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Scouting wenaha wilderness, first timer
« on: May 27, 2018, 08:24:32 PM »
Hello everyone one, I'm new to the fourms.

Would like some insight on the wenaha wilderness this time a year and in to September. Planning on hunting there this fall. I'd like to head out tomorrow and start scouting for bear. Any one else hunt this area recently.

Thanks in advance.

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Re: Scouting wenaha wilderness, first timer
« Reply #1 on: May 27, 2018, 08:30:27 PM »
Try using "Search" for Wenaha. There are quite a few threads on it.
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Re: Scouting wenaha wilderness, first timer
« Reply #2 on: May 27, 2018, 08:32:47 PM »
Ok, thanks

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Re: Scouting wenaha wilderness, first timer
« Reply #3 on: May 28, 2018, 02:09:33 PM »
What does everyone use in their 7mm Remington mag?
What are some basic gear I should invest in for a back country hunt. Keep in mind I'm new to bear hunting

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Re: Scouting wenaha wilderness, first timer
« Reply #4 on: May 28, 2018, 04:23:50 PM »

What are some basic gear I should invest in .....
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Re: Scouting wenaha wilderness, first timer
« Reply #5 on: May 28, 2018, 04:35:09 PM »
Howd your hunt go Magnum?? The Friends I know saw one but couldn't get on it.  They are done
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Re: Scouting wenaha wilderness, first timer
« Reply #6 on: May 28, 2018, 04:47:28 PM »
Howd your hunt go Magnum?? The Friends I know saw one but couldn't get on it.  They are done
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Re: Scouting wenaha wilderness, first timer
« Reply #7 on: May 28, 2018, 07:07:13 PM »
Be prepared to pack UPHILL!!!!  Wenaha sucks for old men.
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Re: Scouting wenaha wilderness, first timer
« Reply #8 on: May 28, 2018, 09:05:04 PM »
Be prepared to pack UPHILL!!!!  Wenaha sucks for old men.
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Re: Scouting wenaha wilderness, first timer
« Reply #9 on: May 31, 2018, 07:27:59 AM »
You’re not starting small!  Have you ever backpack hunted?


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Re: Scouting wenaha wilderness, first timer
« Reply #10 on: May 31, 2018, 07:49:00 AM »
Here would be my top 3 "gear" investments:
1) Body - work out like crazy and eat very healthy.  I hunt tough terrain and the buddies I have that hunt Wenaha and know my area say I'm hunting a playground. 

2) Boots - get some decent boots and break them in.  Both are important criteria.  Make sure they are good.  Make sure you break them in.

3) Everything else. 


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Re: Scouting wenaha wilderness, first timer
« Reply #11 on: May 31, 2018, 12:45:26 PM »
You’re not starting small!  Have you ever backpack hunted?

Not really.


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Re: Scouting wenaha wilderness, first timer
« Reply #12 on: May 31, 2018, 12:57:44 PM »
What size of a pack would be recommended? I have a 5.11 roush 24 pack that I've used but I know it ain't going to be enough for my bear hunt.

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Re: Scouting wenaha wilderness, first timer
« Reply #13 on: May 31, 2018, 12:57:51 PM »
You’re not starting small!  Have you ever backpack hunted?

Not really.


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Boy are you in for an exciting trip.

Don’t let these old guy shake you.  They can barely get down the stairs every day.  They wouldn’t know steep if it hit them in the face!

Especially that magnum guy...

The Wenaha is rolling hills.


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Re: Scouting wenaha wilderness, first timer
« Reply #14 on: May 31, 2018, 01:23:33 PM »
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Re: Scouting wenaha wilderness, first timer
« Reply #15 on: May 31, 2018, 03:58:37 PM »
I'm not concerned with the terrain. I'm more concerned with not being prepared for that area. And I've never backpack hunted. And that's what I'm more interested in doing this year and on forth and eventually going on long backpack hunts (overnights) untill I get something when time permits.

Is there anyone going out in the next few weeks? Maybe I can tag along on a spring hunt b4 it closes. I'll be a pack mule. Just to get some experience??

Would really appreciate it,

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Re: Scouting wenaha wilderness, first timer
« Reply #16 on: May 31, 2018, 05:12:59 PM »
I'm not concerned with the terrain. I'm more concerned with not being prepared for that area. And I've never backpack hunted. And that's what I'm more interested in doing this year and on forth and eventually going on long backpack hunts (overnights) untill I get something when time permits.

Is there anyone going out in the next few weeks? Maybe I can tag along on a spring hunt b4 it closes. I'll be a pack mule. Just to get some experience??

Would really appreciate it,

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Re: Scouting wenaha wilderness, first timer
« Reply #17 on: May 31, 2018, 06:11:46 PM »
I'm not concerned with the terrain. I'm more concerned with not being prepared for that area. And I've never backpack hunted. And that's what I'm more interested in doing this year and on forth and eventually going on long backpack hunts (overnights) untill I get something when time permits.

Is there anyone going out in the next few weeks? Maybe I can tag along on a spring hunt b4 it closes. I'll be a pack mule. Just to get some experience??

Would really appreciate it,

I'll take you out this weekend of you want. Private message me your number and we can make something happen.
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Re: Scouting wenaha wilderness, first timer
« Reply #18 on: June 01, 2018, 09:45:09 PM »
I have to work this weekend, I would be to see if I can get a weekend off, but I have Fridays off

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Re: Scouting wenaha wilderness, first timer
« Reply #19 on: June 04, 2018, 08:58:24 PM »
Hope you have been using your gym membership a lot :chuckle:
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Re: Scouting wenaha wilderness, first timer
« Reply #20 on: June 05, 2018, 06:36:53 PM »
This is old, and I've changed out some pieces since but it worked fine, clearly I didn't die and he had enough opportunities to miss multiple bears. Sorry, haven't posted anything new in awhile..

https://hunting-washington.com/smf/index.php/topic,195635.0.html

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Re: Scouting wenaha wilderness, first timer
« Reply #21 on: June 05, 2018, 06:59:22 PM »
This is old, and I've changed out some pieces since but it worked fine, clearly I didn't die and he had enough opportunities to miss multiple bears. Sorry, haven't posted anything new in awhile..

https://hunting-washington.com/smf/index.php/topic,195635.0.html


Thanks, this is helping me narrow some things down. Of course I expect to change things out here and there. Hoping to do a couple of over nighters b4 for season opens

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Re: Scouting wenaha wilderness, first timer
« Reply #22 on: June 07, 2018, 01:48:15 PM »
I'm not concerned with the terrain. I'm more concerned with not being prepared for that area. And I've never backpack hunted. And that's what I'm more interested in doing this year and on forth and eventually going on long backpack hunts (overnights) untill I get something when time permits.

Is there anyone going out in the next few weeks? Maybe I can tag along on a spring hunt b4 it closes. I'll be a pack mule. Just to get some experience??

Would really appreciate it,

I'll take you out this weekend of you want. Private message me your number and we can make something happen.

The responses on this thread make me happy. This is what I think the forum should be about.

Vmascorro89, You may be more familiar with the Wenaha than my reply on this post addresses, but its a primer on accessing the Wenaha: https://hunting-washington.com/smf/index.php/topic,215513.msg2869026.html#msg2869026 .  For a first trip, assuming you still choose the Wenaha for your maiden voyage, I'd suggest using and staying near the Mt. Misery trail.  Its about as flat as it gets, you see a lot of country from it, and there is water all along it.

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Re: Scouting wenaha wilderness, first timer
« Reply #23 on: June 07, 2018, 03:30:21 PM »
I'm not concerned with the terrain. I'm more concerned with not being prepared for that area. And I've never backpack hunted. And that's what I'm more interested in doing this year and on forth and eventually going on long backpack hunts (overnights) untill I get something when time permits.

Is there anyone going out in the next few weeks? Maybe I can tag along on a spring hunt b4 it closes. I'll be a pack mule. Just to get some experience??

Would really appreciate it,

I'll take you out this weekend of you want. Private message me your number and we can make something happen.

The responses on this thread make me happy. This is what I think the forum should be about.

Vmascorro89, You may be more familiar with the Wenaha than my reply on this post addresses, but its a primer on accessing the Wenaha: https://hunting-washington.com/smf/index.php/topic,215513.msg2869026.html#msg2869026 .  For a first trip, assuming you still choose the Wenaha for your maiden voyage, I'd suggest using and staying near the Mt. Misery trail.  Its about as flat as it gets, you see a lot of country from it, and there is water all along it.

Sweet, thanks. I have set my mind on Wenaha so that's where I will go. I appreciate all the help everyone. I hunted up north the last 2 years (49°North) and was mainly a pack mule/ pusher for my dad and Grandpa. So alot of walking/hiking I am acustom to.

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Re: Scouting wenaha wilderness, first timer
« Reply #24 on: June 08, 2018, 04:14:26 PM »
[quote author=Vmascorro89 link=topic=227514.
Sweet, thanks. I have set my mind on Wenaha so that's where I will go. I appreciate all the help everyone. I hunted up north the last 2 years (49°North) and was mainly a pack mule/ pusher for my dad and Grandpa. So alot of walking/hiking I am acustom to.
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You'll figure it out once you're there, but the two units have zero in common, totally different terrain, food sources and ease of access.  :twocents:

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Re: Scouting wenaha wilderness, first timer
« Reply #25 on: June 09, 2018, 11:50:43 AM »
A 7 year old girl beat me to my spot in the wenaha today - maybe the legs are starting to age? Heh.

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Re: Scouting wenaha wilderness, first timer
« Reply #26 on: June 09, 2018, 05:35:13 PM »
A 7 year old girl beat me to my spot it the wenaha today - maybe the legs are starting to age? Heh.

Lol. Nice

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Re: Scouting wenaha wilderness, first timer
« Reply #27 on: June 10, 2018, 08:40:57 AM »
It sure turned wet, cold and nasty in the Wenaha this weekend.  I packed into the Oregon Butte area Thursday night and came out in a hurry Saturday when the snow started to fly.  In spite of the weather, it was a beautiful trip.  The flowers are going strong and this rain will put them into overdrive.  Saw some fresh bear sign around the 4800' - 5000' level.
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