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Postby gsc » Aug 23rd, 2017, 11:21 am

Well this years hunting season should be intresting to say the leaset.

With how hot its been and how thick the smoke was i am curious how the wildlife took it.

We have kept our side by sides parked almost all summer. We have also stayed away from the bush all together due to fires.

I am also wondering how this will all effect hunting season. It opens september 1st for bow but how many peopleare actually gonna go.

Also with the ban on right now who knows when hunting season will actually start.

On a side note what tags did people buy.
I got
1 moose tag
1 black bear tag
2 white tale
1 mule deer
I will also be going for a wolf.
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Re: Hunting season

Postby KTM Kid » Aug 24th, 2017, 8:14 pm

I think with the current state of the bush, it's best to defer the upcoming season till things improve. Hard enough on the deer when they're chased by flames, let alone pursued by hunters.
If that means postponing into late fall and cutting the openings short, or even looking forward to Fall 2018 season, so be it. It's tough but gives the game a chance to recover in some of these areas.
It's too bad, was really looking forward to my first bow hunting season.

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Re: Hunting season

Postby JLives » Aug 24th, 2017, 8:19 pm

KTM Kid wrote:I think with the current state of the bush, it's best to defer the upcoming season till things improve. Hard enough on the deer when they're chased by flames, let alone pursued by hunters.
If that means postponing into late fall and cutting the openings short, or even looking forward to Fall 2018 season, so be it. It's tough but gives the game a chance to recover in some of these areas.
It's too bad, was really looking forward to my first bow hunting season.


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Re: Hunting season

Postby KTM Kid » Aug 25th, 2017, 6:55 pm

JLives wrote:What do you shoot? I'm an aspiring bow hunter. I have my bow but need my CORE.


PSE Stinger X :)
First year trying to hunt with it. Usually hunt with a .30-06

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Re: Hunting season

Postby LTD » Aug 26th, 2017, 2:27 pm

I'm not to sure what flames the deer have been running from in this area, the only real fire has been in joe rich hunting season will go on as usual
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Re: Hunting season

Postby Fancy » Aug 29th, 2017, 5:15 am

Hunting season may open September 1st but it will be difficult or impossible for some without their ATV's and the high temperatures won't help.
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Re: Hunting season

Postby Gilchy » Aug 29th, 2017, 5:48 am

It's so overhunted around Kelowna, I'm amazed there's still an any buck season for mulies. The males don't have a chance at getting stomper-sized unless they live in city limits, usually spotted picking my backyard clean, like their own personal salad bar.

That said, I will be out there with boots on next week.

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Re: Hunting season

Postby Gilchy » Aug 29th, 2017, 5:48 am

But I prefer late season, when you can hike without dripping sweat, and have a good bonfire going.

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Re: Hunting season

Postby Fancy » Aug 29th, 2017, 6:54 am

If bow hunting you're likely in snow and hiking in that can work up a sweat.
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Re: Hunting season

Postby Glacier » Aug 29th, 2017, 10:10 am

JLives wrote:
What do you shoot? I'm an aspiring bow hunter. I have my bow but need my CORE.

I was just invited by a friend to go hunting up north of Fort Nelson... I have to stop procrastinating to get my CORE as well! As in this month!

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Re: Hunting season

Postby Queen K » Aug 29th, 2017, 10:16 am

The deer population needs both of you. Seriously overrun with deer out there.
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Re: Hunting season

Postby gsc » Aug 29th, 2017, 12:27 pm

I hunt all over and dont plan on going near the big white/joerich area. I will be in reagin 8 in spots and 5 along with possibly heading north for a bit.

I also want to try bow hunting and am looking for a nice bow. Just waiting to sell one of my fishsing boats or find the right trade for a bow haha. Then i gotta practice lol next year maybe.

This year ill be useing my new tikka t3 hunter 300 win for hunting. I still gotta get it all sited in but havent yet due to all the fire bans and the range i am a member of being closed.
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Re: Hunting season

Postby JLives » Aug 29th, 2017, 5:02 pm

KTM Kid wrote:
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First year trying to hunt with it. Usually hunt with a .30-06


I have the same one. It's a great bow. I love shooting it. Time to take it in to get the weight dialed up though.
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Re: Hunting season

Postby gsc » Aug 29th, 2017, 9:34 pm

Im still looking around for a bow :)
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Re: Hunting season

Postby Bunnyhop » Aug 31st, 2017, 1:51 pm

gsc wrote:Well this years hunting season should be intresting to say the leaset.

With how hot its been and how thick the smoke was i am curious how the wildlife took it.

We have kept our side by sides parked almost all summer. We have also stayed away from the bush all together due to fires.

I am also wondering how this will all effect hunting season. It opens september 1st for bow but how many peopleare actually gonna go.

Also with the ban on right now who knows when hunting season will actually start.

On a side note what tags did people buy.
I got
1 moose tag
1 black bear tag
2 white tale
1 mule deer
I will also be going for a wolf.


Asking with all sincerity and zero judgement - why will you be going for a wolf? Locally?

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