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Posted: 23 May 2014 03:33 PM   [ Ignore ]
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Hi, is anyone here familiar with Sand Ridge State Forest in Mason County?  I’m hoping to get some input and tips on the area for deer season.  Had a little chance to scout, looking to get there some more, but the place is pretty big (around 7K acres).  Only info I could find online is the story on the nice Sondag buck taken a while back.

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Posted: 23 May 2014 08:49 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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Welcome to H.O. 123, Ive never hunted it but I think your best bet would to be scout your butt off and get back where few others may go…As a new public land hunter the further back i go into a public spot the better it gets…..It sucks walking 2 miles to get into a decent tree but it proves very worthwhile:)

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Posted: 24 May 2014 11:19 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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Thanks and thanks for the info.  Yeah, doesn’t sound too fun walking all that way in (the terrain can get pretty rough in there from what I’ve been able to tell).  But have to put in the work, looking forward to more scouting before season!

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Posted: 24 May 2014 11:48 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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123, Another thing buddy would be to use google earth and maybe save ya some footwork…..

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Posted: 27 May 2014 03:55 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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I have hunted it extensively for deer, phesant, and squirrel the past 10-15 years and know the area well. You can PM me for specifics but I would encourage you to look elsewhere for good deer ground. The numbers just are not there compared to other state grounds in the area. Not exactly sure why the numbers are not there, but I have a feeling it is due to the lack of water. There are a couple hidden ponds but other than that it doesn’t have a consistent water source. The ground is relatively flat and getting around is easy due to the fire breaks and horse trails. It does have some great squirrel hunting for those that ch-ace the bushy tails. Good Luck!

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