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Blacktail raffle winner!!Where would YOU go?
« on: July 23, 2015, 09:16:48 AM »
I just found out that my name  was drawn for the BT raffle-- Hubby had bought me tickets for our anniversary ( 32 years! Thanks Justyhnter! I can't believe it's been so long and to still  like each other!)
Anyway I have been archery  hunting with Hubby for 4 years and have yet to get a deer. Between buck fever, bad timing, or whatever reason I haven't been able to get a deer yet :(  but have had a lot of fun just being out there.
We usually hunt White River  Hancock, but with recent changes we decided to get the Kapowsin permit this year. Now with the drought and woods being closed, I've been pretty depressed and
 pessimistic  about the upcoming season... but now this changes things a bit.

The season is from Sept 1 through Dec 31, any unit that has a Blacktail season  would be open to me. I'm not sure if I could use my rifle or bow... but I do have a 243 as well as my bow. I will have to get that clarified.
 
 I am asking for help ...

 If you had that ticket where would YOU be on what date?

 I really want to seal the deal this year-- a nice gnarly buck would be awesome, but that might be asking too much!
 I am super super stoked!! beyond words


thank you in advance! Susie
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Re: Blacktail raffle winner!!Where would YOU go?
« Reply #1 on: July 23, 2015, 09:24:33 AM »
Congrats on the tag.   The last week of October/first week of November, anywhere in the woods where you find does, there will be bucks around.   :tup:   

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Re: Blacktail raffle winner!!Where would YOU go?
« Reply #2 on: July 23, 2015, 09:31:47 AM »
I believe you can use a rifle during the entire time that your raffle tag is valid.

I guess since you have the Kapowsin access permit, you may as well hunt there. I'd concentrate on the first two weeks of November. The first week of September could be good as well.

I'll send you a PM with another option if you want to try a different area.

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Re: Blacktail raffle winner!!Where would YOU go?
« Reply #3 on: July 23, 2015, 09:32:19 AM »
Congrats on the tag.   The last week of October/first week of November, anywhere in the woods where you find does, there will be bucks around.   :tup:

Not bad advice at all here.

Where are you located Susie?

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Re: Blacktail raffle winner!!Where would YOU go?
« Reply #4 on: July 23, 2015, 09:34:08 AM »
Thanks for the congrats and advice!!
We live in Auburn and have a little vacation house in Allyn.

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Re: Blacktail raffle winner!!Where would YOU go?
« Reply #5 on: July 23, 2015, 09:34:50 AM »
I believe you can use a rifle during the entire time that your raffle tag is valid.

I guess since you have the Kapowsin access permit, you may as well hunt there. I'd concentrate on the first two weeks of November. The first week of September could be good as well.

I'll send you a PM with another option if you want to try a different area.

thanks!! looking forward to it!

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Re: Blacktail raffle winner!!Where would YOU go?
« Reply #6 on: July 23, 2015, 09:36:44 AM »
I believe you can use a rifle during the entire time that your raffle tag is valid.

I guess since you have the Kapowsin access permit, you may as well hunt there. I'd concentrate on the first two weeks of November. The first week of September could be good as well.

I'll send you a PM with another option if you want to try a different area.
The only problem with this is she won't be allowed in kapowsin during rifle elk season. The good news is that doesn't start until November 7th. I would definitely be in there the first week of November. There are some mashers in there. Congratulations!
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Re: Blacktail raffle winner!!Where would YOU go?
« Reply #7 on: July 23, 2015, 09:38:37 AM »
When I get home I'll post up some pictures of kapowsin bucks for you.
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Re: Blacktail raffle winner!!Where would YOU go?
« Reply #8 on: July 23, 2015, 09:41:30 AM »
Kapowsin , congrats!

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Re: Blacktail raffle winner!!Where would YOU go?
« Reply #9 on: July 23, 2015, 09:54:11 AM »
West Klickitat would be my choice.

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Re: Blacktail raffle winner!!Where would YOU go?
« Reply #10 on: July 23, 2015, 09:56:22 AM »
I would go HIGH but that is just me.
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Re: Blacktail raffle winner!!Where would YOU go?
« Reply #11 on: July 23, 2015, 10:00:07 AM »
http://www.nwbiggame.com/top_10.cfm

do some research.. depends on what you are after... there are a couple counties that keep coming up for blacktail ....
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Re: Blacktail raffle winner!!Where would YOU go?
« Reply #12 on: July 23, 2015, 10:13:49 AM »
you can use any weapon and hunt every day from Sept 1 through Dec 31 . you must wear hunter orange if you gun hunt or hunt any season that's open to guns . you can hunt during elk season . do it justice and hold out till the middle of December if need be. I'd go high in Sept above tree line if you can . if your in shape id start on the crest trail and look west !
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Re: Blacktail raffle winner!!Where would YOU go?
« Reply #13 on: July 23, 2015, 10:20:00 AM »
you can use any weapon and hunt every day from Sept 1 through Dec 31 . you must wear hunter orange if you gun hunt or hunt any season that's open to guns . you can hunt during elk season . do it justice and hold out till the middle of December if need be. I'd go high in Sept above tree line if you can . if your in shape id start on the crest trail and look west !

with your quest, have alternatives for paper company land closures with the dry weather too...National forest/ DNR will remain available with rules and restrictions... also for me, later is better, catch the big boys in the rut when no one else is hunting! If you are after a monster, trail cams scouting and PATIENCE until you see that one deer.. don't just take a reasonable buck.. you have the whole fall to take.. make it count@!
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Re: Blacktail raffle winner!!Where would YOU go?
« Reply #14 on: July 23, 2015, 10:22:49 AM »
I'd go high in Sept above tree line if you can . if your in shape id start on the crest trail and look west !

High hunt in September is a great way to be more selective which you'd better be with that tag  :yike:
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Re: Blacktail raffle winner!!Where would YOU go?
« Reply #15 on: July 23, 2015, 10:24:32 AM »
Gray faced gnarly old dude ! of course with massive heavy horns ...... settle on dec 31st.
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Re: Blacktail raffle winner!!Where would YOU go?
« Reply #16 on: July 23, 2015, 10:36:38 AM »
Awesome replies here!
 Put in for some vacation time around the rut cannot wait-- Hubby is a great caller so many  options I'm a little flabbergasted!
 Keep it comin! thanks!

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Re: Blacktail raffle winner!!Where would YOU go?
« Reply #17 on: July 23, 2015, 10:40:07 AM »
http://www.nwbiggame.com/top_10.cfm

do some research.. depends on what you are after... there are a couple counties that keep coming up for blacktail ....

 I definitely see a trend here-- thank you for the link!

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Re: Blacktail raffle winner!!Where would YOU go?
« Reply #18 on: July 23, 2015, 12:47:46 PM »
578 :tup:
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« Reply #19 on: July 23, 2015, 12:54:20 PM »
578 :tup:

SHHHH ! there are no deer there....
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Re: Blacktail raffle winner!!Where would YOU go?
« Reply #20 on: July 23, 2015, 12:59:19 PM »
Road hunt I-5
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Re: Blacktail raffle winner!!Where would YOU go?
« Reply #21 on: July 23, 2015, 03:07:03 PM »
 Lewis County between Vanson Peak and Strawberry mountain. Get as far in from the roads as you can. Tough spot to hunt, but there are some really nice blacktails in the windfalls and thick brush. The thicker the better. It is really good if there is some snow in there for the late hunt, but it's work.
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Re: Blacktail raffle winner!!Where would YOU go?
« Reply #22 on: July 23, 2015, 03:22:24 PM »
My three options would be go high early in September, find something west of the crest, heck you might even catch a big mule deer west of the boundary this time of year.  That early November period in the heart of blacktail country, or late in the Klickitat area.  What a great problem to have.  Congrats on the draw. 

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Re: Blacktail raffle winner!!Where would YOU go?
« Reply #23 on: July 23, 2015, 05:16:38 PM »
My three options would be go high early in September, find something west of the crest, heck you might even catch a big mule deer west of the boundary this time of year.  That early November period in the heart of blacktail country, or late in the Klickitat area.  What a great problem to have.  Congrats on the draw.

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Re: Blacktail raffle winner!!Where would YOU go?
« Reply #24 on: July 23, 2015, 05:58:53 PM »
If it were me west of the PCT sept 1 through whenever. High country blacktail in velvet with a rifle.  :tup:
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