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Willapa Hills Gmu 506
« on: May 04, 2017, 12:01:20 PM »
I would like to put in for a cow tag in this unit this year is there still public access and area to hunt.

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Re: Willapa Hills Gmu 506
« Reply #1 on: May 04, 2017, 12:12:07 PM »
Very limited, most is owned by the big W and they have a pay permit going. Good Luck!

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Re: Willapa Hills Gmu 506
« Reply #2 on: May 04, 2017, 02:27:01 PM »
Very limited, most is owned by the big W and they have a pay permit going. Good Luck!

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Unless you plan on buying a timber permit or own property I'd look elsewhere.
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Re: Willapa Hills Gmu 506
« Reply #3 on: May 04, 2017, 02:44:12 PM »
Also the south end along the river saw some serious landowner poaching a few years ago so that herd is pretty small. You would be better to look elsewhere.
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Re: Willapa Hills Gmu 506
« Reply #4 on: May 04, 2017, 02:45:29 PM »
I'll offer this...

"IF" you draw the cow tag..... and I'm assuming rifle. PM me after and I would be glad to help.

Otherwise... I'm not spilling any more beans....good luck

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Re: Willapa Hills Gmu 506
« Reply #5 on: May 05, 2017, 06:31:57 PM »
I'll offer this...

"IF" you draw the cow tag..... and I'm assuming rifle. PM me after and I would be glad to help.

Otherwise... I'm not spilling any more beans....good luck

hehehehe.  I know where those cows are too.  Just need a tag!
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Re: Willapa Hills Gmu 506
« Reply #6 on: May 06, 2017, 10:59:49 AM »
GMU 506 Has a fair amount of land that is accessible for free.  Hancock, TCI (Campbell group) and may others still allow free access but is generally behind locked gates allowing walk-in hunting only. There is also a fair amount of state property in the mix also.  Do your research, know your boundaries.  There are plenty of elk, however hoof rot is creeping into it on the east boundary.

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Re: Willapa Hills Gmu 506
« Reply #7 on: May 06, 2017, 11:07:27 AM »
Look at Ryderwood (530 I think) to the east. More public DNR land is available there and some longview Fiber which isn't permit only.
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Re: Willapa Hills Gmu 506
« Reply #8 on: May 06, 2017, 11:39:29 AM »
Longview Fibre doesn't own any land. Weyco bought it all up

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Re: Willapa Hills Gmu 506
« Reply #9 on: May 06, 2017, 11:47:54 AM »
OK
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Re: Willapa Hills Gmu 506
« Reply #10 on: May 06, 2017, 11:54:17 AM »
Don't take it the wrong way... just saying. I live in the south end of 530 An a few of the small pieces Fibre had next to the state land our now gated up an permit only.

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Re: Willapa Hills Gmu 506
« Reply #11 on: May 06, 2017, 11:55:57 AM »
Got it, thanks for the info.
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Re: Willapa Hills Gmu 506
« Reply #12 on: May 06, 2017, 05:56:32 PM »
Allot of Sierra Pacific ground in Ryderwood, it's walk in no permit

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Re: Willapa Hills Gmu 506
« Reply #13 on: June 15, 2017, 08:18:50 PM »
I was selected for a cow tag in 506 and now find myself looking for info as well.

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Re: Willapa Hills Gmu 506
« Reply #14 on: June 15, 2017, 08:22:41 PM »
I was selected for a cow tag in 506 and now find myself looking for info as well.

Do you have a Weyerhaeuser Pe Ell South access permit? If not, access in that unit will be tough. I believe your only chance would be in the south side of the unit.

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Re: Willapa Hills Gmu 506
« Reply #15 on: June 15, 2017, 10:02:25 PM »
I was selected for a cow tag in 506 and now find myself looking for info as well.
Which weapon?

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Re: Willapa Hills Gmu 506
« Reply #16 on: June 15, 2017, 10:12:55 PM »
I was selected for a cow tag in 506 and now find myself looking for info as well.
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Re: Willapa Hills Gmu 506
« Reply #17 on: June 16, 2017, 08:53:49 AM »
I was selected for a cow tag in 506 and now find myself looking for info as well.
Pay Weyco if you want to hunt.  Welcome to WDFW/WEYCO.  Sorry, it sucks, limited places.  Wish ya good luck.
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Re: Willapa Hills Gmu 506
« Reply #18 on: June 16, 2017, 09:14:06 AM »
Better luck heading into 672 on the DNR land.

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Re: Willapa Hills Gmu 506
« Reply #19 on: June 16, 2017, 10:08:14 AM »
There are non motorized access permits still available. Might be better than nothing. Only $50.

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Re: Willapa Hills Gmu 506
« Reply #20 on: June 17, 2017, 09:58:48 PM »
Lots of Sierra Pacific land on south side. Have to walk in or bicycle. If you get one their security guy will haul it out if you call them

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Re: Willapa Hills Gmu 506
« Reply #21 on: June 17, 2017, 10:26:03 PM »
I live very close to the Willapa hills and work there daily falling timber hoof rot is really bad I mean  its  so bad its wiping out the elk..

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Re: Willapa Hills Gmu 506
« Reply #22 on: June 19, 2017, 12:18:40 PM »
300...is hoof rot prevalent throughout the whole unit? I've been in the Coweeman where there are lots of animals with hoof rot, but last year when in Willapa I didn't see any animals with hoof rot (of course I didn't see a lot of animals to start with). I guess the question is what areas are working in?

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Re: Willapa Hills Gmu 506
« Reply #23 on: June 20, 2017, 10:39:11 AM »
Some state land out of east valley. seirra land mainly in ryderwood, hancock/campbell in willipa on the south end. hancock is mainly all walk in but no permit needed. ive seen the hoof rot reach the ryderwood area but have yet to see in willipa where i hunt, took my cow late last year and whole heard she was with not a single limper. your best access will be to hunt in the southern side of unit like stated

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Re: Willapa Hills Gmu 506
« Reply #24 on: July 02, 2017, 09:55:00 AM »
Lots of Sierra Pacific land on south side. Have to walk in or bicycle. If you get one their security guy will haul it out if you call them

Weyco security will do the same as long as he's free to come get it. He told me it may take him an hour or 2 to get there but would come haul it out
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Re: Willapa Hills Gmu 506
« Reply #25 on: July 03, 2017, 11:48:43 PM »
Some state land out of east valley. seirra land mainly in ryderwood, hancock/campbell in willipa on the south end. hancock is mainly all walk in but no permit needed. ive seen the hoof rot reach the ryderwood area but have yet to see in willipa where i hunt, took my cow late last year and whole heard she was with not a single limper. your best access will be to hunt in the southern side of unit like stated

Hoof rot is in both I've seen it in the southern half of 506 and seen it outside of castle rock in ryderwood. Never been to the northern half of 506 or other end of the Ryder wood unit but o would expect similar amounts of hoof rot.

 

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