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    Planning 1st Backcountry D7 Hunt

    Hello All,

    So my buddy and I are planning on hiking into the back of D7 from the North Lake area. This will be a first for us in this area. I was looking for any tips on areas to focus on so we can make the most of the trip.

    Does any one have any past hunts that went well or Would have done different stories???

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    Check out my thread on D7 There is some good info.
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    Thanks Red1.

    There is some really good info throughout the convo. When going in there for archery, is there a healthy number of deer? Or is it more of just the occasional group of Bachelors??

    I was thinking about focusing our time west of the Golden Trout Lakes area? Seems like most of it is all granite before that?

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    Havn't spent much time in that corner of D7, hiked thru there a long time ago when I hiked the complete Muir Trail. Remember one thing about this high country, there arn't as many deer here as you might think, not as much food as in the lower elevations. Also a lot depends on the type of winter they had. The get out of that high country and migrate down pretty quick after it starts snowing. Some migrate west and some east. depends on the drainage. If there is a really heavy winter and the snow stays late, they might not get up high at all. When I was in high school and college, I worked at Red's Meadows Pack Station near Mammoth and almost all of my free time hiking and fishing. In the backcountry I saw lots of deer around the lakes in small pockets of cover/feed. Spend lots of time glassing and looking.

    Good Luck.
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    CC,

    Thanks! Those are great things to know, especially since this will be our first into this area. We arent setting any standards for this hunt, but ive heard of some guys having some good success hunting this eastern side.

    I appreciate all the great information guys!

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    CC I had a friend that worked at reds meadow pack station about the same time you are discribing. Did you work with a Bob Soni

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    Haha that was about the same time he was there

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    Any good spots mentioned on the fourm will most likely be swamped with people now! A buddy from work went to a spot he has been hunting for year's, and has always had success. He seen it on a fourm this year and sure enough there were hunters every where, good luck. I think people should use pm's to give info instead of public posts. Just my opinion.
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