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#5908105 - 09/01/15 05:31 PM Archery mule deer Matador Wildlife
DustinWayne Offline
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Registered: 12/03/11
Posts: 113
I finally drew an archery tag. The last time I hunted there was when it wasn't draw. My question is do they draw certain areas for each hunter to hunt or can a man hunt the whole place? Thanks

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#5908124 - 09/01/15 05:48 PM Re: Archery mule deer Matador Wildlife [Re: DustinWayne]
stxranchman Offline
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Registered: 08/04/10
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Most are by assigned compartment. Congrats, that is going to be rewarding hunt if you get a MD. cheers
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#5908156 - 09/01/15 06:16 PM Re: Archery mule deer Matador Wildlife [Re: stxranchman]
DustinWayne Offline
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Registered: 12/03/11
Posts: 113
Thank you. Its only 45 mins from my house so I plan on making a few scouting trips.
Originally Posted By: stxranchman
Most are by assigned compartment. Congrats, that is going to be rewarding hunt if you get a MD. cheers

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#5908664 - 09/01/15 10:35 PM Re: Archery mule deer Matador Wildlife [Re: DustinWayne]
pkhunter624 Offline
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Registered: 10/03/07
Posts: 244
Loc: Fort Worth, Texas
At Matador they will bring you in and let you pick the compartment you want in the order that you were drawn. Only 8 permits so you could be first thur last. Good luck a great place to hunt.

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#5908691 - 09/01/15 10:58 PM Re: Archery mule deer Matador Wildlife [Re: DustinWayne]
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Registered: 09/03/04
Posts: 422
Loc: DFW
I hunted there twice,once before it was draw and once on a stand-by permit. On the stand-by permit I followed one of the biologist in my truck and he took me to my compartment and loosely explained where the boundaries of the compartment were. Could have put a stalk on a couple of bucks but they were well below the 4 X 4 minimum rack size.

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#5913348 - 09/04/15 01:42 PM Re: Archery mule deer Matador Wildlife [Re: DustinWayne]
okjhutch Offline
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Registered: 09/19/11
Posts: 1337
it is a great place to hunt, the bow hunt is a lot harder, we have drew it a few times and the bow hunt is a tuff hunt, you need a lot of luck on your side. Seen plenty of MD in all the compartments, just hope the weather is good, if it rains to much you may not be able to get across the river to a compartment if you get one over there. But its nice out there weather you get one or not, its just nice to see the animals. We could of filled out on nice mature deer but they did not have the 4 pt restrictions, congrats on the hunt, we missed out again on it this year.

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#5918359 - 09/08/15 12:40 PM Re: Archery mule deer Matador Wildlife [Re: DustinWayne]
Chunky Monkey Offline
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Registered: 12/03/14
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There is a windmill on the north side that is great for setting up. I would pay attention to that detail.

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#5918364 - 09/08/15 12:42 PM Re: Archery mule deer Matador Wildlife [Re: DustinWayne]
Chunky Monkey Offline
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I still have some info on the place. Shoot me a PM and I will email it over to ya.
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#5944049 - 09/24/15 08:34 AM Re: Archery mule deer Matador Wildlife [Re: DustinWayne]
ScooterG Offline
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Registered: 09/13/06
Posts: 179
Loc: Brazos County
Chunky monkey, I am headed to Matador on 11/9 for gun deer es. Do you have any compartment suggestions? There will be quail hunters there oct31- Nov 8. This might push deer to cover?

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#5944206 - 09/24/15 09:57 AM Re: Archery mule deer Matador Wildlife [Re: Chunky Monkey]
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Registered: 12/24/05
Posts: 11417
Loc: Marietta, TX
Originally Posted By: Chunky Monkey
There is a windmill on the north side that is great for setting up. I would pay attention to that detail.

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Joshua and I hunted next to a windmill on the NW part of Matador for youth spring turkey. Saw 6 WT, 3 MD, and 25 turkey in the hour we were there. Lots of activity at that location.
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#5944300 - 09/24/15 10:44 AM Re: Archery mule deer Matador Wildlife [Re: DustinWayne]
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Registered: 09/07/04
Posts: 6825
Loc: Parker County, Tx
I use to see the biggest mule deer of my life every time I went quail hunting there. He never ran away even when my dogs approached him. I easily could have taken him with my bow. I probably saw him on 4-5 different hunts. He looked like one that belonged on the front of a magazine.
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#5944476 - 09/24/15 12:06 PM Re: Archery mule deer Matador Wildlife [Re: DustinWayne]
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Registered: 10/22/07
Posts: 4034
Loc: Surfside Beach, TX
Guys, there are no deer at Matador.
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#5946920 - 09/25/15 07:21 PM Re: Archery mule deer Matador Wildlife [Re: DustinWayne]
ScooterG Offline
Woodsman

Registered: 09/13/06
Posts: 179
Loc: Brazos County
Thanks for the info palehorse, you're saving me one heck of a drive! I spent my youth hunting in Smith county where there no deer at the time. I sure don't wanna do that!
Guess we'll have to hope the seas are low and come down and run out to intersection for some Grouper! They taste better anyway.

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#5947013 - 09/25/15 08:24 PM Re: Archery mule deer Matador Wildlife [Re: ScooterG]
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Registered: 10/22/07
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Loc: Surfside Beach, TX
Originally Posted By: ScooterG
Thanks for the info palehorse, you're saving me one heck of a drive! I spent my youth hunting in Smith county where there no deer at the time. I sure don't wanna do that!
Guess we'll have to hope the seas are low and come down and run out to intersection for some Grouper! They taste better anyway.

My pleasure. Just wanted to save everyone from getting a nasty case of chiggers of their privates.
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