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Elk hunting in Weyerhaeuser land in Wash.

I am new to washington hunting, but being from Idaho I cant wait to try out Washington. Being in the navy and being deployed I lost this whole summer scout time but I have looked at the different areas in this state using the internet. I am planning a trip for either the Olympic Peninsula or the Weyerhauser Land. Both seem to be good areas but being still deployed I have no idea where to go. I know how it is not to give up your good spots. So I dont expect anything like that. So just asking for any advice as far as some areas that are decent or even just some Public land I can get out and walk on. Any and all advice would be awesome and greatly appreciated. Last, like most elk hunters I am a walker and use to going several miles on foot to find the elk. One other thing is if any one has the Regs. please let me know of any general hunts in these areas. Hoping for a hunt around November. Thank you

Any other advice on washington hunting would also be appreciated.

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Location: Idaho
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Elk hunting in Weyerhaeuser land in Wash.

I am in Idaho and have lived some in E Washington. Visits to the west side suggest lots of potentially accessible land - and huge amounts of thick, dark, dense, damp, and wet country for stuff to hide in. I have wondered how far a bullet (of any caliber) fired horizontally at shoulder or waist height ... would actually travel in such forests - before the sheer volume of foilage and humidity and rain and fog and wood and tree-trunks and rotten trees and vines and undergrowth, and darkness ... would bring it to a stop.

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Elk hunting in Weyerhaeuser land in Wash.

I have lived my whole life in Idaho, So I am not sure how the weather and trees are all going to factor in the shooting.In Idaho I have always hunted down south towards the wyoming border where it is pretty open country. But I have done some archery hunting so I am use to shooting through the trees and not what. I know with a arrow you have to worry about the weather more as well. So I think I should be alright but truely I have not had really any experience in Washington since this will be my first hunting season living there. I just cant wait to get out and explore that area and hopefully get lucky enough to find the game. Just dont know to many areas to hunt yet but going to do everything I can to change that. As soon as I get back in the states.

Also where in Idaho do you live. It sounds like you might be up north somewhere.

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Location: Idaho
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Elk hunting in Weyerhaeuser land in Wash.

Yeah - I live in N Idaho (Latah County). I grew up, though, basically in S. Idaho. I love open country. And steep. I make too much noise and get too impatient in the thick stuff.