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Idaho unit one
« on: November 16, 2020, 06:02:03 PM »
Does anyone out there have any tips for Idaho unit one? I have 3 sons(11, 13, 14) holding tags and we spent most of our time Hunting in MT And WA this year and missed the early seasons.  My boys do not care if itís a Mule deer or whitetail and theyíll shoot any buck they can find.  Weíre thinking about trying the Bonners ferry area.  I know itís thick, steep, and nasty but we like a good challenge.  We like hiking In behind gates but weíre open to any suggestions.  Feel free to Pm me or text 5097602831(Kurt). 

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Re: Idaho unit one
« Reply #1 on: November 16, 2020, 06:39:39 PM »
Biggest issue is finding an area you can see other than straight down a road.  Muleys are wrapping up the (A)rut . Whitetails will be moving.  Not an easy hunt for most experienced hunters let alone kids and three of them at that.   Goodluck!

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Re: Idaho unit one
« Reply #2 on: November 16, 2020, 06:41:43 PM »

It's jungle thick up there.  I honestly couldn't stand hunting up there. Too thick...no glassing, didn't know where we were going and we were early for the WT rut when we went so rattling and stuff was not effective.
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Re: Idaho unit one
« Reply #3 on: November 16, 2020, 06:45:25 PM »
Thanks Bone, Iíve had good luck over the years in Western MT so Iím hoping some of my MT experience will translate to this area.  My original plan was to hunt the salmon region, but we just never got there.  Does the unit have lots of gated roads or perhaps a burn area?  Or is a guy better over playing down low on smaller parcels near the crops?   I am a high country guy, but having three kids in tow definitely limits the range.

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Re: Idaho unit one
« Reply #4 on: November 16, 2020, 07:00:48 PM »
If you're going in blind, stay low by the crops. Bring a few jugs of whiskey and some smoked salmon and go door knocking. Might find a land owner who will let you take something out of his field.  :twocents:

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Re: Idaho unit one
« Reply #5 on: November 16, 2020, 07:05:32 PM »
There are gated roads as itís a grizz recovery area.  Itís pretty much thick and rugged.  Not sure what this storm did in regards to snow

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Re: Idaho unit one
« Reply #6 on: November 16, 2020, 07:14:24 PM »
Head up the Pack River.  Some open country up there.  Muleys and Whitetail.

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Re: Idaho unit one
« Reply #7 on: November 16, 2020, 07:15:15 PM »
Mule deer closes Friday fyi
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Re: Idaho unit one
« Reply #8 on: November 16, 2020, 07:30:15 PM »
Mule deer closes Friday fyi

Yep, it changed this year...
 I have hunted the Muleys later by hunting the timber like you would a blacktail and had decent success, but it's THICK and would be super tough with kids.

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Re: Idaho unit one
« Reply #9 on: November 16, 2020, 07:48:47 PM »
The pack river had a lot of snow a week ago according to my buddy I havenít gone up there this year. Might not Be able get around much. Bonnerís has tons of whitetail on the private fields down low but just ok populations up in the hills. You could find some peices of public next to private but itís small areas mostly. Thereís some nice bucks and itís decent to good hunting in 1 but it is pretty thick might not be ideal for 3 kids depending on what they are used too.

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Re: Idaho unit one
« Reply #10 on: November 16, 2020, 07:52:46 PM »
You will be able to find a lot of gated roads though. Most have a 4 wheeler bypass  :chuckle:

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Re: Idaho unit one
« Reply #11 on: November 17, 2020, 08:25:51 AM »
A big thank you to everyone who responded. We are headed there Wednesday to catch the tail end of the mule deer season, But we certainly wonít discriminate if we see some Whitetail bucks. 

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Re: Idaho unit one
« Reply #12 on: November 29, 2020, 11:33:15 AM »
Any luck?
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