While all these back doors are interesting they do me very little good as I always apply for multiple choices for every species. I know I could go ahead and call but have decided I don't want to do that for each and every one so I'm just going to wait and see how it all played out when it posts on the website.
I only applyed in one area this year. I won a hunt on norman ranch( arch. Antalope) last year with the Craig chamber of commerce it is good for two years so my fingers are crossed. If i don't get a tag this year it was sure fun dreaming about it.
It is always interesting to see if you drew or not. Now just what you drew is a good question at times. I know that on my elk tag that I drew a fourth season cow tag since I put in for a preference point for my first choice and then the cow tag. As far as the antelope I put in for a area that required 14 points last year and I have 17 so that should be a tag I hope. Now for deer I tried something new this year. A preference point for the first choice then a archery tag in unit 44 just for hopes, then a muzzleloader tag in 444 and if all else fails a archery tag in 444. This is the first year that I put in for 4 choices for deer so I'll see how it works out.
As far as knowing what I really drew, I have been waiting around 3 months now so a couple extra weeks isn't going to hurt.
We all take every precaution when we are hunting and harvesting our animal. Well, what about after the animal is down? Do we know what has happened to that animal over it's lifetime? The following is an example of why we should be careful when we cut.
2 years ago, my father shot a nice 8 point on opening morning of the rifle season in Vermont. It was a beautiful, 2 1/2 year old deer, looked really healthy and moved normally. When my father went to skin it for...