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High hunts almost here!
« on: July 10, 2017, 09:41:03 PM »
Time to do some scouting

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Re: High hunts almost here!
« Reply #1 on: July 10, 2017, 09:49:46 PM »
2nd best time of the year for sure.

Let's just hope that the wilderness areas don't burn down with all this heat we're supposed to get all summer. 2015 was no bueno, and they're calling for a summer just as hot.

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Re: High hunts almost here!
« Reply #2 on: July 10, 2017, 10:22:57 PM »
Ya. Let's hope they don't shut it down

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Re: High hunts almost here!
« Reply #3 on: July 13, 2017, 08:34:08 AM »
snow is finally starting to melt enough to start getting into the good stuff. A few weeks ago I noticed that snow was still hanging around 4,200 feet, hoping that it's pretty much gone by now.

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Re: High hunts almost here!
« Reply #4 on: July 13, 2017, 09:21:28 AM »
FWIW - my friends and I were in the Enchantments last weekend.  Camped in between the Snow lakes and there was no snow at all around that elevation (~5400').  Up in the Core Zone there was plenty of snow (~6500-7000') but it was mostly in patches and easily traversable. 

Makes me itch to do some proper scouting.

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Re: High hunts almost here!
« Reply #5 on: August 14, 2017, 11:54:09 PM »
What are your favorite wildernesses to hunt in? I have always wanted to do a hunt like that.

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Re: High hunts almost here!
« Reply #6 on: August 15, 2017, 05:21:38 AM »
The Enchantments

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Re: High hunts almost here!
« Reply #7 on: August 15, 2017, 07:04:12 PM »
Not long now! Went up Sunday and did some glassing. Can't get here fast enough!
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Re: High hunts almost here!
« Reply #8 on: August 15, 2017, 07:24:48 PM »
West of the passes.

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Re: High hunts almost here!
« Reply #9 on: August 15, 2017, 07:26:17 PM »
Can't believe it's almost here! Been itching for Sept 15 since last high hunt! Good luck all :tup:

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Re: High hunts almost here!
« Reply #10 on: August 20, 2017, 11:59:45 AM »
Went back up today to do some glassing and saw two bucks of a lifetime! Come on September 15
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Re: High hunts almost here!
« Reply #11 on: August 20, 2017, 12:15:02 PM »
CANT.COME.SOON.ENOUGH
will be my first ever hunt, as well as my father in laws first ever hunt (not including watching his dad hunt in Mexico growing up)

Getting so excited and ready! :whoo:
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Re: High hunts almost here!
« Reply #12 on: August 20, 2017, 01:00:13 PM »
CANT.COME.SOON.ENOUGH
will be my first ever hunt, as well as my father in laws first ever hunt (not including watching his dad hunt in Mexico growing up)

Getting so excited and ready! :whoo:
good way to start! Very very addictive!
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Re: High hunts almost here!
« Reply #13 on: August 23, 2017, 05:28:05 AM »
Yea the Teanaway is the place to go if you want to do well in the high hunt.

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Re: High hunts almost here!
« Reply #14 on: August 23, 2017, 11:07:57 AM »
Haha ive seen 1 four legged critter in 6 days in the Teanaway area.

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Re: High hunts almost here!
« Reply #15 on: August 23, 2017, 11:52:03 AM »
I have seen some awesome bucks this year up there. Going to be nice to tag out early up there this year. :tup:

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Re: High hunts almost here!
« Reply #16 on: August 23, 2017, 05:28:10 PM »
Not WA but Headed to my Colorado high hunt soon. Opens Sep 2nd. 11,000+ feet

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Re: High hunts almost here!
« Reply #17 on: August 29, 2017, 10:26:37 AM »
Did some scouting  but my posts with pictures don't post....  we had camp deer that came in at night and wouldn't leave  kept me up half the night. Going to be a hot out again!

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Re: High hunts almost here!
« Reply #18 on: August 29, 2017, 10:00:04 PM »
Did some scouting but my posts with pictures don't post....  we had camp deer that came in at night and wouldn't leave  kept me up half the night. Going to be a hot out again!

That's a good thing. High hunt and pictures usually leads to crowds.

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Re: High hunts almost here!
« Reply #19 on: September 15, 2017, 05:37:48 PM »
Well it was a quick deer season for me. Tagged out by 7:30. Meat back to camp by 1.not looking forward to the pack tomorrow. All 3 bucks I've been watching all summer were out at first light. Out at a 1000 yards. The two smaller bucks fed towards me and the 30 incher dissapeared, ended up shooting a 26" main frame 4x4 with eye guards. With trashy bases. Will post a pic when I get out.
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Re: High hunts almost here!
« Reply #20 on: September 15, 2017, 05:40:08 PM »
excellent congrats  :IBCOOL:
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Re: High hunts almost here!
« Reply #21 on: September 15, 2017, 06:03:50 PM »
Well it was a quick deer season for me. Tagged out by 7:30. Meat back to camp by 1.not looking forward to the pack tomorrow. All 3 bucks I've been watching all summer were out at first light. Out at a 1000 yards. The two smaller bucks fed towards me and the 30 incher dissapeared, ended up shooting a 26" main frame 4x4 with eye guards. With trashy bases. Will post a pic when I get out.

Wow awesome!!
Excited for the pic(s)!!
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Re: High hunts almost here!
« Reply #22 on: September 15, 2017, 07:55:29 PM »
Nice! I am wanting to try a high hunt myself seems pretty cool and exciting! Good luck to all!

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Re: High hunts almost here!
« Reply #23 on: September 16, 2017, 08:39:13 AM »
Supposed to start snowing above 5000' tomorrow in the Olympics.  The wilderness areas below 5000' could get 4-5" of rain through the week.  Good times!

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Re: High hunts almost here!
« Reply #24 on: September 17, 2017, 06:32:02 PM »
buck
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Re: High hunts almost here!
« Reply #25 on: September 17, 2017, 06:40:36 PM »
nice buck! well done

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Re: High hunts almost here!
« Reply #26 on: September 17, 2017, 06:49:06 PM »
That thing is awsome well done

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Re: High hunts almost here!
« Reply #27 on: September 17, 2017, 06:54:40 PM »
GREAT high hunt buck Teanaway!! Sounds like you had those bucks figured out! Congrats :tup:

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Re: High hunts almost here!
« Reply #28 on: September 17, 2017, 07:20:27 PM »
Sweet buck, Heath!  Congrats!

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Re: High hunts almost here!
« Reply #29 on: September 20, 2017, 12:01:29 PM »
Congrats, Nice Buck!

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Re: High hunts almost here!
« Reply #30 on: September 23, 2017, 05:41:48 PM »
Nice buck Heath. We had a tough hunt. Our group went 2-5 and I wasn't one of the 2. :(


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Re: High hunts almost here!
« Reply #31 on: September 23, 2017, 05:59:53 PM »
Well I finally went on my first hunt!
Unsuccessful but a good learning experience.
Got our asses kicked on a 3.5mile 1000ft elv gain hike (learned to pack lighter next time)
Had a good time, fun camping.
Saw a bear running away from us up the hill.
Saw lots I sign.
That's about it.
Now I know more for next time  :)
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Re: High hunts almost here!
« Reply #32 on: September 23, 2017, 07:28:48 PM »
Nice buck Heath. We had a tough hunt. Our group went 2-5 and I wasn't one of the 2. :(


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bummer for you! But 2-5 on the high hunt isn't bad at all!
Happiness is being in the woods!!!

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Re: High hunts almost here!
« Reply #33 on: September 23, 2017, 08:24:51 PM »
Yep, 2 bucks in camp for the high hunt is awesome. And a lot of work :tup:

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Re: High hunts almost here!
« Reply #34 on: September 23, 2017, 08:30:48 PM »
Well I finally went on my first hunt!
Unsuccessful but a good learning experience.
Got our asses kicked on a 3.5mile 1000ft elv gain hike (learned to pack lighter next time)
Had a good time, fun camping.
Saw a bear running away from us up the hill.
Saw lots I sign.
That's about it.
Now I know more for next time  :)
you learn every time you go up there. First year I did it my pack was 82# going in. This year 52#. Keep after it!
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Re: High hunts almost here!
« Reply #35 on: September 23, 2017, 09:17:04 PM »
every year i tell myself i need to be in better shape for this next year. i have been in better shape every year. this year i really worked hard on it, averaging 4.5 days per week working out. i lifted almost 2 million pounds so far this year and i am in my best shape since getting married almost 10 years ago. my total pack in weight is down to about 45lbs for 5 days and every kind of weather. i still am surprised at how damn hard it is. embrace the suck and feel blessed if you can still do it. it never gets easy

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Re: High hunts almost here!
« Reply #36 on: September 24, 2017, 01:48:45 PM »
Nice buck Heath. We had a tough hunt. Our group went 2-5 and I wasn't one of the 2. :(


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bummer for you! But 2-5 on the high hunt isn't bad at all!

No, not terrible. And we saw two that were big but couldn't get it done. Hoping to have the time to go back up in the regular season.
what in the wild wild world of sports???

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Re: High hunts almost here!
« Reply #37 on: September 24, 2017, 01:58:23 PM »
Nice buck Heath. We had a tough hunt. Our group went 2-5 and I wasn't one of the 2. :(


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bummer for you! But 2-5 on the high hunt isn't bad at all!

No, not terrible. And we saw two that were big but couldn't get it done. Hoping to have the time to go back up in the regular season.
good luck!
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