Calling blacktails – Top 10 questions & answers

Calling blacktails – Top 10 questions & answers

“You ready?” I mouthed to my friend Mark, who had just hunkered down and nocked an arrow. He gave me an affirmative nod from beneath the sopping wet hood of his rain parka. Moments later, the clash of antlers shattered the silence of the damp forest above a steep...
10 tips to tag your blacktail

10 tips to tag your blacktail

It’s been a long, hot summer in the Pacific Northwest and I’ll go on record to say I’m glad to see cooler temps and the first leaves of fall floating off the trees. October is here and I’m getting fired up about hunting my favorite deer – the Columbian Blacktail....

2010 Washington Blacktail

I’ll keep this post brief.  I was fortunate to have filled my blacktail tag during the final hours of the short Washington late rifle season*, November 18-21 (Thursday-Sunday). Rubs lines like this in Octoberare one of the best indicatorsof a dominant buck in...