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2017 General Rifle Season
« on: January 03, 2017, 01:41:11 PM »
Will the opener be Saturday Oct. 14th?

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Re: 2017 General Rifle Season
« Reply #1 on: January 03, 2017, 01:47:47 PM »
Yes

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Re: 2017 General Rifle Season
« Reply #2 on: January 03, 2017, 01:56:34 PM »
Great, thanks bobcat. 

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Re: 2017 General Rifle Season
« Reply #3 on: January 05, 2017, 07:24:34 PM »
For the eastside are they adding the two extra days again? Thanks PB

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Re: 2017 General Rifle Season
« Reply #4 on: January 05, 2017, 07:35:29 PM »
This is the third year out of three for which the seasons have already been set, so yes, nothing should change from what it's been the last two years. The mule deer season will be October 14-24.

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Re: 2017 General Rifle Season
« Reply #5 on: January 05, 2017, 07:42:33 PM »
This is the third year out of three for which the seasons have already been set, so yes, nothing should change from what it's been the last two years. The mule deer season will be October 14-24.

That's to early, it's needs to start the weekend after that.  :tup:
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Re: 2017 General Rifle Season
« Reply #6 on: January 05, 2017, 09:11:01 PM »
LOL, won't make a difference up here on what you see. Hard to kill what isn't there regardless of dates >:(

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Re: 2017 General Rifle Season
« Reply #7 on: January 05, 2017, 09:42:44 PM »
With how bad this winter is starting out, I'm already debating if I even want to buy a deer tag in Washington this year.

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Re: 2017 General Rifle Season
« Reply #8 on: January 05, 2017, 09:55:29 PM »
LOL, won't make a difference up here on what you see. Hard to kill what isn't there regardless of dates >:(

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Everyone I talked to during the general season asked the same question, "Where are all the deer at?  WDFW told us it would be as good as last year because their 3 point of better was working" :chuckle: :chuckle: :chuckle: :chuckle: :chuckle:
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Re: 2017 General Rifle Season
« Reply #9 on: January 05, 2017, 10:12:00 PM »
LOL, won't make a difference up here on what you see. Hard to kill what isn't there regardless of dates >:(

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Everyone I talked to during the general season asked the same question, "Where are all the deer at?  WDFW told us it would be as good as last year because their 3 point of better was working" :chuckle: :chuckle: :chuckle: :chuckle: :chuckle:
Actually, the 3 pt. or better rule has greatly helped up here. The later season dates and added couple days to go along with back to back epic winter range fires, couple thousand extra doe tags, increased predation due to lack opportunity, and a horrible winter has gotten to where we're at now. Time for WDFW and Scotty boy to swallow some pride and help this herd out even if it might be too late. :twocents:

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Re: 2017 General Rifle Season
« Reply #10 on: January 05, 2017, 10:26:42 PM »
LOL, won't make a difference up here on what you see. Hard to kill what isn't there regardless of dates >:(

 :tup:   

Everyone I talked to during the general season asked the same question, "Where are all the deer at?  WDFW told us it would be as good as last year because their 3 point of better was working" :chuckle: :chuckle: :chuckle: :chuckle: :chuckle:
Actually, the 3 pt. or better rule has greatly helped up here. The later season dates and added couple days to go along with back to back epic winter range fires, couple thousand extra doe tags, increased predation due to lack opportunity, and a horrible winter has gotten to where we're at now. Time for WDFW and Scotty boy to swallow some pride and help this herd out even if it might be too late. :twocents:

 While I agree with most of that, I do not believe the additional two weekdays has had much effect at all. I've hunted the Methow the last four days of the general these last two years and have had very little company out there on those Monday and Tuesday's. :twocents:
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Re: 2017 General Rifle Season
« Reply #11 on: January 06, 2017, 05:43:08 AM »
That's because there's no more deer left there.

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Re: 2017 General Rifle Season
« Reply #12 on: January 06, 2017, 08:34:36 AM »
This will be the 2nd year that we don't hunt our usual local in the Methow. Not that the 1 or 2 deer we would potentially take would make a big overall difference, but its just sad to see the shape the herd is in compared to what we're used to. I'll keep killing Idaho's deer and blacktail at home.
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Re: 2017 General Rifle Season
« Reply #13 on: January 06, 2017, 08:49:38 AM »
All I can say is write WDFW and voice your concern

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Re: 2017 General Rifle Season
« Reply #14 on: January 06, 2017, 12:04:02 PM »
That's because there's no more deer left there.

 Regardless, the point is the additional two weekdays had little impact on that problem.

 As Mtnmuley stated, ridiculous amount of additional doe tags, back to back fires, lack of predation control, and I'll also add FAR TOO MANY LATE TAGS are the biggest issues.

 
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