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E Postcard Waterfowl Hunt #7623189 10/03/19 09:23 PM
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We drew an E-Postcard waterfowl hunt . I'm not saying where yet cause I likely will get called out as a WMA namer, even though it's all public information smile. If anyone has been on one of these hunts please PM me with your observations. I will say it is in Texas.


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Re: E Postcard Waterfowl Hunt [Re: jnd59] #7623243 10/03/19 10:33 PM
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When were you notified? Put in for one and nothing yet

Re: E Postcard Waterfowl Hunt [Re: jnd59] #7623284 10/03/19 11:12 PM
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I drew one, waiting on some others.

Re: E Postcard Waterfowl Hunt [Re: jnd59] #7623741 10/04/19 02:53 PM
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There are a couple that were still not drawn as of last night. I was notified for the one we drew on the 2nd. The two that weren't drawn are pretty dry this year so i bet they are waiting to see what the rains do. These same ones were flooded last year.


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Re: E Postcard Waterfowl Hunt [Re: jnd59] #7623784 10/04/19 03:39 PM
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Good call on not naming! Look at the past harvest data on TPWD to get a good idea of what to expect unless it's one of the one's new to the draw this year. One's that show as not drawn yet are wait and see due to water situation. I've done one previously and I've continued to put in for them but I'll also say that some are better than others. In general I would say TPWD does a great job of taking care of their waterfowl areas, whether they are within the lottery draw system or not.

Re: E Postcard Waterfowl Hunt [Re: jnd59] #7623841 10/04/19 05:14 PM
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What's the big deal with naming? The hunts are on the TPWD website . I drew one this year and it's not like someone can steal my spot on a drawn hunt. Please explain to me since I'm a newb to waterfowl.

Re: E Postcard Waterfowl Hunt [Re: jnd59] #7624075 10/04/19 09:38 PM
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Originally Posted by machine73
What's the big deal with naming? The hunts are on the TPWD website . I drew one this year and it's not like someone can steal my spot on a drawn hunt. Please explain to me since I'm a newb to waterfowl.


It's an unwritten and written rule. Every duck hunter, would be duck hunter, people who walk or talk like a duck hunter and even some ducks read these posts. I try not to broadcast a lot of location info. It's there and can be found, I just prefer everyone do their own due diligence. Having said that, in private conversation, sworn to secrecy and backed up by a life termination agreement, I'll help out how I can on an individual basis. smile


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Originally Posted by jnd59
Originally Posted by machine73
What's the big deal with naming? The hunts are on the TPWD website . I drew one this year and it's not like someone can steal my spot on a drawn hunt. Please explain to me since I'm a newb to waterfowl.


It's an unwritten and written rule. Every duck hunter, would be duck hunter, people who walk or talk like a duck hunter and even some ducks read these posts. I try not to broadcast a lot of location info. It's there and can be found, I just prefer everyone do their own due diligence. Having said that, in private conversation, sworn to secrecy and backed up by a life termination agreement, I'll help out how I can on an individual basis. smile


It doesn't matter on a drawn hunt. that spot literally can't be stolen.

I put in at Richland Creek, yet to hear back.


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Re: E Postcard Waterfowl Hunt [Re: KWood_TSU] #7624199 10/05/19 12:46 AM
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Just hunted big lake bottoms. The area is very dry. Likely why they have held off on the draw. Just the opposite of last year.


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Re: E Postcard Waterfowl Hunt [Re: jnd59] #7624216 10/05/19 01:18 AM
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I understand the code for regular public land hunts, just didn't see how it applied to drawn hunts where the date, time, and even compartment are assigned. No worries either way.

Re: E Postcard Waterfowl Hunt [Re: jnd59] #7624330 10/05/19 03:48 AM
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Not a big deal but I play it safe. Last year I got called out for region naming smile but in full disclosure I did mention North Texas.

Some of the WMAs do have public hunting dates. There are a few I don't hunt because it is literally a sprint to the water and I can't out run the young'uns. Have you ever seen a fat old fart trying to run with a sled full of gear and decoys? It's not a pretty sight.


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Re: E Postcard Waterfowl Hunt [Re: jnd59] #7624352 10/05/19 05:17 AM
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I just looked and I'm Pending 2nd on both Playa Lakes WMAs. That's a long way to drive and the place sucks so y'all that just drew them should just give those permits back.
I wondered why Keechi and Richland still just showed application received. Lack of water would be a good reason.

The others are just to far for me to drive for a two morning hunt unless they were on the way to someplace else to hunt for extra hunt days so I have not put in for them. I have hunted the early season RC draw a couple times before it went to an all season draw and though I have not hunted Taylor Lakes for waterfowl, I have stopped there to Dove hunt twice while on a bird hunting trip to CO. Every year, weather, migration, water levels, is different. These hunts are stuck to certain dates so your at the mercy of same. So though I don't know how much help I could be, feel free to pm if anyone draws those.

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Originally Posted by Sniper John
I just looked and I'm Pending 2nd on both Playa Lakes WMAs. That's a long way to drive and the place sucks so y'all that just drew them should just give those permits back.
I wondered why Keechi and Richland still just showed application received. Lack of water would be a good reason.

The others are just to far for me to drive for a two morning hunt unless they were on the way to someplace else to hunt for extra hunt days so I have not put in for them. I have hunted the early season RC draw a couple times before it went to an all season draw and though I have not hunted Taylor Lakes for waterfowl, I have stopped there to Dove hunt twice while on a bird hunting trip to CO. Every year, weather, migration, water levels, is different. These hunts are stuck to certain dates so your at the mercy of same. So though I don't know how much help I could be, feel free to pm if anyone draws those.



If you get drawn for Taylor, go look at Greenbelt, I've heard it has okay hunting out there.


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Re: E Postcard Waterfowl Hunt [Re: jnd59] #7625371 10/06/19 07:03 PM
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I draw southeast of Houston,second time in 10 year's at least their is lots of water this year,almost dry last trip.


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Re: E Postcard Waterfowl Hunt [Re: jnd59] #7625979 10/07/19 11:48 AM
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I drew for a hunt in January.


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Re: E Postcard Waterfowl Hunt [Re: jnd59] #7634381 10/16/19 07:45 PM
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got drawn for Richland Creek--end of January.
Never been on one and looking forward to it already.

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Originally Posted by Pat Miller
got drawn for Richland Creek--end of January.
Never been on one and looking forward to it already.

Nice, I got drawn for November, hope we have some birds by then!


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Re: E Postcard Waterfowl Hunt [Re: jnd59] #7634669 10/17/19 12:35 AM
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Well, we got drawn for a second e postcard waterfowl hunt. That's three e postcard hunts this year. All for naught though as I didn't draw squirrel. Who puts in for squirrel? Now I'm depressed.

And somehow TPWD screwed up and gave my sheep tag to the wrong person. All that money to grease the skids down the tubes.


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