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2013 Special Licence Draws
« on: April 28, 2013, 04:59:51 PM »

For those who are not engrossed in spring bear hunting, maybe its time to be planning your special licence draw strategies.

Primitive weapons Camp WainWright deer and or Calf moose are what I am most interested in this year.  I was in the camp last Dec. and my son shot two deer but we did not see heaps and we did see a fair number of moose and moose sign.

Other that those I will probably just 999 a bunch.  Though I will see what there is for doe permits.

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Re: 2013 Special Licence Draws
« Reply #1 on: April 28, 2013, 06:01:06 PM »
I'm gonna 999 the moose but might put in for cow elk.

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Re: 2013 Special Licence Draws
« Reply #2 on: April 28, 2013, 06:04:23 PM »
I am putting in for 21 draws.  :)

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Re: 2013 Special Licence Draws
« Reply #3 on: April 28, 2013, 06:20:14 PM »
999 cow Elk and Moose again because we get em with a sharp stick before rifle season, 999 Turkey (AGAIN!! Its killing me. Im a P9 and I wanna go real bad but May we have bear hunters all month! ) Tempted to pull an Antelope tag this year, never hunted em before and its on the list. Going to get a Muley buck in 162 this year, looking forward to that hunt big time :)

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Re: 2013 Special Licence Draws
« Reply #4 on: April 28, 2013, 06:21:16 PM »
For me personally this year:

Building priority on antlered moose again.  Got a bull last fall.
Should get a cow elk draw in my zone.  Good priority.
Building priority on antlered mule deer.

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Re: 2013 Special Licence Draws
« Reply #5 on: April 28, 2013, 07:47:43 PM »
999 Across the board for me this year, I think it's Jesse's turn to throw in for our moose draw this year,, his or Jordan's. Jordan is a priority 5 I think so we may save his for something special.

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Re: 2013 Special Licence Draws
« Reply #6 on: April 28, 2013, 10:08:38 PM »
I am putting in for 21 draws.  :)

Holy smokes...that's a whole lot of draws..

We expect to see a lot of pics this fall.. ;D

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Re: 2013 Special Licence Draws
« Reply #7 on: April 28, 2013, 10:45:14 PM »
I will be happy to draw goat, bison or 438 sheep but realistically Im kicking around antelope. (I'm not a southern hunter so this would be a huge learning curve)  The rest will all get 999...camp wainwright, antlered mule deer, antlered moose, antlered elk, turkey.....heck I may even toss in for a doe draw. The wife is also building priority. If the sask draws ever come out I will put in for that too.
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Re: 2013 Special Licence Draws
« Reply #8 on: April 28, 2013, 11:04:41 PM »
Going to 999 bull elk again, put in for moose, hopefully draw a mule tag close to home.  Hope to spend more time waterfowling then after WT's .
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Re: 2013 Special Licence Draws
« Reply #9 on: April 29, 2013, 06:12:38 AM »
Holy smokes...that's a whole lot of draws..

We expect to see a lot of pics this fall.. ;D

Forgot to mention that those are between 3 guys. LOL I crunch the numbers and keep track of everything for them, I like it. One of them is my son.
Just don't want 3 moose tags in the same season, one per season every season is fine for us. (If we are that lucky). So I stagger them. Fiddling around with job obligations is the hard part.  :(

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Re: 2013 Special Licence Draws
« Reply #10 on: April 29, 2013, 08:08:02 AM »
I will be happy to draw goat, bison or 438 sheep but realistically Im kicking around antelope. (I'm not a southern hunter so this would be a huge learning curve)  The rest will all get 999...camp wainwright, antlered mule deer, antlered moose, antlered elk, turkey.....heck I may even toss in for a doe draw. The wife is also building priority. If the sask draws ever come out I will put in for that too.

Generally I believe this is what happens.  A guy who is not familiar with the south and antelope gets drawn and goes down there and get all excited at the first sight of them and shoots the first buck he believes to be legal.  Then finds out that a just legal buck does not make for much of a wall mount and he is disappointed.

I would recommend that a person apply for non-trophy as well as trophy antelope (and archery as well if you bow hunt).  Likely you will draw a non-trophy permit first and that is where your learning curve begins.  You can go on an antelope hunt and learn the lay of the land and get some permissions from land owners and see a lot of antelope.  Be sure NOT to shoot the first doe you see.  There is no pressure to kill one right away.  You will get a chance to see a lot of antelope and some different bucks. 

Then when you do get a Trophy permit you will have some experience.

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Re: 2013 Special Licence Draws
« Reply #11 on: April 29, 2013, 11:18:37 AM »
I am priority 13 on moose and may take the plunge this year.  I am looking for a mature bull with my archery gear and may try one of the newly opened zones.  I did not get drawn for elk in Montana so I will have to re-think my Alberta tags.

That's in a few weeks after I do a little bear hunting!!

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Re: 2013 Special Licence Draws
« Reply #12 on: April 29, 2013, 12:17:34 PM »
I'll be mostly rebuilding priority this year on the local deer tags.  Wife and I will start putting in for turkey, but with P4 it's a forlorn hope for another year or two.  Mulling over a local doe antelope tag (P6) but may wait till next year depending on what hunts son would like this year.  We'll see.  Still a year or two away on a local bull elk tag.  Wife will get a moose tag.

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Re: 2013 Special Licence Draws
« Reply #13 on: April 29, 2013, 12:45:12 PM »
I'll put in for cow elk and 999 the rest.  Hoping to get out after some moose too but we will see.

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Re: 2013 Special Licence Draws
« Reply #14 on: April 30, 2013, 09:25:34 PM »
              Should be able to pull a ewe draw and there is a good chance mama will get a cow moose tag.  I have enough priority for a couple others like antelope and mule deer but work is generally so busy during the fall I'm really pushing it with the time I have planned off already.
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Re: 2013 Special Licence Draws
« Reply #15 on: April 30, 2013, 09:52:46 PM »
Generally I believe this is what happens.  A guy who is not familiar with the south and antelope gets drawn and goes down there and get all excited at the first sight of them and shoots the first buck he believes to be legal.  Then finds out that a just legal buck does not make for much of a wall mount and he is disappointed.

I would recommend that a person apply for non-trophy as well as trophy antelope (and archery as well if you bow hunt).  Likely you will draw a non-trophy permit first and that is where your learning curve begins.  You can go on an antelope hunt and learn the lay of the land and get some permissions from land owners and see a lot of antelope.  Be sure NOT to shoot the first doe you see.  There is no pressure to kill one right away.  You will get a chance to see a lot of antelope and some different bucks. 

Then when you do get a Trophy permit you will have some experience

And that there is great advice.  Thanks for the input .
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Re: 2013 Special Licence Draws
« Reply #16 on: May 16, 2013, 06:45:34 PM »
I should pull my 410 non trophy sheep tag, my turkey tag (for next yr spring hunt), and my late season cow elk draw.

Another 5 years before I get drawn for Archery Antelope again, another 7 before I get Trophy Sheep again, and building PP for prairie elk.

All the rest are over the counter for me
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Re: 2013 Special Licence Draws
« Reply #17 on: May 17, 2013, 08:22:29 AM »
Will pull my prarie bull moose tag this year. And really hoping to be healed enough to take it with my bow and video the hunt for TV.

Maybe get a mountain antlered elk draw as well which I'd like to go archery on but not sure how that will turn out.

Trophy antelope is a possibility but may 999 due to just lining up a river boat elk hunt in BC for that same general time frame.

Sask. whitetail so I can hunt with a buddy of mine over there.

Goat draw as usual.

No Bison draw this year so that's out.

438 Sheep draw

Probably just 999 my mule deer but not sure on that one yet.

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Re: 2013 Special Licence Draws
« Reply #18 on: May 17, 2013, 08:19:52 PM »
438 trophy sheep and goat will be the usual hopes.

Will 999 my antelope draws as I won't have time to hunt due to work (plant turnaround) at that time. Too bad, as I have enough priority to pull archery or trophy tags.

Moose and elk- building priority.

Antlered MD- probably just 999. Not sure what to do there.

I should be able to draw NT sheep anywhere. Not sure if i should try for a ewe draw in a new area, or in an area where I plan on hunting for trophy sheep. I'll be sheep hunting hard core as long as my knee heals...I sure hope its ok, as my focus will be getting Junior into the backcountry to find him a ram.

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Re: 2013 Special Licence Draws
« Reply #19 on: May 18, 2013, 08:30:42 AM »
I'll be putting in for goat, NT sheep and peanut butter rams and will 999 the rest. Hopefully I'll finally fill my trophy sheep tag this fall and focus on antelope and prairie mulies next year.