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#7219621 - 07/09/18 12:56 PM Youth Only Special Hunts - Limits in each Category
Hunter Daddy Offline
Woodsman

Registered: 08/27/14
Posts: 230
I didn't realize that there was a limit to the amount of areas you can put into for the youth hunts. Apparently, you can only apply for 3 youth deer antlerless/spike hunts and the limit is 8 hunts for the youth deer either sex hunts. How long have they been doing this? Choose you areas wisely.

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#7220215 - 07/09/18 10:25 PM Re: Youth Only Special Hunts - Limits in each Category [Re: Hunter Daddy]
Erny Offline
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Registered: 02/26/11
Posts: 2271
Loc: Smith County
This must be new. It sure was not the case last year.

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#7220351 - 07/10/18 07:20 AM Re: Youth Only Special Hunts - Limits in each Category [Re: Hunter Daddy]
Palehorse Online   content
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Registered: 10/22/07
Posts: 4780
Loc: Surfside Beach, TX
They just started doing it this year. Too many folks were putting their kids in for every hunt because it's free, getting drawn, and not showing up for the hunt. That would limit the number of slots available for the other kids.


Edited by Palehorse (07/10/18 07:20 AM)

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#7220482 - 07/10/18 09:36 AM Re: Youth Only Special Hunts - Limits in each Category [Re: Hunter Daddy]
TurkeyWhisperer Offline
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Registered: 01/28/08
Posts: 942
Loc: Aledo, Tx
I thought they changed it to a limit of 3 for each youth category (doe/spike, either sex, management, hog, etc.). Sounds like you can enter more (8) for the either sex category???

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#7221290 - 07/10/18 09:41 PM Re: Youth Only Special Hunts - Limits in each Category [Re: Palehorse]
Erny Offline
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Registered: 02/26/11
Posts: 2271
Loc: Smith County
Originally Posted By: Palehorse
They just started doing it this year. Too many folks were putting their kids in for every hunt because it's free, getting drawn, and not showing up for the hunt. That would limit the number of slots available for the other kids.


Makes sense.

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#7221365 - 07/11/18 05:17 AM Re: Youth Only Special Hunts - Limits in each Category [Re: TurkeyWhisperer]
swampthang Offline
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Registered: 09/03/04
Posts: 644
Loc: DFW
Originally Posted By: TurkeyWhisperer
I thought they changed it to a limit of 3 for each youth category (doe/spike, either sex, management, hog, etc.). Sounds like you can enter more (8) for the either sex category???


Where do you see it says 8 for either sex category? Looks like it says only 3,like all the other categories.

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#7222209 - 07/11/18 09:20 PM Re: Youth Only Special Hunts - Limits in each Category [Re: Hunter Daddy]
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Registered: 08/03/10
Posts: 1422
Loc: Texas
they are having no shows on the draws... the youth hunts should no conflict with school.. ours did last year although we tagged out on a Sunday. missed M/T hunts.
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#7222410 - 07/12/18 07:20 AM Re: Youth Only Special Hunts - Limits in each Category [Re: Hunter Daddy]
Hunter Daddy Offline
Woodsman

Registered: 08/27/14
Posts: 230
Oops. It was only 3 entries for each category. Sorry

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#7239962 - 07/30/18 02:07 PM Re: Youth Only Special Hunts - Limits in each Category [Re: Hunter Daddy]
oldstyle244 Offline
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Registered: 03/06/11
Posts: 98
I didn't notice this and first time doing the drawn hunts, so I added my daughter to ever possible combination.

Just received an email back that in the beginning they didn't have the restrictions built into the website so in fairness they are removing all of the entrys that I made, but we can remake the appropriate amount of entrys.

Guess I will do that tonight......

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#7240106 - 07/30/18 04:36 PM Re: Youth Only Special Hunts - Limits in each Category [Re: Hunter Daddy]
elvisp_bucks Online   content


Registered: 07/29/09
Posts: 183
Loc: Fort Worth, TX
If you don't like this new rule then email parks and wildlife to let them know. I already did. My boys typically got picked for something every year because we could apply for a bunch of hunts. I don't think this is going to increase the odds for the kids because everyone is going to apply for the 3 best hunts in every category. They are punishing everyone because of a few no shows.
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#7241037 - 07/31/18 03:11 PM Re: Youth Only Special Hunts - Limits in each Category [Re: elvisp_bucks]
Curbow Offline
Light Foot

Registered: 12/22/14
Posts: 25
I don't like it. Not having a lease to hunt I always put in for almost every youth hunt and go wherever drawn. And with that only got 3 hunts in 3 years out of about 150 applications. But we were lucky to get a doe on all 3 hunts! Been to Cooper, Fairfield and Caprock Canyons. We have never been a no show and I feel this drastically reduces the kids odds of being drawn. The standby thing sucks because who really wants to pack all their gear and drive halfway across Texas to maybe get drawn.

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#7241888 - 08/01/18 10:59 AM Re: Youth Only Special Hunts - Limits in each Category [Re: Hunter Daddy]
elvisp_bucks Online   content


Registered: 07/29/09
Posts: 183
Loc: Fort Worth, TX
I agree. Everyone email parks and wildlife to let them know that we hate the new rule. Also fill out the survey accordingly. I hate that they make these changes without polling the hunters. This new rule is going to hurt our boys chances of getting picked
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#7241933 - 08/01/18 11:48 AM Re: Youth Only Special Hunts - Limits in each Category [Re: Hunter Daddy]
Palehorse Online   content
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Registered: 10/22/07
Posts: 4780
Loc: Surfside Beach, TX
I don't have a problem with the new rule. The last youth hunt I took my kids on, almost half didn't show. Because they accepted the hunt, the slots stayed unfilled. There were a lot of kids that got turned away on standby even though there were empty blinds.
I'll be telling TPWD that I think it's a good rule.

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#7242757 - 08/02/18 07:33 AM Re: Youth Only Special Hunts - Limits in each Category [Re: Hunter Daddy]
swampthang Offline
Tracker

Registered: 09/03/04
Posts: 644
Loc: DFW
Haha,I'd apply for every single hunt in every catagory too if they were 100% free. grin Then maybe I'll show up if picked or maybe I'll just stay home and watch feetball on TV.

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#7242976 - 08/02/18 11:20 AM Re: Youth Only Special Hunts - Limits in each Category [Re: Hunter Daddy]
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Light Foot

Registered: 01/06/07
Posts: 37
Loc: H-town
i like the limit, especially if it means involving more kids outdoors. every youth hunt we've been on, there have been "no shows." I've always called when i couldn't make a hunt i was drawn for (only 2x) so that they were able to do a 2nd drawing or give it to a stand by.

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