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    2020 idaho draw is up

    The kid drew 63-2 muzzleloader pronghorn and a buddy who bought a license and OTC elk tag had me put him in for a couple moon shots with 57 late deer and unit 30 pronghorn and he drew the unit 30 tag! Now I gotta convince him to buy it. If anyone has any info they care to share on either of...
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    Idaho Upping Prices?

    I’m a new resident (third fall coming up) and agree fully with the caps per unit and also the price increases. Look at tag prices and opportunity in other comparable states like MT, UT, OR and WA (NV has less animals) and Idaho is/was way underpriced. MT is basically $1k for an elk tag, plus...
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    How late is too late?

    I?ve posted for some unit advice on our plans for 2018 in WY and I really appreciate all the help and advice I?ve received so far. We are down to about 4 units which are in the central part or south central part of the state. Now we are trying to coordinate when to go for three of us, coming...
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    WY 2018 with 4pp

    We are planning on making our first trip to WY for pronghorn. We will be a group of 3 (AK, MN and ID) and it will be our first pronghorn hunt. We are all good friends in our mid 30s with big game experience. We all have 4pp and have been planning on the special draw all along. We are not...
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    Anyone able to snag a CWD tag?

    I tried and hit the checkout button at 4:08 pacific and the MD either sex were sold out, and swapped to WT either sex and hit checkout at 4:11 am and they were sold out too. Just wondering who the quick finger guys are and interested to see how the hunts go.
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    2018 SD west river deer

    Hey guys, I know the season is in swing now, and my partner and I are thinking of making a go at SD WR rifle deer next year. Any reports on how the deer are doing after the catastrophe of 2013-2014? I know this winter and next spring will be important, but wondering what guys are seeing. We...
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    WY 2017 point creep

    I started keeping records on units we are interested in hunting a couple of years ago regarding points for reg and spcl pp draws for 100% and % for the next point group below that. It seems that things had been flat to maybe a point more here or there but this year a couple of units took a...
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    WY doe/fawn tags - dumb question

    This is probably a dumb question, as I think I have the WY draw odds figured out somewhat, but..... Is the doe/fawn drawing completely separate from the type 1 tag draw? It seems that way since the fees and stuff are all different. Meaning, drawing doe/fawn tags in a "first choice" unit as...
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    Possible move to N. Idaho

    I'm looking into a job that I'll strongly consider in north Idaho, coeur d'alene to be exact. Wondering about any insight on the area, life, housing, schools, hunting/fishing, and perks of resident hunting. It seems like it may be a bit warmer than MN, as in fewer days below zero. Seems like...
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    Ground level sheep

    This may seem like a silly far off question, but I'll ask it anyway. As I close in on long term improved finances I am considering how best to pursue my dream animal which is a big, chocolate colored rocky mountain bighorn ram. Not a short haired desert sheep or early season animal. I...
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    MN bow bird

    Had a slow morning, got them cranked up at one point but nothing would leave the woods for my setup. Old double bull T5 and a DSD jake and upright hen about 10 yards out. Didn't hear anything for a while and was packing up to make the kids soccer game (he got his first bird a couple weeks...
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    Montana elk help

    I botched getting a general deer tag in the leftover sale; 500 sold in 6 hours today and I didn't know they came out today and by the time I did my daily check they were gone. Now I'm contemplating biting the bullet and buying a big game combo, or just buying a region 7 whitetail doe tag and...
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    Leftovers

    I had been religiously checking for leftover release all last week. Today, I didn't check until 2pm central and the deer combos were already sold out. Called and they said there WERE 500 left and they sold in 6 hours. Looks like is a WT doe tag or bite the bullet and buy a big game combo for...
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    Boy's first turkey (or any animal)

    I took my 7 year old out turkey hunting on April 23. He hunted last year and even after practicing last spring passed up shot opportunities on a bearded hen that attacked his new DSD hen decoy, and a group of gobblers that passed by. We practiced this spring again and he said he was ready to...
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    Deer rut timing

    So after having gone out west for the first time this year, and thinking about potential trips/locations for next year, I am trying to rationalize my way through deer rut timing. Having hunted the southern half of MN my whole life, my opinion that the best time to be in the woods here and see...