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Old 06-06-2019, 04:19 PM   #1
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Nobody else has said it so I will, anxiously awaiting the new draw booklet. Should come out in early July, less than a month to go.
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Old 06-06-2019, 04:39 PM   #2
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I'm thinking of donating some $ to TPWD this year. Probably won't be drawn at the H with no points, COE land is still flooded or all rotten vegetation, have another spot but I don't much care to be out with the gun hunters. May fish instead.
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Old 06-06-2019, 04:44 PM   #3
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I'm getting pretty old but if I remember correctly the booklets are mailed to the purchasers of the $48 permit with the new licenses which are usually out on August 1.
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Old 06-06-2019, 04:47 PM   #4
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Now on line come out earlier
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Old 06-06-2019, 04:53 PM   #5
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The new Granger deadline was June 1.
TPWD made it a separate draw like Georgetown.
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Old 06-06-2019, 04:53 PM   #6
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Hoping for luck this year after the freaking disaster I had last year...

8-10 points in a bunch of categories
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Old 06-06-2019, 05:02 PM   #7
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Hoping for luck this year after the freaking disaster I had last year...

8-10 points in a bunch of categories
Same here but I'm not going to hold my breath!
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Old 06-06-2019, 05:06 PM   #8
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Very much looking forward to the drawings. There were quite a few hunts I followed and it looked to be a lot of fun. I nerded out and made a spreadsheet with: odds of drawing, dates, success rates, methods allowed, and driving distance to each of the hunt locations. Should make for a more strategic approach by investing in the hunts that are actually viable for me to attend.
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Old 06-06-2019, 05:07 PM   #9
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Hoping for a H draw this year(roughly a 89% chance). Made it to Aransas last year, super tough hunt, that being said may put in for it again this year. Should have enough point to pick up an exotic hunt along the way.
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Old 06-06-2019, 05:13 PM   #10
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The new Granger deadline was June 1.
TPWD made it a separate draw like Georgetown.
You had me for a second...
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Old 06-06-2019, 05:41 PM   #11
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After many tries, we finally got picked for Chaparral last year. Boy was that a disappointing hunt. The place felt like you were in a game preserve with all its rules and regs on the game animals. You can shoot this but we prefer you don't. That place is highly overrated in my opinion. I hunted a lot of drawn hunts through the years. And there are much better places.
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Old 06-06-2019, 07:03 PM   #12
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You had me for a second...
Doesn't matter anyway. There's no deer at Granger. Not even worth putting in for.
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Old 06-06-2019, 07:07 PM   #13
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Hopefully Iíll get picked for laguna again this year. Had to cancel last minute in December. I sure was looking forward to that one


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Old 06-06-2019, 08:27 PM   #14
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Doesn't matter anyway. There's no deer at Granger. Not even worth putting in for.
Yep, the helo shooters killed them all this spring.


I'm not putting in for Laguna this year so someone else can have my spot
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Old 06-07-2019, 01:39 AM   #15
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After many tries, we finally got picked for Chaparral last year. Boy was that a disappointing hunt. The place felt like you were in a game preserve with all its rules and regs on the game animals. You can shoot this but we prefer you don't. That place is highly overrated in my opinion. I hunted a lot of drawn hunts through the years. And there are much better places.
In the situation you described Iíd shoot whatever the heck I legally could. Could care less about their wishes. The new draw system is ridiculous, if I draw ever again, lead and arrows will fly every chance I get regardless of their wishes. Texas public hunt system=joke, but Iíll put in Iím sure.
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Old 06-07-2019, 06:29 AM   #16
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I'll give my $100 dollar donation to TPWD at a chance of hunting with my son. Going to go ahead and donate some to the mule deer draw this year.
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Old 06-07-2019, 07:42 AM   #17
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I’ve got 7-9pts in a bunch of categories so hoping that’s enough for one of them. I’m still holding out for the H even though with 0 points the odds aren’t good
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Old 06-07-2019, 08:30 AM   #18
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Today is the day
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Old 06-07-2019, 08:34 AM   #19
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Old 06-07-2019, 05:47 PM   #20
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The new Granger deadline was June 1.
TPWD made it a separate draw like Georgetown.
I heard the same about Matador. It's a shame that Matador was taken off the hunt list because of no more deer.
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Old 06-07-2019, 06:45 PM   #21
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We killed the only 3 bucks we saw at Matador, and now it’s an antlerless hunt.
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Old 06-07-2019, 10:56 PM   #22
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We killed the only 3 bucks we saw at Matador, and now itís an antlerless hunt.
Gee, thanks man. Killin the last 3 bucks is not cool.
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Old 06-08-2019, 07:33 PM   #23
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I have 20 years of points in many categories. I also struck out in all of the western states with only an elk, and antelope tag. One of these years, I will draw all at once. Texas owes me some tags.
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Old 06-11-2019, 04:34 PM   #24
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Well I already drew deer and Elk out of state so won't be as disappointed when I apply in my home state this year and strike out again. Instead of points they should mail us a participation ribbon, at least I can hang them on my desk for decoration and brag about how large my collection of ribbons is.

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Old 06-11-2019, 07:42 PM   #25
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I'll be putting in...again. 4-5 points in multiple categories.
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Old 06-11-2019, 09:41 PM   #26
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I got the Hag segment a, but will still put in for a few with tpwd. Didn't see squat last year at lanwr and missed a nice one at government canyon. It's hard to find the right dates in the fall with my job.

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Old 06-12-2019, 12:23 PM   #27
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Well I already drew deer and Elk out of state so won't be as disappointed when I apply in my home state this year and strike out again. Instead of points they should mail us a participation ribbon, at least I can hang them on my desk for decoration and brag about how large my collection of ribbons is.
They used to send out non-selection notices. I tried cooking them every way I knew how, but they always just tasted like dispair.
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Old 06-12-2019, 05:32 PM   #28
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I'm looking forward to the draw hunts. I've got several preference points in a lot of categories. Hopefully this year I'll draw on a pretty nice hunt or two.

My son drew a nice mule deer hunt last year. Killed a pretty nice buck and a doe. Hopefully his luck will continue. My daughter hasn't drawn a hunt yet. Maybe this is her year. (I put her and my son in together on most hunts. The mule deer was for one permit only so I had to split up their applications)
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Old 06-13-2019, 03:42 PM   #29
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Any idea of how much longer before they release the new stuff for 2019-2020?
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Old 06-13-2019, 03:48 PM   #30
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Any idea of how much longer before they release the new stuff for 2019-2020?
1st week of July iirc?
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Old 06-13-2019, 03:50 PM   #31
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1st week of July iirc?
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Old 06-14-2019, 08:16 AM   #32
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Checked for the new booklet a couple times myself. Always enjoy putting in for the TPWD Draw Hunts, especially for my son.
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Old 06-17-2019, 12:46 PM   #33
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After many tries, we finally got picked for Chaparral last year. Boy was that a disappointing hunt. The place felt like you were in a game preserve with all its rules and regs on the game animals. You can shoot this but we prefer you don't. That place is highly overrated in my opinion. I hunted a lot of drawn hunts through the years. And there are much better places.
i agree. my daughter drew chap 3 years ago and they put us in a small, maybe 250 acre pasture which didn't bother me. first hunt the cows poured out, ate all the corn and we saw nothing. same thing the next morning. went to one of the wardens to ask if they could move us due to the cows. he said sorry all blinds are full. The accepted as many standbys as they had extra blinds for, i think it was like 20+ standbys. I get accepting a few standbys but it would stand to reason that you leave some slack in there for those who have waited, some many years, to draw and may not be in the best place.
it was a mad house.
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Old 06-24-2019, 06:19 PM   #34
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ready to send TPWD ALL MY MONEY!!!
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Old 06-24-2019, 10:49 PM   #35
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ready to send TPWD ALL MY MONEY!!!
dang critters don't have a chance.
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Old 06-25-2019, 05:44 PM   #36
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Yep, the helo shooters killed them all this spring.





I'm not putting in for Laguna this year so someone else can have my spot


I wonít be goin back to Laguna. More than happy to give my spot up.


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Old 06-25-2019, 05:55 PM   #37
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Oh I'm gonna be back in 2020 I just drew NM Muley and Elk this year so I won't have time
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Old 06-25-2019, 06:31 PM   #38
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Laguna archery was a bust for a lot of us locals. 250 permits per hunt is way too much. Newbies stomping around the prime spots.

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Old 06-25-2019, 10:33 PM   #39
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I will put in again. I came very very close to getting a shot a huge bull. I think he stalled when he saw the pop up... I was at full draw waiting for him to take about 5 steps. 20 yards.

But then again I was in an unpopular area cause I wanted to be away from the crowds.

Nilgai is on my list.
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Old 06-26-2019, 01:27 PM   #40
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ready to send TPWD ALL MY MONEY!!!
They get a sizable donation from me every year, some years, nothing, but some years I get lucky.

Last year BIL and I drew three antlerless hunts, were able to go on two, and I got six deer and he got five and a hog. Two of his were Axis does and one of mine was an Axis buck. I can't complain.
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Old 06-26-2019, 01:30 PM   #41
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Laguna archery was a bust for a lot of us locals. 250 permits per hunt is way too much. Newbies stomping around the prime spots.

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Yes, I was a Newby but had a couple of spots picked out. Once I got settled it wasnít bad. Had an opportunity on deer but nothing else. Had some people come by early and late. Would prefer fewer people and assigned units.


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Old 06-26-2019, 08:28 PM   #42
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Instead of donating your funds to TP&W, I know of a charitable pers......uh......orgas-nization, that could use all the funds you want to donate. Just think of the great opportunity you have to help a person out. They could then maybe even put-in for several draw hunts with this state on-line thingy. And maybe get a chance to put some meat in the freezer! Wouldn't' that leave ya feel-n good?


For more info, send me a PM and I'll send ya the address on where to send the funds. Cash preferred. But money orders, personal checks made out to cash, paypal, and pre-paid debit cards will be accepted. Here's your chance to help a feller...mmm... organ-i-zayion out!
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Old 06-26-2019, 08:29 PM   #43
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Edit: However, if ya de-side to spend those funds on your self, The best of Luq to ya this year.

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Old 07-01-2019, 07:08 PM   #44
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The 2019 - 2020 book is online now.
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Old 07-01-2019, 07:54 PM   #45
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Here we go!
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Old 07-01-2019, 07:58 PM   #46
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Go go go go go
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Old 07-01-2019, 08:27 PM   #47
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Already entered all the pronghorn draws. Think that’s the only August 1st deadline I’m worried about. Probably doing my August 15 deadline archery draws with my next paycheck. Learned last year spreading out the cost works better.
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Old 07-01-2019, 09:01 PM   #48
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Did they move the Antlerless deadine back a month?
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Old 07-02-2019, 03:02 AM   #49
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Not seeing Laguna as a choice.
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Old 07-02-2019, 09:44 AM   #50
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Not seeing Laguna as a choice.
Down on bottom. National refuge.

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