Back at it in Nevada

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  1. bowhunter448

    bowhunter448 Grizzled Veteran

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    Took a year off due to my divorce and I'm ready to get back into the mountains. I changed my set up for this year, and more than likely the next few years. I'm shooting a Mathews Triax with the Fast Eddie single pin from Spot Hogg and a QAD Ultra Rest. I'm still shooting GoldTips, but with Nockturnals. With hunting in Nevada, I've also decided to invest into some better optics. I have the Vortex Razor HD and the PhoneSkope set up. I should be getting some Vortex binoculars with my tax returns and put in tags again in March.

    This year, I'm more than likely only putting in for Mule Deer in Area 6 (Early season, shot my first deer there) and 10 Late (hunted with my ex-brother-in-law and had a great hunt, albeit unsuccessful) and starting to accumulate points for a Nevada bull and possibly sheep. Depending on dates, I might also put in for antelope. It is my goal to have a successful year in Nevada before going to Colorado in 2019 to hunt elk with my stepbrother.
     
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    So if Nevada holds dates close to the same, and I'm successful in all the draws, August will be a busy month. Antelope is from August 1 - 21, Deer is August 9 - September 10, and Elk is August 16 - 31. I know the area that I want to hunt has elk, it was where I saw elk for the first time. I'll have to post pictures later.

    I've also purchased the onX maps for Nevada and will use that throughout the summer as we scout and throughout the season as we hunt. I intended to go out to my area this weekend, but we got close to 18" of snow since Friday morning. So, I just had a lazy day doing homework and chores around the house.
     
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    Oldcarp Die Hard Bowhunter

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    Good Luck on the Draws.
     
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    Are you chasing elk and deer again, OC?
     
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    Oldcarp Die Hard Bowhunter

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    Elk for sure. All the deer tags here are a draw. So if I draw a deer tag I sure will. I'm lucky and have family that have a farm in Kansas and can hunt whitetail out there.

    Sorry to hear about the divorce.
     
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    Tag applications opened up last week, and the dates lined up like last year. That means this year, I have a chance at chasing elk, deer and antelope. I'm super excited to see how everything lines up.
     
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    I am thinking of dropping out of Nevada with 12 sheep points.... good luck every one
     
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    I had that opportunity last year here. To hunt elk,deer and antelope and it was great
     
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    No tags across the board. I'm a little disappointed, but my sister drew rifle tags in the area I want, so I might give her a hand


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    That sucks. Sorry you didn't draw
     
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    Well. All red for me..didnt draw anything. But it was to be expecetd

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    It seems a lot of my friends didn't draw either. I half expected it because I only put one area on my application


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    I drew a desert ewe tag pretty excited to see some new country

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