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Offline Okanagan

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1% success rate is OK if you are the 1
« on: April 21, 2021, 11:19:29 AM »
Harvest stats just came out.  :readthis: As posted here my son and his friend killed two bull elk last Fall.  The harvest stats show only two bulls were killed in that that game region, with a success rate of 1 % for hunters in that unit.  :huh: He shoulda bought a lottery ticket.  Hope that depresses hunter numbers next year.

He used to backpack hunt a mountain area with low deer numbers but a high percentage of mature bucks.  For several years the harvest stats showed only one buck killed in the region, which was the one he reported, and a few years two when I also hunted it.  A man who lived in the lower edge of the unit at his little store used to hunt it but not report, but he told everybody about his big bucks and how to hunt them in that unit.  It is deceptive terrain with gorgeous mountain meadows up high--- and the deer are in tangles halfway down the mountain.  Last I checked hunters killed 26 bucks in that unit, still low but the secret is out.


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