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Offline str8meat

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blue ridge hunting ranch
« on: June 23, 2017, 09:50:18 PM »
has anyone ever hunted there before?
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Re: blue ridge hunting ranch
« Reply #1 on: June 27, 2017, 09:34:15 AM »
Don't know much other than what's on their webpage. it looks like it is just a few miles north of our lease. Would be a fun late season hunt in the scablands.

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Re: blue ridge hunting ranch
« Reply #2 on: July 05, 2017, 07:53:05 AM »
i have hunted there. I hunted it in 2012 when it was under different management. Now one of the son's or son-in-laws of Beckley is running the show. I'd go back and was talking to them if I drew the late Palouse tag. PM me if you want pics or story. Good guys.

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Re: blue ridge hunting ranch
« Reply #3 on: July 05, 2017, 11:22:01 AM »
Great family, great ranch.  I have never hunted there, but I have been out on the land there as a guest of Mr. Beckley and hardly seen that many mule deer anywhere else in Washington's Columbia Basin.  Beautiful place. 

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Re: blue ridge hunting ranch
« Reply #4 on: July 06, 2017, 02:18:39 PM »
Just realized page 5 of the hunting pics, middle photo is me with the biggest WA deer I've ever killed. Page 10, bottom middle is my cousin who killed her first buck.

I'll reiterate that I had a blast hunting here. The group of guys are top notch. Since they implemented the 4 point min on the ranch, I can't even fathom how much better it is.

When I hunted there, they let me and my cousin have a chunk of over 3000 acres just to the two of us, and, as you can see, we did well.

http://www.blue-ridge-ranch.com/hunting/nggallery/page/5
http://www.blue-ridge-ranch.com/hunting/nggallery/page/10

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Re: blue ridge hunting ranch
« Reply #5 on: July 06, 2017, 03:16:24 PM »
whats it cost for a deer hunt there?

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Re: blue ridge hunting ranch
« Reply #6 on: July 09, 2017, 06:36:53 AM »
The hunt is like $1500. This included (may still include) their bunkhouse, breakfast and dinner, and semi-guided hunting. They limit the number of big game hunters. You get 3 or 4 days on the ranch.

If I'm also correct, they limit you to 4x deer or bigger now. It used to be any legal buck, but they have modified their guidelines to improve deer. They have something like 25,000+ acres tied up and you usually get your own chunk of that to hunt. When my cousin and I hunted 5 or 6 years ago, we had a portion of the ranch near the river to hunt. We saw both white tail and mule deer bucks. I ended up getting a real nice 4x white tail and my cousin shot a main frame 2x3 with a bunch of stickers, really cool buck.

I spoke to them a couple weeks ago about the possibility of drawing the late Palouse tag and they were quite receptive to that hunt. I contacted them on Facebook. Since they're farmers, they got back to me in the evening.
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Re: blue ridge hunting ranch
« Reply #7 on: July 12, 2017, 07:00:37 PM »
should be a good time  :tup:
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