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Hunting near Gig Harbor
« on: April 28, 2018, 12:48:10 PM »
Hi Everyone! I just moved to Gig Harbor and am excited to check out the hunting nearby. Maybe somewhere I could take a day trip and be able to get back to the  house in the evening. Maybe GMU 633? I would love to hear if and what is available near my new home! Thanks.

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Re: Hunting near Gig Harbor
« Reply #1 on: April 28, 2018, 02:14:41 PM »
Seems like Gig Harbor is one giant deer park. Get to know your neighbors, you may have an easier archery season right in your backyard.   :twocents:

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Re: Hunting near Gig Harbor
« Reply #2 on: April 28, 2018, 03:52:04 PM »
Welcome to the Olympic Peninsula. You are very close to lots of hunting areas-national forest land, DNR land and tree farm land. Get a map, do some scouting. No end of places to explore.

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Re: Hunting near Gig Harbor
« Reply #3 on: May 25, 2018, 08:11:34 PM »
Ive lived just a few miles south of Gig Harbor for about 8 or 9 years.

Most years I spend big dollars on tags, gas, food, gear, etc....just to hunt deer 200+ miles away. Usually I see some deer, every few years I kill one, but every damn year, I nearly hit a nice buck with my truck right in front of my house. Often on the drive home from hunting in camp. Lol.

Lots of beautiful country to explore in this state but there are a ton of deer in most backyards on the West side of the bridge.

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Re: Hunting near Gig Harbor
« Reply #4 on: May 25, 2018, 08:17:17 PM »
Heres one I saw while running the cushman trail last spring.
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Re: Hunting near Gig Harbor
« Reply #5 on: May 26, 2018, 11:09:28 AM »
Gig harbor buck, anyone else see him
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Re: Hunting near Gig Harbor
« Reply #6 on: May 27, 2018, 12:08:14 AM »
Nice!!  Is that the buck some bad person murdered last year in downtown GH?   :chuckle:



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Re: Hunting near Gig Harbor
« Reply #7 on: May 27, 2018, 10:57:22 AM »
Nope
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Re: Hunting near Gig Harbor
« Reply #8 on: May 27, 2018, 11:19:08 AM »
He is on outskirts and still eating yard roses
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Re: Hunting near Gig Harbor
« Reply #9 on: May 27, 2018, 03:47:15 PM »
I don't know about all that, but I did pull a card yesterday from out Kitsap way and found  this dude has been traipsing through the area for a few days recently.  None of the bucks out there have had any signs of eyeguards in the past few years, but this dude seems to be growing a stellar set.  The right side is looking like 3 inches and still growing,  He looks to be 3 - 4 years old, maybe 5 with wishful thinking.


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Re: Hunting near Gig Harbor
« Reply #10 on: May 27, 2018, 09:29:33 PM »
Here is another young buck with great potential
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Re: Hunting near Gig Harbor
« Reply #11 on: May 27, 2018, 09:55:50 PM »
I don't know about all that, but I did pull a card yesterday from out Kitsap way and found  this dude has been traipsing through the area for a few days recently.  None of the bucks out there have had any signs of eyeguards in the past few years, but this dude seems to be growing a stellar set.  The right side is looking like 3 inches and still growing,  He looks to be 3 - 4 years old, maybe 5 with wishful thinking.



Hes gonna be a giant! Hopefully you can hunt that area come this fall. Definitely gonna be a wall hanger!
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Re: Hunting near Gig Harbor
« Reply #12 on: May 27, 2018, 10:41:25 PM »
Probably nowhere near the size of Mallardmasher's five point toad, but my eyes did bulge a bit when I first saw him.  It's hard to judge mass while they're in velvet, especially in May, but he's showing a lot of promise.  This is the same spot where all the bucks were forkies that I posted about last year, and not one eyeguard in the bunch.  I just get the feeling watching it that I haven't seen him before, though it's hard to tell. 

I'm hoping my camera is still there in July when I go check it next.  Two, possibly three bears came through that spot on Friday, and though they left the cam alone that day, they've messed it up pretty well in the past.   I didn't hang it too well either, just propped a stick behind it to set the angle I wanted, but it was a bit loose.  If the bears hit it, it will be out of position (or gone) for most of the summer (like last year - here's part of the attack, just for fun!)

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Re: Hunting near Gig Harbor
« Reply #13 on: May 30, 2018, 09:21:40 PM »
Just moved out this way last year. Im in the same boat! Ton of stuff on the peninsula to explore...just hard to detach from the old spots, 3 hrs away.

If that beer session happens, let me know!


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Re: Hunting near Gig Harbor
« Reply #14 on: May 31, 2018, 02:54:47 PM »
I've been wanting to hold a HuntWA pint night at 7 Seas...you guys interested?
The lazy do not roast any game, but the diligent feed on the riches of the hunt.

Proverbs 12:27

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Re: Hunting near Gig Harbor
« Reply #15 on: May 31, 2018, 03:29:34 PM »
Iam In
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Re: Hunting near Gig Harbor
« Reply #16 on: May 31, 2018, 06:09:07 PM »
Id like to show up if the dates work for me.

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Re: Hunting near Gig Harbor
« Reply #17 on: June 01, 2018, 08:05:39 AM »
Let me know if/when this pint-night happens, I am a new hunter and moving down from Seattle to University place in mid-June and would love to meet some new friends.

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Re: Hunting near Gig Harbor
« Reply #18 on: June 01, 2018, 09:57:19 AM »
Would a Friday night work for you guys?  Maybe sometime later this month?
The lazy do not roast any game, but the diligent feed on the riches of the hunt.

Proverbs 12:27

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Re: Hunting near Gig Harbor
« Reply #19 on: June 01, 2018, 11:17:49 AM »
I could do the 29th

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Re: Hunting near Gig Harbor
« Reply #20 on: June 03, 2018, 04:37:12 AM »
Im in.


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Re: Hunting near Gig Harbor
« Reply #21 on: June 03, 2018, 11:18:52 AM »
Please tip one back for me.  I'll be there in spirit.
When I die, I want to die like my grandfather who died peacefully in his sleep. Not screaming like all the passengers in his car.  - Will Rogers

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Re: Hunting near Gig Harbor
« Reply #22 on: June 03, 2018, 06:36:24 PM »
GH is my hometown! Still live here. There are a few stellar spots around there you just have to work for it. There are  tons of land out by hood canal if you are willing to put on some miles.
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Re: Hunting near Gig Harbor
« Reply #23 on: June 03, 2018, 07:06:35 PM »
Im moving to lakebay next summer. Cant wait! :archery_smiley:

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Re: Hunting near Gig Harbor
« Reply #24 on: June 04, 2018, 12:25:59 AM »
Im moving to lakebay next summer. Cant wait! :archery_smiley:

Hope you bought some land 'cause there's no public hunting and no commercial timberland that allows access that I know of anywhere on the KP.
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Re: Hunting near Gig Harbor
« Reply #25 on: June 16, 2018, 02:36:01 AM »
I live in gig as well. Yeah, theres a load of good deer here! I only have 5 acres so i dont really hunt it, however ive hunted alot on the peninsula! I do have some cameras set up at my place and its tempting lol

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Re: Hunting near Gig Harbor
« Reply #26 on: June 16, 2018, 06:34:33 AM »
Depends on what you are hunting for. I always found the Tides Tavern as a good place to start.

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Re: Hunting near Gig Harbor
« Reply #27 on: June 16, 2018, 07:02:53 AM »
10 acres worth  :tup:


Im moving to lakebay next summer. Cant wait! :archery_smiley:

Hope you bought some land 'cause there's no public hunting and no commercial timberland that allows access that I know of anywhere on the KP.

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Re: Hunting near Gig Harbor
« Reply #28 on: June 16, 2018, 09:08:11 AM »
Who's in to meet up someplace the evening of June 29th?  Work is getting a little crazy for me right now but I should be available. 
The lazy do not roast any game, but the diligent feed on the riches of the hunt.

Proverbs 12:27

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Re: Hunting near Gig Harbor
« Reply #29 on: June 20, 2018, 07:44:10 AM »
Im in, ill have to give it a big maybe, i am on my way home from ak on a boat right now so its always weather dependong!

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Re: Hunting near Gig Harbor
« Reply #30 on: June 20, 2018, 10:56:44 AM »
I am still in!

Where/what time we meeting? Just moved down to University Place this week, looking forward to making some new friends!

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Re: Hunting near Gig Harbor
« Reply #31 on: June 20, 2018, 01:05:36 PM »
Id be interested! Just moved to Tacoma.

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Re: Hunting near Gig Harbor
« Reply #32 on: June 24, 2018, 09:08:17 AM »
I probably wont make it home till around 7pm Friday. How about we meet up around that time at 7 Seas in GH. Open to other suggestions too. 
The lazy do not roast any game, but the diligent feed on the riches of the hunt.

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Re: Hunting near Gig Harbor
« Reply #33 on: June 25, 2018, 07:47:27 AM »
I probably wont make it home till around 7pm Friday. How about we meet up around that time at 7 Seas in GH. Open to other suggestions too.

That works for me

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Re: Hunting near Gig Harbor
« Reply #34 on: June 25, 2018, 08:17:00 PM »
Works for me. Looking forward to it.

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Re: Hunting near Gig Harbor
« Reply #35 on: June 25, 2018, 08:42:36 PM »
Would also like to come and meet some of you guys.

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Re: Hunting near Gig Harbor
« Reply #36 on: June 28, 2018, 08:16:04 PM »
Dang - wont be back until late that night. Let me know if I miss anything good!


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Re: Hunting near Gig Harbor
« Reply #37 on: June 29, 2018, 12:04:59 PM »
So uhh, I feel like this is an "internet date" question but, how do I spot you fellas? =)

I'll be wearing an orange plaid shirt, beard.

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Re: Hunting near Gig Harbor
« Reply #38 on: June 29, 2018, 12:07:49 PM »
I don't know about all that, but I did pull a card yesterday from out Kitsap way and found  this dude has been traipsing through the area for a few days recently.  None of the bucks out there have had any signs of eyeguards in the past few years, but this dude seems to be growing a stellar set.  The right side is looking like 3 inches and still growing,  He looks to be 3 - 4 years old, maybe 5 with wishful thinking.



Hes gonna be a giant! Hopefully you can hunt that area come this fall. Definitely gonna be a wall hanger!


Follow up on this buck.  I'm not sure how he's going to turn out.  I only got one capture of him in the last month - cool morning lighting on the rack.  He's got some big bases and one long eyeguard.   Quite a bit of mass, but looking like he might be bladed on one or both sides of the front.  Likely a 3 x 3 (w/ eyeguards)?    Any thoughts? 
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Re: Hunting near Gig Harbor
« Reply #39 on: June 29, 2018, 06:44:46 PM »
So uhh, I feel like this is an "internet date" question but, how do I spot you fellas? =)

I'll be wearing an orange plaid shirt, beard.

You're our beacon fishnfur....everyone look for the orange and plaid shirt....be there in 10 min.
The lazy do not roast any game, but the diligent feed on the riches of the hunt.

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Re: Hunting near Gig Harbor
« Reply #40 on: June 29, 2018, 06:48:55 PM »
10-4

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Re: Hunting near Gig Harbor
« Reply #41 on: June 29, 2018, 07:29:07 PM »
There are three of us at a table, look for a ball cap and a short sleeve grey shirt :)

 

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