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    Group app ?...

    You have to add them to your application. You will need their information including their SSN.
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    Youth Hunt - 12 AW

    Game warden was pretty knowledgeable. He said they normally see quite a few twins when the fawns drop but last year there were very few twins. Bottom line is last year the birth and survival rate was not what they wanted so they dropped the tags. Glad they are managing the deer for our future.
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    Youth Hunt - 12 AW

    That is correct. I spoke with the GF Officer on the turkey hunt and the buck to doe ratio was down. They removed one hunt. Said it is normally one to one but is was 57 to 100 this year. He said it should only take a few years to recover.
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    Blood from a turnip lol

    The retirement has changed and it has really hurt hiring. You have to work 25 years but be at least 55 to draw. Receiving $33,000 a year is not even close to enough to retire on with the medical costs. Pretty much every officer works a second job when they retire. Very few get to actually retire. Just as a note taxpayers and officers pay for retired officers. Officers pay money out of each check to fund the retirement account and they pay normal taxes like everyone else. They fund it for years to get the retirement.
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    Blood from a turnip lol

    There are but not even close to enough. The feds help fund a lot of the interstate work, but they still have to prioritize due to the lack of funding.
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    Unit 21 herd

    We saw a couple big herds in December. Couple good bucks too.
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    Blood from a turnip lol

    Topped out troopers now make $65,830. Not much of a raise in 6 years, in fact 11 years. Troopers made $62,000 in 2008. Insurance went up this year with no raise but the sworn listed above come to work every day with a vest on proudly.
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    Blood from a turnip lol

    I know. So rediculous to expect the people that serve the community and come whenever the public calls to drive a reliable cars. Oh ya, average fleet is over 70k, so most of the cars are old. One more note, DPS sworn make 5.5% more then they did in 2008. I mean, just absurd they have received a 5.5% raise in 11 years. A whole $3,000, which does not cover the insurance increases and cost of living that has went up over that time. Everyone of the troopers would appreciate a raise but come to work to serve without it.
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    I would use Mike Vaccaro with A Head of the Game taxidermy. I have known him for years and he has completed a javelina, coues, and elk for me, which all turned out great. I currently have a mule deer with him as well. All of the animals have been done in a reasonable time and again, turned out great.
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    Thompson center compass 6.5 creedmoor

    This gun does not have a youth model but my 10 year old shoots it well. Put a Ruger muzzle break and there is barely any kick. He doesn’t complain at all.
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    Looking for a new GPS

    I use Avenza and it works great with or without service. Flatline now has maps on there and they are very detailed. Best part is you can map on google and transfer the points.
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    Thompson center compass 6.5 creedmoor

    This gun shoots great and is guaranteed under 1 MOA or they will send you a new gun. My son took a pig at 279 this year with it first shot. Great gun for the price.
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    Where are the crappie pics?

    Headed to Alamo Saturday night and fishing Sunday morning. Have a tournament out there next week.
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    Killer badlands deals

    Think it is 50%. I just got $75 off $150 for a XR bono case.
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    FS: Gun Claw and shooting bags