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Author Topic: Why no late hunt in GMU 418 and 437 (modern and muzzleloader)  (Read 2076 times)

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Why no late hunt in GMU 418 and 437 (modern and muzzleloader)
« on: February 15, 2018, 04:20:25 PM »
Just like the topic says although I see there is a late archery hunt in 437.

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Re: Why no late hunt in GMU 418 and 437 (modern and muzzleloader)
« Reply #1 on: February 15, 2018, 04:37:07 PM »
There’s deer in these units?
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Re: Why no late hunt in GMU 418 and 437 (modern and muzzleloader)
« Reply #2 on: February 15, 2018, 04:38:23 PM »
Just like the topic says although I see there is a late archery hunt in 437.

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Re: Why no late hunt in GMU 418 and 437 (modern and muzzleloader)
« Reply #3 on: February 15, 2018, 04:55:51 PM »
Oh man I wish! 

Just a late archery season would make me happy.

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Re: Why no late hunt in GMU 418 and 437 (modern and muzzleloader)
« Reply #4 on: February 15, 2018, 05:44:39 PM »
 Poor numbers and they are too susceptible during the rut. Puts what deer are there in peril. I wish they'd end the high buck in 418 as well.
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Re: Why no late hunt in GMU 418 and 437 (modern and muzzleloader)
« Reply #5 on: February 15, 2018, 06:29:54 PM »
Do you guys think the deer numbers are down because they stopped running hounds there.

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Re: Why no late hunt in GMU 418 and 437 (modern and muzzleloader)
« Reply #6 on: February 15, 2018, 07:13:54 PM »
Do you guys think the deer numbers are down because they stopped running hounds there.
Without a doubt! Lions and bears predate heavily on deer in the higher elevations. The bears really hammer fawns. Alpine hunting has increased tremendously due to exposure from social media and combined with a significant winterkill last year deer numbers are way down.
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Re: Why no late hunt in GMU 418 and 437 (modern and muzzleloader)
« Reply #7 on: February 15, 2018, 07:43:34 PM »
 Oh and I almost forgot, you can now add wolves to the list of predators in 418 as there is now a resident pack.
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Re: Why no late hunt in GMU 418 and 437 (modern and muzzleloader)
« Reply #8 on: February 15, 2018, 07:53:32 PM »
Wow good ol Washington state wild life management at it's best.

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Re: Why no late hunt in GMU 418 and 437 (modern and muzzleloader)
« Reply #9 on: February 16, 2018, 08:49:52 PM »
Except for the islands and I-5 corridor, there hasn't been a late modern firearm season North of I-90 in many years.

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Re: Why no late hunt in GMU 418 and 437 (modern and muzzleloader)
« Reply #10 on: March 03, 2018, 01:01:40 PM »
Oh and I almost forgot, you can now add wolves to the list of predators in 418 as there is now a resident pack.

And if I remember correctly, Skagitsteel has photo evidence of that....

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Re: Why no late hunt in GMU 418 and 437 (modern and muzzleloader)
« Reply #11 on: March 03, 2018, 03:45:06 PM »
Oh and I almost forgot, you can now add wolves to the list of predators in 418 as there is now a resident pack.

And if I remember correctly, Skagitsteel has photo evidence of that....
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Re: Why no late hunt in GMU 418 and 437 (modern and muzzleloader)
« Reply #12 on: March 06, 2018, 04:06:09 PM »
Where's the proof pic.

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Re: Why no late hunt in GMU 418 and 437 (modern and muzzleloader)
« Reply #14 on: March 06, 2018, 05:00:35 PM »
Do you guys think the deer numbers are down because they stopped running hounds there.
Yep.  We have a predator problem in this state.


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Re: Why no late hunt in GMU 418 and 437 (modern and muzzleloader)
« Reply #15 on: March 06, 2018, 08:30:10 PM »
Where's the proof pic.
Of what?
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Re: Why no late hunt in GMU 418 and 437 (modern and muzzleloader)
« Reply #17 on: March 07, 2018, 03:59:17 PM »
Alright the proof is there wow !!

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Re: Why no late hunt in GMU 418 and 437 (modern and muzzleloader)
« Reply #18 on: March 07, 2018, 11:25:20 PM »
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Re: Why no late hunt in GMU 418 and 437 (modern and muzzleloader)
« Reply #19 on: March 16, 2018, 10:49:50 AM »
Where's the proof pic.
Of what?

Here ya go.  Have pics of 3 different wolves back to 2015 in 418.

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Re: Why no late hunt in GMU 418 and 437 (modern and muzzleloader)
« Reply #20 on: March 16, 2018, 10:54:28 AM »

The area where the wolves have showed up the last 3 years has taken a drastic decline in deer numbers.  I realize these things cycle but I had 12 different bucks and almst 20 does on one mountain in 2014, the same mountain had 2 bucks last fall and 2-4 does, spot had bobcat, bear, lion, a wolverine and now wolves on my cams, deer were doomed!

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Re: Why no late hunt in GMU 418 and 437 (modern and muzzleloader)
« Reply #21 on: March 16, 2018, 11:58:55 AM »
Its not a cycle they just kill until not much left then move on

 

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