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Tag Talk
« on: April 11, 2007, 04:59:54 PM »
Ok lets say you could pick one permit to draw.  What would it be and why?  Keep this one to deer, we'll do the elk on the other forum.

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Re: Tag Talk
« Reply #1 on: April 11, 2007, 05:02:40 PM »
Do you mean a GMU for deer?

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Re: Tag Talk
« Reply #2 on: April 11, 2007, 05:14:59 PM »
I think he's talking about a special permit...like desert a or the like.

i'm gonna say a late swakane rifle tag, because i've seen the results of what that tag can produce a couple times now. :drool:
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Re: Tag Talk
« Reply #3 on: April 11, 2007, 06:21:41 PM »
If I had to pick one it would be the Desert, just because it's a different type of terrain than all the other mule deer hunts, and I think it would be a fun hunt. Besides, it's the most difficult deer tag in the state to draw, so if I'm choosing it may as well be that one.

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Re: Tag Talk
« Reply #4 on: April 11, 2007, 06:58:12 PM »
had the swakane, and got a amazing deer:) I would love to draw the Entiat for my self. for a bunch of reasons, but the Desert might be really awesome too.

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Re: Tag Talk
« Reply #5 on: April 11, 2007, 08:10:13 PM »
I want that darn raffle tag.
The desert tag would be fun, but I've been applying for Alta for years
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Re: Tag Talk
« Reply #6 on: April 11, 2007, 10:39:53 PM »
I like the Mission unit. I seen some big bucks up there while elk hunting.

I also like the Alta unit.

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Re: Tag Talk
« Reply #7 on: April 11, 2007, 10:53:29 PM »
i want the raffle tag!!! Mission is a great unit, harder to hunt but some really big bucks in there.  Also can anybody give me some details on this Alta unit??

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Re: Tag Talk
« Reply #8 on: April 12, 2007, 06:16:42 AM »
You had your chance hoser.  If you were to draw that in the next 5 years, there would be a revolution in Washington state, and it would all be headed your direction. :)
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Re: Tag Talk
« Reply #9 on: April 12, 2007, 06:20:55 AM »
Alta is the west side of the Methow.  The Twisp River borders it to the north.  It used to be a tremendous late season deer hunt for archery, but I think they canned that a few years ago.  It was a unit they put to draw only for about 3 years and it grew some monsters.  Some of the sheds I found were unreal from that time period.  It gets hammered in the general season, I MEAN HAMMERED.  It does however get some migratory bucks, some out of the Navarre country along eastside of Chelan.  Its just like any of the other good tags, harder than hell to draw.
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Re: Tag Talk
« Reply #10 on: April 12, 2007, 07:58:38 AM »
I would have to say probably the raffle tag, that would open up some country that doesn't have the late hunts.  Desert is intriguing but is it really that good? 

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Re: Tag Talk
« Reply #11 on: April 12, 2007, 08:07:32 AM »
Man I wish they would reduce the number of late modern tags in the Methow and add some archery opportunity for some of us.  I send them E-mails every single year and they ignore me.  I don't understand why they raised the tag levels for modern and shafted the archers.  15 for the entire Vally would be fine with me just give me a chance!
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Re: Tag Talk
« Reply #12 on: April 12, 2007, 11:33:09 AM »
I'd take a sheep permit any place they allow it. I'm not picky about where, just gimme  :tung: Goat wouldn't be bad either.
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Re: Tag Talk
« Reply #13 on: April 12, 2007, 10:16:18 PM »
 Yeah right Ridge, so all you yocals can meet me on the hill in Nov??

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Re: Tag Talk
« Reply #14 on: April 12, 2007, 10:17:47 PM »
 Alkali
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 Swakane
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Re: Tag Talk
« Reply #15 on: April 12, 2007, 11:24:12 PM »
for all you guys that like the swakane tag, what are you reasons for it, knowing that is a pretty hard hunt for where the big boys are. and also which side of the unit would you hunt, the entiat side or the cashmere/leavenworth side??

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Re: Tag Talk
« Reply #16 on: April 13, 2007, 06:43:03 AM »
I really think that any of the late mule deer hunts can be good.  There are definately some that are alot harder hunting than the others(i.e. Swakane, Mission) as opposed to the more open units.  I do think that we are past the prime so to speak of those late tags, the long seasons for MF from 03-05, late bow seasons have taken out quite a few mature deer.  A late tag is definately a better one to have in your pocket than the general season tag though so if you draw any of them you shouldn't be complaining.

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Re: Tag Talk
« Reply #17 on: April 13, 2007, 08:06:05 AM »
I would like the desert tag again mainly because I could sleep in my own bed at night...but I will take any rut hunt I can get my hands on...not too picky here just draw me!

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Re: Tag Talk
« Reply #18 on: April 14, 2007, 02:21:23 PM »
Washington statewide deer raffle hunt! Does that count as a permit? If not Desert A, no brainer! I hunted with my son on his Desert youth muzzleloader hunt, awesome experience, hot as hell (90-95 degrees)and the best bucks were all nocturnal but still a great youth hunt!
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Re: Tag Talk
« Reply #19 on: April 14, 2007, 05:01:21 PM »
I would like to draw a Entiat archery tag. 

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Re: Tag Talk
« Reply #20 on: April 15, 2007, 09:07:45 AM »
I pulled an Entiat Archery permit two years ago.. Very nice tag, saw a ton of deer.  However, I would love to pull an Entiat A (rifle) tag.  There are some hawgs up in them Entiat hills.  When I spoke with the local biologist for the area, He stated that 5-6000 Mulies winter in the unit. I do not doubt his figures.  Saw enormous bucks down low in the private orchards and high up (well away from the roads).  Next time I pull a tag, I'll go knock on some doors and promise my first born.
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Re: Tag Talk
« Reply #21 on: April 15, 2007, 10:16:04 AM »
I think WAMULEYHUNTER would agree with you, since his dads tag ended up in the ear of one of those low bucks.
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Re: Tag Talk
« Reply #22 on: April 15, 2007, 07:30:38 PM »
The state wide wa raffle permit, is an amazing tag, but get ready for high stess levels, high blood pressure, and a bunch of other problems, physical and mental. haha, i think dad is just now recovered.  Those big bucks start high, and come down low, especially like winters that we had last winter.  Hey Coug!! stay out of my orchards!! just joking, there wasnt as many monsters down in the orchards this year as years in the past, still a few though:) let me know if you draw. 

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Re: Tag Talk
« Reply #23 on: April 16, 2007, 09:33:22 AM »
MuleyHunter... Yeah... I stayed out of the orchards and the private lands.  I'm a huge proponent of shooting trespassers.  I own a little bit of land and my blood boils every time I see where someone's been on it without my knowledge.
The bruiser bucks I saw in the orchards were on my drive in and the drive out.  I could've sworn they were flippin' me the bird as I was driving past knowing they were safe.
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