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HUNT JR's Peaches Ridge Bull Hunt
« on: August 11, 2020, 09:38:31 AM »
It took 16 points, but I managed to pull the tag for the late rifle season for Peaches ridge. As many others have done on this forum before, I want to post the story here as it develops. I really enjoy reading everyone else's story's on here and wanted to contribute. Life has kept me busy for most of the summer but I am finally going to get some time in the unit over the end of this month and a lot during Sept/Oct. I am looking forward to the experience and sharing the journey with you all.

Also, thank you to the people who have already reached out and helped me!

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Re: HUNT JR's Peaches Ridge Bull Hunt
« Reply #1 on: August 11, 2020, 09:51:14 AM »
Killer tag! Good luck on your hunt sir  :tup:
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Re: HUNT JR's Peaches Ridge Bull Hunt
« Reply #2 on: August 11, 2020, 10:17:33 AM »
Awesome, that's a lucky draw with any number of points.

The big fire should be pumping out tons of feed this year and making glassing many areas you couldn't see before possible.

It should be a great hunt.

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Re: HUNT JR's Peaches Ridge Bull Hunt
« Reply #3 on: August 11, 2020, 10:19:30 AM »
Awesome tag to have.  One year I might draw the archery tag.

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Re: HUNT JR's Peaches Ridge Bull Hunt
« Reply #4 on: August 11, 2020, 11:48:05 AM »
Really appreciate you and anyone else with quality and OIL permits taking us along for the hunt.  I'll look forward to your posts!
As long as we have the habitat, we can argue forever about who gets to kill what and when.  No habitat = no game.

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Re: HUNT JR's Peaches Ridge Bull Hunt
« Reply #5 on: August 11, 2020, 01:04:02 PM »
Isn't this tag like a guarantee or something :dunno:
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Re: HUNT JR's Peaches Ridge Bull Hunt
« Reply #6 on: August 11, 2020, 01:29:15 PM »
 :chuckle: :chuckle:

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Re: HUNT JR's Peaches Ridge Bull Hunt
« Reply #7 on: August 11, 2020, 01:38:05 PM »
Isn't this tag like a guarantee or something :dunno:

Wouldn't that be nice :chuckle:

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Re: HUNT JR's Peaches Ridge Bull Hunt
« Reply #8 on: August 11, 2020, 01:40:56 PM »
Just what I heard one time :tup:  Heard great things about that tag though :tup :)
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Re: HUNT JR's Peaches Ridge Bull Hunt
« Reply #9 on: August 11, 2020, 01:47:49 PM »
looking forward to it.

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Re: HUNT JR's Peaches Ridge Bull Hunt
« Reply #10 on: August 17, 2020, 10:43:41 AM »
Finally getting out for the first trip in there this year. Mainly going to be looking at where I want to camp and navigating some of the trails in the areas I have been told about. Not planning on seeing many elk, but that would definitely be a bonus!

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Re: HUNT JR's Peaches Ridge Bull Hunt
« Reply #11 on: August 17, 2020, 11:52:38 AM »
Isn't this tag like a guarantee or something :dunno:



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Re: HUNT JR's Peaches Ridge Bull Hunt
« Reply #12 on: September 21, 2020, 07:56:09 AM »
Made it out scouting this weekend, did not see any elk, but I heard a few bugles. Definitely not the country I am used to hunting. Typically I hunt the wide open areas with little timber. There seems to be enough open country that glassing up a bull is not out of the question. A little more than a month out!

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Re: HUNT JR's Peaches Ridge Bull Hunt
« Reply #13 on: October 08, 2020, 04:34:39 PM »
As we get closer to season, I was curious how many bulls were killed in the peaches hunts the last couple of years. Just from the reports on the fish and game website there were only 4 bulls killed with 5+ points last year and 28 the year before.  Seems to me there should more bulls in there reaching their peak maturity than in the past. In 2017 there were 45. More bulls killed in 2017 than in 2018 and 2019 combined at least for the 4 main antlered draw hunts.

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Re: HUNT JR's Peaches Ridge Bull Hunt
« Reply #14 on: October 08, 2020, 04:49:56 PM »
Spent last week in the 346 Unit, we saw two bulls out of our group, heard a few others.  The numbers seem to be way down as compared to even last year. Hunt hard and I’m sure you’ll find one, nothing is a given. Good luck and have fun
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