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Elk Permits
« on: April 10, 2017, 04:13:08 PM »
Did anyone see the reduction in antlerless elk permits? Several GMU's in Eastern WA had reduction in bull permits.

Under the Quality, Modern Firearm (EF and WF), change the permit numbers for the following hunts:  • Wenaha West, change the number of permits from 10 to 9; • Wenaha East, change the number of permits from 11 to 10;  • Lick Creek, change the number of permits from 7 to 6;  • Colockum, Oct. 23-Nov. 5, change the number of permits from 23 to 22;  • Observatory, change the number of permits from 5 to 3;  • Little Naches, change the number of permits from 15 to 10;  • Nooksack, change the number of permits from 10 to 12; • Toutle, change the number of permits from 49 to 46.  These permit changes reflect a need to reduce the harvest of elk populations that are at or below population objective, or they are adjustments resulting from the special permit allocation formula, or are permit levels agreed upon with stakeholders and tribes. 
 
Page 34 Under the Quality, Archery (EA and WA), change the permit numbers for the following hunts:  • Blue Creek, change the number of permits from 5 to 6;  • Ten Ten, change the number of permits from 3 to 4; • Tucannon, change the number of permits from 7 to 6;  • Wenaha East, change the number of permits from 6 to 4;  • Mountain View, change the number of permits from 13 to 14;  • Couse, change the number of permits from 3 to 2;  • Colockum, change the number of permits from 17 to 13;  • Teanaway, change the number of permits from 6 to 4;  • Peaches Ridge, change the number of permits from 134 to 104;  • Observatory, change the number of permits from 134 to 104;  • Goose Prairie, change the number of permits from 93 to 109;  • Bethel, change the number of permits from 46 to 66;   • Rimrock, change the number of permits from 71 to 85;  • Nooksack, change the number of permits from 5 to 7;  • Toutle, change the number of permits from 37 to 34;  • White River, change the number of permits from 24 to 19.  These permit changes reflect a need to reduce the harvest of elk populations that are at or below population objective, or they are adjustments resulting from the special permit allocation formula, or are permit levels agreed upon with stakeholders and tribes. 
 
 
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Page 34 Under Quality, Muzzleloader (EM and WM), change the permit numbers for the following hunts:  • Dayton, change the number of permits from 4 to 5;  • Wenaha East, change the number of permits from 3 to 4;  • Colockum, change the number of permits from 9 to 7;  • Teanaway, change the number of permits from 3 to 2;  • Peaches Ridge, change the number of permits from 34 to 33;  • Observatory, change the number of permits from 31 to 27.  These permit changes reflect a need to reduce the harvest of elk populations that are at or below population objective, or they are adjustments resulting from the special permit allocation formula, or are permit levels agreed upon with stakeholders and tribes. 
 
Page 35 Under Quality, Muzzleloader (EM and WM), change the permit numbers for the following hunts:  • Goose Prairie, change the number of permits from 16 to 24;  • Bethel, change the number of permits from 14 to 20;  • Rimrock, change the number of permits from 9 to 10;  • Cowiche, change the number of permits from 9 to 5;  • Nooksack, change the number of permits from 5 to 7;  • Toutle, change the number of permits from 12 to 13.  These permit changes reflect a need to reduce the harvest of elk populations that are at or below population objective, or they are adjustments resulting from the special permit allocation formula, or are permit levels agreed upon with stakeholders and tribes.
 
Under the Bulls, Modern Firearm (EF and WF), change the permit numbers for the following hunts:  • Peaches Ridge, change the number of permits from 118 to 110; • Observatory, change the number of permits from 86 to 71; • Goose Prairie, change the number of permits from 84 to 106; • Bethel, change the number of permits from 64 to 76; • Rimrock, change the number of permits from 83 to 77; • Cowiche, change the number of permits from 13 to 12; • Olympic, change the number of permits from 8 to 7; • White River, change the number of permits from 34 to 35.  These permit changes reflect a need to reduce the harvest of elk populations that are at or below population objective, or they are adjustments resulting from the special permit allocation formula, or are permit levels agreed upon with stakeholders and tribes.
 
Page 36 Under Bulls, Western Archery (WA), Olympic, change the number of permits from 6 to 5.  This permit change reflects adjustments resulting from the special permit allocation formula. 
 
 
 
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Under Bulls, Western Muzzleloader (WM), Skokomish, change the number of permits from 2 to 1.  This permit change reflects adjustments resulting from the special permit allocation formula. 
 
Under Antlerless, Modern Firearm (EF) change the permit numbers for the following hunts: • Dayton, change the number of permits from 25 to 8;  • Lick Creek, change the number of permits from 5 to 3. These permit changes reflect a need to reduce the harvest of elk populations that are at or below population objective. 
 
Page 37 Under Antlerless, Modern Firearm (EF and WF) change the permit numbers for the following hunts:  • Colockum, change the number of permits from 510 to 100;  • Taneum, change the number of permits from 350 to 35;  • Manastash, change the number of permits from 300 to 30;  • Umtanum, change the number of permits from 250 to 25;  • Little Naches, change the number of permits from 350 to 35;  • Nile, change the number of permits from 100 to 10;  • Bumping, change the number of permits from 200 to 20;  • Bethel, change the number of permits from 100 to 10;  • Rimrock, change the number of permits from 110 to 15;  • Cowiche, change the number of permits from 110 to 15;  • Winston, change the number of permits from 40 to 25;  • Margaret, change the number of permits from 40 to 25;  • Coweeman, change the number of permits from 75 to 50;  • Toutle, change the number of permits from 35 to 25;  • Lewis River, change the number of permits from 60 to 40;  • Mudflow, change the number of permits from 10 to 7.  These permit changes reflect a need to reduce the harvest of elk populations that are at or below population objective. 
 
Under Antlerless, Archery (EA and WA), change the permit numbers for the following hunts:  • Dayton, change the number of permits from 15 to 5; • Margaret, change the number of permits from 30 to 20; • Toutle, change the number of permits from 50 to 30.  These permit changes reflect a need to reduce the harvest of elk populations that are at or below population objective. 
 
Page 38 Under Antlerless, Muzzleloader (EM and WM) change the permit numbers for the following hunts:
 
 
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• Dayton, change the number of permits from 25 to 8;  • Lick Creek, change the number of permits from 5 to 3; • Colockum, change the number of permits from 140 to 50; • Taneum, change the number of permits from 270 to 25; • Manastash, change the number of permits from 250 to 25; • Umtanum, change the number of permits from 215 to 20; • Nile, change the number of permits from 75 to 10; • Bumping, change the number of permits from 55 to 10; • Bethel, change the number of permits from 40 to 10; • Cowiche, change the number of permits from 80 to 10; • Mudflow, change the number of permits from 5 to 4; • Winston, change the number of permits from 20 to 15; • Margaret, change the number of permits from 20 to 10; • Coweeman, change the number of permits from 40 to 25; • Toutle, change the number of permits from 40 to 25; • Lewis River, change the number of permits from 20 to 15.  These permit changes reflect a need to reduce the harvest of elk populations that are at or below population objective. 
 
Page 39 Under Youth, change the permit numbers for the following hunts:  • Colockum, EF, change the number of permits from 60 to 15;  • Yakima North, EF, change the number of permits from 145 to 15;  • Yakima Central, EF, change the number of permits from 50 to 5;  • Yakima South, EF, change the number of permits from 30 to 5;  • Colockum, EM, change the number of permits from 30 to 5; • Yakima North, EM, change the number of permits from 50 to 10;  • Yakima Central, EM, change the number of permits from 30 to 10; • Yakima South, EM, change the number of permits from 30 to 10; • Mudflow, WF, Oct. 28 – Nov. 3, change the number of permits from 4 to 3;  • Coweeman, WF, change the number of permits from 25 to 15; • Toutle, WF, change the number of permits from 40 to 25; • Lewis River, WF, change the number of permits from 15 to 10. These permit changes reflect a need to reduce the harvest of elk populations that are at or below population objective.
 
Page 40 Under 65+ Senior, change the permit numbers for the following hunts: • Colockum, EF, change the number of permits from 15 to 5; • Yakima North, EF, change the number of permits from 40 to 10; • Yakima Central, EF, change the number of permits from 10 to 5; • Yakima South, EF, change the number of permits from 10 to 5; • Yakima North, EM, change the number of permits from 25 to 5;
 
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• Yakima Central, EM, change the number of permits from 15 to 5. These permit changes reflect a need to reduce the harvest of elk populations that are at or below population objective.
 
Page 41 Under Hunters with Disabilities, change the permit numbers for the following hunts: • Colockum, change the number of permits from 15 to 5;  • Yakima North, change the number of permits from 40 to 10;  • Yakima Central, change the number of permits from 20 to 5;  • Yakima South, change the number of permits from 10 to 5;  • Mudflow, Oct. 20 – 26, change the number of permits from 4 to 3.  These permit changes reflect a need to reduce the harvest of elk populations that are at or below population objective. 
 
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Re: Elk Permits
« Reply #1 on: April 10, 2017, 04:49:23 PM »
Huge drop in cow permits, I can't say I'm against it, but why that big of a cut?
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Re: Elk Permits
« Reply #2 on: April 10, 2017, 04:52:24 PM »
I heard due to low herd numbers. Winter kill, and the drought of 2015 has to do with it.
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Re: Elk Permits
« Reply #3 on: April 10, 2017, 05:05:02 PM »
Well if That's the case, I'm for it.  Wonder if the tribes will take any of this in consideration?
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Re: Elk Permits
« Reply #4 on: April 10, 2017, 05:07:18 PM »
Well if That's the case, I'm for it.  Wonder if the tribes will take any of this in consideration?

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Re: Elk Permits
« Reply #5 on: April 10, 2017, 05:19:41 PM »
Doesn't surprise me. Having so many cow permits, it had to catch up with them fast. And nope on the other question.

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Re: Elk Permits
« Reply #6 on: April 10, 2017, 07:18:02 PM »
Where did you see these numbers? I just looked at the proposals listed under the agenda for this weekend's commission meeting and the permit numbers look pretty much the same as the last few years. Rick

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Re: Elk Permits
« Reply #7 on: April 10, 2017, 08:20:22 PM »
Long document but here's a link to the proposed changes:

http://wdfw.wa.gov/commission/meetings/2017/04/apr1417_09_summary.pdf

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Re: Elk Permits
« Reply #8 on: April 10, 2017, 08:28:44 PM »
Can you buy special hunt permits now and submit later or do you have to wait to even purchase them?
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Re: Elk Permits
« Reply #9 on: April 10, 2017, 08:30:10 PM »
Can you buy special hunt permits now and submit later or do you have to wait to even purchase them?
You have to wait.
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Re: Elk Permits
« Reply #10 on: April 10, 2017, 08:33:02 PM »
Can you buy special hunt permits now and submit later or do you have to wait to even purchase them?
You have to wait.
thank you,i thought so just wanted to ask.gotta buy everything else tomorrow,sucks to have to go in twice but oh well.
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Re: Elk Permits
« Reply #11 on: April 10, 2017, 10:56:03 PM »
Looking at the muzzleloader cow permit numbers you posted, I've never seen such a drastic drop in permits in one year. That's crazy. Is archery still OTC on the Eastside for cows?

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Re: Elk Permits
« Reply #12 on: April 10, 2017, 11:23:27 PM »
I imagine they still will be,Yes.
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Re: Elk Permits
« Reply #13 on: April 11, 2017, 05:34:03 AM »
Well if That's the case, I'm for it.  Wonder if the tribes will take any of this in consideration?

They are so concerned about it they will kill a bunch of trophy bulls to save the cows! :chuckle:

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Re: Elk Permits
« Reply #14 on: April 11, 2017, 06:10:51 AM »
Well if That's the case, I'm for it.  Wonder if the tribes will take any of this in consideration?

They are so concerned about it they will kill a bunch of trophy bulls to save the cows! :chuckle:
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