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Re: Overabundance of elk
« Reply #25 on: January 07, 2018, 07:45:39 AM »
Wwwhhheewww !!! ,,,, I think I just opened the cavern door in a unused part of my mind , now that you guys figgered all this out , can you pleases tell me where all these critters will be around September 12th , and try to be close to a opened parking space please. Anyways , gotta go look at a map , cryder out !


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Re: Overabundance of elk
« Reply #26 on: January 07, 2018, 11:08:51 PM »

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Re: Overabundance of elk
« Reply #27 on: January 08, 2018, 07:52:51 AM »
They need to start to save for a elk fence, Did they forget that's what they did back in the 60s on the west side of Kittitas county that runs from Easton to Manastash.. If they can pay some wolf specialist $425000 I would think they can find money for a fence..

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Re: Overabundance of elk
« Reply #28 on: January 08, 2018, 07:55:37 AM »
They need to start to save for a elk fence, Did they forget that's what they did back in the 60s on the west side of Kittitas county that runs from Easton to Manastash.. If they can pay some wolf specialist $425000 I would think they can find money for a fence..

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BTW, they didn't pay the wolf specialist 425K. The 425K was for a contract extension. The total was 1.6 MILLION!
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Re: Overabundance of elk
« Reply #29 on: January 08, 2018, 07:57:43 AM »
So that would pay for a lot of fence..

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Re: Overabundance of elk
« Reply #30 on: January 08, 2018, 08:44:59 AM »
They cut the elk tags back because the elk aren't there anymore. Especially in the Yakima area and it's not because of the wolf or winter kill!  :bash:

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Re: Overabundance of elk
« Reply #31 on: January 08, 2018, 09:13:01 AM »
If there is such an over abundance why did the WDFW cut the rifle cow tags by 90% last year? Seams like they just left more cows to winter on the farmers fields.

 Regardless the total number, WDFW maintains the ideal bull/cow ratio for maximum hunting success and herd sustainability. They have mastered this science with the deer herds in the Wenatchee and Methow Valleys for years. :tup:
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Re: Overabundance of elk
« Reply #32 on: January 08, 2018, 09:55:29 AM »
Ideal for their definition is a whole lot different than what the areas can sustain. Their Ideal definition wont even be able to sustain the wolf population soon enough.

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Re: Overabundance of elk
« Reply #33 on: January 08, 2018, 04:00:28 PM »
Wildlife Overpass? Im sure there are pros and cons...one con being it ain't cheap. In theory putting up game fences along I90 and a wildlife overpass in the area where most of the elk to vehicle accidents occur would benefit. Obviously its not going to benefit our wallets, but I see where it can benefit this issue

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Re: Overabundance of elk
« Reply #34 on: January 08, 2018, 05:22:37 PM »
They cut the elk tags back because the elk aren't there anymore. Especially in the Yakima area and it's not because of the wolf or winter kill!  :bash:
Why are the elk gone?

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Re: Overabundance of elk
« Reply #35 on: January 08, 2018, 05:30:22 PM »
Wildlife Overpass? Im sure there are pros and cons...one con being it ain't cheap. In theory putting up game fences along I90 and a wildlife overpass in the area where most of the elk to vehicle accidents occur would benefit. Obviously its not going to benefit our wallets, but I see where it can benefit this issue

I would rather see wildlife overpasses for the critters than the cap that Seattle want to build over I5 for the liberals.  I guarantee building wildlife overpasses in eastern Washington is cheaper than a cap on I5 in Seattle.

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Re: Overabundance of elk
« Reply #36 on: January 08, 2018, 06:09:46 PM »
Just curious what is the cap you are talking about?

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Re: Overabundance of elk
« Reply #37 on: January 08, 2018, 06:19:25 PM »

They cut the elk tags back because the elk aren't there anymore. Especially in the Yakima area and it's not because of the wolf or winter kill!  :bash:
Why are the elk gone?
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Re: Overabundance of elk
« Reply #38 on: January 09, 2018, 12:14:54 PM »
You do know that cap is in progress.....just east of Lake Kachess.

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Re: Overabundance of elk
« Reply #39 on: January 09, 2018, 02:51:52 PM »
You do know that cap is in progress.....just east of Lake Kachess.

And that is my blind on top!  :yike:

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Re: Overabundance of elk
« Reply #40 on: January 09, 2018, 03:26:51 PM »
Still TONS of elk out there! Overcrowded, probably not.  Great hunting to be had all over WA!  GO get it!

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Re: Overabundance of elk
« Reply #41 on: January 09, 2018, 07:50:17 PM »
 :yeah:

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Re: Overabundance of elk
« Reply #42 on: January 09, 2018, 08:02:52 PM »
If there is such an over abundance why did the WDFW cut the rifle cow tags by 90% last year? Seams like they just left more cows to winter on the farmers fields.

 Regardless the total number, WDFW maintains the ideal bull/cow ratio for maximum hunting success and herd sustainability. They have mastered this science with the deer herds in the Wenatchee and Methow Valleys for years. :tup:
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Re: Overabundance of elk
« Reply #43 on: January 09, 2018, 08:38:53 PM »
When I first started hunting W. Montana you could hardly hunt a draw in the mountains without bumping elk and you rarely saw them in the flats where the private property was. Now those same draws are virtually void of elk and the flats are overrun with them. They were forced down by the burgeoning wolf population. I wonder if this could be happening here.



I have seen this in Montana and even more so in Idaho-Funny thing is people that hunt next to town always say the wolves are not a problem I see elk all the time! They just don't know they all got pushed down there from the wolves ha ha kind of funny but not really

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Re: Overabundance of elk
« Reply #44 on: January 11, 2018, 10:18:19 AM »
They cut the elk tags back because the elk aren't there anymore. Especially in the Yakima area and it's not because of the wolf or winter kill!  :bash:
Why are the elk gone?

Because certain people in their 4 wheel drives are shooting them year around! :yeah:

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Re: Overabundance of elk
« Reply #45 on: January 11, 2018, 10:21:02 AM »
Still TONS of elk out there! Overcrowded, probably not.  Great hunting to be had all over WA!  GO get it!

Yea Right! :bdid:

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Re: Overabundance of elk
« Reply #46 on: January 11, 2018, 12:25:40 PM »
Still TONS of elk out there! Overcrowded, probably not.  Great hunting to be had all over WA!  GO get it!

Yea Right! :bdid:

Thats funny!

I think we have an overabundance of poor management! They tell us there was high mortality from winter kill so tags are reduced, now theres still too many??? Lame!
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Re: Overabundance of elk
« Reply #47 on: January 12, 2018, 02:33:11 PM »
When I first started hunting W. Montana you could hardly hunt a draw in the mountains without bumping elk and you rarely saw them in the flats where the private property was. Now those same draws are virtually void of elk and the flats are overrun with them. They were forced down by the burgeoning wolf population. I wonder if this could be happening here.



I have seen this in Montana and even more so in Idaho-Funny thing is people that hunt next to town always say the wolves are not a problem I see elk all the time! They just don't know they all got pushed down there from the wolves ha ha kind of funny but not really

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Exactly.  Not sure why I still hunt so far back in.  I guess it's the nostalgia...  :bash:

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Re: Overabundance of elk
« Reply #48 on: January 12, 2018, 02:51:43 PM »
Wildlife Overpass? Im sure there are pros and cons...one con being it ain't cheap. In theory putting up game fences along I90 and a wildlife overpass in the area where most of the elk to vehicle accidents occur would benefit. Obviously its not going to benefit our wallets, but I see where it can benefit this issue
Can I set up trail cam,or tree stand on that overpass it looks like a good spot. :chuckle: :chuckle:
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Re: Overabundance of elk
« Reply #49 on: January 12, 2018, 02:55:53 PM »
I'm pretty sure the state will have one up. They installed them under the bridges  to see which animals were using them.

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