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A good read, I imagine blacktail are pretty hard to hunt. If they are anything like mule deer, I'm sure they are tough to hunt in heavy tree cover.

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Blacktail are hard to hunt. i think they are the hardest deer to hunt. last year i harvesed a record book blacktail in carnation washington on a special permit. we hunted on one deer for eleven days and on the eleventh day i finally got him.

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that article is dead on about blacktail habits. that's why my Tag is still still in my hunt pack....

oh well, next season hopefully i'll draw an eastern Oregon mule deer tag..if not, it's back again to get schooled by "The Phantom".

ha ha ha!!! #!@$%@$#!

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Congrats on the buck Blacktailkiller (handle kind of gives it away doesn't it? Wink).

Were you hunting rifle or bow EA?

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blacktailkiller05, congrats!! send a pic to the mod so we all can view your trophy.

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i hunt the Rifle season. i have a bow, but i need to practice up a bit before i can seriously consider hunting with it.

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Greetings fellow blacktail enthusiasts!

I live out on California's coastline, and while I have never had the opportunity to hunt white tail, my father has. His hunt was a winter time timber hunt, and he expressed to me that to him it was more difficult to hunt the whitetail there. Now it's quite possible that its just a different type of strategy, of course anything you havent been doing your whole life is going to be more difficult.

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they are hrd to hunt but you need to pattern them in the thick country, like up here in weter washington.

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I agree w/Joey if you grow up thinking like a Blacktail then it's not really that hard. Unless you're incapible of thinking like a blacktail. I've been hunting them with my dad since I could walk. So like Gollum here we are "SNEAKIN!!"

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I agree with Billii, I grew up in Oregon (know Scio?), hunting blacktails since I was 12, although my "fondest" memories are of me walking through the thickest blackberry patch, rifle above my head, getting slashed head to toe by briars, just to keep track of a blood trail. I never realized how hard blacktail hunting was until I recently started hunting in Texas. Did you know that sometimes I may not move at all in a day, I just sit. Such a different hunting style.
Griz

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