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Old 09-26-2021, 08:26 PM   #1
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If you win a hunt, do they email you about it? I just looked at my hunts and it said that I won a youth hunt, but itís past the deadline. I just searched all my emails and never got anything about it.


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Old 09-26-2021, 08:33 PM   #2
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Yes, they send an e-mail notification. Bet your spam folder ate it.
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Old 09-26-2021, 08:42 PM   #3
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They have had problems notifying people with yahoo accounts. I was told it was a security issue on my end. I had them send it to a different account.
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Old 09-26-2021, 09:06 PM   #4
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I searched my spam too. I got several other emails from them, but nothing about this.
Not even gonna tell my son about this, he would be pretty upset.


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Old 09-26-2021, 09:58 PM   #5
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Yeah I always check status just in case after the draws.
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Old 09-26-2021, 10:03 PM   #6
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Darn shameand lost all his points in that category too.. I sure miss the paper catalogues and post card notifications.
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Old 09-26-2021, 10:19 PM   #7
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Darn shameand lost all his points in that category too.. I sure miss the paper catalogues and post card notifications.
I don't miss calling in to find out even though I enjoyed the generic Georgia on the line saying "you have won a hunt".
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Old 09-27-2021, 10:32 AM   #8
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Sorry, hope it wasn't Powederhorn. Back in either 98 or 99 when they still did postcard notifications I drew the Kerr Archery hunt and never got the notice. Didn't find out until after the deadline, wasn't very happy.
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Old 09-27-2021, 10:32 AM   #9
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i agree with the problems with yahoo. i started having problems with mine a coupld years ago and opened a gmail account.
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Old 09-27-2021, 01:21 PM   #10
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Yeah I always check status just in case after the draws.

Same here. I hate relying solely on an email notification


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Old 09-28-2021, 02:23 PM   #11
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Best thing is to go on the TPWD website and after the closing date for the hunts you applied for, go to Public Hunts and click on Check Status. That is what I do. This will show all the hunts that you applied for and if you got picked for a hunt it will say "Won" it will also show you a deadline for the permit purchase. If you do not purchase the permit by midnight on the date of the deadline you pretty much lost your hunt and I think your preference points as well. Typically you have 10 days to purchase the permit. I got picked for Aransas on the 16th and I had till the 25 to purchase the permit, which I did. I do not believe that TPWD sends out emails to winners. You have to check to see if you've won. They used to send out a letter before internet, but those days have long passed.
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Old 09-28-2021, 02:25 PM   #12
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Best thing is to go on the TPWD website and after the closing date for the hunts you applied for, go to Public Hunts and click on Check Status. That is what I do. This will show all the hunts that you applied for and if you got picked for a hunt it will say "Won" it will also show you a deadline for the permit purchase. If you do not purchase the permit by midnight on the date of the deadline you pretty much lost your hunt and I think your preference points as well. Typically you have 10 days to purchase the permit. I got picked for Aransas on the 16th and I had till the 25 to purchase the permit, which I did. I do not believe that TPWD sends out emails to winners. You have to check to see if you've won. They used to send out a letter before internet, but those days have long passed.

They do send emails to selected hunters. I get them whenever Iíve been drawn, but I also use the check status to make sure internet gremlins didnít mess it up.


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Old 09-28-2021, 02:50 PM   #13
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I start checking the online status checker about 3 days before each deadline and then every 15 minutes on the day of the hunt. and I know for sure that I actually do get the email notifications but I still check the website.
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Old 09-28-2021, 03:06 PM   #14
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I missed the email for the Hagerman draw this year but I went on and checked anyway. Was surprised to see I had won. Just a habit that saved missing a hunt. Last year we won Richland Chambers duck and I forgot to accept for my son. I heard about that one.
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Old 09-28-2021, 03:22 PM   #15
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They're supposed to send emails, but there's been more than a few people who never got them. Same happened to one of my son's youth hunts a few years ago, by the time I'd checked it was past the deadline. He'd drawn hunts before and after that one and we did get emails. I think their system glitches out.
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Old 09-28-2021, 05:38 PM   #16
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I missed the email for the Hagerman draw this year but I went on and checked anyway. Was surprised to see I had won. Just a habit that saved missing a hunt. Last year we won Richland Chambers duck and I forgot to accept for my son. I heard about that one.
That would have been a HUGE bummer.
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Old 10-16-2021, 09:49 AM   #17
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Do they normally draw today or wait till Monday?
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Old 10-16-2021, 11:29 AM   #18
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Do they normally draw today or wait till Monday?
I got my second draw tag a few weeks ago on Sunday sept 26. Hope they draw today
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Old 10-18-2021, 09:46 AM   #19
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I check online so much the morning of the draws that I can usually beat the email notification coming in.
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Old 10-18-2021, 09:58 AM   #20
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I check online so much the morning of the draws that I can usually beat the email notification coming in.
Lol! Yep
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Old 10-18-2021, 10:02 AM   #21
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yep.. Still waiting on the permit for my guided scimitar horned oryx hunt!!!
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Old 10-18-2021, 10:39 AM   #22
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I wish the catalog would include the draw date , I see the hunts and dates, applied
I got my alligator permits notices , I guess I just over think the process
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Old 10-18-2021, 10:40 AM   #23
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do they typically not draw on weekends? I figured they did but not sure... been holding my breath for nothing all weekend
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Old 10-18-2021, 11:58 AM   #24
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Don't think so. figure they will draw this morning.
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Old 10-18-2021, 01:08 PM   #25
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Right about now is the time they start drawing. Should be coming in hot soon! Good luck!
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Old 10-18-2021, 02:11 PM   #26
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Starting

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Old 10-18-2021, 02:14 PM   #27
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Ok it looks like they are finally starting some draws. I just went pending second draw on Bahia Grande Archery Exotic and Laguna Atascosa exotic. Probably a lost cause.
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Old 10-18-2021, 02:15 PM   #28
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I am pending some already. Can't believe I didn’t draw Laguna with 4 points. People get it yearly with nothing.
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Old 10-18-2021, 02:19 PM   #29
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pending 2nd here at Garner SP
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Old 10-18-2021, 02:22 PM   #30
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5 apps all pending 2nd for me. I guess I'll be fishing more.
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Old 10-18-2021, 02:23 PM   #31
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Mule is all I have remaining today.
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Old 10-18-2021, 02:34 PM   #32
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8 apps all pending 2nd draw
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Old 10-18-2021, 02:39 PM   #33
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Mule deer just started
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Old 10-18-2021, 02:40 PM   #34
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pending 2nd here at Garner SP
same here..
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Old 10-18-2021, 02:53 PM   #35
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I am pending some already. Can't believe I didnít draw Laguna with 4 points. People get it yearly with nothing.
Same here. 4 points. No luck.
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Old 10-18-2021, 02:58 PM   #36
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Done for the day. Looks like I will finish this year the same as the last two. No draws.
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Old 10-18-2021, 03:00 PM   #37
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No dice on muleys either
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Old 10-18-2021, 03:05 PM   #38
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Lucky day, Drew lower rio grande la sal del Rey rifle exotic in February. 2 draws this year, both at LRGV! No Muley hunts though. All pending 2nd
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Old 10-18-2021, 03:08 PM   #39
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I always check, no dice on Muley hunts for us either.
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Old 10-18-2021, 03:10 PM   #40
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Lucky day, Drew lower rio grande la sal del Rey rifle exotic in February. 2 draws this year, both at LRGV! No Muley hunts though. All pending 2nd
Mind sharing how many points you had?
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Old 10-18-2021, 03:11 PM   #41
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Laguna Atacosta Bahia Grande archery 2/25-2/27 for me and my wife!!! This is super exiting, never been there.
Iím also hunting with my 8yo daughter at Mad island this weekend. Itís been a good year.
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Old 10-18-2021, 03:15 PM   #42
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Mind sharing how many points you had?
5 for refuge exotic which drew today and 3 for refuge general deer which I hit on 2nd draw
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Old 10-18-2021, 03:20 PM   #43
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Same here all pending 2nd
Mule deer is probably a bust
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Old 10-18-2021, 03:29 PM   #44
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Same here all pending 2nd
Mule deer is probably a bust
Same i only have 2 points for mule deer
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Old 10-18-2021, 03:31 PM   #45
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No draws so far this year, 5 points in almost everything.
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Old 10-18-2021, 03:50 PM   #46
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Drew Archery Bahai Grande 2/11- 2/15
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Old 10-18-2021, 03:55 PM   #47
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All 9 pending. Used all my luck drawing Hagerman with zero points I guess.
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Old 10-19-2021, 07:44 AM   #48
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Bust for me! Chaparral archery the only one for me this year.
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Old 10-19-2021, 08:43 AM   #49
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8pts in mule deer and pending 2nd draw on both of mine.
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Old 10-19-2021, 10:11 AM   #50
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My daughter and I drew archery Bahai Grande. First time I’ve ever been drawn for anything. Been putting in for hunts for 15 yrs. For those of you that have done this hunt before what town is the best place to stay in at a hotel.
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