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Ken Z.

APPLICATION STRATEGY 2020: Oregon Deer - posted 3 weeks ago

I have 22 NR points and am looking at the N Warner & Trout Creek deer hunts, but wondering why these rifle seasons are so early October 3-14. Seems for so many points there would be rut hunts available. The other one I'm considering is the NE Whitehorse muzzleloader hunt but that success rate is quite low. Any thoughts?

Ken Z.

New for 2020: Colorado limited license "Secondary Draw" replaces the leftover draw - posted 3 months ago

The only thing this fixes is guys who have had the inside track to get to the list first. And they have been out there. Now they can’t cut in line. That’s about it.

Ken Z.

New for 2020: Colorado limited license "Secondary Draw" replaces the leftover draw - posted 3 months ago

If I read this all right this new draw does nothing to stop the tag return BS with guys playing the system and retaining points. This was CODOW’s chance to do a two-fer-one fix and they declined to do so. What up with this bunch? And youth getting preference? And no points getting burned from the system on these??? Who invents this stuff? What motives and special interest groups are at work here??? Asinine.

Ken Z.

Bringing new hunters into the mix - posted 11 months ago

I am very excited this year to get to guide one of these folks. Got married three years ago to a Chinese Lao shi (teacher) from central China, Sichuan. During one of my many trips there I met one of my new cousins who I was shocked to see flingin arrows by his garage in Chengdu. Turns out he even belongs to the Chengdu Archery Club. Virtually nobody shoots any weapons in China. Guns aren’t even legal. Cops don’t even carry. They got billy clubs. Anyways him and his wife were just granted visas and will pay us a two week visit October 3-20 so I can take him on his first hunt for one of those weeks. Nobody at his archery club can believe it. There is virtually no hunting of any kind in China. They don’t even have a DNR. I will be 60 this September and this guy is about 40. We will be deer & turkey hunting in NW Indiana. It will be pretty cool he’s never even seen real live wildlife before.

Ken Z.

2019 Western Big Game Hunting Application Deadlines - posted 1 year ago

Does anyone know the chance of getting the Colorado elk draw results by May 31st? I just did points last year, but I recall reading some threads on CDOW website issues last year. I saw it says June 5th as the 2018 post date, but thought in previous years results posted in late May. I am going to be cutting it real close because I have a great chance to draw Oregon elk with 21 points, but May 31st is the last day they allow hunt choice changes. Oregon does not do tag refunds. I should have a decent chance (~20%) at my CO elk & deer so I don't want conflicting tags after waiting 20+ years. Thanks.