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Finally hit pay dirt

Postby 7mmfan » 06 11, 2021 •  [Post 1]

This year has been a Debbie downer for my group in the tag dept. Our group got shattered to pieces with Idaho's new non res tag system. A few are going, but none of them get to hunt together. We didn't draw MT, didn't draw WY. I was beginning to think that I was going to be relinquished to hunting spike elk and spike blacktail in WA. My last hope for a quality hunt came through though in the most unlikely of places. The Washington State special permit drawing. I drew one of the most coveted Mule Deer tags in the state. Unit 218 Chewuch, my stomping grounds in the Methow Valley. Hunt dates Nov 1-20. 15 tag holds in the unit. I'm am extremely excited for this hunt. I know the unit well, understand the migration patterns, and have some past experience in this time frame while joining others on their hunts. No elk hunting excitement for the year, but I'm banking on hanging my tag on a big old stinky Mule Deer buck!
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Re: Finally hit pay dirt

Postby WapitiTalk1 » 06 11, 2021 •  [Post 2]

Yah, I knew something was stinky when you wouldn't buy the first round in the Hunt WA loser's lounge. Congrats mister, anxious to follow your hunt as it unfolds this November 8-). Here, I've selected one for you.

Rory's Mule Deer, November 2021.jpg
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Re: Finally hit pay dirt

Postby 7mmfan » 06 11, 2021 •  [Post 3]

WapitiTalk1 wrote:Yah, I knew something was stinky when you wouldn't buy the first round in the Hunt WA loser's lounge. Congrats mister, anxious to follow your hunt as it unfolds this November 8-). Here, I've selected one for you.

Rory's Mule Deer, November 2021.jpg


That's a nice one. Not a first day shooter though! I like the extra's though.
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Re: Finally hit pay dirt

Postby wawhitey » 06 11, 2021 •  [Post 4]

Awesome, a friend drew a quality tag in a neighboring unit last year and got a very nice muley. Edit, just looked, not quite neighboring, but close enough. Alta.

I only put in for moose on this go round, so i guess i dont have to clarify whether or not i drew. Im putting all my fall hunting eggs in the montana wolf basket. Just today picked up my new grizz defense gun to take with me.
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Re: Finally hit pay dirt

Postby Swede » 06 11, 2021 •  [Post 5]

Congratulations on the quality tag. You should do well with those assigned dates to hunt. I hunted very little on that side of the river when I lived near Twin Lakes. At that time it was open to everyone and was only so-so.
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Re: Finally hit pay dirt

Postby WapitiTalk1 » 06 11, 2021 •  [Post 6]

wawhitey wrote:Awesome, a friend drew a quality tag in a neighboring unit last year and got a very nice muley. Edit, just looked, not quite neighboring, but close enough. Alta.

I only put in for moose on this go round, so i guess i dont have to clarify whether or not i drew. Im putting all my fall hunting eggs in the montana wolf basket. Just today picked up my new grizz defense gun to take with me.


Sidetrack a bit. What kind of hand cannon did you get?
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Re: Finally hit pay dirt

Postby wawhitey » 06 11, 2021 •  [Post 7]

.44 mag. S&w model 629, 4" barrel
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Re: Finally hit pay dirt

Postby WapitiTalk1 » 06 11, 2021 •  [Post 8]

wawhitey wrote:.44 mag. S&w model 629, 4" barrel


Damn nice piece mister.
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Re: Finally hit pay dirt

Postby GoGriz1234 » 06 13, 2021 •  [Post 9]

wawhitey wrote:.44 mag. S&w model 629, 4" barrel


Sweet gun!
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Re: Finally hit pay dirt

Postby wawhitey » 06 13, 2021 •  [Post 10]

WapitiTalk1 wrote:
wawhitey wrote:.44 mag. S&w model 629, 4" barrel


Damn nice piece mister.



Just shot it today. Tamer than expected. Glad i didnt get the 329 titanium / scandium featherweight 44.
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Re: Finally hit pay dirt

Postby Trumkin the Dwarf » 06 24, 2021 •  [Post 11]

wawhitey wrote:
WapitiTalk1 wrote:
wawhitey wrote:.44 mag. S&w model 629, 4" barrel


Damn nice piece mister.



Just shot it today. Tamer than expected. Glad i didnt get the 329 titanium / scandium featherweight 44.


If you have big enough hands, the S&W 500 grip is way nicer. Covers up the steel backstrap and lets you control that baby nicely. You can get them aftermarket and do a swap real easily.
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Re: Finally hit pay dirt

Postby wawhitey » 06 24, 2021 •  [Post 12]

I actually have a set of the x frame grips in my closet from my .460 because i put wood grips on it, but this .44 has the full rubber gripscovering the back strap.
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Re: Finally hit pay dirt

Postby Trumkin the Dwarf » 06 25, 2021 •  [Post 13]

Sounds like you're on it then! I really started to enjoy shooting the .44 more once I put the bigger grips on there.

Oh, and congrats on the mule deer tag 7mm! Sorry to hijack this thread!
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Re: Finally hit pay dirt

Postby Lefty » 07 02, 2021 •  [Post 14]

So far none of us drew any Idaho tags :x
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Re: Finally hit pay dirt

Postby 7mmfan » 07 20, 2021 •  [Post 15]

Well, pay dirt is quickly turning to debt ash. Half the unit is up in flames this morning.

https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/7675/
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Re: Finally hit pay dirt

Postby wawhitey » 07 20, 2021 •  [Post 16]

7mmfan wrote:Well, pay dirt is quickly turning to debt ash. Half the unit is up in flames this morning.

https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/7675/



Well then, half of the unit wont have deer, so the other half should have lots. Kinda narrows it down for ya. :?
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Re: Finally hit pay dirt

Postby 7mmfan » 07 20, 2021 •  [Post 17]

wawhitey wrote:
7mmfan wrote:Well, pay dirt is quickly turning to debt ash. Half the unit is up in flames this morning.

https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/7675/



Well then, half of the unit wont have deer, so the other half should have lots. Kinda narrows it down for ya. :?


As long as that half doesn't burn too!
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