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Re: Need Help on where to go hunting?
« Reply #150 on: July 12, 2020, 12:00:27 PM »
This will be my first time hunting bear and Im looking for a huntng partner. Somone who can show me the ropes and hopefully we will both get lucky and fill our tags please pm me or respond here.

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Re: Need Help on where to go hunting?
« Reply #151 on: July 14, 2020, 03:54:52 PM »
Hey guys! I'd be a first generation hunter and I want to go hunting this year. I'd appreciate some help on where to hunt.
A bit about me :
Open to driving a while. I live near Seattle.
I'd like to hunt a forested area with a creek where I can walk a lot. but obviously, it doesn't need to fit that exact standard.
open to bow hunting turkey, coyotes, and deer

a question i've got too is how do I know if i'm in a hunting area? might sound kind of dumb but I don't know anybody that hunts so if you've got any extra advice, id appreciate it.



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Re: Need Help on where to go hunting?
« Reply #152 on: July 14, 2020, 04:26:35 PM »
Says your in Bremerton
Bowhunt deer
Recommend you cross hood canal bridge
Follow signs/maps up into Olympic National Forest
Find some side roads park and walk
Don’t leave any valuables in your vehicle
Pretty easy
Get a Washington map gazetteer at sportsman’s  Warehouse in Silverdale
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Re: Need Help on where to go hunting?
« Reply #153 on: July 14, 2020, 04:27:20 PM »
Hey guys! I'd be a first generation hunter and I want to go hunting this year. I'd appreciate some help on where to hunt.
A bit about me :
Open to driving a while. I live near Seattle.
I'd like to hunt a forested area with a creek where I can walk a lot. but obviously, it doesn't need to fit that exact standard.
open to bow hunting turkey, coyotes, and deer

a question i've got too is how do I know if i'm in a hunting area? might sound kind of dumb but I don't know anybody that hunts so if you've got any extra advice, id appreciate it.

I’m assuming you’ve already completed hunters Ed... You need to pick up the game regulations or look them up on WDFW website so you know the seasons and figure out for example what GMUs are open for deer hunting. Your profile says your located in Bremerton so look at GMUs on the Olympic peninsula for blacktail deer season. Keep in mind you need to know what weapon your going to hunt with then figure out where the public land is to hunt or in a lot of cases in western Washington there are tree farms where you can buy a permit to access there land to hunt. You can use an atlas, apps for your phone such as OnX maps, USFS maps, DNR maps etc. I’d suggest downloading onXmaps onto your smart phone and starting there.

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Re: Need Help on where to go hunting?
« Reply #154 on: July 23, 2020, 10:57:55 AM »
Hey all! First time hunter here, planning to go out for deer in E Wa.  Got my archery tag yesterday, and have a spot to stay lined up near Twisp for Sept 9-13. GMU's 224 (Perrygin), 233 (Pogue), 239 (Chillitwist), 231 (Gardiner) and 242 (Alta) will all be in easy driving distance.  Not looking for anyone's honey hole, but some general guidance as to where to go looking around? Any tips would be appreciated!

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Re: Need Help on where to go hunting?
« Reply #155 on: September 23, 2020, 05:47:24 PM »
Hello!

I've been doing some research on Grouse Hunting and looking for suggestions on where to get started. I've grown tired of the crazy pressure that public lands near Seattle get for duck/goose season so hoping that branching out and hiking can help me find some of the private hunting time i'm looking for. I've been trying to get a feel for where I can walk logging roads and trails that aren't going to be either inaccessible without prior permission or filled with hikers. I'm out in issaquah and hoping to stay on the west side if possible?

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Re: Need Help on where to go hunting?
« Reply #156 on: October 04, 2020, 11:09:43 AM »
I'm taking my boy (15) for his first deer (Doe). I want to hunt unit 124. We are staying at the Antler Motel in Newport. Is there any place on Blanchard Road to get a Doe? We hunted around Newport last year and couldn't even find a doe on public land. Hunting sure isn't like it used to be. Oct. 17-19 General season. Thanks you guys!

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Re: Need Help on where to go hunting?
« Reply #157 on: October 21, 2020, 03:48:31 PM »
Hey all!  First time blacktail deer hunter here.  I have been hunting whitetail and mule deer in E. Wash. my whole life, but never blacktail in W. Wash.  Any thoughts on where to go around the Snohomish area?  Any tricks to the hunt?  Thanks for the time.

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Re: Need Help on where to go hunting?
« Reply #158 on: October 30, 2020, 08:52:51 PM »
Looking for help in 335 ,Teanaway, I have an antlerless elk tag Nov 4 -8, I am a disabled hunter

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Re: Need Help on where to go hunting?
« Reply #159 on: January 08, 2021, 09:34:27 PM »
New to this forum not sure how to post things but I'm looking to take my son rabbit hunting ( first time) not sure where to go, we are in the kitsap area

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Re: Need Help on where to go hunting?
« Reply #160 on: January 08, 2021, 09:47:29 PM »
Not sure it's open ???
If so try some roads up towards the olympics
If you park at gates
Don't leave anything
Thieves everywhere
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Re: Need Help on where to go hunting?
« Reply #161 on: April 11, 2021, 05:35:02 PM »
New to this forum not sure how to post things but I'm looking to take my son rabbit hunting ( first time) not sure where to go, we are in the kitsap area

Without checking, my memory says the season opens on 01 August, perhaps Sept.  Thick brushy areas near forest roads, often where they cross creeks have a lot of bunnies. Thickets that you wouldn't consider walking into that can hide these animals from predators are always good.  Our oldest son used to go out an walk Green Diamond forest roads in late summer/early fall and always see at least a few rabbits.  The rabbit population rises just in advance of the rise of predators.  Once the predators have eaten all the rabbits etc. their population declines, which in turn allows the bunnies to prosper again. 
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Re: Need Help on where to go hunting?
« Reply #162 on: September 04, 2021, 07:02:37 PM »
I am stationed in Oak Harbor and have been trying to find a good place to duck hunt with my dog, I don’t have a boat. Can’t drive too far away either. I tried deer hunting on base but not a trace of them besides right in front of the gate.
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