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Public Hunt Drawings

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Start making plans for the upcoming hunting season - apply for Drawn Hunts now. The Public Hunt Drawing System provides opportunities to apply for a wide variety of high-quality hunts across the state, including special drawings for both adults and youth hunters. The online system is now accepting applications, and the first hunt category deadline is only 1 month away.

The first application deadline is August 1. Application deadlines are on the 1st and 15th of each month, with the last deadline on November 1. Drawings are usually held the following business day. E-Postcard Hunts and US Forest Service Antlerless Deer Permits require a 2020-21 Annual Public Hunting Permit to apply and will be available beginning August 15.

Highlights
• New Hunt Categories: National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) Feral Hog and Spring Turkey.
• New Areas: Roger Fawcett WMA, Hagerman NWR and Laguna Atascosa NWR – Bahia Grande Unit.
• No application or permit fees for Youth Only (age 8-16) hunt categories.

How it Works
• Browse hunts by category or location.
• Use your Customer ID as your identifier.
• Apply for multiple areas in the same category.
• The application fee is $0, $3, $10, depending on the hunt.
• After you apply, you can check your drawing status at any time.
• If you are drawn for a hunt, an $80 or $130 permit fee is required for most hunts. Some hunts have no permit fees.

Questions? Contact us at hunt@tpwd.texas.gov




Tom Behrens has over 50 years experience in fishing and hunting across the United States. Much of this time was spent in Oklahoma and Texas where he became very familiar with the outdoor opportunities in these states. You may contact him by email at: tbehrcomm@gmail.com


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Lake Sam Rayburn Weather Forecast

Friday

Partly Sunny

Hi: 96

Friday Night

Slight Chance Thunderstorms

Lo: 78

Saturday

Hot

Hi: 97

Saturday Night

Mostly Clear

Lo: 78

Sunday

Slight Chance Thunderstorms

Hi: 96

Sunday Night

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Lo: 77

Monday

Slight Chance Thunderstorms

Hi: 91

Monday Night

Partly Cloudy

Lo: 73


Lake Sam Rayburn Water Level (last 30 days)


Water Level on 8/14: 162.32 (-2.08)



Lake Sam Rayburn Fishing Report from TPWD (Aug. 12)

GOOD. Water stained; 85 degrees; 1.77’ low. Largemouth bass are good, mostly early with weaker evenings. Your successful spots will be consistent like large points, man-made brush piles on light-colored crankbait worms, and jigs. White bass are fair with minnows. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs under structures and suspending over mid-depth structure. Catfish are good on live and stinkbait.