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Big Game Hunting => Elk Hunting => Topic started by: MrSmallington on October 06, 2017, 09:56:39 AM

Title: skookumchuck
Post by: MrSmallington on October 06, 2017, 09:56:39 AM
hey there,
i know no one  wants to give any good spots away but looking for an area to park, sleep in the car and hike/hunt Saturday and Sunday in the up coming October season. would like to take my first elk not looking for trophies. just meat. any ideas? and roads? is that KOA my best option?
Title: Re: skookumchuck
Post by: MrSmallington on October 06, 2017, 10:40:29 AM
to make myself more clear i am not looking to road hunt. looking to hike off trail into the woods but i dont know the area.
Title: Re: skookumchuck
Post by: PolarBear on October 06, 2017, 11:47:34 AM
Without a Weyco permit or private land your options are very few.  There are chunks of state land but many are land locked.  Elk hunting spots are at a premium any more and might be difficult to come by.
Title: Re: skookumchuck
Post by: SkookumHntr on October 06, 2017, 12:26:42 PM
Pretty much what polarbear said! Maybe check with weyco and see if there still selling walk in passes! If so I can give you acpuple pointers,,
Title: Re: skookumchuck
Post by: MrSmallington on October 19, 2017, 03:06:09 PM
So with this new info...  i will be focusing on elk next year. with pto saved up i would like to plan for a 10 day trip east.  can someone explain this elk draw to me? a basic tag will only allow me a spike? while the draw will allow any?  hunted mules in ellensberg last year and saw a heard of 36 elk! I plan on hitting that area up but curious how the tags work. when do elks rut? 30-06 a good round to take an elk with? calls you prefer?
Title: Re: skookumchuck
Post by: Hot Lunch on October 19, 2017, 07:59:51 PM
I would stay West if you want a shot at a branch antler bull. Anything East is a draw with the exception of the low populated NE GMU's. I am an east sider hunting the west side for elk in 2018!
Title: Re: skookumchuck
Post by: MrSmallington on October 20, 2017, 10:04:02 AM
I would stay West if you want a shot at a branch antler bull. Anything East is a draw with the exception of the low populated NE GMU's. I am an east sider hunting the west side for elk in 2018!

yea. the more i read the more i see west is best. time to start planning.  10 days next year... i refuse to go home empty handed. lol