2019 Multi-Season draw results are out!

Posted by: NickD90

2019 Multi-Season draw results are out! - 04/10/19 04:43 PM

2019 Multi-Season draw results are out!

I got selected for both Deer and Elk. Sweeeet!

Time to plan for my first WA Elk hunt. I haven't Elk hunted since my Colorado days many moons ago and I'm stoked to finally draw something worthwhile. Let the work begin....
Posted by: snit

Re: 2019 Multi-Season draw results are out! - 04/11/19 08:24 AM

Good for you Nick! The elk tag is really fun to have!

Nothing for me or the kid! Normally the deer tag is a slam dunk to draw?
Posted by: wsu

Re: 2019 Multi-Season draw results are out! - 04/11/19 01:28 PM

The elk tag is awesome. My family and I have had it 3 times and ended up with 3 bulls. The ability to keep hunting the elk once you find them is a really good deal. Congrats!

Deer only for me. My plan is to stick the first buck that walks under my stand with my kid in tow. He's obsessed and isn't old enough to hunt yet, so I figure that will be the best use.
Posted by: wsu

Re: 2019 Multi-Season draw results are out! - 04/11/19 01:28 PM

The elk tag is awesome. My family and I have had it 3 times and ended up with 3 bulls. The ability to keep hunting the elk once you find them is a really good deal. Congrats!

Deer only for me. My plan is to stick the first buck that walks under my stand with my kid in tow. He's obsessed and isn't old enough to hunt yet, so I figure that will be the best use.
Posted by: NickD90

Re: 2019 Multi-Season draw results are out! - 04/11/19 10:08 PM

I got pretty damn lucky considering this was only my 2nd year applying. Kinda taken aback and caught with my pants down. I wasn't expecting anything for a few more years and now I'm going to have to scramble to make it worth while.

I taken many Rockies, so I'm pretty keen on my first Roosevelt, so I'll probably be mostly on the wet side.
Posted by: wsu

Re: 2019 Multi-Season draw results are out! - 04/12/19 11:00 AM

Branch bull hunting in the rut is where itís at. Any idea what kind of hunt you are after? Wilderness, tree farm?
Posted by: NickD90

Re: 2019 Multi-Season draw results are out! - 04/13/19 12:15 PM

I'm most inclined to hunt the high country, but I'm not sure how much or consistent assistance I'll have (if any) - so I may need to go with lower, flatter country. I'm in pretty good shape now and will be in much better shape by fall.
Posted by: NickD90

Re: 2019 Multi-Season draw results are out! - 05/05/19 07:37 AM

Broodbuster and I spent a few days in some Roosevelt backcountry scouting it up and trying to formulate an early game plan. Amazing and tough, tough country. It was a very successful scout in my mind and we got some great intel from workers in the area. Lots of questions answered, but now I think my question list is even larger! Lots of Elk and lots of animals of all types. Bear and cats are THICK in up there. Found a mature herd bull hidey hole. Fresh tracks tell me he's EXTREMELY large on the hoof. Logistics are going to be a total nightmare. Gonna have to spend as much of the summer as possible in there to get it figured out. This is going to be a tough hunt all around and I just may be totally crazy and out of my mind.

I will say that Roosevelts are just huge animals. I know my Rockies inside and out and Roosies are way bigger on the hoof. Saw a lead cow that went 650 no problem. That herd bull's tracks were among the largest I've ever seen. Just huge, huge animals.
Posted by: Myassisdragon

Re: 2019 Multi-Season draw results are out! - 05/05/19 09:42 AM

Originally Posted By: NickD90
Broodbuster and I spent a few days in some Roosevelt backcountry scouting it up and trying to formulate an early game plan. Amazing and tough, tough country. It was a very successful scout in my mind and we got some great intel from workers in the area. Lots of questions answered, but now I think my question list is even larger! Lots of Elk and lots of animals of all types. Bear and cats are THICK in up there. Found a mature herd bull hidey hole. Fresh tracks tell me he's EXTREMELY large on the hoof. Logistics are going to be a total nightmare. Gonna have to spend as much of the summer as possible in there to get it figured out. This is going to be a tough hunt all around and I just may be totally crazy and out of my mind.

I will say that Roosevelts are just huge animals. I know my Rockies inside and out and Roosies are way bigger on the hoof. Saw a lead cow that went 650 no problem. That heard bull's tracks were among the largest I've ever seen. Just huge, huge animals.


+1 Big One !

Sounds like a great scouting trip. Are you gonna be calling, mewing, and chirping in the local Rosey dialect ?
Posted by: NickD90

Re: 2019 Multi-Season draw results are out! - 05/05/19 01:52 PM

Most definitely. It the kind of country where you gotta bring them to you, instead of going after them. Archery shots are going to be tough, but at least you might bring them to you. Post rut rifle and muzzie shots are slightly better, but it's gonna be hard to get in close with out busting them out. 100+ yard shots are very few and far between. Spot and stalk is right out. Still hunting is going to be tough, but doable in the right spots. Stand hunting over timbered benches, wallows and grassy spots is probably the best bet. There won't be a lot of hunters in there (if any), so animals are not going to be pushed around much, but they won't be call shy either.
Posted by: NickD90

Re: 2019 Multi-Season draw results are out! - 06/16/19 06:06 AM

Special draws are out. Tood and I both drew our 2nd deer per normal. I've calculated that there are exactly 8 days between Sept. 1st and Dec. 31st that I can't hunt this year. Work ain't gonna be too happy with me.
Posted by: deerlick

Re: 2019 Multi-Season draw results are out! - 06/18/19 10:06 PM

Multi season. Idaho archery elk, peaches quality muzzleloader took 21points to draw, desert rifle deer 21 points also, montana mule deer. Hows that for a multi season tag.
Posted by: WDFW X 1 = 0

Re: 2019 Multi-Season draw results are out! - 06/19/19 10:30 AM

Oh for gods sake will you please keep your bragging to one forum site. smile

Good luck this year.

I'm jealous.
Posted by: deerlick

Re: 2019 Multi-Season draw results are out! - 06/19/19 01:50 PM

thanks
Posted by: NickD90

Re: 2019 Multi-Season draw results are out! - 06/20/19 07:15 AM

Holy cow Deerlick! Congrats!!!
Posted by: snit

Re: 2019 Multi-Season draw results are out! - 06/22/19 08:49 PM

You need a BIG freezer Deerlick, congrats!!! Mission Quality Deer here (finally), 22 points.
Posted by: deerlick

Re: 2019 Multi-Season draw results are out! - 06/22/19 11:18 PM

Thanks guy's and good luck. Ive got 2 freezers, Wife and i killed an elk and 4 deer last year and still had room so heres to running out of space. Going to be an awesome season.have hunted peaches mybwhole life an helped on many others tags but never pulled a quality for myself, also have alot of time spent in the desert unit as my dad is a lucky sob and has pulled a few of the tags out there.
Posted by: NickD90

Re: 2019 Multi-Season draw results are out! - 07/02/19 11:27 PM

Outside of work, it's been 24/7 Elk since April. All Elk - all the time.

New / 1st Bow + all trinkets - check
Build custom 50 yard range in backyard - check
Learn to shoot new bow - in process (I'm getting there. 40 and in won't be a problem).
Learn to shoot new bow from tree stand - still open
New Muzzie + all trinkets - check
New Muzzie loads worked up & sighted in - still open
Rifle rebuild + Cerakote - in process
Rifle loads worked up & sighted in - still open
Shotty rebuild + Cerakote - check
Shotty loads worked up - check
Complete gear review & overhaul - still open (soooo much gear!)
4 mode calling dialed in - in process (I call in my car and everyone at red lights thinks I'm a weirdo)
Deer Island - stand maintenance, trail clearing, cameras installed - still open (TODD!)
Scouting: 3 pack trips spread over 12 days already in the books. Many leather miles - check. Honey holes found - check. Cameras installed - check. Animals on camera - check. Bulls on camera - check. 2 to 3 more trips must occur within the next 60 days for scouting and cache runs.

When I'm really busting tail, I need between 5000 - 7500k calories per day just to maintain equilibrium. 6 - 7K is the sweet spot. 5K is cutting it close. Anything less and I can go hypo. That's 2 - 3x the average person per day. Over 14 days, that's 100K+ cals. Do you know how much 100K cals of food weighs in the back country? Putting together a food plan for me is neither easy or cheap. Nothing goes into my pack without a highly detailed and ranked assessment for achieving maximum calorie-to-weight ratio. For context, we are talking about drinking olive oil straight out of the bottle here. 3 good pulls is 600 cals. Great - now there's 6,400 more cals to go. Yeah - it do be like that.




Posted by: deerlick

Re: 2019 Multi-Season draw results are out! - 07/03/19 09:49 PM

Way to get after it. Been doing alot of shooting myself with a new bow as a new bow hunter and bought another rifke for the sake of it.
Posted by: Myassisdragon

Re: 2019 Multi-Season draw results are out! - 07/04/19 08:53 AM

Been shooting the archery kit a fair bit getting ready for my multi deer expeditions. Built two new hunting rifles for deer or bear, and will be heading out today to pull SD cards from the field cameras to see whatís been walking around in the rain the last few daze. Oh and I need more time with the clay bird launcher and my new 28 gages, as we get ready for a lot more multi state upland bird chasing with the dogs.

Screw the fish and see ya in the uplands , Cheers!
Posted by: NickD90

Re: 2019 Multi-Season draw results are out! - 07/24/19 05:25 PM

Just got done sighting my .308 Weatherby rebuild. It's a pretty pimped ride now. Weighs less than 6 pounds with scope & fully loaded, but it kicks like a .243 little baby. 1/2" groups at 100 with 3 different brands of 180 grain. It really liked Federal Premium Nosler Partitions - which is what I was hoping for.

Muzzleloader is next. It's getting close to go time.
Posted by: WDFW X 1 = 0

Re: 2019 Multi-Season draw results are out! - 07/30/19 09:01 AM

Good luck this year.
Posted by: NickD90

Re: 2019 Multi-Season draw results are out! - 08/03/19 08:31 PM

I'm taking all of bow season off and 3 of us will be packing in. For modern and ML seasons, I'll pretty much be on my own - or at least I need to plan it that way. So I decided to help myself out and took the plunge on a Pack Wheel. Hope it works. If it does, it'll be worth its weight in gold. When solo, it should cut pack out trips in half. With 3 of us, we should be able to get a whole bull out in one trip. Plus I can bring in a ton of good food and be more refreshed! Planning one last scouting trip for late August and will test it out then.

http://www.packwheel.com/

Or I'll just call WDFWx1 for some horses! One can never have Too Many horses. thumbs

Posted by: WDFW X 1 = 0

Re: 2019 Multi-Season draw results are out! - 08/06/19 01:32 PM

Whiskey!!
Posted by: stam

Re: 2019 Multi-Season draw results are out! - 08/07/19 09:43 AM

Two Mules for Sister Sara!
Posted by: WDFW X 1 = 0

Re: 2019 Multi-Season draw results are out! - 08/07/19 01:25 PM

Amazing the things Sara could do with mules.
Posted by: NickD90

Re: 2019 Multi-Season draw results are out! - 08/07/19 01:39 PM

Originally Posted By: WDFW X 1 = 0
Whiskey!!


I don't drink any longer, but if you rustle up a string of ponies, the whiskey will flow like you've never seen! thumbs
Posted by: MidWestStlhd1959

Re: 2019 Multi-Season draw results are out! - 08/12/19 11:16 AM

Nick thanks so much for the invite I canít wait for our excursion to the mountain I hope your broke back can handle taking all that meat!
Posted by: WDFW X 1 = 0

Re: 2019 Multi-Season draw results are out! - 08/12/19 12:46 PM

Probably not the summer sausage Nick enjoys.
Posted by: NickD90

Re: 2019 Multi-Season draw results are out! - 08/13/19 07:20 AM

Yeah. No.

Been spending some time at the range dialing in the muzzy and some workable loads. It's grouping at about 1 MOA give or take, so I'm very pleased with that. It's funny to see everyone's head turn and look after a boomer. I showed some random Eastern Block guy the ropes and let him take it for a spin. First words outta his mouth were "you Americans are so lucky". No dude, luck doesn't have anything to do with it. We've beat ass across the globe time again for the right to play with our cool toys. 'Merica! Fvck Yeah!
Posted by: WDFW X 1 = 0

Re: 2019 Multi-Season draw results are out! - 08/13/19 11:23 AM

Sweet.
One of these days I need to get a smoke pole and dump a few loads.
Posted by: NickD90

Re: 2019 Multi-Season draw results are out! - 08/22/19 05:40 PM

There's an ever-so-slight touch of fall in the mornings now. It's getting real close to GO TIME now. 17 days and counting. Much to do. Much to do.

16 straight days hidden away in the woods will be soup for the soul.
Posted by: NickD90

Re: 2019 Multi-Season draw results are out! - 09/03/19 03:24 PM

Well - it's almost go time. Just a couple of days now. I probably won't post much until after archery season is over, so GOOD LUCK to everyone out there!!!
Posted by: wsu

Re: 2019 Multi-Season draw results are out! - 09/04/19 12:56 PM

The bulls are going good in a few places I've been. I've seen rubs and heard bugling. Good luck and shoot straight!
Posted by: Myassisdragon

Re: 2019 Multi-Season draw results are out! - 09/05/19 10:20 AM



It never fails, Iíve been rifle hunting bear, and glassing some very nice deer, now Iím bow hunting for deer, and only seeing bull elk !

I should just quit with the hunting gig, and get back to catching Pinks with Kokanee gear ! So far, much better ROI with Pinks.... wink

Good Luck with the elk hunt Nick, have a great time , and git one !
Posted by: NickD90

Re: 2019 Multi-Season draw results are out! - 09/19/19 07:58 AM

Well...Broodbuster and I are back from our world-wind tour of WA Elk hunting. Spent the first week of the season on the wet side until we had to vacate the backcountry due to weather and rapidly rising creeks. Then another week over on the dry side - which wasn't dry at all. The wet side was the hardest hunt I've ever been on and was just brutal across the board.

I had my shot on a GIGANTIC 7x7 bull at 20 yards broadside and I completely whiffed (it was an easy layup and I just air-balled it). Book bull for certain. Largest animal I've ever hunted and I totally chit down my leg. Anyone else with any decent bow experience is on the cover of a magazine. The encounter was surreal and it definitely changed me forever.

Onto muzzy season - where I hope my aim is a little better!
Posted by: Driftin'

Re: 2019 Multi-Season draw results are out! - 09/19/19 10:18 AM

For first close encounters with babes and bulls, fixating on their impressive rack will oft leave you standing all alone to contemplate your damaged self-esteem....
Posted by: MidWestStlhd1959

Re: 2019 Multi-Season draw results are out! - 09/19/19 12:07 PM

Was this another nap situation friend?
Posted by: NickD90

Re: 2019 Multi-Season draw results are out! - 09/19/19 04:18 PM

No Naps. I had just billy goat scrambled up 800 vertical feet in less than a couple of hundred yards to get into position...in about 10 minutes.

It wasn't the size of his rack. It was his booty. He pushed 1,100 pounds (guestimate). Like a damned elephant coming in to wreck me. It was awesome.

Cheers,
Posted by: stam

Re: 2019 Multi-Season draw results are out! - 09/20/19 04:07 PM

Originally Posted By: NickD90
Well...Broodbuster and I are back from our world-wind tour of WA Elk hunting. Spent the first week of the season on the wet side until we had to vacate the backcountry due to weather and rapidly rising creeks. Then another week over on the dry side - which wasn't dry at all. The wet side was the hardest hunt I've ever been on and was just brutal across the board.

I had my shot on a GIGANTIC 7x7 bull at 20 yards broadside and I completely whiffed (it was an easy layup and I just air-balled it). Book bull for certain. Largest animal I've ever hunted and I totally chit down my leg. Anyone else with any decent bow experience is on the cover of a magazine. The encounter was surreal and it definitely changed me forever.

Onto muzzy season - where I hope my aim is a little better!


Would be fun to bust your balls a bit, but won't. smile

Been there...

... done that. Prayers sent.

Good luck with the round balls.... here's to no hangfires. beer
Posted by: NickD90

Re: 2019 Multi-Season draw results are out! - 09/21/19 07:49 AM

No - please bust away. I wouldn't have posted it, if'n I didn't expect some flack.

That being said, it was the first day I've ever had a bow in my hand and I called in a true monster. I'm pretty lucky just for that to happen. If I had taken that beast on my first day, it would have been bad outdoorsman juju & karma. Probably wouldn't catch another fish in my lifetime and it would only be downhill after that.

I'm just happy I got to experience it...because it was very, very cool. I made some mistakes which I've deeply contemplated and will learn from. My calling is on point and I can still speed climb like a mofo when I need to. These are all good things which will pay off in the future. thumbs
Posted by: Spoonfedhead

Re: 2019 Multi-Season draw results are out! - 09/21/19 11:00 AM

I wouldn't say bad juju.. But these are the types of experiences that keep us hungry and keep coming back for more.

You'll get em and it will be very rewarding. thumbs
Posted by: wsu

Re: 2019 Multi-Season draw results are out! - 09/23/19 12:57 PM

Bow hunting elk is hard. It doesn't always work out like TV. Shots are hard to come by and easy to miss. My first attempt I put my 40 yard pin on an elk that was maybe 20 yards. My shot obviously went way high and I can still remember knowing exactly what I had done the second the arrow left the bow.
Posted by: NickD90

Re: 2019 Multi-Season draw results are out! - 09/24/19 07:32 PM

Yes it is and it's a steep and painful learning curve. Bummer on that shot WSU. I figure I got a while before it really comes together.

Really looking forward to muzzy season and Oct. 5th. I'm a "little bit" handier with a rifle or muzzy in my hands. wink
Posted by: wsu

Re: 2019 Multi-Season draw results are out! - 09/25/19 10:32 AM

You'll get one. They bulls may still be with the cows opening of muzzy, so that's probably your best shot at a masher. There will be some lingering rut activity, although they may not come in screaming.
Posted by: snit

Re: 2019 Multi-Season draw results are out! - 09/26/19 12:42 PM

Sounds like quite the experience Nick, major bummer on the luck though. Total hunch, but I'd guess you'll see some rut activity the first of muzzleloader season (as mentioned before).I finally heard the first bugles at the house last night. 2 different bulls around 7pm, for about 30 minutes. Craziest September weather I've ever seen here in The Valley! Cloudy, cool, rainy...you'd think it was the end of October. Mission Ridge has had snow twice in the last week. Was good shroomin last Sunday.

Going to assist with a muzzleloader mule deer hunt on Saturday for a couple of wheat farmin' cousins. When 2 wheat farmers go and buy a smoke pole and tags, that means there's a NICE buck they don't want anyone else killin' (they haven't bought tags since '14)! I'll be the gopher, glass man, etc. The boy and I literally hunt across the 2-track from their land, so it'll be a good day for scouting the local deer in NCW. I was up a month ago and saw alot of VELVET there. Should be fun. Sunday the boy and I will go shoot some turkeys at another buddies place.
Posted by: NickD90

Re: 2019 Multi-Season draw results are out! - 09/28/19 07:42 AM

Yep - early fall and winter. I think we are in for it this winter, if the past few weeks is any indication.

2nd estrus should (will) still be in full swing next weekend. They might be a bit quiet after archery season, but they'll still be chasing tail. Gonna have to keep my head on swivel for the silent ones slipping in from the side. We are hunting some new, sight unseen land for muzzy, so it'll be fun to get it figured out. Supposed to be lots of bulls in there and very few hunters. I'll have 4 days with the smoke pole to get it done.

Snit - let me know how that wheat hunt goes. Sounds like a real bruiser is laid up in there. I stalked and shadowed a flock of turkeys during archery which was great fun. Got within 10 yards of some hens and they had zero clue I was around.
Posted by: snit

Re: 2019 Multi-Season draw results are out! - 09/28/19 07:47 PM

Had a really fun day, got snowed on twice in Douglas County, 1 buck was killed and it was the wrong one! Short version...between the final sneak peek and the setup/shot, the bucks pulled a "switch-er-oo" in positioning and the smaller one took it like a man. They'll probably get the larger buck still..

Saw alot of deer today, and alot of bucks. That's why I love the open country! Couple inches of snow East of Town tonight on the road on the drive home, and it's still DOVE SEASON!!!
Posted by: WDFW X 1 = 0

Re: 2019 Multi-Season draw results are out! - 09/30/19 07:30 AM

Shoot me a PM Nick.
I would love to hear more about your elk encounter when you have the time.
Posted by: NickD90

Re: 2019 Multi-Season draw results are out! - 09/30/19 08:22 AM

PM sent!
Posted by: stam

Re: 2019 Multi-Season draw results are out! - 09/30/19 10:14 AM

Dang.....The E'claw dude that killed that trophy book moose in WA last year just bagged a 400 point trophy book bull elk in the Colockum the other day...talk about on a roll.


bull
Posted by: NickD90

Re: 2019 Multi-Season draw results are out! - 09/30/19 10:18 AM

Dayyyyumm! Good for that guy!
Posted by: NickD90

Re: 2019 Multi-Season draw results are out! - 09/30/19 11:11 AM

Gulp!

Some guy in AZ got a 435 (8x7) on a OTC tag the other day - with a guide on public land.

crazy
Posted by: NickD90

Re: 2019 Multi-Season draw results are out! - 10/01/19 02:58 PM

Muzzy = dialed. These modern in-lines shooting modern powders and magnum primers are amazingly accurate out to 200 yards (as far as I can see with open sights).

Bang flop my dudes.
Posted by: WDFW X 1 = 0

Re: 2019 Multi-Season draw results are out! - 10/01/19 03:06 PM

Did you down size the front sight pin diameter so it doesn't cover the whole target?
Posted by: NickD90

Re: 2019 Multi-Season draw results are out! - 10/01/19 04:41 PM

Yup - one of the first things I did was swap out the original Williams Fire Sights to better Williams sights - including an adjustable rear peep. The original rear ramp has increments for dialing in, but they were a pain and created some guesswork at the range. 290 grain Barnes TEZ sabots over 110 grains Blackhorn 209 by volume with a CCI magnum 209 primer to make it go boom. Big medicine.
Posted by: NickD90

Re: 2019 Multi-Season draw results are out! - 10/02/19 11:47 AM

WDFW - pm sent
Posted by: NickD90

Re: 2019 Multi-Season draw results are out! - 10/03/19 04:20 PM

All packed up and ready to start Muzzy season at o'dark thirty tomorrow am. We'll have 1 full day of scouting and 4 days of hunting to fill 2 Bull tags. We can both also take any Buck through Sunday and of course bears anytime. It would be nice to get some fresh groceries. Looking forward to the memories.

Cheers, beer
Posted by: NickD90

Re: 2019 Multi-Season draw results are out! - 10/08/19 08:59 PM

I hate Elk.

Modern is on deck.

smirk
Posted by: deerlick

Re: 2019 Multi-Season draw results are out! - 10/09/19 05:39 PM

I ate elk, two.
Posted by: NickD90

Re: 2019 Multi-Season draw results are out! - 10/09/19 08:37 PM

Originally Posted By: deerlick
I ate elk, two.


Nice! Congrats on filling your tags, freezer and belly. Glad someone is chewing on some!