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Old 09-04-2017, 01:47 PM   #1
David DeAnda
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Did anyone else even put in for the Big Lake Bottom E-card draw? My son, 14, and I were drawn this year, but I am wondering if it is even worth claiming or going after all of the flooding the previous years.

Anyone have any input at all?
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Old 09-04-2017, 01:52 PM   #2
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I put in, but haven't checked my status really didn't even realize they had drawn already

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Old 09-04-2017, 01:54 PM   #3
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I put in but did not get drawn. It has been flooded out the past few years. Not sure what it looks like these days.
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Old 09-04-2017, 02:25 PM   #4
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Deer numbers are definitely down some from a few years ago. That said, there are a lot of deer there. The wma is one of the more unique spots you can deer hunt around here because its all old growth and not very brushy. That makes it hard though because there are acorns everywhere and funnels are hard to come by. You definitely wont be seeing any monsters in there but its still a good place to hunt. If it rains much the week of your hunt I would just stay home. The whole place turns into a gumbo mud swamp with just a little rain. The last time they did a hunt lots of people went home because they couldnt get to their compartments without getting their atvs stuck.
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Old 09-04-2017, 06:19 PM   #5
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Well I didn't get selected pending second draw but didn't get selected for Keechi Creek WMA

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Old 09-04-2017, 06:31 PM   #6
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I got drawn this year and as of right now will be blocking out 11/2-11/12 to be up there. Hopefully it don't rain the week of. Never hunted the unit before, but I'm looking forward to the challenge.


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Old 09-04-2017, 09:29 PM   #7
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I drew 11/17-26.
Praying for no rain!
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Old 09-05-2017, 11:38 AM   #8
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I drew 9/29 - 10/8, if it doesn't rain I'll be heading out there.

I also drew Gus Engeling 10/31 - 11/4
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Old 09-07-2017, 05:25 PM   #9
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Thanks for the input. We drew for 09/29 - 10/28. If it doesn't rain, I guess we will make the drive from Lubbock and see what happens for a couple of days.
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Old 09-08-2017, 04:48 PM   #10
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Me and three buddies drew 11/16-11/26. It's all of our first year doing the drawn hunts. Excited to see what this place has to offer!
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Old 09-14-2017, 10:42 AM   #11
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I was drawn for the December portion of the hunt. How does it work exactly? Does tpwd just assign you a unit tract of land and you can only hunt that during your time there?
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Old 09-15-2017, 09:00 AM   #12
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I have only been on one drawn hunt and it was a hog hunt but that is how they did it on that one. We all but numbers in a hat then picked out compartment in order of what we drew.
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Old 09-15-2017, 09:11 AM   #13
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I was drawn for the December portion of the hunt. How does it work exactly? Does tpwd just assign you a unit tract of land and you can only hunt that during your time there?
Never been on a post card hunt, but what I've read from TPWD, the entire area will be opened up for those on the hunt dates, which means you can hunt wherever you want. With that said, there will be a orientation before the hunt. Everybody on the hunt will be together at one time. TPWD may even suggest during that time everybody get together and plan where everybody will go. At least that what I would do in order not to walk up or hunt on top of somebody else.
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Old 09-15-2017, 03:00 PM   #14
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Both times I went we drew compartment numbers out of a hat. I think there are 6 and they put 6-9 hunters in each.
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