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Re: Selkirk A any moose what are your thought?
« Reply #25 on: June 20, 2013, 09:45:43 AM »
My thoughts? You suck!  :chuckle: :chuckle: :chuckle: Have a great hunt. :tup:

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Re: Selkirk A any moose what are your thought?
« Reply #26 on: June 20, 2013, 12:22:10 PM »
I drew that tag about 8 years ago.  I pulled out a wide 57+ inch moose.  You will have a blast get over there and scout.  Miles creek is a good spot to look up and there a huge bowl to glass in.  LOTS of moose...   There is also many closed gates as well which is good to check out as well.

You mean Mill Creek? :dunno: I live up here there is no Miles creek. Yup Mill creek holds some awesome moose. Also check out north and south baldy and up the east branch of LeClerc rd all the way to the top holds good moose. I would spend much time north of Bunchgrass Meadows off of the middle branch of CecLerc creek not nearly as many moose. Also great hunting above bead lake. If you have any questions feel free to PM me.

It has been a while since I have hunted it...  BUT you hit the spots that the State Biologist told me to go and find them.  You might also want to bring your mountain bike as that is a good quick way to get behind the lock gates.
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Re: Selkirk A any moose what are your thought?
« Reply #27 on: June 25, 2013, 06:00:20 AM »
Check Out Petit lake area... Ive seen some toads up there.... There are some good cuts to glass... for this unit 45'' would be my goal but 50 is very possible if youre patient...

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Re: Selkirk A any moose what are your thought?
« Reply #28 on: June 25, 2013, 06:28:59 AM »
I had the tag in 2009, killed a 45" wide bull with triple brows on both sides.  I spent lots of time scouting the area, like most every weekend throughout the summer.  Listen to the advice you got here, and don't bother calling the biologist, the spots he will give you are the same three spots he gives everyone else who calls him.  My biggest piece of advise would be to be patient, don't let the tag burn a hole in your pocket and have fun.  Be aware there are more grizzlies in the area than the F&G either admits or knows about.  Nothing to be scared of, but be aware of it.   Good luck and come back here and tell us all your story after your done.
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Re: Selkirk A any moose what are your thought?
« Reply #29 on: June 25, 2013, 06:39:06 AM »
 :yeah:  To may come on here for advice, season rolls around and Poof they are gone..show us some pics!! :tung:

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Re: Selkirk A any moose what are your thought?
« Reply #30 on: June 25, 2013, 06:56:42 AM »
Its really exciting when you are sitting there calling and you hear a twig snap behind you.  You turn your head and there at about 30 feet is a Grizz eyeballing his next meal.  :chuckle:   The longbow doesn't seem like such a good idea at the time.

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Re: Selkirk A any moose what are your thought?
« Reply #31 on: June 25, 2013, 09:57:49 AM »
Its really exciting when you are sitting there calling and you hear a twig snap behind you.  You turn your head and there at about 30 feet is a Grizz eyeballing his next meal.  :chuckle:   The longbow doesn't seem like such a good idea at the time.

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Re: Selkirk A any moose what are your thought?
« Reply #32 on: June 25, 2013, 10:03:59 AM »
You should have no problem killing a moose in Oct and still making it to the Entiat in late Nov. No need to scout for deer if you already know the area. The deer will be moving in there with some weather. Good luck on both hunts. Looking forward to stories and pictures.
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Re: Selkirk A any moose what are your thought?
« Reply #33 on: July 02, 2013, 06:44:16 AM »
You've been given some great advice from some locals!  Above Bead Lake all the way to the Idaho border, above Marshall Lake, LeClerc Ck area all hold huge moose and they're easier to find that bucks!  There are also a lot of moose around Yokum Lake though I'm unsure how much of that land is huntable.   Heading further north, Sullivan Lake area also holds some great moose, as well as a good population of Grizzly.  Another option would be to head into Idaho, camp on the north end of Priest Lake, ID.  Hwy 57 turns into a dirt road (USFS road 302) about 6 miles north of Nordman, ID and then goes back into Washington shortly after that.  Once in Washington there's some really large moose in that area, especially around "Hughes Meadows."  Don't let F&G fool you into believing there aren't many Grizzly or that there aren't any on the south end...there are!  I'd also suggest having a cougar tag in your pocket too.  They're in there as well.
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Re: Selkirk A any moose what are your thought?
« Reply #34 on: July 02, 2013, 08:50:13 AM »
Thanks for the info.  I went up there last weekend and covered some ground.  Talked with some locals and met a guy on the hill that gave me great info.  We saw quite a bit of game. 

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Re: Selkirk A any moose what are your thought?
« Reply #35 on: July 02, 2013, 09:16:32 AM »
Looking for a thread with Selkirk moose pics and can't seem to find many pics!  There are probably few because the number of tags that are given out.  Put em up if you have some please!

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Re: Selkirk A any moose what are your thought?
« Reply #36 on: July 02, 2013, 10:01:51 AM »
You can go to Lake Sullivan (I could have misspelled it)  but they ranger station there has a computer which they showed me of all the grizzly's they had collared and monitored.  The ranger told me those bears came from Yellowstone.  This would be good to see where the bears are so you know where to be careful.

BTW, those bears were put there because they did not act well in Yellowstone.
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Re: Selkirk A any moose what are your thought?
« Reply #37 on: July 03, 2013, 07:38:46 AM »
You can go to Lake Sullivan (I could have misspelled it)  but they ranger station there has a computer which they showed me of all the grizzly's they had collared and monitored.  The ranger told me those bears came from Yellowstone.  This would be good to see where the bears are so you know where to be careful.

BTW, those bears were put there because they did not act well in Yellowstone.

They also put way more than they should have, into a very small territory.  That's why they've been moving south.  I grew up 7 miles outside of Newport.  The year I graduated high school, 1987, we had a couple of grizzlies in our pasture...lol.  There's been several sighted around the Deer Park area as well, for the past several years.
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Re: Selkirk A any moose what are your thought?
« Reply #38 on: July 03, 2013, 11:06:50 AM »
I ran into one on a bow hunt in Montana one year.  Definitely a little more intense than seeing a black bear in the wild. 

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Re: Selkirk A any moose what are your thought?
« Reply #39 on: July 30, 2013, 11:25:26 AM »
Make sure that you have a good map or gps if you head into that Nordman Idaho and then off 302.  The Nordman road winds in and out of Idaho and believe me there are griz in there, ive seen them many times!  I've also seen huge bulls in there and a few sporatic Elk in those areas.

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Re: Selkirk A any moose what are your thought?
« Reply #40 on: September 02, 2013, 06:15:30 PM »
In early November saw numerous bulls from the 1920 rd. and shot a 46 1/2 bull. Got there by driving up the cee cee ah rd.

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Re: Selkirk A any moose what are your thought?
« Reply #41 on: September 03, 2013, 09:23:16 PM »
the longer you wait the worse the weather and there is a chance of a big snowstorm which would shut everything down.   I dislike fog the most.   it is a tough choice of what time to go and I wish I had to make that choice.  good luck and have fun.   mike w

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Re: Selkirk A any moose what are your thought?
« Reply #42 on: September 03, 2013, 09:38:30 PM »
Yep one of the lucky hunters to draw while we still have moose up there :bash: Good luck shoot a big one :tup:

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Re: Selkirk A any moose what are your thought?
« Reply #43 on: September 05, 2013, 11:38:03 AM »
I bet you're getting excited Matt. Just around the corner :)
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Re: Selkirk A any moose what are your thought?
« Reply #44 on: September 05, 2013, 12:17:36 PM »
Ya.  Trying to get a bull elk tag done now in peaches.  Called a couple in for him just couldn't close the deal.  One to small and one needed a couple more steps.  Seeing quite a few and hearing a few, but ya just a warm up for the moose hunt!!! Can't wait!

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Re: Selkirk A any moose what are your thought?
« Reply #45 on: September 05, 2013, 12:38:42 PM »
Great excersise for you before your big hunt. I've heard quite a few reports of bugling bulls. The weather change must be helping a little. This is the first time in 8 yrs I'm not in the elk woods with my bow. Miss it more than I thought I would.
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