yeah i was shocked to see no deer tag too, aperently everyone got the memo this year was the year to apply in nevada, but i did pull a antelope horns shorter since im on the waiting list to apply for the big ones again, and my wife drew a antlerless elk tag too.
The Boss (that'd be the wife) got her doe antelope tag and her first cow elk tag. Now maybe she'll agree to buying a new rifle.
My youngest daughter got another junior deer tag. She wants to know if I'll be done mounting her last years buck before she kills her second one (ok so I'm a little slow).
I pulled a muzzleloader deer tag and another muzzleloader cow elk tag. I've got a date with a certain tall 4 point that I shot over the top of a couple of seasons ago.
A best buddy scored big with a deer tag (we'll be hunting together as we put in for deer as a party tag) and a California bighorn sheep tag. He got a desert sheep tag last year so I'm thinking his good mojo for sheep tags surely must be used up now.
As usual the first thing I think about when the draw results are in is heading out to the range for some shooting. Looking out the window right now I notice that the wind is blowing at 20 to 30 mph & it's snowing. Typical Memorial Day weekend around here. Gotta remind myself to send a thank you card to Al Gore and the rest of the global warming guru's.
Over the years I have seen several elk and deer hides left in the woods by hunters and I have to wonder why they do this? I fully understand and agree about getting the hide off the animal as soon as possible to cool the meat, but why not pack out the hide with you and use it? As far as I know there are no state laws that require you to take the hide home, but to me why waste such a beautiful part of the animal? Some might think they have no use for the hide or it costs too much to tan....