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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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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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Re: Chiwawa
« Reply #25 on: June 18, 2017, 10:39:16 AM »
 jealousy?

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Re: Chiwawa
« Reply #26 on: June 18, 2017, 10:57:44 AM »
you may want to learn the areas in the chiwawa river drainage. Those big bucks coming out of the wilderness filter into the valley. Depending on the weather they hang up in there pretty good. In recent years there hasn't been enough weather to drive them out. :twocents:
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Re: Chiwawa
« Reply #27 on: June 18, 2017, 11:19:59 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.

 :yeah:

If I only applied for units I know, I wouldn't apply for many tags and I wouldn't go on 2 or 3 out of state hunts every year.  Half the fun is learning a new unit and talking to guys that have had the tag before.  I've made a few friends that way now. 
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Re: Chiwawa
« Reply #28 on: June 18, 2017, 11:23:57 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.

What's the difference if you wait until you have the tag before you do this?   :dunno:

I've been told many times by former tag holders to get a hold of them when I draw the tag.
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Re: Chiwawa
« Reply #29 on: June 18, 2017, 01:22:05 PM »
I drew the Chiwawa quality tag, any ideas on where to start

I don't mind helping privately, and I have many many times with people I've met on the forum.  But when you put this little amount of effort into a post asking for hard earned information, I think you should get NONE! :twocents:

I agree if you don't know anything about the unit you applied for the wrong one.


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