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Offline Krustypuff

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Rattler hunting?
« on: August 17, 2007, 03:48:36 PM »
Any one know any [places that would be good to go round up some rattlers. use to be a snake hunt some where in the state but havent heard of any lattly, man im sick of paying 15 to 20 bucks a pound for some tasty snake.
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Re: Rattler hunting?
« Reply #1 on: August 17, 2007, 04:19:43 PM »
The densest population I have come across is along the Snake River Breaks between Pullman and Lewiston.  Walk the railroad tracks at sunset and through the night.  This is the only place I have ever been that I have actually worried about getting bit.  Everywhere else I have been, it is rare to come across one.
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Re: Rattler hunting?
« Reply #2 on: August 17, 2007, 04:31:09 PM »
I see them pretty often in the Potholes south of Mardon. They don't get real big though. we caught this on a few days ago.

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Re: Rattler hunting?
« Reply #3 on: August 17, 2007, 05:16:29 PM »
Dalton lake along the Snake river is crawling with rattlers. Wanapum lake along the columbia is cralwing... So is our deer camp somewhere in the entiat/chiwawa/swakane general area... We get a bunch during the grouse hunt, and usually only a couple during the deer hunt as they are usually heading below ground by that time.

Hey Krustypuff, where in the heck are you buying rattle snakes anyway?
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Re: Rattler hunting?
« Reply #4 on: August 17, 2007, 05:23:41 PM »
There's a healthy population down on the tucannon too.
in fact thats the only place i've ever seen one alive.
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Re: Rattler hunting?
« Reply #5 on: August 17, 2007, 09:05:13 PM »
My Uncle live in Clarkston and he goes across the snake and drives the road north of clarkston Route 193 heading west and he ends up getting several a night, they come off the railroad tracks at night and lay across the road and he will shine then with his headlights and shoot them.
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Re: Rattler hunting?
« Reply #6 on: August 18, 2007, 06:03:13 AM »
Oh my gosh, if only I knew someone was buyin g them to eat.  I kill several hundred per year.

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Re: Rattler hunting?
« Reply #7 on: August 18, 2007, 06:56:35 AM »
Sell them to KrustyPuff, maybe you can save him some cash, and make yourself some too... :dunno:
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Re: Rattler hunting?
« Reply #8 on: August 18, 2007, 07:59:05 PM »
seen my first rattler's earlier this year across the Highway from boneattict. werent rattlin still cold. good luck Krusty. Rick
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Re: Rattler hunting?
« Reply #9 on: August 19, 2007, 11:44:31 AM »
my nieghbor killed one in his front yard yesterday. Bone a couple hundred a yer is pretty impressive I didnt relize there were that many in the wenas JB
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Re: Rattler hunting?
« Reply #10 on: August 19, 2007, 11:49:12 AM »
Thankfully most of those weren't in my backyard, though if you stumbled into the right canyon, they probably could have been.

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Re: Rattler hunting?
« Reply #11 on: August 20, 2007, 12:51:01 PM »
Rattle snake hunting is real fun.  But I've always seen them if you drive along a backroad that gets sun exposure and by nightfall the rattlers go lay on the road to get the warmth.  That's when you can see quite a few of them.

I was doing in Royal City (Lower Crab Creek Road)

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Re: Rattler hunting?
« Reply #12 on: August 25, 2007, 04:20:53 PM »
I was looking to buy some more land and found some cheap {$17,000 for 40 acres} just north of Moses Lake. Down, I think it was "E" street, to a Game Dept. parking area. Willow Lake it was called. Rattles everywhere along the edge of the water. Lots of doves too. I didn't buy it, too remote.
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Re: Rattler hunting?
« Reply #13 on: August 25, 2007, 11:01:19 PM »
my brother lives in the wenas area and he said there every where out there.

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Re: Rattler hunting?
« Reply #14 on: September 12, 2007, 08:41:25 PM »
Their telling people not to bother fishing Rat lake {near Brewstwer} because of the size of the fish and "The shore's covered with rattlers."
The first bird may get the worm, but it's the second rat that gets the cheese.

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Re: Rattler hunting?
« Reply #15 on: September 12, 2007, 09:37:48 PM »
Tons of friggin buzz tails at Rat lake every year.

 

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