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Old 05-29-2020, 11:27 AM
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As for the outfitters doing well, I hazard a guess that they are well connected in the private land department, and they have intimate knowledge of their herds locations. If a buck is good its days are numbered.....



I had a undersubscribed Muley draw north of the Peace a few years back In 2017 and we saw very few mule deer. We ended up finding a 160ís class Muley in a farmers field with a few does, the only decent buck we found on that trip and one of only Muley 3-4 bucks we saw in total.

We met up with the farmer coming down the road on his tractor. I tried everything I could to convince him to let us on his property so I could shoot the buck. At first he seemed concerned with shooting in general since he said he had issues with hunters in the past. After a pretty lengthy discussion about everything from politics to predator management and all things in between, he finally admitted a local outfitter paid him for exclusive use of his property and that of most of his neighbours, which explained why we were having a difficult time getting permission to hunt on any private land.

And no, I didnít report him. I know what was happening was illegal but it would have just turned into a real sh1t storm and if I could find that little tidbit of info out within half an hour of chatting with this farmer Iím pretty sure everyone that lived in the zone knew what was going on.
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Old 05-29-2020, 01:27 PM
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I had a undersubscribed Muley draw north of the Peace a few years back In 2017 and we saw very few mule deer. We ended up finding a 160ís class Muley in a farmers field with a few does, the only decent buck we found on that trip and one of only Muley 3-4 bucks we saw in total.

We met up with the farmer coming down the road on his tractor. I tried everything I could to convince him to let us on his property so I could shoot the buck. At first he seemed concerned with shooting in general since he said he had issues with hunters in the past. After a pretty lengthy discussion about everything from politics to predator management and all things in between, he finally admitted a local outfitter paid him for exclusive use of his property and that of most of his neighbours, which explained why we were having a difficult time getting permission to hunt on any private land.

And no, I didnít report him. I know what was happening was illegal but it would have just turned into a real sh1t storm and if I could find that little tidbit of info out within half an hour of chatting with this farmer Iím pretty sure everyone that lived in the zone knew what was going on.
That would explain why we had a hell of a time getting permission to hunt back when I was doing it. It was overwhelmingly denied.

By the sounds of it, the GP deer populations are getting hammered both by hunters and the winters. I'm not a truck hunter and honestly don't really enjoy hunting fields. I'm thinking I'll be heading south and putting some miles on my boots to get out of the pressured areas.
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Old 05-29-2020, 05:51 PM
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Well, I got my B&C down in 356 actually. My best wall hanger ever. 183 3/8.
Yes it scored 180 3/8" B & C, but do you call a 100' a B&C buck? Your buck is a m mighty good buck, but it still doesn't make the book which is 190" min. Not a big deal, but just want to let people know what the minimum to get registered into the B & C book takes.
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Old 05-29-2020, 06:01 PM
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Yes it scored 180 3/8" B & C, but do you call a 100' a B&C buck? Your buck is a m mighty good buck, but it still doesn't make the book which is 190" min. Not a big deal, but just want to let people know what the minimum to get registered into the B & C book takes.
Well, with 180" being the "Awards" minimum, I'm not sure why it matters if he calls a 183 3/8" buck such, or why it really matters.

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Old 05-29-2020, 06:06 PM
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Just like you wouldn't call a 160 Whitetail Boone and Crockett most people consider a Boone and Crockett 170 no one I ever knew use the minimum score it was always the higher score

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Just like you wouldn't call a 160 Whitetail Boone and Crockett most people consider a Boone and Crockett 170 no one I ever knew use the minimum score it was always the higher score

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Sad thing is a while back people on this site would just want to see pics of it, rather than point out and correct issues with wording lol. Oh how things change....
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Well when you've guided hundreds of clients from all over the world and 90% of them want to know the score of their Boone and Crockett animal that's what we tell them

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But yes it shouldn't be about the score trophy is in the eye of the beholder

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Old 05-29-2020, 06:48 PM
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Well when you've guided hundreds of clients from all over the world and 90% of them want to know the score of their Boone and Crockett animal that's what we tell them

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Haha yep I get it. Internet world seems enjoyable to correct people more than anything. Guess that's no real surprise! Likely why I enjoy scrolling through IG and just looking at damn pics these days
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Well, I got my B&C down in 356 actually. My best wall hanger ever. 183 3/8.
Got any pics! Love seeing some big muleys

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Old 05-30-2020, 12:50 PM
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Well, after finding out its not a B&C (which actually makes no difference to me at all, just what I was told)....there are a couple pics of the euro mount in my album, in public profile. Have a peek there if you like.
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Well, after finding out its not a B&C (which actually makes no difference to me at all, just what I was told)....there are a couple pics of the euro mount in my album, in public profile. Have a peek there if you like.
Iíd love to see a pic of it and the whole B&C thing doesnít mean a whole lot to me either. But when I try to look at your album all I get is:

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Iíd love to see a pic of it and the whole B&C thing doesnít mean a whole lot to me either. But when I try to look at your album all I get is:

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Huh. I seem to recall a while back making it a private album for friends or something....mostly because of everyone feeling the need to yank out their tape measures around here. A quick pic.
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Put a tape to this one .
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Put a tape to this one .
Or put a tape to the both of them?
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Put a tape to this one .
I'm gonna need a bigger tape measure.....that's a serious creature!

That taken in the southern end of the province?
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Thatís a great buck TC! Salavee has a great one two. Thanks for posting them up guys, much appreciated.
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No photo shop going on there. Just saying.
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Thumbs up Nice Buck

Wondering if he had extra legs too ........ great character Buck
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Put a tape to this one .
And such an honest looking face...
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We hunted up there near the BC border in 2005 and 2006 and literally saw thousands of Mule deer. There was a special draw for 3 mulie does both those years and our party of 5 tapped out both times. Saw at least 50 moose both years in a week and numerous whitetails, elk were a bit more elusive, probably saw in the area of 200 each year.

Took a few years off, built back up our tag priorities and hunted up there in 2009 and nothing, all we found in a week of hunting hard were rib cages everywhere. Deer, moose and elk. They got 8' of snow two years in a row 2007-2008 and the wolves had a heyday.
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I heard theres some real big ones in 522
Ive hunted 522 for 4 years and haven't seen one that was worth anything. Even had my mule deer tag a couple years ago, figured id try it out. tag soup. Found these sheds this year and that's the biggest deer Im aware of.
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