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    Zone X-10 Mule Deer

    I drew a Zone X-10 tag in California for the regular (not late) season. Any information on that area would be appreciated. It is adjacent to Hwy 395, and extends west to the Kern River. Mostly in wilderness areas. I had this posted in the Mule Deer Forum, but it is getting lost over there. Thanks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sawfish View Post
    I drew a Zone X-10 tag in California for the regular (not late) season. Any information on that area would be appreciated. It is adjacent to Hwy 395, and extends west to the Kern River. Mostly in wilderness areas. I had this posted in the Mule Deer Forum, but it is getting lost over there. Thanks.
    Yeah, needs to be in Ca. section. I already told you what I know. Hopefully somebody else will pipe in. All I know is it's going to be hot dammit ! I hate hot weather ! Especially for hunting .

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    Hey Sawfish, I don't know how much money you want to spend, but there is a Pack Station you can rent located in Kennedy Meadows. I believe they charge approximately $1,200.00 per person. They will pack you and your gear into the Olancha Peak area, which is loaded with big bucks. They will pick you up a week later and check on you during the week. I also found out the jeep road leading into Monache Mountain is open. I used to shoot all my deer on and around Monache Mountain. Just be sure and take a 4-wheel drive in there with a set of chains in case it snows. Good Luck.

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    Thanks bigshot. I have been getting the Jeep ready, and have packed two sets of chains so I can chain up all four if necessary. I was wondering if any of the packers would still be working in October. You answered my question.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sawfish View Post
    Thanks bigshot. I have been getting the Jeep ready, and have packed two sets of chains so I can chain up all four if necessary. I was wondering if any of the packers would still be working in October. You answered my question.
    Hey Saw,
    It snowed the last couple of days of season there on Oct. 8 and 9th. Got first early storm of the year. All the Sierra X zones got up to a foot at higher elivations. The areas bigshot mentioned used to be great 20 yrs ago when I hunted X10 a few times. Last time I hunted there was 13 yrs ago. Before that they used to call Kennedy Meadows the deer factory ???
    Bigshot,
    When was the last time you hunted X10 ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by HuntWYODon View Post
    Hey Saw,
    It snowed the last couple of days of season there on Oct. 8 and 9th. Got first early storm of the year. All the Sierra X zones got up to a foot at higher elivations. The areas bigshot mentioned used to be great 20 yrs ago when I hunted X10 a few times. Last time I hunted there was 13 yrs ago. Before that they used to call Kennedy Meadows the deer factory ???
    Bigshot,
    When was the last time you hunted X10 ?
    Last time I hunted X10 was about 25 years ago, but I have friends that have hunted it the early and late season the past few years. They also told me about the Pack Station horses they rented, guess if you have money its the way to go.

    That's why its always important to scout before the season every year no matter how long you've been hunting an area. Time changes things, year to year. My brother and I will be putting in for X10 as our second choice next year. I always put in for G6 as my first choice which is the unit next to X10, and a late season hunt.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bigshot View Post
    I always put in for G6 as my first choice which is the unit next to X10, and a late season hunt.
    There is a particular G zone I always put in for first choce as well. Some of those G zones take many many years to draw!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Muleys 24/7 View Post
    There is a particular G zone I always put in for first choce as well. Some of those G zones take many many years to draw!
    And sometimes you just don't live long enough to outlast everyone else with max points. I am planning a CA Elk hunt for my 85th Birthday (only 20 more years). That will be right after my Goodale deer tag. (LOL)
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    Check out this G6 buck taken by a hunter that wants to remain anonymous from a different website....taken couple years ago.

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