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Mist mainline

Discussion in 'Northwest Hunting' started by JGRuby, Sep 26, 2011.

  1. JGRuby

    JGRuby Portland Oregon New Member

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    Does anyone know if the mainline is going to be open for drive in this next weekend - this is the mainline just west of Mist on highway 202? Between Mist and Clatskanie?
    Information is appreciated - thanks

    James Ruby
     
  2. nwwoodsman

    nwwoodsman Vernonia Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter 2015 Volunteer

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    I live in the area and I can tell you that a lot of areas are closed right now. I know there's some logging going on and it's been closed where it pops out on Keasey Rd in Vernonia. But with the rain we've been getting and will be getting I would imagine it'll be open. I should be heading to Sporty's in Clatskanie this week and I'll swing in and check for sure.
     
  3. JGRuby

    JGRuby Portland Oregon New Member

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    Nwwoodsman - thank you for the reply - I am hoping that we can hunt back in there.

    James Ruby
     
  4. nwwoodsman

    nwwoodsman Vernonia Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter 2015 Volunteer

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    So I know this is a heck of a time to get back to you, but when I headed out there tonight the gate was wide open. Fire precautions are in effect so make sure you got your shovel and a gallon of water. My son and me will be out there dressed like pumpkins
     
  5. JGRuby

    JGRuby Portland Oregon New Member

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    Thanks for the info - I really appreciate it. I found the mainline was open and we hunted it primarily - you have to get in from main entrance off 202 - all exit /entrance points were closed. I know we tried them all I think. It is my understanding that the mainline is only open during the weekends. Saw a couple of nice bull elk but the only deer we saw was in the camp Wilkerson camp ground.

    James Ruby
     
  6. nwwoodsman

    nwwoodsman Vernonia Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter 2015 Volunteer

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    You can get there from Keasey on the Columbia River mainline. Take th CRML to Deep Creek. Found a few chanterelles in the area, a few does, but no bucks. Not a lot of people which was really nice. Think I'll be up there again this coming weekend
     
  7. JGRuby

    JGRuby Portland Oregon New Member

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    Nwwoodsman - good luck - I will be back out ther eon 10/15-10/16 - I am oncall thsi weekend.

    James Ruby