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Re: Whitetail in Mule Deer Country at 7200 feet
« Reply #15 on: June 29, 2017, 10:33:49 PM »
In 94 when my son took a whitetail buck on the hill back of Entiat, on the way down the road we met a wdfw rig, stopped him, show the buck and asked why they didn't open the season for any whitetail.  He said that, if they did that, people would be shooting mostly muleys by mistake.  seems to me that its Not that hard to see the difference.  Love to see Chelan County remain mule deer country (at least south of Lake Chelan).

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Re: Whitetail in Mule Deer Country at 7200 feet
« Reply #16 on: June 30, 2017, 05:28:35 AM »
Benchleg :chuckle:

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Re: Whitetail in Mule Deer Country at 7200 feet
« Reply #17 on: June 30, 2017, 05:33:37 AM »
His mother chased him off just before fawning and he went for a long walk.  I would not consider them more dominant but certainly more invasive and adaptable.

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Re: Whitetail in Mule Deer Country at 7200 feet
« Reply #18 on: June 30, 2017, 08:23:45 AM »
Id use the terms more aggressive and more adaptable.

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Re: Whitetail in Mule Deer Country at 7200 feet
« Reply #19 on: June 30, 2017, 08:33:09 AM »
In 94 when my son took a whitetail buck on the hill back of Entiat, on the way down the road we met a wdfw rig, stopped him, show the buck and asked why they didn't open the season for any whitetail.  He said that, if they did that, people would be shooting mostly muleys by mistake.  seems to me that its Not that hard to see the difference.  Love to see Chelan County remain mule deer country (at least south of Lake Chelan).

That's BS! If they really wanted the public to harvest more whitetail than they would allow the buck permit holders in those areas to hunt during the actual Whitetail rut in early Dec and not the mule deer rut in early Nov.

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Re: Whitetail in Mule Deer Country at 7200 feet
« Reply #20 on: June 30, 2017, 09:28:18 AM »
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Re: Whitetail in Mule Deer Country at 7200 feet
« Reply #21 on: June 30, 2017, 09:34:16 AM »
I'm a mule deer guy. IMHO, whitetails are an invasive species that should be dealt with accordingly.
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Re: Whitetail in Mule Deer Country at 7200 feet
« Reply #22 on: June 30, 2017, 11:16:34 AM »
That first pic is great.

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Re: Whitetail in Mule Deer Country at 7200 feet
« Reply #23 on: June 30, 2017, 12:40:22 PM »
I think bone hit the nail on the head with "more aggressive and adaptable". I've watched smaller less mature whitetail bucks run more dominant mule deer bucks off during the rut. The range they've spread to now compared to 50 years ago is proof of their adaptability. Everyone always seems to cry and freak out over a blue tongue outbreak but I thinks it's natures way of keeping the population somewhat in check.

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Re: Whitetail in Mule Deer Country at 7200 feet
« Reply #24 on: July 02, 2017, 04:55:07 PM »
They definitely have a hold west of Lake Chelan

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Re: Whitetail in Mule Deer Country at 7200 feet
« Reply #25 on: July 02, 2017, 05:19:39 PM »
i saw one ttibits mt in swakane one year archery hunting.  i thought it was a rare thing to see after talking to people I guess it's pretty common.  i would like to harvest a hybrid.

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Re: Whitetail in Mule Deer Country at 7200 feet
« Reply #26 on: July 03, 2017, 11:47:54 AM »
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Id use the terms more aggressive and more adaptable.
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Don't forget the twinning rate in whitetails is significantly higher as well.....AND they breed every year where some mules take a year off.
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Re: Whitetail in Mule Deer Country at 7200 feet
« Reply #27 on: July 04, 2017, 07:29:11 AM »
Seen 5 right along the entiat river last night. Im afraid they are here to stay.

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Re: Whitetail in Mule Deer Country at 7200 feet
« Reply #28 on: July 08, 2017, 12:59:04 PM »
The whitetail are taking over in the Pasayten Wilderness too. Muley numbers are on a decline in Northern Okanogan County. WA Fish & Game better get off their asses quick and make some serious changes (Late Archery Season, more late whitetail permits both sexs, minimize stress on Mulies durring rut, etc......) or Wa will lose the great Mule deer. It's probably safe to say that what is going on in Okanogan and Chelan Counties is most likely same situation along the Eastern side of the Cascades because of the WA Fish & Game lack of better judgement management.

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Re: Whitetail in Mule Deer Country at 7200 feet
« Reply #29 on: July 08, 2017, 03:07:41 PM »
Growing up in Lake Chelan in the late 60's early 70's the Boyd District(above Manson back towards Chelan) was full of Whitetails,  had to go into the Methow over South Navare to get into Muley's.

As for "managers" the WDFW are far from being that!!!!!

AS for the Whitetail,  the only Muley(IMHO)that beats it for taste is one that lives in the wheat land county!
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