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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 01-23-2019, 01:34 PM Thread Starter
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Split Elk Seasons

Looks like the PGC is moving forward with the idea of splitting the elk season up in 19-20. Agenda for the commissioners meeting has a proposed 2 week archery season in September, and a late cow-only firearm season in January.
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post #2 of 20 (permalink) Old 01-23-2019, 02:16 PM
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I saw that also, but it surprised me to see that nothing was mentioned for revamping the guide requirements that had been discussed. Wonder what happened to that?
I also wonder if these seasons changed will it make the tags season specific or in any way change the number of tags being allocated?
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post #3 of 20 (permalink) Old 01-23-2019, 02:16 PM
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I can see a lot of opposition to this move. Archers get 2 weeks in nice weather and can shoot bulls and rifle hunters get the worst weather of the year for cows only. You didn't say how long the January rifle season would be but I could not support the change.
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post #4 of 20 (permalink) Old 01-23-2019, 02:29 PM Thread Starter
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From my understanding (I'll see if I can find the article from the fall). Archery tags would be additional, but only like 4-5. The late cow season would be split from tags originally issued during the Nov season.
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http://adventures.everybodyshops.com...unting-season/

Original article from last August when the discussion started.
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post #6 of 20 (permalink) Old 01-23-2019, 02:31 PM Thread Starter
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And it was 5-10 archery tags, not 4-5.
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The way I read that article, it totals 8 to 15 archery tags total. The 5 to 10 is cows only, plus the 3 to 5 bull tags.

I don't see how adding that few of tags, and spreading out the harvest, will help anything regarding the CWD issue as it states early in the article. Why not just hand out more tags in the first place and leave the seasons alone if they desire a larger harvest???
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I guess maybe the archery season allows earlier screening for cwd.
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I don't know what would make you think that. They take the brain stem for testing no matter what time of the year it is, the results are the results and the time of the year makes no difference in the results. I think that it is because archery hunters are woosies.
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post #10 of 20 (permalink) Old 01-23-2019, 06:50 PM Thread Starter
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Just taking guesses at government logic...doesn't have to make sense.
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