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    Silvies Mule Deer

    My brother and I (both ID residents) have been applying for several years for the Trout Creek Mtns and Steens Mt controlled rifle mule deer hunts with no success. With 9 preference points currently, we appear to be at least 5+ years out for Trout Creek and another 1-2+ years for Steens. Note: see the attached link I found on the web regarding OR drawing odds, and many thanks to Ron Wold from Portland, OR for taking the time to crunch the numbers and making the info accessible: https://sites.google.com/site/oregontags/home
    Anyways, we are now looking to put our points to use this year and are looking at applyinig for either the Owyhee, Snake River, Beaulah or Silvies rifle hunts. Looking over EHJ's MRS section for Oregon I noticed there is no mention whatsoever of the Silvies unit. Based on the number of tags/applicants, it appears to be a fairly sought after tag.
    Would appreciate anyone's $.02 on the subject, or any suggestions as to what other units might be worth our time investigating. Also, is the Steens tag worth holding out for a couple more years compared to these other units?

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    It just so happens i have hunted the Sivies unit a lot over the years. I will P.M when I have some time.

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    P.M. sent lambeau, there's also a Muzzy hunt in Silvies you may be interested in.
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    A couple back at you Timberstalker.

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    Right back at you lambeau, the wheels are spinning now.

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    Do you have 9 points a piece?

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    Quote Originally Posted by beav906 View Post
    Do you have 9 points a piece?
    Yes, 9 pps each.

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    Lambeau,
    see PM

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    I have been hunting in the Silvies for about 10 years now. Mostly for archery Elk. I have seen some really large Mule deer at times in this unit. Several years ago I had an older gentleman wanting to rifle hunt, so we drew tags for the Silvies (since i had been seeing some nice bucks there), we hunted this unit for the intire season and only seen a few does, no bucks. Now the areas I hunt for Sept elk might be different for fall deer, and we hunted the areas that I hunted in Sept. You have Nine points, I would choose a different unit, the Silvies does not usually take this many. Good Luck.

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    I dont think silvies is worth 9 points or steens for that matter,,,I think steens unit is overrated for deer.

 

 

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