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Offline crowinghen

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Re: White River MF Bull Tag
« Reply #15 on: June 14, 2019, 08:29:09 AM »
That should be a fun hunt. Hubby had the archery tag last year. No bugling until the very last day,we were close to getting it done once or twice, but couldn't seal the deal. Still had a lot of fun, this was our first time really elk hunting. I called a bull 20 yards from me, Hubby had two bulls come in together probably less than that. If I would have cow called to distract, he probably would have been able to get a shot off, I just didn't think of it at the time.
I carried my 30-06 and ended up getting two bear.
Have fun and Good luck!

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Re: White River MF Bull Tag
« Reply #16 on: June 14, 2019, 09:17:32 AM »
Also best of luck on the hunt, if i had any info i would gladly give it to you.

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Re: White River MF Bull Tag
« Reply #17 on: June 14, 2019, 11:07:05 AM »
This a great hunt no matter your style of hunting.  If you are a road hunter, buy the Hancock pass.  If you like to put miles on the boots, there is endless opportunities.  I have drawn the archery tag once and had a blast.  There is great hunting up around crystal mountain, and like another said, the PCT is a great place to hunt as well.  It is beautiful country to hunt when you get up in elevation.  Good luck and keep us all posted.

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Re: White River MF Bull Tag
« Reply #18 on: June 14, 2019, 11:46:42 AM »
Congrats! My son had the muzzy tag last year. My daughter drew the same MF tag as you you this year. We plan on spending allot of time in there this year. Huge area with elk scattered all over it. Drive it, find an elky spot and learn it. Don't get to picky it's a tough hunt with cosiderable tribal hunting and weekend hiker/campers. Get away from the roads if possible.  Feel free to PM me with any questions.
Oh, and make sure you bring a bear gun when when scouting, we had quite a few encounters.

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Re: White River MF Bull Tag
« Reply #19 on: June 14, 2019, 03:53:24 PM »
You donít know where I live. There arenít many choices for the bull tag, And Iím ready to prepare now for next October. You donít need to put people down because you probably didnít get drawn. It was 16 points for me.  Iím sure someone will point me in the tight direction yo start scouting.

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Re: White River MF Bull Tag
« Reply #20 on: June 14, 2019, 04:13:09 PM »
Congrats on the draw ... I also drew the same tag. Just bought the Hancock pass at a friend's direction who knows the unit well... are you planning on Hancock or the public side?

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Re: White River MF Bull Tag
« Reply #21 on: June 14, 2019, 05:13:46 PM »
Fun tag, I think youíll really benefit from the new season dates. I had the tag last year, I was really looking forward to hunting it hard and finding a big one but then I drew a Nevada bull tag. 6 minutes in to opening day it was over, left for Nevada the next morning. Iíll be up there scouting for someone with the archery tag, happy to help out, pm any questions. Lots of bulls in the unit but the elk are in specific areas spread out over the entire unit.

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Re: White River MF Bull Tag
« Reply #22 on: June 14, 2019, 10:17:39 PM »
CONGRATS ON YOUR DRAW!!

I am jealous.... and I don't scout that unit.

I hope to draw it someday just to see knuckleheads tell me I don't deserve it.

I hope you drop a beast and have a blast doing it.
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Re: White River MF Bull Tag
« Reply #23 on: June 15, 2019, 12:14:03 AM »
Congrats on the draw. I had the tag like 8 years ago, so PM me if you need some advice.
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Re: White River MF Bull Tag
« Reply #24 on: June 15, 2019, 08:39:59 AM »
Big Al,
Congrats on the draw!
Ignore the negativity from some on this form.  They just don't get it.  As hunters, we should stick together and help each other out, not rip someone for not knowing an area they applied for.  For many of us, hunting new areas is exciting and rewarding.  You'll get some good advice here from guys who know the area.  Have a great hunt and be sure to post pics, successful or not.

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Re: White River MF Bull Tag
« Reply #25 on: June 15, 2019, 08:59:38 AM »
Congrats on drawing that tag.  I put in for that unit as well, hoping to draw some year.  Never hunted it since there is no OTC for that unit, which makes some of the critical comments head scratchers (especially since it took 16 years to draw it).  I'd love to hunt it from the top side via the PCT dropping down to the west into the unit.   That's my plan if I ever draw it.  Although I'd probably buy the timber company access pass as well, as a backup plan.  Would love to draw that tag some year.  Good luck on your hunt, and please post results so those of us hoping to draw the tag some year can follow along. 

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Re: White River MF Bull Tag
« Reply #26 on: June 15, 2019, 09:13:47 AM »
Congrats.  Had the tag a few years ago.  Fun hunt.   With that early start you can be anywhere in the unit and if you get snow late in the hunt, there are some great places to catch them migrating out of the park. 
I agree with others on buying the pass.  Itís cheaper than it used to be and will give you full access.   
I live in Enumclaw.   The elk numbers seem to be back to whereís they were in the 80s.
Have a great hunt.

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Re: White River MF Bull Tag
« Reply #27 on: June 15, 2019, 01:55:13 PM »
I also drew this tag. Twenty years of applying for quality and bull. First time drawing either. I don't have another twenty years left :) :)  It's scary how close I came to not applying for anything this year 'till my son told me I was being dummie.

It's understood what I'll need to do to punch my tag on this hunt. I'm 61 years old and my legs aren't what they used to be but I have heart and desire. Wish me luck boys.

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Re: White River MF Bull Tag
« Reply #28 on: June 15, 2019, 02:23:36 PM »
Buy the pass. Go in bridge gate. After you get over the bridge take a right for an opportunity for some good bulls. If you go to the left you will also have an opportunity for some good bulls. Good luck!

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Re: White River MF Bull Tag
« Reply #29 on: June 15, 2019, 08:46:16 PM »
Buy the pass. Go in bridge gate. After you get over the bridge take a right for an opportunity for some good bulls. If you go to the left you will also have an opportunity for some good bulls. Good luck!

 :yeah: Park on the main road and walk back into the swamp on the old logging roads. There always seems to be a couple of bulls hanging in there.
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