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What part of Lake Chelan is considered high buck?
« on: August 15, 2009, 12:17:38 AM »
Hi all,
Looking to do some high buck on Sep 18-19 in the Lake Chelan area, and curious what sections of it are considered "high buck" hunting.
Looking on this page, under Chelan Wildlife Area, http://wdfw.wa.gov/lands/wildlife_areas/search/search_region.php?searchby=region&search=2&orderby=wla%20ASC, are all of these sites (Chelan Butte, Entiat, Pateros, Swakane, and White River) considered legal to hunt high buck? Which species are considered high buck?
Sorry for the seemingly dumb questions, never deer hunted in WA before and just curious about some of this high buck.

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Re: What part of Lake Chelan is considered high buck?
« Reply #1 on: August 15, 2009, 06:15:56 AM »
No, all those areas aren't in the high hunt.  Thanks for asking before doing something stupid.  You'll need to pick up a set of regs, you know the ones with the cool whitetail pic on the front, and read through it thoroughly.  Its defined as the Lake Chelan Recreation area, or park.  You have several others to choose from as well such as Glacier Peak.  

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Re: What part of Lake Chelan is considered high buck?
« Reply #2 on: August 15, 2009, 08:11:19 AM »
No, all those areas aren't in the high hunt.  Thanks for asking before doing something stupid.  You'll need to pick up a set of regs, you know the ones with the cool whitetail pic on the front and read through it thoroughly.  Its defined as the Lake Chelan Recreation area, or park.  You have several others to choose from as well such as Glacier Peak.  

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Re: What part of Lake Chelan is considered high buck?
« Reply #3 on: August 15, 2009, 08:12:54 AM »
 :chuckle: :chuckle: I think I know the regs your talking about Bone
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Re: What part of Lake Chelan is considered high buck?
« Reply #4 on: August 15, 2009, 10:24:07 AM »
 ;)
By the way, you'll note on a map that the Chelan Recreation area isn't easily accessible or you can't reasily drive to it.  You'll need a boat, horse or a good pair of boots.

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Re: What part of Lake Chelan is considered high buck?
« Reply #5 on: August 15, 2009, 10:13:48 PM »
You can easily access the Lake Chelan Rec Area by taking the Lady of the Lake ferry out of Chelan.  You can also access the Glacier Peak Wilderness via the same ferry, to Holden Village, then the bus up to Domke.  That puts you within hiking distance. 
As long as we have the habitat, we can argue forever about who gets to kill what and when.  No habitat = no game.

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Re: What part of Lake Chelan is considered high buck?
« Reply #6 on: August 16, 2009, 05:48:44 PM »
It is very easy to backpack from Stehekin. To access the Glacier Peak Wilderness just go up Devore Creek, Campany Creek or Agnes Creek.  Cascade Corrals (Craig Courtney) may be able to pack you in if you want a more comfortable camp and don't want to pack out game.  You can also get off the Lady of the Lake at Lucerne and take the bus to Holden where you can hike up Ten Mile Creek, to Lake Holden or up Railroad Creek or go into the Copper Basin.  Good bucks in all of that country.

The Chelan National Recreation Area is also good and has easy access from Moore Point northwest to Mock and McGregory Mountain.  Cascade Corrals also packs into that area but, realistically, are probably booked.  Plan on backpacking your hunt.

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Re: What part of Lake Chelan is considered high buck?
« Reply #7 on: August 16, 2009, 05:52:07 PM »
There other ways in, but most involves a 2+ miles hike before you can hunt.
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Re: What part of Lake Chelan is considered high buck?
« Reply #8 on: August 18, 2009, 06:16:19 AM »
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It is very easy to backpack from Stehekin.

I don't remember that being easy.  :chuckle:

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Re: What part of Lake Chelan is considered high buck?
« Reply #9 on: August 18, 2009, 06:32:59 AM »
You can easily access the Lake Chelan Rec Area by taking the Lady of the Lake ferry out of Chelan.  You can also access the Glacier Peak Wilderness via the same ferry, to Holden Village, then the bus up to Domke.  That puts you within hiking distance. 

This is easy?...  :chuckle:
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Re: What part of Lake Chelan is considered high buck?
« Reply #10 on: August 18, 2009, 06:56:20 AM »
They know you are a redneck when you board the lady of the lake next to the little gal from Seattle and have a deer strapped to your back. LOL

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Re: What part of Lake Chelan is considered high buck?
« Reply #11 on: August 18, 2009, 03:27:13 PM »
They know you are a redneck when you board the lady of the lake next to the little gal from Seattle and have a deer strapped to your back. LOL

Oh I wanna see that  :chuckle: :chuckle:

I hadn't thought of going up into that country for high hunt......hmmmmmmm...adding to list of things to do before I die  ;)
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Re: What part of Lake Chelan is considered high buck?
« Reply #12 on: August 18, 2009, 03:48:07 PM »
Yep, That is on my Bucket List. My older brothers used to hick up by Domke Lk. in the 70s and 80s, lots of good stories, and big deer

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Re: What part of Lake Chelan is considered high buck?
« Reply #13 on: August 18, 2009, 03:55:22 PM »
I've hunted there and a few other places the last two years and I don't have any good stories or big deer...  Biggest I've seen in two seasons is a small 3 point... 

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Re: What part of Lake Chelan is considered high buck?
« Reply #14 on: August 18, 2009, 03:56:34 PM »
No, all those areas aren't in the high hunt.  Thanks for asking before doing something stupid.  You'll need to pick up a set of regs, you know the ones with the cool whitetail pic on the front and read through it thoroughly.  Its defined as the Lake Chelan Recreation area, or park.  You have several others to choose from as well such as Glacier Peak.  

 :chuckle:

By the way, I think I submitted a huge whitetail picture they didn't use on the cover.  I wonder who or what you have to do to get that cover...   ;)

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Re: What part of Lake Chelan is considered high buck?
« Reply #15 on: August 18, 2009, 04:04:57 PM »
They know you are a redneck when you board the lady of the lake next to the little gal from Seattle and have a deer strapped to your back. LOL

That would be awsome!
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Re: What part of Lake Chelan is considered high buck?
« Reply #16 on: August 20, 2009, 02:51:57 PM »
Even worse, try coming back from the San Juan Islands with a deer on your back.  Talk about getting the eye.  Been there done that.  At least Chelan has a few rednecks. 
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Re: What part of Lake Chelan is considered high buck?
« Reply #17 on: August 20, 2009, 03:12:58 PM »
dumb question.. can you quad up there at all?  it would be nice to 4wheel in ya know? any trails at all?

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Re: What part of Lake Chelan is considered high buck?
« Reply #18 on: August 20, 2009, 04:07:19 PM »
I would say no but I'm not certain.  Most of that is wilderness area which is a no wheeled area
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Re: What part of Lake Chelan is considered high buck?
« Reply #19 on: March 12, 2017, 08:05:15 PM »
Anyone figure out a feasible way to get to the national recreation area? Or is it the same several years later? I understand having to hike but is there a way that it's about 2 miles not too difficult or is the only way 5+ miles of hiking?
I'm not considering any ferries in talking drive, park, hike.
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Re: What part of Lake Chelan is considered high buck?
« Reply #20 on: March 12, 2017, 08:07:46 PM »
Anyone figure out a feasible way to get to the national recreation area? Or is it the same several years later? I understand having to hike but is there a way that it's about 2 miles not too difficult or is the only way 5+ miles of hiking?
I'm not considering any ferries in talking drive, park, hike.
Geography doesn't seem to change very often....

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Re: What part of Lake Chelan is considered high buck?
« Reply #21 on: March 12, 2017, 08:10:49 PM »
Lol!!! I mean my dad volunteers with national trails association and they make trails where there weren't before. So as far as I knew they could have made a more accessible trail to the area since '09 when this post started.
Thanks for assuming I'm a moron tho  :P  ;)
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Re: What part of Lake Chelan is considered high buck?
« Reply #22 on: March 12, 2017, 08:16:09 PM »
Lol!!! I mean my dad volunteers with national trails association and they make trails where there weren't before. So as far as I knew they could have made a more accessible trail to the area since '09 when this post started.
Thanks for assuming I'm a moron tho  :P  ;)
It's National Park Service land, you have a better chance of seeing a moose in that area than a newly established trail.  :twocents:

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Re: What part of Lake Chelan is considered high buck?
« Reply #23 on: March 13, 2017, 06:18:41 AM »
Lol!!! I mean my dad volunteers with national trails association and they make trails where there weren't before. So as far as I knew they could have made a more accessible trail to the area since '09 when this post started.
Thanks for assuming I'm a moron tho  :P  ;)
It's National Park Service land, you have a better chance of seeing a moose in that area than a newly established trail.  :twocents:

I've seen moose tracks and droppings for the last 6-7 years consistently on the north shore of Lake Chelan, and my hunting buddy saw a cow and calf in August of last year. Pretty cool.

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Re: What part of Lake Chelan is considered high buck?
« Reply #24 on: March 13, 2017, 07:34:00 AM »
Lol!!! I mean my dad volunteers with national trails association and they make trails where there weren't before. So as far as I knew they could have made a more accessible trail to the area since '09 when this post started.
Thanks for assuming I'm a moron tho  :P  ;)
It's National Park Service land, you have a better chance of seeing a moose in that area than a newly established trail.  :twocents:
I've seen moose tracks and droppings for the last 6-7 years consistently on the north shore of Lake Chelan, and my hunting buddy saw a cow and calf in August of last year. Pretty cool.
Seen any new trails?  :chuckle:

 

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