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Big Game Hunting => Deer Hunting => Topic started by: chad24n on July 12, 2019, 04:23:57 PM

Title: Coastal Beach Deer Hunting
Post by: chad24n on July 12, 2019, 04:23:57 PM
Question, who owns the land between ocean and where private properties begin? Over the years, I've spent a fair amount of time at various ocean beaches up and down the state and have noticed a fair number of deer inbetween ocean and private property. Is this land huntable? (archery equipment) Thanks
Title: Re: Coastal Beach Deer Hunting
Post by: Milkman on July 12, 2019, 06:36:52 PM
Pop the location into OnX maps. It will tell you who the owner is. Most likely it's either that county easement or state land. Hope that helps.

If you dont have OnX feel free to PM me and I'll look it up for ya.
Title: Re: Coastal Beach Deer Hunting
Post by: N7XW on July 12, 2019, 06:37:24 PM
I believe its state land (DNR?) from the westerly property line out.  There are a lot of areas that can't be hunted due to county ordinances in my area.  Never the less, it seems like a bad idea to hunt along the beach due to proximity of residences and people, especially if you're tracking an animal.  :bdid:
Title: Re: Coastal Beach Deer Hunting
Post by: dreamunelk on July 12, 2019, 08:20:59 PM
Every county and certain areas with in a county are different.  In some areas the ocean side of the property line changes with the hide tide mark.  In some areas State parks own so no hunting.  It gets really confusing.  Do your research at the county level. 
Title: Re: Coastal Beach Deer Hunting
Post by: bornhunter on July 12, 2019, 09:37:59 PM
DNR
Title: Re: Coastal Beach Deer Hunting
Post by: STIKNSTRINGBOW on July 12, 2019, 10:22:06 PM
Probably better off getting Onx and permission from landowner.
You might have a small section where it is legal to hunt, but recovery could depend on access.
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I ran into a similar problem once on an island.
I had permission to hunt one property, but the animal ran to "safety" when hit.
Small plots cause property lines to be pretty close.
Even a short blood trail can go the wrong direction.
Title: Re: Coastal Beach Deer Hunting
Post by: Bullkllr on July 13, 2019, 07:17:16 AM
I agree with what Stiknstring replied.

It's an interesting question to me that I had never previously pursued. From what I could find quickly, it looks like the seashore conservation area (state managed part) ends at the high tide mark. Landward of that, ownership varies same as anywhere.

http://www.beachapedia.org/State_of_the_Beach/State_Reports/WA/Beach_Access (http://www.beachapedia.org/State_of_the_Beach/State_Reports/WA/Beach_Access)

https://parks.state.wa.us/DocumentCenter/View/1524/Seashore-Conservation-Area-Statutes-PDF?bidId= (https://parks.state.wa.us/DocumentCenter/View/1524/Seashore-Conservation-Area-Statutes-PDF?bidId=)
Title: Re: Coastal Beach Deer Hunting
Post by: chad24n on July 23, 2019, 10:29:17 AM
Have OnX, doesn't show property owner info on the coast. Small areas? Lots of them... but... some spots are a good 2or300 yards from private. Tight, yes, but plenty of room for a kill. Have never had a deer run more than 100yds after sticking it.
Title: Re: Coastal Beach Deer Hunting
Post by: blackdog on July 23, 2019, 10:34:08 AM
Seashore Conservation Area managed by State Parks generally.
Title: Re: Coastal Beach Deer Hunting
Post by: TikkaT3-270Shortmag on July 23, 2019, 12:41:19 PM
Somebody just went to ocean shores!
Title: Re: Coastal Beach Deer Hunting
Post by: Mulie87 on July 23, 2019, 09:13:26 PM
Ocean shores is where I was thinking. That place is thick with deer.
Title: Re: Coastal Beach Deer Hunting
Post by: andrew_in_idaho on July 24, 2019, 08:49:12 AM
Definitely no hunting in ocean shores. City ordinance I believe


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Title: Re: Coastal Beach Deer Hunting
Post by: blindluck on July 26, 2019, 02:27:59 PM
Awesome animals, Iím going to assume the sheep is still at the taxi?
Title: Re: Coastal Beach Deer Hunting
Post by: fishnfur on July 27, 2019, 12:42:19 AM
.....and no hunting in state parks.    >:(    With a little ingenuity, you might be able to find some huntable land just off the beach that the deer are using.  Those deer don't sleep on the beach.
Title: Re: Coastal Beach Deer Hunting
Post by: chad24n on July 27, 2019, 03:45:11 PM
Ocean Shores is definitely off limits but man are there some toads in their. Grayland, Ocean Shores, Moclips, Long Beach... they all seem to have big bucks just off the coast.
Title: Re: Coastal Beach Deer Hunting
Post by: TomT on July 27, 2019, 07:43:32 PM
 I can tell you that a few years ago, they outlawed hunting just off the beach from Ocean Shores to Copalis Beach ( West Of SR109). I did a quick Internet search, and couldnít find the law, but I know itís there. 
Title: Re: Coastal Beach Deer Hunting
Post by: dreamunelk on July 27, 2019, 07:50:52 PM
It is a no discharge restriction.  Pretty sure it includes archery.