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Old 09-10-2017, 05:32 PM   #251
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This wait is killing me.

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Its gonna be really hard for me. I live five minutes from the atascosa and if i don't get picked I am just gonna have watch all of you drive by on the way to tj2e hunt area. LOL

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Old 09-10-2017, 06:04 PM   #252
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I drew LANWR for Nov 17-21. Will be my first time there.
Looking forward to it myself!
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Old 09-10-2017, 06:12 PM   #253
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I finally broke down and created an account after years of poaching info like I had done on the IH8MUD forum. This is my first year to put in for the draws so I'm pretty excited I drew Laguna 11/17-11/21. I'll be hunting on my birthday, hopefully I'm able to find myself a 500 lb. present.
Still hoping for Kronkosky, Honey Creek, Perdernales, Garner, and a number of the guided and big time hunts
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Old 09-10-2017, 06:15 PM   #254
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I finally broke down and created an account after years of poaching info like I had done on the IH8MUD forum. This is my first year to put in for the draws so I'm pretty excited I drew Laguna 11/17-11/21. I'll be hunting on my birthday, hopefully I'm able to find myself a 500 lb. present.
Still hoping for Kronkosky, Honey Creek, Perdernales, Garner, and a number of the guided and big time hunts
Welcome to the fire, several of us San Antonio regulars that post up at times.
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Old 09-10-2017, 07:42 PM   #255
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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 is right. It will be the 12th
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Old 09-12-2017, 12:19 PM   #256
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They must have drawn. Got the dreaded NOT SELECTED
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Old 09-12-2017, 12:46 PM   #257
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They must have drawn. Got the dreaded NOT SELECTED
Yessir, I struck out too...
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Old 09-12-2017, 12:47 PM   #258
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Its gonna be really hard for me. I live five minutes from the atascosa and if i don't get picked I am just gonna have watch all of you drive by on the way to tj2e hunt area. LOL

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No stand by? Worth a shot if you're close.
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Old 09-12-2017, 12:48 PM   #259
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Same here, pending 2nd draw is now gone so I guess all hunters have paid up.
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Old 09-12-2017, 12:58 PM   #260
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My daughter drew her first ever draw hunt on 2nd draw at Gus Engeling WMA. It will be the gun anterless/spike hunt. She is really excited.
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Old 09-12-2017, 01:07 PM   #261
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My daughter drew her first ever draw hunt on 2nd draw at Gus Engeling WMA. It will be the gun anterless/spike hunt. She is really excited.
Great News for the Kiddo!
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Old 09-12-2017, 04:01 PM   #262
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El Teniente here we come!!

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Old 09-12-2017, 04:06 PM   #263
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El Teniente here we come!!

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What dates did you get?


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Old 09-12-2017, 04:11 PM   #264
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Nov. 9th-12th

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Old 09-12-2017, 04:26 PM   #265
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Nov. 9th-12th

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Nice! Good luck and thanks for your help.


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Old 09-12-2017, 04:27 PM   #266
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When was yours?

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Old 09-12-2017, 04:36 PM   #267
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Jan 4-7


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Old 09-12-2017, 04:37 PM   #268
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Good luck

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Old 09-12-2017, 04:41 PM   #269
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LRGV tenienate track?
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Old 09-12-2017, 04:46 PM   #270
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Yes.


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Old 09-12-2017, 04:50 PM   #271
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cool deal ....We got drawn for the same weekend
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Old 09-12-2017, 04:58 PM   #272
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My crew actually drew LANWR and LRGVNWR Teniente Unit. We opted for the LA. The hunts were the same weekend and we chose LA due to camping closer by and the limit on deer.

However, after researching, I realize that the limit is just because that's the county limit and in no way an indication of your chances of bagging one. Lol.

This is our first year to apply. We entered 23 different hunts and have drawn those 2 so far. Hoping to hit on one of the GDE categories.

I think this LANWR trip is going to end up breaking the bank though. lol
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Old 09-12-2017, 04:59 PM   #273
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My crew actually drew LANWR and LRGVNWR Teniente Unit. We opted for the LA. The hunts were the same weekend and we chose LA due to camping closer by and the limit on deer.

However, after researching, I realize that the limit is just because that's the county limit and in no way an indication of your chances of bagging one. Lol.

This is our first year to apply. We entered 23 different hunts and have drawn those 2 so far. Hoping to hit on one of the GDE categories.

I think this LANWR trip is going to end up breaking the bank though. lol
I've done both. Either one is good. Good luck.

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Old 09-12-2017, 05:57 PM   #274
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No stand by? Worth a shot if you're close.
These units don't have stand by.

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Old 09-12-2017, 08:47 PM   #275
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My daughter drew her first ever draw hunt on 2nd draw at Gus Engeling WMA. It will be the gun anterless/spike hunt. She is really excited.


Nice! I hope she has a great time.


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Old 09-12-2017, 09:37 PM   #276
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At Gus Engeling WMA try for unit 1 and hunt at the bottom of the hill where the powerlines are just down where the road crosses it.
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Old 09-14-2017, 12:03 PM   #277
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Furtrapper thanks for the advice. I have only been to Gus Engeling once before and not hunting that trip.
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Old 09-14-2017, 03:55 PM   #278
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At Gus Engeling WMA try for unit 1 and hunt at the bottom of the hill where the powerlines are just down where the road crosses it.
I've always heard the compartments closest to hwy 287 aren't as good, poorest are probably the compartments in the northwest quadrant a few of those in northwest most part they cleared alot of and the others to the west of wildlife road up there are more open and seem to be the ones left out after everyone selects compartments. I would choose one along the creek on the east side, they will ask you to list your top 3 compartement choices. Depending on what order you were chosen in the draw, your party size and vehicle type and drivetain, you may or may not get put where you want, they decide for you.
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Old 09-16-2017, 08:27 AM   #279
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The draw is being done. Good luck!
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Old 09-16-2017, 10:08 AM   #280
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Won for USFS anterless at Sam Houston. Yeepee!
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Old 09-16-2017, 10:09 AM   #281
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Pending second draw on today's draws.
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Old 09-16-2017, 11:31 AM   #282
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Won for USFS anterless at Sam Houston. Yeepee!
Congrats. I got antlerless permit at SH too. I was up there earlier this year scouting around the Conroe area and saw lots of sign. We'll see how it goes.
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Old 09-16-2017, 11:38 AM   #283
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I got nothing this year, there's aways next year.
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Old 09-16-2017, 11:47 AM   #284
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Drew LANWR Dec 29-31. Also drew archery here for Nov 24th but orientation ahead of the holiday will put this one back up for 2nd chance drawing. Looking forward to the experience

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Old 09-16-2017, 11:49 AM   #285
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Got drawn for two more today. GDM at James Daughtrey and Nat Refuge at Balcones. That makes four total so far.
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Old 09-16-2017, 12:19 PM   #286
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Got drawn for two more today. GDM at James Daughtrey and Nat Refuge at Balcones. That makes four total so far.
Balcones is neat. You will enjoy it.

Congratulations
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Old 09-16-2017, 12:23 PM   #287
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What happened to Brazos Bend SP hunt?
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Old 09-16-2017, 12:31 PM   #288
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What happened to Brazos Bend SP hunt?
shut down until at least middle of November for flooding from the hurricane according to the state parks website.
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Old 09-16-2017, 12:32 PM   #289
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Got an antlerless permit for Sam. I'm 0 for a ton other than that.
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Old 09-16-2017, 12:38 PM   #290
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shut down until at least middle of November for flooding from the hurricane according to the state parks website.
Thanks! Got an email about several hunts that we're cancelled but Brazos Bend SP wasn't on the list.
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Old 09-16-2017, 12:40 PM   #291
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wife, daughter and myself drew doe permits for bannister.
dad and I drew GDE for fort boggy.
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Old 09-16-2017, 12:41 PM   #292
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Nada nada nada

On to next year
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Old 09-16-2017, 12:45 PM   #293
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Haven't been drawn in about 3 years...got gator this year and it gets cancelled.
Didn't get any on today including shnf doe permit.
Congrats to those that did and make it count.

Next year's my year
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Old 09-16-2017, 01:26 PM   #294
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I'm 0/Ever, but my boy just got Balcones Canyonlands again.

He got a good buck (for bait-less public land hunting) out of there a couple years ago.





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Old 09-16-2017, 01:26 PM   #295
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Drew GDES at Alaina bayou wma I have never bin to that area anybody have any experience there ?


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Old 09-16-2017, 03:55 PM   #296
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Balcones is neat. You will enjoy it.

Congratulations
I know, I use to hunt there every year until they let the state take over their draw system.
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Old 09-16-2017, 04:33 PM   #297
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4 years and nothing.


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Old 09-16-2017, 05:45 PM   #298
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At 11:41 last night I realized I hadn't put in for the 9/15 drawings so I rushed and put one in each category I had points in so I wouldn't loose them. To my surprise this morning I receive an e-mail that I had been drawn for GDE Fort Boggy Nov. 15-17. I bought my powerball ticket and now I need to purchase my grand slam ticket and hope the luck keeps up. First time drawn and yes I like the old system better. Now to find time to go scout it out.
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Old 09-16-2017, 05:47 PM   #299
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Just got drawn for Moore Plantation WMA, first time I've been drawn for anything.
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Old 09-16-2017, 06:01 PM   #300
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Balcones 12-1-12-3. Looking forward to hunting someplace new. First time to be drawn.
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