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Re: Special Permits
« Reply #25 on: April 10, 2007, 08:30:41 AM »
May 1st  :tup:
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Re: Special Permits
« Reply #26 on: April 10, 2007, 08:34:32 AM »
I would be seriously concerned about drawing the tag in the Methow this year.  I was shootin the breeze with Ridge, and my thoughts are pretty gloom about that herd this year.  I have never seen the numbers so low.  They also wintered really hard which might be detrimental to antler size unless its another wet year.  We are also coming into the effect of the late hunt that happened year before last.  Getting a big deer in the Methow is going to be a tough thing to do this year.  I have max points as well, and really thinking hard on what I want to do. I always pick the Methow units first because I know it WELL.  I don't know the Entiat at all, but the reports are better on its herd.
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Re: Special Permits
« Reply #27 on: April 10, 2007, 08:38:49 AM »
My family has a place out there and I have talked to Scott Fitkins a couple of times this year and he told me that "the big bucks never showed up this year....."  I guess hunting them until the end of October was a bad thing........ :boxin:

I have very little faith in whats going on up there >:(
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Re: Special Permits
« Reply #28 on: April 10, 2007, 09:50:56 AM »
ya its tough decisions, make a guy go crazy. Ive also heard they didnt see many big bucks in the entiat last year either so im hopin for the desert tag. Im hopin they open the gates saturday right before the turkey opener so i can get to my spot.  Theyve opened them early the last two years before turkey season so im hopin they do the same this year.


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Re: Special Permits
« Reply #29 on: April 10, 2007, 10:19:28 AM »
Be careful of the entiat units also, i hunted 54 days  just in teh entiat unit last december and nov. and also being a local with lots of property up there where those big migrators like to come thru, there was definitly less big bucks as the years before, a toll of lots of rifle late permits, and 310 archery hunters in the entiat unit till dec. 8th has taken its toll on our big bucks. still lots of deer, and small bucks, but those big entiat bucks are a lot fewer than normal.

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Re: Special Permits
« Reply #30 on: April 10, 2007, 10:21:29 AM »
dang, im really getting depressed now.  Come on desert unit.   :)

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Re: Special Permits
« Reply #31 on: April 10, 2007, 10:33:15 AM »
I have nothing on the official opening on the gates. Up by  the ....there is a new Boise sign that says May 1st.  I'm not sure what ties Boise has as I thought that was all game department.  The sign is pointing from the Burg side though.?????
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Re: Special Permits
« Reply #32 on: April 10, 2007, 02:46:01 PM »
NO special tags for last year, but I did kill my first elk with a bow.

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Re: Special Permits
« Reply #33 on: April 11, 2007, 02:13:31 PM »
If I had 10 deer points I would hunt the desert although I live here...talking about areas of concern with the methow and entiat...I wonder how long the desert will hold up with the youth permits now in all three weapons and the regular tags in all three weapons...its obviously doubled the tags...thats alot of bucks out of a relatively small area...The glory days may eventually fade...any opinions?

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Re: Special Permits
« Reply #34 on: April 11, 2007, 03:10:21 PM »
I agree.  I don't think that they should have youth hunts in an area that they are trying to have as a trophy area.  If so, spike only or two point only or somethig like that.  I support youth hunts, but that is not the place.
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Re: Special Permits
« Reply #35 on: April 11, 2007, 03:25:03 PM »
Have you guys seen the success rate for archers in the D unit?  In 2005 they got three bucks and 3 does. I really dont see kids being able to get the drop on a big pig out there. IF the kiddies want to hunt it give em a doe tag for modern.  I think 15 tags a year is plenty for the modern user group.   I dont think archery is effective enough to matter in there.
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Re: Special Permits
« Reply #36 on: April 11, 2007, 03:50:11 PM »
I think they should have some permits in there for the youth, but there opportunity should not be greater than other user groups.

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Re: Special Permits
« Reply #37 on: April 12, 2007, 10:45:42 AM »
I don't know how all of the kids did out there this last year, but I do know that one kid shot a 25 inch buck and I heard of a girl that shot a 25 inch 5 pt with a muzzle loader.  I agree that archery has little impact probably especially for youth.  The youth seasons are earlier so the deer are less pressured but not as easily available as November.  It also depends alot on the group that gets drawn just like adults.  If you have 15 dedicated hunters the mature bucks take a beating, if you have 15 avg joe's they nail the first 18 inch 4pt they see because they dont normally see that during reg season.  The kids success depends alot too on who they have helping them.  just my .02

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Re: Special Permits
« Reply #38 on: April 12, 2007, 12:26:49 PM »
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The kids success depends alot too on who they have helping them.  just my .02

Totally agree.

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Re: Special Permits
« Reply #39 on: April 12, 2007, 12:28:19 PM »
I'm certian that kid wouldn't have done as well if they hadn't had an expert guide, or someone to motivate them to achieve better success.  I still think they are playing dangerously with that area.
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Re: Special Permits
« Reply #40 on: April 12, 2007, 01:53:41 PM »
Agreed.

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Re: Special Permits
« Reply #41 on: April 21, 2007, 12:39:00 PM »
  This was one of my favorite hunts.  I went after a huge bull.  He was a monster.  I blew it... I had a cow and calf bed down next to me(about 15 feet) and I sat there until I was absolutely frozen(2 hours).  I finally couldn't handle it anymore, and I moved.  the cow blew, and the big boy was just seconds from walking out at 20 yards .  He blew as well.  I was flabbergasted as I listened to them change counties if you know what I mean.  I look down the hill and here is a branch antlered bull.  I don't think I have enough daylight left, but what the heck.  I nailed him right at dark.  I gut him and then climb back up the hill to get my spike camp.  I get out at midnight.  I call Idabooner up and tell him to bring the mules.  The next morning the whole family hikes in, including the 2 year old.  They watched me cut up my elk, and really got into it.  No Dad and mules yet and the sun is getting long.  I go back to the truck and his rig is there.  OH GOD he went th e wrong direction.  About that time here he comes.  We beat it into the woods, manny up the elk and are back out before dark.  That was one successful hunt all the way around.  An adventure the family will never forget.  He wasn't the monster, but by the end of it all, I don't care because my family would have never been able to join me if I had dumped the big one.
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Re: Special Permits
« Reply #42 on: April 24, 2007, 12:23:52 PM »
My son drew the muzzleloader youth tag  last year. He shot a 22" 4 point. There are more than enough bucks to go around. The big mature bucks are nocturnal in september. In six days we saw 40-50 bucks and he missed two bucks before he connected. I know a 6x4 was killed along with a 4 point and a 2 point. Not one on these bucks were mature bucks (4.5-5.5 years old) We hunted one buck that was a 28" wide 4 point, but never closed the deal. Even he was probably a 3.5 year old buck.
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Re: Special Permits
« Reply #43 on: April 24, 2007, 01:04:14 PM »
That looks like one happy young man! Do you still have sand and ash in your crack?

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Re: Special Permits
« Reply #44 on: April 24, 2007, 02:45:24 PM »
I have nothing on the official opening on the gates. Up by  the ....there is a new Boise sign that says May 1st.  I'm not sure what ties Boise has as I thought that was all game department.  The sign is pointing from the Burg side though.?????

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Re: Special Permits
« Reply #45 on: April 24, 2007, 03:18:47 PM »
Fletch, 
Ash, sand and the stink of Potholes reservoir. It took 3 or 4 showers to get the smell of the wasteways out of my pores. My wife was going to make me and my son sleep outside when we got back due to the smell. If anyone draws their kids out on one of these permits Pm me.
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Re: Special Permits
« Reply #46 on: April 24, 2007, 04:40:13 PM »
I'm glad somebody isn't going to stick a house up there.  I hate that over in the clockum.  You'll be on sate and the next thing you know here is a house.
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Re: Special Permits
« Reply #47 on: April 25, 2007, 09:47:46 AM »
Hey bone great pic of the family.I take my girls every time out.Its the best to have them out there.Looking forwward to the getting their first animal.
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Re: Special Permits
« Reply #48 on: June 02, 2007, 08:42:00 PM »
I finally got a bunch of 35 mm pics put on a cd-r. I drew Peaches Ridge archery in 2002 and killed this bull. I hauled the horses over to pack into the wilderness to hunt for a week but we got a flat on the trailer so we were going to wait until monday to pack in after getting the flat fixed.  I found this bull with cows driving back to camp in the headlights. So I hunted him in the morning and after about an hour of playing tag I called him into twenty yards and put the hammer down. Great hunt! My wife and kids had came over for the weekend and me and my older son worked a couple of other bulls but no shots. I wish he could have been there for this one because he came in screamin' and covered in mud.



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Re: Special Permits
« Reply #49 on: June 02, 2007, 09:03:02 PM »
Great looking bull there Opportunist.  Must have got the blood pumping pretty good at 20 yards.  I know mine would be.

 

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