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Tough Decision to Make
« on: November 30, 2022, 09:53:44 AM »
HW members,

Please help me make a tough decision.

Late archery buck tag starts tomorrow, Ritzville Unit 284.

Or hunt my local stomping grounds that I have confirmed whitetail bucks and some elk in the area. Archery as well.

2 days off of work.

Snowing hard locally, 6-8Ē down so roads are crap.
Ritzville showing way less snow.

What would you do?

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Re: Tough Decision to Make
« Reply #1 on: November 30, 2022, 09:54:15 AM »
Closer
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The day that you tarry, is the day that you lose

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Re: Tough Decision to Make
« Reply #2 on: November 30, 2022, 10:21:14 AM »
Do you have access around ritzville thatís holding deer? Tough call.

Kind of sounds like a bird in hand vs bird the bush scenario?

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Re: Tough Decision to Make
« Reply #3 on: November 30, 2022, 10:37:59 AM »
Do you have access around ritzville thatís holding deer? Tough call.

Kind of sounds like a bird in hand vs bird the bush scenario?

No private access around Ritzville was gonna hit public. Figured deer would be in sage near crops. Havenít had time to scout.

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Re: Tough Decision to Make
« Reply #4 on: November 30, 2022, 10:44:48 AM »
Closer

Kinda what I was thinking too. Bird in hand scenario like MBurrows said too.

Plus the local stuff closes earlier so if I donít tag out I can always try to Hail Mary a buck in the Ritzville area.

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Re: Tough Decision to Make
« Reply #5 on: November 30, 2022, 10:48:55 AM »
Easy call. Hunt local. Especially with this cold weather and no private access in ritzville

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Re: Tough Decision to Make
« Reply #6 on: November 30, 2022, 10:57:03 AM »
Easy call. Hunt local. Especially with this cold weather and no private access in ritzville

Thanks for the help yeah I was leaning that way just wondering what other folks would do in this scenario. 


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Re: Tough Decision to Make
« Reply #7 on: November 30, 2022, 12:03:25 PM »
Hunt close to home. I live North of the Escure Ranch and I'll keep an eye out for any bucks or deer activity that looks promising for ya! I'll shoot you any info I have via PM. Good luck!

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Re: Tough Decision to Make
« Reply #8 on: November 30, 2022, 12:23:46 PM »
Do you have access around ritzville thatís holding deer? Tough call.

Kind of sounds like a bird in hand vs bird the bush scenario?

No private access around Ritzville was gonna hit public. Figured deer would be in sage near crops. Havenít had time to scout.

Alot of the Ritzville public ground is holding deer(bucks) right now..........I was just out popping yotes this weekend and was within bow range of several decent 4pt mulies, theres a couple whitetails roaming around as well. Go with your gut..........

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Re: Tough Decision to Make
« Reply #9 on: November 30, 2022, 12:37:15 PM »
Hunt close to home. I live North of the Escure Ranch and I'll keep an eye out for any bucks or deer activity that looks promising for ya! I'll shoot you any info I have via PM. Good luck!

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Re: Tough Decision to Make
« Reply #10 on: November 30, 2022, 01:18:37 PM »
Hunt close to home. I live North of the Escure Ranch and I'll keep an eye out for any bucks or deer activity that looks promising for ya! I'll shoot you any info I have via PM. Good luck!

Thanks man that tag is good till December 18th so I have time.

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Re: Tough Decision to Make
« Reply #11 on: November 30, 2022, 01:38:44 PM »
Do you have access around ritzville thatís holding deer? Tough call.

Kind of sounds like a bird in hand vs bird the bush scenario?
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No private access around Ritzville was gonna hit public. Figured deer would be in sage near crops. Havenít had time to scout.

Alot of the Ritzville public ground is holding deer(bucks) right now..........I was just out popping yotes this weekend and was within bow range of several decent 4pt mulies, theres a couple whitetails roaming around as well. Go with your gut..........

Thanks Busted I kinda figured thatíd be the case since rifle is way over and rut is on.

My gut is typically solid but today itís being indecisive!

I sure do appreciate everyone chipping in with advice. This forum is awesome! Thanks, Iíll keep yíall posted if I have any luck!

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Re: Tough Decision to Make
« Reply #12 on: November 30, 2022, 01:50:42 PM »
Do you have access around ritzville thatís holding deer? Tough call.

Kind of sounds like a bird in hand vs bird the bush scenario?
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No private access around Ritzville was gonna hit public. Figured deer would be in sage near crops. Havenít had time to scout.

Alot of the Ritzville public ground is holding deer(bucks) right now..........I was just out popping yotes this weekend and was within bow range of several decent 4pt mulies, theres a couple whitetails roaming around as well. Go with your gut..........

Thanks Busted I kinda figured thatíd be the case since rifle is way over and rut is on.

My gut is typically solid but today itís being indecisive!

I sure do appreciate everyone chipping in with advice. This forum is awesome! Thanks, Iíll keep yíall posted if I have any luck!

Good Luck....If you go Ritz feel free to PM me.

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Re: Tough Decision to Make
« Reply #13 on: December 01, 2022, 06:10:56 AM »
The old 'What if?"
So, worst case, you get skunked either place you would go, which would make you feel worse?
Or, would going further add to the 'adventure'?
I once drove 2.5 Hrs to get to an area, after getting up very early, and had my firing pin break within 15 min of getting there. While I was pretty pissed, 'things happen'.
Good luck either way!

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Re: Tough Decision to Make
« Reply #14 on: December 01, 2022, 07:13:23 AM »
Trying to make the same decision with my muzzy tag.  Stay up here north or go down to steptoe unit.

 


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