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Re: Roll Call - Who's boot hunting Cougar this winter 2017/18?
« Reply #25 on: December 23, 2017, 10:26:10 PM »
I killed a cougar this summer while it was going after livestock on our property(had to turn the cat in as it was out of season) and then we had another cougar come back and kill 4 sheep and a llama all in one night during October. I plan to put a call out a few times on our property this winter and see if that one isn't still lurking around.

They're sneaky buggers, that's for sure.

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Re: Roll Call - Who's boot hunting Cougar this winter 2017/18?
« Reply #26 on: December 24, 2017, 03:19:10 PM »
Lost a fresh track today at the cliff. Wasn't any back tracking by the cat and scanned 180.

Back at it tomorrow. Same area. The fresh snow falling will help immensely.
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Re: Roll Call - Who's boot hunting Cougar this winter 2017/18?
« Reply #27 on: December 24, 2017, 05:16:06 PM »
Looks like you're zoned in on one, good luck tomorrow  :tup:


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Re: Roll Call - Who's boot hunting Cougar this winter 2017/18?
« Reply #28 on: December 26, 2017, 11:35:19 AM »
Well hopefully that's the last time I leave a bolt to a gun sitting on the bench. I would of had a dead kitty otherwise. Heard it as soon as I got out of the truck.

Tracks heading down the road and up to where they were at.
« Last Edit: December 26, 2017, 11:42:05 AM by Naches Sportsman »
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Re: Roll Call - Who's boot hunting Cougar this winter 2017/18?
« Reply #29 on: December 26, 2017, 08:02:42 PM »
Always boot hunting cougar whether by .30 cal or 20 megapixel!

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Re: Roll Call - Who's boot hunting Cougar this winter 2017/18?
« Reply #30 on: December 30, 2017, 07:08:20 AM »
One less cougar in the 101. It's not mine or I would share  :IBCOOL:
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Re: Roll Call - Who's boot hunting Cougar this winter 2017/18?
« Reply #31 on: January 03, 2018, 05:28:48 PM »
I'll be in the 101 this week and weekend before your buddy has a chance to get it sealed and close the unit  :chuckle:

Hope it stays open a while, I sure hate these quotas.
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Re: Roll Call - Who's boot hunting Cougar this winter 2017/18?
« Reply #32 on: January 03, 2018, 07:53:41 PM »
I'll be in the 101 this week and weekend before your buddy has a chance to get it sealed and close the unit  :chuckle:

Hope it stays open a while, I sure hate these quotas.

Your going to drive to 101.

Don't tell me they have shot BOTH of the quota already.  :yike:
That means 2 of the predators are off limits and the 3rd one is or should be taking a nap.  :dunno: There's always a few troublesome yotes to throw lead at as well.

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Re: Roll Call - Who's boot hunting Cougar this winter 2017/18?
« Reply #33 on: January 03, 2018, 07:56:03 PM »
I'll be in the 101 this week and weekend before your buddy has a chance to get it sealed and close the unit  :chuckle:

Hope it stays open a while, I sure hate these quotas.

Your going to drive to 101.

Don't tell me they have shot BOTH of the quota already.  :yike:
That means 2 of the predators are off limits and the 3rd one is or should be taking a nap.  :dunno: There's always a few troublesome yotes to throw lead at as well.

yotes are really active
« Last Edit: January 04, 2018, 02:08:39 PM by KFhunter »
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Re: Roll Call - Who's boot hunting Cougar this winter 2017/18?
« Reply #34 on: January 04, 2018, 07:06:05 AM »
 :tup:

If it's hard water that's tuff to whitefish below the bridge also.

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Re: Roll Call - Who's boot hunting Cougar this winter 2017/18?
« Reply #35 on: January 04, 2018, 08:01:26 AM »
If I had a snowmobile I would go to 101 ,I'm up there on daily basis for work,but to lazy to walk,and most areas I want to go has deep snow.
Two birds in the Bush is always better than one in the hand-that way you can always go to the Bush and hunt another day .conservation=Better hunting.
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Re: Roll Call - Who's boot hunting Cougar this winter 2017/18?
« Reply #36 on: January 04, 2018, 02:07:47 PM »
you don't need a snowmobile or even have to walk all that far
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Re: Roll Call - Who's boot hunting Cougar this winter 2017/18?
« Reply #37 on: January 04, 2018, 02:09:29 PM »
:tup:

If it's hard water that's tuff to whitefish below the bridge also.

I'm not seeing whitefish like I used too  :dunno:   I think the lake roosevelt is the place to go
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Re: Roll Call - Who's boot hunting Cougar this winter 2017/18?
« Reply #38 on: January 04, 2018, 05:40:07 PM »
I've been out once this year. Not enough snow on the west side to get on some tracks. I got real close a couple of times last year. Had one talking to me the year before. I plan on going out this weekend and cold calling a couple spots where some co-workers have seen them a few times in the last couple months. Praying for snow, but the forecast isn't looking good.

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Re: Roll Call - Who's boot hunting Cougar this winter 2017/18?
« Reply #39 on: January 04, 2018, 06:31:41 PM »
I've been out once this year. Not enough snow on the west side to get on some tracks. I got real close a couple of times last year. Had one talking to me the year before. I plan on going out this weekend and cold calling a couple spots where some co-workers have seen them a few times in the last couple months. Praying for snow, but the forecast isn't looking good.
Me too, stuck to the west side from here on out. Someone seen a coug about 3 weeks ago on our road, so we'll focus on that. Snow sure would help though.
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Re: Roll Call - Who's boot hunting Cougar this winter 2017/18?
« Reply #40 on: January 04, 2018, 07:02:13 PM »
cougar update is as follows:

https://wdfw.wa.gov/hunting/cougar/

Hunt Area
Late Hunting Season
Harvest
Guideline
Status
GMU 101
Jan. 1, 2018 - April 30, 2018
7-9
Open
(Open)
GMU 105
Jan. 1, 2018 - April 30, 2018
2
Closed
(Closed)
GMUs 108, 111
Jan. 1, 2018 - April 30, 2018
5-6
Closed
(Closed)
GMU 113
Jan. 1, 2018 - April 30, 2018
5-6
Open
(Open)
GMU 117
Jan. 1, 2018 - April 30, 2018
6-8
Closed
(Closed)
GMU 121
Jan. 1, 2018 - April 30, 2018
5-6
Closed
(Closed)
GMUs 124, 127, 130
Jan. 1, 2018 - April 30, 2018
7-9
Closed
(Closed)
GMUs 133, 136, 139, 142, 248, 254, 260, 262, 266, 269, 272, 278, 284, 290, 330, 334, 371, 372, 373, 379, 381
Jan. 1, 2018 - April 30, 2018
None
Open
(Open )
GMUs 145, 166, 175, 178
Jan. 1, 2018 - April 30, 2018
3-4
Open
(Open)
GMUs 149, 154, 162, 163
Jan. 1, 2018 - April 30, 2018
4-5
Closed
(Closed)
GMUs 169, 172, 181, 186
Jan. 1, 2018 - April 30, 2018
3
Open
(Open )
GMU 203
Jan. 1, 2018 - April 30, 2018
5
Open
(Open)
GMU 204
Jan. 1, 2018 - April 30, 2018
6-8
Open
(Open)
GMUs 209, 215
Jan. 1, 2018 - April 30, 2018
4
Open
(Open)
GMUs 218, 231
Jan. 1, 2018 - April 30, 2018
5-6
Open
(Open)
GMU 224
Jan. 1, 2018 - April 30, 2018
2
Open
(Open )
GMUs 233, 239
Jan. 1, 2018 - April 30, 2018
4
Open
(Open )
GMUs 242, 243
Jan. 1, 2018 - April 30, 2018
5-6
Open
(Open )
GMUs 244, 246, 247
Jan. 1, 2018 - April 30, 2018
5-6
Open
(Open )
GMUs 245, 250
Jan. 1, 2018 - April 30, 2018
5-6
Open
(Open)
GMUs 249, 251
Jan. 1, 2018 - April 30, 2018
5-6
Open
(Open)
GMUs 328, 329, 335
Jan. 1, 2018 - April 30, 2018
6-7
Open
(Open)
GMUs 336, 340, 342, 346
Jan. 1, 2018 - April 30, 2018
5-6
Closed
(Closed)
GMUs 352, 356, 360, 364, 368
Jan. 1, 2018 - April 30, 2018
5-6
Open
(Open)
GMUs 382, 388
Jan. 1, 2018 - April 30, 2018
3-4
Open
(Open)
GMU 407
Jan. 1, 2018 - April 30, 2018
None
Open
(Open)
GMUs 418, 426, 437
Jan. 1, 2018 - April 30, 2018
11-15
Open
(Open)
GMUs 448, 450
Jan. 1, 2018 - April 30, 2018
10-13
Open
(Open)
GMU 454
Jan. 1, 2018 - April 30, 2018
None
Open
(Open)
GMU 460
Jan. 1, 2018 - April 30, 2018
5-6
Open
(Open)
GMUs 466, 485a, 490
Jan. 1, 2018 - April 30, 2018
3
Open
(Open)
GMUs 501, 504, 506, 530
Jan. 1, 2018 - April 30, 2018
8-10
Open
(Open)
GMUs 503, 505, 520, 550
Jan. 1, 2018 - April 30, 2018
6-8
Open
(Open)
GMUs 510, 513
Jan. 1, 2018 - April 30, 2018
3-4
Open
(Open)
GMU 516
Jan. 1, 2018 - April 30, 2018
4
Open
(Open)
GMUs 524, 554, 556
Jan. 1, 2018 - April 30, 2018
3
Open
(Open)
GMU 560
Jan. 1, 2018 - April 30, 2018
5-6
Open
(Open)
GMU 564
Jan. 1, 2018 - April 30, 2018
1
Closed
(Closed)
GMU 568
Jan. 1, 2018 - April 30, 2018
2
Open
(Open)
GMU 572
Jan. 1, 2018 - April 30, 2018
3
Open
(Open)
GMUs 574, 578
Jan. 1, 2018 - April 30, 2018
4
Closed
(Closed)
GMUs 601, 602, 603, 612
Jan. 1, 2018 - April 30, 2018
5-7
Open
(Open)
GMUs 607, 615
Jan. 1, 2018 - April 30, 2018
4
Open
(Open)
GMUs 618, 636, 638
Jan. 1, 2018 - April 30, 2018
4-5
Open
(Open)
GMUs 621, 624, 627, 633
Jan. 1, 2018 - April 30, 2018
None
Open
(Open)
GMUs 642, 648, 651
Jan. 1, 2018 - April 30, 2018
6-8
Closed
(Closed)
GMUs 652, 666
Jan. 1, 2018 - April 30, 2018
None
Open
(Open)
GMUs 653, 654
Jan. 1, 2018 - April 30, 2018
5
Open
(Open)
GMUs 658, 660, 663, 672, 673, 681, 684, 699
Jan. 1, 2018 - April 30, 2018
9-12
Open
(Open)
GMU 667
Jan. 1, 2018 - April 30, 2018
3-4
Open
(Open)
a Hunters possessing a deer or elk special permit for GMU 485 may hunt cougar in this unit during that permit hunt.

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Re: Roll Call - Who's boot hunting Cougar this winter 2017/18?
« Reply #41 on: January 04, 2018, 07:36:08 PM »
I'm on the 437 with one of the highest quotas.... quotas  :rolleyes: so stupid.
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Re: Roll Call - Who's boot hunting Cougar this winter 2017/18?
« Reply #42 on: January 05, 2018, 11:35:02 PM »
If I said what I really thought about WDFW with their quota's I'd have to ban myself. 


According to the website they update weekly, but it's been updated every day and now 101 is closed and I'm not driving to 113 to get started over there just to have it shut down while I'm out walking around in the snow scouting a new area.   According to their site I should have had a week to chase cats because the site was just updated yesterday, and now it's updated again today  :bash:


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The hotline and website will be updated weekly beginning January 1, 2018
                             ^ that's a lie, it's updated daily
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Re: Roll Call - Who's boot hunting Cougar this winter 2017/18?
« Reply #43 on: January 06, 2018, 06:39:27 AM »
If I said what I really thought about WDFW with their quota's I'd have to ban myself. 


According to the website they update weekly, but it's been updated every day and now 101 is closed and I'm not driving to 113 to get started over there just to have it shut down while I'm out walking around in the snow scouting a new area.   According to their site I should have had a week to chase cats because the site was just updated yesterday, and now it's updated again today  :bash:


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The hotline and website will be updated weekly beginning January 1, 2018
                             ^ that's a lie, it's updated daily


I do believe someone has their "Mad Panties" on.

It's pretty sad when both of your favorite choices used to have a 20 cat quota when you could run them with hounds. Now the quota is a lot less and They are closed before they ever open. Total harvest for 105 in 2016 was 5 and 10 for 101.

 https://wdfw.wa.gov/hunting/harvest/2016/reports/cougar.php

Is this due to the fact there are less of them? If you talk to some of the cattle ranchers they will argue that.

Guess we are going to be slinging lead at the local yote population.

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Re: Roll Call - Who's boot hunting Cougar this winter 2017/18?
« Reply #44 on: January 06, 2018, 06:47:29 AM »
If I said what I really thought about WDFW with their quota's I'd have to ban myself. 


According to the website they update weekly, but it's been updated every day and now 101 is closed and I'm not driving to 113 to get started over there just to have it shut down while I'm out walking around in the snow scouting a new area.   According to their site I should have had a week to chase cats because the site was just updated yesterday, and now it's updated again today  :bash:


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The hotline and website will be updated weekly beginning January 1, 2018
                             ^ that's a lie, it's updated daily


I do believe someone has their "Mad Panties" on.

It's pretty sad when both of your favorite choices used to have a 20 cat quota when you could run them with hounds. Now the quota is a lot less and They are closed before they ever open. Total harvest for 105 in 2016 was 5 and 10 for 101.

 https://wdfw.wa.gov/hunting/harvest/2016/reports/cougar.php

Is this due to the fact there are less of them? If you talk to some of the cattle ranchers they will argue that.

Guess we are going to be slinging lead at the local yote population.

I started hunting 101 last year and I've never seen so much cougar sign in my life.  Many of the  land owners I talked to would mention "please if you see a cougar just shoot it."  Sounds like they're becoming a real problem. 

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Re: Roll Call - Who's boot hunting Cougar this winter 2017/18?
« Reply #45 on: January 06, 2018, 08:40:53 AM »
Wow they shut down 101 fast. :yike:
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Re: Roll Call - Who's boot hunting Cougar this winter 2017/18?
« Reply #46 on: January 06, 2018, 09:02:07 AM »
Wouldn't it be helpful if they posted some where what the harvest totals where to date.    :dunno:

I know I am hoping for a perfect world. 

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Re: Roll Call - Who's boot hunting Cougar this winter 2017/18?
« Reply #47 on: January 06, 2018, 11:28:31 AM »
I have been doing some calling in 673. I have been able to get out a couple of times but nothing as of yet. This is my first year hunting them and I will keep you all posted

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Re: Roll Call - Who's boot hunting Cougar this winter 2017/18?
« Reply #48 on: January 06, 2018, 12:18:11 PM »
If I said what I really thought about WDFW with their quota's I'd have to ban myself. 


According to the website they update weekly, but it's been updated every day and now 101 is closed and I'm not driving to 113 to get started over there just to have it shut down while I'm out walking around in the snow scouting a new area.   According to their site I should have had a week to chase cats because the site was just updated yesterday, and now it's updated again today  :bash:


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The hotline and website will be updated weekly beginning January 1, 2018
                             ^ that's a lie, it's updated daily


I do believe someone has their "Mad Panties" on.

It's pretty sad when both of your favorite choices used to have a 20 cat quota when you could run them with hounds. Now the quota is a lot less and They are closed before they ever open. Total harvest for 105 in 2016 was 5 and 10 for 101.

 https://wdfw.wa.gov/hunting/harvest/2016/reports/cougar.php

Is this due to the fact there are less of them? If you talk to some of the cattle ranchers they will argue that.

Guess we are going to be slinging lead at the local yote population.

They're adding the depredation kills to the general hunting kills  :bash:

I should be out hunting lions, thanks WDFW

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Re: Roll Call - Who's boot hunting Cougar this winter 2017/18?
« Reply #49 on: January 06, 2018, 12:28:47 PM »
Don't forget the "Other" category also. One get run over and it counts also. Without giving them ideas no tribal harvest show either.

 

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