I love to hunt Elk. I'm new to hunting in WA and I'm STILL tring to figure out the regs. Not sure why they have to be so confusing... Can someone tell me what the advantage to getting a special permit is over getting an over the counter tag?
special permits allow you to take game in a unit that would be closed or to hunt a unit during a perticular time frame, or take an animal such as a doe or big bull ect. But, all of those have closed and permits have been doled out. Over the counter is fine though, lots of land to hunt and plenty of game.
Thanks for the info. So, are most of the monsters in the draw areas or are those the areas where the game & fish want the least number of animals taken. I'm used to Az regs where you draw for a unit and have the whole unit to hunt.
I would say its a fair mix between the two, but with the special permit areas you dont have the hunting pressure. I try and get as far away from the pumpkin patches as possible. What area were you thinking of hunting
Where to hunt... that's what I'm trying to figure out. I don't know enough about the areas to make a decent decision. I know there's a good herd in Yakama and St. Helens and I've read that the east side is easier to hunt than the west. Then there's which weapon to use, archery or my 7 mag. Decisions, decisions...
There are. WDFW reports that Elk herds are generally down due to the severe winter. However I scouted in Eastern WA the past two weekends and saw Elk and substantial evidence of Elk. I know the bow hunters are out there but I'm looking forward to the modern firearms season.
Don't assume that when fall comes, or hunting season, that the big bucks, and big bulls leave. Whitetail deer bucks especially, simply hide. And they hide very well. Mule deer bucks may leave a little. Bull elk may leave, but don't assume they do. Don't assume any of them do. I mean - where would they leave to? (Just another place where, for the most part, they would be hunted.) These big animals have the ability to hide in very small, very obscure places. So, embrace the fact (...