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Old 06-19-2019, 09:59 AM
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Hey guys this year Iím going to be getting my mule buck and bull moose should I just get the moose this year and then next year get the mule and my brother already has a mule this year. Let me know I wanna be able to change it before the deadline of the draws.
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Old 06-19-2019, 10:03 AM
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Hey guys this year Iím going to be getting my mule buck and bull moose should I just get the moose this year and then next year get the mule and my brother already has a mule this year. Let me know I wanna be able to change it before the deadline of the draws.
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I hope this is a joke or just trying to boost post count. Only you would be the one to actually answer that question lol
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Old 06-19-2019, 10:06 AM
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Iím just wondering i donít no if I should get both this year or save one for the year after
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Old 06-19-2019, 10:08 AM
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Iím just wondering i donít no if I should get both this year or save one for the year after
My experience is that when you pull two coveted tags such as an antlered mule deer or antlered moose, you end up only putting partial effort into each tag.

If it were me, I would only pull one draw tag at a time so I could put all my available effort into that single tag.

Further to that, it leaves you another tag for next year to look forward to.
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Old 06-19-2019, 10:10 AM
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Pick one and concentrate on that is my opinion.
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Old 06-19-2019, 10:12 AM
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Take them both in the same wmu. You're not getting any younger, and the priority line up isn't getting any shorter.
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Old 06-19-2019, 10:20 AM
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My experience is that when you pull two coveted tags such as an antlered mule deer or antlered moose, you end up only putting partial effort into each tag.

If it were me, I would only pull one draw tag at a time so I could put all my available effort into that single tag.

Further to that, it leaves you another tag for next year to look forward to.
Ya that is what i am probably going to do
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Old 06-19-2019, 10:34 AM
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One draw a year for me, that way Iím always building points for a ďspecialĒ hunt.
Then I put in full effort on that one tag and enjoy my experience.
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Old 06-19-2019, 10:52 AM
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My experience is that when you pull two coveted tags such as an antlered mule deer or antlered moose, you end up only putting partial effort into each tag.

If it were me, I would only pull one draw tag at a time so I could put all my available effort into that single tag.

Further to that, it leaves you another tag for next year to look forward to.
This! Keep it simple.
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Old 06-19-2019, 11:20 AM
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Take them both in the same wmu. You're not getting any younger, and the priority line up isn't getting any shorter.
I agree with this - IF you hunt the same zone for both species. youíre gonna be hunting the hell out of the area for one, and chances are good youíll be seeing the other.
Two years ago, my cousin applied for moose and mule deer in the same zone and while we were out concentrating on getting his moose in late September, he arrowed a 190Ē mule deer. He couldnít have done that if he hadnít applied for both.

Having said that, if youíre hunting two different zones for each animal, i would definitely concentrate on one this year, and pull the other tag next year.
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Old 06-19-2019, 11:41 AM
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Are big Mulies available in the same zone you want to hunt moose. I know they aren't where we hunt. If yes, draw two, if no pretty simple, save one for next year unless you can afford to spend a month on each tag in one year..
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Old 06-19-2019, 11:54 AM
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depends on what kind of priority we are talking about. if you have a 12 on moose and a 6 on mule deer I would be doing one per year. However, if this a zone where you can get a moose tag every 2-3 years then its not a big deal to get them both.
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Old 06-19-2019, 11:57 AM
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Always just pull one ďmainĒ hunt each year. I know guys that like to pull every pri they have the same season and the often get left with tag soup. If you know your zones and your priorityís you can get a rotation going and have a special hunt every season.
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Old 06-19-2019, 11:58 AM
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I agree with this - IF you hunt the same zone for both species. youíre gonna be hunting the hell out of the area for one, and chances are good youíll be seeing the other.

Two years ago, my cousin applied for moose and mule deer in the same zone and while we were out concentrating on getting his moose in late September, he arrowed a 190Ē mule deer. He couldnít have done that if he hadnít applied for both.



Having said that, if youíre hunting two different zones for each animal, i would definitely concentrate on one this year, and pull the other tag next year.


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Old 06-19-2019, 12:07 PM
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Are you bow hunting as well? That changes things. I should get my bull draw this year and I have a full week off during the rut and good permission in a spot with big bulls. So I should have a good chance during that week. Then I have all of my days off in October to sit for whitetail. November will be focused on mule deer with the rifle. Best case scenario is if I kill a whitetail in September as I did last year, then that opens up ALOT of time. If youíre like some guys I know and only get two weekends in November from the wife, definitely DONíT do it. It all depends how much time you have.
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