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post #1 of 24 (permalink) Old 03-28-2017, 03:45 PM Thread Starter
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Bear, Deer, Turkey Season

Game commission approved 17-18 hunting seasons which included bear, deer and turkey being in from Oct 30th to Nov 4th for archery. Seeing how I can no longer pull a compound bow, guess it's time for a crossbow.
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First time in a long time I will take a vacation that early. Learned about 5 years ago no sense in burning vacation for archery deer.
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They (PGC) couldn't stand to stop ALL doe shooting in 5A first week so they added a loop hole in there for DMAPS permits. Well at least it's some improvement.
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It is not a loop hole for 5A that is the way it is across the state. You can shoot does the first week in any WMU the first week with a DMAP permit.
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Now I'm torn. I would have taken off a couple days in the last week to get the best rut action. But, I'm really tempted to be able to get a bear as well. Hmmmm.
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Now I'm torn. I would have taken off a couple days in the last week to get the best rut action. But, I'm really tempted to be able to get a bear as well. Hmmmm.
I think it depends on how you like to hunt archery deer, are you a purest or just an archer that likes to hunts, not judging either groups. I know a lot of archery hunter in the latter category, they normally just hunt bear rifle season with us, but are now going to hunt the archery season also. They already are talking about putting a gang together for the archery season, just like we do for rifle, and it looks like it will happen. Bottom line is, I think there will be a lot more hunters in the woods carrying archery gear, the week of Oct 30th to Nov 4th then normal, and most will be using the same tactics they use in bear rifle season. The big difference will be they also now will be harvesting deer. God willing I will be among them.
Will this season increases the license sales, increases harvest totals, and changes the rut in any way? The proof will be in the pudding.
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It is not a loop hole for 5A that is the way it is across the state. You can shoot does the first week in any WMU the first week with a DMAP permit.
I stand corrected. didn't realize that...
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It is not a loop hole for 5A that is the way it is across the state. You can shoot does the first week in any WMU the first week with a DMAP permit.
But they added 3000 doe tags to 5A......Tell me how that makes sense, I see plenty of doe where i hunt in 5a.
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What does adding 3000 doe licenses have to do with using a DMAP permit the first week ? the 3000 licenses added make up for the loss of 5 days of doe hunting, so they can take approximately the same amount of doe as a 2 week season did with less tags.
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