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Offline STIKNSTRINGBOW

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Any Trad-Hunters get a permit ?
« on: June 20, 2010, 03:09:00 PM »
I was drawn "Quality Deer", but don't know whether it is L.T. Murray (Nov. 24th-Dec 8th, any buck) or Skokomish, (Nov. 1st-24th, 2 pt+)
I will be happy with either one...
"The mountains are calling and I must go." - John Muir
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Offline just'ncase

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Re: Any Trad-Hunters get a permit ?
« Reply #1 on: June 20, 2010, 05:51:00 PM »
Well congrats on drawing a permit. I drew an anterless elk permit for turnbull.

Offline cch

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Re: Any Trad-Hunters get a permit ?
« Reply #2 on: June 21, 2010, 08:42:00 AM »
It doesn't look like I got drawn for anything.

Online Blackhawk

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Re: Any Trad-Hunters get a permit ?
« Reply #3 on: June 21, 2010, 10:03:00 AM »
...and for me...  "[dntthnk]"
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Offline Dale Sharp

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Re: Any Trad-Hunters get a permit ?
« Reply #4 on: June 21, 2010, 02:02:00 PM »
Nothing for me...
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Offline Ragnarok Forge

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Re: Any Trad-Hunters get a permit ?
« Reply #5 on: June 22, 2010, 05:54:00 PM »
I don't bother with permits.  I have only heard of a couple of people who drew and it never seems to be their first choice. I find lots of good areas to hunt without spending the extra cash.  I suppose I should start putting in for Shiras Moose up around Spokane so I can hunt one there before I die.
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Offline STIKNSTRINGBOW

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Re: Any Trad-Hunters get a permit ?
« Reply #6 on: June 23, 2010, 03:20:00 PM »
The tag I drew was the Skokomish, so I get 3 extra weeks of deer season.
I apply for permits every year, been drawn 9 times, for a variety of animals.
As far as not getting drawn for first choice..just dont apply for a second if you dont want it.....
But to each their own, applying for permits to me is just another way to dream, and increased opportunity is a good thing.
I have 10 points for moose,sheep and goat and dream every year of being able to hunt moose, sheep, or goat in Washington with my Nels Grumley,
I also have no shortage of places to hunt, but like to harvest an animal every once in a while, and general season tags have a 10-20% success rate, while special permits enjoy a 80-90% or better success rate.
I see nothing wrong in spending $6.50 to increase my odds, and still hunt those good areas.
I hunt with Trad gear because I enjoy the experience, I explore new areas to expand my knowledge. I go out in the woods to replenish my soul, but after all is said and done, meat on the table and success in the field is why we hunt, the other benefits are just extras.
"The mountains are calling and I must go." - John Muir
"I go to nature to be soothed and healed, and to have my senses put in order." - John Burroughs

Offline Dale Sharp

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Re: Any Trad-Hunters get a permit ?
« Reply #7 on: June 24, 2010, 11:46:00 AM »
I almost didn't apply this year but my hunting partner said I'd be mooching off his points if I didn't (because we go in as a group)... so I put in for a couple of the elk permits. I've been accumulating some moose and goat points so I put in for those, too.

Like Michael, if I am only interested in being drawn in one unit I then choose 'points' for the second option.

When hunting westside 3 point-minimum elk units there were many years that we chose the 'points' option as #1 and nothing else. We just wanted to build up our points so that when the time came that we could go to Idaho for elk we could buy a Washington eastside tag and put in for a coveted eastside permit. If we drew it, we'd forget the Idaho plans; if we didn't draw we'd go to Idaho.

There can be a great deal of satisfaction in planning for and then hunting in a previously unfamiliar area.
"To me, how you take an animal and how you conduct the hunt, and what you gain from the experience is what bowhunting is all about."
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Offline Machias

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Re: Any Trad-Hunters get a permit ?
« Reply #8 on: June 24, 2010, 05:39:00 PM »
I just hunt Idaho anymore, much longer seasons.  I put in for both any moose and cow moose, but got my annual rejection notice.   :)
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Offline OB

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Re: Any Trad-Hunters get a permit ?
« Reply #9 on: June 25, 2010, 12:02:00 AM »
Nada...

Offline Longbowz

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Re: Any Trad-Hunters get a permit ?
« Reply #10 on: June 25, 2010, 01:07:00 AM »
None for me..........  :dunno:
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Offline Ray Borbon

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Re: Any Trad-Hunters get a permit ?
« Reply #11 on: June 27, 2010, 11:02:00 PM »
zilch

Offline Outwest

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Re: Any Trad-Hunters get a permit ?
« Reply #12 on: June 27, 2010, 11:09:00 PM »
NOT SELECTED.
15 years in a row now.

John

Offline Ray Borbon

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Re: Any Trad-Hunters get a permit ?
« Reply #13 on: June 28, 2010, 12:34:00 PM »
Outwest that does not give me any faith in the draw system. WOW!

Offline STIKNSTRINGBOW

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Re: Any Trad-Hunters get a permit ?
« Reply #14 on: June 28, 2010, 02:01:00 PM »
That is crazy ! ,
but I am sure it probably has more to do with what you are applying for than the point system itself.
As I stated, other than OIL tags, I have been drawn 9/14, but there are not as many applicants for the ones I apply for as there are for the others.
"The mountains are calling and I must go." - John Muir
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Offline ren sarns

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Re: Any Trad-Hunters get a permit ?
« Reply #15 on: June 28, 2010, 11:10:00 PM »
Stik... only thing I drew other than spring bear (like you),  was a 2nd deer for Whidbey.  Zilch on all the rest.
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Offline COMPOUNDLESS IN CONCRETE

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Re: Any Trad-Hunters get a permit ?
« Reply #16 on: June 29, 2010, 01:42:00 PM »
I applied for 2nd deer but no luck.
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Offline STIKNSTRINGBOW

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Re: Any Trad-Hunters get a permit ?
« Reply #17 on: June 29, 2010, 02:49:00 PM »
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Originally posted by ren sarns:
Stik... only thing I drew other than spring bear (like you),  was a 2nd deer for Whidbey.  Zilch on all the rest.
2nd deer is something though, and your home turf.....
I quit applying for those 2nd deer when they started taking the points (used to not take points) after drawing twice for Vashon, and once for NE (white-tail)
I wanted points for "quality", as I am lucky to get one deer, let alone 2.
I drew this year with 6 points, after drawing Umtaneum 7 years ago (deer-any buck)
"The mountains are calling and I must go." - John Muir
"I go to nature to be soothed and healed, and to have my senses put in order." - John Burroughs

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