Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Oregon Controlled Draw Results

The results for Oregon's controlled hunts are now available online at this link. ODFW
I am rather disappointed as I only drew my buck tag and having 4 points towards my elk tag I thought this was going to be my year, well I figured wrong. So next year I will have 5 points for my elk tag and again I will be cautiously optimistic. I will have 9 points for Antelope also. It takes about 12 points to get the tag I am choosing for Antelope. Well I am getting closer and that counts for something.

Otherwise not a whole going on. Been cutting firewood preparing for next winter and staying busy in my shop. Also doing my best to get in some road bike cycling when the weather permits. It continues to be unseasonable cool and wet this summer. Highs in the upper 40's today with rain and snow at higher elevations. I have been living in Central Oregon since 1993 and haven't seen a Spring this cold, windy and wet as this one. It does bring up concerns for gallinaceous birds and the survival rates of their broods this year. It has been a late season for Mule deer does dropping their fawns too. I hope the weather gets warmer and we actually have a summer this year. Stay tuned and we'll keep you posted.

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6 comments:

gary said...

Thanks for the heads up Terry. I just jumped into the site and found I pulled an archery antelope in the SE corner of the state. No deer and no elk (6 pts)

This weather has been ugly hasn't it. I'm sure it will have its affect on the upland game birds as well. Chukars are especially vulnerable.

Glad you got the buck tag, something to look forward to this fall.

Jennifer Montero said...

I will be keeping my fingers and toes crossed for you next time!

I think we must have your sun here in the UK. In 15 years I've never seen it this dry and sunny for this long. I'm enjoying every second, in case it doesn't return for another 15 years. Hope your weather "bucks" up soon ;-)

Terry Scoville said...

Gary, glad you got your antelope tag, bummer about the others. I am disappointed and furious beyond words with the lottery draw system here in OR. Makes me think seriously about hunting out of state. I also understand why so many have quite hunting big game here in OR.

Jennifer, thanks for the optimism and I am glad you are enjoying your warm weather, I know you don't see it as much as us in the states. Cheers!

Wandering Owl said...

Sorry you didn't draw your elk tag. I don't have a clue how those drawings work. But then, Iowa doesn't have elk, moose, antelope and such. If you don't get drawn one year, does that equal one point? And after you accrue so many points they give you a tag?

Is that a good system? Sorry, I'm ignorant.

Terry Scoville said...

WO, well the system here in OR. is far from perfect. Yes you do get a point if you do not get your controlled hunt tag you put in for. Supposedly after a certain amount of points accrue, depending on how many put in for that particular unit your odds of getting drawn(rec'd your tag) increase and you do get the tag. Yet sometimes people with no points will get the tag instead of the person with 4 or more points. One of the major problems that I have with the OR system is that all of Eastern OR is a draw only tag and no general seasons. Therefore being that most of the population is west of the Cascades and what we call flatlanders hence they seem to get the majority of tags. I am sure it has something to do with economics and politics. Boosting the economy by lodging, meals and petrol. So that leaves us locals here on the east side of the state unable to hunt where we actually live. There is a bit more to it than that, but that is it in a nutshell. Not to mention this year the state fish and wildlife department raised all license fees substantially. Just kinda chafes my "arse".

Tim Noble said...

Love your journal. Great work.

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