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Offline Special T

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Re: Want to go hunting?
« Reply #180 on: May 04, 2022, 04:38:42 PM »
Hey all,

I'll keep this fairly succinct, if you're interested in getting together send me a PM and we can further the discussion.

I'm 28, located in the Seattle area and have been hunting for about 3 years primarily for big game. So far I've been successful bowhunting/rifle hunting deer. I enjoy staying physically active, I hike and run regularly. This upcoming season I've managed to draw a multi-season deer tag and I'll be hunting Eastern Elk during archery season. I just started putting boots on the ground to scout for this upcoming season and I've got a few of my trail cams out with a couple more to go. Unfortunately none of my friends share what has become a semi-healthy addiction for hunting, so I'd love to meet another hunter who has a similar passion for getting after game.

My preferred hunting is with a bow but I run muzzleloaders and rifles as well. I'm a tinkerer, I've been handloading about 2 years and I load for quite a few popular calibers. I enjoy poring over maps and spending my weekends out exploring new hunting terrain. I'm former Army, definitely be interested in possibly hunting some other states for big game in the future.

If you're interested in hunting together send me a message and we can set up a day to go do some target shooting/get to know eachother.

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Re: Want to go hunting?
« Reply #181 on: May 16, 2022, 10:00:02 AM »
I also recently moved to WA and Iím looking for some hunting partners, especially for deer, bear, and elk. I live in white salmon and Iím hoping to go on some multiple day trips. Let me if anyone is interested. Iím willing to travel as well!

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Re: Want to go hunting?
« Reply #182 on: June 08, 2022, 07:09:31 AM »
I'm completely new to the hunting/shooting scene and I'm trying to figure out ways of breaking myself in. I thought finding hunting partner(s) would be a good place to start, people with more experience than me can impart their wisdom and knowledge. I own a 12-gauge and thought that a turkey hunt might be a cool place to start but I'm also open to other types of game that I can hunt using the shotgun. Experts, please reach out :)

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Re: Want to go hunting?
« Reply #183 on: June 08, 2022, 08:57:02 AM »
Tell us a little about yourself, Welcome aboard.
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Re: Want to go hunting?
« Reply #184 on: June 08, 2022, 09:28:45 AM »
Tell us a little about yourself, Welcome aboard.

I've been an outdoor enthusiast forever; camping, hiking, exploring, etc. I grew up doing boy scouts and even remember shooting a gun or two. My dad used to hunt when I was little but stopped before I had the opportunity to learn. Now that I'm older and have 2 boys of my own, I want to branch out into the world and procure food the way humans were meant to and I want my kids to know where their food comes from. I'm hoping when I gain more experience, I'll be able to take them out and teach them about hunting and conservation as well.

I live in the Everett area but I'm willing to travel wherever the game for beginners are at. It's hard to know where to start.

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Re: Want to go hunting?
« Reply #185 on: June 08, 2022, 10:39:27 AM »
Tell us a little about yourself, Welcome aboard.

I've been an outdoor enthusiast forever; camping, hiking, exploring, etc. I grew up doing boy scouts and even remember shooting a gun or two. My dad used to hunt when I was little but stopped before I had the opportunity to learn. Now that I'm older and have 2 boys of my own, I want to branch out into the world and procure food the way humans were meant to and I want my kids to know where their food comes from. I'm hoping when I gain more experience, I'll be able to take them out and teach them about hunting and conservation as well.

I live in the Everett area but I'm willing to travel wherever the game for beginners are at. It's hard to know where to start.
Sounds like my story. Even started with turkey, but the west side impossible birds. I found them, was able to call them in but it never worked out. Same with big game, see plenty of animals but fail to seal the deal trying to get within bow range. As far as getting started. I used this site a bunch to research areas that could be good within a 2 hr drive, asked questions on this forum, got onX so I could find public land with access and then put boots on ground. I also like to explore and see what I can see. I would do morning scouting trips at least once a week all year around. Rain, shine or snow. Iíd walk roads behind gates, If I found sign or saw animals Iíd come back again and explore further. Maybe put out a trail camera if I found decent game trails or was just curious about foot traffic in the area. I now have a few places that I consistently see animals so I just go to those since Iím limited on hunting time. Hope that helps a little. Iím no expert by any means, this will be my 5th year at it and Ive enjoyed every minute of my time in the woods. Every minute youíre out there you can learn something and thatís how Iíve been approaching this new endeavor.
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Re: Want to go hunting?
« Reply #186 on: September 05, 2022, 12:26:19 PM »
central Washington area. I am on my 2nd season trying to bow hunt. I have not found any success yet. I can find animals and can get some what close but always blow the stock in some way. looking for any experienced bow hunters that can give me some tips or go hunting with or who just wants to shoot bows and talk about hunting. anything would help. P.M if your interested. thanks in advance.

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Re: Want to go hunting?
« Reply #187 on: September 23, 2023, 11:20:27 AM »
Hey fellow hunters, I recently moved back to WA in the Puyallup area. I lived here for many years until 2010 and hunted units 460, 654 and 667. I got a nice deer in 2009 in unit 667. Sadly, my longtime hunting partner passed away unexpectedly a couple of years ago. I'm not really a solo hunter, I believe in partnering up with people I can trust and that we can help each other out when needed, watch each other's backs, vehicles, etc. especially with all of the criminals running rampant these days. I hunt with a rifle and can hike pretty far if the terrain isn't too bad. I'm 56 years old and not in the best shape but I still get around pretty good. Would like to meet up with some likeminded folks (Pro 2A, Hunting Fishing), hunt some deer and set up or join an annual Westside hunt camp if at all possible. I also have a good friend who is a disabled hunter that I would really like to help get a deer someday. I wish you all a successful hunt this year and all the years ahead. :tup:
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Re: Want to go hunting?
« Reply #188 on: February 13, 2024, 09:00:00 PM »
Hello guys, I live in the Bellingham area and I've been gearing up to go out for my first rifle deer season this October. I am a new hunter looking to build some connections. I have no family members that have any experience and most of my friends do not hunt or only hunt waterfowl. I've been educating myself and gearing up over the last 3-4 months but there is only so much you can learn from podcasts, YouTube, internet, and books. Thanks again guys. Feel free to send me a personal message or just comment on the board. Thanks guys and looking forward to hearing from yall soon. 

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Re: Want to go hunting?
« Reply #189 on: February 13, 2024, 09:06:22 PM »
Hello guys, I live in the Bellingham area and I've been gearing up to go out for my first rifle deer season this October. I am a new hunter looking to build some connections. I have no family members that have any experience and most of my friends do not hunt or only hunt waterfowl. I've been educating myself and gearing up over the last 3-4 months but there is only so much you can learn from podcasts, YouTube, internet, and books. Thanks again guys. Feel free to send me a personal message or just comment on the board. Thanks guys and looking forward to hearing from yall soon.

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