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16 Bull elk points what unit question
« on: December 17, 2017, 07:03:42 PM »
Last year I cashed in my quality bull points and killed a nice bull in Tucannon. I still have 16 Bull points and not sure what unit to put in for. looking for an area to have a fair chance at a mature bull. Now that Im retired and can travel and put boots on the ground to scout I can go most anywhere in the state. I want to burn my Washington points so I can start hunting out of state.

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Re: 16 Bull elk points what unit question
« Reply #1 on: December 17, 2017, 07:50:04 PM »
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Re: 16 Bull elk points what unit question
« Reply #2 on: December 17, 2017, 08:16:29 PM »
Madmax,
you have a PM

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Re: 16 Bull elk points what unit question
« Reply #3 on: December 17, 2017, 08:27:16 PM »
Congratulations!! In WA you don't "cash in" points...you just get extremely lucky!!
The BULL tags are just as hard to draw so don't plan on "cashing in" right away. I think that most of the central units will give you a shot at a great bull if you put in the effort.
Have you called your district biologist to voice your concerns?
Have you attended a public meeting on season setting?
You are getting exactly what you deserve from WDFW

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Re: 16 Bull elk points what unit question
« Reply #4 on: December 17, 2017, 08:49:30 PM »
MrM
You are correct sir, that was poor choice of words on my part. I was lucky to draw that tag.  I hope to get lucky again and use the rest (or at least some) of my points in several catagories. it took 18 to draw Tucannon. I have nearly that many in anterless elk, moose, sheep, quality deer bla bla bla...
Im no stranger to putting in time, effort and money.

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Re: 16 Bull elk points what unit question
« Reply #5 on: December 17, 2017, 08:54:43 PM »
There aren’t any bull permits in 328.

If it were me an looking for a unique experience I would look at the 506* bull permits. Wilderness/monument areas. Mature but not giant bulls, awesome country.

Mid October hunts with rut activity. They would be fun.
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Re: 16 Bull elk points what unit question
« Reply #6 on: December 17, 2017, 09:03:51 PM »
My bad on 328
Quality vs Bull error
Thanks for clarifying
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Re: 16 Bull elk points what unit question
« Reply #7 on: December 17, 2017, 09:08:14 PM »
506 willapa hills or 560 Lewis river? I have over 20 years in both units. 560 has some nice bulls few and far between but beautiful country. early 80 through mid 90s that was the tag to have.

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Re: 16 Bull elk points what unit question
« Reply #8 on: December 17, 2017, 09:16:46 PM »
5064,5065,5066

They aren’t full GMU’s they are elk areas around St. Helens.
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Re: 16 Bull elk points what unit question
« Reply #9 on: December 17, 2017, 09:25:27 PM »
XF,
Got ya. That makes way more sense. Thanks for the clarification, love when I embarrass myself in public
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Re: 16 Bull elk points what unit question
« Reply #10 on: December 18, 2017, 08:27:12 AM »
You got a picture of your tucannon bull. And like said the central units are good ones

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Re: 16 Bull elk points what unit question
« Reply #11 on: December 18, 2017, 11:56:45 AM »
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Re: 16 Bull elk points what unit question
« Reply #12 on: December 18, 2017, 12:52:33 PM »
There just aren't a bunch of bull elk units to choose from for archery. Looking like going to the wetside and maybe even changing up my weapon choice would be the way to go.
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Re: 16 Bull elk points what unit question
« Reply #13 on: December 18, 2017, 01:12:29 PM »
The Norse Peak area might be pretty good in the next few years. 

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Re: 16 Bull elk points what unit question
« Reply #14 on: December 18, 2017, 01:32:41 PM »
346 bull rifle tag, good choice.
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