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GMU 328 Help
« on: October 28, 2017, 06:13:19 PM »
So early archery season came and went in a flash.  None the less i had a blast the week that i was out at the Naneum. Camp was set up WED before the season opened maybe only saw another camp or so. Scouting was a bust that night due to lack of elk or deer.  Thursday came along same deal bust, nothing.  Was my party doing something wrong, wrong area.  Only sure thing was no animal sign.  Friday we said the hell with it and walked a little into the woods in search of the creatures.  Getting concerned at this point Friday night and nothing but a few bugles of in the distance. Opening day sittting at my spot at about 530 am with that thought in the back of my head was already bummed out 20 min after shooting light.  A ruckus about 40yd in front of me basically bunch of deadfall three cows and a calf come bolting thru with me at full draw and no shot there they go across the creek and into there bedding area. Had another opportunity the following morning but screwed that up. At the end of my week i saw 10 elk total.  Friends swear that the herds are big up there and i believe it juts not my time then. Definitely will take lessons learned into the late season.  My question now is what to expect up there as far as snow. When i was up there i basically stayed on the coleman creek side of things and just a bit over on the cooke side. Learned that the Arthur Coffin is up there. Do the elk migrate somewhere like ellensburg or kittitas privates down there. When i go back up there i plan on camping on the cooke side as my party will most likely do. Any advice will be taken greatly, love to learn from others and definitely put in my work. Want to have a gameplan come the day and be well prepared.  Would like to hear from any other archery folks out there. thanks for taking time and reading much appreciated. -Jesse-

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Re: GMU 328 Help
« Reply #1 on: October 28, 2017, 08:58:29 PM »
Get down into the nasty stuff. Saw this herd on Monday in an absolute hell hole. Saw another herd with a 375" bull in the next canyon over....also deep in the S#!%.

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Re: GMU 328 Help
« Reply #2 on: October 29, 2017, 05:20:24 AM »
Well that's just it, what's deep in the s**t. Some people's definition of hell hole is actually not to bad.  West side I've had to bushwack my way, and make a new trail. So find a canyon with the least amount of road and trek down to the bottom. What elevation do I need to focus on come late season?

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Re: GMU 328 Help
« Reply #3 on: October 29, 2017, 11:50:45 AM »
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Re: GMU 328 Help
« Reply #4 on: October 29, 2017, 01:12:03 PM »
The one problem with hunting the area you have mentioned, is. You can't go in any direction, without getting closer to another road. Now it has been several years since I have been in that unit, maybe they have closed some roads, since then. Grab your map and.try.and.find areas a mile or more from a road, if the road system has not changed, there will be damn few.

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Re: GMU 328 Help
« Reply #5 on: October 29, 2017, 03:00:24 PM »
So early archery season came and went in a flash.  None the less i had a blast the week that i was out at the Naneum. Camp was set up WED before the season opened maybe only saw another camp or so. Scouting was a bust that night due to lack of elk or deer.  Thursday came along same deal bust, nothing.  Was my party doing something wrong, wrong area.  Only sure thing was no animal sign.  Friday we said the hell with it and walked a little into the woods in search of the creatures.  Getting concerned at this point Friday night and nothing but a few bugles of in the distance. Opening day sittting at my spot at about 530 am with that thought in the back of my head was already bummed out 20 min after shooting light.  A ruckus about 40yd in front of me basically bunch of deadfall three cows and a calf come bolting thru with me at full draw and no shot there they go across the creek and into there bedding area. Had another opportunity the following morning but screwed that up. At the end of my week i saw 10 elk total.  Friends swear that the herds are big up there and i believe it juts not my time then. Definitely will take lessons learned into the late season.  My question now is what to expect up there as far as snow. When i was up there i basically stayed on the coleman creek side of things and just a bit over on the cooke side. Learned that the Arthur Coffin is up there. Do the elk migrate somewhere like ellensburg or kittitas privates down there. When i go back up there i plan on camping on the cooke side as my party will most likely do. Any advice will be taken greatly, love to learn from others and definitely put in my work. Want to have a gameplan come the day and be well prepared.  Would like to hear from any other archery folks out there. thanks for taking time and reading much appreciated. -Jesse-

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Re: GMU 328 Help
« Reply #6 on: October 29, 2017, 03:11:48 PM »
So early archery season came and went in a flash.  None the less i had a blast the week that i was out at the Naneum. Camp was set up WED before the season opened maybe only saw another camp or so. Scouting was a bust that night due to lack of elk or deer.  Thursday came along same deal bust, nothing.  Was my party doing something wrong, wrong area.  Only sure thing was no animal sign.  Friday we said the hell with it and walked a little into the woods in search of the creatures.  Getting concerned at this point Friday night and nothing but a few bugles of in the distance. Opening day sittting at my spot at about 530 am with that thought in the back of my head was already bummed out 20 min after shooting light.  A ruckus about 40yd in front of me basically bunch of deadfall three cows and a calf come bolting thru with me at full draw and no shot there they go across the creek and into there bedding area. Had another opportunity the following morning but screwed that up. At the end of my week i saw 10 elk total.  Friends swear that the herds are big up there and i believe it juts not my time then. Definitely will take lessons learned into the late season.  My question now is what to expect up there as far as snow. When i was up there i basically stayed on the coleman creek side of things and just a bit over on the cooke side. Learned that the Arthur Coffin is up there. Do the elk migrate somewhere like ellensburg or kittitas privates down there. When i go back up there i plan on camping on the cooke side as my party will most likely do. Any advice will be taken greatly, love to learn from others and definitely put in my work. Want to have a gameplan come the day and be well prepared.  Would like to hear from any other archery folks out there. thanks for taking time and reading much appreciated. -Jesse-

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Re: GMU 328 Help
« Reply #7 on: October 29, 2017, 04:04:36 PM »
Cooke and Coleman have been ghost towns the last 2 years . There is usually a 1í of snow just inside the state forest line. It appeared most groups pushed over to the Quilomene a week or so before. We focused from Schneebly to the Quilomene line down low and didnít see a thing. I suspect broadening that while staying low towards the fringe could turn up some late movers....
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