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#5441122 - 11/24/14 04:47 PM Texas Big Game Awards
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Registered: 09/27/12
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Anyone ever post pictures on the web site? Not very many Entry photo's
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#5441244 - 11/24/14 06:24 PM Re: Texas Big Game Awards [Re: YellowDog]
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Registered: 03/26/12
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We have 8-10 thru the years from our place, kinda dying off it seems. Went to the one it Fredericksburg for the past few years and its kinda..Meh after a few
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#5441528 - 11/24/14 08:29 PM Re: Texas Big Game Awards [Re: YellowDog]
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A lot of people used to enter and post pics. Nowdays most enter but do not send any pics in. The entries have dropped steadily the past few years in the drought also. I have entered several in the past 20 years, none recently though.
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#5442048 - 11/25/14 06:05 AM Re: Texas Big Game Awards [Re: YellowDog]
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Registered: 09/06/07
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Yes I have one entered now div 6

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#5445600 - 11/27/14 07:36 AM Re: Texas Big Game Awards [Re: YellowDog]
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Registered: 08/20/13
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I know of 2 enters this year in region 5. Why do you suppose it is declining? Interest or ?
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#5445686 - 11/27/14 08:36 AM Re: Texas Big Game Awards [Re: Jkd106]
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Originally Posted By: Jkd106
I know of 2 enters this year in region 5. Why do you suppose it is declining? Interest or ?


It seemed for a while the rage was got get a 130, got get a 130 and get my certificate and it seems I meet more and more people not obsessed about score, I enjoy the youth portion more than the other..I think it's a great program IMO it just seems to be dwindling and if you have been to one it's like ground hog day. I enjoy seeing the ones on the wall and I try and make it if one of our younger guys makes it just to show respect. And for the Raffles of course clap
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#5445709 - 11/27/14 08:50 AM Re: Texas Big Game Awards [Re: YellowDog]
Jkd106 Offline
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Registered: 08/20/13
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You know I killed one last year that would have been 4th in his region, but never even thought about entering. Are there awards?
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#5445737 - 11/27/14 09:08 AM Re: Texas Big Game Awards [Re: YellowDog]
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Last time we entered one was 2008. Josh and I have both killed md and wt we could have entered, just lost interest.
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#5446498 - 11/27/14 06:22 PM Re: Texas Big Game Awards [Re: stxranchman]
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Originally Posted By: stxranchman
A lot of people used to enter and post pics. Nowdays most enter but do not send any pics in. The entries have dropped steadily the past few years in the drought also. I have entered several in the past 20 years, none recently though.


I was contacted by two different scorers wanting to enter mine. I declined. Not really sure why.

I let one score it but didn't enter.

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#5446847 - 11/27/14 11:13 PM Re: Texas Big Game Awards [Re: YellowDog]
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This may be bad and Snow ball...BUT I have not scored a Deer in Two years eeks333

AND last year I shot a Deer smaller than what I had seen due to Age bolt
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#5449146 - 11/29/14 09:19 PM Re: Texas Big Game Awards [Re: YellowDog]
NDN98 Offline
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Registered: 09/07/09
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Only shot one deer that qualified, but I will enter more if I ever get another one that qualifies.

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#5453912 - 12/02/14 11:43 AM Re: Texas Big Game Awards [Re: YellowDog]
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Registered: 05/14/09
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Loc: Denton/Argyle
I'm sure the drought had a big effect the last couple of yeas... but TPWD does a lousy job marketing these awards. They need to keep it fresh on the hunters mind and give out something that entices more entries. The data gathered here is valuable.
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#5454386 - 12/02/14 04:00 PM Re: Texas Big Game Awards [Re: stxranchman]
Yellowhammer Offline
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Registered: 01/26/08
Posts: 171
Loc: Huntington, TX
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The entries have dropped steadily the past few years in the drought also.


Not entirely true. The Pineywoods was actually the highest last year it has been since 2001.


Edited by Yellowhammer (12/02/14 04:01 PM)

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#5454415 - 12/02/14 04:11 PM Re: Texas Big Game Awards [Re: YellowDog]
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Registered: 11/19/08
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Loc: Kingwood
We've had constant rain since Sept '12...overall the horns look better this year than last year. Right mix of ppl have to kill to get the numbers of entries. From my observation, people just don't care.

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