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Next year’s plans?

Of course I’m already looking forward to next year’s seasons.  I might just get the itch to go out and chase small game through February.  But I’m already looking forward to spring Turkey in May.  Early goose season in September.  Turkeys and small game in October, then white tail in November through December.  I’ll apply for moose permits in at least three states, but the odds are long for drawing a tag.  If I don’t get a moose tag, I’ll put in for mule deer buck and doe in Washington where friends of mine hunt.   That’s my plan for next year. 

 

How about you?

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Sounds like a good plan. I

Sounds like a good plan.

I might do a hog hunt these next couple of months, then our turkey actually runs late March through May.  It's only a few months till archery starts again.

As for other hunts, I will apply for elk and sheep as I always do in California.  I am seriously thinking of putting in for a Moose permit in Vermont this year, but if I got one, I would only be able to do that and would probably have to give up my trip there for the deer opener.

And, as much as I would like to kill a moose, I really look forward to hunting with my Dad during the rifle season, so I don't know if it's worth it.

I am also trying to look at an elk hunt in Colorado, if i do not put it off to 2012.

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also a good plan

That sounds like a great here of hunting to me!

If you are lucky enough to actually draw a moose permit, you could include your Dad as teh second hunter and spend a week chasing moose with him at your side.

THAT would be cool.

of course you know that the odds of actually drawing a permit as a non-resident are long. Maybe your Dad should put in for teh permit and list YOU as the second hunter!

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Funny, a friend of my

Funny, a friend of my father's drew one a few years back as a non-resident.  He got a nice 850 pounder or so.

Then, he waited his 3 years, and applied again.  Guess what!  He drew the first time he applied, again.  Couldn't believe it.

He didn't get one that year, but to be drawn 2 times in 4 years has got to be against some tall odds.

However, We have seen that with some residents living in our town, drawing twice in a very short time.  So much so, we were wondering if there is some sort of glitch in the computer drawing system.

Maybe it's not so "random".

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Where was that again????

Ca_Vermonster wrote:

Funny, a friend of my father's drew one a few years back as a non-resident.  He got a nice 850 pounder or so.

Then, he waited his 3 years, and applied again.  Guess what!  He drew the first time he applied, again.  Couldn't believe it.

He didn't get one that year, but to be drawn 2 times in 4 years has got to be against some tall odds.

However, We have seen that with some residents living in our town, drawing twice in a very short time.  So much so, we were wondering if there is some sort of glitch in the computer drawing system.

Maybe it's not so "random".

Wow! That would be a sweet deal for them, but suck for the rest of us since it would mean that our odds would be longer.  What town is that again so that I can get a temporary residence?  Oh I’m just kidding!  I sure won’t give up putting in applications for moose permits any time soon though and I will definitely put in for a Vermont moose permit as soon as I am eligible again.  The preference point system is a definite incentive not to skip a year since if you skip applying for a year, you lose any and all accumulated preference points!

 

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Don't put off putting in for a moose tag

CA_Vermonster,

 

I think the odds are a little better than Maine then Vermont but my father has been putting for moose since 86' and has not been pulled for a permit. I was lucky enough and got picked in 01' and like groovy mike said you can bring someone and i brought my father.  I always tell my family and friends to put in for the permit and if you get picked than figure out what you need to do because the chances aren't that great.  For myself i will putting for in for moose in maine and NH and do some whitetail hunting in new york.  One of these years i want to go down to south carolina and do some velvet hunting. It will be a little different since it starts in mid august.

Actually on long island they have a shotgun season in january and i will be going on the 6th on state land, can't wait.

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Good luck on the 6th TJB and welcome to the forums!  Let us know how you make out.

You are 100% right on the moose permits.  I was blessed with a Vermont tag in 2009, so i can't apply there until 2013, but I wll be applying for moose tags in Maine and New Hampshire for sure, maybe a western state, or Canada as well.

I think I'm hooked on moose hunting!

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Sounds like you boys have

Sounds like you boys have some good hunting ahead of you. I am just starting to plan out my hunts for next year. And I believe that I am going to be cashing in some preference points. I will be spending my pronghorn points on a buck tag. I will be spending my mule deer preference points as well atlthough I have not decided on the specific unit just yet. I am up in the air if I want to spend my elk preference points at this point. I will also be putting in for moose, bighorn sheep and mountain goat as usual... yeah right though. I will probably never draw those tags. I am still trying to figure out if I will have time to hunt bear next fall and if I will have enough preference points to do what I want to do for them. So much work to do haha.

Turkey is coming up in the spring and I am getting pretty excited for that. Still got a little while left in waterfowl season. Oh... and I am hopefully going out tomorrow to try and get a coyote or fox!

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next year

My first hunt next year will be a hog hunt, starting on January 15th in Georgia. I won't do any other planning til after that. I am still thanking my wife for agreeing to the bunch of hunts I went on this year. She's a keeper!! Thumbs up  

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Tndeerhunter wrote:

My first hunt next year will be a hog hunt, starting on January 15th in Georgia. I won't do any other planning til after that. I am still thanking my wife for agreeing to the bunch of hunts I went on this year. She's a keeper!! Thumbs up  

          

Absolutely! I am thankful for my wife too for exactly the same reasons (among others!). 

In fact she was just encouraging me to go somewhere and bring home moose.  Have you ever heard anything nicer from your spouse?  I ask you....      

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