collapse
Quality Hunts for over 30 Years GET THE MOST OUT OF YOUR GPS MAP

Author Topic: High Hunt - Why Popular?  (Read 2424 times)

Offline muleracks

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Scout
  • ****
  • Join Date: Jan 2008
  • Posts: 262
High Hunt - Why Popular?
« on: September 24, 2017, 08:39:31 AM »
It is easy to see why the High Hunt appeals to a lot of mule deer hunters.  It's not just the bucks.

Offline huntnfmly

  • Off-Topics
  • Trade Count: (+3)
  • Sourdough
  • *
  • Join Date: Apr 2007
  • Posts: 1578
Re: High Hunt - Why Popular?
« Reply #1 on: September 24, 2017, 08:51:52 AM »
Nice buck congrats
Looks like beautiful country to be hunting in
I'm your dam tour guide arty...
Take as many dam pictures as you want ....
Are there any dam questions ..

Offline fishnfur

  • Virtual Campfire
  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Sourdough
  • *
  • Join Date: Nov 2014
  • Posts: 2116
  • Location: longview
Re: High Hunt - Why Popular?
« Reply #2 on: September 24, 2017, 08:58:24 AM »
The bigger bucks are higher up above you.   Next year!   :chuckle:


Gorgeous buck, and that picture is worth way more than a thousand words.  There is an entire well-told story going on in the background.  Thanks for posting.
“When I die, I want to die like my grandfather who died peacefully in his sleep. Not screaming like all the passengers in his car.”  - Will Rogers

Offline Bushcraft

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Scout
  • ****
  • Join Date: Aug 2008
  • Posts: 325
  • Groups: NRA, SCI, NSSF, RMEF, RMGA, MDF, WSF, DU, HHC, WWC, WDAC
Re: High Hunt - Why Popular?
« Reply #3 on: September 24, 2017, 11:15:20 AM »
Congratulations!
Liberalism is the philosophy of Western suicide.

*Proud supporter of NRA, NRA-ILA SCI, SCIF, SCI-PAC, NSSF, RMEF, RMGA, MDF, WSF, DU, WWA, HHC, WWC

Online Watimberghost

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Sourdough
  • *****
  • Join Date: Dec 2008
  • Posts: 1536
Re: High Hunt - Why Popular?
« Reply #4 on: September 24, 2017, 11:26:47 AM »
Great buck and pic!

One of your guys' satisfied customers?

Offline muleracks

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Scout
  • ****
  • Join Date: Jan 2008
  • Posts: 262
Re: High Hunt - Why Popular?
« Reply #5 on: September 24, 2017, 12:15:25 PM »
Higher up like here?  They went 4 for 4 tagged out on 2nd day.

Offline Bushcraft

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Scout
  • ****
  • Join Date: Aug 2008
  • Posts: 325
  • Groups: NRA, SCI, NSSF, RMEF, RMGA, MDF, WSF, DU, HHC, WWC, WDAC
Re: High Hunt - Why Popular?
« Reply #6 on: September 24, 2017, 12:27:31 PM »
Big congrats to the 4-for-4 group that were in the <insert not-so-secret place here>, but I'm fairly certain the Second Rule of High Buck is to not post pictures with backgrounds in them, particularly when it's not at all hard to get in there.   :chuckle:
Liberalism is the philosophy of Western suicide.

*Proud supporter of NRA, NRA-ILA SCI, SCIF, SCI-PAC, NSSF, RMEF, RMGA, MDF, WSF, DU, WWA, HHC, WWC

Offline Pegasus

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Hunter
  • ***
  • Join Date: Jun 2017
  • Posts: 202
  • Location: King County
Re: High Hunt - Why Popular?
« Reply #7 on: September 24, 2017, 12:56:26 PM »
Higher up like here?  They went 4 for 4 tagged out on 2nd day.

The big un is a beauty. Congrats to all.

Offline fishnfur

  • Virtual Campfire
  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Sourdough
  • *
  • Join Date: Nov 2014
  • Posts: 2116
  • Location: longview
Re: High Hunt - Why Popular?
« Reply #8 on: September 24, 2017, 03:49:14 PM »
Higher up like here?  They went 4 for 4 tagged out on 2nd day.

Nah man, I wuz just kiddin'.   Gorgeous right where you were, and awesome bucks to boot.  Congrats on the kill.
“When I die, I want to die like my grandfather who died peacefully in his sleep. Not screaming like all the passengers in his car.”  - Will Rogers

Offline Miles

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Frontiersman
  • *****
  • Join Date: Apr 2007
  • Posts: 3214
  • Location: Colorado
Re: High Hunt - Why Popular?
« Reply #9 on: September 24, 2017, 03:56:05 PM »
The background thing is probably true.  The Chiwaukum fire has recovered pretty well and the deer are loving it.  Not many people will make the effort to go into this spot.

I have found that there's always someone willing to go where you think no one ever will...

Offline kselkhunter

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Scout
  • ****
  • Join Date: Jun 2014
  • Posts: 349
  • Location: United States
Re: High Hunt - Why Popular?
« Reply #10 on: September 24, 2017, 04:45:28 PM »
Yeah, I struck out this final weekend of the high buck.  But the views were worth the hikes. 

Offline Bushcraft

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Scout
  • ****
  • Join Date: Aug 2008
  • Posts: 325
  • Groups: NRA, SCI, NSSF, RMEF, RMGA, MDF, WSF, DU, HHC, WWC, WDAC
Re: High Hunt - Why Popular?
« Reply #11 on: September 24, 2017, 05:07:44 PM »
The background thing is probably true.  The Chiwaukum fire has recovered pretty well and the deer are loving it.  Not many people will make the effort to go into this spot.

Chiwaukum

 :chuckle: :chuckle: :chuckle:
Liberalism is the philosophy of Western suicide.

*Proud supporter of NRA, NRA-ILA SCI, SCIF, SCI-PAC, NSSF, RMEF, RMGA, MDF, WSF, DU, WWA, HHC, WWC

Offline bigmacc

  • Virtual Campfire
  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Longhunter
  • *
  • Join Date: Oct 2012
  • Posts: 714
  • Location: the woods
Re: High Hunt - Why Popular?
« Reply #12 on: September 24, 2017, 06:45:51 PM »
Nicely done muleracks,...all are dandy's...... . . . .the bucks and the scenery ;) :tup:
« Last Edit: September 24, 2017, 07:26:17 PM by bigmacc »

Offline elkrack

  • Virtual Campfire
  • Trade Count: (+1)
  • Longhunter
  • *
  • Join Date: Apr 2009
  • Posts: 714
  • Location: bonney lake
Re: High Hunt - Why Popular?
« Reply #13 on: September 24, 2017, 07:28:35 PM »
That looks like a success! Nice bucks
life's tough its tougher if your stupid (john wayne)

Offline haugenna

  • Virtual Campfire
  • Trade Count: (+4)
  • Sourdough
  • *
  • Join Date: Sep 2008
  • Posts: 2087
Re: High Hunt - Why Popular?
« Reply #14 on: September 24, 2017, 07:45:32 PM »
tagging

Offline ian_padron

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Hunter
  • ***
  • Join Date: Jun 2015
  • Posts: 173
  • Location: Seattle
Re: High Hunt - Why Popular?
« Reply #15 on: September 24, 2017, 09:03:43 PM »
Great bucks, but I'd go back and erase mention of the area in your previous post. You'd be surprised who will end up back in there next year with that info floating around...

Just sayin'

Sent from my SM-N910P using Tapatalk


Offline bowhunterforever

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Old Salt
  • ******
  • Join Date: Oct 2008
  • Posts: 7542
  • Location: Lincoln, Co
Re: High Hunt - Why Popular?
« Reply #16 on: September 25, 2017, 12:12:38 AM »
Nice buck congrats
Looks like beautiful country to be hunting in
:yeah: :tup:
You know how to skin griz pilgram

Offline Skyvalhunter

  • Washington For Wildlife
  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Explorer
  • *
  • Join Date: Oct 2007
  • Posts: 10719
  • Location: The valley
Re: High Hunt - Why Popular?
« Reply #17 on: September 25, 2017, 05:50:05 AM »
Great bucks, but I'd go back and erase mention of the area in your previous post. You'd be surprised who will end up back in there next year with that info floating around...

Just sayin'

Sent from my SM-N910P using Tapatalk

Problem is saying it is an area and it really being that area are 2 different things

Offline grade-creek-rd

  • Virtual Campfire
  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Scout
  • *
  • Join Date: Apr 2007
  • Posts: 309
  • Location: somewhere between here and there
Re: High Hunt - Why Popular?
« Reply #18 on: September 25, 2017, 10:08:19 AM »
I agree with Skyvalhunter on this one...when someone say's it's somewhere that it is not but it could be, then both of the places will get hammered...after all, some of us can tell exactly where the photos were taken, others will take the word of the author and go to the other spot...either way, nice bucks, wish I had the time to go into that basin this year but I will be up there next year, thanks for the "scouting report"...and yes, I already planned on going in there next year, talked about it last week after our opening weekend High Hunt that was ruined by two hunters who, on consecutive days, decided it was "easier" to shoot 600 yards than to stalk the buck that we were stalking...

Grade
There's more to life than hunting...there's fishing too!

Offline haugenna

  • Virtual Campfire
  • Trade Count: (+4)
  • Sourdough
  • *
  • Join Date: Sep 2008
  • Posts: 2087
Re: High Hunt - Why Popular?
« Reply #19 on: September 25, 2017, 10:39:08 AM »
.
High Hunt that was ruined by two hunters who, on consecutive days, decided it was "easier" to shoot 600 yards than to stalk the buck that we were stalking...

Grade

Same thing happened to us....only these idiots decided to hike 2 hours up the ridge and target shoot in the same basin we were hunting.  Must have rattled off 10+ shots in the morning over an hour timeframe while deer activity was still going on.  Public land I guess but have some respect.

Offline Ridgerunner

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Frontiersman
  • *****
  • Join Date: Mar 2007
  • Posts: 4058
  • Location: Black Diamond
    • Backcountryhunting.net
Re: High Hunt - Why Popular?
« Reply #20 on: September 25, 2017, 10:44:20 AM »
Something tells me these stories are going to become more and more common with all the long range stuff that is going on.  While I respect the time and effort it takes to become proficient at such long ranges, it takes some of the "hunting" out of it for me, maybe I'm just old school though.  I'm not one to try and divide hunters but it just doesn't sit right with me when I hear these stories or see it first hand.

Offline lord grizzly

  • Off-Topics
  • Trade Count: (+1)
  • Scout
  • *
  • Join Date: Jun 2016
  • Posts: 374
  • Location: idaho
Re: High Hunt - Why Popular?
« Reply #21 on: September 25, 2017, 10:59:28 AM »
I agree with Skyvalhunter on this one...when someone say's it's somewhere that it is not but it could be, then both of the places will get hammered...after all, some of us can tell exactly where the photos were taken, others will take the word of the author and go to the other spot...either way, nice bucks, wish I had the time to go into that basin this year but I will be up there next year, thanks for the "scouting report"...and yes, I already planned on going in there next year, talked about it last week after our opening weekend High Hunt that was ruined by two hunters who, on consecutive days, decided it was "easier" to shoot 600 yards than to stalk the buck that we were stalking...

Grade

sounds like you need to extend your range and you wont have that problem. depending on conditions there nothing easy about a 600 yard shot. hopefully those boys knew what they were doing and not just lobbing lead out there with there fancy new scopes that "do it all for you".

Offline yakimanoob

  • Virtual Campfire
  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Scout
  • *
  • Join Date: Jun 2016
  • Posts: 418
  • Location: Naches
Re: High Hunt - Why Popular?
« Reply #22 on: September 25, 2017, 11:03:12 AM »
Long range hunting is fair play to me.  Learning to get close and learning to shoot far are two different strategies towards the same goal; to each their own.

Target practice in an open rifle unit when there are obviously active hunters is just plain awful and ought to be illegal, IMO.

Offline lord grizzly

  • Off-Topics
  • Trade Count: (+1)
  • Scout
  • *
  • Join Date: Jun 2016
  • Posts: 374
  • Location: idaho
Re: High Hunt - Why Popular?
« Reply #23 on: September 25, 2017, 11:42:59 AM »
Long range hunting is fair play to me.  Learning to get close and learning to shoot far are two different strategies towards the same goal; to each their own.

Target practice in an open rifle unit when there are obviously active hunters is just plain awful and ought to be illegal, IMO.

there's open hunts and active hunters from august to January for most big game and in some areas an open hunt year round for one thing or another. its called public land and its part of the deal. don't want to be interrupted get further back...

Offline fishnfur

  • Virtual Campfire
  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Sourdough
  • *
  • Join Date: Nov 2014
  • Posts: 2116
  • Location: longview
Re: High Hunt - Why Popular?
« Reply #24 on: September 25, 2017, 12:13:13 PM »
Sure, but when they park right next to your vehicle and start target shooting while you're deeper in the woods, you gotta question their sensibility.
“When I die, I want to die like my grandfather who died peacefully in his sleep. Not screaming like all the passengers in his car.”  - Will Rogers

 

* Recent Topics

WTS- S&W 629 Classic .44 Mag by JL
[Today at 06:10:02 PM]


jennabug's first deer story by jennabug
[Today at 06:06:28 PM]


As They Lay 2017 by Wetside Brushbeater
[Today at 06:02:46 PM]


Predator-proof pens ‘last-ditch effort’ to save Selkirk caribou by JL
[Today at 05:57:21 PM]


Coyote down by drysideshooter
[Today at 05:50:03 PM]


My best muzzy buck by Mfowl
[Today at 05:48:34 PM]


Wilson's Snipe: New Hunter initiation Success! by constructeur
[Today at 05:34:35 PM]


Great Idaho Bucks by go4steelhd
[Today at 05:29:10 PM]


Sons first buck by Blacktail Sniper
[Today at 05:25:23 PM]


Garmin collar by Forks
[Today at 05:21:02 PM]


Goose Prairie Bull Elk Hunt by scottfrick
[Today at 05:20:12 PM]


The Green Scam of “Endangered Species” by Sitka_Blacktail
[Today at 05:15:32 PM]


Wts Wtt 2017 Athen Rev 7 bow, "black/kryptec camo by farfrompar28
[Today at 04:46:55 PM]


Elkfever's Peaches Ridge Hunt by dupedc
[Today at 04:26:09 PM]


BBD. Norway pass by Rainier10
[Today at 04:20:46 PM]


2017 Deer, post them here (photos & stats) by Firetwin3
[Today at 04:02:09 PM]


WTS-Mathews outback by HHPro
[Today at 03:55:35 PM]


WTS-Duck and goose decoys by HHPro
[Today at 03:47:09 PM]


Wet optics while BT/Roosie hunting! by doubletall
[Today at 03:31:38 PM]


WANTED - small wood stove - cash buyer by JDHasty
[Today at 03:31:05 PM]