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Evergreen State Smokepole Season…..
« on: September 27, 2023, 09:48:31 PM »
is almost upon us.  Are you wild bohemians locked and cocked, and ready, to bring a Wapiti home for dinner this year?
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Re: Evergreen State Smokepole Season…..
« Reply #1 on: September 27, 2023, 10:07:49 PM »
I sure am.  My White River tag opens on Saturday.  Took the smoke pole out to bark a few times just to make sure she is dialed in.

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Re: Evergreen State Smokepole Season…..
« Reply #2 on: September 27, 2023, 10:12:35 PM »
Smoke em if you got em.   :tup:

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Re: Evergreen State Smokepole Season…..
« Reply #3 on: September 28, 2023, 04:38:27 AM »
First year switching it up after 6 years of archery.  Changed up to allow for more fall fishing mainly.  I'm interested to see how it goes.  I've never shot an elk so it can't get much worse I suppose  :chuckle:

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Re: Evergreen State Smokepole Season…..
« Reply #4 on: September 28, 2023, 05:39:20 AM »
My son and I will be out there. Hoping the grandson jois us. He passed hunter ed a couple weeks ago and I gave him one of my Bighorns and everything he needs to get it dialed in! Hope he puts it to use!

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Re: Evergreen State Smokepole Season…..
« Reply #5 on: September 28, 2023, 05:59:20 AM »
Tic toc tic toc  :bash:

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Re: Evergreen State Smokepole Season…..
« Reply #6 on: September 28, 2023, 06:25:56 AM »
I'll be out there! Convinced my wife to go this year and carry a muzzy. She never liked the idea of misfires or hang fires and the delay if something goes wrong etc. I convinced her it was a rare occasion if you do things right.

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Re: Evergreen State Smokepole Season…..
« Reply #7 on: September 28, 2023, 06:30:35 AM »
Yes, can't wait!

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Re: Evergreen State Smokepole Season…..
« Reply #8 on: September 28, 2023, 06:55:24 AM »
Good luck, you all! Looking forward to pictures and stories!

No muzzy for me this year. Between work and a move/job change, got my hands full.

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Re: Evergreen State Smokepole Season…..
« Reply #9 on: September 28, 2023, 07:21:06 AM »
Rut action was early you may as well stay home ladies
Go hawks

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Re: Evergreen State Smokepole Season…..
« Reply #10 on: September 28, 2023, 10:46:47 AM »
Rut action was early you may as well stay home ladies
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Re: Evergreen State Smokepole Season…..
« Reply #11 on: September 28, 2023, 10:55:51 AM »
We got three cow tags in our group of 8.


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Re: Evergreen State Smokepole Season…..
« Reply #12 on: September 28, 2023, 09:50:03 PM »
Rut action was early you may as well stay home ladies

The rut occurs at the same time every year  ;).
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Re: Evergreen State Smokepole Season…..
« Reply #13 on: September 28, 2023, 09:58:04 PM »
First year switching it up after 6 years of archery.  Changed up to allow for more fall fishing mainly.  I'm interested to see how it goes.  I've never shot an elk so it can't get much worse I suppose  :chuckle:

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Re: Evergreen State Smokepole Season…..
« Reply #14 on: September 29, 2023, 09:15:14 PM »
Tic toc indeed Jake. Stopped at range on Ft Lewis today after work and threw 3 projectiles down range.  My smokepole is grouping as well as can be. Pulling out on WED to set up a small camp, scout a bit, and tie a Roosey/RM Elk hybrid to a tree for the opener.  It’s almost time………..
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Re: Evergreen State Smokepole Season…..
« Reply #15 on: September 29, 2023, 09:21:48 PM »
OK, now I have to ask are you shooting a real Smokepole or one of them man-bun-guns with a 209 primer :chuckle:? Over the years I've harvested 3 elk and 6 deer with my old side lock.  :)
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Re: Evergreen State Smokepole Season…..
« Reply #16 on: September 29, 2023, 09:40:11 PM »
Man bun? You know darn well I don’t grow enough grass on my head anymore for a man bun  :chuckle:  But yep, I shoot a new fangled Traditions Strikefire with the 209 primers. Damn thing is pretty darn accurate. I’m hoping to test its “effectiveness” on a stinky bull this year.

BTW, 3 elk and 6 deer with a primitive smokepole is damn respectable. I’m gonna try to hold off with my multi season deer tag and dump a BT with my Strikefire….only if I don’t have a good modern shot at a nice buckasaurus  ;)
« Last Edit: September 29, 2023, 09:56:18 PM by WapitiTalk1 »
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Re: Evergreen State Smokepole Season…..
« Reply #17 on: October 02, 2023, 03:25:39 PM »
Got my camp setup this weekend so it can air out for a few days! Ready to party

 


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