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Archer hunt if I don't Draw for Rifle?

Discussion in 'Northwest Hunting' started by bundyloco, Mar 13, 2012.

  1. bundyloco

    bundyloco Hillsboro, Oregon Member

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    I'm an Oregon resident and have been rifle hunting the last couple of year. Last year I didn't draw for Elk and it got me to thinking. If I put in for Rifle Elk and don't draw a tag can I go and purchase an archery tag?
  2. nwwoodsman

    nwwoodsman Vernonia Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter 2015 Volunteer

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    Yes you can still buy a general season archery tag. Even if you draw a rifle tag but decide you want to bow hunt instead then you can still buy an archery tag as long as you didn't purch a rifle tag.
    You really should go with archery. It's a great outdoors experience unmatched by any other. Chicks will think you're like a Crocodile Dundee-Rambo-Chuck Norris-Grizzly Adams-Fabio hybred. Oh yeah, while you're day dreaming about arrowing that Pope & Young class 7 point screaming bull elk at 10 yards in the wilds of the pacific northwest, soaked and sweat with your heart racing and adrenalin pumping, check this out

  3. sandman1212

    sandman1212 NW Oregon Active Member

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  4. Michaelkelley

    Michaelkelley Hillsboro, Oregon Member

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  5. salmonriverjohn

    salmonriverjohn N.W Oregon coast, Gods country Well-Known Member

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    In all seriousness, if your considering archery hunting you should start practicing now. It isn't as easy as picking up a bow and being an instant Robin hood. You should be able to be confident in your ability before heading to the field. All hunters, be it with a bow or rifle, owe it to the animal they intend to hunt. Please keep your shots to realistic ranges, there's nothing worse in the hunting world than mortally wounding an animal that is lost to die a slow miserable death. The chest pounding Rambos that tell you about taking shots at 100 Yards are the worst of the lot. Cut that distance in half, then try to half that again if possible. A lot can happen in the time it takes an arrow to reach your quarry.

    I'm in no way trying to dissuade you, it can be one of the most thrilling experiences you'll ever have. Yes you can hunt with archery gear if your not successful in drawing a tag, or even if you are and decide on the day before the hunt starts to go archery and haven't already purchased the tag, but I implore of you to start now if your going to do it, you have two and a half months from today before the season opener if you haven't already done so to gain the skills needed.
    Good luck and good hunting. John:thumbup:
  6. old_heli_logger

    old_heli_logger Hillsboro, Oregon Member

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    Very well said, I totally agree. Nice job!!