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Author Topic: Quality Deer (modern) - Entiat or Desert?  (Read 3215 times)

Offline full choke

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Re: Quality Deer (modern) - Entiat or Desert?
« Reply #30 on: January 15, 2020, 05:04:54 PM »
I hunted the desert last year. 18 points. Hunted the 1st rifle season. They just started to rut. Get away from the A and C roads. Hunt close to the private fields. No hunters. Seen some real good bucks. Including this one. 29 1/2 wide. Close enough to 30 for me. You get drawn and Id be happy to give you all the info I have

Great buck!  :tup:

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Offline hoffmas56

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Re: Quality Deer (modern) - Entiat or Desert?
« Reply #31 on: January 24, 2020, 12:05:14 PM »
I live close to the desert unit, and accompanied a friend, two years ago, who had the tag. We saw several 25-26" bucks, but he could not get closer than 500 yards, in the open sage country. He did not fill his tag, another friend who was with us, ended up shooting a 20" buck. This hunt was during the early rifle season. The bucks were not yet in the heavy rut, which made it difficult to close the distance. I have also hunted the Entiat unit, and have seen some monsters killed during the rut. I have 16 bonus points, and apply for Entiat, first choice, and Desert late hunt, second choice. I know both of these units are capable of producing 30" bucks, because I have seen pictures and mounts from both. As many others have stated, bucks of this size, are hard to find in this state, even with a special permit.

 


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