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Manson
« on: June 15, 2017, 09:34:14 AM »
Anyone on here draw Manson quality? No luck for me but want to follow along with those hunts!

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Re: Manson
« Reply #1 on: June 15, 2017, 09:55:51 AM »
Tagging, love the area

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Re: Manson
« Reply #2 on: June 15, 2017, 10:16:09 AM »
FYI the grade creek road is blocked by some massive rocks just past Grade Creek if anyone is trying to get to south navarre campground on via that road. 

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Re: Manson
« Reply #3 on: June 15, 2017, 10:26:14 AM »
FYI the grade creek road is blocked by some massive rocks just past Grade Creek if anyone is trying to get to south navarre campground on via that road.

I was up there during memorial day hanging cameras. Able to get past it on motorcycles very easily, and hoping that Cooper Mtn. road will be passable once the snow melts off. But yeah those boulders are huge!

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Re: Manson
« Reply #4 on: June 15, 2017, 10:29:41 AM »
Yeah i could see a motorcycle getting by... I moved a couple rocks and got through the first section in the jeep only to turn the corner and see 2 truck size rocks on the road... :bash:

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Re: Manson
« Reply #5 on: June 15, 2017, 11:13:01 AM »
Manson is a good hunt. Hope for some weather to push the bucks down but not enough weather to make the roads icy and horrible to be on. It's a long way to the bottom of those canyons.

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Re: Manson
« Reply #6 on: June 15, 2017, 02:22:44 PM »
winterkill year...estimated 25% of the mature deer didn't make it through the winter...but that also means 75% did survive so there will be some mature bucks.

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Re: Manson
« Reply #7 on: June 15, 2017, 07:05:01 PM »
My daughter drew manson 😄.  Should be fun

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Re: Manson
« Reply #8 on: June 16, 2017, 09:21:38 AM »
Westside Elkhunter...if your up in the Tacoma area and want to meet up for coffee and go over maps just let me know...Manson is my hometown unit (had to move over here for work).

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Re: Manson
« Reply #9 on: June 16, 2017, 09:45:51 AM »
Westside Elkhunter...if your up in the Tacoma area and want to meet up for coffee and go over maps just let me know...Manson is my hometown unit (had to move over here for work).

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Don't trust him, he just wants free coffee......    :tung:

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Re: Manson
« Reply #10 on: June 16, 2017, 01:57:11 PM »
Loki...If he wants me to give up my good spots he need to buy donuts too!!! :)
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Re: Manson
« Reply #11 on: June 16, 2017, 03:51:08 PM »
Westside Elkhunter...if your up in the Tacoma area and want to meet up for coffee and go over maps just let me know...Manson is my hometown unit (had to move over here for work).

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Hey Grade. Sounds good to me. Thank you for offer. Maybe try and meet up next weekend sometime.
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Re: Manson
« Reply #12 on: June 18, 2017, 06:14:35 AM »
 Nope, I'm sitting in the LL this year!

Loki...If he wants me to give up my good spots he need to buy donuts too!!! :)

 I'd bring a load of Krispy Kremes and hearing aids for some of those spots!!!

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Re: Manson
« Reply #13 on: June 19, 2017, 11:01:10 AM »
Obviously Loki and safehunter know me too well!!!! :) Westside Elkhunter...I work in Tacoma, Mon-Thur, and could meet for coffee during the day if your up here, otherwise send me a pm and I'll fill ya in on the unit, expectations, and some late season "honey holes"... :)

(Safe...my brother ran into a big group of turkey's the next Gulch to the west of your cabin...fyi...they are spreading out!)

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Re: Manson
« Reply #14 on: June 19, 2017, 12:13:57 PM »
Jason will be a great help to you.

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Re: Manson
« Reply #15 on: June 19, 2017, 07:36:46 PM »
West side,
Just a fair warning this guy can talk :chuckle:  congrats on the draw!

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Re: Manson
« Reply #16 on: June 20, 2017, 10:53:03 AM »
elkh8me...ya, I talk because I hang out with you too much! :) on another note, I shot my Kimber on Sunday...recoils like a .223 (but the kids said it has a big whallop when it goes off!)

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Re: Manson
« Reply #17 on: June 23, 2017, 08:14:30 AM »
Grade sent ya a PM

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Re: Manson
« Reply #18 on: June 23, 2017, 08:39:29 AM »
Grade I did also

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Re: Manson
« Reply #19 on: June 30, 2017, 11:30:01 AM »
Manson unit this year will be hard to fill unless you hold a early doe tag or a late any buck tag. so far i have only seen two legal bucks and both of them almost in town. the does have started dropping fawns but not very many twins. even the st. Andrews unit will be tuff. seeing few deer and have not seen one legal buck up there. i did see white tails in areas i have only seen mule deer,kinda odd. turkeys are showing up in alot more places now. mostly on privet land though. winter kill was high this year and fawn counts not so good. if your going to hunt Manson better plan alot of scouting. i have 3 trail cameras up and no pics of deer. did get some pics of turkeys. PS. if you plan on going out and scouting either carry a pistol or a pole. rattle snakes this year are very thick. grade creek road had 9 dead and saw three alive. 

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Re: Manson
« Reply #20 on: October 19, 2017, 09:06:09 AM »
Well, I got on a few groups of does totaling about 25-30 head. One forkey and one spike mixed in with them. A buck I had seen during scouting and was trying to find got killed opening afternoon by a very nice father and son team. Will be getting some cooler temperatures this weekend, hopefully will get some bucks moving!

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Re: Manson
« Reply #21 on: October 19, 2017, 09:10:10 AM »
how much of that area got burned.  I was afraid to go look
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Re: Manson
« Reply #22 on: October 19, 2017, 09:13:42 AM »
how much of that area got burned.  I was afraid to go look
9k acres, pretty much the entire Safety Harbor drainage.

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Re: Manson
« Reply #23 on: October 19, 2017, 09:15:59 AM »
ugh.   Thanks
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Re: Manson
« Reply #24 on: October 19, 2017, 09:39:23 AM »
i noticed the weather is supposed to take a big change this weekend. (10/20-10/22. hope it starts getting them to move. seen one two point and about 20 floppy ears. lots of camps with little hanging. talked to one group that were leaving on Tuesday and between three guys they seen 9 doe's one spike and a small two point. all of the deer that i have seen taken have been low near orchards or on privet lands. i did see on muley freek that Paul shot a brute of a buck on the south shore very low. i saw that buck last winter along the hwy.

 

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