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Offline big wood

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Handcock deer
« on: November 27, 2019, 12:48:04 PM »
Anybody heard what the harvest was during rifle season. I am guessing it is horrible

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Re: Handcock deer
« Reply #1 on: November 27, 2019, 01:15:17 PM »
Are you “punching” the deer or chooting them with a rifle?  :chuckle:
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Re: Handcock deer
« Reply #2 on: November 27, 2019, 01:34:58 PM »
My boys and I filled 2 of 3 tags in Kapowsin, which is about normal for us.  Sometimes we go 3 for 3 but the one son was working most of the season and only hunted in November and a few of those hunts we're just an hour after school.

I hear a lot of folks complain about deer populations in there but I seem to have at least 1 or 2 opportunities a year to fill my tag.  Still works for me, when it doesn't I'll stop buying my permit.

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Re: Handcock deer
« Reply #3 on: November 27, 2019, 02:44:37 PM »
Went on Halloween and last day of season road hunting with my dad, saw zero deer. Saw 4 does and 1 spike all season.
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Re: Handcock deer
« Reply #4 on: November 27, 2019, 05:17:18 PM »
My dad used to work around there. That area gets hit hard at night and out of season.

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Re: Handcock deer
« Reply #5 on: November 28, 2019, 07:20:56 AM »
Wife and I both punched our tags, with that said it was one of the toughest seasons as far as opportunity. I think weather timing had a lot to do with it
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Re: Handcock deer
« Reply #6 on: December 10, 2019, 08:31:33 PM »
Gets tougher every year in there.

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Re: Handcock deer
« Reply #7 on: December 11, 2019, 04:41:41 PM »
I saw spikes, and a couple barely legal 2pts.
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Re: Handcock deer
« Reply #8 on: December 11, 2019, 05:54:28 PM »
I saw two 2 pts in about 30 minutes last week.  One was with two does.  The one with the does should be hanging right now if my muzzleloader could shoot straight.

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Re: Handcock deer
« Reply #9 on: December 13, 2019, 06:57:26 AM »
Mine on the right from Halloween, found him in the reprod around 11am. My wife's on the left about an hour before dark working the timber edge on Oct 19th.
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Re: Handcock deer
« Reply #10 on: December 14, 2019, 03:25:18 PM »
I spent a lot of time in there this rifle season. Saw a bunch of deer. Lots of does and spikes but zero 2pt or better bucks the entire rifle season for me! Had a blast though.

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Re: Handcock deer
« Reply #11 on: December 15, 2019, 12:42:00 PM »
Seen one buck this year, he was big and also very fast


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Re: Handcock deer
« Reply #12 on: December 24, 2019, 10:09:01 PM »
Is that the general consensus, that deer hunting in kapowsin has gone down hill? Why? I just started buying the pass a couple years ago so I wouldn't know. I've only seen does, but I haven't hunted it that hard either for deer.

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Re: Handcock deer
« Reply #13 on: December 24, 2019, 10:18:21 PM »
Is that the general consensus, that deer hunting in kapowsin has gone down hill? Why? I just started buying the pass a couple years ago so I wouldn't know. I've only seen does, but I haven't hunted it that hard either for deer.

Yes and many reasons.

Cougars
Bears
Coyotes
Bobcats
Hunters
Lots of elk
Clearcut spraying

None of the above make for good Blacktail habitat. All of the above are in abundance in Hancock Kapowsin and Eatonville.

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Re: Handcock deer
« Reply #14 on: December 24, 2019, 11:04:24 PM »
Lots of elk =few deer imo

 


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