Sound like the real thing! Trophy Bucks and Bulls

Author Topic: Washington Regs have been posted  (Read 2271 times)

Offline crabcreekhunter

  • Off-Topics
  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Scout
  • *****
  • Join Date: Aug 2007
  • Posts: 434
  • Location: Wenatchee
Re: Washington Regs have been posted
« Reply #25 on: April 22, 2017, 09:15:23 AM »
I dont believe that archers/archery hunters are better or more dedicated in anyway whatsoever over modern or muzzle loader.  I wont say what i really want to say since all hunters are a positive and working for the same things.  On that note, I wish cow tags were more distributed throughout weapon types, than unlimited for archery and 10 for modern in some units, thats bs!!  Im glad to see a cut in tags, if it is in fact what is needed for our elk and deer herds.

Don't forget that my comment was about the average hunter.  I'm curious if you really believe that the same percentage of gun hunters are hardcore as archers?   If​ you stop personalizing it, I believe you'll agree that most road hunters, weekend warriors, and beginners are rifle hunters just because it is easiest.  That's not a knock on those that are hardcore, and their weapon of choice is a rifle.  Fact is almost all current archers started out as rifle hunters.  :twocents:
Percentage wise per user group you are probably correct but percentage wise as a whole as a hunting community I think modern has more but our definitions of hardcore may be different.  Have good friends that are both depending on seasons.  I feel more youth are starting out into archery and young rifle hunters (not hardcore) are making the switch to archery due to longer seasons and better season dates.  Either way, archers made their choice and rifle made their choice, if I dont like my seasons I can always switch too.  Its always a give and take in this populated state anyways, good luck this upcoming season.
"Courage is simply fear that has said its prayers"

Offline jstone

  • Off-Topics
  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Sourdough
  • *****
  • Join Date: Jul 2009
  • Posts: 2066
Re: Washington Regs have been posted
« Reply #26 on: April 22, 2017, 12:34:43 PM »
I personally don't believe the cow numbers for rifle and or muzzy hunters. I bet there are people who said they didn't harvest a cow. I archery hunt those units and if I rifle hunted it would have been a piece of cake.

Offline fishngamereaper

  • Off-Topics
  • Trade Count: (+1)
  • Sourdough
  • *****
  • Join Date: Oct 2011
  • Posts: 1362
  • Location: kitsap
Re: Washington Regs have been posted
« Reply #27 on: April 22, 2017, 02:18:37 PM »
I think guys get the cow tags and figure its a slam dunk. Based on the #'s of cow tags given, guys that never stepped foot in units thought with that many cow tags there must be that many more elk. But every year guys get on here looking for intel on where to kill a cow. I run into guys every year in the field looking for cows cause they cant seem to find em.  I've had two cow tags in the last 4 years and had to work to fill them both, and I know the areas I hunt. I'm glad they reduced the tags, they should of never increased them in the first place. It was all about $$$$.


ElkNut Outdoor Productions

* Recent Topics

Stolen cam used bolt cutters! Problem is I got your pictures sucker! by hunter399
[Today at 10:22:41 AM]

Caging Coyotes by kirkdekalb
[Today at 10:19:54 AM]

Awesome Abuse Test on Hi Point by 724wd
[Today at 10:14:18 AM]

Enchantments by Holg3107
[Today at 10:06:44 AM]

Goose Calls by Special T
[Today at 09:56:35 AM]

demontang's Twitty archery by Timberstalker
[Today at 09:54:10 AM]

Photographer chased by wolves near Hyak by CP
[Today at 09:52:41 AM]

20 or so gun safe. Best bang for the buck by Special T
[Today at 09:45:01 AM]

Walleye rigs by 270Flat
[Today at 09:33:42 AM]

Deer Lake help by WSU
[Today at 09:32:13 AM]

New Random You Tube Video Thread by Fl0und3rz
[Today at 09:31:11 AM]

Moose in North Bend? by elkboy
[Today at 09:25:56 AM]

Bought a Traeger... by PolarBear
[Today at 09:21:01 AM]

Snake River Steelhead (trout) changes? Thoughts? by gaddy
[Today at 09:15:25 AM]

Getting Stationed at Lewis and have questions by Mudman
[Today at 09:15:21 AM]

Annual water safety post by quadrafire
[Today at 09:10:30 AM]

commercial wallpaper steamer free by Happy Gilmore
[Today at 09:06:36 AM]

Charcuterie by Angry Perch
[Today at 09:05:08 AM]

Wolverine in Mt baker area? by CP
[Today at 09:01:14 AM]

Want to buy M100 trailer. WW2 jeep trailer by Special T
[Today at 08:59:26 AM]