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Lee Metcalf Hunting

Postby erminator » Thu Oct 24, 2013 8:41 am

I am hoping to try and get down to Lee Metcalf this weekend, with deer and elk opener i figure it should be less crowded. I have never hunted it before, though, so i just want to see how early you have to get there to get a blind? Thanks
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Re: Lee Metcalf Hunting

Postby PTROOFER FTFOWLER » Thu Oct 24, 2013 7:47 pm

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Re: Lee Metcalf Hunting

Postby erminator » Thu Oct 24, 2013 9:18 pm

Any responses from someone who isn't a complete dink?
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Re: Lee Metcalf Hunting

Postby pmahler » Thu Oct 24, 2013 10:46 pm

any time I have gone there it has been very early...like an hour & a half before shooting time
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Re: Lee Metcalf Hunting

Postby huntfishnv » Thu Oct 24, 2013 10:48 pm

erminator wrote:I am hoping to try and get down to Lee Metcalf this weekend, with deer and elk opener i figure it should be less crowded. I have never hunted it before, though, so i just want to see how early you have to get there to get a blind? Thanks


Never even heard of that area before, but you're right there should deffinitly be less hunters with big game opening, but who knows for sure. Id say the earlier the better and you wont be disappointed.
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Re: Lee Metcalf Hunting

Postby Troutslayer » Thu Oct 24, 2013 11:14 pm

Might as well go enjoy it before "Legacy Estates"', a 500 lot subdivision gets built all around it.

Haven't hunted there in years but I can tell you to read and follow the many rules or you will be ticketed.
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Re: Lee Metcalf Hunting

Postby TopWop » Thu Oct 24, 2013 11:16 pm

It's been over a decade since I've been there. I do know there
are a lot of rules, and how early you can be there is one of them.
Another is you can only bring in 20 shells and you must be within
like ten feet of the blind when shooting. And don't shoot the
pheasants! It's tempting since there are more of them than ducks.
I've had some fun shoots there in the middle of the week.
A couple of things, be ready for sky busters. The occasional
rain of pellets. I liked blind #3, it has a spring running into it
and stays open the latest and wasn't as muddy. OH, the mud!
Be careful, some of the areas are so muddy it's dangerous. So
don't just start hucking deeks unless your dog will get them for you.
If you have a chance go down in the daylight and scope it out.

If there are "local" ducks hanging around Missoula you can also
try Kelly Island. Some of the fishing access's down the bitter root
can be ok too. Anyway, good luck! I hope you have more birds
your way. It's pretty bare down here. I think all the birds are around Dillon
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Re: Lee Metcalf Hunting

Postby shawdawg02 » Fri Oct 25, 2013 8:33 am

I haven't hunted it a couple years and there was only one blind that I thought was even worth hunting and it wasn't uncommon to get there at 3 am and have someone sleeping in there car for a blind ( and that was on week days, weekends were a joke out there). Your better off putting on some miles and looking for bird and knocking on doors.
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Re: Lee Metcalf Hunting

Postby erminator » Fri Oct 25, 2013 10:41 am

Thanks for the responses guys. I am from Billings, but i go to the University of Montana, so I don't know many places near Missoula to hunt. I guess i will try to go to Ninepipes, if Lee Metcalf is not great. If i get any, i will be sure to give a report back. It looks like Sunday will be the better day to go. Also, if anyone wants to tag along, i would be happy to have another person with. Thanks again for the replies.
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Re: Lee Metcalf Hunting

Postby PTROOFER FTFOWLER » Fri Oct 25, 2013 1:18 pm

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Re: Lee Metcalf Hunting

Postby 2point » Sat Oct 26, 2013 8:52 pm

I agree with everything shawdawg02 said. I haven't been there in years, but I hear it is a joke these days. The blinds look like small camping trailers out there. I can't believe the sky busting could be worse then it was, if you saw a goose it was in range for a lot of guys.
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