collapse
Double U Hunting Supply Headin West Hunt Consulting

Author Topic: Best elk GMU in the State?  (Read 20804 times)

Offline dvolmer

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Scout
  • ****
  • Join Date: Mar 2012
  • Posts: 459
  • Location: Eastern Washington, West Richland
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.
Zonk Volmer

Offline Curly

  • Trade Count: (+1)
  • Explorer
  • ******
  • Join Date: Mar 2007
  • Posts: 18016
  • Location: Thurston County
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:
May I always be the kind of person my dog thinks I am.

><((((º>` ><((((º>. ><((((º>.¸><((((º>

Offline Woodchuck

  • GO TEAM!!!
  • Global Moderator
  • Trade Count: (+5)
  • Explorer
  • *****
  • Join Date: Mar 2009
  • Posts: 10385
  • Location: Walla Walla
  • HuntWA Woodblock
Re: Best elk GMU in the State?
« Reply #2 on: August 07, 2012, 03:42:05 PM »
dvolmer, we need to talk man.  :bash:









 :chuckle:
Antlered rabbit tastes like chicken


Inuendo, wasn't he an Italian proctoligist?

Disclaimer: This my SWAG. Not even an opinion. This is not my version of a 14th hand version of a fairy tale. It is also not the opinion of the Hunt Wa. site, it's owner, or any of the moderators or admins, not even me. Scouts honor. :salute:

Offline MtnMuley

  • Site Sponsor
  • Off-Topics
  • Trade Count: (+1)
  • Old Salt
  • *
  • Join Date: Aug 2009
  • Posts: 7238
  • Location: NCW
Re: Best elk GMU in the State?
« Reply #3 on: August 07, 2012, 03:43:23 PM »
GMU 262. ;)

Offline ELKBURGER

  • Washington For Wildlife
  • Trade Count: (+7)
  • Sourdough
  • *
  • Join Date: Nov 2008
  • Posts: 2204
  • Location: Ridgefield, Wa
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:

 :chuckle: :chuckle:

Offline PlateauNDN

  • Y.A.R. Medicine Man
  • Virtual Campfire
  • Trade Count: (+2)
  • Old Salt
  • *
  • Join Date: Mar 2011
  • Posts: 9481
  • Location: God's Country
  • R.I.P. Colockumelk 20130423. Semper Fi!
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:

 :chuckle: :chuckle:

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:

Anywhere between Mt. Adams and Ellensburg for me and my family. :tup:
If you can read thank a teacher, If you can read in English thank a Marine! 
Not as Lean, Just as Mean, Still a Marine!
He who shed blood with me shall forever be my brother!

"Around this camp, there's only one Chief; the rest are Indians!"

"Give me 15 more minutes, I was dreaming of Beavers!"

Offline JPhelps

  • I EAT ELK!!!
  • Trade Count: (+3)
  • Frontiersman
  • *****
  • Join Date: Sep 2007
  • Posts: 2802
  • Location: Pe Ell
  • http://www.primetime-outdoors.com
    • Primetime Outdoors
Re: Best elk GMU in the State?
« Reply #6 on: August 07, 2012, 03:52:57 PM »
Loowit  :dunno: :chuckle:

Offline dvolmer

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Scout
  • ****
  • Join Date: Mar 2012
  • Posts: 459
  • Location: Eastern Washington, West Richland
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!
Zonk Volmer

Offline fillthefreezer

  • Trade Count: (+1)
  • Sourdough
  • *****
  • Join Date: Aug 2011
  • Posts: 1404
  • Location: tacoma
  • @adventure_sd
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:

Offline runamuk

  • Trade Count: (+1)
  • Explorer
  • ******
  • Join Date: Jan 2008
  • Posts: 17698
  • Location: Dayton or somewhere in the Blues.
  • "I'm bored play with me"
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:
Sent from a fairy ring

benchleg

Offline rtspring

  • Washington For Wildlife
  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Old Salt
  • *
  • Join Date: Jul 2010
  • Posts: 5242
Re: Best elk GMU in the State?
« Reply #10 on: August 07, 2012, 04:16:29 PM »
Any eastside unit.
I kill elk and eat elk, when I'm not, I'm thinking about killing elk and eating elk.

It doesn't matter what you think...

The Whiners suck!!

Offline Huntbear

  • I am a BAD Kitteh
  • Washington For Wildlife
  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Old Salt
  • *
  • Join Date: Nov 2007
  • Posts: 9620
  • Location: Wandering Lost East of the Mountains
  • Y.A.R. Jester aka Smart Ass
    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1236486665
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:
By my honorable conduct as a hunter let me give a good example and teach new hunters principles of honor, so that each new generation can show respect for their god, other hunters and the animals, and enjoy the dignity of the hunt.

Calling an illegal alien an 'undocumented immigrant' is like calling a drug dealer an 'unlicensed pharmacist'.

Offline grundy53

  • Global Moderator
  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Explorer
  • *****
  • Join Date: Mar 2010
  • Posts: 10431
  • Location: Lake Stevens
  • Learn something new everyday.
    • facebook
Re: Best elk GMU in the State?
« Reply #12 on: August 07, 2012, 04:18:27 PM »
GMU 410
Molôn Labé
Can you skin Grizz?

The opinions expressed in my posts do not represent those of the forum.

Offline grundy53

  • Global Moderator
  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Explorer
  • *****
  • Join Date: Mar 2010
  • Posts: 10431
  • Location: Lake Stevens
  • Learn something new everyday.
    • facebook
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:


 :devil: :nono: :nono: :nono:
Molôn Labé
Can you skin Grizz?

The opinions expressed in my posts do not represent those of the forum.

Offline Woodchuck

  • GO TEAM!!!
  • Global Moderator
  • Trade Count: (+5)
  • Explorer
  • *****
  • Join Date: Mar 2009
  • Posts: 10385
  • Location: Walla Walla
  • HuntWA Woodblock
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:
Antlered rabbit tastes like chicken


Inuendo, wasn't he an Italian proctoligist?

Disclaimer: This my SWAG. Not even an opinion. This is not my version of a 14th hand version of a fairy tale. It is also not the opinion of the Hunt Wa. site, it's owner, or any of the moderators or admins, not even me. Scouts honor. :salute:

 

* Recent Topics

Chewuch Quailty Buck by Tschaefer72
[Today at 12:28:28 AM]


Norway Pass Muzzy Permit by X-Force
[Today at 12:23:26 AM]


2018 OIL's!!! by X-Force
[Yesterday at 11:57:13 PM]


Outlawing electrical mountain bikes in Washington? by bobcat
[Yesterday at 11:52:47 PM]


Who drew by westside bull
[Yesterday at 11:31:32 PM]


Peahes by JWEBB
[Yesterday at 11:18:59 PM]


Learning to Call by dreadi
[Yesterday at 11:18:27 PM]


IT'S ON WDFW!!!!!! NO CONFIRMATION EMAIL!!!!!! REDRAW!!!! by JWEBB
[Yesterday at 11:14:03 PM]


Skagit River bull tag Elk area 4941 by h2ofowlr
[Yesterday at 11:12:35 PM]


Sheep Tag, Yahoo by Call em in
[Yesterday at 11:11:58 PM]


Bivy? by Shawn Ryan
[Yesterday at 11:11:36 PM]


Drew 2018 Selkirk Bull Moose tag by elkoholic1
[Yesterday at 11:08:20 PM]


Mt. View Unit by grundy53
[Yesterday at 11:06:09 PM]


Mt Spokane North A Bull Moose Tag by wheels
[Yesterday at 11:05:50 PM]


Cow tag by Shawn Ryan
[Yesterday at 11:01:24 PM]


washington draw by buglebrush
[Yesterday at 10:55:14 PM]


Slide Ridge Muzzy Selected!!!! by bobcat
[Yesterday at 10:53:22 PM]


People on Cams by buglebrush
[Yesterday at 10:43:36 PM]


Couple in the family by cem3434
[Yesterday at 10:41:52 PM]


Capitol Forest coyotes by konradcountry
[Yesterday at 10:36:57 PM]