Non res Cali deer

Ikeepitcold

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Does any of you know the draw odds for the X7b and A zones are for non res deer? Also if I buy a bear tag is it good for all areas in Cali or do I have to buy a tag for a spacific zone I want to hunt? Thanx guys for any info.
 

BigSurArcher

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A is OTC. Lowest point value awarded tag last year was 4 points. Probably a 25% chance with 4 points. Then with fewer than 4 points it was 1:63 odds. This is for both residents AND non-residents. Bear tags are universal for all areas open to bear hunting.
 

Firearrow

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Unless you are going to hunt private land, or scout a lot, don't waist your points or money on X7b. There are better numbers, with better public land in X7a. I have hunted both, and would go to 7a 100 times over.
 

shed

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Odds and points needed, along with other good info. is on line now. I just read some of it, very easy to understand, better than most states! California did a good job this year catching up to the 21st century.
 

BigSurArcher

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No points isn't a big deal in CA... when trying to draw the top hunts, 7 points is exactly the same as having zero. They both end up in the random pool with the same chances.
 

BADbuckfever

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BSA - I dont apply for the premium hunts so I have zero points, but if I was trying to draw those tags I think this system is a joke. What good does it do to accumulate points when it has no effect on the outcome? Only in California! Oh, boy! I need to move outta here!
 

BigSurArcher

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Exactly. I'm thinking about starting a petition. Guarantee it would get signed by everyone who doesn't have max points.

It only looks worse and worse every year. It's really gonna be bad when max points gets up to 20, and guys with 0 points are getting tags over those with 19. As if it isn't bad enough already.....
 
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goindeep

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California doesn't discriminate residents and nonresidents, there's no set quota for nonresidents, draw odds are the same for everyone. As far as points go, they do help so long as you not applying for units that require max points to draw.