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Old 07-20-2017, 10:53 AM   #51
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I'm down fro 51 this year haven't drawn a hunt in 8 years of applying!
Do you usually apply for that # of hunts each year?
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Old 07-20-2017, 03:15 PM   #52
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as of now, i usually only do the antlerless for bannister. Ofcourse time off of work always plays a role for me.
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Old 07-20-2017, 05:37 PM   #53
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I had a question about the drawn hunts. If I apply by myself and get drawn would I be allowed to bring anyone with me but them not hunt? Thanks
All the draw hunts I've been on, if they aren't on your card, they won't be allowed in.
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Old 07-23-2017, 11:34 PM   #54
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I'm down fro 51 this year haven't drawn a hunt in 8 years of applying!
51 , I've seen so many posts this year of people applying for 40+ hunts, the unlimited hunt applications are killing the odds.
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Old 07-24-2017, 06:16 AM   #55
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All the draw hunts I've been on, if they aren't on your card, they won't be allowed in.
This is true. I read it the rules. Now you may have the person that is with you get drawn as a standby, but there are no guarantees.
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Old 07-24-2017, 12:41 PM   #56
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Put in for 10 this year, which is way less than I did last year. Drew laguna Atascosa last year, but had a conflict and couldn't go. So I based my applications this year on which ones I could take off for.


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Old 07-24-2017, 04:00 PM   #57
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51 , I've seen so many posts this year of people applying for 40+ hunts, the unlimited hunt applications are killing the odds.
Yes Sir they are. I'm kinda thinking with this "extra revenue" is one reason they are cutting back on hunts and permits.
For me, I'm still only putting in for one or 2 and only on ones I know I'm off work on the hunt dates. Just can't see me spending more than 10 bucks on these hunts anymore.
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Old 07-24-2017, 10:36 PM   #58
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I usually enter in a 4 draws a week so it feels like I only spend $12...


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Old 07-25-2017, 07:18 AM   #59
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Yes Sir they are. I'm kinda thinking with this "extra revenue" is one reason they are cutting back on hunts and permits.
For me, I'm still only putting in for one or 2 and only on ones I know I'm off work on the hunt dates. Just can't see me spending more than 10 bucks on these hunts anymore.
I feel the same way. I could probably get drawn for something if I spent $150 on applications but then when you add in $80-$130 I might as well buy a sheep tag in NM or deer tag in CO. Plus you can hunt several hundred thousand acres instead of several hundred in one little compartment of a WMA.
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Old 07-25-2017, 05:41 PM   #60
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Just submitted applications for my dad and I. Hopefully we get picked up this year. Been about 5 or so years since we hunted public land together.
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Old 07-25-2017, 10:47 PM   #61
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I wish the state would go back to one entry per category and just make the entry fee a flat $10 to make up for any lost revenue that they would receive from allowing multiple entries. Probably an unpopular opinion, but just my 2 cents.
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Old 07-27-2017, 06:02 PM   #62
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Put in for all of the E-Post card hunts available..and will be putting in for 6-7 paid app hunts. Didn't draw anything last year, and kind of expect the same.
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Old 07-27-2017, 06:07 PM   #63
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Put me and the wife in for about 15 hunts... pronghorn at Rita Blanca and one of the private lands, exotic at garner, several antlerless spike hunts with possibility of exotics, a couple turkey and javelina. I put in for gun and archery either sex at the chap, mule deer at matador, archery exotic somewhere I can't remember.
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Old 07-28-2017, 10:20 AM   #64
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Put in for 16 draws for a total of $61.61
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Old 07-28-2017, 10:25 AM   #65
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I put in for gun deer either sex at mineral wells sp. Exotic at garner and rita blanca pronghorn
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Old 07-28-2017, 02:20 PM   #66
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I wonder if it would increase your odds if you signed up with some hunters last year and this year you sign up with different hunters. Last year we got picked for two hunts.
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Old 07-29-2017, 03:20 AM   #67
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90 bucks worth...
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Old 07-29-2017, 02:14 PM   #68
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I'm in for all the August 1 hunts other than youth. That's $51.
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Old 07-29-2017, 02:32 PM   #69
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Put in for my regular alligator, muley, and pronghorn. Threw in an archery whitetail and some of the postcard hunts. I'm always excited when looking at the hunts, but as soon as I finish paying I remember how I never get picked for anything.
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Old 07-30-2017, 12:34 PM   #70
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Hoping to draw gator tags again, put in for gun deer either sex, and exotics


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Old 07-30-2017, 12:45 PM   #71
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Lots of gators at JD Murphee I worked there one time for a few months
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Old 07-30-2017, 12:47 PM   #72
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I know where there is a bridge out there and when you look down there are atleast 20 alligators watching you. Its about 16 ft above the water
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Old 07-30-2017, 07:16 PM   #73
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Does anybody know how long after the deadlines they draw and send results?
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Old 07-30-2017, 07:23 PM   #74
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Lots of gators at JD Murphee I worked there one time for a few months


The biggest shot when we were there was 10foot, my wife shot a 7, we had to stay in the main bayou since my boats too large to get over the levees.


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Old 07-30-2017, 07:31 PM   #75
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Does anybody know how long after the deadlines they draw and send results?
Usually next business day is what website says. If you click under FAQs I thought I remembered it taking a little longer before
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Old 07-30-2017, 07:33 PM   #76
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The biggest shot when we were there was 10foot, my wife shot a 7, we had to stay in the main bayou since my boats too large to get over the levees.


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What kinda boat do you run? I was applying for gator every year but sold aluminum boat I now have a 17 foot center console and gonna apply again think I have 4 points in gator. (Think small bay boat) would I be able to get in anywhere if drawn? She puts around fairly shallow but not goin over a levee
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Old 07-30-2017, 07:45 PM   #77
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This big bruiser was taken on the same hunt I was on. I think he was about 13'. Mine was much more modest.

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Old 07-30-2017, 08:15 PM   #78
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What kinda boat do you run? I was applying for gator every year but sold aluminum boat I now have a 17 foot center console and gonna apply again think I have 4 points in gator. (Think small bay boat) would I be able to get in anywhere if drawn? She puts around fairly shallow but not goin over a levee
You'll probably be stuck in the main bayou.
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Old 07-30-2017, 08:45 PM   #79
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Here's what I run 19' alimacraft tunnel hull, she will out shallow but no way she is going over a levee


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Old 07-30-2017, 09:57 PM   #80
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Default Draw hunts, what are y'all putting in for and did you draw?

I've spent my whole life on the bayou around JD Murphee. Guys if you want a shot at brute main bayou is what you want. If any of y'all get drawn Pm me I'll help you out.
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Old 07-31-2017, 12:13 AM   #81
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Usually next business day is what website says. If you click under FAQs I thought I remembered it taking a little longer before
thank you
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Old 08-02-2017, 10:05 AM   #82
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Just started putting in this year, I'm a little late one the public lands/ drawing game. I have access to hunt whitetail/hogs/ turkeys, so I just put in for Rita Blanca, several mule deer hunts, and exotics at Caprock Canyon.
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Old 08-02-2017, 12:27 PM   #83
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Is it just me or is the draw hunt website basically down right now? The pages load but each category is blank.
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Old 08-02-2017, 12:42 PM   #84
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Just you.... worked for me

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Old 08-02-2017, 12:44 PM   #85
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every category is like this for me. No matter the deadline.


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Old 08-02-2017, 12:50 PM   #86
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Is it just me or is the draw hunt website basically down right now? The pages load but each category is blank.
I'm seeing the same thing that you are. I'm sure it will be back up shortly.
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Old 08-02-2017, 12:51 PM   #87
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I'm seeing the same thing that you are. I'm sure it will be back up shortly.
I bet you there are 20,000 people mashing refresh on their browsers
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Old 08-02-2017, 12:56 PM   #88
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I bet you there are 20,000 people mashing refresh on their browsers


Ya makes sense.


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Old 08-02-2017, 03:41 PM   #89
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I don't remember the results taking this long to post last year.
Weren't they typically posted by around noon the day following the deadline?
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Old 08-02-2017, 03:52 PM   #90
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Yeah that's about what I remember as well. Wouldn't be surprised at this point if we don't see any results until tomorrow.

Having said that, I will still be constantly refreshing my browser.
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Old 08-02-2017, 04:03 PM   #91
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Alligator is drawn. None for us.

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Old 08-02-2017, 04:11 PM   #92
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JD Murphree for me! Sep 19-20
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Old 08-02-2017, 04:12 PM   #93
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Struck out on alligator, dove, and pronghorn. A lot of drawings to go though.
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Old 08-02-2017, 04:13 PM   #94
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JD Murphree for me! Sep 19-20
Congrats! Fun hunt! I'd love to go again.
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Old 08-02-2017, 04:16 PM   #95
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Got pending 2nd draw for dove
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Old 08-02-2017, 04:19 PM   #96
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Isn't "Pending 2nd Draw" what everyone gets if you are not drawn?
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Old 08-02-2017, 04:20 PM   #97
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My son just got picked for Youth Only Gun Deer - Either Sex at Guadalupe River SP - Bauer Unit.
Time to start researching.
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Old 08-02-2017, 04:38 PM   #98
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Isn't "Pending 2nd Draw" what everyone gets if you are not drawn?
Yes that's correct.

If there are people that get drawn that don't pay for their permits before the cutoff date those permits will go back into the "hopper" as a second draw.
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Old 08-02-2017, 04:38 PM   #99
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JD Murphees here I come!
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Old 08-02-2017, 04:41 PM   #100
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My son and daughter just got drawn for youth Chap!!!
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