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Offline RobinHoodlum

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Re: Deer and or elk babies
« Reply #15 on: August 14, 2019, 02:18:57 PM »
A good number of blacktail fawns in my area. Checked cams on the east side last weekend and elk calf numbers were about normal too. Not many spikes though

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Re: Deer and or elk babies
« Reply #16 on: August 18, 2019, 10:39:40 PM »
this weekend 12 does spotted in 105 muleys and whitetails and 0 fawns

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Re: Deer and or elk babies
« Reply #17 on: August 18, 2019, 10:45:32 PM »
this weekend 12 does spotted in 105 muleys and whitetails and 0 fawns

Sounds about right

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Re: Deer and or elk babies
« Reply #18 on: August 18, 2019, 10:53:27 PM »
pretty crappy and thats why there is hardly any deer left up there in the mountains

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Re: Deer and or elk babies
« Reply #19 on: August 18, 2019, 10:56:26 PM »
Yup.  We all need to do lots more predator hunting.  I intend to hit it hard after im done deer hunting this year.  And everybody should try to get out after bears now while the berries are still going good, the clock is ticking on that.

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Re: Deer and or elk babies
« Reply #20 on: August 18, 2019, 11:35:31 PM »
Ive been out 2 weekends and its been super slow, nothing like it should be. Berries look almost done and some are not ripe yet. Usually these hills I am hunting when they are ripe its nothing to see 5-8 bears a day

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Re: Deer and or elk babies
« Reply #21 on: August 19, 2019, 05:43:21 AM »
High up yesterday in the Taneum. 14 cows had only 2 calves. Blacktails and Elk around Northbend are normal

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Re: Deer and or elk babies
« Reply #22 on: August 20, 2019, 09:02:27 AM »
Lots of calves on cameras this year. Most of the cows seemed to have a calf with her.


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Re: Deer and or elk babies
« Reply #23 on: August 20, 2019, 10:33:14 AM »
Now there's one less.  Don't know what happen to this little guy.  There were coyote tracks but I don't know if they were scavenging or if they did the killing.


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Re: Deer and or elk babies
« Reply #24 on: August 20, 2019, 03:23:28 PM »
I actually saw a lot of fawns around Wenatchee this spring. I can't recall seeing more that a few does that didn't have at least one fawn by her side.
Same here, looks like a good fawn crop in Chelan County - at least the Wenatchee River drainage.  Hopefully enough survive a year to boost the breeding population.
As long as we have the habitat, we can argue forever about who gets to kill what and when.  No habitat = no game.

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Re: Deer and or elk babies
« Reply #25 on: August 21, 2019, 11:13:45 AM »
Not many in the Methow, I thought last year was bad for fawns, we've seen even less this year, at least up in the hills, there are some in town and in yards per usual but even those numbers seem way down. We all know whats going on and whats whacking them :bash:. We went into a couple spots back in April and May where just 10-15 years ago you would see 50 or more fawns at sunset, the moms would bring them out of the brush into a big meadow to run and play, my wife and I looked forward to hiking in every year, sitting on a ridge and eating supper while watching the fun. Each year the numbers have steadily decreased until this year we did not see any, very sad.


I was at my property in Twisp the past two weekends.  Checking the cams for one week showed a sow with two cubs, a single bear thats definitely bigger than the sow,  two coyotes, two different cougars and the same doe with two fawns I've been seeing all summer.  Not a good predator/prey ration.

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Re: Deer and or elk babies
« Reply #26 on: August 31, 2019, 09:17:27 PM »
Scouting elk today. Saw lots. Lots of young ones where I was. I also saw a small calf with light spots. Must have been born early summer?

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Re: Deer and or elk babies
« Reply #27 on: September 08, 2019, 09:42:07 AM »
Fathers day we seen over 20 calves with a group of about 50-60 cows and some mixed bulls, mostly little ones. I hope they get a chance, lots of coyotes and wolves in that area. Meanwhile, I have a cabin north of Ellensburg and was scouting Labor Day weekend and seen 1 doe with a fawn, and a loose older fawn alone.

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Re: Deer and or elk babies
« Reply #28 on: September 08, 2019, 10:59:12 AM »
This is one of only 2 successful moms at my place this year.  The only other doe with surviving offspring has a single fawn.

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Re: Deer and or elk babies
« Reply #29 on: September 08, 2019, 03:04:01 PM »
Saw 1 whitetail buck, 3 whitetail does, 4 fawns with spots, 1 mulie doe with a yearling. This was around Empire lakes in ferry county. We’ve seen tons of fawns this year.
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