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Offline El9312

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New to hunting
« on: July 19, 2019, 02:17:31 PM »
Hello, I am new go hunting this year. Planning to go with some friends but looking for pro tips; potential advice on locations, and info about hunting on vashon island. Thank you so much!

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Re: New to hunting
« Reply #1 on: July 19, 2019, 02:51:28 PM »
The liberals are thick on Vashon Island. You should be able to fill your snowflake tag with no problem! Seriously, have you taken Hunter Education? Next, do you know any landowners on Vashon? What kind of hunting - archery, ML, Modern? What game are you after? I don't know much about the area except I know a great biker bar there. Others might chime in if you tell us a little about your plans. Good luck.  :tup:
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Re: New to hunting
« Reply #2 on: July 19, 2019, 03:15:32 PM »
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Unless you know someone on Vashon, it might be tough. Nows the time to do some scouting. Give us a little more information.
« Last Edit: July 19, 2019, 03:21:59 PM by Eric M »

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Re: New to hunting
« Reply #3 on: July 19, 2019, 05:13:12 PM »
Iíll be doing archery. I have an elk and a deer tag! Hope this gives a little more insight

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Re: New to hunting
« Reply #4 on: July 19, 2019, 05:50:00 PM »
Iíll be doing archery. I have an elk and a deer tag! Hope this gives a little more insight
If you have an archery tag already sounds like you at least know what side of the mountains you want to hunt. If I was brand new to hunting, I'd look at the WDFW harvest statistics for areas on the side I picked, starting with what public land is closest to you. Finding something close will mean more times you can go out and scout the area, looking for sign of the animals(rubs, scat, maybe even an antler or 2). Dont just practice shooting while standing. Shoot on your knees, down on one knee, etc. Shot opportunities come at odd moments.

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Re: New to hunting
« Reply #5 on: July 20, 2019, 09:56:13 AM »
Here is a list of cubs/ranges.

http://www.washingtonarchery.org/about-the-wsaa/contact-information

I also recommend reading Boyd Iverson Blacktail Trophy tactics 2 as it has lots of great BT info.

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Re: New to hunting
« Reply #6 on: July 22, 2019, 03:50:10 PM »
Join the local shooting range there and make some friends. You'll have way more success than knocking on random doors and getting screamed at by idiot anti-hunters that most likely eat meat.

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Re: New to hunting
« Reply #7 on: July 22, 2019, 04:11:18 PM »
Depending on where u live in T town Skookum Archers, or Tacoma Sportsmen club
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