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POW blacktail rut?
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Contributors to this thread:
huntinelk 11-Nov-15
muskeg 12-Nov-15
huntinelk 16-Nov-15
muskeg 16-Nov-15
Stekewood 16-Nov-15
huntinelk 21-Nov-15
huntinelk 21-Nov-15
huntinelk 21-Nov-15
Medicinemann 24-Nov-15
Stekewood 24-Nov-15
npaull 24-Nov-15
huntinelk 24-Nov-15
Mad Trapper 25-Nov-15
Nick Muche 25-Nov-15
Medicinemann 25-Nov-15
mixed bag 29-Nov-15
kota-man 29-Nov-15
LWood 29-Nov-15
huntinelk 25-Oct-16
muskeg 25-Oct-16
huntinelk 26-Oct-16
muskeg 26-Oct-16
Mad Trapper 27-Oct-16
huntinelk 06-Nov-16
muskeg 06-Nov-16
huntinelk 13-Nov-16
Pvdesert 13-Nov-16
Mad Trapper 14-Nov-16
muskeg 14-Nov-16
huntinelk 14-Nov-16
huntinelk 14-Nov-16
huntinelk 15-Nov-16
muskeg 16-Nov-16
TD 17-Nov-16
TrapperKayak 17-Nov-16
huntinelk 21-Nov-16
From: huntinelk
11-Nov-15
Anybody have a any current information on how the blacktail rut on Prince of Wales island going?

From: muskeg
12-Nov-15
The rut has been heavy for a couple weeks now.

It's been a very wet weather pattern. Many deer are still higher up in the steep old growth timber. The muskegs and lowlands are very wet with lots of standing water.

I'm sure it's winding down in some areas. But like normal there will be good hunting till early December.

From: huntinelk
16-Nov-15

huntinelk's embedded Photo
huntinelk's embedded Photo
We've been hunting here 2 days now. It appears the rut is still going strong, lots of action so far. This isn't a giant, but my best one so far.

Gene

From: muskeg
16-Nov-15

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muskeg 's embedded Photo
Tom's arrow from yesterday ....

From: Stekewood
16-Nov-15
How about a picture of what that arrow went through!

From: huntinelk
21-Nov-15

huntinelk's embedded Photo
huntinelk's embedded Photo
Here's the one my buddy got, 10 yard shot.

From: huntinelk
21-Nov-15
We hunted from the edge of the ocean to up high where the snow was almost to our knees. Had some action every day.

From: huntinelk
21-Nov-15

huntinelk's embedded Photo
huntinelk's embedded Photo
This is where my arrow ended up after going through a small, quartering to me, fork horn on the last day. The meat from these deer is excellent.

Has anyone heard from Tom? The last I saw him, he was waiting at Ketchikan airport for his delayed luggage to arrive.

From: Medicinemann
24-Nov-15
Tom gets back today......I'll let him post his results....

From: Stekewood
24-Nov-15
Looking forward to Tom's report.

From: npaull
24-Nov-15
Very roughly how many bucks can you reasonably expect to see a day? I've always wanted to hunt POW, but as a meat hunter more than happy to shoot does, I've been turned off by the buck-only requirement... but if it's reasonable to see a few small bucks a day I'd like to rethink that...

From: huntinelk
24-Nov-15
I saw 11 bucks in 7 days.

From: Mad Trapper
25-Nov-15
I just got back. It was a fun and different type of hunt. I took one buck the first full day of hunting. I will post a picture when I can. I am probably going to write a short article, so the details will have to wait. I don't know how many bucks that I saw, but I think that I can say that I saw as many resident hunters as I saw bucks. The quality of the bucks that I saw was disappointing. I had good gear and can honestly say that for most days, my outer layers were constantly soaked. We were able to dry out each night though. Good waterproof gear was a must.

From: Nick Muche
25-Nov-15
You got wet on POW!? Say it ain't so :)

From: Medicinemann
25-Nov-15
Mad Trapper,

Are you now familiar with an incinolet?!! LOL!!

From: mixed bag
29-Nov-15
Yeah, your definitely going to get wet on POW.I'm looking to go again for the NR opener next August.I really liked the alpine hunting there.I could live with the constant rain but the bugs will drive you nuts at times Been on 3 Alaskan hunts for almost a months worth of time total and think I may have had 6-7 days of no rain.I found the blacktail would move better in the rain

From: kota-man
29-Nov-15
Can't wait to hear about it Tom...

From: LWood
29-Nov-15
Nice buck, Gene. Congratulations.

Tom, glad you got one. Can't wait to see it.

From: huntinelk
25-Oct-16
Anybody going to POW in November, this year?

From: muskeg
25-Oct-16
I'm here on the Island hunting ....

From: huntinelk
26-Oct-16
Johnnie,

How is the weather so far this year, any snow yet, has the rut started yet?

From: muskeg
26-Oct-16
No snow and kinda warm temps. No lower level frosts. Some heavy rains. The rut is ramping up with fresh rubs and Bucks chasing Does. But with the lack of snow to drive them off top the deer are scattered from high mountain to sea-level.

From: Mad Trapper
27-Oct-16
Good Luck boys!

From: huntinelk
06-Nov-16
How's the rut looking this week? Have the bucks started coming to the call yet? Looks like alot of rain up there this year so far.

From: muskeg
06-Nov-16
weather has had everything hunkered down ..... tough hunting conditions

From: huntinelk
13-Nov-16

huntinelk's embedded Photo
huntinelk's embedded Photo
huntinelk's embedded Photo
huntinelk's embedded Photo
First day of my trip on POW this year. Still have 6 more days to hunt.

From: Pvdesert
13-Nov-16
Nice job. What advice can you give me? I would like to go up there next year and try to get a blacktail with bow. I know this is when the rut starts to kick in and I am guessing you called him in? Any advice would be appreciated...Thanks

From: Mad Trapper
14-Nov-16
Way to go Gene! I wish that I was up there with you guys!

From: muskeg
14-Nov-16
Nice buck .... did he come into the call ?

From: huntinelk
14-Nov-16
Pv There guys here that know alot more about these deer than I do. I will send you a pm with some information.

Good luck in Canmore, Tom

I was hunting a rub line that I had found last year and killed him on that.

From: huntinelk
14-Nov-16

huntinelk's embedded Photo
huntinelk's embedded Photo
He was rubbing trees about as big around as my leg. You can see in this picture he had rubbed the hair off of his forehead.

From: huntinelk
15-Nov-16

huntinelk's embedded Photo
huntinelk's embedded Photo

From: muskeg
16-Nov-16

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muskeg 's embedded Photo
having some nice and cooler days ... it's just what the 'rut' needed.

From: TD
17-Nov-16
"he had rubbed the hair off of his forehead"

what is it about POW that makes the animals do that...... =D

Good luck folks. Looks like great adventure and a fun hunt!

From: TrapperKayak
17-Nov-16
That is a great buck. BT are my favorites, not the biggest racks but thick and knobby with character and rich color from rubbing on alders. Congrats!

From: huntinelk
21-Nov-16
I'm back home now. No other blacktails were harmed during my trip. Saw 9 bucks in 7 days.

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