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    Anybody ever hunted Big Valley antelope unit in Ca....?

    Here we go again...Was first alternate for a tag. F&G lady jusy called me to ask if I wanted it.
    Have other good hunts planned that I drew for. Not sure if can afford it now.
    It's hunt 750. Big Valley. 8 tags. 702 applicants and if I remmeber correctly it 56 max applicats. I was one of them. 100% kill with 10 tags last yr. I have to call here back by Mon. with answer. No pressure....Funny, have filled all 14 antelope buck tags in Wy. and one in Az. but hunting then in Ca. makes me nervous.
    Any info would be appreciated.
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    I should of just said has anybody hunted antelope in Ca. ...
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    I say take the CA antelope tag. I just don't think it is a tag I could give up. Of course I'm one point behind max so I'm in a totally different boat than you are. Good luck!

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    For sure take it. With 56 max choice apps, the pool is going to be bigger next year so you might not draw it for a long time, if ever. Put those points to use and kill a dandy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sjsmallfield View Post
    I say take the CA antelope tag. I just don't think it is a tag I could give up. Of course I'm one point behind max so I'm in a totally different boat than you are. Good luck!
    I'm leaning that way. Might take another 10 yrs. to draw one. I was the first alternate for the 8 tags.
    I'm supposed to call her back by Mon.. If I was an elk tag I wouldn't even hesitate ! Have max pts. for elk too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drhorsepower View Post
    For sure take it. With 56 max choice apps, the pool is going to be bigger next year so you might not draw it for a long time, if ever. Put those points to use and kill a dandy!
    You are right. I felt lucky being one out out of the 57 let alone 702. Just don't want to wait another 10 yrs !
    You guys are starting to convince me !

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    Quit thinking and call the woman back and tell her you will take the tag. On the other hand if she would feel better she could always send the tag to me. Let me know if she needs my address.

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    I want the tag bad but it's other obligations and expenses of so many trips this yr. I haven't had any hits in my acount but if I draw an Az. deer tag too I'm screwed ! in a good way though. I can't call her until Mon.. Out of all Gov. angencies in Commiefornia, The Fish and Game office people have always been good to me. They have gone out of their way over the yrs. to help form calling me with mistakes on apps to changing tag choices after the deadline to fishing lic. never received. They are always pleasent and helpful. The don't screw you over like Az. G&F.
    ( I might need you address...)

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    If $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ is the concern, I feel your pain. Just dropped out of a fantastic duck club because of it! Your call

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    [QUOTE=HuntWYODon;31744]Here we go again...Was first alternate for a tag. F&G lady jusy called me to ask if I wanted it.
    Have other good hunts planned that I drew for. Not sure if can afford it now.
    It's hunt 750. Big Valley. 8 tags. 702 applicants and if I remmeber correctly it 56 max applicats. I was one of them. 100% kill with 10 tags last yr. I have to call here back by Mon. with answer. No pressure....Funny, have filled all 14 antelope buck tags in Wy. and one in Az. but hunting then in Ca. makes me nervous.
    Any info would be appreciated.

    Don't let the state fool ya, California holds some awesome Antelope. Your decision should be a no-brainer, TAKE THE TAG especially this year when water is at a premium out there. The Antelope shoud be bunched up in the vicinity of the available water.

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    Arizona has been charging cards since last Tuesday (July 17) so if you haven't had a charge yet, maybe you won't get one.

 

 

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