collapse
Advertise on Hunting-Washington Double U Hunting Supply

Author Topic: Hunting Waterfowl in the Ft Lewis area  (Read 926 times)

Offline sleighryda

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Pilgrim
  • *
  • Join Date: Jan 2017
  • Posts: 4
  • Location: Dupont, Wa
Hunting Waterfowl in the Ft Lewis area
« on: January 01, 2017, 09:53:33 PM »
Hello, I am brand new to the waterfowl sport and was hoping to aquire some wisdom on locations to go this time of year near the FT. Lewis area. I have a canoe. Am hopping to give the sport a try during and any help from the community would be very much appreciated!

Offline Special T

  • Truth the new Hate Speech.
  • Washington For Wildlife
  • Trade Count: (+11)
  • Explorer
  • *
  • Join Date: Aug 2009
  • Posts: 17156
  • Location: Skagit Valley
  • Wake me when you need me.
    • Silver Arrow Bowmen
Re: Hunting Waterfowl in the Ft Lewis area
« Reply #1 on: January 02, 2017, 06:00:55 AM »
The nisqually area is the only public spot I know of. Between the tide and the mud it can be a difficult hunt. Uses the Go  Hunt mapping tool on the wdfw page.

Your trying to hunt a difficult area that doesn't have a lot of areas. A large part of duck hunting is scouting to find spots and where the birds are. Good luck.
The Truth is like Poetry, and most people hate Poetry

Online Fungunnin

  • Trade Count: (+1)
  • Hunter
  • ***
  • Join Date: Dec 2014
  • Posts: 164
  • Location: Seattle
Re: Hunting Waterfowl in the Ft Lewis area
« Reply #2 on: January 02, 2017, 08:15:07 AM »
If you hunt the nisqually area be very careful! Conditions change VERY quickly, with 18 foot tidal swings the current can get ripping too. Be aware that the mud there can be really bad in some areas. Last year a guy had to be rescued by the coastguard because he got stuck in the mud and the tide was rising.

Sent from my SCH-I605 using Tapatalk

Offline sleighryda

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Pilgrim
  • *
  • Join Date: Jan 2017
  • Posts: 4
  • Location: Dupont, Wa
Re: Hunting Waterfowl in the Ft Lewis area
« Reply #3 on: January 02, 2017, 12:05:30 PM »
Thanks for the info. Well ill try pushing further south and see what I can scout out and sounds like ill stay away from the Nisqually area.

Offline ian_padron

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Hunter
  • ***
  • Join Date: Jun 2015
  • Posts: 187
  • Location: Seattle
Re: Hunting Waterfowl in the Ft Lewis area
« Reply #4 on: January 02, 2017, 01:16:07 PM »
Try introducing yourself and sharing some info/stories on the forum.

Guys are super willing to help out if they know you're a good dude and make the forum a better place. Wouldn't be surprised if you actually get invited on a hunt in due time by other forum members.

Too many guys have rolled through, posted a "not looking for any honey holes" but tell me where to hunt post and never added anything helpful to the forum.

This coming from a guy who was a newbie on here just a year ago, good luck!

Offline Eric M

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Sourdough
  • *****
  • Join Date: Sep 2015
  • Posts: 1076
  • Location: somewhere in time
Re: Hunting Waterfowl in the Ft Lewis area
« Reply #5 on: January 02, 2017, 01:46:34 PM »
If you are military, just go onto North Fort and sign up at the sport center after watching a 20 min video. Then go hunt Chambers Lake.

Offline sleighryda

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Pilgrim
  • *
  • Join Date: Jan 2017
  • Posts: 4
  • Location: Dupont, Wa
Re: Hunting Waterfowl in the Ft Lewis area
« Reply #6 on: January 02, 2017, 10:29:52 PM »
okay, and yes I am ill take a look into the adventure center. I would love to share some stories but am fairly new to hunting. actually point blank I am new. Only have fished. Just a few guys in my unit tired getting me to go earlier in the season but I bailed and am regretting it now lol. Anyways I will def let you guys know how it goes!

 

* Recent Topics

For Sale Easton arrows by elkslayer99
[Today at 06:13:16 AM]


2017 HuntWA Christmas Gift Exchange - LIST IS CLOSED by pianoman9701
[Today at 06:04:27 AM]


Salmon fishing/Not likley by hunthard
[Today at 06:01:20 AM]


Marten by JakeLand
[Today at 05:53:41 AM]


Backcountry with kiddos by Skyvalhunter
[Today at 05:21:55 AM]


Can anyone help me identify what animal makes this sound? by Skyvalhunter
[Today at 05:19:30 AM]


Body of missing woman found mauled by mountain lion, coroner says by Skyvalhunter
[Today at 05:19:14 AM]


Bullwinkle by Skyvalhunter
[Today at 05:14:34 AM]


Skyline Kicker by boneaddict
[Today at 05:00:51 AM]


beagles by buck n rut
[Today at 04:55:28 AM]


Old wounds by b.roberts
[Today at 04:38:58 AM]


MT CWD Hunt Discussion by andrew_in_idaho
[Today at 03:15:45 AM]


New binos advice by JeffRaines
[Today at 01:09:35 AM]


Blacktail Second Estrus by TriggerMike
[Yesterday at 11:24:52 PM]


Didnt check this cam for two months by greenhead_killer
[Yesterday at 11:00:34 PM]


Christmas Trees Maple Valley by tmike
[Yesterday at 10:57:13 PM]


Done with Nikon by wastickslinger
[Yesterday at 10:43:21 PM]


FS: X-Caliber SS AR10 .308 barrel, 18", 10 twist, fluted. by Biggerhammer
[Yesterday at 10:14:03 PM]


6.5-284 Norma!! by JimmyHoffa
[Yesterday at 10:06:38 PM]


Just your Typical Muley by N7XW
[Yesterday at 10:06:05 PM]