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Re: Need Help on where to go hunting?
« Reply #50 on: November 07, 2013, 04:11:32 PM »
The Olympic Peninsula has some nice bulls. Or, another good option is SW Washington.


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Re: Need Help on where to go hunting?
« Reply #51 on: November 07, 2013, 08:50:37 PM »
Can anyone help me with some duck areas near Eatonville? I'm trying to get my 17 year old brother inlaw in to the sport but all my spot are way to far for him to drive... any help would be great!

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Re: Need Help on where to go hunting?
« Reply #52 on: November 13, 2013, 06:32:35 AM »
Anyone have information on unit 272 beezely late archery any information would be helpful

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Re: Need Help on where to go hunting?
« Reply #53 on: November 20, 2013, 06:19:42 AM »
I am a 68 year old bowhunter living in Deer Park. I moved to WA 5 years ago and have yet to kill a whitetail.  I don't have anyone here to hunt with, all my friends are out of state.  You must meet other hunters in similar situations, that would like to hunt with you, that are looking for a partner.  I am on a fixed income, but would like to schedule a 5 day unguided archery hunt for next year, or one of your specials. If you have other prospective clients looking for same/similar near to my area we could apply together, share costs, etc.

I know you're busy, but when you have an opportunity to reply it would be much appreciated.

Thank you

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plan on having her have her course done, wanna go deer or elk hunting. live near lacey wa,  don't mind traveling, in service, just moved to jblm three yrs ago, now im deciding I wanna go hunting again, but figured id get my girlfriends eleven yr old daughter interested to. gunna ask her this week. I have a games and wildlife class from texas, so any feed back, apprecieated, thinking about bow, bu probably go with rifle this yr.

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Re: Need Help on where to go hunting?
« Reply #55 on: December 08, 2013, 04:04:59 PM »
Welcome to the site.  Unfortunatley your a little late for elk and deer hunting.  Everything is pretty much over except for coyote or cougar hunting for big game.  I believe upland bird and duck and goose hunting are going on too.
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Re: Need Help on where to go hunting?
« Reply #56 on: February 04, 2014, 11:19:48 PM »
I live in the Seattle/Tacoma area, and I'm looking to do some Varmint hunting with my .22, does anyone have any recommendations? Please and THANK YOU!


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Re: Need Help on where to go hunting?
« Reply #57 on: April 14, 2014, 05:11:58 AM »
I will be visiting in Bothel this fall from California and I'd like to work in a few half-day duck hunts while I'm there.  So I'm looking for places to hunt.  I would be most interested in jump shooting or pass shooting but hunting over decoys is possible too, as long as I don't need dozens of them.  I've found the Snoqualamie Wildlife Area on the Internet and it seems like it might contain some places that fit the bill.  Can anyone suggest anyplace, either within the Snoqualamie Wildlife Area or someplace else nearby?
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Re: Need Help on where to go hunting?
« Reply #58 on: August 29, 2014, 01:39:42 PM »
Well this site seems to have a ton of good info, I'm brand new to hunting and I plan on heading over to 621 for modern deer regular and late season. I'm somewhat familiar with the lilliwaup hoodsport area and have property on a small lake in that area.  Just looking for any advice for that area.  Not looking for your honey hole or secret spots just some good areas to scout since 621 is rather large. Like I said this is my first hunting experience and I'll take any help I can get!  Feel free to send a message if you'd like.

Thanks! 

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Re: Need Help on where to go hunting?
« Reply #59 on: September 10, 2014, 05:04:18 PM »
hello to all. this site is the greatest thing i have found in a hot minute. to start off with, I have had my hunters license for 2 and a half years and this season will be the first time I will be here to actually be able to hunt. I am aiming for archery this year in GMU 627, 633, or 624 but i will also attempt a modern firearm season if i do not succeed. in all honesty the only skills i have in regards to hunting is the ability to shoot. i have field dressed a goat before (yes i know its not a deer... lol) so i know i am not uncomfortable with the blood or the smell. i am not here to ask for you to hold my hand through the process (would be nice though. lol just kidding) or for you to show me your secret spot that you've been scouting all year, but i am asking for the general information that the hunters course doesn't provide. all in all, i am just really hoping for is someone to say, hey, this is where most people hunt in this area just park your truck here and good luck, don't get lost or yes its alright to hunt in this area or hey, you might want to pack this at a bare minimum if you are gonna try this. anyway, thank you for taking the time to read this (if you get to this point atleast). hope you have a nice day.

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Re: Need Help on where to go hunting?
« Reply #60 on: September 12, 2014, 06:47:57 AM »
hello to all. this site is the greatest thing i have found in a hot minute. to start off with, I have had my hunters license for 2 and a half years and this season will be the first time I will be here to actually be able to hunt. I am aiming for archery this year in GMU 627, 633, or 624 but i will also attempt a modern firearm season if i do not succeed. in all honesty the only skills i have in regards to hunting is the ability to shoot. i have field dressed a goat before (yes i know its not a deer... lol) so i know i am not uncomfortable with the blood or the smell. i am not here to ask for you to hold my hand through the process (would be nice though. lol just kidding) or for you to show me your secret spot that you've been scouting all year, but i am asking for the general information that the hunters course doesn't provide. all in all, i am just really hoping for is someone to say, hey, this is where most people hunt in this area just park your truck here and good luck, don't get lost or yes its alright to hunt in this area or hey, you might want to pack this at a bare minimum if you are gonna try this. anyway, thank you for taking the time to read this (if you get to this point atleast). hope you have a nice day.
Welcome to the site.  There are loads of information here.  First thing to know if you have an archery tag and don't have a multiseason tag you are tied to only hunting archery season and that is it.  You will not be able to hunt modern firearm because you can only get one tag for the year and you have to choose archery, muzzle loader or modern firearm.  For archery you have to the 26th of this month for deer and then we have a late season from Nov. 26-Dec.31 for your GMU's you stated.  Now if you going to elk you got this weekend for those GMU's if you have an archery tag for that also.  I don't know a lot about the area other then there is state DNR land in there.  Good luck
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Re: Need Help on where to go hunting?
« Reply #61 on: September 12, 2014, 01:46:13 PM »
I need help on where to go hunting.

I am looking for someone to point me towards a unit or two in the South Sound/Olympic peninsula area that has elk AND public access for West side MF elk.  If you would be willing to let me join you, that would be great, but some general directions is all I need.  I've hunted elk for years, just not in WA, and not for a decade, so I am trying to get started here.  Any suggestions would be appreciated.

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Re: Need Help on where to go hunting?
« Reply #62 on: September 13, 2014, 06:06:55 AM »
I am a 68 year old bowhunter living in Deer Park. I moved to WA 5 years ago and have yet to kill a whitetail.  I don't have anyone here to hunt with, all my friends are out of state.  You must meet other hunters in similar situations, that would like to hunt with you, that are looking for a partner.  I am on a fixed income, but would like to schedule a 5 day unguided archery hunt for next year, or one of your specials. If you have other prospective clients looking for same/similar near to my area we could apply together, share costs, etc.

I know you're busy, but when you have an opportunity to reply it would be much appreciated.

Thank you

I'm sorry I missed your post until now. I can work out a hunt you can afford, send me a pm or call me 208-852-6494.

Well this site seems to have a ton of good info, I'm brand new to hunting and I plan on heading over to 621 for modern deer regular and late season. I'm somewhat familiar with the lilliwaup hoodsport area and have property on a small lake in that area.  Just looking for any advice for that area.  Not looking for your honey hole or secret spots just some good areas to scout since 621 is rather large. Like I said this is my first hunting experience and I'll take any help I can get!  Feel free to send a message if you'd like.

Thanks! 

hello to all. this site is the greatest thing i have found in a hot minute. to start off with, I have had my hunters license for 2 and a half years and this season will be the first time I will be here to actually be able to hunt. I am aiming for archery this year in GMU 627, 633, or 624 but i will also attempt a modern firearm season if i do not succeed. in all honesty the only skills i have in regards to hunting is the ability to shoot. i have field dressed a goat before (yes i know its not a deer... lol) so i know i am not uncomfortable with the blood or the smell. i am not here to ask for you to hold my hand through the process (would be nice though. lol just kidding) or for you to show me your secret spot that you've been scouting all year, but i am asking for the general information that the hunters course doesn't provide. all in all, i am just really hoping for is someone to say, hey, this is where most people hunt in this area just park your truck here and good luck, don't get lost or yes its alright to hunt in this area or hey, you might want to pack this at a bare minimum if you are gonna try this. anyway, thank you for taking the time to read this (if you get to this point atleast). hope you have a nice day.

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Re: Need Help on where to go hunting?
« Reply #63 on: September 15, 2014, 08:25:15 AM »
Looking for good rabbit hunting in SW WA.

I've been to shilopoo a half dozen times and not seen any signs.   Also spent some time on larch but I've found few fields.

I have shotguns and .22's so just about anywhere that allows shooting I should be able to hunt in comfortably.

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Re: Need Help on where to go hunting?
« Reply #64 on: September 18, 2014, 09:55:42 AM »
Hi, I live near Bellingham (GMU 407) and I really want to hunt a deer with modern firearm next month.  I've purchased some maps and have been doing as much of internet research as I can but I'm still bit confused to where I can go.  There are so many different land owners (private, DNR, State, National forest...)  I'm used to hunting in SE Alaska where you just get out of the city limit and everything was ok to hunt on.  I'm looking for someone's secret spot.  I just want someone to point me to a general area that is open to public.  Any help I can get would be much appreciated.  Also, I am looking for a hunting partner because none of my friends here hunts. 

Thank you.

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Re: Need Help on where to go hunting?
« Reply #65 on: September 18, 2014, 09:57:56 AM »
Hi, I live near Bellingham (GMU 407) and I really want to hunt a deer with modern firearm next month.  I've purchased some maps and have been doing as much of internet research as I can but I'm still bit confused to where I can go.  There are so many different land owners (private, DNR, State, National forest...)  I'm used to hunting in SE Alaska where you just get out of the city limit and everything was ok to hunt on.  I'm looking for someone's secret spot.  I just want someone to point me to a general area that is open to public.  Any help I can get would be much appreciated.  Also, I am looking for a hunting partner because none of my friends here hunts. 

Thank you.

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Re: Need Help on where to go hunting?
« Reply #66 on: October 02, 2014, 09:31:24 AM »
Hey guys. So happy a forum like this exists!

My two sons (13 and 16) just completed their hunter safety course and I want to take them Mule or White tail hunting this year since there's more likelihood of actually GETTING a deer than with the Blacktail we have in my area.

This would mean going to Eastern Washington where I've never hunted.

I'd like to take a tent and camp with the boys for a few days as well.

Someone told me it's almost all private land in Eastern Washington. That would make camping impossible.

Where can I take them that we can camp and hunt for Mules (Preferred) or Whitetail?


If not, I'm thinking about taking them to Rose Valley up by Cougar, Wa. Last time I hunted there you could drive up the logging roads, find a clear spot and pitch a tent. (20 years ago)... can you still do that today?
Thanks!
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Re: Need Help on where to go hunting?
« Reply #67 on: October 19, 2014, 05:16:52 PM »
hey there my name is nick I am 23. This is my first year ever hunting I was never around hunting growing up there for I have no clue what I'mreally doing I've read a ton of stuff online and have a lot of gear but anytime my gf and I go out we never see what we r going for. I am in Spokane and This year we have traveled up the 395 to chewella and have gone on both side from GMU 121 and 117 and up the 20 to ione under Sullivan lake and some others. In search of bear and dear. At this point I feel lost and would love if someone could take me out or send me in a direction of some hotter spots then where ive been. I can give more in detail on where i was if you write me. please please help

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Re: Need Help on where to go hunting?
« Reply #68 on: November 18, 2014, 10:02:50 PM »
We just went up to the NE corner of GMU 621 last weekend. By Discovery Bay, Big Skidder Hill, right off of Snow Creek Road. We were up at about 2000' (COLD) but we saw tracks, rubs and scat. Plenty of recent clear-cuts, all on DNR and Forest Service land. We didn't see any deer in the two days we were there, but met one hunter who's partner got a buck in the middle of the day.  Hope this helps.

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Re: Need Help on where to go hunting?
« Reply #69 on: November 25, 2014, 09:22:29 AM »
What an awesome idea this post is.

First off, I appreciate all the help you peeps are willing to give nOObs who truly want to learn how to do this.

This leads to my question.  I recently moved to Eatonville and I read a lot about the different hunting that goes on down here.  I've hunted (mostly pheasant/duck) in the past, but it's been 15 years since either.

There is a place called Pack Forest about 3 minutes from where I live.  What I'm looking for is a good place to get out and walk around with a 12 and (maybe) an 8 year old.  It certainly doesn't have to be chalk full of anything, but it would be nice to get of a shot or two while hiking.  I'm having a hard time finding definitive information on where this could be done.  I'm obviously not looking for pheasant, but having an opportunity a grouse or two would be perfect.

Any suggestions/advice/information would be greatly appreciated...

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Re: Need Help on where to go hunting?
« Reply #70 on: December 08, 2014, 09:48:36 PM »
Sprintin, Pack Forest should be good. I've never hunted there, though. Elbe Hills State Forest is down there. Lots of national forest around there. Definitely grouse around there. Good luck!

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Re: Need Help on where to go hunting?
« Reply #71 on: March 24, 2015, 09:21:59 PM »
Anyone point me in a direction to look for bars in the Lincoln 501 unit???


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Re: Need Help on where to go hunting?
« Reply #72 on: August 08, 2015, 04:46:40 PM »
I have on opportunity to purchase a hunting lease in the 615 GMU on the south side of 101 or I can go on the north side in GMU 612. do either of these units have good elk?

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Re: Need Help on where to go hunting?
« Reply #73 on: August 10, 2015, 11:36:04 AM »
Any help for gmu 101 would be greatly apreciated. Willing to talk elk hunting in naches area for mule deer tips in 101

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Re: Need Help on where to go hunting?
« Reply #74 on: August 11, 2015, 09:47:30 PM »
I'm looking for any ideas of where to go look for elk on the west side.  I've been scouting GMU560 and hunted there last year but have not really been seeing much of anything. 

If you could point me in the right direction that would give me a good start.
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