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Offline Karl Blanchard

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Re: Can someone tell me where this "Desert" unit 290 is?
« Reply #60 on: June 17, 2024, 10:25:27 AM »
I'd like to say thank you to all the friends new and old that have reached out to offer insight and assistance.  Special tags don't come around every day and when they do a guy needs all the help and info he can get.  I've given specific info via pm to countless folks over the years in hopes the good karma will one day circle back and it seems like it has. 

Also, probably gonna be a pretty uneventful thread until it's done. There are other tag holders lurking and I'm in this thing to win it.  I'd die if I spent hundreds of scouting hours learning a target buck just to have him blown up by another tag holder because I posted summer scouting pics :bdid:  :sry:

I did spend the day in there yesterday. Covered a lot of ground relearning access points and such. Saw a LOT of deer. Gonna be a fun summer.
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Re: Can someone tell me where this "Desert" unit 290 is?
« Reply #61 on: June 17, 2024, 10:41:57 AM »
I only know the area from duck hunting.  With that said, I would scout the area south/west of the parking area at the end of Road C.  Ive seen lots of deer back in there while duck hunting, but did not pay much attention to them.  Ive even seen elk back in there, believe it or not.  Just stay south/west of the game reserve.
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Re: Can someone tell me where this "Desert" unit 290 is?
« Reply #62 on: June 17, 2024, 12:32:35 PM »
He's wrong ☝️, there has never been an elk in there, don't believe him!  :chuckle:

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Re: Can someone tell me where this "Desert" unit 290 is?
« Reply #63 on: June 17, 2024, 12:39:09 PM »
Feel free to PM me. I seem to help 1 or 2 tag holders a year

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Re: Can someone tell me where this "Desert" unit 290 is?
« Reply #64 on: June 17, 2024, 01:51:52 PM »
Congrats and good luck!
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Re: Can someone tell me where this "Desert" unit 290 is?
« Reply #65 on: June 17, 2024, 04:35:14 PM »
 Very cool! I am of absolutely no value other than cheering you on :)

 Hoping to follow along when the time gets here.

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Re: Can someone tell me where this "Desert" unit 290 is?
« Reply #66 on: June 17, 2024, 06:05:46 PM »
Congrats Karl, you will have a blast!

I'm going to offer a different kind of help...........If ya need some freezer space to store any of the meat(Steaks) from the buck your gonna kill.........I (and my tummy) can help you out with that!   :chuckle: :chuckle: :chuckle:

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Re: Can someone tell me where this "Desert" unit 290 is?
« Reply #67 on: June 17, 2024, 07:26:47 PM »
My Ol Man had a tag for that area last year.  @Mfowl was a huge help in getting us pointed in the right direction, but most of my knowledge came through him so don't want to divulge too much.

Most of the hunting experience was during Nov. & Dec. so likely way different than what you'll experience in early archery.

State Park Campground was great and cannot stress having good glass and being patient.  Many blown stalks being too aggressive with lots of eyes & ears around.  Other than that, enjoy the scouting and time spent chasing deer!

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Re: Can someone tell me where this "Desert" unit 290 is?
« Reply #68 on: June 17, 2024, 08:20:24 PM »
I'd like to say thank you to all the friends new and old that have reached out to offer insight and assistance.  Special tags don't come around every day and when they do a guy needs all the help and info he can get.  I've given specific info via pm to countless folks over the years in hopes the good karma will one day circle back and it seems like it has. 

Also, probably gonna be a pretty uneventful thread until it's done. There are other tag holders lurking and I'm in this thing to win it.  I'd die if I spent hundreds of scouting hours learning a target buck just to have him blown up by another tag holder because I posted summer scouting pics :bdid:  :sry:

I did spend the day in there yesterday. Covered a lot of ground relearning access points and such. Saw a LOT of deer. Gonna be a fun summer.


Find that great big one so my younger sister can shoot it in October with a rifle😂

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Re: Can someone tell me where this "Desert" unit 290 is?
« Reply #69 on: June 18, 2024, 07:33:18 AM »
Tagging along, should be an epic story in a few months. Congrats on the draw  :tup:
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Re: Can someone tell me where this "Desert" unit 290 is?
« Reply #70 on: June 18, 2024, 09:14:48 AM »
Thanks everyone  :hello:
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Re: Can someone tell me where this "Desert" unit 290 is?
« Reply #71 on: June 23, 2024, 10:43:23 AM »
Tag.

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Re: Can someone tell me where this "Desert" unit 290 is?
« Reply #72 on: June 23, 2024, 01:45:07 PM »
Time to brush up your riding skills. Best way to cover and see that country is off the back of a horse that little extra elevation makes a big difference.


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Re: Can someone tell me where this "Desert" unit 290 is?
« Reply #73 on: June 23, 2024, 03:29:02 PM »
Time to brush up your riding skills. Best way to cover and see that country is off the back of a horse that little extra elevation makes a big difference.


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Re: Can someone tell me where this "Desert" unit 290 is?
« Reply #74 on: June 23, 2024, 04:40:03 PM »
Time to brush up your riding skills. Best way to cover and see that country is off the back of a horse that little extra elevation makes a big difference.


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