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#3688670 - 06/11/14 01:32 PM Presidents Island
KENBOB10
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Not to hijack the other threads because I would never do that, who is putting in for it and how many points you got? Just curious.
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#3688710 - 06/11/14 02:01 PM Re: Presidents Island [Re: KENBOB10]
Brisco Darlin
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 Originally Posted By: KENBOB10
Not to hijack the other threads because I would never do that, who is putting in for it and how many points you got? Just curious.
ain't that the island smack dab in the middle of the cahulawasa river. you know the left fork'll drop ye right in aintree.
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#3688720 - 06/11/14 02:12 PM Re: Presidents Island [Re: Brisco Darlin]
Spurhunter
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I am. Think I've got six points. A few years away for me.
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#3688722 - 06/11/14 02:15 PM Re: Presidents Island [Re: Spurhunter]
John3
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 Originally Posted By: Spurhunter
I am. Think I've got six points. A few years away for me.



6 for me as well.
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#3688723 - 06/11/14 02:16 PM Re: Presidents Island [Re: Brisco Darlin]
KENBOB10
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 Originally Posted By: Brisco Darlin
 Originally Posted By: KENBOB10
Not to hijack the other threads because I would never do that, who is putting in for it and how many points you got? Just curious.
ain't that the island smack dab in the middle of the cahulawasa river. you know the left fork'll drop ye right in aintree.


Ats hit.
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#3688725 - 06/11/14 02:17 PM Re: Presidents Island [Re: Spurhunter]
KENBOB10
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 Originally Posted By: Spurhunter
I am. Think I've got six points. A few years away for me.



Wow. How many does it take now to get it?
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#3688728 - 06/11/14 02:18 PM Re: Presidents Island [Re: KENBOB10]
Spurhunter
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 Originally Posted By: KENBOB10
 Originally Posted By: Spurhunter
I am. Think I've got six points. A few years away for me.



Wow. How many does it take now to get it?


I've heard 8 isn't a guarantee. Not sure if that's accurate.
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#3688729 - 06/11/14 02:19 PM Re: Presidents Island [Re: Spurhunter]
KENBOB10
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Dang. I've saw the pics of the deer on there. Must be better than gettin to hunt in Cades Cove.
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#3688743 - 06/11/14 02:30 PM Re: Presidents Island [Re: KENBOB10]
JeepKuntry
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 Originally Posted By: KENBOB10
Dang. I've saw the pics of the deer on there. Must be better than gettin to hunt in Cades Cove.
PI has a 9pt. rule. That would eliminate 80% of the deer in Cades Cove. I've never seen so many 8pts in my life!
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#3688745 - 06/11/14 02:34 PM Re: Presidents Island [Re: JeepKuntry]
KENBOB10
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Awesome
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#3688756 - 06/11/14 02:42 PM Re: Presidents Island [Re: KENBOB10]
TN Whitetail Freak
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Every wma/ public land should have 9 pt rule
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#3688797 - 06/11/14 03:15 PM Re: Presidents Island [Re: TN Whitetail Freak]
bowhunterfanatic
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I am. Only got 3 or 4 points. I'm just praying I get to hunt it at least once before it's not huntable anymore.
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#3688812 - 06/11/14 03:28 PM Re: Presidents Island [Re: bowhunterfanatic]
Mossy Oak
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 Originally Posted By: bowhunterfanatic
I am. Only got 3 or 4 points. I'm just praying I get to hunt it at least once before it's not huntable anymore.


That's my number one worry about the island. I've got 4 points going into this draw and I'm afraid something will happen before I can get drawn.
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#3688814 - 06/11/14 03:34 PM Re: Presidents Island [Re: Mossy Oak]
TN Larry
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I am putting in and think that I have 5 points going in as we got drawn in 2008.
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#3688854 - 06/11/14 04:32 PM Re: Presidents Island [Re: TN Larry]
Twinshooter
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I wouldn't recommend anyone putting in for the PI hunt, those deers glow at night, and Memphis is too gosh durn dangerous for you country boys.
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#3688863 - 06/11/14 04:37 PM Re: Presidents Island [Re: Twinshooter]
rastubbs
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Just applied...............Sitting at 7pts now......Guess I will have 8 now
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#3688871 - 06/11/14 04:44 PM Re: Presidents Island [Re: rastubbs]
plinker22
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1 point for me (and I'll never get to PI).
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#3688996 - 06/11/14 07:03 PM Re: Presidents Island [Re: plinker22]
muddyboots
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11 people have 9. They will get drawn if they choose. The rest will come out of the 8 point group. I have 5.
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#3689205 - 06/11/14 09:47 PM Re: Presidents Island [Re: muddyboots]
280longshot
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Never again, I hunted it and seen some very large bucks that were only 8pts.
On the second day you'll be very frustrated from the people walking and looking for their deer that they shot or looking for a different spot...
I wouldn't waste my time...
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#3689279 - 06/12/14 02:11 AM Re: Presidents Island [Re: 280longshot]
Brandon Todd
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I just applied for the first time. Never really goave it much thought until this year..
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#3689453 - 06/12/14 08:39 AM Re: Presidents Island [Re: Brandon Todd]
Food Plot 101
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Me and my bro have 6 I think. One day.....:)
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#3689626 - 06/12/14 11:22 AM Re: Presidents Island [Re: Food Plot 101]
mrw
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Me and a buddy applied. We have 8 points.
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#3689658 - 06/12/14 12:15 PM Re: Presidents Island [Re: mrw]
muddyboots
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 Originally Posted By: mrw
Me and a buddy applied. We have 8 points.


You have a shot. Congrats!
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#3689755 - 06/12/14 02:13 PM Re: Presidents Island [Re: muddyboots]
Twinshooter
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I told you guys that the deers there are radioactive and glow at night.
And this is smack dab at downtown Memphis, and you country boys might get shot, because the city is nothing but Thugs, and KFC's that won't allow you to carry.
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#3689763 - 06/12/14 02:19 PM Re: Presidents Island [Re: Twinshooter]
TNGunsmoke
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I put in, have 2 points atm, going for 3, lol
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#3689768 - 06/12/14 02:23 PM Re: Presidents Island [Re: Twinshooter]
TAFKAP
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 Originally Posted By: Twinshooter
I told you guys that the deers there are radioactive and glow at night.
And this is smack dab at downtown Memphis, and you country boys might get shot, because the city is nothing but Thugs, and KFC's that won't allow you to carry.


President's Island is not smack dab in the middle of anything but the MS River.
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#3689772 - 06/12/14 02:26 PM Re: Presidents Island [Re: TAFKAP]
Twinshooter
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 Originally Posted By: TAFKAP
 Originally Posted By: Twinshooter
I told you guys that the deers there are radioactive and glow at night.
And this is smack dab at downtown Memphis, and you country boys might get shot, because the city is nothing but Thugs, and KFC's that won't allow you to carry.


President's Island is not smack dab in the middle of anything but the MS River.

Pray tell me what exit of the 240 intersate that you get off to go to the Island, and if you don't take that exit then you will run "SMACK DAB" in Downtown Mempho, and all this was just said in jest!
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#3689816 - 06/12/14 03:02 PM Re: Presidents Island [Re: Twinshooter]
TAFKAP
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I think we be off on the wrong page here.
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#3689822 - 06/12/14 03:06 PM Re: Presidents Island [Re: Twinshooter]
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Mud Dauber
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 Originally Posted By: Twinshooter
 Originally Posted By: TAFKAP
 Originally Posted By: Twinshooter
I told you guys that the deers there are radioactive and glow at night.
And this is smack dab at downtown Memphis, and you country boys might get shot, because the city is nothing but Thugs, and KFC's that won't allow you to carry.


President's Island is not smack dab in the middle of anything but the MS River.

Pray tell me what exit of the 240 intersate that you get off to go to the Island, and if you don't take that exit then you will run "SMACK DAB" in Downtown Mempho, and all this was just said in jest!


To be 100% accurate, unless you were coming from the North, you'd likely take 240 to 55 and then jump off at Exit 11 at Mclemore, which takes you straight out to the Island. If you miss your Exit, you'll most likely end up in AR since Riverside Drive is currently closed for bicycle lane construction ;\)

If you are coming in from 240 from the North and miss the McLemore exit, you'll still have the option to take 55 as described above ;\) ), or, you will end up in Mississippi. ;\)

If you were coming up 240 from the South, you should take 55, but if you miss it, you can still take Mclemore and if you miss that, you can take EH Crump. But, if you miss your 3 chances to get to the island, you still won't end up "smack dab" in the middle of downtown, you'll cruise by it on the perimeter going 90 mph with the flow of traffic on that stretch of 240, encased within 20 foot retainer walls and on elevated sections of interstate. You'll be on the North end of the city and headed back East on 240 before you realized that you even missed your 3 chances to exit ;\)

In order to find yourself "smack dab" in the middle of downtown, you'd have to end up on 61 North/ 3rd street, Danny Thomas or Mississippi Ave, none of which are likely mistakes. That being said, the interchange at McLemore and 55 can be a little confusing.
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#3689845 - 06/12/14 03:32 PM Re: Presidents Island [Re: KENBOB10]
1shot1kill
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My party of 3 has 7 points going into this draw. We will continue to put in for the island. Wish we would hurry up and get drawn, im wanting to go back to Oakridge.
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#3689849 - 06/12/14 03:33 PM Re: Presidents Island [Re: Poser]
Twinshooter
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Dang, Poser and Decaf you guys are not part of the Memphis Mafia are you?
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#3689894 - 06/12/14 04:29 PM Re: Presidents Island [Re: Twinshooter]
landman
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Whats the Big Deal of hunting PI anyway?
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#3689895 - 06/12/14 04:30 PM Re: Presidents Island [Re: Twinshooter]
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Mud Dauber
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 Originally Posted By: Twinshooter
Dang, Poser and Decaf you guys are not part of the Memphis Mafia are you?


\:D
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#3689900 - 06/12/14 04:33 PM Re: Presidents Island [Re: landman]
TAFKAP
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 Originally Posted By: landman
Whats the Big Deal of hunting PI anyway?


Very large deer that see very little hunting pressure. Couple that with such a close proximity to a major city....
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#3689906 - 06/12/14 04:39 PM Re: Presidents Island [Re: TAFKAP]
TnBob
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Went with my buddy three years ago on the Ensley part. We stayed in South Haven Ms. I think it was. We asked the guy at our motel about eating at Corkys bbq. He said park in their lot, not on the street or you will get mugged! HA. We didnt go. Hope to get drawn again while I can still climb a tree!
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#3689911 - 06/12/14 04:41 PM Re: Presidents Island [Re: TnBob]
TnBob
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X2 on the very large deer. I saw some whoppers. None close enough. PLENTY of armadillos to.
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#3689933 - 06/12/14 05:16 PM Re: Presidents Island [Re: TAFKAP]
landman
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 Originally Posted By: TAFKAP
 Originally Posted By: landman
Whats the Big Deal of hunting PI anyway?


Very large deer that see very little hunting pressure. Couple that with such a close proximity to a major city....


So what your saying is every one wants to hunt there cause the bucks are bigger due to limited amount of them being killed
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#3689937 - 06/12/14 05:24 PM Re: Presidents Island [Re: KENBOB10]
tickweed
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4 for me
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#3689938 - 06/12/14 05:24 PM Re: Presidents Island [Re: landman]
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Mud Dauber
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 Originally Posted By: landman
 Originally Posted By: TAFKAP
 Originally Posted By: landman
Whats the Big Deal of hunting PI anyway?


Very large deer that see very little hunting pressure. Couple that with such a close proximity to a major city....


So what your saying is every one wants to hunt there cause the bucks are bigger due to limited amount of them being killed


High density of deer, very low hunting pressure not only on the island itself, but the immediate area which is mixed industrial, agriculture, flood plain and residential (state park and golf course, too). Plenty of food, cover and lack of pressure with area genetics that tend to produce mass.
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#3689990 - 06/12/14 06:37 PM Re: Presidents Island [Re: Poser]
landman
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 Originally Posted By: Poser
 Originally Posted By: landman
 Originally Posted By: TAFKAP
 Originally Posted By: landman
Whats the Big Deal of hunting PI anyway?


Very large deer that see very little hunting pressure. Couple that with such a close proximity to a major city....


So what your saying is every one wants to hunt there cause the bucks are bigger due to limited amount of them being killed


High density of deer, very low hunting pressure not only on the island itself, but the immediate area which is mixed industrial, agriculture, flood plain and residential (state park and golf course, too). Plenty of food, cover and lack of pressure with area genetics that tend to produce mass.


So TN can raise bigger bucks if you limit the number
of bucks killed......Didn't think that could happen
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#3690003 - 06/12/14 06:53 PM Re: Presidents Island [Re: landman]
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Mud Dauber
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 Originally Posted By: landman
 Originally Posted By: Poser
 Originally Posted By: landman
 Originally Posted By: TAFKAP
 Originally Posted By: landman
Whats the Big Deal of hunting PI anyway?


Very large deer that see very little hunting pressure. Couple that with such a close proximity to a major city....


So what your saying is every one wants to hunt there cause the bucks are bigger due to limited amount of them being killed


High density of deer, very low hunting pressure not only on the island itself, but the immediate area which is mixed industrial, agriculture, flood plain and residential (state park and golf course, too). Plenty of food, cover and lack of pressure with area genetics that tend to produce mass.


So TN can raise bigger bucks if you limit the number
of bucks killed......Didn't think that could happen


I doubt the bucks are much "bigger" then anywhere else in the surrounding area. But there is a high density of deer (I think it may have been estimated at 100 deer per square mike at one point), therefore there are more bucks. With very limited pressure (less than 30 bucks killed a year), there are more "big" bucks than your average property. But, having thought about it for a few years and having hunted on several of the management hunts, I believe the allure is the exclusivity of the access as much asit is any other factor. PI is no magical place. It's ugly, polluted, stinky, nasty, and mosquito infested. The buck success rate is far less than 50%. I see no need to apply the management or access practices to any other WMA, much less statewide.

PI: it's cool in someways, but WAY overrated in other ways and certainly has it's on set of problems and shortcomings as a management area. It is what it is.
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#3690086 - 06/12/14 08:50 PM Re: Presidents Island [Re: Poser]
TAFKAP
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I wouldn't eat anything that walked on President's Island, that's for sure.
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#3690110 - 06/12/14 09:18 PM Re: Presidents Island [Re: Poser]
Chaneylake
Brownsville Mafia
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 Originally Posted By: Poser
 Originally Posted By: landman
 Originally Posted By: Poser
 Originally Posted By: landman
 Originally Posted By: TAFKAP
 Originally Posted By: landman
Whats the Big Deal of hunting PI anyway?


Very large deer that see very little hunting pressure. Couple that with such a close proximity to a major city....


So what your saying is every one wants to hunt there cause the bucks are bigger due to limited amount of them being killed


High density of deer, very low hunting pressure not only on the island itself, but the immediate area which is mixed industrial, agriculture, flood plain and residential (state park and golf course, too). Plenty of food, cover and lack of pressure with area genetics that tend to produce mass.


So TN can raise bigger bucks if you limit the number
of bucks killed......Didn't think that could happen


I doubt the bucks are much "bigger" then anywhere else in the surrounding area. But there is a high density of deer (I think it may have been estimated at 100 deer per square mike at one point), therefore there are more bucks. With very limited pressure (less than 30 bucks killed a year), there are more "big" bucks than your average property. But, having thought about it for a few years and having hunted on several of the management hunts, I believe the allure is the exclusivity of the access as much asit is any other factor. PI is no magical place. It's ugly, polluted, stinky, nasty, and mosquito infested. The buck success rate is far less than 50%. I see no need to apply the management or access practices to any other WMA, much less statewide.

PI: it's cool in someways, but WAY overrated in other ways and certainly has it's on set of problems and shortcomings as a management area. It is what it is.


the pictures that I have from PI are freaking crazy, game cameras from a few years back
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#3690137 - 06/12/14 09:51 PM Re: Presidents Island [Re: Chaneylake]
Mike Belt
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I think my group ha 7 points...maybe 8??? I sort of hope not to get drawn or another year. The flooding set the place back somewhat.
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#3690328 - 06/13/14 08:25 AM Re: Presidents Island [Re: Poser]
muddyboots
12 Point


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Loc: savannah, tn., usa

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 Originally Posted By: Poser
 Originally Posted By: landman
 Originally Posted By: Poser
 Originally Posted By: landman
 Originally Posted By: TAFKAP
 Originally Posted By: landman
Whats the Big Deal of hunting PI anyway?


Very large deer that see very little hunting pressure. Couple that with such a close proximity to a major city....


So what your saying is every one wants to hunt there cause the bucks are bigger due to limited amount of them being killed


High density of deer, very low hunting pressure not only on the island itself, but the immediate area which is mixed industrial, agriculture, flood plain and residential (state park and golf course, too). Plenty of food, cover and lack of pressure with area genetics that tend to produce mass.


So TN can raise bigger bucks if you limit the number
of bucks killed......Didn't think that could happen


I doubt the bucks are much "bigger" then anywhere else in the surrounding area. But there is a high density of deer (I think it may have been estimated at 100 deer per square mike at one point), therefore there are more bucks. With very limited pressure (less than 30 bucks killed a year), there are more "big" bucks than your average property. But, having thought about it for a few years and having hunted on several of the management hunts, I believe the allure is the exclusivity of the access as much asit is any other factor. PI is no magical place. It's ugly, polluted, stinky, nasty, and mosquito infested. The buck success rate is far less than 50%. I see no need to apply the management or access practices to any other WMA, much less statewide.

PI: it's cool in someways, but WAY overrated in other ways and certainly has it's on set of problems and shortcomings as a management area. It is what it is.


PI is magical. I wasn't there 10 minutes and I knew I was in oz.
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#3691190 - 06/14/14 12:21 PM Re: Presidents Island [Re: muddyboots]
AT Hiker
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I have 7points going into the draw, maybe one day in the near future I will luck up and draw. I have searched for the points breakdown but cannot find them, does anyone know the thread they are listed on or know the breakdown?
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#3691204 - 06/14/14 01:12 PM Re: Presidents Island [Re: AT Hiker]
muddyboots
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I have them at hiker. Pm me ur cell number and I'll text u a pic.
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#3691223 - 06/14/14 02:16 PM Re: Presidents Island [Re: muddyboots]
muddyboots
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Ill jsut post the numbers.

9 points = 11 people
8 points = 101 people
7 points = 226 people
6 points = 261 people
5 p0ints = 297 people
4 points = 413 people
3 points = 635 people
2 points = 1742 people
1 point = 14,663 people
0 point = 56, 360
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#3691264 - 06/14/14 03:51 PM Re: Presidents Island [Re: TnBob]
EastTNHunter
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 Originally Posted By: TnBob
PLENTY of armadillos to.


What are the trophy regs on them? \:\)

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#3691536 - 06/15/14 06:28 AM Re: Presidents Island [Re: TN Whitetail Freak]
stik
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 Originally Posted By: TN Whitetail Freak
Every wma/ public land should have 9 pt rule


different argument for a different thread. i prefer NO ANTLER RESTRICTIONS!!!
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#3691610 - 06/15/14 08:48 AM Re: Presidents Island [Re: muddyboots]
Thicketmaster
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 Originally Posted By: muddyboots
Ill jsut post the numbers.

9 points = 11 people
8 points = 101 people
7 points = 226 people
6 points = 261 people
5 p0ints = 297 people
4 points = 413 people
3 points = 635 people
2 points = 1742 people
1 point = 14,663 people
0 point = 56, 360


Where did you get these numbers at?
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#3691688 - 06/15/14 11:18 AM Re: Presidents Island [Re: Thicketmaster]
muddyboots
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 Originally Posted By: Thicketmaster
 Originally Posted By: muddyboots
Ill jsut post the numbers.

9 points = 11 people
8 points = 101 people
7 points = 226 people
6 points = 261 people
5 p0ints = 297 people
4 points = 413 people
3 points = 635 people
2 points = 1742 people
1 point = 14,663 people
0 point = 56, 360


Where did you get these numbers at?


Quota lady posts these every year after the draw. I take a pic with my phone.
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#3691706 - 06/15/14 12:11 PM Re: Presidents Island [Re: Chaneylake]
ZachMarkus
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 Originally Posted By: Chaneylake

the pictures that I have from PI are freaking crazy, game cameras from a few years back



Let's see em.

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#3691891 - 06/15/14 08:52 PM Re: Presidents Island [Re: landman]
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 Originally Posted By: landman
So TN can raise bigger bucks if you limit the number of bucks killed......Didn't think that could happen


Doh! The brown-and-downers don't like that logic, but the proof is in the pudding.
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#3691897 - 06/15/14 09:07 PM Re: Presidents Island [Re: Spurhunter]
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Is this the place Will Promos killed a big old buck at 2 or 3 years ago?
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#3691898 - 06/15/14 09:11 PM Re: Presidents Island [Re: duckriver]
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 Originally Posted By: duckriver
Is this the place Will Promos killed a big old buck at 2 or 3 years ago?


Doubt it
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#3691900 - 06/15/14 09:13 PM Re: Presidents Island [Re: duckriver]
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I currently have 6 points. If my math is right I don't have a chance for the next 7 years.
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#3691919 - 06/15/14 09:52 PM Re: Presidents Island [Re: Spurhunter]
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Mud Dauber
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 Originally Posted By: Spurhunter
 Originally Posted By: landman
So TN can raise bigger bucks if you limit the number of bucks killed......Didn't think that could happen


Doh! The brown-and-downers don't like that logic, but the proof is in the pudding.



On one hand, I find it entirely comical that you guys are making backhanded arguments for a statewide management practice that limits 50 hunters per 3,500 acres to hunting exactly 3 days a year, archery only (and with a success rate of less than 50%.) No turkey hunting, no small game hunting, no scouting, no firearms, no out of season access.

On the other hand: Be careful what you wish for.
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#3691928 - 06/15/14 10:25 PM Re: Presidents Island [Re: Poser]
Spurhunter
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I'm making arguments for no such things. I just think it is beyond hilarious that people say Tennessee can't grow big deer because of the soil or whatever.
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#3691939 - 06/15/14 10:41 PM Re: Presidents Island [Re: Spurhunter]
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 Originally Posted By: Spurhunter
I'm making arguments for no such things. I just think it is beyond hilarious that people say Tennessee can't grow big deer because of the soil or whatever.


You'd better hope the soil on President's Island doesn't spread to the rest of TN ;\)
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#3692025 - 06/16/14 08:13 AM Re: Presidents Island [Re: Spurhunter]
stik
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 Originally Posted By: Spurhunter
I'm making arguments for no such things. I just think it is beyond hilarious that people say Tennessee can't grow big deer because of the soil or whatever.


tennessee IS growing bigger deer without further restrictions
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#3692037 - 06/16/14 08:33 AM Re: Presidents Island [Re: stik]
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 Originally Posted By: stik
 Originally Posted By: Spurhunter
I'm making arguments for no such things. I just think it is beyond hilarious that people say Tennessee can't grow big deer because of the soil or whatever.


tennessee IS growing bigger deer without further restrictions


With that logic could we not say TN could grow MORE bigger deer with different restrictions?

Regardless I like Pres Island as it is, it gives those who want a chance to hunt a highly restricted place a reasonable chance to do so...though it may take you 10plus years. Take the Arizona Strip or Unit 61 Colorado Mule deer, it will take you a lifetime to get those tags but if your after a 200" mule deer those are your places to go.
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#3692071 - 06/16/14 09:34 AM Re: Presidents Island [Re: Poser]
landman
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 Originally Posted By: Poser
 Originally Posted By: Spurhunter
 Originally Posted By: landman
So TN can raise bigger bucks if you limit the number of bucks killed......Didn't think that could happen


Doh! The brown-and-downers don't like that logic, but the proof is in the pudding.



On one hand, I find it entirely comical that you guys are making backhanded arguments for a statewide management practice that limits 50 hunters per 3,500 acres to hunting exactly 3 days a year, archery only (and with a success rate of less than 50%.) No turkey hunting, no small game hunting, no scouting, no firearms, no out of season access.

On the other hand: Be careful what you wish for.


Actually You don't know what I'm saying, I never talked about turkey, small game
Hunting, scouting, or firearms, but if you think that's what's
Makes PI Great you need to think again, Great hunting
can and does happen with ALL of that
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#3692112 - 06/16/14 10:17 AM Re: Presidents Island [Re: landman]
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Mud Dauber
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 Originally Posted By: landman
 Originally Posted By: Poser
 Originally Posted By: Spurhunter
 Originally Posted By: landman
So TN can raise bigger bucks if you limit the number of bucks killed......Didn't think that could happen


Doh! The brown-and-downers don't like that logic, but the proof is in the pudding.



On one hand, I find it entirely comical that you guys are making backhanded arguments for a statewide management practice that limits 50 hunters per 3,500 acres to hunting exactly 3 days a year, archery only (and with a success rate of less than 50%.) No turkey hunting, no small game hunting, no scouting, no firearms, no out of season access.

On the other hand: Be careful what you wish for.


Actually You don't know what I'm saying, I never talked about turkey, small game
Hunting, scouting, or firearms, but if you think that's what's
Makes PI Great you need to think again, Great hunting
can and does happen with ALL of that


Through a series of questions, you were trying to bait us into admitting that the management practices applied on PI could result in similar results statewide.

Its 3,500 acres of property with highly limited access with incredibly high deer densities (I believe that it was once ~100 deer per square mile, but let's say 50). ~50 deer per square mile on 3,500 acres with ~20 bucks taken year is not a situation that can be easily/feasibly mimicked. That's not even taking into consideration the thousands of acres surrounding PI that are not hunted. There is nothing about PI that you can point to and say, "See the results! This is how we should manage our deer." You can try to that, but you are going to run into both logical and practical dead ends at every turn.
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#3692115 - 06/16/14 10:19 AM Re: Presidents Island [Re: Brandon Todd]
eddie c
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starting over. o points from me.
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#3692221 - 06/16/14 12:37 PM Re: Presidents Island [Re: KENBOB10]
easy45
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Well I'm entered again, me and a buddy of mine always put in as a party hunt, he has one point less than me so we are in the 8 point group
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#3692299 - 06/16/14 03:01 PM Re: Presidents Island [Re: 1shot1kill]
JeepKuntry
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 Originally Posted By: 1shot1kill
My party of 3 has 7 points going into this draw. We will continue to put in for the island. Wish we would hurry up and get drawn, im wanting to go back to Oakridge.
This is just an fyi but Oak Ridge is nothing like it was 7 years ago. 7 years ago I would see 10-15 guaranteed on a hunt. Last year I didn't even go back Sunday.
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#3692309 - 06/16/14 03:19 PM Re: Presidents Island [Re: Poser]
landman
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 Originally Posted By: Poser
 Originally Posted By: landman
 Originally Posted By: Poser
 Originally Posted By: Spurhunter
 Originally Posted By: landman
So TN can raise bigger bucks if you limit the number of bucks killed......Didn't think that could happen


Doh! The brown-and-downers don't like that logic, but the proof is in the pudding.



On one hand, I find it entirely comical that you guys are making backhanded arguments for a statewide management practice that limits 50 hunters per 3,500 acres to hunting exactly 3 days a year, archery only (and with a success rate of less than 50%.) No turkey hunting, no small game hunting, no scouting, no firearms, no out of season access.

On the other hand: Be careful what you wish for.


Actually You don't know what I'm saying, I never talked about turkey, small game
Hunting, scouting, or firearms, but if you think that's what's
Makes PI Great you need to think again, Great hunting
can and does happen with ALL of that


Through a series of questions, you were trying to bait us into admitting that the management practices applied on PI could result in similar results statewide.

Its 3,500 acres of property with highly limited access with incredibly high deer densities (I believe that it was once ~100 deer per square mile, but let's say 50). ~50 deer per square mile on 3,500 acres with ~20 bucks taken year is not a situation that can be easily/feasibly mimicked. That's not even taking into consideration the thousands of acres surrounding PI that are not hunted. There is nothing about PI that you can point to and say, "See the results! This is how we should manage our deer." You can try to that, but you are going to run into both logical and practical dead ends at every turn.


I don't know anyone on here that agrees with point restrictions,
but I'm sure theirs a few...
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#3692413 - 06/16/14 05:58 PM Re: Presidents Island [Re: Poser]
timberjack86
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 Originally Posted By: Poser
 Originally Posted By: landman
 Originally Posted By: Poser
 Originally Posted By: Spurhunter
 Originally Posted By: landman
So TN can raise bigger bucks if you limit the number of bucks killed......Didn't think that could happen


Doh! The brown-and-downers don't like that logic, but the proof is in the pudding.



On one hand, I find it entirely comical that you guys are making backhanded arguments for a statewide management practice that limits 50 hunters per 3,500 acres to hunting exactly 3 days a year, archery only (and with a success rate of less than 50%.) No turkey hunting, no small game hunting, no scouting, no firearms, no out of season access.

On the other hand: Be careful what you wish for.


Actually You don't know what I'm saying, I never talked about turkey, small game
Hunting, scouting, or firearms, but if you think that's what's
Makes PI Great you need to think again, Great hunting
can and does happen with ALL of that


Through a series of questions, you were trying to bait us into admitting that the management practices applied on PI could result in similar results statewide.

Its 3,500 acres of property with highly limited access with incredibly high deer densities (I believe that it was once ~100 deer per square mile, but let's say 50). ~50 deer per square mile on 3,500 acres with ~20 bucks taken year is not a situation that can be easily/feasibly mimicked. That's not even taking into consideration the thousands of acres surrounding PI that are not hunted. There is nothing about PI that you can point to and say, "See the results! This is how we should manage our deer." You can try to that, but you are going to run into both logical and practical dead ends at every turn.
Great post!!
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#3692463 - 06/16/14 06:50 PM Re: Presidents Island [Re: timberjack86]
Twinshooter
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Wow, guys slow down a little, it is going to be a long hot summer, Hunting season will be here.. Just be patience. \:\)
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#3692468 - 06/16/14 06:57 PM Re: Presidents Island [Re: ZachMarkus]
ZachMarkus
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 Originally Posted By: ZCM
 Originally Posted By: Chaneylake

the pictures that I have from PI are freaking crazy, game cameras from a few years back



I wanna see these pictures.








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#3692769 - 06/17/14 07:01 AM Re: Presidents Island [Re: Poser]
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where can you find how many points you have
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#3692807 - 06/17/14 08:40 AM Re: Presidents Island [Re: Deer Assassin]
AT Hiker
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https://jc.activeoutdoorsolutions.com/tn_quota/public/initcheckAppStat.do

Type in your info and then select WMA quota from the drop down box. Im not sure if it will work if you don have an application on file though.
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#3692825 - 06/17/14 09:03 AM Re: Presidents Island [Re: AT Hiker]
AT Hiker
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Point creep is getting crazy with Pres Island, I have 7 points and if I did the math correctly (which is likely I did not) I should draw in no longer than 4 years, but stand a chance to draw starting in 2015, next year. This assumes everyone with 7 or more points applies for PI.

After this I will likely try to draw another WMA, and years I cant hunt the quotas I will apply to PI to build a point.

One major question I have, max points is 9 so in theory it could take longer because the 9 point holders will continue to grow. Example; right now we have 11 9 pt holders, next year it will be 32, year later = 178, another year it will be 359. This assumes everyone applies for PI with 5 or more points.

I sure hope I am doing my math wrong or I am not understanding how to WMA draw works.
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#3692843 - 06/17/14 09:36 AM Re: Presidents Island [Re: AT Hiker]
knightrider
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the antler restristion on pi is crazy to me when you are having to let 7 and 8pt 6year old deer walk, doesnt sound like great management to me but i dont count anyway. since they draw such a low number of hunters why not a mandatory aging class before the hunt and do waway with the point deal?
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#3692869 - 06/17/14 10:38 AM Re: Presidents Island [Re: knightrider]
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Mud Dauber
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 Originally Posted By: knightrider
the antler restristion on pi is crazy to me when you are having to let 7 and 8pt 6year old deer walk, doesnt sound like great management to me but i dont count anyway. since they draw such a low number of hunters why not a mandatory aging class before the hunt and do waway with the point deal?


That has been discussed extensively on here in the past. If you do some searching, you can probably find TWRA responses. The problem with judging by age is that a hunter has to be pretty informed in order to do that. Getting drawn for PI doesn't mean that a hunter is a knowledgeable or even good hunter. Theoretically, a person could get drawn to hunt PI who has never hunted deer before. A club such as Ames can require a class on aging deer, a WMA cannot feasibly do that. And what if someone kills a 2.5 year old deer? You going to write them a ticket? Send them to court? What if a persons challenges the aging methodology of the TWRA agent? What if the persons bring in 3rd party expert evidence of that deer's age into court? You see the problems? Factual based aging can sometimes be difficult. At Ames, it is the biologist's opinion that matters and is not subject to debate. I don't think you can enforce that kind of policy on the statewide level. The best you could do is advise people to kill mature deer or have ARs. I'm no fan of AR's, but I see why they do it in that case.
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#3692932 - 06/17/14 12:56 PM Re: Presidents Island [Re: AT Hiker]
TN Larry
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 Originally Posted By: AT Hiker
Point creep is getting crazy with Pres Island, I have 7 points and if I did the math correctly (which is likely I did not) I should draw in no longer than 4 years, but stand a chance to draw starting in 2015, next year. This assumes everyone with 7 or more points applies for PI.

After this I will likely try to draw another WMA, and years I cant hunt the quotas I will apply to PI to build a point.

One major question I have, max points is 9 so in theory it could take longer because the 9 point holders will continue to grow. Example; right now we have 11 9 pt holders, next year it will be 32, year later = 178, another year it will be 359. This assumes everyone applies for PI with 5 or more points.

I sure hope I am doing my math wrong or I am not understanding how to WMA draw works.


The max number is not 9. There is no max number on how many points that that the total can be. It is just that 9 is the max number that anyone has at the moment and probably 9 years since they started accumulating points. You used to be either priority (not drawn the year before) or non-priority (drawn or didn't put in the year before) prior to the accumulation of points. If someone with 9 puts in this year and doesn't get drawn, then they will have 10 points the next year and 11 the next year if they don't get drawn.

Assume from the point total posted that everyone puts back in every year and everyone puts in for the Island and Ensley Unit which will be 80 drawn from top priority.

After 2013 Draw (results already posted)

9 points = 11 people
8 points = 101 people
7 points = 226 people
6 points = 261 people
5 p0ints = 297 people

After 2014 Draw (All 11 top priority from above get drawn and 69 more from 2nd priority get drawn. Everyone else gains 1 point)
9 points = 32 people
8 points = 226 people
7 points = 261 people
6 p0ints = 297 people

After 2015 Draw (All 32 top priority get drawn and 48 more from 2nd priority get drawn. Everyone else gains 1 point)
9 points = 178 people
8 points = 261 people
7 p0ints = 297 people

After 2016 Draw (80 from top priority get drawn while everyone else gets a point)
10 points = 98 people
9 points = 261 people
8 p0ints = 297 people

After 2017 Draw (80 from top priority get drawn while everyone else gets a point)
11 points = 18 people
10 points = 261 people
9 p0ints = 297 people


There may be some people that are in the top bracket put in with someone from a lower point level and not get drawn thus they will earn a point. So if someone from the 9 point status does this in 2014, then there will be someone with 10 next year. If they don't, 9 will remain the top number until 2016 where there are more people in the bracket than will get drawn. Again, this is assuming that everyone puts in which we know won't happen, but there is no limit on the number of points. For 2014 draw, a 9 point is guaranteed to get drawn and an 8 point has a chance.

Hope that makes sense............
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#3692939 - 06/17/14 01:22 PM Re: Presidents Island [Re: TN Larry]
Dan24
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heres a good question. is it true you only gain a point there if that is the only place you apply to?
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#3692963 - 06/17/14 01:55 PM Re: Presidents Island [Re: Dan24]
stik
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 Originally Posted By: Dan24
heres a good question. is it true you only gain a point there if that is the only place you apply to?


no. but if you put other hunts on your app and get drawn, you lose your points.
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#3693125 - 06/17/14 08:06 PM Re: Presidents Island [Re: stik]
Mike Belt
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I don't object to an antler restriction on PI but I can't say I agree with 9 points. I'd like to see some info on just how many deer might be killed before matured if that restriction was lowered to 8 points or better. I don't really buy into the theory that just because they have 9 points they are mature animals ready for harvest. There are way more mature, big 8 pointers dying of old age there than there are 9 pointers.
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#3693213 - 06/17/14 10:15 PM Re: Presidents Island [Re: Mike Belt]
RS
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My fear with Presidents Island is that expansion of the industrial park will eventually do away with the hunts. They're currently looking at a rail expansion project that would go right through some of the best habitat on the island. When that happens, several hunters that gave up years of hunting other WMAs only to have the PI hunt taken away will be very upset.
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#3693347 - 06/18/14 07:47 AM Re: Presidents Island [Re: RS]
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 Originally Posted By: RS
My fear with Presidents Island is that expansion of the industrial park will eventually do away with the hunts. They're currently looking at a rail expansion project that would go right through some of the best habitat on the island. When that happens, several hunters that gave up years of hunting other WMAs only to have the PI hunt taken away will be very upset.


Yea, that would mess with a few peoples plans.
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#3693357 - 06/18/14 07:53 AM Re: Presidents Island [Re: AT Hiker]
muddyboots
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 Originally Posted By: AT Hiker
 Originally Posted By: RS
My fear with Presidents Island is that expansion of the industrial park will eventually do away with the hunts. They're currently looking at a rail expansion project that would go right through some of the best habitat on the island. When that happens, several hunters that gave up years of hunting other WMAs only to have the PI hunt taken away will be very upset.


Yea, that would mess with a few peoples plans.


Circumstances beyond my control. I have been there. As long as there is a PI hunt I will put in for it. Its that good.
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#3693377 - 06/18/14 08:31 AM Re: Presidents Island [Re: stik]
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now that stinks. thanks stik.
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#3693380 - 06/18/14 08:33 AM Re: Presidents Island [Re: Dan24]
Dan24
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I would love to shed hunt there. I bet the people who work over there have quite a collection.
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#3718892 - 07/26/14 05:34 PM Re: Presidents Island [Re: Dan24]
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Regardless, point creep is happening at PI. When I do draw it will take a lot of convincing for me to put back in for the hunt...especially if I can draw a couple other hunts in TN and stand the same chance at the same caliper of deer.

Heck...Im not sure I want to wait 7 years to draw a mule deer or antelope tag. After all, PI is not the AZ strip is it????
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#3718966 - 07/26/14 07:48 PM Re: Presidents Island [Re: AT Hiker]
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I was one of the fortunate hunters to get drawn this past season for the PI hunt. Applied for 9 years and finally drawn, and the weather was horrible. Ice storm the night before and the first day of the hunt with 20+MPH winds. I will have to say that I have never hunted in such horrible conditions, especially with a bow. But it was worth it. The second day of the hunt was great. Saw a shooter, but he was chasing a doe and I could not get him to even slow down. I had a 7 point that came through right after that and he was as big as the shooter. Just had to let him cruise on by. It was unreal. I plan to start over again and hope that PI is still around 9 yrs from now.
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