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Last weekend of G13 HELP!

Hello,

I have been reading for a while,  figured I would sign up and post. hunting in g13 with no success thus far. Some of the areas I have tried are Indian Flats, and palomar divide. I have yet to see a deer. any pointers for the last weekend? I have glassed, hiked and waited.  I saw another fire road just south of henshaw campground. Should I try there?

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calvermonster can probibly

calvermonster can probibly help you, wait for him to reply.

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HOGGETTER wrote:

calvermonster can probibly help you, wait for him to reply.

 

Will do. Thanks!

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Sorry, I was in Vermont, but

Sorry, I was in Vermont, but by the looks of your other post, you didn't need my help anyway... .Wink

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I have a question that might

I have a question that might apply to this. Is the G-13 tag a doe only and is there an either sex tag. That would be helpful to know when applying next year. If their is no either sex tag, would it be smart to carry a G-13 tag and a regular buck tag. Any input is appreciated. Help!

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It's doe only.  San Diego

It's doe only.  San Diego tags are as follows...

D-16:  Rifle Buck tag

G-13:  Rifle Doe tag

A-22:  Archery either sex tag

M-6:  Muzzleloader either sex tag

The one thing you need to know also is the definition of either sex.  It is defined as a "legal antlered deer" or an "antlerless" deer.  An antlered deer must have at least a second point on one of the antler, IN THE UPPER 2/3rds of the antler.  So a spike, or a spike with browtines, does not fit that definition.  The antlerless deer is defined as any doe, or a buck with antlers less than 3 inshes in length. 

Therefore, any spike over 3 inches, is not legal in ANY SEASON.  Sucks, but that's where they fall, and you will see alot.  I have never got a deer with a bow, but came to full draw at 7 yards from a deer lact month.  He stepped out, and i saw his 6 inch spikes.  I could only sit there and laugh, and I had to let the bow down and let him walk.  Ugh!

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Thanks I didn't realize that,

Thanks I didn't realize that, I guess i should pic up a muzzleloader or bow because if I want venison I should apply for an eithersex tag. This helped clear that issue up.

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As long as you or your family

As long as you or your family is okay with you being out during the holiday season, then muzzleloader is the way to go.  It's usually the last 2 weeks of December.  They only give out 70 tags or so, but there are usually only 70-75 people who apply.

The other way to go, to maximize your chances, is to put in for the G-13, and the D-16.  The G-13 is about 70% draw chance (300 tags/450-500 applicants) and the D-16 tag does not sell out until shortly before the season.  The only problem with that is that you burn your only 2 tags with that scenario, but then again, you can get a buck AND a doe.  Muzzleloading it's one or the other.

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There's also the AO (Archery

There's also the AO (Archery Only) tag that is good in several hunting zones during the archery season for that zone as well as the general seasons.  Just make sure, if you use this tag, that you don't have any firearms with you at all.  With a D-16 tag and an AO tag you would have two opportunities at bucks only.  The 1st in D-16 would be during the archery season which always begins on the 1st Saturday in September and runs for 3 weeks (check the regs to be exact) and if you were successful harvesting a buck, you could tag it with either tag (if you use your AO tag, you still have the option of using a rifle or bow during the general season).

Or, if you want to be able to hunt from the 1st Saturday in September through December (give or take a few gap days) and you have a bow, you could get an A-22 tag and either an AO or D-16 tag.  You can still hunt with a bow with your D-16 tag and then you would also have the option of breaking out the boom stick if you were so inclined.  The only advantage of having the AO tag is that you can hunt in multiple zones throughout the state with that tag.

Clear as mud???

BTW, I bought an AO and A-22 tag this season and my son (14 y/o) had a D-16 tag. 

 

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