With the 2015/2016 draw hunts open on the TPWD site thought I would share my info. from last year.
I hunted Cooper and Dino State park last year. Cooper is a compartment hunt, saw deer but too far away for decent shot, unless I count the fawn that ran up too me, literally within 10 yards, I believe momma must have been harvested. Hope that little fella made it.
Dinosaur state park, the assigned blind is tight, I had to adjust back and to the side, bring a few different chairs as options. No one bagged anything, one was shot but never found. Shotgun only as well. Best part of that is hunt is during the day you can kinda run around the park free, its closed for the hunt, so its pretty much there for the hunters to sight see between morning and evening hunting.
I think they may have made improvements to the notification system, I was drawn three times last year, but was never notified on the third draw, which happened to be a second draw.
I am hoping for something a little further from home this year, and an exotic hunt might be nice. Fingers crossed, but as we all know, some years you can get zilch in this system, it is the luck of the draw. Good luck and happy hunting to all who take part in the TWPD draw hunts.