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    Quote Originally Posted by cali_hornhunter View Post
    Thats true one of the better ones is your neck of the woods
    Yes it is, I just finished a late season hunt and did well.If you PM me your E-mail I will send you some pics.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kevin Root View Post
    I've been thinking more and more about taking up bow hunting again for that reason. The tags seem like it's getting harder to pull these days for rifle. One has to get closer with a bow but it would surely bring up the odds a bit more in getting tags for being able to hunt some of the premium zones more often.

    Yes rifle is hard to draw I know X9A takes 3 points for rifle and 1 point for archery

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    Elkgrunt what late season did you have?

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    I went bowhunting twice this year in a Dzone, and came across 8 small bucks that I could have easily shot with a rifle. One I accidently bumped out of a patch of gnarly pine bushes on top of a ridge at 10,000 feet. He stopped and looked back at 100 yards before running to the next county, lol. That's when I realized just how different bowhunting is. Out of range has a whole different meaning.

    So I'm no Robin Hood with the bow, but it's really tempting to put in for an X-zone that I think I can get this year. I'm going to have to put in some time improving my technique. Especially my stalking. I've been reading the book by Dwight Shugh(?) and the one thing I've really been impressed by is how patient I need to be.(really good book by the way)

    So the question is do I really want to use my points on a bowhunt, or is my bow something I have to pass the time while waiting for rifle season? I'm going to have to decide that for myself.

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    I did realize for the 1st time in D6 how few hunters there are during bow season. I had a huge area to myself both times I had my bow, that was swarming with rifle hunters on opening day of general season.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shaun View Post
    Yes rifle is hard to draw I know X9A takes 3 points for rifle and 1 point for archery
    Exactly! That's why it's SO tempting! Last year, 0.6 points for X12, and 0 points for X8(archery).


    I hunted X12 rifle 1 year ago and I don't want to wait 2 more years before I go back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cali_hornhunter View Post
    Elkgrunt what late season did you have?
    A26 basshill hunt, I have drawn it three times.Last time I drew it-it was eight years ago. Very tough to draw.

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    I drew A5 (X3A Archery in 2011) and then again last year in A6 (X3B Archery). My odds of getting drawn in the random drawing were about 1 in 30 but still, never would've happened for a rifle tag. I'm sold on Archery in the X zones. Pressure is relatively non-existent and the deer are less spooky, more apt to be seen in the open during the day. In 11' I scored on a nice, tall forky and then last year I got a wall-hanger (for my standards): a 5x4 who scored around 168 before deductions. Couldn't have been happier.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skookum View Post
    I drew A5 (X3A Archery in 2011) and then again last year in A6 (X3B Archery). My odds of getting drawn in the random drawing were about 1 in 30 but still, never would've happened for a rifle tag. I'm sold on Archery in the X zones. Pressure is relatively non-existent and the deer are less spooky, more apt to be seen in the open during the day. In 11' I scored on a nice, tall forky and then last year I got a wall-hanger (for my standards): a 5x4 who scored around 168 before deductions. Couldn't have been happier.
    Lets see a pic!!!!

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    All ca archery

 

 

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