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Idaho unit 45; drawn!!!
« on: June 25, 2016, 12:16:52 PM »
So excited, I got drawn for an Archery mule deer tag in idaho's famed unit 45! My cousin lives in Boise and knows the area better than I do, but I'm excited to scout and get a chance at a monster Mule deer. 

I know some members  on here have had some experience in the area.  Any advice on how  to maximize my scouting trips? Not sure how many trips I can spare between other obligations, want to maximize my time.

Will keep the trip log up-to date through my adventure.  :IBCOOL:
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Re: Idaho unit 45; drawn!!!
« Reply #1 on: June 25, 2016, 12:22:52 PM »
Congratulations I've heard there are some monsters in there. I don't know anything about it, but goodluck. Take pictures

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Re: Idaho unit 45; drawn!!!
« Reply #2 on: June 25, 2016, 12:38:35 PM »
Great tag congrats!
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Re: Idaho unit 45; drawn!!!
« Reply #3 on: June 25, 2016, 01:46:47 PM »
Congrats, drove around in it on Thursday, sage and bitterbrush is in great shape, pray for no fire!

Some pics from 45 ;)

Good luck.
« Last Edit: June 25, 2016, 02:28:02 PM by huntnphool »
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Re: Idaho unit 45; drawn!!!
« Reply #4 on: June 25, 2016, 02:03:18 PM »
Used to be a good hunt, about 5 years ago or so Internet has way to over publicized it.
« Last Edit: June 25, 2016, 02:14:04 PM by Bigtine96 »

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Re: Idaho unit 45; drawn!!!
« Reply #5 on: June 25, 2016, 04:52:11 PM »
Jealous of you man! I had the rifle tag last season. Killed my buck the 7th or 8th day into my trip. Only saw one other "shooter" and passed on him the first day I was there.  It all holds deer just some areas way more than others.  I'm sure your cousin will know some good spots to check out but shoot me a pm if you need some more areas to check out scouting
« Last Edit: June 27, 2016, 09:31:38 PM by High Climber »

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Re: Idaho unit 45; drawn!!!
« Reply #6 on: June 25, 2016, 05:06:49 PM »
Nice bucks guys!! Thanks for the pics, gets me more hyped to go scouting! Defiantly gonna need the high boots on for the lava rock hiking.

Excited to see bucks in velvet!
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Re: Idaho unit 45; drawn!!!
« Reply #7 on: June 25, 2016, 06:27:56 PM »
Congrats, drove around in it on Thursday, sage and bitterbrush is in great shape, pray for no fire!

Some pics from 45 ;)

Good luck.

Huntnphool is that a muzz buck? 

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Re: Idaho unit 45; drawn!!!
« Reply #8 on: June 25, 2016, 06:36:47 PM »
Congrats, drove around in it on Thursday, sage and bitterbrush is in great shape, pray for no fire!

Some pics from 45 ;)

Good luck.

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Re: Idaho unit 45; drawn!!!
« Reply #9 on: June 25, 2016, 07:04:43 PM »
Nice buck phool. He's a good 160's plus buck huh!?
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Re: Idaho unit 45; drawn!!!
« Reply #10 on: June 25, 2016, 08:03:49 PM »
Nice buck phool. He's a good 160's plus buck huh!?

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Re: Idaho unit 45; drawn!!!
« Reply #11 on: June 25, 2016, 08:30:58 PM »
Nice buck phool. He's a good 160's plus buck huh!?


ya that, muzz muley in open country isn't easy

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Re: Idaho unit 45; drawn!!!
« Reply #12 on: June 25, 2016, 08:32:35 PM »
Nice buck phool. He's a good 160's plus buck huh!?


ya that, muzz muley in open country isn't easy

Going to be even tougher for smartazz with archery gear. :o
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Re: Idaho unit 45; drawn!!!
« Reply #13 on: June 25, 2016, 09:03:25 PM »
Nice buck phool. He's a good 160's plus buck huh!?

He's all of 173"
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Re: Idaho unit 45; drawn!!!
« Reply #14 on: June 27, 2016, 05:22:24 PM »
So reading more and talking with other hunters that have been there, it looks like I might want to hold out for a 150" plus bucks??? :o. I've always been more of a meat hunter but there's always a first for everyone...
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