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Old 05-29-2020, 11:27 PM   #1
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Default When does TPWD post 2020 public hunts

Anyone know around what date they usually post the hunt schedules for the year?


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Old 05-30-2020, 12:00 AM   #2
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About July 5th
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Old 05-30-2020, 06:54 AM   #3
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Like Merlin mentioned above it's usually the first week or so of July.

I'm actually looking forward to it coming out. My kids have had decent enough luck drawing a hunt the last two years. I'm hoping that luck continues and maybe I'll draw one also.
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Old 05-30-2020, 09:30 AM   #4
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Old 06-01-2020, 04:37 PM   #5
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Very interested in the drawn hunts. I Hope overnight camping and stand-by drawings aren’t affected. If so, it will certainly lower the appeal on the financial investment.
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Old 06-02-2020, 05:51 PM   #6
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Me and a hunting buddy are planning to put in for some of the TPWD draws this year. Will be the first time applying for both of us. If anyone has any general advice, thoughts, lessons from prior experience, etc. Any info is appreciated.

One thing that was not clear on the website is exactly how the draw works if you put in as a group. For instance, can we both draw and add each other, therefore giving us both 2 draws. Or do we have to have one person apply for each draw and add the second person, therefore giving us one draw collectively.

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Old 06-03-2020, 03:51 PM   #7
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Very interested in the drawn hunts. I Hope overnight camping and stand-by drawings arenít affected. If so, it will certainly lower the appeal on the financial investment.
Camping is surely safer than staying in a hotel in terms of virus stuff, but I wouldn't be surprised if they whack standby's to keep crowds down. I wouldn't support it but wouldn't be surprised.
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Old 06-03-2020, 08:14 PM   #8
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I am excited for this! I haven't had anywhere to hunt since moving to Texas until this last season when I started public land. I didnt get my bow until 2 weeks before archery season and i learned about the draw hunts after the fact so I'll be putting in for quite a few!

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Old 06-04-2020, 12:49 PM   #9
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Me and a hunting buddy are planning to put in for some of the TPWD draws this year. Will be the first time applying for both of us. If anyone has any general advice, thoughts, lessons from prior experience, etc. Any info is appreciated.

One thing that was not clear on the website is exactly how the draw works if you put in as a group. For instance, can we both draw and add each other, therefore giving us both 2 draws. Or do we have to have one person apply for each draw and add the second person, therefore giving us one draw collectively.

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Hey so feel free to correct me if Iím wrong but you have to apply as a group and it counts for both of your applications. Basically you select the hunter, select the hunt. Then you can choose to add someone else. They will need your info to do it. Also there are a few group only hunts you may want to look into. A lot of guys donít apply because of that


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Old 06-04-2020, 05:15 PM   #10
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Makes sense, thanks for the input and info on the group only hunt, we will look into those for sure.
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Old 06-04-2020, 11:42 PM   #11
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Hey so feel free to correct me if Iím wrong but you have to apply as a group and it counts for both of your applications. Basically you select the hunter, select the hunt. Then you can choose to add someone else. They will need your info to do it. Also there are a few group only hunts you may want to look into. A lot of guys donít apply because of that


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Donít think so on TPWD hunts. Once you apply and get selected, only the people(up to 3) you put on the application gets to hunt. Canít add people later, unless they changed that rule this year. Also, I havenít seen a hunt yet where it requires a group to enter.
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Old 06-05-2020, 08:40 AM   #12
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One thing that was not clear on the website is exactly how the draw works if you put in as a group. For instance, can we both draw and add each other, therefore giving us both 2 draws. Or do we have to have one person apply for each draw and add the second person, therefore giving us one draw collectively.

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The system will not allow you to put in for the same hunt multiple times. When you apply, there is a 'main' applicant and you can add 1 to 3 additional people (depending on the specific hunt). If your name appears on another hunt application, either as the main contact or as a group member, then you will not be able to submit the application (system keeps it from going through and you will get an error). In the old days, you could enter a hunt multiple times, but you would then be disqualified for the hunt. Not possible any more. I'm not aware of any 'group only hunts' other than I think the aoudad hunt at Caprock requires at least 2 applicants.
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Old 06-05-2020, 10:23 PM   #13
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Palo Duro is the restricted hunt, and requires 2-4 people. Due to the remoteness of the lower units you have to hunt together and also each have a GPS.
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Old 06-06-2020, 11:28 AM   #14
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Thanks for the correction, I knew it was one of the aoudad areas but didn't remember which one.
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Old 06-06-2020, 01:54 PM   #15
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I think your better of going and buying a lottery ticket, too few permits for too many applicants. Several states this year have crushed there previous lottery applicants I know New Mexico was one of them I see Texas being no different. People not having work and thinking they need to hunt for meat SMH https://www.reuters.com/article/us-h...-idUSKBN22F0G4
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Old 06-06-2020, 09:28 PM   #16
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Camping is surely safer than staying in a hotel in terms of virus stuff, but I wouldn't be surprised if they whack standby's to keep crowds down. I wouldn't support it but wouldn't be surprised.
The email I got a couple of months ago said there weren't standbys this year.

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Old 06-07-2020, 09:39 PM   #17
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Thanks for the clarification on the process. Regarding the odds of getting drawn, we understand it’s far from a sure thing. However, it is an opportunity to hunt in some areas that are otherwise not accessible to hunters. It’s not just the hunt/kill that makes it interesting for me, it’s the experience, adventure, seeing a new place, etc. I’d rather put in and have a chance at a memorable adventure, than not even try and reduce my odds to zero. Also, it’s my understanding that Loyalty Points are accumulated each year, so with some persistence I expect the odds will fall in our favor eventually.
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Old 06-07-2020, 09:59 PM   #18
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The email I got a couple of months ago said there weren't standbys this year.
Just curious as to what the email was about more specifically. Just about the standby hunt process???
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Old 06-07-2020, 10:05 PM   #19
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Just curious as to what the email was about more specifically. Just about the standby hunt process???
It had to do with changes in the way they will do orientations and doing away with standbys for the upcoming hunts due to covid19. I thought they were talking about 20-21 but maybe it was just the remaining 19-20 hunts.
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Old 06-07-2020, 10:10 PM   #20
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Old 06-08-2020, 02:40 AM   #21
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That email was sent out before the spring Turkey hunts and some feral hog hunts. I took it to mean those remaining hunts, not this fall season.
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Old 06-08-2020, 05:48 AM   #22
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Waiting on a call from Baffin Bay Rod and Gun Club, for a 2 day Labor Day cast and blast trip. Couldn't book till they have the dove opener dates.
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Old 06-08-2020, 08:43 PM   #23
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Waiting on a call from Baffin Bay Rod and Gun Club, for a 2 day Labor Day cast and blast trip. Couldn't book till they have the dove opener dates.
Itís always been September 1st, no matter what day it fell on.
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Old 06-16-2020, 07:03 PM   #24
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i would appreciate you guys skipping putting in for matador GDE and MD this year, let me get mine out of the way and i wont put in ever again, thus being out of your way
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Old 06-16-2020, 07:06 PM   #25
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Old 06-17-2020, 12:39 PM   #26
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So is the Haggerman hunt going to be listed on the TPWD draw system this year?


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Old 06-17-2020, 12:41 PM   #27
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It should be
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Old 06-18-2020, 09:21 AM   #28
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Yes, but it will still require a bowhunter education card and an archery proficiency test. That should keep lots of folks from applying.

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Old 06-18-2020, 01:24 PM   #29
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Will those be require to apply or just be required to be done by the time the hunt starts?


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Old 06-18-2020, 04:37 PM   #30
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Check hagerman hunting regs.

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Old 06-21-2020, 11:34 AM   #31
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That email was sent out before the spring Turkey hunts and some feral hog hunts. I took it to mean those remaining hunts, not this fall season.
I sure hope not, ridiculous. I called H about how they were doing stuff next year and if there were any changes due to covid, they were absolutely clueless, it seems there is a new group in charge since Gayle left and the lady that I was contacting the last few years with us on the delayed flooded hunts seems to be AWOL as well as emails have not been returned, IDK she may be on furlough but its been over a month.
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Old 06-29-2020, 03:27 PM   #32
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Old 07-01-2020, 02:33 PM   #33
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Draw's open, time to donate your funds to impossible odds. lol
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Old 07-03-2020, 01:55 PM   #34
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Old 07-03-2020, 02:10 PM   #35
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Old 07-06-2020, 06:11 PM   #36
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Applied for 9. Just gave my 84.00 donation.
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