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#7213114 - 07/01/18 11:36 AM Expanded public hunting programs offer greater opportunities
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#7213350 - 07/01/18 05:44 PM Re: Expanded public hunting programs offer greater opportunities [Re: jeh7mmmag]
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up got slow net, info didnt down load.
Agree with topic, did the leaseing thing, was family hunts. Prices got to high.
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#7213497 - 07/01/18 09:17 PM Re: Expanded public hunting programs offer greater opportunities [Re: jeh7mmmag]
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I really like the change they are doing where you have to be an APH holder BEFORE applying to an APH hunt. Hopefully that will ease a lot of the problems with no-shows tying up available spots.
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#7213557 - 07/01/18 10:58 PM Re: Expanded public hunting programs offer greater opportunities [Re: Palehorse]
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I like the change too. I think they missed something on the non residents. It is still 9600 applications and I bet most of those are mostly only for the more desirable hunts. But with many of those $10 applications, that is a lot of revenue. I still think they should require a license for non residents to apply. If they are applying for places like the Chap and Caprock they would be happy to pay it same as I am in Oklahoma to apply for Wichita mountains.

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#7213605 - 07/02/18 02:17 AM Re: Expanded public hunting programs offer greater opportunities [Re: Palehorse]
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Originally Posted By: Palehorse
I really like the change they are doing where you have to be an APH holder BEFORE applying to an APH hunt. Hopefully that will ease a lot of the problems with no-shows tying up available spots.


Just to be clear,that's for E-postcard hunts only,not regular drawn hunts. You don't need the APH permit to apply for most drawn hunts.

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#7213728 - 07/02/18 08:23 AM Re: Expanded public hunting programs offer greater opportunities [Re: swampthang]
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Originally Posted By: swampthang
Originally Posted By: Palehorse
I really like the change they are doing where you have to be an APH holder BEFORE applying to an APH hunt. Hopefully that will ease a lot of the problems with no-shows tying up available spots.


Just to be clear,that's for E-postcard hunts only,not regular drawn hunts. You don't need the APH permit to apply for most drawn hunts.

That is correct.
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#7213743 - 07/02/18 08:40 AM Re: Expanded public hunting programs offer greater opportunities [Re: Sniper John]
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Originally Posted By: Sniper John
I like the change too. I think they missed something on the non residents. It is still 9600 applications and I bet most of those are mostly only for the more desirable hunts. But with many of those $10 applications, that is a lot of revenue. I still think they should require a license for non residents to apply. If they are applying for places like the Chap and Caprock they would be happy to pay it same as I am in Oklahoma to apply for Wichita mountains.

I agree. To make it fair though, I think that EVERYONE should have a current hunting license to apply for the drawings. TPWD would need to move the date to buy licenses earlier. Some states offer a refund if the person doesn't draw, but others don't. I don't think we should. Puts a little more skin in the game for all applicants.
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#7213788 - 07/02/18 09:30 AM Re: Expanded public hunting programs offer greater opportunities [Re: Palehorse]
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Originally Posted By: Palehorse
Originally Posted By: Sniper John
I like the change too. I think they missed something on the non residents. It is still 9600 applications and I bet most of those are mostly only for the more desirable hunts. But with many of those $10 applications, that is a lot of revenue. I still think they should require a license for non residents to apply. If they are applying for places like the Chap and Caprock they would be happy to pay it same as I am in Oklahoma to apply for Wichita mountains.

I agree. To make it fair though, I think that EVERYONE should have a current hunting license to apply for the drawings. TPWD would need to move the date to buy licenses earlier. Some states offer a refund if the person doesn't draw, but others don't. I don't think we should. Puts a little more skin in the game for all applicants.

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Great to see they are already listing hunts for Powder Horn Ranch. What is taking them so long on a lot of other area they have acquired in the last several years? Such as New part of Devil River Ranch they acquire back in 2010? time frame?
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#7213799 - 07/02/18 09:43 AM Re: Expanded public hunting programs offer greater opportunities [Re: jeh7mmmag]
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Originally Posted By: jeh7mmmag
Originally Posted By: Palehorse
Originally Posted By: Sniper John
I like the change too. I think they missed something on the non residents. It is still 9600 applications and I bet most of those are mostly only for the more desirable hunts. But with many of those $10 applications, that is a lot of revenue. I still think they should require a license for non residents to apply. If they are applying for places like the Chap and Caprock they would be happy to pay it same as I am in Oklahoma to apply for Wichita mountains.

I agree. To make it fair though, I think that EVERYONE should have a current hunting license to apply for the drawings. TPWD would need to move the date to buy licenses earlier. Some states offer a refund if the person doesn't draw, but others don't. I don't think we should. Puts a little more skin in the game for all applicants.

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Great to see they are already listing hunts for Powder Horn Ranch. What is taking them so long on a lot of other area they have acquired in the last several years? Such as New part of Devil River Ranch they acquire back in 2010? time frame?


Yea, the Powderhorn sounds like an awesome property.

Thanks for posting this article!
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#7214196 - 07/02/18 06:44 PM Re: Expanded public hunting programs offer greater opportunities [Re: jeh7mmmag]
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thanks for posting, noted the APH prequalification for ecard draws

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#7217005 - 07/06/18 07:22 AM Re: Expanded public hunting programs offer greater opportunities [Re: Sniper John]
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Originally Posted By: Sniper John
I like the change too. I think they missed something on the non residents. It is still 9600 applications and I bet most of those are mostly only for the more desirable hunts. But with many of those $10 applications, that is a lot of revenue. I still think they should require a license for non residents to apply. If they are applying for places like the Chap and Caprock they would be happy to pay it same as I am in Oklahoma to apply for Wichita mountains.


Hope you were chosen for Wichita mountains - I struck out this morning!

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#7217678 - 07/06/18 07:58 PM Re: Expanded public hunting programs offer greater opportunities [Re: Palehorse]
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Originally Posted By: Palehorse
Originally Posted By: Sniper John
I like the change too. I think they missed something on the non residents. It is still 9600 applications and I bet most of those are mostly only for the more desirable hunts. But with many of those $10 applications, that is a lot of revenue. I still think they should require a license for non residents to apply. If they are applying for places like the Chap and Caprock they would be happy to pay it same as I am in Oklahoma to apply for Wichita mountains.

I agree. To make it fair though, I think that EVERYONE should have a current hunting license to apply for the drawings. TPWD would need to move the date to buy licenses earlier. Some states offer a refund if the person doesn't draw, but others don't. I don't think we should. Puts a little more skin in the game for all applicants.

Problem is with license due date and the dates drawings need to be in. Old license is good till end of Aug for some draw deadlines and rest would be on new license year. They would have to change license end and renew dates to cover that part of it. But I would be for it also.
There are several newer WMA that took a long time to be put in the draw system. Some are just selective hunts at this point. I think money and no on site personal was some of the issue.
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#7219064 - 07/08/18 08:11 PM Re: Expanded public hunting programs offer greater opportunities [Re: jeh7mmmag]
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popcorn tis crowded in here tonight. 31 viewers...
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#7223620 - 07/13/18 10:13 AM Re: Expanded public hunting programs offer greater opportunities [Re: jeh7mmmag]
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#7224166 - 07/13/18 10:19 PM Re: Expanded public hunting programs offer greater opportunities [Re: jeh7mmmag]
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TPWD should make it a prerequisite to have a valid texas hunting license and you must also buy an APH prior to applying for "any" drawn public hunt regardless of what property it is on. I have grown weary of anyone in their underwear and a computer applying for hunts. Back when you had to handfill in the hunt draw coupons and send in a check with them the odds were much better. I would also require any out of stater applying for hunts to have a valid license with no refunds...

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