Still haven't applied. Definitely gonna, just not as excited as years past. Oh, by the way, I'm definitely gonna get me one of those elusive bighorn tags.Drought year. Most people going for points I assume. I'm still applying to deer hunt in December. Oh and that elusive Elk tag.
If you draw I’d be happy to help.I have given up on everything Cali except waiting to burn points on Goodale. I know it's not the best hunt in Cali... blah, blah, blah. I do think it is the best unit in Cali to see TONS of deer and to be able to hunt bucks in the heat of the rut. With max points, I hope to draw in the next 5 years...or this year....or in 15 years....who knows!!
I might wind up with an X9c tag this year, myself.Anyone want to trade x7a x8 x6b x5b x9a or x12 info for x9c?Might sound crazy but i fell in love with 9c 2 years ago now I never saw a buck but i believe if i can draw again this year I can get on some dandys not looking for honey holes just deer spots but i will trade some pinpoint spots in those zones i listed pm me thanks
I am hoping to draw G3 soon so I can start hunting X12 again. I came this far waiting so I will wait. It really sucks but I will be happy when I eventually draw that tag....hopefully it won't take another 10 years.I treat my deer points in California like any other state; try and draw every couple of years and don't wait for G3. The other species are basically once-in-a-lifetime.
I am max for deer.....2 short of max in antelope and elk. Not sure what I was thinking those 2 years I didn't apply for elk and antelope.If you're at max, stick with your plan. However, if you're below max, you're in the random pool with 3 random tags or so for everyone. But--you could be one of those 3!
I would agree that X4 and X5b can be good just need knowledge. I would also agree Goodale is over rated the buck I took there is maybe my third best mule deer from Ca but for guys that want to see a lot of bucks and size isn’t as important it’s a great huntPM ME PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! There are a bunch of better hunts than Goodale!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Only takes 1 to win, am i right? I feel as if there are so many people that buy in on those that if you spend $705 or the $7.05 your odds are about the same. Obviously the odds of 100 names in the hat to 1 is better but when there are say 1 million names in the hat, 1 is just as good as 100.Not me...chalk me up for a couple though.
I did one of everything except the golden tag i will admit i bought 10 of them. I just don't see the justification of the 100 of them. I do alot of guiding for the gov tags and the quality is just not there anymore. Personally i would rather spend the money in the fundraiser hunts for application services such as Epic Outdoors or Hunting Fool. Just my opinion.Did you do 705 for all of them or just one?
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