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Cowiche unit
« on: October 23, 2013, 07:02:07 AM »
Heading out with two novice hunters and one cow tag.  Looking forward to the get away time and crisp air.  Has anyone been in the sagebrush area off the mill road?  With the warm weather I don't expect to see them low yet but would like the novice to fill his cow tag.  I'm driving a red crew cab DURAMAX with a winch on the front with a black grill guard.  Usually stay of the middle fork but liable to see me anywhere in the unit.  If you see the truck flag me down especially if you need help.  I answer to Pat or Wildman.  Good Luck to All 
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Re: Cowichee unit
« Reply #1 on: October 23, 2013, 11:22:13 AM »
That's where they were for muzzy season. we got 2 cows in the sagebrush :)

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Re: Cowichee unit
« Reply #2 on: October 24, 2013, 07:31:25 PM »
Been a pretty big heard hanging out low off of Antanum road. Seen them a couple nights last week.  Probably 80-100 animals.

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Re: Cowichee unit
« Reply #3 on: October 25, 2013, 08:07:40 AM »
thanks for the comments.  see you all in the woods YAHOO

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Re: Cowichee unit
« Reply #4 on: October 25, 2013, 11:52:04 AM »
Been a pretty big heard hanging out low off of Antanum road. Seen them a couple nights last week.  Probably 80-100 animals.
.   If your talking about the herd about a mile up the north fork on the left side , they are in there every year. Also they are on private property.
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Re: Cowichee unit
« Reply #5 on: October 26, 2013, 08:05:58 PM »
My father in law killed his cow during muzzy season in the sage off the mill rd and I know of 3 bulls shot in there last week by permit holders. Also 2 other cows and a spike during muzzy season.
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Re: Cowichee unit
« Reply #6 on: October 26, 2013, 08:30:28 PM »
What's up with the Hatton Rd.. I hear it's closed. Is that true?

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Re: Cowichee unit
« Reply #7 on: October 27, 2013, 07:26:23 AM »
They been trying to close it for years
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Re: Cowichee unit
« Reply #8 on: October 27, 2013, 08:04:57 AM »

My buddy shot a nice spike down low in the muzzy season, he had lots of opportunity on other spikes as well.
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Re: Cowichee unit
« Reply #9 on: October 27, 2013, 10:14:03 AM »
Hatton Rd. is not closed. Just close the gates. It is a green dot road.

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Re: Cowichee unit
« Reply #10 on: October 27, 2013, 09:30:42 PM »
We spent a week up high at the head of weddle canyon and didnt see squat during muzzy season. Hadnt been an elk up there in months. Kept moving lower and lower til we ran out of time. No food up high during the dry summer i suspect has kept them down low. Never saw an elk in any camp we saw.
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Re: Cowichee unit
« Reply #11 on: October 28, 2013, 08:34:12 PM »
i was there for the opening weekend, didn't see a thing but going back out tomorrow to start hunting for a cow, good luck to all of you guys
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Re: Cowichee unit
« Reply #12 on: November 01, 2013, 07:11:11 PM »
 :yeah: that's what i meant, left  tue evening to start hunting on wed. just got back and no cow, i saw a few but they were in private property,  :(
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Re: Cowichee unit
« Reply #13 on: November 01, 2013, 07:23:30 PM »
I say that landowner can kick rocks! Is that the road that they were talking about in the yakima herald a month or so ago?
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Re: Cowichee unit
« Reply #14 on: November 01, 2013, 09:00:08 PM »
I agree. He can huff and puff all he wants its a green dot. Screw him.

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Re: Cowichee unit
« Reply #15 on: November 02, 2013, 09:56:03 AM »
Opening morning the elk were up high in the Ewe neck area.

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Re: Cowichee unit
« Reply #16 on: November 03, 2013, 05:31:53 PM »
That guy on hatton is just a complete jerk and has no right to act the way he does

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Re: Cowichee unit
« Reply #17 on: November 05, 2013, 12:55:47 PM »
Hey not to burst your guys bubble but there are 6 landowners that the lower part of hatton goes thru, mine included. We have all signed are petion and got it ok'd for us to close down the lower part of hatton. It is not a green dot road until it hits state land by the power lines. Dnr wdfw have no say on are private land. We will be installing new gates with locks on them this fall/ spring.

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Re: Cowichee unit
« Reply #18 on: November 05, 2013, 12:59:54 PM »
Hey not to burst your guys bubble but there are 6 landowners that the lower part of hatton goes thru, mine included. We have all signed are petion and got it ok'd for us to close down the lower part of hatton. It is not a green dot road until it hits state land by the power lines. Dnr wdfw have no say on are private land. We will be installing new gates with locks on them this fall/ spring.

Sweet first post!  So you've petitioned to turn a public road into private?
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Re: Cowichee unit
« Reply #19 on: November 05, 2013, 01:03:12 PM »
Hey not to burst your guys bubble but there are 6 landowners that the lower part of hatton goes thru, mine included. We have all signed are petion and got it ok'd for us to close down the lower part of hatton. It is not a green dot road until it hits state land by the power lines. Dnr wdfw have no say on are private land. We will be installing new gates with locks on them this fall/ spring.

is there a public release about it? I have heard it was a county road unless you guys are dealing with the same thing like happened up south cowiche.

I have heard that gates always get left open and landowners loose cattle sometimes. I however didn't see that much trash in which I always here people are dumping all their trash out there :dunno:,
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Re: Cowichee unit
« Reply #20 on: November 05, 2013, 01:06:13 PM »
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Re: Cowichee unit
« Reply #21 on: November 05, 2013, 02:42:04 PM »
There's got to be an easement of some sort
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Re: Cowichee unit
« Reply #22 on: November 05, 2013, 04:11:01 PM »
Hey not to burst your guys bubble but there are 6 landowners that the lower part of hatton goes thru, mine included. We have all signed are petion and got it ok'd for us to close down the lower part of hatton. It is not a green dot road until it hits state land by the power lines. Dnr wdfw have no say on are private land. We will be installing new gates with locks on them this fall/ spring.
.    The road might go through your " private land" but I doubt you own the road. There has to be an easement ? Unless your just going to gate it of like the squatter's did up Cowiche Mill Dr.
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Re: Cowichee unit
« Reply #23 on: November 05, 2013, 04:17:18 PM »
Someone who lives over there should check with Yakima County and see if they can tell you if the county right of way goes all the way to public land. If anyone would know, it would be the county.




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Re: Cowichee unit
« Reply #24 on: November 05, 2013, 04:35:59 PM »
If it's a road that's been used for many years as if it were a public road, even if the county was never granted an official right of way through the private property, then in my opinion it should remain open to the public.

This may require a lawyer to get involved- IF the county won't do their job and not allow the road to be shut down by greedy private landowners.


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