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Re: High Buck - Some Observations
« Reply #270 on: August 03, 2021, 08:25:34 AM »
Iím also really excited for my first year of the high hunt! Iíve been E-scouting like crazy and listening to a bunch of podcast. Hanes, Rogan, greentree, and the meat eater guy are my favorite. Itís so awesome how much useful information is out there these days. Iíve been reading through these forums and have found so many good place to hunt it. I love how people are into helping! Iíll be headed into the GPW a few days before the opener and will have plenty of gear stashed up in spider meadows so I can last the whole two weeks. Heard itís beautiful up there in September. Probably will make a loop over to lake chelan and then back up rock creek. I think some guys have killed bucks in rock but not very many nice ones. Or should I maybe focus on the Entiat? Thought about taking my girlfriends horse up there.Do you guys usually pack out your human waste? I have a 20 gallon garbage sack hopefully that will be big enough to carry everything out, I can always use some of My back up socks. Any recommendations on scouting tips in the field? Should I be walking through the high meadows trying to jump deer and then shoot while they are on the run? If I see other people who get to a area earlier than me should I respect them or continue on doing what I had planned? Welp Iím looking forward to seeing all You guys at Phelps creek TH. Canít miss me I have a lot of orange and am going to try out a pink/orange camo pattern. I did some research and it looks like deer have a hard time seeing the color pink and that it actually looks more green to them then the color green itself. Letís all post about our time and experience after this years hunt Iím sure it will
Be memorable!!  :IBCOOL: :IBCOOL:

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Re: High Buck - Some Observations
« Reply #271 on: August 03, 2021, 08:53:47 AM »
Iím also really excited for my first year of the high hunt! Iíve been E-scouting like crazy and listening to a bunch of podcast. Hanes, Rogan, greentree, and the meat eater guy are my favorite. Itís so awesome how much useful information is out there these days. Iíve been reading through these forums and have found so many good place to hunt it. I love how people are into helping! Iíll be headed into the GPW a few days before the opener and will have plenty of gear stashed up in spider meadows so I can last the whole two weeks. Heard itís beautiful up there in September. Probably will make a loop over to lake chelan and then back up rock creek. I think some guys have killed bucks in rock but not very many nice ones. Or should I maybe focus on the Entiat? Thought about taking my girlfriends horse up there.Do you guys usually pack out your human waste? I have a 20 gallon garbage sack hopefully that will be big enough to carry everything out, I can always use some of My back up socks. Any recommendations on scouting tips in the field? Should I be walking through the high meadows trying to jump deer and then shoot while they are on the run? If I see other people who get to a area earlier than me should I respect them or continue on doing what I had planned? Welp Iím looking forward to seeing all You guys at Phelps creek TH. Canít miss me I have a lot of orange and am going to try out a pink/orange camo pattern. I did some research and it looks like deer have a hard time seeing the color pink and that it actually looks more green to them then the color green itself. Letís all post about our time and experience after this years hunt Iím sure it will
Be memorable!!  :IBCOOL: :IBCOOL:

Love the enthusiasm and excitement... no offense, but I hope you know what you're doing if you're trying to be out there for two weeks. Your post kinda makes it seem like it's your first time deer hunting. Be safe and make mental notes of the terrain and animals. :hello:

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Re: High Buck - Some Observations
« Reply #272 on: August 03, 2021, 09:01:40 AM »

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Re: High Buck - Some Observations
« Reply #273 on: August 03, 2021, 09:38:07 AM »
spider meadows is 6 miles in,if i remember .pack horse r aplenty there..I used to head to mt maude..Big bucks and lots room to glass.id head there. after u enter the wilderness area there is a trail to the right ,head up to a basin then north.
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Re: High Buck - Some Observations
« Reply #274 on: August 03, 2021, 09:56:57 AM »
After spending close to 15 years riding guiding and packing in the high hunt areas can honestly say never packed out human waste, take an etool/shovel dig a deep cat hole (2+ feet deep)at least 100 feet away from any water suppy/source (downhill) and throw a dirt cover over your daily deposits, but do bring out all non organic trash.
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Re: High Buck - Some Observations
« Reply #275 on: August 03, 2021, 09:58:24 AM »
Do you guys usually pack out your human waste? I have a 20 gallon garbage sack hopefully that will be big enough to carry everything out, I can always use some of My back up socks.

...One of my Montana hunting buddies has a similar story from when he took a guy out backpacking as part of a church thing...

The guy couldn't handle it, struggled making it back to the lake and supposedly started "feeling sick" the first night. After a night of him moaning and complaining, they headed down the next morning. Halfway down the trail head this dude says he needs to stop for a break. He stumbles into the brush and my buddy sits on the trail listening to the dude moaning and groaning for the better part of 20 minutes. Finally the guy stumbles back to the trail with a plastic bag and no socks, looks my buddy dead in the eye and whimpers, "Pack it in, Pack it out am I right?"
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Re: High Buck - Some Observations
« Reply #276 on: August 03, 2021, 10:02:48 AM »
Iím also really excited for my first year of the high hunt! Iíve been E-scouting like crazy and listening to a bunch of podcast. Hanes, Rogan, greentree, and the meat eater guy are my favorite. Itís so awesome how much useful information is out there these days. Iíve been reading through these forums and have found so many good place to hunt it. I love how people are into helping! Iíll be headed into the GPW a few days before the opener and will have plenty of gear stashed up in spider meadows so I can last the whole two weeks. Heard itís beautiful up there in September. Probably will make a loop over to lake chelan and then back up rock creek. I think some guys have killed bucks in rock but not very many nice ones. Or should I maybe focus on the Entiat? Thought about taking my girlfriends horse up there.Do you guys usually pack out your human waste? I have a 20 gallon garbage sack hopefully that will be big enough to carry everything out, I can always use some of My back up socks. Any recommendations on scouting tips in the field? Should I be walking through the high meadows trying to jump deer and then shoot while they are on the run? If I see other people who get to a area earlier than me should I respect them or continue on doing what I had planned? Welp Iím looking forward to seeing all You guys at Phelps creek TH. Canít miss me I have a lot of orange and am going to try out a pink/orange camo pattern. I did some research and it looks like deer have a hard time seeing the color pink and that it actually looks more green to them then the color green itself. Letís all post about our time and experience after this years hunt Iím sure it will
Be memorable!!  :IBCOOL: :IBCOOL:


 :chuckle: You have to pack your waste out, 20 gallon bag should be enough but make sure itís the scented Glad Flex bags, easier to tie around your neck for the pack out.

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Re: High Buck - Some Observations
« Reply #277 on: August 03, 2021, 10:07:48 AM »
Well for those that were planning or anticipating hunting the Paysayten unless you go in from the west side Panther Creek or  from the iron Gate area,, the Cub creek fire has  most access sites closed I.e. Billy Goat, Andrew's Creek, Thirty Mile, Cedar Creek Fire has  Hart's Pass, Robinson Creek closed about only way in the areas normally accessed via thes trail heads would be via the PCT at Rainey Pass, which is going to be one heck of a looooonnnnggg day in the sadlle

I wonder what these access trailheads are gonna look like come high buck... the ALW and GPW has great access folks :chuckle:

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Re: High Buck - Some Observations
« Reply #278 on: August 03, 2021, 10:55:28 AM »
Last time I was into Spider Meadows there was a pit toilet.  Should still be there as it was there for the 20 years I hunted there.  One tip I will give is take your gun with you when you use it.  Might find a need.  Don't throw trash in it as the FS doesn't like digging them out.

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Re: High Buck - Some Observations
« Reply #279 on: August 03, 2021, 11:05:04 AM »
Iím also really excited for my first year of the high hunt! Iíve been E-scouting like crazy and listening to a bunch of podcast. Hanes, Rogan, greentree, and the meat eater guy are my favorite. Itís so awesome how much useful information is out there these days. Iíve been reading through these forums and have found so many good place to hunt it. I love how people are into helping! Iíll be headed into the GPW a few days before the opener and will have plenty of gear stashed up in spider meadows so I can last the whole two weeks. Heard itís beautiful up there in September. Probably will make a loop over to lake chelan and then back up rock creek. I think some guys have killed bucks in rock but not very many nice ones. Or should I maybe focus on the Entiat? Thought about taking my girlfriends horse up there.Do you guys usually pack out your human waste? I have a 20 gallon garbage sack hopefully that will be big enough to carry everything out, I can always use some of My back up socks. Any recommendations on scouting tips in the field? Should I be walking through the high meadows trying to jump deer and then shoot while they are on the run? If I see other people who get to a area earlier than me should I respect them or continue on doing what I had planned? Welp Iím looking forward to seeing all You guys at Phelps creek TH. Canít miss me I have a lot of orange and am going to try out a pink/orange camo pattern. I did some research and it looks like deer have a hard time seeing the color pink and that it actually looks more green to them then the color green itself. Letís all post about our time and experience after this years hunt Iím sure it will
Be memorable!!  :IBCOOL: :IBCOOL:


 :chuckle: You have to pack your waste out, 20 gallon bag should be enough but make sure itís the scented Glad Flex bags, easier to tie around your neck for the pack out.

Remember,

Ok good thatís the type my girlfriend always buys

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Re: High Buck - Some Observations
« Reply #280 on: August 03, 2021, 11:14:15 AM »
 :chuckle: Ok ok all kidding asideÖ.


My favorite high buck observation, and this is a true story, was a few years back I watched two guys rolling a deer down the mountainside in the upper Entiat burn. But the kicker isÖthis deer was cut in halfÖ so two parts to a deer where being rolled down the hill and stopping at every down tree ( there was a lot). Ground was basically ash so you can imagine the dust cloud that was following along. It was truly amazing and I have never seen anything else like it.

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Re: High Buck - Some Observations
« Reply #281 on: August 03, 2021, 12:55:04 PM »
:chuckle: Ok ok all kidding asideÖ.


My favorite high buck observation, and this is a true story, was a few years back I watched two guys rolling a deer down the mountainside in the upper Entiat burn. But the kicker isÖthis deer was cut in halfÖ so two parts to a deer where being rolled down the hill and stopping at every down tree ( there was a lot). Ground was basically ash so you can imagine the dust cloud that was following along. It was truly amazing and I have never seen anything else like it.

I saw one being dragged out by two guys.  They shot it over on the Chiwawa basin side and dragged it over the mtns to the Phelps Creek trail.  That was the dirtiest, nastiest looking deer I'd seen and figured all they salvaged from it was the antlers.  It also was cut in half and dragged down the trail.

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Re: High Buck - Some Observations
« Reply #282 on: August 03, 2021, 01:05:28 PM »
:chuckle: Ok ok all kidding asideÖ.


My favorite high buck observation, and this is a true story, was a few years back I watched two guys rolling a deer down the mountainside in the upper Entiat burn. But the kicker isÖthis deer was cut in halfÖ so two parts to a deer where being rolled down the hill and stopping at every down tree ( there was a lot). Ground was basically ash so you can imagine the dust cloud that was following along. It was truly amazing and I have never seen anything else like it.

I saw one being dragged out by two guys.  They shot it over on the Chiwawa basin side and dragged it over the mtns to the Phelps Creek trail.  That was the dirtiest, nastiest looking deer I'd seen and figured all they salvaged from it was the antlers.  It also was cut in half and dragged down the trail.

Thatís gotta be the same guysÖsounds identical to what we witnessed. There wouldnít be two different sets of hunting partners pulling off that maneuverÖbut, Iíve been wrong before.

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Re: High Buck - Some Observations
« Reply #283 on: August 03, 2021, 01:11:39 PM »
probably different years as my observation was a while ago.

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Re: High Buck - Some Observations
« Reply #284 on: August 03, 2021, 01:11:59 PM »
:chuckle: Ok ok all kidding asideÖ.


My favorite high buck observation, and this is a true story, was a few years back I watched two guys rolling a deer down the mountainside in the upper Entiat burn. But the kicker isÖthis deer was cut in halfÖ so two parts to a deer where being rolled down the hill and stopping at every down tree ( there was a lot). Ground was basically ash so you can imagine the dust cloud that was following along. It was truly amazing and I have never seen anything else like it.

I saw one being dragged out by two guys.  They shot it over on the Chiwawa basin side and dragged it over the mtns to the Phelps Creek trail.  That was the dirtiest, nastiest looking deer I'd seen and figured all they salvaged from it was the antlers.  It also was cut in half and dragged down the trail.

Thatís gotta be the same guysÖsounds identical to what we witnessed. There wouldnít be two different sets of hunting partners pulling off that maneuverÖbut, Iíve been wrong before.
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