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Re: Summer weather effect fall hunting
« Reply #15 on: July 07, 2021, 04:48:43 PM »
Stagnant water stays warmer than running water and generally over night temps are higher in lower elevations.  So cold running water at higher elevations will result in less affected animals.  Extended forecast calls for warmer than normal temps this month and I suspect it will hold much of the same for august.

Make no mistake, there will be areas that get hit hard, but by the nature of the diverse habitat, valleys and mountains in n.e.wa., there will also be areas untouched by the disease.

If we dont get a break over here, my guess is there will be some delays related to opening seasons per schedule.

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Re: Summer weather effect fall hunting
« Reply #16 on: July 13, 2021, 02:59:54 PM »
For a better reply to the original question, for me personally I'll be hunting deer and elk in WA in September.  Last season the fires from Oregon and Cali blew tons of smoke our way and I was hunting in some nasty air during the elk opener.  A week later, the air cleared out somewhat and I ended up tagging out.  I don't like missing out on the opener but I also don't want permanent lung damage because of stubbornness.  Who knows how things will be in a couple of months but so far it's been a hot dry mofo out there.  The fires effect the hunter and the game, whether the actual fire is nearby or the smoke is just thick.  I'm not a very religious man but this kinda heat and dry spell makes me wanna pray for rain!

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Re: Summer weather effect fall hunting
« Reply #17 on: July 13, 2021, 03:08:10 PM »
My guess is wdfw wont say a word about impending delays and or closures until AFTER they sell all the multi-season permits.   :twocents:

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Re: Summer weather effect fall hunting
« Reply #18 on: July 15, 2021, 02:27:36 PM »
The much higher than normal harvest percentage in North Central WA 5 or 6 years ago was primarily from the high country feed drying up early due to drought which made the deer migrate during general season instead of shortly after like they usually do. If it dries up early this year, everyone will have a buck down again and there will be very few deer left for the future. Keep an eye on it.

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Re: Summer weather effect fall hunting
« Reply #19 on: July 15, 2021, 04:44:28 PM »
The much higher than normal harvest percentage in North Central WA 5 or 6 years ago was primarily from the high country feed drying up early due to drought which made the deer migrate during general season instead of shortly after like they usually do. If it dries up early this year, everyone will have a buck down again and there will be very few deer left for the future. Keep an eye on it.
:yeah: My thoughts as well. The last really hot dry year had the deer down low and MANY were taken! Another year like that and we may have a serious situation. Not a doom and gloom guy in most things but another real reduction in game animals be it drought, disease or hunting could really press our predator situation over the edge too.

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Re: Summer weather effect fall hunting
« Reply #20 on: July 15, 2021, 05:05:10 PM »
I've already heard a few rumors that some of the timber companies are placing signs .Pretty much restrict access till fire season is over . So Fall seasons are not looking good over here in the NE .We need some rain now!!!!!
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: Summer weather effect fall hunting
« Reply #21 on: July 15, 2021, 05:47:29 PM »
We've had dry conditions before. Is this the driest? I don't think so. When it's dry, it's dry. The elk don't disappear. They find the water and thick cover. Those of HuntWA who consistently kill elk will likely do so again this year. May your tactics be fluid and successful.  :tup:
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Re: Summer weather effect fall hunting
« Reply #22 on: July 16, 2021, 05:23:32 AM »
Just Saying..........
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: Summer weather effect fall hunting
« Reply #23 on: July 16, 2021, 05:49:05 AM »
Well, Iím at 6,000 ft this morning in western wa, some where between I-90 and Chinook pass.  Itís cold and wet fog, feels like late sept up here, tent is soaked on the outside.  I guess thatís one good thing about living on the wet side.
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Re: Summer weather effect fall hunting
« Reply #24 on: July 16, 2021, 06:28:17 AM »
Well, Iím at 6,000 ft this morning in western wa, some where between I-90 and Chinook pass.  Itís cold and wet fog, feels like late sept up here, tent is soaked on the outside.  I guess thatís one good thing about living on the wet side.
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Re: Summer weather effect fall hunting
« Reply #25 on: July 16, 2021, 06:50:36 AM »
Well, Iím at 6,000 ft this morning in western wa, some where between I-90 and Chinook pass.  Itís cold and wet fog, feels like late sept up here, tent is soaked on the outside.  I guess thatís one good thing about living on the wet side.
I'm guessing some seasonal camping ,scouting going on or what.
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: Summer weather effect fall hunting
« Reply #26 on: July 16, 2021, 07:01:01 AM »
Well, Iím at 6,000 ft this morning in western wa, some where between I-90 and Chinook pass.  Itís cold and wet fog, feels like late sept up here, tent is soaked on the outside.  I guess thatís one good thing about living on the wet side.
I'm guessing some seasonal camping ,scouting going on or what.
just a quick get away mostly, but also scouting for a lucky permit holder.  Only one bear seen, no elk yet.
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Re: Summer weather effect fall hunting
« Reply #27 on: July 16, 2021, 07:34:26 AM »
Just Saying..........

Find another spot or unit. I hunt public land in the NF and this doesn't happen. :dunno:
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Re: Summer weather effect fall hunting
« Reply #28 on: July 16, 2021, 07:40:49 AM »
Just Saying..........

Find another spot or unit. I hunt public land in the NF and this doesn't happen. :dunno:
I actually have some private land to bear hunt ,that is surrounded by BLM .
So no worry on my part.
But did hear from a friend yesterday that hancock access points are being posted with signs.
Just an assumption , but someone caught breaking access fire restrictions could be charged with trespass.
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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