Richard, if that question was intended for me, I was up several of the branch trails off Harrison East FSR. I got a nice buck up there on Thanksgiving weekend about 4 years ago, but nothing there since.
Hey Moose have fun! Curious where were you locally where one can hunt? I didn't think there were that many places left around the LowerMainland/Fraser Valley or did you venture out further than that? R
Hey Richard, haven't checked in for a while so sorry I didn't respond.
I don't usually hunt close to the lower mainland because there's too much pressure. By that I mean road hunters and ya hoos. Some guys do good hunting blacktails up near squamish but you, realistically, have to be ready to hike. I'm too old for that now!
I usually head up country. Mainly because I love it up there but I've seen some really big bucks up the east side of Lilloet lake. Just find an old grown in spur off a logging road and walk slow. The Owl creek road past Mount Curry was another place I used to hunt. Way up top by Birkenhead had big deer but I haven't been there in over 30 years now.
Oh yeah, forgot to mention. Only made it up to 70 mile for two weeks. My brother and my son were up for the first few days. Had a great time. Saw 2 white tail does (in the wrong area to shoot) and a cow and calf moose (no draws). It was a dry spring so there were grouse galore.
I spent the next few days splitting wood, cooking, and checking out my deer spots. Nothing. I guess the fires changed the game patterns. Heard lots of coyotes but no woolves this year. Weird.
My buddy came up. He mostly wanted to check out properties but we got some hunting in. Saw a big 2 point mulie (standing beside someone's cabin) and a doe.
All in all it was a lot of fun but didn't shoot a deer. Found a really cool new hunting spot though.
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Good luck for your deer hunt. I got out for a day last Sat., saw no deer, but passed on a big cinnamon phase black bear since it was 200 yards below me on a very steep slope, and no access to the bottom other than scramble on foot, and I'm to old to try that these days.
End up getting lucky sawone?
Good on you for not shooting. My dad and I recovered and tagged one or two moose over the years that people shot and never thought about the recovery part. It's unreal how guys will just just shoot, shrug, and walk away.