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Offline JimmyHoffa

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Re: Roosevelt Elk newbie question
« Reply #15 on: December 30, 2017, 07:54:55 PM »
Since cow is cool, then I'd say archery or muzzleloader.  Those weapons have the most options for cows.  Only a couple places for rosey cows with a firearm.
I wouldn't put much stock in WA special permits, lots of folks don't draw for decades.

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Re: Roosevelt Elk newbie question
« Reply #16 on: January 04, 2018, 06:21:49 PM »
Abner, sorry about California Fish and Game...oh  I  mean Fish and Wildlife!

"Fish and Game" was objectifying to the deer and elk apparently.

Bad news for hunters when game is managed by ideology.

Hopefully you connected on your Tule tag.  Happy hunting!

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Re: Roosevelt Elk newbie question
« Reply #17 on: January 05, 2018, 06:45:22 PM »
rsrubalcaba - The wildlife management, if you can call it that, is a joke in Calif. I was actually told by one of the desk workers locally that there are no hunters left in the upper levels of management. What a joke.
I did get my Tule elk, a cow, but it was fun seeing some of the huge bulls on the Grizzly Island Management area.

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Re: Roosevelt Elk newbie question
« Reply #18 on: January 05, 2018, 08:28:02 PM »
Awesome!  Glad you got  an elk and got to see some cool sites out there. 

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Re: Roosevelt Elk newbie question
« Reply #19 on: January 05, 2018, 09:13:12 PM »
Just a thought but you might want to check out the islands near Kodiak, Alaska. Afognak Island and Raspberry Island both have elk. I'm almost 100% sure they're rosies. I see them most of the year sunning themselves on the slopes along Whale Pass. I know they get hunted but you'd have to research it more. Hunting elk on an island has some advantages, even if they are good sized islands. Anyway might be another option. Maybe call the Kodiak Chamber of Commerce and get a visitors guide.

From what I hear Afognak is a super tough hunt. I looked into it briefly until I listened to Steven Rinella and Remy Warren's podcast about it, I think I'll stick to the mainland for roosevelts  :twocents:

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Re: Roosevelt Elk newbie question
« Reply #20 on: January 05, 2018, 09:45:40 PM »
Just a thought but you might want to check out the islands near Kodiak, Alaska. Afognak Island and Raspberry Island both have elk. I'm almost 100% sure they're rosies. I see them most of the year sunning themselves on the slopes along Whale Pass. I know they get hunted but you'd have to research it more. Hunting elk on an island has some advantages, even if they are good sized islands. Anyway might be another option. Maybe call the Kodiak Chamber of Commerce and get a visitors guide.
Yes, they are roosies.  They were captured from a herd along the Hoh River in Washington next to what is now the boundary with the national park.

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Re: Roosevelt Elk newbie question
« Reply #21 on: January 06, 2018, 06:25:19 AM »
Just a thought but you might want to check out the islands near Kodiak, Alaska. Afognak Island and Raspberry Island both have elk. I'm almost 100% sure they're rosies. I see them most of the year sunning themselves on the slopes along Whale Pass. I know they get hunted but you'd have to research it more. Hunting elk on an island has some advantages, even if they are good sized islands. Anyway might be another option. Maybe call the Kodiak Chamber of Commerce and get a visitors guide.
Yes, they are roosies.  They were captured from a herd along the Hoh River in Washington next to what is now the boundary with the national park.
Well that's cool to know. Thanks.

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Re: Roosevelt Elk newbie question
« Reply #22 on: January 06, 2018, 08:54:26 PM »
To each their own, but regarding the Afognak herd, I just can't see going to Alaska for elk. Especially elk that I could hunt in the Pacific north west. I'll save Alaska for something I can't hunt in the lower 48. I do hope to get back to Alaska though.

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Re: Roosevelt Elk newbie question
« Reply #23 on: January 06, 2018, 09:15:48 PM »
To each their own, but regarding the Afognak herd, I just can't see going to Alaska for elk. Especially elk that I could hunt in the Pacific north west. I'll save Alaska for something I can't hunt in the lower 48. I do hope to get back to Alaska though.
I get it. I only mentioned it because I thought as a hunter looking for a new place, I thought your odds would be better if you didn't know an area. But it's spendy just for an elk, especially since they just doubled all the non resident tag fees last year. Ridiculous.

 

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