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    Region 8 Mule deer

    I spent the holidays at my cabin in region 8 near Princeton .It was encouraging to see the numbers of wintering deer on the south facing slopes .The same hill sides were void of sign in years gone by.Good to see!
    I spend a lot of time scouting from July to mid November ,that is 3 or 4 days a week in the bush.
    I saw a lot more mature and immature bucks this year than any other in recent memory.Far less wolf sign too. Fingers crossed it stays that way .

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    Re: Region 8 Mule deer

    I’m new to region 8 but i do see a large amount of fawns and does which I’ve been told is a good sign from the more seasoned generation. There has to be growth and replenishing

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    Re: Region 8 Mule deer

    Good to hear....I'm seeing ok mule deer pops where I am, though im concerned with the talk of wolf sightings in my area...I covered a lot of ground today, and they have definitely been pushed down lower due to accumulating snow up high...we just really need development on winter range to slow down..

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    Re: Region 8 Mule deer

    I’ve noticed the same with the white tail around that area, strong numbers. I didn’t spend a tonne of time chasing Mulies so I saw less this year than usual but I see no reason why they wouldn’t be capitalizing as well.. let’s hope for lots and lots of healthy twins this spring.
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    Re: Region 8 Mule deer

    That's GREAT News Gary - Now your gonna have Hunters all over your Spot ! RJ
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    Re: Region 8 Mule deer

    Quote Originally Posted by REMINGTON JIM View Post
    That's GREAT News Gary - Now your gonna have Hunters all over your Spot ! RJ
    You saying we have a few gut pile hunters on line
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    Re: Region 8 Mule deer

    Quote Originally Posted by REMINGTON JIM View Post
    That's GREAT News Gary - Now your gonna have Hunters all over your Spot ! RJ
    There already is. You need street lights on the logging roads on the weekends.Most guys are glued to a seat and the game are getting smarter so they stick to the timber and xmas trees .
    Just nice to see some recovery .

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    Re: Region 8 Mule deer

    Quote Originally Posted by GEF View Post
    There already is. You need street lights on the logging roads on the weekends.Most guys are glued to a seat and the game are getting smarter so they stick to the timber and xmas trees .
    Just nice to see some recovery .
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    Re: Region 8 Mule deer

    Last summer and fall we noticed way more deer in general and bucks in particular in 8, Son around princeton where he lives and us around our Tulameen "cabin." This winter noticing good numbers so let's hope it a good omen for the 2020 season.

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    Re: Region 8 Mule deer

    Quote Originally Posted by HarryToolips View Post
    Good to hear....I'm seeing ok mule deer pops where I am, though im concerned with the talk of wolf sightings in my area...I covered a lot of ground today, and they have definitely been pushed down lower due to accumulating snow up high...we just really need development on winter range to slow down..
    You’d be surprised at the number of deer that don’t spend their time on traditional winter range. Was flying for mulies recently and the amount of deer still up at tree line was considerably higher than low-mid elevation.
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