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Feel free to hunt
« on: September 26, 2009, 04:52:30 PM »
I am down here in Walla Walla and went off on side road to walk the dog.
I come across a feel free to hunt sign and parking lot. Not on the map. I wonder how many of these kind of places that you just stubble upon?
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Re: Feel free to hunt
« Reply #1 on: September 26, 2009, 05:06:09 PM »
You will find them everyware. I have many that i love to hunt. Those are all over the state.
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Re: Feel free to hunt
« Reply #2 on: September 26, 2009, 06:31:41 PM »
There is a ton of them around.....some are really good to hunt too. Some around Sprage and Lamont ....good pheasent and huns.
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Re: Feel free to hunt
« Reply #3 on: October 02, 2009, 08:53:02 AM »
weird, i've never heard of it but googled "feel free to hunt wa" after that and got this:

http://wdfw.wa.gov/wlm/game/water/ewapheas.htm

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Re: Feel free to hunt
« Reply #4 on: October 02, 2009, 09:00:56 AM »
lots, at least around here, some of it the best hunting around
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Re: Feel free to hunt
« Reply #5 on: October 02, 2009, 11:57:52 AM »
the gohunt app on the game department site will shwo u some of the feel free to hunt spots if you choose to have them shown to you on the legend

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Re: Feel free to hunt
« Reply #6 on: October 02, 2009, 12:18:53 PM »
Alot of CRP ground is feel free to hunt... and if your lucky some of it doesnt get hunted much.

My familys got a decent chunck and rarely see peolpe out in it

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Re: Feel free to hunt
« Reply #7 on: October 02, 2009, 09:19:55 PM »
the gohunt app on the game department site will shwo u some of the feel free to hunt spots if you choose to have them shown to you on the legend
I am talking about the spots that are not in the pamplets or on gohunt. I know from time to time I find a feel free to hunt sign along some CRP land, but what I found that was not on any map was a parking area, a locked gate, a bridge across a creek and a feel free to hunt sign with restrictions (custom made).
My guess is that if more than a few hunters knew about it, the half mile long and 300 yard wide area would be void of birds pretty quick.
I will not be over there this season, at least within fifty miles, so I have marked it on a map for future reference.
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Re: Feel free to hunt
« Reply #8 on: October 02, 2009, 09:41:08 PM »
Let me say one thing about CRP land. Just because it is CRP land does not mean it is okay to hunt.
Private hunt clubs have CRP land, as do some farmer with the hunting with permission signs. My favorite is the landowner who schedules you for a hunt. You can hunt the land from sunup to noon on Christmas eve or from 10am to 2pm on a Tuesday.
I don't think I am going to drive 200 miles to hunt a section of land for 4 hours.
Although I did not hunt, on the week I was given, there was 2 feet of snow in late December.
Then there was this CRP land where a large herd of cattle were 'accidentally' put to pasture there and there was not a blade of grass to be seen much less a pheasant.

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Re: Feel free to hunt
« Reply #9 on: October 05, 2009, 06:48:25 PM »
There are a lot of places that gohunt doesn't include.  I know several landowners and the icons show basically the main access points but not all of the property.  I think most landowners would rather not have their entire properties mapped on the internet.  My advice is mark it on a map and enjoy the solitude. 
« Last Edit: October 05, 2009, 06:56:16 PM by yelp »
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Re: Feel free to hunt
« Reply #10 on: October 05, 2009, 07:00:56 PM »
"Then there was this CRP land where a large herd of cattle were 'accidentally' put to pasture there and there was not a blade of grass to be seen much less a pheasant".

This was the case on several CRP tracts last year in Washington.  The federal government FSA allowed emergency grazing of CRP in certain counties..it sometimes isn't accidental.  But IMO  the grass cover on that same tract this year should be excellent..Most CRP grasses lose wildlife attractiveness after 6-8 years and they need to be burned, grazed or mowed.
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