What tags did you draw this year?

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  1. Patocazador

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    I just nabbed a returned tag good for a 3-day hunt. 2 antlerless or a 6+ pt. buck and a doe. My arthritic fingers were fast enough on the keyboard to get one. That surprised me.
     
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  2. alsaqr

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    In Oklahoma there are drawings for special hunts in WMAs, etc. After 15 years of trying, i drew a cow elk permit in the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge for January 23,24 and 25, 2019.
     
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    I put in for cow elk, but received a bull tag as a consolation prize.
     
  4. Officers'Wife

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    I'm sure glad that we do not have that nonsense here. We go get a hunting license and are permitted two deer the first gun season and two deer for archery season and oddly enough, this year the great white father in Indianapolis actually awarded us eight deprivation permits (meaning an additional eight deer) even though the crop damage has been potentially less this year than the past five.

    Now I'm having visions of molasses cured venison ham, marinated venison tenderloin broiled with a thick piece of side meet wrapped around it, stew meat and lots and lots of venison jerky.

    I think this year I'm going to try a venison potpie just for giggles and grins. I'm thinking lining the pan with a Bisquick dough then shredded venison with carrots, peas, diced potatoes and chopped onions then covered over with Bisquick dumplings. It should be an interesting experiment.
     
  5. Skoghund

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    We only have Licence hunting for moose. Our hunting team normally has an adult and two calves every year. Its been a extremely warm summer and i have read in the hunting press that its not been a good years for moose calves this year.
    Roe deer, you can shoot as many as you like but we had a very bad winter that was not kind to the roe population so i will only shoot one this year on my ground. Wild boar, again you can shoot as many as you like. The freezer will not be empty.
     
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  6. Patocazador

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    Roe deer are neat-looking. Too bad they're so small .. not much meat.
     
  7. Skoghund

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    Very true they are small. My houshold only consists of me so with my share of the moose meat, roe deer and wild boar i won't go hungry.
    Back in January i shot 3 in one day at the back of my house so i have still plenty in the freezer. It was a good thing i shot them when i did as a week later winter kicked in and the often -15 to -20 cold snowy days up till April did the roe deer population no favours. With a couple of average winters there numbers will soon recover. I'm off to England the first week in November to hunt with a friend for fallow and Muntjac deer. Now those Muntjac are small deer but also taste rather good.
     
  8. George P

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    Like Florida deer!?!?!?!?...:rofl:
     
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  9. Patocazador

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    Absolutely! The heaviest Florida deer I've killed weighed 141 lbs. ... live weight. Most of the does weigh about 85-90 lbs. However, I believe that roe deer are even smaller.

    This site says the weight ranges from 10-22 kg. (22-60 lbs.)

    roe_2.jpg https://www.bds.org.uk/index.php/advice-education/species/roe-deer
     
  10. Barny

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    No tags but I have received the opportunity to hunt a new side of the country. Moving from Iowa to North Carolina. I don't think I will be coming back home to deer hunt after I lose residency...
     
  11. Skoghund

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    Your Florida deer seem to be about the same size as a fallow deer. To my thinking its not size that counts but meat in the freezer.
    Roe deer, I think are one of the most attractive deer out there. The Germans pay big money to shoot a good trophy buck. I've shot more than my fair share of them and fallow deer over 45 years and now i do like to see them around my place.
    The roe buck season opens in a bit under three weeks and i have a friend from Norway who comes down every year to see if he can get a buck. I'll sit out and see if i can call in a roe buck. Last year i called in a doe and it was great just sitting and watching her reaction to the call.
     
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  12. caribou

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    The only draw inmy game unit (23) is for Muskoxen, and I have one :D

    I reside south of the Arctic Circle for 1/2 the year so I have a choice between Muskoxen or Sheep which is open to residents who reside north of the Arctic circle

    Were still allowed , each year, 5 Caribou perday, 1 Moose, 2 Grizz, 4 Black Bears and trapping for Fur is unlimited.
     
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  13. Patocazador

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    I'm curious,what does muskox taste like? ...... and don't say "chicken". ;)
     
  14. wankerjake

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    12AW deer tag, the early hunt. Get to go play on The kaibab this year:)
     
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    Why, it tastes like muskox, OF COURSE! :neener:
     
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    Flavor comparison........hmmmmmmmmmm........''Beef'' would come to mind for a very mild and ''gamey'less flavor. Yep, probably the closest to Beef in the wild up this way. Swan comes close, very close,m but Muskox Meats, when I hunt them in late Winter, are VERY fat and the fat is marbled through out the meats. Caribou and Moose use their fats as an insulation layer, so youll not find it layered throughout, but as a layer between meats and skin. I figue the wool and hair of the Muskox must keep them very warm.
    Muskox meats are just plain juicy and fat :D
     
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    Just what my cardiologist said to stay away from. :thumbdown:
     
  18. H&Hhunter

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    Okay now I’m getting jealous!:)
     
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    Sounds delicious. Good luck filling your tag .
     
  20. wankerjake

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    I haven’t been up there in 20 years but my friends that guide and hunt it say it’s as good now as it’s been in a long time. We’ll find out. Hopefully I’ll have a good story to post this year. We have 3 tags to fill:)
     
  21. H&Hhunter

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    Jake,
    If I was ever to draw that tag I’d be looking for a 190”+ mule deer. What a spectacular deer unit!
     
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  22. wankerjake

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    Yes, as of now, 180+ is my goal. I’m told the migration starts during this early hunt and it keeps getting better and better throughout, and that it’s pretty good. I have the whole hunt off and good help lined up so it’s 180 or bust until the last day or so. Late hunt I’d hold out for better. We’ll see. I have the advantage of being in state so the early hunt is somewhat drawable. I’m excited :)
     
  23. Robert

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    Over the Counter tags come out on Thursday. I think I have it sorted out...
     
  24. Chuck R.

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    3 of us drew "either species either sex" for western KS, so it looks like we're chasing mulies.

    Last year in the same area we bagged a 10pt Mulie & a 10pt whitetail (whitetail was mine), so we're pretty optimistic. We'll just have to see what effect the drought is having.
     
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  25. H&Hhunter

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    Uhmmmm....NO, no you didn't !!! Just sayin'. :eek:
     
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