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Elk in Packwood
« on: April 14, 2010, 10:38:36 AM »
drove up to white pass yesternay, I have never seen anything like it...
There were more elk in Packwood than people !!
Standing around in peoples yards, in the parking lots, just about everywhere !
That is just plain crazy !!!!!!!!!!
I bet there are a few people living there that don't think they are so beautiful now !!
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Re: Elk in Packwood
« Reply #1 on: April 14, 2010, 12:39:54 PM »
Didn't they try to haze them or something like that last year? I know it happens every year. There was something that happened there last year for sure.
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Re: Elk in Packwood
« Reply #2 on: April 14, 2010, 12:40:46 PM »
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Re: Elk in Packwood
« Reply #3 on: April 14, 2010, 01:03:52 PM »
I have heard a lot about it , but I saw at least 75-100 elk on my way through, I knew it was an issue, but I did not realise how many were hanging in town...
We saw quite a few on the way back along 12 from the top down, but they had cleared out of town by the time we returned.
Although we did pass a sheriff a short ways out of town "shining" a herd.
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Re: Elk in Packwood
« Reply #4 on: April 14, 2010, 01:20:23 PM »
drove threw there last spring on our way back from eastern washington. starting counting in packwood, and we got to over 250 by the time we hit randle. There sure is a ton of elk up there.

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Re: Elk in Packwood
« Reply #5 on: April 14, 2010, 08:43:31 PM »
 It's like that year round..well almost. Most of the elk you see in Packwood now are down low out of the park because of the snow up high. When the snow melts off in the spring, most of the elk head back up to the hills. But a good majority still hang around town and at the golf course. My hunting partner lives in Packwood and feeds elk in the winter on his property. On a good day he will have over 75+ head of elk. Opening day of archery last year, he shot a big 5 point bull at his place. Something needs to change so the average non master hunter can have a chance to take a cow. By permit possibly. They used to have an antlerless season in the packwood unit and the south rainer unit 10+ years ago for archery and the herd was still fine.Now the herd is getting out of hand and you can see it now when you drive up and down Hwy12. :twocents:   

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Re: Elk in Packwood
« Reply #6 on: April 14, 2010, 08:52:58 PM »
it would be cool to see that i have never been able to see them like that.
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Re: Elk in Packwood
« Reply #7 on: April 21, 2010, 05:34:17 PM »
IOver the last couple of years I have made many trips from here in Idaho to my place in Glenoma. I would see anywhere from 75 to 200 elk from the top of the pass to Randle every trip. I even stopped and took this picture on Sunday morning at the old grade school on my way back to Idaho. They were not bothered by the people in town or me snapping pics either.
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Re: Elk in Packwood
« Reply #8 on: April 21, 2010, 05:52:44 PM »
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Re: Elk in Packwood
« Reply #9 on: April 21, 2010, 06:04:08 PM »
We go to the sales they have over Memorial Day and Labor Day.  The streets are lined with elk crap.  The elk are always walking through town.
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Re: Elk in Packwood
« Reply #10 on: May 06, 2010, 08:39:31 AM »
I wish those elk would walk down my road :bfg:
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Re: Elk in Packwood
« Reply #11 on: May 06, 2010, 09:04:02 AM »
everytime i drive thru there they are laying in the grass in front of the hotel.

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Re: Elk in Packwood
« Reply #12 on: May 06, 2010, 11:55:08 AM »
Last year when I went threw there we must have saw over 300 head.... Couldn't look anywhere and not see some...

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Re: Elk in Packwood
« Reply #13 on: May 06, 2010, 08:41:43 PM »
That's where the Lewis county sheriff was killed cause he hit an elk in route to a call. Damn things are everywhere down there. I wish they would give a cow permit for the south Rainer unit or even an any elk.
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Re: Elk in Packwood
« Reply #14 on: May 06, 2010, 08:45:54 PM »
yeah i remember that very sad
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