I have never hunted McNary refuge (actually, last year was my first hunt in over ten years) I was thinking of going out to McNary next wedneday and try standby for the handicap blinds if possible. I was going alone, so if any of you ant to join me that would be great.
p.s. the reason I will hunt from the handicap blind is that I have an "issue" with my balance that makes if difficult to carry gear very far.
I have only been out once this year, but antsy to get out.
Some of the blinds at Mcnarry do real well some dont. If you go to get one of the handicap blinds your lucky because your guaranteed to get a spot due to the fact that they let handicap have first pick of blinds. I'm not sure if you can pick any you want though.
I do not have a reservation, but I will try standby at McNary(next Wed if any want to come). Folks at the refuge told me that there is usually 0-4 handicap hunters, but Wednesdays are usually light. They have two handicap blinds, 2 and 8. If I don't get one, I will still wait, looking at the map, it appears that access is pretty easy for most of the blinds.
Ram, I would love to go out with you sometime, my hunting availability is a little tight. I am going out Wed next week, then trying to get my 6yr old son out some saturday afternoon if I can find a few ducks for him to look at. I am going to try to get out the Wed before Christmas, but I have to let my wife wiegh in on that one......lol. If not, maybe we can hook up in early January.
Mason, ram, anyone else..
I'm coming down from Wenatchee on Christmas Weekend and am looking for someone to hunt with. My inlaws don't hunt and I'm bummed. I know the peninsula unit fairly well, but would prefer sharing a standby blind with anyone willing. I have waders, and 3 doz. duck floaters as well as a couple goose floaters.
I am going out to the McNary refuge Saturday and try standby for one of the handicap blinds. I am going alone, and would love the company if anyone wants to go with me. (My handicap is a "balance" issue that makes if very tough to lug gear very far, so I have access to the handicap blinds)
If I don't get a hanfdicap blind, I will probably hang around and see if I can get standby on one of the blinds that don't require too much walking from the vehicle.
I have never hunted out there, but I have been told that it is pretty good, and I will at least see some ducks.
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