collapse

Advertisement


Author Topic: Headed to Unit 39 Idaho Mule Deer  (Read 1750 times)

Offline Weathy30by

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Pilgrim
  • *
  • Join Date: Jul 2013
  • Posts: 10
  • Location: Sedro Woolley
Headed to Unit 39 Idaho Mule Deer
« on: April 18, 2021, 12:12:22 AM »
As is says in the title Iím headed to Idaho again this year. This time in 39. Gonna do some spike camp hunting looking for anybody who has hunted this unit. Iím looking at the queens river area north of Atlanta mainly because it looks to have the least amount of trailheads that allow motorbikes but then again I could be wrong but still looks like good opportunity to get off main roads and trails. Any insight on any experience some of you may have had in the unit would be great.

Offline walleye1

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Hunter
  • ***
  • Join Date: Jan 2009
  • Posts: 116
  • Location: moses lake
Re: Headed to Unit 39 Idaho Mule Deer
« Reply #1 on: April 18, 2021, 08:08:38 AM »
Deer usually migrate during this hunt with or without snow. So 
If your not seeing deer head south west fast.

Offline Weathy30by

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Pilgrim
  • *
  • Join Date: Jul 2013
  • Posts: 10
  • Location: Sedro Woolley
Re: Headed to Unit 39 Idaho Mule Deer
« Reply #2 on: April 18, 2021, 08:35:15 AM »
Yeah thatís been kind of a controversial topic with most I talk with. A few buddies that I work with that hunt the area do well in the lower areas but they like their camping as much as their hunting. Too hard to carry their wall tent and a case of beer to the top of the hill. Thanks for the info will keep it in mind

Offline grundy53

  • Global Moderator
  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Explorer
  • *****
  • Join Date: Mar 2010
  • Posts: 12251
  • Location: Lake Stevens
  • Learn something new everyday.
    • facebook
Re: Headed to Unit 39 Idaho Mule Deer
« Reply #3 on: April 18, 2021, 02:35:17 PM »
I hunted it last year. But it was August not October. Killed a 4x4 but didn't see many deer. I wasn't hunting near Atlanta though so can't help you there.

Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk

MolŰn Labť
Can you skin Grizz?

The opinions expressed in my posts do not represent those of the forum.

Offline spin05

  • Trade Count: (+2)
  • Sourdough
  • *****
  • Join Date: Jul 2007
  • Posts: 1033
  • Location: Camano Island
Re: Headed to Unit 39 Idaho Mule Deer
« Reply #4 on: April 20, 2021, 03:18:25 AM »
Rifle or Bow  ????? Ive only done the late archery.

Offline boneaddict

  • Site Sponsor
  • Administrator
  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Legend
  • *****
  • Join Date: Mar 2007
  • Posts: 46478
  • Location: Selah, Washington
Re: Headed to Unit 39 Idaho Mule Deer
« Reply #5 on: April 20, 2021, 08:06:43 AM »
Probably one of the heavier hunted units in Idaho, but there is lots of wildlife.

Offline Karl Blanchard

  • Trade Count: (+12)
  • Old Salt
  • ******
  • Join Date: Aug 2008
  • Posts: 8065
  • Location: Selah, WA
  • Jonathan_S hunting apparel prostaff
  • Groups: Sitka Gear Fan Boy for LIFE
Re: Headed to Unit 39 Idaho Mule Deer
« Reply #6 on: April 20, 2021, 08:24:42 AM »
HEAVIEST hunted in the state and by a significant amount. Deer to be had though for sure.
It is foolish and wrong to mourn these men.  Rather, we should thank god that such men lived.  -General George S. Patton

Aaron's Profile:  http://hunting-washington.com/smf/index.php?action=profile;u=2875
Aaron's Posts:  http://hunting-washington.com/smf/index.php?action=profile;area=showposts;u=2875
Aaron's Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/aaron.blanchard.94

Offline Mtnwalker

  • Political Topics
  • Trade Count: (+1)
  • Longhunter
  • *****
  • Join Date: Aug 2015
  • Posts: 953
  • Location: Selah
  • Groups: NRA RMEF MDF
Re: Headed to Unit 39 Idaho Mule Deer
« Reply #7 on: April 20, 2021, 08:41:39 AM »
Probably one of the heavier hunted units in Idaho, but there is lots of wildlife.

Most total hunters by about 5000 according to idfg. The new tag structure might help but i have to imagine a lot of that pressure is residents

Offline Weathy30by

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Pilgrim
  • *
  • Join Date: Jul 2013
  • Posts: 10
  • Location: Sedro Woolley
Re: Headed to Unit 39 Idaho Mule Deer
« Reply #8 on: April 21, 2021, 05:32:21 AM »
Yup thatís a fact heaviest hunted unit in the state. Sounds like a circus, should feel like Iím hunting at home I suppose 😂. Iím gonna hit the end of the season hoping for a week maybe more hoping to catch some rut if it happens or a little bit of migration. Iím more or less shooting for having an opportunity at a good buck. From the sounds of it thousands of guys camped along the roadway. Itís a very controversial area guys say they hate it and the other hand guys have PM to say they have hunted the area their whole life and despite the pressure they still come back just gotta put yourself in the right place at the right time. Iím intrigued none the less.  How hard was it to find a spot to throw up a tent for the night anybody? Heard thatís more of a problem than actually finding the deer?

Offline jstone

  • Political Topics
  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Old Salt
  • ******
  • Join Date: Jul 2009
  • Posts: 5011
Re: Headed to Unit 39 Idaho Mule Deer
« Reply #9 on: April 21, 2021, 06:07:20 AM »
I hunted a spot in 39 in 19. Far north area, saw 4 deer in 5 days. Wolf tracks all around. Used to see lots of deer just hiking in the 5 miles to our spot. Only saw one camp in there usually see lots. That camp had a cow elk permit.

Good Luck

Offline Ironhead

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Sourdough
  • *****
  • Join Date: Mar 2007
  • Posts: 1463
  • Location: Mud Creek
Re: Headed to Unit 39 Idaho Mule Deer
« Reply #10 on: April 21, 2021, 06:36:20 AM »
You can camp anywhere there is room. The Middle Fork is the busiest camping area.
"The problem with quotes on Internet Forums is, that it is often difficult to verify their authenticity." - Abraham Lincoln

Offline FullDraw

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Hunter
  • ***
  • Join Date: Nov 2009
  • Posts: 105
  • Location: East County
Re: Headed to Unit 39 Idaho Mule Deer
« Reply #11 on: April 28, 2021, 08:26:13 AM »
I would spend as much time as you can around 7,000 feet or higher.  Spiking out is a good way to do it but often times water is tough to find up high.  Good luck and keep us posted on how your hunt goes.  I will be in unit 43.  Also planning on spiking out a night or two.

Offline Jimmy33

  • Trade Count: (+3)
  • Longhunter
  • *****
  • Join Date: Apr 2012
  • Posts: 593
Re: Headed to Unit 39 Idaho Mule Deer
« Reply #12 on: April 28, 2021, 02:48:13 PM »
Probably one of the heavier hunted units in Idaho, but there is lots of wildlife.
Probably one of the heavier hunted units in the west even...


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
ďThe Lord is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer;my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield and the horn of my salvation.
He is my stronghold, my refuge and my savioró
    from violent people you save me.

Offline idaho guy

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Sourdough
  • *****
  • Join Date: Jun 2012
  • Posts: 2046
  • Location: hayden
Re: Headed to Unit 39 Idaho Mule Deer
« Reply #13 on: April 30, 2021, 08:52:41 PM »
I lion hunted down there close to 20 years ago and went up by Atlanta. Just a friendly reminder that there can be a few naked cougars around the hot springs driving up there. One scared the crap out of me 😂 the cougars from town are dangerous! We did happen to find one nice mountain lion but be careful around those hot springs! Have a good hunt I always wanted to try it for deer once I mean can 10 to 15000 hunters all be wrong?

Offline Boss .300 winmag

  • FLY NAVAL AVIATION
  • Washington For Wildlife
  • Trade Count: (+15)
  • Explorer
  • ******
  • Join Date: Oct 2010
  • Posts: 12603
  • Location: Skagit Valley
  • How do you measure trying, you do, or you donít.
Re: Headed to Unit 39 Idaho Mule Deer
« Reply #14 on: April 30, 2021, 08:58:40 PM »
I lion hunted down there close to 20 years ago and went up by Atlanta. Just a friendly reminder that there can be a few naked cougars around the hot springs driving up there. One scared the crap out of me 😂 the cougars from town are dangerous! We did happen to find one nice mountain lion but be careful around those hot springs! Have a good hunt I always wanted to try it for deer once I mean can 10 to 15000 hunters all be wrong?

You let some cougars scare you.🤣
"Just because I like granola, and I have stretched my arms around a few trees, doesn't mean I'm a tree hugger!
Hi I'm 8156, our leader is Bearpaw.
YOU CANNOT REASON WITH A TIGER WHEN YOUR HEAD IS IN ITS MOUTH! Winston Churchill

Keep Calm And Duc On!

 


* Advertisement

* Recent Topics

2021 Bears by 7t9cobra
[Today at 12:57:29 AM]


Swarovski 8x32 EL (SV) by Quaka Wacka
[Yesterday at 11:24:03 PM]


2021 Show Your BASS Off!! by elkrack
[Yesterday at 10:24:15 PM]


Montana Antelope 900-20 by dreamingbig
[Yesterday at 10:17:09 PM]


Trail cam pics 2021 by huntnnw
[Yesterday at 10:12:23 PM]


Looking for RL 23 to purchase or trade for by Yote talker
[Yesterday at 10:09:22 PM]


Headed to Wenaha Tomorrow - But have a Question by huntnnw
[Yesterday at 10:04:51 PM]


Wenaha Road Report by Sliverslinger
[Yesterday at 09:47:30 PM]


Judge rules gun maker not liable for individual's criminal act by zwickeyman
[Yesterday at 09:42:58 PM]


**FOR SALE** 2008 CAN AM OUTLANDER MAX 500 and TRAILER COMBO by Pinetar
[Yesterday at 09:31:47 PM]


Bears arguing by callturner
[Yesterday at 09:22:13 PM]


WTS First Lite Corrugate Foundry 32x32 by Mossy
[Yesterday at 09:12:16 PM]


GMU 111 Aladdin Camp partner by HAGEMANIAC
[Yesterday at 09:02:18 PM]


Bearpaw Season - Spring 2021 by Machias
[Yesterday at 08:55:21 PM]


Traditional archery aiming methods by Fl0und3rz
[Yesterday at 08:41:47 PM]


Post The Ammo/Reloading Supplies You Find In Stock Here! by Zardoz
[Yesterday at 08:29:44 PM]


Kapowsin archery bull tag by Buckhunter24
[Yesterday at 08:25:08 PM]


Seeking answers to colville turkey hunting by emac
[Yesterday at 08:22:57 PM]


Night Goggles Mini DVR Recorder by flysar
[Yesterday at 08:16:10 PM]


Looking for Your Help - Donate Used or New Gear by silverdalesauer
[Yesterday at 08:09:15 PM]