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Offline Bob33

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Re: Hunter facing charges after death of beloved elk named Bullwinkle
« Reply #1750 on: August 08, 2017, 11:19:30 AM »
That didn't clear anything up.  The next loop hole is plain as day with this wording. Technically any unit open for elk hunting is open for bull elk.  Even in an antlerless only unit you could end up shooting a calf bull, so you just legally shot a bull in that unit.  If you could shoot that bull then you could use one of these tags to shoot any other bull.

It specifically lists GMU 334 as not being open. Problem solved. It should have always been that way. But I still don't agree with Reichert exploiting that issue, and claiming that it wasn't clear.
It clears up the GMU 334 confusion but leaves open the possibility of hunting elk in a GMU open to antlerless elk only, because antlerless elk can be bulls.

What units are only open to antlerless elk?
I don't know of any presently but there could be in the future at which time they'd need to rewrite the WAC.
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Re: Hunter facing charges after death of beloved elk named Bullwinkle
« Reply #1751 on: August 08, 2017, 11:21:25 AM »
That didn't clear anything up.  The next loop hole is plain as day with this wording. Technically any unit open for elk hunting is open for bull elk.  Even in an antlerless only unit you could end up shooting a calf bull, so you just legally shot a bull in that unit.  If you could shoot that bull then you could use one of these tags to shoot any other bull.

It specifically lists GMU 334 as not being open. Problem solved. It should have always been that way. But I still don't agree with Reichert exploiting that issue, and claiming that it wasn't clear.
Oh it's perfectly clear to me for 334 but then again it was perfectly clear to me when it obviously wasn't to a hunter that goes after these trophy bulls all the time.  I can just see that there is a way around this new rule maybe not in 334 and maybe not in any units under the current regs.  But if down the line they change another units regs to be similar to 334 they will have to address this issue again.
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Re: Hunter facing charges after death of beloved elk named Bullwinkle
« Reply #1752 on: August 10, 2017, 12:52:11 PM »
That didn't clear anything up.  The next loop hole is plain as day with this wording. Technically any unit open for elk hunting is open for bull elk.  Even in an antlerless only unit you could end up shooting a calf bull, so you just legally shot a bull in that unit.  If you could shoot that bull then you could use one of these tags to shoot any other bull.

It specifically lists GMU 334 as not being open. Problem solved. It should have always been that way. But I still don't agree with Reichert exploiting that issue, and claiming that it wasn't clear.

That "loophole" was located ex post facto by Steven Hormel.  It was not even on the radar of anyone who was claiming that Morgan Grant had granted permiSession to shoot that bull
« Last Edit: August 10, 2017, 01:02:34 PM by JDHasty »

 

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