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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.
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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 !