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Old 09-27-2017, 10:19 AM   #1
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If a hunt says "1-4 people per application" and "12 permits" does this means as many as 48 hunters could show up on that hunt?

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Old 09-27-2017, 10:30 AM   #2
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No, only 12 people will be drawn...
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Old 09-27-2017, 10:48 AM   #3
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So, how does that work when some applications have different numbers of hunters on them and a draw of multiple applications may not equal 12 hunters? In sum case it may be more than 12 some cases less than 12. I guess the computer sorts all that out.
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Old 09-27-2017, 10:51 AM   #4
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they keep drawing until the find a card with the right amout of people...

if they pull 10 permits and then pull a card with 3-4 people they will bypass that card until they pull one with only 2 people on it...to make 12 permits

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Old 09-27-2017, 10:59 AM   #5
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they keep drawing until the find a card with the right amout of people...

if they pull 10 permits and then pull a card with 3-4 people they will bypass that card until they pull one with only 2 people on it...to make 12 permits
Man that kind of sucks for the people on the 3-4 card, but I guess you will never know, so it really does not matter. Thanks for the answer.
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Old 09-27-2017, 11:02 AM   #6
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Man that kind of sucks for the people on the 3-4 card, but I guess you will never know, so it really does not matter. Thanks for the answer.
Yes...This is the only draw back of having multiple people on one card... But like you said you will never know...
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Old 09-27-2017, 11:13 AM   #7
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I'll preface this with the statement that I'm not certain on this. But, I'm pretty sure (seems like it was explained to me by TPWD at one time) that they draw cards and stop when the number of permits is exceeded (the most you could exceed the desired number is by 3). So, if they want 20, and they have drawn 19 people, they draw 1 more card. If that card has 4 people on it, they accept 23.
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Old 09-27-2017, 12:00 PM   #8
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I'll preface this with the statement that I'm not certain on this. But, I'm pretty sure (seems like it was explained to me by TPWD at one time) that they draw cards and stop when the number of permits is exceeded (the most you could exceed the desired number is by 3). So, if they want 20, and they have drawn 19 people, they draw 1 more card. If that card has 4 people on it, they accept 23.
From what I've heard, that stopped when they started the new system.
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Old 09-27-2017, 08:39 PM   #9
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From what I've heard, that stopped when they started the new system.
This is correct, your odds are much better applying as a single, don't expect to get drawn with 4 names on your card under this new system. Online system needs an overhaul, odds are awful, preferece points should be worth more to increase your odds if you've been applying 20 d@mn years in the system and still can't draw a buck hunt
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Old 09-27-2017, 11:10 PM   #10
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I'll accept the chance of a group application not getting picked because I would rather go on these hunts with my friends. I drew private lands antlerless McMullen County Ranch with my brother and he had way less points than me.
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Old 09-28-2017, 05:02 AM   #11
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This is correct, your odds are much better applying as a single, don't expect to get drawn with 4 names on your card under this new system. Online system needs an overhaul, odds are awful, preferece points should be worth more to increase your odds if you've been applying 20 d@mn years in the system and still can't draw a buck hunt
Yup that's right
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Old 09-28-2017, 09:08 AM   #12
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This is correct, your odds are much better applying as a single, don't expect to get drawn with 4 names on your card under this new system. Online system needs an overhaul, odds are awful, preferece points should be worth more to increase your odds if you've been applying 20 d@mn years in the system and still can't draw a buck hunt
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