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Re: Olympic 621
« Reply #15 on: October 17, 2020, 05:41:57 PM »
I was in the area today. Spooked one up while walking a small road but didn't get to see it. Any tips on how to hunt the area (or more broadly, west side)? New to hunting over here and had a hard time figuring out how to hike/pursue animals in the WALL of brush. Thanks!

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Re: Olympic 621
« Reply #16 on: October 17, 2020, 06:00:49 PM »
Too much to type out.  Better to read old threads I think.

Just below your avatar in the upper L. corner of this page, there is a search option available.  Click on that, type in Blacktail Tips and/or blacktail help or Blacktail tactics.  There are 3 pages of threads for Blacktail Tips.  Grab a beer and read everything you can find.  Skip the stuff that doesn't seem to apply.  You'll quickly get a feel for the job at hand. 

Good luck!

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Re: Olympic 621
« Reply #17 on: October 17, 2020, 06:26:12 PM »
When dealing with the overgrown, unmanaged jungle, I would look for the areas they like to feed and travel through.  Then just move slowly or wait quietly.  There are spots near roads, especially with a fork or spur road, with lots of shrubs and heavy low growth.  The long straight sections, tend to have less of the shrubs and more of the overplanted conifers.  Seems like they like to hang back in the overgrown timber where they have some sight distance and then sneak into the little feeding areas.  Also, if possible on you walks, look for alders with ferns that might be off to the side of the roads you're stalking.

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Re: Olympic 621
« Reply #18 on: October 17, 2020, 08:54:52 PM »
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Grab a beer and read everything you can find.

What kind of beer would you recommend?  :dunno:
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Re: Olympic 621
« Reply #19 on: October 21, 2020, 11:23:19 AM »
Iím confused - Iíve hiked several hundred miles in The Buckhorn and even considered hunting the north side of Baldy (summitting and bushwacking down to the Gray Wolf), but i donít know of any trail that goes from the Slab Creek side up to Baldy. Does anyone have a map of the trail?

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Re: Olympic 621
« Reply #20 on: October 21, 2020, 11:26:38 AM »
To expand: Iíve also attempted to bushwack the Divide Creek valley, but that area is nasty. Iíve never tried climbing the ridge to Peak 4335 yet, but thatís probably the easiest way to get up from that side. Still though, Iíve never seen a designated trail over there up to Baldy


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