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Offline Jlittlebear31

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18 year old daughter drew 204 quality deer
« on: June 17, 2024, 01:26:22 PM »
My recently graduated 18 year old daughter drew a quality deer tag in the 204 (Nov. 1-20).  I'll apologize up front for those that have been putting in for this tag for many years.  She somehow drew it with 3 points.  This is the first quality hunt our family of 6 has ever drawn.  Needless to say, we're are pumped.  I've spent sometime hunting deer and elk in this unit, mainly around Chesaw.  I would be open to any assistance in helping my daughter fill this tag with a buck to remember.  She (we) would be willing to trade some work in exchange.
My daughter has only shot blacktails before and nothing big.  Knowing she may never draw another quality tag, I'm super excited for her and can't wait to see what we can come up with.
She likes the look of mulies but certainly won't turn down a whitetail either.  I will be making some trips this summer to the area to scout and hike around. 
I'd be in debt to anyone who wishes to help her out.  Thanks and good luck to all.
Jake
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Re: 18 year old daughter drew 204 quality deer
« Reply #1 on: June 17, 2024, 01:45:08 PM »
Congrats to your daughter. There are some good bucks up there and plenty of good ground to cover. I have property in the unit and if you get some weather, it will be a really fun hunt with a good chance at a mature mule deer or whitetail.
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Re: 18 year old daughter drew 204 quality deer
« Reply #2 on: June 19, 2024, 09:55:13 PM »
I hope you're getting a ton of PMs full of quality intel. The day this community does not come out in support of a you huntress would be a very sad day indeed. I know we have at least a couple lucky forum members who have drawn this tag and many more who hunt the areas this tag covers. In this day and age this is literally an OIL tag, info on November quality buck for a young lady should be pouring in and hopefully you keep this near the top through modern season as well and more info comes your way. Both my kids and I have been putting in for this tag for years, if any of us draw I would hope for the community here to help out then too. Congrats, I am jealous, but very excited to see this adventure unfold for you two!! 

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Re: 18 year old daughter drew 204 quality deer
« Reply #3 on: June 19, 2024, 10:50:20 PM »
Congrats to you and your daughter!  Enjoy the experience and make the most of it.  Took me 19 years to draw my first quality tag.  This gives me hope that I might get lucky in the future and draw again.  Wish I could help you with 204.  Lot's of great people on this site that I'm sure will share info with you as they've done for me.

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Re: 18 year old daughter drew 204 quality deer
« Reply #4 on: June 20, 2024, 06:52:43 AM »
Good for her! I hope it’s a great hunt.

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Re: 18 year old daughter drew 204 quality deer
« Reply #5 on: June 20, 2024, 08:44:30 AM »
Birdguy,
I've received a couple of responses privately and am very appreciative to those that reached out.  I too consider this dang near a OIL draw, and realize how fortunate my girl was to draw it.  I spoke with one member who said he'd been putting in for this tag for longer than my daughter has been alive! 
I know the controversy and debate about not being a regular poster and now posting asking for help.  I get it, and to each their own.  With a tag like this and a daughter that's deserving and hard working, I have no shame in trying to help her get the best animal she can.  I'm on Huntwa nearly daily, albeit more of a reader and observer.
Many thanks to those that have reached out, and again, will accept any help or information if others would like to share.
Jake
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Re: 18 year old daughter drew 204 quality deer
« Reply #6 on: June 20, 2024, 09:17:24 AM »
Congratulations wish I had info to help. Hope you get info for success. Look forward to following along

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Re: 18 year old daughter drew 204 quality deer
« Reply #7 on: June 20, 2024, 09:29:31 AM »
Besides camp spots and geography those hunts are really hard to scout for.
Bucks show up in Nov that no one knew existed.
Hope for weather and I'd wait till the second week.... finding bucks won't be hard.
Set a goal and see if you can stick to it after you guys start seeing 130-140 class deer that become tempting..

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Re: 18 year old daughter drew 204 quality deer
« Reply #8 on: June 21, 2024, 06:48:26 PM »
That is awesome to hear! Congrats to you all!
This hunt was the first special permit my wife ever drew. Her and her sister in law applied as a party and drew out in 1997. Yeh we’re old!
We got some local intel and hunted the SE corner of the unit near the Andersons ranch.
They both shot 4x4 whitetails. Really fun hunt and we have been applying for this hunt ever since and have yet to draw. For those who do math that’s 27 years….we have drawn other hunts that were ahead of 204…but have yet to return.

Enjoy the unit and hunt and share some pics regardless of how large the buck is!
 

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Re: 18 year old daughter drew 204 quality deer
« Reply #9 on: June 21, 2024, 10:44:34 PM »
Congrats on the draw. It’s a huge unit. I would just pick a few areas that look good and drive the roads. Get familiar with the general area. Like others have said, bucks show up in the rut that you never see any other time. Parts of the unit are insanely thick(east part) but there are openings. It’s more open the further west you go. Have an opportunity at either species just about anywhere you go. Good luck and enjoy the process.

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Re: 18 year old daughter drew 204 quality deer
« Reply #10 on: June 22, 2024, 08:50:37 PM »
Thanks for the info Greenleaf.  Definitely will spend some time learning the area and cruising.
Finnman, sheesh, that's a long time.  Kinda feel a little guilty she drew it with 3.......I will share pictures of the journey for sure.
Fishngamer, those dandies that magically appear in November is what we're hoping for!
Red, thanks for the well wishes.  We're gonna give it all!
Thanks to all, can't wait for this year to get started.
Jake
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