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1 May opener question
« on: April 25, 2011, 06:49:49 AM »
The feeding lot annual easter egg hunt starts next Sunday
Has anyone heard of any early opening since it is a Sunday ?
I have missed out before with it opening earlier like on a Saturday.
Just wondering ?? and is there a phone # I can call to ask ?
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Re: 1 May opener question
« Reply #1 on: April 25, 2011, 08:25:49 AM »
It opens May 1st, No exceptions for the day! Sunday is a perfect day to open it.. Poor people that have to travel :chuckle:
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Re: 1 May opener question
« Reply #2 on: April 25, 2011, 09:50:27 AM »
Are you guys talking Oak Creek?
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Re: 1 May opener question
« Reply #3 on: April 25, 2011, 10:19:52 AM »
Among the others over there, but yeah
No problem traveling, just don't want to be a day late and 150 dollars short.
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Re: 1 May opener question
« Reply #4 on: April 25, 2011, 12:53:06 PM »
oak creek and mud flow gates open at 6;am so get in line.and good luck.

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Re: 1 May opener question
« Reply #5 on: April 25, 2011, 01:04:01 PM »
Better bring an extra air filter.. People haul a$$ up those roads and the dust can be savage to say the least!
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Re: 1 May opener question
« Reply #6 on: April 25, 2011, 02:13:22 PM »
6 am for sure? Im gonna take the wife so well have to see how that goes. Even with all those people are the chances good of finding anything? :dunno:
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Re: 1 May opener question
« Reply #7 on: April 25, 2011, 02:42:06 PM »
Receieved email to confirm 6am May 1
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Re: 1 May opener question
« Reply #8 on: April 25, 2011, 02:59:58 PM »
Im gonna bring the video camera this year to video the rat race up the hill and acrossed the field. There going to open up the gate to drive in at the same time as the walkers this year again?
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Re: 1 May opener question
« Reply #9 on: April 25, 2011, 03:05:06 PM »
i was told yes.

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Re: 1 May opener question
« Reply #10 on: April 25, 2011, 03:15:31 PM »
I usually go to the Joe Watt area for the May 1 opener.  Everyone races off to their favorite spots when the gate is opened.  I just park at the bottom and then hike up to the top.  Lately I have had to walk all day to find one antler, but some people find zero.  Hard to imagine when a guy sees all the branch antlered bulls when the hay is put out.  A lot of theories why are created at the end of the day.  I do believe people are in there long before May 1, but they can't find them all.  I found a seven point antler in the lower area on Memorial weekend a few years ago and that was after I spent the day hiking the drainage.  Try to keep a positive attitude and keep looking at the ground.  When you stop use the binos to look over the area.  Hope you find something.  I doubt I will be there this year, work and family has other plans for me.

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Re: 1 May opener question
« Reply #11 on: April 25, 2011, 06:00:39 PM »
Im almost certain Wdfw has picked up all the sheds at the Joke Creek feed area to sell in the next auction :lol4:

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Re: 1 May opener question
« Reply #12 on: April 25, 2011, 09:31:28 PM »
Joke Creek  :chuckle: i love it i will forever call it joke creek lmfao
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Re: 1 May opener question
« Reply #13 on: April 26, 2011, 10:13:31 PM »
Joke Creek  :chuckle: i love it i will forever call it joke creek lmfao
Glad you liked it... Showing my creative side  :chuckle: In all seriousness though lots of people sneek in early and cheat and after the gamies found out they can make a buck... Well, we know what happens . oh well, its still a good chance to get out a get a good walk  :twocents:

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Re: 1 May opener question
« Reply #14 on: April 27, 2011, 05:26:12 PM »
We and our COASTIE COUSINS will be over to watch people get bucked off of horses. We saw game warden show in montana and I laughed the whole show. I thought OAK Creek was the only place this stuff happened!!!!! :chuckle: :chuckle:
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Re: 1 May opener question
« Reply #15 on: April 27, 2011, 05:54:41 PM »
Does it cost money to go in the gate? I would like to go to the mudflow gate. Is it the gate right off the highway? Is it worth going? PM me if you have information please

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Re: 1 May opener question
« Reply #16 on: April 27, 2011, 05:57:30 PM »
I have heard from a good source, that at OAK Joke creek 40 percent of the bulls have not dropped.  There is not enough good food yet for new antler growth.

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Re: 1 May opener question
« Reply #17 on: April 27, 2011, 05:58:51 PM »
oak creek and mud flow gates open at 6;am so get in line.and good luck.

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Re: 1 May opener question
« Reply #18 on: April 27, 2011, 10:24:50 PM »
I have heard from a good source, that at OAK Joke creek 40 percent of the bulls have not dropped.  There is not enough good food yet for new antler growth.

Thats good to hear in a way... Maybe some for the people who play by the rules. Not so good about the poor nutrition.... The elk need the good grub this time of the year especially for the calves

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Re: 1 May opener question
« Reply #19 on: April 29, 2011, 09:15:18 PM »
My buddy and I will be heading over there on Sunday for my first time.  I'm not having any high expectations other than getting out and getting some exercise. 

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Re: 1 May opener question
« Reply #20 on: April 29, 2011, 10:28:50 PM »
im headed to oak creek in the am,  then to elkstuffers house to drop off razorclams and a deer hide. i will be staying on site to enjoy in the fun. look for a 5year old and an 8 year old  having fun. :chuckle: :chuckle:.   enjoy im sure that i will talk to a few of you.  jason.

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Re: 1 May opener question
« Reply #21 on: April 30, 2011, 01:05:55 PM »
Me and my brother and possibly a friend are heading to the Bethel Ridge Marathon  :chuckle:. Maybe ill run it to some of ya up there.
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Re: 1 May opener question
« Reply #22 on: May 01, 2011, 05:21:12 PM »
Well I've got sore feet but no sheds after a day out at Oak Creek.  This was my first time and my buddy and I will be trying a different game plan next year.  If any of you guys were the ones I talked to outside the gate (not the gate at the main feed station but the one to what I guess would be the north) I hope you had good luck.

At least I fared better than my buddy, he was a hurtin unit by the time we got back to the truck.  I don't know if it's true but somebody we talked to in town on the way out had stated a couple of van loads of college kids had been seen up in the area we were in the week prior scouring the hill side.  I'd like to think that rumor is false but who knows. 

I can't complain too much since I got some exercise and saw some elk, deer, and sheep.

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« Reply #23 on: May 01, 2011, 07:36:08 PM »
I feel your pain Wonky Literally. We walked 10 - 12 miles and found no sheds. We did see close to 100 deer and probly 400 elk.
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Re: 1 May opener question
« Reply #24 on: May 01, 2011, 09:13:31 PM »
I don't know if it's true but somebody we talked to in town on the way out had stated a couple of van loads of college kids had been seen up in the area we were in the week prior scouring the hill side.  I'd like to think that rumor is false but who knows. 

I talked to a couple of the Eyes in the Woods guys and yes it was one College class that got caught in there, not van loads and they ended up having a nice chat with enforcement.

Was also told that because of Eyes in the Woods, there was more sheds to be found this year than in the past.  Plus the early starters at all three closure areas ( Oak Creek, Coweechie, and Wenas), got to have a little chat with enforcement, because Eyes was out all night spotting for enforcement.

So Kudos to Eyes In The Woods  :salute: :salute: :salute: for helping keeping it fair for all and giving everyone an equal chance at getting some bones.
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