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#6495190 - 10/14/16 11:20 AM Cooper WMA?
Curbow Offline
Light Foot

Registered: 12/22/14
Posts: 16
Both of my kids were drawn for youth gun either sex at Cooper WMA Nov 5-6. Never been there. Anyone have experience, tips or know the current deer population out there?

#6495199 - 10/14/16 11:26 AM Re: Cooper WMA? [Re: Curbow]
Erny Offline
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Registered: 02/26/11
Posts: 1484
Loc: Smith County
Congrats on the draw. Never been deer hunting there but have done some work in and around the WMA. There are plenty of deer there. Have fun and good luck. Hopefully someone on here has been.

#6496138 - 10/15/16 06:43 AM Re: Cooper WMA? [Re: Curbow]
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Bird Dog

Registered: 10/10/13
Posts: 418
Loc: Cooper, TX
There are deer all over the WMA. You won't know what area you get until that morning so it really does no good to scout. Behind the dam, Hwy 71 bottoms, and Dog Town Road are good spots. John's Creek is thick and rough hunting. Howard and the other guys out there are good people and will tell you some good spots. Good Luck
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#6498022 - 10/16/16 05:30 PM Re: Cooper WMA? [Re: Curbow]
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Registered: 09/01/16
Posts: 66
Loc: Commerce, TX
Congrats on the draw

#6510186 - 10/24/16 11:25 PM Re: Cooper WMA? [Re: Curbow]
texasbowhunter321 Offline

Registered: 03/07/14
Posts: 165
Loc: Texas, Dallas

You will get to pick an compartment for you hunt based on the order your are drawn. For your hunt, the compartments will be closed to everyone except the drawn permit holders.

Note, these compartments are located outside the park, and they are heavily hunted by the locals. When I won the hunt a few years back, the compartment was covered in permanent deer stands, which is against the rules. They need to go in there and clean them out....

Anyway, the amount of deer in the park is unbelievable. They will walk within a few hundred feet of your vehicle and stair at you. Unfortunately, those deer figured out their survival chances are higher if they avoid the compartments and stay in the park.

You will see deer. It should be a good hunt. Bring your own blinds and chairs.


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