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Chiwawa
« on: June 15, 2017, 07:07:08 PM »
I drew the Chiwawa quality tag, any ideas on where to start

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Re: Chiwawa
« Reply #1 on: June 15, 2017, 08:27:41 PM »
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Re: Chiwawa
« Reply #2 on: June 15, 2017, 08:50:12 PM »
Seriously? You guys are all wrong. Maybe he wanted to draw and learn a new unit. He has 4 full months to scout and a 3 week season to hunt. That's more than enough time to learn a new unit and have a successful hunt.

gls, I don't know a ton about the unit but I've hunted it a couple times. Send me a PM and I'll tell you what I know.

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Re: Chiwawa
« Reply #3 on: June 15, 2017, 09:17:36 PM »
Seriously? You guys are all wrong. Maybe he wanted to draw and learn a new unit. He has 4 full months to scout and a 3 week season to hunt. That's more than enough time to learn a new unit and have a successful hunt.

gls, I don't know a ton about the unit but I've hunted it a couple times. Send me a PM and I'll tell you what I know.
youre right, roll out a map and you have 4 months to scout. My property boarders timber property in 117 that holds 3 bull moose that I've studied for 4 years that I guarantee are top 5 or better in the state. Why would I give out tips for something that I put in for and have done the time year after year to someone who just randomly puts in, not knowing the unit and wants tips/info?
Not greedy, but I'm not a hand out guy either.

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Re: Chiwawa
« Reply #4 on: June 15, 2017, 09:18:33 PM »
Everyone who draws moose tags never has a clue about the unit. Besides I think he was being sarcastic.


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Re: Chiwawa
« Reply #5 on: June 15, 2017, 09:20:42 PM »
Seriously? You guys are all wrong. Maybe he wanted to draw and learn a new unit. He has 4 full months to scout and a 3 week season to hunt. That's more than enough time to learn a new unit and have a successful hunt.

gls, I don't know a ton about the unit but I've hunted it a couple times. Send me a PM and I'll tell you what I know.
youre right, roll out a map and you have 4 months to scout. My property boarders timber property in 117 that holds 3 bull moose that I've studied for 4 years that I guarantee are top 5 or better in the state. Why would I give out tips for something that I put in for and have done the time year after year to someone who just randomly puts in, not knowing the unit and wants tips/info?
Not greedy, but I'm not a hand out guy either.
3 Bulls top 5 or better. That's impressive.


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Re: Chiwawa
« Reply #6 on: June 15, 2017, 09:23:14 PM »
Nothing says you have to give someone tips when they ask for advice on a unit. But I also don't think we need to belittle them for asking.

benhuntin- who do you think was being sarcastic? The OP?

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Re: Chiwawa
« Reply #7 on: June 15, 2017, 09:24:45 PM »
The OP


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Re: Chiwawa
« Reply #8 on: June 15, 2017, 09:25:40 PM »
The OP


Yeah, I suppose it's possible.

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Re: Chiwawa
« Reply #9 on: June 15, 2017, 10:26:17 PM »
Start with an area you know, before you apply..

My son drew a Chiwawa tag, I've driven down highway 2, should he not have applied? He applied there to give us a reason to check out a new area.  Any tips are appreciated.  BTW, his is the antlerless youth tag before people get all butt hurt about tags being "taken" from them.....  :rolleyes:  However, getting a shot at a buck would be a priority for him, and me.   ;)

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Re: Chiwawa
« Reply #10 on: June 16, 2017, 05:45:24 AM »
Thank you Bob! I just cant believe the way some people think! I appreciate the way you do!

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Re: Chiwawa
« Reply #11 on: June 16, 2017, 08:00:48 AM »
Here are some pictures of deer I caught last year on my trail cams. Might get you excited. If he drew a doe tag it will be an easy one to fill! Pm me and I can give you some places to go! I threw the picture of the moose in there because yes there is a growing population in the chuwawa.

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Re: Chiwawa
« Reply #12 on: June 16, 2017, 08:40:12 AM »
People apply cause of forums like this. Give away the bank

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Re: Chiwawa
« Reply #13 on: June 16, 2017, 09:02:49 AM »
I apply for units all the time I've never been to.  This year, I bet I listed 100 units across the west I've never been in.  That's half the fun, drawing a tag and then getting the maps, checking out Google Earth, contacting former tag holders, scouting trips in the summer, etc.  I'll never understand why people get bent out of shape about that.

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Re: Chiwawa
« Reply #14 on: June 16, 2017, 09:09:16 AM »
Seriously? You guys are all wrong. Maybe he wanted to draw and learn a new unit. He has 4 full months to scout and a 3 week season to hunt. That's more than enough time to learn a new unit and have a successful hunt.

gls, I don't know a ton about the unit but I've hunted it a couple times. Send me a PM and I'll tell you what I know.

^^^ This.
I apply for units all the time I've never been to.  This year, I bet I listed 100 units across the west I've never been in.  That's half the fun, drawing a tag and then getting the maps, checking out Google Earth, contacting former tag holders, scouting trips in the summer, etc.  I'll never understand why people get bent out of shape about that.


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Re: Chiwawa
« Reply #15 on: June 16, 2017, 09:09:21 AM »
I apply for units all the time I've never been to.  This year, I bet I listed 100 units across the west I've never been in.  That's half the fun, drawing a tag and then getting the maps, checking out Google Earth, contacting former tag holders, scouting trips in the summer, etc.  I'll never understand why people get bent out of shape about that.
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Re: Chiwawa
« Reply #16 on: June 16, 2017, 09:16:36 AM »
For the late hunt (quality tag) check out the northern boundary...its been a few years, but I believe it abuts up against the swakane unit near Ardenvoir...this area is a wintering ground for the bucks migrating out of the GPW.

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Re: Chiwawa
« Reply #17 on: June 16, 2017, 09:26:15 AM »
  I'll never understand why people get bent out of shape about that.

Must be one of those Hardcore hunters I'm always hearing about. From what I understand, us regular guys just lower their draw odds and get in their way.

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Re: Chiwawa
« Reply #18 on: June 16, 2017, 10:01:35 AM »
Where are you from? Id be willing to give you some pointers, or show you around some good wintering area. Im up there often from August 1st through November.

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Re: Chiwawa
« Reply #19 on: June 16, 2017, 10:08:48 AM »
Seriously? You guys are all wrong. Maybe he wanted to draw and learn a new unit. He has 4 full months to scout and a 3 week season to hunt. That's more than enough time to learn a new unit and have a successful hunt.

gls, I don't know a ton about the unit but I've hunted it a couple times. Send me a PM and I'll tell you what I know.

^^^ This.
I apply for units all the time I've never been to.  This year, I bet I listed 100 units across the west I've never been in.  That's half the fun, drawing a tag and then getting the maps, checking out Google Earth, contacting former tag holders, scouting trips in the summer, etc.  I'll never understand why people get bent out of shape about that.


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:yeah: I apply for the tucannon every year and I've never stepped foot in it. People apply for tough draws to have a great hunt, they may never draw or it may take over 22 years.  If I scouted in the tucannon when I started applying , I'd forget what I learned by now.  People should be able to ask for help on here, I look at permit units differently from open units, there is a very good chance we will only hunt those special places once or twice in our lifetime.  I hope he gets some good info.

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Re: Chiwawa
« Reply #20 on: June 16, 2017, 11:26:01 AM »
I've applied for units I've never set foot in as well.  However before applying for a unit you can bet I've spent hours, researching it, looking at maps, google earth, talking to former tag holders, etc.  That is a lot of the fun, so when I do draw those particular tags I've already got my starting points 1-5 generally.  I'm not asking where do I start?  There's a big difference. The O.P. made it sound like he randomly picked the unit, got drawn and is now asking for a handout.  That's what I have a problem with.

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Re: Chiwawa
« Reply #21 on: June 16, 2017, 11:30:43 AM »
I've applied for units I've never set foot in as well.  However before applying for a unit you can bet I've spent hours, researching it, looking at maps, google earth, talking to former tag holders, etc.  That is a lot of the fun, so when I do draw those particular tags I've already got my starting points 1-5 generally.  I'm not asking where do I start?  There's a big difference. The O.P. made it sound like he randomly picked the unit, got drawn and is now asking for a handout.  That's what I have a problem with.
I hear what your saying Brian, but your more of a stats guy than most.  You probably know the odds of drawing that tag off the top of your head!  😁

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Re: Chiwawa
« Reply #22 on: June 16, 2017, 11:55:44 AM »
I've applied for units I've never set foot in as well.  However before applying for a unit you can bet I've spent hours, researching it, looking at maps, google earth, talking to former tag holders, etc.  That is a lot of the fun, so when I do draw those particular tags I've already got my starting points 1-5 generally.  I'm not asking where do I start?  There's a big difference. The O.P. made it sound like he randomly picked the unit, got drawn and is now asking for a handout.  That's what I have a problem with.

This attitude is the kind of thing that makes new people not want to post on here, and the rest of us post a lot less.  Lots of posts here come across as sour grapes.

You sure read a lot into the OP's  post.  He didn't make it sounds like anything other than "hey, just got a Chiwawa tag, any ideas on where to start?"  I don't see anything here that justifies the amount of negativity that followed. You don't know why he picked that unit (not that it's anybody's business anyway), he's not asking for a handout, and 5 years of legwork ahead of a deer hunt doesn't sound like fun to everybody. Sometimes people just want an above average chance to kill a nice buck.  He got it, good for him.  Hope he gets a masher.

All that said, I'm going to keep what little info I have that might be relevant to myself.  There is an outside chance I'll end up hunting up there again, and I've learned the hard way that you can't unshare info you've shared. But I'll be danged if I'm going to come on here and piss on this guys parade.

Happy for you OP, good luck on your hunt.  :tup:
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Re: Chiwawa
« Reply #23 on: June 16, 2017, 12:02:22 PM »
Seriously? You guys are all wrong. Maybe he wanted to draw and learn a new unit. He has 4 full months to scout and a 3 week season to hunt. That's more than enough time to learn a new unit and have a successful hunt.

gls, I don't know a ton about the unit but I've hunted it a couple times. Send me a PM and I'll tell you what I know.

^^^ This.
I apply for units all the time I've never been to.  This year, I bet I listed 100 units across the west I've never been in.  That's half the fun, drawing a tag and then getting the maps, checking out Google Earth, contacting former tag holders, scouting trips in the summer, etc.  I'll never understand why people get bent out of shape about that.


^^^ And this!
:yeah: I apply for the tucannon every year and I've never stepped foot in it. People apply for tough draws to have a great hunt, they may never draw or it may take over 22 years.  If I scouted in the tucannon when I started applying , I'd forget what I learned by now.  People should be able to ask for help on here, I look at permit units differently from open units, there is a very good chance we will only hunt those special places once or twice in our lifetime.  I hope he gets some good info.
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Re: Chiwawa
« Reply #24 on: June 17, 2017, 07:20:42 PM »
Just did the "dirty face" poker run today.  Much of it was in the Chiwawa unit.  There are roads all over that open right now.  Head over there and head up into the hills and get to know the roads.  Right now the brush is thick with vegetation.  It will be easier to see animals in the winter but for now just learning the roads will help tremendously.  It is really steep but if you get up high you can see areas that will likely hold deer during your season.

Good luck with the tag, looking forward to hearing how you do.
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