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Elk Hunt in Leavenworth, Wa
« on: May 10, 2010, 05:18:33 PM »
Hey guys new on this site well been on it for few months but posting for the first time.  Wondering if anyone knows how levenworth is and if theres any elk there.
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RE: Elk Hunt in Leavenworth, Wa
« Reply #1 on: May 10, 2010, 05:20:39 PM »
Thats ur 1st post???  Start with an intro and leads in, you will probably get some help after that.
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RE: Elk Hunt in Leavenworth, Wa
« Reply #2 on: May 10, 2010, 05:26:24 PM »
I wouldn't recommend the Leavenworth area for elk. Unless you really don't want to see any.  Why Leavenworth ???

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RE: Elk Hunt in Leavenworth, Wa
« Reply #3 on: May 10, 2010, 06:01:54 PM »
Just wanted to go up there for elk, but better question probably would have been are there any elk there?
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RE: Elk Hunt in Leavenworth, Wa
« Reply #4 on: May 11, 2010, 06:15:42 AM »
go to wdfw.wa.gov and click through to the hunting section.  There you will find harvest statistics by GMU for elk.  You can get a pretty good idea by looking at that where the elk are.  Here is the link http://wdfw.wa.gov/hunting/harvest/2009/elk_general.html
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RE: Elk Hunt in Leavenworth, Wa
« Reply #5 on: May 11, 2010, 06:41:17 AM »
The only place around Leavenworth I have ever seen any elk was up on Blewett Pass, South of Leavenworth on 97.
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RE: Elk Hunt in Leavenworth, Wa
« Reply #6 on: May 11, 2010, 07:31:16 AM »
Almost no elk north and east of Leavenworth, few elk west of leavenworth, some elk south and east of Leavenworth.  Odds of tagging an elk or Sasquatch north of Highway 2 are pretty comparable, odds of tagging an elk south of Highway 2 are just low.
As long as we have the habitat, we can argue forever about who gets to kill what and when.  No habitat = no game.

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RE: Elk Hunt in Leavenworth, Wa
« Reply #7 on: May 11, 2010, 07:34:48 AM »
Almost no elk north and east of Leavenworth, few elk west of leavenworth

Why do you think that is? The country looks good. I would figure the some of the Colokum herd would move around up in there.

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RE: Elk Hunt in Leavenworth, Wa
« Reply #8 on: May 11, 2010, 07:36:45 AM »
Almost no elk north and east of Leavenworth, few elk west of leavenworth

Why do you think that is? The country looks good. I would figure the some of the Colokum herd would move around up in there.
There is an any weapon, any elk season in the GMUs north of Highway 2, intended to minimize elk.
As long as we have the habitat, we can argue forever about who gets to kill what and when.  No habitat = no game.

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RE: Elk Hunt in Leavenworth, Wa
« Reply #9 on: May 11, 2010, 07:39:13 AM »
Does the dept of F&W not want them to establish there?  Most of the orchards are to the south if I remember right.

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RE: Elk Hunt in Leavenworth, Wa
« Reply #10 on: May 11, 2010, 07:40:42 AM »
I would be curious to hear the game department's take on it.
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RE: Elk Hunt in Leavenworth, Wa
« Reply #11 on: May 11, 2010, 07:41:33 AM »
Just look at the harvest reports as dreamingbig suggested. Look at the Chiwawa GMU (245.)

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RE: Elk Hunt in Leavenworth, Wa
« Reply #12 on: May 11, 2010, 08:32:05 AM »
i know a spot not too far from there where the bulls are going nuts every year when im at bear camp. theres elk around but probably not a ton

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RE: Elk Hunt in Leavenworth, Wa
« Reply #13 on: May 11, 2010, 08:34:27 AM »
Does the dept of F&W not want them to establish there?  Most of the orchards are to the south if I remember right.
I would be curious to hear the game department's take on it.

I believe that the game department's take on it is that they want the quality mule deer to be the priority there.
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RE: Elk Hunt in Leavenworth, Wa
« Reply #14 on: May 11, 2010, 08:52:24 AM »
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The only place around Leavenworth I have ever seen any elk was up on Blewett Pass, South of Leavenworth on 97.

On one of my early summer camping trips up there a few years back, top of the pass going towards Tronson meadows I found all kinds of Elk skeletons, I think more than a few had been butchered there.  I've seen some huge Bulls East of there in the Table Mt. area, whole lotta young ones.

Never seen Elk near Leavenworth, a few Masons though... :chuckle:

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RE: Elk Hunt in Leavenworth, Wa
« Reply #15 on: May 11, 2010, 09:14:53 AM »
Looking at the seasons for GMU 245 it appears that they want them to reproduce but not get out of hand.  There isn't any season prior to October 30th and then it is an any elk any weapon season from Oct 30th to Nov 15th.

Last year there were 6 elk reported taken out of GMU 245.
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RE: Elk Hunt in Leavenworth, Wa
« Reply #16 on: May 11, 2010, 01:05:35 PM »
i know up near conconully you hear of an elk every once in awhile... but then the game dept goes in and kills them. they don't want elk there.
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Re: Elk Hunt in Leavenworth, Wa
« Reply #17 on: May 13, 2010, 03:37:53 PM »
There is a small herd around Winton and Merritt. I've seen a few LARGE bulls while working the train between Wenatchee and Seattle. Not a ton of elk, but there are a few.

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Re: RE: Elk Hunt in Leavenworth, Wa
« Reply #18 on: May 13, 2010, 04:19:29 PM »
[quote author=jackelope link=topic=49583.msg602337#msg602337 date=1273592067

I believe that the game department's take on it is that they want the quality mule deer to be the priority there.
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Re: Elk Hunt in Leavenworth, Wa
« Reply #19 on: May 13, 2010, 04:43:00 PM »
Where a bouts where the big bulls you saw between wenatchee and seattle?? :dunno:

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Re: Elk Hunt in Leavenworth, Wa
« Reply #20 on: May 13, 2010, 05:06:30 PM »
I hunted that special hunt, cow hunt they had open last year a couple times. Didnt see any, but heard of 1 or 2 being shot. ???
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Re: Elk Hunt in Leavenworth, Wa
« Reply #21 on: May 13, 2010, 06:52:16 PM »
Not any one place special. We just used to see them between Merritt and Winton.

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Re: Elk Hunt in Leavenworth, Wa
« Reply #22 on: May 13, 2010, 10:53:53 PM »
Yeah i been in levenworth couple of times but never saw no elk there really wasnt looking for any, but they have this cow hunt in september i thought maybe to try it out.  See maybe i can get lucky, planning on going there and talking to a few people with land over there, because it says most of the land is private, so will see ill try, ill keep you updated if i see anything.
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Re: Elk Hunt in Leavenworth, Wa
« Reply #23 on: June 10, 2010, 12:31:32 PM »
my mentor who's been bowhunting for 25 years drew an any bull tag up there last year and said he never got within 150 yards of an elk.

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Re: Elk Hunt in Leavenworth, Wa
« Reply #24 on: June 10, 2010, 02:27:49 PM »
150 yards is fine with me. Up to 800 yards perfectly fine, as long as i see it its going down! ;) :rolleyes:
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