Roundup management hunt

8andcounting

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so im gonna set the alarm for 5 am tomorrow morning and hopefully get 1 of the 80 tags for the roundup management hunt, just curious has anyone on here ever done this hunt before ? I was surprised to see that they are opening it up to either sex mule deer, I figured it would be a doe only hunt, but they must want bucks gone too. Kinda strange, but im gonna be in that neck of the woods for 10 days anyways in November and I love to bow hunt. Any input would be much appreciated . :D
 

Gerald Martin

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Man, thanks for reminding me! That sounds like fun. I think I'll try and get me and my four boys tags as well. :)
 

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I emailed the city administrator of Roundup a while ago asking about last years hunt and the response was the hunt was considered a success and 3 bucks and 8 does were killed out of the 60 tags sold last year. I shot a doe and it was one of the best tasting deer I've eaten. I guess that city grass is good:) She had thick fat all over and it was the middle of winter. I did see one smaller 4 point during the hunt but me and my 2 year old daughter couldn't close the deal at 22 yards. Never did see him again after that. Good luck to all who got tags, they went fast!
 

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it doesn't affect your regular general tag as far as deer goes does it? So technically if I bought 2 of these tags then I can shoot 3 bucks total, if you add the 1 with gen tag
 

8andcounting

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I emailed the city administrator of Roundup a while ago asking about last years hunt and the response was the hunt was considered a success and 3 bucks and 8 does were killed out of the 60 tags sold last year. I shot a doe and it was one of the best tasting deer I've eaten. I guess that city grass is good:) She had thick fat all over and it was the middle of winter. I did see one smaller 4 point during the hunt but me and my 2 year old daughter couldn't close the deal at 22 yards. Never did see him again after that. Good luck to all who got tags, they went fast!

so why only 9 deer shot? no access? no deer? this seems kinda fishy
 

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it won't affect your regular OTC tag.

Never hunted this hunt before, but very familiar with the area. There are good bucks in the general area, but I for sure wouldn't get my heart set on killing one (or more than one) in this hunt area. Could happen, but I think it is going to be more about being in the right place at the right time rather than hunting hard and digging out a good one. The hunt area is pretty limited, so it is going to be kind of a "take what you can get" deal.

That said, I had my new to bowhunting buddy and his 14 year old pick up tags, as I think it could be a good way to get them on their first bow kills. Plus, might be fun to get to hunt deer for a few days around Christmas.

Good luck to everyone.
 

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Plus, might be fun to get to hunt deer for a few days around Christmas.

My thoughts exactly. I have no intention of hunting here during the regular season, but I'm sure I'll be bored one weekend in December or January and this will give me something to do...
 
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I am the "Proud?" owner of 2 of these tags now. I was up by 5. My son had to go to the hospital at 5:30 while I was attempting for the 5th time to get the tags. And I had them bought at Walmart at 8:30. Got to try anything once. Just want something that cooks well on a grille!
 

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Now that this hunt is over I was curious if anyone had any success? I took a handicapped friend out a couple times to try and get him his first archery kill and he missed a few shots and blew a few chances but had a great time.
 

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Now that this hunt is over I was curious if anyone had any success? I took a handicapped friend out a couple times to try and get him his first archery kill and he missed a few shots and blew a few chances but had a great time.

Wow, good for you ! I like hearing things like this . Did u guys see many deer ? Anything with any horn size ? Thanks and way to go!
 

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Thanks, deer numbers were lower than I expected and were lower each time we went out- I guess that's a good thing for the city and the goals they had for hunt. We didn't see any big or mature bucks, 2 small 3 points and a few forkies is all we came across.
 
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