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Colockum cows?
« on: March 15, 2018, 06:54:29 PM »
I’m 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 they’re 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 »
I’ll keep a eye out for it than. Really hoping this doesn’t go through. But if it does guess I’ll 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 they’re 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.

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Re: Colockum cows?
« Reply #15 on: March 18, 2018, 05:03:52 PM »
I was hoping on permits. That place is getting crazy crowded.  :twocents:

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Re: Colockum cows?
« Reply #16 on: March 19, 2018, 10:09:20 AM »
There was 100 of 'em sittin' on there butts at the top of Ryegrass yesterday...Right off the darn freeway!

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Re: Colockum cows?
« Reply #17 on: March 19, 2018, 02:59:01 PM »
I was hoping on permits. That place is getting crazy crowded.  :twocents:


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Re: Colockum cows?
« Reply #18 on: March 19, 2018, 03:29:28 PM »
Wind farm this year offered 50 permits a day during Modern.  Don't know about archery, but if you have a cow tag I would consider the wind farm.  We did well during Modern 3 for 3. :tup:

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Re: Colockum cows?
« Reply #19 on: March 19, 2018, 03:53:55 PM »
Wind farm this year offered 50 permits a day during Modern.  Don't know about archery, but if you have a cow tag I would consider the wind farm.  We did well during Modern 3 for 3. :tup:
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Re: Colockum cows?
« Reply #20 on: March 19, 2018, 08:34:24 PM »
They need to close all the roads in 328 and 329 during ALL hunting seasons. Make it a hell of a lot more fun and get rid of the truck hunters that have no business being back there.

Would be an epic hunt with less pressure.

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Re: Colockum cows?
« Reply #21 on: March 19, 2018, 08:47:50 PM »
As a precursor to my comments, and any reflections that may arise from fellow members, may we remember that regardless of the hunting cloth we’re each cut from, we are of the same blood line. We are hunters and like any family, we will argue, disagree and at times, not even like each other.
The ultimate goal, like a family, is to not let our differences separate us and give the ultra-liberals the victory they so badly want.
This said, I agree with the limiting of cow elk harvesting in the 300 series GMU’s.  My rationale has everything to with fair opportunity for each of the three hunting groups (bow, modern, muzzy). To cut straight to the chase, I have over 25 years of hunting the 328 and 329. As an elk camp with members with over 40 years at our site, few on this forum have more firsthand experience of the ‘Colockum’ changes than us. My point in saying this is not to brag, but perhaps give credibility to my premise. Collectively, we have several hundred years of 328, 329 history. We’ve seen it all up there, and no single change has been more significant to the muzzy and modern hunters than the implementation of open cow to bow hunters. The impact on the heard, post the archery season, is undisputable. By the end of archery, the elk have made a mass exodus to the reserve and stay there through the remaining seasons. Does this resultant equate to parity and fairness to the remaining groups? NO.
This change is four years over due.
We can all have our own opinions, but not our own facts.  And to the elimination of all cow harvesting for a period of time:  I’d support that type of move with the exception of those over an agreed upon elderly age and the disabled.
To close, those who claim they will stop hunting as a result of this potential change, I’d suggest you reflect how important this privilege is to you. We were once a camp that solely hunted modern. It killed us as at first to change our hunting identity but the Colockum devolved so we had to evolve.  I hope you can do the same, we are all an important part of maintaining this areas carrying heard health.
I wish all health and hunting success.

 

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