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Offline Bob33

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Re: 18 Bull points
« Reply #15 on: April 16, 2018, 07:41:38 AM »
Thank you to those who’ve contributed input, and PMs. Here are a few of my thoughts:

- I understand that odds of drawing a good permit with 18 points are still very low: around 3% to 5% for most of the hunts I’m considering. Having 18 points is sort of “no man’s land” where you don’t want to throw away the points on a mediocre hunt, but don’t really have enough to have excellent odds of drawing a quality permit - but still hold out hope you will. Given that, this is probably a “one and done” with Bull permits. I’ll probably not apply again once drawn.

- I care little about the size of the animal. I’m more concerned about the quality of the hunt than the animal. A quality hunt to me means good odds of seeing some animals and not being overrun by other hunters.

- I am considering applying in areas I’m not completely familiar with. If drawn I will do my homework.

Thanks again for the feedback.
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Re: 18 Bull points
« Reply #16 on: April 18, 2018, 10:46:35 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 #17 on: Yesterday at 06:49:14 AM »
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.
very, very true
I believe I said depends on what your after, I do agree and always have said its about the hunt and not the size of the animal. I have killed 360+ Bulls and a lot smaller Bulls, and with saying that my most memorable hunt was with my Dad and brother and a 300 Bull. But as a Outfitter hunters are always asking % of kills and average size of the bulls we are taking.
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Re: 18 Bull points
« Reply #18 on: Yesterday at 06:50:13 AM »
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 #19 on: Yesterday at 06:56:20 AM »
What part of depends on what your after you guys dont understand. Falcon and Tbar
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Re: 18 Bull points
« Reply #20 on: Yesterday at 07:03:55 AM »
If I see a 320 bull in wyoming it just might go down, my goal is to break 330, but 10'' wont disappoint me too much.  I don't think a lot of people understand how nice a 320'' bull is, good luck in the draw!
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Re: 18 Bull points
« Reply #21 on: Yesterday at 08:36:48 AM »
Maybe this is your year you hunt White River.  I'll be there.  :tup:

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Re: 18 Bull points
« Reply #22 on: Yesterday at 08:46:06 AM »
What kind of hunting do you want to do? More front country or more back country
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Re: 18 Bull points
« Reply #23 on: Yesterday at 10:29:48 AM »
I will have 23 bull points in the draw this year, and I always apply for the midrange draw odds hunts! Maybe 2018 will be my year!  :o
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Re: 18 Bull points
« Reply #24 on: Yesterday at 12:54:54 PM »
Maybe this is your year you hunt White River.  I'll be there.  :tup:
I hunt it every year  :dunno:  one of my favorite spots is right behind the fire station!  :tup:
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Re: 18 Bull points
« Reply #25 on: Yesterday at 02:58:36 PM »
Maybe this is your year you hunt White River.  I'll be there.  :tup:
I hunt it every year  :dunno:  one of my favorite spots is right behind the fire station!  :tup:
Really? I thought you guys hunted up off off crystal mountain Blvd,  deep creek, coral pass,  noble and a little bit off of the opening you can see on huckleberry?  You crack me up....
nope, right behind the fire station, that way we can take a break on those nice picknic tables back there.  :tup:  plus they make a good gun rest!
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