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    Quote Originally Posted by Ridgerunner View Post
    Point creep will be brutal in the next three years is my prediction, it's not good at all for guys chasing. I'm at eight and re-evaluating my options.
    If the winter is good they will increase tag numbers again. Last year they increased them by 6, not enough to really off-set creep much.

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    How likely is the increase in tag numbers? Also when will some of the 4th season hunts come back?

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    Point creep has already been brutal the prior three years and will likely continue. Good news though cause it helps burn that top end faster.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ridgerunner View Post
    How likely is the increase in tag numbers? Also when will some of the 4th season hunts come back?
    I have heard that there will be no 4th hunts this year. I would expect moderate tag increases like last year as long as the winter is average.

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    If they start issuing 4th season tags in the near future, the good news is the 3rd season tags will go on sale
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    I think point creep will get worse as deer recover because I think alot of guys with quite a few points have been sitting out of the draw and just getting points waiting for things to get better and will start entering the draw again once things start looking up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Musket Man View Post
    I think point creep will get worse as deer recover because I think alot of guys with quite a few points have been sitting out of the draw and just getting points waiting for things to get better and will start entering the draw again once things start looking up.

    I think your right about tags getting harder to draw in the near future. I've been hoping to draw unit 66 third season but it keeps going up by more than 1 point a year. I used to be 1 point behind now I'm 2 points away from drawing. From what I've heard so far it sounds like 67 hasn't completely re covered, but I think it's my best option if I want to hunt anytime soon.

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    It will probably take another 2 good winters before they open up 4th season hunts again.
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    I've been pretty much every year since 2007 except for this yr due to having a newborn learning new things. The guy I normally go with ended up shooting a 31" low 180s buck on the last day. That's one of those hunts where if you know where the deer tend to congregate before crossing units you can shoot a 180s if you lay off the trigger. Know of 2 over 200 that came off 3rd this past season.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Musket Man View Post
    I think point creep will get worse as deer recover because I think alot of guys with quite a few points have been sitting out of the draw and just getting points waiting for things to get better and will start entering the draw again once things start looking up.

    That's what our crew has been doing. Everyone is sitting between 13-22pts. The high pt man is just waiting on a 4th to open and will hunt it 3rd off vouchers every yr until it happens.

 

 

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