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Washington Elk Hunters How Long have you been at IT?
« on: June 20, 2011, 04:12:13 PM »
 This WILL date us!
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Re: Washington Elk Hunters How Long have you been at IT?
« Reply #1 on: June 20, 2011, 04:32:15 PM »
I remember 3pt or better in the Colockum, but never hunted it. I have only hunted archery cows/spikes then Modern spike, now true spike. I quit archery when they took away cow hunting.
I felt like a one legged cat trying to bury a terd on a frozen pond!

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Re: Washington Elk Hunters How Long have you been at IT?
« Reply #2 on: June 20, 2011, 04:57:54 PM »
1st elk i ever got (after several years trying around the state) was a spike. then next year they went spike only in my area. all I've ever come across since have been branched. tried a few different areas since but keep going back to my spike unit because i just love the area.makes me feel at home. i know now that I'll probably never see another elk in the are since the bigfeet have decimated the place but Ive become accustomed to it. i know that if i do survive, i might just end up with a picture of a foot and that would be the trophy of my lifetime.

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Re: Washington Elk Hunters How Long have you been at IT?
« Reply #3 on: June 20, 2011, 05:09:22 PM »
sorry, didnt mean to get away from the origanal intent of the pole. i was just a little overcome when i realized the years spent following this elusive dream known as the monster bull.

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Re: Washington Elk Hunters How Long have you been at IT?
« Reply #4 on: June 20, 2011, 05:23:05 PM »
Well its taken me 23 yrs to kill a monster bull and I do not have room for another one ...... :chuckle: yeah right !!!!

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Re: Washington Elk Hunters How Long have you been at IT?
« Reply #5 on: June 20, 2011, 05:33:15 PM »
Started Elk hunting in the early 80'S before the Hunter Orange days. Man them were the days, and you could shoot any bull. But the Little Naches was like a big parking lot, you almost could not find a spot to park on the side of the road.  Wasn't much of a hunter back then, we did alot of driving due ot my great uncle coudn't do much walking..  Heck we rarely saw any animals but it sure was fun and I didn't learn much abut hunting but I learned alot about life...   Then out comes the SPIKE only rule and alot of people quit hunting the area......
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Re: Washington Elk Hunters How Long have you been at IT?
« Reply #6 on: June 20, 2011, 05:36:32 PM »
Ive been elk hunting in Oregon and Washington since 86'.  Havent gotten  "the Big one yet".  I did modern fire arm my first few years.  Then the regs changed and I went to archery in Oregon.  Back then it was a hair tag for the whole state.  Not these days though....

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Re: Washington Elk Hunters How Long have you been at IT?
« Reply #7 on: June 20, 2011, 05:45:32 PM »
Started hunting back in the 70's..Yep back when you could hunt and kill animals..More animals..Now a days more B.S.

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Re: Washington Elk Hunters How Long have you been at IT?
« Reply #8 on: June 20, 2011, 05:46:43 PM »
This WILL date us!
Yeah and it looks like most are younger than we are:
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Re: Washington Elk Hunters How Long have you been at IT?
« Reply #9 on: June 20, 2011, 05:51:47 PM »
Started road hunting with my dad when i was just big enough to see over the dash while standing on the seat resting my arm on his shoulder.

Passed hunter ed the first time at 9 years old.Bought all my tags that year.$2.50 or $3.50 for deer and either $5 or $5.50 for elk.That would have been 1968 I believe.

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Re: Washington Elk Hunters How Long have you been at IT?
« Reply #10 on: June 20, 2011, 06:14:26 PM »
This WILL date us!
Yeah and it looks like most are younger than we are:


 No doubt there!!

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 AND...... Sorry all, I'm so  darned old I forgot it was actually  2 FULL weeks+1 day   with most of 3 weekends involved! We would stay the first week and return for the last weekend
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Re: Washington Elk Hunters How Long have you been at IT?
« Reply #11 on: June 20, 2011, 06:17:25 PM »
99' I started hunting for elk with bow, 97-98 rifle hunted a FEW times.




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Re: Washington Elk Hunters How Long have you been at IT?
« Reply #12 on: June 20, 2011, 06:38:54 PM »
Took up chasing elk in 1996 at the age of 16. I'm just as excited if not more so to chase elk today than when I started. This is the most addictive form of hunting I've ever found.

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Re: Washington Elk Hunters How Long have you been at IT?
« Reply #13 on: June 21, 2011, 05:40:31 PM »
 Wow! only 13 so far have hunted any bull without an S/P.
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Re: Washington Elk Hunters How Long have you been at IT?
« Reply #14 on: June 21, 2011, 05:47:21 PM »
I started hunting in 2009  :dunno:
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Re: Washington Elk Hunters How Long have you been at IT?
« Reply #15 on: June 21, 2011, 05:50:41 PM »
Now I feel old.......er..............


I remember any bull, the season started Nov1 to the 15th and green dot was brand new. All this in Umtanum/Little Naches units.
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Re: Washington Elk Hunters How Long have you been at IT?
« Reply #16 on: June 21, 2011, 05:51:04 PM »
First elk tag was bought in 1977.
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Re: Washington Elk Hunters How Long have you been at IT?
« Reply #17 on: June 21, 2011, 06:01:54 PM »
Bear i was 4 years old in 1977. I started elk hunting in 2002 the first year I got to Ft Lewis. Been hunting elk ever since minus a few deployments.
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Re: Washington Elk Hunters How Long have you been at IT?
« Reply #18 on: June 21, 2011, 06:26:07 PM »
Started Elk hunting in 1964 (twenty years old). No orange just a red and black Woolrich coat, any bull and cows at the same time thru the season. My first bull, which was about my sixth elk, was a three point on November 13 in 1982.

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Re: Washington Elk Hunters How Long have you been at IT?
« Reply #19 on: June 21, 2011, 06:32:41 PM »
Now I feel old.......er..............


I remember any bull, the season started Nov1 to the 15th and green dot was brand new. All this in Umtanum/Little Naches units.

 Gasman, was that with a statewide any bull tag, Or a Yakima/Early M/R any bull tag?
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Re: Washington Elk Hunters How Long have you been at IT?
« Reply #20 on: June 21, 2011, 06:33:44 PM »
Dad wouldn't let me go elk hunting 'til I was big enough to pack.  1962 at age 16,  killed a raghorn 4pt. on opening day.  Muddy wash on Mt St Helens.  Hunted there til '80 when the mountain blew then started the upper Lewis country.  Quit serious hunting about 4 years ago but racked up 34 bulls and 2 cows (with cow tag) in the next 45 years.  Took my first buck deer at age 11.

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Re: Washington Elk Hunters How Long have you been at IT?
« Reply #21 on: June 21, 2011, 07:45:06 PM »
Now I feel old.......er..............


I remember any bull, the season started Nov1 to the 15th and green dot was brand new. All this in Umtanum/Little Naches units.

 Gasman, was that with a statewide any bull tag, Or a Yakima/Early M/R any bull tag?

East or West Tag, not state wide. I'm not that old  :chuckle: :chuckle:
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Re: Washington Elk Hunters How Long have you been at IT?
« Reply #22 on: June 21, 2011, 07:57:11 PM »
Seems like I remember years ago that if you had a cow tag you could shoot anything with hair.A couple days of deer season overlapped elk.Plus there was a doe day or 2.

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Re: Washington Elk Hunters How Long have you been at IT?
« Reply #23 on: June 21, 2011, 07:59:42 PM »
started in seriously in 05 then left the state for awhile  :chuckle: and shot wild boars instead...

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Re: Washington Elk Hunters How Long have you been at IT?
« Reply #24 on: June 21, 2011, 08:02:37 PM »
1973 was the point of beginning here.
38 years later and truckload of memories.  :)

 

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