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Late season bow hunt

How many of you guys are hunting the late season? This is my first year hunting it and I cant wait. my early season didnt go so well but I plan on redeeming myself in NOV. For those that have hunted it, when is the best time to be out there, when does the rutting activity really crank up. I know when I would rifle hunt they showed sign the last few days and deffinitly the following week and thats when the archery hunt kicks off.

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I really like our late season

I really like our late season bow hunt here.  The standard season is first weekend in Sept, through Dec 31st.  There is a break during the Oct/Nov firearms season.  I think the season after the break is the best.  Much cooler, more deer movement, etc.

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My archery season didn't go

My archery season didn't go so well either, so I will be trying second season for the first time too.  I think we will be going somewhere out of Eugene, but I am not sure yet.  I have some research to do first.  Good Luck!! I know I need it.

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cool

Yea early season wasnt so good, I have been scouting an area all year its holds some nice deer, its in the centeral santiam unit. I've been itching to get out there, i was gonna go scouting on friday but it didnt work out. maybe next weekend I'll get out to get my cam up for the last time before season. Oregon huntress keep us updated on you hunt or if you need any info just let me know. good luck to you.

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this is my first year in a

this is my first year in a LONG time that I won't be hunting the late season

filled my tag on opening day - but, I have an elk tag that will allow me some wet weather hunting!

and, I'll have more time for ducks!

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So you guys have an archery

So you guys have an archery season later in the year that is bows are the only method allowed? Or can rifle hunters hunt it too. That is kind of a neat idea that I have not really thought about. Might be kind of a cool idea but I do not really see that making its way into Colorado's regulations. Our new five year season structure just got past so our seasons are set for the next half decade.

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yes sir

Yup like orduckhunter said, we have an early season end of Aug-end of sept, than rifle takes over, than late archery picks up again in middle of nov till mid dec. Just in time for our blacktail rut. this will be my first year hunting the late season but have friends that swear by it. I cant wait to rattle in a big buck.

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hawkeye - we have a general

hawkeye - we have a general archery season (late Aug-Sept), that is almost statewide

then, it closes, and a rifle season takes place - but those with archery tags can't hunt with rifles

then, in basically the nw part of the state, there is a late season (Nov-early Dec) that opens up for guys who still have an unfilled archery tag

we can't just hunt all the seasons - it's pretty much weapon-specific

there are some late muzzleloader tags, too - but these have to be drawn in a lottery

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numbnutz - it is definitely

numbnutz - it is definitely the best chance at seeing (and bagging) a big blacktail buck

rattling works!  and, if you just find does, believe - a buck is near

good raingear is a must, as well as patience

good luck

(btw, I believe I've seen your name on another site - just missed getting a steal on a .17hmr - I would have bought it, too!)

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I cant wait.

I really cant wait for the seaspn to start, I have rifle hunted up till this year, I went out in the early season in eastern oregon but just focused on elk, did not bag one as there wasnt very much rutting activity going on. I have alwasy went out the couple weeks after rifle season during archery and scout, and man i have seen some big bucks, so i hope now that i'm flinging arrows i can get one. I do have a rattle bag and horns, and a bushnell scout arc 1000 range finder, and have been shooting almost every day for just about 2 years now, Whats your favorite method during the late season, I was planning on setting up about 30yrds off a heavily used game trail and wait for them to pass by, rattleing every so often, You got any suggestions? (BTW_ I am on a couple other site so the chances of you seeing my name are pretty good.LOL)

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sounds like you've got a good

sounds like you've got a good plan - just go where you've seen bucks in the late season

setting up off a trail and rattling is a good tactic - be ready to draw right away - sometimes they run right in

If you can sit long - you'll see game

good luck, and remember to post up some pictures!

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