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Title: 204 East Okanogan tag question
Post by: Bogie85 on September 27, 2021, 11:35:26 AM
Ok, I want to start this off with. I got a doe tag for the 204, and the intent was to hunt with my buddy. But plans changed and life has gotten in the way for him. So this season I am solo. Being a new hunter that hasn’t gotten a deer yet, and doesn’t know the 204. Combined with the fires, should I just refund my tag? Or would it still be worth going out there without being able to scout? Since the fires were going for so long?
Title: Re: 204 East Okanogan tag question
Post by: greenhead_killer on September 27, 2021, 11:46:39 AM
Do not refund. Lots of area. You will be fine. Hunt it and enjoy. Good chance to double up and whack a buck at the same time/trip
Title: Re: 204 East Okanogan tag question
Post by: Bogie85 on September 27, 2021, 12:05:23 PM
Do not refund. Lots of area. You will be fine. Hunt it and enjoy. Good chance to double up and whack a buck at the same time/trip

Awesome, thanks! Doubling up solo would be awesome until reality set in I have to haul them both out solo lol.
Title: Re: 204 East Okanogan tag question
Post by: Smokepole on September 27, 2021, 01:29:44 PM
Bring a rubber tired cart of some kind.  Lots of logging roads in 204.  Wheel them out whole.  Bring onx on your phone and pack out is no problem.
Title: Re: 204 East Okanogan tag question
Post by: sjhgraysage on September 27, 2021, 04:11:38 PM
Am i missing something?
Unless he drew a "second deer" permit and bought a second tag for the permit, he only has one tag and can only kill one deer????
Title: Re: 204 East Okanogan tag question
Post by: Birdguy on September 27, 2021, 07:41:24 PM
Absolutely go! There was TONS of info given to you and your buddy for this hunt. Take that info and head on over. The weather is generally pretty good, there are LOTS of does in the unit and it really is your best opportunity to fill your first deer tag. There is lots of NF that did not burn and it certainly holds does.

ALSO DOUBLE CHECK YOUR TAG BEFORE TRYING TO DOUBLE UP  :tup:
Title: Re: 204 East Okanogan tag question
Post by: Twispriver on September 27, 2021, 09:38:19 PM
I'm thinking this is a general season youth permit and not a second deer tag. Spend all the time out there you can, be sure of the unit boundaries and have a bunch of fun harvesting your first deer.
Title: Re: 204 East Okanogan tag question
Post by: greenhead_killer on September 27, 2021, 09:41:05 PM
He had another thread. Second doe tag
Title: Re: 204 East Okanogan tag question
Post by: Bogie85 on October 03, 2021, 02:10:27 PM
He had another thread. Second doe tag

Yep! Sorry I got sick with a cold. Just getting back to the boards. No one can go with me, so I am debating getting my points back. Or I just go and try my best, I am worried I will fail to fill the tag and have waisted it. But only one way to find out.
Title: Re: 204 East Okanogan tag question
Post by: duckmen1 on October 03, 2021, 03:49:28 PM
Go hunt and be safe. Enjoy time afield. Hunting solo can be great as you hunt at your pace and how you want. You learn a lot. And it will be a memorable experience. No matter what it won't be a waste and would love to see you have a good chance at harvesting a deer. Deer or no deer would like to hear the stories. Good luck.

If you end up finding a partner to go that is great too and hopefully can teach you a bunch.
Title: Re: 204 East Okanogan tag question
Post by: MADMAX on October 03, 2021, 03:52:32 PM
 :yeah:
I hunt alone
Just do it
It’s the journey not the destination
Title: Re: 204 East Okanogan tag question
Post by: ldjbuff on October 03, 2021, 05:03:49 PM
95% of the areas he was told to hunt in his prior thread are now closed through 2021.
Title: Re: 204 East Okanogan tag question
Post by: Buckmark on October 03, 2021, 05:14:18 PM
Lots of area that is open to fill this tag, i could of filled it with out trying 3x times thus weekend. The fire burned to 200yds of my place  :twocents:

Title: Re: 204 East Okanogan tag question
Post by: Bogie85 on October 03, 2021, 05:29:36 PM
95% of the areas he was told to hunt in his prior thread are now closed through 2021.

I was worried about that, but unless I am wrong. All DNR land has opened as of the 16th of September. There is still a burn ban, but there is no blocked public access from what I can see.
Title: Re: 204 East Okanogan tag question
Post by: Jingles on October 03, 2021, 06:55:20 PM
Burn Ban in Okanogan County was lifted 1 Oct for unincorporated areas
Title: Re: 204 East Okanogan tag question
Post by: ldjbuff on October 03, 2021, 07:56:21 PM
95% of the areas he was told to hunt in his prior thread are now closed through 2021.

I was worried about that, but unless I am wrong. All DNR land has opened as of the 16th of September. There is still a burn ban, but there is no blocked public access from what I can see.

We were just up to our cabin yesterday. Any logging road within 15 miles of Bonaparte is closed. Some will never open again. There are signs up on most roads.

Spur Mountain-Walker Creek Fire Order-Supercedes Previous Orders

Closure Order: 06-21-09-21-18
Pursuant to 16 U.S.C. § 551 and 36 CFR § 261.50(a) and (b), and to provide for public safety, the following acts are prohibited with the Tonasket Ranger District of the Colville National Forest. This order supersedes the previously signed Spur Mountain Fire Order # 06-21-09-21-17 signed on September 17, 2021. This order is effective October 01, 2021, through December 31, 2021, unless rescinded sooner.
PROHIBITIONS:
1. Entering into or being upon National Forest System lands, as described below and displayed on the attached map, Exhibit A [36 CFR § 261. 53(e)].
2. Being on a National Forest System Trail as described below and displayed on the attached map, Exhibit A [36 CFR § 261.55(a)].
3. Being on a National Forest System Road as described below and displayed on the attached map, Exhibit A [36 CFR § 261.54(e)].
CLOSURE AREA DESCRIPTION:
The closure area begins at the junction of NFS Road 320000 and the Forest Boundary in T38N R30E Section 03. Follow the Forest 3300000 road west to T38N, R29E Sec 3 and continue along the Forest boundary to the 3230 road, south along the 3230 (Mill Creek) to the junction of the 3230/3235 in Section 29. Follow the 3230 road south and east to the forest boundary in T38N R31E S31. Follow the Forest boundary north back to the beginning point.
No State DNR or Private lands are closed under this order.
Exclusions include: Lost lake 050 road to the forest boundary in T39N R30E Section 28 and Lost Lake Campground, Camp Tokiwanee and Camp Ortoha.
Closed Roads
NFS Road 3200030 – Rocky Reach
NFS Road 3200050 – Lost Lake, at the private/Forest service boundary in section 28
NFS Road 3200060
NFS Road 3200070 – Strawberry Flat
NFS Road 3200073
NFS Road 3230000 – From intersection of the 3235 in T-38,R-29, S-29 to Forest boundary in T-38,R-30,S31
NFS Road 3230015
NFS Road 3230017
NFS Road 3240010 – Gravel Pit
NFS Road 3240020 – Meadow Creek
NFS Road 3300040 – N. End
NFS Road 3300060 – W. Strawberry
NFS Road 3300064
NFS Road 3300100 – Spur MT
NFS Road 3300100 - -Spur Mt
NFS Road 3300110
NFS Road 3300130
NFS Road 3300130
NFS Road 3300133
NFS Road 3300250
NFS Road 3300259
NFS Road 3300300
NFS Road 3300350
NFS Road 3240040 – Walker Cr
NFS Road 3300120
Closed Trails
Trail 300 Highlands Ski Trail
Trail 303 Cabin Trail
Trail 304 Antoine
Trail 306 Bonaparte Mountain
Trail 306 South Site
Trail 307 Fourth of July Ridge
Trail 308 Southside
Trail 309 Strawberry Mountain
Trail 383 Pipsissewa
See Exhibit A for closure map.
EXEMPTIONS:
Pursuant to 36 CFR § 261.50(e), the following persons are exempt from this order:
1. Any federal, state, or local officer, or member of an organized rescue or fire fighting force in the performance of an official duty.
2. Persons with Forest Service Permit No. FS-7700-48 (Permit for Use of Roads, Trails, or Areas Restricted by Regulation Order), specifically exempting them from this Order.
These prohibitions are in addition to the general prohibitions in 36 CFR Part 261, Subpart A.
Violations of this prohibition are punishable by a fine of not more than $5,000 for an individual or $10,000 for an organization, or imprisonment for not more than 6 months, or both (16 U.S.C. § 551; 18 U.S.C. §§ 3551, 3559, 3571, and 3581).
Executed in Colville, Washington, this 1st Day of October, 2021.
___________________
RODNEY SMOLDON
Forest Supervisor
Colville National Forest
Title: Re: 204 East Okanogan tag question
Post by: Bogie85 on October 04, 2021, 12:35:04 AM
95% of the areas he was told to hunt in his prior thread are now closed through 2021.

I was worried about that, but unless I am wrong. All DNR land has opened as of the 16th of September. There is still a burn ban, but there is no blocked public access from what I can see.

We were just up to our cabin yesterday. Any logging road within 15 miles of Bonaparte is closed. Some will never open again. There are signs up on most roads.

Spur Mountain-Walker Creek Fire Order-Supercedes Previous Orders

Closure Order: 06-21-09-21-18
Pursuant to 16 U.S.C. § 551 and 36 CFR § 261.50(a) and (b), and to provide for public safety, the following acts are prohibited with the Tonasket Ranger District of the Colville National Forest. This order supersedes the previously signed Spur Mountain Fire Order # 06-21-09-21-17 signed on September 17, 2021. This order is effective October 01, 2021, through December 31, 2021, unless rescinded sooner.
PROHIBITIONS:
1. Entering into or being upon National Forest System lands, as described below and displayed on the attached map, Exhibit A [36 CFR § 261. 53(e)].
2. Being on a National Forest System Trail as described below and displayed on the attached map, Exhibit A [36 CFR § 261.55(a)].
3. Being on a National Forest System Road as described below and displayed on the attached map, Exhibit A [36 CFR § 261.54(e)].
CLOSURE AREA DESCRIPTION:
The closure area begins at the junction of NFS Road 320000 and the Forest Boundary in T38N R30E Section 03. Follow the Forest 3300000 road west to T38N, R29E Sec 3 and continue along the Forest boundary to the 3230 road, south along the 3230 (Mill Creek) to the junction of the 3230/3235 in Section 29. Follow the 3230 road south and east to the forest boundary in T38N R31E S31. Follow the Forest boundary north back to the beginning point.
No State DNR or Private lands are closed under this order.
Exclusions include: Lost lake 050 road to the forest boundary in T39N R30E Section 28 and Lost Lake Campground, Camp Tokiwanee and Camp Ortoha.
Closed Roads
NFS Road 3200030 – Rocky Reach
NFS Road 3200050 – Lost Lake, at the private/Forest service boundary in section 28
NFS Road 3200060
NFS Road 3200070 – Strawberry Flat
NFS Road 3200073
NFS Road 3230000 – From intersection of the 3235 in T-38,R-29, S-29 to Forest boundary in T-38,R-30,S31
NFS Road 3230015
NFS Road 3230017
NFS Road 3240010 – Gravel Pit
NFS Road 3240020 – Meadow Creek
NFS Road 3300040 – N. End
NFS Road 3300060 – W. Strawberry
NFS Road 3300064
NFS Road 3300100 – Spur MT
NFS Road 3300100 - -Spur Mt
NFS Road 3300110
NFS Road 3300130
NFS Road 3300130
NFS Road 3300133
NFS Road 3300250
NFS Road 3300259
NFS Road 3300300
NFS Road 3300350
NFS Road 3240040 – Walker Cr
NFS Road 3300120
Closed Trails
Trail 300 Highlands Ski Trail
Trail 303 Cabin Trail
Trail 304 Antoine
Trail 306 Bonaparte Mountain
Trail 306 South Site
Trail 307 Fourth of July Ridge
Trail 308 Southside
Trail 309 Strawberry Mountain
Trail 383 Pipsissewa
See Exhibit A for closure map.
EXEMPTIONS:
Pursuant to 36 CFR § 261.50(e), the following persons are exempt from this order:
1. Any federal, state, or local officer, or member of an organized rescue or fire fighting force in the performance of an official duty.
2. Persons with Forest Service Permit No. FS-7700-48 (Permit for Use of Roads, Trails, or Areas Restricted by Regulation Order), specifically exempting them from this Order.
These prohibitions are in addition to the general prohibitions in 36 CFR Part 261, Subpart A.
Violations of this prohibition are punishable by a fine of not more than $5,000 for an individual or $10,000 for an organization, or imprisonment for not more than 6 months, or both (16 U.S.C. § 551; 18 U.S.C. §§ 3551, 3559, 3571, and 3581).
Executed in Colville, Washington, this 1st Day of October, 2021.
___________________
RODNEY SMOLDON
Forest Supervisor
Colville National Forest

Thank you for this, I am sad to see this much closure. Mainly for the people affected in those areas and their homes :(. I am glad your cabin is ok, and luckily the area I have been scouting out isn’t listed in those numbers there. So I may be ok. Be safe out there!
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