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Offline Parasite

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Anyone hunt JBLM?
« on: July 12, 2019, 06:14:13 AM »
Anyone hunt JBLM for blacktail? Bear? Cougar? Elk? I wish there was a general forum to put this in. I did not want to break it into 4 species and make 4 threads. Anyways, looking to hunt JBLM for the first time this fall since I'm new to the area. I plan on hunting it alot actually and was wondering if anyone had any advice/tips.


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Re: Anyone hunt JBLM?
« Reply #1 on: July 12, 2019, 06:50:21 AM »
JBLM is a tough place to hunt. Not a ton of deer or elk but the quality is their. Won't see many animals but they are their, still hunting is the way to go.
You will see more bear sign and coyotes then anything else  :chuckle: :chuckle: :chuckle:

Limited areas that are huntable by the Range Control,  only few areas open for MF, but most open for archery.

Been hunting it for many, ,many years now, but mostly for waterfowl any more  :tup:
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Re: Anyone hunt JBLM?
« Reply #2 on: July 12, 2019, 07:55:16 AM »
Iíve hunted it off and on the last few years. Never had any luck. Iím told there are nice bucks there though. If you decide to hunt it, choose archery, range control and the powers that be seem to not like rifle hunters.


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Re: Anyone hunt JBLM?
« Reply #3 on: July 12, 2019, 07:58:10 AM »
I hunted deer. Thereís a decent amount and I had opportunities. Not many elk though.

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Re: Anyone hunt JBLM?
« Reply #4 on: July 12, 2019, 09:15:40 AM »
Anyone hunt JBLM for blacktail? Bear? Cougar? Elk? I wish there was a general forum to put this in. I did not want to break it into 4 species and make 4 threads. Anyways, looking to hunt JBLM for the first time this fall since I'm new to the area. I plan on hunting it alot actually and was wondering if anyone had any advice/tips.


are you doing archery or rifle? I plan on trying JBLM out for the first time this year also, I'll be doing archery and have tags for all big game.

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Re: Anyone hunt JBLM?
« Reply #5 on: July 12, 2019, 02:10:14 PM »
I'm an archery guy. I need to buy my tags yet. I've seen some nice blacktails there, just not many. Looking forward to checking it out.

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Re: Anyone hunt JBLM?
« Reply #6 on: July 12, 2019, 02:14:04 PM »
There are some elk, but not big herds. Some nice blacktail bucks but they've permanently closed several of the good range areas due to endangered birds and butterflies (not kidding). As others have said, archery is your best shot. Buy a bear tag. There are some nice bears there.

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Re: Anyone hunt JBLM?
« Reply #7 on: July 15, 2019, 10:38:39 AM »
ya I'm doing archery, ive heard its the way to go for post. ive gotten all the permits to be able to access the TAs (when they're open). I've been out scouting for signs of bear this last month and have narrowed down two general areas (north eastern area and south western) of decent amount of signs of bear but nothing that has pointed to a really solid spot. I see a lot of post of people saying they see a good amount of bear on JBLM so hopefully I'm in the right area. ive missed the last two hunting seasons here do to deployments and TDY so this is first year for me out here.

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Re: Anyone hunt JBLM?
« Reply #8 on: July 15, 2019, 10:47:33 AM »
I hunted deer during rifle.  Like all other blacktail hunting, the few days closes to Halloween and Halloween itself were the best by far.

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Re: Anyone hunt JBLM?
« Reply #9 on: July 15, 2019, 05:34:05 PM »
Thanks for your help guys. You guys really are good people.

 


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