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Discussion in 'Northwest Hunting' started by salmonriverjohn, May 4, 2016.

  1. salmonriverjohn

    salmonriverjohn N.W Oregon coast, Gods country Well-Known Member

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    Lest anyone forget, the controlled hunt deadline is quickly approaching here in Oregon and I'd hate to see any of my fellow nimrods forget and miss out or loose valuable points, good luck to all!
     
  2. Joe13

    Joe13 NW of Vancouver Opinionated & Blunt Bronze Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    Just to keep the thread at the top of the page;)
     
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  3. salmonriverjohn

    salmonriverjohn N.W Oregon coast, Gods country Well-Known Member

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    Thanks Joseph:s0134:
     
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  4. Koda

    Koda Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter 2016 Volunteer

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    between family, work, vacation schedules plus coordinating with hunting partners on hunt choices, vacation days....
    Ive virtually stopped applying for controlled hunts and just staying with western Oregon general season tags.

    im still buying the point savers but still, its just so much easier to hunt west.
     
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  5. dirtysteve

    dirtysteve Lincoln City, OR Member

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    ill get onnit!
     
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  6. salmonriverjohn

    salmonriverjohn N.W Oregon coast, Gods country Well-Known Member

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    Yep sir, except the west side offers some really excellent cow Elk hunts with some generously loooong seasons to harvest an elk in if one is pressed for time and doesn't Mind forgoing the rack in trade for a good hunt and excellent meat.
     
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  7. Koda

    Koda Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter 2016 Volunteer

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    Whats interesting is since we've only been hunting western Oregon I've taken 3 bulls in the last 6 years general season, the coast range is loaded with elk herds. We basically stuck with the same camp and really got to know the area and deep draws... never really had the chance to get to know any area in Eastern Oregon because of the lottery and drive distance prohibits regular scouting.

    the dilemma will be coming up soon as we have still been collecting preference points and we should have enough to assure a hunt soon, do we stay with what we know is good or head east where everyone says "its better hunting"?
     
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    salmonriverjohn N.W Oregon coast, Gods country Well-Known Member

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    Knowing these critters habits, patterns and familiarity with the territory is most of it for sure Koda!
    I hunted east for years. Moved to the coast 25 years ago, them little rocky bulls are safe for now, these big elk taste great over here on the "wet side" and if I told you how many elk our family has taken in those 25 years you'd probably not believe me. In fact to be honest, I've actually lost count and can't remember them all.:s0092:
     
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  9. salmonriverjohn

    salmonriverjohn N.W Oregon coast, Gods country Well-Known Member

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    Just to bump this as a reminder,
    5 days until the deadline.
     
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