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    Where I live in NE Oregon there are literally 100's of deer within a mile of the city limits, because the wolves, bears and cougars have got them all pushed out of the mountains. It's almost a daily occurrence to see a 24" wide 4X4 walking thru town. But it's getting tough to find quality deer or elk in the mountains!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    Where I live in NE Oregon there are literally 100's of deer within a mile of the city limits, because the wolves, bears and cougars have got them all pushed out of the mountains. It's almost a daily occurrence to see a 24" wide 4X4 walking thru town. But it's getting tough to find quality deer or elk in the mountains!
    I know what you mean Jerry, same deal where I live . It doesn't have anything to do with wolves however. The deer feel safer in town than they do in the wild, you are just as likely to see a big buck in Bend than you will out side of town.

    I spent 2 weeks on a sheep hunt not far from Joseph last year, I saw 2 nice bucks in that time frame. I acually was thinking about deer hunting there because thats more than I normally see in units closer to home. But that hunt takes 2 years to draw and its a 8.5 hr drive, then a 4 mile hike to where I saw the bucks.

    I've decided to try Idaho for mule deer next year, I don't know where yet. Then Montana is 2014, I have a friend there that said to come on over. Oregon is becoming a waste of time, beside the fact that it takes at least 3 years to draw a Mule Deer tag anywhere I like to hunt. I have 3 step daughters that I'm trying to get involved in hunting. Its hard to keep them intersted when you have to wait 3 years to hunt for 13 days. Then when you do draw you have to work your butt off to find a deer. There's also too much pressure to be successful knowing you will have to wait 3 more years before you get another chance.

    I am going to start building point in other states too, I have to do something differant. Wating 3 or more years for 13 days to hunt Mule deer isn't working for me. The way the points creep is It will be 4 years to draw a tag soon, and I'm just plain tired of hunting Blacktail in the thick stuff, which is the OTC alternative for rifle huning deer. I don't want to be the Non-resident that people don't want in their state, but I gotta do something!

 

 

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