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Sled Springs Archery Bull
« on: August 10, 2017, 12:58:03 PM »
Was very fortunate to draw a Sled Springs Eastern Oregon Archery Bull tag this year.  We elected to choose the later part of the season from the 14th of September to the 24th for the sole reason of the moon phase ( I hate hunting when there is a full moon).  The unit is littered with many miles of closed private timber land that is only accessible via bike, walking or horseback.  With the season opening on August 26th the unit will see approximately 3 weeks of limited hunting pressure before we even step foot in the woods, and it is possible that most of the elk will be herded up at this point. Spent a few days up there scouting.

Any advice would be appreciated if there are other hunters on here that have hunted the unit.

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Re: Sled Springs Archery Bull
« Reply #1 on: August 10, 2017, 01:33:40 PM »
You need to do additional research on the timber company ground. They may end up locking it up completely if things get much drier.

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Re: Sled Springs Archery Bull
« Reply #2 on: August 10, 2017, 01:53:04 PM »
Its has already been locked up with walk in only due to fire danger. There id a small section o NF land but would like to stay away from it if possible. :tup:

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Re: Sled Springs Archery Bull
« Reply #3 on: August 10, 2017, 04:38:57 PM »
Its has already been locked up with walk in only due to fire danger. There id a small section o NF land but would like to stay away from it if possible. :tup:

I heard that as of today all Hancock is completely closed to the public, walk in hunting included. It was on the Elkhorn Media Group facebook page. I cant find anything official from Hancock yet.

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Re: Sled Springs Archery Bull
« Reply #4 on: August 10, 2017, 06:30:13 PM »
That's why I brought that up. I spent about 11 years hunting that unit growing up. If it gets to dry it gets locked down for even foot traffic.

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Re: Sled Springs Archery Bull
« Reply #5 on: August 11, 2017, 07:10:29 AM »
CONFIRMED. All Hancock land in Northeast Oregon, and Southwest Washington is closed to all public use.

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Re: Sled Springs Archery Bull
« Reply #6 on: August 14, 2017, 08:18:21 PM »
Had the tag 3 years ago and the unit was very busy. We drive it alot to fish the ronde as well and there is usually someone at every gate in the fall. It's open for general deer and quiet a few draw spike/cow tags. With Hancock closing there land I'm not sure what a guy would do. That takes away alot of good country to get away from the crowds. Took some pictures of  younger wolves in the norgaard area pretty close to where the two adults were poisend that year. I'm assuming they had to be there pups.

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Re: Sled Springs Archery Bull
« Reply #7 on: August 24, 2017, 07:14:14 PM »
Hancock is back open with restrictions here in NE Oregon.

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Re: Sled Springs Archery Bull
« Reply #8 on: August 24, 2017, 08:28:41 PM »
Float the river.  Giant bulls along that stretch looking Glass to almost Troy.

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Re: Sled Springs Archery Bull
« Reply #9 on: December 31, 2017, 11:03:01 AM »
well how did you archery hunt do?

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Re: Sled Springs Archery Bull
« Reply #10 on: January 02, 2018, 10:38:04 AM »
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Re: Sled Springs Archery Bull
« Reply #11 on: January 09, 2018, 05:29:34 PM »
Any meat in the freezer on this hunt?  horns on the wall?  I put in for this unit already for 2018.  I've researched, but always cool to hear stories and maybe some insight from past hunters!  PM if you have any really good insight  :o
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