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Kelly Hill here I come
« on: March 10, 2021, 06:58:28 PM »
Lucked out and drew Kelly Hill for spring.  Never been in that unit so if anyone wants to toss any hints out that would be great.  Any 'go here' or more importantly "don't go there" would be much appreciated.  Either way, no better way to learn an area than with a rifle in your hand and a tag in your pocket.  Looking forward to getting boots on the ground and seeing what I can find. 

Congrats to all the others who drew tags.  I'll be up there in a red Ram 2500 with 'elk' plates.  Hope to see some folks up there. 
"when you gaze long into the abyss, the abyss gazes also into you."  Friedrich Nietzsche

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Re: Kelly Hill here I come
« Reply #1 on: March 10, 2021, 07:55:15 PM »
What's your hunt window?  Start studying maps and consider getting an access permit for Inland Empire land.  Early season with good tires, you can make it 50 yards further than the grader on the good roads.  Later, it's not so bad.  Spend enough time, you'll see bear sign throughout the unit.  Focus on where you find the feed and fresh sign.  A lot of the area, you won't have a cell signal.  Load your maps, practice calling, and get some mud on your boots.   Need a hand packing, I'll be in the area a good share of the time.
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Re: Kelly Hill here I come
« Reply #2 on: March 10, 2021, 08:02:55 PM »
Thanks for the pointers.  First trip will be first weekend in May on what started out as a turkey hunt and has now changed a bit  :)  I should be able to swing at least two 3 or 4 day weekends and maybe 3 throughout the rest of the season.  Hopefully that will give me a good opportunity to find something.  Hadn't really thought about calling, but that is something else to work on.  Was looking up the IEP passes this afternoon.  Will have to take a closer look at those areas. 
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Re: Kelly Hill here I come
« Reply #3 on: March 11, 2021, 04:22:24 AM »
I will keep an eye out for you!   My buddy and I will be in a white super duty with a canopy.

Ghost:  where do you pi k up the permits you mention?
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Re: Kelly Hill here I come
« Reply #4 on: March 11, 2021, 04:48:15 AM »
I will keep an eye out for you!   My buddy and I will be in a white super duty with a canopy.

Ghost:  where do you pi k up the permits you mention?

Check here.  Don't believe that Northport is an option currently.  Spokane or Deer Park are likely the closest.  Might call to confirm.

https://iepco.com/forestry/rec-use/

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Re: Kelly Hill here I come
« Reply #5 on: March 11, 2021, 06:40:52 AM »
Thanks!
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Re: Kelly Hill here I come
« Reply #6 on: March 11, 2021, 09:57:12 PM »
I will be up there in a black Ram 1500. Probably go up right before the season to get the lay of the land & check out a few spots I have pinned. Then a few 3-4 day weekends as the season progresses.

I'll help on pack outs if needed.

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Re: Kelly Hill here I come
« Reply #7 on: March 24, 2021, 08:31:51 PM »
Scare them bears over to 108 for me

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Re: Kelly Hill here I come
« Reply #8 on: March 24, 2021, 11:01:07 PM »
Didnít have the permits last year in north port. Wanted to hunt that area.
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Re: Kelly Hill here I come
« Reply #9 on: March 25, 2021, 06:29:29 AM »
Scare them bears over to 108 for me

With me wandering around in the woods there is a really good chance I will be scaring critters into a lot of adjacent units.
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Re: Kelly Hill here I come
« Reply #10 on: March 25, 2021, 06:37:31 AM »
Just whack a biggen  :tup:
Two birds in the Bush is always better than one in the hand-that way you can always go to the Bush and hunt another day .conservation=Better hunting.
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Re: Kelly Hill here I come
« Reply #11 on: March 25, 2021, 07:46:41 AM »
First bear I seen the last year was a grizzly.
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Re: Kelly Hill here I come
« Reply #12 on: March 25, 2021, 03:31:57 PM »
Killed my first two bears in that unit in the fall of 1994 & fall of 1995.  Lots of fond memories chasing bears and spring gobblers!!  Good luck you guys!!
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