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#1 aeverett152

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Posted 20 June 2015 - 04:12 PM

Hello everyone!

 

Brand new to the forum. Ive been bowhunting for a couple years now, and was told this is a great forum. A friend, and I are trying to plan a backpack hunting trip to the Sierras. We both have AO, and Bear tags for California. Since we have AO tags we are trying to stay in the D zones. I was doing some research and it looks like Sequoia National Forest could have some potential. If anyone has any information, tips on where to go, or just any general good pointers for the Sierras it would be greatly appreciated!



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Posted 20 June 2015 - 04:53 PM

Don't have any intel for you but welcome to the forum.



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Posted 20 June 2015 - 05:03 PM

Are there roads where you intend to hunt? If so..you will get a plethura of info here!! Welcome!

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Posted 20 June 2015 - 05:14 PM

Not so much roads, but I have been looking at aerial maps of Dinkey Lakes, and Ansel Adams Wilderness. Those areas look like they can hold some wildlife in there. 



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Posted 20 June 2015 - 05:40 PM

Welcome.

Everyone hunts different and has differnt strengths and weaknesses. Use your strengths to your advantage and go at it. I could draw lots of guys a map on exactly where I hunt, it doesn't mean they will see the deer that I see.

Scout, scout, scout and scout... This will get you all the information you need.

Road scouting is also a quick way to see what areas may hold deer and what areas won't.

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Posted 20 June 2015 - 06:01 PM

I like to backpack road hunt.
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Posted 20 June 2015 - 07:06 PM

My advice is simple: pick a spot that's a ways in and up near the top of a mountain, then sit and glass till you spot something. If after a day you don't see squat, move to another spot and do the same...repeating as necessary. Sounds simple, yet it works!

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Posted 20 June 2015 - 08:14 PM

I would take arrowslingers advice... his handle name is no joke.

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Posted 20 June 2015 - 08:17 PM

There are no deer in the D zones!

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Posted 20 June 2015 - 08:41 PM

What Ambush says, I see very few bucks in the D zones. When ya see one, better shoot it.

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Posted 20 June 2015 - 10:08 PM

AS knows what's up I will add this it's the same advice no matter where u hunt deer in CA go to the top and hunt

Edited by Waterfowlsniper, 20 June 2015 - 10:08 PM.

KILL THAT BIRD!!


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Posted 21 June 2015 - 07:27 AM

Don't get discouraged if you don't see much your first few times out, The sierras can take some time to figure out. Once you start finding bucks, take notes on where you see them, time of day and time of year. Once you get a feel for it you'll get a better idea of where to look and when. Even now after years of hunting the sierras I still have days where I don't see jack, it happens. Gotta keep hammering and it'll come together.
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Posted 21 June 2015 - 07:44 AM

"Keep hammering" is right!!! Beast mode!

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Posted 21 June 2015 - 08:20 AM

I always forget my hammer! Damn it. What size do I need.

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Posted 21 June 2015 - 08:28 AM

4 pound minimum, the bigger the better!
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