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Big Game Hunting => Deer Hunting => Topic started by: BigCutty3 on November 22, 2020, 03:28:01 PM

Title: Kapowsin/Eatonville deer season this year, how was it for you?
Post by: BigCutty3 on November 22, 2020, 03:28:01 PM
I didnt see the "annual" Kapowsin thread this year and figured I would start one, as I know there are a decent amount of folks on here that hunt it.  I will admit the place is a love/hate relationship for me, its close to home so I spend a fair amount of time there hiking, shed hunting and some deer hunting as well, but it seems to continue to get tougher for deer every year, and if I didnt buy it I would likely branch to other areas and probably be more succesful on larger bucks.  Knowing I would be unable to hunt most of the late season I lowered my standards a bit and shot a 2 point the last week of general season, with no regrets.  Went up and pulled some cards today and was kind of disappointed in the amount of rut activity and bucks I had.  Four cameras in decent areas Ive got history with and only 4 different bucks in the last month, one 3 point and the rest were nice 2 points, all in the first two weeks of November and all night pics, not a single buck during the day.  The normal abundance of elk yotes and cats on camera.  Definitely a weird year up there and looking back Im glad i took the one chance I had.  Curious what other folks take on the season was?
Title: Re: Kapowsin/Eatonville deer season this year, how was it for you?
Post by: Rookie24 on November 22, 2020, 06:23:23 PM
I got a big 4x4 on Thursday morning in the very back of Kapowsin...If I only knew how to post pics  :dunno:
Title: Re: Kapowsin/Eatonville deer season this year, how was it for you?
Post by: trophyhunt on November 22, 2020, 07:13:34 PM
I think the predators arenít hungry, the deer in my walk in unit are harder to find every year. Lots of elk, lots of yotes, bobcat and cougar. As I have said before, if it wasnít for the elk drawing, I wouldnít buy the pass.  Itís half the cost of an out of state tag. Iíd give it a 3 out of 10 for deer hunting. 
Title: Re: Kapowsin/Eatonville deer season this year, how was it for you?
Post by: Rookie24 on November 22, 2020, 07:29:37 PM
I think the predators arenít hungry, the deer in my walk in unit are harder to find every year. Lots of elk, lots of yotes, bobcat and cougar. As I have said before, if it wasnít for the elk drawing, I wouldnít buy the pass.  Itís half the cost of an out of state tag. Iíd give it a 3 out of 10 for deer hunting.

Never seen so many coyotes, on the hoof and on my cameras, than I did this year.

Title: Re: Kapowsin/Eatonville deer season this year, how was it for you?
Post by: highside74 on November 22, 2020, 07:35:54 PM
I got a big 4x4 on Thursday morning in the very back of Kapowsin...If I only knew how to post pics  :dunno:

Open phone gallery. Crop picture to smaller size. Then right below where you type your post click the attachments and go to your gallery file and click on the cropped picture. Then post it.
Title: Re: Kapowsin/Eatonville deer season this year, how was it for you?
Post by: highside74 on November 22, 2020, 07:42:18 PM
I have the Eatonville and Vail pass. Buy the Eatonville pass for the elk draw and close to home hunts. My brother saw a couple decent deer and shot a small forky. Saw pics of one decent dead buck. We saw an average 2 at the end of general season but couldn't get my son on him. Not many good deer sightings in there. We killed our deer in Vail. Went in Eatonville side tonight to try and help my SIL find a buck. Saw 5 deer total 2 bucks but my brother was to far away to get to me. I should have been looking closer to where they were. If it wasn't for the elk draw and the gate being 15 min from home I wouldn't buy it.
Title: Re: Kapowsin/Eatonville deer season this year, how was it for you?
Post by: Rookie24 on November 22, 2020, 07:51:05 PM
I got a big 4x4 on Thursday morning in the very back of Kapowsin...If I only knew how to post pics  :dunno:

Open phone gallery. Crop picture to smaller size. Then right below where you type your post click the attachments and go to your gallery file and click on the cropped picture. Then post it.

Grazie
Title: Re: Kapowsin/Eatonville deer season this year, how was it for you?
Post by: logger on November 23, 2020, 11:33:15 AM
I got a big 4x4 on Thursday morning in the very back of Kapowsin...If I only knew how to post pics  :dunno:
were you the one that caught a ride out?
Title: Re: Kapowsin/Eatonville deer season this year, how was it for you?
Post by: Rookie24 on November 23, 2020, 11:51:56 AM
I got a big 4x4 on Thursday morning in the very back of Kapowsin...If I only knew how to post pics  :dunno:
were you the one that caught a ride out?

I was... were you one of my rescue team?? I owe you all some beer if so...
Title: Re: Kapowsin/Eatonville deer season this year, how was it for you?
Post by: highside74 on November 23, 2020, 12:06:08 PM
Rides from loggers are like gifts sent from above. I used to hunt the Eatonville side when it was walking only. It was 5 miles to where I would hunt and the logging trucks would cut a lot of that on the way in most times. Good on ya for giving the ride.
Title: Re: Kapowsin/Eatonville deer season this year, how was it for you?
Post by: Rookie24 on November 23, 2020, 12:46:26 PM
Rides from loggers are like gifts sent from above. I used to hunt the Eatonville side when it was walking only. It was 5 miles to where I would hunt and the logging trucks would cut a lot of that on the way in most times. Good on ya for giving the ride.

You aint a lying... saved me at LEAST 3 hours of rainy boot time.
Title: Re: Kapowsin/Eatonville deer season this year, how was it for you?
Post by: brokentrail on November 23, 2020, 01:09:28 PM
My deer season was the same as it always is.  I hunt pretty hard, riding my bike behind locked gates 90% of the time and I hunt daylight to dark, unless I have to run out and pick my son up after school to hunt.  I take vacation the last week of general and the 4 day late season, and I am happy if I have one chance a year to tag out.  I had more than one chance this year and I didn't tag out, but that was my fault, well maybe the scope got bumped in one specific case, but I had my chance.  My youngest son did fill his tag, so had my shot been true, we'd have went 2 for 2 in there again this year.

I don't have a lot to compare it to really as I almost always hunt here as it is close to home and allows me more hunting time/ opportunity than if I was traveling to hunt somewhere.
Title: Re: Kapowsin/Eatonville deer season this year, how was it for you?
Post by: westside Elkhunter on November 23, 2020, 05:16:58 PM
Was up in kapowsin yesterday. Saw a few elk no deer. And missed a bobcat☹

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Title: Re: Kapowsin/Eatonville deer season this year, how was it for you?
Post by: fishnfur on November 24, 2020, 07:18:27 PM
I got a big 4x4 on Thursday morning in the very back of Kapowsin...If I only knew how to post pics  :dunno:

Open phone gallery. Crop picture to smaller size. Then right below where you type your post click the attachments and go to your gallery file and click on the cropped picture. Then post it.

Grazie

Alternatively, you can open the file in Windows Paint app and click on resize in the upper L. list of options.  Choose the "pixels" option and try something around 1200 X 800.  Save the result and post it.