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Big Game Hunting => Deer Hunting => Topic started by: Jimmy33 on December 03, 2020, 10:32:43 AM

Title: Ritzville Buck Tag 2021
Post by: Jimmy33 on December 03, 2020, 10:32:43 AM
Doing my due diligence with the amount of points I have leading in to 2021...if anyone has drawn his tag or has any insight into the unit that they would like to share, I am all ears. Not interested at all in the general season, just the using of my buck points next year. Would love a PM with info.

Thanks,

Jim
Title: Re: Ritzville Buck Tag 2021
Post by: Timberstalker on December 03, 2020, 10:41:50 AM
Someone has to draw it :dunno:
Title: Re: Ritzville Buck Tag 2021
Post by: Jimmy33 on December 03, 2020, 11:03:34 AM
Not looking for anything other than people who have info to share about info they actually have about the actual unit. I know the draw odds in Washington....as someone said earlier...someone has to draw it.

Thanks
Title: Re: Ritzville Buck Tag 2021
Post by: X-Force on December 03, 2020, 11:06:07 AM
I would get on OnX or base map and look for state or BLM land near ag fields and creek bottoms.
Title: Re: Ritzville Buck Tag 2021
Post by: westside bull on December 03, 2020, 11:07:53 AM
I'm in the same boat if I get drawn I will go scout it and figure things out. I know a few people who have drawn it.I don't think you will have to kill 2pt in that unit there's bigger bucks around I'm sure.
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Title: Re: Ritzville Buck Tag 2021
Post by: Jimmy33 on December 03, 2020, 11:10:51 AM
I'm in the same boat if I get drawn I will go scout it and figure things out. I know a few people who have drawn it I don't think you will have to kill 2pt in that unit there's bigger bucks around I'm sure.
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Thats the kind of info im looking for...just curious if its worth the points. There are a few other buck tags that are pretty good and worth it, just seeing if ritzville is one of them.


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Title: Re: Ritzville Buck Tag 2021
Post by: Jimmy33 on December 03, 2020, 11:11:38 AM
I would get on OnX or base map and look for state or BLM land near ag fields and creek bottoms.
Copy that...will do. Just seeing if I should actually apply for it or not...


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Title: Re: Ritzville Buck Tag 2021
Post by: X-Force on December 03, 2020, 11:24:18 AM
I would get on OnX or base map and look for state or BLM land near ag fields and creek bottoms.
Copy that...will do. Just seeing if I should actually apply for it or not...


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Just looking at the draw odds, public land and success rates Id look to the methow, okanogan area units for a buck hunt any anything over 15 points.
Title: Re: Ritzville Buck Tag 2021
Post by: Jimmy33 on December 03, 2020, 11:28:34 AM
Ive thought about that but not really that interested in hunting whitetail next year...
Title: Re: Ritzville Buck Tag 2021
Post by: LDennis24 on December 03, 2020, 11:39:28 AM
What units does this cover? Is it strictly Ritzville unit 284? I've seen some hogs in the Harrington unit late season! And what are the hunt dates?
Title: Re: Ritzville Buck Tag 2021
Post by: X-Force on December 03, 2020, 11:45:24 AM
Then Id go mayview and work on access
Title: Re: Ritzville Buck Tag 2021
Post by: Jimmy33 on December 03, 2020, 11:50:01 AM
Its just Ritzville...i think the rifle dates are november 1-20


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Title: Re: Ritzville Buck Tag 2021
Post by: LDennis24 on December 03, 2020, 11:54:30 AM
Don't waste your points on that hunt then. I don't know of any killer areas out there that would be worth it to me. I live directly East of Ritzville and hardly ever see big bucks out there. Way better choices up in the mountains.
Title: Re: Ritzville Buck Tag 2021
Post by: emac on December 03, 2020, 01:02:30 PM
I would stay away from mayview also unless you want a spindly 3x3

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Title: Re: Ritzville Buck Tag 2021
Post by: Bowhunter3 on December 03, 2020, 01:49:09 PM
If its a tag you end up drawing, feel free to shoot me a pm for some private land info.
Title: Re: Ritzville Buck Tag 2021
Post by: outdooraddict on December 03, 2020, 02:16:49 PM
i have been trying to draw this tag too, i think a person could shoot a dandy, it does not specify Ritzville, thats just the name of the tag, it is the 284 gmu
Title: Re: Ritzville Buck Tag 2021
Post by: Jimmy33 on December 03, 2020, 02:30:05 PM
If its a tag you end up drawing, feel free to shoot me a pm for some private land info.
Thank you...I appreciate it


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Title: Re: Ritzville Buck Tag 2021
Post by: dvolmer on December 03, 2020, 04:41:04 PM
Washtucna and Hooper are my old stomping grounds.  Did all of my deer hunting there in the 1980's-2000's If you draw the tag let me know and I can share a little bit of info with you.  My hunting partner was born in Hooper and his posterity is from there.  Most of the good hunting is all private but with the late tag you could get some access.  If you are willing to pay a little trespass fee you might be able to hunt some great areas that you would def not have any access opportunity during the normal modern rifle hunt.  If you concentrate your hunt towards the later part of that season, you should get some good rut activity.  My brother,  son, and my daughter have all drawn the tag in the past 10 years.  Once again, if you get drawn, I could steer you towards a few options.
Title: Re: Ritzville Buck Tag 2021
Post by: LDennis24 on December 03, 2020, 05:43:28 PM
Looks like you have some help but I just haven't seen a buck worth using points up on in that GMU... I worked for McGregor and hauled chemical all over the place and just never saw anything that wowed me. They are out there, you just have alot of area to cover to find them and not alot of public land options so hopefully you find some private ground to hunt on.
Title: Re: Ritzville Buck Tag 2021
Post by: Jimmy33 on December 03, 2020, 06:46:15 PM
Washtucna and Hooper are my old stomping grounds.  Did all of my deer hunting there in the 1980's-2000's If you draw the tag let me know and I can share a little bit of info with you.  My hunting partner was born in Hooper and his posterity is from there.  Most of the good hunting is all private but with the late tag you could get some access.  If you are willing to pay a little trespass fee you might be able to hunt some great areas that you would def not have any access opportunity during the normal modern rifle hunt.  If you concentrate your hunt towards the later part of that season, you should get some good rut activity.  My brother,  son, and my daughter have all drawn the tag in the past 10 years.  Once again, if you get drawn, I could steer you towards a few options.
Awesome...thank you sir.
Title: Re: Ritzville Buck Tag 2021
Post by: Jimmy33 on December 03, 2020, 06:46:59 PM
Looks like you have some help but I just haven't seen a buck worth using points up on in that GMU... I worked for McGregor and hauled chemical all over the place and just never saw anything that wowed me. They are out there, you just have alot of area to cover to find them and not alot of public land options so hopefully you find some private ground to hunt on.

Thank you for the reply...I appreciate your input.
Title: Re: Ritzville Buck Tag 2021
Post by: ELKBURGER on December 04, 2020, 11:39:54 AM
I have toyed around with the idea of putting in for the special permit there. I've been hunting that unit during general without seeing any monsters. I'm sure November might bring out the bigger bucks.
Title: Re: Ritzville Buck Tag 2021
Post by: DOUBLELUNG on December 04, 2020, 01:09:25 PM
My first season in Wenatchee (2002) I caught my one and only case in Washington of a nonresident hunting on a resident license.  I was working at a commercial meat processor to collect samples for CWD testing surveillance when a large sedan rolled in with CA plates, popped the trunk and unloaded a really nice buck, about 25" with mass and trash.  He gave a name and an East Wenatchee address, it was an odd name that was a pretty common last name minus a letter.  I took down the plate number and made a call to one of the F&W LEOs, who was able to confirm the gentleman was a bonafide California resident with the common last name, and was able to track him down at the East Wenatchee address and arrest him on a couple of charges and relieve him of his poached deer.

I mention this because the deer was killed in GMU 284 (on private land).
Title: Re: Ritzville Buck Tag 2021
Post by: Rutnbuxnbulls on December 13, 2020, 03:10:36 PM
A contractor on the project I was working on killed a couple nice muley bucks with his buddy.  Regular season rifle bucks.  Both deer were respectable and had some age to them.  I would think you should have plenty of time to figure things out by next season.
Title: Re: Ritzville Buck Tag 2021
Post by: finnman on December 13, 2020, 07:24:38 PM
We had the tag in 2004. All three of us took bucks off the Blankenship ground north of Washtucna. While scouting we saw some good bucks over on Rock creek BLM. We als had permission from the ranch just west of the BLM land, but we all filled our tags at Blankenships, good ground lots of deer and we missed a huge whitetail buck.
Title: Re: Ritzville Buck Tag 2021
Post by: Jimmy33 on December 13, 2020, 07:48:36 PM
We had the tag in 2004. All three of us took bucks off the Blankenship ground north of Washtucna. While scouting we saw some good bucks over on Rock creek BLM. We als had permission from the ranch just west of the BLM land, but we all filled our tags at Blankenships, good ground lots of deer and we missed a huge whitetail buck.
Thanks for the info.


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Title: Re: Ritzville Buck Tag 2021
Post by: Jimmy33 on December 13, 2020, 07:49:05 PM
A contractor on the project I was working on killed a couple nice muley bucks with his buddy.  Regular season rifle bucks.  Both deer were respectable and had some age to them.  I would think you should have plenty of time to figure things out by next season.
I think so too...just love to talk about it during the offseason


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