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Online Bob33

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18 Bull points
« on: April 15, 2018, 03:17:58 PM »
Eastside or Westside, Modern or Muzzleloader (I have multi-season elk): what permits would you consider applying for?


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Re: 18 Bull points
« Reply #1 on: April 15, 2018, 04:18:17 PM »
I also have 18 points, unfortunately many people do. I know some will choose to apply only for the most sought after units, but with less than 1% draw odds itís still unlikely. Personally Iíve made the decision to put in for the area I know best (still has good trophy potential, but probably not seen as top 10) and try and go kill a bull during a rut hunt. I saw a pretty good quote from Guy Eastman about not getting so caught up in points that you get ď point paralysis ď

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Re: 18 Bull points
« Reply #2 on: April 15, 2018, 04:23:06 PM »
Peaches, observatory,  or goose east rifle or white river west I don't think there are any real good choices.
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Re: 18 Bull points
« Reply #3 on: April 15, 2018, 04:37:47 PM »
Pm sent.  But yes, the peaches, observatory, would be good choices.
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Re: 18 Bull points
« Reply #4 on: April 15, 2018, 04:44:30 PM »
Peaches, observatory,  or goose east rifle or white river west I don't think there are any real good choices.

All of these are terrible choices if you do not know the ground. Bull tags are not quality tags so you are best off hunting ground that you know holds bulls during the time of the hunt. Iíve seen a lot of people draw the peaches bull tag to just waste their time because it is not a given tag and you need to know where the bulls are in October. White river is mostly gated and over hunted by the tribe.

All of these units can be good if you know the ground at the time of the hunt but if you donít just put in for what you do know.

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Re: 18 Bull points
« Reply #5 on: April 15, 2018, 07:08:42 PM »
Depends on what class of bull your looking for. If your just want a 320 bull any of those units have them and some 350 bulls. Its just a matter of doing your homework or hiring someone to do it for you. The tags are hard to come by and harder to swallow. I suggest having more than one plan just in case, could be another bad fire season.
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Re: 18 Bull points
« Reply #6 on: April 15, 2018, 07:09:29 PM »
I had a great time in Peaches, but I agree it isnít an 18 point unit.


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Re: 18 Bull points
« Reply #7 on: April 15, 2018, 07:22:12 PM »
Peaches, goose, and observatory are all good units. If you donít know the units there is plenty of people on here that will point you in the right direction. Little scounting and youíll find a good bull in any one of these units!
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Re: 18 Bull points
« Reply #8 on: April 15, 2018, 07:41:47 PM »
I initially thought you were asking about quality Bull tags. With the ďBullĒ tags I think your best bet is an area you know, or are willing to spend some time learning. For the most part Iíve been putting in for points, because I donít want to take the chance of drawing more than one tag. East side tags probably make the most sense, since itís spike only without a special tag

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Re: 18 Bull points
« Reply #9 on: April 15, 2018, 08:43:10 PM »
Depends on what class of bull your looking for. If your just want a 320 bull any of those units have them and some 350 bulls. Its just a matter of doing your homework or hiring someone to do it for you. The tags are hard to come by and harder to swallow. I suggest having more than one plan just in case, could be another bad fire season.
Just a 320? I'm all for harvesting mature animals but there's more to life than antler score.  You come across as to discount the hunt aspect of it. Many "dream" hunts end with less than 320 bulls. 

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Re: 18 Bull points
« Reply #10 on: April 15, 2018, 08:56:10 PM »
Depends on what class of bull your looking for. If your just want a 320 bull any of those units have them and some 350 bulls. Its just a matter of doing your homework or hiring someone to do it for you. The tags are hard to come by and harder to swallow. I suggest having more than one plan just in case, could be another bad fire season.
Just a 320? I'm all for harvesting mature animals but there's more to life than antler score.  You come across as to discount the hunt aspect of it. Many "dream" hunts end with less than 320 bulls.
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Re: 18 Bull points
« Reply #11 on: April 15, 2018, 09:01:58 PM »
I initially thought you were asking about quality Bull tags. With the ďBullĒ tags I think your best bet is an area you know, or are willing to spend some time learning. For the most part Iíve been putting in for points, because I donít want to take the chance of drawing more than one tag. East side tags probably make the most sense, since itís spike only without a special tag

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Re: 18 Bull points
« Reply #12 on: April 15, 2018, 10:04:37 PM »
I'd pick a unit and go for it.

Elk hunting will be starting to go down hill in the central wa units. I had wolves on one of my cameras for the 2nd year in a row. There's wolves in all three of the areas someone mentioned in one of the posts. Peaches will be a blood bath once the wolves start figuring out where the elk are in the burn scar.
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Re: 18 Bull points
« Reply #13 on: April 15, 2018, 11:07:21 PM »
choose unit you know in and out  who knows what you could turn up  rather then new territory  IMO

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Re: 18 Bull points
« Reply #14 on: April 16, 2018, 05:30:22 AM »
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