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Old 08-14-2013, 10:21 AM   #1
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Anyone else mailing in their apps? Deadline is August 31 st. Going to give the muzzleloader dates a try while my son is in from college. Anybody here ever been drawn or had any success at the Teniente Tract? Thanks
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Old 09-01-2013, 10:56 AM   #2
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Teniente is bowhunting only. East Lake down the road is where rifle hunting takes place. Been lucky last couple of years shot a Nilgai bull with black powder and my son shot a nice 8 pointer during the the youth hunt. Good Luck
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Old 09-01-2013, 02:23 PM   #3
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Teniente is bowhunting only. East Lake down the road is where rifle hunting takes place. Been lucky last couple of years shot a Nilgai bull with black powder and my son shot a nice 8 pointer during the the youth hunt. Good Luck
Teniente is now doing rifle hunts also. Started about two years ago.
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Old 09-01-2013, 02:26 PM   #4
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Anyone else mailing in their apps? Deadline is August 31 st. Going to give the muzzleloader dates a try while my son is in from college. Anybody here ever been drawn or had any success at the Teniente Tract? Thanks
Just dropped off my application on Friday, I have been lucky and have been picked the last 3 years, if you get picked don't forget to fill out the game report even if you don't kill anything or else they won't pick you again next year. Good luck to you. Lucky for me I live about three miles from there.
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Old 09-01-2013, 02:27 PM   #5
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Where can you find the apps for those
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Old 09-01-2013, 04:10 PM   #6
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Where can you find the apps for those
Under Santa Ana Wildlife Refuge. Or www.friendsofsouthtexasrefuges.org, once there click on Lower Rio Grande Valley National Wildlife Area, then click things to do, click on hunting and it will have the application, rules and regulations.
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Old 09-01-2013, 07:40 PM   #7
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Just dropped off my application on Friday, I have been lucky and have been picked the last 3 years, if you get picked don't forget to fill out the game report even if you don't kill anything or else they won't pick you again next year. Good luck to you. Lucky for me I live about three miles from there.
Have you harvested any game out of there?
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Old 09-02-2013, 09:02 AM   #8
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Thanks. I used to live not far from there, on Hwy 493. I finally sent my apps in so my son could maybe experience that South Texas brush.
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Just dropped off my application on Friday, I have been lucky and have been picked the last 3 years, if you get picked don't forget to fill out the game report even if you don't kill anything or else they won't pick you again next year. Good luck to you. Lucky for me I live about three miles from there.

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Old 09-02-2013, 09:04 AM   #9
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Bad thing about it the deadline was August 31st.
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Old 09-02-2013, 12:09 PM   #10
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Have you harvested any game out of there?
No. Its a hard hunt but I have gotten real close to seal the deal on a small six point and there are plenty of Nelgai. I have a video where my son and my self went to pre scout and a small spike walked up towards us, stayed back about 25 yards and walked around and left, I did place some doe **** on our shoes when we walked in. That day I saw two other big bucks in the area and a lot of Nelgia's.
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Old 09-03-2013, 08:25 PM   #11
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Bad thing about it the deadline was August 31st.
Pickup aTPWD public land hunting application booklet at the Brownsville office. Deadline for the youth hunts is Sept 10. Or you could go as a standby hunter at some of these places.
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Old 09-04-2013, 03:49 PM   #12
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Old 09-05-2013, 01:56 AM   #13
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Those are nice the fun part is getting them to the truck. Definitely not a one man job.
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Old 09-05-2013, 07:22 AM   #14
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Those are some nice looking Nilgai Bow Bandit! Hope I draw and get a crack at one.
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Old 09-05-2013, 04:53 PM   #15
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Very nice Nilgai. Crossing my fingers to get drawn this year. I guess we won't till October guys.
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Old 09-19-2013, 01:22 PM   #16
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Any word on results???
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Old 09-22-2013, 09:13 PM   #17
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Just dropped off my application on Friday, I have been lucky and have been picked the last 3 years, if you get picked don't forget to fill out the game report even if you don't kill anything or else they won't pick you again next year. Good luck to you. Lucky for me I live about three miles from there.
Since you live close by what do they plant on those AG fields? And can one scout throughout the year by bird wacthing?
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Old 09-27-2013, 07:45 PM   #18
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I just received my permit. Anyone else get drawn and what dates?
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Old 09-28-2013, 05:37 PM   #19
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Nope. No permits yet. Hopefully me and the kids get picked. Looks like it's getting harder to get selected for these public hunts. My buddy says more hunters than usual applied this yr.
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Old 09-30-2013, 09:15 AM   #20
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Your right on being harder to get picked, I got my 3rd pick. The 1st year I applied, I only put 2 choices and my buddy at the time was thrown in a different slot because they needed to spread out some people.
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Old 09-30-2013, 10:18 AM   #21
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Just called in to refuge office and all permits have been mailed. So if u haven't rec'd one by now then we weren't selected. She did also say that a lot of hunters applied. Oh well next yr!
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Old 09-30-2013, 10:23 AM   #22
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Just called in to refuge office and all permits have been mailed. So if u haven't rec'd one by now then we weren't selected. She did also say that a lot of hunters applied. Oh well next yr!
Better luck next year! I have to put in for this hunt next year
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Old 09-30-2013, 10:53 AM   #23
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I got selected for the archery Nov. 7-10 hunt...anyone else get those days???
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Old 09-30-2013, 11:38 AM   #24
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Dec 5 to 8
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Old 09-30-2013, 01:16 PM   #25
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I'm right in between you two, Nov 28-Dec 1.
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Old 09-30-2013, 02:44 PM   #26
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We drew December 5-8 as well good luck to everyone as well. I would love to hear any tips yall might have, Enewman looks like we drew the same dates as you.
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Old 09-30-2013, 06:15 PM   #27
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We drew December 5-8 as well good luck to everyone as well. I would love to hear any tips yall might have, Enewman looks like we drew the same dates as you.
Great. This is our first time. Maybe if we get a chance we can meet up and tell lies
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Old 10-01-2013, 09:48 AM   #28
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only about 38 more days until my hunt.....
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Old 10-01-2013, 10:07 AM   #29
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only about 38 more days until my hunt.....
Not funny but at least I'm going
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Old 10-01-2013, 03:18 PM   #30
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I have a co worker that is going jan 2-5. Does anyone know when you need to send the $75 in by?
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Old 10-01-2013, 03:59 PM   #31
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Has to be there by the 18th.
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Old 10-02-2013, 12:08 AM   #32
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Has to be there by the 18th.
I found out in another forum as of today all federal wildlife refuges are closed. Waited all year to get selected and now it looks like no hunting for us.
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Old 10-02-2013, 09:58 AM   #33
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Yeah that's not good. I called them this morning and got a recording saying they were shut down.
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Old 10-02-2013, 03:35 PM   #34
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Three years in a row without getting drawn. I have to change my luck somehow.
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Old 10-03-2013, 11:33 AM   #35
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We got drawn the first year we entered and then 3 dry years and then again this year.
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Old 10-03-2013, 01:48 PM   #36
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I found out in another forum as of today all federal wildlife refuges are closed. Waited all year to get selected and now it looks like no hunting for us.
I heard this today that all hunts were cancelled! Due to gov't shut down. Y'all heard anything?
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Old 10-03-2013, 01:58 PM   #37
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I heard this today that all hunts were cancelled! Due to gov't shut down. Y'all heard anything?
Even if the shut down ends???
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Old 10-03-2013, 02:16 PM   #38
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You got the paper work that states you got drawn. Go anyway. No one there to see you
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Old 10-04-2013, 02:51 PM   #39
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You got the paper work that states you got drawn. Go anyway. No one there to see you
Kinda of true but all it takes is one game warden to show up.
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Old 10-05-2013, 11:32 PM   #40
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You got the paper work that states you got drawn. Go anyway. No one there to see you
Warden actually does go out there during the hunt dates. Last year came back to my truck and Warden's business card was on my window. Just FYI.
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Old 10-07-2013, 10:58 AM   #41
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I don't have the paper work that states I got drawn.....I signed mine and sent it back with the money to get stamp.....Permit is not valid without the stamp.
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Old 10-07-2013, 11:56 PM   #42
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I don't have the paper work that states I got drawn.....I signed mine and sent it back with the money to get stamp.....Permit is not valid without the stamp.
I normally go to the office and pay there but this year since its closed going to mail it. My hunt date is in December so maybe theyll open back up soon.
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Old 10-09-2013, 11:22 AM   #43
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are group got picked jan 2-5th we are goin to go ahead and send our money in hopefully they will open back up and let us hunt
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Old 10-10-2013, 04:04 PM   #44
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Didn't even think about the shut down. I sent my money in with the hopes they open before my hunt. I guess we'll have to see what happens now.
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Old 10-17-2013, 12:55 PM   #45
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Hunts are still on.....Just called and talked to a lady at LRGV....

Hopefully eveyone sent in there money. The dead line is tomorrow
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Old 10-17-2013, 01:11 PM   #46
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Yes. just called 956-784-7500 ( santa anna refuge )and girl told me they are on and just to get your money in within the nxt two weeks and dont worry bout tomorrows deadline.
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Old 10-21-2013, 09:55 AM   #47
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Anyone else going to be hunting Nov 7-10......16 more days
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Old 10-21-2013, 03:48 PM   #48
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anyone else going to be hunting nov 7-10......16 more days
lucky our hunt isnt till first of jan. Goodluck and post up a report of what it looks like this year
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Old 10-21-2013, 08:37 PM   #49
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Wa hu got the permit today.
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Old 10-23-2013, 10:25 AM   #50
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Well I didn't get drawn this year, but for the past three years I have been drawn for this hunt, hopefully things change for next year.
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