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White river gmu closed
« on: September 08, 2017, 11:16:53 AM »
Just heard it.
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Re: White river gmu closed
« Reply #1 on: September 08, 2017, 11:18:52 AM »
Link or anything to support this?

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Re: White river gmu closed
« Reply #2 on: September 08, 2017, 11:22:22 AM »
Link or anything to support this?

He pretty much lives in the unit.
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Re: White river gmu closed
« Reply #3 on: September 08, 2017, 11:22:58 AM »
Found this:
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Re: White river gmu closed
« Reply #4 on: September 08, 2017, 11:23:11 AM »
Man I feel sorry for the archery and rifle rut tag holders!!  This fire can go away now!!

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Re: White river gmu closed
« Reply #5 on: September 08, 2017, 11:24:11 AM »
I believe Ross is talking about the entire unit not just the Hancock property

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Re: White river gmu closed
« Reply #6 on: September 08, 2017, 11:26:37 AM »
I can't believe they could legally close an entire GMU, especially one with private land. I can believe they would close public areas like national forests, and that forest companies could close their lands. :dunno:
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Re: White river gmu closed
« Reply #7 on: September 08, 2017, 11:29:14 AM »
Well they basically closed the woods down from Chinook Pass to Snoqualmie Pass, so I can see the white getting shut, down that fire is huge.

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Re: White river gmu closed
« Reply #8 on: September 08, 2017, 11:31:20 AM »
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Re: White river gmu closed
« Reply #9 on: September 08, 2017, 11:40:57 AM »
A significant portion of the GMU is private.

There's nothing on WDFW's website about the GMU being closed. :dunno:
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Re: White river gmu closed
« Reply #10 on: September 08, 2017, 12:22:49 PM »
 Just talk to a permit holder and he said fish and game called him and told him the entire unit is closed and are given him his points back

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Re: White river gmu closed
« Reply #11 on: September 08, 2017, 12:26:28 PM »
Wow. That's the first time I can recall an entire GMU being closed.
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Re: White river gmu closed
« Reply #12 on: September 08, 2017, 01:48:44 PM »
Wow. That's the first time I can recall an entire GMU being closed.

Could it be a matter of wording? Maybe the closure encompasses the GMU? They were emailing peaches permit holders yesterday. A phone call would be not their normal means of communication based on the emails yesterday.
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Re: White river gmu closed
« Reply #13 on: September 08, 2017, 01:49:10 PM »
A significant portion of the GMU is private.

There's nothing on WDFW's website about the GMU being closed. :dunno:

The Hancock portion is closed for sure.
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Re: White river gmu closed
« Reply #14 on: September 08, 2017, 02:03:35 PM »
My guess is that it is linguistics, the vast majority, if not all, public access is closed so they are giving all the points back rather than calling everyone and seeing where they were planning on hunting or letting guys head over there without checking and getting pissed.

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Re: White river gmu closed
« Reply #15 on: September 08, 2017, 02:11:36 PM »
I can't believe they could legally close an entire GMU, especially one with private land. I can believe they would close public areas like national forests, and that forest companies could close their lands. :dunno:

The question is, are they (WDFW) saying the GMU is closed to access or closed to hunting? 

Clearly they cannot dictate who can be on someone else's property, but pretty sure they can close an area to hunting....
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Re: White river gmu closed
« Reply #16 on: September 08, 2017, 02:11:59 PM »
My guess is that it is linguistics, the vast majority, if not all, public access is closed so they are giving all the points back rather than calling everyone and seeing where they were planning on hunting or letting guys head over there without checking and getting pissed.
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Re: White river gmu closed
« Reply #17 on: September 08, 2017, 04:20:00 PM »
W.R. / Enamclaw Hancock has been closed since 7/13. They sent out an email... This isn't anything new to permit holders.

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Re: White river gmu closed
« Reply #18 on: September 08, 2017, 04:22:19 PM »
W.R. / Enamclaw Hancock has been closed since 7/13. They sent out an email... This isn't anything new to permit holders.

Technically it closed 7/20 according to their website.
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Re: White river gmu closed
« Reply #19 on: September 08, 2017, 04:25:41 PM »


Technically it closed 7/20 according to their website.

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You are correct. My email was dated 7/13. They gave us a week notice. How nice :rolleyes:

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Re: White river gmu closed
« Reply #20 on: September 08, 2017, 05:37:19 PM »
There's still plenty of ground open in the 653, same with the 336,346 area. Especially considering how few of tag holders there is for each permit. The wdfw is just giving into all the people who were calling and complaining.

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Re: White river gmu closed
« Reply #22 on: September 08, 2017, 07:41:16 PM »
https://www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DOCUMENTS/fseprd558215.pdf
You know you can access the white river unit from the wilkeson side right?  And there's trails that cross the Clearwater wilderness and will drop you into the area behind the closure without crossing Hancock land, right?
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Re: White river gmu closed
« Reply #23 on: September 08, 2017, 07:59:41 PM »
I think some of the people giving up their permits are going to be irritated when they realize that some of the GMU was accessible.
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Re: White river gmu closed
« Reply #24 on: September 08, 2017, 08:24:55 PM »
I think a lot of people who didn't draw are going to be irritated that they have to once again be delayed from possibly drawing a permit due to the people who drew this year and gave their permit back to re-enter next year with all their points again; when they could of hunted the tag this year.

The fact is there is not one single unit in this state that is 100% inaccessible, yes some are mostly inaccessible but they can still be hunted and they still have elk.

 

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