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Offline Tree Killer

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Spring hunting!
« on: February 28, 2013, 10:12:00 AM »
Late winter, spring, what is everybody doing? Hope you're not sitting around getting fat waiting for warmer weather?

I've been doing some shed hunting, turkey hunting will start in about 6 weeks, my oldest brother and I drew Sled Springs/Chesnimnus bear tags this year.

I also killed a big mountain lion 2 weeks ago tomorrow that had been raising heck with a wintering deer herd.

Only 6 months till elk season comes back around, so gotta stay busy in the woods, even if you just take your bow and arrows for a walk on a dry day!
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Offline snag

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Re: Spring hunting!
« Reply #1 on: March 04, 2013, 09:21:00 PM »
Ron, I had the Sled Springs elk tag last year. While driving up to an area to hunt I came upon a large pile of fresh bear droppings in the road...change of plan! I ended up getting to within 50yds of that bear at one point during the day. Never got a shot. But he was a big bear. He was up on top during that time of year on the west side of the unit.
I'm trying to find time to get out of the shop to do some cat calling. Looking forward to turkey season.  I have some plans for checking out some areas for deer and elk in the Cascades later on. I'll be bringing my flyrod on that trip.
Isaiah 49:2...he made me a polished arrow and concealed me in his quiver.

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Re: Spring hunting!
« Reply #2 on: March 05, 2013, 09:40:00 PM »
David, you see many turkeys over in Sled Springs? My son Cody and I went over and killed a couple of birds on the west side of the unit in the road closure area several years ago. LOTS of whitetail and elk...but the ruffed grouse were so thick, there were 10 to 12 drumming at any given moment. Really a fun trip!

We'll probably hunt the northeast end of Chesnimnus. That's where we used to hunt elk decades ago...my brother hasn't been up there for probably 30 years.

I know there's turkeys in some of the area...hope to hunt turkeys in the morning and bears after lunch!
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Re: Spring hunting!
« Reply #3 on: March 06, 2013, 09:59:00 AM »
I didn't see any turkeys up there during elk season. Looks like good habitat for it though. Where I have seen a lot of turkeys is on the east side of the unit coming off Hwy 3. I thought I'd jump some grouse, but never saw any.  
I had a friend who took some horses back in a ways in the Chesnimus about 8 yrs ago. He said he would never go back. They hunted it hard and only saw a couple of cows. A cougar chased a doe through there camp one day! I hope you guys do better than he did.
"turkeys in the morning and bears after lunch!" Sounds like the way to go!
David
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Offline slivrslingr

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Re: Spring hunting!
« Reply #4 on: March 21, 2013, 12:50:00 AM »
You guys suck!    :D

Offline portugeejn

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Re: Spring hunting!
« Reply #5 on: March 25, 2013, 10:15:00 PM »
I think I will go back and try to find this one again.....

RonP

 

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