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Old 04-19-2022, 07:39 PM   #1
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Default 2022 Matador WMA Turkey Hunt - Live!

Headed out tomorrow morning at 5:30am for this hunt.

Received a notification in mid November 2021 that I was successful in the draw, with (7) points for this hunt.

The plan is to arrive by 11:00am for the orientation, determine which pasture I will be assigned, and begin scouting.

Hunt concludes at 12:00pm on Friday, 4/22.

I will try to keep this as live as possible.

First time being drawn for a TPWD drawn hunt, Iím really excited!







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Old 04-19-2022, 07:42 PM   #2
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Old 04-19-2022, 08:24 PM   #3
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Good luck we did this hunt last year, it sure wasn’t the place I remembered 20 years ago. The brush control measures really changed the landscape, we hunted the middle pasture this side of the aermotor chased one turkey the entire hunt. Had a great time but was pretty disappointed with the brush management practices.
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Old 04-19-2022, 08:34 PM   #4
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yall camping out at Matador?
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Old 04-19-2022, 09:31 PM   #5
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yall camping out at Matador?

Staying in Paducah


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Old 04-19-2022, 11:16 PM   #6
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Iíll see you there! Staying the night at the lease and headed out there in the morning. Iím tent camping it and itís gonna be hot!
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Old 04-19-2022, 11:28 PM   #7
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Good luck, will be following.
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Old 04-20-2022, 05:01 AM   #8
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Heading North!


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Old 04-20-2022, 05:07 AM   #9
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Iíll see you there! Staying the night at the lease and headed out there in the morning. Iím tent camping it and itís gonna be hot!

Very niceÖlook forward to meeting you.


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Old 04-20-2022, 05:51 AM   #10
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Old 04-20-2022, 06:27 AM   #11
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Probably in one of the worst droughts Iíve seen in a long time out there.
Exceptional drought.
1.58Ē total rainfall since October 1st, 2021 at the WMA headquarters.

Iíd hunt the pastures with the pease river, or if you can find roosting trees.

Post updates and pics.. good luck sir
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Old 04-20-2022, 06:42 AM   #12
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Old 04-20-2022, 07:21 AM   #13
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Old 04-20-2022, 07:24 AM   #14
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Following, safe travels and bet of luck.

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Old 04-20-2022, 08:21 AM   #15
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Old 04-20-2022, 10:05 AM   #16
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Good luck. Find water and find birds right now. Everything in the panhandle is crispy right now.
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Old 04-20-2022, 10:40 AM   #17
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Arrived and awaiting the orientation process nowÖhot and windy!


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Old 04-20-2022, 10:41 AM   #18
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Good luck! In to watch!
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Old 04-20-2022, 11:12 AM   #19
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Old 04-20-2022, 11:16 AM   #20
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Good luck

I'll be following!
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Old 04-20-2022, 11:22 AM   #21
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Old 04-20-2022, 03:37 PM   #22
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Orientation and check in has been completed!








I drew the Lone Canyon pasture, which fronts the Middle Pease River for about (1) mile.




Spent the afternoon familiarizing myself with the pasture, and getting the lay of the land.

The canyon runs North/South for the length of the pasture, and Iím hoping Iím about 1/4 mile from their roosting area.

Extremely hot at this point, and havenít seen any movement.




Overlooking the canyon now to try and get a bead on them.


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Old 04-20-2022, 03:47 PM   #23
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Itís hot indeed. Iím in Samson, next to Lukeís compartment. Hiked down to the bluffs overlooking the river and found the only shade in the county for a nap.

Gonna stay up top and glass the river this afternoon/evening and try to spot some birds.

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Old 04-20-2022, 04:01 PM   #24
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Watch out for rattlers. I've ran into them every time I've been there.
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Old 04-20-2022, 04:12 PM   #25
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Dang it is HOT. And DRY! Best of luck and keep us updated on your adventure.
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Old 04-20-2022, 04:24 PM   #26
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Good luck. In for the kill.
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Old 04-20-2022, 04:44 PM   #27
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Old 04-20-2022, 04:57 PM   #28
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^^^splitbeam145 with the rattlesnakes there.
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Old 04-20-2022, 06:53 PM   #29
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That part of the country can be tough…..pray you have big enough roost sires for them in your area!
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Old 04-20-2022, 07:40 PM   #30
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Old 04-20-2022, 09:01 PM   #31
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No sightings for me this afternoonÖback it bright and early tomorrow AM trying to catch the birds coming off of the roost.


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Old 04-20-2022, 09:13 PM   #32
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God luck, tomorrow.
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Old 04-20-2022, 09:43 PM   #33
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No birds for me either. Saw 4 different groups of pigs.






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Old 04-20-2022, 10:40 PM   #34
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No campfires in camp due to the conditions. But Iíll make do.


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Old 04-20-2022, 11:55 PM   #35
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y'all are Iiving the dream thanks for sharing , beautiful.stay safe and blessed
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Old 04-21-2022, 12:13 AM   #36
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Old 04-21-2022, 05:47 AM   #37
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That country looks rough!
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Old 04-21-2022, 06:21 AM   #38
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That country looks rough!

I was thinkin throw exact same thing!

Good luck gentlemen
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Old 04-21-2022, 06:52 AM   #39
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Old 04-21-2022, 07:03 AM   #40
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No campfires in camp due to the conditions. But Iíll make do.


Details on that cooking set up when you can please!

Good luck fellas. Make their face slap their back!
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Old 04-21-2022, 07:12 AM   #41
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Good morning guys. Birds should be waking up and talking from the tree tops right about now. Hope yall get on some.
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Old 04-21-2022, 07:45 AM   #42
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Rough is an understatement. Looks like a desert. yet some slimy pigs still exist
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Old 04-21-2022, 07:49 AM   #43
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Old 04-21-2022, 08:11 AM   #44
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Following. Crazy that birds live in country that looks like that. Good luck guys
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Old 04-21-2022, 08:16 AM   #45
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No birds for me either. Saw 4 different groups of pigs.







Are those brush wind rows in the valley pics or what?? Looks odd.
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Old 04-21-2022, 09:09 AM   #46
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Great view and dinning like a King. If you get a turkey, it will be icing on the cake.

Keep posting, and best of luck you bag one.
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Old 04-21-2022, 09:36 AM   #47
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Birds were gobbling this morning. Cool and calm. Couldnít get one to commit. Looks like the guys near me got one of the birds I heard.

Shouldíve brought my fly rod. This ďriverĒ is full of fish.




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Old 04-21-2022, 09:38 AM   #48
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[QUOTE=JustinJ;16187609]Birds were gobbling this morning. Cool and calm. Couldnít get one to commit. Looks like the guys near me got one of the birds I heard.

Shouldíve brought my fly rod. This ďriverĒ is full of fish.


Good Luck! God's country out there!
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Old 04-21-2022, 10:31 AM   #49
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I missed the invite


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Old 04-21-2022, 10:31 AM   #50
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Details on that cooking set up when you can please!

Good luck fellas. Make their face slap their back!

Itís a jetboil brand. Pretty awesome setup. Can also use the stove with other mess kits, but itís got a pan with it.

http://Jetboil HalfGen Basecamp Camp...AJ8E7TV3YZBJ83
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