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Old 07-06-2020, 07:41 AM   #151
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I saw that on the map. Are there any Nilgai in that area? Would be a hard hunt as open as it looks.
There are nilgai there but to hunt only with archery, shotguns and muzzleloader would be extremely difficult.

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Old 07-06-2020, 08:19 AM   #152
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There are nilgai there but to hunt only with archery, shotguns and muzzleloader would be extremely difficult.

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Modern inline muzzle loaders are pretty darn proficient, you can shoot them accurately at 200+ yards
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Old 07-06-2020, 08:49 AM   #153
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Does laguna have any nilgai left? I thought they wiped them out last year n


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Old 07-06-2020, 12:35 PM   #154
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There's a few herds left. Couple of weeks ago I saw a bunch of cows while walking along highway 100 in between the high school and HEB in port Isabel. It was private property but that area runs into the Bahia grande unit of Atascosa.
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Old 07-06-2020, 05:06 PM   #155
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What does "hunt method - compartment" mean?
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Old 07-06-2020, 05:23 PM   #156
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Who is ready to throw some money at them? I am.

I know Iím ready!!!

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Old 07-06-2020, 05:26 PM   #157
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What does "hunt method - compartment" mean?

Usually means they give you boundaries that you are not suppose to leave. Most times it is defined roads and creeks, but have seen it as logging roads and old barb wire dilapidated fence lines. I have been on 1 hunt where my compartment was around 3k acres.


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Old 07-06-2020, 05:35 PM   #158
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Has anyone ever been picked to hunt the Grapevine Lake permit from the COE? I put in my app on the 1st and it will be my first hunt there.


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Old 07-06-2020, 05:35 PM   #159
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2020-2021 Catalog is out!

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Old 07-06-2020, 05:57 PM   #160
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Old 07-06-2020, 06:31 PM   #161
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Old 07-07-2020, 11:02 AM   #162
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Just put my applications!

Looking forward to those 'selected' emails
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Old 07-07-2020, 11:07 AM   #163
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What does "hunt method - compartment" mean?
A lot of these places are broken up into "pastures". They usually give out 2 maps, one of the entire place and one of just your pasture. When they take you out to show you your compartment, they will go over the boundaries. You will be confined to hunt only that compartment. Some that I have been on can range from 100 acres to well over a 1,000. You come and go as you please. On the assigned blinds, they most of the times take you out and pick up at a blind that have already been set up. The compartment hunts, some may or may not have hunting blinds, so bring some stands and hunt where you want.
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Old 07-07-2020, 11:13 AM   #164
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Just put my applications!

Looking forward to those 'selected' emails
You had a good luck last year. Time to spread the wealth.

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Old 07-07-2020, 11:20 AM   #165
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You had a good luck last year. Time to spread the wealth.

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Hopefully it continues this year!

You put in for Bahia? That is going to be one tough hunt without a rifle.
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Old 07-07-2020, 11:24 AM   #166
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Nope. They don't have any left. The choppers wiped every last one out.
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Old 07-07-2020, 02:59 PM   #167
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Hopefully it continues this year!



You put in for Bahia? That is going to be one tough hunt without a rifle.
No. I got back on my old lease in Jim Hogg this year. I didn't put in for any atascosa hunts. It's just a money grab for the refuge's ocelot program with 800 permits at $130 a pop.

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Old 07-09-2020, 09:21 AM   #168
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Old 07-10-2020, 11:02 AM   #169
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120$ for me and pops

Those 10$ hunts really add up fast lol

Now the waiting game
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Old Yesterday, 01:51 PM   #170
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Some of those draws are way way way down south. No thanks!
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Old Yesterday, 02:21 PM   #171
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Some of those draws are way way way down south. No thanks!
Some of those hunts are way way way up north or west or East. Lol

Like 99% of the hunts are really far for those of us way down south.
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Old Yesterday, 03:20 PM   #172
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Some of those hunts are way way way up north or west or East. Lol

Like 99% of the hunts are really far for those of us way down south.

True. Guess itís all relative. One was northernmost county in Texas.
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Old Yesterday, 03:22 PM   #173
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Some of those hunts are way way way up north or west or East. Lol



Like 99% of the hunts are really far for those of us way down south.
Lol, so true. There isn't much that's close to down here. I remember the first youth hunt that I took my boys on years ago, everyone thought it was awful that we had to drive 3.5 hours to get there. We thought that was pretty funny. Told em it was a 10 hour drive to my in laws in Celina so this was nothing!

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Old Yesterday, 03:54 PM   #174
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I applied for a few this year for the first time. Im a little late to the game. Im not sure why i haven't been applying before now.

We will see how it goes, im sure I wont get drawn for anything this year, but happy to donate the money. Good luck to all of you.
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Old Yesterday, 04:05 PM   #175
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I applied for a few this year for the first time. Im a little late to the game. Im not sure why i haven't been applying before now.

We will see how it goes, im sure I wont get drawn for anything this year, but happy to donate the money. Good luck to all of you.
1st time applicants always score it seems, think there's some weight goes into 1st timers but nobody has confirmed. Get your gear ready you'll probably draw everything you applied for. lol
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Old Yesterday, 04:10 PM   #176
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Just add a different newbie to your group each year!
Worked for us so far.
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Old Yesterday, 04:12 PM   #177
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^i guess I was the anomaly I didn’t score **** my first year lol
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Old Yesterday, 05:08 PM   #178
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Are you only allowed to put in 1 application per draw? I've never looked into draw hunts and this will be my first time. I keep reading up on "points" and adding points etc...is that only for non-residents in other states?
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Old Yesterday, 05:22 PM   #179
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1st time applicants always score it seems, think there's some weight goes into 1st timers but nobody has confirmed. Get your gear ready you'll probably draw everything you applied for. lol
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^i guess I was the anomaly I didnít score **** my first year lol
That makes two of us. Maybe year two will be the one
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Old Yesterday, 05:23 PM   #180
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Are you only allowed to put in 1 application per draw? I've never looked into draw hunts and this will be my first time. I keep reading up on "points" and adding points etc...is that only for non-residents in other states?
You can put in one application per unit/park within each category but if you dont draw it only gets you 1 point for the entire category:

EX) You choose Gun Either sex --> You can enter 1 time into each unit within that category. If you do not draw any unit in that category you get 1 point for the category "Gun Either Sex". The you can move onto the next category and do the same thing.

Some people put in for almost every unit within every category while others pick a couple certain unit/parks in a couple categories.

You can play however you like.
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Old Yesterday, 05:33 PM   #181
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You can put in one application per unit/park within each category but if you dont draw it only gets you 1 point for the entire category:

EX) You choose Gun Either sex --> You can enter 1 time into each unit within that category. If you do not draw any unit in that category you get 1 point for the category "Gun Either Sex". The you can move onto the next category and do the same thing.

Some people put in for almost every unit within every category while others pick a couple certain unit/parks in a couple categories.

You can play however you like.
Thanks for the info!
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Old Yesterday, 07:21 PM   #182
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Thanks for the info!

I also think of you put in for every hunt in the category and you draw then all other hunts your preference points go back to zero in the system for the year. Some people donít care where they get drawn but others might focus on one place vs another. wouldnít want to get drawn for X when I really want Chaparral for a buck hunt so that might be only place I apply with 10+ preference points.


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