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.
We all take every precaution when we are hunting and harvesting our animal. Well, what about after the animal is down? Do we know what has happened to that animal over it's lifetime? The following is an example of why we should be careful when we cut.
2 years ago, my father shot a nice 8 point on opening morning of the rifle season in Vermont. It was a beautiful, 2 1/2 year old deer, looked really healthy and moved normally. When my father went to skin it for...