collapse

Author Topic: Deer hunting in Shillapoo Wildlife Area, Vancouver, WA  (Read 796 times)

Offline kitw

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Pilgrim
  • *
  • Join Date: Jul 2013
  • Posts: 6
  • Location: Vancouver
Deer hunting in Shillapoo Wildlife Area, Vancouver, WA
« on: November 24, 2013, 11:40:44 AM »
Has anyone ML hunted for deer in this area? Is it open to big game hunting? Thanks

Offline kerrdog

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Scout
  • ****
  • Join Date: Dec 2010
  • Posts: 402
  • Location: Vancouver Washington
  • Dont believe everything you think.
    • Kerrexteriors  Roofing, Gutters, and Windows.
Re: Deer hunting in Shillapoo Wildlife Area, Vancouver, WA
« Reply #1 on: November 25, 2013, 07:31:06 AM »
I hope not. It's right by my house. :bdid: You can hunt birds (yucks and pheasant) with a shotgun. Steel only.  No Rifles.  Lot's of guys down there; hear the shotguns every morning.

Me and my buddy went there because it's so close.  Game warden checked us for paperwork and Lead; only time I've had to deal with a warden (or whatever they call themselves).  It's almost walking distance and I've never been back to hunt. But I take the kids there to shoot their bows.

It's a pheasant release site, and I've seen lot's of guy down there with dogs trying to get one. 

Offline h2ofowlr

  • CHOKED UP TIGHT
  • Washington For Wildlife
  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Old Salt
  • *****
  • Join Date: Dec 2008
  • Posts: 7043
  • Location: In the "Blind"! Go Cougs!
Re: Deer hunting in Shillapoo Wildlife Area, Vancouver, WA
« Reply #2 on: November 25, 2013, 07:40:49 AM »
Yes, you can hunt it with a muzzleloader, archery or shotgun.  I know the rules state no lead or toxic shot, so you may have to look at a copper bullet or non-toxic one.  Given it says shot.  I just use the Hevi-metal shells in the shotgun during modern typically. 
One thing to pay special attention to is that they transferred the Columbia whitetail and those are protected.  They transferred them to the Ridgefield refuge and whitetail typically don't range to far, but you never know.  It's a short distance as a crow flies.
Cut em!
It's not the shells!  It's the shooter!

Offline kerrdog

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Scout
  • ****
  • Join Date: Dec 2010
  • Posts: 402
  • Location: Vancouver Washington
  • Dont believe everything you think.
    • Kerrexteriors  Roofing, Gutters, and Windows.
Re: Deer hunting in Shillapoo Wildlife Area, Vancouver, WA
« Reply #3 on: November 26, 2013, 06:31:57 AM »
I could swore I saw a sign down there that said no centerfire rifles; maybe that's just one part? :dunno:  I'm gonna check it out, because I'd love to have a place close by to shoot my muzzleloader, since I only ever shoot five shots, and done.

Anyone deer hunt there?  I see deer around the neighborhood, mostly around Salmon Creek. 

Offline pianoman9701

  • Mushroom Man
  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Explorer
  • ******
  • Join Date: Mar 2011
  • Posts: 17569
  • Location: Vancouver USA
  • NRA Life, MH, WFW, CCRKBA, NAGR, RMEF, WSB
Re: Deer hunting in Shillapoo Wildlife Area, Vancouver, WA
« Reply #4 on: November 26, 2013, 07:14:39 AM »
Call the Region 5 office and ask them if you can and if you need non-toxic projectiles. I'm not at all sure you can use a ML there.
"Restricting the rights of law-abiding people based on the actions of madmen will have no positive effect on the future acts of madmen. It will only serve to reduce individual rights and the very security of our republic." - Pianoman
Someone else's opinion of me is none of my business.

Offline kerrdog

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Scout
  • ****
  • Join Date: Dec 2010
  • Posts: 402
  • Location: Vancouver Washington
  • Dont believe everything you think.
    • Kerrexteriors  Roofing, Gutters, and Windows.
Re: Deer hunting in Shillapoo Wildlife Area, Vancouver, WA
« Reply #5 on: December 29, 2013, 08:35:23 AM »
OK, I looked at this a little closer.  I was hoping to find a closer (and free) place to shoot our muzzleloaders.  All the shillapoo areas are closed to pistol and rifle due to county rules.  Archery and shotguns are permitted.


 



Quick Links


* Recent Topics

The ladies killed it on the opener! by Watimberghost
[Today at 05:47:32 AM]


Buying a Boat - Help by Blacklab
[Today at 05:41:10 AM]


Elk hit on I-5 by billythekidrock
[Today at 05:40:23 AM]


2nd Annual Fishfest by Blacklab
[Today at 05:39:05 AM]


A bloody arrow to end 14 hours in the stand by Quackwhacker
[Today at 05:38:45 AM]


Smoke and Walleye by whitey
[Today at 05:37:36 AM]


looking for a partner to hunt elk by AZcoueshunter78
[Today at 05:33:08 AM]


Sportsmans warehouse (Puyallup) Experiance by gilroym
[Today at 05:32:22 AM]


What terrain to hunt BTs by RadSav
[Today at 05:30:09 AM]


Mission Accomplished by Skyvalhunter
[Today at 05:15:52 AM]


Dove hunting by Dave Workman
[Today at 04:36:24 AM]


Idaho license didnt print? Can I get it in person? by DIYARCHERYJUNKIE
[Today at 03:07:38 AM]


On the mend by huntingbaldguy
[Today at 02:42:11 AM]


New Bino's $400-$600 by chester
[Today at 02:15:47 AM]


Apples for sale by mkcj
[Today at 12:41:06 AM]


* Random Photo New

There are no pictures in the gallery.

SimplePortal 2.3.3 © 2008-2010, SimplePortal