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Big Game Hunting => Elk Hunting => Topic started by: milldozer on June 16, 2020, 09:23:03 AM

Title: Mt Adams Quality Bull - Rifle
Post by: milldozer on June 16, 2020, 09:23:03 AM
I would love to hear from some previous tag holders.  I know the area pretty well and tagged along 10 years or so ago when a family member drew.  Any general info on elk behavior that time of year (Spet. 21-25) would be appreciated.
Title: Re: Mt Adams Quality Bull - Rifle
Post by: trophyhunt on June 16, 2020, 10:17:31 AM
Been some big bulls killed w that tag, good luck!  I know nothing about it, someone will help on here.
Title: Re: Mt Adams Quality Bull - Rifle
Post by: BoomWhop on June 16, 2020, 10:39:46 AM
Good luck and have fun.
Title: Re: Mt Adams Quality Bull - Rifle
Post by: Skywagon_185 on June 16, 2020, 11:55:47 AM
I had the tag years ago and it is a great hunt.  There was a 10 day rest period between archery and the special tag which was good.  I see the archery season overlaps with it this year which is a bummer as there are quite a few bow hunters in the area.  Pack horses are a definite plus as it's a big area.  I took a Dandy that was radio collared and ear tagged by the Yakima's 2 years earlier 13 miles out of Toppenish!!
Title: Re: Mt Adams Quality Bull - Rifle
Post by: trophyhunt on June 16, 2020, 11:57:44 AM
No pics????????   With that being said, wasn't there a 400+ bull killed by an older lady right by a parking area a few years back?
Title: Re: Mt Adams Quality Bull - Rifle
Post by: MtnMuley on June 16, 2020, 02:48:20 PM
Best tag in Washington 20-30 years ago.
Title: Re: Mt Adams Quality Bull - Rifle
Post by: elkontherun on June 16, 2020, 02:49:51 PM
Here is my 2011 Mt. Adams bull.  Quality tag killed on September 21st.
Title: Re: Mt Adams Quality Bull - Rifle
Post by: milldozer on June 16, 2020, 05:22:10 PM
Great bull, elk! 
Title: Re: Mt Adams Quality Bull - Rifle
Post by: big wood on June 16, 2020, 05:51:11 PM
A lot of indians
Title: Re: Mt Adams Quality Bull - Rifle
Post by: Turkeyman on June 16, 2020, 08:01:14 PM
Nice bull!
Title: Re: Mt Adams Quality Bull - Rifle
Post by: BUTTER on June 16, 2020, 08:51:54 PM
Mt. Is in sad state anymore. Good for a bull yes. But shoot the first bull you see
Title: Re: Mt Adams Quality Bull - Rifle
Post by: big wood on June 17, 2020, 06:08:59 AM
I agree
Title: Re: Mt Adams Quality Bull - Rifle
Post by: bench beast on June 18, 2020, 09:22:36 PM
A good friend of mine drew a tag this year. Going to be tagging along. Good Luck.
Title: Re: Mt Adams Quality Bull - Rifle
Post by: bench beast on June 27, 2020, 08:29:08 PM
Anyone else here draw this tag. Only 5 given out
Title: Re: Mt Adams Quality Bull - Rifle
Post by: packmule on June 27, 2020, 08:59:28 PM
Gonna be tough this year with archery hunting going at the same time.
Title: Re: Mt Adams Quality Bull - Rifle
Post by: bench beast on June 28, 2020, 11:44:53 AM
Gonna be tough this year with archery hunting going at the same time.
no *censored*. WDFW at its best. Supposed to be a quality hunt.
Title: Re: Mt Adams Quality Bull - Rifle
Post by: milldozer on June 30, 2020, 08:40:23 AM
Admittedly I wasn't aware of that until it was brought up in this thread.  In the past it has always been after archery, correct?  Never thought to look before applying.
Title: Re: Mt Adams Quality Bull - Rifle
Post by: 2MANY on June 30, 2020, 09:00:52 AM
Get high in the alpine stuff and shoot a pig.

Don't worry about dem stick flingers or negative nellies.
Title: Re: Mt Adams Quality Bull - Rifle
Post by: millerwheeler on June 30, 2020, 09:28:41 AM
Get high in the alpine stuff and shoot a pig.

Don't worry about dem stick flingers or negative nellies.

Agreed there are lots of elk still just have to work for em also mentioned earlier pack horses would really help cover some ground and stay high
Title: Re: Mt Adams Quality Bull - Rifle
Post by: msg on July 12, 2020, 08:55:05 AM
I had that tag back in about 2005 or so. October hunt then. The bitch from the bowhunters was that the rut does not start until bow season is almost over. It was an incredible hunt, surrounded by screaming bulls 2 days in a row. Did not kill a big one but had a couple of near misses on whoppers! I shot a smaller one because I had to go back to work. I got back to work and found out I had been laid off. OUCH! The great memories remain though!