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Old 12-21-2016, 09:34 AM   #201
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use imgur.com you don't have to sign up and you can either copy/paste your photo, drag and drop, or upload it. Once you do this they will give you a URL. It's super easy and quick.
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Old 12-21-2016, 09:35 AM   #202
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Viper I will upload in the next day or so. Tried to do it just now but apparently I can not just copy from iPad and post, I need to signup for Flickr or another site where I can get a URL. That is unless y'all know any tricks or tell me an easier way to do it!
use imgur.com you don't have to sign up and you can either copy/paste your photo, drag and drop, or upload it. Once you do this they will give you a URL. It's super easy and quick.
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Old 09-16-2017, 09:56 AM   #203
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Any updates from last year's hunts? Anyone else get drawn for this hunt?
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Old 09-16-2017, 10:53 AM   #204
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Any updates from last year's hunts? Anyone else get drawn for this hunt?
I got drawn today for the last hunt in December.
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Old 09-16-2017, 06:05 PM   #205
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Anyone here hunted it recently...since 2013?
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Old 09-17-2017, 06:38 AM   #206
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Ill be out, in Dad mode, on youth weekend Nov10-12.

Claimed his permit and noticed there was no unit # to be found. Anyone know how / when these are assigned? (In the preTPWD days, it was clearly stated on the permit.)
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Old 09-17-2017, 10:07 AM   #207
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Ill be out, in Dad mode, on youth weekend Nov10-12.

Claimed his permit and noticed there was no unit # to be found. Anyone know how / when these are assigned? (In the preTPWD days, it was clearly stated on the permit.)
I noticed that too. Gonna call tomorrow to find out but I'm guessing they will probably draw for them at the orientation.
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Old 09-17-2017, 12:11 PM   #208
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I noticed that too. Gonna call tomorrow to find out but I'm guessing they will probably draw for them at the orientation.
Kinda kills the scouting week...

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Old 09-17-2017, 02:57 PM   #209
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Didnt think about that. We should definitely know ahead of time.
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Old 09-17-2017, 04:28 PM   #210
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Hunted Unit 7j last year, from what i remember the assigned compartments were sent out in advance to allow scouting.

Pending 2nd draw for myself.
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Old 09-18-2017, 08:41 AM   #211
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Didnt think about that. We should definitely know ahead of time.

I called Balcones.... the office did not know the answer re the unit number. They sent me to Lonnie's voicemail for a call back. I'll let you know if I hear anything.
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Old 09-18-2017, 09:07 AM   #212
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I noticed that too. Gonna call tomorrow to find out but I'm guessing they will probably draw for them at the orientation.

I just got a call returned from Lonnie Castillo (the game warden for Balcones). Once the permits are bought thru the TPWD system, the confirmed list will be passed on to Balcones.

At that time, they will send out follow on emails directly from Balcones. These will give your drawn unit number and details about the orientation.
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Old 09-18-2017, 09:09 AM   #213
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I just got a call returned from Lonnie Castillo (the game warden for Balcones). Once the permits are bought thru the TPWD system, the confirmed list will be passed on to Balcones.

At that time, they will send out follow on emails directly from Balcones. These will give your drawn unit number and details about the orientation.
Awesome, thanks for doing the follow up.
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Old 09-18-2017, 01:07 PM   #214
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Yes, Orientation is when you get unit. They will ask if anybody is old and slow and they get to pick first. I used my old and slow card to pick our area. Some ares are a REAL climb and if you shot something in the bottom lands and you are parked on the top...you will have your hands full. The roads thru the place utilize both. If it is real cold, choose a valley area. The whole place is typical Hill country Cedar farm. hard to sneak around because of that. If it is calm and warmish, hunt the tops of the ridges. I did not put if for this year cause it is not 65 year old friendly (in my opinion).

Hope this helps

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Old 09-26-2017, 11:06 PM   #215
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Wife and son will be going 12/01-12/03 and I'll probably go to help scout and clean up after them. Any pointers?
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Old 09-27-2017, 07:05 AM   #216
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Wife and son will be going 12/01-12/03 and I'll probably go to help scout and clean up after them. Any pointers?
REALLY REALLY varies per unit.

Some have blinds that you have to use, some are there but only recommended, some have nothing.

4 wheel drive is required for some units (unless you really like to walk) if there is any rain at all. (like unit 7)

Some units are within an AR county, some are not.

You should get an email confirming your unit number. This will come out from Balcones directly before the scouting week.

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Old 09-27-2017, 08:42 AM   #217
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I got drawn for the first rifle weekend in November. First draw hunt to be drawn. Should be fun.
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Old Yesterday, 02:14 PM   #218
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I got my permit via email. I'll be hunting unit 3. Anyone here hunted that unit in the recent past?
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Old Yesterday, 03:43 PM   #219
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You should get an email confirming your unit number. This will come out from Balcones directly before the scouting week.
Alot of people got their emails with unit assignments this past week. I wasnt one of them.
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Old Yesterday, 10:21 PM   #220
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REALLY REALLY varies per unit.

Some have blinds that you have to use, some are there but only recommended, some have nothing.

4 wheel drive is required for some units (unless you really like to walk) if there is any rain at all. (like unit 7)

Some units are within an AR county, some are not.

You should get an email confirming your unit number. This will come out from Balcones directly before the scouting week.
Looks like we're in unit 1, trying to collect as much info as possible now.
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Old Yesterday, 10:41 PM   #221
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Looks like we're in unit 1, trying to collect as much info as possible now.
I hunted unit 1 2 years ago. Saw deer every sit, but wasn't anything I would want to shoot. I hunted the canyon in the back south west corner. I took my 4 wheeler which made it easy to get back there. The other 2 guys that were on the unit stayed in the front section hunting close to the road. I believe one of them shot a spike
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Old Yesterday, 11:48 PM   #222
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I drew unit 10. Haven't been able to find anybody who hunted it yet. Plan is to check it out the 4th
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