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Offline JasonG

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Who is going out late muzzle loader?
« on: November 05, 2017, 02:04:37 PM »
Just curious how many guys are going out late muzzleloader on the westside deer/elk. This will be my first hunting season ever! I 've been getting out and scouting and trying to get myself ready for the late season. Who is heading out this Nov? Jason

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Re: Who is going out late muzzle loader?
« Reply #1 on: November 05, 2017, 02:27:22 PM »
I'll be out in hancock for late muzzy deer, great time of year to be out there.  I hardly see any people during that hunt, good luck.
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Re: Who is going out late muzzle loader?
« Reply #2 on: November 08, 2017, 11:50:13 AM »

If I get the approval from the doctor I will be out of my cast/boot combo and it's highest on my list if I am able.  People it depends where you go, two years ago I ran into some real *censored*s.  They actually raced passed my to get to a spur road with a couple of great cuts.   Last year I saw a number of trucks at the gate and didn't see any other hunters. 

Count yourself lucky if you don't get soaked.  If you plan on staying multiple days make sure you have a second set of rain gear.   Otherwise have dryer available.  It's fun, can be seriously nasty, the days are short, the bulls are tucked into the deep dark and steep. 

Enjoy, have fun, and be safe

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Re: Who is going out late muzzle loader?
« Reply #3 on: November 12, 2017, 08:30:43 PM »
I'll be out deer hunting. First time muzzleloader hunting for me.

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Re: Who is going out late muzzle loader?
« Reply #4 on: November 13, 2017, 03:28:01 AM »
I’ll be out there.

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Re: Who is going out late muzzle loader?
« Reply #5 on: November 13, 2017, 06:44:40 AM »
I'm headed to ID in a couple days with a ML elk tag (Beaverhead unit) then back to WA for the late ML season with a Washougal cow tag.

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Re: Who is going out late muzzle loader?
« Reply #6 on: November 13, 2017, 04:21:56 PM »
I'm headed to ID in a couple days with a ML elk tag (Beaverhead unit) then back to WA for the late ML season with a Washougal cow tag.
One of my sons drew a Washougal cow tag too.  My oldest son works for DNR down in that area. They have high hopes.

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Re: Who is going out late muzzle loader?
« Reply #7 on: November 13, 2017, 10:38:30 PM »
I’ll be out looking around.  Have not been out for deer yet this year.

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Re: Who is going out late muzzle loader?
« Reply #8 on: November 15, 2017, 09:25:13 PM »
I'll be out! Still trying to fill my multi-season deer tag.

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Re: Who is going out late muzzle loader?
« Reply #9 on: November 16, 2017, 04:43:18 AM »
I'll be out! Still trying to fill my multi-season deer tag.
Same here

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Re: Who is going out late muzzle loader?
« Reply #10 on: November 19, 2017, 01:04:40 PM »
Leaving tuesday after work. It's gonna be wet and cold, glad I have a wall tent.

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Re: Who is going out late muzzle loader?
« Reply #11 on: November 20, 2017, 01:07:32 PM »
I will be out there for the first time late Good luck to you all!!!

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Re: Who is going out late muzzle loader?
« Reply #12 on: November 20, 2017, 01:09:16 PM »
I'll be out! Still trying to fill my multi-season deer tag.

I will be out w/my bow. 

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Re: Who is going out late muzzle loader?
« Reply #13 on: November 20, 2017, 04:43:36 PM »
I'll be out with my bow. Good luck everyone


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Re: Who is going out late muzzle loader?
« Reply #14 on: November 20, 2017, 07:44:34 PM »
I will be out on Thanksgiving and the next 3 days if needed. Can’t wait to get the ol 54 cal out.


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Re: Who is going out late muzzle loader?
« Reply #15 on: November 20, 2017, 08:34:40 PM »
I wish, Neurosurgeon won't clear me to do that kind of activity....come on, surgery ws 5 weeks ago.....geez I have a deer and elk tag and empty freezer....

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Re: Who is going out late muzzle loader?
« Reply #16 on: November 21, 2017, 10:33:41 AM »
Good luck everyone. Post results!

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Re: Who is going out late muzzle loader?
« Reply #17 on: November 22, 2017, 08:06:54 PM »
Yep. Heading out tomorrow morning.

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Re: Who is going out late muzzle loader?
« Reply #18 on: December 02, 2017, 08:05:44 AM »
I was thinking that this late muzzy would be great cuz of the fires n smoke earlier , could be a late Rutt and put you guys right in the middle of good things , love to get a deal going on successes this year cuz I'm entering the dark side next year , if I can just get the side of the barn to quit moving or if I could just hit it once r twice !!!
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Re: Who is going out late muzzle loader?
« Reply #19 on: December 02, 2017, 10:30:05 AM »
The bucks are still out although it doesn't seem like they are rutting.  I was in Hancock last two days, saw a total of 10 does but no bucks with them.  Saw a bunch of fresh rubs.  Had a three point at 30 yards that I should have killed but was a tad too slow and he made it into the brush before I could squeeze one off.  Had a two point yesterday at 100 yards that I rushed the shot and clean missed :dunno:

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Re: Who is going out late muzzle loader?
« Reply #20 on: December 03, 2017, 12:03:31 PM »
Over here in Whitman County trying to fill my 2nd deer tag with the Knight Mountaineer.  Hopefully our snow today will encourage deer to move around!

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Re: Who is going out late muzzle loader?
« Reply #21 on: December 03, 2017, 01:32:40 PM »
Been out 3 full days now in 139 both days last weekend and yesterday and man has it been slow. Deer movement in the first hour and last hour of daylight has been fair, but during the days I have little to no deer movement.  I've jumped deer and a few good bucks, so they are around, but they have been hunkered down tight during the days.  I have seen next to zero rut activity (I did see one unicorn spike chasing a doe that actually stopped and let him breed).  My best guess is this warm weather (highs have been in the 40's and lows are not really dipping below freezing) has been allowing them to get all the food they need over night.