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Re: Chiwawa special permits
« Reply #50 on: December 05, 2017, 09:50:11 PM »
Late Archery has been a bust, 1 nice late buck seen, otherwise 6 to 7 bucks a day nothing to write home about. All 7 hunters hunting the same area. The fog laid in for the first few days of the tag, which made it hard to hunt.

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Re: Chiwawa special permits
« Reply #51 on: December 06, 2017, 08:42:55 PM »
Sure enjoyed visiting with Chuck, great guy and his buddy too, I was pretty sick most of my hunt and did not see what I was looking for, saw an average of 6 bucks a day, all small but fun to watch, thank you for the update on your brother was hoping to hear he got a good one, but he will, that is a great buck you got and saw a pic of a good one a guy got with a muzzle loader, but congrats and please tell Chuck hello for me, Gary

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Re: Chiwawa special permits
« Reply #52 on: December 06, 2017, 09:06:39 PM »
6 bucks a day is good for Chiwawa, it is not the Entiat or Swakane. I think the big problem right now is that very few of those are mature. You guys did well with your bucks!

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Re: Chiwawa special permits
« Reply #53 on: December 06, 2017, 09:09:49 PM »
Sure enjoyed visiting with Chuck, great guy and his buddy too, I was pretty sick most of my hunt and did not see what I was looking for, saw an average of 6 bucks a day, all small but fun to watch, thank you for the update on your brother was hoping to hear he got a good one, but he will, that is a great buck you got and saw a pic of a good one a guy got with a muzzle loader, but congrats and please tell Chuck hello for me, Gary
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Hey Gls was that you in the white tacoma?

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Re: Chiwawa special permits
« Reply #54 on: December 07, 2017, 07:41:19 AM »
So where would the mature bucks be? If there are still does being seen.? The swakane has been slow with the mature bucks to.

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Re: Chiwawa special permits
« Reply #55 on: December 07, 2017, 08:00:07 AM »
The higher elevations of the unit

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Re: Chiwawa special permits
« Reply #56 on: December 07, 2017, 08:56:10 AM »
So where would the mature bucks be? If there are still does being seen.? The swakane has been slow with the mature bucks to.

I just don't think there are a lot of them right now.  Those units got hammered in 2015 with the drought and early migration.  Entiat general buck harvest went from 170 in 2013, to 197 in 2014, to 355 in 2015 (!), and back to 225 in 2016.  Chiwawa and the other surrounding units had the same issue, albeit with smaller numbers.  The 3 points that got shot in 2015 would be your mature bucks now.  Still deer around, just the mix of mature bucks to young bucks and does is off. 

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Re: Chiwawa special permits
« Reply #57 on: December 07, 2017, 06:21:37 PM »
So where would the mature bucks be? If there are still does being seen.? The swakane has been slow with the mature bucks to.

I just don't think there are a lot of them right now.  Those units got hammered in 2015 with the drought and early migration.  Entiat general buck harvest went from 170 in 2013, to 197 in 2014, to 355 in 2015 (!), and back to 225 in 2016.  Chiwawa and the other surrounding units had the same issue, albeit with smaller numbers.  The 3 points that got shot in 2015 would be your mature bucks now.  Still deer around, just the mix of mature bucks to young bucks and does is off. 


Well said, good facts....couldn't agree more!

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Re: Chiwawa special permits
« Reply #58 on: December 07, 2017, 07:40:45 PM »
Gary, Chuck felt horrible for you.Said you looked like you were feeling pretty low. Sorry about that; hunting in the snow is not the funnest thing to be doing when youíre sick. muleyslyer, I think you are spot on when it comes to buck numbers and age class. I know it only takes one big one to make it an amazing season but when you look at dozens of migratory bucks and you only see a couple big tracks out of hundreds in the snow (both low elevation and high) it tells you something about the current herd composition. :twocents:

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Re: Chiwawa special permits
« Reply #59 on: December 07, 2017, 08:24:48 PM »
That's exactly what I dealt with.  Just didn't have the age class I was looking for.  Hopefully pics go through.  Not Chiwawa but close.

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Re: Chiwawa special permits
« Reply #60 on: December 09, 2017, 06:49:01 PM »
Speaking of big tracks in Chiwawa, I came across this up there on the paved part of the 5700.  Looked like it was bedded right on the pavement, wondering if one of you saw it when you came around a corner?  This was on Nov. 11.


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Re: Chiwawa special permits
« Reply #61 on: December 09, 2017, 07:11:34 PM »
Speaking of big tracks in Chiwawa, I came across this up there on the paved part of the 5700.  Looked like it was bedded right on the pavement, wondering if one of you saw it when you came around a corner?  This was on Nov. 11.

Moose?

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Re: Chiwawa special permits
« Reply #62 on: December 09, 2017, 07:20:33 PM »
Speaking of big tracks in Chiwawa, I came across this up there on the paved part of the 5700.  Looked like it was bedded right on the pavement, wondering if one of you saw it when you came around a corner?  This was on Nov. 11.

Moose?

There are moose and I have been told that a stray elk but never seen any myself.
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Re: Chiwawa special permits
« Reply #63 on: December 09, 2017, 08:18:36 PM »
I saw a moose right off that road this year on the 12th send me a cell number and I will send a video I canít figure out how to post a video on here. Saw elk up thee also

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Re: Chiwawa special permits
« Reply #64 on: December 09, 2017, 08:48:40 PM »
I saw moose tracks up there yesterday.  Up pretty high.  Couple turns from where the pavement ends. 
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Re: Chiwawa special permits
« Reply #65 on: December 09, 2017, 08:54:30 PM »
I saw moose tracks up there yesterday.  Up pretty high.  Couple turns from where the pavement ends.

Bet that's the same moose, within a mile or so of these tracks.  I saw a set of cow/calf tracks up that way to the left at the Y about 5 years ago.  This was a single.  Probably same moose Scout saw. 

I've also cut moose tracks up at Sugarloaf this time of year a couple times.  Just haven't laid eyes on one yet.  Also cut a set of elk tracks at the top of Van Creek one time, but that was the only set of elk tracks I've seen in there. 

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Re: Chiwawa special permits
« Reply #66 on: December 09, 2017, 09:05:31 PM »
Friend of mine has seen a couple up there riding snowmobiles a little later in the year.  This was 2 seasons ago I think.

Seems like there are always some random elk in that country. 
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