Probably a stupid question(s) but I am wondering how exactly the hunts that are for "1-4 people per application" work. I've been hunting in Texas since i learned to walk but have not applied to a single draw hunt since I was a youth hunter so I'm a bit rusty on the process.
To avoid drawing attention to any single hunt and upsetting someone, I chose the Powderhorn WMA hunt as an example since it is one of the most popular ones.
If i submit an application with me and my 2 buddies (3 total) does that go in as a single application in the drawing or would it count as 3 applications? Lets say 1,000 people apply, would the groups chances of being drawn be 1/1000 or 3/1000?
If it does go in as a single application, then can buddy 1 also submit an application with myself and buddy 2 (and buddy 2 submit an app with myself and buddy 1)?
If i submit an application for just myself on a 1-4 person hunt and get drawn, am i the only person allowed to go on the hunt or do you then get to pick an additional group to accompany me on the hunt?
Does each person in the group get a tag? The example above states that it is a compartment hunt with 12 permits available, limit 1 axis deer. I'm assuming if the group is drawn, the whole group will share a single compartment. But, would the 3 person group be limited to 1 Axis deer or would the limit be 3? I'm not really worried about this part so much because my buddies and myself are all just as happy to watch the other take the shot, but we enjoy each others company during the hunt.
Hopefully reading all my dumb questions didn't give anyone a headache. Just trying to maximize the potential of one of us drawing a tag and being able to share the experience with each other. Thanks.