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Other Big Game / Re: Suggestions on Antlerless moose
« Last post by Dan-o on Yesterday at 09:28:19 PM »
Seriously, if you are fortunate enough to draw a moose tag, there are plenty of good people on here that will help with good info.

I drew cow moose several years ago and got great intel.

Good luck with the draw........ someone has to get it!
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Bear Hunting / Re: Machias' 2018 Idaho Bear Season
« Last post by W_Ellison2011 on Yesterday at 09:22:33 PM »
I'm not sure of when Idaho's season is but I keep checking back hoping to see an update with a dead bear lol! Go get em!
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Deer Hunting / Re: Hair Loss Syndrome ?
« Last post by W_Ellison2011 on Yesterday at 09:21:25 PM »
See it this time of year on the yearling BT. First spring shed seems to almost always look like that on them. The full grown does don't do it. Could be wrong but I've watched deer on my parents property out in Onalaska that the yearlings look like that for a couple weeks then back to normal.

It definitely seems more prominent in the younger deer but a few of the mature does around my place have it too.
I really hope our deer herds aren't getting some sort of ailment. With hoofrot really hitting hard on some of our elk herds I would hate to see the deer getting hit with something as well.
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Other Big Game / Re: Suggestions on Antlerless moose
« Last post by W_Ellison2011 on Yesterday at 09:20:00 PM »
I guess I should add to that. The experience I have found on here from quite a few of the members astonishes me and that to me is worth a lot more than most wdfw workers will give me.
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Other Big Game / Re: Suggestions on Antlerless moose
« Last post by W_Ellison2011 on Yesterday at 09:18:27 PM »
let me tell you about my OIL moose draw--hopefully this quells some fears.  In 2006 i drew an any moose tag in unit 117 with only 1 preferance point.  i had only hunted eastern washington once in 1992 when i shot a bear outside of colville. i wasn't real savy on the internet and didn't know about the hunt wa website so my early prescouting was to contacting a state wildlife biologist outside of spokane and letting him know i drew the permit and was looking for an area to concentrate on hunting moose in that area.  He called me up and told me to drive down so and so road (yes i remember the road name but am omitting it)...asked him what do i do when i drive down the road--he told me shoot the moose that is standing in the middle of the road.  i didn't really believe him so the wife and i took a 3 day weekend the end of august and headed over there.  we were driving down the road the biologist said (wife was driving and i was looking off the side of the road like i normally do when were deer hunting.}..only went about a mile and i heard her say HEY, HEY , HEY and i look up in the road and see a bull moose trotting down the road about 100 yards in front of us and go around a corner.  she stopped the SUV and I went hurried up around the corner looking for the moose.  Standing there looking into the brush not seeing it and i cant understand where it went.   I'm looking at the brush when i see a pair of legs standing above the brush...i look up and that bull moose is standing lest than 50 yds from me but i'm looking underneath it---they are huge animals not used to looking for something that big.  the rest of that weekend we saw  5 different bulls and multiple cows.  Tag started October first (Saturday)...a bunch of us went over the thursday before the opener and camped in Chewelah and took our enduro motorcycles out and found areas that had moose sign.  On the opener (Saturday) we walked into an area we saw fresh sign and jumped  2 cow moose and heard at least 3 others moving around the brush around them.  Moose rut was on and i ddin't see any bulls but was within 50 yards of some that were surrounding the cows.  backed out of the area and went back to camp.  that evening was driving to another area that the biologist said to look for moose and we saw a cow cross the road followed by a bull.  He looked big enough for me so i dropped him where he stood.  rack measured 43 1/2".  .  Don't worry about not knowing the areas---plenty of people can help you out...hardest thing is drawing the tag
Thank you. That does quell some fears for me. I have always dreamed of hunting moose and know I might have to wait a while to be drawn... but its thought of a new adventure and the opportunity to hunt something new that gets my heart pumping. I guess on this one if I get drawn I will fly by the seat of my pants for a change. I'm just used to having a 100% game plan and knowing the areas so well that I could walk through them blind folded. I guess until I get drawn I will do as usual and poor over google maps and onx to make myself feel comfortable. As stated I have never put in for moose before. Can I put in like for elk where I can pick several units? If so I will just put in for all 3 of the units and cross my fingers. I prefer to get my info on this stuff from this forum as opposed to wdfw... I've called for their info before and been given 2 different answers from 2 different workers after waiting a week for a response.
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Deer Hunting / Re: Hair Loss Syndrome ?
« Last post by Jpmiller on Yesterday at 09:15:57 PM »
See it this time of year on the yearling BT. First spring shed seems to almost always look like that on them. The full grown does don't do it. Could be wrong but I've watched deer on my parents property out in Onalaska that the yearlings look like that for a couple weeks then back to normal.

It definitely seems more prominent in the younger deer but a few of the mature does around my place have it too.
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Out Of State Hunting / Re: Montana Point????
« Last post by The scout on Yesterday at 09:15:41 PM »
The thing is they have been having more big game combos than applications so there hasnít been an issue with not drawing until this year.
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Out Of State Hunting / Re: Montana Draw Results
« Last post by The scout on Yesterday at 09:13:17 PM »
Mine is kinda weird also. It says I didnít draw. But before I figured out how to sign in on there new system I went through the purchase tags page and signed in with my als# and it said I could purchase the elk or deer b tags. Thought that was kinda weird if I didnít draw. So at first I thought I had drawn.
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Bear Hunting / Re: Machias' 2018 Idaho Bear Season
« Last post by Jpmiller on Yesterday at 09:12:56 PM »
How do those cellular trail cams work? You get a live feed from them on your phone or you can access the photos from your phone?

They work really nice.  I get an e-mail with the photo.  I can put up to....I think it's 10 e-mail adresses to receive the photos.  I have mine set up to take a photo 6 different times during the day and I also receive a status report on the camera twice a day.  I set it up that way so if I want to make adjustments I can, since it only makes adjustments to the settings when it takes a photo or receives a status report.  First time I set it up I wanted to make changes but I didn't have any pre-programed, so it was 7 days before something walked in front of the camera to make the adjustments.  The camera wa 100 miles away so I didn't want to make the trip just for that.  Now I can make adjustments from home.

That's a neat set up. I like being able to check activity without making a day of getting a card out.
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Out Of State Hunting / Re: Montana Draw Results
« Last post by greenhead_killer on Yesterday at 09:12:27 PM »
I got the same thing. I looked at what tags/licenses were being held and said nr deer and nr elk plus the fishing etc etc. Iím assuming by that, that I meant I drew combo
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