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Re: Goose Prairie Bull Elk Hunt
« Reply #50 on: September 07, 2017, 09:02:21 AM »
Bethel unit is unlikely to be affected by anything but smoke. 

Sucks to all the Goose Prairie permit holders.  WDFW sure as hell better give you your points back.

Did they also close up the south side of the unit along with Nile?

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Re: Goose Prairie Bull Elk Hunt
« Reply #51 on: September 07, 2017, 09:19:11 AM »
There's still a lot of area to hunt with the Goose Prairie permit. The Bumping GMU goes south all the way to the White Pass highway.

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Re: Goose Prairie Bull Elk Hunt
« Reply #52 on: September 07, 2017, 09:36:21 AM »
There's still tons of area that holds tons of elk.    :twocents:

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Re: Goose Prairie Bull Elk Hunt
« Reply #53 on: September 07, 2017, 09:54:58 AM »
Thats what I was thinking, but wasn't sure if I missed something somewhere.

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Re: Goose Prairie Bull Elk Hunt
« Reply #54 on: September 07, 2017, 10:04:02 AM »
My mistake.  I did realize the entire GMU was open to the Goose Prairie tag.  I wonder why they used such a specific name for the tag rather than just calling it "Bumping"?  Probably to confuse noobs like me...

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Re: Goose Prairie Bull Elk Hunt
« Reply #55 on: September 07, 2017, 10:07:34 AM »
It still sucks from a concentration perspective.  Less room to spread out.


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Re: Goose Prairie Bull Elk Hunt
« Reply #56 on: September 07, 2017, 10:14:03 AM »
My mistake.  I did realize the entire GMU was open to the Goose Prairie tag.  I wonder why they used such a specific name for the tag rather than just calling it "Bumping"?  Probably to confuse noobs like me...

It includes the bumping and nile units.

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Re: Goose Prairie Bull Elk Hunt
« Reply #57 on: September 07, 2017, 11:00:26 AM »
Yeah it looks like the north part of the unit is inaccessible, so its gonna push a lot of hunters to the nile or the south side

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Re: Goose Prairie Bull Elk Hunt
« Reply #58 on: September 08, 2017, 04:49:12 PM »
Latest update they closed crest trail down again at white pass... huh?  Why not just recommend thru hikers stay out and detour?


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Re: Goose Prairie Bull Elk Hunt
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Re: Goose Prairie Bull Elk Hunt
« Reply #60 on: October 06, 2017, 01:05:40 PM »
How did the hunt go
be careful going in search of adventure its ridiculously easy to find.

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Re: Goose Prairie Bull Elk Hunt
« Reply #61 on: October 06, 2017, 02:23:04 PM »
I cant speak for the OP, But I was able to hunt ( not shooter ) with a friend who drew the quality rifle and although we left the big ones for the bull tag holders, he was stoked to get his first bull and the whole elk rut experience! It was truly unforgettable. I would love to see some pics of the brutes that were taken out of there on that tag.   

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Re: Goose Prairie Bull Elk Hunt
« Reply #62 on: October 06, 2017, 03:49:45 PM »
Any archery or muzzy guys who'd be willing to PM me with what they saw in the Bumping unit while hunting would be appreciated.  I've been scouting numerous areas in the unit.

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Re: Goose Prairie Bull Elk Hunt
« Reply #63 on: October 11, 2017, 09:05:24 AM »
The 23rd can't get here soon enough!!

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Re: Goose Prairie Bull Elk Hunt
« Reply #64 on: October 12, 2017, 05:17:37 PM »
The are a few bulls still talking in the central part of 356 in the wilderness. Have only seen one today. Too foggy to see em where I am at. Good news is there is 4" of snow where I'm standing right now. Seen 3 this morning standing in front of my cam lower down in the unit.
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Re: Goose Prairie Bull Elk Hunt
« Reply #65 on: October 12, 2017, 05:26:35 PM »
The are a few bulls still talking in the central part of 356 in the wilderness. Have only seen one today. Too foggy to see em where I am at. Good news is there is 4" of snow where I'm standing right now. Seen 3 this morning standing in front of my cam lower down in the unit.
Do you have the modern tag as well?

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Re: Goose Prairie Bull Elk Hunt
« Reply #66 on: October 12, 2017, 06:58:22 PM »
The are a few bulls still talking in the central part of 356 in the wilderness. Have only seen one today. Too foggy to see em where I am at. Good news is there is 4" of snow where I'm standing right now. Seen 3 this morning standing in front of my cam lower down in the unit.
Do you have the modern tag as well?
Nope. Last year and didn't hunt the right way. Wish I could have it again this year to get the terrible feeling out of me. I mess around in there all the time.
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Re: Goose Prairie Bull Elk Hunt
« Reply #67 on: October 12, 2017, 07:14:09 PM »
Are the trails open that were closed along the Bumping River road or have they opened everything up since the fire?

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Re: Goose Prairie Bull Elk Hunt
« Reply #68 on: October 12, 2017, 07:18:15 PM »
Are the trails open that were closed along the Bumping River road or have they opened everything up since the fire?
This was as of Tuesday.  Everything interior of the pink is closed.
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Re: Goose Prairie Bull Elk Hunt
« Reply #69 on: October 12, 2017, 07:18:50 PM »
will be heading up next Thursday, curious what the snow level is

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Re: Goose Prairie Bull Elk Hunt
« Reply #70 on: October 12, 2017, 07:28:06 PM »
Going up tomorrow to scout..............  whats the closest brewpub to catch the games saturday ?  :chuckle:

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Re: Goose Prairie Bull Elk Hunt
« Reply #71 on: October 12, 2017, 07:29:45 PM »
Are the trails open that were closed along the Bumping River road or have they opened everything up since the fire?
This was as of Tuesday.  Everything interior of the pink is closed.

Thank you. So if you were 70 years old with a bull elk tag what area would you recommend?

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Re: Goose Prairie Bull Elk Hunt
« Reply #72 on: October 12, 2017, 07:37:38 PM »
Going up tomorrow to scout..............  whats the closest brewpub to catch the games saturday ?  :chuckle:

unfortunately it's whisling jacks, better hope it isn't karaoke night cuz it doesn't matter what game is on they turn the  sound off to have the locales show off there pipes  :rolleyes:

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Re: Goose Prairie Bull Elk Hunt
« Reply #73 on: October 14, 2017, 04:44:38 PM »
Went and scouted today. All I saw was a grouse.  :o

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Re: Goose Prairie Bull Elk Hunt
« Reply #74 on: October 18, 2017, 01:12:24 PM »
Two days before I head into camp. I am super excited and can hardly focus at work.

 

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