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san juan island
« on: August 20, 2019, 07:30:33 PM »
Hey,
  I drew a second deer doe tag for san juan island unit 413. I know public access is very limited on the island. does anyone have any experience with public lands on the island or any pointers for getting access to private?
  Thank you

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Re: san juan island
« Reply #1 on: August 20, 2019, 08:00:09 PM »
Hey,
  I drew a second deer doe tag for san juan island unit 413. I know public access is very limited on the island. does anyone have any experience with public lands on the island or any pointers for getting access to private?
  Thank you
I donít think you will find any huntable public up there on San Juan. Mitchell hill used to exist before Obama traded it away. There used to be a public piece of land at cattle point nrca but hunting is no longer allowed. I see wdfw is now paying people $1000 to allow deer hunting on private because the deer are killing a butterfly. Ridiculous.


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Re: san juan island
« Reply #2 on: August 20, 2019, 08:03:55 PM »
These island tags are difficult if you dont have an in with someone...  which happens to be  why all those island have second tags.

These tags are a double edged sword.  They issue 2nd tags because not enough folks hunt in the first place... which makes it really hard for an outsider to get permission... and yet the department has to give everyone a chance at drawing them.

Good luck on your search.

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Re: san juan island
« Reply #3 on: August 20, 2019, 09:39:30 PM »
Hey,
  I drew a second deer doe tag for san juan island unit 413. I know public access is very limited on the island. does anyone have any experience with public lands on the island or any pointers for getting access to private?
  Thank you
What weapon? I drew an archery tag and am also looking for places.  I thought I had a connect but it falling through

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Re: san juan island
« Reply #4 on: August 21, 2019, 01:51:34 AM »
I just moved to Camano, if the deer werenít standing in my yard I would find it difficult to get permission from anyone around here. Zero public, huntable land.
And I bought Eastside tags this year, so no backyard bambi for me this time.
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Re: san juan island
« Reply #5 on: August 21, 2019, 02:32:14 AM »
I just moved to Camano, if the deer werenít standing in my yard I would find it difficult to get permission from anyone around here. Zero public, huntable land.
And I bought Eastside tags this year, so no backyard bambi for me this time.

You don't have to pick a side for deer, with a deer tag you can hunt either side.

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Re: san juan island
« Reply #6 on: August 21, 2019, 05:42:29 AM »
yea hunt either side of the island providing you get permission

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Re: san juan island
« Reply #7 on: August 21, 2019, 07:48:49 AM »
You don't have to pick a side for deer, with a deer tag you can hunt either side.

What meant to say was a modern tag, and I drew a permit on the Eastside.
Also notice it was 2am when I posted and there may have been a few beers involved
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Re: san juan island
« Reply #8 on: August 21, 2019, 10:03:37 AM »
I saw they are also making you have signed permission to hunt on someone's land as well on the islands.  If you are checked and not carrying around the signed hunting permission, you will get a trespassing ticket.
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Re: san juan island
« Reply #9 on: August 21, 2019, 11:12:22 AM »
I saw they are also making you have signed permission to hunt on someone's land as well on the islands.  If you are checked and not carrying around the signed hunting permission, you will get a trespassing ticket.

This is not new....

You might start looking for access by finding farms and offering to help reduce the rabbit population, kind of like asking for permission to hunt coyotes with the hopes of access later.

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Re: san juan island
« Reply #10 on: August 21, 2019, 11:26:52 AM »
I would post your contact info at a coupe stores over there. There are some folks who would like deer killed off their farm. But they are very quiet about it because they live in enemy territory.  :chuckle:
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Re: san juan island
« Reply #11 on: August 21, 2019, 12:05:36 PM »
Anyone see how they are going to notify hunters which properties participate in the $1000 payouts for access?
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Re: san juan island
« Reply #12 on: August 21, 2019, 02:51:06 PM »
Anyone see how they are going to notify hunters which properties participate in the $1000 payouts for access?

Is this a done deal or just a proposal by that goofball out there, Ruth Milner?

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Re: san juan island
« Reply #13 on: August 21, 2019, 03:23:29 PM »
Loki...I "heard" them talking about this a few weeks ago on ESPN's The Outdoor Line....here is the WDFW press release:

https://wdfw.wa.gov/news/wdfw-offering-1000-encourage-hunting-private-property-san-juan-and-island-counties
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Re: san juan island
« Reply #14 on: August 21, 2019, 04:02:06 PM »
Loki...I "heard" them talking about this a few weeks ago on ESPN's The Outdoor Line....here is the WDFW press release:

https://wdfw.wa.gov/news/wdfw-offering-1000-encourage-hunting-private-property-san-juan-and-island-counties

I've seen the article. I don't think it will work... unless the landowner can choose who hunts. I would certainly discourage my neighbors from allowing a free-for-all....

 


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