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    Pack shorts and wool !!!!!!
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    Ill put it this way. Many years ago I went on a september ML hunt my friends had done several times expecting good weather. just over 1/2 way through the hunt we got a foot of snow and were flat out miserable the rest of the hunt. We even packed up early and hunted lower and were still miserable. I have never gone on any hunt since without being prepared for deep snow and below 0 temps. You never know what the weather could do.

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    You are exactly where I was seven years ago. Since then I've tagged three 4X4 mulies and three 6X6 elk. Better yet, it sounds like I live within 50 miles of you. (That is if it's the Island Lake north of Duluth). Send me a PM and I can give you a call. RicMic

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    Thanks for all the advice so far guys. Doing some research I am leaning towards going in mid to end October in zone Y. Several sources have recommended that for a first timer. I am definitely interested in Mule deer over antelope. However, if there are any antelope doe tags available OTC I would be interested in that for some freezer meat. I will also be ordering that book on mule deer hunting tactics.

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    There are some antelope units you can draw 2nd choice in Y and you can draw Y 2nd choice as well but would depend where you decide to hunt in Y as some areas in it do not have antelope.

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    unit 164 all the way

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    Quote Originally Posted by kiddwinner View Post
    unit 164 all the way
    ***You have got to be kidding me, LOL! For a first timer in 164 he'd be lucky to see a half dozen deer in a week unless he hunts private property. That unit IMHO is a for a seasoned veteran who doesn;t need to see 10 deer the entire season, but ne of those ten might just be a 180" buck. I hunted that unit a few years ago for a week before going for the rest of the season in the unit I usually hunt and it was about the hardest hunt I've done for deer with hardly any seen and only one buck that you'd even put the glasses up to look at. The problem he'll have if he picks Region Y is the ton of people he'll encounter down in the southern Kaycee area or the elk hunters he'll be rubbing shoulders with up in the northern units west of Sheridan and Ranchester. Personally, if I was starting out like they are I'd get a Y tag and hunt as far north in Y up toward Montana as I could go and as late in the season as possible since toward the end of October the better bucks start coming out of their hidey holes checking for early estrus does.

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    yes I was joking, I hunt 105/106!!!

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    Thanks for the advice TopGun some of your comments on this site and others have helped with the General Y decision. It is nice to know that the more northern regions of Y will have less pressure. Would you advise going up the mountains part way? All the way? Or stick to the prairies?

    Kidwinner 105/106 was another area I had been looking at. Am I selfish in wanting a spot to hunt with a chance at a decent 4x4 and not run into other hunters? I'm sure this is to much for a newbie to ask. It is to bad our ancestors allowed so much development in this nation.

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    Do you guys have any points or are you looking for an area you can draw 2nd choice so you can build points? There might be better areas you could draw if you are applying 1st choice. As far as a nice 4x4 and no other hunters Im not saying there are no areas where that can be done but most general regions get a fair amount of hunting pressure.

 

 

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