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a soldier has a question, getting stationed at Ft. Lewis

Im getting stationed at ft. lewis,washington(army) and i have decided to get into hunting,SERIOUSLY, I have been whitetail hunting before with my father and I'm a certified gun nut and sportsman, i love hunting and fishing, I'm off topic, i have a rifle in mind but in need of further advise on the choice and caliber,is it adequate? I'm thinking about a savage 11 in 30-06 , and is carrying a sidearm advised in Washington while hunting, and any info about the area around ft. lewis. and hunting(elk,caribou,mule deer.etc) in general in Washington

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a soldier has a question, getting stationed at Ft. Lewis

Welcome to the forum.

Within 20 miles of Ft Lewis you'll find Roosevelt Elk, Blacktail Deer, Black Bear, Cougar, Turkey, Grouse and a variety of small game. I have yet to try it but I understand they let you bow hunt, on the fort, for the Blacktail.

If you go over the mountain you'll find Rocky Mountain Elk, Mule Deer, Whitetail, Black Bear, Cougar, Turkey, Upland Birds, Waterfowl and a variety of small game.

For an all around a bolt action 30-06 with a 2x-7x or 3x-9x scope and a 180gr bullet would be an excellent choice. You'll want some very reasonable glass on the scope. There is a great variety of terrain from thick dark wet forest to high desert.

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a soldier has a question, getting stationed at Ft. Lewis

Fuzzy hit it right on the head. I don't think there is much to add.

Oh, we do have caribou in E. WA, but they are off limits.

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Yep fuzzy said it all perfect.

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