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Idaho unit 1
« on: July 10, 2023, 12:56:56 PM »
I am hunting Unit 1 this year since we did not get the controlled hunt that we usually get.

Hunting Deer. whitetail and Mulley's.

I plan to get over to idaho in aug-sept time depending on work and time off. Im hoping to put out a few trail cameras. Is there any specific areas to look further into and or stay away? I have onX and have been looking into that as well.
I originally have taken Oct 7-18th off but may change it since we are not hunting the controlled unit. I know that time its strictly whitetail. might push it back to the nov rut time to be able to hunt both species.

any help would be much appreciated.

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Re: Idaho unit 1
« Reply #1 on: July 10, 2023, 02:41:48 PM »
Definitely go in Mid November
« Last Edit: July 14, 2023, 03:05:37 PM by redi »

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Re: Idaho unit 1
« Reply #2 on: July 14, 2023, 02:55:37 PM »
Definitely go in Mia November

Iím not sure about going Mia November. If it were me, Iíd go in mid-November.
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Re: Idaho unit 1
« Reply #3 on: July 14, 2023, 03:38:57 PM »
Never hunted it before but will be going this year, planning on a few long weekends. Best of luck!

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Re: Idaho unit 1
« Reply #4 on: July 14, 2023, 04:55:35 PM »
plenty of woods up there. Hound hunters got chased out by wolves one day a few years ago.
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Re: Idaho unit 1
« Reply #5 on: July 14, 2023, 07:55:57 PM »
Unit 1 is pretty big and a lot of it is very similar. so no real pockets that are way better or worse. Mid October would be my last choice to hunt deer up there for either whitetail or mulies. I would change your dates

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Re: Idaho unit 1
« Reply #6 on: July 20, 2023, 07:13:54 PM »
I have hunted the Priest river since the mid 1990's. I never saw a mule deer. I did meet one hunting for mule deer in  by walking(back packing) the high ridges to east of Priest Lake in September.  We normally hunted the last 3 weeks of November  in the river bottoms.

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Re: Idaho unit 1
« Reply #7 on: July 21, 2023, 01:58:50 PM »
Iíve hunted that unit most of my life. There are deer, both Whitetail and mule deer, spread throughout the entire unit. You really need to get over there and get a look at it. Itís very unique, in that it is steep, thick, nasty country. There are plenty of whitetails down in the valleys, and then up to around 5500 feet. Anything after that youíll mainly be hunting mule deer. Good luck. it is my favorite place in the whole world.


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Re: Idaho unit 1
« Reply #8 on: July 21, 2023, 05:19:28 PM »
Forget the Mule Deer in unit 1.  I'd focus on the end of November whitetails.   :twocents:

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Re: Idaho unit 1
« Reply #9 on: July 21, 2023, 05:32:28 PM »
Forget the Mule Deer in unit 1.  I'd focus on the end of November whitetails.   :twocents:
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Re: Idaho unit 1
« Reply #10 on: July 21, 2023, 08:38:30 PM »
Big bucks mid November

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Re: Idaho unit 1
« Reply #11 on: July 21, 2023, 08:48:19 PM »
Thank you all for the input. Very much appreciated. Been looking all over onx to see whatís the best options. Still hopi be for a trip next month to scout it out and see. Hopefully places few trail cams as well.
Iíll talk to my friends who are joining me and see about moving it into November timeframe.

Leon.
Thank you again

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Re: Idaho unit 1
« Reply #12 on: July 21, 2023, 09:40:24 PM »
In my experience with North Idaho,  scouting doesn't get you much besides road knowledge...

Those dang mountain whitetail come out of nowhere when the rut starts. And once in a while a 170 mule deer shows up.... 8)

Also be wary....lots of cats...lots of wolfe..and once in a while...you may find a griz that hasn't gone to sleep yet ... don't ask...it's a long story  :chuckle:

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Re: Idaho unit 1
« Reply #13 on: July 25, 2023, 02:47:32 PM »
I do have a wolf tag. get one every year for idaho and yet to see one. people in my party have seen a few in the south.
sounds like ill be trying to change my vacation dates into November.

thank you all again.

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Re: Idaho unit 1
« Reply #14 on: July 25, 2023, 08:45:48 PM »
In my experience with North Idaho,  scouting doesn't get you much besides road knowledge...

Those dang mountain whitetail come out of nowhere when the rut starts. And once in a while a 170 mule deer shows up.... 8)

Also be wary....lots of cats...lots of wolfe..and once in a while...you may find a griz that hasn't gone to sleep yet ... don't ask...it's a long story  :chuckle:

Yep.... on one trip, I found a wolf kill (moose) and the next day took a great MD buck at 20yds that was fighting a HUGE whitetail over 5-6 MD doe... that was a very cool trip... but in my experience, there aren't deer everywhere but they are in certain pockets.

Good luck on you trip!

 


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