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Old 12-11-2017, 08:44 PM   #1
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How many of you get your kids in this? My grandson was selected for our first hunt January 12 at Circle J ranch in Lavaca county. Curious if anyone else will be there

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Old 12-12-2017, 09:22 PM   #2
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Best kept secret out there. We have been on 7 of these hunts over the past three years. Every ranch is obviously a little different but they all follow the TYHP model of safety first and make it educational. Each of our hunts have been a lot of fun with great harvest success.


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Old 12-12-2017, 10:47 PM   #3
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Is this the drawn hunts done every year?


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Old 12-13-2017, 12:34 AM   #4
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No its a separate organization. Hunts are still done by drawing but it's for youth only hunting and educational hunts. TYHP.com

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Old 12-13-2017, 01:10 AM   #5
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Cool thanks! Itís actually TYHP.org

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So ya just sign up. And pick what hunt to go to and it costs $150?


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Old 12-13-2017, 07:30 AM   #6
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I would suggest using the "Search" function here, and entering TYHP for past threads with tons of information. TBH member RGB is a TYHP official, and can provide lots of information. Here is a link to a response I provided about the TYHP: http://discussions.texasbowhunter.co...6&postcount=13

The photo is of my son and his first deer (2 does) that he shot on a TYHP hunt in 2014. The photo in my avatar shows the two of us with a nice 10 point buck he shot a few weeks ago. I feel the TYHP was an excellent way for him to get into hunting, and he has turned into a fine hunter and outdoorsman.

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Old 12-13-2017, 07:31 AM   #7
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I won't be at that one, but my daughter has done three of them in the last two seasons and loves it.
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Old 12-13-2017, 07:32 AM   #8
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Yes. There are several of them
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Old 12-13-2017, 07:36 AM   #9
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Great way to get to spend time with your kids or grandkids. My daughter has been picked for 2 of the hunts this year. She took 2 deer on the first one and 4 on the second one. Food has always been pretty good, good fellowship with the kids and adults. Plus where else are you going to get to hunt for $150 including meals all weekend.
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Old 12-13-2017, 07:52 AM   #10
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Great, great program. Could not recommend it enough.
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Old 12-13-2017, 08:29 AM   #11
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Awesome! so glad i found this. ill be getting into it for sure for my 2 kiddos.
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Old 12-13-2017, 08:32 AM   #12
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Every place I've been to was MLD so the landowner had tags. The kids don't have to use their own tags.
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Old 12-13-2017, 08:34 AM   #13
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Every place I've been to was MLD so the landowner had tags. The kids don't have to use their own tags.
Just depends on location, sure on the hagerman youth hunt the kids have to use their license tags.

As far as it being a secret, its not really anymore, I was told they have way more applications than spots now, that didn't used to be the case and kids that applied got to hunt at least somewhere every year. Now some years some kids do have to sit out, we were not drawn for any last year.

& FYI these hunts are not free like the TPWD draw ones. I know there has been some confusion between the two and people not paying or showing up after drawn and realizing they aren't, so please don't apply if your not willing to pay the hunt fee.

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Old 12-14-2017, 09:47 AM   #14
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How many of you get your kids in this? My grandson was selected for our first hunt January 12 at Circle J ranch in Lavaca county. Curious if anyone else will be there

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Awesome organization! Pretty sure one of my coworkers will be guiding on this hunt. Will ask him later today.
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Old 12-14-2017, 09:55 AM   #15
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My son is in his 3rd year of participation in the TYHP program. Definitely one of the best kept secrets out there.

One detail that has slipped up on a few folks here is that your kid needs to have completed their Hunters Education. SCI in Houston has done a few events in the past for the kids to get the HE.

We have met some amazing people on these hunts. Noah was selected for the Cave Creek Super Hunt coming up January 5-7. He is really looking forward to getting to the Hill Country to chase some deer.
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Old 12-14-2017, 10:06 AM   #16
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My boys seem to like it


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Old 12-14-2017, 10:25 AM   #17
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Itís our second year. Last year we were drawn for Cave Creek but it rained so much we got moved to Boerne to hunt. 3500 acres. Didnít see a deer all weekend. Drawn for cave creek again. My boy is excited.
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Old 12-14-2017, 06:11 PM   #18
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Guys, thanks for all the great comments about TYHP. TYHP is in its 20th full season this year, and has provided hunting opportunities to approx 23,000 kids over the years!

As Double-O-Dave mentioned I am on the TYHP staff, serving as the North Tx Field Operations Coordinator. I am based in Dallas. I just wanted to mention that there is still plenty of opportunity coming up this year; we just posted hunt #172 on our schedule, and more are being added almost daily. We expect to offer more than 200 hunts this year as we progress thru spring turkey season.

If I can answer any questions about anything please reach out to me via PM, email (bbarnette@texas-wildlife.org), or phone (214-282-3697). Thanks!
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Old 12-14-2017, 06:18 PM   #19
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Great Program, I have sent many people that way and all of them had good experiences.
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Old 12-14-2017, 06:53 PM   #20
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This will be my 16? year with Cave Creek, every year we wonder about the weather. To the hunters that got selected for Cave Creek, hopefully we can meet up with over 50 youth it is hard. I will be on Larry Ahrens ranch.
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Old 12-14-2017, 08:59 PM   #21
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My son and I will be at PowderHorn this weekend. Getting everything packed up and double checked right now.


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Old 12-14-2017, 10:48 PM   #22
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My son and I will be at PowderHorn this weekend. Getting everything packed up and double checked right now.


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This should be a really good hunt! Pack a lil rain gear. Good chance of showers late Saturday



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Old 12-14-2017, 11:06 PM   #23
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my youngest aged out about 5 years ago. I really miss those hunts with the kids. great times. If you have kids be sure to check out this program!
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Old 12-15-2017, 02:45 PM   #24
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This should be a really good hunt! Pack a lil rain gear. Good chance of showers late Saturday



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Have the rain gear and back up rain gear packed. Sitting at the gate now waiting to be let in.


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Old 12-15-2017, 02:49 PM   #25
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Itís our second year. Last year we were drawn for Cave Creek but it rained so much we got moved to Boerne to hunt. 3500 acres. Didnít see a deer all weekend. Drawn for cave creek again. My boy is excited.
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This will be my 16? year with Cave Creek, every year we wonder about the weather. To the hunters that got selected for Cave Creek, hopefully we can meet up with over 50 youth it is hard. I will be on Larry Ahrens ranch.
My son got selected for Cave Creek again this year. Last year was great, a bit chilly, but that makes for great stories.

Not sure which ranch we are hunting, but the huntmaster my son is assigned to is David Mahn. We definitely need to have a TBH powwow while there.
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Old 12-15-2017, 03:36 PM   #26
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We are assigned Mahn also.
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Old 12-15-2017, 03:38 PM   #27
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Awesome! Good luck! We live bout 35 minutes away but are headed out of town to our lease.


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Old 12-15-2017, 03:49 PM   #28
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Guys, thanks for all the great comments about TYHP. TYHP is in its 20th full season this year, and has provided hunting opportunities to approx 23,000 kids over the years!

As Double-O-Dave mentioned I am on the TYHP staff, serving as the North Tx Field Operations Coordinator. I am based in Dallas. I just wanted to mention that there is still plenty of opportunity coming up this year; we just posted hunt #172 on our schedule, and more are being added almost daily. We expect to offer more than 200 hunts this year as we progress thru spring turkey season.

If I can answer any questions about anything please reach out to me via PM, email (bbarnette@texas-wildlife.org), or phone (214-282-3697). Thanks!
Bob is one of the reasons it is such a great program. My son and I can't thank him enough and were lucky enough to be on one of the first bow hunts with TYHP and harvest his first bow kill. Great, great guy and program. He just turned 18 and is no longer eligible but we will always remember these hunts.
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Old 12-15-2017, 05:33 PM   #29
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Helping RGB line up a hunt in January, I sure hope he is a good cook- If I can answer any questions about anything please reach out to me via PM, email (bbarnette@texas-wildlife.org), or phone (214-282-3697). Thanks!
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Old 12-17-2017, 09:18 AM   #30
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My son was just drawn for his first hunt with TYHP and he is thrilled! He has waited for a long time to get his first deer and has endured several hunts with me just getting skunked. (Dad isnt the best hunting guide on public lands in East Texas ) He was drawn for C-Star Ranch in Gillespie County on Jan. 12. We're very appreciative of TYHP for this opportunity.
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Old 12-25-2017, 05:14 PM   #31
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Itís our second year. Last year we were drawn for Cave Creek but it rained so much we got moved to Boerne to hunt. 3500 acres. Didnít see a deer all weekend. Drawn for cave creek again. My boy is excited.


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Old 12-25-2017, 06:45 PM   #32
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I may be working the C star.
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Old 12-25-2017, 10:47 PM   #33
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My son was just drawn for his first hunt with TYHP and he is thrilled! He has waited for a long time to get his first deer and has endured several hunts with me just getting skunked. (Dad isnt the best hunting guide on public lands in East Texas ) He was drawn for C-Star Ranch in Gillespie County on Jan. 12. We're very appreciative of TYHP for this opportunity.
My daughter and I will be there for this hunt. It will be her first deer hunt and she is incredibly excited.

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