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#5813382 - 07/01/15 01:09 PM 2015-2016 Draw Hunts
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Registered: 06/12/09
Posts: 158
Loc: Texas
Looks like the tpwd website is now accepting applications for public draw hunts for the 2015-2016 season.

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#5813643 - 07/01/15 03:48 PM Re: 2015-2016 Draw Hunts [Re: Bobbaganoosh]
Harrier Offline
Bird Dog

Registered: 10/31/11
Posts: 320
Loc: San Antonio
Already got my applications in. There are some nice hunts available.

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#5814225 - 07/01/15 09:40 PM Re: 2015-2016 Draw Hunts [Re: Bobbaganoosh]
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Tracker

Registered: 07/23/11
Posts: 508
Loc: Texas
System worked really smooth.
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#5814236 - 07/01/15 09:44 PM Re: 2015-2016 Draw Hunts [Re: Bobbaganoosh]
erok11 Offline
Bird Dog

Registered: 11/26/08
Posts: 468
The hunts and system are great. The amount of applicants per unit are awful now. I really wish they would go back to one app per category.

I'm guessing Richland and Big Lake were left off due to flooding.

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#5814313 - 07/01/15 10:50 PM Re: 2015-2016 Draw Hunts [Re: erok11]
sqiggy Online   content


Registered: 07/13/09
Posts: 1900
Loc: Franklin, Tx Hunt in Panola ...
Originally Posted By: erok11
I'm guessing Richland and Big Lake were left off due to flooding.
That's plain stupid. Still 3 1/2 months out and TPWD don't think the water will be down by then!!!
Not only they cut out more hunts this year, some are short on permits this year. Sheesh!!!

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#5814894 - 07/02/15 12:08 PM Re: 2015-2016 Draw Hunts [Re: erok11]
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Registered: 12/24/05
Posts: 11515
Loc: Cass County, TX
Originally Posted By: erok11
The hunts and system are great. The amount of applicants per unit are awful now. I really wish they would go back to one app per category.

I'm guessing Richland and Big Lake were left off due to flooding.


The number applying per hunt was ridiculous.
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#5815283 - 07/02/15 05:10 PM Re: 2015-2016 Draw Hunts [Re: Bobbaganoosh]
Mesozoic Offline
Light Foot

Registered: 07/01/15
Posts: 10
Loc: New Braunfels,Texas
I agree. I do not like the new system as it creates more competition. It was hard enough to draw a hunt, now that you can select more than one unit, it makes it dang near impossible.

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#5815651 - 07/02/15 09:34 PM Re: 2015-2016 Draw Hunts [Re: Bobbaganoosh]
rjd Offline
Tracker

Registered: 11/22/06
Posts: 843
Loc: Mabank, TEXAS
Parks and Wildlife is getting more money. That is what they wanted, and this system gets it for them. Personally, I don't like it as the guy with money can apply for every hunt if he wants. Us poor folks put in for one or two and hope for the best.

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#5816442 - 07/03/15 05:23 PM Re: 2015-2016 Draw Hunts [Re: Bobbaganoosh]
erok11 Offline
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Registered: 11/26/08
Posts: 468
A fella from the Richland area told my dad they lost a lot of deer due to flooding. If that's true then it makes sense to cancel. They could still let me hunt and the deer would be safe. Taken 2 shots with my bow out there and missed em both.

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#5818125 - 07/05/15 09:39 AM Re: 2015-2016 Draw Hunts [Re: Bobbaganoosh]
NDN98 Online   content
THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 09/07/09
Posts: 8964
Loc: McKinney, TX
I too wish they would go back to one app for category. I also wish they would just let you buy a loyalty point for categories where the dates don't work for your schedule in a particular year. Struck out last year, but I have 6 or more loyalty points in about 6 different categories so I have my fingers crossed.

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#5818504 - 07/05/15 04:36 PM Re: 2015-2016 Draw Hunts [Re: Bobbaganoosh]
chital_shikari Online   content
Minor in training

Registered: 08/03/11
Posts: 11652
Loc: Katy, TX
Applied for whatever youth hunt I wanted. First year. Let's see how it goes. confused2
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#5829385 - 07/12/15 10:38 PM Re: 2015-2016 Draw Hunts [Re: Bobbaganoosh]
Deep Sea Online   content
Bird Dog

Registered: 09/24/14
Posts: 330
Loc: Bastrop, Texas
with the old system if 1000 people applied for one permit, your odds are 1000:1. New system, 1000 hunters put in 10 entries for 1 permit, your odds are still 1000:1. Not really any different unless you are still only applying for one hunt per category. I am applying to almost every hunt in the youth section with the hopes of getting one hunt. If I win more I will not claim it and it will go up for grabs again. And as far as them getting more money, at $3 per entry for me to enter, I think I will survive. I put in for I think 10 hunts for me last year and won none, so I was out $30. I did win a youth hunt on Matagorda Island and took my two boys out. We had a good hunt and hope to get it again this year. Way better than the thousands I was spending on a lease to hang out with my buddies.
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