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Chewuch quality tag
« on: November 04, 2017, 10:37:04 PM »
A little worried. Hunted first four days and saw 10 bucks. (8 )2pts. (1) crab claw 4 x 4 and (1) 4 x 2.  Headed home for some work.  Going back next weekend and staying to end. Hoping things are a little better when I return.

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Re: Chewuch quality tag
« Reply #1 on: November 05, 2017, 05:07:18 AM »
keep at it
head north around 20 mile
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Re: Chewuch quality tag
« Reply #2 on: November 05, 2017, 06:23:36 AM »
It picks up later. Helped on this hunt a couple times. It's a blast

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Re: Chewuch quality tag
« Reply #3 on: November 05, 2017, 07:22:41 AM »
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Re: Chewuch quality tag
« Reply #4 on: November 05, 2017, 08:20:37 AM »
 It'll begin to really pick up around the 10th. So don't worry, about the time you come back there will be fresh snow on the ground, more bucks around, and they'll  be starting to get pretty stupid at that point.
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Re: Chewuch quality tag
« Reply #5 on: November 05, 2017, 08:21:18 AM »
On a side note, glad to hear that you saw that many two points, it means good things for next year.
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Re: Chewuch quality tag
« Reply #6 on: November 05, 2017, 03:47:21 PM »
Between units 218 and 224 I have helped in 11 of these hunts(none of my own because I don't put in for them) and am helping a fella this year in 224 and I helped a guy in 218 last year also. We are seeing about the same thing, not much, but as I and a few others said before the season, its bad in the Methow and will be for 3-8 years IMO. Ok, so during the general we seen a lot of cats, cat sign and cached cougar kills between Tiffany and 20 mile (just fyi), a guy killed a collared cat somewhere in the Boulder creek turf and a partner seen 2 cats in that turf also(once again fyi). The weather has been going on over there for 3 weeks(we were in a foot of snow in 218 for a few days during the regular season) so deer were starting to stage but the migration wasn't in full swing yet. Still numbers in a few of the staging areas we hit were horrible compared to other years, even with the weather. Not trying to be negative here but just telling it as a lot of us have seen it. If you are familiar with the unit hit the staging areas, routes etc. If you are not familiar then keep hitting those spots that your seeing deer so far, it will be a matter of time before something comes through that will get your heart pumping. It just may take a little more time and patience for the next few years, hang in there. :tup:

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Re: Chewuch quality tag
« Reply #7 on: November 05, 2017, 06:06:20 PM »
On a side note, glad to hear that you saw that many two points, it means good things for next year.

Not good if thats all thats doing the breeding. Hopefully a few of them have some "big boy" genes in them, ...just saying.

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Re: Chewuch quality tag
« Reply #8 on: November 05, 2017, 06:24:36 PM »
Well just got back from a weekend in Mazama.  Whitetail are taking over from the looks of things.  One nice muley south of Twisp and a real nice 4x4 in brother-in-laws yard this morning :tup:   Biggest body deer seen were two whitetail does :yike:

Seen more Whitetail then muley's BUT that is usually what happens when your not hunting! :chuckle:
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Re: Chewuch quality tag
« Reply #9 on: November 06, 2017, 08:21:49 PM »
I am heading over to my place on Cub Creek Thursday night and will check out a couple of spots. If I see anything noteworthy I will let you know.

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Re: Chewuch quality tag
« Reply #10 on: November 06, 2017, 09:09:55 PM »
On a side note, glad to hear that you saw that many two points, it means good things for next year.

Not good if thats all thats doing the breeding. Hopefully a few of them have some "big boy" genes in them, ...just saying.
I get tired of hearing that. Everyone is always saying we have a terrible 2pt gene in this state when in fact that's not the case. Id bet 90% of those deer are just young. To many people hunting them and every legal 3pt gets killed. If we'd let these deer get some age on them you'd realize those 2pts just need a few more years.
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Re: Chewuch quality tag
« Reply #11 on: November 06, 2017, 09:30:46 PM »
On the 2pt note....Unless it is already a mature buck, which verrrrrrrrrry few Muley bucks are mature 2pts.....any one of those 2pt bucks could have the genes of a trophy. They might all be 4 pts next year. Every 200" buck was a spike once... I personally like see 2pts and hope to see a bunch where I hunt during the regular season because that tells me the future is bright!
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Re: Chewuch quality tag
« Reply #12 on: November 07, 2017, 05:10:41 AM »
On the 2pt note....Unless it is already a mature buck, which verrrrrrrrrry few Muley bucks are mature 2pts.....any one of those 2pt bucks could have the genes of a trophy. They might all be 4 pts next year. Every 200" buck was a spike once... I personally like see 2pts and hope to see a bunch where I hunt during the regular season because that tells me the future is bright!
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Re: Chewuch quality tag
« Reply #13 on: November 07, 2017, 06:56:44 AM »
I have this tag as well.  Just haven't had time with work to make it over yet.  Now they scheduled me for a meeting down in Portland the Nov. 12-14.  Making it difficult to say the least.
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Re: Chewuch quality tag
« Reply #14 on: November 07, 2017, 08:04:48 AM »
Its gonna start getting good from now on to the end I would imagine! Have fun!!
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Re: Chewuch quality tag
« Reply #15 on: November 07, 2017, 09:53:26 AM »
On a side note, glad to hear that you saw that many two points, it means good things for next year.

Not good if thats all thats doing the breeding. Hopefully a few of them have some "big boy" genes in them, ...just saying.
I get tired of hearing that. Everyone is always saying we have a terrible 2pt gene in this state when in fact that's not the case. Id bet 90% of those deer are just young. To many people hunting them and every legal 3pt gets killed. If we'd let these deer get some age on them you'd realize those 2pts just need a few more years.

Total agree with you buglebuster, thats why I clarified my statement with "hopefully a few have some big boy genes", we seen quite a few big mature 2 points in the Methow this year on some of our higher elevation scouting trips(august-sept), some were in the 24-26 inch range, seems each year more and more have been being seen. I know our family usually comes across a carcass or two every year that was "someones mistake". Talked to a F and W guy who said it happens all the time over there, they hear"I could have swore I seen three points, how could a 2 point be that big".....once again, just saying :tup:

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Re: Chewuch quality tag
« Reply #16 on: November 07, 2017, 10:09:10 AM »
Upper Cub Creek was notorious for very tall two points.
It is not hard tell an immature two point from a buck that is three years or older and will never grow another fork. We saw a couple roman nose two points up there as well over the years.
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Re: Chewuch quality tag
« Reply #17 on: November 07, 2017, 10:30:10 AM »
Upper Cub Creek was notorious for very tall two points.
It is not hard tell an immature two point from a buck that is three years or older and will never grow another fork. We saw a couple roman nose two points up there as well over the years.

Your absolutely right Alchase,  I have a pictures of a few two points close to what your describing, heck I shot a nice 5 by 4 three years ago that with the guts out weighed 248, it was traveling with 7 does and 3 other bucks, 2 of the other bucks were 2 points and both were bigger bodied deer than the one I shot and both had probably around 24 to 26 inch spreads!

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Re: Chewuch quality tag
« Reply #18 on: November 07, 2017, 10:33:55 AM »
Anyways, good luck to you guys with these tags :tup:

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Re: Chewuch quality tag
« Reply #19 on: November 07, 2017, 05:27:38 PM »
All the two pts. We're all young deer.  Few of them even had their own  heriom of does.

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Re: Chewuch quality tag
« Reply #20 on: November 08, 2017, 06:35:05 AM »
I scouted up on Sweetgrass this year when they reopened the road and the only deer I saw was a big mature 2pt. Spent 3 days hunting Blues up there and crossed it off the list for deer hunting due to the lack of sign. Didn't see much for deer sign till Cub Pass. Last year on Thanksgiving day I hiked up 1st creek to the top of the ridge on the road and there were 2 really nice Bucks up there so keep that in mind as it gets later in the season.

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Re: Chewuch quality tag
« Reply #21 on: November 08, 2017, 06:49:52 AM »
I drove up sweet grass last week. Saw one deer track in the snow and a bunch of wolf tracks.

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Re: Chewuch quality tag
« Reply #22 on: November 08, 2017, 07:57:18 AM »
I drove up sweet grass last week. Saw one deer track in the snow and a bunch of wolf tracks.

Yep, couple years ago we saw a wolf up there, not good.

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Re: Chewuch quality tag
« Reply #23 on: November 08, 2017, 07:25:41 PM »
Wolves are starting to take ahold up Cub, a partner of mine seen 2 huge cats up around sweetgrass 3 years ago. This year, a whole bunch of wolf tracks. A real shame :'(

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Re: Chewuch quality tag
« Reply #24 on: November 08, 2017, 08:00:09 PM »
I was talking to a hunter today that hunted Beaver Creek area, He and his buddy saw many wolf tracks, some newly scattered deer carcasses also. He talked to a "gamie" that told him the winter kill was 60%. The hunter said that was interesting as the winter was not that bad, the "gamie " said they count wolf and cougar kills as winter kills,,, I guess no matter what time of year it is, they will call it "winter kill"?
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