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Colton south of pullman deer
« on: September 23, 2008, 09:25:02 PM »
Has anyone hunted over in this area? My son went to high school with a girl who's grand parents are wheat farmer's there and we have permission to hunt there property. All I know is the wheat Fields go to the breaks of the snake and we can hunt all the way down to the river which I think is aways down
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Re: Colton south of pullman
« Reply #1 on: September 23, 2008, 09:42:51 PM »
consider your tags filled. good luck, you will have fun. be sure to have shooting stix out there, it's open.

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Re: Colton south of pullman
« Reply #2 on: September 23, 2008, 09:53:12 PM »
x2.

you can't go wrong with that kind of access.
plan on long shots and nothing to hide behind. bring your bino's. there can be some nice bucks in that snake river breaks country.
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Re: Colton south of pullman
« Reply #3 on: September 23, 2008, 09:55:48 PM »
 :yeah: Private land on the palouse should be a heck of an experience. Good luck
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Re: Colton south of pullman
« Reply #4 on: September 23, 2008, 11:19:51 PM »
long range like 300 yards plus?

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Re: Colton south of pullman deer
« Reply #5 on: September 24, 2008, 04:56:17 AM »
long range, like as far as you can see. the palouse is packed with both whiteys and mulies. the hard part will be waiting for a deer that fits your desires. I would STRONGLY recemmend finding a draw or eyebrow and either glassing it till you can see through it or pushing it if you want to see deer. the breaks themselves are epic hunting, but you can expect absolutely no flat groung.....not that the palouse is flat.

ask if they are planted in winter wheat or stubble, never drive on planted ground, never step foot on the neighbors place w/o asking first and be polite and say thanks........you have a gold mine right there.

I have seen shots available down there from archery range to a few miles.....depends on how you play.

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Re: Colton south of pullman deer
« Reply #6 on: September 24, 2008, 10:55:25 AM »
The mule deer will be bedding in the breaks about 1/2 way to the river during the days and will follow the shadows up late in the afternoon / evening & feed / bed in the wheat fields all night.  As the sun comes up in the morning they will start making their way back down for the day.  The whitetail will stay up on top & bed in the fence rows & eyebrows.  Every ridge you come over on the breaks sit & glass.  You should be able to glass dozens if not hundreds of deer.  You've got a goldmine!!!  I would personally thank the grandparents with a card & gift certificate to Red Lobster in Lewiston or some other nice restaurant.

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Re: Colton south of pullman deer
« Reply #7 on: September 24, 2008, 01:44:01 PM »
I hunted over that way when I went to Wazzu. I saw literally a 100+ animals a day. If you are even the slightest bit stealth when you sneak over the top into a new break you should be able to glass something nice up.

Regarding shooting distance...you should be able to use the terrain to your advantage to cut down the shooting distances in most situations, but be prepared for a long steep pack uphill if you hit something at the bottom of a break down by the river.

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Re: Colton south of pullman deer
« Reply #8 on: September 24, 2008, 07:03:08 PM »
Dial in the rifle for 300 and make room in the freezer. I hunted that area for 4 years, archery.  :o Not fun. I saw more deer than I had time to blow stalks on. Kinda tough to belly crawl in 12" stubble, even harder to come to full draw once your have done it.

Oh and shoot that bobcat I missed with my bow. Sucker ducked my arrow at 40 yards. Should have had a Mathews back then.  :chuckle:

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Re: Colton south of pullman deer
« Reply #9 on: September 24, 2008, 08:25:01 PM »
i've killed a palouse buck every year since 2002 and my longest poke was 294 last year. bipod or sticks are a must have because there are no trees to rest against, and bring yer lungs with you cuz a lot of those hills are reaaaallllll steep.
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Re: Colton south of pullman deer
« Reply #10 on: September 24, 2008, 08:38:18 PM »
Those hills look little but they never end!!!

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Re: Colton south of pullman deer
« Reply #11 on: September 25, 2008, 08:39:54 AM »
You should have a good hunt.  Success is not guaranteed as it appears in the majority of this thread and not every ranch/farm is teaming with deer.  There are a lot of deer in the Palouse and it is very good hunting if you get on the right piece of property.  Deer, especially big deer, tend to like the same places every year and these are places that have little to no hunting pressure.  A lot of the private ground gets pounded pretty hard by locals/non-locals/trespassers.  The Snake is generally a good area and chances are you will see several legal bucks.  I have taken a buck in the Palouse every year since I was 13 - that makes 13 bucks- and I have never used a bi-pod or shooting sticks.  Try not to make things too complicated, spend extra time concentrating on the shot.  Shots will vary - I shot a 29" buck at 490 yards on the run and shot a 27" buck from 60 yards in its bed.  I have also taken deer from mere feet with a bow.  Use the contour of the land as cover and use your glasses instead of your legs.  Good luck and show us some pics, I will be right down river!

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Re: Colton south of pullman deer
« Reply #12 on: September 25, 2008, 09:40:15 PM »
My son gets home on Monday and I think we will try to get over there for a couple days to look the ranch over talk to the owner and see if we can use a quad to get deer out things like that. Thanks for all the help everyone will have picture's for sure....And we wont be shooting 490
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Re: Colton south of pullman deer
« Reply #13 on: September 25, 2008, 09:56:20 PM »
"490 on the run" :o :o Alot of luck or is that common practice? :dunno:

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Re: Colton south of pullman deer
« Reply #14 on: September 25, 2008, 09:58:11 PM »
no time for a bipod or sticks with shots like that.

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