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Re: Goose Prairie Bull Elk Hunt
« Reply #90 on: October 23, 2017, 05:07:22 PM »
As long as we have the habitat, we can argue forever about who gets to kill what and when.  No habitat = no game.

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Re: Goose Prairie Bull Elk Hunt
« Reply #91 on: October 23, 2017, 05:08:39 PM »
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Re: Goose Prairie Bull Elk Hunt
« Reply #92 on: October 26, 2017, 11:22:00 PM »
Headed in there soon. We will be camped with a big ass seahawk flag. We will be there for 2 weeks but will be changing spots as needed. Any hunting Wa guys welcome to stop in and have a cold one. Good luck shoot straight.
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Re: Goose Prairie Bull Elk Hunt
« Reply #93 on: October 27, 2017, 06:29:46 AM »
Going slow, we have hit it hard every day. We have seen elk but mostly either right at or before daylight or to too dark in the evening to see what they are. We hunted the wilderness and bumping lake for 3 days and have moved to a different spot now. Still going in, and coming out in the dark.
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Re: Goose Prairie Bull Elk Hunt
« Reply #94 on: October 27, 2017, 07:20:46 AM »
Going slow, we have hit it hard every day. We have seen elk but mostly either right at or before daylight or to too dark in the evening to see what they are. We hunted the wilderness and bumping lake for 3 days and have moved to a different spot now. Still going in, and coming out in the dark.

That sounds about normal. They'll be moving the  day before the storm comes in next week.
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Re: Goose Prairie Bull Elk Hunt
« Reply #95 on: October 28, 2017, 08:09:02 PM »
My Buddys have been pounding the roads and easy access areas.  I'm heading up to Squaw Butte to lend some eyes tomorrow evening.  They said they counted over 200 camps and 2000 hunters up there today.   :yike:    Guy that goes in way deep and steep  says he's seeing some nice bulls.


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Re: Goose Prairie Bull Elk Hunt
« Reply #96 on: October 31, 2017, 04:05:14 PM »
I just got back from bumping/nile units and struck out after 5 days of non-stop hiking and glassing. Didn't even see an elk. My dad drew a any bull tag, looking to get our first big game together. Any advice with this weather moving in? Running out of ideas. We aren't afraid to put some miles in and burn some boot rubber.

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Re: Goose Prairie Bull Elk Hunt
« Reply #97 on: October 31, 2017, 04:11:14 PM »
Will you guys be over here tomorrow?
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Re: Goose Prairie Bull Elk Hunt
« Reply #98 on: October 31, 2017, 04:37:13 PM »
Naches, We will be coming back over Thursday evening, I have a couple forestry classes to go to tomorrow. We will be back in the area Thursday through Sunday.

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Re: Goose Prairie Bull Elk Hunt
« Reply #99 on: October 31, 2017, 06:27:34 PM »
I just got back from bumping/nile units and struck out after 5 days of non-stop hiking and glassing. Didn't even see an elk. My dad drew a any bull tag, looking to get our first big game together. Any advice with this weather moving in? Running out of ideas. We aren't afraid to put some miles in and burn some boot rubber.

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Re: Goose Prairie Bull Elk Hunt
« Reply #100 on: October 31, 2017, 09:48:04 PM »
I just got back from bumping/nile units and struck out after 5 days of non-stop hiking and glassing. Didn't even see an elk. My dad drew a any bull tag, looking to get our first big game together. Any advice with this weather moving in? Running out of ideas. We aren't afraid to put some miles in and burn some boot rubber.
Were you in the woods before daylight and out after dark?  Did you get to any high points and glass at sunrise?


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Re: Goose Prairie Bull Elk Hunt
« Reply #101 on: November 01, 2017, 03:50:44 PM »
Today I was headed for above tree level and the wind cut the trip short.  I glassed with the spotting scope until 9 30 coming up with 3 branched bulls and 30 cows/calfs. Mid day, I burned some leather and walked in thick timber turning up 2 more bulls and 15 cows and calfs. Find fresh tracks and scat and you'll know that there's elk there. :twocents:

Elk will be up and about in the thick stuff where they know they're safe.
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