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Antlerless moose tags?
« on: April 23, 2013, 08:34:27 AM »
So i know we hashed this out before but just wanted to make sure im not missing something before I buy my permits. Is everybody reading the antlerless permits the same as me? no applying for them now if you have taken a bull moose in this state even though we could in previous years?

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Re: Antlerless moose tags?
« Reply #1 on: April 23, 2013, 08:40:53 AM »
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Re: Antlerless moose tags?
« Reply #2 on: April 23, 2013, 08:46:39 AM »
I'm not seeing that. Why don't you log in to your WILD ID profile and see if the antlerless moose application is available to purchase. If it's there I would think you're eligible.

Here's the text from the regulations: 

Who May Apply: Anyone may apply, except those who have previously harvested a moose in Washington state (for exceptions,see below) An individual may only harvest one moose during his or her lifetime However,this restriction is waived for hunters who have previously harvested a moose under an antlerless-only, master- hunter, raffle or auction hunt permit.
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Re: Antlerless moose tags?
« Reply #3 on: April 23, 2013, 08:48:51 AM »
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Who May Apply: Anyone may apply,
except those who have previously harvested
a moose in Washington state (for
exceptions, see below). An individual may
only harvest one moose during his or her
lifetime. However, this restriction is waived
for hunters who have previously harvested
a moose under an antlerless-only, masterhunter,
raffle or auction hunt permit.

There are no related exceptions below that I could see.
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Antlerless moose tags?
« Reply #4 on: April 23, 2013, 08:50:51 AM »
The way I read that if you have killed a bull on a regular permit you are done. And that makes good sense to me.
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Re: Antlerless moose tags?
« Reply #5 on: April 23, 2013, 08:53:03 AM »
The way I read that if you have killed a bull on a regular permit you are done. And that makes good sense to me.

But if you've killed a cow 1st, you are not done?

Thats what I read.

Not sure where the logic is in that. Maybe I'll start applying for cow permits and ghost point the bull till I have a whole bunch of points. Hopefully I can pull a cow tag 1st, That way I can shoot 2.
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Re: Antlerless moose tags?
« Reply #6 on: April 23, 2013, 08:58:06 AM »
Personally I wouldn't even waste the money on antlerless moose permits. The odds of drawing are so low I just won't apply for those hunts anymore. I used to apply for antlerless moose hunts before they put them in a separate category. Your odds of drawing a bull moose permit are much better.

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Re: Antlerless moose tags?
« Reply #7 on: April 23, 2013, 09:00:57 AM »
My dad drew an antlerless moose tag seven years ago, and I still put him in for the bull moose tag every year.

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Re: Antlerless moose tags?
« Reply #8 on: April 23, 2013, 09:02:21 AM »
How does the youth catagory fit in to all of this?
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Antlerless moose tags?
« Reply #9 on: April 23, 2013, 09:20:51 AM »
How does the youth catagory fit in to all of this?
youth is an antlerless so you are good to keep putting in.
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Re: Antlerless moose tags?
« Reply #10 on: April 23, 2013, 10:42:50 AM »
The way I read that if you have killed a bull on a regular permit you are done. And that makes good sense to me.
This is how I read it also. I took a bull in 2009. They let people that previously harvested a bull apply for antlerless tags the 3 years after that and it looks like they are putting an end to that this year if I read it right. I did check my wild I'd profile and antlerless moose is an option I can purchase but so is handicapped moose?

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Re: Antlerless moose tags?
« Reply #11 on: April 23, 2013, 10:51:11 AM »
That's weird. It sounds like if you draw a soecial permit cow tag you are done as well. Because it says wavied for raffle auction and master hunters. Nothing about special cow tags being waived.
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Re: Antlerless moose tags?
« Reply #12 on: April 23, 2013, 11:02:20 AM »
Carp- read it again. It says "antlerless only permit."

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Re: Antlerless moose tags?
« Reply #13 on: April 23, 2013, 11:09:44 AM »
I see it just did not say special permit and I looked at it like antlerless only: master hunt/raffle/auction. I see what they are meaning now.
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Re: Antlerless moose tags?
« Reply #14 on: April 23, 2013, 11:15:13 AM »
so if i draw cow moose i can still hunt bull moose in the future but if i draw bull moose first i cant hunt cow moose from then on ??


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Re: Antlerless moose tags?
« Reply #15 on: April 23, 2013, 11:20:34 AM »
yes that is what I am getting from it kentrek.
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Re: Antlerless moose tags?
« Reply #16 on: April 23, 2013, 11:51:04 AM »
If you get a Bull Tag, you can still get a Cow tag...I got a Bull tag last year, I just logged onto the State Site and can purchase a cow permit. The bull permit is gone from my choices...

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Re: Antlerless moose tags?
« Reply #17 on: April 23, 2013, 12:13:54 PM »
If you get a Bull Tag, you can still get a Cow tag...I got a Bull tag last year, I just logged onto the State Site and can purchase a cow permit. The bull permit is gone from my choices...
Mine shows that 2 and I took a bull a couple years back. However it states only one moose may be taken in a lifetime. This is waived only for auction, raffle, master hunter or previous antlerless hunts. That's what I'm confused about is why can I still buy the antlerless hunt option? I don't want to buy it build points for 10 years and draw a tag only to have the game department tell me I cannot be issued the tag. Another option that it shows I'm able to buy and apply for is handicapped? Last time I checked I'm all good and healthy. I think the licensing may have a glitch or to in the game departments favor in the way of funds.

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Re: Antlerless moose tags?
« Reply #18 on: April 23, 2013, 01:07:39 PM »
I purchased one.
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Re: Antlerless moose tags?
« Reply #19 on: April 23, 2013, 01:15:05 PM »
I purchased one.
I probably will to lol. I sent an email to the game department regarding this topic so hopefully they will get back to me with an answer. I'm not banking on it though. I would like to get drawn for a cow permit moose are really fun to hunt and she would look nice on the wall next to my bull. Plus they are dam good eating!

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Re: Antlerless moose tags?
« Reply #20 on: April 23, 2013, 01:17:26 PM »
I purchased one.
I probably will to lol. I sent an email to the game department regarding this topic so hopefully they will get back to me with an answer. I'm not banking on it though. I would like to get drawn for a cow permit moose are really fun to hunt and she would look nice on the wall next to my bull. Plus they are dam good eating!
not sure what all the discussion is about. :dunno: If you have drawn a bull tag you can still apply and draw a cow tag.
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Re: Antlerless moose tags?
« Reply #21 on: April 23, 2013, 01:21:32 PM »
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Who May Apply: Anyone may apply,
except those who have previously harvested
a moose in Washington state
(for
exceptions, see below). An individual may
only harvest one moose during his or her
lifetime. However, this restriction is waived
for hunters who have previously harvested
a moose under an antlerless-only,
masterhunter,
raffle or auction hunt permit.

There are no related exceptions below that I could see.
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Re: Antlerless moose tags?
« Reply #22 on: April 23, 2013, 01:22:43 PM »
I know it's stated it very obviously that way in the past few years but its pretty confusing how its stated in this years regs.

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Re: Antlerless moose tags?
« Reply #23 on: April 23, 2013, 01:23:52 PM »
I purchased one.
I probably will to lol. I sent an email to the game department regarding this topic so hopefully they will get back to me with an answer. I'm not banking on it though. I would like to get drawn for a cow permit moose are really fun to hunt and she would look nice on the wall next to my bull. Plus they are dam good eating!
not sure what all the discussion is about. :dunno: If you have drawn a bull tag you can still apply and draw a cow tag.

It has changed this year. It was in the proposals that were out before the reg's were finalized and it pretty clearly states that you can only kill 1 moose in your lifetime unless you've harvested an antlerless moose. See my post above.

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Re: Antlerless moose tags?
« Reply #24 on: April 23, 2013, 01:32:23 PM »
I purchased one.
I probably will to lol. I sent an email to the game department regarding this topic so hopefully they will get back to me with an answer. I'm not banking on it though. I would like to get drawn for a cow permit moose are really fun to hunt and she would look nice on the wall next to my bull. Plus they are dam good eating!
not sure what all the discussion is about. :dunno: If you have drawn a bull tag you can still apply and draw a cow tag.

It has changed this year. It was in the proposals that were out before the reg's were finalized and it pretty clearly states that you can only kill 1 moose in your lifetime unless you've harvested an antlerless moose. See my post above.
Thats exactly the way I read it to. I was just checking to see if I was missing something or if anybody had any info we were not aware of. It's stated pretty clearly right there though looks like some of us are out a few points and a little money on the antlerless hunts!

 

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