collapse

Advertisement


Author Topic: Questions about hunting out of Mazama for 2021  (Read 1244 times)

Offline JSchmitt83

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Pilgrim
  • *
  • Join Date: Sep 2021
  • Posts: 4
  • Location: Darrington
  • Groups: USFS, NRA
Questions about hunting out of Mazama for 2021
« on: September 16, 2021, 02:02:51 PM »
Hi all,
I am thinking about spreading my wings and hunting a new area, this time a little closer to home. I have my eye on the areas to the north and west of Mazama but have never been in that area for some reason. I was hoping to get some info on a few things before I head out to do some scouting next weekend. They are as follows;

1. I am thinking about camping somewhere around the Monument Creek TH and the Rattlesnake TH. Are those decent places to camp and how busy do they get during modern firearm? How are the camping opportunities up FSR 4500 and past Rattlesnake TH?

2. Since there have been large fires (Cedar Creek and Cub Creek 2) to the south and east of this area, do you expect a larger than normal amount of hunters in this area?

3. If it hit the end of the roads near the Pasayten Wilderness and head off on foot will I have a good chance of getting away from most other hunters?

4. Shot in the dark here but: Any tips on places to checkout that might give me a good chance at a nice muley? Or what about whitetail?

5. I plan on hunting the whole duration of the modern firearm season, does hunting pressure change much as the season goes on?

6. I will also be foraging for mushrooms while scouting and hunting. Anybody have a spot that produces chanterelles or king boletus?

7. Anything else I should know before heading out?

Thanks in advance and just so you know, I won't believe you if you say there are no deer out there. I wasn't born yesterday. :)

Offline Boss .300 winmag

  • FLY NAVAL AVIATION
  • Washington For Wildlife
  • Trade Count: (+16)
  • Explorer
  • ******
  • Join Date: Oct 2010
  • Posts: 15821
  • Location: Skagit Valley
  • How do you measure trying, you do, or you donít.
Re: Questions about hunting out of Mazama for 2021
« Reply #1 on: September 16, 2021, 02:16:54 PM »
Thereís deer, and mushrooms there. Go try it youíll never know unless you do.👍
"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!

Offline timberfaller

  • Political Topics
  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Sourdough
  • *****
  • Join Date: Mar 2014
  • Posts: 2316
  • Location: East Wenatchee
Re: Questions about hunting out of Mazama for 2021
« Reply #2 on: September 16, 2021, 03:05:12 PM »
There are deer in the Valley, just not like there used to be.  White tail love area's with "no hunting" signs posted all around! :chuckle:

Fires will make a difference as to where deer are going to be,  be prepared for more then average numbers of hunters IMHO.  So many better places went up in smoke and some places still smoking!
The only good tree, is a stump!

Offline OutHouse

  • Non-Hunting & Covid-19 Topics
  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Sourdough
  • *****
  • Join Date: Jul 2015
  • Posts: 2327
  • Location: Cowiche WA
  • Department of Foliage, Lifetime Member
Re: Questions about hunting out of Mazama for 2021
« Reply #3 on: September 16, 2021, 03:39:20 PM »
North of Mazame is 218. 218 unit used to be a very good unit for mule deer. I bet it still is, but am also sure its not what it used to be. 20 years ago when I was in my early teens we'd go drive the roads up there and see so many deer. You could glass a ridge and find a buck almost every time you tried if you put some time in. In my experience, there just aren;t nearly as many deer there anymore. I think because of the fires to to the south and east there may be more hunters there than usual this year. But, its always a pumpkin patch anyway!

Offline Jingles

  • WA State Trappers Association
  • Trade Count: (+1)
  • Frontiersman
  • *****
  • Join Date: Mar 2011
  • Posts: 3330
  • Location: Methow Valley
Re: Questions about hunting out of Mazama for 2021
« Reply #4 on: September 18, 2021, 12:45:54 PM »
PM sent
HMC/USN/RET
1969 -1990

The duty of a Patriot is to protect his country from it's government

Offline mountainman

  • Political Topics
  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Frontiersman
  • *****
  • Join Date: Mar 2007
  • Posts: 3608
  • Location: Wenatchee, Wa
Re: Questions about hunting out of Mazama for 2021
« Reply #5 on: September 19, 2021, 07:09:03 PM »
Camp at Klipchuck, head out several hours before light up trail to the Driveway. You will find deer
That Sword is more important than the Shield!

Offline JSchmitt83

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Pilgrim
  • *
  • Join Date: Sep 2021
  • Posts: 4
  • Location: Darrington
  • Groups: USFS, NRA
Re: Questions about hunting out of Mazama for 2021
« Reply #6 on: October 01, 2021, 09:36:00 AM »
Thanks all for the info. Had to reschedule my scouting trip to this weekend so I will be heading out tomorrow morning. Good luck to you all.

 


* Advertisement

* Recent Topics

Bear down during deer season! by huntnfmly
[Today at 03:21:21 PM]


Blacktail Rut Thread - Post updates here by MeatMissile
[Today at 03:20:53 PM]


2021 deer post them here by Gutpile
[Today at 03:18:04 PM]


AS THEY LAY 2021 by Gutpile
[Today at 03:10:19 PM]


2021 Bears by Stevewazfishing
[Today at 03:05:43 PM]


Cell Phone Give away. by Buzzsaw461
[Today at 02:59:40 PM]


New Golden Retriever puppy in the family by huntnfmly
[Today at 02:59:34 PM]


French Brittany Breeder by huntnfmly
[Today at 02:47:01 PM]


Floating repeating colony trap by Norman89
[Today at 02:25:28 PM]


Blacktail dying today? by 7mmfan
[Today at 02:02:43 PM]


Which Tuner? 99 Powerstroke by Jingles
[Today at 01:50:49 PM]


WTS First Lite, Kryptek, Cabelas, Turkey Decoys, Game Bags by davk
[Today at 01:29:18 PM]


Charcuterie by RobinHoodlum
[Today at 01:29:09 PM]


Montgomery Ward SB530 by RobinHoodlum
[Today at 01:08:06 PM]


Covid before deer camp by jason balazs
[Today at 12:46:10 PM]


Kitsap area by jason balazs
[Today at 12:12:05 PM]


Huckleberry Quality Mule deer Tag. by boneaddict
[Today at 11:41:33 AM]


#6 shot? by Sneaky
[Today at 11:30:00 AM]


JOBS: Looking for work/Looking to hire by pianoman9701
[Today at 11:23:30 AM]


2 Seahwaks vs Saints tickets for MNF on 10/25 by cem3434
[Today at 11:17:13 AM]

SimplePortal 2.3.7 © 2008-2021, SimplePortal