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Offline GalacticCow

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Finding out where I'm allowed to hunt grouse
« on: November 26, 2016, 11:01:10 PM »
I've been having trouble planning scouting expeditions -- my biggest problem is trying to find places where I can be sure I'm allowed to hunt.

For instance, I found this map:  http://publiclandsinventory.wa.gov/#Map

And it has a bunch of different zones on it, from federal to dept. national resources uplands.  Everyone always says "go to logging roads" but are "logging roads" always able to be hunted?

I guess what I'm saying is, how do you find places to check out to hunt forest grouse, and how do you check if they're legal to hunt?

I live in King County, for reference.

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Re: Finding out where I'm allowed to hunt grouse
« Reply #1 on: November 26, 2016, 11:19:31 PM »
depends on who owns the property. Get onxmaps for your smart phone and you can see the public private land boundaries very easily. Some private logging companies allow walk in access for hunting. An increasing number of private land owners are charging access fees though so do your homework before setting out to hunt. DNR and federal lands are generally huntable.

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Re: Finding out where I'm allowed to hunt grouse
« Reply #2 on: November 27, 2016, 11:00:41 AM »
Federal and DNR are *generally* huntable?  When are they not huntable then?  When they're national parks, or national forests, or something?

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Re: Finding out where I'm allowed to hunt grouse
« Reply #3 on: November 27, 2016, 11:14:22 AM »
Federal and DNR are *generally* huntable?  When are they not huntable then?  When they're national parks, or national forests, or something?

National forests are huntable.  ;)
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Re: Finding out where I'm allowed to hunt grouse
« Reply #4 on: November 27, 2016, 11:38:02 AM »
You can't hunt National Parks or State Parks. Almost all other public land is legal to hunt. In King county your best bet will probably be National Forest lands. You might want to try the other side of Snoqualmie Pass.

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Re: Finding out where I'm allowed to hunt grouse
« Reply #5 on: November 27, 2016, 04:25:12 PM »
National forest, east side of Snoqualmie Pass would be a good place to start for this time of year.
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Re: Finding out where I'm allowed to hunt grouse
« Reply #6 on: November 28, 2016, 06:40:19 AM »
Buy a map of the MT. Baker Snoqulamie National Forest; you can hunt National Forests, but not National Parks or State Parks.

Dept. Of Natural Resourses lands are huntable too, but very poorly marked; contact the DNR website for maps to buy.

Gated off logging roads or abandoned slash roads are good places to walk and hunt.

With snow season upon us, good luck driving into the National Forests to hunt...They don't plow the roads!
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Re: Finding out where I'm allowed to hunt grouse
« Reply #7 on: November 28, 2016, 06:04:17 PM »
They aren't all snowed out just yet.  I was up at Blewett Pass yesterday morning and 9738 was drivable until I hit solid snow at 3700' and things got sketchy.  But it would only take a few days of heavy weather to change that.
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