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#6956640 - 11/12/17 07:03 AM What TPWD Draw Hunts have you been on?
TurkeyWhisperer Offline
Tracker

Registered: 01/28/08
Posts: 850
Loc: Aledo, Tx
My kids and I have had the pleasure of getting drawn for several TPWD draw hunts through the years. Here is where we have been:

1. James Daughtrey-Either sex
2. Lake Mineral Wells-Either sex
3. Muse-youth Doe/Spike
4. Chaparral-youth Javelina
5. Young County-Dove
6. Big Lake Bottom-youth management
7. South Llano-Youth either sex

Where all have you been?

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#6956743 - 11/12/17 08:30 AM Re: What TPWD Draw Hunts have you been on? [Re: TurkeyWhisperer]
Erny Offline
Veteran Tracker

Registered: 02/26/11
Posts: 2066
Loc: Smith County
Too many to list but my some of my favorite hunts were

Chaparral Archery, javelina and management rifle

Rita Blanca Pronghorn

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#6957021 - 11/12/17 01:22 PM Re: What TPWD Draw Hunts have you been on? [Re: TurkeyWhisperer]
pkhunter624 Offline
Bird Dog

Registered: 10/03/07
Posts: 286
Loc: Fort Worth, Texas
TW do you have any info on the youth hunt at Muse? We're taking the grand kids this Saturday the 18th on the Doe/Spike hunt.

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#6957056 - 11/12/17 01:54 PM Re: What TPWD Draw Hunts have you been on? [Re: pkhunter624]
Blank Online   content
Woodsman

Registered: 09/20/10
Posts: 149
Loc: Idaho Falls, Idaho
I started to put in for TPWD Public hunts when I moved to Texas in 1991, and continued to apply every year after I moved back to Idaho.. I had an awful lot of points in every category, in order to draw some of these more desirable hunts.

2005-Choke Canyon Muzzle loader Either-Sex deer, returned tag, best friend died of cancer during hunt period.
2010-Chaparral Either-Sex deer, killed 172" and 145" trophy deer and two 7 year old management bucks
2012-Chaparral Crossbow deer, killed a doe and javelina
2013-Palo Duro Exotic, two of us killed 3 aoudad and missed a huge ram
2014-Chaparral Youth Either-sex deer, two grandkids killed two trophy deer and a javelina
2015-Caprock Canyon Mule deer, killed 0ne 20" 4x3 mule deer
2017-Mason Mt. Guided Scimitar Oryx, killed 40" bull
2018-Choke Canyon North Shore Archery deer, fingers crossed for successful hunt.

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#6957186 - 11/12/17 04:06 PM Re: What TPWD Draw Hunts have you been on? [Re: pkhunter624]
TurkeyWhisperer Offline
Tracker

Registered: 01/28/08
Posts: 850
Loc: Aledo, Tx
Originally Posted By: pkhunter624
TW do you have any info on the youth hunt at Muse? We're taking the grand kids this Saturday the 18th on the Doe/Spike hunt.


Hey PKHunter. I’d be happy to answer any questions you have about Muse. Feel free to PM me. It was a great hunt!!

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#6957526 - 11/12/17 07:43 PM Re: What TPWD Draw Hunts have you been on? [Re: TurkeyWhisperer]
bearcompound Offline
Light Foot

Registered: 01/02/13
Posts: 11
I'm kinda new to public land hunting, but was picked for laguna Atascosa deer archery the last two years. Nothing else except for the SHNF doe permit this year.

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#6957652 - 11/12/17 08:54 PM Re: What TPWD Draw Hunts have you been on? [Re: TurkeyWhisperer]
quackedup Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 04/18/05
Posts: 56
mostly been with the kids, Daughtrey Youth Turkey did see anything but deer. Garner Youth Exotic didn't see anything except WT in the camp grounds. Chaparral Youth antlerless daughter shot a javelina, Chaparral Youth Either sex both kids took good bucks, 6.5 and 7.5 year olds. South Llano Gun Deer antlerless saw lots of whitetail some axis and killed my 3WT. Youth Mason Mtn anterless one son killed a spike. Just got back from Youth hunt and Balcones daughter killed a little 8. fun stuff!

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#6958169 - 11/13/17 09:34 AM Re: What TPWD Draw Hunts have you been on? [Re: TurkeyWhisperer]
WileyCoyote Offline
THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 09/01/04
Posts: 5232
Loc: The Dogwood Capital of Texas
Ummm can't recall all the years involved except the 1st one...
Walter Buck WMA - GDA in '99, located behind and accessed from South Llano River SP & killed my 1st Axis. No longer available in the Lottery System.
Guadalupe River SP GDA - 2 times.
Lake Mineral Wells GDA
Choke Canyon- South Shore - Javalina
Garner - GDA - from a stand by drawing & won't ever go to Garner again to hunt from the way the Hunt is managed.
Inks/Longhorn Cavern GDA - got sick and no showed
Keechi Creek WMA - Feral Hog

I don't keep records of my Lottery Draws. If I can think of any more
I'll update this again.
Ron
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#6958299 - 11/13/17 10:47 AM Re: What TPWD Draw Hunts have you been on? [Re: TurkeyWhisperer]
TxAg Offline
Extreme Tracker

Registered: 01/15/07
Posts: 3535
Loc: Live in Katy, Hunt in Llano Co...
Didn't discover the draw hunts until 2008 or so. Used to have pretty good success before the new system was implemented and draw odds went to hell. Oh well, more revenue is good for TPWD assuming they get to keep it.

1: 2009: Pedernales Falls Either sex: Killed a doe
2: 2010: Devil's Sinkhole Arhery: Both my buddy and I struck out. Only 2 animals killed by whole hunt group.
3. 2011: Mason Mountain Exotic: Killed a nice Scimitar bull. Amazing place and hunt.
4. 2012: Guad Delta Gator: Our crew went 2 for 3 on nice 9.5' gators

Haven't been drawn since.
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#6958422 - 11/13/17 11:56 AM Re: What TPWD Draw Hunts have you been on? [Re: Blank]
Curbow Offline
Light Foot

Registered: 12/22/14
Posts: 19
Blank - My 15 y/o daughter was drawn for Caprock Canyons this year. Would love any tips you could pass along as far as the hunt, lodging, etc. We have never hunted in anything close to those conditions!

My son got a doe at Fairfield and Cooper Lake the last 2 years.

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#6958626 - 11/13/17 02:20 PM Re: What TPWD Draw Hunts have you been on? [Re: Curbow]
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Woodsman

Registered: 09/20/10
Posts: 149
Loc: Idaho Falls, Idaho
Curbow: Hope you have a great hunt with the daughter. Caprock Canyon was a fun hunt, but not as successful as I would have thought, given the terrible odds of drawing. 8 permits and only killed one spike and one small buck for all of us. Lots of deer seen on the NE corner out in the private winter wheat fields, and they did move back and forth into the park across the boundary road. The top of the park had deer moving up off the canyon above and into the park, but were usually gone by daylight. Hunting was by assigned compartment, and we drew straws to get them. 1 and 2 on the east and NE were best. Those had WT's also. #3, 4, 5 in the center and west side had the roughest country and longest walks into them. Saw lots of big hogs at dark each night. The park employees were great to work with, and basically said if you can get your game close to a road or trail we will come get it with the UTV. We had to come down by car from Idaho, and were limited for how much gear to bring. We elected to stay in Childress and drive each day. If it snows or gets an ice storm, there is a big canyon you have to go down into to get to the back units and you will not make it back up the road to get out. They will tell you this at orientation. Good luck

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#6958774 - 11/13/17 04:14 PM Re: What TPWD Draw Hunts have you been on? [Re: TurkeyWhisperer]
swampthang Offline
Tracker

Registered: 09/03/04
Posts: 513
Loc: DFW
Pat Mayse
White Oak Creek
Old Sabine
Gus Engeling
Matador
Caddo Grasslands(for spring turkey)

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#6960709 - 11/14/17 08:51 PM Re: What TPWD Draw Hunts have you been on? [Re: TurkeyWhisperer]
pigplinker Offline
Pro Tracker

Registered: 08/07/11
Posts: 1411
Loc: Ben Wheeler,Tx
Moore Plantation in the early days 2-3 times
Black Gap Youth Gun MD with my son. Lots of fun, but no MD.
Elephant Mtn Archery MD
Kerr Exotic Archery
Mason Mtn Archery Deer
Elephant Mtn Javelina
Private lands MD

Drawn for Honey Creek SNA for this Dec. Fingers crossed.

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#6961619 - 11/15/17 02:06 PM Re: What TPWD Draw Hunts have you been on? [Re: TurkeyWhisperer]
Cherokee Mingan Offline
Woodsman

Registered: 08/24/17
Posts: 162
Loc: Callahan County
Old Sabine - Gun deer
Stephen F. Austin SP - Archery deer
Matador - Gun MD
Lake Brownwood - deer
Gene Howe - Spring Turkey
Kerr County - Kerrville Schreiner Park - deer

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#6962153 - 11/15/17 09:01 PM Re: What TPWD Draw Hunts have you been on? [Re: TurkeyWhisperer]
txseadog Offline
Light Foot

Registered: 11/07/06
Posts: 42
Me
Guadalupe antlerless
Muse either sex
Lake Whitney antlerless

With my daughter
PK antlerless
San Angelo either sex
Dan Hughes exotic
Colorado bend either sex

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