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Entiat Late Deer Tag
« on: August 22, 2017, 09:14:28 AM »
After 12 years my dad and I drew 2 of the highly coveted late deer tags for Entiat. Can't wait to get out and hopefully find that monster buck. We've hunted Entiat in previous years and have done some scouting. The only hangup on this trip is that I have a new job and only have a few days I can take off. Does anyone have a suggestion on whether or not to focus our time at the beginning of November or towards the last weekend? I know we can't predict Mother Natures weather but is waiting later in the month going to keep us out of the hills due to snow? I read all these stories that you will see shooters all season it's just laying off the trigger for the one you are looking for. My dad isn't able to do much walking so we're looking for an area that he would have some success and be able to drive to. You wait 12 years and want to be prepared.

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Re: Entiat Late Deer Tag
« Reply #1 on: August 22, 2017, 09:30:15 AM »
Im hopeful for you.  As far as I know the Entiat herd is still going strong.  I figure that's where most of the success stories will come from this year for nice bucks.
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Re: Entiat Late Deer Tag
« Reply #2 on: August 22, 2017, 09:39:07 AM »
Hit all the well known canyons. Roads everywhere where ever you go. Should be able to find a few good bucks. Good luck!!!
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Re: Entiat Late Deer Tag
« Reply #3 on: August 22, 2017, 10:09:37 AM »
If I were in that situation, I would choose the last days of the season if possible; and if not, after 11/11.  It is highly unlikely you will be snowed out, and if that is the case you will find bucks within a short walk of where you can drive. 
As long as we have the habitat, we can argue forever about who gets to kill what and when.  No habitat = no game.

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Re: Entiat Late Deer Tag
« Reply #4 on: August 22, 2017, 11:17:42 AM »
Teanawayslayer, my son has taken up archery this last year and he wants to go Teanaway next month. We saw a buck after shooting hours during Modern last year and he wants to go back during Archery in Sept. I don't know if archery in Teanaway is any good in Sept or where to even start. We hunted a few days out of 29 Pines CG last year but don't know the area very well.

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Re: Entiat Late Deer Tag
« Reply #5 on: August 22, 2017, 12:26:52 PM »
Thanks for the responses. We hoping this will be a successful and we both come home with both great stories and great bucks. Not looking for peoples secret spots but any advice or knowledge about this late hunt is appreciated.

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Re: Entiat Late Deer Tag
« Reply #6 on: August 22, 2017, 12:52:54 PM »
Later is better if you have limited time.
Pain is temporary, achieving the goal is worth it.

I didn't say it would be easy, I said it would be worth it.

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Re: Entiat Late Deer Tag
« Reply #7 on: August 22, 2017, 01:04:45 PM »
If I were in that situation, I would choose the last days of the season if possible; and if not, after 11/11.  It is highly unlikely you will be snowed out, and if that is the case you will find bucks within a short walk of where you can drive.

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I had that tag last year shot a nice 4pt day one that I went out. What I did was take about three days during modern firearm and drove around to get the know the area and look for Does, when I found a canyon with 20 plus Does in it I returned the second week of the late season knowing that there would be bucks there chasing them.  :twocents:
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Re: Entiat Late Deer Tag
« Reply #8 on: August 22, 2017, 03:19:31 PM »
The Entiat is pretty open with public land access on decent roads so you can probably do well by just road hunting and glassing.  If it is warm with little snow hunt the high elevations on the west end of the unit but there will be good bucks with does every where.  Make this an experience that you and our Dad will remember fondly for ever.

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Re: Entiat Late Deer Tag
« Reply #9 on: August 23, 2017, 06:04:17 PM »
That was my plan. Use the weekends during modern season to scout and plan. You have a pic of your 4pt? I've seen some pics of some really nice deer come out of Entiat...can't wait.

I also got drawn for any buck permit during the same season. Is this luck or WDFW politics? Any one every experience this or heard of this? When my points split years ago I've been applying every year for both and nada and now I get drawn for both. Just disappointing that I'm back at zero for both tags.

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Re: Entiat Late Deer Tag
« Reply #10 on: August 23, 2017, 07:38:59 PM »
I'll be over there lookin for a monster. Good times!  Takin my 51 Willys over there in case snow hits. 

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Re: Entiat Late Deer Tag
« Reply #11 on: August 23, 2017, 08:11:54 PM »
That was my plan. Use the weekends during modern season to scout and plan. You have a pic of your 4pt? I've seen some pics of some really nice deer come out of Entiat...can't wait.

I also got drawn for any buck permit during the same season. Is this luck or WDFW politics? Any one every experience this or heard of this? When my points split years ago I've been applying every year for both and nada and now I get drawn for both. Just disappointing that I'm back at zero for both tags.

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Re: Entiat Late Deer Tag
« Reply #12 on: August 23, 2017, 09:49:08 PM »
That was my plan. Use the weekends during modern season to scout and plan. You have a pic of your 4pt? I've seen some pics of some really nice deer come out of Entiat...can't wait.

I also got drawn for any buck permit during the same season. Is this luck or WDFW politics? Any one every experience this or heard of this? When my points split years ago I've been applying every year for both and nada and now I get drawn for both. Just disappointing that I'm back at zero for both tags.

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Re: Entiat Late Deer Tag
« Reply #13 on: August 24, 2017, 07:53:09 AM »
The one on the left is from Entiat opening day of archery season, later in your hunt will be better, this guy was chasing does and could have cared less about me.

The one on the left netted 157" the one on the right went 147". The one on the right is not from Entiat.
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Re: Entiat Late Deer Tag
« Reply #14 on: August 24, 2017, 07:17:51 PM »
Amazing bucks! Thanks for sharing. Just picked up some new boots. Can't wait to get them dirty stalking that big Muley. I got a call that my bear skull is ready so going over to Republic Labor Day weekend to get it. My son will take his bow and we'll hit the hills and see if we can find something. Following weekend will spend a few days with my son in Teanaway. Love this time of the year!

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Re: Entiat Late Deer Tag
« Reply #15 on: October 28, 2017, 09:45:06 PM »
Did you make it out scouting at all? I know your season is approaching and you didn't have a ton of time to hunt.

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Re: Entiat Late Deer Tag
« Reply #16 on: October 28, 2017, 11:27:55 PM »
I drove all the roads to get a feel for the area.  Not much to see in early October.  I can see upper roads could be hairy when snow and icy.   Long shot possibilities.  Hopefully all the dire predictions still allow a couple bucks to chase. 

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Re: Entiat Late Deer Tag
« Reply #17 on: October 29, 2017, 08:11:10 PM »
Looks like the weather might hit in a week or so? Hope for snow. And yes be careful

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Re: Entiat Late Deer Tag
« Reply #18 on: October 29, 2017, 08:58:34 PM »
I certainly hope the weather helps us, I will see you up there I'm sure :tup: What will you driving??

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Re: Entiat Late Deer Tag
« Reply #19 on: November 04, 2017, 11:57:37 PM »
Spent both general weekends scouting. Saw doe every day but not a lot of bucks, a few spikes is all. Most everyone was saying the same. Went up to cottonwood the day after the snow, same story, saw some does but no shooters. Saw a couple bucks in trucks over the two weekends but nothing like Ive seen in years past. I really hope the deer show up for this tag. Any one hear how things are going now that some weather has moved in and were in November? See you up there willapawapiti

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Re: Entiat Late Deer Tag
« Reply #20 on: November 05, 2017, 11:24:21 AM »
Spent the day up there yesterday. Saw lots of deer, but only smaller bucks. Hopefully the weather continues to push more deer down.

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Re: Entiat Late Deer Tag
« Reply #21 on: November 05, 2017, 11:27:53 AM »
Should be getting good soon......bye weeks end I would think finding nice bucks will be doable. 

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Re: Entiat Late Deer Tag
« Reply #22 on: November 05, 2017, 02:35:44 PM »
It will get better  :tup:

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Re: Entiat Late Deer Tag
« Reply #23 on: November 06, 2017, 09:25:16 AM »
We will be there from the 11th thru 18th. Thinking the last week will be the best week.

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Re: Entiat Late Deer Tag
« Reply #24 on: November 06, 2017, 09:35:35 AM »
Should be awesome! Man I wish I was over there!!
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