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Big Game Hunting => Elk Hunting => Topic started by: polishstunner on September 08, 2020, 09:09:35 AM

Title: Alkali
Post by: polishstunner on September 08, 2020, 09:09:35 AM
might be on here already, but is it shut down for the year?

My dad got a tag and he didnt hear anything and figured this would be the place to get a quick answer.

Thanks in advance
Title: Re: Alkali
Post by: bustedoldman on September 08, 2020, 09:13:25 AM
Call the hotline... 1 (509) 577-3600 Itís currently open
Title: Re: Alkali
Post by: polishstunner on September 08, 2020, 09:20:26 AM
Thanks Busted
Title: Re: Alkali
Post by: teanawayslayer on September 08, 2020, 10:12:07 AM
No
Title: Re: Alkali
Post by: teanawayslayer on September 13, 2020, 08:26:39 AM
All though itís open training is ramping up. Not much open in there. Looks like it will be really busy all through hunting seasons. Noticed the the troops must be exempt from Covid. In big groups no masks and not 6í apart. :dunno:
Title: Re: Alkali
Post by: polishstunner on September 16, 2020, 09:26:32 AM
Do passengers need to do the class, if im the packmule?
Title: Re: Alkali
Post by: Bob33 on September 16, 2020, 09:32:45 AM
Do passengers need to do the class, if im the packmule?
All visitors need a rec card to access the center.
Title: Re: Alkali
Post by: teanawayslayer on September 16, 2020, 10:10:06 AM
Do passengers need to do the class, if im the packmule?
All visitors need a rec card to access the center.
:yeah:
Only two areas open today. Last year they were offering points back. Not sure who dropped the ball this year.
Title: Re: Alkali
Post by: B4noon on September 16, 2020, 12:43:48 PM
Talked to the enforcement guys out there they said itís going to be locked down tighter this year then last amped up training hope wdfw gets word and offers points back may have to email to make them aware
Title: Re: Alkali
Post by: bigdub257 on September 16, 2020, 01:48:25 PM
I just called and left a message regarding the limited access situation and inquired about getting points back.  Will update when/if I get a response.
Title: Re: Alkali
Post by: teanawayslayer on September 16, 2020, 02:11:40 PM
I just called and left a message regarding the limited access situation and inquired about getting points back.  Will update when/if I get a response.
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Title: Re: Alkali
Post by: johnsc6 on September 18, 2020, 01:31:13 PM
I talked to WDFW on the phone yesterday and they said tough *censored*, its part of having that tag, you never know whats gonna be open.
Title: Re: Alkali
Post by: teanawayslayer on September 18, 2020, 01:51:58 PM
I talked to WDFW on the phone yesterday and they said tough *censored*, its part of having that tag, you never know whats gonna be open.
go figure
Title: Re: Alkali
Post by: Bob33 on September 18, 2020, 01:54:52 PM
I talked to WDFW on the phone yesterday and they said tough *censored*, its part of having that tag, you never know whats gonna be open.
go figure
That is unfortunate but WDFW has no control over the Army..
Title: Re: Alkali
Post by: Dan-o on September 18, 2020, 02:11:24 PM
I believe the regs also call this out as a risk. 

I hope it works out ok for the tag holders.
Title: Re: Alkali
Post by: sjhgraysage on September 18, 2020, 03:30:49 PM
I know it is not the same unit but it is close...

I have a Cowiche Early Bull Elk permit.
I have received 2 emails so far about being able to turn my permit back and get my points restored.
With DNR opening today I have decided to keep the permit.
Title: Re: Alkali
Post by: bustedoldman on September 18, 2020, 03:39:40 PM
I received an email from wdfw today saying I could turn mine in...
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Post by: bigdub257 on September 18, 2020, 04:04:54 PM
Interesting.  I never received a call back and haven't received an email.  I'm referring to the Alkali unit.
Title: Re: Alkali
Post by: B4noon on September 18, 2020, 04:17:18 PM
I received an email from wdfw today saying I could turn mine in...
was that for alkali you got an email in regards to or another unit
Title: Re: Alkali
Post by: Bigtine96 on September 18, 2020, 05:28:22 PM
Every permit holder received one.
Title: Re: Alkali
Post by: teanawayslayer on September 18, 2020, 05:31:56 PM
Here it is.
Dear Special Permit Holders,

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife recognizes that current fire conditions have substantially impacted deer and elk hunters in many hunt areas.  As such, we are providing you the opportunity to return your special permit and have your preference points reinstated.  If you applied for your hunt on a group application, not everyone in the group must turn in their permit for us to restore your points.

Only include your permit, not your transport tag. You will need your transport tag if you choose to hunt during a general season or if you have other special permits for that species.

The option to your return your permit will restore your preference points for that hunt category but will not include a refund of your application or license fees.

If your season is scheduled to open before Sept. 26, then you have until Friday, Sept. 25 to return your permit. Your letter must be postmarked on or before that date.

If your season is scheduled to open between Sept. 26 and Oct. 10, then your letter must be postmarked no later than the day before your season is scheduled to open. For example, if your season opener is Oct. 3, then the postmark date must be no later than Oct. 2.

Please note that if you choose to turn in your permit, but then fire conditions improve, we cannot return the permit back to you.