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Re: 2020 MT mule deer.
« Reply #30 on: February 26, 2020, 08:20:08 AM »
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Re: 2020 MT mule deer.
« Reply #31 on: February 26, 2020, 08:26:16 AM »
IDK,
I went this last year solo for the very first time, never been to the area before. I got a few good tips from folks on here as to where to start, then I just used google, onx and the Block management map I got from the state and off I went. I had a great time, had plenty of opportunities and came home with a cooler full of meat. I guess we’re all out there for different reasons. As long as we’re out there though right?! Good luck on the draw this year everyone!!
  :yeah: hunted MT for a lot of years in quite a few different regions of the state. All public land or open to hunting. Never been an issue finding mature animals to hunt. It's amazing how little actual hunting that people do in MT. Everyone wants to just drive around classing from the truck. You find a lot when you go on a walk about.

This is for real. I hunted MT for the first time last year, and actually ran into a guy hiking whose family homesteaded the area a hundred years ago or so. We asked him about a specific area we wanted to explore, and he said he never had gone in there because it was too far and thick.... less than a half mile off the road.

So, we crossed a 10' creek, got through a hundred yards of blowdown, then it opened up into a nice underburn. We got into 6 bulls under 60 yards in the 6 days we hunted that little pocket.

Same deal with rifle season. We glassed a batchelor group of bulls, gained 1600 feet and 2.4 miles, and killed one. We got back to the truck as a group was driving by, and they said they were glassing that same herd and watched us kill him.

My partner and I couldn't figure out why people just like looking at elk but don't want to hike after them....

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Re: 2020 MT mule deer.
« Reply #32 on: February 26, 2020, 08:57:43 AM »
IDK,
I went this last year solo for the very first time, never been to the area before. I got a few good tips from folks on here as to where to start, then I just used google, onx and the Block management map I got from the state and off I went. I had a great time, had plenty of opportunities and came home with a cooler full of meat. I guess we’re all out there for different reasons. As long as we’re out there though right?! Good luck on the draw this year everyone!!
  :yeah: hunted MT for a lot of years in quite a few different regions of the state. All public land or open to hunting. Never been an issue finding mature animals to hunt. It's amazing how little actual hunting that people do in MT. Everyone wants to just drive around classing from the truck. You find a lot when you go on a walk about.

This is for real. I hunted MT for the first time last year, and actually ran into a guy hiking whose family homesteaded the area a hundred years ago or so. We asked him about a specific area we wanted to explore, and he said he never had gone in there because it was too far and thick.... less than a half mile off the road.

So, we crossed a 10' creek, got through a hundred yards of blowdown, then it opened up into a nice underburn. We got into 6 bulls under 60 yards in the 6 days we hunted that little pocket.

Same deal with rifle season. We glassed a batchelor group of bulls, gained 1600 feet and 2.4 miles, and killed one. We got back to the truck as a group was driving by, and they said they were glassing that same herd and watched us kill him.

My partner and I couldn't figure out why people just like looking at elk but don't want to hike after them....
I hunted Montana for the first time this year also, but for deer. Same experience. Hardly saw anyone out walking. Tons of area that was basically unhunted. It was almost overwhelming trying to decide where to hike.

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Re: 2020 MT mule deer.
« Reply #33 on: March 08, 2020, 06:36:09 PM »
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