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    Pacific Hybrids... Anyone hunt them?

    Anyone else here hunt our little Southern Californian, Blacktail cousins, the pacific hybrid? They aren't much antler wise but fun to hunt while you're waiting for the fall hunts... Here's one from a while back...Click image for larger version. 

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    I hunt socal,How do you know whats a pacific hybrid? I've never heard that
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    I am not intimately familiar with specific lines, however, it is basically from around Monterey to the South, along the coast to San Diego. The Southern portion of A zone, D-19, parts of D-11, D-15 and D-16... If you hunt San Diego, you're most likely hunting hybrids... Like I said, I am not the authority on the actual lines, however, there is no book category for these little deer... Either way, I find them just as smart and challenging to hunt as any other species or sub-species!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Graylight View Post
    I am not intimately familiar with specific lines, however, it is basically from around Monterey to the South, along the coast to San Diego. The Southern portion of A zone, D-19, parts of D-11, D-15 and D-16... If you hunt San Diego, you're most likely hunting hybrids... Like I said, I am not the authority on the actual lines, however, there is no book category for these little deer... Either way, I find them just as smart and challenging to hunt as any other species or sub-species!
    The zones you mentioned are Calfornia Mule deer and Southern Mule deer. Further south in D12 and D17 they are called Burro Mule deer. Blacktails usually start from nortern L.A. county coastal all the way into Or. and Wa.. Where you get the cross over hybrids is east of the mtns. along hwy 5 going north. It's splittin hairs but Calif. defines 7 different types of deer. All are based on the black pattern on their tail. Muleys 24/7 and bigshot, your D14,D116,D19 and D15 are all specified as Southern Mule deer. No blacktails anywhere in those zones or D11 which if I remember correcty are specified as California Mule deer . No, Im not a game biologist. Just studied when I was a youngin.

    I just noticed there was another page with the species map posted. What a dork ! Should go past 1st page huh ? Give me a brake, I just turned senior citizen on the 13th.
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    Maybe I've gotten a couple then.....out of D-16, I was always told they were blacktails?? Either way that's a nice 3x3 you got there.Was that one taken on public land?
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    True Blacktails are further to the North of us... I have been thinking about putting a high country Trinity alps hunt together for them in August someday, too much to do, so little time...
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    We call em bench legs in Oregon and Washington.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jon Boy View Post
    We call em bench legs in Oregon and Washington.
    That's what I always called them! Have heard both ways that there is an actual mixed species, but don't have a clue whats true!
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    Hey Grey light, that is a nice buck, did you ever get him scored. Looks like he would make the Cali archery book.

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    Here are the deer boundaries set by the California Bowmen Hunters Big Game Club Record book.

 

 

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