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204 Okanogan East, Help request
« on: June 10, 2021, 03:15:53 PM »
So My Rookie hunting partner got lucky and drew the 2nd deer tag for this area. (Doe tag)
If anyone could point me in the direction of roads or a good starting point, It would be much appreciated.
I have never been there before. We mostly hunt for blacktail Near the town of Morton and also Mule deer up around Cle Elum. I have never hunted whitetails before. seen a few while hunting turkey near colville.
He's a new hunter and has yet to harvest a deer. needless to say he's pretty excited.
Feel free to look at my other posts to verify that I am a contributer to the forum.
I plan to use this thread to build the story of how this all turns out.
Thanks in advance to all that help.
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Re: 204 Okanogan East, Help request
« Reply #1 on: June 11, 2021, 07:11:39 AM »
Anyone?  :hello:
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Re: 204 Okanogan East, Help request
« Reply #2 on: June 11, 2021, 07:22:09 AM »
That should be a quick tag to fill. :tup:

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Re: 204 Okanogan East, Help request
« Reply #3 on: June 11, 2021, 08:10:52 AM »
That should be a quick tag to fill. :tup:

This exactly....Just find some state land on ONX/Basemaps and go knock one down. Whitetails are extremely sketchy and cracked out so they ran far and fast......

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Re: 204 Okanogan East, Help request
« Reply #4 on: June 11, 2021, 09:37:26 AM »
Great unit itís my home unit thereís deer everywhere just about every road on state land has deer on it if you just want to drive roads

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Re: 204 Okanogan East, Help request
« Reply #5 on: June 11, 2021, 09:53:03 AM »
So how many points did your rookie hunting partner have to draw this tag?  My buddy had nine points for it and still didn't draw the tag.  Regarding where to go?  Plenty of whitetail does around, but in the hills you will find them and Muley's in the same areas, not together so much, but crossing the same areas.  Tell your buddy that Muley will stand and stare for long periods of time, that whitetail will head for the hills in a split second.  Make darn sure you have a whitetail in the cross hairs not the muley.  Also plenty of National forest land in that GMU.  If looking for that whitetail tag I would look for huntable land that isn't to far off from some of the farming fields, they sure like to head down for chow at night then back to the woods for the day.

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Re: 204 Okanogan East, Help request
« Reply #6 on: June 11, 2021, 10:33:11 AM »
Look up the state land by lightning creek. Lots of luck in that area. Also around lake Bonaparte.

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Re: 204 Okanogan East, Help request
« Reply #7 on: June 11, 2021, 10:39:29 AM »
Shouldnít have an issue filling the tag around Bonaparte

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Re: 204 Okanogan East, Help request
« Reply #8 on: June 11, 2021, 06:27:51 PM »
I would also suggest Aeneas valley area lots of deer but also can be a sea of orange in October

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Re: 204 Okanogan East, Help request
« Reply #9 on: June 11, 2021, 07:40:16 PM »
So how many points did your rookie hunting partner have to draw this tag?  My buddy had nine points for it and still didn't draw the tag.  Regarding where to go?  Plenty of whitetail does around, but in the hills you will find them and Muley's in the same areas, not together so much, but crossing the same areas.  Tell your buddy that Muley will stand and stare for long periods of time, that whitetail will head for the hills in a split second.  Make darn sure you have a whitetail in the cross hairs not the muley.  Also plenty of National forest land in that GMU.  If looking for that whitetail tag I would look for huntable land that isn't to far off from some of the farming fields, they sure like to head down for chow at night then back to the woods for the day.


We have all whitetail s at 4700 feet on camera this year.its wierd.

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Re: 204 Okanogan East, Help request
« Reply #10 on: June 11, 2021, 08:49:19 PM »
So how many points did your rookie hunting partner have to draw this tag?  My buddy had nine points for it and still didn't draw the tag.  Regarding where to go?  Plenty of whitetail does around, but in the hills you will find them and Muley's in the same areas, not together so much, but crossing the same areas.  Tell your buddy that Muley will stand and stare for long periods of time, that whitetail will head for the hills in a split second.  Make darn sure you have a whitetail in the cross hairs not the muley.  Also plenty of National forest land in that GMU.  If looking for that whitetail tag I would look for huntable land that isn't to far off from some of the farming fields, they sure like to head down for chow at night then back to the woods for the day.

I am sorry your buddy didnít get it, I wish I knew how this system works. It doesnít make a lot of sense sometimes. I am the rookie hunter that got lucky, and to answer your questions had 3 points.

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Re: 204 Okanogan East, Help request
« Reply #11 on: June 11, 2021, 11:16:28 PM »
Luck of the draw!! Congrats to you on drawing the tag and good luck!

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Re: 204 Okanogan East, Help request
« Reply #12 on: June 12, 2021, 11:16:47 AM »
Luck of the draw!! Congrats to you on drawing the tag and good luck!

Thanks! Hopefully I can finally put some deer meat in the freezer.

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Re: 204 Okanogan East, Help request
« Reply #13 on: June 12, 2021, 11:39:14 AM »
It should be a good hunt.

You got good advice.

Gongrats to your friend on the draw.     :tup:
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Re: 204 Okanogan East, Help request
« Reply #14 on: June 12, 2021, 01:24:43 PM »
Just find public land in the areas mentioned and youíll be fine.

 


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