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Re: High Hunt Reports
« Reply #30 on: September 26, 2022, 02:35:25 PM »
Another sleeping bear during the high hunt!!  Double lunged him but he took off into the brush at dusk and didn't find him til the next AM - never saw any deer, though definitely heard them
How was the meat and hide the next day? I shot one at dusk and didn’t find it till the next morning. It had died on its back. Quarters were fine but the back straps had a funky smell. Fleshed the hide as good as I could and put it in the freezer but I Havnt taken the hide to a taxidermist yet so I don’t know if it’s any good or not. Seems like it will be but I know it doesn’t take much decomposition for the hair to slip when tanning

I didn't save the hide but it seemed to be in pretty good shape.  Meat smells fine, tho I was worried because it's core was still pretty warm the next AM (legs seemed to have cooled down).  It was about 12 hours between shooting and finding him. Not ideal but I think I got away with one... I'm going to turn most of him into sausage though just to be on the safe side

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Re: High Hunt Reports
« Reply #31 on: September 26, 2022, 04:26:20 PM »
Great to hear and congrats to all.  Love to see the success up there, wether it’s deer or bears

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Re: High Hunt Reports
« Reply #32 on: January 09, 2023, 08:40:30 PM »
I shot a little 3 point and another guy in my camp got a 3 point as well. My other buddy got his first bear. Lots of people

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Re: High Hunt Reports
« Reply #33 on: January 19, 2023, 10:02:28 AM »
late on the photos here is 2 of the 3 animals we packed out

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Re: High Hunt Reports
« Reply #34 on: January 19, 2023, 11:13:23 AM »
Nice buck! I think that bear was shot over my buck's carcass  :chuckle:

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Re: High Hunt Reports
« Reply #35 on: January 21, 2023, 11:37:59 PM »
This may be a dumb question but does anyone know why the Salmo-Priest Wilderness isn't included in the High Buck Hunt?

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Re: High Hunt Reports
« Reply #36 on: January 22, 2023, 07:03:02 AM »
The only man who never makes a mistake, is the man who never does anything!!
The further one goes into the wilderness, the greater the attraction of its lonely freedom.

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Re: High Hunt Reports
« Reply #37 on: January 22, 2023, 12:05:42 PM »
Perhaps you can find your answer here.
https://hunting-washington.com/smf/index.php?topic=257827.0
Thanks - I read the whole thread and still no closer to an answer….


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Re: High Hunt Reports
« Reply #38 on: January 22, 2023, 07:40:10 PM »
Perhaps you can find your answer here.
https://hunting-washington.com/smf/index.php?topic=257827.0
Thanks - I read the whole thread and still no closer to an answer….


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Re: High Hunt Reports
« Reply #39 on: January 22, 2023, 08:56:53 PM »
Seems they have added wilderness areas to the high hunt here and there. But wilderness areas like Wild Sky not fitting the true designation of untrammelled by man and split by a road in the middle will never make the high hunt. Not sure reason for or against Salmo being a high hunt area to answer the OP question.
The only man who never makes a mistake, is the man who never does anything!!
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Re: High Hunt Reports
« Reply #40 on: March 31, 2023, 02:28:20 PM »
Disclaimer: I am not looking for specifics as to locations or specific wilderness - just general info

I’ve been designated as mission planner for our high buck hunt this fall. As I identify areas to scout - would you recommend an out of the way lake off a beaten trail that may not offer as much for opportunities or a well known trailhead to an area that has lots of viable hunting basins? May not is the key word since we know deer aren’t always where we expect them to be….


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Re: High Hunt Reports
« Reply #41 on: March 31, 2023, 03:43:21 PM »
Way out of the way hard to get places

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Re: High Hunt Reports
« Reply #42 on: March 31, 2023, 04:07:43 PM »
go where no man wants to go. goggle map.
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Re: High Hunt Reports
« Reply #43 on: March 31, 2023, 05:38:30 PM »
go where no man wants to go. goggle map.
I use OnX - I’m trying to gauge between sanity on the hike and getting away from people.


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Re: High Hunt Reports
« Reply #44 on: March 31, 2023, 05:40:43 PM »
Way out of the way hard to get places
That’s my plan. Just trying to balance way hard to get to and sanity for the trip in and out


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