Creed is considering giving up on unit 9 and going somewhere else!! I keep telling him to hang in there and keep at it with unit 9. I personally know LOTS of guys with those same 10 bonus points as he has. I hope someone I know gets that tag soon!! I know that's where I always put in, but I only have 7 points. I have the hot line on a very big bull in another unit so I may be applying there this year.
I'm caving in to the temptation to put in a second choice. I'm looking very seriously at 3A/3C. I'd go with 10 but the ongoing saga with the Boquillas scares me a bit. 8 is a consideration but there is alot of recreationalist there. I saw a ton of good elk in Tule Canyon a few years ago but I'm not a youngster anymore and hunt alone.
What do you think? I'm tottering really bad right now. I started to apply tonight but decided to take another day to think about it.
I know some really good areas in 10 that have nothing to do with the Boquillas Ranch. My brother drew that tag a few years ago and we had a blast. Biggest bull we saw was around 370 or so. The bulls out numbered the cows by far.
The year my brother hunted up there, the Big Bo was closed to hunting. We encountered a few hunters but none that interrupted our hunting. Only once did we find that another hunter was already hunting the bull we wanted to hunt. We backed off and hunted another bull. All in all, I wouldn't consider it crowded at all. My brother hunted the entire hunt and never had any problems with other hunters.
Think about it. I still say you should stick with unit 9, but that's just me. It's the best unit in the state if you truly are looking for the biggest bulls alive!!
Creed, I hope the very best for you on this years draw. I do think this is going to be your year. I am going to be waiting for the results in anticipation for my result and yours. I'm pulling for you this year. Good luck
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