HEA Deer Permits

Discussion in 'Deer Hunting' started by dspeakes, Aug 5, 2017.

  1. dspeakes

    dspeakes Grand Member<br> 2006 Spring Turkey Team Contest W

    Got emails saying I was successful for the muzzleloader and modern gun hunts at Harold Alexander WMA.
     
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  2. bayman1975

    bayman1975 Select Member<br>2014-2015 Deer Hunting Contest W

    Glad to hear it. I was not successful. I've always enjoyed hunting HEA. I can tell you a spot where they were seeing a lot of nice bucks last year, if you're interested.
     

  3. dspeakes

    dspeakes Grand Member<br> 2006 Spring Turkey Team Contest W

    I would appreciate it. I have not hunted there in years. I applied this year because I have a house now at Cherokee and it is close.
     
  4. brushcreek

    brushcreek Well-Known Member Supporting Member

    I struck out this year too
     
  5. bayman1975

    bayman1975 Select Member<br>2014-2015 Deer Hunting Contest W

    dspeakes, send me your email address, and I'll send you a map of the area we were in, and where the people I spoke with were seeing several different bucks, and killed a couple.
     
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  6. frogleg

    frogleg Well-Known Member

    I got one too. Honestly I didn't think I would get one with out the points system or being able to snag a leftover. It may be ten years before I draw again but for now I'm happy.
     
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  7. Saltydog

    Saltydog Well-Known Member

    10 years is probably about the high side of average for Howard E....
    I live only 5 miles away and I've drawn 3 tags out of 21 attempts.
    In seven years I got one Turkey, one MG, and one MZ.....
    I didn't even bother this year.
    I haven't renewed my license yet... don't even think I'll bother. I'm about done with it all.....
     
  8. hawgwild04

    hawgwild04 New Member

    I drew one also for muzzleloader by mistake I know nothing about the area.I got that one confused with another I wanted to try.
     
  9. Triple Threat

    Triple Threat Well-Known Member

    I hope you get a nice one. I really miss hunting there.
     
  10. B725

    B725 Well-Known Member

    Why is this place so popular? I've thought about bow hunting it before but haven't made the trip yet
     
  11. dspeakes

    dspeakes Grand Member<br> 2006 Spring Turkey Team Contest W

    It used to be a good place to kill a nice buck. When I bow hunted it, there would only be a couple of people hunting the entire south end of the WMA. Now I hear it is covered in hogs and people. I am not sure it is the place it used to be. However, it is close to my house so I applied for permits.
     
  12. frogleg

    frogleg Well-Known Member

    Because there isn't much public land in NEA and this is the closest one in the hills.
     
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  13. B725

    B725 Well-Known Member

    I gotcha. I hunt the delta but I've always wanted to hunt the mountains just to try something different
     
  14. Arki

    Arki Well-Known Member

    Just checked mine online and looks like I was successful in the modern gun hunt. I have never been on it but look forward to doing some looking around.
     
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  15. grahmcracker

    grahmcracker Well-Known Member

    My party drew MZ but not MG. Only 200 permits this year. I believe that is less then it has been in the past few years. May be wrong tho
     
  16. Saltydog

    Saltydog Well-Known Member

    Do they still make you check in before your hunt and surrender your license?
    Only place I have ever hunted that made you do that.... kind of a pain in the butt....
     
  17. brushcreek

    brushcreek Well-Known Member Supporting Member

    Yes.
    gulf mountain did too last time I was there. I thought they all did.
     
  18. Saltydog

    Saltydog Well-Known Member

    Didn't realise that.... HEA is the only wma that I have ever drawn for a deer permit hunt.
    Still a pia, but I guess it is commonplace...
     
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  19. frogleg

    frogleg Well-Known Member

    I wonder how that is going to work with so many having license on their phone? They gonna take your phone? :confused:
     
  20. broken8183

    broken8183 Well-Known Member

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    I got drawn for a hunt I did not even apply for