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Title: Mcnary lottery
Post by: asmith on September 22, 2018, 08:32:24 PM
Any get a good draw this year? 

I got two crappy draws, 12/8 #21 and 12/9 #11

Hoping for some good ridgefield draw results to make up for this
Title: Re: Mcnary lottery
Post by: kselkhunter on September 22, 2018, 08:41:10 PM
Getting harder to draw these days.   I remember getting top 3 draws at Umatilla in our group of guys every year (somebody in the group of 8 usually drew of top 3), but with the increased popularity that doesn't happen anymore.  I got #13 at Umatilla for 12/29.   Buddy of mine drew #1 Mcnary on opening day this year, but that is Cascade elk season in OR so can't join him as I already committed to my OR elk buddies for their hunt.
Title: Re: Mcnary lottery
Post by: Fishnclifff on September 23, 2018, 07:37:41 PM
I got 3 draws
11/24&25, 12/22
All of them #10 or 11
Not real bad
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Post by: KB88 on September 23, 2018, 08:18:27 PM
I seem to forget about this every year for last 4 years.. good luck!
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Post by: medic6 on September 23, 2018, 08:23:09 PM
Number 1 and 6 in January.  Nothing else
Title: Re: Mcnary lottery
Post by: Fishnclifff on September 24, 2018, 12:23:20 PM
I seem to forget about this every year for last 4 years.. good luck!

Always in August
Title: Re: Mcnary lottery
Post by: Ryannibarger09 on September 24, 2018, 04:26:05 PM
11 january, 22 december, and 16 october for me
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Post by: Fishnclifff on September 27, 2018, 08:53:57 PM
11 january, 22 december, and 16 october for me
See you there
Title: Re: Mcnary lottery
Post by: curtdiesel on September 28, 2018, 11:04:45 AM
I drew an ok. Jan, 19th Pick this year.
Title: Re: Mcnary lottery
Post by: KopperBuck on September 28, 2018, 11:11:17 AM
Our group drew 2 #1s in Jan at McNary. Nothing special in Irrigon. Couple mid teens and 20s, one top 10 outside of the group I'll probably go on. McNary is definitely easier to draw than Irrigon, but it is getting harder.
Title: Re: Mcnary lottery
Post by: asmith on October 01, 2018, 01:31:47 PM
Ridgefield lottery results emailed out today.  I got 11/8 #13 and 1/8 #6. Not too bad
Title: Re: Mcnary lottery
Post by: bobcat on October 02, 2018, 02:14:46 PM
Ridgefield lottery results emailed out today.  I got 11/8 #13 and 1/8 #6. Not too bad

I got 12/29 #10. Will that get me a decent blind? Will be my first time hunting there. I assume there might be a few no-shows?
Title: Re: Mcnary lottery
Post by: asmith on October 02, 2018, 04:10:04 PM
Ridgefield lottery results emailed out today.  I got 11/8 #13 and 1/8 #6. Not too bad

I got 12/29 #10. Will that get me a decent blind? Will be my first time hunting there. I assume there might be a few no-shows?
 

This will be my first year hunting ridgefield as well.
Title: Re: Mcnary lottery
Post by: curtdiesel on October 02, 2018, 04:38:43 PM
Ridgefield has always been more busy that McNary on the days I have gone.  This year I "did not win any picks."  >:(

Title: Re: Mcnary lottery
Post by: full choke on October 02, 2018, 06:48:18 PM
Ridgefield lottery results emailed out today.  I got 11/8 #13 and 1/8 #6. Not too bad

I got 12/29 #10. Will that get me a decent blind? Will be my first time hunting there. I assume there might be a few no-shows?
 

This will be my first year hunting ridgefield as well.

It is kind of a neat place to hunt. I have only hunted there twice. Once was a number 1 draw in October, once was with a buddy on a #10 in november. Both times we shot near limits, had to wait and work hard to get mallards and widgeon. I don't know why- but that place is a Spoonie Mecca. I have never seen so many spoonbills in one place. Late december might be a good time to try and get a full plumaged drake for the wall. Good luck- have fun.
Title: Re: Mcnary lottery
Post by: Fishnclifff on October 02, 2018, 07:59:40 PM
 I got nothing again at Ridgefield.
5 yrs running
Title: Re: Mcnary lottery
Post by: KopperBuck on October 11, 2018, 07:42:47 PM
Heard that the Umatilla Refuge is now going with 4 people per blind. Personally, Iím not excited about that.


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Title: Re: Mcnary lottery
Post by: goosegunner on October 15, 2018, 12:02:25 PM
I got nothing again at Ridgefield.
5 yrs running

 My son nor I drew anything either.
Title: Re: Mcnary lottery
Post by: hdshot on October 16, 2018, 04:46:43 PM
Didn't even try this year. Buddy and I had some good Wednesday picks last year but did very poor.  Lots more hunters now causing crowding around the good blinds and to much shooting at the pigeon ducks from the other blinds keeping mallards high and mighty or on the safe side.  The word is out but cashed in on some very good mallard shoots in resent past but now is over hunted.