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TPWD Draw Hunts Most Preference Points in a Category #9070859 07/02/24 08:06 PM
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I know some of you have me beat but I have 20 pp in Gun Deer Either Sex

Who has the most PPd in a category?


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Re: TPWD Draw Hunts Most Preference Points in a Category [Re: 5Redman8] #9070865 07/02/24 08:14 PM
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Pronghorn with 27 points. I had 27 points in Gun Deer Either Sex when I drew that hunt, so maybe this is the year for me to draw Pronghorn.

Re: TPWD Draw Hunts Most Preference Points in a Category [Re: Sniper John] #9070890 07/02/24 09:11 PM
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Originally Posted by Sniper John
Pronghorn with 27 points. I had 27 points in Gun Deer Either Sex when I drew that hunt, so maybe this is the year for me to draw Pronghorn.

This does't give me much hope. Sitting on 15 Pronghorn points. frown

Just finished making my annual $75 donation to the TPWD draw. Maybe something will pop this year. up


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Re: TPWD Draw Hunts Most Preference Points in a Category [Re: dkershen] #9070930 07/02/24 10:07 PM
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Pronghorn with 27 points. I had 27 points in Gun Deer Either Sex when I drew that hunt, so maybe this is the year for me to draw Pronghorn.

This does't give me much hope. Sitting on 15 Pronghorn points. frown

Just finished making my annual $75 donation to the TPWD draw. Maybe something will pop this year. up


Honestly with Pronghorn, you and I are more likely to go to our graves with those points than to draw. There is only one hunt with a single hunt period in the category. There are 8 permits available and 10276 applicants last year. Being a highly sought after hunt with both residents and non residents applying religiously for several years and years to come, many of those 10276 applicants are going to be well into the double digit points. And everyone's points are cubed now so it equates to a massive amount of compounding drops in the hat that 8 or less permits a year is never going to trickle down. What is crazy is Pronghorn had more applicants than either of the three guided draw hunts, Bighorn, Gemsbok, Oryx each had. But we can't draw it if we don't try.

Re: TPWD Draw Hunts Most Preference Points in a Category [Re: 5Redman8] #9071279 07/03/24 08:21 PM
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20 each in Exotic and Pronghorn.


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Re: TPWD Draw Hunts Most Preference Points in a Category [Re: 5Redman8] #9071382 07/04/24 12:03 AM
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I am a rookie compared toy you guys. I have 8 in muleys, either sex and exotic but I only do a few of the better ones each year. Saving those points for some horns one day.


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Re: TPWD Draw Hunts Most Preference Points in a Category [Re: 5Redman8] #9071386 07/04/24 12:13 AM
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21 gun deer either
20 proghorn
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drew archery deer last year with 13 points

TPWD draw system SUCKS when it takes over a decade to draw and they offer fewer hunts every year!!!

Re: TPWD Draw Hunts Most Preference Points in a Category [Re: 5Redman8] #9071410 07/04/24 01:14 AM
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yes texas draw system is bad and everyone should give up on their points this year i not put in as well i promise
all kidding aside i have given up on alot of western state points recently because point creep is impossible to overcome and the cost of the buying points has gone through the roof. I gave up 17 points in wyoming for bighorn, moose, and mountain goat.

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Originally Posted by bassmastar34
yes texas draw system is bad and everyone should give up on their points this year i not put in as well i promise
all kidding aside i have given up on alot of western state points recently because point creep is impossible to overcome and the cost of the buying points has gone through the roof. I gave up 17 points in wyoming for bighorn, moose, and mountain goat.


The odds for the top end animal and premier elk, mule deer and pronghorn units are abysmal. But I wouldn't give up on elk or pronghorn points in those states. There are a lot of places to hunt that don't require max points. You are correct, though, about point creep. I was 2 points behind max on pronghorn and based on the odds it was going to be another 7 years before I could be reasonably sure to draw the red desert. But had a good hunt with my son in a unit that required 6.5 points. I'll still put in for goat and sheep in states that have a random draw possibility if I'm going to buy a license to draw elk or deer anyway.

Pronghorn in Texas is, if I recall, about the same odds as sheep in western states.


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Re: TPWD Draw Hunts Most Preference Points in a Category [Re: 5Redman8] #9071643 07/04/24 06:17 PM
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i'm just a young mid 50s guy with points in the teens, here's to dreaming another year

Re: TPWD Draw Hunts Most Preference Points in a Category [Re: 5Redman8] #9074747 07/11/24 10:50 PM
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Yikes! I'm like Bigfoot.

I'm only at 8 points in GDE and that has felt like a long time.

That is my highest Point Category. Next up is Archery, Management and Feral Hog with 5 points.

Only at 4 on Gun Mule Deer and Exotic.

All the other categories are either 4 or less.


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