collapse
A Hunting Trip of a lifetime in the Wenaha Tucannon Wilderness! Sound like the real thing!

Author Topic: Peaches - Planning through the hunt  (Read 16754 times)

Offline Stein

  • Trade Count: (+1)
  • Frontiersman
  • *****
  • Join Date: Sep 2013
  • Posts: 3347
Peaches - Planning through the hunt
« on: June 15, 2017, 07:51:13 AM »
Well, time to start the threads.  I drew 1 of 110 available EF Peaches tags.  Post here if you want to share information or join in on the fun.  I intend to hit this one hard starting today.

I'm also planning on loading up on shrimp, crab and salmon to give away to some friendly and knowledgeable people.
« Last Edit: June 19, 2017, 10:10:41 PM by Stein »

Offline ctwiggs1

  • Non-Hunting Topics
  • Trade Count: (+4)
  • Sourdough
  • *
  • Join Date: Mar 2009
  • Posts: 2370
Re: Peaches
« Reply #1 on: June 15, 2017, 08:46:09 AM »
Wow, congrats on a great tag Stein!

Offline bearpaw

  • Family, Friends, Outdoors
  • Administrator
  • Trade Count: (+3)
  • Legend
  • *****
  • Join Date: Apr 2009
  • Posts: 29450
  • Location: Colville
  • "Rather Be Cougar Huntin"
    • http://www.facebook.com/DaleDenney
    • Bearpaw Outfitters
  • Groups: WFW, WSTA, WSB, WPHA, FWM, NRA, SCI, RMEF, NAHC, IOGA, MOGA, CCOC, BBB
Re: Peaches
« Reply #2 on: June 15, 2017, 08:48:47 AM »
congrats and good luck  :tup:
Americans are systematically advocating, legislating, and voting away each others rights. Support all user groups & quit losing opportunity!

http://trophymaps.com "Do-It-Yourself" Hunting Maps" 
http://bearpawoutfitters.com Guided, Semi-Guided, Unguided, and Drop Camp Hunts in Idaho, Montana, Utah, and Washington. Hunts with tags available (no draw) spring bear, fall bear, buffalo, cougar, elk, mule deer, turkey, whitetail, wolf!

Online CP

  • Trade Count: (+3)
  • Frontiersman
  • *****
  • Join Date: Mar 2008
  • Posts: 4587
  • Location: Everett
Re: Peaches
« Reply #3 on: June 15, 2017, 09:00:36 AM »
Congrats.  Wish I could help, but I know little about Peaches.

Offline rtspring

  • Washington For Wildlife
  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Old Salt
  • *
  • Join Date: Jul 2010
  • Posts: 5253
Re: Peaches
« Reply #4 on: June 15, 2017, 09:02:23 AM »
Stein.  Pm me, I may know of a place.  Ha ha
I kill elk and eat elk, when I'm not, I'm thinking about killing elk and eating elk.

It doesn't matter what you think...

The Whiners suck!!

Offline acrocker

  • Trade Count: (+1)
  • Tracker
  • **
  • Join Date: Sep 2013
  • Posts: 50
  • Location: Renton
  • Groups: RMEF, DU, NRA
Re: Peaches
« Reply #5 on: June 15, 2017, 09:21:18 AM »
I'm drew that one, too. Gonna have to burn some shoe leather this summer sicne I haven't been back into that area in years - been hunting the Blues. Looking forward to getting back there, it's some beautiful country. If anyone is willing to share a little wisdom it would certainly be appreciated, though!  ;)

Offline White Pass Outfitters

  • White Pass Outfitters
  • Trade Count: (-1)
  • Scout
  • ****
  • Join Date: Jul 2015
  • Posts: 286
  • Location: selah
    • Kent Dinelt
Re: Peaches
« Reply #6 on: June 15, 2017, 09:32:21 AM »
CONGRATS !!! PM me info is FREE !!!
White Pass Outfitters

Offline muledeer78

  • Non-Hunting Topics
  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Pilgrim
  • *
  • Join Date: Dec 2009
  • Posts: 35
Re: Peaches
« Reply #7 on: June 15, 2017, 10:07:01 AM »
Congrats!! I was lucky enough to draw the sept. 25-29 for peaches!

Offline Stein

  • Trade Count: (+1)
  • Frontiersman
  • *****
  • Join Date: Sep 2013
  • Posts: 3347
Re: Peaches
« Reply #8 on: June 15, 2017, 10:15:46 AM »
Thanks everyone, I honestly though I had zero chance, so I'm behind the curve.  I'll be doing the normal shuffle:

1.  Buy maps - I know next to nothing about the area but am decent at desktop scouting to at least get it narrowed down to a few focus areas.
2.  Get in shape - off to good start, just walked a 30 mile fundraiser with 50#, need to add hills, but it won't be an issue
3.  Scouting - I don't know how many trips I can pull, but will be shooting for weekends
4.  Talk to other people, compare notes and take advantage of the great community here 

Fortunately, I'm set with gear, so all my energy and money will go into scouting trips  I might need to pick up a spotting scope, but we'll see if that is a need or a want after I get eyes on the ground.

I am also fortunate in the vacation department, so I can have 2-3 days pre opener and the entire season if necessary.

I'm super jacked, I never thought I would have a chance like this with only 7 points.  My biggest bull was a large 4x4 (should have been a 5x5 but he never grew the second points), so knowing what is at least possible has me pumped up.

Offline Stein

  • Trade Count: (+1)
  • Frontiersman
  • *****
  • Join Date: Sep 2013
  • Posts: 3347
Re: Peaches
« Reply #9 on: June 15, 2017, 01:30:09 PM »
Cross #1 off the list, I bought BLM and the Sheriff's office map plus printed the GMU map from WDFW.  I also have the GMU boundaries on Google Earth.  That should get me started at least.

336 looks mostly private and checkerboard (maybe, my other map shows a bunch of public?), so that will be easier to get a couple of scouting spots lined up.  346 looks almost endless, I'll have to put some time into that one.
« Last Edit: June 15, 2017, 03:53:38 PM by Stein »

Offline royalbull

  • Non-Hunting Topics
  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Scout
  • *
  • Join Date: Dec 2008
  • Posts: 431
Re: Peaches
« Reply #10 on: June 15, 2017, 07:09:20 PM »
Congrats!! I was lucky enough to draw the sept. 25-29 for peaches!




Sweet

Offline yum tag soup

  • Political Topics
  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Hunter
  • *
  • Join Date: Mar 2016
  • Posts: 190
  • Location: above the fog below the snow
Re: Peaches
« Reply #11 on: June 15, 2017, 07:16:04 PM »
I just puked a little bit in my mouth with the 7 point thing but congrats and kill a monster!

Offline bowhunterforever

  • Non-Hunting Topics
  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Old Salt
  • *
  • Join Date: Oct 2008
  • Posts: 7973
  • Location: Lincoln, Co
Re: Peaches
« Reply #12 on: June 15, 2017, 07:41:21 PM »
Cross #1 off the list, I bought BLM and the Sheriff's office map plus printed the GMU map from WDFW.  I also have the GMU boundaries on Google Earth.  That should get me started at least.
How do you get gmu boundaries on google earth? Congrats drawing a tag :tup: Good luck
You sure you know how to skin griz pilgram

Offline Stein

  • Trade Count: (+1)
  • Frontiersman
  • *****
  • Join Date: Sep 2013
  • Posts: 3347
Re: Peaches
« Reply #13 on: June 15, 2017, 08:02:24 PM »
Cross #1 off the list, I bought BLM and the Sheriff's office map plus printed the GMU map from WDFW.  I also have the GMU boundaries on Google Earth.  That should get me started at least.
How do you get gmu boundaries on google earth? Congrats drawing a tag :tup: Good luck

Scroll down to the 5th post and you'll find the file.  Totally easy.

http://hunting-washington.com/smf/index.php?topic=202757.0

Offline Stein

  • Trade Count: (+1)
  • Frontiersman
  • *****
  • Join Date: Sep 2013
  • Posts: 3347
Re: Peaches
« Reply #14 on: June 15, 2017, 08:04:21 PM »
I just puked a little bit in my mouth with the 7 point thing but congrats and kill a monster!
[/quote

Yeah, I had such high hopes I didn't even remember what unit I put in for and had to go look it up.  I figured I would start paying attention when I got to double digit points.

This is only the second tag I have drawn, ever.  First was a completely lame cow hunt and now this.  My daughter is usually the lucky one, but I certainly had the lucky hand this year.

 

* Recent Topics

Get ready for Washington State hunting licenses to skyrocket!!!! by KFhunter
[Today at 03:23:36 PM]


Pics of your backcountry camp by Doublelunger
[Today at 03:22:57 PM]


Side by Side or Jeep by bornhunter
[Today at 03:15:08 PM]


Peaches by Reidus
[Today at 03:14:51 PM]


WDFW's Plan to Cover 30 Million Dollar Deficit by bigtex
[Today at 03:14:11 PM]


Wolves tree DNR worker in Okanogan county by buglebrush
[Today at 03:00:49 PM]


Crow calls for yotes ? by gaddy
[Today at 02:59:26 PM]


eyes in the woods by pianoman9701
[Today at 02:52:03 PM]


Entiat River by Wood2Sawdust
[Today at 02:48:54 PM]


3:20 am coyote by pashok23
[Today at 02:43:53 PM]


WTB: AR500 STEEL TARGETS -WTB by doubletall
[Today at 02:41:48 PM]


WTS kuiu guide jacket by pashok23
[Today at 02:41:31 PM]


Cougar hunting or hunted? by Mudman
[Today at 02:40:30 PM]


FS: Bowtech BTX-31 and HHA Optimizer Single pin sight by inlandnwbow
[Today at 02:37:09 PM]


Huntwa bear id test by Oh Mah
[Today at 02:36:57 PM]


Commercial Fishing by jmscon
[Today at 02:26:50 PM]


Wtt Smith and wesson model 60 by black hog
[Today at 02:11:46 PM]


Is the area around N. Fork of Chewelah Creek crowded in the fall by bearpaw
[Today at 01:59:45 PM]


bear calls for sale. by Igottanewknee
[Today at 01:58:29 PM]


Test Shooting the new Lehigh 40x200 Xtreme Penetrator by Sabotloader
[Today at 01:57:01 PM]