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Location: Western, WA
Joined: 10/01/2007
Posts: 69
Re: Any body hunt the cowiche unit?
yelmhunter wrote:
I got drawn for antlerless elk (muzzleloader) and am wondering if anybody has any suggestions.

what types of suggestions? weapon, location, ammo or gear???

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Location: Yelm Washington
Joined: 08/01/2008
Posts: 2
Cowiche area suggestions.

Looking for area suggestions in the cowiche unit.

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Location: Lynnwood, WA
Joined: 11/24/2007
Posts: 17
Are there any WA Elk hunter here?

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?

Thanx

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Location: Eatonville, Wa
Joined: 08/26/2007
Posts: 610
Are there any WA Elk hunter here?

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.

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Location: Lynnwood, WA
Joined: 11/24/2007
Posts: 17
Are there any WA Elk hunter here?

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.

Thanks again

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Location: Eatonville, Wa
Joined: 08/26/2007
Posts: 610
Are there any WA Elk hunter here?

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

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Location: Lynnwood, WA
Joined: 11/24/2007
Posts: 17
Are there any WA Elk hunter here?

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...

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Location: Moses Lake, WA
Joined: 07/01/2008
Posts: 26
Are there any WA Elk hunter here?

I was out last week in the Clockum and find a lot of elk. Called in quite a few branch antler bulls including a 7x7. unfortunately for me it was spike only and that was the only thing I didn't see.

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Location: Shoreline, WA
Joined: 09/20/2008
Posts: 1
Elk hunting 2008

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.

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Location: Eatonville, Wa
Joined: 08/26/2007
Posts: 610
Are there any WA Elk hunter here?

muzzle loader starts up on the 4th im taking the the 6-10 from work so I can hunt the ml elk season and the modern deer.

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