collapse
Free Domestic Economy Shipping A lightweight orange vest that complements your technical hunting apparel!

Author Topic: Buckhorn Wilderness - High Buck Hunt  (Read 6004 times)

Offline wsucouga

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Pilgrim
  • *
  • Join Date: Oct 2010
  • Posts: 8
Buckhorn Wilderness - High Buck Hunt
« on: July 30, 2011, 02:02:48 PM »
I'm thinking about trying the Buckhorn Wilderness area in the Olympics for the upcoming High Buck Hunt.  Never been -  Just wondering if anyone had any information on the area they would be willing to share?  Best way in?  How high do I need to go? etc..etc....

Offline JimmyHoffa

  • Virtual Campfire
  • Trade Count: (+2)
  • Explorer
  • *
  • Join Date: Sep 2010
  • Posts: 10110
  • Location: 150 Years Too Late
Re: Buckhorn Wilderness - High Buck Hunt
« Reply #1 on: July 30, 2011, 02:46:39 PM »
There are two parts to this wilderness area--North and South.  The North is around the Graywolf River and a close easy drive to the trailheads.  The high section is next to the national park, and runs along a ridgeline.  The South is a bit farther of a drive to any trailheads.  Plenty of trails, but most are bordering on steep.  LOTS of hikers in the area--because they can take their dogs (companion animals) for hikes, which isn't allowed in the parks.  Animals are around, but can be phantoms in there.  As for high vs low....they are where ever (not much help, I know).  Find lots of good trails in the heavy stuff, but you can't see very far.  Up high, however, you can see for miles.
Do you know which side you are more interested in?

Offline wsucouga

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Pilgrim
  • *
  • Join Date: Oct 2010
  • Posts: 8
Re: Buckhorn Wilderness - High Buck Hunt
« Reply #2 on: July 30, 2011, 02:51:44 PM »
Thanks.  I'm leaning towards the North side.

Offline JimmyHoffa

  • Virtual Campfire
  • Trade Count: (+2)
  • Explorer
  • *
  • Join Date: Sep 2010
  • Posts: 10110
  • Location: 150 Years Too Late
Re: Buckhorn Wilderness - High Buck Hunt
« Reply #3 on: July 30, 2011, 03:09:47 PM »
There is a trailhead at Deer Ridge/Slab Camp that brings you in low, but it comes right into the Wilderness.  There is a trail off of Forest road 2870 that follows the river and keeps you low.  These parking areas are easy to get to.  If you want to go high, maybe head to the Upper Dungeness Trails and take a spur road (120 I think) there's a sign for the trails at this fork.  It is half washed out, but you can still get a car down it.  At the end is an old trail that leads up to Tyler Peak and you can get on the ridgeline over to Baldy (which is the park boundary line) it's a steep climb that is like stairs going up to about 6000 feet.  There is a bit of alpine meadow here as well as steep slopes.  If you look at maps, most show that there is a road 2875 that goes past Deer Ridge, it doesn't---it has boulders across it but you can walk down the road and one side is wilderness.

Offline wsucouga

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Pilgrim
  • *
  • Join Date: Oct 2010
  • Posts: 8
Re: Buckhorn Wilderness - High Buck Hunt
« Reply #4 on: August 04, 2011, 01:01:14 PM »
Thanks!

 

* Recent Topics

When should you consider “all hope is lost?” by bobcat
[Today at 05:06:42 PM]


White River muzzleloader bull elk by Duckslayer89
[Today at 04:56:39 PM]


WTS Ruger 10-22 Talo edition, stainless. Luepold 2x7x28 VX1 scoe. by WARHORSE
[Today at 04:49:31 PM]


WTS Ruger no 1 heavy barrel 7mm Remington Mag. Has Tasco 3x9x40 scope. by Bowsnbulls
[Today at 04:33:11 PM]


WTS Winchester model 54 270 Winchester with Weaver 4x scope. by Bowsnbulls
[Today at 04:31:17 PM]


WTS Browning Lightning BLR 22-250, Leupold 3x9x40 scope. by Bowsnbulls
[Today at 04:28:32 PM]


WTS Winchester model 94 AE 7-30 Waters Burris Fulfield 2 2x7x40 scope with ammo. by Bowsnbulls
[Today at 04:26:53 PM]


WTS 1913 Springfield 30-06 A303. by Bowsnbulls
[Today at 04:20:44 PM]


WTS Winchester model 94 30 WCF 1917 Saddle Ring by Bowsnbulls
[Today at 04:17:22 PM]


WTS Marlin 1895 XLR stainless 45-70 with Zeiss 4x32 by Bowsnbulls
[Today at 03:57:58 PM]


Harvest stats by dreamunelk
[Today at 03:51:44 PM]


2016 buck back from the taxi by lamrith
[Today at 03:48:29 PM]


2017 ID Black Bear back from Taxi by lamrith
[Today at 03:46:52 PM]


Youth Hunt Advice by Bob33
[Today at 03:28:56 PM]


What’s your recipe? by GBoyd
[Today at 02:23:13 PM]


2017 Deer, post them here (photos & stats) by KB88
[Today at 02:10:19 PM]


Fs kifaru emr2 cb by huntnfmly
[Today at 01:49:14 PM]


Blues bull by Mr Mykiss
[Today at 01:35:07 PM]


No late archery elk in Winston 520? by kentrek
[Today at 01:17:00 PM]


ladder test results, advice needed by lord grizzly
[Today at 12:59:42 PM]