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Re: Mule deer permit hunt
« Reply #45 on: March 04, 2011, 09:48:57 PM »
EXACTLY Bobcat!!!

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Re: Mule deer permit hunt
« Reply #46 on: March 04, 2011, 09:50:50 PM »
I'm content on staying on the west side and hunting blacktail until my time comes up for a one time hunt I would only put one GMU on my ballot. The GMU were my odds of harvesting a huge trophy would be the best.
I'm content on going out of state where having points actually relates to a mathematical computation resulting in a legitimate opportunity draw a tag.
Washington's weighted points system blows!!!!!!

Now 3/4 or better of the guys on MM would disagree with you.  They all think that Nevada's style system is the best.
Yeah, and how many residents are there in NM which makes their system work?
Nothing compared to WA and it's resident applicants.
At least they can lay claim to decent odds for their residents.

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Re: Mule deer permit hunt
« Reply #47 on: March 04, 2011, 09:52:44 PM »
I'm content on staying on the west side and hunting blacktail until my time comes up for a one time hunt I would only put one GMU on my ballot. The GMU were my odds of harvesting a huge trophy would be the best.
I'm content on going out of state where having points actually relates to a mathematical computation resulting in a legitimate opportunity draw a tag.
Washington's weighted points system blows!!!!!!

Now 3/4 or better of the guys on MM would disagree with you.  They all think that Nevada's style system is the best.
Yeah, and how many residents are there in NM which makes their system work?
Nothing compared to WA and it's resident applicants.
At least they can lay claim to decent odds for their residents.

I didn't say anything about New Mexico.  I was talking about Monster Muleys forum.
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Re: Mule deer permit hunt
« Reply #48 on: March 04, 2011, 09:54:20 PM »
I'm content on staying on the west side and hunting blacktail until my time comes up for a one time hunt I would only put one GMU on my ballot. The GMU were my odds of harvesting a huge trophy would be the best.
I'm content on going out of state where having points actually relates to a mathematical computation resulting in a legitimate opportunity draw a tag.
Washington's weighted points system blows!!!!!!

Now 3/4 or better of the guys on MM would disagree with you.  They all think that Nevada's style system is the best.
Yeah, and how many residents are there in NM which makes their system work?
Nothing compared to WA and it's resident applicants.
At least they can lay claim to decent odds for their residents.

I didn't say anything about New Mexico.  I was talking about Monster Muleys forum.

Ooops, I misread that.  LOL
Moving right along now.   :chuckle:

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Re: Mule deer permit hunt
« Reply #49 on: March 04, 2011, 09:55:23 PM »
Isn't our system modeled after NV's system?
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Re: Mule deer permit hunt
« Reply #50 on: March 04, 2011, 09:55:49 PM »
I still want to know what tjgerm thinks is a huge buck.  
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Re: Mule deer permit hunt
« Reply #51 on: March 04, 2011, 09:56:20 PM »
Isn't our system modeled after NV's system?


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Re: Mule deer permit hunt
« Reply #52 on: March 04, 2011, 09:59:02 PM »
Same as Nevada's and I think it's the best system there is, other than having no point system at all.

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Re: Mule deer permit hunt
« Reply #53 on: March 04, 2011, 10:01:46 PM »
Well If I got lucky driving during hunting season in an area I've never been and shot a 200 inch mule deer from the road I wouldn't mount it I would probably hang the horns in the garage. If I hunted my ass off hiking miles upon miles every day and finally killed a 170 inch deer and it took hours to pack it out thats the one I would mount. Well maybe if I'd been hunting for years and never harvested a monster and in my older days when my body couldn't keep up I got lucky I might mount the big luck deer then. But a trophy to me right now is one that you feel you earned. thru hours and miles of scouting and hunting.  

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Re: Mule deer permit hunt
« Reply #54 on: March 04, 2011, 10:02:06 PM »
Same as Nevada's and I think it's the best system there is, other than having no point system at all.

I think its the best system there is for your home state.  I like preference points for out of state hunting.  That way I can kinda pick when I want to draw a tag.
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Re: Mule deer permit hunt
« Reply #55 on: March 04, 2011, 10:03:44 PM »
Well If I got lucky driving during hunting season in an area I've never been and shot a 200 inch mule deer from the road I wouldn't mount it I would probably hang the horns in the garage. If I hunted my ass off hiking miles upon miles every day and finally killed a 170 inch deer and it took hours to pack it out thats the one I would mount. Well maybe if I'd been hunting for years and never harvested a monster and in my older days when my body couldn't keep up I got lucky I might mount the big luck deer then. But a trophy to me right now is one that you feel you earned. thru hours and miles of scouting and hunting.  

So really then you would be happy with a 140 buck that you hunted your ass off for?
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Re: Mule deer permit hunt
« Reply #56 on: March 04, 2011, 10:11:25 PM »
No I think I would eat my tag. Rather go home skunked even if I hunted my ass off I think 170 is as low as I would go on mule deer during a draw hunt. 

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Re: Mule deer permit hunt
« Reply #57 on: March 04, 2011, 10:14:11 PM »
we have the best draw system out there.  That being said luck does figure into it  but with 9 points I would put some money down that you will draw a quality tag in the next 3-4 years.  You definately can't count on drawing in any one year however, but if you know how the system works you can modify your strategy to increase your odds, it still takes some luck though.   :twocents:

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Re: Mule deer permit hunt
« Reply #58 on: March 04, 2011, 10:24:07 PM »
not totally right
Washington's system places a multiplier on the points. The number of points is squared and it is this number of random numbers that are issued to the application (or number of cards in the barrel). If a person applies for an elk permit for the first time, they have one card in the barrel. If a person has built up two points, they have four cards in the barrel. If a person has three points built up, nine cards are in the barrel and so on.

Placing a multiplier on the points more noticeably increases the chances of being selected over someone who is a new applicant or was recently awarded a permit.



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Re: Mule deer permit hunt
« Reply #59 on: March 04, 2011, 11:01:25 PM »
No I think I would eat my tag. Rather go home skunked even if I hunted my ass off I think 170 is as low as I would go on mule deer during a draw hunt. 

A 170 buck isn't going to be easy in any unit in washington.  But most of the late season mule deer tags will kick out a buck or two like that every year.
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