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Offline BiggerMcGuire

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Dont know where to hunt, my spot was logged!
« on: November 12, 2019, 08:32:33 PM »
I am from pierce county. I have hunted blacktail for now 7 modern rifle seasons. So far i have harvested a buck 50 percent of the time. First a little spike when i was 13. Then a fork and horn when i was 16. Last year at 23 put down a thick 3pt plus eyegaurds. Now my hunting spot was logged this past summer and this year has been a struggle. Can anybody help a fellow outdoorsmen?

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Re: Dont know where to hunt, my spot was logged!
« Reply #1 on: November 12, 2019, 08:47:59 PM »
 :chuckle: :chuckle:  Dream on!!!  I think these last couple of years have been tough for all of us blacktail hunters.  My go to spots either got logged or are now over grown and nearly impossible to hunt.  So I am forced to branch out to other areas.  Come muzzy and archery I will be in the tall timber and hope for the best.

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Re: Dont know where to hunt, my spot was logged!
« Reply #2 on: November 12, 2019, 08:50:31 PM »
I thought blacktail deer liked clear cuts?   :dunno: :dunno:

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Re: Dont know where to hunt, my spot was logged!
« Reply #3 on: November 12, 2019, 09:06:16 PM »
I thought blacktail deer liked clear cuts?   :dunno: :dunno:
They like security cover

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Re: Dont know where to hunt, my spot was logged!
« Reply #4 on: November 12, 2019, 09:55:10 PM »
Hell half of the spots i used to hunt are now housing developments :'(
« Last Edit: November 18, 2019, 06:17:35 PM by Meathunter06 »

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Re: Dont know where to hunt, my spot was logged!
« Reply #5 on: November 12, 2019, 10:15:06 PM »
This is why its good to have a backup spot, and backup to your backup etc.  Spending time in the offseason scouting new areas is important, you just never know what will change from year to year.

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Re: Dont know where to hunt, my spot was logged!
« Reply #6 on: November 12, 2019, 10:53:19 PM »
Those deer had to go somewhere. Typically the loggers donít haul them to the mill with the logs. Start by branching out to surrounding areas. Iím assuming thereís still timber around somewhere?

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Re: Dont know where to hunt, my spot was logged!
« Reply #7 on: November 13, 2019, 12:14:53 AM »
Vashon and Anderson Islands.  Full 'o deer.  The far side of "the bridge" is pretty good too.  Go about 25 miles from there and find some good looking public/private timberlands.
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Re: Dont know where to hunt, my spot was logged!
« Reply #8 on: November 13, 2019, 07:59:09 AM »
I would be hunting that cut first and last hours in a heart beat.

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Re: Dont know where to hunt, my spot was logged!
« Reply #9 on: November 13, 2019, 08:41:03 AM »
THE STRUGGLE IS REAL! :lol4:

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Re: Dont know where to hunt, my spot was logged!
« Reply #10 on: November 16, 2019, 07:43:32 PM »
If you have access to the timber that borders you new cut, get about 40 to 60 yards inside the timber and hunt the side trails. You'll need to find a good trail with the wind right, get comfortable and become one with a stump or tree.  Once inside the thicket, take no more than three super slow steps at a time and don't move until you have proven there is not a deer in sight before taking the next three steps.  Slow is the word when your in their house.

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Re: Dont know where to hunt, my spot was logged!
« Reply #11 on: November 16, 2019, 10:11:01 PM »
That fresh clear cut will be good for a few years to come. First fall after they plant it, get in there and hunt it. Deer and Elk love to destroy seedlings from the nursery.
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Re: Dont know where to hunt, my spot was logged!
« Reply #12 on: November 17, 2019, 06:20:12 PM »
Some of my best Deer Hunting has been on the edge of those Clear Cuts.
(It's like they come running when they hear the Chainsaw's.)
Google Earth reveal's a lot of secret's, if you just take the time to look.  :tup:
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Re: Dont know where to hunt, my spot was logged!
« Reply #13 on: November 17, 2019, 06:47:14 PM »
What do you guys think about actively logging in an area you normally hunt?  Weekdays itís no brianer but what about weekends?  They go back normal for the 2 days?  Iíve hunted both scenarios this week opinions are appreciated.

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Re: Dont know where to hunt, my spot was logged!
« Reply #14 on: November 17, 2019, 08:58:31 PM »
What do you guys think about actively logging in an area you normally hunt?  Weekdays itís no brianer but what about weekends?  They go back normal for the 2 days?  Iíve hunted both scenarios this week opinions are appreciated.

I thought you werenít supposed to hunt active logging sites?

 


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