Do you think the DWR sometimes overdose how many tags it puts out every year on deer? or elk in certain places?
Actually yes.. this year. It was quite amusing actually... but yes, I would like the whole truth.... from the "Sagebrush No-Spin Zone". :lol:sagebrush said:do you want to hear the truth or the whole truth...becasue they archery hunter can not hunt alone, haven't you ever seen the ones road hunting standing up in back of the truck, you need to hunt in groups in order to kill anything with a pointy stick. Look at the cave man always hunted in groups.
here you go; Elk tags, are unlimited because they figure that the elk are much harder to hunt with a Bow.Riverrat77 said:Actually yes.. this year. It was quite amusing actually... but yes, I would like the whole truth.... from the "Sagebrush No-Spin Zone".
Oh... sorry. I misunderstood your post then. :shock: That makes sense about the draw.... and your example of the three guys running down to the "big" units for their deer. So, I'm guessing the Northern is tons of private, not much access and not much of a herd so thats why folks don't put in for it a lot?? At least thats what folks believe?? About the archery hunters.... why haven't they made it a "unit" draw also?? I'm an archery hunter so I don't mind that its statewide... not that I'd ever really go hunt down south or wherever.... there are plenty of bucks for me to chase locally. The extended seems like it gets tagged pretty good too... so I might go up with a buddy to help him get his deer, but I'll try and fill my tag right away if possible so I can focus on my elk. 8)sagebrush said:the archery hunters do not get 90,000 tags. this is state wide tags numbers. I do not have a proc to look up how many they get. the archery hunters hunt is state wide :?: go figure. and have the longest season of all. :?:
my opinion the should be like the rest of us and no extended season.
the reason for the draw on deer is they do not want Tom, Dick , and Harry hunting together in the southern region where all the supposedly big trophy deer are.
so they divide the state up and put cap's on all the regions, of course the northern region has the most and always sells out last.
No, I do not think so. On the surface there might seem to be some motivation for the DWR to oversell tags. Afterall, that is the source of most of the operating capital for the agency. However, if they sell so many tags that the hunting is compromized then they will sell even fewer tags in subsequent years. It is in the best interest of the DWR to create the very best huntinig opportunities for hunters in the state. They have the biologist in the field studying the range and counting the game. They are the ones that have the best chance of knowing what is best to protect and conserve both the range and the game in spite of what hunters, stockmen and environmentalists may claim to know. It is simple mathamatics to determine how many tags to sell in a given area or given hunt. The DWR has the statistical evidence of harvest percentages for every species, weapon and season. If 25% of rifle hunters are typically successful hunting deer and the DWR sells 1000 tags then about 250 deer will be harvisted. Since archery harvest percentage is lower more tags can be sold to harvest the same number of deer. Untill I have better information than I do now I have to trust the DWR professionals.proutdoors said: