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Blacktails in Western Washington?

I'm looking for tips for hunting blacktail deer in western Washington--especially on the Olympic Peninsula.  I'm more used to hunting mulies and whitetails in more open or broken country.  But I've decided to also try the blacktails this fall.  Thanks.

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welcome

Welcome to BGH!! i cant help out with wa hunting but just wanted say welcome. there are a bunch of great people on this site, I'm sure someone from WA will have some good info for you, good luck on your upcoming hunt. keep us posted and cant wait to see some pics and read some stories.

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I suppose hunting the

I suppose hunting the Peninsula is just like all the rest of coastal blacktail country - thick and wet!

If you find logged units, work your way through them and around them, looking for pieces you can't see from roads, and for trails leading in and around the clear cuts.

You'll probably find lots of tracks and droppings - and maybe see deer out in the units.  But, set up along these trails - just inside the timber or along the edge of the units.

Patience is a huge factor - something I'm definitely short on at times.

Good luck!

I'll be hunting the SW part of your state in 2 weeks - can't wait!

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there are lots of other ways

there are lots of other ways to hunt the blacktail, but none of them are easy (makes the success even sweeter)

they often leave me frustrated - but when it all comes together...it's worth the work!

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