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    NDHunter,

    Boy, you sure put me in my place. I think I have some clue what I'm talking about, I just wasn't as clear as I should have been. In units 4B and 4C, NDG&F gave out 500 tags (for the sake of argument, let's call them 'any-buck' tags) in 2008. If you remember, the winter of 2008 was horrible, and the next spring we found dead deer everywhere. Numbers were way down, but there was no reduction in tags for the fall of 2009. That's 500 more tags in each unit. Then, WHAM, another killer winter, though not as bad as 2008-2009. We found dozens of dead deer again in the spring of 2010. The 2010 season should have had severely reduced tags, but again NDG&F gave 500 tags in 4B and 4C. That's the source of my criticism. The reduction of tags for 2011 came about 2 years too late for most of the western units. That's why I'm saying it's about the money, not the $200 NR tag. That's pretty reasonable, although MN gives NR tags for about $140. In conclusion, I did think about it a little bit, and spewed very little nonsense.
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    Hey now, this is a happy thread!

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    Crimson, I liked your post better before you edited it... I guess we're both right to some degree. The G&F probably should have cut tags more in those 2 units that you've hunted in. From 2009 to 2010 though, overall they cut 27,625 tags and mule deer tags by 1,425. And at $20 each, that is a little over $550,000 in tag fees that they didn't get. My guess is that tags will be cut drastically next year, which I hope they are because they need to be. After 3 winter's like we've had plus a dose of blue tongue, deer numbers are down significantly.

    You're right Jen, this needs to return to a happy thread!

    miller1- Yes you are right about deer numbers being way down. My guess is that tag numbers will be WAY down next year. It will probably be very tough to draw a ND tag for at least a few years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NDHunter View Post

    You're right Jen, this needs to return to a happy thread!
    DUH. I'm a woman, I'm always right Hahaha

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    Oh geez. Women are so wrong in thinking they are always right. lol. Just ask us.
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    Well that was harsh

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    That did come accross as way harsh. Not my intent at all. It was really meant to be a joke. Afterall I am just a little sweet on you Jen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elkcrazedfrk View Post
    Oh geez. Women are so wrong in thinking they are always right. lol. Just ask us.
    I completely agree Jason. Women are wrong all the time.

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    Oh ya think vince?! Just wait until you have me show you where to hunt out here again... I'm gonna send you to the bottom of the biggest sh!t hole I can find.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jenbickel View Post
    Oh ya think vince?! Just wait until you have me show you where to hunt out here again... I'm gonna send you to the bottom of the biggest sh!t hole I can find.
    Sweet! That's where the biggest bucks and bulls will be!!!!!!! Do you also have pack horses to help me get an animal out?

 

 

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