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Quality Buck - Alta
« on: May 12, 2017, 02:08:59 PM »
Did anyone draw this tag last year? The results on the harvest reports were about what I expected (not good). I have hunted that unit for the past 15 years and have been putting in for that tag for 13 of those years anxiously waiting to get drawn. Seems to me that there were a lot more hunters this year and a lot less good bucks due to the prior year's slaughter. Thinking it's not even worth putting in for this tag at this point. Anybody have any thoughts or insight?

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Re: Quality Buck - Alta
« Reply #1 on: May 12, 2017, 02:54:09 PM »
Did anyone draw this tag last year? The results on the harvest reports were about what I expected (not good). I have hunted that unit for the past 15 years and have been putting in for that tag for 13 of those years anxiously waiting to get drawn. Seems to me that there were a lot more hunters this year and a lot less good bucks due to the prior year's slaughter. Thinking it's not even worth putting in for this tag at this point. Anybody have any thoughts or insight?

Thanks,

Look up Aaron Lee. He's a guide out of the methow valley and I'm pretty sure he does business in that unit. Maybe call him and see what he says.

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Re: Quality Buck - Alta
« Reply #2 on: May 12, 2017, 03:53:09 PM »
 The entire Methow Valley was poor last year, not a surprise.
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Re: Quality Buck - Alta
« Reply #3 on: May 12, 2017, 04:32:18 PM »
Take the points. For another year.

I have 18 Quality points. But taking a point this year too.
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Re: Quality Buck - Alta
« Reply #4 on: May 12, 2017, 10:00:37 PM »
It's a good year to just do points


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Re: Quality Buck - Alta
« Reply #5 on: May 12, 2017, 10:14:17 PM »
I don't disagree on the points option but keep in mind it will get worse before it gets better over the next few years.

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Re: Quality Buck - Alta
« Reply #6 on: May 12, 2017, 11:36:56 PM »
 You don't know how many hunting seasons you have left on this earth. The odds of drawing get worse every year and you can't control when the hunting will be best. Put in and hunt hard if you draw.
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Re: Quality Buck - Alta
« Reply #7 on: May 13, 2017, 05:38:55 AM »
You don't know how many hunting seasons you have left on this earth. The odds of drawing get worse every year and you can't control when the hunting will be best. Put in and hunt hard if you draw.
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Re: Quality Buck - Alta
« Reply #8 on: May 13, 2017, 05:56:03 AM »
There's usually a big buck hiding where everyone says there aren't any.  Just remember that.

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Re: Quality Buck - Alta
« Reply #9 on: May 13, 2017, 07:25:13 AM »
I think everyone should do the point option this year, and I will do the same ;).

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Re: Quality Buck - Alta
« Reply #10 on: May 13, 2017, 07:30:18 AM »
I would do points for the next couple years in the whole methow valley. Can just justify years of points on Some of the worst years in the valley.

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Re: Quality Buck - Alta
« Reply #11 on: May 13, 2017, 08:01:49 AM »
The Chelan county units had similar poor results. Quite a few spikes, forks and threes in the special permit harvest surveys. I was up there for a couple days in mid November, and just weren't many deer around.

All that said, I don't think sitting on the sidelines is the answer for the reasons stated above. If you're waiting for the mature buck numbers to get back to 2015 levels, you might be waiting for awhile.

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Re: Quality Buck - Alta
« Reply #12 on: May 16, 2017, 09:52:53 PM »
The General hunts are tough due to numbers..more people and less deer. The late hunts are still good. Don't let any of these jackwagons tell you different. They are just trying to keep you out of the pool.


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Re: Quality Buck - Alta
« Reply #13 on: May 19, 2017, 12:08:53 AM »
The General hunts are tough due to numbers..more people and less deer. The late hunts are still good. Don't let any of these jackwagons tell you different. They are just trying to keep you out of the pool.

And silence!!!! Haha same story every year.... simply do a search....

Even General season folks do good.....
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Re: Quality Buck - Alta
« Reply #14 on: May 19, 2017, 05:36:12 AM »
I wouldn't waste that many points on this unit now or any time in the near future. :twocents:

 

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