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Buck tags or doe tags

by , Posted to on 02/18/2009 08:13 AM | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 12/22/2008
Location: ND
I,m relativly new to the site maybe this has been covered before, but I'm wandering what peoples thoughts are on the lottery system. It works good in a lot of units where everyone is happy because they get a buck tag every year, but some units say 2f2 born and lived all my life it's getting down to about 40% chance at getting a buck tag that was 07 % probably lower in 08. Myself Haven't had a buck tag since 06. With so many doe tags avalable wouldn't it make sense to raise the buck tags to say $40 and lower the doe tags to $10 or $15 dollars. It would cut back on alot of the buck tags from people that don't care what they shoot but send in for a buck tag cause they can and then shoot the first 2x2 they see cause they want to be done the first day or two. Don't get me wrong I eat a lot of deer and get a lot of doe tags but there is people that only hunt for the meat why not try and persuade them to get 2 doe tags instead of one buck tag and help in slimming down the doe population, or maybe if get a buck tag have to get a doe tag just some thoughts would like to hear others opinions.
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by on 02/18/2009 08:24 AM | Reply #1 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 03/27/2007
Location: ND
we usually do not have this kind of post so early in the year. We are truely blessed in 2009!
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by on 02/18/2009 08:27 AM | Reply #2 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 01/15/2006
Location: ND
I agree with you 7mm, except I think the buck tag should cost $100 and the does should stay at $20.

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by on 02/18/2009 08:29 AM | Reply #3 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 11/19/2005
Location: ND
I just had my first buck tag last fall since 2004 and don't mind having to shoot does in between it let's the bucks grow larger. And I also was born and raised in that unit and yes it is tough to get a tag but think the game and fish are controling the deer just fine...
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by on 02/18/2009 08:30 AM | Reply #4 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 01/15/2006
Location: ND
Maybe this is what the G&F should think about for herd management also.

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by on 02/18/2009 08:35 AM | Reply #5 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 05/19/2005
Location: ND
I like the system and think it's really the fairest way there is. My only problem is that as buck tags get harder to draw, I see more and more people putting in for buck tags for their wives as well even though they don't hunt. They then treat this tag as "theirs". Even though they basically stole it from the rest of us. Maybe this is the year I'll get mad enough to call them in like a person really should. Afterall, it's poaching.
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by on 02/18/2009 08:44 AM | Reply #6 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 10/06/2006
Location: ND
yeup, good post 7mm , i hear it many times every year before and during hunting, why didnt you shoot that buck or why are you so darn picky, you cant eat the horns, Thats my favorite one, YOU CANT EAT the horns, usually the person/persons saying that fraze also have buck tags, if you cant eat the horns , GET A DOE, what we need is a point restriction possibly , or something , there is no need to shoot young bucks with all these doe tags, however most know how i feel about shooting alot of does too, but shooting a couple does instead of a buck will only do us good as hunters
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by on 02/18/2009 09:12 AM | Reply #7 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 02/03/2004
Location: ND
If you are a meat hunter, buck tags are more cost effective because of the typical size difference between male and female deer. I think the price should be adjusted accordingly. Maybe make doe tags 15 and buck tags 30. Does the G&F really need more money to spend sending out biased propaganda? That stunt really turned me off to giving them extra $. $100 for a buck tag sounds ridiculous to me, what would be the justification in that?
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by on 02/18/2009 09:14 AM | Reply #8 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 09/28/2006
Location: ND
First, I am tired of the argument, that meat hunters should not apply for buck tags. A 2x2 buck will give you more meat for your $20, than even a large doe. Second, I think the complainers would benefit from the advice my 3 year old son's, pre-school teacher gives out while she hands out things in class. "you get what you get and you don't fuss about it". Just enjoy the opportunity to get out there and experience our great outdoors.
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by on 02/18/2009 09:15 AM | Reply #9 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 01/17/2008
Location: ND
maybe we should raise the prices so only the rich people could afford a tag for does and bucks, and the heck with everyone else who loves to hunt. lol
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by on 02/18/2009 09:23 AM | Reply #10 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 01/14/2003
Location: ND
I think buck tags should remain at $20 but you must own at least 480 acres in the unit you apply in. That oughta cut down on the buck applications
 
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by on 02/18/2009 09:33 AM | Reply #11 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 09/11/2002
Location: ND
If you own 480 acres, then you'll get a free gratis tag anyway. I hope you were being sarcastic, cpete.

I say to hell with that pot o' gold.

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by on 02/18/2009 09:41 AM | Reply #12 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 01/14/2003
Location: ND
Yes gg, I was being sarcastic and upping the ante for all those that believe they should be $50 to $100.
 
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by on 02/18/2009 09:51 AM | Reply #13 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 07/15/2003
Location: ND
I think that buck tags should be at least $5000 that will keep it to only the true trophy hunters. The doe tags can then be given away and the Game & Fish still makes their money.

Here's to beating a dead horse. I think this horse has been dead so long the skeletal remains are even pretty much gone.
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by on 02/18/2009 10:01 AM | Reply #14 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 05/19/2005
Location: ND
I agree with fire. I think Tim needs a "dead horse" stamp. Then when these posts pop up he could put a little dead horse overlay over the topic warning us that it's just another dead horse... :)
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by on 02/18/2009 10:18 AM | Reply #15 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 12/17/2001
Location: ND
Buck tags should always cost more than doe tags. Paaaaiiiinfully obvious common sense. Painfully.
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by on 02/18/2009 10:35 AM | Reply #16 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 09/14/2005
Location: ND
2F2 is very tough, I've gone 3 straight years without a buck tag at times. That's when I picked up bow hunting though.

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by on 02/18/2009 10:52 AM | Reply #17 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 02/03/2004
Location: ND
I was told tag prices are legislated, G&F cannot change them, would have to be passed in legislature or directly by the Hoeven. Not sure how accurate that is but it could be....
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by on 02/18/2009 10:53 AM | Reply #18 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

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by on 02/18/2009 11:13 AM | Reply #19 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 05/26/2006
Location: ND
Earn a buck by shooting a doe is probably the best way to go.
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by on 02/18/2009 11:31 AM | Reply #20 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 12/23/2007
Location: ND
hey savage id bet you if you shot a 5x5 you would get more me off of it than your scawny 2x2. I would also bet if you went and shot a mature doe it would be just as big as your 2x2. By shooting a yearling or two year old deer your just ruining it for the rest of us to have a chance at a deer of a lifetime. Like a wise man once said if you shoot the little ones they wont get big.

All it would take is a little deer management and unselfishness by people and good ol nd could be growing some hogg deer.
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