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07 deer plans
« on: March 11, 2007, 03:16:09 PM »
I am hoping to draw a Entiat bow tag but if that falls through again i will be hunting the westside of the state for blacktails.  Last year seen some dandy bucks in my area and only 1 of them got taken that i know of.  4x3 with 1 eyeguard.  Didnt get any close up pics last year. 


I know the pic doesnt do this 3 point any justice but it was over  60 yards away and my camera doesnt like to zoom.  You can still see how tall his rack is though.  I never got any pics of the perfect 4 point.  But hoping to with a trail cam. 

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Re: 07 deer plans
« Reply #1 on: March 13, 2007, 11:27:38 AM »
have you thought about the swakane late archery season?? if you don't draw the entiat tag, it's a general tag. good luck. that would be a great tag to have.

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Re: 07 deer plans
« Reply #2 on: March 13, 2007, 11:56:17 AM »
Yeah i thought about going over to the Swakane if i dont get drawn.  Lot of big bucks in there as well.  I will probally hunt it a few days if i dont get drawn.

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Re: 07 deer plans
« Reply #3 on: March 23, 2007, 10:30:25 AM »
Good luck with that Entait tag.  How many points do you have?  That late Swakane gets pretty crowded.  If you got a place to hunt some dandy blackies during the late season, I'd do that!

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Re: 07 deer plans
« Reply #4 on: March 23, 2007, 11:56:44 AM »
I'm waiting to hear how the winter affected the mule deer numbers. I've got a feeling the population will be way down. If so, I may concentrate on blacktails close to home. I may even buy a tag in Oregon and do a blacktail hunt there. Been wanting to try that for years, just have never gotten around to it yet.

So does anybody have any reports on how our state's deer made it through the winter?

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Re: 07 deer plans
« Reply #5 on: March 23, 2007, 12:27:32 PM »
I have seen quite a bit while snowmobiling for cats and they look in good shape at this point.  What really takes a toll is a late season deep snow.  That can be the final straw.  But at least up in the Springdale area the snow has receded fairly rapidly and the deer I have been seeing are not looking too bad.

I am going back to the bow this year.  The past few years I have rifle hunted so I could spend quality time with my two boys.  Both of them are doing well so Dad is going back to bowhunting.
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Re: 07 deer plans
« Reply #6 on: March 23, 2007, 12:51:34 PM »
i saw about 25-30 whitetails 2 weeks ago around 3500' in the blue mountains, adults and fawns, all looked pretty fat and happy. saw -0- mule deer, but they usually leave that area for the winter and come back when it warms up.
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Re: 07 deer plans
« Reply #7 on: March 24, 2007, 09:23:10 AM »
I haven't seen alot of deer kills yet, but they still have time to go.  I honestly think the numbers will be down, and thats what helped them this year.  I think the tough winter last year made for alot of single fawns, but they were big and strong, plus less numbers on the range, and the wet year with good forage.  I'm optimistic though the numbers will be low.  Tack on the big harvest of nice bucks the year before last with the extended late season and early snows.  Trophy hunting might be tough.  I didn't see many this year while photographing.
I'll be in Twisp for the general.  My fingers are crossed for the all season tag.  I'm in for Idaho for sure, and good odds for Montana.  I'm in for controlled hunts in Oregon, so could do archery down there if bored.  I'm to embarrassed to list  all the other places I am in for this year, but the odds are low on all of them.  My wife has a decent shot at the Idaho moose tag, so that might keep me busy.  I'm not holding my breath for any of the Washington draws.   
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Re: 07 deer plans
« Reply #8 on: March 25, 2007, 02:38:04 PM »
I'm hoping for the multi-weapon tag as well, we'll see, we're in the processes of building a new house, moving time might come in October so that means hunting time might be at a premium this year.

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Re: 07 deer plans
« Reply #9 on: March 25, 2007, 04:42:45 PM »
Where are you going to be living now Clint?
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Re: 07 deer plans
« Reply #10 on: March 25, 2007, 08:21:11 PM »
We're moving out to Black Diamond.  With my limited time this year I might need to hire you as a guide, lol.  You always seem to do well.

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Re: 07 deer plans
« Reply #11 on: March 26, 2007, 12:11:26 AM »
Well I plan to hunt the late archery as my job most likely won't allow me to hunt the Sept. season.  Hoping to draw in either CO or ID with my old man for one last hunt (and as a senior present) before I sign up for the Army next winter...  Any tips on what units are good for a rifle hunt... pm me please... Thanks.

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Re: 07 deer plans
« Reply #12 on: March 26, 2007, 06:34:46 AM »
Good as in being drawn, or good as in trophy quality?  The good thing about Idaho is that it has great over the counter hunts all over the state, so if you don't get the controlled hunts, you can still hunt. 

Well, thanks ridge, but I'm not sure my guiding success is all that good.  I kind of failed you this last fall, though the conditions stunk, and I was really gald I didn't have that tag.  I am hoping for it this year though!
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Re: 07 deer plans
« Reply #13 on: March 26, 2007, 11:10:46 AM »
ridge....I thought you already lived out in BD? Good luck with the house.....maybe you'll finish early so it won't interupt your hunts.

Michael.....I saw your plea for help on the "other" site....wish I could help ya bud....don't really know much about either state.  I got ideas for ID, just never actually hunted there myself.

My plans for deer for WA. this year are pretty simple.  Archery general tag.  With two pts. gonna be tough to draw a decent permit.  I am in for the multi-season tag though, with a point from last year.  That could make things interesting.

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Re: 07 deer plans
« Reply #14 on: March 26, 2007, 11:56:48 AM »
my plans kind of got nixed about 2 months ago. i was planning on idaho this year with some buddies from back home, my first washington archery elk hunt, and maybe a high hunt...well, the wife and i are having our first baby...due date-sept. 14. my new plans for deer season this year--general rifle, and maybe a late whitetail tag over by gramma's house. i know i can go hunt there with a new baby. what better time for new baby to visit gramma.
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Re: 07 deer plans
« Reply #15 on: March 26, 2007, 10:17:43 PM »
Bone- I have faith you could get me on a good buck buddy, lol.

Jackalope - With a new baby you might want to plan on the late whitetail at Grandma's house, your bride may not be too happy being left with a one month old when the general season starts, after about a month with no more than 2 hours of sleep at a time you may find yourself sleeping on the couch when you get home, lol.

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Re: 07 deer plans
« Reply #16 on: March 26, 2007, 10:26:27 PM »
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may not be too happy being left with a one month old when the general season starts, after about a month with no more than 2 hours of sleep at a time you may find yourself sleeping on the couch when you get home, lol.

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I actually get 7 hours a night and have almost regularly ever since my kid was 3 weeks old.  First week is the hardest which was ok. The hard part for me was the last month waiting for the whole thing to happen.

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Re: 07 deer plans
« Reply #17 on: March 26, 2007, 11:02:07 PM »
Good as in being drawn, or good as in trophy quality?  The good thing about Idaho is that it has great over the counter hunts all over the state, so if you don't get the controlled hunts, you can still hunt. 

Well, thanks ridge, but I'm not sure my guiding success is all that good.  I kind of failed you this last fall, though the conditions stunk, and I was really gald I didn't have that tag.  I am hoping for it this year though!

Looking to get in on some quality deer...  Looking for a solid chance at a 170+ buck with good potential for something bigger...  Idaho would be an ideal choice because it's closer to WA than CO obviously.  Hoping to put in for both states at different dates...  That'd be a helluva way to spend the fall huh? lol

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Re: 07 deer plans
« Reply #18 on: March 27, 2007, 06:33:40 AM »
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Re: 07 deer plans
« Reply #19 on: March 27, 2007, 06:59:08 AM »
Thats you Michael, that I sent the message to by the way, and Colorado closes their draw April 3rd.  Probably not alot of hope being drawn there, but there are the landowner tags or vouchers or whatever they call them.  I don't know anything about them.  Thats an awesome buck that Muleyslayer or somebody put on here, from one of those tags so he might be able to help you.  You have to June 5th for Idaho deer.
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Re: 07 deer plans
« Reply #20 on: March 27, 2007, 08:13:28 AM »
thanks ridge, but i guess maybe i have it kind of good...we hunt the general season from her folks house too. she and the baby will go with me as usual. kind of the family tradition. i was kind of thinking of holding out for a nice muley during the general season and then if  i draw the late whitetail tag for peola, i can hunt the rut for a nice whitey buck or put some meat in the freezer with a doe if nothing else. that area could stand a few less does for sure.
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Re: 07 deer plans
« Reply #21 on: April 05, 2007, 12:44:58 AM »
Thats you Michael, that I sent the message to by the way, and Colorado closes their draw April 3rd.  Probably not alot of hope being drawn there, but there are the landowner tags or vouchers or whatever they call them.  I don't know anything about them.  Thats an awesome buck that Muleyslayer or somebody put on here, from one of those tags so he might be able to help you.  You have to June 5th for Idaho deer.

Got my application in for CO!  From what my "source" tells me, I have a really good chance at getting drawn even with no pref points... we'll see what happens... looking to hunt Oct. 20-28 in CO...

Got some darn good ideas for putting in for Idaho and am looking to hunt unit 39 or 43 (also planning to hike our asses off!) for the general if we don't draw.

So form Sept 1-30 I'll be hunting weekends at home for archery, guiding hunters/dropcamps for the highhunt, then Oct. 1-18 hunting Idaho, then Oct. 20-28 in CO, then back in WA for the November late archery... if everything goes right it should be one kickass fall before I enlist!

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Re: 07 deer plans
« Reply #22 on: April 13, 2007, 08:12:59 AM »
I dont really have any solid plans either...so Hey...Im open...and ready to go :chuckle:!

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Re: 07 deer plans
« Reply #23 on: April 13, 2007, 11:03:09 AM »
got my app in for montana for landowner deer and have 10 pts for this state so im hoping to be hunting the rut here this year.



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Re: 07 deer plans
« Reply #24 on: April 16, 2007, 03:51:59 PM »
 I'm counting the frigging minutes, really thought Montana results would post today. If we don't head over there and I don't get drawn for a Nov. tag, I'll head to the usual blacktail haunts. May have a private lands general season opportunity this year, we'll see.

 

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