collapse
Double U Hunting Supply Headin West Hunt Consulting

Author Topic: Sled Springs Archery Bull  (Read 4150 times)

Offline Hunter Dug

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Longhunter
  • *****
  • Join Date: Mar 2009
  • Posts: 543
  • Location: Washougal
  • Owner: S&D Skull Works
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.

Scotty D.
S&D Skullworks

Offline theleo

  • Non-Hunting Topics
  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Longhunter
  • *
  • Join Date: Sep 2013
  • Posts: 889
  • Location: Kennewick
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.

Offline Hunter Dug

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Longhunter
  • *****
  • Join Date: Mar 2009
  • Posts: 543
  • Location: Washougal
  • Owner: S&D Skull Works
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:

Offline Doublelunger

  • Non-Hunting Topics
  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Longhunter
  • *
  • Join Date: Dec 2011
  • Posts: 656
  • Location: Pacific NW
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.

Offline theleo

  • Non-Hunting Topics
  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Longhunter
  • *
  • Join Date: Sep 2013
  • Posts: 889
  • Location: Kennewick
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.

Sent from my SM-G900V using Tapatalk


Offline Hunter Dug

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Longhunter
  • *****
  • Join Date: Mar 2009
  • Posts: 543
  • Location: Washougal
  • Owner: S&D Skull Works
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.

Offline hoytxl2009

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Pilgrim
  • *
  • Join Date: Jun 2017
  • Posts: 7
  • Location: Orting
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.

Offline Doublelunger

  • Non-Hunting Topics
  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Longhunter
  • *
  • Join Date: Dec 2011
  • Posts: 656
  • Location: Pacific NW
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.

Offline 3dvapor

  • Political Topics
  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Longhunter
  • *
  • Join Date: Jul 2009
  • Posts: 560
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.

Offline backcountry55

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Hunter
  • ***
  • Join Date: Jan 2009
  • Posts: 126
Re: Sled Springs Archery Bull
« Reply #9 on: December 31, 2017, 11:03:01 AM »
well how did you archery hunt do?

Offline ryanj

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Pilgrim
  • *
  • Join Date: Sep 2015
  • Posts: 39
  • Location: mount pluvius
Re: Sled Springs Archery Bull
« Reply #10 on: January 02, 2018, 10:38:04 AM »
?

Offline archeryfreak

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Pilgrim
  • *
  • Join Date: Sep 2011
  • Posts: 20
  • Location: SW
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
Just another squirrel tryin to get a nut!

 

* Recent Topics

Advice related to Toyota Tundra Crew Cab 5.7 4x4 purchase by C-Money
[Today at 04:15:58 PM]


Favorite Summer Long Sleeve by Cab
[Today at 04:13:35 PM]


Probably best mountain goat hunting video you'll ever watch by Whitefoot
[Today at 04:09:14 PM]


Lion attack in North bend? by fly-by
[Today at 04:06:13 PM]


WDFW's Plan to Cover 30 Million Dollar Deficit by baker5150
[Today at 03:55:57 PM]


FS: Tight Spot Quiver with Sliding Sight Mounting Bracket by Milkman
[Today at 03:49:37 PM]


2018 Area 9 and 10 Summer Kings by h20hunter
[Today at 03:48:42 PM]


DA 2017 2nd deer North Chelan by grade-creek-rd
[Today at 03:41:25 PM]


Cleman Mt Ewe Sheep by Hairhunter
[Today at 03:30:00 PM]


Appeals Court sides with USFS on prescriptive Easement case by cbond3318
[Today at 03:22:01 PM]


Is the area around N. Fork of Chewelah Creek crowded in the fall by Jonathan_S
[Today at 03:08:25 PM]


Outlawing electrical mountain bikes in Washington? by dmoua
[Today at 03:07:18 PM]


solid deal on kodiak tent by vandeman17
[Today at 02:35:13 PM]


Colockum Quality Archery by DOUBLELUNG
[Today at 02:32:32 PM]


Nevada's New Trail Cam Law by Elkcollector82
[Today at 02:25:34 PM]


FS: 8.5 Crispi Nevada Uninsulated Boots $300 shipped Worn 2X/Less than 1 Mile by acts
[Today at 02:13:39 PM]


Your classic ride (car or bike) by JWEBB
[Today at 02:03:51 PM]


Gig Harbor Asking for Raccoon Trapper on Craigslist by Bigbadwolfwdc
[Today at 01:51:13 PM]


WTS Weatherby Mark V Super Varmintmaster 22-250 PRICE DROP! by davef
[Today at 01:50:54 PM]


READ BEFORE PLACING ADS: Rules, Photos, 72 Hour Bump Rule, Feedback Ratings by jackelope
[Today at 01:15:25 PM]