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Old 06-11-2022, 01:39 AM   #1
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Will be posted soon. Late July or early Aug!
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Old 06-11-2022, 07:41 AM   #2
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I recall it being more like around July 4th
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Old 06-11-2022, 08:32 AM   #3
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Guess I missed the applications. I had been watching and subscribed to anyone of it.
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Old 06-11-2022, 08:39 AM   #4
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The Bigtime Texas Draw Hunts are already open.


I know they ain't do-n them no more. But I thought it was around mid to late June when the catalogs were first sent out?

Application deadline for the first gator hunts was August 1st last year. So, with some of the August hunts, I'd think they'd have to be up and run-n earlier.
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Old 06-11-2022, 01:25 PM   #5
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I'm not seeing the public hunts open for 2022 yet on the site.
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Old 06-11-2022, 02:18 PM   #6
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For those who are interested, here's a link for the Big Time Texas Hunt drawings. This is not the regular draw hunts that most of us put in for.


Big Time Texas Hunts
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Old 06-11-2022, 02:19 PM   #7
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its a little early yet.
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Old 06-11-2022, 10:10 PM   #8
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Man it's barely even June! LOL
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Old 06-11-2022, 10:29 PM   #9
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Don't waste your money.
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Old 06-11-2022, 11:43 PM   #10
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Don't waste your money.



This 166Ē mule deer cost me some gas money, I agree donít waste your money lol!


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Old 06-11-2022, 11:47 PM   #11
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This 166Ē mule deer cost me some gas money, I agree donít waste your money lol!


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It's worth it for youth hunts, they may actually draw. My youngest son went on a bunch of hunts, it was really nice. Great picture there, that's some good memories!
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Old 06-12-2022, 03:01 PM   #12
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Don't waste your money.
Money scam all the way!!!
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Old 06-12-2022, 03:34 PM   #13
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This 31Ē axis cost me a about 300. Thereís no animals in them
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Old 06-12-2022, 05:22 PM   #14
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This 31” axis cost me a about 300. There’s no animals in them
Places.

May I ask the brand of white spray paint you used for the spots?
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Old 06-12-2022, 05:24 PM   #15
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Almost forgot, need to know the name of the horn stretcher too.
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Old 06-12-2022, 07:34 PM   #16
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most other states have already drawn for this season, in Texas we're still a month away from even finding out what hunts are available this year.
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Old 06-12-2022, 08:21 PM   #17
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Lol I used rustoleum flat white !!!!
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Old 06-12-2022, 09:28 PM   #18
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Someday I may draw
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Old 06-12-2022, 10:17 PM   #19
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Man I remember when they used to offer a TON of these big-time draw hunts. It’s shell of what it used to be.

My dad drew one for the Whitetail Bonanza back in ‘01 and we got to go to one of the Briscoe pastures in January ‘22. Both of us killed great bucks and had an absolutely incredible time. That year I believe there were 20 different winners in that one category.
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Old 06-13-2022, 09:51 AM   #20
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I heard due to covid and gas prices they will will not be holding the draw hunt this year, so there is no need for anyone to apply. I'd hate to see everyone waste their money.
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Old 06-13-2022, 01:47 PM   #21
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Gas money, TPWD camping fee, priceless experience.






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Old 06-13-2022, 04:23 PM   #22
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Gas money, TPWD camping fee, priceless experience.





is this Big Bend State Ranch Park in the Solitario, looking at Hen Egg Mounting?
If so, I hope to get in on this hunt some day.
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Old 06-13-2022, 04:24 PM   #23
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Nice muley, Mule! Username to post content ratio checks out.
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Old 06-13-2022, 05:35 PM   #24
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Been applying for years...drew my first permit last year.

I will continue to apply, and submit my donation!
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Old 06-13-2022, 07:48 PM   #25
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Donít apply, save your money. Buy lotto tickets instead!


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Old 06-13-2022, 09:00 PM   #26
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I'll be sending my yearly donation in.
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Old 06-13-2022, 10:36 PM   #27
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So far these hunts have provided Sambar, Axis, Alligator and whitetail for me…. I’ll keep donating
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Old 06-14-2022, 09:41 AM   #28
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So far these hunts have provided Sambar, Axis, Alligator and whitetail for meÖ. Iíll keep donating
Lucky. I got a tiny axis at garner. I shot the very first spotted deer that walked out and Iíd do it again! 🙃. I make my yearly donations $3 at a time. Maybe someday theyíll grace me with a good draw.
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Old 06-14-2022, 01:16 PM   #29
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I've entered every year since I was 18 & never got lucky, I just turn 25 this year & decided if I don't hit with-in the next 3 years. I'm officially giving up on Draw Hunts.
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Old 06-14-2022, 01:41 PM   #30
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I've entered every year since I was 18 & never got lucky, I just turn 25 this year & decided if I don't hit with-in the next 3 years. I'm officially giving up on Draw Hunts.
I think some of our accounts fell in a black hole. I have something like 9 points in pretty much every category except GDE and I don't apply for high demand hunts. I can draw Elk, antelope, and deer tags in other states but can't get squat in my own for 9 years. GDE I was putting my youth son on our apps to let him "build points" and he actually drew, so it wiped out our GDE points and our whole card got to go out and have an awesome trip and fill the freezer. That kid went on 4 or 5 youth hunts and they were always great, highly recommend anyone with under 17 kids to put in for the youth hunts. For my wife and two older boys it's the same story, various amounts of close to double digit points across the board and nothing drawn.
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Old 06-15-2022, 09:18 AM   #31
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I heard due to covid and gas prices they will will not be holding the draw hunt this year, so there is no need for anyone to apply. I'd hate to see everyone waste their money.
I've got connections on the inside, this is true. Don't waste your money folks
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Old 06-16-2022, 11:22 AM   #32
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Here is a list of proposed TPWD dates/sites.

https://tpwd.texas.gov/business/feed...m.phtml?item=2

They are mostly terrible hunts. Save your time and money applying. Mostly awful experiences every time me or my son have been selected.

https://discussions.texasbowhunter.c...highlight=tpwd
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Old 06-16-2022, 12:12 PM   #33
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Such a waste of money
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Old 06-16-2022, 12:16 PM   #34
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I've never drawn anything, but it has been good to the boy and this season will be my daughters first year of eligibility. I mainly put the kids in for various hunts across the board. The hunts I apply for are the most difficult to draw (like the one above). But, you cant draw if you don't apply.
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Old 06-16-2022, 12:31 PM   #35
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Such a waste of money
WHAT! Yeah right dude, thatís a dream right there.
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Old 06-16-2022, 12:31 PM   #36
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Me and my points are ready for this go round. Thry posted them at the beginning of July last year
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Old 06-16-2022, 01:01 PM   #37
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I think some of our accounts fell in a black hole. I have something like 9 points in pretty much every category except GDE and I don't apply for high demand hunts. I can draw Elk, antelope, and deer tags in other states but can't get squat in my own for 9 years. GDE I was putting my youth son on our apps to let him "build points" and he actually drew, so it wiped out our GDE points and our whole card got to go out and have an awesome trip and fill the freezer. That kid went on 4 or 5 youth hunts and they were always great, highly recommend anyone with under 17 kids to put in for the youth hunts. For my wife and two older boys it's the same story, various amounts of close to double digit points across the board and nothing drawn.
Yep, share the same frustration. Have 8-10 points across the board. Kinda hard to be overly optimistic when I know people who have close to 20 points across the board. Granted I only out in for the top tier units.
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Old 06-16-2022, 01:31 PM   #38
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^^^thisÖfrustrated

Iím sitting on 10+ points in multiple categories & donated plenty of money, payoff has to be coming soon
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Old 06-16-2022, 04:50 PM   #39
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I've put in for several years as well. I did draw a hunt my second year applying (a gun management hunt). It's been awhile though. I'll double check but I think I'm up to 9 or 10 points in a lot of categories. I do however only put in for what I consider the best of the hunts (high success rates or more of a chance for a "trophy" deer). I'm looking forward to hopefully zeroing out some points this year.

I will say this though my son has been really successful in drawing hunts in the youth only category. Plus we've went on a couple of the youth hunts on standby as well. Really enjoyed seeing him be able to hunt on these hunts. Think he's went on 6 hunts so far with a couple more years to go.

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Old 06-16-2022, 05:41 PM   #40
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Forgot to add.....

My daughter also drew a youth hunt and was successful on the hunt. I wasn't able to apply her for very many hunts because of her crazy schedule during high school (lots of school sports and competitive cheer).

Like mentioned above you can apply your kids in the adult categories. Let them start building up points in the adult categories at an early age. I just started doing that a couple years ago and wish I would have started sooner. I didn't realize you could do that and I don't know why I didn't know it
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Old 06-16-2022, 08:05 PM   #41
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I've been drawn twice in my life. First time was Kerrville PLA. Took 7 years from the time that hunt was first introduced. I got drawn for second time last year, GDA, with 12 points. But started putting in a few years after I had already been putting in for the PLA hunt. Just gotta be patient. And hunt other public till ya get drawn. And once drawn, go sit and watch other folk talk about how there's no deer out there.
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Old 06-16-2022, 08:43 PM   #42
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Get a group of hunters and rent an apartment or something for hunting season near public areas
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Old 06-21-2022, 05:21 PM   #43
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Took my boys on multiple youth hunts - all were a blast and most importantly the boys had a great time. Great hunts all around. I have encouraged many a friend to apply.
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Old 06-23-2022, 11:56 AM   #44
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23 points in GDE..........
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Old 06-23-2022, 11:59 AM   #45
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I thought I was drawn but actually never, back when standby was possible I got picked up twice at the gates.
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Old 06-23-2022, 12:08 PM   #46
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I think some of our accounts fell in a black hole. I have something like 9 points in pretty much every category except GDE and I don't apply for high demand hunts. I can draw Elk, antelope, and deer tags in other states but can't get squat in my own for 9 years. GDE I was putting my youth son on our apps to let him "build points" and he actually drew, so it wiped out our GDE points and our whole card got to go out and have an awesome trip and fill the freezer. That kid went on 4 or 5 youth hunts and they were always great, highly recommend anyone with under 17 kids to put in for the youth hunts. For my wife and two older boys it's the same story, various amounts of close to double digit points across the board and nothing drawn.
Same here, been drawn once in 21 years of applying. Granted the one I drew was probably one of the best hunts Iíve ever had but by odds I should have drawn again by now.

Frustrating when I can get several out of state tags every year, zero issues, but here in TX I canít catch a break it seems.
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Old 06-23-2022, 12:19 PM   #47
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Took my boys on multiple youth hunts - all were a blast and most importantly the boys had a great time. Great hunts all around. I have encouraged many a friend to apply.
Same here. They both got their first deer on these hunts and the folks at TPWD treated us well, put us in good areas to see lots of deer to pick from.
Highly recommended.
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Old 06-25-2022, 07:38 PM   #48
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Old 06-28-2022, 04:56 PM   #49
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I've been pretty luck over the years and only had one year I didn't draw. The most drawn was two years ago with 4 hunts including Chap. Last year was just Chap on a 2nd draw.

I usually spend about $40 to $50.
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Old 06-28-2022, 09:17 PM   #50
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I've been pretty luck over the years and only had one year I didn't draw. The most drawn was two years ago with 4 hunts including Chap. Last year was just Chap on a 2nd draw.

I usually spend about $40 to $50.
You are very fortunate...I've drawn (1) hunt in the past (8) years, submitting for multiple tags. Keep us updated with a live hunt, if you have the opportunity.
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