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#1003025 - 02/07/19 04:54 PM 2019 Hunting and Planning Starts Now !
Myassisdragon Offline
Repeat Spawner

Registered: 07/07/14
Posts: 1072
Loc: The Wet Side
With the last bit of cold and snow ready to blow thru and waiting for a bit of calling and shooting after the storms, I took the time to shamelessly cut and paste this nice intro thread from one of our better known hunter-planners, and gamey-getters. wink

“ The season will soon be upon us. I'm already thinking of the crisp fall mornings, color changes, college football on the radio and some tasty backstrap frying up in the skillet. I'm also thinking about all of the good work that needs to be done between now and opening morning.

Time to get crackin' on some trail clearing and scouting.
How are you prepping for the season? “
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That said, I just finished with my first stab at getting back to it by sending a few 2019 hunting $$$ to the wdfw, while making a few hopeless, but optimistic applications to a few special hunts starting with this spring and a possible bear hunt.

Cheers
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Hmmm

- "Wild steelhead were more numerous this year than they were in the 1970s" ( ITYOOL - 2015 )

- "It's past the time to "play nice", after all, they are pooching us royally."

D'uh!

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#1003422 - 02/13/19 04:17 PM Re: 2019 Hunting and Planning Starts Now ! [Re: Myassisdragon]
NickD90 Offline
Shooting Instructor for hire

Registered: 10/26/10
Posts: 4451
Loc: Snohomish, WA
I'm still not all put away from last season!

When the weather breaks and the snow pack starts to melt, there's a couple of higher up places I'd like to scout for BT's and BL's. We also need to drop trees and cut a new trail down to our lower stand for easier access on the island property.

Then fill out apps for next season. I need to get crackin'.
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#1003487 - Yesterday at 10:52 AM Re: 2019 Hunting and Planning Starts Now ! [Re: Myassisdragon]
Myassisdragon Offline
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Registered: 07/07/14
Posts: 1072
Loc: The Wet Side
High places on the islands ? No way, itz all swamp gas and lowlands !


Time for you guys to climb outta the trees, tie on some sneakers for some quiet still hunting, and hunt the lower crest & mountain foothills ! wink

Monster BTs out there, or they were before snomeggeddon...
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Hmmm

- "Wild steelhead were more numerous this year than they were in the 1970s" ( ITYOOL - 2015 )

- "It's past the time to "play nice", after all, they are pooching us royally."

D'uh!

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#1003560 - Yesterday at 07:49 PM Re: 2019 Hunting and Planning Starts Now ! [Re: Myassisdragon]
NickD90 Offline
Shooting Instructor for hire

Registered: 10/26/10
Posts: 4451
Loc: Snohomish, WA
No - high places in the Cascades. I have dug up a couple of out-of-the-way places that I'm certain hold a masher or two. They're just extremely hard to get into, but that's the reason I want to go there.

The island property is about one of the highest spots on the island, but it's still only like 200 above sea level. It's pretty lazy hunting and we have it set up like a deer golf course. Tee #1, Tee #2, Tee #3, Tee #4 etc. 2 club houses, showers, hot meals and golf carts (front end loader). It's kinda plush.

If'n you have a monster BT spot or two, I'm all ears. Sea level to alpine, doesn't matter to me. I'll do whatever it takes to cross paths with a true masher.
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#1003570 - Today at 04:08 AM Re: 2019 Hunting and Planning Starts Now ! [Re: Myassisdragon]
Direct-Drive Offline
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Registered: 11/10/09
Posts: 7647
Loc: Vancouver, WA
Too late Nick.
The deer have already firmed up their Hawaiian vacays.


smile
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Then he can take your'n and beat his'n.
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#1003572 - Today at 07:15 AM Re: 2019 Hunting and Planning Starts Now ! [Re: Myassisdragon]
NickD90 Offline
Shooting Instructor for hire

Registered: 10/26/10
Posts: 4451
Loc: Snohomish, WA
What GMU is Hawaii? thumbs I could make it a family affair and take out one of their Axis brothers while there.

I did recently get a standing invite to go hunt upstate NY for WT's, which would be pretty cool. I got another to go hunt White Sands, NM for wild / feral Oryx on the base, but it's a one-in-a-lifetime lottery draw and I never draw chit. That would be pretty amazing, but again, I never draw chit. The dude I know down there applied and drew his permit the very first year. He took a dandy about 5 minutes into the first day and all his buddies were pissed because they've been applying for years. I'm told Oryx is extremely tasty and just a bit smaller than Elk.

But I'm just a simple boy, so a Booner BT would suffice.
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#1003575 - Today at 07:50 AM Re: 2019 Hunting and Planning Starts Now ! [Re: Myassisdragon]
Direct-Drive Offline
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Registered: 11/10/09
Posts: 7647
Loc: Vancouver, WA
LOL

The Northeast whitetail hunt is recommended.
Every bit as wiley as the BT.
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He can take his'n and beat your'n.
Then he can take your'n and beat his'n.
Bum Phillips on Dolphins coach Don Schula

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