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    Quote Originally Posted by packmule View Post
    Soooooooo.....what unit are you building those deer points up for?
    Honestly I haven't made up my mind yet…ha ha.
    Grand Slam #1005 + 2: Dall (1986 Yukon), Fannin/Stone (1987 Yukon), Bighorn (1988 Colorado Unit S-26), Stone (1995 British Columbia), Desert (2001 Nevada Unit 161), Bighorn (2009 Wyoming Unit 5)

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    Quote Originally Posted by packmule View Post
    Soooooooo.....what unit are you building those deer points up for?
    I have no idea. Once I figure it out and draw I'll let you know.
    Grand Slam #1005 + 2: Dall (1986 Yukon), Fannin/Stone (1987 Yukon), Bighorn (1988 Colorado Unit S-26), Stone (1995 British Columbia), Desert (2001 Nevada Unit 161), Bighorn (2009 Wyoming Unit 5)

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    Are you applying for hunts every year for the 3 trophy species or just putting in for points?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alabama View Post
    Are you applying for hunts every year for the 3 trophy species or just putting in for points?
    Anymore I always apply for a tag, I figure that's the only way to make the points pay off. I drew sheep in 1988 and goat in 1992, but no moose yet in CO.
    Grand Slam #1005 + 2: Dall (1986 Yukon), Fannin/Stone (1987 Yukon), Bighorn (1988 Colorado Unit S-26), Stone (1995 British Columbia), Desert (2001 Nevada Unit 161), Bighorn (2009 Wyoming Unit 5)

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    UH - went back and checked.... Sure enough a point lower than I thought. For sheep in Colorado - not crushing with the draw system. Had 15 deer points going into 2014 draw and not too crushing difference since I've decided to hold for a few years for populations to rebound anyway. It's the elk that really hurts. Had 15 points going into this year. It will be uncounted additional years to catch up on area 61 tag (have already accepted NW corner is out of the question).
    Brave Rifles & Toujours Pret!

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    One reason that folks get huge a huge amount of points is that some hunters just like to get a point.

    My father has 15 resident points for deer this year and he got another point. Yea that is enough to draw 44 - 4th or any other public land hunt he wants. He is not waiting for a rebound or anything else.. It is just he has killed so many big and other bucks in the units around Glenwood Springs where he grew up that I honestly think he likes bragging about how many points he has rather than adding another 200+ buck to his collection. Also to top his 220+ biggest will take a lot of luck and work in any unit and dwarfs any buck I have been fortunate to take

    He jokingly says he is going to use all his points to draw a 1-2 point unit one year and shoot a forkey with all his grandchildren and I dont doubt that he will do it.

    Everyone uses their points differently and for some folks just hunting with the grand kids all at one time it would be worth burning 17 resident deer points on a 1-2 point unit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Umpqua Hunter View Post
    I have no idea. Once I figure it out and draw I'll let you know.
    Sounds like a plan.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Umpqua Hunter View Post

    I came off the wait period for sheep in time to be in the max point pool (drew in 1988), but drew goat 4 years later and didn't get off the wait period until after the current point system started.
    This right here, is the real key to successfully drawing tags, getting in on the ground floor!
    My mind is a raging torrent, flooded with rivulets of thought cascading into a waterfall of creative alternatives.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fink View Post
    This right here, is the real key to successfully drawing tags, getting in on the ground floor!
    Then again there's my wife who draws tags like nobody's business and have only been hunting and applying since 2010.
    Grand Slam #1005 + 2: Dall (1986 Yukon), Fannin/Stone (1987 Yukon), Bighorn (1988 Colorado Unit S-26), Stone (1995 British Columbia), Desert (2001 Nevada Unit 161), Bighorn (2009 Wyoming Unit 5)

 

 

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