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Blacktail hunter moving to Spokane,

63 year old bowhunter and 19 year old grandson looking for places to hunt Whitetails. Anybody any suggestions?

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Blacktail hunter moving to Spokane,

Eastern Washington = tons of Whitetail. The more I hunt E WA and N ID I tell people - it's not where you hunt, but how. There are a lot of good articles on Whitetail hunting showing up in the last month or so.

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Blacktail hunter moving to Spokane,

There are some great hunting opportunities not far from Spokane. In many cases, properties are public, those that are not, require permission to hunt well in advance.

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Thanks fellas.

Where do I find information on these places to hunt? How do I discover them? National forest? I understand there are a lot of places, but I am not quite all that familiar with the area. Any tips on where to begin, and how to find property to hunt on?

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Generally I get in my car and start driving. If I see a spot that looks good, I find the closest house, knock on the door, and see where things lead from there.

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Blacktail hunter moving to Spokane,

The BLM office on Fancher RD, just north of Broadway (spokane) has maps that show all the publicly owned land in many different areas. The maps divided into districts, a map for each district. The folks in the office are pretty friendly and will tell you where to obtain maps from other agencys. The agencys used to share maps with each other. Don't know for sure if they still do or not. I would spend a few $$ on the latest maps as there has been a lot of land trading going on over the past 10 yrs or so.
Also, ya might wanna check the address of the BLM office in a current phone book, it's location changes from time to time and I have not been there in a few years.

Ya might look into becoming a Hunter Ed instructor. It will amaze you as to the doors that volunteering can open. (private land)
If you'd like more info on that subject, send me a personal message and I'll hook ya up with the areas head honcho.

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Blacktail hunter moving to Spokane,

Also sign up for any depredation hunts (if WA still has them). Depredation hunts are a good way to meet landowners. And, obviously, they are motivated to have the herd `reduced'.

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Re: Blacktail hunter moving to Spokane,
washingtonbowhunter wrote:
63 year old bowhunter and 19 year old grandson looking for places to hunt Whitetails. Anybody any suggestions?
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Thanks to everyone for your suggestions, if any bowhunters looking for public land for pig hunting in northern Calif., there is an ongoing depredation hunt at Lake Sonoma in Sonoma County, only bowhunters are allowed, except for a shotgun hunt, usually in February. Acess is by boat, and land, hard, steep hunt, best for a young man. If you're in shape, there is a lot of land to roam, and the hogs have torn up a lot of this country. A very challenging hunt, yet there are some huge hogs here.

Lake Sonoma is Federal land, should be able to find them on the net.

Hunted hogs are very smart, most of their activities are in the dark, this is a very tough hunt for a 63 year old, but one of the few places in Calif. where you can hunt a lot of land for free.

Again, thanks for your suggestions for Wash. hunting.

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EASTERN WA DEER

TRY UNIT 101, I HAVE ALWAYS HAD GREAT LUCK,

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Blacktail hunter moving to Spokane,

I recently got back from Spokane actually and was talking to a couple of old timers in a store and according to them there is an abundance of opportunities for white tail hunters in the area. Just go through the correct channels and all should be good.

There is also a big Cabela's close to the Washington/Idaho border and they have lots of good info if you are close by.

Good Luck.

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Blacktail hunter moving to Spokane,

121,101,117,124....all excellent choices for Whiteys. PM me for more info. I have hunted all of the above in the last few years being a local. I can help point you in the right direction. Might be interested in getting some info from you on the hogs. Hopefully a 20 year old can figure out how to scale some of Cali's Mtns Yes

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