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Just Moved to Seattle

Hello all,

I'm a new member. I just moved to Seattle and I'm wondering where the best places are for elk hunting. I've hunted elk before in Colorado and Wyoming, so I am familiar with elk. I'm just wondering your thoughts on location and any other advice you might have...

Thank you.

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If you go to this thread you will find some information, I had the same question a few months back.

http://www.biggamehunt.net/forums/viewtopic.php?t=11573

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Well welcome to both of you. I'm not so sure about Wash but if you go over to Ellensburg on I 90 you'll see a very long streach of interstate with high Ekl fences on it. I'd start checking out there and out Hwy 2 east of Monroe. I'll bet fuzzybear gets on here later with better info.

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i sent you a pm.

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Thank you all very much !

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Re: Just Moved to Seattle
Model70Man wrote:
Hello all,

I'm a new member. I just moved to Seattle and I'm wondering where the best places are for elk hunting. I've hunted elk before in Colorado and Wyoming, so I am familiar with elk. I'm just wondering your thoughts on location and any other advice you might have...

Thank you.

What is your preference. Pack in wilderness. Hunting from a camp. Day hunts. or ?? Stalking or stand hunting. Open terrain or thick dense forest. Archery, Muzzleloader or Modern rifle. All the above in all methods are available.

The elk heards follow the food and are always moving along their chosen route. Sometimes, it's just a matter of being in the right place at the right time.

Any of the units in Lewis, Thurston or Pierce Counties. The Olympic Peninsula, Yakima and around Mt. St. helens. Oak Creek Game Reserve all produce. The draw back with some of these is they are or can be very popular areas during modern rifle but, they do produce. Early Archery and Muzzleloader hit the rut.

There are areas that will be antlerless (any without antlers) or 3 point or better and areas that are three point or better. There are Rocky mountain on the east side of the mountains and Roosevelt on the west side with a few that have moved over to the opposite ridge and through the passes.

Knowing where the animals are and getting access could be two different projects. Keep an ear open to what lumber baron properties are open. If there are private roads. Be sure to get permission for access.

Hang out at some of the sportman's clubs and give yourself a chance to meet some of the locals.

Welcome to BGH.

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I would like to pack hunt, and also find some open terrain to hunt. It's been my first week here, and I would like to know some good areas to start scouting.

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