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Powderhorn WMA GDE hunt #7994219 10/01/20 04:00 AM
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I was drawn for the hunt coming up near the end of October. Coming up quick so already starting my research for the trip. It is a small world, so checking to see if there are any other THFrs that might have drawn on this one?

As well this being a once in a lifetime odds type draw and having a huntable population of Sambar deer there, any tips, lessons learned, and shared experiences from those who have been there are worked there would be greatly appreciated via post or pm.

TIA

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Congrats on your draw. I wasn't selected, but have found a couple of links for you. Looks like a fantastic place to hunt & I'm sure you'll have a blast! Check out the stag's width on the WMA FB page.

https://www.hunttalk.com/threads/texas-youth-sambar-deer-hunt-on-public-land.295031/

https://www.facebook.com/PowderhornWMA/photos/a.110653397168349/177445977155757/?type=3&theater

Re: Powderhorn WMA GDE hunt [Re: Sniper John] #7994885 10/01/20 07:45 PM
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Originally Posted by Sniper John
I was drawn for the hunt coming up near the end of October. Coming up quick so already starting my research for the trip. It is a small world, so checking to see if there are any other THFrs that might have drawn on this one?

As well this being a once in a lifetime odds type draw and having a huntable population of Sambar deer there, any tips, lessons learned, and shared experiences from those who have been there are worked there would be greatly appreciated via post or pm.

TIA


Unbelievable!!! Between you and Stxranchman I have no idea why the rest of us apply, lol

Congrats!! I’d focus on high shoulder, marsh tracking ain’t fun


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Re: Powderhorn WMA GDE hunt [Re: BOBO the Clown] #7994939 10/01/20 08:46 PM
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Originally Posted by BOBO the Clown
Originally Posted by Sniper John
I was drawn for the hunt coming up near the end of October. Coming up quick so already starting my research for the trip. It is a small world, so checking to see if there are any other THFrs that might have drawn on this one?

As well this being a once in a lifetime odds type draw and having a huntable population of Sambar deer there, any tips, lessons learned, and shared experiences from those who have been there are worked there would be greatly appreciated via post or pm.

TIA


Unbelievable!!! Between you and Stxranchman I have no idea why the rest of us apply, lol

Congrats!! I’d focus on high shoulder, marsh tracking ain’t fun


27 points cubed to 19683 points I am sure had a lot to do with me getting drawn on this one. I'm taking a 300 wby, with my 6.5 swede as a backup rifle or to swap to for the rest of the hunt if I get a Sambar early on.

Re: Powderhorn WMA GDE hunt [Re: Sniper John] #7995082 10/01/20 11:21 PM
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Originally Posted by Sniper John
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I was drawn for the hunt coming up near the end of October. Coming up quick so already starting my research for the trip. It is a small world, so checking to see if there are any other THFrs that might have drawn on this one?

As well this being a once in a lifetime odds type draw and having a huntable population of Sambar deer there, any tips, lessons learned, and shared experiences from those who have been there are worked there would be greatly appreciated via post or pm.

TIA


Unbelievable!!! Between you and Stxranchman I have no idea why the rest of us apply, lol

Congrats!! I’d focus on high shoulder, marsh tracking ain’t fun


27 points cubed to 19683 points I am sure had a lot to do with me getting drawn on this one. I'm taking a 300 wby, with my 6.5 swede as a backup rifle or to swap to for the rest of the hunt if I get a Sambar early on.


I thought it was a separate point system?


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Re: Powderhorn WMA GDE hunt [Re: Sniper John] #7997760 10/04/20 02:56 PM
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I work the ranches around powderhorn including the half that is still privately owned. During the day they’ll be bedded down in the marsh’s in the water or right on the edge. If you can get up high like in a high rack you should be able to scout pretty easy.

You’ll have fun and kill something!


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Congrats on the draw!

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Put out plenty of corn, hunt the provided stands in the peak hours then check trails off the roads.

Re: Powderhorn WMA GDE hunt [Re: Sniper John] #8016131 10/19/20 10:33 PM
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Originally Posted by Sniper John
I was drawn for the hunt coming up near the end of October. Coming up quick so already starting my research for the trip. It is a small world, so checking to see if there are any other THFrs that might have drawn on this one?

As well this being a once in a lifetime odds type draw and having a huntable population of Sambar deer there, any tips, lessons learned, and shared experiences from those who have been there are worked there would be greatly appreciated via post or pm.

TIA

How's the planning coming John? Getting excited yet?


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Re: Powderhorn WMA GDE hunt [Re: Sniper John] #8021582 10/24/20 12:25 AM
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Real excited. Been down here fishing all week. The house in town I move to from my current one in a couple days is actually backed up to the powderhorn fence line. Before I left home I moved my favorite scope to my 300 weatherby and sighted in with new ammo. I would hate to have to track a 400-500 pound Sambar through the marsh. I have like 6 coolers in the suburban. I hope I did not curse myself by over preparing. [Linked Image]

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Nice redfish, is it a tagger? Good luck at Powderhorn too.

Re: Powderhorn WMA GDE hunt [Re: Sniper John] #8026969 10/28/20 03:33 AM
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You must be livin' right. No need to make up a big fish story, you got the real deal.
You'll probably step out in the backyard and knock down a sambar with a rock.
I would say have fun, but no need.

Re: Powderhorn WMA GDE hunt [Re: Dodge_Rock] #8027241 10/28/20 12:55 PM
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Originally Posted by Dodge_Rock
You must be livin' right. No need to make up a big fish story, you got the real deal.
You'll probably step out in the backyard and knock down a sambar with a rock.
I would say have fun, but no need.


We caught several Bulls over the week, one big Jack, and a mix of other fish. I had one day in between to find something to do and got invited as deck hand to help with a special needs person. I baited hooks till my fingers pruned. I made sure the young man reeled in a Bull red. The battle was epic and the excitement level off the charts. So that way cool day made for 8 straight days of fishing.

I shot a 10 point whitetail yesterday, but looks like I am on the opposite side from where most of the Sambar are right now. They are going to try and move me to a better area for them at noon. Conditions are brutal. Rain and 20-30 mph winds. Back to hunting.

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Thats awesome, I saw on the Powderhorn Facebook page the youth hunt knocked down some good looking sambar and one nice whitetail.


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I think you're really livin' the dream. smile
You've got some fine eatin' too.
Congrats!

Re: Powderhorn WMA GDE hunt [Re: Sniper John] #8028672 10/29/20 11:48 AM
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Looks like a fun trip so far!

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Looks like a good time!


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banana2 Congratulations! Beautiful trophy. Well done. up


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Success! I think it's safe to say you won your own Big Time Texas hunt. They moved you to the right spot, me thinks. Huge, heavy buck - close to 500lbs? The big question now is what type of mount - shoulder(if you have room for that monster) or euro?
Best "new" WMA in Texas.

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Yowza!


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Hot Dog That's cool!


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You're the man, Man!


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Wow, that’s impressive. cheers

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Wow Congratulations on some awesome trophies.

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