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Nilgai public draw ? #7953242 08/28/20 06:44 PM
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What are the odds of finding a Nilgai down south on a draw hunt and witch TPWD draw hunt is the best or most successful for Nilgai ? Laguna Atascosa NWR - Bahia Grande Unit?

Lower Rio Grande Valley NWR - East Lake ?

Lower Rio Grande Valley NWR - Teniente ?

any info would help
just curious to the success rate of these hunts ???
anyone taken one from the draw hunts ?

Re: Nilgai public draw ? [Re: Team C] #7953402 08/28/20 09:04 PM
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The draw odds are long on all the hunts that have Nilgai. The public hunt catalog has the success rate and the number of hunters that applied for the hunts.

Re: Nilgai public draw ? [Re: Team C] #7954738 08/30/20 02:59 AM
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For about $200 you can apply for every hunt in the Texas public hunt catalog. I am going to keep doing it forever as it is a cheap way to get into a lot of hunts. I apply for all doe, management, exotic, and any sex buck hunts in units that are either in West Texas, the Pandhandle or the Hill Country.

If you get drawn you'll have an opportunity to hunt public land that most never get to hunt. Very few of these hunts are actually like hunting a heavily managed game ranch, if that is what you are used to you will be disappointed.

I drew a javelina tag last year on Elephant WMA.

Would I do it again, eh.... not sure. I got screwed by the weather, it happens. Never saw a single javelina. Saw plenty of mule deer, and my compartment had about 300 beef cows in it. Did I mention I was the only non-Texan to draw the hunt?

Did I apply for other hunts this year? Yes most certainly.

Re: Nilgai public draw ? [Re: Team C] #7956336 08/31/20 02:34 PM
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i have done the archery nilgai hunt at laguna twice in the last 4 years.

it is fun but difficult experience. it can be lots of hard hiking or it can be hours of patient sitting

i saw nilgai each time and fired arrows, but did not get one either trip. they are tough critters.

i finally went down on a guided hunt with insight outdoors and got my bull and whole lot of meat for the freezer.

the draw hunts are a unique experience, and i would encourage it.
but i would also suggest you put in with multiple friends so that you all get drawn together and have some help on your hunt.


good luck


Stuff my dad said in the deer blind

"I can dive deeper and come up drier"
"did you do that?"
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