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Title: High buck success? Anyone?
Post by: eliandsky on September 19, 2021, 09:23:09 AM
Swear I only heard one maybe 2 shots when generally I hear 10+. I only saw one almost shooter 4 yo w funky points. Saw a dozen 1.5-2.5 legal 2s n 3s but guessing the early snow last year is lead to an early migration and therefore a high harvest. Lots of does though.

Again saw no one in my area but mature deer were few n far between. We usually find 2-3 target bucks a year.

Saw a lot of new camo on folks trail hunting on the way out. They all looked great. Kiddos to first light it would appear your market share is strong. Lol

Hope there is some success out there and our area is the exception. I am just an admirer of mature deer. Weather on my wall or in my glass.


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Post by: Hectocotylus on September 19, 2021, 11:25:21 AM
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Got one down on Friday was pretty excited.


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Post by: redi on September 19, 2021, 01:13:10 PM
Nice job congrats
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Post by: huntnfmly on September 19, 2021, 01:16:32 PM
Way to go congrats nice buck thanks for sharing
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Post by: eliandsky on September 19, 2021, 01:23:53 PM
Way to go. Nice work


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Post by: Jpmiller on September 19, 2021, 03:16:09 PM
Buddy got one, I turned down the invitation to go with but I believe he alluded to a second member of the group getting another.
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Post by: blacktailer on September 19, 2021, 08:39:04 PM
Nice job Jer. 
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Post by: abhold87 on September 19, 2021, 10:46:55 PM
Myself and and 3 other guys hiked up tatoosh buttes trail to white lake. Lots of down trees and tons of rain. Scared and saw over 40 deer on Thursday to include 4 bucks at 100 yards. I was to busy looking at them instead of shooting  :bash: . One was a real nice 4x4 that I keep replaying it my head him looking at me over his shoulder then running off. But after hiking out 23 miles for 13 hours and getting to slate pass at 1:30am im okay with continuing to hunt with the multi season tag  :tup:
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Post by: salt n sage90 on September 20, 2021, 09:34:49 AM
I shot a small 5x3 in the Pasayten Saturday evening. Not very many people out with the weather being temperamental.
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Post by: ian_padron on September 20, 2021, 03:13:24 PM
Myself and and 3 other guys hiked up tatoosh buttes trail to white lake. Lots of down trees and tons of rain. Scared and saw over 40 deer on Thursday to include 4 bucks at 100 yards. I was to busy looking at them instead of shooting  :bash: . One was a real nice 4x4 that I keep replaying it my head him looking at me over his shoulder then running off. But after hiking out 23 miles for 13 hours and getting to slate pass at 1:30am im okay with continuing to hunt with the multi season tag  :tup:

And now next year instead of 40 deer you'll have 40 hunters in your spot. First rule of the high hunt... don't talk about it. 2nd rule, if you DO talk about it, don't post your spot on a forum lmao
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Post by: 7mmfan on September 20, 2021, 03:24:57 PM
Myself and and 3 other guys hiked up tatoosh buttes trail to white lake. Lots of down trees and tons of rain. Scared and saw over 40 deer on Thursday to include 4 bucks at 100 yards. I was to busy looking at them instead of shooting  :bash: . One was a real nice 4x4 that I keep replaying it my head him looking at me over his shoulder then running off. But after hiking out 23 miles for 13 hours and getting to slate pass at 1:30am im okay with continuing to hunt with the multi season tag  :tup:

And now next year instead of 40 deer you'll have 40 hunters in your spot. First rule of the high hunt... don't talk about it. 2nd rule, if you DO talk about it, don't post your spot on a forum lmao

Maybe it was a decoy spot? A lot of sun in that picture...  :chuckle:
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Post by: Ronquillo08 on September 20, 2021, 03:25:41 PM
 :chuckle: :yeah:
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Post by: abhold87 on September 20, 2021, 03:26:37 PM
Oh I’m not worried I won’t be heading up there again. I have a closer spot that has been just as good or better. Just really wanted to hike way back in there once. Beautiful area and found some deer so I don’t mind sharing where it was.
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Post by: abhold87 on September 20, 2021, 03:34:18 PM
Wednesday afternoon and Thursday were actually pretty nice out. Tuesday and Friday sucked weather wise. We’ve actually done really well hunting in the rain though in the past.
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Post by: Skyvalhunter on September 20, 2021, 04:58:29 PM
23 miles is a long way to haul out a buck if You get one. Trail all the way or not. The farther in you are doesn't guarantee success or that you will see more animals. Have known guys that have taken very nice animals a short distance in but you probably know that. Scouting an area is probably the number one priority. But it's all about the experience.
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Post by: abhold87 on September 20, 2021, 07:54:26 PM
23 miles is a long way to haul out a buck if You get one. Trail all the way or not. The farther in you are doesn't guarantee success or that you will see more animals. Have known guys that have taken very nice animals a short distance in but you probably know that. Scouting an area is probably the number one priority. But it's all about the experience.

Completely agree. Our usual family spot we go into the pasayten is way closer. Just something I have always wanted to do getting way back in there. Definitely okay with not having to hike that nice buck I saw out that far. 
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Post by: full choke on September 21, 2021, 05:15:11 PM
Our annual High buck trip was quiet too. Not much in the way of shooter bucks, we heard 4 gunshots in 8 days, 3 of which came from our camp, and those were for bears. One was a guys first time big game kill (right)and another guys first bear(left). We had nearly 30hrs of rain and tent time in which we laughed, sipped whiskey and kept the stove hot and ate home made freeze dried meals, chicken Marsala was voted number 1 followed closely by “grandmas chili” and beef stew (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20210922/83e20e8315473dc9713c6e0792269560.jpg)
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 :tup:

Good times!
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Post by: Platensek-po on September 21, 2021, 05:35:22 PM
Our annual High buck trip was quiet too. Not much in the way of shooter bucks, we heard 4 gunshots in 8 days, 3 of which came from our camp, and those were for bears. One was a guys first time big game kill (right)and another guys first bear(left). We had nearly 30hrs of rain and tent time in which we laughed, sipped whiskey and kept the stove hot and ate home made freeze dried meals, chicken Marsala was voted number 1 followed closely by “grandmas chili” and beef stew (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20210922/83e20e8315473dc9713c6e0792269560.jpg)
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Awesome!
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Post by: Boss .300 winmag on September 21, 2021, 05:45:50 PM
Our annual High buck trip was quiet too. Not much in the way of shooter bucks, we heard 4 gunshots in 8 days, 3 of which came from our camp, and those were for bears. One was a guys first time big game kill (right)and another guys first bear(left). We had nearly 30hrs of rain and tent time in which we laughed, sipped whiskey and kept the stove hot and ate home made freeze dried meals, chicken Marsala was voted number 1 followed closely by “grandmas chili” and beef stew (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20210922/83e20e8315473dc9713c6e0792269560.jpg)
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 :tup:

Good times!

Nice looking bears.👍
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Post by: Ridgerunner on September 21, 2021, 06:02:16 PM
Way to take care of some predators.  Good job. 
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Post by: TriggerMike on September 21, 2021, 06:08:09 PM
Oh I’m not worried I won’t be heading up there again. I have a closer spot that has been just as good or better. Just really wanted to hike way back in there once. Beautiful area and found some deer so I don’t mind sharing where it was.
Sounds like a fun trip! Side note, you should edit the location out. I know you don't care and that's one hell of a hike to get in there, but it is good practice and etiquette in the age of the internet. Just my opinion.
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Post by: Watimberghost on September 21, 2021, 08:32:46 PM
Nice bears fellas! That area has a lot of them!
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Post by: OPtrah on September 22, 2021, 10:17:16 AM
My hunting partners buck. Olympic Mountains High Buck

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Post by: Bronson on September 22, 2021, 11:00:31 AM
That Olympics pic/buck is great.  Love those wilderness areas.
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Post by: ctwiggs1 on September 22, 2021, 11:08:34 AM
I can't tell if he's hiding his face or wearing a mask in the middle of the Olys :chuckle:

Nice buck!
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Post by: Mtnwalker on September 22, 2021, 11:14:18 AM
My hunting partners buck. Olympic Mountains High Buck

What an awesome photo
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Post by: bankwalker on September 22, 2021, 11:44:37 AM
My hunting partners buck. Olympic Mountains High Buck


Heck yea! Pretty awesome finding one still in velvet too!
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Post by: OPtrah on September 22, 2021, 11:51:32 AM
I can't tell if he's hiding his face or wearing a mask in the middle of the Olys :chuckle:

Nice buck!

Haha no mask were worn in the taking of this photo I can assure you that.
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Post by: redi on September 22, 2021, 12:42:10 PM
Great photos and memories made
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Post by: yakimanoob on September 23, 2021, 10:52:20 AM
We went in on Saturday and saw a number of folks headed out, sopping wet and warn out from trying to hunt in that much rain.  Our strategy to be in place when the storm ended payed off, and we came out with a beauty of a 4x5 (or 5x6 or somewhere in between depending on how you feel about little eye guards).

I was surprised we didn't see more hunter traffic once the weather cleared, although to be fair we did spend a lot of time down in a deep hole trying to figure out how to get out so we may have missed folks on the trails :chuckle:
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Post by: Ronquillo08 on September 23, 2021, 12:46:21 PM
Nice :tup:
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Post by: ganghis on September 23, 2021, 12:53:39 PM
Congrats to everyone that was successful!  Didn't see any legal bucks myself & didn't hear any shots the entire time I was out (Sat - Mon).  Kind of a hit or miss spot though...
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Post by: Skyvalhunter on September 24, 2021, 09:07:51 AM
It sure is nice to tag out and be able to hunt bear, grouse, predators and do some high lake fishing!!
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Post by: bowman on September 25, 2021, 05:24:36 PM
Learned a ton on the high buck. First time doing it. Hiked further than we should have. 16 miles to camp and 8400’ of total climb to where we camped. Never saw another hunter.

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Post by: ganghis on September 25, 2021, 05:44:54 PM
Nice work - congrats!  That's a hell of a long pack out, but sounds like you had some friends to split the load. 
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Post by: Boss .300 winmag on September 25, 2021, 06:02:43 PM
Nicely done bowman. Is the buck in the pic the one you got?
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Post by: bowman on September 25, 2021, 07:31:34 PM
Thank you. It was a group effort for sure. Took four of us to get it done and yes that’s the same deer. It was all of our first time on the hunt. What a roller coaster of a hunt. We spent about four months planning the hunt and it was pretty special when it all came together. We finished processing the deer today and enjoyed some hard earned burgers.
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Post by: Will on October 05, 2021, 02:08:19 PM
Well done, congrats. A bunch of us had plans to do a similar hunt so we scouted our area already in August. Unfortunately most of us came back with knee injuries and what not, and almost getting well in time for the general season. The hike up and down with full packs was tough, so my hats off to you and your friends :)   
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Post by: ljsommer on October 05, 2021, 02:45:20 PM
Thank you. It was a group effort for sure. Took four of us to get it done and yes that’s the same deer. It was all of our first time on the hunt. What a roller coaster of a hunt. We spent about four months planning the hunt and it was pretty special when it all came together. We finished processing the deer today and enjoyed some hard earned burgers.

Wow that must have been a fun adventure! Thanks for the write up.
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