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Still packing
« on: February 15, 2016, 09:22:57 AM »
I saw 5 spikes. And one HUGE 7x7 bull still packing Saturday. Anybody seeing any elk drop yet? I think still too early.
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Re: Still packing
« Reply #1 on: February 15, 2016, 10:00:51 PM »
I seen probably 35 elk today (2 different herds) and no horns but they all could have been cows while the Bulls hid in the tree line like they love to do haha but Friday morning I seen a nice six point still packing


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Re: Still packing
« Reply #2 on: February 15, 2016, 10:33:59 PM »
Bulls are in herds and the cows have disappeared. They probably won't drop til March sometime

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Re: Still packing
« Reply #3 on: February 16, 2016, 07:03:10 PM »
This is why statewide shedhunting seasons are more than likely in the the works. Elk don't shed till mid march. Less than 5% drop by mid march.

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Re: Still packing
« Reply #4 on: February 16, 2016, 07:22:08 PM »
 :yeah:
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Re: Still packing
« Reply #5 on: February 17, 2016, 02:17:58 PM »
I have a dandy 4x4 bt behind my house that is still packing. 

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Re: Still packing
« Reply #6 on: February 17, 2016, 03:15:42 PM »
This is why statewide shedhunting seasons are more than likely in the the works. Elk don't shed till mid march. Less than 5% drop by mid march.

Amen. Its such a race anymore its disgusting
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Re: Still packing
« Reply #7 on: February 17, 2016, 05:47:15 PM »
And I'm sure that No one here has picked a freshy before March 15th... You know what they say.. If you can't beat em join em... Statewide shed seasons will do nothing but keep the innocent...innocent and well those who don't care in the first place will continue on the same path... Just like what happens at the feed stations every year...

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Re: Still packing
« Reply #8 on: February 17, 2016, 06:12:48 PM »
They are still packing...........yeah its February! They are still wintering to...
I'm not rooting for a shed season btw
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Re: Still packing
« Reply #9 on: February 17, 2016, 07:13:23 PM »
A very small percentage drop in late feb.  Most in April.  Probably all cows you saw .  All the bulls I see are solo or in bachelor herds this time of year.  Can't wait for the race, have been getting a few deer sheds in the meantime

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Re: Still packing
« Reply #10 on: February 17, 2016, 07:16:50 PM »
Seriously? A shed hunting season? Like pay to go out and find a shed season? Wow, what will they come up with next!!
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Re: Still packing
« Reply #11 on: February 19, 2016, 02:29:49 PM »
Yup they will f it up for everyone...... Leave the bulls be till late March

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Re: Still packing
« Reply #12 on: February 19, 2016, 06:24:43 PM »

Seriously? A shed hunting season? Like pay to go out and find a shed season? Wow, what will they come up with next!!
Maybe not pay, but no shed hunting between this date and that date kind of like the restrictions at oak creek and other feed lots.
If you spend any time watching the yahoos on Facebook talking about chasing the animals down on quads and snow machines, you'd understand better why the potential exists for this season.
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Re: Still packing
« Reply #13 on: February 19, 2016, 07:52:50 PM »
If they came out with a shed hunting season you would still have everyone out there looking harassing the animals before season and hiding the sheds they find to come back and grab opening day.  Just like the guys who sneak into oak creek prior to may 1st.  Always thought it was funny when the gate opens and a guy walks straight to a big pile of antlers out of sight.

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Re: Still packing
« Reply #14 on: February 19, 2016, 09:03:25 PM »
Friend of mine saw a 5 with only one side over a week ago, but all the bulls I've seen are still packin

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Re: Still packing
« Reply #15 on: February 20, 2016, 05:08:26 PM »
We don't harass any elk. We just try to see where they are hanging out so we know where to look when they drop.
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Re: Still packing
« Reply #16 on: February 20, 2016, 05:25:33 PM »
Friend of mine saw a 5 with only one side over a week ago, but all the bulls I've seen are still packin
Where do you hunt up there Buckhunter?
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Re: Still packing
« Reply #17 on: February 21, 2016, 08:44:58 AM »
Shed season wouldbt work. Not enough game wardens to catch people doing it. I havnt ran into a game warden yet. Actually didnt run into one all of hunting season either.

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Re: Still packing
« Reply #18 on: February 21, 2016, 08:59:25 AM »
Seen around 20 bulls yesterday, still packing. I don't shed hunt elk in feeding areas but I do not start till may 1st. Went to a place a week early a few years ago and the elk were still packing. Lesson learned.

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Re: Still packing
« Reply #19 on: February 21, 2016, 10:49:09 PM »
So I live right down the road from a great spot and I do pick up sheds in march. But I have seen a huge influx of people shed hunting these days. And the people that are chasing the elk is making me sick. Y? Why would u vhasr them? The f... Horns are not goomg to fall off. All our doing is taking the chance of killing the bull. I watch a guy vhasr these elk last or and i went to make sure nothing happened. Well what do u know. The bull I found dead in side the tree line 2 ridges over. I turned that some b in. So yes I agree with a shed season and strictly enforce it. Its crap any more and its not a race.

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Re: Still packing
« Reply #20 on: February 21, 2016, 11:33:26 PM »
It's illegal to harrass or persue any wildlife outside of scheduled seasons. Let the laws already in place do the work, not restrict those guys enjoying the outdoors responsibly.

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Re: Still packing
« Reply #21 on: February 22, 2016, 06:15:39 AM »
 :yeah:
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Re: Still packing
« Reply #22 on: February 22, 2016, 07:53:15 PM »
I'm in the kapowsin tree farm almost every weekend.  Saw a huge increase in guys up there this last weekend.  Evidentally the race has begun.  Saw a 7pt bull still packing sunday on the road.  I'm staying out of my good spots for a few more weeks, hopefully others aren't in there pushing bulls around before they drop.

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Re: Still packing
« Reply #23 on: February 23, 2016, 11:25:59 AM »
Hopefully the crowd in there is disappointed cause they haven't dropped yet, and maybe they won't come back!
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Re: Still packing
« Reply #24 on: February 24, 2016, 05:53:35 PM »
Friend of mine saw a 5 with only one side over a week ago, but all the bulls I've seen are still packin
Where do you hunt up there Buckhunter?

He didn't say where abouts he saw it, but knowing where he goes either on Hancock or around eatonville. And yea same here we leave the animals in peace and dont harass them, just trying to find where they are at

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Re: Still packing
« Reply #25 on: February 24, 2016, 05:56:42 PM »
Oh and last weekend I saw a MONSTER 7x7 in the middle of the road, still packing, and 2 smaller bulls, they need more time still

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Re: Still packing
« Reply #26 on: February 25, 2016, 08:53:37 PM »
Increase in people probably has a lot to do with passes about to run up too


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Re: Still packing
« Reply #27 on: March 17, 2016, 11:20:21 AM »
Saw 6 bucks yesterday still packing.  This includes 2 of them that only had one side.
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Re: Still packing
« Reply #28 on: March 17, 2016, 11:22:53 AM »
I saw a nice bull off the freeway by Cle Elum that was still packing as of yesterday.

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Re: Still packing
« Reply #29 on: March 17, 2016, 08:46:01 PM »
2 nice bulls packing both antlers today in Kapowsin. One little buck had dropped though

 

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