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I never hunted, I am disabled, due to being blow up in iraq in 2004, I am able to walk short distances. I live in vancouver, washington, I would like to know where I can hunt, I have Tags + license,and a Remington 700 30-06 rifle. I am interested in dear and Elk. I know there is the Gifford Pinochet Nation Forest near buy, does anybody know where I can hunt there or near my area, with access for me to drive closer?

I am also new to Washington.

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Location: OlyWa
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I am not familiar with that area, but you can contact the F&W and DNR.

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billythekidrock wrote:
I am not familiar with that area, but you can contact the F&W and DNR.

Thanks for responding but what is F&W and DNR?

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Location: Rochester WA.
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First off welcome to BGH and welcome to Washington state.
F&W is Fish and wildlife... Washington state web site http://www.wdfw.wa.gov/
DNR is department of Natural resources. Washington http://www.dnr.wa.gov/

As far as Gifford Pinochet Nation Forest, i have herd of it , but i have not hunted it.
Enough.. national forests are good, and wheyerhouser or private timber companies that allow motorized travel are good places to start.

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munkees - thank you for your sacrifice - and for getting back in the game. I just visited some in-laws-to-be and they live just outside the Gifford Pinchot, and a friend of mine has spent a lot of time in there. I get the sense that it is truly wild country. What I have seen of it is dense, wild, steep, etc. LOTS OF PUBLIC LAND.

Dig deep into what options and advantages the Washington Fish and Game might provide to disabled hunters.

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Welcome to the site munkees. If you lived in Oregon I could help you some. Don't know much of anything about hunting in Washington. What do you call walk a short distence?

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Don Fischer wrote:
Welcome to the site munkees. If you lived in Oregon I could help you some. Don't know much of anything about hunting in Washington. What do you call walk a short distence?

A short distance is about 1 mile, but If I have to go over obstacles or carry anything, then I am very limited. I have a damaged spine in multiply locations. So I know I need to hunt near where my truck so I can get the animal out after(if I am lucky to bag anything).

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As I said, I can't help you in Wash. You move to Ore or get an Ore license then get ahold of me and I'll take you.

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Don Fischer wrote:
As I said, I can't help you in Wash. You move to Ore or get an Ore license then get ahold of me and I'll take you.

Thanks for the offer Don, I appreciate it.

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Solid work for your sacrifice brother.

Go to http://wdfw.wa.gov/outreach/access/accessibility/roadaccess.htm

This will tell you abou the Road Access Entry Program is a cooperative effort with the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife. Next, contact Brenda Kane at (360) 902-2349 or Kanebkk@dfw.wa.gov. I'll bet she can point you in the right direction.

Finally, this year Twisp and the Methow Valley issued some sick number of "special" deer permits...something like 500....because of how many deer have been killed by cars this year. Yeah, no one knows about it but locals. If I were you, I'd call the local game warden and chat him up. See if you can get in on that action.

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Great post Ranger!

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