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Offline Boonedog12

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glacier peaks wilderness high buck hunt
« on: September 18, 2017, 12:23:47 PM »
  I got some last minute time off work and was looking at trying the high buck hunt. IV been looking at glacier peaks wilderness, Alpine lakes wilderness,or Chelan recreation area. I don't have any experience in any of thease areas othe than alpine lakes but not for a long time and I would only be doing 2 or 3 nights any sugestions?

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Re: glacier peaks wilderness high buck hunt
« Reply #1 on: September 18, 2017, 12:34:51 PM »
You might want to also consider wilderness areas on the Olympic Peninsula.
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Re: glacier peaks wilderness high buck hunt
« Reply #2 on: September 18, 2017, 01:35:22 PM »
Total roll of the dice at this point. Pick one and go. Worst case scenario you'll have an amazing backpacking trip lugging a rifle around with you. Best case scenario you stumble onto a shooter buck. I'd be more concerned about the coming weather than where you're going to find a buck.
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Re: glacier peaks wilderness high buck hunt
« Reply #3 on: September 18, 2017, 01:46:43 PM »
Things change daily.  I'd give you a photo of what the chelan Rec area looked like last week, but you couldn't see it, smoke!   Like Jackelope said, watch the impending weather. When it rolls in, it's no,joke.   I hear a bunch was white this morning.
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Re: glacier peaks wilderness high buck hunt
« Reply #4 on: September 18, 2017, 05:16:40 PM »
Not in high hunt though if you are suggesting that's in the chelan rec area. 
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Re: glacier peaks wilderness high buck hunt
« Reply #5 on: September 18, 2017, 06:45:35 PM »
Not in high hunt though if you are suggesting that's in the chelan rec area.
Say what?

Chelan Rec Area is a part of the high hunt, right?

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Re: glacier peaks wilderness high buck hunt
« Reply #6 on: September 18, 2017, 06:51:03 PM »
Alls I know at this point is that when I went to the spot I had scouted in GPW, there wasn't even a place to park at the trailhead.  Talked to a group coming out and they said they'd been in since two days before opener and hadn't seen a single shooter. 

I've been toying with the idea of going this weekend after the weather clears, but I think I may just focus my efforts on my local units instead of fighting the crowds. 

I did call an audible before checking that spot and went to a new (i.e., unscouted) place in ALW for an overnight hunt near Fisher Lake.  Gorgeous area, but I saw almost zero deer sign in 6 miles of meadows :yike:, and the only 4-legged creature I saw was a chubby young billy goat.  I saw TONS of bear sign though, just couldn't figure out a good glassing spot / shooting lane so I didn't try for a bear.  I do regret that decision though.  I should have stuck it out an extra night and maybe got a bruin.

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Re: glacier peaks wilderness high buck hunt
« Reply #7 on: September 18, 2017, 07:14:09 PM »
Not in high hunt though if you are suggesting that's in the chelan rec area.
Say what?

Chelan Rec Area is a part of the high hunt, right?
He's saying that lake is not part of lake chelan rec area therefore not legal to hunt modern firearm duringn high buck, I believe
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Re: glacier peaks wilderness high buck hunt
« Reply #8 on: September 18, 2017, 07:40:41 PM »
Not in high hunt though if you are suggesting that's in the chelan rec area.
Say what?

Chelan Rec Area is a part of the high hunt, right?
He's saying that lake is not part of lake chelan rec area therefore not legal to hunt modern firearm duringn high buck, I believe

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Re: glacier peaks wilderness high buck hunt
« Reply #9 on: September 18, 2017, 07:48:17 PM »
Ya my bad.  But a couple ridges over you will be in the right area.  I tried finding a good map.

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Re: glacier peaks wilderness high buck hunt
« Reply #10 on: September 18, 2017, 07:53:09 PM »
Williams Lake area is a popular spot for the larch turning hikers. But so is War Creek and a lot of the other TH up the Twisp River. As Bone knows some of those big boys feel at home in the cliffs in that area. Horse hunters love it.

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Re: glacier peaks wilderness high buck hunt
« Reply #11 on: September 18, 2017, 09:21:39 PM »
Not in high hunt though if you are suggesting that's in the chelan rec area.
Say what?

Chelan Rec Area is a part of the high hunt, right?
He's saying that lake is not part of lake chelan rec area therefore not legal to hunt modern firearm duringn high buck, I believe

That's what I'm saying
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Re: glacier peaks wilderness high buck hunt
« Reply #12 on: September 19, 2017, 09:04:44 AM »
if hunting the northeast side of Lake Chelan, remember that most of that country is Sawtooth Wilderness which is closed to the High Hunt.
the Lake Chelan Recreation area is the upper tip of the lake; north of the Fish Creek Campground. Note:  Moore Point at Fish Creek is a mile south of the campgrounds and is in the Sawtooth Wilderness (Closed). Most of the open area is north of Stehekin.

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Re: glacier peaks wilderness high buck hunt
« Reply #13 on: September 19, 2017, 10:50:50 AM »
We recently spent a few days up in the Glacier Peak Wilderness on the high hunt.  There is a lot of terrain to cover up there and you will most definitely see a lot of other hunters/hikers.  We saw a fair amount of deer but not a lot of takers we were willing to hike out (opinions vary from one to the other.)   

I will say I found that the most successful hunters seemed to have the ability to travel far and to higher elevations where the big bucks are found.  Having pack horses/mules is a huge advantage to those that are not willing to put the effort forward to get to the high country.  Wish I was one of them but if you do go, I suggest searching the high basins and make sure that you are willing to hike out what you take a shot at.  The weather is changing and the hunting conditions can get challenging quickly!

Best of luck!

 

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