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Re: Elk Hunting in Ferry, Stevens, or Pend Oreille Counties
« Reply #25 on: January 15, 2018, 09:20:27 PM »
Well that's an important tidbit of information, changes things considerably  :chuckle:

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Re: Elk Hunting in Ferry, Stevens, or Pend Oreille Counties
« Reply #26 on: January 16, 2018, 09:06:06 AM »
 :o Wait for it.... :chuckle:
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Re: Elk Hunting in Ferry, Stevens, or Pend Oreille Counties
« Reply #27 on: January 16, 2018, 10:10:03 AM »
I've seen Elk all the time over the years behind my property and locked gates along with a lot of moose and mule deer. 2017 was a different story. It was a friggin ghost town. No fresh game trails, no scat etc. Once the weather hit with snow and muddy logging roads I saw numerous wolf tracks. The lower elevation whitetails remained the same. I'm sure the 2016 winter didn't help matters much either.

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Re: Elk Hunting in Ferry, Stevens, or Pend Oreille Counties
« Reply #28 on: January 16, 2018, 02:39:22 PM »
My buddy and I sent 40 or so head running when I buzzed them a 50' in his Cessna 170 earlier this month in Stevens county.  They definitely are there.

Incredibly stupid thing to do this time of year IMO.   :sry:

Would you prefer we land on them?  You've got to clear the runway somehow, hitting an elk with an airplane would be incredibly stupid anytime of year.

Context is key.  That's a lot different than what I was referring to.   :tup:

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Re: Elk Hunting in Ferry, Stevens, or Pend Oreille Counties
« Reply #29 on: January 17, 2018, 09:01:26 AM »
My buddy and I sent 40 or so head running when I buzzed them a 50' in his Cessna 170 earlier this month in Stevens county.  They definitely are there.

Incredibly stupid thing to do this time of year IMO.   :sry:

Would you prefer we land on them?  You've got to clear the runway somehow, hitting an elk with an airplane would be incredibly stupid anytime of year.

Context is key.  That's a lot different than what I was referring to.   :tup:

I didn't want to give up too much info, now everyone is going to be looking up landing strips to find some elk!

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Re: Elk Hunting in Ferry, Stevens, or Pend Oreille Counties
« Reply #30 on: January 17, 2018, 07:44:25 PM »
Already found it

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Re: Elk Hunting in Ferry, Stevens, or Pend Oreille Counties
« Reply #31 on: January 24, 2018, 07:30:23 AM »
We went to Metaline and hit the tavern there. We just started BSing with the local loggers and BINGO. We got all the info we needed. We became friends after that. We never shot an elk there. It's rough hunting.
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Re: Elk Hunting in Ferry, Stevens, or Pend Oreille Counties
« Reply #32 on: January 24, 2018, 07:44:50 AM »
ďIn common withĒ..... not so much!!

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Re: Elk Hunting in Ferry, Stevens, or Pend Oreille Counties
« Reply #33 on: January 24, 2018, 11:56:20 AM »
Already found it

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I think I have seen the disclaimer on several of the small landing site's.

Make sure you fly the strip to relocate any animals on the runway.
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Re: Elk Hunting in Ferry, Stevens, or Pend Oreille Counties
« Reply #34 on: January 24, 2018, 01:15:30 PM »
In 1994 I moved to Washington.  I had never had the pleasure of elk hunting.  Had no idea where to go.  Looked at the map for the biggest area I could find with no roads and headed there.  It was in Stevens County.  Drove up a main road and turned down a side road.  Traveled about 2 miles to the end of the road and there standing in the middle of the FS road was a spike bull.  Sweet, that was easy.  Over the next week I was into elk almost every day, had an iffy shot on a cow with my bow and decided against it.  Did battle with a herd bull and called him into 40 yards but it was too think for a shot.  All in all I had a GREAT season.  There was a ton of sign!  Next year I went scouting in the same area.  All the sign was still there and very fresh!  Never heard or seen an elk the entire season.  Later learned all the fresh sign I had seen in 1994 and in 1995 was in fact moose sign!  That is when I found out the pockets of elk are scattered, here today and 15 miles away tomorrow.
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Re: Elk Hunting in Ferry, Stevens, or Pend Oreille Counties
« Reply #35 on: January 24, 2018, 01:37:57 PM »
Here in Ferry Iíve been on the elk every year, this year- the wolves and lions. Not 1 elk or any fresh sign. Deer herds are way down too. Itíll be interesting when the grizzlies start showing up. Sherman gets hit hard but RMEF sponsored a burn to make elk habitat up there. 500 acres or something in 2016, one of the forest service guys went up there and tagged a very nice bull.

Bugling doesnít work as far as Iíve seen, limited cow chirps does, most of them can sneak around the cedar groves like a cougar also.

 Um, talk to the locals and eventually someone will give up a good spot. Donít hunt that spot because everyone else already knows it and hunts it hard. Use google maps and find good areas for them to be hiding in after everyone blows em out of the good spot. Could be 2-3 miles away but thatís as good of a bullseye as youíll get
May my presence go unnoticed, may my shot be true, may the blood trail be short.

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Re: Elk Hunting in Ferry, Stevens, or Pend Oreille Counties
« Reply #36 on: January 25, 2018, 07:37:23 AM »
Finding elk up there isnít hard, killing them is.   Good luck.

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Re: Elk Hunting in Ferry, Stevens, or Pend Oreille Counties
« Reply #37 on: January 25, 2018, 07:06:42 PM »
This thread makes me  :chuckle:

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Re: Elk Hunting in Ferry, Stevens, or Pend Oreille Counties
« Reply #38 on: January 26, 2018, 09:45:52 PM »
Me too.  :tup:

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Re: Elk Hunting in Ferry, Stevens, or Pend Oreille Counties
« Reply #39 on: February 07, 2018, 12:34:18 PM »
Well I really do appreciate all of the information and willingness that everyone is contributing. If any of you are over there and would like to hunt at all, let me know! And where is the 500 acres on Sherman?

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Re: Elk Hunting in Ferry, Stevens, or Pend Oreille Counties
« Reply #40 on: February 07, 2018, 01:23:49 PM »
Haha the lips are sealed on that. They mentioned it in an issue of RMEF and Iím not sure all who knew where it was. Smoke cloud was on the backside of the mountain you stare at when nearly flying off dead mans curve heading east. But thereís over 30 head that travel the kettle crest regularly. So Iím thinking it was done for that herd, not the local groups of 3-6 randomly all over. Believe thereís much more the closer to Idaho you get though.
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