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Offline 1buckdown

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Any luck in Winthrop?
« on: October 24, 2010, 09:55:10 PM »
Did anyone have any luck in Winthrop this year?  In 30 years of hunting there, this was by far the worst for me.  I only saw one 2pt and 9 doe's in five days.

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Re: Any luck in Winthrop?
« Reply #1 on: October 25, 2010, 06:47:44 AM »
I was hunting outside of Twisp. Saw  a few more deer than you....but by FAR it was the WORST I had seen in the 24 years I had been hunting there! Dismal was the word that kept popping up! I had not hunted an opening weekend in quite sometime and expected to be hearing a lot of shots.......nothing within miles on Saturday AND Sunday!

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Re: Any luck in Winthrop?
« Reply #2 on: October 25, 2010, 07:08:07 AM »
Its lean guys.  I haven't been making this crap up.  We'll have to see what the photo season brings me
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Re: Any luck in Winthrop?
« Reply #3 on: October 25, 2010, 07:15:14 AM »
What was the weather like?  I'm sure there was alot of people over there.  There should have been some shooting.  Sorry to hear you guys didn't do that well.  I am hoping it will be better for the quality permits.  I hope I am not going to regret passing on all the bucks in regular season.
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Re: Any luck in Winthrop?
« Reply #4 on: October 25, 2010, 07:17:07 AM »
You'll do fine.   Late season muzzel right. (Alta).   Should give me your coordinates as I will be there sometime between Nevada, and the gym
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Re: Any luck in Winthrop?
« Reply #5 on: October 25, 2010, 08:20:31 AM »
we were there opening weekend and didnt hear alot of shooting and not many bucks hanging. game warden told my uncle that the amount of deer camps this year was also down quit a bit from last year.

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Re: Any luck in Winthrop?
« Reply #6 on: October 25, 2010, 08:32:44 AM »
"This should be the best year since 2001.." -Scott Fitkin


"what has Scott ever been right about?"  -anonymous WDFW official
THE WASHINGTON DEPARTMENT OF FISH AND WILDLIFE SUCKS MORE THAN EVER..........

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Re: Any luck in Winthrop?
« Reply #7 on: October 25, 2010, 08:39:22 AM »
What was the weather like?  I'm sure there was alot of people over there.  There should have been some shooting.  Sorry to hear you guys didn't do that well.  I am hoping it will be better for the quality permits.  I hope I am not going to regret passing on all the bucks in regular season.

I know that on opening moring that one popular creek had 50+ people out hunting :chuckle:

There wernt alot of bucks taken.. numbers just arent there but there were some HUGE ones that got had.
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Re: Any luck in Winthrop?
« Reply #8 on: October 25, 2010, 08:46:55 AM »
Opening morning we saw 15-20 bucks (only 2 or 3 shootable, but on private land) most of them while we were driving to where we had decided to hunt that morning. Then by the afternoon all of the deer had hit the next count. Dont think we saw another buck before we left that week.

On opening morning we were driving behind a guy on a publicly maintained rd that stoped in the middle of the rd (right at shooting hrs) used his hood for a bench rest and shot accross the road. Love legal hunters!!!  :bash:

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Re: Any luck in Winthrop?
« Reply #9 on: October 25, 2010, 10:47:38 AM »
We were in the "Winthrop area".  We had 5 guns.  Camp finally broke last night (10/24) with the last die hard giving this hunt up.  Everyone saw deer.  Multiple immature bucks were seen.  A member of our group even found a large fork in one area and a doe in another shot and left for dead.  Game Enforcement was called and they took the buck with them to dig out the bullet I would guess.  A member of our crew had actually seen that buck on the hoof opening morning and saw he was not legal.  Anyways with 5 guns in the woods we only managed one small Whitey buck.  Had to get in the thick stuff just to get him.  Here's the buck.  A young one, but definitely better than tag soup...

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Re: Any luck in Winthrop?
« Reply #10 on: October 25, 2010, 10:51:40 AM »
Went up to harts pass in middle of week, was 56 degrees at ranger cabin,warmest i have seen for that time of year. There was a 30in taped by game dept, at check station in Winthrop.A few were taken on driveway butte but there were a lot of horse hunters chasing up there. I also heard elk were spotted up the cedar creek area.

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Re: Any luck in Winthrop?
« Reply #11 on: October 25, 2010, 11:03:14 AM »
Here's my archery Winthrop area deer. Not many deer and lots of road hunters.

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Re: Any luck in Winthrop?
« Reply #12 on: October 25, 2010, 07:58:17 PM »
Does anyone know the person that shot the 30" buck that they measured? My neighbors up there said they missed a deer opening morning that had to be close to 30" in the same area as where the 1 was shot. I'd like to see a picture of it.

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Re: Any luck in Winthrop?
« Reply #13 on: October 25, 2010, 08:19:55 PM »
I hiked in 2 miles and stayed two nights out in the hills of Mazama. Opening day, I passed on a 3x with eye guards....I thought I would see bigger ones...no luck. He was the only shooter I saw during the season. We had a nice 4X just above the freeway by the property hanging out...making fun of us...

I saw more mountain goats most days, than I did deer.

My dad has a late tag for November, so I hope it is better for him. It was pretty rough...that weather I think was a killer. One in our camp got a doe with the bow, for the 2nd deer tag.

I still had a great time. ;)
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Re: Any luck in Winthrop?
« Reply #14 on: October 25, 2010, 10:24:28 PM »
In Group 9 hunters   Killed  7 Legal Bucks   Not bad for 7 hunters on first day open. Next day 2 guys Gone Search all day. No luck for legal Buck.


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