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Old 09-15-2021, 12:15 PM   #1
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E-Postcard Multi-Species
E-Postcard Quail
E-Postcard Youth Archery Deer
E-Postcard Youth Deer

Gun Deer - Antlerless/Spike
Gun Deer - Either Sex
Gun Deer - Management

National Refuge General Deer

USFS Antlerless Deer Permit - Adult
USFS Antlerless Deer Permit - Youth

Youth Only Gun Deer - Antlerless/Spike
Youth Only Gun Deer - Management
Youth Only Javelina

I think that is everything. Tomorrow is a big day for me and I have my fingers crossed for a decent hunt and seeing some new areas of Texas this season. Good luck everyone.
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Old 09-15-2021, 12:43 PM   #2
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Good luck to everyone. Hoping to get drawn tomorrow!
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Old 09-15-2021, 12:53 PM   #3
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Has anyone got drawn for the Gun Hunts yet. I have heard people getting drawn for the National Refuge Hunts on Laguna but haven't seen if anyone got the Gun Deer yet. Hoping to either draw one of the high demand tags like Chap or get something close to home that is low demand.
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Old 09-15-2021, 12:53 PM   #4
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Fingers crossed - no luck on the earlier ones
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Old 09-15-2021, 02:18 PM   #5
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Has anyone got drawn for the Gun Hunts yet. I have heard people getting drawn for the National Refuge Hunts on Laguna but haven't seen if anyone got the Gun Deer yet. Hoping to either draw one of the high demand tags like Chap or get something close to home that is low demand.
Won't have results until tomorrow sometime Deadline is today
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Old 09-15-2021, 02:38 PM   #6
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Entered a lot, hopeful for at least one! Went to Bastrop State park last year , was a great hunt and staff were great!
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Old 09-15-2021, 03:23 PM   #7
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Here's hoping for an email tomorrow
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Old 09-15-2021, 04:08 PM   #8
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Draws for 9/15 should be conducted tomorrow on 9/16. The drawings occur sometime after 10:00 a.m.
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Old 09-15-2021, 04:12 PM   #9
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Big day for our family tomorrow, lot of huts in the 9/15 deadline categories.
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Old 09-15-2021, 11:22 PM   #10
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Big day for our family tomorrow, lot of huts in the 9/15 deadline categories.
Me too!
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Old 09-15-2021, 11:26 PM   #11
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I've got several applications in for the kiddos and myself as well for today's deadline. Hopefully we'll draw something.

Good luck to you all as well!!!
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Old 09-16-2021, 06:33 AM   #12
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Nothing in my email this morning. Logged in to check the status just in case and everything still says “application recieved.” Guess the system is moving slow today.
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Old 09-16-2021, 07:03 AM   #13
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Nothing in my email this morning. Logged in to check the status just in case and everything still says “application recieved.” Guess the system is moving slow today.
It is usually the middle of the morning (if not later) before they start drawing. Nothing on your status will change until they start the drawing.
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Old 09-16-2021, 07:54 AM   #14
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Good luck to everyone today!
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Old 09-16-2021, 08:14 AM   #15
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D-Day Today, lol! Good luck to all! I've already been drawn to archery hunt the Chaparral. This drawing took place back in August. I Need Another Hunt!
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Old 09-16-2021, 08:46 AM   #16
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I am curious as to how TPWD actually conducts the draws. Usually the draws are always conducted between 10am to 2pm the day after and take a few hours for the bigger days like today. It can't be that hard to write a little program to conduct all the draws within a few minutes.
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Old 09-16-2021, 09:18 AM   #17
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Kinda stacked the the # of draws on 9/15 huh, hopefully no Fort Boggy screw ups that delay things like in the past

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It can't be that hard to write a little program to conduct all the draws within a few minutes.
Its not, the people in charge of the TX draws are inept
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Old 09-16-2021, 09:41 AM   #18
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I am curious as to how TPWD actually conducts the draws. Usually the draws are always conducted between 10am to 2pm the day after and take a few hours for the bigger days like today. It can't be that hard to write a little program to conduct all the draws within a few minutes.
I like to picture a huge rolling barrel with a guy standing on top of the stairs reaching deep within pulling out my golden ticket and saying the name out loud wearing a top hat. Much more dramatic that way
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Old 09-16-2021, 10:05 AM   #19
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I am curious as to how TPWD actually conducts the draws. Usually the draws are always conducted between 10am to 2pm the day after and take a few hours for the bigger days like today. It can't be that hard to write a little program to conduct all the draws within a few minutes.
How much money should TPWD spend on this IT upgrade so you can find out your results 3 hours faster? I am sure there is a computer generated draw, but they likely need to verify it performed correctly, notify all the WMA's of the draw applicants, give the applicants access to get the tag, update the points database. Lots of moving parts, If they can get it done today and not take 2 weeks, I'm good with that timeline. Already waited a month for this draw.
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Old 09-16-2021, 10:06 AM   #20
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I'm ready for my email to let me where I'm gonna get to hunt. ��
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Old 09-16-2021, 10:13 AM   #21
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I am curious as to how TPWD actually conducts the draws. Usually the draws are always conducted between 10am to 2pm the day after and take a few hours for the bigger days like today. It can't be that hard to write a little program to conduct all the draws within a few minutes.
As a State agency they outsource most of their work with contracts awarded from solicitations. Here is a list of their current open bids: https://tpwd.texas.gov/business/bido...opportunities/ . Its a good way to return tax dollars to the community and ensures that the most qualified company is awarded the contract. The service is only as good as the committee that managed the RFP process. Unfortunately, this one is not so good. Write the program and register with them, they rebid services every 3 to 5 years. Get HUB certified and you have a really good shot at winning. (I manage contracts for a different State agency.)
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Old 09-16-2021, 10:13 AM   #22
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Why does TPWD also send me an e-mail on draw day that is news update and nothing with the draw. I get excited then bummed in about a 2 second swing.
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Old 09-16-2021, 10:34 AM   #23
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A few years ago there were some issues with some of the draw results, can't remember what exactly. After that the draws started going later in the morning. I figured the draws are done and there's some sort of approval review by TPWD staff prior to sending out results so as to avoid any problems. I'm guessing the draws are automated but the approval is a real human, which is likely a good idea. How else are they going to be sure their buddies get inserted in the winners every year? lol j/k

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Why does TPWD also send me an e-mail on draw day that is news update and nothing with the draw. I get excited then bummed in about a 2 second swing.
lmao yep such a tease.
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Old 09-16-2021, 10:38 AM   #24
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How else are they going to be sure their buddies get inserted in the winners every year? lol j/k



lmao yep such a tease.
We don't have to worry about that unless Hidalgo takes over the drawing
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Old 09-16-2021, 11:11 AM   #25
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A few years ago there were some issues with some of the draw results, can't remember what exactly. After that the draws started going later in the morning. I figured the draws are done and there's some sort of approval review by TPWD staff prior to sending out results so as to avoid any problems. I'm guessing the draws are automated but the approval is a real human, which is likely a good idea. How else are they going to be sure their buddies get inserted in the winners every year? lol j/k



lmao yep such a tease.
Your kidding but I have good reason to believe this has happened
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Old 09-16-2021, 11:13 AM   #26
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Your kidding but I have good reason to believe this has happened
All good jokes usually have a little bit of truth to them. I wouldn't be surprised.
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Old 09-16-2021, 11:21 AM   #27
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I wonder... if someone has 15 points in an application so they get 3,375 entries. Could they get drawn twice or three times? If ... IF the computer does happen to do that, maybe.... maybe.. a person throws out the duplicates and fills in manually with another person.
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Old 09-16-2021, 11:23 AM   #28
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Starting to get some movement in youth categories.
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Old 09-16-2021, 11:25 AM   #29
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Draws have started (for youth anyway)
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Old 09-16-2021, 11:30 AM   #30
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Pending 2nd for all Lola’s hunts..
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Old 09-16-2021, 11:32 AM   #31
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I wonder... if someone has 15 points in an application so they get 3,375 entries. Could they get drawn twice or three times? If ... IF the computer does happen to do that, maybe.... maybe.. a person throws out the duplicates and fills in manually with another person.
After the first successful draw their points zero for any remaining in that category for that draw. That is what I read.
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Old 09-16-2021, 11:34 AM   #32
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My 13 year old drew doe/spike at Hill Country SNA. Hopefully a fun lil trip atleast. Says exotics possible but in limited amounts. Atleast it's a chance!
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Old 09-16-2021, 11:35 AM   #33
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My 13 year old drew doe/spike at Hill Country SNA. Hopefully a fun lil trip atleast. Says exotics possible but in limited amounts. Atleast it's a chance!
Call now and reserve a room in the cabin/house. You won't regret it.
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Old 09-16-2021, 11:37 AM   #34
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After the first successful draw their points zero for any remaining in that category for that draw. That is what I read.
Thats what I've been told. Never could get clarity on what order they draw alphabetic like they are listed in the catalog or what.
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Old 09-16-2021, 11:40 AM   #35
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My older son drew doe/spike at Muse WMA
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Old 09-16-2021, 11:44 AM   #36
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Call now and reserve a room in the cabin/house. You won't regret it.
Just called them and the guy said can't reserve until the Sunday before the hunt.
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Old 09-16-2021, 11:45 AM   #37
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Dang missed out on the Sam Houston doe tag again.
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Old 09-16-2021, 11:48 AM   #38
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My older son drew doe/spike at Muse WMA
We did too, hopefully its not one of those everyone that applied drew the hunt again
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Old 09-16-2021, 11:48 AM   #39
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My son is pending 2nd draw again for Nannie Stringfellow
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Old 09-16-2021, 11:49 AM   #40
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3 no-selections, 3 to go.
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Old 09-16-2021, 11:49 AM   #41
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We did too, hopefully its not one of those everyone that applied drew the hunt again
What weekend did you guys draw? We will be there 12/4-5
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Old 09-16-2021, 11:53 AM   #42
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I'm 0 for 7 so far this year... which is no different than any other year for me! Haha
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Old 09-16-2021, 11:55 AM   #43
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Daughter is 0-8 so far this year. Well, pending 2nd draw on 5 which is almost the same as not selected.

Mine haven't updated yet.
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Old 09-16-2021, 11:56 AM   #44
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My 13 year old drew doe/spike at Hill Country SNA. Hopefully a fun lil trip atleast. Says exotics possible but in limited amounts. Atleast it's a chance!

25 yrs ago, they had some emus running around the area. We didn't see any exotics or hear of any seen.

Good luck to your son
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Old 09-16-2021, 11:57 AM   #45
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both my boys pending 2nd at yoakum dunes, would love to draw that but not holding my breath.
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Old 09-16-2021, 11:59 AM   #46
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My son and I for E-card deer either is still showing application received

Anyone else put in for this draw and have a result?
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Old 09-16-2021, 11:59 AM   #47
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25 yrs ago, they had some emus running around the area. We didn't see any exotics or hear of any seen.

Good luck to your son
25 years ago we had them running around our area too, people just released them when the market dropped out and realized there was no money in them
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Old 09-16-2021, 12:06 PM   #48
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Added a few more hunts last night although my points are low in GDE (4) and GDM (3). Maybe a little better odds for GDA (10).

I've been pacing myself this morning, holding off on refreshing the status page every half hour or so. I've only been doing this for about 30 years and I still get pumped only to face the harsh, cold reality of despair (most of the time). LOL
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Old 09-16-2021, 12:08 PM   #49
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Anyone know why some of your apps go directly to no selected and not pending 2nd sometimes?
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Old 09-16-2021, 12:10 PM   #50
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Anyone know why some of your apps go directly to no selected and not pending 2nd sometimes?
i think its just that they only select a certain number of pending 2nds to fill the few spots that wont be claimed by the winners.
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