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few questions about central washington

i have been going up recently into the wenatchee national forest that is north of ellensburg. camping and hiking and what not. can you hunt in the national forest? are there any different regulations on this area? i looked up the normal gmu rules but i was wondering if it was different since it is part of the national forest area.

also can anyone tell me a little more about mule deer in this area? do they migrate? do they stay around certain elevations? i saw a lot of old rubs in the area i was and i didnt know they rubbed as much.

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few questions about central washington

How far north are you talking? And no there are no special regulations within the national forest, just have to abide by the standard game regulations. I know the area somewhat, but i dont hunt it. I hunt north of Cle Elum around 6,000 feet for mule deer during the general season. The deer are somewhat migratory, but only when the snow fall begins to pile up. We've hunted in a foot of snow in October and saw a lot of deer at the 6,000, but they will eventually move into the valley bottoms. Alot of deer around ellensburg i think migrate to the Columbia river which isnt all that far.

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few questions about central washington

i was up in the reecer creek and wilson creek area north of ellensburg. saw quite a few does and some elk.

i was also hiking near whisky dick a few weeks ago and saw tons of signs. im just trying to get familiar with area near ellensburg. im used to hunting on the west side of washington, so any info about area or deer patterns would help a ton. i have already been up scouting twice in the last month.

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