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Offline time2hunt

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Re: No antlerless for Colockum Archers next year?
« Reply #15 on: November 15, 2017, 11:33:35 AM »
Iím all for it also but itís also time to control the zoo during rifle season also. Remember a bunch of those archery guys may go back to rifle hunting.


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Re: No antlerless for Colockum Archers next year?
« Reply #16 on: November 15, 2017, 01:12:56 PM »
How about we manage the wolves.  Then the elk might have a chance!


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Re: No antlerless for Colockum Archers next year?
« Reply #17 on: November 15, 2017, 01:29:15 PM »
That would be nice to dump that!  Especially since the second antlerless season for them starts next week, I mean, seriously.....

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Re: No antlerless for Colockum Archers next year?
« Reply #18 on: November 15, 2017, 07:36:55 PM »
How about we close at least half of the roads up there and give the elk a chance of escapement. It has turned into a 3 season zoo for sure and the elk don't have enough country to hide in
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Re: No antlerless for Colockum Archers next year?
« Reply #19 on: November 15, 2017, 07:56:21 PM »
I wonder if WDFW considers where the hunters will go if that unit is shut down or seriously curtailed?  The law of unintended consequences says that orange vests will be out there somewhere.

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Re: No antlerless for Colockum Archers next year?
« Reply #20 on: November 15, 2017, 09:35:33 PM »
How about we close at least half of the roads up there and give the elk a chance of escapement. It has turned into a 3 season zoo for sure and the elk don't have enough country to hide in

 I would fully support closing at least half the roads up there. Driving every where and seeing animals is what makes this place so popular.

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Re: No antlerless for Colockum Archers next year?
« Reply #21 on: November 15, 2017, 10:04:45 PM »
How about people just stay on the roads, not the closed roads or the trails.
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Re: No antlerless for Colockum Archers next year?
« Reply #22 on: November 16, 2017, 07:22:50 AM »
Definitely needs stiffer penalties and more enforcement.....some areas in Montana if you are caught driving on closed trails they confiscate your vehicle and give you a fine no questions asked.  That would definitely make people think
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Re: No antlerless for Colockum Archers next year?
« Reply #23 on: November 16, 2017, 07:42:31 AM »
How about we close at least half of the roads up there and give the elk a chance of escapement. It has turned into a 3 season zoo for sure and the elk don't have enough country to hide in

As most of you know the east side only has 2 green dot roads from Beacon Ridge east to the Columbia, but that does not deter the ATV'r.  That is one of the most frustrating things that happen when your off the road or behind a "No motor vehicles past this point" or "No unathorized vehicles permitted" sign and you see ATV tracks. :bash:

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Re: No antlerless for Colockum Archers next year?
« Reply #24 on: November 16, 2017, 08:47:27 AM »
Yep the atv are going to places they are not supposed to. Once they let them drive on the roads I️ knew I‎t would lead to them going cross country. Always ruins an area.

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Re: No antlerless for Colockum Archers next year?
« Reply #25 on: November 16, 2017, 09:40:17 AM »
What's going to get us is people are driving on the cross country ski trails, blue diamonds, and setting up camp back in the meadows that the trails lead to.  Those guys are going to complain and the whole thing is going to get shut down.   :bash: :stup: :mor: :nono:
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Re: No antlerless for Colockum Archers next year?
« Reply #26 on: November 16, 2017, 01:11:09 PM »
How about we close at least half of the roads up there and give the elk a chance of escapement. It has turned into a 3 season zoo for sure and the elk don't have enough country to hide in

As most of you know the east side only has 2 green dot roads from Beacon Ridge east to the Columbia, but that does not deter the ATV'r.  That is one of the most frustrating things that happen when your off the road or behind a "No motor vehicles past this point" or "No unathorized vehicles permitted" sign and you see ATV tracks. :bash:

I have photos of that repeatedly occurring...even some hauling elk out.
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Re: No antlerless for Colockum Archers next year?
« Reply #27 on: November 16, 2017, 06:43:38 PM »
IMO....close every road that isnt a major blood line up there. If you take the major bloodline roads like beacon rd, colockum rd, naneum ridge rd, jump off rd, coleman creek rd, brewton rd  and close every spur road or dead end road or shortcut road like the powerline road off colockum that connects to the brewton rd or the Petitt rd that connects Brewton to colockum rd.....EVERYONE will have a better hunting experience and it gives the elk a better chance to survive each year. You will have the die hards that will put boots to dirt and hike off the main bloodlines to get back to get into the elk instead of driving everywhere to see elk like it is now. Ive always been a firm believer that with even a few road closures up there that it would better the hunt. Look at Cook Canyon for example, they closed the road off way lower than what it used to be and now its a great canyon to hunt i always see animals in there. No more atv's or jeeps way up the canyon like old days. Just my opionion and my  :twocents: im sure itll make a stink for those camps that set up where i said should be closed but hey its just an opinion

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Re: No antlerless for Colockum Archers next year?
« Reply #28 on: November 16, 2017, 07:34:54 PM »
I think you hit the nail on the head. Leave major lines open and close the rest. Gives all users the same opportunity while giving the elk and deer a chance to live. Right now itís an absolute disaster up there. I honestly donít know how anything makes it through
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Re: No antlerless for Colockum Archers next year?
« Reply #29 on: November 16, 2017, 08:04:51 PM »
This is great news! What a zoo itís turned into the last few years. Unbelievable what people will do to kill/hunt elk. Go to permit only on cows early and give them a break. True spike sucks plain and simple. I wished they would go to spike again though.

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