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    Zone A Deer

    Anyone going to hunt or is hunting in Zone A this year. Archery opened Saturday and Rifle season is going to open in August. I'm tempted to go if I can locate a decent place close by, if not will probly just get a second D14 tag. Hmmm, what to do.....Let see some of those archery bucks if anyone filled their tag(s).
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    I'd Get an D14 or AO tag bigshot.

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    yea thats the way its looking. Probly go with a d14 tag since I know I can fill both tags.

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    With the success rate so low in D14 , you must have a little secret...
    I'd like to get back into whitewater once before I die. That's where I've killed my bigger bucks in D14.

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    I know where 2 bucks are all the time up there and a couple black bears....................moonridge zoo
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    Quote Originally Posted by HuntWYODon View Post
    With the success rate so low in D14 , you must have a little secret...
    I'd like to get back into whitewater once before I die. That's where I've killed my bigger bucks in D14.
    yea, what was it last year, 80 something bucks taken out of 3,000 tags. I wish CA fish and game would shut the zone down for three years, we would have alot better chance at getting a nice one or one at all.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HuntWYODon View Post
    With the success rate so low in D14 , you must have a little secret...
    I'd like to get back into whitewater once before I die. That's where I've killed my bigger bucks in D14.
    Yea, last year was the worst I've seen in D14. I blame the lack of rain and warm weather we had most of the season. When it rains and the temps drop, we hammer them! Our party runs about 75 to 80 percent success rate every year which is pretty good for this area. We average two to three 4x4s every year. Guess you can say we have some, "Honey holes." I will post some more pictures of the bucks we have taken. We hunt all over the zone high and low.

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    Bigshot,
    Those are Axis deer at the zoo ! A couple at Oak Glen zoo also. I think uncontroled lions take their share too.
    I remember haulin butt up the hill after a good hard rain or a snow when I was a kid to either Thomas Hunting grounds or Clark's cattle ranch and the deer would be out everywhere. Especially towards end of season. Back when it was all D11 it didn't end until after thanksgiving...Rut time. Used hunt Santa Ana Canyon area too. Back pack into White water the last 3 days of the season afer a snow (about every 5 yrs. maybe) and catch them migrating down into North Fork or Hell For Sure Canyon and starting to rut. Ahhh, the good old days. Muleys 24/7. I emailed you some pics of old newspaper clippings from early 80's. I;ll post the pics of the D14 racks I told you would. Compare the one from 1981 to mine from 1985. Killed same place too. Offspring maybe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigshot View Post
    Yea, last year was the worst I've seen in D14. I blame the lack of rain and warm weather we had most of the season. When it rains and the temps drop, we hammer them! Our party runs about 75 to 80 percent success rate every year which is pretty good for this area. We average two to three 4x4s every year. Guess you can say we have some, "Honey holes." I will post some more pictures of the bucks we have taken. We hunt all over the zone high and low.
    Yea, The bigger group I use to hunt with alot always gets a couple every year but not no 4x4s, not to many can say that they pull a few 4x4s from D14 every year.
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    Just wondering has anyone tagged anything, archery, in the northern part of the state yet? It's been a few weeks now right?
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