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Thread: Accessing DS165 ( carpenter Creek ) with atv?

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    Default Accessing DS165 ( carpenter Creek ) with atv?

    Well, as luck would have it.
    i scored a ds165 tag this year. Put in for it for a few years with not intentions of ever being successful of winning it. So an air taxi is out of my budget but Iv got a atv.
    i have ran the trail head from Clark wolverine and made it a lil way back. Not all the way to carpenter creek but I thought I wan within a couple miles. Is that my best option for a trail to get to this tag?
    or would I be better off running out of Jim creek and crossing over?
    really looking for some pointers for this hunt. Would like to get my first ram mount on the wall and that delicious meat in the freezer!
    what do you got for info?
    any would be appreciated.

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    DS165 is in unit 13D. Carpenter Creek is the DS190/195 tag. Which one do you have?

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    My bad, indeed a typo. It is the 195 tag. Carpenter creek.

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    You will never make it all the way to carpenter creek on a 4 wheeler.... That's a fact... If you think you are going to boondock it to carpenter creek on foot or a 4 wheeler you are in for a surprise you will spend good part of a day if not two fighting through devils club **** is bad back their... I been putting in for this tags since 2010 cause I know how to get into this unit... One day I will draw this tag... Good luck hope you get things figured out oh your other idea coming in from Jim Creek is not a very good idea....

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    Quote Originally Posted by 323 View Post
    You will never make it all the way to carpenter creek on a 4 wheeler.... I know how to get into this unit...
    So are you gonna tell him or just rub it in his face?
    I am serious... and don't call me Shirley.

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    Quote Originally Posted by akiceman25 View Post
    So are you gonna tell him or just rub it in his face?
    LOL if he wants help he can shoot me a PM.....

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    Feel free to PM me to discuss access to Carpenter Creek with the help of your 4 wheeler - not easy, but it can/has been done.
    "Actions speak louder than words - 'nough said"

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    Their was one man who was full of knowledge of this area and he helped me out a lot.. He sent me a ton of information on another forum.. We all know him as snowwolfe I don't think he posts over here at all anymore. I cleared my inbox so if you want help let me know..

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    I know Snowwolf well. I last saw Randy about a month before he and his family moved out of state several years ago.
    "Actions speak louder than words - 'nough said"

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    Take chainsaw and axe if you want your atv back there.
    Only other option is to get a raft and float across the river

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    Quote Originally Posted by akiceman25 View Post
    So are you gonna tell him or just rub it in his face?
    Let him do his own d a m n homework. Start breaking in those boots now. And were it me I might consider a few overnight backpack trips to route find and maybe clear myself a path or two through the alders.
    If cave men had been trophy hunters the Wooly Mammoth would be alive today

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    Quote Originally Posted by Erik in AK View Post
    Let him do his own d a m n homework.
    Ahhh yes I forgot that's how some feel now, Erik in 'New' AK.
    I am serious... and don't call me Shirley.

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    There is some wisdom in what's being said even as abrasive as it sounds. A route has been pointed out. Now the hunter needs to recon and do trail maintance and scouting to ensure safety and success. We all know that a little extra work before hunting season can yield results. Best wishes in 165. My daughter and I flew in with Meekins.

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