collapse
Western Life Outfitters Headin West

Author Topic: It looks like archery seasons in Yakima and Colockum herds is being shortened  (Read 2249 times)

Offline Skyvalhunter

  • Washington For Wildlife
  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Explorer
  • ******
  • Join Date: Oct 2007
  • Posts: 11960
  • Location: The valley
I was just wondering do you think it was too low or high? Are you satisfied with the animals you were seeing there?

Offline dreamingbig

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Sourdough
  • *****
  • Join Date: May 2007
  • Posts: 2264
  • Location: Mukilteo, WA
I was just wondering do you think it was too low or high? Are you satisfied with the animals you were seeing there?
I didnít notice any decline on our trail cameras or during the actual season.  So I think it is a bit of an over reaction.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
@mukbowhunt
Avid Bowhunter
Maxxis 35 / Trykon XL

Offline CarbonHunter

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Scout
  • ****
  • Join Date: Aug 2014
  • Posts: 259
  • Location: Carbonado
  • Groups: RMEF, WSB
My guess is that when the 2017 harvest stats come out it will show that the modern firearm group was below their allotment for the Yakima herd because of the reduction in cow tags last year. I think the idea of completely doing away with cow hunting in the early season along with the shorter late season would have been an over compensation. Iím glad they are now suggesting to just shorten the early cow hunt instead of doing away with it completely.

Offline et1702

  • Washington For Wildlife
  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Longhunter
  • *****
  • Join Date: Aug 2010
  • Posts: 949
  • Location: Duvall
Here are the "stats" to back up their claims

https://wdfw.wa.gov/publications/01961/

A windshield tour of the Yakima herd feeding stations is not an accurate method to determine herd population status!

ET

 

* Recent Topics

20 acres outside Davenport $29,900 obo by TeacherMan
[Yesterday at 11:59:41 PM]


Best fillet knife for salmon? by addicted
[Yesterday at 11:46:10 PM]


My season (since everyone else is posting theirs too) by huntnnw
[Yesterday at 10:59:03 PM]


Talk me out of it... by bobcat
[Yesterday at 10:37:56 PM]


How the mink ranches skin by Humptulips
[Yesterday at 09:44:35 PM]


Steelhead fishing closing in idaho by Ridgeratt
[Yesterday at 09:44:00 PM]


3nails trapping 2018-19 by Jonathan_S
[Yesterday at 09:37:26 PM]


What's a good day? (pictires being added by Jonathan_S
[Yesterday at 09:35:09 PM]


6.5 Grendel plinking ammo..... Good deals? by Fl0und3rz
[Yesterday at 09:18:26 PM]


Ice Fishing! by Ridgeratt
[Yesterday at 09:15:04 PM]


Wtb compound bow by Britt-dog
[Yesterday at 09:13:56 PM]


End of summer super sale by jmscon
[Yesterday at 09:06:25 PM]


Big Kitty near Trout Lake by HUNTINCOUPLE
[Yesterday at 09:04:27 PM]


WTB cheap pump action shotgun by Scheindogg
[Yesterday at 09:02:06 PM]


2018 season...Boot leather and backpacks by Karl Blanchard
[Yesterday at 08:53:59 PM]


Crossing into Idaho while hunting question by follow maggie
[Yesterday at 08:52:40 PM]


Powered Game Carts? by Goshawk
[Yesterday at 08:39:44 PM]


Wyoming 2018 by Muleyslyr
[Yesterday at 08:31:48 PM]


Been some good ones killed this year. by Elkslayer
[Yesterday at 08:15:19 PM]


Shotgun without the gun? by mtnwkr
[Yesterday at 08:08:50 PM]