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Did you get the survey?

i received the survey and live in northeast washington (101-121)
7 (25.9%)
i received the survey and do not live in northeast washington (101-121)
15 (55.6%)
i did not receive the survey
5 (18.5%)

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Offline Camo

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Re: Wdfw survey
« Reply #15 on: July 06, 2020, 10:38:42 PM »
I didn't get this survey yet so I don't know what units were included. But I would fully support creating a "quality" hunt by antler restriction that you didn't need to draw a permit for, if that is possible. I also support youth opportunities but there is typically a number of units/permits open for that, so closing a few units would not bother me at all. If I remember the old restriction correctly, a three point with eye guards qualified as a four point. In the whitetail world that could be a 2.5 or 6.5 year old deer pending genetics and forage. So we would be restricted from one and a half year old bucks? Seems like a no-brainer to me.
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Re: Wdfw survey
« Reply #16 on: July 06, 2020, 10:46:11 PM »
your best genetic bucks can be 4pts or even 5's at 1.5.

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Re: Wdfw survey
« Reply #17 on: July 06, 2020, 11:03:11 PM »
your best genetic bucks can be 4pts or even 5's at 1.5.

You would know. I wasn't going to push my biology limits that far. :chuckle:
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Re: Wdfw survey
« Reply #18 on: July 06, 2020, 11:13:18 PM »
I completely agree with APR for the general rifle season at the least. A weekend youth/65+/disabled hunt with no restrictions would be the best bet. The survey didn’t talk about predator management, but that’s what the NE units really need.

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Re: Wdfw survey
« Reply #19 on: July 06, 2020, 11:43:22 PM »
people who hunt these units want to see improvement get out there and hunt bears, cougars and yotes. Bears are devastating on fawns and there is a ton of them in NE WA

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Re: Wdfw survey
« Reply #20 on: July 07, 2020, 12:16:45 AM »
people who hunt these units want to see improvement get out there and hunt bears, cougars and yotes. Bears are devastating on fawns and there is a ton of them in NE WA

We need everything to help our herd.  Apr, no antlerless, and we all need to put effort into predator hunting.  All 3 of those things have to happen.

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Re: Wdfw survey
« Reply #21 on: July 07, 2020, 12:39:17 AM »
your best genetic bucks can be 4pts or even 5's at 1.5.

This surprises me.
I'm not arguing.....   I ignored Whitetails until recently.

Got any pics of 1.5 year old 4 points?
I'm picturing very small and spindly.
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Re: Wdfw survey
« Reply #22 on: July 07, 2020, 12:55:57 AM »
No I don’t as I don’t ever save the little buck pics. A friend of ours shot a 125” 5x5. We were all looking at it as the body was tiny. Looked like a 1.5 yr old . It was a 1.5 yr old. Teeth were sent in.

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Re: Wdfw survey
« Reply #23 on: July 07, 2020, 01:43:14 AM »
I've been pushing this for years with WDFW along as a few others here on the forum.Ive have heard every excuse in the book as to why we couldn't go back to a 4pt min.Last time the 4pt min failed I believe was no opportunity for youth,disabled,65 over.If they give some user groups some opportunities I believe it can work .I also told WDFW last year it didn't have to be a 4pt min that even a 2pt or 3pt could help our deer herds.We need change here ,we have gone a few years with no Doe harvest and I'm just not seeing a huge increase in deer populations.
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Re: Wdfw survey
« Reply #24 on: July 07, 2020, 02:32:11 AM »
Pretty sure last year was our first year of no antlerless harvest, it hasnt been a few years.

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Re: Wdfw survey
« Reply #25 on: July 07, 2020, 08:11:02 AM »
Pretty sure last year was our first year of no antlerless harvest, it hasnt been a few years.
Sorry you are correct.
My boys didn't shoot any Doe those last few years there was a doe season .
My bad.
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Re: Wdfw survey
« Reply #26 on: July 07, 2020, 08:35:33 PM »
This was a 1 year old buck. Definitely not “fake news”

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Re: Wdfw survey
« Reply #27 on: July 07, 2020, 08:49:05 PM »
We've got a couple little bitty 3 pts and 4 pts around. I'll see if I can dig them up. 

Kids opportunity is a moot point when they can hunt 2.5 yr old bucks that are just as dumb as spikes are during the late rifle hunt.
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Re: Wdfw survey
« Reply #28 on: July 07, 2020, 08:56:32 PM »
Here’s one...I see plenty of these types of bucks roaming around, especially during late season!

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Re: Wdfw survey
« Reply #29 on: July 07, 2020, 10:51:41 PM »
We've got a couple little bitty 3 pts and 4 pts around. I'll see if I can dig them up. 

Kids opportunity is a moot point when they can hunt 2.5 yr old bucks that are just as dumb as spikes are during the late rifle hunt.

After a few years of apr kids will have a better opportunity to kill a buck Than they have now even with a 4pt apr, because the herd will be in better shape.


 


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