collapse
Double U Hunting Supply A lightweight orange vest that complements your technical hunting apparel!

Author Topic: Any advice for Mt. Baker Highway Alpine Blacktail?  (Read 721 times)

Offline WAnoob

  • Virtual Campfire
  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Hunter
  • *
  • Join Date: Feb 2015
  • Posts: 240
  • Location: bellingham
Any advice for Mt. Baker Highway Alpine Blacktail?
« on: September 03, 2017, 10:24:53 AM »
I've done quite a bit of scouting this summer with no actual sightings of bucks. The hot weather and smoke doesn't seem to be helping. I seem to see more sign down low than I do up high. Any advice on areas to check out for the modern season, pm's are ok too.

I live in Bellingham and have hunted the past two years with no luck on these critters. I've shot plenty of Sitka blacktail back home in Alaska but can't seem to connect on these ones.

Thanks for any help
AK 907

Offline 3nails

  • WA State Trappers Association
  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Frontiersman
  • *
  • Join Date: Apr 2011
  • Posts: 3509
    • Jeff Hinkle
Re: Any advice for Mt. Baker Highway Alpine Blacktail?
« Reply #1 on: September 03, 2017, 01:09:45 PM »
 There was a significant winter kill up there this year which is what you are more than likely experiencing. Combine that with the open slopes being severely dried up by the hot summer. Hopefully you have some lower elevation areas you can hunt this year.
"The word of God is like a lion. You don't have to defend a lion. All you have to do is let the lion loose, and the lion will defend itself."
Charles Spurgeon

Instagram    3nails_hinkle

Offline Buckewe

  • Off-Topics
  • Trade Count: (+3)
  • Scout
  • *
  • Join Date: Oct 2015
  • Posts: 403
  • Location: Everson
Re: Any advice for Mt. Baker Highway Alpine Blacktail?
« Reply #2 on: September 03, 2017, 01:36:03 PM »
Seems like all the animals are at lower elevations this year
Blacktail lives matter

 

* Recent Topics

2018 Special Permits: Drawing Results by RB
[Today at 08:45:21 PM]


Anybody use the Grizzlystik 650g arrow and broadhead setup? by northwesthunter84
[Today at 08:37:38 PM]


FS 9.3 X 62 by kselkhunter
[Today at 08:36:56 PM]


Anyone fish Costa Rica? by MisplacedAlaskan
[Today at 08:36:51 PM]


WTS Couple of Mags by sled
[Today at 08:35:22 PM]


New short action 338 idea by kselkhunter
[Today at 08:33:46 PM]


Sturgeon fishing question by Ridgeratt
[Today at 08:24:55 PM]


3/4 ton thoughts by rasbo
[Today at 08:23:01 PM]


Lets see pictures of your Mancaves! by millerwheeler
[Today at 08:22:49 PM]


washington draw by millerwheeler
[Today at 08:20:58 PM]


Report Wolf Sightings Here - Hunting-Washington Wolf Count 158+ by Ridgeratt
[Today at 08:12:57 PM]


2018 Draw by sled
[Today at 08:12:39 PM]


Budget friendly spotter by BULLBLASTER
[Today at 08:00:06 PM]


Blue Mountains reunion by CaNINE
[Today at 07:59:49 PM]


Reloading by CarbonHunter
[Today at 07:51:14 PM]


2018 Sheds. Post them here! by quadrafire
[Today at 07:23:03 PM]


It begins again, more wolf cattle kills 2018 by wolfbait
[Today at 07:16:56 PM]


2017 Sheds. Post them here! by Watimberghost
[Today at 06:56:38 PM]


Travel Trailer batteries by huntandjeep
[Today at 06:28:47 PM]


WTT/WTS AR for something by yorketransport
[Today at 06:27:31 PM]