Our household did pretty good on tags this year. I got a muzzleloader cow elk tag, my youngest daughter a junior deer tag, doe antelope tags for the Boss & oldest daughter and my oldest also got a deer tag. Considering that the State Game Commission in their infinite stupidity completely ignored all recommendations of the Dept of Wildlife & County game boards & reduced deer tags by 25%, getting the general season tag came as a surprise.
And for those who think they'll never get a sheep tag, my best buddy got a desert sheep tag - his second desert tag! I was three feet to his side watching in a spotting scope when he shot his first one 15 or so years ago. Out of a group of 8 legal rams, his scored around 172 B&C. And now he gets to go at it again. I don't know if this tale provides hope for those waiting (praying!) for their first tag or just puts salt in the wound for those who think they'll never get a tag.
congrats phill and hal fast, good luck on your hunts. hopefully ill pull a archery tag in the second draw for area 17 ,051 or area 10. if not my buddies little brother cody drew a 021 junior tag and ill be able to join him on his first ever deer hunt. hal fast thanks for the salt in the wound about those bighorn tags, some folks have all the luck hopfully one day ill draw one. and whats that you where sayin, nevada cutt there tag quota by 25% this year?
A perk of majoring in wildlife biology in college is the plethora of hunting knowledge that you collect throughout your course load. One of the most important factors in whether an area can hold large quantities of animals or produce large antlers is forage.
Most universities, state schools and even community colleges offer basic botany courses and plant ID courses. Although it might not be feasable for the average middle age hunter to pay tuition and go back to college to learn hunting...