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Title: ENTIAT GMU 247 QUALITY DEER
Post by: wilsoka on September 28, 2020, 03:11:52 PM
First time up this way, I have been up and scouted a few spots. Any pointers? Ideas? Cannot believe how many roads are in this unit.
Title: Re: ENTIAT GMU 247 QUALITY DEER
Post by: mburrows on September 28, 2020, 04:25:48 PM
Use em to your advantage. Cover the country and glass glass glass. You got a rifle tag or archery?

Super fun hunt. Enjoy it and good luck.
Title: Re: ENTIAT GMU 247 QUALITY DEER
Post by: ibuyre on September 28, 2020, 04:59:25 PM
I only hunted that unit one time. But when I was there, you could see this huge path where deer would come down out of the high country, and the guys I was hunting with said it was the migration path that the deer would take, but that it normally only happened during the quality tag time. So you might look into that. I think a lot of that migration has to do with snow in the high country.
Title: Re: ENTIAT GMU 247 QUALITY DEER
Post by: Sutherland on September 28, 2020, 05:07:38 PM
 :yeah:

Glass glass and do some more glassing after you glassed. What tag do you have rifle or archery?
Title: Re: ENTIAT GMU 247 QUALITY DEER
Post by: wilsoka on September 28, 2020, 07:50:24 PM
Rifle, I plan to make a few more trips before the season starts 11/1. Learn the roads some more and start glassing more. I appreciate all the input so far!
Title: Re: ENTIAT GMU 247 QUALITY DEER
Post by: Duckhunter14 on September 28, 2020, 07:56:00 PM
Bring the best glass you can and extra spotters if possible. A solid tripod to glass off of helps as well. Cover a lot of country and wait for the right buck, you'll see plenty.

Clint
Title: ENTIAT GMU 247 QUALITY DEER
Post by: wilsoka on September 28, 2020, 07:57:56 PM
Thanks Clint, I got two additional bodies coming up with me to glass.


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Title: Re: ENTIAT GMU 247 QUALITY DEER
Post by: Duckhunter14 on September 28, 2020, 08:04:21 PM
A nice cold snap and some snow early up high will help get those bigger bucks moving down into the unit as well. Keep an eye on the forecast and prepare for what the weather will throw at you. The roads are in pretty good shape but it can change fast with a little snow in the steep spots.
Title: Re: ENTIAT GMU 247 QUALITY DEER
Post by: wilsoka on September 28, 2020, 08:08:29 PM
Iím hoping for cold, I will be up at least 11/1-11/8...Hoping to have some something in the bag during that time.

Some of those roads wouldnít be to fun in the snow I would imagine. Didnít really glass much this last weekend just drove around a ton learning the roads and tagging some spots that seemed good on on-x.


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Title: Re: ENTIAT GMU 247 QUALITY DEER
Post by: mburrows on September 28, 2020, 08:14:43 PM
Your season and the hunt will only get better each day so be patient if you can.
Title: Re: ENTIAT GMU 247 QUALITY DEER
Post by: BLDtraLR on September 28, 2020, 08:20:33 PM
Chains on all 4  and if you start sliding aim for the ditch and bank it instead of going over the edge. :yike:  Get in shape.  :dunno:  Those roads get pretty gnarly after a hard freeze or 2 and coming down in the dark is to say the least is an adventure. Have seen a few trucks piled up on the bad side of  OK. gulch  :bash:      Did i say get in shape.
 :bdid: :yeah:
Title: Re: ENTIAT GMU 247 QUALITY DEER
Post by: BLDtraLR on September 28, 2020, 08:27:06 PM
Also do a search on here  lot's of great info   and GREAT people that are willing to help :hello: :tup: :tup:.                        Good Luck hope to see pics of a gnarly grey bodied  dark horned beast     :llam:
Title: Re: ENTIAT GMU 247 QUALITY DEER
Post by: Sutherland on September 28, 2020, 08:48:32 PM
Exactly well said all. Chains all around are a must. It can get nasty up there very very quickly! Pray for snow! I had the late archery tag last year and had the time of my life! Such a fun hunt, you will see several bucks every day. Enjoy and keep us posted. If you ever run into trouble or a hairy situation give a shout out. I'm always willing to help and live in Wenatchee.
 
Title: Re: ENTIAT GMU 247 QUALITY DEER
Post by: Dadofive on September 28, 2020, 10:33:44 PM
Here's someone trespassing on my road in that unit. About 1.5 miles up a private road. Yes, there are a lot of roads in that unit and many are private.  This was taken from my neighbor's cam. Not someone lost but a deliberate as it is posted from bottom to top as private. Best use OnX in the area.
Title: Re: ENTIAT GMU 247 QUALITY DEER
Post by: Dadofive on September 28, 2020, 10:36:21 PM
Just to note, I'm a really nice guy and don't get riled up about much... except stealing and trespassing (another form of stealing).
Title: Re: ENTIAT GMU 247 QUALITY DEER
Post by: ThurstonCokid on September 28, 2020, 11:17:10 PM
Chains on all 4  and if you start sliding aim for the ditch and bank it instead of going over the edge. :yike:  Get in shape.  :dunno:  Those roads get pretty gnarly after a hard freeze or 2 and coming down in the dark is to say the least is an adventure. Have seen a few trucks piled up on the bad side of  OK. gulch  :bash:      Did i say get in shape.
 :bdid: :yeah:
Yeah... adventure. Thereís some roads out there that if it snows you leave the door open as youíre driving down.. if the truck goes you bail out of the door. Seriously. One of the best tags in the state to have for sure. Canít wait to see the results


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Title: Re: ENTIAT GMU 247 QUALITY DEER
Post by: blindluck on September 29, 2020, 05:48:37 AM
Check out hooks and horns TV monster muley video on YouTube. Big buck taken in this unit several years ago
Title: Re: ENTIAT GMU 247 QUALITY DEER
Post by: elkrack on September 30, 2020, 11:38:23 AM
Itís amazing the bucks that will hang out just out of site from the road! Seen some monsters bedded down a few hundred yards down Ridgelines that tons of people just drive on by :twocents:
Title: Re: ENTIAT GMU 247 QUALITY DEER
Post by: Skyvalhunter on September 30, 2020, 01:04:31 PM
Best of luck
Title: Re: ENTIAT GMU 247 QUALITY DEER
Post by: gasman on September 30, 2020, 01:30:46 PM
Great hunt, wife drew 5 years ago......
Pray for early snow to push bucks down,  but there are plenty of big local bucks in that unit, thats for sure.
Steliko is an area to keep an eye on, wife missed a masher up there  :bash:
Devils Backbone I. Eleven is one of the areas you can watch the migrating deer move through.  Steep on top, with clearing, but bushy down low, and the deer hold up in the thick stuff, a masher 3x3 with a 33" spread was taken right off the lower road the year we hunted.
Hunt the last part of the season. The closer to the end of the permit,  the better the rutt takes hold.
if it was me, and some day I hope it is, I would spend the last week of the season  hunting.
Title: Re: ENTIAT GMU 247 QUALITY DEER
Post by: scoutdog346 on October 01, 2020, 12:51:45 PM
My advice: If u got more then 2 days to hunt that tag please!!! Hold for at least a 150"+.  Also if u can hit a group 9f 5" at 70 yards ur good.  Also  Try for the heart I know this is hard to believe but I've had mule deer in swakane go 500+ yd with a double lung shot. Good luck!
Title: Re: ENTIAT GMU 247 QUALITY DEER
Post by: scoutdog346 on October 01, 2020, 01:14:58 PM
Archery
Title: Re: ENTIAT GMU 247 QUALITY DEER
Post by: Gonehuntin01 on October 02, 2020, 07:10:32 AM
I will also be up there for the archery hunt.  Gonna head back over in a few weeks and see what I see.  Did some scouting/learning in August. 
Title: Re: ENTIAT GMU 247 QUALITY DEER
Post by: Pathfinder101 on October 02, 2020, 07:28:49 AM
Just tagging along to see what you come up with.   :tup:  Good Luck!
Title: Re: ENTIAT GMU 247 QUALITY DEER
Post by: wilsoka on October 02, 2020, 08:31:25 AM
Gonehuntin01 my tag is for Modern. When is the archery season up there? Thought it already passed Sept 25th.
Title: Re: ENTIAT GMU 247 QUALITY DEER
Post by: Rainier10 on October 02, 2020, 08:33:21 AM
late archery season starts right after the late rifle season ends.

I have the hunter ed incentive tag so I get to hunt the rifle season with a rifle and then the archery season with a bow.
Title: Re: ENTIAT GMU 247 QUALITY DEER
Post by: elkrack on October 02, 2020, 09:51:19 AM
late archery season starts right after the late rifle season ends.

I have the hunter ed incentive tag so I get to hunt the rifle season with a rifle and then the archery season with a bow.

 :yike:

Thatís fricken awesome!  :tup:
Title: Re: ENTIAT GMU 247 QUALITY DEER
Post by: WAcoueshunter on October 02, 2020, 10:07:39 AM
I saw the note about the Hooks and Horns TV episode, so watched it last night.  Think it's a pretty good example of what to expect.  Drive and glass, drive and glass.  Focus on the snow line and just above.  Will need to look over a lot of bucks to find a good one.  Don't be surprised if you lose multiple days to fog or other weather, etc.  It can get really frustrating, and then all the sudden a big buck steps out and it's all good!  It's a great experience, no question.  Enjoy it! :tup:
Title: Re: ENTIAT GMU 247 QUALITY DEER
Post by: Rainier10 on October 02, 2020, 10:11:57 AM
late archery season starts right after the late rifle season ends.

I have the hunter ed incentive tag so I get to hunt the rifle season with a rifle and then the archery season with a bow.

 :yike:

Thatís fricken awesome!  :tup:
It was a really lucky draw for sure.  It is a second deer tag as well so I can shoot a buck in my normal hunting area and shoot one with this permit.  I am a lucky son of a gun for sure.
Title: Re: ENTIAT GMU 247 QUALITY DEER
Post by: SkookumHntr on October 02, 2020, 10:14:44 AM
You sure on that?
Title: Re: ENTIAT GMU 247 QUALITY DEER
Post by: Rainier10 on October 02, 2020, 10:18:28 AM
You sure on that?
On what I just said about the hunter ed incentive tag?  Positive.  I have the second tag in my pocket and the letter from the WDFW telling me the rules.
Title: Re: ENTIAT GMU 247 QUALITY DEER
Post by: opdinkslayer on October 02, 2020, 10:28:18 AM
Getting excited for the hunt following this thread. Gonna poke around the first full weekend & then be back for the last 9 days with my camp & glassing posse in tow. :chuckle: :tup:
Title: Re: ENTIAT GMU 247 QUALITY DEER
Post by: RileyH on October 02, 2020, 10:29:37 AM
The "most" accurate weather forecast I've seen predicts mild/average winter statewide. If you don't get early snow, go high, and be there before light and until dark if you're comfortable with the driving conditions.

The mature Chelan & Okanogan county bucks get hunted HARD and they know how to hide.
Title: Re: ENTIAT GMU 247 QUALITY DEER
Post by: Rainier10 on October 02, 2020, 10:33:51 AM
Getting excited for the hunt following this thread. Gonna poke around the first full weekend & then be back for the last 9 days with my camp & glassing posse in tow. :chuckle: :tup:
I am bringing a tow strap to jerk your rig out of my way if you try to block any roads.  :chuckle:  Looking forward to touching base with you up there.

I will be taking my kids elk hunting that first weekend but hope to sneak away for the day on Veterans day then be back over there from the 14 til the close of archery season.  If I still haven't filled my incentive tag I can hunt the chiwawa until December 8th.
Title: Re: ENTIAT GMU 247 QUALITY DEER
Post by: opdinkslayer on October 02, 2020, 10:43:02 AM
We will definitely have to meet up for a beer & compare notes! Looking forward to it! :tup:
Title: Re: ENTIAT GMU 247 QUALITY DEER
Post by: wilsoka on October 08, 2020, 04:10:19 PM
Thanks for the input and advice everyone! I am looking forward to 11/1 getting here, I will be heading up again this weekend to do some driving to find some spots!
Title: Re: ENTIAT GMU 247 QUALITY DEER
Post by: opdinkslayer on October 08, 2020, 04:50:49 PM
Iíll be over on the 7th for a couple days & then back on the 13th to the 20th if needed. Probably see ya up there unless ya canít stay off the trigger :chuckle:
Title: Re: ENTIAT GMU 247 QUALITY DEER
Post by: gasman on October 09, 2020, 07:43:27 AM
Thanks for the input and advice everyone! I am looking forward to 11/1 getting here, I will be heading up again this weekend to do some driving to find some spots!

I will be up their this weekend also, camping on Mud Creek road. Gonna take the bikes up and do some riding. Stop on in to camp or if you see a fat guy and blue/white Yamaha,  flag me down, would be happy to share information  :hello:
I'll be riding with a shorter fat kid on a red/white Honda....lol
Title: Re: ENTIAT GMU 247 QUALITY DEER
Post by: Skyvalhunter on October 09, 2020, 08:12:33 AM
Gas what will you be camping in?
Title: Re: ENTIAT GMU 247 QUALITY DEER
Post by: wilsoka on October 09, 2020, 08:19:20 AM
I will be in a black F150 hope to cross paths!
Title: Re: ENTIAT GMU 247 QUALITY DEER
Post by: gasman on October 09, 2020, 12:19:13 PM
Gas what will you be camping in?

Truck Camper.
will have a Red Dodge, and older Ford Ranger at camp too.
Title: Re: ENTIAT GMU 247 QUALITY DEER
Post by: Lapua338 on October 09, 2020, 04:40:45 PM
Iíll be there the final 2 weeks of the hunt, my dad drew the tag. Should be fun
Title: Re: ENTIAT GMU 247 QUALITY DEER
Post by: wilsoka on November 13, 2020, 07:38:15 PM
Found this big boy 20 minutes into my hunt today! Great day today thatís GMU247.
Title: Re: ENTIAT GMU 247 QUALITY DEER
Post by: Sawbuck on November 13, 2020, 07:41:27 PM
Awesome congrats
Title: Re: ENTIAT GMU 247 QUALITY DEER
Post by: MADMAX on November 13, 2020, 07:45:30 PM
Dandy
Title: Re: ENTIAT GMU 247 QUALITY DEER
Post by: Skillet on November 13, 2020, 07:46:31 PM
Digging these dark horned snow bucks! 

Nice job on that tag  :tup:
Title: Re: ENTIAT GMU 247 QUALITY DEER
Post by: gee_unit360 on November 13, 2020, 07:56:49 PM
Found this big boy 20 minutes into my hunt today! Great day today thatís GMU247.

Nice buck! How wide is he?
Title: Re: ENTIAT GMU 247 QUALITY DEER
Post by: Sutherland on November 13, 2020, 08:23:33 PM
Fun hunt forsure, great buck down! Congrats.
Title: Re: ENTIAT GMU 247 QUALITY DEER
Post by: jstone on November 13, 2020, 08:25:50 PM
Nice job
Fantastic buck
Title: Re: ENTIAT GMU 247 QUALITY DEER
Post by: wilsoka on November 13, 2020, 08:45:54 PM
25Ē
Title: Re: ENTIAT GMU 247 QUALITY DEER
Post by: HUNTINCOUPLE on November 13, 2020, 08:51:00 PM
25Ē

Heack ya 20 mins!!!!! :IBCOOL:
Title: Re: ENTIAT GMU 247 QUALITY DEER
Post by: bornhunter on November 13, 2020, 09:11:36 PM
Found this big boy 20 minutes into my hunt today! Great day today thatís GMU247.

 :tup:
Title: Re: ENTIAT GMU 247 QUALITY DEER
Post by: Rainier10 on November 13, 2020, 09:54:43 PM
Congrats buddy! Just getting back to camp. Hoping to find one similar in the next two weeks.
Title: Re: ENTIAT GMU 247 QUALITY DEER
Post by: wilsoka on November 13, 2020, 09:59:37 PM
We will be cruising around if you need a set of eyes! Text you in the morning.
Title: Re: ENTIAT GMU 247 QUALITY DEER
Post by: Rainier10 on November 13, 2020, 10:05:44 PM
Sounds great.
Title: Re: ENTIAT GMU 247 QUALITY DEER
Post by: BLDtraLR on November 13, 2020, 10:37:25 PM
Nice buck  :tup: :tup:  Guess friday the 13th is your lucky day !!!
Title: Re: ENTIAT GMU 247 QUALITY DEER
Post by: gasman on November 14, 2020, 02:19:44 PM
What a beast..... :tup:
Title: Re: ENTIAT GMU 247 QUALITY DEER
Post by: jae on November 14, 2020, 02:42:52 PM
Great Buck, Congratulations!
Title: Re: ENTIAT GMU 247 QUALITY DEER
Post by: CaNINE on November 14, 2020, 02:44:51 PM
Nice deer bud!!!! :tup:
Title: Re: ENTIAT GMU 247 QUALITY DEER
Post by: Lapua338 on November 14, 2020, 04:48:29 PM
Nice buck!! We have seen a handful of smaller 4 points. Seems like a few deer are moving down with this snow.
Title: Re: ENTIAT GMU 247 QUALITY DEER
Post by: Gonehuntin01 on November 14, 2020, 06:21:33 PM
Great buck..congrats.  luv them dark horns
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Post by: Gonehuntin01 on November 15, 2020, 09:30:01 PM
Great buck..congrats.  luv them dark horns
Title: Re: ENTIAT GMU 247 QUALITY DEER
Post by: Skyvalhunter on November 16, 2020, 05:41:56 AM
Congrats on the Buck!! That's a good old roman nosed buck
Title: Re: ENTIAT GMU 247 QUALITY DEER
Post by: HntnFsh on November 16, 2020, 06:28:24 PM
 Saw a different picture of that buck today. It's a dandy! Congrats!
Title: Re: ENTIAT GMU 247 QUALITY DEER
Post by: h2ofowlr on November 16, 2020, 07:33:54 PM
Looks like a nice buck.  Congrats.
Title: Re: ENTIAT GMU 247 QUALITY DEER
Post by: wilsoka on November 17, 2020, 12:29:40 PM
Hereís another shot!
Title: Re: ENTIAT GMU 247 QUALITY DEER
Post by: jstone on November 17, 2020, 12:51:18 PM
Great picture
Title: Re: ENTIAT GMU 247 QUALITY DEER
Post by: cbond3318 on November 17, 2020, 12:54:56 PM
Found this big boy 20 minutes into my hunt today! Great day today thatís GMU247.

Stud buck buddy! Congrats. Just sent you a text!

Cory
Title: Re: ENTIAT GMU 247 QUALITY DEER
Post by: DOUBLELUNG on November 18, 2020, 04:03:03 PM
Congrats on a great buck!  Thank you for the share!
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Post by: Wunderlich33 on November 18, 2020, 04:09:13 PM
Nice Buck!
Title: Re: ENTIAT GMU 247 QUALITY DEER
Post by: Rainier10 on November 18, 2020, 07:23:05 PM
Archery guys are gonna love it this year. Deer were rutting so hard today. This weekend should be amazing.