White tail spotted in camas

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  1. bassman2

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    Ive seen whitetail in eastern Oregon and I know the difference between mules, blackmail, and whitetail. I've been hunting for 20 years.

    Tonight near wafer tech in camas, I saw a white tail doe. Just one. It did the typical tail flare and all. Wtf are white tails doing on the west side?????

    Update: Saw them again 5/17/17 - no doubt whitetails. On camas meadows golf course. chasing each other and playing like dogs.
     
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  2. BaggerRyder

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    More than likely a Columbian White-tail. They are protected unlike the White-tails in eastern WA and Oregon. There's a population of them in the Ridgefield NWR. She could have wandered away from the refuge. I live not too far from Wafer-Tech and see quite a few deer around but haven't seen a white-tail yet.
     
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  3. rdb241

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    No pics? It didn't happen.
     
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  4. Oregonhunter5

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    Where the white tails go, the mule deer and blacktail leave. There mean, and very dominate.
    They need to kill them off quick in camas then.
     
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    Not around here. The mulies try to go breed the white tails,to no avail. But there are white tails and mulies in the same fields everywhere around here
     
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    That's interesting. Hmm. Well I know that's not the norm. I was up in new meadows today, picking up a saddle. Sure was pretty.
     
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    Where'sthat?
    And where is 2C anyway? I know the second county in the state with a "C" name,lol
    K.I.S.S.
     
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    I live in Caldwell out in the country.
    New meadows is south of riggins. But north of Weiser.
     
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  9. erudne

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    I vote Columbia WT, they swim between islands and shore, not large, vermin, like all .guv subsidized wildlife
     
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    It was the size of a regular blacktail. 100% certain it was a whitetail BTW. Haven't seen it again.
     
  11. jonn5335

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    There are fairly healthy populations of CR whitetails from long beach wa to woodland wa but that's about as far upriver as I get on the columbia . . . I see whitetails on a fairly regular basis while fishing the mainstream columbia and lower parts of the tributaries to the CR.
     
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    +2........where I hunt both whities and muleys graze side by side.
     
  13. clearconscience

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    I don't know about whote tails but up just south west of that area I saw a huge blacktail with a rack that made me drool.
    He just just hanging out in someone's yard.
    It's was the biggest rack I had seen on a deer in person.
     
  14. BaggerRyder

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    Whitetail bucks will breed Mulie and blacktails doe's but whitetail doe's won't let mulies and blacktails breed with them. The mules and blacktails can't catch them. At least that's what we were told by the local biologist in Elk camp.
    I can imagine seeing whitetails in Camas, not sure they are swimming across the river, more so coming from Ridgefield WLR. They are protected so come hunting season insure you know what you're shooting.
     
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  15. bassman2

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    Major update to this old thread: Confirmed sighting of white tail deer at Camas Meadows Golf Course. So without divulging too much info, My wife and I both saw two whitetails running around and playing like dogs on the golf course this week! I tried to snap a quick picture, but they ran off the course and up into the neighborhood. I saw them right out my office window! No doubt about it. White Tail Deer.
     
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  16. Procyon

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    I live on the west side of Prune Hill in Camas and a mama and her 2 or 3 fawns come in our neighborhood all the time.
     
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    IMG_2437.JPG IMG_2438.JPG Son of a bubblegum...I just finished editing my above post and one of the deer runs through the neighbors' back yards behind my house.
     
  18. BaggerRyder

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    Your neighbor has an awesome view of PDX and the river...
    I imagine you have some nice views too. Knowing this area a little bit I assume you live just a little west of the fallow deer farm up on the hill?
    That's a blacktail.
     
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    The whitetails I saw had the signature white tail sticking up and waving around - hard to miss.
     
  20. BaggerRyder

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    I imagine there are a few living around the golf course. Used to see a lot of deer on that property where the old archery range was.
    Most of the ones I've seen were blacktails though.
     

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