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Old 10-10-2018, 11:42 AM   #301
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Just got my email: 7J on Nov 16-18. So, am I reading the above messages correctly? We will be allowed to hunt the entire unit, but will be obligated to park at "cone J"?
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Old 10-10-2018, 12:27 PM   #302
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Anyone notice that the draw said 5 deer; 2 can be bucks, but the brochure says only one can be a buck? Am I reading it wrong?
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Old 10-10-2018, 12:55 PM   #303
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Just got mine as well. We are in 9, which I suspected we would get since there are two of us and my son is under 17.

We are hunting Nov 16-18.

Anyone hunting 9 for the youth hunt, I would appreciate any information you gain. For those who draw 9 after us, we will play it forward if you send me a PM or post a message.

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Old 10-10-2018, 12:59 PM   #304
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Anyone notice that the draw said 5 deer; 2 can be bucks, but the brochure says only one can be a buck? Am I reading it wrong?
I noticed that as well. Will have to clarify with the NWR during our orientation. It is two bucks but one is a spike/unbranched antler if I understand it correctly.

We are in Travis County so I think the antler restrictions apply. Unit 3 spans two counties and my discussion with the NWR we are subject to the regulations where we shoot the animal, not what county the majority of the unit is in.
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Old 10-10-2018, 02:47 PM   #305
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Yes they made a mistake. 8A it is. Re-sent the emails out today.
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Old 10-10-2018, 03:47 PM   #306
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My son and I got 8A & 8B for Nov 30- Dec 2.
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Old 10-10-2018, 04:47 PM   #307
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Just got my email: 7J on Nov 16-18. So, am I reading the above messages correctly? We will be allowed to hunt the entire unit, but will be obligated to park at "cone J"?
That is what I was told when I talked to the Refuge Assistant Manager
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Old 10-10-2018, 04:52 PM   #308
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The Federal Game Warden listed on my permit answered my email asking about number of bucks allowed and jnd1959 is correct:
“5 deer may be taken if the county allows but with the refuge that means only (1) 3pt or more buck, 1 spike, and the rest will be doe's.“
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Old 10-10-2018, 05:16 PM   #309
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The Federal Game Warden listed on my permit answered my email asking about number of bucks allowed and jnd1959 is correct:
5 deer may be taken if the county allows but with the refuge that means only (1) 3pt or more buck, 1 spike, and the rest will be doe's.
Wait..what? I got something right. Alert the press.

Thanks for confirming.
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Old 10-10-2018, 05:17 PM   #310
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My son and I got 8A & 8B for Nov 30- Dec 2.
I'll give you any advice I can, once we complete our hiking trip.

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Old 10-10-2018, 05:36 PM   #311
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I'll give you any advice I can, once we complete our hiking trip.

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Much appreciated!
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Old 10-10-2018, 05:52 PM   #312
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Area 11 here for Nov 29 - Dec 2


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Old 10-10-2018, 05:58 PM   #313
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I need to correct my post from above. the NWR is west of I-35 so it appears there are no antler restrictions for Travis county. 5 deer, 2 bucks. When I first saw we had drawn Travis county I was kind of bummed. Now I see that it appears to have the least restrictions I feel better...like I'm going to shoot two massive bucks in two days...one can hope though.
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Old 10-10-2018, 06:47 PM   #314
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Area 13, 11/30-12/02 for me this year.
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Old 10-11-2018, 10:42 AM   #315
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I got area #4. It appears to be split by Williamson and Travis County. Travis doesn't have antler restrictions so I should be good if I stay on that side?
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Old 10-11-2018, 12:30 PM   #316
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I thought the federal game warden, Lionel Castillo, meant that the permit is for 1 spike, 3 does and 1 buck; if the county allows it. So at most you can only kill one buck with more than 3 points. Is this correct?
I think it's funny that I'm so optimistic that I feel like I have to hammer this out beforehand.
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Old 10-11-2018, 02:10 PM   #317
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I thought the federal game warden, Lionel Castillo, meant that the permit is for 1 spike, 3 does and 1 buck; if the county allows it. So at most you can only kill one buck with more than 3 points. Is this correct?
I think it's funny that I'm so optimistic that I feel like I have to hammer this out beforehand.
I'm not sure. I guess we will hammer it out at the orientation. Youth hunt is first then us so by that time we'll likely know.
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Old 10-11-2018, 03:35 PM   #318
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Unit #15 December 7-9. Checked with the federal game warden; I will be the only hunter in that unit on those dates
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