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Title: Mt. Spokane North Moose Tag
Post by: firefighter12 on June 15, 2017, 11:57:09 AM
So I Drew a Mt. Spokane North Cow Moose tag.  Just wondering if anyone would be willing to share a little info on the area.  I used to hunt the Colville area but haven't for years.  I plan on doing plenty of scouting before Oct. 1st but just need a few ideas on where to start.  Thanks for the help!!!
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Post by: benhuntin on June 15, 2017, 12:02:42 PM
IEP


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Post by: bearpaw on June 15, 2017, 12:21:11 PM
Google "Inland Empire Paper Company" and get their permit, that will give you access to a good portion of the unit.
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Post by: wheels on June 15, 2017, 12:31:55 PM
congrats
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Post by: bosshogg112 on June 15, 2017, 01:03:46 PM
Congrats on the tag!

I hunt IEP land for deer and see cows quite regularly when I am in the woods.  It should not be a problem to fill that tag.
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Post by: sagerat on June 15, 2017, 01:06:50 PM
 :yeah: had this tag before, you'll have fun. Good advise on IEP.
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Post by: smithjacksonsublette on June 15, 2017, 02:07:20 PM
My son drew a youth moose tag for this unit.  I'll be honest, I know nothing about moose hunting.  My son's only 11, so he'll be counting on me.  Any tips??
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Post by: Falcon on June 15, 2017, 02:11:52 PM
Congrtas.

Any moose hunt is a good hunt :drool:
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Post by: Hoythunter on June 15, 2017, 05:42:30 PM
My son drew a youth moose tag for this unit.  I'll be honest, I know nothing about moose hunting.  My son's only 11, so he'll be counting on me.  Any tips??
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Yes,  shoot on the uphill slope of the road.  I'm not being a wise arse either, that's the #1 tip I have and it comes with experience  :tup:
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Post by: MuleySniper on June 15, 2017, 06:27:01 PM
My son drew a youth moose tag for this unit.  I'll be honest, I know nothing about moose hunting.  My son's only 11, so he'll be counting on me.  Any tips??

Sorry but Chris McCandless was the first thing that popped in my head when I read this.   :chuckle:
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Post by: NRA4LIFE on June 15, 2017, 06:32:21 PM
I had the tag last year.  See the moose to the left.  PM me for any info, I'll be glad to help.  Buy the IEP pass like the others said.  I can point you to other areas as well on timber company land.  The IEP land was pretty much the only non-walk in land available.  I killed my moose on the IEP land.
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Post by: quadrafire on June 15, 2017, 06:55:41 PM
 :yeah:
What he said
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Post by: smithjacksonsublette on June 27, 2017, 12:10:56 PM
My son drew a youth moose tag for this unit.  I'll be honest, I know nothing about moose hunting.  My son's only 11, so he'll be counting on me.  Any tips??

Sorry but Chris McCandless was the first thing that popped in my head when I read this.   :chuckle:

Maybe, but if you saw my son shoot, you'd think more along the lines of Chris Kyle!!
Title: Re: Mt. Spokane North Moose Tag
Post by: smithjacksonsublette on June 27, 2017, 12:12:30 PM
My son drew a youth moose tag for this unit.  I'll be honest, I know nothing about moose hunting.  My son's only 11, so he'll be counting on me.  Any tips??
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Yes,  shoot on the uphill slope of the road.  I'm not being a wise arse either, that's the #1 tip I have and it comes with experience  :tup:

Duly noted!  I can see the wisdom in that!
Title: Re: Mt. Spokane North Moose Tag
Post by: fishingfool on July 31, 2017, 07:07:10 PM
good evening firefighter 12, my name is Mike and I too drew a cow tag, in area117. I'm USAF retired/ disabled, so I have time to scout the area. Is your tag in area 117?The state rules/regs aren't easy to understand. I will take what time I need to recon the area, never been up there, I live outside of Clarkston, lifelong hunter. If you have the same area I would be glad to share intel with you. Thanks in advance and good luck.  fishingfool :hello:
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Post by: benhuntin on July 31, 2017, 08:03:02 PM
He is in gmu 124


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Post by: fishingfool on July 31, 2017, 08:27:06 PM
Hey beenhuntin, thank you for the update, one can always hope. ff :hello:
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Post by: benhuntin on July 31, 2017, 10:40:51 PM
Not trying to thread jack this but if you need a hand fishingfool let me know.


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Post by: bowhunterforever on July 31, 2017, 11:16:19 PM
Not trying to thread jack this but if you need a hand fishingfool let me know.


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Nice offer ben :tup:
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Post by: fishingfool on August 01, 2017, 05:07:09 PM
Hey benhuntin, thank you for your great offer. Right now I'm looking for an area to start scouting. Then the fun starts! Mike :tup:
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Post by: benhuntin on August 01, 2017, 06:57:44 PM
Hey benhuntin, thank you for your great offer. Right now I'm looking for an area to start scouting. Then the fun starts! Mike :tup:
Gonna be tough to see moose at 100 degrees but you can learn the roads and the lay of the land.  I'll send you a pm. You will find a cow no problem.


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Post by: bustedoldman on August 08, 2017, 10:39:46 AM
Fishingfool sent you a private message.
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Post by: Buckblaster on August 08, 2017, 03:22:07 PM
My advice is to cover a lot of ground during primetime.  They quite often come out of the thick stuff to feed early and late in the day, and middle of the days are pretty slow, so that's a good time to be looking for sign so that you can check back again at primetime.  Keep moving and cover a lot of ground and you won't have any problem finding moose.  As mentioned, they are big, so take care as to where you dump one or the hunt may become a different type of memory than you bargained for.
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Post by: fishingfool on August 10, 2017, 09:47:22 AM
Hey buckblaster, thanks for sound advice, I will check the two "golden hours" very carefully. Yes--- ABOVE the road! Rule #1. ff :hello: :yeah:
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Post by: firefighter12 on October 18, 2017, 02:20:38 PM
Thanks everyone for the pms and advice.  Headed out in just under a week and looking forward to it. Everyone seems to agree to shoot it on the uphill side :chuckle:. 
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Post by: washingtonmuley on October 18, 2017, 02:28:57 PM
I would certainly by a permit to access the paper company land.
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Post by: washingtonmuley on October 18, 2017, 02:48:03 PM
Do you have spots picked out or are you still needing help?
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Post by: fishingfool on October 19, 2017, 09:51:10 PM
Howdy Washington muley, I am in the process of planning a recon trip to Chewelah to do some scouting very soon. October was a major goat-ropin' for us,now on to the important things.The latter part of next week is looking good to  head north, I'm hoping. :hello: :hello:ff
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Post by: benhuntin on October 19, 2017, 10:10:01 PM
Chewelah is not really that close to your unit.


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Title: Re: Mt. Spokane North Moose Tag
Post by: fishingfool on October 20, 2017, 08:24:55 AM
Mornin' beenhuntin, I checked my tag and my area is 117. Sorry for the initial confusion, I may have been a little excited.... ff
Title: Re: Mt. Spokane North Moose Tag
Post by: benhuntin on October 20, 2017, 12:37:38 PM
Chewelah would make more sense with a 49 tag


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Post by: benhuntin on October 20, 2017, 12:38:26 PM
Also no need for a paper pass then.


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Title: Re: Mt. Spokane North Moose Tag
Post by: fishingfool on October 20, 2017, 01:04:40 PM
Thanks for the heads up, wa wildlife bio gave me a list of places to check out, she sounded like she was very familiar with the area. Will be AWOL till sunday pm, will check in then. Adios, ff :tup:
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Post by: elkoholic1 on October 24, 2017, 08:29:06 PM
good luck!!   :tup:
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Post by: fishingfool on October 26, 2017, 07:47:56 PM
Back home, have repairs to take care of on the RV and the wheeler. Get the kinks worked out and then it's moose time. Thanks to all for the advice and intel. ff
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Post by: firefighter12 on October 27, 2017, 08:24:30 AM
A big thank you to the hunt wa community for some pointers and pms for the area I was drawn in. Connected yesterday with a nice cow.  She had a very large bull with her who wouldn’t leave even after walking to within 15 yards of him. :IBCOOL:
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Post by: Machias on October 27, 2017, 09:09:48 AM
Congrats!!
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Post by: fishingfool on October 27, 2017, 09:14:54 AM
Congratulations firefighter, glad to hear of your success!  :tup:
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Post by: elkoholic1 on October 27, 2017, 05:12:23 PM
 :tup: :tup:
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Post by: gls on October 27, 2017, 10:20:38 PM
Good job, glad it worked out
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Post by: fishngamereaper on October 28, 2017, 07:12:41 AM
 :tup: Careful of them bulls.  They make me more nervous then grizz.
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Post by: teanawayslayer on October 28, 2017, 12:37:03 PM
Congrats! Should be tasty! :cue:
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Post by: elkrack on October 29, 2017, 04:20:50 AM
meat for days! :tup:
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Post by: Widgeondeke on October 29, 2017, 08:37:36 AM
Good eats  :tup:
Hope you have an empty freezer to fill up
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Post by: dscubame on October 29, 2017, 10:38:13 AM
:tup: Careful of them bulls.  They make me more nervous then grizz.

Second that!
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Post by: fishingfool on November 07, 2017, 08:36:50 AM
Greetings all, we are headed to Chewelah this morning, have reservations in the RV park in town. No need to fight the snow and slop with a trailer in tow. Weather is our biggest concern,freezing fog and such.  A sincere thank you to all of for the advice and help. Will keep you in touch. ff :hello:
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Post by: Rainier10 on November 07, 2017, 08:38:16 AM
Greetings all, we are headed to Chewelah this morning, have reservations in the RV park in town. No need to fight the snow and slop with a trailer in tow. Weather is our biggest concern,freezing fog and such.  A sincere thank you to all of for the advice and help. Will keep you in touch. ff :hello:
That dang weather potentially wreaking havoc on another hunt.  :bash:  Good luck and I hope you get a good one.
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Post by: fishingfool on November 13, 2017, 12:03:58 PM
Howdy all, we gave up on the moose/whitetail hunt in 117. Covered a lot of country in pickup and ATV, saw one moose track and numerous whitey tracks. Talked with locals in Chewelah and Colville, same sad story-- wolves. Heard of one whitey buck Saturday evening, no moose sightings. A sincere thank you to one and all, we appreciate the offers to help and the advice.  Adios, Mike n' Kathy. :hello:
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Post by: Rainier10 on November 13, 2017, 12:11:43 PM
Howdy all, we gave up on the moose/whitetail hunt in 117. Covered a lot of country in pickup and ATV, saw one moose track and numerous whitey tracks. Talked with locals in Chewelah and Colville, same sad story-- wolves. Heard of one whitey buck Saturday evening, no moose sightings. A sincere thank you to one and all, we appreciate the offers to help and the advice.  Adios, Mike n' Kathy. :hello:
Ouch, sorry to hear you didn't connect.  I learned again this year it isn't always about filling a tag.  Hopefully you had a good time seeing some new country.
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Post by: quadrafire on November 13, 2017, 12:14:53 PM
Well Bummer......Hope you at least enjoyed the adventure. Tough to eat that tag I'd imagine
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Post by: fishingfool on November 19, 2017, 08:41:39 PM
Yes, we saw some new country and had a play day in the snow. But-- those darn tags are awful dry. :chuckle: