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Re: WDFW RESTORING POINTS??
« Reply #15 on: September 07, 2017, 03:48:01 PM »
Bummer.. would like to get my 13 cow elk points back from my Teanaway tag.  However, I did get to hunt the little bit of public land still open a few weeks ago before they shut the whole thing down. 
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Re: WDFW RESTORING POINTS??
« Reply #16 on: September 07, 2017, 03:48:53 PM »
I drew the peaches archery with 5 points. I spent all my scouting trips in the 336 unit as that's where I was the most "familiar" with. Scouting didn't go to good for me. Only had 2 bulls on my cams and they disappeared about 3 weeks ago. I'm really torn on what to do  :bash: and I gotta make my decision quick  :yike:

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Re: WDFW RESTORING POINTS??
« Reply #17 on: September 07, 2017, 04:07:26 PM »
The only way I would give back any permit is if they pulled it out of my dead cold hands, considering how long it can take to draw, some of you may not draw again. The 336 unit is not on fire so that leaves a lot of public land to hunt.

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Re: WDFW RESTORING POINTS??
« Reply #18 on: September 07, 2017, 04:15:51 PM »
Unless your permit area is completely in cinders I would think twice about turning back your permit to get your points back. Look how many years it has taken most to get drawn. Do you really want to play that game for the next umpteen years again waiting to get drawn? Besides, the fires not only will concentrate the hunters into smaller areas to hunt it will also likely concentrate the game.

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Re: WDFW RESTORING POINTS??
« Reply #19 on: September 07, 2017, 04:17:19 PM »
Unless your permit area is completely in cinders I would think twice about turning back your permit to get your points back. Look how many years it has taken most to get drawn. Do you really want to play that game for the next umpteen years again waiting to get drawn? Besides, the fires not only will concentrate the hunters into smaller areas to hunt it will also likely concentrate the game.

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Re: WDFW RESTORING POINTS??
« Reply #20 on: September 07, 2017, 04:25:22 PM »
The only way I would give back any permit is if they pulled it out of my dead cold hands, considering how long it can take to draw, some of you may not draw again. The 336 unit is not on fire so that leaves a lot of public land to hunt.

Just read today that most of the roads on the west end of 336 are now closed. The Peaches Ridge area (336, 346) is getting smaller every day. There is still a bunch of area to hunt, but access is getting a lot more difficult.
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Re: WDFW RESTORING POINTS??
« Reply #21 on: September 07, 2017, 04:56:40 PM »
I drew the peaches archery with 5 points. I spent all my scouting trips in the 336 unit as that's where I was the most "familiar" with. Scouting didn't go to good for me. Only had 2 bulls on my cams and they disappeared about 3 weeks ago. I'm really torn on what to do  :bash: and I gotta make my decision quick  :yike:

Bulls probably started feeling their cheerios and left and went to where the cows are.
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Re: WDFW RESTORING POINTS??
« Reply #22 on: September 07, 2017, 05:06:47 PM »
Since I am not part of the group that has to decide, I'll ask the question.  Didn't it make more sense when the permits were not an 8.5x11 piece of paper - at least from a "keep the honest guys honest" perspective?

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Re: WDFW RESTORING POINTS??
« Reply #23 on: September 07, 2017, 05:15:43 PM »
No way I'd be turning in any of this permits. There is a ton of area to hunt thats not closed. Especially if I had a muzzy tag!
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Re: WDFW RESTORING POINTS??
« Reply #24 on: September 07, 2017, 08:27:14 PM »
Pretty sure I'm turning in my Peaches Ridge archery bull tag. Almost all the area I've scouted is closed.

Sorry to hear that Ken.  I know you were more than ready for a tough guy elk hunt in that awesome unit :bash:
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Re: WDFW RESTORING POINTS??
« Reply #25 on: September 07, 2017, 09:07:06 PM »
so whats everyones experience hunting near a burn? Does it push animals to you or just muck everything up?

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Re: WDFW RESTORING POINTS??
« Reply #26 on: September 07, 2017, 11:09:33 PM »
Really interesting thread to read. Having hunted part of that unit and seeing the number of points so often required to pull a tag, I can see the quandry some might find themselves in.. I can also see the side of HOLDING those tags.

Glad to see the state being proactive on this
Sorry to see you tagholders having to go through this..
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Re: WDFW RESTORING POINTS??
« Reply #27 on: September 08, 2017, 12:35:47 AM »
Pretty sure I'm turning in my Peaches Ridge archery bull tag. Almost all the area I've scouted is closed.

Sorry to hear that Ken.  I know you were more than ready for a tough guy elk hunt in that awesome unit :bash:

Thanks Brian, I'm feeling pretty good about it. I had my heart set on a wilderness backpack hunt, so I'm going to save my points and try again. I can still hunt cows and spikes, plus my hunting partner is keeping his bull tag, so I'm going to do my best to call a bull in for him.
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Re: WDFW RESTORING POINTS??
« Reply #28 on: September 08, 2017, 04:27:23 AM »
I am keeping my Quality Teanaway Bull tag   

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Re: WDFW RESTORING POINTS??
« Reply #29 on: September 08, 2017, 08:11:03 AM »
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Just read today that most of the roads on the west end of 336 are now closed.

No idea where you read that, but no roads have been closed in 336....yet.   Pretty much the whole "Eastern" half of 335 Teanaway yes, but not 336 Taneum.

 

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