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Old 08-28-2017, 02:27 PM   #201
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RG how is it out there? Been wanting to take a week and make the drive and try it out there. But if going to do it better get it done this last year and season I'm here.
I make the trip every year at least twice a year and stay a week each time. When I lived there, I would not get home till dark at least three days out of the week and when the muflon were there it would be as many times as possible in the week. LOL,, Really enjoyed it.
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Old 08-28-2017, 06:06 PM   #202
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Oh, I did not know that. Leave it up to the government to canvel stuff and tell you... too bad so sad, maybe next time. LOL.

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They don't take money for youth hunts. So there is no money to refund. They will refund permit fees if hunt is cancelled.
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Old 08-30-2017, 12:24 PM   #203
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A buddy and I got drew tags for Auodad in Palo Duro. We're looking forward to a hard, cold hunt!
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Old 08-30-2017, 01:22 PM   #204
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A buddy and I got drew tags for Auodad in Palo Duro. We're looking forward to a hard, cold hunt!
Congratulations, I have never hunted there but they are keen animals. I would get comfortable with a 60 yard shot just in case I had to take one

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Old 09-01-2017, 07:08 PM   #205
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Im assumming we will hear Tuesday afternoon for todays deadline draw.
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Old 09-01-2017, 07:23 PM   #206
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Im assumming we will hear Tuesday afternoon for todays deadline draw.
That was kind of my thought.
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Old 09-01-2017, 08:44 PM   #207
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Yup, probably Tuesday

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Old 09-02-2017, 08:27 AM   #208
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Gus, Nannie, Chaparral and now LANWR!
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Old 09-02-2017, 08:48 AM   #209
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I drew private lands antlerless at McMullen County Ranch.
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Old 09-02-2017, 08:52 AM   #210
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I drew private lands antlerless at McMullen County Ranch.
Congrats! Pending 2nd draw for me on Private Lands Either Sex.

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Old 09-02-2017, 09:43 AM   #211
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Gus, Nannie, Chaparral and now LANWR!
Congrats. Its your year. I got LANWR Nov24-28.
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Old 09-02-2017, 09:48 AM   #212
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Congrats. Its your year. I got LANWR Nov24-28.
Thanks, Gemini! It sure is! Can't wait! Heading back to work on SPI this weekend and do some scouting after work!!!

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Old 09-02-2017, 09:55 AM   #213
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No dice for me, pending second draw. Was really hoping for LANWR.

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Old 09-02-2017, 09:58 AM   #214
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Thanks, Gemini! It sure is! Can't wait! Heading back to work on SPI this weekend and do some scouting after work!!!

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Let me know. I get home about 5ish. I'll show u some spots I don't use but think they'll produce

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Old 09-02-2017, 10:09 AM   #215
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Let me know. I get home about 5ish. I'll show u some spots I don't use but think they'll produce

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Sounds good, Gemini, I have driven out there a couple of times this year. Its still too hot for me to really want to get off on the bike and get lost in a new compartment/unit, but knowing that I'm for sure going to be hunting, I will be more motivated! Plus I need the exercise! Last year I actually started an work out/biking regimen every night for the 6 weeks prior to the hunt.....STILL, nothing can prepare you for LANWR kill recovery! Unless, you have a lifeless 150lbs to drag around your neighborhood for 5.5 miles lol
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Old 09-02-2017, 10:16 AM   #216
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Congrats. Its your year. I got LANWR Nov24-28.
Drew the same hunt! Looking forward to meeting more TBH'ers!
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Old 09-02-2017, 10:28 AM   #217
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Im assumming we will hear Tuesday afternoon for todays deadline draw.
Looks like they already drew.
I put in my neighbors kids for Youth Antlerless/Spike Only and they are pending 2nd drawing.
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Old 09-02-2017, 10:32 AM   #218
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Looks like they already drew.
I put in my neighbors kids for Youth Antlerless/Spike Only and they are pending 2nd drawing.
Yes I saw that I'm pending second draw

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Old 09-02-2017, 11:08 AM   #219
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While fixing a blowout on the side of the road, I looked down at my phone and saw I won Blanco County Ranch. Bitter sweet.
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Old 09-02-2017, 11:14 AM   #220
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Nothing for me yet. Hopefully 2nd draw comes through since there is a mandatory orientation this year for lanwr. Second hunt orientation is the day before thanksgiving. Hunt doesn't start till after.
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Old 09-02-2017, 11:26 AM   #221
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I'm in, LANWR 11-24. Do they provide the tags?
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Old 09-02-2017, 11:33 AM   #222
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I'm in, LANWR 11-24. Do they provide the tags?
No. have to use license tags
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Old 09-02-2017, 11:41 AM   #223
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My kids were 0/4 yesterday. All pending second draw. Still got a javilena and one more deer category to draw later on. Maybe they will get lucky!!!

Pending second draw on the couple I put my dad and myself in for also (private land category). We've also got a couple more categories that will be drawn later on as well. Fingers crossed.
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Old 09-02-2017, 11:46 AM   #224
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I drew LRGV refuge January dates. I wasn't planning on drawing only going for the point. I've heard a lot about the other wildlife refuges but not this one. Anyone with experience the lower Rio Grande hunts?


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Old 09-02-2017, 12:17 PM   #225
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I drew the first archery deer at Laguna Atascosa and I drew Granger.
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Old 09-02-2017, 12:31 PM   #226
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I drew the first archery deer at Laguna Atascosa and I drew Granger.
Awesome! I'm looking forward to following your Granger experiences, its close by me.

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Old 09-02-2017, 12:42 PM   #227
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I drew LRGV refuge January dates. I wasn't planning on drawing only going for the point. I've heard a lot about the other wildlife refuges but not this one. Anyone with experience the lower Rio Grande hunts?


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I was selected for this hunt as well, November though. Don't know anything about the place but look forward to the hunt just the same
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Old 09-02-2017, 01:26 PM   #228
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I am going to be very disappointed and get the second draw. Only to find out later that they're going to use broken arrow Ranch to shoot the nilgai out of a helicopter

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Old 09-02-2017, 01:27 PM   #229
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I am going to be very disappointed and get the second draw. Only to find out later that they're going to use broken arrow Ranch to shoot the nilgai out of a helicopter

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Disappointed if I do not get the second draw

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Old 09-02-2017, 01:29 PM   #230
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I drew LRGV refuge January dates. I wasn't planning on drawing only going for the point. I've heard a lot about the other wildlife refuges but not this one. Anyone with experience the lower Rio Grande hunts?


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Old 09-02-2017, 01:33 PM   #231
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I drew Private Lands antlerless-spike at Kerrville-Shriner Park.

My 11 years old son is 0 fer so far. I'd really prefer him to get drawn!
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Old 09-02-2017, 02:11 PM   #232
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I'm in, LANWR 11-24. Do they provide the tags?
No, but you can shoot out your tags if you want if it's like last year.
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Old 09-02-2017, 03:08 PM   #233
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No, but you can shoot out your tags if you want if it's like last year.
Hey gemini, I believe you are the one who shot a cow nilgai last year at LANWR,and helped you track for over an hour butneverdidfindit even though there was good blood fora while
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Old 09-02-2017, 03:58 PM   #234
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Just got an email that I drew Granger this year !!!����������������This is my 3rd time and have had a blast each year.
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Old 09-02-2017, 06:46 PM   #235
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Just got an email that I drew Granger this year !!!����������������This is my 3rd time and have had a blast each year.
That's awesome! Granger has had my eye! Keep the green screen informed on your success!
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Old 09-02-2017, 07:39 PM   #236
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Hey gemini, I believe you are the one who shot a cow nilgai last year at LANWR,and helped you track for over an hour butneverdidfindit even though there was good blood fora while
A drop here and a drop there and then just disappeared. Thanks for helping. You get drawn this year?
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Old 09-02-2017, 10:16 PM   #237
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A drop here and a drop there and then just disappeared. Thanks for helping. You get drawn this year?
I didn't get laguna this year but I'd die get the LRGNWR so I'll see how it goes out there, good luck to you this year
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Old 09-02-2017, 10:54 PM   #238
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I'm curious if the McMullen County antlerless private lands hunt shows pending second draw since the two permits have been accepted.
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Old 09-03-2017, 12:16 AM   #239
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For those that were drawn is the deadline to buy permit the 11th?
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Old 09-03-2017, 01:37 AM   #240
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First year to apply and blessed to draw the LRGV-Teniente hunt in December!

Also drew Big Lake Bottom WMA, but I think I'll go chase Nilgai instead
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Old 09-03-2017, 01:38 AM   #241
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Yes, 11th is the deadline.
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Old 09-04-2017, 05:44 PM   #242
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My daughter drew her second youth hunt, this time antlerless/spike at the Chap


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Old 09-04-2017, 06:47 PM   #243
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Congrats, enjoy Dad time. Any hunt on the Chap is a great time. There are some big old does and tons of javi's, so your daughter should have a ball. Take a video camera to record all the deer too. I don't think there is a bad compartment on the place, but don't expect to see a lot of hogs unless you set up right in a brushy bottom. Hunted there 3 times in last 6 years, and never had a hog come out in the open....always in the thick stuff.
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Old 09-04-2017, 09:48 PM   #244
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I drew LANWR for Nov 17-21. Will be my first time there.
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Old 09-04-2017, 09:58 PM   #245
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I drew LANWR for Nov 17-21. Will be my first time there.
My dad and I drew this hunt too. Never hunted there but looking forward to it!
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Old 09-08-2017, 02:49 PM   #246
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I drew LANWR for Nov 17-21. Will be my first time there.
Same here! My Brother, a Buddy of ours and Myself! We're all pretty stoked and we fully understand that it is an intense hunt! I plan to hunt all day everyday and prepare like a maniac for the conditions! I know to expect chiggers and ticks and I'm going to take the right precautions to address that!

I just joined today to learn from all you veterans about the LANWR! So Freaking PUMPED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 09-09-2017, 12:56 AM   #247
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Drew private lands at Kerrville with grandson and nephew for the Dec 15th hunt. If anyone else from the GS has a K hunt here on me

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Old 09-10-2017, 01:08 PM   #248
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We should know by tomorrow if we get picked on the second draw.
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Old 09-10-2017, 05:27 PM   #249
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We should know by tomorrow if we get picked on the second draw.
I could be wrong, but I believe it will be a little later in the week for the hunts with a due date of 9-1. They are usually drawn and notified the following day after the due date (the second in this case), so it will most likely be Tuesday (12th) when we hear.
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Old 09-10-2017, 05:30 PM   #250
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I could be wrong, but I believe it will be a little later in the week for the hunts with a due date of 9-1. They are usually drawn and notified the following day after the due date (the second in this case), so it will most likely be Tuesday (12th) when we hear.
This wait is killing me.

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