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Re: 18 Quality Deer Points..... Where would you go?
« Reply #75 on: January 19, 2021, 02:40:46 PM »
Man I'm lost..

I thought this was about how to burn 18 points in wa... :o

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Get with the times! Obviously the best way to burn wa points is to spend $2790 to go hunt out of state because cheap meat!  :chuckle:

As long as im reading correctly.

Anybody that hunts big game in Washington or any other state that is, for "cheap meat" has lost their minds!  No matter what you are paying to hunt, wild game is not cheap!  All we are arguing here is if you want to spend $25 a pound or $125 a pound!!!  Ha Ha!!  In todays world, wild game meat is a bi-product of your sport.
 

I disagree that you cant get a lot of cheap meat hunting in state. I can buy an elk license for 30 dollars and if I choose to shoot a cow in my area I shouldn't have to travle much or need much gas money and can just stay in my house for lodging. If i add 20 bucks for gas thats 50 dollars for around 160lbs of meat off cow? Thats like 30 cents per pound if I process the meat myself. When I go to Montana, I agree with you that meats expensive but I agree most of us would spend more on other vacations if we didn't hunt. Sportsman pack in Idaho is 125 bucks and you get a bear,turkey,deer,lion and a wolf tag. Thats a lot of meat minus the wolf       
is MT really that crazy per pound though. Given my above scenario where a guy spends $900 to go to MT, shoots a buck, and ends up with 80lb of finished product (add in $30 of pork for burger) thats $11.62 a pound.

If you truly just wanted cheap meat, round up buddies, buy 4 MT doe tags for $80 a pop and spend that same $100 on gas.  Thats $420 for 200lb+ of meat.  Thats $2.10 a pound. I challenge anyone to go buy 200lb of premium steaks and quality lean ground beef for less money....
 

I agree totally on the condition that you explain the economics of hunting to my wife  :chuckle: :chuckle:

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Re: 18 Quality Deer Points..... Where would you go?
« Reply #76 on: January 19, 2021, 03:02:00 PM »
Man I'm lost..

I thought this was about how to burn 18 points in wa... :o

 :chuckle:

Get with the times! Obviously the best way to burn wa points is to spend $2790 to go hunt out of state because cheap meat!  :chuckle:

As long as im reading correctly.

Anybody that hunts big game in Washington or any other state that is, for "cheap meat" has lost their minds!  No matter what you are paying to hunt, wild game is not cheap!  All we are arguing here is if you want to spend $25 a pound or $125 a pound!!!  Ha Ha!!  In todays world, wild game meat is a bi-product of your sport.
 

I disagree that you cant get a lot of cheap meat hunting in state. I can buy an elk license for 30 dollars and if I choose to shoot a cow in my area I shouldn't have to travle much or need much gas money and can just stay in my house for lodging. If i add 20 bucks for gas thats 50 dollars for around 160lbs of meat off cow? Thats like 30 cents per pound if I process the meat myself. When I go to Montana, I agree with you that meats expensive but I agree most of us would spend more on other vacations if we didn't hunt. Sportsman pack in Idaho is 125 bucks and you get a bear,turkey,deer,lion and a wolf tag. Thats a lot of meat minus the wolf       
is MT really that crazy per pound though. Given my above scenario where a guy spends $900 to go to MT, shoots a buck, and ends up with 80lb of finished product (add in $30 of pork for burger) thats $11.62 a pound.

If you truly just wanted cheap meat, round up buddies, buy 4 MT doe tags for $80 a pop and spend that same $100 on gas.  Thats $420 for 200lb+ of meat.  Thats $2.10 a pound. I challenge anyone to go buy 200lb of premium steaks and quality lean ground beef for less money....

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Re: 18 Quality Deer Points..... Where would you go?
« Reply #77 on: January 19, 2021, 03:06:49 PM »
Those aren't costs of a trip unless you are purchasing them for that trip. My 300wsm i bought 10 years ago can't count as a $1,000 cost on every trip i go on.  You could sell me on an oil change being a cost but thats about it.
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Re: 18 Quality Deer Points..... Where would you go?
« Reply #78 on: January 19, 2021, 03:29:14 PM »
Those aren't costs of a trip unless you are purchasing them for that trip. My 300wsm i bought 10 years ago can't count as a $1,000 cost on every trip i go on.  You could sell me on an oil change being a cost but thats about it.

  :chuckle: So youíre saying my first salmon trip is the only one I have to consider the cost of my boat, downriggers, sonar, etc. from now on huh?

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Re: 18 Quality Deer Points..... Where would you go?
« Reply #79 on: January 19, 2021, 03:35:59 PM »
You're comparing apples to oranges. A fishing boat is used exclusively for fishing. A vehicles is something you own regardless of hunting. My truck takes ne to work, the store, over mountain passes to visit family, taking the kids skiing, camping, the dump, to haul dogs to the lake to swim, etc, etc, etc. Low on the list of uses is miles driven for hunting.
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Re: 18 Quality Deer Points..... Where would you go?
« Reply #80 on: January 19, 2021, 04:36:01 PM »
Good thing the guy didn't ask where to burn 20 quality elk points...

Speaking of which..... :tung:

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Re: 18 Quality Deer Points..... Where would you go?
« Reply #81 on: January 19, 2021, 04:43:31 PM »
Good thing the guy didn't ask where to burn 20 quality elk points...

Speaking of which..... :tung:
Iíve got 22... please advise!   

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Re: 18 Quality Deer Points..... Where would you go?
« Reply #82 on: January 19, 2021, 04:47:36 PM »
You're comparing apples to oranges. A fishing boat is used exclusively for fishing. A vehicles is something you own regardless of hunting. My truck takes ne to work, the store, over mountain passes to visit family, taking the kids skiing, camping, the dump, to haul dogs to the lake to swim, etc, etc, etc. Low on the list of uses is miles driven for hunting.

I like the way you think.  My boat goes tubing, sightseeing, stores stuff over the winter, keeps me from speeding on the interstate and is basically paid for itself I think.  Probably time to invest more.

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Re: 18 Quality Deer Points..... Where would you go?
« Reply #83 on: January 19, 2021, 05:18:52 PM »
I think you need to apply for the Entiat, Desert to name just a couple

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Re: 18 Quality Deer Points..... Where would you go?
« Reply #84 on: January 19, 2021, 05:43:31 PM »
I have boated someone up chelas before with the Manson tag. Only in nice COLD weather

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Re: 18 Quality Deer Points..... Where would you go?
« Reply #85 on: January 19, 2021, 06:11:53 PM »
Those aren't costs of a trip unless you are purchasing them for that trip. My 300wsm i bought 10 years ago can't count as a $1,000 cost on every trip i go on.  You could sell me on an oil change being a cost but thats about it.
 

the gun is an investment. I have never lost money on a gun I have sold. It is not even a cost of hunting its an investment!!  :chuckle: :chuckle:  to the op I would apply entiat and desert but all my knowledge was gained from looking at pictures on this website ha ha and I have never deer hunted in washington so theres that too.

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Re: 18 Quality Deer Points..... Where would you go?
« Reply #86 on: January 19, 2021, 06:48:57 PM »
I have boated someone up chelas before with the Manson tag. Only in nice COLD weather
My friend rubs a fishing charter on lake Chelan. The member of deer he now sees on the lake is abysmal. He even runs up lake in Dec to see the migrators down by the lake and in his words it's depressing.

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Re: 18 Quality Deer Points..... Where would you go?
« Reply #87 on: January 19, 2021, 07:06:11 PM »
I donít hunt for cheap meat I hunt for expensive horns  :sry:

And the only time it takes two days to Eastern Montana is in an ice storm otherwise we drive 13 hrs and a 1000 miles straight only stopping for fuel.

That said put in for the desert unit  :chuckle:
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Re: 18 Quality Deer Points..... Where would you go?
« Reply #88 on: January 19, 2021, 07:13:11 PM »
The donít hunt for cheap meat I hunt for expensive horns  :sry:

And the only time it takes two days to Eastern Montana is in an ice storm otherwise we drive 13 hrs and a 1000 miles straight only stopping for fuel.

That said put in for the desert unit  :chuckle:
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Re: 18 Quality Deer Points..... Where would you go?
« Reply #89 on: January 19, 2021, 07:14:38 PM »
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