Just an FYI, according to the TPWD stats found here: https://tpwd.texas.gov/huntwild/hunt/public/public_hunt_drawing/statistics.phtml
For 2017-2018 period, the the overall success rate was 89%. The overall success rate for the first 2 hunt periods was 100%. 92% for the third and 62% for the 4th. Total of 32 deer taken
For 2018-2019 period, there are no stats listed (not sure there was a hunt that year??)
For 2019-2020 period, the the overall success rate was 38%. The overall success rate for the first hunt period was 92%. It was 33% for the 2nd, 17% for the third and 8% for the 4th. Total of 18 deer taken.
Some of the older periods:
For the 2016-2017 period, the overall success rate was 34%.
For the 2015-2016 period, the overall success rate was 71%. And there was also a "Gun Deer - Management" hunt there that year with a 55% overall success rate.
For the 2014-2015 period, the overall success rate was 77%.
In any case, it sounds like an awesome hunt with high odds of success... thought these stats might be appealing to you other guys that won this hunt as well
Should be a fun hunt. Good luck to everyone.