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Location: orygun
Joined: 10/11/2003
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Blacktail in orygun

Howdy all! Im new to this forum, looks like some good stuff goin on around here.

Anyways, I'm new to orygun and lookin to find out some info on blacktails. What they eat, where they are, mannerisms, stuff like that. I grew up hunting mule deer in Idaho so this is a different kind of hunting for me. I've been out about four days this season and have only spotted 1 doe in the brush. I guess its a little early for the bucks to be rutting but its about time isnt?

BTW - I live in lebanon, or and been hunting around here, and some in the coast range.

Thanks in advance for any info provided.

RR

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Location: Oregon
Joined: 03/06/2003
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Blacktail in orygun

http://www.dto.com/hunting/species/generalprofile.jsp?speciesid=28

This link has some very good info. I have found some good hunting around the Mill City area and some around Detroit Lake as well best of luck to you.

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Location: orygun
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Blacktail in orygun

Thanks alot, that is a very informative site.

RR

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Blacktail in orygun

Welcome redrebel66,

We ran an article on Blacktail hunting in December of last year. You can read it here:

Blacktail Hunting, The Ultimate Challenge

Good Luck!

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Location: orygun
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Blacktail in orygun

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On 2003-10-14 13:39, moderator wrote:
Welcome redrebel66,

We ran an article on Blacktail hunting in December of last year.

Thanks, looks like Im gonna need all the help I can get. Or just hope a buck jumps out in the hallway on my way out.lol

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Joined: 10/19/2003
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Blacktail in orygun

Ive hunted blackies all my life so heres a few tips. Hunt the mornings, I ve never got one right at sunrise always after. Watch the tree lines and creek beds. My two best --a three x three and a really nice fork have been around water. I like hunting the winter storms. If it s windy and raining its DEAD. i got a nice spike yesterday. I don't care for trophys i like the meat so it doesn't matter to me. good hunting and will keep an eye on this for your results!!!Big smile

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Location: orygun
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Blacktail in orygun

Im just a meat hunter also. I appreciate your help and I hope I will get one this year. The biggest problem Im having is where to go, but I have found some wayerhouser property thats open on the weekend.

RR

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Location: orygun
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Well the dang blacktails got me again this year. I did get to chase one forked horn up this hill.....right to some old man sitting on a stump 50 yards away from his truck. Oh well at least he was able to hunt he looked awfully old, I got alot of years left to hunt so its ok he got it instead of me.

At least I know a little more about these dang deer than I did last year, and I got out into the woods (oh wait I do that anyways) and out of the house. Now its time for our 4 day elk season.

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Location: Oregon...it's raining prepare to swim!!
Joined: 04/27/2003
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Blacktail in orygun

hahhaahaha that just about figures eh!! My dad & I went hunting only one day all the rest of the season I just walk hunted around our property & the neighbors--- but anyway we saw about 30 deer in one day & ALL of them were in the road & none of them were legal bucks!! We saw absolutely NO deer when were were out in the brush!! Figures.

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Joined: 11/21/2003
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Blacktail in orygun

your in for a good experience. Blacktails will fluster you. Many times I figure i have outsmarted then to have them dissapear. They are one sly creature. I got a buck this year on the last day of the general rifle season and he was in the rut. Also afternoons just before dark have been good times for myself. Good luck.

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Location: orygun
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Blacktail in orygun

It sure has been a different experience, but im learning and at least I saw some this year.

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