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#5984592 - 10/19/15 07:37 PM Matador WMA mule deer
hfd410 Offline
Green Horn

Registered: 11/13/10
Posts: 3
Loc: Johnson County Texas
I drew a December mule deer tag at Matador WMA. Im pretty sure the compartments are drawn or assigned but there are only 10 tags and its 28,000 acres. If anyone has any info or suggestions please let me know.....

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#5984746 - 10/19/15 08:49 PM Re: Matador WMA mule deer [Re: hfd410]
Palehorse Online   content
Extreme Tracker

Registered: 10/22/07
Posts: 4354
Loc: Surfside Beach, TX
Congrats on the draw. After orientation, they will allow you to pick your compartment in the order that you were drawn. The best compartments for mule deer when I hunted a few years ago were the middle and the western compartments. Each compartment is huge, most several thousand acres. In fact, most compartments are larger than most entire WMA's!

Good luck!
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#5984795 - 10/19/15 09:07 PM Re: Matador WMA mule deer [Re: hfd410]
ScooterG Offline
Woodsman

Registered: 09/13/06
Posts: 179
Loc: Brazos County
I'm headed up for the first whitetail hunt Nov 9. I'll try to post when I get back. PM me at that point and I'll let you know. I haven't heard much from the guys on here about it. Sounds like a bad-A place.

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#5984801 - 10/19/15 09:08 PM Re: Matador WMA mule deer [Re: hfd410]
ScooterG Offline
Woodsman

Registered: 09/13/06
Posts: 179
Loc: Brazos County
I'm headed up for the first whitetail hunt Nov 9. I'll try to post when I get back. PM me at that point and I'll let you know. I haven't heard much from the guys on here about it. Sounds like a bad-A place.

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#5984811 - 10/19/15 09:11 PM Re: Matador WMA mule deer [Re: hfd410]
Brandon Adamcik Offline
Pro Tracker

Registered: 11/02/09
Posts: 1413
Pretty sure we had the "Ox" pasture. Wide river bottom with a high overlook at the north end. Neighbor had a green field and the deer would funnel in/out of the bottom to and from the green field.
We killed a 138" 10pt WT and 153" 11pt WT from that spot. Had numerous monster muley Bucks feed by in route to the green field. It's an awesome draw hunt.
Best of luck!

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#5984826 - 10/19/15 09:17 PM Re: Matador WMA mule deer [Re: hfd410]
Palehorse Online   content
Extreme Tracker

Registered: 10/22/07
Posts: 4354
Loc: Surfside Beach, TX
Here's a few pics of what it looks like.





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“He grouped his last five shots right in the center of the bull’s-eye. Then I showed him my technique of scattering shots randomly around the target because, as I explained, you never know which way the deer might jump just as you pull the trigger.”

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#5984831 - 10/19/15 09:20 PM Re: Matador WMA mule deer [Re: hfd410]
Palehorse Online   content
Extreme Tracker

Registered: 10/22/07
Posts: 4354
Loc: Surfside Beach, TX
The place has a LOT of coyotes. This is a guys deer that he shot and couldn't find it until morning.

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“He grouped his last five shots right in the center of the bull’s-eye. Then I showed him my technique of scattering shots randomly around the target because, as I explained, you never know which way the deer might jump just as you pull the trigger.”

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#5984837 - 10/19/15 09:21 PM Re: Matador WMA mule deer [Re: hfd410]
Palehorse Online   content
Extreme Tracker

Registered: 10/22/07
Posts: 4354
Loc: Surfside Beach, TX
Here is my deer.



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“He grouped his last five shots right in the center of the bull’s-eye. Then I showed him my technique of scattering shots randomly around the target because, as I explained, you never know which way the deer might jump just as you pull the trigger.”

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#5984876 - 10/19/15 09:38 PM Re: Matador WMA mule deer [Re: hfd410]
TCB Offline
Pro Tracker

Registered: 09/01/04
Posts: 1648
Loc: Denton, TX
Are they still bow only or can you gun hunt? Spent a couple of fun weekends out there in the early 90's when I was at Tech.
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#5984977 - 10/19/15 10:28 PM Re: Matador WMA mule deer [Re: hfd410]
ScooterG Offline
Woodsman

Registered: 09/13/06
Posts: 179
Loc: Brazos County
Pale horse, I am excited. Never hunted that kinda country. I plan to hunt my guts out! Looks like I need to pack the fox pro as well! Awesome buck!!

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#5984984 - 10/19/15 10:30 PM Re: Matador WMA mule deer [Re: hfd410]
chital_shikari Offline
Minor in training

Registered: 08/03/11
Posts: 12119
Congrats and good luck.

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#5985248 - 10/20/15 07:33 AM Re: Matador WMA mule deer [Re: hfd410]
Pitchfork Predator Offline
THF Celebrity

Registered: 01/25/13
Posts: 11876
Loc: Murphy, TX Dickens county
Make sure you come with really good glass, range finder and shooting sticks.

Practice taking 200-300 yard shots. Good luck. up
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#5986148 - 10/20/15 05:39 PM Re: Matador WMA mule deer [Re: hfd410]
Westtexan1 Online   content
Woodsman

Registered: 11/30/13
Posts: 107
Let me know where you see some does. I'm taking my boys who were drawn for the Antlerless hunt in Dec. Also would like to know if 4wd is absolutely necessary. I don't have a 4wd so was hoping the pastures closest to HQ may not need 4wd.

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#5986951 - 10/21/15 07:21 AM Re: Matador WMA mule deer [Re: hfd410]
MontagueMonsters Offline
Bird Dog

Registered: 10/07/15
Posts: 316
Good vantage points are key in this area. Good luck to you, this is place produces quality deer year after year.

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#5991551 - 10/23/15 11:39 PM Re: Matador WMA mule deer [Re: hfd410]
huntingbig8 Offline
Bird Dog

Registered: 12/08/09
Posts: 403
Loc: graham,tx
I hunted a neighboring ranch for coyotes up till about 3 years ago that had some giants come off of it. you will need to work hard though

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