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Offline DamnDams

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Sinlahekin Wildlife Area
« on: September 22, 2020, 11:24:34 PM »
Hey yíall. Realize that Iím prolly not gonna get a ton of answers but worth the ask anyways. Iím gearing up for the early deer muzzleloader for primarily whitetail and originally was going to hunt in the Methow Valley around Twisp but a whole summer of fishing up there with some scout trips mixed in has me feeling pretty pessimistic about the whole area. So...Iím strongly considering changing plans/location and going to the Sinlahekin Wildlife Area. Iím not looking for trophy whitetail...Iíd be more than thrilled to shoot a legal buck for the freezer. Question is...am I wasting my time driving another hour north of where I was originally intending? Or do yíall favor the Sinlahekin over other areas south? On OnX the river valley looks great and the WDFW district hunting prospects mentions the area as being worth checking out but outside of that thereís not a ton of info...

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Re: Sinlahekin Wildlife Area
« Reply #1 on: September 23, 2020, 07:17:22 AM »
Be prepared to see more hunters than deer. :twocents:

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Re: Sinlahekin Wildlife Area
« Reply #2 on: September 23, 2020, 07:21:39 AM »
 :yeah:

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Re: Sinlahekin Wildlife Area
« Reply #3 on: September 23, 2020, 07:56:30 AM »
If you haven't seen the Sinlahekin valley you should. 

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Re: Sinlahekin Wildlife Area
« Reply #4 on: September 23, 2020, 08:11:23 AM »
Be prepared to see more hunters than deer. :twocents:

😔😔 Even during muzzleloader huh? Seems to be the case everywhere in WA

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Re: Sinlahekin Wildlife Area
« Reply #5 on: September 23, 2020, 08:16:50 AM »
 :yeah:

Everywhere
And over there ATVs and UTVs
Tons of fun
Keep the wind in your hair, and the sun at your back.


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Re: Sinlahekin Wildlife Area
« Reply #6 on: September 23, 2020, 08:31:01 AM »
Invest some sweat equity up those canyon walls and you should get into an opportunity.


And donít be pessimistic, there is deer where you were and there is deer where youíre thinking about going.
Just tend your own and live.

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Re: Sinlahekin Wildlife Area
« Reply #7 on: September 23, 2020, 08:34:56 AM »
I'd stick to the area I know best. Can be hard to find the whitetail bucks preseason when they are mostly in bachelor groups but by Oct they have split up and spread out over an area. I feel like going in blind to a new area on general season lowers your odds. Try the area you know and if it's dead for the first few days relocate to learn the new unit, cover some ground and enjoy the time in the field.  :twocents: Good Luck!

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Re: Sinlahekin Wildlife Area
« Reply #8 on: September 23, 2020, 10:02:09 PM »
Invest some sweat equity up those canyon walls and you should get into an opportunity.


And donít be pessimistic, there is deer where you were and there is deer where youíre thinking about going.

Thatís the plan. Hoping that any increase in folks out during muzzleloader thanks to COVId will help push more deer around and away and that I get far enough in to have them pushed straight to me.

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Re: Sinlahekin Wildlife Area
« Reply #9 on: September 24, 2020, 04:07:06 AM »
Most of the whitetail hang on the valley floor around Ford lake. Its brushy but they like that. I have seen a influx of them as high up as 5k feet. but majority are down by the lake

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Re: Sinlahekin Wildlife Area
« Reply #10 on: September 24, 2020, 09:56:44 AM »

Oops.  Pm sent

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Re: Sinlahekin Wildlife Area
« Reply #11 on: September 25, 2020, 07:43:27 PM »
You have a very good chance of tagging out. You may have to work hard for it. I shot my first whitetail in the area in 2017. And a buddy shot one moments later. Two bachelors coming up a draw on an old abandoned road. It was pretty great feeling to drag two deer out at the same time. High fives for days. It was his first time hunting ever and he also got a black bear. Beginners luck I guess? Lots of high fives! Its worth checking out...itís stellar country.

 


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