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Re so you hunted the north end

We primarily hunt the north end of the unit a few miles from where the 21 road separates Starkey and Ukiah. We have a good canyon that is about ½ mile from the Starkey experimental fence and acts as a natural funnel where the elk move through. With the roads being closed to motorized traffic its right at a four mile hike to the canyon. But it has always been a producer. We generally leave 2 to 3 hours before light so we can be sitting up there when it gets light. I would like to think I have finally got smarter, probably just lazier that’s why I got all set up to backpack hunt so I don’t have to make that 8 mile round trip each day. And that 8 miles doesn’t even include the other hiking we do around there.      

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I've always wanted to try the

I've always wanted to try the northern part, but havent yet in the 10 yrs I've hunted there. maybe i will this year. its just hard for me to leave my stomping grounds where i know where animals are.

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Re I've always wanted to try the

Numb,

What part of Starkey do you hunt? All the years that we have been hunting Starkey it has been in the same area. My father has been hunting there over 20 years. A few times we have had to move when the snow was too deep but that doesn't happen too often. I'm like you if you have a good thing going I would not change a thing

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I hunt south of Vey's ranch.

I hunt south of Vey's ranch. 3yrs ago i found a few sweet spots off of rd 5135, its a nice little 6 mile hike but there is a herd in there that is there every year, i saw them last year on my deer hunt, total of 46 elk, 6 with head gear a few spikes and the rest cows. When I've elk hunted there it was just for spikes but now i hope to get one of those bulls with my bow.

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That's why my father and I

That's why my father and I took up the bows so we would have a chance at chasing bulls every year that we don't draw a bull tag. I wish I could get up there this year since I have spent so many great years hunting in Starkey. It is by far my favorite place to hunt to date.

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me too. I was tired either

me too. I was tired either hunting spikes or general season on the west sid while i build points. now i can still build and chase bulls during the rut.

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