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Big 3 results

Unsuccessful for moose. Unsuccessful for Elk.  

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I am unsuccessful in both.

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Must only be the Big 2 this year. My Bighorn still says "Pending". 

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Pending on bighorn for me too.

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Nothing again uff dah.

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Bighorn drawing in September if the late summer survey shows enuf animals for a season.

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Denied M9 

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Unsuccessful again for the wife and I.

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Nothing for me or my daughter either

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Unsuccessful for my brother and I in both

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I dont know anyone who drew a tag. Why they dont use the points system is bs. Why would 18 year old kids have to have the same chance as the experienced hunters who have been applying for years?

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NorseDakota wrote:

I dont know anyone who drew a tag. Why they dont use the points system is bs. Why would 18 year old kids have to have the same chance as the experienced hunters who have been applying for years?

 

 

I dont believe in a points system for the 3 big tags. That way everyone has the same chance. For someone to say they would rather have a tag than a young sportsman is very selfish.

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M9 moose for me!!  got my Bull elk in 2013 now a moose!  I am beyond excited for a chance at getting a ND moose.  If anyone hears or sees any moose up that way i am all ears!

 

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jamen wrote:

M9 moose for me!!  got my Bull elk in 2013 now a moose!  I am beyond excited for a chance at getting a ND moose.  If anyone heres or sees any moose up that way i am all ears!

 

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Congrats! Good luck!!

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Son drew an any elk tag for E1W!  Grew up NW of Bottineau and live SE of Bottineau both areas in M9, will keep an eye out.  This one was there the last few years, not shot to my knowledge.

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wby257 wrote:

 

NorseDakota wrote:

I dont know anyone who drew a tag. Why they dont use the points system is bs. Why would 18 year old kids have to have the same chance as the experienced hunters who have been applying for years?

 

 

I dont believe in a points system for the 3 big tags. That way everyone has the same chance. For someone to say they would rather have a tag than a young sportsman is very selfish.

Why would a points system be unfair and selfish? Everyone starts out ast the same point, everyone does have the same chance. If you ask me the way its done now is unfair when guys can go decadeds without drawing a tag. Its a one time thing, points system would be more fair, 22-25 year olds who have been applying since 18 and now have some good experience wluld be drawing the tags. Why would it be fair to send unexperienced hunters out after massive game that could eassilly be ruined?

 

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My Daughter drew here Elk at 18. My Son drew his Elk at 19. I didnt draw my Elk till I was 44. Never once did I think there should be a point system. Yes we all shot nice Bulls.

 

Most young hunter are going with experienced hunters.

 

Plus I had a Moose tag and shot a Bull.

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You can't have a preference point system on a tag that will never come close to going through the whole pool of  applicants in a lifetime. You would basically gain nothing for the old guys because they would all be sitting there with their name in the drawing hundreds and hundreds of times well making it so younger people have next to zero shot till they are in their 40's and 50's before they have a shot but the odds then would still be on par with the odds now. When your odds are 1 in 700 preference points are usless and do nothing except stroke the egos of people who can't do math.

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Why Dean, how amny applicants is there per year? Im not even aware they disclose that number.

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I have a cow tag for M9 but that is a dandy bull.  The Game and Fish do release total applicant numbers each year they do not break it down per unit to my knowledge but the number of applicants is north of 10,000 every year.

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Between 9,000 and 12,000 thus making bull moose for instance a 1 in 7 to 800 odds most years.

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jamen wrote:

I have a cow tag for M9 but that is a dandy bull.  The Game and Fish do release total applicant numbers each year they do not break it down per unit to my knowledge but the number of applicants is north of 10,000 every year.

Where are you from? You will have no trouble getting a cow, at least in this part of the unit

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I am not sold 100% on a lotery system for the big 3, wouldn't really benefit at this point getting older but i will tell you i believe more and more in the fact that Game and Fish hand select a few of those tags, ok i know i will get hammered because it is ridiculous to think that but wow i have seen extremely old people out there that have no chance to leave the truck, co-workers that went out twice was all, and very young inexperienced hunters out there.  this year a gal i know got her hunters ed done 3 years ago, has very little saftey the couple times she does hunt and now after her first year applying gets drawn for an elk tag.  it bothers me because i know she won't put in the time and either 1 of 2 things will happen, someone will help her out (great) but will probably like others i know get to walk up to a hayfield with the farmer and shoot a massive elk or the tag will go unfilled.  im not too bitter but just hate to see wasted or tags that no effort goes into.  Hammer away

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Been applying since the start and have been turned down every year. Friend of mine got really lucky (or cursed) this year and drew both a cow elk and cow moose tag. Even though I have never drawn a tag I have had the opertunity to accompany several friends and family on their hunts and had a great time. It's not always about the tag but more about the commaradaty and time spent with family and friends and memories made.

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I've only ever seen a couple guys not get drawn for cow elk. Many years it's near 100% draw for them well cow moose can be as lows as one in five.

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It's more about courage and determination to be successful with a North Dakota elk tag. It's not all about experience. If you have the determination, the hunter will mentally and physically prepare for the hunt. I know this first hand. 

 

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ponyboy_jonas wrote:

It's more about courage and determination to be successful with a North Dakota elk tag. It's not all about experience. If you have the determination, the hunter will mentally and physically prepare for the hunt. I know this first hand. 

 

You can't aim a duck to death.

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ponyboy_jonas wrote:

It's more about courage and determination to be successful with a North Dakota elk tag. It's not all about experience. If you have the determination, the hunter will mentally and physically prepare for the hunt. I know this first hand. 

 

You can't aim a duck to death.

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Dean Nelson wrote:

You can't have a preference point system on a tag that will never come close to going through the whole pool of  applicants in a lifetime. You would basically gain nothing for the old guys because they would all be sitting there with their name in the drawing hundreds and hundreds of times well making it so younger people have next to zero shot till they are in their 40's and 50's before they have a shot but the odds then would still be on par with the odds now. When your odds are 1 in 700 preference points are usless and do nothing except stroke the egos of people who can't do math.

First, Dean is correct.  There would be no reason to ever expect to be drawn until you've been in the drawing for what....20 years?  Can you imagine how many entries there would be in the lottery, especially for "older" guys who haven't been drawn?  I guess I can't fathom being bothered that much by not getting drawn for a once in a lifetime tag.  Do you spend months anticipating being drawn each year?

Second, I know plenty of hunters under the age of 25 who I would trust in any situation in the field far before I would trust many "more experienced" hunters who feel entitled because they applied more times.