Anybody hunted X12 lately ?
Haven't been on the Forum for quite some time.
My son and I drew X12 tags this year. I've hunted X9B a few times and X10 twice and X9A once in 2006.
Have never been able to draw X12 until now. Been in the zone many times driving though, etc. but not hunted it.
I had a friend that had hunted it a few times a long time ago but all I remember him mentioning was Bodie Hills.
The season being Sept.15th to Oct. 8th like X9B and X9A I'm sure most bigger bucks will be up high or still in Nv. !
Any places to start would be more than appreciated. I have all maps that cover X12 already.
Last edited by HuntWYODon; 07-11-2012 at 04:00 PM.
I have never hunted x12 myself but my friend killed a buck down there aroud Bodie Hills a few years ago. Also check out the website for Kens Sporting Goods. They have hunting photos for the last two years and most of the photos have the general location of the kill. Good luck!
I have hunted X9A quite a few times and have a tag for this year, but I have a cousin that lives in X-12. He's a deer hunter but rarely draws a tag for his home turf. I can give him a call and see what I can find out for you. I'm hitting some new places in X9A this year, maybe we could even trade some info if you have any regarding X9A. Let me do some digging and I'll shoot you a PM
Killed a nice 3x3 in the Bodie Hills a few years ago. Right now, im thinkin elevation and water would be a recipe for success. Theres always deer in the hills. When you get weather at the higher elevations, the migratory animals will start moving in. Get away from the roads too, as the road hunting gets pretty bad.
I was thinking elevation also. Opening on Sept. 15 ...Closes Oct. 8th. I froze my butt off in X9A 2006 at 8500 ft.on a Sept. opener. Saw only a few does. I moved down to around 6000 ft. next morning and saw lots of deer. Funny thing though, the last weekend of season we went with friends to stay a Convict Lake . I snuck out that Sun. morning early and drove to the spot I hunted opening morning about the lake. Shot a small buck . Two days later I was on my way to Az. fro an achery elk hunt. Last day buck. Do you think they would get any or even enough weather during those season dates to trigger any migration ? I haven't seen them migrate that early off Coyote in X9B into the Goodale unit. I guess it's possible though. I was going to check out the Bodie Hills area. I figured it would be popular. Had a friend that was a State park Ranger there that shot a few back when it was a lot easeir to draw.
Last edited by HuntWYODon; 07-16-2012 at 06:11 PM.
Sounds good NoMore,
I have hunted a few places in X9A. Have notes still from a friend who used to guide and pack in X9B and X9A.
Might be some helpful info.
I shot a buck in x-12 last year. It's a big zone with room to roam. Start high up on the west side, or in the sage on the east side. Use your optics until you're sure no deer are in sight, then move to another spot and continue scoping.
The closer to the road you are, the more crowded it's gonna be.
Welcome to ef nid, do you have photos of your buck?
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Originally Posted by Drhorsepower
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He's just a 2x2, but I was on crutches and it was not the time to be too picky. He tasted great, lol.