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Title: 2019 Selkirk moose tag
Post by: RoostrCogburn on September 18, 2019, 01:17:50 PM
I am new to this forum but got drawn for a moose in the Selkirk area and hoping someone out there might have a little info to share.  I have been there multiple times now and have a good idea of places to check out, but maybe someone has thought of something i haven't.  thanks in advance
Title: Re: 2019 Selkirk moose tag
Post by: 3nails on September 18, 2019, 01:38:37 PM
 Welcome to the Forum Rooster. If I lived over there and knew something I'd be all over helping out, but sadly, I don't.  😁 I'm sure someone knows a thing or two though.
Title: Re: 2019 Selkirk moose tag
Post by: RoostrCogburn on September 18, 2019, 01:42:58 PM
thanks buddy for telling me about this forum.  That is enough.  appreciate it.
Title: Re: 2019 Selkirk moose tag
Post by: huntnphool on September 18, 2019, 01:43:54 PM
 Cow or bull?
Title: Re: 2019 Selkirk moose tag
Post by: RoostrCogburn on September 18, 2019, 02:03:54 PM
Any Bull, I'm super excited
Title: Re: 2019 Selkirk moose tag
Post by: huntnphool on September 18, 2019, 02:16:44 PM
Any Bull, I'm super excited

Congrats, you are added in the OIL thread. :tup:

https://hunting-washington.com/smf/index.php/topic,239778.msg3208404.html#msg3208404
Title: Re: 2019 Selkirk moose tag
Post by: Bango skank on September 18, 2019, 02:21:50 PM
Cow or bull?

There are no antlerless permits for selkirk, only bull permits.  As it should be in all the other units.
Title: Re: 2019 Selkirk moose tag
Post by: Yelper Guy on September 18, 2019, 02:25:10 PM
I've heard around the Skookum lakes area, their are moose to be found.
East of Usk, up the hill are several areas worth checking out.
Title: Re: 2019 Selkirk moose tag
Post by: trophyhunt on September 18, 2019, 02:57:08 PM
Iíve been up scouting several times, only seen one small bull. You should call the bio for the area, she has ideas of where to look. Our hunt starts in less than 2 weeks, Iíve been told the bulls will be showing themselves very soon. Are you looking for only big bulls or just any bull?
Title: Re: 2019 Selkirk moose tag
Post by: fishngamereaper on September 18, 2019, 03:06:14 PM
I already traded all my good Intel to trophyhunt for a backstrap...but if u add in a front shoulder I would be inclined to cheat on him..
Title: Re: 2019 Selkirk moose tag
Post by: trophyhunt on September 18, 2019, 03:46:42 PM
I already traded all my good Intel to trophyhunt for a backstrap...but if u add in a front shoulder I would be inclined to cheat on him..
hey now!!!!  Not cool,  :chuckle:
Title: Re: 2019 Selkirk moose tag
Post by: Bango skank on September 18, 2019, 03:48:03 PM
How about if i spot a real good one ill just post a pic up here and the two of you can start bidding?  :chuckle:
Title: Re: 2019 Selkirk moose tag
Post by: trophyhunt on September 18, 2019, 03:51:21 PM
How about if i spot a real good one ill just post a pic up here and the two of you can start bidding?  :chuckle:
hey now, Iíve been talking with you guys for years on here!!!  Heís a rookie member!!     



 :chuckle:

Title: Re: 2019 Selkirk moose tag
Post by: RoostrCogburn on September 18, 2019, 03:59:23 PM
Hey, come on its a big area.  just a little info can't hurt. :) 
And i would like a big bull (of course) but i'm taking my 9 year old son with me so he will be hounding me to shoot the first thing we see for sure.  I don't think i can contain the little feller.
Title: Re: 2019 Selkirk moose tag
Post by: RoostrCogburn on September 18, 2019, 04:03:16 PM
  Heís a rookie member!! 


Trophyhunt, i don't know if i even qualify as a rookie, this is my first post ever... on any forum :tup:
Title: Re: 2019 Selkirk moose tag
Post by: trophyhunt on September 18, 2019, 04:15:40 PM
 :chuckle:  you have to start somewhere!!   Be aware that grizzly bears are in the unit, mostly by Sullivan lake and north. Talked to a forest service guy at the base of molybenonite ( how ever itís spelled) just a couple weeks ago and he said bear griz bear activity was active in the area.  If you get a moose down, keep your head on a swivel. 
Title: Re: 2019 Selkirk moose tag
Post by: sagerat on September 18, 2019, 06:20:33 PM
Good luck to you both! Iím jealous
Title: Re: 2019 Selkirk moose tag
Post by: 3nails on September 18, 2019, 06:38:21 PM
How about if i spot a real good one ill just post a pic up here and the two of you can start bidding?  :chuckle:
  :chuckle:   Bidding starts at a tenderloin?
Title: Re: 2019 Selkirk moose tag
Post by: fishngamereaper on September 18, 2019, 07:16:03 PM
I already traded all my good Intel to trophyhunt for a backstrap...but if u add in a front shoulder I would be inclined to cheat on him..
hey now!!!!  Not cool,  :chuckle:

I'm not proud ...sold to gypsy's as a kid so I take it how I can get it.
Title: Re: 2019 Selkirk moose tag
Post by: RoostrCogburn on October 14, 2019, 01:25:57 PM
Heading back on Thursday!!!!
Title: Re: 2019 Selkirk moose tag
Post by: elkrack on October 14, 2019, 06:02:48 PM
Good luck! hope to see another brute hit the dirt :tup:
Title: Re: 2019 Selkirk moose tag
Post by: WAcoyotehunter on October 14, 2019, 07:30:19 PM
I work up in that area and I'm in the woods quite a bit.I have seen a few bulls around.  give me a call I'm happy to share whatever information I have that would be helpful. 509-671-6149 Bart
Title: Re: 2019 Selkirk moose tag
Post by: RoostrCogburn on October 18, 2019, 07:55:04 PM
Went farther south than I have before saw a ton of moose crap but no moose. Is it too late in the rut to be calling? 
Title: Re: 2019 Selkirk moose tag
Post by: benhuntin on October 18, 2019, 08:07:53 PM
Main rut is over.


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Title: Re: 2019 Selkirk moose tag
Post by: RoostrCogburn on October 18, 2019, 08:26:21 PM
Yeah thatís what I thought
Title: Re: 2019 Selkirk moose tag
Post by: benhuntin on October 18, 2019, 09:45:37 PM
Yeah thatís what I thought
How far south are you going?


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Title: Re: 2019 Selkirk moose tag
Post by: RoostrCogburn on October 19, 2019, 05:25:22 AM
Kings lake area
Title: Re: 2019 Selkirk moose tag
Post by: benhuntin on October 19, 2019, 06:58:30 PM
I might head further south.


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Title: Re: 2019 Selkirk moose tag
Post by: trophyhunt on October 19, 2019, 07:11:39 PM
Ben really doesnít know what heís talking about! 
Title: Re: 2019 Selkirk moose tag
Post by: huntnphool on October 20, 2019, 09:53:47 PM
 :chuckle:
Title: Re: 2019 Selkirk moose tag
Post by: RoostrCogburn on October 21, 2019, 12:18:13 AM
Nothing again. Going back in a couple weeks because of this work crap. But got hopefully 10-12 days of hunting. If I canít get that done Iím eating this tag.
Title: Re: 2019 Selkirk moose tag
Post by: HillHound on October 21, 2019, 04:01:00 AM
What? Quit your job instead!
All joking aside I think you will be able to get it done. Leaves are falling and should make spotting them easier
Title: Re: 2019 Selkirk moose tag
Post by: 10thmountainarcher on October 21, 2019, 09:26:55 AM
Nothing again. Going back in a couple weeks because of this work crap. But got hopefully 10-12 days of hunting. If I canít get that done Iím eating this tag.

When does your season end and when will you be over there?
Title: Re: 2019 Selkirk moose tag
Post by: trophyhunt on October 21, 2019, 09:32:07 AM
Ends nov 30th
Title: Re: 2019 Selkirk moose tag
Post by: RoostrCogburn on October 21, 2019, 10:53:17 AM
Iím going to do some shift trades and some wheeling dealing so Iíll get back over there on the 6th and hunt until the 19th. If I canít get it done in that amount of time it wasnít meant to be.
Title: Re: 2019 Selkirk moose tag
Post by: benhuntin on October 21, 2019, 12:07:01 PM
Iím going to do some shift trades and some wheeling dealing so Iíll get back over there on the 6th and hunt until the 19th. If I canít get it done in that amount of time it wasnít meant to be.
Get a hold of me when you come over. I might be able to help.


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Title: Re: 2019 Selkirk moose tag
Post by: 10thmountainarcher on October 21, 2019, 12:44:39 PM
Iím going to do some shift trades and some wheeling dealing so Iíll get back over there on the 6th and hunt until the 19th. If I canít get it done in that amount of time it wasnít meant to be.

Iíll be over there the 13th-16th, if I come across a nice bull Iíll get ahold of ya.
Title: Re: 2019 Selkirk moose tag
Post by: RoostrCogburn on October 21, 2019, 06:21:54 PM
Appreciate it man I need all the help I can get at this point.
Title: Re: 2019 Selkirk moose tag
Post by: RoostrCogburn on October 21, 2019, 07:08:58 PM
Will do Ben. Iíll pm you when it gets closer to me going back. Thank you sir.
Title: Re: 2019 Selkirk moose tag
Post by: dmoua on October 26, 2019, 06:33:32 AM
I glassed up a pretty nice bull a few weeks ago in the Selkirk unit. Keep at it, you'll find em.
Title: Re: 2019 Selkirk moose tag
Post by: RoostrCogburn on November 05, 2019, 06:52:33 PM
Headed back in the morning until the 19th or until I get one.  Fingers crossed
Title: Re: 2019 Selkirk moose tag
Post by: fishngamereaper on November 05, 2019, 07:01:21 PM
Will be in that country starting Friday on both sides of the border for a week..if I see something I'll pass it along.
Title: Re: 2019 Selkirk moose tag
Post by: RoostrCogburn on November 05, 2019, 07:19:49 PM
Thanks man. Appreciate it
Title: Re: 2019 Selkirk moose tag
Post by: 3nails on November 05, 2019, 07:50:14 PM
 Go get him, Mike!
Title: Re: 2019 Selkirk moose tag
Post by: trophyhunt on November 05, 2019, 07:56:41 PM
Best of luck, youíll find your bull! 
Title: Re: 2019 Selkirk moose tag
Post by: RoostrCogburn on November 07, 2019, 06:38:54 PM
My season is over. Now if I can figure out how to post pictures
Title: Re: 2019 Selkirk moose tag
Post by: fishngamereaper on November 07, 2019, 06:40:26 PM
 :tup:
Title: Re: 2019 Selkirk moose tag
Post by: 3nails on November 07, 2019, 06:43:06 PM
 Hurry up or I'll post what you sent me! Congrats again Mike!
Title: Re: 2019 Selkirk moose tag
Post by: WAcoueshunter on November 07, 2019, 06:44:07 PM
Awesome, congratulations!
Title: Re: 2019 Selkirk moose tag
Post by: trophyhunt on November 07, 2019, 06:46:45 PM
Trying to post pic, congrats mike!!!! IMG_1129.jpeg
Title: Re: 2019 Selkirk moose tag
Post by: RoostrCogburn on November 07, 2019, 06:48:24 PM
Nails if you can post them please do
Title: Re: 2019 Selkirk moose tag
Post by: trophyhunt on November 07, 2019, 06:51:13 PM
Not sure if Huntwa change something or both our phones changed but I canít post any pics anymore now on Huntwa.
Title: Re: 2019 Selkirk moose tag
Post by: RoostrCogburn on November 07, 2019, 06:52:47 PM
10-4 Iíll wait until tomorrow and try it from my computer
Title: Re: 2019 Selkirk moose tag
Post by: trophyhunt on November 07, 2019, 06:59:27 PM
We need a story at least!!
Title: Re: 2019 Selkirk moose tag
Post by: Birdgetter on November 07, 2019, 07:02:27 PM
Excited to see and hear about it!
Title: Re: 2019 Selkirk moose tag
Post by: 3nails on November 07, 2019, 07:18:01 PM
 Beautiful!
Title: Re: 2019 Selkirk moose tag
Post by: 3nails on November 07, 2019, 07:18:57 PM
I'll let him posts the pics with him in them.
Title: Re: 2019 Selkirk moose tag
Post by: bowhunterforever on November 07, 2019, 07:21:53 PM
Nice bull :tup:
Title: Re: 2019 Selkirk moose tag
Post by: RoostrCogburn on November 08, 2019, 12:54:35 AM
See if this works
Title: Re: 2019 Selkirk moose tag
Post by: RoostrCogburn on November 08, 2019, 12:57:41 AM
Not sure how that just happened. Thanks Jeff for posting the first couple
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Post by: elkrack on November 08, 2019, 01:20:24 AM
Great bull :tup:
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Post by: grundy53 on November 08, 2019, 04:31:46 AM
Nice work! Congratulations! Beautiful bull

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Post by: benhuntin on November 08, 2019, 07:05:03 AM
Way to stick with it. Nice bull.


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Post by: Sr15 on November 08, 2019, 05:27:05 PM
Nice bull :tup:
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Post by: WAcoueshunter on November 08, 2019, 06:08:02 PM
Awesome, sweet cape on that bull!
Title: Re: 2019 Selkirk moose tag
Post by: Brushbuster on November 08, 2019, 06:20:02 PM
OIL tag filled!! Big Congrats!  :tup: :tup:
Title: Re: 2019 Selkirk moose tag
Post by: RoostrCogburn on November 08, 2019, 09:06:47 PM
Thanks guys for everything, the info, the words of encouragement and and offering to help. I appreciate it all.
Title: Re: 2019 Selkirk moose tag
Post by: RoostrCogburn on November 08, 2019, 09:11:34 PM
Oh yeah just got home and measured it. 42Ē.
Title: Re: 2019 Selkirk moose tag
Post by: Turner89 on November 08, 2019, 09:32:37 PM
Right on :tup: congratulations!!!
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Post by: Falcon on November 08, 2019, 09:41:50 PM
Way to get it done.   Nice bull.  Happy for you :tup:
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Post by: lonedave on November 08, 2019, 10:39:39 PM
Congratulations!
Title: Re: 2019 Selkirk moose tag
Post by: Roobugsdad on November 09, 2019, 10:55:08 AM
Congratulations, way to go. You got the full meal deal...
Title: Re: 2019 Selkirk moose tag
Post by: RoostrCogburn on November 10, 2019, 01:12:48 AM
Ok story time...  My third and final trip.  the first morning out hunting again i drove up to where i had seen a lot of moose sign on my previous trip.  Drove up to the top of the hill and glassed the area for awhile, didn't see any new sign so i started back down the road.  Had reception so i called the wife and talked with the kids before they headed off to school.  started driving again and looked to the left and HOLY CRAP there's a moose right there running into the woods like his butt was on fire.  I through the truck in park and grabbed my gun and headed off after him..  Gone.  Like a ghost..  I ran back to my truck know there is another road that goes to the way he was headed.  So i race down that road and drive past a trail and just happen to glance down it and locked up the brakes.  what the heck was that, through it in reverse and stopped so i could see down the way.  MOOSE.   There he was.  Shocked i saw him again, grabbed my gun again and pulled up on him.  Can't see the vitals, took a couple steps closer and he took off to my right into some thick timber.  i went up to where I saw him last and started looking around and heard stomping to my left.  So i went left to see hooves stomping through the trees.  he was up on this little side hill maybe sixty yards.  pulled up my gun, couldn't see his body at all at this point.  All i could do was watch his hooves run away for about 2 seconds.  Went back to my truck wondering if that was going to be my only opportunity at him and went back to the place i first saw him sense he was headed that way.  got out of my truck there and listened for a second looked around for about 15-20 minutes.  Nothing.  Went back to where I last saw him and in desperation i started calling.  i could hear sticks breaking and something moving in woods.  So i was hopeful, after sitting there calling a little and listening the sound died off and i couldn't hear anything any more, after an hour i decided to go back to where i first saw. so I got back in my truck and drove over there and low and behold a MOOSE, 2 Moose.  Holy crap there multiplying.  Got out of the truck, grabbed my gun, this time they were both standing in the trees about 50 yards in. So i ran in about ten yards to get a more open shot at the bigger of the two and he started running straight away from me.  I started thinking NO he's going to disappear again.  So i gave him a moose call and he stopped and turned broadside, put the cross hairs right on the motor room and squeezed the trigger.  He took off.  The other bull at this point ran off to my right and i never saw him again.  Now to find my bull.  i started walking in the woods at where i shot him at to see if i can pick up a blood trail and i think I walked a little to far and something catches my eye.  There's a moose 20 yards away with his head completely behind a tree.  I pulled up my gun looked through the scope but couldn't see his head, not being a 100% sure that's him i took a couple steps to try and see his head and he took off again.  this time i knew it was my bull by the antlers and he was running lame from my first shot.  I ended up getting another shot in him before i lost site of him.  So then I waited, knowing i got two good shots in i was pretty confident he was going out.  I started walking down a trail and saw blood and broken limbs on the ground and looked up and 20 feet away from there he lays looking around and gasping for breath, put my cross hairs on his neck and lights out.  got back to my truck and texted a local biologist which i am not going to use his name but can't thank him enough.  He came out and helped my get it out and back to my truck with his four wheeler that has tracks (my wife is going to be pissed at me when i buy one of those) and load it whole in the back of my truck and then took me down the road and we used a tractor to lift it out and skinned it out and cut it up right there..  Pretty awesome those guys were so willing to help.  Sorry for the length of this but hope you enjoyed it.
Title: Re: 2019 Selkirk moose tag
Post by: RoostrCogburn on November 10, 2019, 02:27:46 AM
guess who's excited that he gets the mount in his room
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Post by: 3boys on November 10, 2019, 02:33:12 AM
Nice job!
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Post by: 3nails on November 10, 2019, 01:29:57 PM
 Too bad you didn't kill him before he multiplied. You'd of had twice as much meat! Great job Moose Man Mike!
Title: Re: 2019 Selkirk moose tag
Post by: Gentrys on November 10, 2019, 09:11:45 PM
Congrats and thanks for sharing the hunt with us
Title: Re: 2019 Selkirk moose tag
Post by: wildcat23 on November 12, 2019, 07:05:40 PM
If you don't mind me asking what area did you kill him in I was hunting there the first week of November and we got a bull about that size.
Title: Re: 2019 Selkirk moose tag
Post by: RoostrCogburn on November 12, 2019, 08:10:13 PM
I was on 128 just off kings lake road. Down by usk. Where were you and I would like to see pics.