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Re: 2020 Blacktail rut/pre-rut thread
« Reply #75 on: October 23, 2020, 08:43:40 AM »
I was up near Goldendale for the opener, got a nice 4x4. In two days I saw over 40 legal bucks.And probably another 50 spikes and 2points. Lots of rubs, and every buck from spikes to the big boys were doing some serious fighting. The one I got had a severe swollen neck, but the glands on his legs were not even smelly?? Waiting for pictures, my cam failed and my phone does not take pics. So a resident there is suppose to send me pics.

They got blacktail in Goldendale?

They're classified as blacktail, and carry strong blacktail genetics. Lots of mule deer influence though.
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Re: 2020 Blacktail rut/pre-rut thread
« Reply #76 on: October 23, 2020, 08:49:15 AM »
You can tell by the smell...  Just ask an expert  :chuckle:

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Re: 2020 Blacktail rut/pre-rut thread
« Reply #77 on: October 23, 2020, 05:09:52 PM »
Getting out tomorrow? You should...... After this chunk of weather, small storm w/wind, rain (at least in my area) scheduled to end before dawn, the BT should be shaking and a’ moving come morning’s first light. Good luck you wild bohemians  ;)
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Re: 2020 Blacktail rut/pre-rut thread
« Reply #78 on: October 23, 2020, 05:56:01 PM »
I was up near Goldendale for the opener, got a nice 4x4. In two days I saw over 40 legal bucks.And probably another 50 spikes and 2points. Lots of rubs, and every buck from spikes to the big boys were doing some serious fighting. The one I got had a severe swollen neck, but the glands on his legs were not even smelly?? Waiting for pictures, my cam failed and my phone does not take pics. So a resident there is suppose to send me pics.

They got blacktail in Goldendale?

Good ones - but 3 point or better to harvest.  They might have a bit of Mule Deer in them, but a good buck down there can be spectacular.   
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Re: 2020 Blacktail rut/pre-rut thread
« Reply #79 on: October 23, 2020, 06:39:19 PM »
Didn't rain for anything today - heavy mist doesn't count.  Actually saw a good buck while still hunting my way down a hill today.  Sadly, he'd seen me moments before I glassed him, just as he was up out of his bed moving behind brush,  He gave me a great shot on his big ol' butt as he crept out of sight over a ridge without a sound.  Sneaky suckers! Never would have known he was there if I hadn't already been glassing where he was coming from.  I count it as a positive. Picked some mushrooms for my mother-in-law too!  Things are looking up! 
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Re: 2020 Blacktail rut/pre-rut thread
« Reply #80 on: October 23, 2020, 06:59:40 PM »
Just kidding of course - never eat these shrooms.  Very poisonous! 
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Re: 2020 Blacktail rut/pre-rut thread
« Reply #81 on: October 23, 2020, 07:40:53 PM »
Getting out tomorrow? You should...... After this chunk of weather, small storm w/wind, rain (at least in my area) scheduled to end before dawn, the BT should be shaking and a’ moving come morning’s first light. Good luck you wild bohemians  ;)

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Re: 2020 Blacktail rut/pre-rut thread
« Reply #82 on: October 23, 2020, 09:01:46 PM »
Queen??????
Oh my.

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Re: 2020 Blacktail rut/pre-rut thread
« Reply #83 on: October 23, 2020, 09:26:44 PM »
Hung a stand this evening and ready for the morning.
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Re: 2020 Blacktail rut/pre-rut thread
« Reply #84 on: October 23, 2020, 09:49:52 PM »
Queen??????
Oh my.

In reference to Wapititalks wild bohemian reference. More likely it will be a mix of Merle, Colter Wall, Tyler Childers, and probably something my wife snuck in.
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Re: 2020 Blacktail rut/pre-rut thread
« Reply #85 on: October 23, 2020, 09:58:22 PM »
Didn't rain for anything today - heavy mist doesn't count.  Actually saw a good buck while still hunting my way down a hill today.  Sadly, he'd seen me moments before I glassed him, just as he was up out of his bed moving behind brush,  He gave me a great shot on his big ol' butt as he crept out of sight over a ridge without a sound.  Sneaky suckers! Never would have known he was there if I hadn't already been glassing where he was coming from.  I count it as a positive. Picked some mushrooms for my mother-in-law too!  Things are looking up!

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Re: 2020 Blacktail rut/pre-rut thread
« Reply #86 on: October 24, 2020, 11:51:24 AM »
Small bucks are starting to cruise in SW WA!

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Re: 2020 Blacktail rut/pre-rut thread
« Reply #87 on: October 24, 2020, 12:11:54 PM »
Vail was slow today. We saw 1 doe. Lots of trucks saw nothing. Gate check had seen 8 dead bucks atb11:30 nothing bigger than small 2x

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Re: 2020 Blacktail rut/pre-rut thread
« Reply #88 on: October 24, 2020, 06:48:25 PM »
Tons of new rubs overnight last night.  Only saw one buck today (spike) and little movement. 

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Re: 2020 Blacktail rut/pre-rut thread
« Reply #89 on: October 24, 2020, 09:02:54 PM »
Vail was slow today. We saw 1 doe. Lots of trucks saw nothing. Gate check had seen 8 dead bucks atb11:30 nothing bigger than small 2x

We seen a herd of over 20 elk and tons of deer in there today. We didnt road hunt, but wanted to because my kids were driving us crazy in the woods. For bucks, I seen 2 spikes, a forkie and a nice 3x3 with eye guards that won today's battle. I'm going back after him tomorrow. My wife also seen a spike and a small 2 point as we both took a kid and went separate directions. Our son and her seen a pretty nice bull too that was all by himself in a deep dark hole. If we just wanted to fill tags, we both would have been done by 8 AM this morning.  :dunno:
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