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Tips for late season archery elk on the West side?
« on: October 13, 2017, 03:13:59 PM »
Hey guys not finding much on late season archery elk. This is my first year bow hunting any tips or advice would be awesome thanks!

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Re: Tips for late season archery elk on the West side?
« Reply #1 on: October 13, 2017, 03:19:58 PM »
Spend time in the woods before season.
P&Y bucks & bulls, predators and any game fish that swims!!
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Re: Tips for late season archery elk on the West side?
« Reply #2 on: October 14, 2017, 07:46:24 AM »
Late season can be tough, the weather can be obnoxious, seems like ours raining or the bitter cold. The elk are jumpy but generally I found they are in thicker cover in the same general area they always are in. They seem to come back to the same area every three to four weeks in the area I hunt.

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Re: Tips for late season archery elk on the West side?
« Reply #3 on: October 15, 2017, 09:01:29 AM »
West side is pretty vague.  What tag do you have?   Where do you wanna hunt (give or take 10 sq miles)

These guys are great about specific area advice,   So be specific and you will probably get someone to chime in on their favorite stomping grounds. 😎
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Re: Tips for late season archery elk on the West side?
« Reply #4 on: October 17, 2017, 03:14:04 PM »
Well Iíve got the Weyerhaeuser St. Helens drive in permit. So info on the Winston preferably.  But not opposed to trying something different. That area seem pretty bare during the early archery season.

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Re: Tips for late season archery elk on the West side?
« Reply #5 on: October 17, 2017, 03:30:40 PM »
Winston= reprod and swamps.  Good luck!
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Re: Tips for late season archery elk on the West side?
« Reply #6 on: October 17, 2017, 06:11:07 PM »
get you a decent hand held GPS that basically shows the boundaries between weyco and private lands...hunt those boundary areas.  we've had a lot of success with elk moving from the weyco bedding areas into the private land feeding areas
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Re: Tips for late season archery elk on the West side?
« Reply #7 on: October 18, 2017, 09:02:03 AM »
Thanks  👍🏻 

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Re: Tips for late season archery elk on the West side?
« Reply #8 on: October 18, 2017, 02:09:40 PM »
Go up Winston creek road and hang a right at the access gate.  Hunt any of the clear cuts in there.  There's alot of elk!

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Re: Tips for late season archery elk on the West side?
« Reply #9 on: October 19, 2017, 03:21:05 PM »
Any opinions on gmu 505 petermanridge area?