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Offline vandeman17

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quality deer question
« on: December 04, 2017, 04:18:48 PM »
I have 14 quality points and have a bit of a dilemma. I would love to put them towards a modern firearm mule deer rut hunt but my new job entails a november 20 deadline for renewals so my month or so before that is pretty much booked up. My question is, what other modern firearm hunts would you recommend instead? I have also considered a muzzy hunt for thanksgiving time but my first choice would be rifle for this specific hunt if possible.
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Re: quality deer question
« Reply #1 on: December 04, 2017, 05:04:57 PM »
Muzzy hunts are good. Or you could do the early desert rifle hunt in october :dunno:
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Re: quality deer question
« Reply #2 on: December 04, 2017, 05:20:21 PM »
Muzzy hunts are good. Or you could do the early desert rifle hunt in october :dunno:

Thought about early desert but I duck hunt out that way and that October timeframe is tough!
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Re: quality deer question
« Reply #3 on: December 04, 2017, 06:32:18 PM »
Keep building points if you dont think you can hunt and put in next year. 
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Re: quality deer question
« Reply #4 on: December 04, 2017, 06:33:33 PM »
Keep building points if you dont think you can hunt and put in next year.

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Re: quality deer question
« Reply #5 on: December 04, 2017, 06:36:21 PM »
Could you work remotely after dark on a laptop and wifi?

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Re: quality deer question
« Reply #6 on: December 04, 2017, 06:37:21 PM »
Keep building points if you dont think you can hunt and put in next year.

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Maybe the herds will improve by the time you’re able to hunt in November.

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Re: quality deer question
« Reply #7 on: December 04, 2017, 07:02:34 PM »
Keep building points if you dont think you can hunt and put in next year.

That was my initial thought but unless the Feds change something, which is highly unlikely, I will have this first deadline every year. I am a bow hunter too so that's an option but just would prefer to put my almost 15 year wait to an end with a rifle in my hand.
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Re: quality deer question
« Reply #8 on: December 04, 2017, 07:42:49 PM »
Keep building points if you dont think you can hunt and put in next year.

That was my initial thought but unless the Feds change something, which is highly unlikely, I will have this first deadline every year. I am a bow hunter too so that's an option but just would prefer to put my almost 15 year wait to an end with a rifle in my hand.

FWIW, with that many points/years waiting, you would be crazy to forgo a rifle permit opportunity.....assuming you are looking for a “trophy” and not just a notched tag. :twocents:
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Re: quality deer question
« Reply #9 on: December 04, 2017, 07:58:02 PM »
I wouldn't waste my application on a point option but instead I think I'd apply for one of the most difficult permits to draw, maybe the late Desert. Chances are you won't draw anyway but if you do I'm sure you'd find a way to hunt at least the two weekends, and that should be more than enough time, especially since it sounds like you're already fairly familiar with the area.

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Re: quality deer question
« Reply #10 on: December 04, 2017, 08:31:27 PM »
Don't worry I have 19 and have even not drawn yet.

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Re: quality deer question
« Reply #11 on: December 04, 2017, 08:32:12 PM »
Muzzy hunts are good. Or you could do the early desert rifle hunt in october :dunno:
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14 pts is long odds anyway - like 1 in 30 or worse

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Re: quality deer question
« Reply #12 on: December 05, 2017, 04:26:49 AM »
Muzzy hunts are good. Or you could do the early desert rifle hunt in october :dunno:
:yeah:

14 pts is long odds anyway - like 1 in 30 or worse

I fully understand, painfully, that even 14 points isn't great odds for some of the better tags but I still want to apply accordingly.  Last thing I want is to happen to draw a tag and not be able to give it my full attention
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Re: quality deer question
« Reply #13 on: December 05, 2017, 06:32:32 AM »
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Re: quality deer question
« Reply #14 on: December 05, 2017, 06:43:07 AM »
Ok , just for you we can apply as a group..sure I have a couple less points than you. But if we draw I'll take lots of pictures and send you updates so you can still experience the hunt...wada you say :tup:

 

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