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Re: Blacktail raffle winner!!Where would YOU go?
« Reply #25 on: July 23, 2015, 09:14:09 PM »
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I was thinking the main drag of Ocean shores...

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Re: Blacktail raffle winner!!Where would YOU go?
« Reply #26 on: July 23, 2015, 09:31:44 PM »
I'd hunt Snohomish, Skagit and Whatcom counties all the way through November and December if needed.  Use September and October for scouting or other hunts.  Don't be surprised if you don't see much before November. Buy some good rain gear and plan to use the heck out of it. Don't worry about being up high later in the season, but for a early benchleg it would be a good plan. Have your husband hold your bullets, seriously. Lots of patients and a few really tough calls should be expected. Hunt extra hard in the wind and rain and stay positive if the fog fouls you up. Pray for snow! Good luck.  :tup:

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Re: Blacktail raffle winner!!Where would YOU go?
« Reply #27 on: July 23, 2015, 09:35:44 PM »
here are some bucks from kapowsin. With your tag these are probably all last day shooters but there are bigger in there.
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Re: Blacktail raffle winner!!Where would YOU go?
« Reply #28 on: July 23, 2015, 09:37:51 PM »
a few more.
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Re: Blacktail raffle winner!!Where would YOU go?
« Reply #29 on: July 23, 2015, 09:46:25 PM »
Last day shooters??? That 4x4 and the heavy buck are way above average  :mgun:
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Re: Blacktail raffle winner!!Where would YOU go?
« Reply #30 on: July 23, 2015, 09:53:28 PM »
Thanks Grundy!! Awesome pics!
tough tough call here-- so much fun!
we were seriously discussing West Klickitat and now you've gone and posted those pics!

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Re: Blacktail raffle winner!!Where would YOU go?
« Reply #31 on: July 23, 2015, 10:07:25 PM »
Congrats on the draw! :tup:

Nice pics Grundy, great buck.
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Re: Blacktail raffle winner!!Where would YOU go?
« Reply #32 on: July 24, 2015, 08:24:46 PM »
Lots of good advice. Personally I wouldn't even step into the woods with intent to kill something until The last week of October. You can hunt September and October every year, you can ONLY hunt the first two weeks of November if you have that tag.

I would also hunt somewhere where you can shoot a true Blacktail. West Klick bucks have a lot of Muley in them and it's VERY difficult to kill a mature true Blacktail buck.

Best of luck you better keep this post updated!!!
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Re: Blacktail raffle winner!!Where would YOU go?
« Reply #33 on: July 24, 2015, 08:45:00 PM »
 :yeah: good luck with this tag
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Re: Blacktail raffle winner!!Where would YOU go?
« Reply #34 on: July 24, 2015, 08:50:06 PM »
Sept one I may be standing on pace crest trail north of hWY 20. :tup:
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Re: Blacktail raffle winner!!Where would YOU go?
« Reply #35 on: July 25, 2015, 01:40:06 AM »
Great advice/tips so far-keep em coming!
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Re: Blacktail raffle winner!!Where would YOU go?
« Reply #36 on: July 25, 2015, 01:47:56 AM »
Guess I would make up my mind on a mountian, valley or coastal blacktail. Next I would scout with trail cameras hard and hunt Oct. 28-Nov. 20 everyday. Personally i would hunt west of the puget sound from those dates and hold for 150" and drop to 125" after the 15th of November.
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Re: Blacktail raffle winner!!Where would YOU go?
« Reply #37 on: July 25, 2015, 10:41:58 AM »
 For the right amount of $$ I will fix you breakfast with your choice of omelette, fresh blackberry scones, hand squeezed OJ, and gourmet coffee of your choice and while you eat you can figure out which one of these two you would like to take while I do the dishes.
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Re: Blacktail raffle winner!!Where would YOU go?
« Reply #38 on: July 25, 2015, 12:25:29 PM »
Good luck and congrats on a great opportunity

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Re: Blacktail raffle winner!!Where would YOU go?
« Reply #39 on: July 25, 2015, 04:56:12 PM »
Thank you all for the congrats!
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Re: Blacktail raffle winner!!Where would YOU go?
« Reply #40 on: July 26, 2015, 01:09:57 PM »
Good luck! Shoot a masher! Hunt as much as you can...

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Re: Blacktail raffle winner!!Where would YOU go?
« Reply #41 on: July 26, 2015, 06:10:35 PM »
Go to West klickitat!!!! Good luck😎


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Re: Blacktail raffle winner!!Where would YOU go?
« Reply #42 on: July 27, 2015, 04:38:24 PM »
I'm going to jack my wife's thread . We have it down to 3 areas that we are going to focus on and she has decided to hunt for  true Blacktail .We are taking the first 2 weeks of Nov. We know were there are couple  older big bucks in the White River , ones regressing , he was a massive 2x3 with eye guards last year and a good 5x5  that was bedded in front of my wife at 50 yards last year but she was unable to get a shot . This is not our first chose because I don't know if they made it through the tribal season . We have found some outstanding rubs from last year in Kapowsin , 8-10in. trees all tore up . Earlier this year on one of our trail cams we had 7 different bucks on one camera in a 2 week soak . None would be shooters for this tag but there are lots of does and the area looks promising plus we have cameras up there that we can't get to until they open the woods so they are in for a good long soak . Should be interesting , we'll wait and see . We are also looking to hunt areas around Kitsap . I had an archery quality tag in there a couple years ago and found some areas that look promising . I think this week end we are going to head up that way and do a bit of scouting  .  Here's my dilemma , I've seen big bucks but have never been a trophy hunter so I have no idea how to judge a shooter , beings I'm the spotter can you give me an idea how to field judge a true trophy worthy of this tag ? How far above the ears and how far out from the head ? I've started to study images on Google but any help will be appreciated.

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Re: Blacktail raffle winner!!Where would YOU go?
« Reply #43 on: July 27, 2015, 11:18:42 PM »
I'm going to jack my wife's thread . We have it down to 3 areas that we are going to focus on and she has decided to hunt for  true Blacktail .We are taking the first 2 weeks of Nov. We know were there are couple  older big bucks in the White River , ones regressing , he was a massive 2x3 with eye guards last year and a good 5x5  that was bedded in front of my wife at 50 yards last year but she was unable to get a shot . This is not our first chose because I don't know if they made it through the tribal season . We have found some outstanding rubs from last year in Kapowsin , 8-10in. trees all tore up . Earlier this year on one of our trail cams we had 7 different bucks on one camera in a 2 week soak . None would be shooters for this tag but there are lots of does and the area looks promising plus we have cameras up there that we can't get to until they open the woods so they are in for a good long soak . Should be interesting , we'll wait and see . We are also looking to hunt areas around Kitsap . I had an archery quality tag in there a couple years ago and found some areas that look promising . I think this week end we are going to head up that way and do a bit of scouting  .  Here's my dilemma , I've seen big bucks but have never been a trophy hunter so I have no idea how to judge a shooter , beings I'm the spotter can you give me an idea how to field judge a true trophy worthy of this tag ? How far above the ears and how far out from the head ? I've started to study images on Google but any help will be appreciated.

Thanks , Dave

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Re: Blacktail raffle winner!!Where would YOU go?
« Reply #44 on: July 28, 2015, 08:10:32 AM »
Dave, you know you shouldn't be steppin on Susies toes :chuckle: Big blackies come in many shapes and sizes. I personally would want to get a true 5x5 an inch or 2 beyond his ears with equal height. Any 3 pt frame wider than the ears and equal height is pushing B&C book min. (130")
What makes a trophy can only be defined by the individual hunter, not inches.
Like others have said, hunt the rut time away from the general seasons, with a rifle, into late Nov and you guys should see what Big Blackies look like.

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Re: Blacktail raffle winner!!Where would YOU go?
« Reply #45 on: July 28, 2015, 08:34:14 AM »
seen yesterday morning in Kitsap...
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Re: Blacktail raffle winner!!Where would YOU go?
« Reply #46 on: July 28, 2015, 09:21:10 AM »
 :yeah: Buck would make the book. Imo. Looks pretty heavy too. :drool:
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Re: Blacktail raffle winner!!Where would YOU go?
« Reply #47 on: July 28, 2015, 09:23:55 AM »
seen yesterday morning in Kitsap...

yep!  That's what I'm talking about!!
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Re: Blacktail raffle winner!!Where would YOU go?
« Reply #48 on: July 28, 2015, 09:26:39 AM »
seen yesterday morning in Kitsap...

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Re: Blacktail raffle winner!!Where would YOU go?
« Reply #49 on: July 28, 2015, 09:41:36 AM »
:yeah: Buck would make the book. Imo. Looks pretty heavy too. :drool:

im certain it would book, thick beams, symmetrical 4x4, probably high 130's maybe 140....
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