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Old 05-05-2017, 09:57 AM   #4401
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* * * * URGENT * * * *

For all people hunting Lake Georgetown this coming season. Applications are out and you can apply. What I am about to state I only found out after I had submitted a "group" application, then recanted it.

There is a new application rule this year!

If a group application is submitted the group is given only 1 number, each person on the application doesn't get a number. Meaning 3 people have 1 chance of getting drawn!

If you submitted a group application you have a 33% chance of getting drawn out of your application and that doesn't take into count the other 150+ applications that most likely will be submitted.

Wanted everyone to know your odds are better if you submit individually!
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Old 05-05-2017, 10:16 AM   #4402
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* * * * URGENT * * * *

For all people hunting Lake Georgetown this coming season. Applications are out and you can apply. What I am about to state I only found out after I had submitted a "group" application, then recanted it.

There is a new application rule this year!

If a group application is submitted the group is given only 1 number, each person on the application doesn't get a number. Meaning 3 people have 1 chance of getting drawn!

If you submitted a group application you have a 33% chance of getting drawn out of your application and that doesn't take into count the other 150+ applications that most likely will be submitted.

Wanted everyone to know your odds are better if you submit individually!
Nothing new they did the same two years ago then went back. Brad said it was to be more fair so they can get new hunters vs same guy every year.
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Old 05-05-2017, 10:34 AM   #4403
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Nothing new they did the same two years ago then went back. Brad said it was to be more fair so they can get new hunters vs same guy every year.
I agree, just wanted to pass along the change in a person ability on getting drawn this year if they apply as a group. Your chances are not good in fact.
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Old 05-05-2017, 10:43 AM   #4404
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I agree, just wanted to pass along the change in a person ability on getting drawn this year if they apply as a group. Your chances are not good in fact.
Your chances are the same as you applying solo 1 number is 1 number the only choice is do you want to hunt with your buddies or not.

When the team of 4 with 4 number yes your odds were better. Thats why they changed it again to be more fair to the single hunters. They should stop the groups all together and do single app only IMO.
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Old 05-31-2017, 01:25 PM   #4405
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It sucks that your group doesn't get the same number of entries as they would get as individuals. Not sure that I understand the logic behind that and why they changed it. They want more individual hunters? Seems stupid to me.
Common sense would be, during the draw, if they hit a certain number of drawn groups, then they stop drawing groups. In order words, have a bucket of entries that are "group entries" and a bucket of entries for individuals. example: 80 hunters total, 40 of those hunters should be in groups (10 groups of 4 for example) and the other 40 should be individual. Wh7y is that so hard to think of and execute? Seems a lot more fair than what they are doing now. Oh well, it's a federal regulated group, what do we expect the government to do? They never do anything that makes sense.
I disagree, they should never get rid of groups. Father Son hunts would never get to happen.
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Old 05-31-2017, 01:56 PM   #4406
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It sucks that your group doesn't get the same number of entries as they would get as individuals. Not sure that I understand the logic behind that and why they changed it. They want more individual hunters? Seems stupid to me.
Common sense would be, during the draw, if they hit a certain number of drawn groups, then they stop drawing groups. In order words, have a bucket of entries that are "group entries" and a bucket of entries for individuals. example: 80 hunters total, 40 of those hunters should be in groups (10 groups of 4 for example) and the other 40 should be individual. Wh7y is that so hard to think of and execute? Seems a lot more fair than what they are doing now. Oh well, it's a federal regulated group, what do we expect the government to do? They never do anything that makes sense.
I disagree, they should never get rid of groups. Father Son hunts would never get to happen.
Sure they would just have to get lucky and both get drawn.


I think they are just wanting to bust up some of the groups that get to hunt every year to give new people a chance to hunt the park. Some guys have been hunting the park over tens years and counting.

Maybe they need to do away with the exemption for shooting a doe and make everyone do the draw every year. They can still require shooting a doe b4 buck to get the numbers they want. Like Granger Lake
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Old 05-31-2017, 03:01 PM   #4407
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Anyone know the app count so far this year?
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Old 05-31-2017, 09:17 PM   #4408
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When is deadline?
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Old 06-02-2017, 09:20 AM   #4409
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When is deadline?
Applications will be accepted until July 3, 2017 at 3:00 PM or post marked by July 3, 2017. After July 3, 2017, the Lake Georgetown Project office will not accept any more applications for the 2017-2018 season.
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Old 06-02-2017, 08:41 PM   #4410
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Thank you
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Old 06-13-2017, 11:44 AM   #4411
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Any updates on app count yet?
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Old 06-15-2017, 05:47 AM   #4412
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I was #56 yesterday

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Old 06-16-2017, 10:47 AM   #4413
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My buddy was just 57...off pace from last year...i need to get out and put mine in.

It's nice to have last year's doe in my pocket so I don't have to worry about the draw.

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Old 06-16-2017, 05:50 PM   #4414
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I submitted my group this morning and we were 105-107.
About half of the apps we had this time last year. This was posted 06/22/16
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Old 06-20-2017, 04:43 PM   #4415
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So I submitted my app today. Application 65, applicant 79

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