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Second deer tag question
« on: April 25, 2018, 01:05:56 PM »
If you draw a second deer tag under the Any weapon category can you use modern firearm even if you have an archery regular deer tag?

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Re: Second deer tag question
« Reply #1 on: April 25, 2018, 01:07:21 PM »
NO.  You have to use the weapon listed on your general deer tag.

You would need multi-season to accomplish what you are asking.
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Re: Second deer tag question
« Reply #2 on: April 25, 2018, 01:07:41 PM »
I didn't know you could apply for a tag under a different weapon type than your general tag.

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Re: Second deer tag question
« Reply #3 on: April 25, 2018, 01:08:31 PM »
There are a handful of tags that allow any weapon choice to apply
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Re: Second deer tag question
« Reply #4 on: April 25, 2018, 01:14:42 PM »
I didn't know you could apply for a tag under a different weapon type than your general tag.
The " Tag Required to Apply" column deermines who can apply.
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Re: Second deer tag question
« Reply #5 on: April 25, 2018, 01:48:53 PM »
NO.  You have to use the weapon listed on your general deer tag.

You would need multi-season to accomplish what you are asking.

So if I buy a left over multi after drawing that tag I could still use a rifle during the 2nd deer hunt I believe? A little confusing

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Re: Second deer tag question
« Reply #6 on: April 25, 2018, 02:06:43 PM »
NO.  You have to use the weapon listed on your general deer tag.

You would need multi-season to accomplish what you are asking.

So if I buy a left over multi after drawing that tag I could still use a rifle during the 2nd deer hunt I believe? A little confusing

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Re: Second deer tag question
« Reply #7 on: April 25, 2018, 02:07:02 PM »
NO.  You have to use the weapon listed on your general deer tag.

You would need multi-season to accomplish what you are asking.

So if I buy a left over multi after drawing that tag I could still use a rifle during the 2nd deer hunt I believe? A little confusing

Interesting question. You should contact WDFW on that. I would guess that you still need to hunt the 2nd deer tag with the weapon tag you had when you applied. So no MS during app period means you would be restricted to the tag you applied with.
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Re: Second deer tag question
« Reply #8 on: April 25, 2018, 02:10:24 PM »
It is a bit confusing. There are two issues: (1) who can apply for the permits, and (2) what weapon may be used?

The answer to (1) is determined by what the regulations list in the "Tag Required to Apply" column. If it lists "Any Weapon" then anyone with any deer tag can apply.

The answer to the second is also answered in the regulations: "You may only hunt with the hunting method in compliance with your tag".

An example would be someone with an archery tag who applies for a second deer permit listed with "Tag Required to Apply" as "Any". If drawn he would be limited to hunting only with archery gear.

A multi-season tag allows a hunter to use any hunting method consistent with the hunt: someone with a multi-season tag who drew a second deer permit available to "Any" tag holder could use any legal hunting method during the hunt.
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Re: Second deer tag question
« Reply #9 on: April 25, 2018, 02:21:46 PM »
It is a bit confusing. There are two issues: (1) who can apply for the permits, and (2) what weapon may be used?

The answer to (1) is determined by what the regulations list in the "Tag Required to Apply" column. If it lists "Any Weapon" then anyone with any deer tag can apply.

The answer to the second is also answered in the regulations: "You may only hunt with the hunting method in compliance with your tag".

An example would be someone with an archery tag who applies for a second deer permit listed with "Tag Required to Apply" as "Any". If drawn he would be limited to hunting only with archery gear.

A multi-season tag allows a hunter to use any hunting method consistent with the hunt: someone with a multi-season tag who drew a second deer permit available to "Any" tag holder could use any legal hunting method during the hunt.

You would need to have applied with an MS tag rather than purchasing one OTC after being selected, correct?
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Re: Second deer tag question
« Reply #10 on: April 25, 2018, 02:29:57 PM »
Regs say second tag must be same weapon choice as your first tag, I would think that buying the multi season tag would allow you to use whatever method you want on the second tags that are open to any tag holder. But maybe not. Pretty good question.

If you get an answer from wdfw please post it up.

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Re: Second deer tag question
« Reply #11 on: April 25, 2018, 03:45:35 PM »
It is a bit confusing. There are two issues: (1) who can apply for the permits, and (2) what weapon may be used?

The answer to (1) is determined by what the regulations list in the "Tag Required to Apply" column. If it lists "Any Weapon" then anyone with any deer tag can apply.

The answer to the second is also answered in the regulations: "You may only hunt with the hunting method in compliance with your tag".

An example would be someone with an archery tag who applies for a second deer permit listed with "Tag Required to Apply" as "Any". If drawn he would be limited to hunting only with archery gear.

A multi-season tag allows a hunter to use any hunting method consistent with the hunt: someone with a multi-season tag who drew a second deer permit available to "Any" tag holder could use any legal hunting method during the hunt.

You would need to have applied with an MS tag rather than purchasing one OTC after being selected, correct?
I don't interpret it that way. The tag that matters is the one in your pocket when hunting, and if it's a multi-season tag it should allow you to hunt with any weapon within any other constraints of the hunt. It doesn't matter when you got it.
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Re: Second deer tag question
« Reply #12 on: April 25, 2018, 07:29:20 PM »
NO.  You have to use the weapon listed on your general deer tag.

You would need multi-season to accomplish what you are asking.

So if I buy a left over multi after drawing that tag I could still use a rifle during the 2nd deer hunt I believe? A little confusing

Yes. But that's a really expensive doe!

Ya but I could still use my multi for the regular deer this was just an idea to be able to hunt with any weapon for the 2nd tag if that makes sense! Ya Iím going to call and check it out tomorrow and get a firm answer. If they even know the answer to the question. Iíll post it up!

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Re: Second deer tag question
« Reply #13 on: April 25, 2018, 09:22:56 PM »
If you draw multi or purchase a left over multi tag you have to surrender your other tag if you have purchased it, so your multi tag has no weapon choice so you could use whatever weapon you want if you draw the 2nd deer tag during the 2nd deer tag dates. You could use a rifle during sept in the 2nd tag area if you want, as it is a valid weapon for a rifle tag holder with the 2nd tag. Multi allows you to hunt with whatever weapon is ok during said hunt.
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Re: Second deer tag question
« Reply #14 on: April 28, 2018, 06:54:14 PM »
About five years ago I had multi and an any weapon second deer tag. I called and asked wdfw and they told me I was good to go on using a rifle on my second deer tag even though it was during archery as long as I didn't have my bow in pursuit of my general archery tag.

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Re: Second deer tag question
« Reply #15 on: April 29, 2018, 09:04:42 PM »
I am having trouble figuring out the second tag system as well. I have my archery tag and bought an entry into the second deer lottery and would love to get a second archery tag for Orcas Island, however, Orcas shows up three times and I can't figure out why. - It appears each entry for a different hunt type - archery - modern - muzzle, but I can't figure out which is which
 Any ideas?

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Re: Second deer tag question
« Reply #16 on: April 29, 2018, 09:06:56 PM »
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You need to look in the reg book to see what number coincides with archery.
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Re: Second deer tag question
« Reply #17 on: April 29, 2018, 09:10:32 PM »
1470 is muzzleloader, 1434 is modern, 1450 is archery.

You need 1450. The system probably won't even let you submit your application for either of the other two.

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Re: Second deer tag question
« Reply #18 on: April 29, 2018, 09:21:52 PM »
1470 is muzzleloader, 1434 is modern, 1450 is archery.

You need 1450. The system probably won't even let you submit your application for either of the other two.
thanks! I wanted to submit a few back up spots and that worked too.

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Re: Second deer tag question
« Reply #19 on: June 11, 2018, 07:47:32 AM »
I'm not sure, but I always thought that you can use modern firearm equipment if it don't overlap with an archery or muzzleload season.
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Re: Second deer tag question
« Reply #20 on: June 13, 2018, 02:55:37 PM »
NO.  You have to use the weapon listed on your general deer tag.

You would need multi-season to accomplish what you are asking.

So if I buy a left over multi after drawing that tag I could still use a rifle during the 2nd deer hunt I believe? A little confusing

hehe that starts at about 2$/LB standing in the field, before freight and setup :IBCOOL:
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