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Anyone draw for Montana Deer or Elk?

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Unread 04-17-2008, 09:52 AM
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I got mine. We put in for a party of 5, however, we had landowner sponsership. I think that helps. If you had your choice of dates this year, when would you go for Mule deer? We are hunting the milk river area up to Saskatchewan.
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Unread 04-17-2008, 10:09 AM
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Location: Northeast Montana
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The last two weeks of the season. Any other time is more or less a waste of time and money.
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Unread 04-17-2008, 02:00 PM
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Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Sonoma County, CA
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I looked back at some of my old tags and most of our tags were filled around November 17th. We have never tried later than that, we were always afraid the rut might taper off.

Big Sky, does the rut continue well into the end of November? Does the activity actually pick up later in the month?
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Unread 04-17-2008, 03:26 PM
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Thanks for the help. I have always hunted Whitetails on the Milk River and sightings are never a problem, but mule deeer is a different story. I have NEVER hunted them. We will be basically hunting a drainage and little coulees. What should I look for as far as food and cover. I figured if I can find food I can find does. Any suggestions?
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Unread 04-17-2008, 04:35 PM
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Originally Posted by NONYA View Post
I bought mine,weeks ago.Owning a home here dont give you residency or prefernce.

I never said it did give me residency or preference. Neither does the insurance I pay in Montana, the school I donate to, property taxes, the vehicle tabs, business taxes etc. etc. But thank you for your clarification. Please don't peg me as someone who just has a home there I visit occasionally and expects to be treated as a resident. I support the community where my home is located. Just wanted to be able to spend more time there in the fall.

Don't mean to sound like this is a ******* match, the comment just kinda had an odd tone to it.

Good luck to everyone that did draw.
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Unread 04-17-2008, 04:41 PM
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Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Nebraska
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Mule deer rut appeared to be in full swing around Thanksgiving last fall. At least it was in the south eastern portion (Miles City down to the corner of WY and SD).

No luck drawing this year though... Hope the WY drawing goes better.
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Unread 04-17-2008, 09:20 PM
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Location: Near Helena Montana
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You said it as if you expect one because you own a home here,I know many people who whine about owning property here and having to apply for tags,guess I misunderstood you.
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