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Decent Western Washington Areas To Hunt Elk With Modern Rifle
« on: October 12, 2011, 03:19:41 PM »
So I got stuck purchasing an elk tag this year since they dont have the Deer-Bear-Cougar combo anymore. Kinda bummed about that. But now that I have the damn thing I am interested in using but I have it for modern firearm and on the westside should not have specified that info till I did some research. But I am pretty sure I cant switch so oh well. So my question to all of you is. Is there any decent elk hunting on the west side with modern firearm within an hour or hour and a half of kent wa I know that limits me quite a bit but I need something since there isnt much in the area that I hunt. Any info would be appreciated thank you

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Re: Decent Western Washington Areas To Hunt Elk With Modern Rifle
« Reply #1 on: October 12, 2011, 03:57:16 PM »
To answer your question, yes there is. Some good spots I would say are fairly close to you. I wont tell you those. If you want some good spots that are farther south around 3 hrs from you, PM me. I hunt the eastside, so I can give up a few spots on the westside.

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Re: Decent Western Washington Areas To Hunt Elk With Modern Rifle
« Reply #2 on: October 12, 2011, 05:01:35 PM »
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Re: Decent Western Washington Areas To Hunt Elk With Modern Rifle
« Reply #3 on: October 12, 2011, 05:05:19 PM »
There are none.







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Re: Decent Western Washington Areas To Hunt Elk With Modern Rifle
« Reply #4 on: October 12, 2011, 05:22:27 PM »
If you are so uninterested in it....why go? Wow.
 
From Kent, you are within range of many great elk hunting areas. Do some research or somebody is going to suggest you try Island county.
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« Reply #5 on: October 12, 2011, 05:23:35 PM »
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Re: Decent Western Washington Areas To Hunt Elk With Modern Rifle
« Reply #7 on: October 12, 2011, 07:41:54 PM »
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Re: Decent Western Washington Areas To Hunt Elk With Modern Rifle
« Reply #8 on: October 12, 2011, 07:48:14 PM »
If you are so uninterested in it....why go? Wow.
 
From Kent, you are within range of many great elk hunting areas. Do some research or somebody is going to suggest you try Island county.
dang it ICEMAN dont tell everyone that we have elk in Island county.  8)   
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Re: Decent Western Washington Areas To Hunt Elk With Modern Rifle
« Reply #9 on: October 12, 2011, 07:49:56 PM »
look at the harvest reports by WDFW online to see the # of animals harvested per GMU. If that # seems high then you have a chance at seeing elk.

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Re: Decent Western Washington Areas To Hunt Elk With Modern Rifle
« Reply #10 on: October 12, 2011, 07:50:37 PM »
Well since the secret is out about our elk in Island County here is picture. :IBCOOL:
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Re: Decent Western Washington Areas To Hunt Elk With Modern Rifle
« Reply #11 on: October 12, 2011, 11:21:35 PM »
Eatonville or Enumclaw are your best bets. I would hunt Eatonville before Enumclaw, but you may have to get permission in either area. It is posted down low, but if you get off the main roads you can find some decent areas.

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Re: Decent Western Washington Areas To Hunt Elk With Modern Rifle
« Reply #12 on: October 13, 2011, 06:44:21 AM »
Well to start sorry I didnt seem interested. I just have never gone elk hunting. I would love to go but I havent had the resources to do so. I have hunted deer my entire life of hunting and have done well. Just havent had the oppurtunity to go for elk. But since I had to purchase a elk tag to get deer, bear, and cougar in a combo I figured hell why not try the forum and see if I could get some good info and possibly give it a shot this year. But I see that some are more willing to criticize one for the situation they have at hand rather than help them out. But thank you to the ones that are willing to lend some usefull information.

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Re: Decent Western Washington Areas To Hunt Elk With Modern Rifle
« Reply #13 on: October 13, 2011, 07:02:17 AM »
So I got stuck purchasing an elk tag this year since they dont have the Deer-Bear-Cougar combo anymore. Kinda bummed about that. But now that I have the damn thing I am interested in using but I have it for modern firearm and on the westside should not have specified that info till I did some research. But I am pretty sure I cant switch so oh well. So my question to all of you is. Is there any decent elk hunting on the west side with modern firearm within an hour or hour and a half of kent wa I know that limits me quite a bit but I need something since there isnt much in the area that I hunt. Any info would be appreciated thank you

I think a big part of it was the wording above....some of us dont get to elk hunt this season and would give anything to be stuck with a tag, so when you worded it that way you really came off kinda like you didnt care about it so why should we  :dunno: plus the crowd here is always a little rough on the new guy especially on the main forum....and for some reason the elk are even more heavily guarded and coveted than the other critters....

and you are in reach of good elk areas but elk take some research and leg work....
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Re: Decent Western Washington Areas To Hunt Elk With Modern Rifle
« Reply #14 on: October 13, 2011, 07:12:28 AM »
Alright fair enough I can appreciate that. And I apologize. I do truly care and I have always wanted to elk hunt but never had the oppurtunity growing up to do so. But now being on my own for the most part hunting and not having alot of friends or any friends that hunt its tough. So again I apologize. And your not joking about being tough on the new guy I joined this amazing site last year posted a couple things and man was it put under a microscope. Oh well

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Re: Decent Western Washington Areas To Hunt Elk With Modern Rifle
« Reply #15 on: October 13, 2011, 07:39:22 AM »
Dont mind em internet bullies they did the same to me.  But as far as the westside goes Packwoods good theres elk up there by you a little east but on the westside.  The olympics have elk up by forks.  The south end has elk around the willipa hills.  there are elk all over the state.  Ive seen them elk around enumclaw buckley eatonvill the acsses is kinda limited but good luck! i hope to find a bull for my old lady to shoot on the westside.

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Re: Decent Western Washington Areas To Hunt Elk With Modern Rifle
« Reply #16 on: October 13, 2011, 08:38:39 AM »
Yes I totally AGREE.... Some of the people on here are such AS*****S!! And if I was the moderater I would totally kick you off this website cause you are probably the same ones that are roadhunting that don't EVER WAVE... I mean come on put your hand up and give a friendly wave when you pass another hunter on the road... GIVE SOME RESPECT!! How would you feel if you were the one that wanted some SIMPLE INFO on were to go elk hunting or if you EVEN KNEW WERE TO GO?
You know some of the people in Washington are MILITARY that just moved here and they wanna try and get out there and hunt but they don't know the area cause they are serving our country...

SO G** D***** stand up and help someone out once in awhile if they are asking for help ... DON'T MAKE FUN OF THEM!! Like I said what if that was YOU?



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Re: Decent Western Washington Areas To Hunt Elk With Modern Rifle
« Reply #17 on: October 13, 2011, 10:02:50 AM »
Thanks DIY I will do some research around those areas and see what I can find out. Right now I am focusing on deer hunting for the next couple weekends. I was debating on greenwater knowing that the hunting is pretty limited but if I recall correctly it is gmu 653 and there is no modern elk hunting in there so scratched the idea. So I will continue to do some more research and hopefully I can come up with a decent weekend hunt for some elk. I have a nice little chest freezer that some elk would fit in perfectly.

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Re: Decent Western Washington Areas To Hunt Elk With Modern Rifle
« Reply #18 on: October 13, 2011, 10:04:48 AM »
So I got stuck purchasing an elk tag this year since they dont have the Deer-Bear-Cougar combo anymore. Kinda bummed about that. But now that I have the damn thing I am interested in using but I have it for modern firearm and on the westside should not have specified that info till I did some research. But I am pretty sure I cant switch so oh well. So my question to all of you is. Is there any decent elk hunting on the west side with modern firearm within an hour or hour and a half of kent wa I know that limits me quite a bit but I need something since there isnt much in the area that I hunt. Any info would be appreciated thank you

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Re: Decent Western Washington Areas To Hunt Elk With Modern Rifle
« Reply #19 on: October 13, 2011, 10:16:44 AM »
After the september 1st price hike they no long the deer bear cougar combo. Above the tag and permit section in red lettering if I recall correctly that there will be a price change and there may be changes made. I went to several places to buy my liscence to see what was goin on and the it was the same all around I even looked at the screens behind the counter and they did not have deer bear cougar combo as an option. If you wanted deer with bear and cougar you had to get elk also. Believe me I tried for just the deer bear cougar it wasnt happening.

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Re: Decent Western Washington Areas To Hunt Elk With Modern Rifle
« Reply #20 on: October 13, 2011, 10:21:21 AM »
Oh great, all three tags bought individuly is still cheaper than $93.50, washington can keep that elk tag it ain't worth pi$$! :twocents:
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Re: Decent Western Washington Areas To Hunt Elk With Modern Rifle
« Reply #21 on: October 13, 2011, 10:41:46 AM »
Hey Ford:

Don'tcha know you need a thousand posts here to even get a reply????  PM me with your general area and I'll suggest a few areas. :tup:
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Re: Decent Western Washington Areas To Hunt Elk With Modern Rifle
« Reply #22 on: October 13, 2011, 12:22:21 PM »
If you are so uninterested in it....why go? Wow.
 
From Kent, you are within range of many great elk hunting areas. Do some research or somebody is going to suggest you try Island county.
dang it ICEMAN dont tell everyone that we have elk in Island county.  8)
Seriously!  Island county has been my big bull honey hole for years.  It was kept nice and quiet until now! Ughhhh

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Re: Decent Western Washington Areas To Hunt Elk With Modern Rifle
« Reply #23 on: October 13, 2011, 01:19:11 PM »
Me too, I just wasn't going to say anything.
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Re: Decent Western Washington Areas To Hunt Elk With Modern Rifle
« Reply #24 on: October 13, 2011, 01:32:02 PM »
man you guys are so original using the same joke over and over and over again I guess its time to find another forum

 



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