Been lurking etc. for past year or so... finally getting serious about a bigger than whitetail hunt... I plan to do a DIY hunt for Roosevelts either this year (08) or next. I have family with rural property and some tips/friends with tips in the Olympia area and a good family friend east of Kent a ways that is a heavy duty hunter.
My dream is to successfully hunt Roosevelts. I can and do use Rifle, ML or Bow but prefer bow. I believe this also will make my hunt in Wa a little bit easier or?
Doing some digging I found that the areas in both the Olympia area (and N of there on the penninsula) look good as well as slightly east around the area E/SE of Rainier... (I might be wrong here...)
I would prefer Western Wa highly due to costs etc... Olympia looks real good in tis regard. My questions are; would the N of Olympia area on the penninsula be better? and what is the normal method of recovery?*
* I will take all meat of an animal I kill, and while a rack would be awesome, so would a heap of meat... You'all rent wheelers, horses or just pack it all out? I know up here in NH, when one nails a Moose (500-1000 lbs), you use wheelers if legal for the area or in worse case, go find a farmer with a draft horse...
Any info to Roosevelts would be appreciated-taking a Roosevelt has been a dream for sometime and I prefer to hunt with bow over other weapons although I have no problems using my rifle to fill the freezer.