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Old 08-02-2019, 04:08 PM   #201
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see ya out there, i was drawn as well.


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Old 08-02-2019, 04:22 PM   #202
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Pending 2nd draw on the rita blanca pronghorn...maybe one day
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Old 08-02-2019, 04:27 PM   #203
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Old 08-02-2019, 04:40 PM   #204
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I struck out on the pronghorn hunts. All pending second draw.

Maybe just maybe I'll get lucky and draw something else later on. I'm really hoping the kids draw a hunt this year.
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Old 08-02-2019, 06:22 PM   #205
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So does Pending Second Draw, pretty much mean no luck?
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Old 08-02-2019, 06:28 PM   #206
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So does Pending Second Draw, pretty much mean no luck?
Essentially that is Correct

Unless the first people who drew don’t buy the permit in time
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Old 08-02-2019, 06:30 PM   #207
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So does Pending Second Draw, pretty much mean no luck?
There's still a slim chance. Once the deadline for payment goes by they'll draw from the "second draw" pool to fill spots that aren't paid for. I know several people that have been drawn in the second draw.

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Old 08-02-2019, 06:39 PM   #208
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Thanks guys! First time I've put in, in years. Didn't have all this back then.
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Old 08-02-2019, 06:46 PM   #209
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when will do the rest? im ready to get my rejection overwith..
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Old 08-02-2019, 07:44 PM   #210
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when will do the rest? im ready to get my rejection overwith..
I believe they get 10 days to accept and pay for the permit. If anything is unclaimed, which is not likely on the pronghorn hunts, the 2nd draw will be done the following business day.
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Old 08-02-2019, 09:09 PM   #211
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My brother and I drew alligator tags.
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Old 08-02-2019, 09:53 PM   #212
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Yep, you got till 8-11 to accept. If not they draw the 2nd round
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Old 08-02-2019, 10:00 PM   #213
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No permit fee on Rita Blanca.
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Old 08-02-2019, 10:12 PM   #214
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I got drawn for Uvalde county Double L ranch for dove on Sep 21
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Old 08-03-2019, 07:04 AM   #215
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No pronghorn....
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Old 08-03-2019, 07:20 AM   #216
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I sent them my $3 bucks donation. Along with the other few thousand that did.
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It's a stretch, but did anyone get selected for Pronghorn? I was tempted to donate $3 to build up some points in that category, but declined. You'd have a 0.18% chance of drawing, so it might take quite a few years of loyalty points to get within plausible odds.
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Old 08-03-2019, 10:31 AM   #217
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Anybody having problems with the on-line draw hunt catalog? When I click the hunt type, it only gives a page with the general heading. But no hunts or info on the web sight.


Hope their sight didn't crash and everybody's winner/looser info lost.
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Old 08-03-2019, 11:30 AM   #218
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Pending 2nd for rita Blanca and the 2 private lands I donated to.

No draws her on my donations for private lands either sex.

Lots of donations and chances left for the year. Good luck to all who have applied.

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Old 08-03-2019, 02:20 PM   #219
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Pending 2nd on all the pronghorn draws for me.
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Old 08-04-2019, 06:59 PM   #220
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I got drawn for the gator hunt at JD Murphree. Anyone else headed there? We got picked for The 11th and 12th.
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Old 08-04-2019, 08:24 PM   #221
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I was drawn for J D Murphree also but the 17th and 18th.
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Old 08-04-2019, 09:30 PM   #222
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Pending 2nd on all the pronghorn draws for me.
Same here
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Old 08-05-2019, 03:58 AM   #223
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I was drawn for J D Murphree also but the 17th and 18th.
Good luck. We have 3 in our group and will be our first time on a gator hunt. Should be fun.
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Old 08-05-2019, 06:28 AM   #224
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Keep coming here to see who was lucky for the pronghorn hunt so I know who to bug for a live hunt lol
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Old 08-05-2019, 07:57 AM   #225
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Good luck. We have 3 in our group and will be our first time on a gator hunt. Should be fun.
Thank you! Best of luck to yall. This is the third time i have been drawn. 100% success so far!!
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Old 08-05-2019, 03:05 PM   #226
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Drew the private lands dove hunt in Wharton county waterfowl specialties
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Old 08-05-2019, 04:22 PM   #227
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I got drawn for the gator hunt at JD Murphree. Anyone else headed there? We got picked for The 11th and 12th.
I'll be there the 18th and 19th. Looking forward to it!
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Old 08-05-2019, 04:23 PM   #228
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Wow lots of gator draws on the green screen this year. Yall should start a gator thread so the rest of us suckers with tons of gator pp's can live vicariously through you lol. Congrats!
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Old 08-08-2019, 09:20 PM   #229
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Its getting to be a joke anymore. It used to be a decent chance of being drawn and having a decent amount of permits. This year the permits are down, the restrictions are harsher and the WMAs are fewer in a category. In some you pay 130 dollars for one deer or you cant use ATV or the staff has to take you to a stand that they have. For example for spring turkey in the entire state there are fewer than 100 permits. When they went to allowing you to put in for more than one WMA in a category they doubled their income but the permits went down. Sad really.
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Old 08-09-2019, 01:51 PM   #230
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Its getting to be a joke anymore. It used to be a decent chance of being drawn and having a decent amount of permits. This year the permits are down, the restrictions are harsher and the WMAs are fewer in a category. In some you pay 130 dollars for one deer or you cant use ATV or the staff has to take you to a stand that they have. For example for spring turkey in the entire state there are fewer than 100 permits. When they went to allowing you to put in for more than one WMA in a category they doubled their income but the permits went down. Sad really.
I'd rather have lower limits for a year than have them kill them off and not have a chance at them next year.
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Old 08-09-2019, 04:52 PM   #231
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Its getting to be a joke anymore. It used to be a decent chance of being drawn and having a decent amount of permits. This year the permits are down, the restrictions are harsher and the WMAs are fewer in a category. In some you pay 130 dollars for one deer or you cant use ATV or the staff has to take you to a stand that they have. For example for spring turkey in the entire state there are fewer than 100 permits. When they went to allowing you to put in for more than one WMA in a category they doubled their income but the permits went down. Sad really.
Preaching to the choir man I’m so let down with the current system and I have stated on here several times. That’s why I just build points and go to other states. My daughter and I have 4 antelope tags for Wyoming come this October with plenty of access to land. Next year mule deer in Montana again. I still play the game here in Texas though just because I live here.
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Old 08-09-2019, 08:23 PM   #232
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I'd rather have lower limits for a year than have them kill them off and not have a chance at them next year.
That's just it. Each year, the number of permits keeps dropping or hunts are completely taken out. Just a couple examples are Kerr WMA, no longer have archery hunts and Devils River no longer has archery exotic hunts. And this has nothing to do with the numbers!!!
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Old 08-09-2019, 10:07 PM   #233
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It's nothing more than a Texas Lotto . Finally got to "buy my tickets" this week. Just contributing to the welfare of others, just like the Texas Lotto.
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Old 08-12-2019, 10:16 PM   #234
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Preaching to the choir man I’m so let down with the current system and I have stated on here several times. That’s why I just build points and go to other states. My daughter and I have 4 antelope tags for Wyoming come this October with plenty of access to land. Next year mule deer in Montana again. I still play the game here in Texas though just because I live here.
Its probably not gonna change as long as they are making more money than before the online change, I'm guessing they have lots of guys putting 100's if not 1000's of dollars into this lottery because of unlimited applications per category now (a cap of 3 applications per category like the youth hunts would be good for starters). If that would stop they might make a change. They are not getting any more money from me now compared to before the online change but my odds sure have gotten worse. They sent me a draw hunt satisfaction survey this summer and I returned it saying I was unhappy with the current system and the fewer permit #'s, did anyone else get this survey?

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Old 08-13-2019, 09:32 AM   #235
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Its probably not gonna change as long as they are making more money than before the online change, I'm guessing they have lots of guys putting 100's if not 1000's of dollars into this lottery because of unlimited applications per category now (a cap of 3 applications per category like the youth hunts would be good for starters). If that would stop they might make a change. They are not getting any more money from me now compared to before the online change but my odds sure have gotten worse. They sent me a draw hunt satisfaction survey this summer and I returned it saying I was unhappy with the current system and the fewer permit #'s, did anyone else get this survey?
I don't remember getting any survey for it.
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Old 08-13-2019, 09:55 AM   #236
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Looks like deadline to apply for NWR archery hunts is September 1st, so the draw will theoretically be September 2nd. I'll be Elk hunting until the 8th.

Does anyone remember how long they normally give you to buy your permits? I'd hate to lose a chance at a nilgai because I was chasing an elk.
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Old 08-13-2019, 10:01 AM   #237
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Looks like deadline to apply for NWR archery hunts is September 1st, so the draw will theoretically be September 2nd. I'll be Elk hunting until the 8th.

Does anyone remember how long they normally give you to buy your permits? I'd hate to lose a chance at a nilgai because I was chasing an elk.
It is 10 days. Youíll have time.
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Old 08-13-2019, 10:03 AM   #238
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It is 10 days. Youíll have time.
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Old 08-13-2019, 07:26 PM   #239
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I just noticed they evidently didn’t transfer my preference points from the old system to the new one.
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Old 08-13-2019, 09:28 PM   #240
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I just noticed they evidently didn’t transfer my preference points from the old system to the new one.
You just noticed after 6 years This systems been in place since 2013.

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Old 08-13-2019, 10:12 PM   #241
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I had a bunch of adult beverages and put in for $50 worth of hunts. If I get drawn it will be a big surprise. I don't remember what I put in for.
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Old 08-14-2019, 10:19 AM   #242
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Just want yall to know that a bunch of permits are gone now that I entered in my usual hunts lol. Good luck
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Old 08-14-2019, 01:34 PM   #243
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Click on Check Status and enter your info. I print it off and color it like a scratch lottery ticket. Betting on one red category this year��
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Old 08-14-2019, 01:41 PM   #244
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Click on Check Status and enter your info. I print it off and color it like a scratch lottery ticket. Betting on one red category this year��
lol ok ok, we need to get together and make a drinking game out of this! We can all check status and take a shot for every Pending 2nd we have. LOL

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Old 08-14-2019, 02:03 PM   #245
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lol ok ok, we need to get together and make a drinking game out of this! We can all check status and take a shot for every Pending 2nd we have. LOL

Who's in?
That's way more whiskey than I can drink in one setting. I'd end up with alcohol poisoning.
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Old 08-14-2019, 03:16 PM   #246
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I'm going to need some Whataburger the morning after the draw then.
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Old 08-15-2019, 07:20 PM   #247
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Old 08-15-2019, 08:16 PM   #248
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So I noticed on the E-postcard hog hunt that I went on last year the book says 100% success rate last year. There were only two of us and it was a 0% success rate. Had a total blast though.
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Old 08-16-2019, 09:31 AM   #249
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So I noticed on the E-postcard hog hunt that I went on last year the book says 100% success rate last year. There were only two of us and it was a 0% success rate. Had a total blast though.
Weird... maybe they're factoring in fun for the Success Rate? lol...
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Old 08-16-2019, 10:18 AM   #250
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So I noticed on the E-postcard hog hunt that I went on last year the book says 100% success rate last year. There were only two of us and it was a 0% success rate. Had a total blast though.
Enchanted Rock is bad about that. He will always reports more than is killed, so they can continue to support the program.
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