Not exactly. You can shoot a young male if the antlers don't meet the bull definitions on an antlerless tag.
That equals a calf but you better make sure that those antlers are not over 5" long a extra 1/2" can get you into trouble.
Cirtter, what part of the meat/rack do you attach the tag if you can't carry it all out in one trip? I've put it on the rack and usually make that the first trip, but never really knew for sure.
Still Hunter has that covered in his post. Also if the antlers are not attached to the body of the elk or part of the front quarter you can get a ticket for placing the tag on them. The instructions on the tag say to attach it to the carcass and if the head is detached it is no longer part of the carcass.
"If a carcass is cut in pieces or deboned, evidence of sex needs to be attached to a quarter or another major part of carcass. All portions must be transported together. " (Quoted right from the 2014 regualtions.) This is pretty clear, except for the transported together part, which isn't always possible getting it out of the woods, and remains my concern.
The tag states "attach validated tag to carcass..." I have understood the "carcass" to mean the dead remains of a animal after the entrails have been removed. I would surmise the head constitutes part of those remains. Maybe I am wrong on that, but the regulations do not state otherwise to my knowledge. Again, the question still remains, if I can't physically transport all the part stogether, which part is the best to attach the tag? Or maybe it doesn't even matter as the regulations do not specify, just that the parts have to be "transported together." Show me how to transport 4-quarters and a head out of the woods by myself at one time and I'll oblige.
When packing the meat out I just place the tag in my pocket and then once in camp I will attach it to the piece of meat that has the sex organs on. Transporting the meat I believe is going to be defined as once it is in a vehicle.
In the winter months, when the tempurature drops well below freezing, it gets harder to stay warm enough to be comfortable. Yes, wool socks are better than cotton but; battery powered heated socks are even better. And yet our feet end up cold at some point anyways. When we are hunting we are usally trying to be as still as possible, for as long as possible. The problem is, when we aren't moving, our blood circulation slows down. We especially lose...