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High Hunt Reports
« on: September 19, 2022, 10:38:54 PM »
Well lets hear all about the crowds, monster bucks and gorgeous scenery up there this year.  Lots of fire closures I imagine pushed the pressure even higher in open areas. 

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Re: High Hunt Reports
« Reply #1 on: September 20, 2022, 04:22:42 PM »
I've also been wondering how things are going with the fires. I scheduled time off so I guess I'll just go to whichever wilderness isn't on fire come Friday? :dunno:

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Re: High Hunt Reports
« Reply #2 on: September 20, 2022, 07:59:15 PM »
Just got a report from my cousin

"Yeah, just got back. My buddy got a tiny buck, we saw 5 really nice bucks but they were too far to make a good shot with the wind we had. TONS of people up there too. Even had a  forest service ranger on horseback checking licenses."

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Re: High Hunt Reports
« Reply #3 on: September 20, 2022, 08:04:13 PM »
Pesayten pics, from last month

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Re: High Hunt Reports
« Reply #4 on: September 21, 2022, 11:46:59 AM »
Pesayten pics, from last month

Thanks for the report, that really helps! I saw that the east Pasayten still has trails that aren't closed, but haven't been sure if it's actually huntable with the fires in the west, and it's a six plus hour drive so I haven't made it out there to see. Sounds like there are indeed people there so it can't be completely unbearable.

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Re: High Hunt Reports
« Reply #5 on: September 21, 2022, 12:05:53 PM »
Is there a fire in that area?

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Re: High Hunt Reports
« Reply #6 on: September 21, 2022, 12:35:25 PM »
Is the lake Wenatchee area closed due to the fire?

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Re: High Hunt Reports
« Reply #7 on: September 21, 2022, 12:49:42 PM »
Is the lake Wenatchee area closed due to the fire?

White River rd and little wenatchee rd are closed

https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/okawen/alerts-notices/?cid=stelprdb5308542

You can still get into Glacier Peak wilderness from other access points though (Chiwawa river rd, etc)

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Re: High Hunt Reports
« Reply #8 on: September 22, 2022, 11:45:02 AM »
I logged a lot of wilderness miles this year. Before bear season, during bear season, during archery season ( I have a multi-season deer tag this year) and before the high buck, and during high buck. I did see deer, but the common theme for me was milder conditions, as in warm/hot and dry. There is usually some rainy/stormy weather at some point that helps get animals moving a bit more, but it doesn't look like that is going to be the case this high buck season.
Everyone lives off the land.  Some of us simply have more fun doing it.

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Re: High Hunt Reports
« Reply #9 on: September 22, 2022, 01:27:35 PM »
To our utter disbelief, we didn't see even one other hunter in the two areas we hunted this year. Didn't see any legal bucks either, so, you know, maybe that has something to do with it  :chuckle:.

I'm happy as a clam though.


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Re: High Hunt Reports
« Reply #10 on: September 22, 2022, 01:55:04 PM »
Ya, same story for me.
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Re: High Hunt Reports
« Reply #11 on: September 22, 2022, 02:41:19 PM »
Nice getting rid of those fawn killers

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Re: High Hunt Reports
« Reply #12 on: September 22, 2022, 02:50:07 PM »
Wow, so boring up there all the bears are just taking naps in the middle of berry patches!

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Re: High Hunt Reports
« Reply #13 on: September 22, 2022, 05:23:27 PM »
Me and my buddy got our peckers kicked on the high hunt. Didn’t get an opportunity to scout out our new spot this summer and just went for it, hiked in on the trail some miles then dove off the trail for a nice leisurely 4,000’ climb. All the water spots we had thought would be there were dried up, didn’t find water until we were over 8 miles in and that was about 1,000’ drop down into a hole to get to it. That was a fun hike to do with only 32oz of water. Camped at the water source and it was a couple miles to the next basins to hunt since we’d blown this one out with our scent. Made the call it wasn’t feasible especially with how steep the face was that we climbed(didn’t want to do that downhill with 100+ pound packs if we killed) and beat feet back to the truck.
They is where you aint and you aint where they is.

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Re: High Hunt Reports
« Reply #14 on: September 22, 2022, 07:24:55 PM »
I couldn't get out this year. Pinned down at work with this insane stock market volatility.

But, I know where a three year old 127-132" buck is hanging out with a more mature 192-198" buck with nice bases. 

Both have really nice hides if you're looking to do a full body taxidermy mount and willing to wait 5-6 years to get it back, if ever.

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