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18 Quality Deer Points..... Where would you go?
« on: January 17, 2021, 12:44:43 PM »
I'm looking for recommendations on which North Central Washington units I should be looking at for a quality deer hunt for 2021.  My goal is to harvest a quality Mule Deer buck in Washington State.  I've lived in this state for 50 years and deer hunted since I was 10.  I have yet to kill a buck over 20" wide in this state. 

I'm considering the following units, but am open to suggestions based on your past experiences.......

247 Entiat....?
245 Chiwawa...?
224 Pearrygin...?
242 Alta....?

I'm in decent physical shape and I don't mind hunting away from the roads.  That being said, I'm not a young buck either.  I'm just hoping to find a good hunting experience WITHOUT having to leave Washington State.

Thank you in advance for your advice!

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Re: 18 Quality Deer Points..... Where would you go?
« Reply #1 on: January 17, 2021, 12:50:43 PM »
Throw 371 in there too. If I still lived in WA/ Yakistan area that would be the only unit I'd apply to for deer

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Re: 18 Quality Deer Points..... Where would you go?
« Reply #2 on: January 17, 2021, 01:01:42 PM »
I'm looking for recommendations on which North Central Washington units I should be looking at for a quality deer hunt for 2021.  My goal is to harvest a quality Mule Deer buck in Washington State.  I've lived in this state for 50 years and deer hunted since I was 10.  I have yet to kill a buck over 20" wide in this state. 

I'm considering the following units, but am open to suggestions based on your past experiences.......

247 Entiat....?
245 Chiwawa...?
224 Pearrygin...?
242 Alta....?

I'm in decent physical shape and I don't mind hunting away from the roads.  That being said, I'm not a young buck either.  I'm just hoping to find a good hunting experience WITHOUT having to leave Washington State.

Thank you in advance for your advice!

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Re: 18 Quality Deer Points..... Where would you go?
« Reply #3 on: January 17, 2021, 01:15:44 PM »
Start applying to other states like MT that are fairly easy to draw and killing 22"-26" wide 4x4 is a realistic goal. 18 points in WA is not even close to a guarantee of drawing a tag in any of those units. I know several people who apply in these same units with 20+ points every year, my self included with 24 points this year. I'm almost 40 and have never drawn a quality or OIL tag in this state, so I'm grateful I started hunting out of state about 15 years ago. You should stop delaying your dreams of killing a decent muley and start saving up to hunt elsewhere imho.  :twocents:
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Re: 18 Quality Deer Points..... Where would you go?
« Reply #4 on: January 17, 2021, 01:16:06 PM »
Hate to be the bearer of bad news but a lot of the central wa mule deer units draw odds are terrible even with 18 points. I would say to pick two units you have always wanted to hunt and throw your name in the hat.  :twocents:
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Re: 18 Quality Deer Points..... Where would you go?
« Reply #5 on: January 17, 2021, 01:19:25 PM »
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Re: 18 Quality Deer Points..... Where would you go?
« Reply #6 on: January 17, 2021, 01:22:30 PM »
Hate to be the bearer of bad news but a lot of the central wa mule deer units draw odds are terrible even with 18 points. I would say to pick two units you have always wanted to hunt and throw your name in the hat.  :twocents:

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You are looking at 1-9% draw odds with 18 points.....

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Re: 18 Quality Deer Points..... Where would you go?
« Reply #7 on: January 17, 2021, 01:27:53 PM »
I have been putting in for Colorado and Wyoming.  I have 22 pts for Washington. Have not given up entirely on my dreams to hunt a quality mule deer hunt in this state.  My son will be a first year hunter this year so everything is all about him and will be immediately buying his points for out of state hunts.  Definitely contemplating buying him points for this state for anything. Whats the point??? I have been fortunate enough to draw 2 quality any bull tags (07,19) so there's always a chance I guess.

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Re: 18 Quality Deer Points..... Where would you go?
« Reply #8 on: January 17, 2021, 01:37:24 PM »
I'm looking for recommendations on which North Central Washington units I should be looking at for a quality deer hunt for 2021.  My goal is to harvest a quality Mule Deer buck in Washington State.  I've lived in this state for 50 years and deer hunted since I was 10.  I have yet to kill a buck over 20" wide in this state. 

I'm considering the following units, but am open to suggestions based on your past experiences.......

247 Entiat....?
245 Chiwawa...?
224 Pearrygin...?
242 Alta....?

I'm in decent physical shape and I don't mind hunting away from the roads.  That being said, I'm not a young buck either.  I'm just hoping to find a good hunting experience WITHOUT having to leave Washington State.

Thank you in advance for your advice!

Entiat 1.3%
Chiwawa 6.4%
Pearrygin 3.5%
Alta 8.8%

Those are your odds with 18 points as of last year of drawing those tags. Just FYI.

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Re: 18 Quality Deer Points..... Where would you go?
« Reply #9 on: January 17, 2021, 01:43:27 PM »
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Re: 18 Quality Deer Points..... Where would you go?
« Reply #10 on: January 17, 2021, 01:47:08 PM »
What happens to odds if two hunters with 18 points put in as a group? Any advantage?
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Re: 18 Quality Deer Points..... Where would you go?
« Reply #11 on: January 17, 2021, 02:01:40 PM »
What happens to odds if two hunters with 18 points put in as a group? Any advantage?

Disadvantage because if one of your numbers comes up and only 1 tag is left, you are out of luck.
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Re: 18 Quality Deer Points..... Where would you go?
« Reply #12 on: January 17, 2021, 02:18:01 PM »
Are you rifle specific or do other weapon categories apply?
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Re: 18 Quality Deer Points..... Where would you go?
« Reply #13 on: January 17, 2021, 02:18:25 PM »
Im in the 18 point club as well.  I am not holding my breath, but would love to draw so I can zero out and put in for easier tags to draw.  I am pot committed at this point though.

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Re: 18 Quality Deer Points..... Where would you go?
« Reply #14 on: January 17, 2021, 02:22:40 PM »
Im in the 18 point club as well.  I am not holding my breath, but would love to draw so I can zero out and put in for easier tags to draw.  I am pot committed at this point though.

I suppose that takes the sting out of "Not Selected"?  :chuckle:

 


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