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Kelly Hill. Hunting
« on: March 21, 2018, 04:03:28 PM »
It's a days drive just to get there, so I'm getting ready for the long haul.  Dismantled and cleaned the bolt in my light gun (Savage 300WSM) that failed me with a misfire :yike: during deer season.  :bash:  Tested good on a few primed casings.  Got the big guns out today and dialed in at 100 yards in the yard before it started raining.   Might have to find a Sherpa to pack the 340wby :bfg: if I decide to use it.  Barnes 185gr TTSX @ 3276fps good enough?.  7mm will be on board for backup.   Longer range target practice waiting for another sunny day.   All this talk about snow and waiting untill after the middle of May is getting me down.  That's why I'll put the fishing poles and turkey gun in.  It's all good.  I've got a chance at getting my first spring bear and turkey.  Stop by and share :fire.: :brew:
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Re: Kelly Hill. Counting down and prepping.
« Reply #1 on: March 21, 2018, 04:19:05 PM »
Good luck and safe travels.  That's a long haul.  There is no shortage of turkeys out there.
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Re: Kelly Hill. Counting down and prepping.
« Reply #2 on: March 21, 2018, 04:25:22 PM »
Go get a big one :tup:
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Re: Kelly Hill. Counting down and prepping.
« Reply #3 on: March 22, 2018, 11:35:29 AM »
Stay to the river side of the unit at first.  The bears are always out on those slopes chasing green grass. That area is two weeks ahead of the rest of the unit.  Lots of private so do your homework.
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Re: Kelly Hill. Counting down and prepping.
« Reply #4 on: March 22, 2018, 05:34:06 PM »
Anybody tell me how good my AT&T coverage will be?  Service not bad in the Okanogan, hoping same in Kelly Hill area.  I've got the onXmaps, if I have reasonable coverage.  AT&T was mostly nonexistent in the SE corner.  If not I'll go back to my paper maps.  Permit came in mail today, so I  guess it's real.   :)  Started loading some Berger 168gr VLD's for the 7mm today, but battery was dead in my calipers.  :bash: 
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Re: Kelly Hill. Counting down and prepping.
« Reply #5 on: March 22, 2018, 06:10:09 PM »
Anybody tell me how good my AT&T coverage will be?  Service not bad in the Okanogan, hoping same in Kelly Hill area.  I've got the onXmaps, if I have reasonable coverage.  AT&T was mostly nonexistent in the SE corner.  If not I'll go back to my paper maps.  Permit came in mail today, so I  guess it's real.   :)  Started loading some Berger 168gr VLD's for the 7mm today, but battery was dead in my calipers.  :bash:

Download the maps of areas you may want to hunt prior to going into those areas. Then you don't need cell coverage.

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Re: Kelly Hill. Counting down and prepping.
« Reply #6 on: March 23, 2018, 06:52:34 AM »
Anybody tell me how good my AT&T coverage will be?  Service not bad in the Okanogan, hoping same in Kelly Hill area.  I've got the onXmaps, if I have reasonable coverage.  AT&T was mostly nonexistent in the SE corner.  If not I'll go back to my paper maps.  Permit came in mail today, so I  guess it's real.   :)  Started loading some Berger 168gr VLD's for the 7mm today, but battery was dead in my calipers.  :bash:

AT&T works just fine.  There are a few dead zones. 
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Re: Kelly Hill. Counting down and prepping.
« Reply #7 on: March 23, 2018, 07:18:33 AM »
Stay to the river side of the unit at first.  The bears are always out on those slopes chasing green grass. That area is two weeks ahead of the rest of the unit.  Lots of private so do your homework.
 
I'm getting a pretty good handle on property boundaries.  Are the private timber lands open?  Hancock, Vaagen, Golden Pond, Inland Empire?
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Re: Kelly Hill. Counting down and prepping.
« Reply #8 on: March 23, 2018, 08:42:43 AM »
motionX maps. It's for IOS and Android, $1.99 plus tax. It runs off of the satellite GPS and NO cellular data is used. I uses alot of juice, so bring your charger. I use it for desert riding in my RZR.
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Re: Kelly Hill. Counting down and prepping.
« Reply #9 on: March 23, 2018, 10:57:26 AM »
Stay to the river side of the unit at first.  The bears are always out on those slopes chasing green grass. That area is two weeks ahead of the rest of the unit.  Lots of private so do your homework.
 
I'm getting a pretty good handle on property boundaries.  Are the private timber lands open?  Hancock, Vaagen, Golden Pond, Inland Empire?

Yes those are the main timber companies in our area.  Vaagens is the only one of those that doesn't give general permission to their lands.  The rest of them you can hunt.  The Inland Empire Paper lands require a permit which you can buy online.  Keep up the good work and you will do fine.
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Re: Kelly Hill. Counting down and prepping.
« Reply #10 on: March 27, 2018, 11:06:53 AM »
Good luck neighbor!

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Re: Kelly Hill. Counting down and prepping.
« Reply #11 on: March 30, 2018, 07:07:10 AM »
Good luck neighbor!

Thanks.  Getting antsy.  Won't make opener with Easter for the grandkids, and April Fools for everyone else.  All this talk about bears out it's hard to hold back.  Got the 7mm dialed in with Berger VLD's.   :hunter:
 :camp:  :fishin:  Going to be like elk hunting, only relaxing. :tup:
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Re: Kelly Hill. Counting down and prepping.
« Reply #12 on: March 31, 2018, 08:56:32 AM »
Yep, same here. Easter week is a busy one. Hope to be over there by tuesday. Weather looks good over there so far but locals says roads are still nasty. We'll see. Pumped up!

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Re: Kelly Hill. Counting down and prepping.
« Reply #13 on: April 11, 2018, 08:05:20 PM »
Do a little house keeping on your in box.  :chuckle:

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Re: Kelly Hill. Counting down and prepping.
« Reply #14 on: April 12, 2018, 08:58:16 AM »
Do a little house keeping on your in box.  :chuckle:

 :yike:  :tup:  :chuckle:  Try again. 
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Re: Kelly Hill. Counting down and prepping.
« Reply #15 on: April 26, 2018, 12:26:37 PM »
I should be on the mountain hunting instead of laying under my truck replacing track bar bushings and anything else it needs.  :'( Since I have a history of breakdowns on hunting trips, I'll do my best in the prevention area.  Truck started the 'death wobble' on me yesterday.  :yike: Don't want that ride with trailer in tow.  Anybody with Kelly Hill reports to share, I'll be rolling soon.
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« Reply #16 on: April 26, 2018, 03:15:48 PM »
Local weather says 77 right now. Should be making pretty yellow flowers.   :IBCOOL:

This weekend the hills should be alive with opening of fishing and morel hunters

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Re: Kelly Hill. Counting down and prepping.
« Reply #17 on: April 26, 2018, 05:17:23 PM »
Local weather says 77 right now. Should be making pretty yellow flowers.   :IBCOOL:

This weekend the hills should be alive with opening of fishing and morel hunters

Kind'a what I was thinking.  Let it settle down a little.  Got bushings in the track bar for $50, and drives much better.  Dealer wanted $325 for complete new.  Wouldn't recommend it for everyone, but I think I just paid for my fuel.  Dandelion wine and mushrooms sounds good.
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« Reply #18 on: May 05, 2018, 05:46:58 AM »
Local weather says 77 right now. Should be making pretty yellow flowers.   :IBCOOL:

This weekend the hills should be alive with opening of fishing and morel hunters

Some of the yellow flowers are looking Sad.   :'( :'(

There is a over abundance of the Alaskan State Bird now.

I also heard that there had been a bear run across in front of a skool bus. 

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Re: Kelly Hill. Counting down and prepping.
« Reply #19 on: May 05, 2018, 03:50:50 PM »
On my way in the morning. 
Local weather says 77 right now. Should be making pretty yellow flowers.   :IBCOOL:

This weekend the hills should be alive with opening of fishing and morel hunters

Some of the yellow flowers are looking Sad.   :'( :'(

There is a over abundance of the Alaskan State Bird now.

I also heard that there had been a bear run across in front of a skool bus. 


So you're saying I should set up a stand on the bus route and sell flowers?   :dunno:  On my way.  :chuckle:
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« Reply #20 on: May 05, 2018, 04:47:36 PM »
Kind of hard to imagine you with a flower crown and tie dye shirt selling flowers. :chuckle:
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« Reply #21 on: May 05, 2018, 05:08:02 PM »
Kind of hard to imagine you with a flower crown and tie dye shirt selling flowers. :chuckle:

 :o  Kind of hard to imagine you lacking in imagination.   :dunno:  :IBCOOL:  :chuckle:
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« Reply #22 on: May 05, 2018, 05:50:46 PM »
On my way in the morning. 
Local weather says 77 right now. Should be making pretty yellow flowers.   :IBCOOL:

This weekend the hills should be alive with opening of fishing and morel hunters

Some of the yellow flowers are looking Sad.   :'( :'(

There is a over abundance of the Alaskan State Bird now.

I also heard that there had been a bear run across in front of a skool bus. 


So you're saying I should set up a stand on the bus route and sell flowers?   :dunno:  On my way.  :chuckle:


If you need help I'll take you to Ridgeratt's honey holes  :tup:

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« Reply #23 on: May 06, 2018, 07:57:49 AM »
If you need help I'll take you to Ridgeratt's honey holes  :tup:

There's no need for you to take them!!!  :chuckle:
They have all become wolf and cougar infested. My honey holes are no more.

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« Reply #24 on: May 06, 2018, 05:25:44 PM »
Thought my mountain was on fire.   :yike:  Got cover scent for last 20 miles.  Groceries and fuel, then find camp.   :IBCOOL:
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« Reply #25 on: May 09, 2018, 11:30:59 AM »
First 2 days.  A lot of miles on truck and a few on the boots.  Yesterday afternoon hit the first scat jackpot 1 1/4 miles from camp.   Maybe a dozen piles.  Been grazing on sides of road.  A lot of thicket off road.  Picked a few ticks before supper.  Decided to sleep in this morning till rain stopped.   Fogged in on high ground now.
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« Reply #26 on: May 09, 2018, 11:48:57 AM »
good luck out there!!!

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« Reply #27 on: May 09, 2018, 01:08:30 PM »
Friday the weather will break and they will be out in force.  Good luck!
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Re: Kelly Hill. Counting down and prepping.
« Reply #28 on: May 10, 2018, 10:01:16 AM »
Ticks are out in force this year. Hey Ghost, you gonna try calling? I think with the fog it may be a good time to try to get one to come in on a screaming bunny????
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« Reply #29 on: May 10, 2018, 11:10:36 AM »
Looks like they are huntin in the sprinkles.

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« Reply #30 on: May 10, 2018, 01:13:08 PM »
yup, coming down pretty good.  Ought to be good this weekend though when the sun comes back out

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« Reply #31 on: May 10, 2018, 01:55:58 PM »
Ridgeratt, That's where I'm headed.  Spotted a bruiser this morning.  Maybe it was your backyard?
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« Reply #32 on: May 17, 2018, 01:07:13 PM »
Eleven days.  Seen two.  One too far, one too near.  5 mile hike this am.  Heading home to regroup.  That's all I got.
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