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Offline snit

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Re: Idaho unit 1
« Reply #15 on: August 06, 2023, 07:42:15 AM »
All the prior info is spot-on regarding hunting in mid-to-late November, from my experience:tup:

I hunted whities around Bonners for multiple years from 2007-2019. What really changed the last couple of times (where I was hunting, anyhow) was the seasonal closing of the FS roads so the bears (grizzlies) could go nite-nite :bash:. Not sure if this is still in effect, but if I were you, I'd definitely research what seasonal closures will/may affect the area you're planning on accessing. Then if an area will close to vehicle travel, I'd suggest getting into it to scout prior to the closure to verify if it's a location that you actually want to (potentially) commit to and try to gauge what the population density is.

I noticed a significant drop in deer/moose populations during the time I was hunting in the area I knew. Of course, only hunting the area every few years, I can't precisely know the reason(s) for the decline in the number of critters I was encountering....but I have a hunch. As another member mentioned, N. Idaho has some fantastic country and I've had a tremendous amount of fun hunts there. Good luck

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Re: Idaho unit 1
« Reply #16 on: August 07, 2023, 02:59:40 PM »
Snit...the reason for the decline in moose (and deer...but especially Moose) is due to an outbreak of tick infestation...the bios have been keeping good tabs on the moose and the ticks have really taken their toll. Two years ago my son shot a WT doe and it was completely covered in ticks, from head to toe...of course we didn't know this until he decided to tan the hide himself and put it in our garage, and oh boy, did we all of a sudden have ticks! I took it out and sprayed the hide with permathin, and thousands of ticks fell off, and even then once he had the hide fleshed out and we held it up in the sunlight you could still see hundreds (if not thousands) of more ticks still stuck in the hide! the moose get them real bad for some reason, so for anyone hunting in Unit 1, be sure to treat your clothes before going! and even though everyone up there hates turkeys, they at least do their part on eating ticks!

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Re: Idaho unit 1
« Reply #17 on: August 07, 2023, 05:15:58 PM »
Snit...the reason for the decline in moose (and deer...but especially Moose) is due to an outbreak of tick infestation...the bios have been keeping good tabs on the moose and the ticks have really taken their toll. Two years ago my son shot a WT doe and it was completely covered in ticks, from head to toe...of course we didn't know this until he decided to tan the hide himself and put it in our garage, and oh boy, did we all of a sudden have ticks! I took it out and sprayed the hide with permathin, and thousands of ticks fell off, and even then once he had the hide fleshed out and we held it up in the sunlight you could still see hundreds (if not thousands) of more ticks still stuck in the hide! the moose get them real bad for some reason, so for anyone hunting in Unit 1, be sure to treat your clothes before going! and even though everyone up there hates turkeys, they at least do their part on eating ticks!

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