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Old 10-06-2019, 06:36 PM   #401
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I went ahead and slung an arrow into one near Fort Hood. Have to save a buck tag for the Dec hunt.
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Old 10-06-2019, 10:47 PM   #402
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That'll do!
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Old 10-08-2019, 09:31 AM   #403
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Congrats! Great deer. Hopefully we all will have that same luck at Blacones on the 6-8th!
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Old 10-08-2019, 10:59 AM   #404
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Hopefully. I am getting restless waiting on the area assignment. I am ready to start planning my hunt.
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Old 10-08-2019, 11:01 AM   #405
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I actually bought a small 10 acre tract near Fort Hood. This is my first year to have it, and it seems to have some nice deer on it. It is not much, and I still prefer hunting all over Texas, but it is nice to have a small place to take one or two a year off of.
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Old 10-08-2019, 11:54 AM   #406
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Congrats on purchasing some land and taking a nice animal off f it!
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Old 10-08-2019, 02:30 PM   #407
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Has anyone called recently to put some pressure on them to draw names for areas? I dont want to be the only person being a pain in the @**.
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Old 10-08-2019, 03:18 PM   #408
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I had emailed about 2 weeks back to ask. Also, my old man is wanting to tag along and not be a hunter, just a passenger essentially. Do any of y'all know the rules behind that?
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Old 10-08-2019, 03:33 PM   #409
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I know the last day to Pay was 10-4, so all the permits should be assigned by now. The park does the area assignment. And it states you can have one non hunter join, I am just not sure on how the process actually goes for that.
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Old 10-08-2019, 04:14 PM   #410
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Sounds good! Thanks Jared. Good luck and hope to see y'all out there with a 2 wheeled cart dragging monsters out!
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Old 10-08-2019, 09:33 PM   #411
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I had emailed about 2 weeks back to ask. Also, my old man is wanting to tag along and not be a hunter, just a passenger essentially. Do any of y'all know the rules behind that?
You can have one nonhunter per permitted hunter. I do think they have to attend the orientation. But not sure.
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Old 10-09-2019, 08:49 AM   #412
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I am hoping the youth weekend before us posts some reviews that are favorable. I love a good weekend in the field, but I prefer to hear stories of the next generation filling tags.
Either way I am planning on having a great weekend.
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Old 10-09-2019, 01:35 PM   #413
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I know the last day to Pay was 10-4, so all the permits should be assigned by now.
This requires two different Government entities to cooperate at a Government pace. Might take another month.
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Old 10-09-2019, 02:16 PM   #414
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Haha, that is true. But looking back at years past, people were posting their assigned area around Oct 10th. I was hoping they would be running about the same pace this year.
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Old 10-10-2019, 09:30 AM   #415
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Got a unit number! 3D I understand the unit 3 but need to figure out where D is.
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Old 10-10-2019, 10:53 AM   #416
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I think that is your designated parking spot. If I recall you can hunt all of 3 but must park at D.
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Old 10-10-2019, 11:06 AM   #417
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That is what I was seeing from earlier post, the letter designation is your parking spot for units that have multiple hunters. Now I am pumped up waiting on my email.
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Old 10-10-2019, 11:07 AM   #418
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I am assuming you received it through email. I however, have not received anything.
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Old 10-10-2019, 11:22 AM   #419
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I got unit 7, spot H. The biggest dang tract it looks like, with 9 other hunters. Hoping for safety and success!
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Old 10-10-2019, 11:28 AM   #420
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I am assuming you received it through email. I however, have not received anything.
Yes via email. My buddy on the same application hasn't gotten any emails. Go figure. I'm hunting with the rifle in my avatar, don't let the rooster fool you as it is the latest weathervane technology in windage compensation.

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Old 10-10-2019, 11:29 AM   #421
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I might as well get back to work and check in a few hours.
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Old 10-10-2019, 11:46 AM   #422
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New to Texas Bowhunters, but I saw online this forum has the best info on Balcones Canyonlands. I drew for Dec 13-15 and just got my assignment. Iím area 8B. Anyone have suggestions on Area 8?


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Old 10-10-2019, 12:10 PM   #423
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Just start at the beginning of this thread, and start going from there. There is quite a lot of information in here. I am still waiting on my email. Patience is not a strong point for me at the moment.
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Old 10-10-2019, 12:31 PM   #424
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I did. Doesnít seem like much info on unit 8. Apparently the entrance has a steep hill and is gravelly. Iím sure the dodge can handle that. First time Iíve ever put in for a drawn hunt. Lost my lease in Star, Texas due to it being sold in May. Got on another in Evant and they sold it at the end of July. Resorted to applying for drawn hunts this year. Iíll be in woods bowhunting at the in-laws this weekend. Hopefully I can stick something there and the Balcones hunt will just be icing on top.


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Old 10-10-2019, 12:35 PM   #425
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I called to see how long until all emails are out. They said it could be tomorrow before all hunters have been informed. All I know about unit 8 is the size. I looked it up on google earth, and depending on where that cone you park at is depends on what terrain is closest. There appears to be a good amount of open areas mixed in with the thick stuff. With the right weather it could produce something nice.
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Old 10-10-2019, 12:37 PM   #426
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Just pulled up the parking map, Looks like your parking area is right in the middle of the open area.
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Old 10-10-2019, 12:39 PM   #427
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https://www.fws.gov/uploadedFiles/HuntUnitAll(1).pdf

may have to copy and paste.
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Old 10-10-2019, 12:41 PM   #428
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Area 9 for me.
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Old 10-10-2019, 12:44 PM   #429
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Right next to the HQ building. At least you wont have to travel far.
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Old 10-10-2019, 12:45 PM   #430
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That is true!
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Old 10-10-2019, 02:21 PM   #431
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Area 9 for me.

If this is the one east of the headquarters, it is the one my son and I hunted last year. PM me if you want some details, such as I have.
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Old 10-10-2019, 05:03 PM   #432
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If this is the one east of the headquarters, it is the one my son and I hunted last year. PM me if you want some details, such as I have.

Yes it is
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Old 10-10-2019, 05:30 PM   #433
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I am gonna say they went home for the day by now, and I still did not get a unit. Gotta wait until tomorrow. Guess that is what I get for sitting here at work refreshing my email every 30 seconds.
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Old 10-15-2019, 02:18 PM   #434
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7D, I called today. Said an email was sent in the 10th, but I can't find it anywhere. He was very polite and said we could generate another permit when I get there if needed.
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Old 10-15-2019, 02:21 PM   #435
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7D, I called today. Said an email was sent in the 10th, but I can't find it anywhere. He was very polite and said we could generate another permit when I get there if needed.
I called this morning and was told the final file had not been received yet and that the emails have not gone out yet. Not sure if anyone there actually knows what is going on?

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Old 10-15-2019, 02:33 PM   #436
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Yea. The First Lady told me that. And I told her I had spoke with people who had already received an email, so she took my information down and a gentleman called me just now to tell me my number. I just rechecked all my emails, I didn't get anything. I will call back tomorrow and ask him to resend the email
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Old 10-15-2019, 02:40 PM   #437
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Guess I will have to call back again later this week.

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Old 10-23-2019, 12:13 PM   #438
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Son was assigned unit 1 if anyone has any info. Looked back further in this thread and seems it's more open and flat. Thanks.

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Old 10-23-2019, 06:15 PM   #439
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Got an email today that my son will be hunting Unit 12. If anyone has any information or experience with that unit I would love to hear it. Doesn't look like much on it reading back through this thread.
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Old 10-29-2019, 05:42 PM   #440
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Did you ever get a response for your unit info? I called today and was told they had the information and I should have received an email with that info. Gave them my information and was told they cannot find me! They will contact TPWD and get back to me! Crazy things going on there!

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Old 10-29-2019, 05:53 PM   #441
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Did you ever get a response for your unit info? I called today and was told they had the information and I should have received an email with that info. Gave them my information and was told they cannot find me! They will contact TPWD and get back to me! Crazy things going on there!

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Nevemind they found it afterall and apparently had sent me the permit earlier this month but for some reason I never received it. Looks like I am hunting unit 4!

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Old 10-30-2019, 07:43 AM   #442
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Crazy the number of sent emails not received. I got mine and my partner on the same application didn't get anything. Where is the customer service?
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