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Chiwawa quality rifle tag
« on: June 13, 2021, 11:17:52 AM »
Luck was on my side this year and I drew the late rifle tag. This is the first permit draw for me, Iím pretty stoked to draw this tag. I do know parts of the unit fairly well but any tips or advice from guys who have had the tag in the past or who know the unit well would be greatly appreciated. Iíll be playing the weather as it comes and will adjust my hunts accordingly.

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Brandon
« Last Edit: June 13, 2021, 09:01:51 PM by cougkilr »
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Re: Chiwawa quality rifle tag
« Reply #1 on: June 13, 2021, 12:19:55 PM »
Congrats on drawing a great tag! :tup:
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Re: Chiwawa quality rifle tag
« Reply #2 on: June 13, 2021, 08:38:46 PM »
Heck Ya! Congratulations on your tag.

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Re: Chiwawa quality rifle tag
« Reply #3 on: June 14, 2021, 08:42:31 AM »
Congrats on your draw. Winter weather will be your friend. The rut will be on but you need the weather to get the back country bucks moving. Good luck!

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Re: Chiwawa quality rifle tag
« Reply #4 on: June 14, 2021, 09:05:36 AM »
feel free to PM for specifics or run questions by me, I'm happy to help.

have hunted Chiwawa the past 20 years, my buddy's dad had the tag a few years ago, so know the areas well.

Chiwawa has deer spread out over the entire unit, and it will take snow to congregate them more for easier glassing/viewing.  But too much snow and they are in their wintering ranges and out of the unit.

It's probably the harder of the Entiat herd units due to thickness of the land.  Focusing your efforts around the cougar burn and East down to the lower SE end of the unit will allow you to most likely see and look over more deer, but might not be the best quality running around without a big snow event.

In the thicker parts or up in higher elevations, there will be big deer around without any major snow, but you will most likely have to be tracking them for at least a month prior to get their habits and schedule.  Or else you're just essentially road hunting up there or backpacking in.  Not my style of hunt I'd look for in a quality tag, but that is an option.

Roads are generally okay but can get nastier the farther east you go in the unit. 

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Re: Chiwawa quality rifle tag
« Reply #5 on: June 14, 2021, 01:32:31 PM »
Thanks for the replies! The real unknowns for me are the migration habits as Iíve never been over there during the big migration. Any info is greatly appreciated, My plan is to do this tag justice, I will be working my butt off to make that happen, thanks!

Brandon

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Re: Chiwawa quality rifle tag
« Reply #6 on: June 15, 2021, 06:06:26 AM »
Best bet is North side of the unit as far as glassing and catching the migrators. Scout around Maverick saddle

 


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