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deerman

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Draw dilemmas
« on: June 15, 2013, 10:59:58 PM »
So I have done most all of the draws for my son daughter and wife.  Have to make a decision on Non-trophy sheep for them and me.  Now I have to do some figuring on my draws.

Camp wainwright, I have priority 4 which last year would have got me a licence in the first season (primitive weapons).  I was in the camp with my son in the first rifle season and he shot two deer but we didn't see many.

So on the one hand I am thinking about 999 until next year when there may be a few more deer.  BUT I noticed that a lot of hunters did the 999 last year 6852 of them in all.  One year a heap of them will apply and they will have a lot of priority and get licences. 

I want to get back on with my son so we can apply, get drawn and hunt together with muzzleloaders, so perhaps i should go this year and start out applying with him again next year.  I usually think of Wainwright as a venison hunt with a muzzleloader anyway and if I shoot a doe or two I will be happy (I have shot two LONG-HUNTER SOCIETY record book bucks there in the past).

I have one year priority on Calf moose so I could apply for Wainwright first season and draw a tag there this year or next year.

Unless I pick up an undersubscribed licence or so, I will only be hunting white-tails and maybe elk next year.



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Re: Draw dilemmas
« Reply #1 on: June 15, 2013, 11:03:42 PM »
So I have done most all of the draws for my son daughter and wife.  Have to make a decision on Non-trophy sheep for them and me.  Now I have to do some figuring on my draws.

Camp wainwright, I have priority 4 which last year would have got me a licence in the first season (primitive weapons).  I was in the camp with my son in the first rifle season and he shot two deer but we didn't see many.

So on the one hand I am thinking about 999 until next year when there may be a few more deer.  BUT I noticed that a lot of hunters did the 999 last year 6852 of them in all.  One year a heap of them will apply and they will have a lot of priority and get licences. 

I want to get back on with my son so we can apply, get drawn and hunt together with muzzleloaders, so perhaps i should go this year and start out applying with him again next year.  I usually think of Wainwright as a venison hunt with a muzzleloader anyway and if I shoot a doe or two I will be happy (I have shot two LONG-HUNTER SOCIETY record book bucks there in the past).

I have one year priority on Calf moose so I could apply for Wainwright first season and draw a tag there this year or next year.

Unless I pick up an undersubscribed licence or so, I will only be hunting white-tails and maybe elk next year.



I love the draws and I hate the draws.

Should have posted this in "Exciting times" thread

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Re: Draw dilemmas
« Reply #2 on: June 15, 2013, 11:08:44 PM »
I loved the old Alberta Hunting Regulations when they were just a fold up map..

Buy a tag and go hunt moose.. ;)

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Re: Draw dilemmas
« Reply #3 on: June 16, 2013, 06:23:21 AM »
I loved the old Alberta Hunting Regulations when they were just a fold up map..

Buy a tag and go hunt moose.. ;)


Simple was nice.  But when you could only hold three of the main four antlered big game I always bought whit-tail and elk and then alternated moose and mule deer.  And of course I always seemed to see a mule deer buck when I had chosen the moose tag that year and visa versa the next year.


More hunters with more time and access and less game makes for more complicated hunting regulations.

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Re: Draw dilemmas
« Reply #4 on: June 17, 2013, 03:43:26 PM »
Derman, on page 3 of the draw book, "important changes" It alludes to the calf moose season at wainwright being discontinued.  Use it or lose it would be my advice.

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Re: Draw dilemmas
« Reply #5 on: June 18, 2013, 10:54:10 PM »
Derman, on page 3 of the draw book, "important changes" It alludes to the calf moose season at wainwright being discontinued.  Use it or lose it would be my advice.

Thanks for the "heads up", I will look into this.  It is my understanding that the "calf moose season" in the camp was not very successful at removing calf moose and reducing the heard.  And it was suggested that eliminating calf moose and increasing "antlerless moose" may increase the harvest.

As the "calf moose" draw application is not wainwright specific, you may be right i may lose the opportunity to hunt a moose there.  Maybe I will apply for calf in the camp and hold my deer opportunity another year.

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Re: Draw dilemmas
« Reply #6 on: June 21, 2013, 11:32:58 PM »
With the flooding in Calgary , Alberta registry s is shut down as the building is flooded. If memory serves me right with the fire last year both registry s and alberta realm were in the same building. I had mine in early not sure if there is any trouble but its a possibility .
I'm from the country , and I like it that way!!!