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Alpine BUCKS

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I'm here to see where climbers have seen deer in the high country of the Cascades. As a climber first and only recently a hunter, I realized that climbers spend way more time in the high country than hunters do, allowing for more opportunities to see deer on their summer range. 

So, if you're willing to share any alpine areas where you've seen good deer numbers (not just bucks) I'm all ears! This info will inform my scouting trips for future high country hunts, so if you're not into hunting then maybe don't share. Just want to be transparent.  

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Now that you mention it I don't recall seeing many, if any, deer in the high country. 

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1 hour ago, DPS said:

Now that you mention it I don't recall seeing many, if any, deer in the high country. 

Doesn't surprise me too much. Deer densities at upper elevations aren't very high and they blend in well in such a large landscape. Without binoculars and some intentional looking it would be a happenstance sort of thing.  

Years ago I had a few does around camp up in Leroy Basin below Seven Fingered Jack and Mt. Maude, but that's all I've stumbled upon. And a lot of sign in the Lake Chelan Sawtooth's.  

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I've only seen deer and elk below treeline. 

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Wyoming! :wink:

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I do not see deer above tree line.

I always see deer on the road....on a paved road or a logging road.

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I generally see deer on roads or near established camp sites (deer know there is pee to lick up there).   Sometimes I see them off fairly popular trails (like cascade pass trail).

 

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On 6/27/2021 at 3:07 PM, JasonG said:

Wyoming! :wink:

They definitely have us beat in the ungulate game! 

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Bummer, thought climbers would have a bit more insight. The deer are there and it's pretty sweet to see them up in the mountains on summer range. I think climbers should start packing binos for leisure camp time. 

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We saw many doe on the way to Holden Lake a couple years ago in late September. There were several other hunters in the area too, with one party at the boat packing out a buck.

 

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