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Mason 633 Unit. Is it worth the time and drive?
« on: October 25, 2012, 02:31:34 PM »
Has anyone hunted the Mason 633 Unit this year? I was thinking about heading out that way this weekend but havnt been up there but maybe twice while jeeping at tahuya. Is the deer hunting any good out there? Or is there somewhere closer to home that would be a better choice?

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Re: Mason 633 Unit. Is it worth the time and drive?
« Reply #1 on: October 25, 2012, 03:58:21 PM »
First, do you know its firearm restricted? Not to be a smartass just incase you didn't know and don't have a shotgun or muzzleloader.

I live in the unit, quite a few deer but lots of hunters... I hunt neighboring units if that tells you anything. I do get deer come into my yard and they come off huntable land to get there, of course they don't show up until dark.

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Re: Mason 633 Unit. Is it worth the time and drive?
« Reply #2 on: October 25, 2012, 04:05:40 PM »
yeah i plan on either using my .357 revolver or my bow havnt decided yet. Was just wondering if its worth the time driving out there.

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Re: Mason 633 Unit. Is it worth the time and drive?
« Reply #3 on: October 25, 2012, 04:07:00 PM »
Not all of it is restricted though, the highway 3/ agate.belfair area is open to rifles.
The only thing i'd ever poach, is a poacher.

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Re: Mason 633 Unit. Is it worth the time and drive?
« Reply #4 on: October 25, 2012, 04:09:47 PM »
yeah i plan on either using my .357 revolver or my bow havnt decided yet. Was just wondering if its worth the time driving out there.

But to be honest, it really isn't worth the drive.
The only thing i'd ever poach, is a poacher.

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Re: Mason 633 Unit. Is it worth the time and drive?
« Reply #5 on: October 25, 2012, 04:16:39 PM »
Not all of it is restricted though, the highway 3/ agate.belfair area is open to rifles.

Correct, I've never even stepped foot in the woods up there so I never even think of that as mason unit.

I guess its a tough call on if its worth the drive or not. I drove your direction last weekend to hunt. If you know some spots around here to go it might be worth a shot, I do believe we probably have more deer.

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Re: Mason 633 Unit. Is it worth the time and drive?
« Reply #6 on: October 25, 2012, 04:22:33 PM »
yeah theres just really nothing in my area so im trying out new places. Just trying to find that right spot. Hunted vail last weekend and there are too many idiots up there and didnt see any shootable deer so am going to try somewhere else this weekend.

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Re: Mason 633 Unit. Is it worth the time and drive?
« Reply #7 on: October 25, 2012, 08:36:04 PM »
yeah theres just really nothing in my area so im trying out new places. Just trying to find that right spot. Hunted vail last weekend and there are too many idiots up there and didnt see any shootable deer so am going to try somewhere else this weekend.

Vail is the biggest joke ever, unless you're a lazy piece of dump that can't walk a few miles, which I doubt you are. So go for it! the only reason I said it isn't worth the drive is because I don't want it to turn into Vail.  :chuckle:
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Re: Mason 633 Unit. Is it worth the time and drive?
« Reply #8 on: October 25, 2012, 08:41:47 PM »
you could allways go there and hunt tweakers there are plenty.
hey anybody got a towel, i just hit a waterbuffalo

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Re: Mason 633 Unit. Is it worth the time and drive?
« Reply #9 on: October 25, 2012, 08:46:31 PM »
 :chuckle: I agree we just walked a few trails back away from everyone and came out on a clear cut and just sat there for hours glassing the clear cuts and watching everyone drive around. It's pretty rediculous. Im from ohio and grew up in a tree stand hunting white tail and when i started hunting here last year we went to vail because we were told thats the place to be on the west side and that place i a joke. I have never seen anything like that in my life. Im staying here in washington after getting out of the military a couple months ago so im trying all different areas till i find a decent spot.

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Re: Mason 633 Unit. Is it worth the time and drive?
« Reply #10 on: October 25, 2012, 09:12:15 PM »
madmack i agree i was there last week at the end of baldhill biked in behind a gate and some tweakers busted out a guys truck window and stool nothing but  his cd's

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Mason 633 Unit. Is it worth the time and drive?
« Reply #11 on: October 25, 2012, 09:15:08 PM »
There is plenty of vehicle traffic here too, so don't think you will be alone.

I was just out at one of the gates by my house, it's been locked the last couple years I figured that was the new norm but it's open with a green dot. Bummer.

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Re: Mason 633 Unit. Is it worth the time and drive?
« Reply #12 on: October 25, 2012, 10:52:21 PM »
Yeah thats almost anywhere in western washington ive seen so far. Im use to it by now. But i will end up all alone when i get out and walk. no road hunting for this guy.

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Mason 633 Unit. Is it worth the time and drive?
« Reply #13 on: October 26, 2012, 07:28:14 AM »
Well good luck hope you whack one.

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Re: Mason 633 Unit. Is it worth the time and drive?
« Reply #14 on: October 26, 2012, 08:46:47 AM »
Thanks! It would be my first deer in washington if i can.

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Re: Mason 633 Unit. Is it worth the time and drive?
« Reply #15 on: October 26, 2012, 08:51:47 AM »
The Mason Unit is not huge. The area on the Kitsap peninsula is even smaller....
For the most part, it is not worth your drive.
These guys hit it on the head, "Tons of trucks, and people".

So if you don't mind Mixing it up with 8 other trucks when you park at a gate in the morning, then by all means go ahead.

But if you want my opinion. Not that many deer.
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Re: Mason 633 Unit. Is it worth the time and drive?
« Reply #16 on: October 26, 2012, 09:05:49 AM »
pretty much what everyone else said. there is deer but lots of pressure and limited area

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Re: Mason 633 Unit. Is it worth the time and drive?
« Reply #17 on: October 27, 2012, 01:44:50 PM »
Well it paid off got a nice 2x2.

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Re: Mason 633 Unit. Is it worth the time and drive?
« Reply #18 on: October 27, 2012, 08:37:26 PM »

Nice way to go  :tup: I live in the mason unit and hunt deer just around my house we usually do good, and I see you did too. It was a great day to be out hunting with the heavy rain we had.  :hunter:
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Re: Mason 633 Unit. Is it worth the time and drive?
« Reply #19 on: October 27, 2012, 08:42:17 PM »
Yeah we had a good morning but man did we get soking wet. but hey it all pays off when you put in the time.

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Re: Mason 633 Unit. Is it worth the time and drive?
« Reply #20 on: October 27, 2012, 08:43:31 PM »
Nice job I have property out that way, and I don't seen many deer after August they all seem to go nocturnal.

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Re: Mason 633 Unit. Is it worth the time and drive?
« Reply #21 on: October 27, 2012, 08:46:39 PM »
Well like i said this guy was hot on a does tail or i probably would have never seen him. Ive been out to the area a few times before but at the orv park and never seen a deer out there in the middle of the day.

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Re: Mason 633 Unit. Is it worth the time and drive?
« Reply #22 on: October 27, 2012, 08:50:54 PM »

The firearm restriction area isnt very big just a sliver of the unit, but I hunt muzzie in 633 so the restriction doesn't affect me for the late season. Very cool getting your first Wa deer with the 357.
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Re: Mason 633 Unit. Is it worth the time and drive?
« Reply #23 on: October 27, 2012, 09:00:57 PM »
Well i wasnt too sure what part was restricted an what wasnt so i played it safe and didnt really mind. Im pretty accurate with that gun and it was more of a challange.

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Re: Mason 633 Unit. Is it worth the time and drive?
« Reply #24 on: October 27, 2012, 09:03:53 PM »

Yep for sure, play it safe when hunting in a new area.
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Re: Mason 633 Unit. Is it worth the time and drive?
« Reply #25 on: October 29, 2012, 11:17:11 AM »
Well right on man! Good shooting!
Yet another 2-point outta that area....
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Re: Mason 633 Unit. Is it worth the time and drive?
« Reply #26 on: November 07, 2012, 08:42:48 PM »
opening day, Mason unit
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Re: Mason 633 Unit. Is it worth the time and drive?
« Reply #27 on: November 08, 2012, 02:57:04 PM »
I've killed a lot of deer out of the Mason unit... It's loaded with deer... Every year there's more and more traffic in a bunch of places there didn't use to be... For late season this year I'll be in the Skok...

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Re: Mason 633 Unit. Is it worth the time and drive?
« Reply #28 on: November 08, 2012, 03:25:22 PM »
Stay away from these units  :bdid:  No deer and tons of hunters.   :sry: :sry:

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Re: Mason 633 Unit. Is it worth the time and drive?
« Reply #29 on: November 13, 2012, 02:51:45 PM »
Got tired of the road hunters in Mason and found a nice locked gate and put leather to dirt. Toward midday found a nice doe and followed her, when the buck finally made his appearance, it was brush pickers that came roaring around a road I couldn't see on the opposite side of the clearcut that blew me chance for me.....It's a good area, but tough to get away from everyone. I prefer solitude.
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Re: Mason 633 Unit. Is it worth the time and drive?
« Reply #30 on: April 19, 2018, 10:40:37 AM »
where is the firearm restricted area?
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Re: Mason 633 Unit. Is it worth the time and drive?
« Reply #31 on: April 19, 2018, 11:23:24 AM »
From page 88 of last year's game regs.


Firearm restricted area
"Mason
GMU 633 (Mason Lake) S of Hammersley Inlet; and all of Hartstene Island"

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Re: Mason 633 Unit. Is it worth the time and drive?
« Reply #32 on: April 19, 2018, 11:37:50 AM »
Thanks man
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