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#1016215 - 10/23/19 05:43 PM Re: 2019 Blacktail Season [Re: Todd]
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Originally Posted By: Todd
Here's the little island blacktail from Sunday...



That's the landowner in the pic with me...he has never wanted to be in a pic of any of our deer, but insisted on getting some pics with this one wink

They don't grow the biggest racks on the islands, even the big deer, but this guy's is pretty impressive nonetheless...



And here he is, ready for the taxidermy man...



Fish on...

Todd

Nice work, men !

ETA:
Toddler, that's a creepy, loving stare in that first pic.

smile
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#1016225 - 10/23/19 09:19 PM Re: 2019 Blacktail Season [Re: Todd]
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The smell of that stinky buck put him into Estrus. moose
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#1016233 - 10/24/19 05:36 AM Re: 2019 Blacktail Season [Re: Todd]
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LOL
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#1016242 - 10/24/19 12:03 PM Re: 2019 Blacktail Season [Re: Todd]
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Dandy buck Todd!


Seems someone was a tad tardy going to bed after a late night out....


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#1016246 - 10/24/19 12:39 PM Re: 2019 Blacktail Season [Re: Todd]
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Whoa...nice 5x5 Driftin! Congrats! Great mass on that bad boy. Got any other pics to share?
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#1016267 - 10/25/19 08:46 AM Re: 2019 Blacktail Season [Re: Todd]
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Way to thin down the island dog heard, boys! That's a big ass island deer! Nice that the kennel owner still lets you on his property. smile

What did Rico shoot?

Even after seeing all these cool photos, I still hate hunting blacktails. Fvck that. rofl

The plan is to be in central Iderho for next season. Took this season off as we gave up the Tonasket property. Buckzilla awaits.
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#1016289 - 10/25/19 04:18 PM Re: 2019 Blacktail Season [Re: Todd]
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Paker finds Buckzilla
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#1016322 - 10/27/19 10:47 PM Re: 2019 Blacktail Season [Re: Todd]
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That is one cool twisted rack! Thanks for adding photos Todd


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#1016327 - 10/28/19 08:24 AM Re: 2019 Blacktail Season [Re: Todd]
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Great bucks!

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#1016332 - 10/28/19 10:30 AM Re: 2019 Blacktail Season [Re: Todd]
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Nice buck Ted!!!!!!

or

Todd.

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#1016794 - 11/09/19 11:48 PM Re: 2019 Blacktail Season [Re: Todd]
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Late modern season is on deck. 4 days on the island next weekend will be nice. I have my 2nd doe tag to fill and until 12/31 to do it - so no rush.

Elk on the other hand.... mad
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#1017382 - 11/21/19 07:58 PM Re: 2019 Blacktail Season [Re: Todd]
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To recap, it was a great deer season for us. Everyone filled their tags; Todd dropped a boss and Ryley took his first ever BG animal (to which I am / was extremely happy to be a part of....very cool!). 5 years into our island camp and we have it dialed. I ended up taking my best-to-date BT buck (a very nice typical 3x3) and also filled my 2nd doe tag. My freezer is looking pretty good for the winter.

But...my freezer would look even better if'n I'm able to connect on a cow late season. TBD.
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#1017418 - 11/22/19 09:38 AM Re: 2019 Blacktail Season [Re: Todd]
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Yeah, it was probably our best season to date, eh? Those antlerless 2nd deer tags are the bomb...putting two deer in each of our freezers each season is amazing. My freezer is well stocked, and I still have three or four pounds from last year still smile

Maybe it's a good thing that salmon season didn't get worked too hard...it was difficult enough to work around all of the yellowtail and yellowfin, and halibut and lingcod and rockfish ;), to fit in all the venison.

Fish on...

Todd

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#1017436 - 11/22/19 11:09 AM Re: 2019 Blacktail Season [Re: NickD90]
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Originally Posted By: NickD90
But...my freezer would look even better if'n I'm able to connect on a cow late season. TBD.


If all you have is a spike only tag, finding big bulls and copious cows is easy!

Do your due diligence and arranging a blind date with a slick should be handily done. Good luck!


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#1017461 - 11/22/19 04:42 PM Re: 2019 Blacktail Season [Re: Todd]
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Great report !

My takeaways....

1) I imagine that the guy with that creepy loving stare, must be like a Woods Fairy out there.
Skipping along in the forest barefoot, while poor Nick has to keep an eye on him while watching for game.

2) Driftin' I am certain is withholding secret game-calling poems and songs that have been passed down through the ages.
Reading his delicate and finely crafted prose, I get an occasional whiff of these deep, wonderful secrets.

3) And Nick marches on like the good soldier that he is, with the poet of the left and the fairy on the right.
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#1017474 - 11/23/19 09:44 AM Re: 2019 Blacktail Season [Re: Direct-Drive]
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Originally Posted By: Direct-Drive
Great report !

My takeaways....

1) I imagine that the guy with that creepy loving stare, must be like a Woods Fairy out there.
Skipping along in the forest barefoot, while poor Nick has to keep an eye on him while watching for game.

2) Driftin' I am certain is withholding secret game-calling poems and songs that have been passed down through the ages.
Reading his delicate and finely crafted prose, I get an occasional whiff of these deep, wonderful secrets.

3) And Nick marches on like the good soldier that he is, with the poet of the left and the fairy on the right.


Accurate. More so than you know.

Ryley and I broke down deer camp yesterday and brought the RV back over from the island. The RV died in the ferry line just as we were loading - dead battery possibly caused by a faulty solenoid, alternator or ground. I was in my little car in another loading lane and had to board - sorry no choice. Left his ass on the dock to deal with it. See ya on the other side sucker! Then I went to a bar and shelled some peanuts.

Pro Tip: WA State Ferry Systems are not a big fans of RV breakdowns on busy Fridays.
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#1017572 - 11/25/19 02:06 PM Re: 2019 Blacktail Season [Re: Todd]
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Fall is a season with trees without clothes on and brown snowflakes falling.

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#1017574 - 11/25/19 03:38 PM Re: 2019 Blacktail Season [Re: NickD90]
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Registered: 03/01/03
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Loc: Snohomish County
Originally Posted By: NickD90
To recap, it was a great deer season for us. 5 years into our island camp and we have it dialed.

Yes it was and yes you definitely do. The deer are wily, mostly nocturnal, and damn tough to harvest.

Had fun with you guys again this year. thumbs

Ike

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#1017577 - 11/25/19 04:06 PM Re: 2019 Blacktail Season [Re: Driftin']
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Originally Posted By: Driftin'

If all you have is a spike only tag, finding big bulls and copious cows is easy!

Do your due diligence and arranging a blind date with a slick should be handily done. Good luck!

Luckily cows are open as well. Care to elaborate what our "due diligence" should entail in order to find a slick after general archery, muzzy, and modern seasons? I think you could count all the true spikes in the unit on one hand during the late hunt.

Forecast calls for clear sunny days with single to low double digit temps and no major amounts of snow on the ground.

Any tips and tactics greatly appreciated, mostly by Nick. smile

Ike


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