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Re: 2017 hancock kapowsin luck?
« Reply #25 on: November 01, 2017, 09:57:16 AM »
anyone know if I'll be ok without a car in there on the roads?
Yes, you would be fine driving a car up there, at least on the main roads. Guy I know drove a car in there last year, had no issues, other than he got 2 flats.
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Re: 2017 hancock kapowsin luck?
« Reply #26 on: November 01, 2017, 10:05:48 AM »
Thanks everyone hunted hard with the time we had! Barely even had time to scout this year!

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Re: 2017 hancock kapowsin luck?
« Reply #27 on: November 16, 2017, 09:48:12 PM »
Anyone successful today?? Perfect weather!!!

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Re: 2017 hancock kapowsin luck?
« Reply #28 on: November 16, 2017, 10:07:34 PM »
I got in there late today 830ish.  Saw two bucks.  One little spike and a decent 3 pointer.  Gona hit it again tomorrow.

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Re: 2017 hancock kapowsin luck?
« Reply #29 on: November 17, 2017, 08:15:30 PM »
There is definitely starting to rut.  I had a doe come by me bleating.  Sadly, it was only a spike on her tail.  There was a second doe also bleating below me, and I set up on her, that's when a truck decided to drive down the narrow dead end road I was on.  Nothing else seen all day in there by me.  Did here a few shots in the AM hours.

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Re: 2017 hancock kapowsin luck?
« Reply #30 on: November 18, 2017, 07:09:10 PM »
I thought I was a decent hunter, then I tried hunting blacktail in Hancock .  Thursday I saw 2 does, no bucks in the rear.  Today we saw zero deer, covered a crap load of beautiful country, sun up to sun down, nothing, zilch!!  Deer hunting in there absolutely sucks, for me anyways.  More predator control!!!
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Re: 2017 hancock kapowsin luck?
« Reply #31 on: November 18, 2017, 07:39:00 PM »
Crunchy and Trophyhunts storys sound very similiar to mine in there. Today I saw no deer.

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Re: 2017 hancock kapowsin luck?
« Reply #32 on: November 18, 2017, 07:53:16 PM »
My girlfriend killed a 3x3 Friday I shot a 2 point today and my uncle killed a old mature two point buck this evening he had a huge body!

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Re: 2017 hancock kapowsin luck?
« Reply #33 on: November 18, 2017, 08:57:15 PM »
My girlfriend killed a 3x3 Friday I shot a 2 point today and my uncle killed a old mature two point buck this evening he had a huge body!
where are the pictures?

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Re: 2017 hancock kapowsin luck?
« Reply #34 on: November 18, 2017, 09:06:49 PM »
My girlfriend killed a 3x3 Friday I shot a 2 point today and my uncle killed a old mature two point buck this evening he had a huge body!
where are the pictures?


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Re: 2017 hancock kapowsin luck?
« Reply #35 on: November 20, 2017, 06:34:03 AM »
Here they are!!

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Re: 2017 hancock kapowsin luck?
« Reply #36 on: November 20, 2017, 07:26:34 AM »
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Re: 2017 hancock kapowsin luck?
« Reply #37 on: November 20, 2017, 02:49:48 PM »
Nice pics, you guys whacked em and stacked em !! They are there, just gotta be right place at the right time.
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Re: 2017 hancock kapowsin luck?
« Reply #38 on: November 20, 2017, 09:24:02 PM »
Good work guys!

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Re: 2017 hancock kapowsin luck?
« Reply #39 on: November 21, 2017, 03:01:04 AM »
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Re: 2017 hancock kapowsin luck?
« Reply #40 on: November 21, 2017, 07:11:13 AM »
I hunted in there from day light to dark in a couple walk in units , only bumped into one other guy, I was up there with my son and cousin on Thursday and then my daughter and my cousin on Friday , my daughter had had a chance to shoot a small 3pt but just couldn't get steady enough quick enough, oh well..that's huntn, we passed up a 3pt with eye guards and a two point!! If WDFW does not do something about the predators the deer population in there will continue to decline, I have hunted in there since this permit pass started, you use to see deer all over, well in the last 5 years the number of deer has dramatically decreased and it will get worse, sure with as many people in there a few are gonna see pockets of a few deer and kill a few, but there are 1500 or 1200 permits , that's a lot of eyes in the woods !! But I now see more bobcat and cougar sign than I do deer sign in certain places !! I try my hardest to control the predators in the areas I deer hunt but as I kill them more just move right in!! If you old timers remember , back in the 80s and 90s seeing a pile of bobcat or cougar crap was a rarity , now what do you see?? If it wasn't for the ease of Hancock being literally 10 minutes from my front door I would NOT buy a pass !! But I am starting to enjoy predator huntn as much as blacktail huntn, and another thing, if you don't really truly enjoy blacktail huntn you would be better off looking for mule deer and whitetail !! And to the guy that asked about driving your car up there, it's a bad idea unless you got a trunk load of spares to put on!!
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Re: 2017 hancock kapowsin luck?
« Reply #41 on: November 21, 2017, 10:09:12 AM »
I hunted in there from day light to dark in a couple walk in units , only bumped into one other guy, I was up there with my son and cousin on Thursday and then my daughter and my cousin on Friday , my daughter had had a chance to shoot a small 3pt but just couldn't get steady enough quick enough, oh well..that's huntn, we passed up a 3pt with eye guards and a two point!! If WDFW does not do something about the predators the deer population in there will continue to decline, I have hunted in there since this permit pass started, you use to see deer all over, well in the last 5 years the number of deer has dramatically decreased and it will get worse, sure with as many people in there a few are gonna see pockets of a few deer and kill a few, but there are 1500 or 1200 permits , that's a lot of eyes in the woods !! But I now see more bobcat and cougar sign than I do deer sign in certain places !! I try my hardest to control the predators in the areas I deer hunt but as I kill them more just move right in!! If you old timers remember , back in the 80s and 90s seeing a pile of bobcat or cougar crap was a rarity , now what do you see?? If it wasn't for the ease of Hancock being literally 10 minutes from my front door I would NOT buy a pass !! But I am starting to enjoy predator huntn as much as blacktail huntn, and another thing, if you don't really truly enjoy blacktail huntn you would be better off looking for mule deer and whitetail !! And to the guy that asked about driving your car up there, it's a bad idea unless you got a trunk load of spares to put on!!
Atleast you can still hunt preditors in there. You can still hunt preditors in the White River unit, Technically, but they shut our access down from jan 1 to march 31 because its, and i quote, a critical time for the cows that are carrying calves in their winter range and don't want motorized access pushing them around. Those three months are the best time to kill preditors if a person wants to focuss on it, in my opinion. They cut our access by 25% and they already made half the farm no hunting or gathering of any kind (for the non tribal) Deer Numbers are terrible in there and with the new restrictions, i will not be buying a permit next yr for the first time since they started selling them. Pretty sad

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Re: 2017 hancock kapowsin luck?
« Reply #42 on: November 23, 2017, 11:33:35 AM »
I was in and out through out bear season and deer season and only seen 2 does. Will try my luck in hunting some predictors after Thanksgiving. Hopefully take some of them out.

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Re: 2017 hancock kapowsin luck?
« Reply #43 on: November 23, 2017, 11:45:39 AM »
I have an idea, how about a predator killing contest for the Hancock pass holders? Coyotes are 1 point, bobcats 2 points and cougars 3 points. Not sure how to keep people honest about where they made their kills, and I certainly dont have the organization skills to run it or keep track.  20.00 a piece and run it till the end of March, maybe give 75% of the money to you favorite charity and winner keep the rest?  Id love to see Hancock or the state start a bounty program on predators!!
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Re: 2017 hancock kapowsin luck?
« Reply #44 on: November 23, 2017, 12:44:17 PM »
I have an idea, how about a predator killing contest for the Hancock pass holders? Coyotes are 1 point, bobcats 2 points and cougars 3 points. Not sure how to keep people honest about where they made their kills, and I certainly dont have the organization skills to run it or keep track.  20.00 a piece and run it till the end of March, maybe give 75% of the money to you favorite charity and winner keep the rest?  Id love to see Hancock or the state start a bounty program on predators!!
hell yeah trophy, I would be up for that!!
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Re: 2017 hancock kapowsin luck?
« Reply #45 on: November 23, 2017, 02:01:29 PM »
I have an idea, how about a predator killing contest for the Hancock pass holders? Coyotes are 1 point, bobcats 2 points and cougars 3 points. Not sure how to keep people honest about where they made their kills, and I certainly dont have the organization skills to run it or keep track.  20.00 a piece and run it till the end of March, maybe give 75% of the money to you favorite charity and winner keep the rest?  Id love to see Hancock or the state start a bounty program on predators!!

I think justyhunter and crowing hen would probably take all our money

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Re: 2017 hancock kapowsin luck?
« Reply #46 on: November 23, 2017, 02:32:29 PM »
Sounds like a challenge!!!  😁. Im a complete rookie at predator hunting, but if I can go w jackmaster maybe wed give them a challenge??!!
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Re: 2017 hancock kapowsin luck?
« Reply #47 on: November 23, 2017, 02:48:40 PM »
Sounds like a challenge!!!  😁. Im a complete rookie at predator hunting, but if I can go w jackmaster maybe wed give them a challenge??!!
its actually good that you brought that up, if a guy doesn't atleast have a little expirience you can educate predators really quick, especially cougars and coyotes!  bobcats are pretty dumb, if they are within ear shot they will usually come in but are tough to see here on the wet side , so if you have a buddy to go with that has some expeirience that would be best, plus it's better to hunt in pairs , we usually put the ecaller in between us and each look different directions and if your huntn Hancock and are forced to look at the same ground it's good to have a 12 ga with buckshot !!
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Re: 2017 hancock kapowsin luck?
« Reply #48 on: November 27, 2017, 04:04:35 PM »
Finally got it done in kapowsin during late archery! She isnt the biggest deer in the woods but she will eat really nice. 30 yard shot through a tiny hole in the reprod and i drilled her. Dumping rain made it hard to find her but thankfully she only went about 15 yards from where i shot her! Funny thing.. got her out and loaded in the truck and was thinking to myself.. going to see a buck on the way out. Half way out there was a big 3x3 in the middle of the dang road! Had to honk at him to get him out of the road and even then he just walked off like yeah you cant touch me!

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Re: 2017 hancock kapowsin luck?
« Reply #49 on: November 27, 2017, 04:48:17 PM »
That old school bow can still kill them :tup:

 

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