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Offline dvolmer

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Best elk GMU in the State?
« on: August 07, 2012, 03:23:00 PM »
OK.  this is probably going to open a can of worms but lets here why ya think about the best modern rifle Big Bull area in the state.  I will open by explaining that I enter around 15 family and close friends in the permit draw each year.  they seem to let me do all of the research and trust me to put them in for the best opportunities to get a big bull.  Over the years we have seen some good successes and have had are hard times too.  After all of the areas we have drawn I have concluded that Dayton A rifle tag is probably the best tag in the state to draw.  Access is easy to find in the Nat Forrest and animal quality if you are willing to hunt hard is really good.

 Since the year 2000 my party has drawn two Watershed bull tags (with two 6x6 bulls harvested), three Observatory (Manastash) big bull tags (with a 2x2, 4x4, and 6x6 harvested), one Blue Creek tag (14 year old girl didn't make the shot), and six Dayton A tags (with all of them being 6x6 or bigger up to a 398 7x8).  this year we have one Dayton tag and a Watershed tag to go after so we will be busy.

Lets here what you think and more importantly is why you feel the way you do about the GMU.
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Re: Best elk GMU in the State?
« Reply #1 on: August 07, 2012, 03:40:31 PM »
I don't know the best, but thanks for the tip on Dayton 'A'.  I'll keep that in mind for the future.  :hello:
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Re: Best elk GMU in the State?
« Reply #2 on: August 07, 2012, 03:42:05 PM »
dvolmer, we need to talk man.  :bash:









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Re: Best elk GMU in the State?
« Reply #3 on: August 07, 2012, 03:43:23 PM »
GMU 262. ;)

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Re: Best elk GMU in the State?
« Reply #4 on: August 07, 2012, 03:46:59 PM »
I thought you eastside guys said there were no bulls in the blues :dunno:

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Re: Best elk GMU in the State?
« Reply #5 on: August 07, 2012, 03:50:14 PM »
I thought you eastside guys said there were no bulls in the blues :dunno:

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There isn't, this is a deception tactic spearheaded by the CCC once again to keep people out of the Colockum where all the 400 in. plus bulls are a dime a dozen.  Don't believe him, anybody that's familiar with this tactic and any real hunters knows that you don't divulge your honey hole or where the elk are, I seen through this tactic the minute I read the title. :chuckle: :chuckle: :chuckle:

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Re: Best elk GMU in the State?
« Reply #6 on: August 07, 2012, 03:52:57 PM »
Loowit  :dunno: :chuckle:

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Re: Best elk GMU in the State?
« Reply #7 on: August 07, 2012, 04:04:11 PM »
I dont think you give up your honey-hole by declaring what GMU you hunt in!  And anyone that doesnt know that Dayton, Blue Creek, Wenaha, Watershed,and Tucannon are the best trophy GMU's in the state arn't the smartest around.  It doesnt take much to read the hunting results and the size of the elk harvested off of the State Web site and notice where the Auctioned off Governers tag shoots his elk every year.  So I don't think I am letting out top secret honey holes by any means!
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Re: Best elk GMU in the State?
« Reply #8 on: August 07, 2012, 04:07:13 PM »
if not the blues id say hancock kapowsin... :tup:

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Re: Best elk GMU in the State?
« Reply #9 on: August 07, 2012, 04:14:43 PM »
The colockum  :) that is where all the trophy animals are  :tup:
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Re: Best elk GMU in the State?
« Reply #10 on: August 07, 2012, 04:16:29 PM »
Any eastside unit.
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Re: Best elk GMU in the State?
« Reply #11 on: August 07, 2012, 04:17:13 PM »
Loowit  :dunno: :chuckle:

Dang it.... quit giving up my super secret honey hole....  :bash: :bash: :chuckle: :chuckle: :chuckle: :chuckle: :chuckle:
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Re: Best elk GMU in the State?
« Reply #12 on: August 07, 2012, 04:18:27 PM »
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Re: Best elk GMU in the State?
« Reply #13 on: August 07, 2012, 04:19:22 PM »
if not the blues id say hancock kapowsin... :tup:


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Re: Best elk GMU in the State?
« Reply #14 on: August 07, 2012, 04:20:59 PM »
I dont think you give up your honey-hole by declaring what GMU you hunt in!  And anyone that doesnt know that Dayton, Blue Creek, Wenaha, Watershed,and Tucannon are the best trophy GMU's in the state arn't the smartest around.  It doesnt take much to read the hunting results and the size of the elk harvested off of the State Web site and notice where the Auctioned off Governers tag shoots his elk every year.  So I don't think I am letting out top secret honey holes by any means!
You are killin me man, killin me. No elk in the Blues, Huge bulls in the colockum and lots of em.  :tup: :chuckle:
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Re: Best elk GMU in the State?
« Reply #15 on: August 07, 2012, 04:25:05 PM »
The colockum  :) that is where all the trophy animals are  :tup:

Used to be, most got shot out over the last 6 summers or so. Few straggler big boys around.
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Re: Best elk GMU in the State?
« Reply #16 on: August 07, 2012, 05:02:51 PM »
The colockum  :) that is where all the trophy animals are  :tup:

Thats strike 3 run. Whatever happens its now out of my hands.  8). And Woodchuck let that maniacle leader of yours "Pathfinder101" know to watch out. There's Apaches in Idaho and now some at Ft. Lewis. Tread lightly.  :chuckle:
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Re: Best elk GMU in the State?
« Reply #17 on: August 07, 2012, 05:05:30 PM »
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Re: Best elk GMU in the State?
« Reply #18 on: August 07, 2012, 05:07:08 PM »
colockum!!! not to many elk left in the rest of the eastside
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Re: Best elk GMU in the State?
« Reply #19 on: August 07, 2012, 05:09:09 PM »
Gmu 130  :tup:

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Re: Best elk GMU in the State?
« Reply #20 on: August 07, 2012, 05:10:54 PM »
For whatever reason there is a elkless void North of Ellensburg and South of Wenatchee. But in the Observatory area and the Blues. Man there's some big elk there. Blues have always been big. But man that Observatory area is just exploding in its big bull population.
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Re: Best elk GMU in the State?
« Reply #21 on: August 07, 2012, 05:12:47 PM »
For whatever reason there is a elkless void North of Ellensburg and South of Wenatchee. But in the Observatory area and the Blues. Man there's some big elk there. Blues have always been big. But man that Observatory area is just exploding in its big bull population.

Don't listen to him, I shot the only elk in the Observatory last year.  A spike at that.
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Re: Best elk GMU in the State?
« Reply #22 on: August 07, 2012, 05:35:10 PM »
The colockum  :) that is where all the trophy animals are  :tup:

Thats strike 3 run. Whatever happens its now out of my hands.  8). And Woodchuck let that maniacle leader of yours "Pathfinder101" know to watch out. There's Apaches in Idaho and now some at Ft. Lewis. Tread lightly.  :chuckle:

awe come on you knew you couldn't hide the best elk herd in the state forever dont kill the messenger man  :chuckle: :chuckle: :chuckle:
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Re: Best elk GMU in the State?
« Reply #23 on: August 07, 2012, 05:44:28 PM »
Everyone knows that the biggest elk come out of the Battle Ground unit....   :dunno: :dunno: :dunno: :dunno:
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Re: Best elk GMU in the State?
« Reply #24 on: August 07, 2012, 05:44:56 PM »
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