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Colockum cows?
« on: March 15, 2018, 06:54:29 PM »
Iím relatively new to elk hunting but have hunted the colockum unit a few times and would like to hunt it again this year. I heard that theyíre taking away cows for the early archery season over there? Is this true? Or is this just a rumor? Thanks.

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Re: Colockum cows?
« Reply #1 on: March 15, 2018, 06:59:16 PM »
Miss managed herd.

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Re: Colockum cows?
« Reply #2 on: March 15, 2018, 07:14:00 PM »
You can find out tomorrow in Wenatchee if you attend the meeting regarding this proposal and others. Or wait another month until the regs come out. I'd expect that someone will report on here after they attend the meeting in Wenatchee tomorrow.
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Re: Colockum cows?
« Reply #3 on: March 15, 2018, 07:25:07 PM »
Iíll keep a eye out for it than. Really hoping this doesnít go through. But if it does guess Iíll just find another spot to hunt

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Re: Colockum cows?
« Reply #4 on: March 15, 2018, 07:44:48 PM »
Thank god theyíre shutting otc cows down up there. Looks worse than mf the last three years. There are spikes in there. Just have to find them. I usually get about 2 dozen a year on cam. Remember they are proposing to take a few other units cows away too. Going to be combat hunting in a few units
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Re: Colockum cows?
« Reply #5 on: March 15, 2018, 08:05:18 PM »
There is a ton of elk in that area. And even more hunters.

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Re: Colockum cows?
« Reply #6 on: March 17, 2018, 08:54:54 AM »
Yup, miss managed. There is no way there should have been that big of a swing in modern cow tags.

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Re: Colockum cows?
« Reply #7 on: March 17, 2018, 10:49:34 AM »
Did anyone attend the meeting and have the information that was reviewed?  Please update this thread if possible.  Any link to the fishing and hunting web page on meeting notes?  Thanks

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Re: Colockum cows?
« Reply #8 on: March 17, 2018, 11:46:15 AM »
I heard WSB was there and really hammered the commission to oppose any closure for archery cows in region 3. From what I was told we should get a cow season early maybe just a shorter season like a week to hunt cows

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Re: Colockum cows?
« Reply #9 on: March 17, 2018, 12:15:48 PM »
I heard WSB was there and really hammered the commission to oppose any closure for archery cows in region 3. From what I was told we should get a cow season early maybe just a shorter season like a week to hunt cows

So is that for the benefit of the herd or hunters?  I don't hunt the area but few years back when they went to something like 400-500 cow permit per hunting method,  :bash:.

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Re: Colockum cows?
« Reply #10 on: March 17, 2018, 12:39:25 PM »
I heard WSB was there and really hammered the commission to oppose any closure for archery cows in region 3. From what I was told we should get a cow season early maybe just a shorter season like a week to hunt cows

I didn't attend but my dad and other members on here did. Correct on the short cow season as well as other changes. I will let them chime in with more specifics.
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Re: Colockum cows?
« Reply #11 on: March 18, 2018, 10:25:33 AM »
The proposed changes for Colockum EA 2018-2019  Please see https://wdfw.wa.gov/hunting/regulations/seasonsetting/2018-2020/proposal.php?id=26

Dayton EA Any Sept. ((9-21)) 8-20 Antlerless Elk Area 1016 ((5)) 10 Malaga EA Any Sept. ((2-8)) 1-7 Antlerless Elk Area 2032 20 ((Alkali EA Any Sept. 1-24 Antlerless GMU 371 5))
 Colockum EA Any Sept. 8-20 Antlerless GMUs 328, 329 100  cows
Margaret WA Any Sept. ((9-21)) 8-20 and Dec. 1-15 Antlerless GMU 524 (except ((for)) CLOSED in Elk Area 5066) ((20)) 5 Toutle WA Any Sept. ((9-21)) 8-20 and Dec. 1-15 Antlerless GMU 556 ((30)) 15 Upper Smith Creek WA Any Oct. 1-7 Antlerless Elk Area 5064 4
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Re: Colockum cows?
« Reply #12 on: March 18, 2018, 10:37:29 AM »
So they are gonna give out 100 permits through the draw for early archery?

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Re: Colockum cows?
« Reply #13 on: March 18, 2018, 11:02:51 AM »
There doing away with permit options now we're either getting a no change season or a limit time antleress season.

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Re: Colockum cows?
« Reply #14 on: March 18, 2018, 12:33:12 PM »
Awesome.