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Re: Washington Elk Hunters How Long have you been at IT?
« Reply #25 on: June 21, 2011, 08:03:52 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 #26 on: June 22, 2011, 10:52:26 AM »
I started hunting elk in 1996 (12 y.o.), so I have only been able to hunt under the Spike Only rules.  But I love the stories from my Dad when they were able to hunt any bull.  Wish I would have been around during those days. 

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Re: Washington Elk Hunters How Long have you been at IT?
« Reply #27 on: June 22, 2011, 11:09:05 AM »
I've only ever hunted Archery for elk in WA, since1996.
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Re: Washington Elk Hunters How Long have you been at IT?
« Reply #28 on: June 22, 2011, 11:20:56 AM »
I started hunting Archery late season of 2000 so always cow or spike for me.

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Re: Washington Elk Hunters How Long have you been at IT?
« Reply #29 on: June 22, 2011, 11:30:43 AM »
First License was 1975 - I have harvested 24 Elk so far. My first time my 3 buddy's bailed on me so i took my wife's 1966 mustang and some maps and headed to the Fork's area (Goodman creek) . I got up in the dark and parked with a clearcut on both sides of the road - The next morning I had elk on both sides of the road talking - I took a 4 point raghorn - Man did the hunters belly laugh at me stuffing a quartered out elk in a mustang - Had to keep all the windows down all the way home because the windows kept steaming up !

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Re: Washington Elk Hunters How Long have you been at IT?
« Reply #30 on: June 22, 2011, 11:31:43 AM »
Passed my "hunter Safety" course 1978, hunted Elk up FS #74 White River just outside the park boundary, rifle, any Bull.
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Re: Washington Elk Hunters How Long have you been at IT?
« Reply #31 on: June 24, 2011, 08:35:11 AM »
Wow! only 13 so far have hunted any bull without an S/P.

 Still less than 50% even though you still can in some places. It's been since  about what 1996? No wonder so many accept the S/P system no matter how they mess it up. Spike only was mis-spoken (Washington- Must be PC) to be a TEMPORARY rule.  At this  (years before probabably) time I believe the bunny (and wolf) huggers envisioned this cash cow so they could divert other fund's to "watchable wildlife" and the like


 Yes I remember the blues started Spike only a few years earlier than that.
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Re: Washington Elk Hunters How Long have you been at IT?
« Reply #32 on: June 24, 2011, 08:55:00 AM »
I remember Archery hunting Eastern Washington (Teanaway and Manastash) when the first week of October was anything with hooves and hair (Any Deer, Any Elk)
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Re: Washington Elk Hunters How Long have you been at IT?
« Reply #33 on: June 24, 2011, 09:16:05 AM »
1980. Hunting with my grandpa in the south fork of the Sol Duc, wearing a red and black Filson coat, and packing my brand new .257 Roberts.  I still remember seeing that first herd...a long sting of about thirty elk working their way through a clear cut on the other side of the valley.  Unfortunately they were all cows.  Those were the days.

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Re: Washington Elk Hunters How Long have you been at IT?
« Reply #34 on: June 24, 2011, 09:44:43 AM »
Started hunting in 1972, big game in 1975.  Don't ever remember having to take hunter safety in this state.  I did have to take it in Nevada when I lived there from 06-09.  My grandparents lived in Thorp for years and I would hunt up above their place to Cle Elum, Indian John Hill area.  Now I live in God's country and up until last year, it was any elk.  Now it's 3 pt or better.
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Re: Washington Elk Hunters How Long have you been at IT?
« Reply #35 on: June 24, 2011, 10:03:34 AM »
this is my tenth season and I sure wish I had been doing it for a lot longer and hope to be doing it for many more.
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Re: Washington Elk Hunters How Long have you been at IT?
« Reply #36 on: June 24, 2011, 10:58:12 AM »
This WILL date us!



Not really. I still hunt general season ANY BULL just the location has changed. .   I will say that some of the places I hunted in the late 70's are now full of houses.  :'(
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Re: Washington Elk Hunters How Long have you been at IT?
« Reply #37 on: June 24, 2011, 11:38:17 AM »
Started hunting big game in '75 with .410 slug single shot.  Didn't kill my first bull until I started archery in '80.  First P&Y deer, elk & bear came in '84.  That was a good year :chuckle:
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Re: Washington Elk Hunters How Long have you been at IT?
« Reply #38 on: June 24, 2011, 09:38:02 PM »
Well lets see. passed HS. in 1993. First deer was 1993 (battleground unit spike) . first elk 1994 (lewis river cow) . So i have been at it for 18 years now. Missed a few years in the military. I miss the old days, To me in the lewis iver unit when there were clear cuts and tons of elk around.
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Re: Washington Elk Hunters How Long have you been at IT?
« Reply #39 on: July 26, 2011, 09:00:59 PM »
I started elk hunting when I was 14 in 1995.  I shot a cow elk with a muzzle loader when there used to be a late muzzle loader season up Mud Lake.  I remember when the portion of the Little Naches GMU west of Rock Creek used to have a 3 day late season and then the Mud Lake area would open up for like a week.  I had some good memories during the late season.  My family used to do pretty well during the Mud Lake Late season. 

Then I joined the Marine Corps and they took the late season away.  Didn't do much elk hunting until I got out of the Marine Corps.  By that time the Muzzle Loader season had been reduced to a Saturday through Friday thing.  Since I was in college I could only hunt the weekend.  Well after one year of being limited to just ONE weekend I took up Archery in 2006 and have been addicted to archery ever since.  I hunted archery from 2006-2009.  In those three years I learned more about elk hunting than I had in my entire previous experiences. 

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Re: Washington Elk Hunters How Long have you been at IT?
« Reply #40 on: July 26, 2011, 09:37:13 PM »
1972 when I pointed my boots down the old elk trail. Never looked back. Thanks dad.

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Re: Washington Elk Hunters How Long have you been at IT?
« Reply #41 on: July 31, 2011, 04:59:49 PM »
Year before it went to spike only....... I got to hunt any bull once..... I shot a spike the last day of season....... The next year all I saw was branched bulls and cows!!!  :chuckle: Figures....  The season was 2 weeks or so long and the last weekend if I remember right overlapped deer....

 

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