Type 2 in 62 has access issues that is why you can get it with zero points. Look up the hunt description, north of wise dugout and east of continental divide the vast majority of that is checkerboard. A buddy of mine hunted that area and said a lot of the land is leased up by an outfitter. There is some BLM around but can you even legally get to it? The land around the reservoir also appears to be almost all private. Those conditions would make me nervous even with a GPS chip.
This is what pronghornguide service had to say about that tag...
"We guided in 62-2 last year. We counted about 12 total sections that you can access that might have antelope in it. The rest of the area is either private or would require driving through private for access and all of the private land is marked and run by an outfitter. Unless you include the "half" sections either side of the highway that you might catch a buck standing in like Cade mentions - that might increase the total accessible land by a little."
But maybe they are just trying to downplay an area they liked....who knows.
It has been my experience though that zero preference tags are zero preference for a reason.
Last edited by EBOLAVIRS; 03-16-2013 at 03:18 PM.
Actually, unit 62 is over 50% private land. There is accessible public to hunt as well as walk-in areas, but there is also quite a bit of country that requires private land permission. The type 2 tags, in the east/southeast portion of the unit, encompass mostly checkerboard lands. Again, there are some public blocks with access, but a good map is a must.
"It has been my experience though that zero preference tags are zero preference for a reason." Truer words have not been spoken. There are no secret spots where the access is open, the draw odds are high, and the Boone and Crockett bucks run free and stupid...
Here we are one year later and I have the same question and one more point! curious if 5 points changes anyone's opinion.
***As far as the comment by EBOLAVIRS, it is not accurate as Eli is a straight shooter and even though he and his Dad run that guide service, he's on a lot of websites helping people do DIY hunts just because he's a good guy!!!
Last edited by Topgun 30-06; 01-30-2014 at 08:46 AM.
There are units you can draw 2nd choice in the regular draw that I think would be comparable to 71. IMO 71 has alot of tags for a small unit.
Goathunter. I sent you a personal message (PM).
Eli is a super guy. He has helped me on numerous occasions through personal messages. No one judges antelope better and kills better antelope than he and his dad. I have never known him to alter info to throw someone off. He gives unit recommendations and advice, often with no benefit to himself. The guy just loves antelope hunting.
Last edited by Umpqua Hunter; 01-30-2014 at 10:57 AM.