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Re: Swakane
« Reply #60 on: December 29, 2020, 07:32:13 AM »
Nice bucks Rainier.

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Re: Swakane
« Reply #61 on: April 15, 2021, 08:31:27 PM »
R u talking about tibbits?
Game dept screwed Swakane up when they opened it up for Does a few years ago. Its been on a slow decline for Mature bucks for years and now more hunters every year

They closed it for shooting does a few years ago.

I know.

I had a spot I only saw one guy there in 6 years. Usually see 10 to 20 bucks a day there. The year they opened up for Does I saw 2 guys there. The next year Does went to permit. All the guys hunting Does the year before were back hunting bucks and I saw 6 guys in that spot. Its never been the same.

It kind of reminds me back in the 80's when they gave out hundreds of Doe tags in Blewett, for multiple years in a row. It has never recovered from that. Killed most of all the local Derer. Our Game Dept manages people not animals

Buy I digress because we all know that :bash:

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Re: Swakane
« Reply #62 on: April 16, 2021, 05:54:03 AM »
No Sir
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Re: Swakane
« Reply #63 on: November 29, 2022, 04:20:34 PM »
Reviving the old swakane pink hat thread. Last year I had an entiat archery tag so I didnít hunt swakane or have a chance at the hat.

This year I was back and tagged out on day two. Unfortunately it didnít hold up and my buddy shot a bigger buck on day four. Second place again.

11 years of competition
1 year no winner tag soup for everyone

last year I tagged out in the entiat and didn't hunt swakane

That leaves 9 years that I have been competing

2 wins and 6 second places (one of those second places i actually had the big deer but gave the hat to a kid that had shot his first deer)

The only year I didnít get first or second was the year my daughter got a buck, couldnít bring myself to knock her out of the top spot.

The deer hunting isnít anything like it used to be but we keep going back because of the tradition. Itís just what we do in November.
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Re: Swakane
« Reply #64 on: November 29, 2022, 04:23:50 PM »
Tradition is fun!

Yeah, keep telling yourself that about your daughter.   :chuckle:

This year was a good year for the Swak.   I really do despise those roads. 

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Re: Swakane
« Reply #65 on: November 29, 2022, 04:52:02 PM »
The roads were pretty bad this year. We had to replace a right side front drive axle on one of the trucks in camp.

Iím not sure if the roads are really getting worse or Iím just getting old. Iím guessing getting old is a bigger factor because the hills seem steeper as well.
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Re: Swakane
« Reply #66 on: November 29, 2022, 05:25:51 PM »
When I saw your pic of ATL, my first thought was your hat competition.  :chuckle:

Congrats on the buck  :tup:
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Re: Swakane
« Reply #67 on: November 29, 2022, 06:07:32 PM »
General season we had 12 bucks in a bachelor group. We took two. By weekends end i donít think there was a legal buck left in that group. Bigger deer are around. Have see 1/2 a dozen above 155-160 Weíll see what yíall missed as things start to drop.


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Re: Swakane
« Reply #68 on: November 29, 2022, 06:34:48 PM »
Great buck Ranier.

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Re: Swakane
« Reply #69 on: November 29, 2022, 07:47:06 PM »
Nice job. I was around this year, saw a couple whoppers in the Swakane. Only hunted 2.5 days. Have to save my time for Arizona.

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Re: Swakane
« Reply #70 on: December 14, 2022, 11:57:15 AM »
I haven't hunted it for about 8 years but Tibbits mt used to hold bucks.  I got 2 small 4x5s up there archery.  What's the hunting like on tibbits now a days???

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Re: Swakane
« Reply #71 on: December 14, 2022, 12:15:45 PM »
Beautiful buck, Rainier.  :tup:
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Re: Swakane
« Reply #72 on: December 14, 2022, 01:14:12 PM »
I haven't hunted it for about 8 years but Tibbits mt used to hold bucks.  I got 2 small 4x5s up there archery.  What's the hunting like on tibbits now a days???
Not sure where tibbits is but I can say the hunting all over that unit is significantly worse than it was 8 years ago. The only reason we still go is that my wifeís family has been doing it since the late seventies. There are way better units to hunt than this one but they donít have the same history.
Pain is temporary, achieving the goal is worth it.

I didn't say it would be easy, I said it would be worth it.

Every father should remember that one day his children will follow his example instead of his advice.


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Re: Swakane
« Reply #73 on: December 14, 2022, 01:17:09 PM »
Beautiful buck, Rainier.  :tup:
Thanks Pman. Always thrilled when I can get one with my bow. Itís certainly getting tougher the older I get. At 51 the hills seem to have gotten steeper and the roads getting there seem worse as well. Pretty sure the only change is Iím just older and complain more, same steep hills and treacherous roads.
Pain is temporary, achieving the goal is worth it.

I didn't say it would be easy, I said it would be worth it.

Every father should remember that one day his children will follow his example instead of his advice.


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