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Any western Washington deer/elk hunters out there? I'm going to start hunting again after a long absence and have no clue where to go. I'm planning on taking the upcoming year to get ready with gear etc., but I'm beyond clueless on where to go. Any help would be great! Thanks.

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from WA Mtnhunter wrote 4 years 19 weeks ago

I hunt in WA, but usually in E. WA since it is usually very rainy in W. WA during deer season. GMU 101 and 105 by Kettle Falls and the Colville area have been my favorites for many years, but I have not hunted there in 5 years. The units over in the Okanogan are usually good for a mix of whitetails and mule deer, too. I usually apply for special permit hunts outside of the general season and they are usually all good. For elk, the 336. 340, 346 are usually fair depending on the weather driving the elk down from up high. I think there are more elk hunters than elk in any given spot. I gave up except on permit hunts and hunt in Colorado mostly for elk. The best place to kill elk is where there are lots of elk. The next best spot is where there are lots of elk.

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from Clay Cooper wrote 4 years 19 weeks ago

What State?

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from blackdawgz wrote 4 years 8 weeks ago

I live in The Gorge.

Get the Reg's.

My most hardcore co-worker said that, if you can get drawn for Snoqualmie, an elk is almost guaranteed.

I can't hunt here with my Labs anywhere in sight, even as companions.

And I have a Disabled pass that allows entry to the most restricted areas.

My experience with blacktails (and one black bear) has been to avoid hitting them with the Subaru on HiWay 14, which borders this property..

Had to slam on the brakes for a 300 lb bear.

On a trip to the shooting range, I stopped for two "abandoned Labradors", and then had to roll up the windows for Mama.

Then I was caught completely with my pants down while walking The Gypsy on the side of Mt. St. Helens when she took off after a 150 lb cub. Dense forest and unarmed.

Actually, I know where the local herd is most of the time.

All I have to do is cross the highway and go up the mountainside.

But I love my dawgz...

I walk everywhere with mah dawgz. I know where there are Elk Superhighways at Mt. St. Helens, and have even seen monster antlered bulls there at 30 yds.

Anybody can see these huge trails from the road.

That's another clue.

Some of those "washes" on the uphill side of the road are actually trails, for the wise.

I step in fresh Elk do-do every AM as day breaks.

All ye have to do is get out there and scout them.

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from jtoc24 wrote 3 years 37 weeks ago

if you are going to buy a raffle ticket, try for Whidbey island. you have good drawing odds and there has been a lot more deer this year. but this is NOT a trophy hunt. you will most likely get a doe spike or 2 by 2.

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from WA Mtnhunter wrote 4 years 19 weeks ago

I hunt in WA, but usually in E. WA since it is usually very rainy in W. WA during deer season. GMU 101 and 105 by Kettle Falls and the Colville area have been my favorites for many years, but I have not hunted there in 5 years. The units over in the Okanogan are usually good for a mix of whitetails and mule deer, too. I usually apply for special permit hunts outside of the general season and they are usually all good. For elk, the 336. 340, 346 are usually fair depending on the weather driving the elk down from up high. I think there are more elk hunters than elk in any given spot. I gave up except on permit hunts and hunt in Colorado mostly for elk. The best place to kill elk is where there are lots of elk. The next best spot is where there are lots of elk.

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from Clay Cooper wrote 4 years 19 weeks ago

What State?

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from blackdawgz wrote 4 years 8 weeks ago

I live in The Gorge.

Get the Reg's.

My most hardcore co-worker said that, if you can get drawn for Snoqualmie, an elk is almost guaranteed.

I can't hunt here with my Labs anywhere in sight, even as companions.

And I have a Disabled pass that allows entry to the most restricted areas.

My experience with blacktails (and one black bear) has been to avoid hitting them with the Subaru on HiWay 14, which borders this property..

Had to slam on the brakes for a 300 lb bear.

On a trip to the shooting range, I stopped for two "abandoned Labradors", and then had to roll up the windows for Mama.

Then I was caught completely with my pants down while walking The Gypsy on the side of Mt. St. Helens when she took off after a 150 lb cub. Dense forest and unarmed.

Actually, I know where the local herd is most of the time.

All I have to do is cross the highway and go up the mountainside.

But I love my dawgz...

I walk everywhere with mah dawgz. I know where there are Elk Superhighways at Mt. St. Helens, and have even seen monster antlered bulls there at 30 yds.

Anybody can see these huge trails from the road.

That's another clue.

Some of those "washes" on the uphill side of the road are actually trails, for the wise.

I step in fresh Elk do-do every AM as day breaks.

All ye have to do is get out there and scout them.

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from jtoc24 wrote 3 years 37 weeks ago

if you are going to buy a raffle ticket, try for Whidbey island. you have good drawing odds and there has been a lot more deer this year. but this is NOT a trophy hunt. you will most likely get a doe spike or 2 by 2.

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