The winter here has been pretty rough. I think its the worst winter I've seen here in the last 15 years. Lots of snow and cold. Our snowpack is almost 160% of normal and another nasty storm is headed our way this weekend. Cross your fingers. I heard it's supposed to hit 77 in mid March though. We'll see how that works out or not. -GLast question and I'll just sit back and enjoy...how's the winter treating the area around Cody?
And don't forget...the invitation to go bow hunting in the ND Badlands is still open!
I'm certainly no expert on CO. I think any unit in CO is good for cow elk. I would put his chances at better than 50/50. Good luck. -GMy son will be hunting unit 22 Colorado 2nd season for cow elk, this is his first year hunting. What do you think his chances are. And is there a good elk herd in that unit
It is a very big problem. I wish I had the control to change it. I think some of these states are wishing they would have never even went to a point system at all. At some point, the demand becomes so large that no point system is the best point system. The best thing we can do, is do our research and hunt in the midrange units. I hardly ever hunt in a blue chip unit in WY. -GIs there any answer to the point creep game all over the west? Any opinions on how to make things better?
Yeh, I hold up during mid day and wait until evening. The only time I don't is if the weather is changing or later in October and during the rut. The later on the fall gets, the more likely anything is to happen. -GIm going to throw a curve ball and ask a question about gearing myself for the hunt. This may have been mentioned in one of your books and the answer slips my mind. When hunting smart ole mature mule deer. Do you give it a rest during any time of the day or search all day long?
Go down to the bow shop and shoot each brand. They will all feel a little bit different to each person. I like the Bow-Tech but some of my buddies prefer the Hoyt's or the Mathews. If you can't afford the best new off the shelf, get into either a Diamond or Mission. They are usually only about two or three year old technology and will save you a ton of money. Make sure the bow fits you. -GWhat advise would you give a guy getting ready to buy his first bow and get into archery hunting.
http://blog.eastmans.com/the-predator-death-spiral/Setting aside all the hysteria from both sides, what are your personal observations on the impact wolves have had on big game hunting in the western states?
That is a very good question, if I was a resident I would say 90/10 as a non-resident I think 60/40 is good. But in all honesty, I think an 80/20 split is probably the most fair to all sides. I think anything close to 90/10 is a bit stingy and anything beyond 70/30 is not really fair to the residents who live there and pay the taxes in that state. Just my personal opinion on that one. As a side note, it makes it pretty tough for the Departments to make their budgets work at 90/10 not to mention the outfitters get hit pretty hard at those percentages also. 80/20 all the way. -GGuy,
Alaska is about to undergo a hard look at sheep hunting allocations. What do you feel would be an appropriate resident to non-resident ratio for tag allocation? 90%-10% is being pushed by the residents.