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Observatory - 342 or 340?
« on: July 20, 2017, 02:19:22 PM »
I have reached out to some of you directly (thank you for your help!), but thought I would pose the question to the masses...

I am trying to rank my spots A, B and C so I have options and diversity  come Sept.

I have hunted 340 for cows/spikes with good success the past 4 years. I know areas in 340  that hold nice bulls when the rut kicks off and pressure increases. But it seems like a lot of HuntWA folks are saying to spend my time in 342. Pros? Cons?

My gameplan  is to hold out for something bigger  than a spike the first week hunting and then cow/spike or bigger the second week. I can't eat antlers, and my freezer is low.

If you had this tag, where would Y'ALL notch it??


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Re: Observatory - 342 or 340?
« Reply #1 on: July 20, 2017, 03:17:35 PM »
340 has general season. 342 big bull permits only. I'd probably hunt where I knew the area the best.

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Re: Observatory - 342 or 340?
« Reply #2 on: July 20, 2017, 03:52:21 PM »
Did you draw a special permit?  If so which one.

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Re: Observatory - 342 or 340?
« Reply #3 on: July 20, 2017, 05:04:53 PM »
Did you draw a special permit?  If so which one.

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My guess is he drew an Observatory permit, which includes both units.
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Re: Observatory - 342 or 340?
« Reply #4 on: July 20, 2017, 06:06:47 PM »
Sorry, yes I drew observatory archery. Sept 9-21

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Re: Observatory - 342 or 340?
« Reply #5 on: July 20, 2017, 09:25:03 PM »
SIL had it last year
we hunted 340
bulls are there as you know
Keep the wind in your hair, and the sun at your back.

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Re: Observatory - 342 or 340?
« Reply #6 on: July 25, 2017, 11:18:46 AM »
Hunt hard bulls in both units we will be there with one tag as well. We already know where we will be focusing our efforts good luck.
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Re: Observatory - 342 or 340?
« Reply #7 on: July 25, 2017, 01:25:49 PM »
Good luck and hunt hard....


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Re: Observatory - 342 or 340?
« Reply #8 on: July 25, 2017, 05:14:55 PM »
I'd hunt 340 in lower elevations, people tend to drive right by where I find elk regularly.

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Re: Observatory - 342 or 340?
« Reply #9 on: July 25, 2017, 05:29:16 PM »
Like I have said before the closer I hunt to 340 the bigger the Bulls are


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Re: Observatory - 342 or 340?
« Reply #10 on: July 31, 2017, 10:12:25 AM »
I'd hunt 340 in lower elevations, people tend to drive right by where I find elk regularly.
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Re: Observatory - 342 or 340?
« Reply #11 on: July 31, 2017, 04:27:27 PM »
342 has some nice bulls.

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Re: Observatory - 342 or 340?
« Reply #12 on: July 31, 2017, 04:57:16 PM »
342 has some nice bulls.
your cam says montana?  ;D

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Re: Observatory - 342 or 340?
« Reply #13 on: July 31, 2017, 08:26:58 PM »
That is a beautiful bull

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Re: Observatory - 342 or 340?
« Reply #14 on: August 01, 2017, 09:18:34 AM »
Saw that video the other day I believe on Elk addicts


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