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2012 Deer Hunting Results

Discussion in 'Northwest Hunting' started by ZigZagZeke, Sep 30, 2012.

  1. ZigZagZeke

    ZigZagZeke Eugene Silver Supporter Silver Supporter 2015 Volunteer

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    Post your pictures here:

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  2. Greenbug

    Greenbug Bend Well-Known Member

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    Mmmmm..... He looks delicious!
     
  3. Toxic6

    Toxic6 Higher then a PDX hipster (~10,000 ft higher) Active Member

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    looks like he is smiling.....


    Here's what I got:



    (notice it is blank, once i actually bag a deer i can change that but so far all I got a tag and high hopes)
     
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  4. coopone

    coopone Beaverton Active Member

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    Nice zig zag which area were you hunting in? I'm not asking for your secret area just curious which areas. I have never hunted up here before, just down in Eugene areas where I grew up!
     
  5. ZigZagZeke

    ZigZagZeke Eugene Silver Supporter Silver Supporter 2015 Volunteer

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    I hunt private land near Maupin in Unit 41. It's mostly rolling hills with random shaped wheat fields in between the lava flows. The lava flows are areas of bowling ball sized rocks with junipers and brush growing up through them. There are also deep (like 500') canyons scattered here and there. The canyons are good bedding areas, with big trees and thick brush, as well as school bus sized rocks. I try to find bottlenecks in daily migration paths, like gullies leading into and out of canyons. A well worn and recently used path, if followed will generally lead you to a good spot. If there is an alfalfa patch anywhere around, the deer will have super highways between that and the nearest thick cover, like a canyon.

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    This canyon is surrounded by wheat fields. Good hunting. To give you some perspective, that's a 30' tree in the foreground. I dropped this year's buck about on the right edge of this picture and about 3/4 miles away from this position. About 200 yards from where I shot last year's. The year before that I shot a buck right at this spot. Unfortunately, he went over the edge before I could finish him with a second shot. Took all day to get him back out of there.
     
  6. samuelm16

    samuelm16 se pdx Well-Known Member

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  7. ZigZagZeke

    ZigZagZeke Eugene Silver Supporter Silver Supporter 2015 Volunteer

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    Wow! Nice, nice, nice! Good looking country in the background. Where is it, approximately?
     
  8. ZigZagZeke

    ZigZagZeke Eugene Silver Supporter Silver Supporter 2015 Volunteer

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    Even if you don't have pictures of your deer you can post your results here.
     
  9. Ironbar

    Ironbar Tigard, OR Well-Known Member

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    It must be nice to go hunting where there are actually deer around.
     
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  10. carracer

    carracer Nampa, Idaho Active Member

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    Muzzle loader season in Id. Saw one muley buck at about 500 yards. Of course, it's does only so I just watched for a while.
     
  11. gallogiro

    gallogiro Willamette Valley Active Member

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    Or not closed due to fire danger, lol.
     
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  12. SCannon

    SCannon Battle Ground, WA Active Member

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    My dad's buck taken yesterday morning, 4x3 30" x 20"

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  13. Stomper

    Stomper Oceania Rising White Is The New Brown Silver Supporter

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    What the heck... is it "pick on all the mulies" season this year? Real men only shoot black tails.... Ok, not really, I'm just jealous. ;)
     
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  14. ZigZagZeke

    ZigZagZeke Eugene Silver Supporter Silver Supporter 2015 Volunteer

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    Super!
     
  15. shockme

    shockme oregon Member

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    nice buck ..good job !
     
  16. eriknemily

    eriknemily Tillamook County (Cheese!) Member

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    Not to hijack the thread here.... but I will. What all is closed to hunting now? I know that almost all the private timber land on the coast is closed. Does anybody know about state managed lands?
     
  17. Mark W.

    Mark W. Silverton, OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Large areas of State owned land is closed the Abiqua Basin hunting area East of Silver Creek Falls State Park is timber land and some State land and it is all FIRE gated and signed no entry.
    West of Blodgett all Starker Timber land has been locked up. A few of the roads are still open. But this morning I even passed up driving down one road cause there was tall enough grass in the middle to hit my Muffler and Cat on my pickup and no way were going to risk starting a fire.
     
  18. DieselScout

    DieselScout S Clackamas County Well-Known Member

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    I don't know about the rest of the state but all private timberland is locked down. They are not even allowing non-motorized access. A buddy and I went and hunted some public land that was open. They were still running some logging operations up there but have shut access to the public down.
     
  19. DieselScout

    DieselScout S Clackamas County Well-Known Member

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    Can't edit my post...damn tapatalk. This is for Clackamas county.
     
  20. blitz

    blitz beaverton Active Member 2015 Volunteer

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    there are plenty places to hunt just gotta find them. we have our spot for this year and seen a few deer so far but nothing with horns. we did get a porcupine yesterday though. that is getting cooked up today..