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Re: Follow along-Wa Mule Deer Raffle
« Reply #135 on: November 29, 2022, 09:42:08 AM »
Well I ended up packing up and heading home yesterday after 20 some odd days. Since the last update I spent the last couple days looking for a certain deer with no luck. The big ones are hard to find but after this break Iíll be ready to hit it hard. Plan on hitting it on weekends until about the 10th or so and then staying over until the end. Getting a lot of fresh snow this week in the Entiat. Pretty excited to see how it is this weekend when the archery tags are all done and the deer settle down.
theyíll be gone and the Indians will show up. Unfortunately you wonít be alone. They were all over up there in December when my buddy had the raffle tag.
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Re: Follow along-Wa Mule Deer Raffle
« Reply #136 on: November 29, 2022, 09:45:38 AM »
The fact that you have spend so much time in arguably the top 2 units that people apply for, and have not found the "giant," really shows just what kind of mindset a person should have if they were to draw a "quality" tag in WA. See a lot of people shoot great deer and others try to act like they could of done better, or act like the shooter should of held out.  Like others have said, it's commendable the work and time you've put in. Great job  :tup:

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Re: Follow along-Wa Mule Deer Raffle
« Reply #137 on: November 29, 2022, 11:25:24 AM »
To the OP.....

You are a stronger man than me.

There's just no way I could hold off on some of the bucks you've posted.

May you be rewarded with the buck - and the hunt - of a lifetime!
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Re: Follow along-Wa Mule Deer Raffle
« Reply #138 on: December 01, 2022, 08:34:13 PM »
Haven't checked in on this thread in a couple of weeks, and I'm VERY pleased to see that you're still at it...well, for our sake anyhow! You've seen some very impressive bucks, and I commend you for sticking to your purpose of finding THE buck that will satisfy YOUR requirements!

Having hunted the Desert Unit for 30+ years for birds, I've never studied the different specific characteristics of the mulies that are present there. Just looking at the pictures of the bucks you posted, references 3-4 completely different-looking bucks. They're all great specimens, just differing in appearance in various ways.

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Re: Follow along-Wa Mule Deer Raffle
« Reply #139 on: December 03, 2022, 06:22:51 AM »
This is the most entertaining and informative thread I've ever read.  Much appreciated.  I wish more of us would do this on what are essentially once in a lifetime draws.  I've had a lot of fun helping strangers with an area I took a trophy bull in.  A tag I know I'll never draw again.  Neither are these draw units a big secret, so what's the harm?  Thank you!

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Re: Follow along-Wa Mule Deer Raffle
« Reply #140 on: December 03, 2022, 10:35:42 AM »
 :tup:  Great hunt so far!!!!!
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Re: Follow along-Wa Mule Deer Raffle
« Reply #141 on: December 03, 2022, 11:22:06 AM »
Always lurking and following this one.
Great hunt so far,wishing you luck on a great buck.
I'd would of been DONE with those bucks posted.👍
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Re: Follow along-Wa Mule Deer Raffle
« Reply #142 on: December 03, 2022, 11:27:03 AM »
Thatís got to be a 35Ē 2x3!
Wow. What an amazing day.

Iím with you on that 35Ē ish.🤣
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Re: Follow along-Wa Mule Deer Raffle
« Reply #143 on: December 04, 2022, 06:36:27 PM »
Back from my weekend trip in the Entiat. Snow is getting DEEP! Seen 30 bucks on the weekend. Lots of bucks hangin with does still, bucks by themselves and bucks getting into bachelor groups. Finally met one of the other raffle tagholders and had a nice conversation with him. Seemed like a really great guy and wishin him the best of luck! Next week theyíre supposed to get even more snow. I definitely think Iíll be hindered without a snowmachine. Plan is to leave this coming Friday and stay through to the end!

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Re: Follow along-Wa Mule Deer Raffle
« Reply #144 on: December 04, 2022, 06:38:47 PM »
That deer is a tank!
Look man, some times you just gotta roll the dice

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Re: Follow along-Wa Mule Deer Raffle
« Reply #145 on: December 04, 2022, 06:41:07 PM »
Back from my weekend trip in the Entiat. Snow is getting DEEP! Seen 30 bucks on the weekend. Lots of bucks hangin with does still, bucks by themselves and bucks getting into bachelor groups. Finally met one of the other raffle tagholders and had a nice conversation with him. Seemed like a really great guy and wishin him the best of luck! Next week theyíre supposed to get even more snow. I definitely think Iíll be hindered without a snowmachine. Plan is to leave this coming Friday and stay through to the end!

I know a guy selling a great two up snow machine that would do you real well up in those hills.   :o

Still rooting for you to find a big buck.....one thing is for sure, this weather will have the big boys down low.  If there was ever a year to find one, this is it.  Good luck!!   :tup:

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Re: Follow along-Wa Mule Deer Raffle
« Reply #146 on: December 04, 2022, 07:00:12 PM »
Best thread of the year right here. Itís been fun to follow along! Hopefully your patience and persistence pay off because Iíd say you have earned it. Best of luck hanging that tag on a monster!

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Re: Follow along-Wa Mule Deer Raffle
« Reply #147 on: December 04, 2022, 07:05:18 PM »
What a great experience so far, been tagging along since the beginning.  I figured you had a snowmobile or sxs.  Unfortunately I do not but a few of my buddies do in the lake wenatchee area and cle elum area.  If u get into a bind shoot me a pm if u can't find a sled to run. 

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Re: Follow along-Wa Mule Deer Raffle
« Reply #148 on: December 04, 2022, 07:57:37 PM »
Jrebel thatís a nice sled but a little more than Iíve got to spend right now :chuckle:

Builtfordtough I have a sxs and working on maybe getting a set of used tracks for it. Gonna have to take out a loan before this thing is over :chuckle: I really appreciate the offer!

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Re: Follow along-Wa Mule Deer Raffle
« Reply #149 on: December 04, 2022, 08:01:02 PM »
You must have a great boss or retired

 


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