2016 Blacktail hunt!


SiletzTroutKiller

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Third year in a row I've started a thread on the upcoming Blacktail deer season! Who else is buying a tag this year? I've tagged out last two years in a row looking to make it a third year straight! I'll be hunting the high country of the Santiam unit opening weekend then I'll be hunting my stomping grounds around the Alsea - Stott Mountain units border the rest of the season. Good luck to everyone wether you're getting a blacktail tag or an eastern Oregon tag, rifle or bow! Post pics on f your hunts and feel free to chime in on info or tactics!
 

TheKnigit

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I have the high cascade tag this year again. I am tempted to forgo the early season and simply hunt the general Western Oregon season. I am not sure. I thought I had made up my mind on that plan, and then I got my letter and map in the mail from ODFW. Now I find myself planning and reading maps to prep. I think the weather will be the deciding factor for me.
 

Hookset

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I will be hunting just the general season western Oregon tag. Most of my hunting will be in the Santiam unit.
 

SiletzTroutKiller

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Hope both you guys tag out! I'm mostly excited that Weyerhaeuser isn't charging for access to Plum Creek's old units until 2017 so I don't need to drop money on a lease until my January/February cow elk tag rolls around.

Hookset: my buddy Darren who's guiding me in to the Santiam unit opening weekend has killed studs in there so good luck!
 

TheKnigit

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SiletzTroutKiller;n598172 said:
Hope both you guys tag out! I'm mostly excited that Weyerhaeuser isn't charging for access to Plum Creek's old units until 2017 so I don't need to drop money on a lease until my January/February cow elk tag rolls around.
I knew that Weyerhauser had bought a lot of the Plum Creek property, but I didn't know that were allowing access to it until 2017. That is really good to hear.

With the change in the weather recently I have been really excited to hunt the High Cascade season this year. Trying to get all of my gear ready. Good luck to you guys and I hope to see some photos of smiles and antlers in not to long.
 

SiletzTroutKiller

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A buddy of mine talked to a Weyerhaeuser employee and the employee said no charging for permits in 2016 but in 2017 they're going to start. My father-in-law also heard the same thing from a guy who was high up in Plum Creek. Good news for us central coast hunters. That being said I'll end up buying a lease or permit anyway.

But it back to Blacktails!!!
 

TheKnigit

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Well the High Cascades hunt was a success!!! I took my first High Cascades Blacktail this year. We were up northeast of Lemolo Lake a couple of miles camped at a little lake. Caught a couple of nice rainbows out of the lake as well. Made for one heck of a weekend. We only filled my one tag, so hopefully we can get my dad and brother on a nice buck during general season.

Good luck to you guys and I hope to see some of your photos soon.
 

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TheKnigit

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Well?!?!?!? How'd the season treat you guys?

We went out the weekend of October 29th with no luck. Had a lot of fun trying to help fill my Dad and Brother's tags though. I saw one nice bodied forked horn on the way to camp. Of course I was not ready or prepared. I had my rifle on the other side of the truck unloaded and my bullets buried in my pack.

I ended up doing a European style mount for my High Cascades buck just to try it (never had one done before). I got the skull back and completed, now I just need to find a fun piece of wood for a mount. We will see how it turns out.

Anyone else have any good stories from this years blacktail season?
 

SiletzTroutKiller

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I had tag soup this year too. Saw four different bucks, three forks and a decent three point but couldn't capitalize on my opportunities as pathetic as that sounds. A buddy of mine ended up shooting the 3x though.
Still got a late season cow elk tag for the upper Siletz in my pocket though.
 

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