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Old 09-03-2019, 05:06 PM   #1
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Got the email this afternoon. I read the thread from the youth hunt that was there last year. It seemed like everyone had good things to say.

Does anybody know if they would possibly let me bring my wife so that we can split the kids up and they can get more hunting done?
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Old 09-03-2019, 06:45 PM   #2
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Congrats
Id say yes

My oldest was drawn 6-7 years ago & they were very accommodating with everyone hunting.
Give them a call and ask, never know
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Old 09-03-2019, 08:54 PM   #3
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Congrats
Id say yes

My oldest was drawn 6-7 years ago & they were very accommodating with everyone hunting.
Give them a call and ask, never know
Gonna call tomorrow!

Did y'all camp there or stay in town?
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Old 09-03-2019, 08:58 PM   #4
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Everyone we've been to would allow it a couple even let my oldest sit alone since he had hunters Ed.

Good luck!
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Old 09-03-2019, 09:46 PM   #5
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I stayed in town. Lot of people shot deer when I was there. Hopefully you get a stand close to the campgrounds. The people with these spots shot deer easily. My spot was looking across a blacktop road about 40 yards at a hillside thicket. I saw 1 little/tiny doe but did not shoot. Can win them all. Had a great time seeing the country. The guys conducting the hunt were pretty easy going, I don't see them having a problem.
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Old 09-04-2019, 11:33 AM   #6
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Congrats. I put my son in for it but he didn't draw. We drew Balcones last year so ce la vie. He said he would rather hunt ducks anyway. We ride bikes out there some. Should be a good crop of deer.

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Old 09-04-2019, 12:48 PM   #7
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Gonna call tomorrow!

Did y'all camp there or stay in town?


We camped on site, cooked with a fire & had a great time.
Went to eat in town one evening at the steak house on the east side of town
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Old 09-04-2019, 05:10 PM   #8
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We camped on site, cooked with a fire & had a great time.
Went to eat in town one evening at the steak house on the east side of town
Woody's used to have good hamburgers. It's a bar, but still good hamburgers.
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Old 09-04-2019, 10:11 PM   #9
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We camped on site, cooked with a fire & had a great time.
Went to eat in town one evening at the steak house on the east side of town
I called and talked to a lady who must be misinformed. She said we aren't allowed to camp at the park during the hunt when it clearly says we can on the paper work I received. She did say my wife could come and chaperone my kids with me. I didn't argue with her but did leave my nimber and asked for the superintendent to call me back.
Good timing because we are hoping to close the deal on a new to us camper this week that we can take on this hunt.
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Old 09-06-2019, 04:46 PM   #10
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I called and talked to a lady who must be misinformed. She said we aren't allowed to camp at the park during the hunt when it clearly says we can on the paper work I received. She did say my wife could come and chaperone my kids with me. I didn't argue with her but did leave my nimber and asked for the superintendent to call me back.
Good timing because we are hoping to close the deal on a new to us camper this week that we can take on this hunt.


Im pretty sure she was mistaken. Yall should have a good time.


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Old 09-06-2019, 10:08 PM   #11
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We're only 17 miles from mwsp. We've seen a good number of deer while riding out there. If your hunt ends early there's decent fishing for crappie in the lake. It's a good kayak lake. There's a store with some food but a grocery store is only a couple miles away.
There's decent rifle and archery ranges nearby if you need them. Closest academy is Weatherford. Both mw and Weatherford have the big box store which shall no longer be named.
All the usual fast food suspects are only 3 miles or so away.
The Vietnam war museum is a half mile from the entrance.

Good luck.
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Old 09-07-2019, 07:07 PM   #12
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We're only 17 miles from mwsp. We've seen a good number of deer while riding out there. If your hunt ends early there's decent fishing for crappie in the lake. It's a good kayak lake. There's a store with some food but a grocery store is only a couple miles away.
There's decent rifle and archery ranges nearby if you need them. Closest academy is Weatherford. Both mw and Weatherford have the big box store which shall no longer be named.
All the usual fast food suspects are only 3 miles or so away.
The Vietnam war museum is a half mile from the entrance.

Good luck.
Thanks for all the info! We were planning on bringing our kayak!
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Old 09-07-2019, 07:22 PM   #13
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we've applied there every year, never picked. Success percentage is always high there.
Good luck!
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Old 09-09-2019, 07:17 AM   #14
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Got confirmation that we can camp at the park and already have a spot booked.

I spoke with the head lady there and she is checking with her contact in Austin about letting my wife be a chaperone so that my kids can split up.
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Old 09-09-2019, 07:59 PM   #15
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Got confirmation that we can camp at the park and already have a spot booked.

I spoke with the head lady there and she is checking with her contact in Austin about letting my wife be a chaperone so that my kids can split up.


Shes good people. She was in charge of Colorado Bend when my daughter drew there and they did a great job there both during that hunt and the second time we visited just to see more of the park.


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Old 09-09-2019, 10:29 PM   #16
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Dairy mart has a very good burger but they clos at 8 so if you go it needs to be lunch
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Old 09-09-2019, 10:53 PM   #17
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Dairy mart has a very good burger but they clos at 8 so if you go it needs to be lunch
I've been driving past dary mart forever. Never stopped. Next time we are out that way I'll try it.
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Old 09-10-2019, 08:39 AM   #18
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Got confirmation that we can camp at the park and already have a spot booked.

I spoke with the head lady there and she is checking with her contact in Austin about letting my wife be a chaperone so that my kids can split up.
Hunted here with my son a couple years ago. Good deer numbers with pre-baited stands. Kids draw numbers for stands.

Unusual that she said she needed to call Austin because most of the sites are given the freedom to make the call on things like additional chaperones. I know other places have allowed an additional chaperone BUT I did hunt one place that told a "mom" that showed up to be a chaperone and didn't have the permit that she wasn't allowed to hunt. Dad had to sit with both kids in the same blind. Hope they let you use her as a chaperone.
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Old 09-10-2019, 10:54 AM   #19
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Hunted here with my son a couple years ago. Good deer numbers with pre-baited stands. Kids draw numbers for stands.



Unusual that she said she needed to call Austin because most of the sites are given the freedom to make the call on things like additional chaperones. I know other places have allowed an additional chaperone BUT I did hunt one place that told a "mom" that showed up to be a chaperone and didn't have the permit that she wasn't allowed to hunt. Dad had to sit with both kids in the same blind. Hope they let you use her as a chaperone.
I agree. I read on here that last year at Mineral Wells they let a girlfriend of the dad chaperone. When I brought it up to her she said "I'm not sure because we only have 10 blinds." To which I said "yes and my kids should be assigned 8,9 and 10. They were drawn individually not as a whole."

She was nice about it but just seemed unsure. I would hate for my kids spots to go to standby hunters while we are all crammed in 1 blind.

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Old 09-11-2019, 07:05 AM   #20
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Dairy mart has a very good burger but they clos at 8 so if you go it needs to be lunch
Been eating Dairy Mart for a loooong time. Good stuff!
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Old 09-17-2019, 02:41 PM   #21
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Got word yesterday that they will allow my wife to be a chaperone!

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Old 09-17-2019, 04:07 PM   #22
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I agree. I read on here that last year at Mineral Wells they let a girlfriend of the dad chaperone. When I brought it up to her she said "I'm not sure because we only have 10 blinds." To which I said "yes and my kids should be assigned 8,9 and 10. They were drawn individually not as a whole."

She was nice about it but just seemed unsure. I would hate for my kids spots to go to standby hunters while we are all crammed in 1 blind.

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Now I'm gonna be really curious to see how they handle that. If the kids drew out individually, they should be treated as individuals, not one unit. They should be allowed to hunt in separate blinds.
Let us know how that shakes out.
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