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Reports from Peaches Ridge?
« on: November 07, 2017, 02:08:10 PM »
I had a once in a lifetime type hunt with the Muzzy Peaches tag this year and hope all others experienced the same with their bull tags, regardless of which season.

Good or bad, I’d love to hear from any of the tag holders in Peaches and how your experience was. 

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Re: Reports from Peaches Ridge?
« Reply #1 on: November 07, 2017, 02:23:07 PM »
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Re: Reports from Peaches Ridge?
« Reply #2 on: November 07, 2017, 02:50:40 PM »
Terrible. Hunted hard for 12 days, hunted Blowout Mtn, Mt Clifty, Gold Creek, around the PCT in the Wilderness, etc. Just couldn't find the elk - in 12 days of hunting (All on foot) I saw a total of 5 elk; 3 cows and 2 calves. I don't know what the problem was, but I just couldn't connect - it's tag soup for me and 20 points down the drain!

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Re: Reports from Peaches Ridge?
« Reply #3 on: November 07, 2017, 02:52:05 PM »
Did you get a bull, pics?
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Re: Reports from Peaches Ridge?
« Reply #4 on: November 07, 2017, 03:09:03 PM »
Three Peaks Outfitters client took a 7X6 bull in Peaches.
And I think God must be a cowboy at heart
 He made wide open spaces from the start
 He made grass and trees and mountains and a horse to be a friend
 And trails to lead ol' cowboys home again

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Re: Reports from Peaches Ridge?
« Reply #5 on: November 07, 2017, 03:12:06 PM »
Terrible. Hunted hard for 12 days, hunted Blowout Mtn, Mt Clifty, Gold Creek, around the PCT in the Wilderness, etc. Just couldn't find the elk - in 12 days of hunting (All on foot) I saw a total of 5 elk; 3 cows and 2 calves. I don't know what the problem was, but I just couldn't connect - it's tag soup for me and 20 points down the drain!
Don't feel bad. I had that tag a few years ago. Hunted hard everyday. Had several almost chances at monster bulls with huge racks. Just couldn't make everything happen. Took a couple long shots at a giant, No blood (searched and tracked for a day) . If I pull the trigger I make 100% sure.  Saw tons of elk and multiple 6X6+ bulls. It's a great tag just sometimes the luck is not with You or Me. I can't wait to get the Tag again in how ever many years it takes. I wouldn't do anything different.
Wait, Yes I would. I would Bring Rtsprings with Me. That would help. ;)

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Re: Reports from Peaches Ridge?
« Reply #6 on: November 07, 2017, 03:15:28 PM »
Acrocker, man, sorry to hear that!  Did you have the rifle bull tag for late October?

Bowhunterforever, if you’re asking me, yes I did.  I posted a thread on it a few weeks ago.  http://hunting-washington.com/smf/index.php/topic,219505.0.html

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Re: Reports from Peaches Ridge?
« Reply #7 on: November 07, 2017, 03:22:26 PM »
Three Peaks Outfitters client took a 7X6 bull in Peaches.

Heck of a nice bull!

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Re: Reports from Peaches Ridge?
« Reply #8 on: November 07, 2017, 03:52:11 PM »
Peaches was on fire for the modern bull tag holders the first 4 days, then pressure shut  them up, we chased a 7x7 for 8 days straight and mh buddy finally took out a 5x5 that was broke off on the left side.   Like always, the elk headed to their hidey holes but once you found them it sure was fun!!! Seen 4 spikes during the season but could not  close the deal..  i think the early snow during deer season scattered the herds
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Re: Reports from Peaches Ridge?
« Reply #9 on: November 07, 2017, 04:13:05 PM »
Elkfever - Yeah, I had the modern tag. We were into sign pretty much every day but for some reason we just couldn't find them! I usually hunt the Blues and I'm used to finding elk pretty regularly so it was frustrating to just not be able to do it right. I'll start the process over and hopefully get it right next time.

Had high hopes with the fires this summer, we hunted a lot right along the northern edge of the Wilderness, hoping that some bulls might have been pushed just outside the fire areas but they were better than I was. ;)

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Re: Reports from Peaches Ridge?
« Reply #10 on: November 07, 2017, 04:58:59 PM »
I had an awesome hunt, in elk every day as well as a near opportunity on a bear and several passes on yotes.  Where I was the bulls were nocturnal from the get go and I spent my time getting into the best position for them to make a mistake but it didn't happen.  I had encounters as close as 30 yards and hunted some great country.  The flu kept me from a return trip, so I'm off to try to fill my deer tag and fill in with a few ducks here and there.

It's a great tag and the hunt is awesome until Wednesday when the horde shows up.  Having the woods almost to myself for three days plus two for scouting was pretty awesome.

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Re: Reports from Peaches Ridge?
« Reply #11 on: November 07, 2017, 05:32:03 PM »
You still the same Ryan a little more grey is all.

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Re: Reports from Peaches Ridge?
« Reply #12 on: November 07, 2017, 06:06:54 PM »
Terrible. Hunted hard for 12 days, hunted Blowout Mtn, Mt Clifty, Gold Creek, around the PCT in the Wilderness, etc. Just couldn't find the elk - in 12 days of hunting (All on foot) I saw a total of 5 elk; 3 cows and 2 calves. I don't know what the problem was, but I just couldn't connect - it's tag soup for me and 20 points down the drain!
this is my nightmare, sucks that you didn’t get an opportunity at least!  It is a good unit but it’s big and there is a lot of places for the elk to hide.  With 23 points my greatest fear if I ever draw is no opportunities at a quality bull, sucks to hear your results.  Sorry man
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Re: Reports from Peaches Ridge?
« Reply #13 on: November 08, 2017, 05:14:08 AM »
You still the same Ryan a little more grey is all.
  The hills are a little steeper than they were 35 years ago though for some reason.  Ha
And I think God must be a cowboy at heart
 He made wide open spaces from the start
 He made grass and trees and mountains and a horse to be a friend
 And trails to lead ol' cowboys home again

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Re: Reports from Peaches Ridge?
« Reply #14 on: November 08, 2017, 05:23:09 AM »
I hear you there Ryan

 

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