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Hunting buddy Mike drew Watershed bull
« on: June 16, 2017, 07:05:22 AM »
I got a text yesterday that my buddy Mike drew Watershed bull elk tag, modern firearm. He drew solo. Can he take a friend in to help? He lives in Walla Walla and generally knows the area. I am bummed that I am now living in Michigan and likely will not be able to accompany him.

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Re: Hunting buddy Mike drew Watershed bull
« Reply #1 on: June 16, 2017, 07:18:14 AM »
Yup I believe you can take 1 non hunting (no weapon) person with you in the watershed.  When I was at EWU 25 years ago a guy in one of my classes got the bull tag and at that time he could take a 1 non hunter

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Re: Hunting buddy Mike drew Watershed bull
« Reply #2 on: June 16, 2017, 07:43:40 AM »
Yes. One non hunter can accompany  the tag holder. If he gets a bull down he can bring in two more to  help pack out the meat.

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Re: Hunting buddy Mike drew Watershed bull
« Reply #3 on: June 16, 2017, 11:30:39 AM »
I'm confused as to with all the bs rules anyone would even apply in there!! Good for your buddy getting a permit but  :bash: they make it tough on a hunter in there!
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Re: Hunting buddy Mike drew Watershed bull
« Reply #4 on: June 16, 2017, 02:51:28 PM »
  The rules are simple. No pre-season entry, go in in the morning and out at night,  you are allowed one person to accompany you, two more can go in to help retrieve your animal. There are no commercial outfitters licensed to guide or pack out in the unit.  The packet you get from Walla Walla spells it all out in less than one page. The forest service guy patrolling the area is very helpful with information.

Nearly pristine land to hunt, few trails and no roads. A perfect hunt to get away from the masses and truly earn a trophy on your own. .
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Re: Hunting buddy Mike drew Watershed bull
« Reply #5 on: June 16, 2017, 03:52:30 PM »
  The rules are simple. No pre-season entry, go in in the morning and out at night,  you are allowed one person to accompany you, two more can go in to help retrieve your animal. There are no commercial outfitters licensed to guide or pack out in the unit.  The packet you get from Walla Walla spells it all out in less than one page. The forest service guy patrolling the area is very helpful with information.

Nearly pristine land to hunt, few trails and no roads. A perfect hunt to get away from the masses and truly earn a trophy on your own. .
:yeah: steep, steep and steep country!  Beautiful place!
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Re: Hunting buddy Mike drew Watershed bull
« Reply #6 on: June 16, 2017, 07:04:13 PM »
Steep, steep, steep country does not begin to describe the vertical leap you take going in to it.  lol

Get in the best shape one can for that hunt. I had to skip my hunt two years ago because my knee was all messed up. Was lucky to be able to walk a level gravel road let alone step off the shoulder.

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Re: Hunting buddy Mike drew Watershed bull
« Reply #7 on: June 16, 2017, 09:04:46 PM »
You can pay a guide to pack your elk out.

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Re: Hunting buddy Mike drew Watershed bull
« Reply #8 on: June 21, 2017, 11:37:35 AM »
When you put your bull down in there, as the lucky hunter, do you have to personally escort your 2 extra packers, or can they communicate with you and meet you in there?

If you dump one at the bottom of Mill Creek, do you pack what you can with your +1 and then get help or can the cavalry come and meet you?  Thanks...

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Re: Hunting buddy Mike drew Watershed bull
« Reply #9 on: June 23, 2017, 07:23:51 AM »
#1 Word of advise- While you're in there just listen to the Watershed Inspectors Advise! They are all over the watershed everyday all year round, they know a thing or two  :tup:

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Re: Hunting buddy Mike drew Watershed bull
« Reply #10 on: June 29, 2017, 06:02:46 PM »
When you put your bull down in there, as the lucky hunter, do you have to personally escort your 2 extra packers, or can they communicate with you and meet you in there?

If you dump one at the bottom of Mill Creek, do you pack what you can with your +1 and then get help or can the cavalry come and meet you?  Thanks...
Anyone who is part of your cavalry must be with you, fella got popped a couple years ago for having his "sherpas" in there without him to retrieve his bull.  Like Jayfire said, listen to the boundary agents...Pack out what you can with your plus one and then bring in the muscle. Just my two cents, or depending where you dump in, get some ponys and pack it out the bottom if possible.  Just be aware, where you are or will be, someone will be watching you. Good luck

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Re: Hunting buddy Mike drew Watershed bull
« Reply #11 on: June 29, 2017, 06:25:24 PM »
I also believe your buddy has to be within talking distance of you, don't think he can sit on a hill side a mile away and walk you into a bull by radio.  Just don't get caught anyway, and like was said, no, you can't send in your packers without you. 
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Re: Hunting buddy Mike drew Watershed bull
« Reply #12 on: June 30, 2017, 09:06:56 AM »
When you put your bull down in there, as the lucky hunter, do you have to personally escort your 2 extra packers, or can they communicate with you and meet you in there?

If you dump one at the bottom of Mill Creek, do you pack what you can with your +1 and then get help or can the cavalry come and meet you?  Thanks...
Anyone who is part of your cavalry must be with you, fella got popped a couple years ago for having his "sherpas" in there without him to retrieve his bull.  Like Jayfire said, listen to the boundary agents...Pack out what you can with your plus one and then bring in the muscle. Just my two cents, or depending where you dump in, get some ponys and pack it out the bottom if possible.  Just be aware, where you are or will be, someone will be watching you. Good luck
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Re: Hunting buddy Mike drew Watershed bull
« Reply #13 on: October 25, 2017, 08:29:42 AM »
My buddy shot a 6x6 yesterday in the Watershed. Not a monster but I am sure he is happy. Wish I could have been there with him but another buddy is helping him. I don't have permission to share a picture.

 

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