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Location: Vancouver, WA
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3 weeks untill we leave...

Brother in law and i have 3rd season Deer tags for Unit 22. Leaving on the 1st from vancouver, WA. driving straight through to rifle, CO. hope to find a couple nice 4 points and get home. We have never hunted Mulies before. We have always hunted the brush for coastal blacktail here in WA.
Might pick up an elk tag we will see.

We got a MT. Goat this year in WA. and my son has a late season rifle cow tag here in WA also. So we will have alot of meat in the freezer.

Anybody with any pointers or has been in 22 lately i am open to any advice. We have the maps but we have never been there before. And it is to far away to go scouting.

Thank you.

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Location: Vancouver, WA
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Here is our WA Billy...

Here is our WA Billy...

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Location: Colorado western slope
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I only live 15 miles from

I only live 15 miles from rifle but hunt in the other direction and have no experience in 22.

Make sure you have good binoculars and spend a lot of time glassing. I prefer hunting the oak brush for deer. A lot just depends on if we get snow or not as to where they will be.

I'll be in Texas during the 3rd season myself hunting whitetail. I look forward to trying your blacktail in a couple years once I get a couple other things taken care of.

Good luck with your hunt and let us know how it goes.

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Location: Loveland , Colorado
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It has been

a few years since I hunted the Piceance Basin for deer. But was amazed at the number I saw right before dark! They just appear out of nowhere out in the sage and Pinions!! Hunt the nooks and crannys! Where you think you wouldn't want to walk into and that is where you should find some nice ones! 

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Location: Vancouver, WA
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Thanks for the advice... Good

Thanks for the advice... Good thing we are younger and in good shape. No nook or cranny i wont venture into to find a big deer or elk. We are looking at camping out of my truck so we can be mobile.

We have hunted the Mt adams wilderness for my elk tag this year and the goat hunt was brutal. so we should be fine in the hiking department. Not going to be used to glassing all day. Usually still hunting the thick stuff for elk and blacktails.

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Location: Loveland , Colorado
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Work together

Some of those draws and small canyons can be worked as a team! Make sure one of you is in good position when the other one starts in! Some places you can't see in front of you, but your buddy on the other side can !  I would roll rocks down the places I thought would hold deer! The older ones love to sit tight or sneak around you. 

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We made the drive last year,

We made the drive last year, it is well worth it, beautiful country and good people.

Good luck to you and make sure to post some pictures when you return.

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