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Will you hunt elk in Wa or out of state and what has been your normal in the past

Wa
49 (43%)
Idaho
37 (32.5%)
Montana
13 (11.4%)
Wyoming
4 (3.5%)
Colorado
6 (5.3%)
Oregon
5 (4.4%)

Total Members Voted: 114

Voting closed: March 29, 2018, 11:48:27 AM

Author Topic: wa or out of state this year  (Read 2517 times)

Offline scottcrb

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wa or out of state this year
« on: February 27, 2018, 10:48:27 AM »
We all know Wa is making it harder and harder to successfully hunt elk. I have only hunted Wa for the last almost 10 years. This will most likely be the first year I will head out of state to chase elk. From the number of  topics being posted on out of state hunting I thought it would be interesting to see where everyone is going and if it's new or something you have been doing for a while.

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Re: wa or out of state this year
« Reply #1 on: February 27, 2018, 11:12:40 AM »
I just bought my deer elk bear cougar yesterday, price sure seemed went up!!  >:(
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Re: wa or out of state this year
« Reply #2 on: February 27, 2018, 11:38:08 AM »
Oregon for me.

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Re: wa or out of state this year
« Reply #3 on: February 27, 2018, 11:40:02 AM »
I have always argued that fishing more than paid for my hunting, but itís no longer worth it to me in WA. First year I wonít be elk hunting in WA. You left off several other state options to choose from.


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Re: wa or out of state this year
« Reply #4 on: February 27, 2018, 11:52:42 AM »
Stopped throwing $$$ at WA program several years ago. Way more fulfilling to hunt out of state.  I hunt CO and ID.  At some point I am going to need to spend my 14 elk points though.  This will be the 1st year I don't buy a fishing license as well. Just to easy to make the run to Canadian waters and retain some fish.  Good luck with you decision.

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Re: wa or out of state this year
« Reply #5 on: February 27, 2018, 11:58:23 AM »
I'm still going to buy WA licenses this year, but nothing crazy. No special permit apps either. Archery Deer so I can take a freezer filler, bear, small game(turkey) and thats it. The rest of my money is going to Idaho and Montana as far as fishing and hunting goes.

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Re: wa or out of state this year
« Reply #6 on: February 27, 2018, 12:04:51 PM »
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Re: wa or out of state this year
« Reply #7 on: February 27, 2018, 12:09:50 PM »
I have always argued that fishing more than paid for my hunting, but itís no longer worth it to me in WA. First year I wonít be elk hunting in WA. You left off several other state options to choose from.
Yeah it only gave me 5 options

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Re: wa or out of state this year
« Reply #8 on: February 27, 2018, 12:16:11 PM »
Iíll hunt elk in wa for a weekend unless I draw a tag then Iíll take time. Other states I wonít be hunting elk otc but will be applying for elk in a handful of states.
Itís too cheap an application to not apply in wa.

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Re: wa or out of state this year
« Reply #9 on: February 27, 2018, 12:20:19 PM »
General season harvest rates haven't changed significantly in the last 12 years.
Nature. It's cheaper than therapy.

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Re: wa or out of state this year
« Reply #10 on: February 27, 2018, 12:35:38 PM »
All of the above, Oregon, Washington Idaho

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Re: wa or out of state this year
« Reply #11 on: February 27, 2018, 12:58:31 PM »
General season harvest rates haven't changed significantly in the last 12 years.
Interesting stats 2012 must have been a good year

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Re: wa or out of state this year
« Reply #12 on: February 27, 2018, 01:02:21 PM »
I started hunting in Washington in 1954. Last year I hunted some in Washington and some in Idaho. This year I will Hunt 100% in Idaho. 

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Re: wa or out of state this year
« Reply #13 on: February 27, 2018, 01:05:40 PM »
12 Quality Elk Archery
12 Quality Deer Archery
Ned to use these up before I think about it. Maybe Antelope again though.

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Re: wa or out of state this year
« Reply #14 on: February 27, 2018, 01:27:01 PM »
12 Quality Elk Archery
12 Quality Deer Archery
Ned to use these up before I think about it. Maybe Antelope again though.

That is where they have you by the nuts. Get hooked on the "prize" and feel like you can't leave until you cash out. I am in a similar boat with 13 quality deer but luckily I burned my quality elk last year and won't be applying again.  :IBCOOL:
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