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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 »

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Re: Peaches
« Reply #1 on: June 15, 2017, 08:46:09 AM »
Wow, congrats on a great tag Stein!

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Re: Peaches
« Reply #2 on: June 15, 2017, 08:48:47 AM »
congrats and good luck  :tup:
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Re: Peaches
« Reply #3 on: June 15, 2017, 09:00:36 AM »
Congrats.  Wish I could help, but I know little about Peaches.

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Re: Peaches
« Reply #4 on: June 15, 2017, 09:02:23 AM »
Stein.  Pm me, I may know of a place.  Ha ha
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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!  ;)

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Re: Peaches
« Reply #6 on: June 15, 2017, 09:32:21 AM »
CONGRATS !!! PM me info is FREE !!!
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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!

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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.

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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.
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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!




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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!

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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
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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

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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!
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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.

 

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