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Bow Hunting for Elk
« on: March 24, 2007, 01:25:35 PM »
Hello,

 I'm a michigan bow hunter and I'm looking for some info to see if there's a place to hunt Elk around Kalama,Wa.98625  I have a non-hunting brother in-law living there and he doesn't have much help in this. I'm also a traditional Broadhead maker and would like to do some field work on my product. Please pass along any information in this matter.

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Re: Bow Hunting for Elk
« Reply #1 on: March 24, 2007, 01:49:05 PM »
Sure, there's great elk hunting near Kalama. Go east, or west, and you can get into lots of elk. But, it can be very difficult hunting, especially if you're not local and aren't able to scout before the season. I'd suggest either the Winston (520) unit, or Ryderwood (530.) I think Winston has got to be the most popular archery unit in western Washington, so expect to have lots of company. They are both open for early archery season, which is 2 weeks in mid-September, for 3 point minimum, bulls only.

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Re: Bow Hunting for Elk
« Reply #2 on: March 24, 2007, 09:13:08 PM »
Hello bobcat,
 Thanks for the insight into the areas. I'll do some checking on those and hopefully get a hunt setup.
                                 Regards, Bill

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Re: Bow Hunting for Elk
« Reply #3 on: March 26, 2007, 11:21:42 AM »
I can't really give you any better advice than bobcat did, but watch out for outta-state prices.  There pretty spendy for an elk tag.....around $400.  For areas like that, it might be better to check em' out first, see if that's what your interested in, then kick down the money.  I realize your in MI, so I would just do as much research as you can so you know what getting yourself into.  Good Luck

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Re: Bow Hunting for Elk
« Reply #4 on: March 27, 2007, 02:01:32 PM »
PM sent.
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Re: Bow Hunting for Elk
« Reply #5 on: March 27, 2007, 07:09:16 PM »
Ryderwood is a good one.  I got my raghorn there last season. However, a lot of the better hunting areas in the Ryderwood/Boisfort are walk-in only.  A timber co. has bought a lot of the land and keeps the gates closed for motorized vehicles.  St. Helens is another great place to hunt, if you dont mind hiking to the bottom of the drainages and doing some work.  Most of the folks around there roadhunt and spook the elk to the bottom of the drainages and into big timber.  There are some real bruisers that wonder out of the Loo-Wit and down into Smith Creek, Bean Creek etc.  One thing for sure is if you get one down, be prepared to pack meat all day and night.  It can get to be one tiring pack out going in and out of those canyons.
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Re: Bow Hunting for Elk
« Reply #6 on: March 29, 2007, 01:21:46 PM »
Hello Guy's,

             I contacted Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, talked to Mark a Customer Service Specialist WDFW Licensing Division (360) 902-2457)
He's sending me a   Big Game pamphlet when they get printed and along with the great advice I have received here I hope to be able to get a good hunt setup.

 I send for a Michigan elk tag ever year but I have a better chance winning the lottery.  Thanks for all the help with this. Hope to share some great moments with you here after the hunt.
                                    Regards, Bill
                           

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Re: Bow Hunting for Elk
« Reply #7 on: March 29, 2007, 03:29:10 PM »
Good luck with your hunt. If you haven't already seen it, you might want to watch the video by "Angry Spike Productions."  They are hunting in the same general area you're talking about, and it might help to give you a perspective at least on what the country looks like. Of course the only problem with watching that video is that it makes it look easy. I think what you don't see is how far they are going in behind locked gates, to get to where the elk are undisturbed and aren't afraid to bugle, and act like elk do when they are in the rut.

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Re: Bow Hunting for Elk
« Reply #8 on: March 29, 2007, 05:23:53 PM »
Bob - I am glad you brought up that video. The first one is great, and the second one is LATE.

I know it should be out soon, but I can't wait much longer.

Browsing the members list I see that an ASP memeber is also a member here, maybe he can give us a release date?




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Re: Bow Hunting for Elk
« Reply #9 on: March 29, 2007, 06:47:36 PM »
The 05 season was good stuff.I bow hunt elk in south west washington so there videos are more realistic to my type of hunting than the big videos. Keep it up guys. Rodger

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Re: Bow Hunting for Elk
« Reply #10 on: March 29, 2007, 07:20:59 PM »
I went and looked up Angry Spike Productions and it took me to HuntFlix and there's 55 Elk dVDs  Can you give a little help here to the one you mentioned.  Thanks

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Re: Bow Hunting for Elk
« Reply #12 on: March 29, 2007, 07:35:59 PM »
 :) Bob,
 I was going through them in found that and was going to ask you if it was this one,
Season 2005: Roosevelt Elk, but i see you beat me to it.
                 Thanks for the link.
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Re: Bow Hunting for Elk
« Reply #13 on: March 29, 2007, 07:52:07 PM »
I believe I ordered it directly from ASP's website, but I can't seem to find it now. Or, I could be thinking of a different video, and maybe ASP doesn't even have a website.  :dunno:

I sure don't remember ordering from "Huntflix." But yep, that's the one. That should provide some inspiration for ya!

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Re: Bow Hunting for Elk
« Reply #14 on: March 29, 2007, 08:04:27 PM »
Hi Bob,
 Just order the dvd, and look forward to that....nice to get all hyped up.
         
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