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Monday, August 18th, 2014

Drawn Hunts Online

Drawn Hunts Online

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For the past couple of decades hunters who put in for drawn hunts on Texas public lands did so by mail.

20— We would have to provide a booklet that we would mail to customers (or mail to our [regional] offices for folks to pick up) that they would browse through. They would hand write applications that would have to be mailed to Austin; we would have to open those applications up and process those application fees and manually enter them into a computer drawing system.

Kelly Edmiston, public hunting coordinator, says that was just the tip of the manpower and paperwork iceberg. This year everything moves online…

16—You need to have access to the internet, obviously, to get to the parks and wildlife web pages to get into our new online system, You will need to have an email account, because that is how we are going to communicate with you. You’re going to need to have a credit card; you’re going to be making your payments to your application fees and permit fees online.

When you log on to the site, Kelly says it will feel familiar.

11—We actually made the appearance of these hunts visually similar to how we used to display that information in the book. So, it will kind of look the way it used to when you were looking at it on a printed page.

We’ll have more about the new online drawn hunt system tomorrow.

We record our series in Austin at The Block House and Joel Block engineers our program.

For Texas Parks and Wildlife, I’m Cecilia Nasti.