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Offline GreggHunts2hard4u

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No antlerless for Colockum Archers next year?
« on: November 14, 2017, 03:17:28 PM »
As a rifle hunter i couldnt be happier. Source said he heard from Ellensburg biologists
« Last Edit: November 14, 2017, 03:48:00 PM by GreggHunts2hard4u »

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Re: No antlerless for Colockum Archers next year?
« Reply #1 on: November 14, 2017, 03:20:57 PM »
Ok with Me also. Not hunting that GMU so It is what it is.
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Re: No antlerless for Colockum Archers next year?
« Reply #2 on: November 14, 2017, 03:24:44 PM »
Interesting. I hope they give out a good number of permits. I wonder if it will be early and late season both. A few years back it was true spike only in the early season and true spike or cow in the late.
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Re: No antlerless for Colockum Archers next year?
« Reply #3 on: November 14, 2017, 03:47:38 PM »
Ok with me. There were more archery hunters than modern hunters this year.
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Re: No antlerless for Colockum Archers next year?
« Reply #4 on: November 14, 2017, 03:55:39 PM »
Hopefully the units down here get the same treatment. Make antler less permit only until the herd rebounds again.
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Re: No antlerless for Colockum Archers next year?
« Reply #5 on: November 14, 2017, 04:03:31 PM »
I had a rifle cow tag in the Colockum this year and my son 3 years ago.  I see what you are saying "As a rifle hunter i couldnt be happier"  But that makes me wonder if they will give out any rifle cow tags then?  And if so how many?  Last year it was over 500 and this year it was only 100.

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Re: No antlerless for Colockum Archers next year?
« Reply #6 on: November 14, 2017, 04:23:51 PM »
I would guess the answer is no.
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Re: No antlerless for Colockum Archers next year?
« Reply #7 on: November 14, 2017, 04:26:23 PM »
Hopefully the units down here get the same treatment. Make antler less permit only until the herd rebounds again.
They should also shut down deer hunting completely in the 346, bucks also!  I know a certain tribe won't abide but that deer herd sucks.

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Re: No antlerless for Colockum Archers next year?
« Reply #8 on: November 14, 2017, 04:27:35 PM »
My vote is more units go to spike only for general archery and get rid of true spike. Then based on survey counts, allocate permit tags for cows in the different units.
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Re: No antlerless for Colockum Archers next year?
« Reply #9 on: November 14, 2017, 04:39:28 PM »
Ok with me. There were more archery hunters than modern hunters this year.

Two fires in other historically heavily hunted archery units didn't help with concentration.

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Re: No antlerless for Colockum Archers next year?
« Reply #10 on: November 14, 2017, 04:56:37 PM »
sounds like my side of freeway gonna be busy again.....

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Re: No antlerless for Colockum Archers next year?
« Reply #11 on: November 14, 2017, 05:45:01 PM »
This is great news! What a zoo itís turned into the last few years. Unbelievable what people will do to kill/hunt elk. Go to permit only on cows early and give them a break. True spike sucks plain and simple. I wished they would go to spike again though.
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Re: No antlerless for Colockum Archers next year?
« Reply #12 on: November 14, 2017, 05:55:06 PM »
This is great news! What a zoo itís turned into the last few years. Unbelievable what people will do to kill/hunt elk. Go to permit only on cows early and give them a break. True spike sucks plain and simple. I wished they would go to spike again though.
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Re: No antlerless for Colockum Archers next year?
« Reply #13 on: November 15, 2017, 11:27:01 AM »
I️ hunt that unit archery. Way crazy with people wonít hurt my feelings.

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Re: No antlerless for Colockum Archers next year?
« Reply #14 on: November 15, 2017, 11:29:10 AM »
 :yeah:
depends where though
too bad, I liked it where we hunted
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Re: No antlerless for Colockum Archers next year?
« Reply #15 on: November 15, 2017, 11:33:35 AM »
Iím all for it also but itís also time to control the zoo during rifle season also. Remember a bunch of those archery guys may go back to rifle hunting.


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Re: No antlerless for Colockum Archers next year?
« Reply #16 on: November 15, 2017, 01:12:56 PM »
How about we manage the wolves.  Then the elk might have a chance!


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Re: No antlerless for Colockum Archers next year?
« Reply #17 on: November 15, 2017, 01:29:15 PM »
That would be nice to dump that!  Especially since the second antlerless season for them starts next week, I mean, seriously.....

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Re: No antlerless for Colockum Archers next year?
« Reply #18 on: November 15, 2017, 07:36:55 PM »
How about we close at least half of the roads up there and give the elk a chance of escapement. It has turned into a 3 season zoo for sure and the elk don't have enough country to hide in
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Re: No antlerless for Colockum Archers next year?
« Reply #19 on: November 15, 2017, 07:56:21 PM »
I wonder if WDFW considers where the hunters will go if that unit is shut down or seriously curtailed?  The law of unintended consequences says that orange vests will be out there somewhere.

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Re: No antlerless for Colockum Archers next year?
« Reply #20 on: November 15, 2017, 09:35:33 PM »
How about we close at least half of the roads up there and give the elk a chance of escapement. It has turned into a 3 season zoo for sure and the elk don't have enough country to hide in

 I would fully support closing at least half the roads up there. Driving every where and seeing animals is what makes this place so popular.
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Re: No antlerless for Colockum Archers next year?
« Reply #21 on: November 15, 2017, 10:04:45 PM »
How about people just stay on the roads, not the closed roads or the trails.
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Re: No antlerless for Colockum Archers next year?
« Reply #22 on: November 16, 2017, 07:22:50 AM »
Definitely needs stiffer penalties and more enforcement.....some areas in Montana if you are caught driving on closed trails they confiscate your vehicle and give you a fine no questions asked.  That would definitely make people think
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Re: No antlerless for Colockum Archers next year?
« Reply #23 on: November 16, 2017, 07:42:31 AM »
How about we close at least half of the roads up there and give the elk a chance of escapement. It has turned into a 3 season zoo for sure and the elk don't have enough country to hide in

As most of you know the east side only has 2 green dot roads from Beacon Ridge east to the Columbia, but that does not deter the ATV'r.  That is one of the most frustrating things that happen when your off the road or behind a "No motor vehicles past this point" or "No unathorized vehicles permitted" sign and you see ATV tracks. :bash:

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Re: No antlerless for Colockum Archers next year?
« Reply #24 on: November 16, 2017, 08:47:27 AM »
Yep the atv are going to places they are not supposed to. Once they let them drive on the roads I️ knew I‎t would lead to them going cross country. Always ruins an area.

 

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