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Chiwawa special permits
« on: November 30, 2017, 11:29:58 AM »
Hey lets see some of those Chiwawa special permit bucks.

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Re: Chiwawa special permits
« Reply #1 on: November 30, 2017, 12:04:33 PM »
Hopefully the weather pushed some good ones in.  My son and I scouted a couple times for his youth doe tag and we didn't even see enough sign, let alone deer, to bother going back.

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Re: Chiwawa special permits
« Reply #2 on: November 30, 2017, 03:52:30 PM »
That unit sucks for late tag.

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Re: Chiwawa special permits
« Reply #3 on: November 30, 2017, 04:11:50 PM »
That unit sucks for late tag.

Unless your happy with a 140 buck, I'll second that.
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Re: Chiwawa special permits
« Reply #4 on: November 30, 2017, 04:20:22 PM »
I ended up eating my tag. Saw 2 shooter bucks and the forest cirques blew the only opportunity I had at a great buck. Lots of fog. And the deer were spread way out way up high and down low. I gave it hell and am still happy with the decision with eating the tag. Had plenty of opportunities at 140 class bucks.

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Re: Chiwawa special permits
« Reply #5 on: November 30, 2017, 05:12:03 PM »
My two buddies didn't see anything bigger than a rag horn 4 point. Both ate their tags.
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Re: Chiwawa special permits
« Reply #6 on: November 30, 2017, 06:24:19 PM »
Just goes to show this state is hurting. This unit used to have some pigs in I‎t.

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Re: Chiwawa special permits
« Reply #7 on: November 30, 2017, 06:42:11 PM »
It still does just far and few between. Weather played the biggest part. The one shooter I saw was the biggest buck I have seen in my life. But I hiked a ton took snowmobiles up high gave er hell and that was what I came up with

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Re: Chiwawa special permits
« Reply #8 on: November 30, 2017, 06:46:40 PM »
Just goes to show this state is hurting. This unit used to have some pigs in I‎t.
oh it still does! Just have to work harder than most to get to them. And that's the easy part. Then the hard part is to try to out smart the old warrior in his bedroom! The ones I'm talking about don't come down in the winter.
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Re: Chiwawa special permits
« Reply #9 on: November 30, 2017, 07:35:24 PM »
The transition units like Chiwawa are definitely more difficult than the winter ground destinations like Entiat.  You have to hit it just right to intercept them on the way through - and even then, they are moving through and difficult to catch up with in that terrain.  Once they get to the Entiat or Swakane, there's nowhere else to go.  It's also more weather dependent (need snow, but not too much), and there's more fog being higher and further west. 

I also think the early migration/rut in 2015 hammered the mature bucks in all those units.  The 2 1/2 and 3 1/2 year old bucks all got shot, so now we're not seeing the older age classes.  Need to give it another year or two. 

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Re: Chiwawa special permits
« Reply #10 on: November 30, 2017, 08:06:16 PM »
My buddy was drawn for that unit for muzzleloader only three tags. They only saw one doe the whole time.
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Re: Chiwawa special permits
« Reply #11 on: November 30, 2017, 08:48:04 PM »
That unit sucks for late tag.

For the record I was half joking. Have had the tag twice and helped on several others. Definitely a hit or miss tag. I admire the guys that ate their tags. It's a choice everyone has to make going into the hunt.

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Re: Chiwawa special permits
« Reply #12 on: November 30, 2017, 09:45:33 PM »
I just finished eating my tag, not chiwawa but another really good late tag.  Never saw the 170+I wanted till the last day.  He slipped away but I still had a great hunt.  But that's muzzy hunting

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Re: Chiwawa special permits
« Reply #13 on: November 30, 2017, 10:24:30 PM »
I just finished eating my tag, not chiwawa but another really good late tag.  Never saw the 170+I wanted till the last day.  He slipped away but I still had a great hunt.  But that's muzzy hunting

Don't know how you guys, and gals, do it, I'd be hard pressed to pass a 140 class deer and maybe even a `130.

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Re: Chiwawa special permits
« Reply #14 on: December 01, 2017, 05:21:46 AM »
One mans 140" is another mans 170"

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Re: Chiwawa special permits
« Reply #15 on: December 01, 2017, 05:31:55 AM »
Need a couple mild winters in a row.  Saw a number of bucks in the Entiat that were one or two years from being really big.   If you are looking for 160+ point roast you are going to have to settle for tag soup. 

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Re: Chiwawa special permits
« Reply #16 on: December 01, 2017, 05:36:53 AM »
How about a few years where no late season permits or late hunts

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Re: Chiwawa special permits
« Reply #17 on: December 01, 2017, 05:47:34 AM »
How about a few years where no late season permits or late hunts
If they let wolves get established over in the entiat wintering grounds most of the deer in north cascades will be wiped out in a couple years and there wonít be entiat / chiwawa area late tags at all.  Would like to hear WDFW plan to prevent this as wolves are closing in there now. 


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Re: Chiwawa special permits
« Reply #18 on: December 01, 2017, 07:23:23 AM »
My buddy was drawn for that unit for muzzleloader only three tags. They only saw one doe the whole time.
must have spent an hour in the dark hunting. Don't know how you can spend time in the unit and not see animals.  :dunno:
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Re: Chiwawa special permits
« Reply #19 on: December 01, 2017, 07:32:08 AM »
My buddy was drawn for that unit for muzzleloader only three tags. They only saw one doe the whole time.
must have spent an hour in the dark hunting. Don't know how you can spend time in the unit and not see animals.  :dunno:

 :yeah: :yeah: :yeah:  100% agree. 

Same story with folks in the Entiat....yet in 4 hours middle of the day I saw over 100 deer.  I Also saw two trucks with hunters that never got out to glass.....just kept driving everywhere.  I am amazed they could stay on the road....driving with their eyes closed and all.  LOLOLOL   :chuckle: :chuckle: :chuckle:

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Re: Chiwawa special permits
« Reply #20 on: December 01, 2017, 08:19:29 AM »
One of those trucks was probably the guys i know.! Thatís why they didnít get anything  :chuckle: :chuckle:

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Re: Chiwawa special permits
« Reply #21 on: December 01, 2017, 08:27:35 AM »
Well that saves a few more deer with them staying in their truck

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Re: Chiwawa special permits
« Reply #22 on: December 01, 2017, 08:33:25 AM »
You would think so. Unless forest service hikes down the same ridge your in and starts lighting fires in 10Ē of snow yelling to each other a hundred yards apart.

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Re: Chiwawa special permits
« Reply #23 on: December 01, 2017, 08:42:51 AM »
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Re: Chiwawa special permits
« Reply #24 on: December 01, 2017, 08:43:43 AM »
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