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Re: Want to go hunting?
« Reply #50 on: August 02, 2012, 10:15:11 AM »
Blue or ruff grouse?

Ruffs and spruce.  I'm not giving away my blue grouse spots, they're too close to my deer hunting.

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Re: Want to go hunting?
« Reply #51 on: August 02, 2012, 10:22:25 AM »
Blue or ruff grouse?

Ruffs and spruce.  I'm not giving away my blue grouse spots, they're too close to my deer hunting.

Spruce? Didnt know we had them here! :dunno: Seens tons in Ak. but havent seen one here. They have the red by the eye, correct? :dunno:

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Re: Want to go hunting?
« Reply #52 on: August 02, 2012, 12:23:27 PM »
Blue or ruff grouse?

Ruffs and spruce.  I'm not giving away my blue grouse spots, they're too close to my deer hunting.

Spruce? Didnt know we had them here! :dunno: Seens tons in Ak. but havent seen one here. They have the red by the eye, correct? :dunno:

Yup, we got them in the NE corner.  Spruce do have the red comb above their eye and then males are really dark, almost black. 

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Re: Want to go hunting?
« Reply #53 on: August 02, 2012, 01:02:06 PM »
Dang I'm tired of shooting ruffs! Haha. Never seen a spruce before. Of course I mostly hunt the blues.

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Re: Want to go hunting?
« Reply #54 on: August 12, 2012, 04:35:36 PM »
I am looking for someone to go elk hunting with during bow season I am available from September 6th to the 12th. I am fairly new to bow hunting and transitioning from modern firearm.
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Re: Want to go hunting?
« Reply #55 on: October 04, 2012, 04:52:26 PM »
I want to eventually hunt Lion and Bear and need a partner, the only requirements are that you either be as good or a better shot than I or at the very least a slower runner....   :)

Can't wait to hunt again after all these years away!
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Re: Want to go hunting?
« Reply #56 on: October 08, 2012, 08:57:53 PM »
Hi all,

I'm a new hunter, actually haven't gone yet. Took me a whole freakin' year to get into a hunter safety class that jived with my work schedule and didn't fill up instantly.

My brother-in-law recently moved to Washington from Iowa, where he was a big-time hunter. He does bow and modern, deer / elk / pheasant. We are trying to get into hunting here. Me, I'm a complete novice, and him, he's trying to find some good places. My understanding is that he's been getting pretty discouraged because he doesn't know where to go. I understand that hunters have a sort of etiquette that they don't give away their hunting spots, makes perfect sense to me, but also leaves us, new to Washington, pretty mystified on where to go.

We live in Tri-Cities Richland/Kennewick/Pasco. This weekend we are going into the blues to a place my brother-in-law has scouted out but he doesn't seem very confident that there's a lot of deer where he's going.

I was hoping to get some advice on how to go about finding a decent place to hunt. I appreciate the importance of "boots on the ground" scouting places out, looking for deer sign, etc, but how do you know where to go in the first place?? What methods do you recommend for finding a good spot? What methods can be employed to effectively approach private landowners? Just looking for advice, thanks in advance for any input.

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Re: Want to go hunting?
« Reply #57 on: October 08, 2012, 09:04:21 PM »
Hi all,

I'm a new hunter, actually haven't gone yet. Took me a whole freakin' year to get into a hunter safety class that jived with my work schedule and didn't fill up instantly.

My brother-in-law recently moved to Washington from Iowa, where he was a big-time hunter. He does bow and modern, deer / elk / pheasant. We are trying to get into hunting here. Me, I'm a complete novice, and him, he's trying to find some good places. My understanding is that he's been getting pretty discouraged because he doesn't know where to go. I understand that hunters have a sort of etiquette that they don't give away their hunting spots, makes perfect sense to me, but also leaves us, new to Washington, pretty mystified on where to go.

We live in Tri-Cities Richland/Kennewick/Pasco. This weekend we are going into the blues to a place my brother-in-law has scouted out but he doesn't seem very confident that there's a lot of deer where he's going.

I was hoping to get some advice on how to go about finding a decent place to hunt. I appreciate the importance of "boots on the ground" scouting places out, looking for deer sign, etc, but how do you know where to go in the first place?? What methods do you recommend for finding a good spot? What methods can be employed to effectively approach private landowners? Just looking for advice, thanks in advance for any input.

This late in the game, your behind for access to private land.

I'd stick to the public land that you have already scouted. Theres deer in the Blues. A lot of land and its thick. Get out and have fun  :tup:

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Re: Want to go hunting?
« Reply #58 on: October 08, 2012, 09:20:25 PM »
Yeah we have plans for this year but I'm still hoping to get some general advice for next year, particularly how to approach private landowners in general, what is good and what may be perceived as bad.

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Re: Want to go hunting?
« Reply #59 on: October 09, 2012, 06:52:15 PM »
I'd  also be curious to hear about general etiquette for getting permission to hunt private lands.  I would like to work with a landowner or two from early in the year so I could get to know the area and game.

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Re: Want to go hunting?
« Reply #60 on: November 02, 2012, 02:15:51 PM »
Who's hunting 4601?

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Re: Want to go hunting?
« Reply #61 on: November 19, 2012, 05:46:29 PM »
I am new to hunting and would like to start with pheasant. Is there anyone in or near the tri cities who would be able to help me learn the ropes?

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Re: Want to go hunting?
« Reply #62 on: November 24, 2012, 11:12:45 PM »
Hello, I'm new to Washington (Seattle) but I hunted a great deal of small game and birds in Arizona.

I would like to get into deer hunting but I have almost zero experience with that. (My family back in AZ tried to go deer hunting and came home empty handed 15 years in a row)

I need to get the WA hunter safety course done (Born in 1973, one year too late, pfft) but I've got a nice .308 rifle.

Hoping to find some folks that wouldn't mind a lone tag-along.

Thanks.

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Re: Want to go hunting?
« Reply #63 on: November 27, 2012, 05:13:09 AM »
I'm looking to Tag-a-long with someone as I haven't been hunting since I was 13-14 with my step-father(r.i.p) in Kansas (Stevens County)  I am 27 soon to be 28.  The only thing I have right now is a bow and 1 arrow with a broken broad head that was given to me by a friend a few years ago.  I've never used it.  Anywho I would just like to get the feel for it again, whenever time permits.  I also have no hunting gear whatsoever.  I live on Fort Lewis.

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Re: Want to go hunting?
« Reply #64 on: November 27, 2012, 07:26:02 AM »
I'm looking to Tag-a-long with someone as I haven't been hunting since I was 13-14 with my step-father(r.i.p) in Kansas (Stevens County)  I am 27 soon to be 28.  The only thing I have right now is a bow and 1 arrow with a broken broad head that was given to me by a friend a few years ago.  I've never used it.  Anywho I would just like to get the feel for it again, whenever time permits.  I also have no hunting gear whatsoever.  I live on Fort Lewis.

First step would be to take the bow to an archery shop and have it looked at to see if it is useable.  Then, get some arrows and start practicing.  Aiming for next season is probably your best bet unless you can get on this quickly and take to the bowshooting since there is only a month left of the archery deer season.  Good luck.

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Re: Re: Want to go hunting?
« Reply #65 on: November 27, 2012, 11:36:01 AM »
I'm looking to Tag-a-long with someone as I haven't been hunting since I was 13-14 with my step-father(r.i.p) in Kansas (Stevens County)  I am 27 soon to be 28.  The only thing I have right now is a bow and 1 arrow with a broken broad head that was given to me by a friend a few years ago.  I've never used it.  Anywho I would just like to get the feel for it again, whenever time permits.  I also have no hunting gear whatsoever.  I live on Fort Lewis.

First step would be to take the bow to an archery shop and have it looked at to see if it is useable.  Then, get some arrows and start practicing.  Aiming for next season is probably your best bet unless you can get on this quickly and take to the bowshooting since there is only a month left of the archery deer season.  Good luck.

Thanks. I will have to find a place when I come back.  I'm in VA for OD ALC(BNCOC).  Would I have to go to a range to practice?

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Re: Re: Want to go hunting?
« Reply #66 on: November 27, 2012, 09:49:19 PM »
I'm looking to Tag-a-long with someone as I haven't been hunting since I was 13-14 with my step-father(r.i.p) in Kansas (Stevens County)  I am 27 soon to be 28.  The only thing I have right now is a bow and 1 arrow with a broken broad head that was given to me by a friend a few years ago.  I've never used it.  Anywho I would just like to get the feel for it again, whenever time permits.  I also have no hunting gear whatsoever.  I live on Fort Lewis.

First step would be to take the bow to an archery shop and have it looked at to see if it is useable.  Then, get some arrows and start practicing.  Aiming for next season is probably your best bet unless you can get on this quickly and take to the bowshooting since there is only a month left of the archery deer season.  Good luck.

Thanks. I will have to find a place when I come back.  I'm in VA for OD ALC(BNCOC).  Would I have to go to a range to practice?

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Depends where you are living.  Some places have regs against shooting bows in residential areas, but many don't.

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Re: Re: Re: Want to go hunting?
« Reply #67 on: November 28, 2012, 02:50:45 AM »
I'm looking to Tag-a-long with someone as I haven't been hunting since I was 13-14 with my step-father(r.i.p) in Kansas (Stevens County)  I am 27 soon to be 28.  The only thing I have right now is a bow and 1 arrow with a broken broad head that was given to me by a friend a few years ago.  I've never used it.  Anywho I would just like to get the feel for it again, whenever time permits.  I also have no hunting gear whatsoever.  I live on Fort Lewis.

First step would be to take the bow to an archery shop and have it looked at to see if it is useable.  Then, get some arrows and start practicing.  Aiming for next season is probably your best bet unless you can get on this quickly and take to the bowshooting since there is only a month left of the archery deer season.  Good luck.

Thanks. I will have to find a place when I come back.  I'm in VA for OD ALC(BNCOC).  Would I have to go to a range to practice?

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Depends where you are living.  Some places have regs against shooting bows in residential areas, but many don't.

I actually live on North Fort about a 2 minute walk from American Lake.  I'm pretty sure they arent allowed to be shot on post. But i'll have to research more. Thanks

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Re: Want to go hunting?
« Reply #68 on: December 03, 2012, 11:14:10 AM »
Hi All,

I'm new to the Lake Stevens area and I'm learning to hunt (no family was into it).  I purchased a small game license and a migratory license as well.  I've read some great information on here about Ebey and Spencer Island as well as Headquarters.  Would love to learn from the many experts on here.

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Re: Want to go hunting?
« Reply #69 on: January 14, 2013, 04:24:43 AM »
I am brand new to hunting, did the online portion for the permit will be getting it finalized with the MIL ID when I get home. I am only in town 2-3 weeks at a time so Coyotes and other year round critters seems to be all that is available to me.

I am interested in where to hunt Yotes safely, and any tips. Does anyone know of a specific area that they would recommend for a newbie? I have been reading about scent and calls and from what I can tell a standard 223 AR with a 1x4 optic seems appropriate.  I really do not want to buy another gun at this point. The goal for this year is to start with varmints and hopefully work my way up to deer or elk in the fall if I can get home.

Cougar and Bobcat looks like fun, but probably not for the new guy. I would also be interested in learning how to scout and track Deer and other game. I am in North Seattle but can travel just about anywhere in the state. I expect to be home in about two weeks. I can help out with Gas and whatever.

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Re: Want to go hunting?
« Reply #70 on: March 05, 2013, 12:16:34 PM »
Anyone planning a pheasant ranch/preserve hunt to the eastside and looking to split gas? Or CC membership and want to bring guests? Thanks

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Re: Want to go hunting?
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Texas hog hunt May 20-23....Flight info Sea to San Antonio... Spot and Stalk Hunt..All you can shoot..My buddy cant make it, One spot available... if interested send pm ill fill you in on details

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Re: Want to go hunting?
« Reply #72 on: April 20, 2013, 01:44:54 PM »
I am looking for a muzzleloader partner this year.  Have been mostly hunting the east side for the last five years and have been lucky enough to harvest some Mulies and a whitetail.

Wanted to stay closer to home this year and get a muzzleloader blacktail.  I will probably buy the multisession tag that I drew but rifle would be the back up plan.

Looking for someone that wants to get one and put in some effort.  I have summers off and fish a lot but could definitely allot some time for scouting.

I have a place to stay in Long Beach but was thinking of hunting closer as in the Shelton area or maybe Kitsap units?  Skokomish maybe?  I'm open I guess.

Interested?  Because we should start soon.

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Re: Want to go hunting?
« Reply #73 on: April 21, 2013, 02:43:12 PM »
I am new to hunting but I do a lot of hiking.
I live in the issauquah area but I'm wanting to hunt bear and deer mostly but im up for anything... i just need to put meat in the freezer. I am 26 and I garden and raise chickens for meat and eggs so all I need now is to hunt. Looking to riffle hunt the ryderwood area but I'm up for anything.. Please help! Where can I hunt?? And who needs a partner?

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Re: Want to go hunting?
« Reply #74 on: May 16, 2013, 10:55:41 AM »
I recently got stationed in Western Washington and moved to the Silverdale area. I grew up hunting everything that I could on family owned land in Texas. I am looking to find some places to go hunting and/or some people to go with. Deer, ducks, small game and anything else that I can eat would be wonderful, but I will go hunting for anything legal if given the chance. At this point, I just miss being out in the woods with a gun in my hand. Any help would be appreciated.

 

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