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Re: Priest Lake Muleys?
« Reply #15 on: October 12, 2017, 04:11:06 PM »
Thanks for the replies guys. No intentions of blowing up the unit or trying to narrow in on someones honey hole. Just looking to see if it was worth my time to hunt muleys within a reasonable distance from the lake. Wasn't sure how far of a drive I'd have in the morning to get into some decent higher country....Hoping I can reach areas within an hr at the very most an hr in a half. If a drive were longer than that I would just stay lower and hunt whiteys...

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Re: Priest Lake Muleys?
« Reply #16 on: October 12, 2017, 04:27:27 PM »
Thanks for the replies guys. No intentions of blowing up the unit or trying to narrow in on someones honey hole. Just looking to see if it was worth my time to hunt muleys within a reasonable distance from the lake. Wasn't sure how far of a drive I'd have in the morning to get into some decent higher country....Hoping I can reach areas within an hr at the very most an hr in a half. If a drive were longer than that I would just stay lower and hunt whiteys...

 :tup:you are not going to blow up the unit ha ha-unit 1 is huge and the high country is endless. you can get there in the time you mentioned

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Re: Priest Lake Muleys?
« Reply #17 on: October 12, 2017, 04:55:39 PM »
Whacked a big muley few years ago..... walking in the middle of a river following a doe... :yike: it's was a cold retrieve.  It's the rut, they will be where you find them.

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Re: Priest Lake Muleys?
« Reply #18 on: October 12, 2017, 05:50:56 PM »
Thanks for the replies guys. No intentions of blowing up the unit or trying to narrow in on someones honey hole. Just looking to see if it was worth my time to hunt muleys within a reasonable distance from the lake. Wasn't sure how far of a drive I'd have in the morning to get into some decent higher country....Hoping I can reach areas within an hr at the very most an hr in a half. If a drive were longer than that I would just stay lower and hunt whiteys...

Most will take one look and go, I think Iíll stay in the truck.   Those with a little more grit will try to climb the hill, and end up back at the truck in 10.   It is very serious unforgiving country....and in November. :yike:
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Re: Priest Lake Muleys?
« Reply #19 on: October 12, 2017, 05:53:15 PM »
Oh man, now I'm going to unit 1 to chase muleys! Thanks for blowing it up and posting a pic. :rolleyes:

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Re: Priest Lake Muleys?
« Reply #20 on: October 12, 2017, 06:31:46 PM »
There are much better units in Idaho for md
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Re: Priest Lake Muleys?
« Reply #21 on: October 12, 2017, 06:43:56 PM »
Thanks for the replies guys. No intentions of blowing up the unit or trying to narrow in on someones honey hole. Just looking to see if it was worth my time to hunt muleys within a reasonable distance from the lake. Wasn't sure how far of a drive I'd have in the morning to get into some decent higher country....Hoping I can reach areas within an hr at the very most an hr in a half. If a drive were longer than that I would just stay lower and hunt whiteys...

Most will take one look and go, I think Iíll stay in the truck.   Those with a little more grit will try to climb the hill, and end up back at the truck in 10.   It is very serious unforgiving country....and in November. :yike:

This is so the trueth.  The best part or not so best part is driving down the roads after some fresh snow and seeing grizzly and many many wolf tracks with no other animal tracks.  It gets ugly weather and snow wise fast up there and is not forgiving that's for sure.

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Re: Priest Lake Muleys?
« Reply #22 on: October 12, 2017, 07:28:40 PM »
Thanks for the replies guys. No intentions of blowing up the unit or trying to narrow in on someones honey hole. Just looking to see if it was worth my time to hunt muleys within a reasonable distance from the lake. Wasn't sure how far of a drive I'd have in the morning to get into some decent higher country....Hoping I can reach areas within an hr at the very most an hr in a half. If a drive were longer than that I would just stay lower and hunt whiteys...

Most will take one look and go, I think Iíll stay in the truck.   Those with a little more grit will try to climb the hill, and end up back at the truck in 10.   It is very serious unforgiving country....and in November. :yike:

This is so the trueth.  The best part or not so best part is driving down the roads after some fresh snow and seeing grizzly and many many wolf tracks with no other animal tracks.  It gets ugly weather and snow wise fast up there and is not forgiving that's for sure.

Lol, not worried about steepness, I've hunted the breaks of the snake river for elk the past 3 years and hiking isn't an issue, although it is steep and deep. However add the thickness, November weather, wolves and grizzlies..... different ballgame! lol

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Re: Priest Lake Muleys?
« Reply #23 on: October 12, 2017, 08:12:02 PM »
If you're trophy hunting mule deer in the panhandle can be a humbling experience. The one good part is after a few days of not seeing any mule deer and busting your butt in the thick rugged mountains you can drop down and hunt whitetails in the lowlands.

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Re: Priest Lake Muleys?
« Reply #24 on: October 13, 2017, 01:54:24 PM »
Oh man, now I'm going to unit 1 to chase muleys! Thanks for blowing it up and posting a pic. :rolleyes:

I don't think it's a secret. :chuckle:

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Re: Priest Lake Muleys?
« Reply #25 on: October 13, 2017, 02:46:02 PM »
Northern Idaho is literally the last place in the state I would go for Mule-Deer, and I've been hunting there for over 20 years. 
Take this opportunity to chase some of the truly giant White-Tails in the area, and be prepared for serious Jungle conditions.
 I would also try some predator calling for Wolves / Cats.  Your non-resident deer tag can be used on either.  :twocents:

 

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