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green river access
« on: May 12, 2017, 05:27:59 AM »
Thinking of applying for a cow tag, Is there access and forest service land to hunt in this unit without purchasing a hancock permit. If I remember correctly, when I drew the white river tag there was but didn't spend or pay that much attention to that side of the unit

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Re: green river access
« Reply #1 on: May 12, 2017, 07:06:04 AM »
It's the Green River watershed owned by the city of Tacoma that you'd be hunting, and you'll be granted access if you draw the permit.

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Re: green river access
« Reply #2 on: May 12, 2017, 07:28:13 AM »
 :yeah: and it's free

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Re: green river access
« Reply #3 on: May 12, 2017, 07:33:30 AM »
Important to note that there is no camping in the she'd.

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Re: green river access
« Reply #4 on: May 12, 2017, 08:11:36 AM »
That GMU is restricted and patrolled.  If you draw the tag, there is no scouting opportunity, and you can bring 1 person each day with you.
That's the bad news. The good news is the unit has plenty of elk in it :drool:
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Re: green river access
« Reply #5 on: May 12, 2017, 10:14:19 AM »
That GMU is restricted and patrolled.  If you draw the tag, there is no scouting opportunity, and you can bring 1 person each day with you.
That's the bad news. The good news is the unit has plenty of elk in it :drool:
Trust me, you wont need to scout to fill a cow tag in the watershed. Plus the Inspectors can tell you where all the herds reside.

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Re: green river access
« Reply #6 on: May 12, 2017, 01:38:28 PM »
Not to mention that if you do down an animal, the watershed inspectors are also willing to help you get the animals out.  :tup:

I think they look forward to these hunts as much as the hunter does!   :tung:

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Re: green river access
« Reply #7 on: May 13, 2017, 06:45:41 PM »
Perfect, thank you. I know about the no scouting. Didn't think I would need to. Saw elk every time I went into the white river unit. Plenty of animals in the area for sure.

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Re: green river access
« Reply #8 on: May 14, 2017, 02:25:16 PM »
Perfect, thank you. I know about the no scouting. Didn't think I would need to. Saw elk every time I went into the white river unit. Plenty of animals in the area for sure.

To be clear, the White River unit and Green River unit are completely different. They share a border, but the access and quality, plus quantity of animals in the Green is far better.
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Re: green river access
« Reply #9 on: May 14, 2017, 08:02:09 PM »
Makes perfect since, Amazing the difference when you take away the pressure.

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Re: green river access
« Reply #10 on: May 17, 2017, 09:13:44 AM »
Back in the past they let you hunt for bear and cougars in there if you got the permit does anybody know if they still do that. And if they do and for instance if my son draws the youth buck tag , and he gets to take in one person will me and him get to hunt bears and cougars or just him or neither of us thanks
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Re: green river access
« Reply #11 on: May 17, 2017, 09:55:56 AM »
Make sure to look for shed antlers while in there. There's a guy that works in there and has a world class collection of antlers.
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Re: green river access
« Reply #12 on: May 18, 2017, 05:37:19 AM »
Is he a hunt Wa member?

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Re: green river access
« Reply #13 on: May 18, 2017, 06:13:11 AM »
Is he a hunt Wa member?

He doesn't allow cameras in his antler room. It's legendary though.

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Re: green river access
« Reply #14 on: May 18, 2017, 09:27:33 PM »
In the past the permit holder only was allowed to take one bear and/or one cougar during the hunt. The one person allowed to go in with the permit holder can not...485 is a closed to all hunting and fishing area.  Also, no grouse or anything else even for the permit holder. The watershed guys are helpful but its their job to moniter and keep track of what your doing also for ethical hunting and your safety. Thats what I knew of the hunt unless something has changed recently....Les

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Re: green river access
« Reply #15 on: May 19, 2017, 05:34:03 AM »
Les lets see the picture of the bull you shot in there

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Re: green river access
« Reply #16 on: May 19, 2017, 05:51:46 AM »
That antler collection is truly world class, heck of a nice guy too.  The elk hunting isn't like hunting a high fenced area, you'll have to work at it if your looking for a 320+.  Biggest bull last year was about 320.  The mucks get 12 tags like us, 8 Bulls 4 cows, except they shoot 4 extra Bulls instead of cows.  Just giving you a heads up on the elk hunting, it's definetly not a slam dunk for bigger ones.

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Re: green river access
« Reply #17 on: May 19, 2017, 09:42:20 AM »
Sky...I have never had an elk tag in there...a partner of mine had one many years ago and he shot a bull that scored 304 and is in the state book. I have had two deer permits over the years. I hauled logs out of there for over 25 years. It was amazing 25 years ago the animals in there and what we would see every day at work. That changed about ten years ago and the elk herd was in trouble because the cats and bears were taking so many calves....word is that the tribes quietly solved those problems and the elk are starting to make a nice comeback but it is nothing like it was 20 years ago. They alternate the hunt every year with the tribe and this year they get to hunt elk first....that is the bad news...the good news is the deer permit holders get the heart of the rut and the tribe has to have the harder hunt for their deer. Definitely a good tag but not the slam dunk as someone else also stated it would have been in a time past....a cow should be no problem though.....Les

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Re: green river access
« Reply #18 on: May 19, 2017, 09:47:28 AM »
Boy Les I sure wished I would have seen that Green River area in it's day. I have never been in there only hunted some on the fringes.

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Re: green river access
« Reply #19 on: May 19, 2017, 07:54:02 PM »
It was an amazing area in the 70's and 80's.....I always felt privileged and it was so much fun to go to work in the shed. If I told people the numbers and quality of the animals myself and all of the loggers saw in there most would think you were lying. If only we had the cell phones with today's type of quality cameras. I usually only occasionally had some type of horrible 35mm if I had one with me at all. One time I had come off a road with a load of logs called the 5802...I had to stop and tighten my wrappers because one was hanging...I looked back up the main road to Smay Creek and out of a small patch of timber above the road this huge bull steps out in the road...by the time I left there were 7 Bulls standing in the road and they were all 6 or 7 points...the big herd bulls.....probably between 340 and 380 class...took my breath away and I will remember that until I die. They really tend to group up by size.....you would see a dozen spikes together and one time when I was coming down cougar creek along the power line I went through 17 rag horns....all 4 to 6 points but the small thin horns. Elk have a pretty amazing grouping culture. Of course those days are long gone but I could tell you a hundred stories involving deer, elk, bear, cougars and goats that were once in a lifetime for most. Like I said, the elk population took a steep dive in there but from what I have heard they are definitely on the rebound. Sky....Thanks again for the intel you helped me with last year..it was greatly appreciated.....Les

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Re: green river access
« Reply #20 on: May 19, 2017, 10:47:01 PM »
Pretty fun being in there in September and hearing 5 or 6 bulls screaming out of the same drainage. There's some mashers in there for sure. It seems that thirty years ago it was even more of Shangri-la, but man are there some amazing elk in there today.

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Re: green river access
« Reply #21 on: May 23, 2017, 07:37:27 AM »
Back in the past they let you hunt for bear and cougars in there if you got the permit does anybody know if they still do that. And if they do and for instance if my son draws the youth buck tag , and he gets to take in one person will me and him get to hunt bears and cougars or just him or neither of us thanks
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Re: green river access
« Reply #22 on: May 31, 2017, 09:31:23 PM »
Indrive trains through there and see alot of decent 5x5's.  I did see one masher this last September though.  There's plenty of elk but will have To work for a big one. 

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Re: green river access
« Reply #23 on: May 31, 2017, 09:45:29 PM »
Is it walk in access only or can you drive on their road system?

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Re: green river access
« Reply #24 on: June 02, 2017, 04:52:23 AM »
Im pretty sure they let you in and you drive to where you want to hunt

 

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