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Offline bustedoldman

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The whitetails cometh....
« on: December 28, 2020, 11:30:30 AM »
Went out shooting dogs and deer watching this weekend out by Ritzville, usually go out 10-14 times between Dec-Mar, It's not uncommon to see a WT or 2 but this weekends count was 37!! All in 1 day!

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Re: The whitetails cometh....
« Reply #1 on: December 28, 2020, 11:33:21 AM »
Nice! :)

Numbers are up down this way as well.

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Re: The whitetails cometh....
« Reply #2 on: December 28, 2020, 02:43:44 PM »
They are moving west in greater numbers.....I have heard of them over by Yakima and Cle Elum but have never saw any myself.......
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Re: The whitetails cometh....
« Reply #3 on: January 09, 2021, 05:37:27 PM »
this is not good news for mule deer.

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Re: The whitetails cometh....
« Reply #4 on: January 09, 2021, 06:03:08 PM »
I saw a wt doe on Green Mt. above Verlot years ago.

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Re: The whitetails cometh....
« Reply #5 on: January 10, 2021, 07:37:14 AM »
I have a white tail shed from around goldendale. But it’s like 10 yrs old now.

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Re: The whitetails cometh....
« Reply #6 on: January 10, 2021, 07:44:51 AM »
this is not good news for mule deer.
Why’s that? Serious questions!


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Re: The whitetails cometh....
« Reply #7 on: January 10, 2021, 07:51:34 AM »
Goldendale

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Re: The whitetails cometh....
« Reply #8 on: January 10, 2021, 09:56:11 AM »
this is not good news for mule deer.
Why’s that? Serious questions!


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Idea being that whitetails live year round on mule deer winter range.

Would seem that if the mule deer are never going to be recovered in those benchleg areas, might as well let the whitetail move into them. WT are better in those high pressure zones at surviving and multiplying.
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Re: The whitetails cometh....
« Reply #9 on: January 10, 2021, 11:38:03 AM »
Saw a bunch at west end of Sprague lake, not far from the pronghorns

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Re: The whitetails cometh....
« Reply #10 on: January 11, 2021, 12:13:32 PM »
I finally saw a live whitetail in the Monitor Flats area (just west of Wenatchee), a doe and fawn in the headlights along Lower Sunnyslope Road.  Over the past 19 years I've seen two roadkill on Highway 2/97.
As long as we have the habitat, we can argue forever about who gets to kill what and when.  No habitat = no game.

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Re: The whitetails cometh....
« Reply #11 on: January 11, 2021, 07:35:21 PM »
I saw more white tail this year than I have in the last 3 years combined.  The population went up this year for sure. I was in the NE

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Re: The whitetails cometh....
« Reply #12 on: January 12, 2021, 08:24:32 PM »
Goldendale

I've been hearing about them in/around goldendale since I was a kid. Been there a long time I think. Methow is increasing as well.

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Re: The whitetails cometh....
« Reply #13 on: January 16, 2021, 09:56:18 AM »
Whitetails are more aggressive and territorial than MD.  While there range can does overlap in certain areas, they do not get along and over time MD will get pushed out and leave.  That is why Central WA has had an any buck tag for WT for years. 

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Re: The whitetails cometh....
« Reply #14 on: January 16, 2021, 04:45:27 PM »
Been around Wenatchee for a long time

 


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