I also live in Sacramento. I've always hunted D-5, but in past years I was lucky enough to draw X-12 two years in a row, until the PP system. Now I have Max points for deer and I've been trying to draw M-3. I've been out of state a few times. I plan to backpack into hunt SW colorado again this year for deer, maybe OTC elk if I don't draw my deer tag. I belong to Maya Archers in Roseville, so if any of you Sacramento area guys are interested you should look them up. It great to have a club in the area.
This one was from what was originally zone X1, Northeastern California, near Mount Shasta
Best of Luck,
Originally Posted by elkmtngear
Some D8 bucks
Here are some deer that were taken in D8 of the past few years.
Attachment 577 2004
Attachment 576 2005
Attachment 578 2006
Wow! Excellent bucks. I am reading that there are no more bucks in SNF. I guess you guys are the ones killing all the bucks. LOL. You sure know how to get the blood pressure up with those photos. I am getting excited for the hunt already. Dang, you would have to post those pics up. Got any more???? That's why I'm "BAD buck fever." I got it bad. Thanks!
I have a few more I have taken, but most are forks or 2x3's. I have been rifle hunting the same area for 21 years. My grandfather started taking me when I was 9 and when I was 12 I took my first fork. 2004-2006 were our best years. I took a nice 20" fork with my bow back when I was 17 then put the bow down and started rifle hunting again. 2009 I decided to try and extend my season by picking up a bow again. I had some great close encounters with a nice 4x3 and 4x4 last year. Got within 50 yards and the wind swirled on me and blew any chances of a shot. 2011 I have decided to stay in longer, so I can increase my odds. Looking at a 4-7 day trip instead of a 3-4 day trip. Guess I will have to wait a few more months before I know it worked or not.
Those are some nice bucks!
I live in Reno Nv and want to try to draw a X7B or X7A tag. Ive been going throought the F&G web site and I cant find out anything thats clear to me on aplications. I dont see were I can apply on line like most states. Do I have to get a hard copy, fill it out and mail it in? Also were can I get a hard copy if that is the case and when are they available?
Any info would be great thanx!
Do any of you guys try for Nv?
I have lots of family in the Gridley and Biggs area. I really enjoy the duck hunting in the rice fields and the phesant hunting as well. I have gone to Calinga and hunted pigs a few times and had some great fun doing that. No deer yet but drool over the country in X7B.
Ikeepitcold - Yeah, you can't apply on-line from what I see. I would call the number below to start with to avoid delays. Also, this link should help get you where your going:
You will want to apply before the early June deadline for premium deer tags drawn by lottery. You may have to call the "license and revenue branch office" (916) 928-5805 to find out how to get them to mail you an application for the deer tag drawing.
It says they are working on an online system coming soon. Good luck!
Great! Thankyou so much for the info!
I'm also from Bakersfield and usually hunt D-8 and D-9 archery and rifle. The last few years I have spent my season in d-9. I've done the backpacking thing in Idaho and would like to do something like that soon in CA. I'm building my preference points and am going to take a swing at a good X-zone in the next 2 years. Hopefully i'll have a good story to tell you guys this year. Now off to Idaho for my spring bear and turkey hunt...