!
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Old 09-05-2017, 12:32 PM   #18
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Quick question as I have never hunted here. Once you are assigned / pick a compartment, do you just drive there in your vehicle? I am assuming the roads are well maintained...
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Old 09-05-2017, 03:17 PM   #19
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Quick question as I have never hunted here. Once you are assigned / pick a compartment, do you just drive there in your vehicle? I am assuming the roads are well maintained...
They lead you out and show you the compartment at the start of the hunt and then you are on your own after that. Will give you a good topo type map with the compartment outline.

Roads are very good. Only a few spots that can get sloppy if it rains to much. I've hunted there several times and have never had any issues in a 2WD truck.
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Old 09-05-2017, 03:44 PM   #20
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Good roads everywhere around the WMA. You should have no problem getting to/from compartments. That said, if you intend to drive around on the two-tracks within the larger compartments like Blocker, Ano Nuevo, Baldy, or Mare then you may find them muddy or washed out after rains. The Dept. personnel will give you their office number and come get you out, if you do something dumb!!!

If you can swing it, a trip down to quail hunt is some of the best pre-hunt scouting you can do on the WMA.
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Old 09-06-2017, 01:07 AM   #21
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Good luck to all who were drawn. I look forward to following along.
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Old 09-26-2017, 03:27 PM   #22
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For those that have hunted Chap recently - I assume the assign multiple hunters to a compartment. How do they determine boundaries as to where each can setup tripods? I know I can just wait until closer to the hunt to inquire but the recent aerial survey photos have me pumped!

Just hope all the gun hunters don't take all the big one out before I get there in January!
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Old 09-26-2017, 06:17 PM   #23
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They try not to mix parties, but if they do I would imagine they would take a compartment split it in half by a sendero or imaginary line.
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Old 09-27-2017, 08:28 AM   #24
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For those that have hunted Chap recently - I assume the assign multiple hunters to a compartment. How do they determine boundaries as to where each can setup tripods? I know I can just wait until closer to the hunt to inquire but the recent aerial survey photos have me pumped!

Just hope all the gun hunters don't take all the big one out before I get there in January!
Unlike some other WMAs, they try not to mix hunters in compartments. At least in the past, they have given a separate compartment to each hunt party. Basically, it will only be you (and your hunt party) in the assigned compartment.

If you are alone or a smaller party, they may break a larger compartment in 2 BUT they will define each section and you will stay in your assigned part of the compartment and the other hunter/group will stay in their assigned part. Not that I'm antisocial but the defined boundaries help avoid issues in my mind.

Hunted a WMA a few years ago and "shared" a compartment with another hunter. We talked via phone before each hunt period but that guy just never seemed happy with where he was at so we were never sure exactly where he was. He said he was a "still/stalk hunter" and liked to move around. And this was a gun hunt...... I couldn't wear enough orange gear on that hunt.
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Old 09-27-2017, 01:21 PM   #25
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Do we use our own deer tags from our license on this hunt or does the Chap issue a tag if you harvest a deer?
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Old 09-27-2017, 01:27 PM   #26
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For those that have hunted Chap recently - I assume the assign multiple hunters to a compartment. How do they determine boundaries as to where each can setup tripods? I know I can just wait until closer to the hunt to inquire but the recent aerial survey photos have me pumped!

Just hope all the gun hunters don't take all the big one out before I get there in January!
When I went I was a solo Hunter and had my own compartment. If you applied with others y'all will share the compartment
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Old 09-27-2017, 02:06 PM   #27
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You use their tags.
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Old 09-27-2017, 02:12 PM   #28
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When I went I was a solo Hunter and had my own compartment. If you applied with others y'all will share the compartment
Were you on an ARCHERY or GUN hunt solo? I'd guess you were in Baldy or Mare if you were by yourself.

What was your outcome? Any success?
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Old 09-27-2017, 03:14 PM   #29
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Hunted javi there a few years ago, staff are great, my wife and I hunted the north jay pasture.


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Old 09-27-2017, 03:46 PM   #30
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Were you on an ARCHERY or GUN hunt solo? I'd guess you were in Baldy or Mare if you were by yourself.

What was your outcome? Any success?
Have hunted their solo and they actually split one of the larger compartments (South Jay) into sections to accomodate solo hunters. They did it that way because they needed an increased harvest on that side of the property.
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Old 12-20-2017, 05:52 AM   #31
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Looking forward to this hunt. Who all is tent camping? What are your favorite compartment that you have hunted?
I hunted ano nuevo about 10 yrs ago. Passed on a barely legal shooter for a bigger deer I saw. tried to set up on him but never got a shot. No baiting on that hunt. Had a great time but a tough hunt.
Looks like good weather for that week. Hoping for a little late rut activity.
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Old 12-21-2017, 07:25 PM   #32
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Im still headed that way with RV in tow. Hoping for some decent hunting weather..


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Old 12-21-2017, 09:23 PM   #33
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Sure wish we got drawn this yr, been 4 hrs or so since our last trip.
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Old 12-22-2017, 11:47 AM   #34
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Good luck to those on the January hunt. I'll be following along and looking forward to some good reports and success pics. Keep us updated!
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Old 12-22-2017, 12:06 PM   #35
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Old 12-22-2017, 04:11 PM   #36
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Chap fb page has pics of some bucks taken this year. That 170" buck is nice!

Good luck to the January hunters!
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Old 12-22-2017, 05:18 PM   #37
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Saw that they are looking for another manager. Wonder what happened to Steve?

never mind... saw the post Steve made on the FB site. going back to east texas for a directors position.

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Old 12-23-2017, 07:42 AM   #38
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Sure wish we got drawn this yr, been 4 hrs or so since our last trip.
WOW 4 years! It took me 20 years to get drawn. Now I'm on 9 years since I was drawn last.
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Old 12-23-2017, 01:16 PM   #39
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We drew one of the hunts at chap 4 out of the first 6 yrs we put in. We're very lucky. Feels like it's been 20 yrs since we have been there.
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Old 12-25-2017, 05:52 PM   #40
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I'll be there solo and tent camping. Looking forward to meeting some of you guys
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Old 12-28-2017, 09:59 PM   #41
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Look forward to getting to meet up at the tent camping site for whoever is will. Hopefully we can share ideas and strategies to get a big buck.
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Old 12-31-2017, 09:06 AM   #42
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Tent camping looks miserable boys


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Old 12-31-2017, 12:20 PM   #43
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Mid day hunts should be the best with those temps, those stx deer won't like getting out of bed to a 20 morning.
Good luck to all
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Old 12-31-2017, 01:43 PM   #44
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Hunting compartments have been posted on Facebook.
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Old 01-02-2018, 12:34 PM   #45
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Good luck to all the hunters.

Waiting for updates
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Old 01-02-2018, 04:38 PM   #46
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Im sick as a dog and barely made it here. I drew first pick for the single guys and told biologist lady put me where youd go. Hunting Rosindo pasture off hwy in la salle county part, 314 acres to myself.

I put out a couple corn spots with cameras and set up my tripod in a little drainage draw. It was Already 415 when i was Done with that so sitting in one of the youth blinds scouting and trying to warm up. I already saw a bunch of game driving around.

Here is my tripod set up on a little drainage...








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Old 01-02-2018, 04:42 PM   #47
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4 does at 20-30 yards now


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Old 01-02-2018, 04:43 PM   #48
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Old 01-02-2018, 05:15 PM   #49
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Looks Good! Good luck!

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Old 01-02-2018, 05:26 PM   #50
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Good luck! There's some good ones there...
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