collapse
Elk Hunting University Berry Game Calls!

Author Topic: Anyone blowing a distress whistle in Bear Canyon (GMU 360) this Saturday?  (Read 1658 times)

Offline yakimanoob

  • Non-Hunting Topics
  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Longhunter
  • *****
  • Join Date: Jun 2016
  • Posts: 892
  • Location: Naches
I was posted on a hill above Bear Canyon this Saturday afternoon, watching a cow on the opposite hillside (hoping she was the sentinel for a bigger group -- she wasn't, but that's beside the point). 

All the sudden I hear a shot go off from deep inside the canyon, followed by a person yelling something inaudible due to the echos.  I figured they were yelling to their hunting partners or something, but then they blew three long loud blasts on a whistle. 

I responded with the same on my whistle, and they blew 3 blasts again.  I figured someone was in trouble and started high-tailing it down into the canyon, but about a minute and a half later I hear the person yelling again "OK!  (inaudible) OK!"

I tried asking if they were OK and they seemed to say "Yes I'm OK, you don't have to come down here" but with the echos it was hard to make out. 

I hung out for another 15 minutes just above the canyon listening for any other action and didn't hear anything, so I headed back to the truck. 


I asked around by no one seemed to be aware of the situation.  Maybe a hunter shot a bear that got pissed and charged before finally expiring? Maybe someone fired to spook off a cougar that ran off when the whistling started?  I can't come up with a plausible scenario. 

Hoping the person in the canyon is on here so I can hear the story  :chuckle:

Online pashok23

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Longhunter
  • *****
  • Join Date: Aug 2011
  • Posts: 830
  • Location: Snohomish WA
Tag

Offline slowhand

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Scout
  • ****
  • Join Date: Sep 2008
  • Posts: 297
  • Location: maple valley, wa
  • Seahawk fan for life
Tag
Seahawks
Hunting
Fishing
In That order

Offline dave24

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Pilgrim
  • *
  • Join Date: Nov 2015
  • Posts: 8
  • Location: Eastern Washington
Re: Anyone blowing a distress whistle in Bear Canyon (GMU 360) this Saturday?
« Reply #3 on: November 04, 2017, 01:05:51 PM »
Saw same cow she was heading into Oak canyon bye herself cow Hunter saw her was hunting her from the road figured she was coming into the water.maybe the whisle was a hiker that spooked her and the ght didn't want t ok get shot? Do you have a branch antler permit if not see any ?

Offline yakimanoob

  • Non-Hunting Topics
  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Longhunter
  • *****
  • Join Date: Jun 2016
  • Posts: 892
  • Location: Naches
Re: Anyone blowing a distress whistle in Bear Canyon (GMU 360) this Saturday?
« Reply #4 on: November 05, 2017, 05:03:09 AM »
Saw same cow she was heading into Oak canyon bye herself cow Hunter saw her was hunting her from the road figured she was coming into the water.maybe the whisle was a hiker that spooked her and the ght didn't want t ok get shot? Do you have a branch antler permit if not see any ?
Maybe so. 

I've only seen one 5x5 so far in 360, but it got spooked off by a couple-a jerk wads not wearing orange, shooting at it, and then yelling about thinking it was a spike.  (and yes I reported it). 

 

* Recent Topics

Dead 2 point mulies by dvolmer
[Today at 12:48:48 PM]


2018 Deer as they lay. by fishnfur
[Today at 12:47:17 PM]


Blacktail Deer Hunting by steeleywhopper
[Today at 12:45:37 PM]


Incredible moose by kellama2001
[Today at 12:44:38 PM]


blacktail deer pre-rut by fishnfur
[Today at 12:43:45 PM]


Point me in the right direction. New to upland by Ajj828
[Today at 12:42:22 PM]


2pt Blacktail by redi
[Today at 12:38:21 PM]


2018 Deer, post them here by Rainier10
[Today at 12:33:24 PM]


AHHHHH!! by jackelope
[Today at 12:31:37 PM]


Norway Pass Muzzy Permit by jackelope
[Today at 12:29:33 PM]


UNIT 663 CAP FOREST by ThurstonCokid
[Today at 12:13:18 PM]


Trophy Whitetail Raffle Hunt NE Oregon by wallowavalley
[Today at 11:53:39 AM]


Olympic Peninsula This weekend(GMU 621) by Butchmeathook
[Today at 11:49:37 AM]


H&R 12ga single shot $100 by nutntoit
[Today at 11:47:42 AM]


Bethel muzzy spike. Wheres the elk? by Karl Blanchard
[Today at 11:45:32 AM]


Anyone else occasionally get a freakishly large egg from your chickens? by AL WORRELLS KID
[Today at 10:38:52 AM]


Recipe and directions for top shelf smoked salmon with dry brine by Magnum_Willys
[Today at 10:14:29 AM]


The faint smell of Tag Soup? :) by big wood
[Today at 10:00:14 AM]


Swimmers Tail, Cold Tail, Rudder Tail, Limber Tail by Special T
[Today at 09:51:35 AM]


Mirror image moose by elkrack
[Today at 09:43:01 AM]