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Old 08-14-2021, 11:07 PM   #1
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Tomorrow’s the big day, good luck guys.


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Old 08-15-2021, 12:52 AM   #2
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Naw, tomorrow's the deadline. MONDAY at 0900 is the thing to look forward to!!!
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Old 08-15-2021, 02:17 AM   #3
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Yea I’m a little jumpy. Wasn’t snapping to it being Sunday


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Old 08-15-2021, 07:46 AM   #4
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Yep. Thumbs pressed (a German friend told me that's their equivalent to fingers crossed).
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Old 08-15-2021, 12:04 PM   #5
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Not optimistic, but building up points.
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Old 08-15-2021, 03:24 PM   #6
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Trying again this year. Haven't even bothered to enter in many years.
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Old 08-15-2021, 03:53 PM   #7
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I donated to the cause this year too. Does it take them long to announce the ones picked?
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Old 08-15-2021, 03:55 PM   #8
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Typically tomorrow late morning to early afternoon unless they have a computer glitch like a few years back where we were all drawn for a fairly difficult to draw hunt.

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Old 08-15-2021, 06:05 PM   #9
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Typically tomorrow late morning to early afternoon unless they have a computer glitch like a few years back where we were all drawn for a fairly difficult to draw hunt.

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Old 08-15-2021, 06:10 PM   #10
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Yup, knew something was wring when trying to pay and it wouldn't take my money.

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Old 08-15-2021, 06:14 PM   #11
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What is everyone's points here? Im at 10 for gun and 8 archery.
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Old 08-15-2021, 06:40 PM   #12
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I have 12 points I think.
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Old 08-15-2021, 06:40 PM   #13
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37 gde 50,653 cubed
3 archery 27 cubed
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Old 08-15-2021, 07:30 PM   #14
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For Chap, 7 for archery and 8 for rifle. (group points)
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Old 08-15-2021, 08:41 PM   #15
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I put in for the chap archery hunt and GDE hunt. Might put in for the management hunt later on.

Put my son in for javelina there.

Finger crossed.
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Old 08-15-2021, 08:44 PM   #16
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Combined BIL and I have six points.
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Old 08-15-2021, 10:12 PM   #17
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10 for archery deer


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Old 08-16-2021, 03:55 PM   #18
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Heck yeah I finally drew! will be there 11/30 thru 12/3. Who else will be there?
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Old 08-16-2021, 04:16 PM   #19
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Was 6 for Archery, Buddy & I going 11-30 to 12-3 .... Hit the CHAP
Have it paid!!!
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Old 08-16-2021, 04:44 PM   #20
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Looks like i will be there 11/30 thru 12/3 also.
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Old 08-16-2021, 05:00 PM   #21
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Old 08-16-2021, 05:01 PM   #22
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11/30 for me also. Need to punch a ticket this year.
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Old 08-16-2021, 08:32 PM   #23
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Pmed Budman68 as well.
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Old 08-16-2021, 08:43 PM   #24
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my My Brother In Law has work maintenance at the chap for 26 years. he know every deer rabbit and snakes ect on ranch.
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Old 08-18-2021, 05:47 PM   #25
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My son(79F250), myself and FIL got drawn for Chaparrall 11/30 as well. Looks like a lot of TBH will be represented there.

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Old 08-18-2021, 08:47 PM   #26
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Anyone planning on staying in the tent campground?
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Old 08-18-2021, 09:13 PM   #27
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Everyone that has replied to my private messages has said tent camping. I will be tent or rv not sure depends on my hunting buddy.
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Old 08-18-2021, 09:14 PM   #28
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Everyone that has replied to my private messages has said tent camping. I will be tent or rv not sure depends on my hunting buddy.
Sounds good, looking forward to meeting y’all.
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Old 08-18-2021, 10:08 PM   #29
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Right now we plan to tent camp but my FIL is near 80 and I’m worried how he will do camping if it’s cold so I’m trying to buy, beg, borrow or rent a small or popup rv
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Old 08-18-2021, 10:59 PM   #30
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11/30 for me also. Need to punch a ticket this year.
Two yrs I’m a row is pretty good!
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Old 08-19-2021, 11:12 AM   #31
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Let us know if they assign pastures like they did last year. I think they may be headed in that direction going forward.
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Old 08-19-2021, 09:24 PM   #32
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Hey guys. We decided to rent an RV trailer so my FIL can get out of cold if needed and have a decent bed. At 78 tent camping is not really in the cards for him. We are 3 but will rent one that sleeps 5-6. Is anyone interested in sharing the cost and staying with us?
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Old 08-19-2021, 11:59 PM   #33
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Hey guys. We decided to rent an RV trailer so my FIL can get out of cold if needed and have a decent bed. At 78 tent camping is not really in the cards for him. We are 3 but will rent one that sleeps 5-6. Is anyone interested in sharing the cost and staying with us?
I think you all will enjoy that decision. Staying at Chap in a travel trailer is the experiences I've had and am very happy with it. If I don't take my trailer, I would take a cargo trailer parked next to overhead, tarp around to block any N WIND. My father is 76, I can fully understand where you're coming from. In 2017 it snowed and COVERED the Chap. It was an incredible experience, one I don't ever expect to see again. We had a good hunt, I did notice that many primitive campers were gone shortly after the snow. Hunt Group Status Washers were hung on the board denoting Done Hunting on Day 3 noon. Blew my mind, they all left. (No, there were not alot of deer checked in, I recall 3 and 1 wounded at that time.)

The biggest benefit to camping there is your proximity. You just saved yourself mega time. Time driving is the most, but what comes with alternate locations is getting out of where you are and then rolling on the highway. You simply lock and unlock the trailer campground. It's mere minutes away from the Chap gate. Anything else, it's time spent doing that, I prefer the conveniences , proximity, and ability to enter/exit if/when needed. As would a group.

Generator with some boards to funnel sound away if applicable.
The tarp works very well for creating a shelter outside for gear, cooking, mingling, sitting down to eat, etc.

Time passes very fast on that hunt, it is short. Having things ready, make for a more enjoyable and less hectic camp. Best of luck, will be looking forward to some LDPs from your group.

If you have neighbors, go meet them!
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Old 08-20-2021, 08:31 PM   #34
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I got drawn to bow hunt the Chaparral 12/7 - 12/10. Man, I'm fired up! Who's going when I go? Sent me your cell number on a PM and I'll look you up at the campground if you will camping out. Wondering what phase the rut should? I'm guessing pre-rut. I know that the moon phases will be favorable.
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Old 08-22-2021, 09:14 PM   #35
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I assume the camping area does not have power or water at this point, correct?
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Old 08-22-2021, 09:49 PM   #36
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The RV trailer area does not have power or water. You will need a generator for power.
The camping area has a shower area and power there only.
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Old 08-23-2021, 04:33 PM   #37
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I got drawn to bow hunt the Chaparral 12/7 - 12/10. Man, I'm fired up! Who's going when I go? Sent me your cell number on a PM and I'll look you up at the campground if you will camping out. Wondering what phase the rut should? I'm guessing pre-rut. I know that the moon phases will be favorable.
To me weather, moon and pasture quality is pretty important this time of yr. Rut won't be going yet even tho they will be roaming some and making alot of scrapes. If you hit a good coldfront it could be good.
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Old 08-23-2021, 05:50 PM   #38
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To me weather, moon and pasture quality is pretty important this time of yr. Rut won't be going yet even tho they will be roaming some and making alot of scrapes. If you hit a good coldfront it could be good.
That was last years issue in my section. Lot's of scraps on the ground, no doe, and hot weather. All legal shooters disappeared before light(camera verified) and just little ones after sun up. Saying that, there was some good deer killed and some chasing going on but not much action around me. Hoping for a different outcome this year.
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Old 08-24-2021, 07:54 AM   #39
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The moon phases are good. Just praying for some cool weather and no strong winds. My last 2 days Thursday and Friday I will be hunting all. day. I have not hunted the Chaparral in about 10 years. You have to take advantage of your hunt while you have it.
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Old 08-24-2021, 02:41 PM   #40
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Last year was hot and in the evenings most deer didn’t move until 10 minutes before legal shooting light ended. I would have 2 or 3 show up about 30 minutes early and then when all you can make out were blobs, I would have 10+ deer in my corn.

Don’t start packing up early because you haven’t seen anything.

Good luck to all who were drawn.

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Old 08-24-2021, 10:15 PM   #41
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The RV trailer area does not have power or water. You will need a generator for power.
The camping area has a shower area and power there only.

There is power at the shower area but it is not available to the campsites at least that is how it has been in past. They ask you not to plug into the power. You can’t use generators at the tent camping area either. Only at the RV site which is maybe 1/2 mile from tent site.
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Old 08-25-2021, 07:47 AM   #42
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Gonna be a great hunt!
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Old 08-26-2021, 06:58 AM   #43
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Guess I can jump back in here now. Just received my permit after “ pending 2nd draw” for archery 11/30-12/3. Hardly believe I got the second draw for this one. Now to plan accommodations or camp.
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Old 08-26-2021, 08:28 AM   #44
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Guess I can jump back in here now. Just received my permit after “ pending 2nd draw” for archery 11/30-12/3. Hardly believe I got the second draw for this one. Now to plan accommodations or camp.
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Congrats. Look forward to seeing ya there.
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Old 08-26-2021, 08:47 AM   #45
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Guess I can jump back in here now. Just received my permit after “ pending 2nd draw” for archery 11/30-12/3. Hardly believe I got the second draw for this one. Now to plan accommodations or camp.
This will be my first trip to the Chap.


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WOW... Start the thread & get the luck!
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Old 08-26-2021, 09:03 AM   #46
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Guess I can jump back in here now. Just received my permit after “ pending 2nd draw” for archery 11/30-12/3. Hardly believe I got the second draw for this one. Now to plan accommodations or camp.
This will be my first trip to the Chap.


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Go buy yourself a lotto ticket! congrats!
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Old 08-26-2021, 10:11 AM   #47
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Go buy yourself a lotto ticket! congrats!

Yea that may be the plan tonight. That’s how it feels anyway. Need to get a TBH hat so I’ll stand out


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Old 08-26-2021, 10:21 AM   #48
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Also drew for November 30- December 03. Good luck to everyone and see yall there.
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Old 08-26-2021, 09:47 PM   #49
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Also drew for November 30- December 03. Good luck to everyone and see yall there.

Looks like TBH will be there in force congrats


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Old 08-28-2021, 11:00 AM   #50
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Going to be at least 6 of us TBH’rs with buddies there for the 30th. Should be a heck of a live hunt to follow for those that want to.


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