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Old 12-04-2018, 04:01 PM   #1
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My son was drawn for the December 15-16 hunt. This is his second time to be drawn for it. We really enjoyed the last one. Anybody else get drawn?
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Old 12-05-2018, 03:29 PM   #2
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We were drawn and will be there. Our first hunt at Mineral Wells. We have been on another TPWD hunt but were not successful.
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Old 12-06-2018, 10:30 AM   #3
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This was a very well organized hunt when we went in 2014. Both my daughter and my son were drawn for that one. They each got a doe and had several more opportunities.
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Old 12-10-2018, 10:03 AM   #4
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This was a very well organized hunt when we went in 2014. Both my daughter and my son were drawn for that one. They each got a doe and had several more opportunities.
I have two boys 12 and 13 that were drawn. They are excited and we are preparing this week for the hunt.
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Old 12-10-2018, 10:39 PM   #5
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We tried tonget on standby last year no luck , drove thru the park an saw deer everywhere
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Old 12-10-2018, 11:25 PM   #6
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Good luck on hunt!
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Old 12-10-2018, 11:29 PM   #7
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It is one of the most well run TPWD hunts I have ever been on.
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Old 12-11-2018, 12:11 PM   #8
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There are stanby's for this hunt as well. They called yesterday. We will be there for sure. Weather looks awesome too!
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Old 12-18-2018, 09:07 AM   #9
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It is one of the most well run TPWD hunts I have ever been on.
I now agree with this assessment. Great times! They have actual ground box blinds built that are pretty nice.

My oldest connected on two deer and tagged out the first evening sitting with my GF as a chaperone. My youngest hunted with me and had an opportunity on a real nice 120-130" buck. A few unfortunate events and we weren't able to get a shot off.

This was my son's biggest buck to date, and he was pumped. 3 y/o, 7pt with busted brow tine.
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Old 12-19-2018, 10:10 AM   #10
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I agree that it was a very well run hunt. My son shot a young 8 the first evening. He definitely learned a lesson because on the next morning we saw 8 different bucks. And one of those was a stud.
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Old 12-19-2018, 09:20 PM   #11
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Congrats!
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Old 12-21-2018, 10:10 AM   #12
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Congrats!
Thanks Buddy. Boys are happy. Freezer is full. Life is good.
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Old 12-21-2018, 11:24 AM   #13
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I now agree with this assessment. Great times! They have actual ground box blinds built that are pretty nice.

My oldest connected on two deer and tagged out the first evening sitting with my GF as a chaperone. My youngest hunted with me and had an opportunity on a real nice 120-130" buck. A few unfortunate events and we weren't able to get a shot off.

This was my son's biggest buck to date, and he was pumped. 3 y/o, 7pt with busted brow tine.
Dang that deer measured 13"?, I would have been super scared to OK the trigger on that one for a youth.
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Old 12-21-2018, 11:41 AM   #14
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Dang that deer measured 13"?, I would have been super scared to OK the trigger on that one for a youth.
There were no Antler Restrictions in place for this hunt. It is his first multi point buck. I told him to pick one out and if he is happy with it to shoot it. If a bigger buck comes out later, you have already taken your buck. He chose that one and it will be on his wall in a few days.
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Old 12-21-2018, 12:40 PM   #15
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There were no Antler Restrictions in place for this hunt. It is his first multi point buck. I told him to pick one out and if he is happy with it to shoot it. If a bigger buck comes out later, you have already taken your buck. He chose that one and it will be on his wall in a few days.
Being a state park I would think they had to follow the state rules for the county, hmmm. But your right in the bag limit rules for that hunt it says nothing about the antler restrictions, some of the other youth hunts they do have to meet the AR.

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Old 12-21-2018, 12:53 PM   #16
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Being a state park I would think they had to follow the state rules for the county, hmmm. But your right in the bag limit rules for that hunt it says nothing about the antler restrictions, some of the other youth hunts they do have to meet the AR.
They told is directly that no Antler Restriction is in place. Also, they had TPWD tags for our deer as well. We did not use our purchased tags.
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Old 12-21-2018, 02:11 PM   #17
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They told is directly that no Antler Restriction is in place. Also, they had TPWD tags for our deer as well. We did not use our purchased tags.
Yeah they've used special hunt tags for several years now for all the state draw hunts.
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Old 12-21-2018, 02:23 PM   #18
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Being a state park I would think they had to follow the state rules for the county, hmmm. But your right in the bag limit rules for that hunt it says nothing about the antler restrictions, some of the other youth hunts they do have to meet the AR.
They do the hunts based on what they need to take out of the herd some dont do the antler restriction.
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Old 12-21-2018, 02:24 PM   #19
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Great job to the young hunters.
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