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Title: Want to go hunting?
Post by: carpsniperg2 on April 12, 2011, 02:03:14 PM
Hello fellow members!

I wanted to offer an idea that could bring members together and provide some great opportunities for members to meet each other. After putting some thought into it, the idea that came to mind is this new thread.

Want to go hunting?
If you are going to be doing a hunting trip you could ask other members if they would like to go hunting with you. Post the details of your trip in this thread.

Here is a list of useful details. Date of the trip/ game you are after/area that you will be hunting /gear needed/ what you plan on hunting.

FYI - This thread is not for guides or anyone trying to make money by taking another person hunting. But there is nothing wrong with asking someone to share the costs of gas/etc. To go hunting, you will need to talk about this with the person you are going hunting with. I would suggest you use your own discretion regarding who you choose to meet, but this could be a great way to meet new members and have some fun hunting! I also suggest that if anyone approaches you asking you to pay for a hunting trip, please report it. Good luck if you go Hunting.
Title: Re: Want to go hunting?
Post by: seansfire on April 22, 2011, 01:04:21 PM
I am a new to the sport bowhunter who dont know much. I am always looking to get out in the woods and learn how to find deer. I have been at it 3 years and no luck yet. I live in the Gig Harbor area. If you are looking for a hunting / scouting partner shoot me a PM. Thanks.
Title: Re: Want to go hunting?
Post by: Desert_Fox on April 27, 2011, 09:08:55 PM
That is a great idea carpsniperg2!
I recently moved to Washington from California where I did a lot of water fowls and varmints ( jackrabbits and coyote) hunting. I also like target shooting at the range or the desert (California). I would love to meet someone here in Washington to spend some time at the range.
I live in Snohomish area, so if anyone want to hang out at the range, or plant to do some scouting road trip let me know.

Hayden
Title: Re: Want to go hunting?
Post by: coyotewallace on April 27, 2011, 09:11:34 PM
This is a dang good Idea
Title: Re: Want to go hunting?
Post by: bronczilla on April 29, 2011, 07:52:55 AM
I am new and planning to go out next month for turkeys. Willing to pay my way, I have everything I need except a hunting partner. I would like to dive into larger game when the time comes if someone has an extra seat.

I also have family that has property on Ebey Is. which is great for waterfowel. Maybe someone is interested in a trade?
Title: Re: Want to go hunting?
Post by: savage300rum on May 02, 2011, 08:28:39 AM
I just moved to Spokane, WA and would love to meet fellow members who hunt. I hunt just about anything: deer, elk, bear, moose, goats, coyotes, ground hogs, etc......just don't know the land layout.  Its also a safety issue to be out in the back woods alone...so if anyone is in the eastern WA area, drop me a note

Title: Re: Want to go hunting?
Post by: Donaye37 on May 26, 2011, 03:16:36 PM
I would love to join someone on a varmit hunt I got a beagle I want to train to track rabbits but im new to it. I love hunting with dogs., so coons or fox or coyote or anything would be awesome to tag along with on the hunt.
Title: Re: Want to go hunting?
Post by: pjb3 on July 25, 2011, 09:00:21 PM
I'm always looking for new hunting partners for deer/bear/waterfowl
Contact me and we can see where we want to go
Title: Re: Want to go hunting?
Post by: lockflow26 on August 03, 2011, 06:47:49 AM
I'm new to hunting this being my first year, if anyone out there would be willing to give me advice or show me the ropes on a hunt that would be great. I'm in the Everett area so drop me a line.
Title: Re: Want to go hunting?
Post by: Big Game Luver on August 04, 2011, 09:34:11 PM
I am a new hunter to the Spokane area and I am looking to meet up with someone with knowledge of the Spokane area. Already posted on this site and got some great info on some areas to go scout. So, please drop a line and let me know if you would like to meet up sometime to go hunting or scouting. I will be doing modern day rifle hunting this year. Bear, Elk, Deer and Cougar tags.
Title: Re: Want to go hunting?
Post by: pjb3 on August 10, 2011, 08:54:50 PM
Can't believe how hard it is to find someone to hunt with. I have thousands of acres of private land to hunt for bear/deer too
Someone that will put in the time and effort too :tup:
Title: Re: Want to go hunting?
Post by: lokidog on August 10, 2011, 08:59:16 PM
PJB, I'll come chase bears with ya some time....
Title: Re: Want to go hunting?
Post by: predatorpro on August 10, 2011, 09:06:14 PM
Can't believe how hard it is to find someone to hunt with. I have thousands of acres of private land to hunt for bear/deer too
Someone that will put in the time and effort too :tup:
you had me at thousands of acres! lol
Title: Re: Want to go hunting?
Post by: Swannytheswan on August 10, 2011, 09:11:37 PM
I'll go with ya PJB send me a PM and I'll give you a call or text if you don't have to many partners already. I live in carnation so not to far from ya
Title: Re: Want to go hunting?
Post by: pjb3 on August 11, 2011, 09:52:19 PM
Swanny, PM sent back

Lokidog, lets go!!!
Title: Re: Want to go hunting?
Post by: Greyson on August 12, 2011, 08:34:22 AM
I will be hunting 520 (modern) this year for deer and elk.  I work weekends, so these will be midweek hunts, Tuesday-Friday afternoons.  I have two non-hunting partners, 8 and 10 years old.  If you don't mind sharing the woods with kids, you are welcome to join us. :hello:
Title: Re: Want to go hunting?
Post by: Maverick on August 12, 2011, 02:14:26 PM
i duck hunt and coyote hunt around tricities all winter long. anyone can feel free to send me a pm if youd like to go!
Title: Re: Want to go hunting?
Post by: smitty8202 on August 14, 2011, 08:03:19 PM
I am new to bow hunting and am looking for a hunting partner to tag along with on an archery elk hunt. I live in the Bremerton/Silverdale area. if you are willing to go i will pay for gas. I have no idea where to go so i am pretty much up for anything on the westside.
Title: Re: Want to go hunting?
Post by: mickalder on September 10, 2011, 01:23:51 PM
Hi there, i am also in the snohomish, wa area and would love to trek along with someone on a hunt.  I just do not have reliable friends, who can call me for fishing and hunting and would love to make some new friends who share my passion for bringing home the meat.  I am a teacher monday thru friday but i'm free the weekends. please let me know, thanks mickey
That is a great idea carpsniperg2!
I recently moved to Washington from California where I did a lot of water fowls and varmints ( jackrabbits and coyote) hunting. I also like target shooting at the range or the desert (California). I would love to meet someone here in Washington to spend some time at the range.
I live in Snohomish area, so if anyone want to hang out at the range, or plant to do some scouting road trip let me know.

Hayden
Title: Re: Want to go hunting?
Post by: mickalder on September 10, 2011, 01:28:39 PM
pjb3 what a huge blessing to own that much land, i don't not live to far from your area, as my husband works for the city, if your still looking for a hunting buddy, please let me know.  I'm new to bow hunting and would love some tips but i also do rifle as well. thanks mickey
Title: Re: Want to go hunting?
Post by: Little Red Wagon on September 10, 2011, 02:23:05 PM
hi every one, i want a hunting partner. 
Title: Re: Want to go hunting?
Post by: mickalder on September 11, 2011, 04:22:11 PM
Where are you located wagon.  Do you do rifle or bow, do you mind a female hunter, how long have you been hunting, and what do you hunt, please let me know.  Its about time us forum members get our skills together, and learn from each other.  I've been hunting a few times with a rifle, new to the bow, but very willing to try and learn.  Also love to bring home meat for our family, please get back to me, thanks mickey
Title: Re: Want to go hunting?
Post by: msouthj on September 13, 2011, 03:21:26 PM
This coming weekend. I have a deer tag I need to fill with my bow. King, Pierce or Kitsap areas. I am fully equipped and have transportation. Lets do this.
Title: Re: Want to go hunting?
Post by: mickalder on September 18, 2011, 08:06:58 AM
Well there seems to be lots of TALK about meeting together and going hunting, are there actually folk, though actually meeting together to go out and bring home some meet? Looks like i'll miss bow season this year but there is still rifle season. Any takers i'm up near Snohomish.
Title: Re: Want to go hunting?
Post by: lokidog on September 18, 2011, 09:43:33 AM
Well there seems to be lots of TALK about meeting together and going hunting, are there actually folk, though actually meeting together to go out and bring home some meet? Looks like i'll miss bow season this year but there is still rifle season. Any takers i'm up near Snohomish.

Sorry to say it, but trying to organize a meeting/hunt once season has already started (during short seasons for big game) is probably tough to do as most people have already figured out their plan of attack.  It's a bit different than going fishing. 

Good hunting!
Title: Re: Want to go hunting?
Post by: mickalder on September 18, 2011, 09:46:59 AM
yes very true sourdough, i just wish that while this forum got started for planning back in the summer, that we could have got better organized for our short oppurtunity and season. Ah well maybe next season.
Title: Re: Want to go hunting?
Post by: runamuk on September 18, 2011, 09:51:51 AM
Well there seems to be lots of TALK about meeting together and going hunting, are there actually folk, though actually meeting together to go out and bring home some meet? Looks like i'll miss bow season this year but there is still rifle season. Any takers i'm up near Snohomish.

I have hunted with a number of people from the site  :dunno: I haven't killed anything yet but had some really good fun and met some great people so yes there are people meeting up, it may be a location thing I was able to travel for a couple of the hunts, but many happened in my backyard so to speak, and I spent lots of time out on my own as well.  I'm now on the east side and starting over learning the area and not even sure I will hunt yet, but again have had a bunch of help already even if I haven't met and gone hunting with anyone yet.
Title: Re: Want to go hunting?
Post by: mickalder on September 18, 2011, 09:56:28 AM
Thats really good to know yar maybe it is our area, but i am willing to travel as well.  I know ellensburg pretty well because i use to go to college there, and have hunted some of the areas, personally never really had a ton of luck in that area because it was wall to wall hunters and unsafe to shoot.  Maybe some day we'll have devise a plan and go out and scout some areas sometime.  I love meeting new folks as well. 
Title: Re: Want to go hunting?
Post by: pjb3 on September 22, 2011, 05:27:19 PM
Mickalder
PM sent
Title: Re: Want to go hunting?
Post by: kyle78 on October 02, 2011, 09:31:34 PM
I live in cashmere and would enjoy meeting up with people in this general area to hunt.
Title: Located in Snohomish
Post by: Helix on October 04, 2011, 11:21:00 PM
I'm new(ish) to hunting but not new to the woods.  Was a SAR volunteer for 8 years and spent a lot of time trekking around Snohomish, King, Skagit, Whatcom and Chelan counties.  I've had to step back from SAR to spend more time at home with my wife and kiddo so hunting has become my reason to get back out in the woods.  This will be my third season and I've yet to punch a tag.  I'm mostly looking for a partner since I don't think it is super safe to hike into the woods alone to hunt.  (Although I do it since I don't have a partner.) 

I've done some pre-scouting this season which I consider mostly a bust due to lack of animals so I guess I know a few places not to go.  However I'll share location of an area that I believe is full of Yogies due to the close encounter I had there backpacking over memorial day this year.  2 bears seen on day 1 and 5 by another member of my party on day 3 on the way out.  I also saw plenty of deer and elk sign there while on that hike.  I went back when black bear opened but struck out but again was on lots of elk sign.  I have modern tags for deer, bear, cougar, and western elk.  I'll hunt coyotes too if you have a spot you like.  I have some days off I can use and was thinking of Friday through Monday of modern opening weekend. Friday I'd be able to set up a camp and do some scouting but my morning might be taken up that day so I'd be looking at a little bit later start. 

I've got all the equipment I need and even some extra if you need a pack or room under a bivy shelter/tent.  I'd perfer to buddy up with somebody on the more experienced side because as I said I'm new(ish) to hunting.  Of course I'm willing to share gas and I have a 4x4 SUV.
Title: Re: Want to go hunting?
Post by: zpoolman on October 05, 2011, 07:44:50 AM
Do you bow hunt?? I would like a local bow hunting partner. I am well equipped and experienced. I have Fri, Sat and
Sun off with lots of vacation. I am in Kirkland so someone in the 30 mile range would be great.
Title: Re: Want to go hunting?
Post by: GAGalHunter on October 05, 2011, 10:35:19 AM
My Dad and I sell hunting supplies, fishing supplies and firearms. Can't trade in land or gas money, but would be happy to do a little trading in supplies!

This year I bought archery tags for Western WA elk, also got a tag for deer, bear and cougar. Would really enjoy going bear or cougar hunting, as Ive never been, but frankly Im down for all four  :tup:

Im a bowhunter and carry a Taurus 9mm at all times unless Im hunting rifle. I use a .260 Browning.  :)
Title: Re: Want to go hunting?
Post by: zpoolman on October 06, 2011, 08:11:35 AM
I also bought Western Wa. archery elk tags I am planing on heading to Ilwaco 11/7 or so - 11/12 or so. I scored a friends cabin there. Never hunted that area before so it's kinda just shooting from the hip type hunt. He gave me some good hints where to go. I would like some company if anyone is interested. GaGal hunter if you don't have $$ no worries, I have the truck and am going anyways. Or if someone else is interested.. let's talk and see, Not much time though.
Title: Re: Want to go hunting?
Post by: STIKNSTRINGBOW on October 06, 2011, 08:14:41 AM
Quote
I also bought Western Wa. archery elk tags I am planing on heading to Ilwaco 11/7 or so - 11/12 or so
:dunno:
Western
Washington
Archery
Nov. 23-Dec. 15  or

Nov. 23-Dec. 7
Title: Re: Want to go hunting?
Post by: lokidog on October 07, 2011, 06:26:01 PM
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I also bought Western Wa. archery elk tags I am planing on heading to Ilwaco 11/7 or so - 11/12 or so
:dunno:
Western
Washington
Archery
Nov. 23-Dec. 15  or



Nov. 23-Dec. 7

Hey, no competition on the 7th....   :chuckle:
Title: Re: Want to go hunting?
Post by: michaelpettersen82 on October 08, 2011, 03:31:58 PM
Hi everyone. I am new to the Issaquah/Sammamish area, originally from Minnesota and love bird hunting. Duck, Grouse, Pheasant any kind of birds really. I was wondering if anyone near my area was intrested in bird hunting and if they would like to meet up for some good old fashioned bird hunting. I have all my own equipment besides the most important thing needed for bird hunting, A DOG!!!!! Please reply if you wouldn't mind an experienced hunter tagging along with you.
Title: Re: Want to go hunting?
Post by: mickalder on October 08, 2011, 04:03:25 PM
Well I would just love to just go out and bag a deer, and live in the Lake Stevens, and willing to drive some, but hubby and 3 kids say mama can't go out alone, grrr so hoping to be out for opening season next saturday for modern firearm and deer.  Any takers??!! I wouldn't mind going out and helping out for an elk hunt, if i could get some meat in return or bear, or someone to help me bag some game and sharing what I shoot, but due to being a full time teacher I am only available on the weekends.  Good hunting to all!!
Title: Re: Want to go hunting?
Post by: zpoolman on October 09, 2011, 07:48:02 AM
ooops  yea I meant December  not Nov. so 12/1 or 12/8 for a week.
Title: Re: Want to go hunting?
Post by: ratherbefishin on October 10, 2011, 03:16:31 PM
Hey gentleman, I am new to the board and looking for a hunting partner. I am a bow hunter and this was my first season hunting for deer and did manage to get a blacktail. :tup:

I am planning on taking the week after Thanksgiving off and trying to fill my Western Washington Archery Elk tag. Is anyone going out that needs another body?

I live on Whidbey Island and can travel anywhere. I am 42 years old, married with 3 kids and gainfully employed. (I feel like I'm applying for a spot on the dating game or something...) :chuckle:

Looking forward to hearing from anyone.

Thanks,
-Dale
Title: Re: Want to go hunting?
Post by: wonder on October 12, 2011, 12:13:55 PM
Hey Ratherbefishin, I have a hunting partner (my 7 year old) but wouldn't mind getting together with somebody for the late Western Elk Archery hunt.  I live in Marysville and there's not much close to here for us to hunt.  :dunno: Like you I'm married and have 3 kids so I know how busy you are.  I have a sorta committed hunting partner but he hasn't really given me the green light that he's in for the late hunt.  Send me a PM on what your plans might be.  Late hunt starts the day before Thanksgiving and goes until the 15th of December depending on which units you want to hunt.
Title: Re: Want to go hunting?
Post by: tatatumpi on October 18, 2011, 11:09:23 PM
Hello, I live in Bellevue and I am new to the area. I grew up hunting and fishing with my father and I did hunt with a group of friends for a few years in Oregon, doing waterfoul, deer and elk. Due to living in Nashville TN for a while and moving to Seattle 4 years ago with a busy schedule, kept me from going hunting and pursue what I love to do. Throughout the last few years I sold a couple of guns and now I am back to the "roots" using a 12 gauge for all hunting (just like my father did). I am in the market to purchase a 30-06 at the end of the season ;) . I am looking for a hunting partner for weekends, someone who knows some places around here (I'm willing to drive some distances too), with some experience and is trustworthy. I am open for hunting all year but would be really nice to take advantage of the deer and elk season now as well the waterfoul season until the end of the year.I am responsible, trustworthy, safe and will be a pleasure to share expenses.Please let me know what you think.Tibi
Title: Re: Want to go hunting?
Post by: tatatumpi on October 19, 2011, 10:55:18 PM
hi every one, i want a hunting partner.


Still wanting a hunting partner?...I'm new to the area and I would love to do some hunting, I posted about looking for a hunting partner or group but no response yet. I am responsible, safe and will be my pleasure to share expenses. Let me know what you think. Thanks, Tibi PS: I live in Bellevue
Title: Re: Want to go hunting?
Post by: TommyH on October 25, 2011, 07:36:28 PM
Can't believe how hard it is to find someone to hunt with. I have thousands of acres of private land to hunt for bear/deer too
Someone that will put in the time and effort too :tup:
you had me at thousands of acres! lol
:yeah: :chuckle: :chuckle: :chuckle:
Title: Re: Want to go hunting?
Post by: daveyjr on November 20, 2011, 01:01:23 PM
  Hello  All,
I am heading out Tuesday very early morning from Lake Stevens for Elk (primary)/ deer late bow season in southwest Washington. Tuesday planning on scouting some select areas in 503, 505, 520, 506,530 and hunting opener Wednesday. No partner around this year (he has bad knee) and I have been working out of town so haven't been scouting since July. Will go back for Thursday for family dinner and head back Friday early so  I am in the field by daylight. I am behind the ball this year. Last season hunted Elk 673, 672, 660, 506, 530 (more gates closed this year) seen quite a few no good shots, got my deer at 621 last year early season. So if anyone is going to be out or wants to meet out there let me know.
Dave
Title: Re: Want to go hunting?
Post by: Threebyfour on November 29, 2011, 05:31:30 PM
Hey everybody, my name is Dan and im not so new to elk hunting, all the guys i hunted with have moved on to different seasons so i dont really have any huntin partners left. I've got a westside archery tag, Im fairly good at tracking, ive got modern archery equipment and know how to handle it well. (lots of practice time) im strong and able to hike and pack long distances. been hunting elk for about twevle years with some succsess, still havent killed a bull but meat is meat. I'm very in tune with sharing the kill with anyone involved in the hunt. It was a tough year for deer for me me so it would be great to put some elk in the freezer. So if anybody knows where the critters live and need a birddog in the thick stuff im your guy. Shoot me a pm and lets talk.
Title: Re: Want to go hunting?
Post by: quadcrazy69 on July 30, 2012, 12:44:57 PM
I'm hunting the Blue Mountains West special permit for Whitetail from November 7 - 19, 2012. Looking for a hunting partner, especially if you've hunted the Blue's.
Title: Re: Want to go hunting?
Post by: bronczilla on August 02, 2012, 08:23:21 AM
Looking to go out for bear this season but my wife will not let me go unless I have a hunting partner. Anyone interested in going out to Gold Bar area? Im located in Marysville.
Title: Re: Want to go hunting?
Post by: Dhoey07 on August 02, 2012, 08:34:41 AM
If anyone wants to chase some grouse around before modern deer, let me know.  I have a good spot if you do!  I live in Spokane
Title: Re: Want to go hunting?
Post by: Maverick on August 02, 2012, 10:09:32 AM
Blue or ruff grouse?
Title: Re: Want to go hunting?
Post by: Dhoey07 on August 02, 2012, 10:15:11 AM
Blue or ruff grouse?

Ruffs and spruce.  I'm not giving away my blue grouse spots, they're too close to my deer hunting.
Title: Re: Want to go hunting?
Post by: TommyH on August 02, 2012, 10:22:25 AM
Blue or ruff grouse?

Ruffs and spruce.  I'm not giving away my blue grouse spots, they're too close to my deer hunting.

Spruce? Didnt know we had them here! :dunno: Seens tons in Ak. but havent seen one here. They have the red by the eye, correct? :dunno:
Title: Re: Want to go hunting?
Post by: Dhoey07 on August 02, 2012, 12:23:27 PM
Blue or ruff grouse?

Ruffs and spruce.  I'm not giving away my blue grouse spots, they're too close to my deer hunting.

Spruce? Didnt know we had them here! :dunno: Seens tons in Ak. but havent seen one here. They have the red by the eye, correct? :dunno:

Yup, we got them in the NE corner.  Spruce do have the red comb above their eye and then males are really dark, almost black. 
Title: Re: Want to go hunting?
Post by: Maverick on August 02, 2012, 01:02:06 PM
Dang I'm tired of shooting ruffs! Haha. Never seen a spruce before. Of course I mostly hunt the blues.
Title: Re: Want to go hunting?
Post by: bmccalister on August 12, 2012, 04:35:36 PM
I am looking for someone to go elk hunting with during bow season I am available from September 6th to the 12th. I am fairly new to bow hunting and transitioning from modern firearm.
Title: Re: Want to go hunting?
Post by: koolminx on October 04, 2012, 04:52:26 PM
I want to eventually hunt Lion and Bear and need a partner, the only requirements are that you either be as good or a better shot than I or at the very least a slower runner....   :)

Can't wait to hunt again after all these years away!
Title: Re: Want to go hunting?
Post by: Korichnovui on October 08, 2012, 08:57:53 PM
Hi all,

I'm a new hunter, actually haven't gone yet. Took me a whole freakin' year to get into a hunter safety class that jived with my work schedule and didn't fill up instantly.

My brother-in-law recently moved to Washington from Iowa, where he was a big-time hunter. He does bow and modern, deer / elk / pheasant. We are trying to get into hunting here. Me, I'm a complete novice, and him, he's trying to find some good places. My understanding is that he's been getting pretty discouraged because he doesn't know where to go. I understand that hunters have a sort of etiquette that they don't give away their hunting spots, makes perfect sense to me, but also leaves us, new to Washington, pretty mystified on where to go.

We live in Tri-Cities Richland/Kennewick/Pasco. This weekend we are going into the blues to a place my brother-in-law has scouted out but he doesn't seem very confident that there's a lot of deer where he's going.

I was hoping to get some advice on how to go about finding a decent place to hunt. I appreciate the importance of "boots on the ground" scouting places out, looking for deer sign, etc, but how do you know where to go in the first place?? What methods do you recommend for finding a good spot? What methods can be employed to effectively approach private landowners? Just looking for advice, thanks in advance for any input.
Title: Re: Want to go hunting?
Post by: Caseyd on October 08, 2012, 09:04:21 PM
Hi all,

I'm a new hunter, actually haven't gone yet. Took me a whole freakin' year to get into a hunter safety class that jived with my work schedule and didn't fill up instantly.

My brother-in-law recently moved to Washington from Iowa, where he was a big-time hunter. He does bow and modern, deer / elk / pheasant. We are trying to get into hunting here. Me, I'm a complete novice, and him, he's trying to find some good places. My understanding is that he's been getting pretty discouraged because he doesn't know where to go. I understand that hunters have a sort of etiquette that they don't give away their hunting spots, makes perfect sense to me, but also leaves us, new to Washington, pretty mystified on where to go.

We live in Tri-Cities Richland/Kennewick/Pasco. This weekend we are going into the blues to a place my brother-in-law has scouted out but he doesn't seem very confident that there's a lot of deer where he's going.

I was hoping to get some advice on how to go about finding a decent place to hunt. I appreciate the importance of "boots on the ground" scouting places out, looking for deer sign, etc, but how do you know where to go in the first place?? What methods do you recommend for finding a good spot? What methods can be employed to effectively approach private landowners? Just looking for advice, thanks in advance for any input.

This late in the game, your behind for access to private land.

I'd stick to the public land that you have already scouted. Theres deer in the Blues. A lot of land and its thick. Get out and have fun  :tup:
Title: Re: Want to go hunting?
Post by: Korichnovui on October 08, 2012, 09:20:25 PM
Yeah we have plans for this year but I'm still hoping to get some general advice for next year, particularly how to approach private landowners in general, what is good and what may be perceived as bad.
Title: Re: Want to go hunting?
Post by: nwpentax on October 09, 2012, 06:52:15 PM
I'd  also be curious to hear about general etiquette for getting permission to hunt private lands.  I would like to work with a landowner or two from early in the year so I could get to know the area and game.
Title: Re: Want to go hunting?
Post by: prperrigo on November 02, 2012, 02:15:51 PM
Who's hunting 4601?
Title: Re: Want to go hunting?
Post by: elsherono on November 19, 2012, 05:46:29 PM
I am new to hunting and would like to start with pheasant. Is there anyone in or near the tri cities who would be able to help me learn the ropes?
Title: Re: Want to go hunting?
Post by: Lasivian on November 24, 2012, 11:12:45 PM
Hello, I'm new to Washington (Seattle) but I hunted a great deal of small game and birds in Arizona.

I would like to get into deer hunting but I have almost zero experience with that. (My family back in AZ tried to go deer hunting and came home empty handed 15 years in a row)

I need to get the WA hunter safety course done (Born in 1973, one year too late, pfft) but I've got a nice .308 rifle.

Hoping to find some folks that wouldn't mind a lone tag-along.

Thanks.
Title: Re: Want to go hunting?
Post by: txguyinwa on November 27, 2012, 05:13:09 AM
I'm looking to Tag-a-long with someone as I haven't been hunting since I was 13-14 with my step-father(r.i.p) in Kansas (Stevens County)  I am 27 soon to be 28.  The only thing I have right now is a bow and 1 arrow with a broken broad head that was given to me by a friend a few years ago.  I've never used it.  Anywho I would just like to get the feel for it again, whenever time permits.  I also have no hunting gear whatsoever.  I live on Fort Lewis.
Title: Re: Want to go hunting?
Post by: lokidog on November 27, 2012, 07:26:02 AM
I'm looking to Tag-a-long with someone as I haven't been hunting since I was 13-14 with my step-father(r.i.p) in Kansas (Stevens County)  I am 27 soon to be 28.  The only thing I have right now is a bow and 1 arrow with a broken broad head that was given to me by a friend a few years ago.  I've never used it.  Anywho I would just like to get the feel for it again, whenever time permits.  I also have no hunting gear whatsoever.  I live on Fort Lewis.

First step would be to take the bow to an archery shop and have it looked at to see if it is useable.  Then, get some arrows and start practicing.  Aiming for next season is probably your best bet unless you can get on this quickly and take to the bowshooting since there is only a month left of the archery deer season.  Good luck.
Title: Re: Re: Want to go hunting?
Post by: txguyinwa on November 27, 2012, 11:36:01 AM
I'm looking to Tag-a-long with someone as I haven't been hunting since I was 13-14 with my step-father(r.i.p) in Kansas (Stevens County)  I am 27 soon to be 28.  The only thing I have right now is a bow and 1 arrow with a broken broad head that was given to me by a friend a few years ago.  I've never used it.  Anywho I would just like to get the feel for it again, whenever time permits.  I also have no hunting gear whatsoever.  I live on Fort Lewis.

First step would be to take the bow to an archery shop and have it looked at to see if it is useable.  Then, get some arrows and start practicing.  Aiming for next season is probably your best bet unless you can get on this quickly and take to the bowshooting since there is only a month left of the archery deer season.  Good luck.

Thanks. I will have to find a place when I come back.  I'm in VA for OD ALC(BNCOC).  Would I have to go to a range to practice?

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Title: Re: Re: Want to go hunting?
Post by: lokidog on November 27, 2012, 09:49:19 PM
I'm looking to Tag-a-long with someone as I haven't been hunting since I was 13-14 with my step-father(r.i.p) in Kansas (Stevens County)  I am 27 soon to be 28.  The only thing I have right now is a bow and 1 arrow with a broken broad head that was given to me by a friend a few years ago.  I've never used it.  Anywho I would just like to get the feel for it again, whenever time permits.  I also have no hunting gear whatsoever.  I live on Fort Lewis.

First step would be to take the bow to an archery shop and have it looked at to see if it is useable.  Then, get some arrows and start practicing.  Aiming for next season is probably your best bet unless you can get on this quickly and take to the bowshooting since there is only a month left of the archery deer season.  Good luck.

Thanks. I will have to find a place when I come back.  I'm in VA for OD ALC(BNCOC).  Would I have to go to a range to practice?

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Depends where you are living.  Some places have regs against shooting bows in residential areas, but many don't.
Title: Re: Re: Re: Want to go hunting?
Post by: txguyinwa on November 28, 2012, 02:50:45 AM
I'm looking to Tag-a-long with someone as I haven't been hunting since I was 13-14 with my step-father(r.i.p) in Kansas (Stevens County)  I am 27 soon to be 28.  The only thing I have right now is a bow and 1 arrow with a broken broad head that was given to me by a friend a few years ago.  I've never used it.  Anywho I would just like to get the feel for it again, whenever time permits.  I also have no hunting gear whatsoever.  I live on Fort Lewis.

First step would be to take the bow to an archery shop and have it looked at to see if it is useable.  Then, get some arrows and start practicing.  Aiming for next season is probably your best bet unless you can get on this quickly and take to the bowshooting since there is only a month left of the archery deer season.  Good luck.

Thanks. I will have to find a place when I come back.  I'm in VA for OD ALC(BNCOC).  Would I have to go to a range to practice?

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Depends where you are living.  Some places have regs against shooting bows in residential areas, but many don't.

I actually live on North Fort about a 2 minute walk from American Lake.  I'm pretty sure they arent allowed to be shot on post. But i'll have to research more. Thanks

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Title: Re: Want to go hunting?
Post by: Coug8 on December 03, 2012, 11:14:10 AM
Hi All,

I'm new to the Lake Stevens area and I'm learning to hunt (no family was into it).  I purchased a small game license and a migratory license as well.  I've read some great information on here about Ebey and Spencer Island as well as Headquarters.  Would love to learn from the many experts on here.
Title: Re: Want to go hunting?
Post by: Browncoat762 on January 14, 2013, 04:24:43 AM
I am brand new to hunting, did the online portion for the permit will be getting it finalized with the MIL ID when I get home. I am only in town 2-3 weeks at a time so Coyotes and other year round critters seems to be all that is available to me.

I am interested in where to hunt Yotes safely, and any tips. Does anyone know of a specific area that they would recommend for a newbie? I have been reading about scent and calls and from what I can tell a standard 223 AR with a 1x4 optic seems appropriate.  I really do not want to buy another gun at this point. The goal for this year is to start with varmints and hopefully work my way up to deer or elk in the fall if I can get home.

Cougar and Bobcat looks like fun, but probably not for the new guy. I would also be interested in learning how to scout and track Deer and other game. I am in North Seattle but can travel just about anywhere in the state. I expect to be home in about two weeks. I can help out with Gas and whatever.

regards
Title: Re: Want to go hunting?
Post by: sparkplug on March 05, 2013, 12:16:34 PM
Anyone planning a pheasant ranch/preserve hunt to the eastside and looking to split gas? Or CC membership and want to bring guests? Thanks
Title: Re: Want to go hunting?
Post by: havoc1300 on April 20, 2013, 12:39:42 PM
Texas hog hunt May 20-23....Flight info Sea to San Antonio... Spot and Stalk Hunt..All you can shoot..My buddy cant make it, One spot available... if interested send pm ill fill you in on details
Title: Re: Want to go hunting?
Post by: SeaRun1 on April 20, 2013, 01:44:54 PM
I am looking for a muzzleloader partner this year.  Have been mostly hunting the east side for the last five years and have been lucky enough to harvest some Mulies and a whitetail.

Wanted to stay closer to home this year and get a muzzleloader blacktail.  I will probably buy the multisession tag that I drew but rifle would be the back up plan.

Looking for someone that wants to get one and put in some effort.  I have summers off and fish a lot but could definitely allot some time for scouting.

I have a place to stay in Long Beach but was thinking of hunting closer as in the Shelton area or maybe Kitsap units?  Skokomish maybe?  I'm open I guess.

Interested?  Because we should start soon.

SR1
Title: Re: Want to go hunting?
Post by: Rksurfer on April 21, 2013, 02:43:12 PM
I am new to hunting but I do a lot of hiking.
I live in the issauquah area but I'm wanting to hunt bear and deer mostly but im up for anything... i just need to put meat in the freezer. I am 26 and I garden and raise chickens for meat and eggs so all I need now is to hunt. Looking to riffle hunt the ryderwood area but I'm up for anything.. Please help! Where can I hunt?? And who needs a partner?
Title: Re: Want to go hunting?
Post by: BoyScout on May 16, 2013, 10:55:41 AM
I recently got stationed in Western Washington and moved to the Silverdale area. I grew up hunting everything that I could on family owned land in Texas. I am looking to find some places to go hunting and/or some people to go with. Deer, ducks, small game and anything else that I can eat would be wonderful, but I will go hunting for anything legal if given the chance. At this point, I just miss being out in the woods with a gun in my hand. Any help would be appreciated.
Title: Re: Want to go hunting?
Post by: Steef on May 19, 2013, 09:55:30 PM
So I'm re-introducing to hunting.  I hunted growing up in Montana and later in Texas, but that's been a while (I'm late 30's now).  I haven't hunted WA yet, but I'm looking for partners, locations, etc.  I'm hoping to do some Deer hunting, Elk if it's possible and then I'm open to just about anything else (Bear/Cougar/Coyote/Turkey, etc).   Any advice for WA hunting?  What are the needs, wants and luxuries of hunting (besides the obvious:  gun/knife/license/tags).  Thanks and I hope to meet up with what seems to be a good community on this board.

S
Title: Re: Want to go hunting?
Post by: Jloether13 on June 09, 2013, 08:46:24 PM
So like a lot of the posts on here I'm new to the area and would love a hunting partner to go kill stuff with. The Army stationed us on JBLM and we are loving the great NW. I have hunted deer and small game, firearm and archery for the past 20 yrs but the eastern/central Part of the country. Very diffrent out here as you all know. Come hell or high water ill be spending time this fall in the woods with a weapon. It will just be great if I'm partnered up w someone and using my time effectively in the woods. If someone needs a battle buddy I'm willing to learn and do what I can to slay some critters.

J
Title: Re: Want to go hunting?
Post by: quadcrazy69 on June 21, 2013, 02:20:25 PM
Texas hog hunt May 20-23....Flight info Sea to San Antonio... Spot and Stalk Hunt..All you can shoot..My buddy cant make it, One spot available... if interested send pm ill fill you in on details

If I'd seen this posting in time, I would have gone with you. I never pass up an opportunity to go  hunting for anything.
Title: Re: Want to go hunting?
Post by: cayleigh2011 on July 20, 2013, 07:47:28 PM
New to bowhunting, seems like there are a lot of us, from Puyallup.  Willing to drive someone to a spot or hook up and pay my way. I am looking to Bow Hunt for Deer any weekend in September. Would really like to set something up with someone that knows what they are doing so that I can learn from them.  Will have license and tags ready for the trip.

Thanks
Title: Re: Want to go hunting?
Post by: cowboycraig on August 11, 2013, 09:58:49 PM
Moved to Seattle 6 years ago from Colorado. Went Turkey hunting this year, and it was first time Hunting in Washington. No Turkeys were bagged  >:(

Very interested in Rabbit hunting this year, just need to know of good area's and would be grateful for a guide. More in this post http://hunting-washington.com/smf/index.php/topic,131614.0.html (http://hunting-washington.com/smf/index.php/topic,131614.0.html)

Just got my Mosin setup with a scope and am 101% into Deer hunting this year. I know there is a challenging area that opens up Sept 15. Not sure if I am up to that climb without a good guide.

Thanks All,
Craig
Title: Re: Want to go hunting?
Post by: cowboycraig on August 15, 2013, 09:19:09 PM
Have head that GMU 667 had Rabbits? Anyone have experience there? http://hunting-washington.com/smf/index.php?topic=75767.0 (http://hunting-washington.com/smf/index.php?topic=75767.0)
Title: Re: Want to go hunting?
Post by: gol3tron on August 22, 2013, 11:39:40 PM
Hey all,

I'm new to hunting this season, though not really a stranger to the outdoors or shooting. Been out in the Palouse (wsu) for a few years now and seen/heard a lot about hunting. Thought I'd give it a shot as its always appealed to me. Hoping someone out there in eastern Washington would be willing to show me the ropes, or let me tag along to get a feel for the sport. Definitely willing to put in the effort. Would prefer modern rifle, although I would definitely be interested in archery as well.

Feel free to send me a pm. Would also be interested in forming a group with other newbies as well.

Title: Re: Want to go hunting?
Post by: elkaddict652 on September 04, 2013, 02:37:36 PM

Can't believe how hard it is to find someone to hunt with. I have thousands of acres of private land to hunt for bear/deer too
Someone that will put in the time and effort too :tup:
Hey I'll hunt with ya. MSG me for my number
Title: Re: Want to go hunting?
Post by: 6haase6 on September 04, 2013, 02:52:06 PM
Tag
Title: Re: Want to go hunting?
Post by: tspencer on September 09, 2013, 12:41:43 PM
Anyone got a good spot for late season archery elk/deer and want a partner? I've got a westside tag for elk but I could do East for deer. Also, if someone doesn't have a spot, but is willing to explore hit me up also...
Title: Re: Want to go hunting?
Post by: mendozer on September 13, 2013, 11:54:21 PM

Can't believe how hard it is to find someone to hunt with. I have thousands of acres of private land to hunt for bear/deer too
Someone that will put in the time and effort too :tup:
Hey I'll hunt with ya. MSG me for my number

I second that ;)
Title: Re: Want to go hunting?
Post by: klayher on September 18, 2013, 09:21:47 AM
Can't believe how hard it is to find someone to hunt with. I have thousands of acres of private land to hunt for bear/deer too
Someone that will put in the time and effort too :tup:

I'd be open to it as well, I've been in washington for about 4 years now but haven't done any hunting, just some fly fishing. I grew up in Arkansas hunting there and Kansas as well. But this part of the country is quite different, it was much easier when I grew up learning where all to hunt. Anyways I'll be gearing myself up pretty soon for modern gun and possibly late archery. Would love to be able to start off hunting out here on private lands where it's a little less stressful to start!
Title: Re: Want to go hunting?
Post by: lokidog on September 18, 2013, 09:43:26 AM
Can't believe how hard it is to find someone to hunt with. I have thousands of acres of private land to hunt for bear/deer too
Someone that will put in the time and effort too :tup:

I'd be open to it as well, I've been in washington for about 4 years now but haven't done any hunting, just some fly fishing. I grew up in Arkansas hunting there and Kansas as well. But this part of the country is quite different, it was much easier when I grew up learning where all to hunt. Anyways I'll be gearing myself up pretty soon for modern gun and possibly late archery. Would love to be able to start off hunting out here on private lands where it's a little less stressful to start!

Be sure to read the regs carefully, you have to choose modern rifle OR archery seasons.
Title: Re: Want to go hunting?
Post by: klayher on September 18, 2013, 09:57:35 AM
Can't believe how hard it is to find someone to hunt with. I have thousands of acres of private land to hunt for bear/deer too
Someone that will put in the time and effort too :tup:

I'd be open to it as well, I've been in washington for about 4 years now but haven't done any hunting, just some fly fishing. I grew up in Arkansas hunting there and Kansas as well. But this part of the country is quite different, it was much easier when I grew up learning where all to hunt. Anyways I'll be gearing myself up pretty soon for modern gun and possibly late archery. Would love to be able to start off hunting out here on private lands where it's a little less stressful to start!

Be sure to read the regs carefully, you have to choose modern rifle OR archery seasons.

Ahh thanks for that, I missed that part, guess I read through all the regs while I was a little too sleepy!
Title: Re: Want to go hunting?
Post by: Oos.Stanley on September 27, 2013, 11:54:04 AM
Good call on the thread. Im new to achery as of this year. Im military up here at Ft Lewis but Im from Nampa Idaho. I just got back from two weeks hunting in Idaho and pulled my first muley and cow. Im absolutely hooked and heard theres a late archery season here. Im all for a good elk or deer hunt or both. My family made sure I was well versed in tracking (2 deer+1 elk w bad shots=18hrs of tracking BLAH!!!) But if someone knows this area, and wants a partner to hunt with, that can call elk (havnt called deer yet) and track, Id loved to join ya and learn this area as well. Being military I would only be able to hunt at night and weekends though.
Title: Re: Want to go hunting?
Post by: Oos.Stanley on September 27, 2013, 11:56:59 AM
I should also throw in there to either PM me or shoot me a text 208 577 0806
and thanks Ed for the help
Title: Re: Want to go hunting?
Post by: lokidog on September 27, 2013, 04:28:05 PM
I should also throw in there to either PM me or shoot me a text 208 577 0806
and thanks Ed for the help

 :tup:
Title: Re: Want to go hunting?
Post by: Smossy on September 27, 2013, 04:34:49 PM
I want to hunt! Me to me to!
Title: Re: Want to go hunting?
Post by: Dhoey07 on September 27, 2013, 05:01:36 PM
Anybody quail or Hun hunting next weekend?
Title: Re: Want to go hunting?
Post by: Moose4545 on October 22, 2013, 01:47:06 PM
anyone want to go pheasant or duck hunting in the tri cities area?
Title: Re: Want to go hunting?
Post by: stryker1976 on October 30, 2013, 12:45:09 PM
i'm looking to go out elk and/or turkey hunting. the season is opening this weekend if anybody else wants to go let me know.  i am a Soldier stationed at Ft Lewis and this will be my first year hunting so if you have experience and don't mind teaching me then shoot me a messege and let's get going. thanks
Title: Re: Want to go hunting?
Post by: Rakkasan00 on December 09, 2013, 10:22:09 AM
I'm a Vet and getting back into hunting after a lot of years in hiatus, I am up to hunting whatever and wherever I can get to most of the year as long as my schedule allows. Hit me up if you want to get out. I'm in Maple Valley and will travel. I'm heading out this weekend for Turkey's in Eastern Washington. PM me if you want to join us.
Title: Re: Want to go hunting?
Post by: Army Guy on June 06, 2014, 09:09:11 AM
I was hoping to shoot some coyotes.  Anyone going...?
Title: Re: Want to go hunting?
Post by: Rakkasan00 on June 08, 2014, 11:51:38 AM
Oh yea! Just sent a PM
Title: Re: Want to go hunting?
Post by: troyspinetar on July 06, 2014, 06:47:05 PM
Hunting partner wanted for archery Elk early season (East side 352 Nile unit). I am 32, live in Lake Stevens. Avid hunter, however this is my first archery hunt of any creature...
No smoking, no drinking. I have my own truck and camper.
I planned to go solo for the entire first week of September (2nd through 6th, coming home on the 7th), and still am planning that however I thought maybe somebody out there is heading over for the same hunt at the same time.
Possibly arrive a day or two before it opens. I like to get out away from the roads...cover ground on foot or mountain bike.
PM me if you want to chat.
Thanks.
Title: Re: Want to go hunting?
Post by: NWRookie on August 06, 2014, 03:17:55 PM
I am new to hunting in Washington but was able to hunt for both BT and elk last year. I did not have any luck with either so will be looking to scout out a different area of the state, probably the Blue Mtns of southeastern Wa. I met a couple nice people but they are out of my league when it comes to keeping up with them and their kids.
I am 57, non smoker, one drink in camp is fine, will put some distance in but not able to hike 15 miles a day. If anyone wants to join either on a scouting trip or two or the hunt, I welcome the company. Not easy to break into a hunting camp. Also, I am not set on where I am going to hunt. I have some suggestions on where to scout but if someone has a honey hole, I would be glad to drive. I get an F150 4X4 from work with a full tank of gas to start with so that will help with costs.
Neil
Title: Re: Want to go hunting?
Post by: krzy4elk on August 08, 2014, 12:22:54 PM
    Howdy  NW Rookie,  Just read your post today. I would be glad to join you on either the scouting trip or the hunt.  I'm  63 next month, non-smoker,have'nt hunted in a few years. Maybe we could get together for a cup of coffee and discuss this further.   I work swing shift,so between 9 & noon would work for me.  Live in the Auburn area.     Bob
Title: Re: Want to go hunting?
Post by: blazenfish on August 23, 2014, 07:46:11 PM
Well the short I am interested in doing the high hunt and want either someone that wants someone to go along with them or I can provide the truck and I have some gear was just going to tent it. Or whatever. But could use a hunting partner or advice were to go... feel free to pm. I have all the time I'm a disabled vet I use modern and I can go anytime.
Title: Re: Want to go hunting?
Post by: Still Learning on September 12, 2014, 12:48:16 PM
I want to go hunting.  Modern Firearm, elk, west side to be exact.  Grew up hunting elk with my family in OR, but haven't gone since I've been in WA because I didn't have anyone to go with.  I decided not to let that stop me this year. 

I live in Gig Harbor, and am looking for someone to point me in the right direction.  Could someone just tell me which units around Kitsap/Pierce/Mason counties or the Olympic peninsula have elk AND public access?  I know how to scout and hunt, I just need to know a ballpark where. 

General ideas, or an offer to get together would be greatly appreciated. 
Title: Re: Want to go hunting?
Post by: JimmyHoffa on September 12, 2014, 01:16:01 PM
I want to go hunting.  Modern Firearm, elk, west side to be exact.  Grew up hunting elk with my family in OR, but haven't gone since I've been in WA because I didn't have anyone to go with.  I decided not to let that stop me this year. 

I live in Gig Harbor, and am looking for someone to point me in the right direction.  Could someone just tell me which units around Kitsap/Pierce/Mason counties or the Olympic peninsula have elk AND public access?  I know how to scout and hunt, I just need to know a ballpark where. 

General ideas, or an offer to get together would be greatly appreciated.
http://wdfw.wa.gov/hunting/prospects/ (http://wdfw.wa.gov/hunting/prospects/)  Click on districts 15-17 for the areas you're asking about.
Most of the elk that can be hunted for the areas you're asking about will be located on the western half of the peninsula.  There's some elk on the eastern half, but they tend to be permit.  The regs say kitsap is open, but I don't know when the last time an elk was seen in Kitsap.  624 has season, but they like to stay tucked away in the elk area and rarely wander out.  You can head out to the DNR land in 603 and work your way west and south through all kinds of DNR and Forest Circus land.  601,602, 603, 607, 612, 615, 618, 638 and 648 are all open and have some kind of land that is either FS or DNR.  Some units like 607 get bow and muzzy season before rifle and it can get a lot of pressure before you even start.

Title: Re: Want to go hunting?
Post by: Woods_Warrior on September 12, 2014, 01:24:29 PM
I am 17 years old and a brand new hunter, I don't know anyone that hunts.  I bought a bow last year and hunted two days for archery blacktail before suffering a terrible ankle injury from soccer that had me in a boot cast for a month.  If anyone would be willing to let me tag along on any archery hunting trips to show me the ropes I would appreciate it very much.  I am in fantastic shape as I run cross country for my high school as well as play soccer.  Hunting is a sport that really interests me but  I am finding it tough to break into being young and inexperienced.  Even if there is an invite for just a scouting trip I would love to go and gain knowledge about hunting and animal behavior.  I am from Vancouver, WA.
Title: Re: Want to go hunting?
Post by: Still Learning on September 12, 2014, 01:54:15 PM
http://wdfw.wa.gov/hunting/prospects/ (http://wdfw.wa.gov/hunting/prospects/)  Click on districts 15-17 for the areas you're asking about.
Most of the elk that can be hunted for the areas you're asking about will be located on the western half of the peninsula.  There's some elk on the eastern half, but they tend to be permit.  The regs say kitsap is an any elk area, but I don't know when the last time an elk was seen in Kitsap.  624 has season, but they like to stay tucked away in the elk area and rarely wander out.  You can head out to the DNR land in 603 and work your way west and south through all kinds of DNR and Forest Circus land.  601,602, 603, 607, 612, 615, 618, 638 and 648 are all open and have some kind of land that is either FS or DNR.  Some units like 607 get bow and muzzy season before rifle and it can get a lot of pressure before you even start.

Thanks JimmyHoffa, that's what I was looking for.  Now that I have a starting point, I should be able to do some more specific searching and scouting.  I appreciate the direction.
Title: Re: Want to go hunting?
Post by: hollymaster on September 12, 2014, 02:01:28 PM
I am 17 years old and a brand new hunter, I don't know anyone that hunts.  I bought a bow last year and hunted two days for archery blacktail before suffering a terrible ankle injury from soccer that had me in a boot cast for a month.  If anyone would be willing to let me tag along on any archery hunting trips to show me the ropes I would appreciate it very much.  I am in fantastic shape as I run cross country for my high school as well as play soccer.  Hunting is a sport that really interests me but  I am finding it tough to break into being young and inexperienced.  Even if there is an invite for just a scouting trip I would love to go and gain knowledge about hunting and animal behavior.  I am from Vancouver, WA.

Someone take this kid! If anything he would surely make a great packer!  :chuckle:
Title: Re: Want to go hunting?
Post by: bearpaw on September 13, 2014, 06:15:32 AM
I am 17 years old and a brand new hunter, I don't know anyone that hunts.  I bought a bow last year and hunted two days for archery blacktail before suffering a terrible ankle injury from soccer that had me in a boot cast for a month.  If anyone would be willing to let me tag along on any archery hunting trips to show me the ropes I would appreciate it very much.  I am in fantastic shape as I run cross country for my high school as well as play soccer.  Hunting is a sport that really interests me but  I am finding it tough to break into being young and inexperienced.  Even if there is an invite for just a scouting trip I would love to go and gain knowledge about hunting and animal behavior.  I am from Vancouver, WA.

Hi Woods_Warrior,
Because you are under 18 your parents must approve for you to go hunting, will your parents agree to meet with someone and do you think they will allow someone to take you hunting?
Title: Re: Want to go hunting?
Post by: Woods_Warrior on September 13, 2014, 10:59:27 AM
Yah I think they would be alright with that, they would definitely want to meet the person beforehand, but I am pretty sure they would let me after that.
Title: Re: Want to go hunting?
Post by: Jason910910 on September 13, 2014, 06:00:50 PM
Just moved to the cda area in idaho but can travel to the eastern part of washington. Looking to deer and elk hunt. Spent the last 9 years living and hunting in alaska and can hike and carry a pack and not complain. I also have a 1754 gatortrax mudboat with a mud buddy 45 on the back if that could get us into some other spots. Also looking to do some waterfowl. I have a fully trained springer that is a great upland and waterfowl dog if someone wants to go that route. If your interested email me jason910910@gmail.com
Title: Re: Want to go hunting?
Post by: Joe13 on September 15, 2014, 08:59:45 AM
I'll be hunting on the first day of (WA) modern firearm season and staying out till I get something.

I'm a first year hunter but have been scouting and will be hunting in OR with a 40 year hunting veteran on the first day of their season.

If anyone wants to join me or take me with them, then I would be very interested.

I'm in my late 30's.   In reasonable shape.   Have all equipment I'll need.

I would want to meet for coffee or something to make sure we are compatable to hunt together.

I'm locate in Vancouver, WA.
Title: Re: Want to go hunting?
Post by: pd on September 15, 2014, 12:36:26 PM

I'll be hunting on the first day of (WA) modern firearm season and staying out till I get something.

I'm a first year hunter but have been scouting and will be hunting in OR with a 40 year hunting veteran on the first day of their season.

If anyone wants to join me or take me with them, then I would be very interested.

I'm in my late 30's.   In reasonable shape.   Have all equipment I'll need.

I would want to meet for coffee or something to make sure we are compatable to hunt together.

I'm locate in Vancouver, WA.

Welcome, Joe. I hope some of the SW Wash guys take you up on this.
Title: Re: Want to go hunting?
Post by: Cicerone on September 16, 2014, 05:38:58 PM
Looking for more hunting buddies and/or recommendations on where to go.

I will be hunting deer with modern firearms for meat.  I don't have much hunting experience and have yet to tag my first deer.  I do spend a reasonable amount of time camping outdoors, mostly dispersed camping (boondocking) in National Forests.  I live on the west side but am willing to hunt anywhere in the state.

I have one hunting buddy (we SCUBA dive together) but he hasn't been hunting in WA for 10-15 years, so we are scrambling last minute on deciding where to go.

My work is generally flexible so I can time time off here and there for scouting trips or week long hunts.   Yes I realize it is probably too late for scouting trips in 2014. 

Anybody have an extra spot on a hunt we can join, or do you have a recommendation for GMU's to focus on?
Title: Re: Want to go hunting?
Post by: MRT on September 18, 2014, 10:50:37 AM
Hi, I live near Bellingham (GMU 407) and I really want to hunt a deer with modern firearm next month.  I've purchased some maps and have been doing as much of internet research as I can but I'm still bit confused to where I can go.  There are so many different land owners (private, DNR, State, National forest...)  I'm used to hunting in SE Alaska where you just get out of the city limit and everything was ok to hunt on.  I'm looking for someone's secret spot.  I just want someone to point me to a general area that is open to public.  Any help I can get would be much appreciated.  Also, I am looking for a hunting partner because none of my friends here hunts. 

Thank you.
Title: Re: Want to go hunting?
Post by: bodojo on September 21, 2014, 06:22:32 PM
After modern firearm hunting 388 for many years, we have decided that the deer are too far and few between, looking for a area that is not to up and down as hunter has heart condition, have quad if we could find somewhere he could ride.  Out of t he Battle Ground area, we usually like to camp for the week so if any one would have any ideas maybe we could come up with some kind of arrangement for all of us.  Thank-you for any ideas
Title: Re: Want to go hunting?
Post by: Boss .300 winmag on September 21, 2014, 07:18:31 PM
Lots of interesting offers.
Title: Re: Want to go hunting?
Post by: gotcha on September 24, 2014, 08:05:33 PM
Alright I'll bite on taking the kid. I played soccer in college.  I bow hunt and would be willing to do a late season archery hunt with you or take you up one of these nights and call a few bulls in for you.  Which high school do you play for.  Scott. I live in woodland
Title: Re: Want to go hunting?
Post by: aozrock on September 30, 2014, 11:14:17 AM
Hi everyone, I hate to be white noise, but I am also new to hunting and looking for a partner. I've been black bear hunting once this year, no luck though. I'm very interested in hunting some smaller things to start (grouse, small game, etc), but would love to graduate to deer or basically anything I can get my hands on. I'm a rifle/shotgun hunter, and I live in the Bothell/Snohomish area. Anyone willing to help me out and show me a few things would be much appreciated.
Title: Re: Want to go hunting?
Post by: jgeorgio on October 02, 2014, 02:03:54 PM
Hey all! New to the forum and have been living in WA since 2009. Haven't done much hunting because I'm not big on going solo. I live in the Skagit area and looking to see if there are any archery hunters that are looking to start a group or add someone to the mix. Thanks for you considerations.
Title: Re: Want to go hunting?
Post by: Jay on October 13, 2014, 01:33:25 PM
Totally new to hinting. Wanting to start with bow hunting. Preferably would like to try tracking and bow hunting hand in Hand thinking little before thanksgiving time so it be up or message me. I understand I probably wont get anything but who knows. Went when I was unger and teail hunted . I know the game has changed from jeans and shirt and vest to what it is now. But would like to hunt and will put in LV . Currently research g what liscence and tags I need us army I live in lacey WA .

Names jay 3608242824
Title: Re: Want to go hunting?
Post by: cavemanmike on October 16, 2014, 11:14:22 AM
I am a disabled vet crossbow hunter looking for Hunting partner that is preferable retired (Disabled ok) to hunt late season archery deer and elk on the east side. Have 40 acres west of yakima in 368 unit at 4400 ft elevation. I can travel any where on the east side to hunt. Have camper and 3 seater side by side. also planning for next season. all my buddies are still working busy earning wages. :(
Title: Re: Want to go hunting?
Post by: calebwhitworth5 on October 21, 2014, 09:52:01 AM
Jw if anyone can point me toward a spot near jblm that I can take my 5 year old hunting with me in. I don't want to do jblm because I hear there are some careless knuckle heads out there. He is dying to go with me as he has never done anything in the outdoors until his mom and I got together. I have a mf deer tag as well as a small game license any hints where we can go to try and still hunt a black tail or just blast bunnies would be great.
Title: Re: Want to go hunting?
Post by: Song Dog on October 22, 2014, 10:34:44 PM
Filled both of my deer tags so now I get to go play with the new bird dog.  Heading up to Trout Lake area this Friday (10-24-14) to do some Grouse hunting and pick Mushrooms, if anyone in the Battle Ground or SW Vancouver area wants to tag along send me a PM.  I'm very  knowledgeable when it comes to mushrooms, no expert but I have been picking them for 45 years.  The dog is a Springer Spainal named Ringo he is turining out to be a really good bird dog. I drive a Ford F250 desial just need to bring your own snacks and lunch, shot gun and shells and rain gear.   A little bit about me, I have been in law enforcement for 27 years and I have been a Hunter Education instructor for 20 years.
Title: Re: Want to go hunting?
Post by: bigroj on October 26, 2014, 12:53:13 PM
Hi Everyone,

I'm a noob on here (so take it easy on me). :)

I'm going to be headed down to a cabin in Morton on Thursday (10/30).  I'm going to be elk hunting (although I have the combo deer/elk/bear/cougar tag) and wouldn't mind having a couple more hunters join the group. 

I've never hunted elk in western Washington but I'm the kind of guy who will hike all day, put the elk to bed, sleep in the woods and wait for daylight.  I'm 42yrs old, have been an archery hunter since I was 16, and find myself hunting modern due to a schedule conflict during archery season. 

So, if you'd like a base camp between the 667/505 GMU (right on the tilton river), know the area a little bit and enjoy hunting hard, let me know.  Currently, it's me and a buddy and our two sons (16yrs and 18yrs).  We've all hunted/shot elk, deer, bear etc.  Our boys are great shots, safe, and ridiculous pack mules  :IBCOOL: :chuckle:

Needs:
Firewood (either bring some for the wood stove, or help cut/split on property).
Local knowledge of elk herds/areas that may bear fruit (a plus, not a must).
Gas (5 gals will be more than enough to run the generator)
Propane (5 gals will be more than enough for cooking)
Whiskey (hey, a guy has to have a drink after a long, hard day of hunting, right?) - Not looking to party, just relax.

Good luck, shoot straight and respect the land.

Best,

Roger
Title: Re: Want to go hunting?
Post by: kdabritz on October 29, 2014, 10:30:18 PM
Hey Everyone,

I am completely new to the state and this forum, just moved into the Cowlitz/Clark area.  Wondering if anyone would be willing do some migratory bird hunting with me.  I have all my own equipment (decoys, waders, gun, etc.) but don't know anyone that hunts nearby or what areas are worth hunting.  Willing to drive or throw in for gas and any other expenses.  PM me if you are looking for a new hunting buddy.
Title: Re: Want to go hunting?
Post by: Rakkasan00 on November 07, 2014, 04:32:42 AM
It's the last few days of Elk season and Bear season and I'm seeing some encouraging signs of fresh track and scat. Have put cams out and plan to head out a few times before the end of the season. Anyone have a Hancock permit for Snoqualmie and up for meeting up to hunt? I had a partner have to cancel. It's best to have a partner along in my opinion. Anyone game? I plan on going out today, tomorrow, Sunday, Monday, and maybe Wednesday.
Title: Re: Want to go hunting?
Post by: Russ McDonald on November 07, 2014, 08:18:29 AM
What is everyone's plans for late archery season?  Since I had knee surgery for the early season I still have my west side elk and deer tag.  I have some hunting partners for weekend hunts but thinking of taking some time of during the week.  Anyone interested in tagging along.  Thanksgiving weekend is out for me.  My kids and grandkids will be up and haven't seen them in a while. I am open after that.
Title: Re: Want to go hunting?
Post by: SniperDanWA on November 09, 2014, 10:43:15 AM
Russ,
I'm going out late archery too.  I'll do weekends with my son, but I could pull a few days out during the week, depending on which week.
Title: Re: Want to go hunting?
Post by: Russ McDonald on November 09, 2014, 01:32:17 PM
Russ,
I'm going out late archery too.  I'll do weekends with my son, but I could pull a few days out during the week, depending on which week.
Sounds like a plan.  I will pm you my cell.
Title: Re: Want to go hunting?
Post by: bearhunter59 on November 22, 2014, 10:46:52 PM
Dang.  Just re-read your last posting, so disregard my PM I just sent you about going out opener....but, anytime after that I might go ahead and take another day or so off work.
Title: Re: Want to go hunting?
Post by: Russ McDonald on November 24, 2014, 07:30:48 AM
Dang.  Just re-read your last posting, so disregard my PM I just sent you about going out opener....but, anytime after that I might go ahead and take another day or so off work.
No worries.  I am actually going out Wednesday afternoon in 454 for a bit. Maybe I will see yeah out there.
Title: Re: Want to go hunting?
Post by: Rakkasan00 on November 25, 2014, 07:50:15 PM
Hey Russ let me know how you do. I have a local spot you should check out if the area your in comes up empty. Good Luck out there.
Title: Re: Want to go hunting?
Post by: Russ McDonald on November 25, 2014, 08:22:27 PM
Thanks will do.
Title: Re: Want to go hunting?
Post by: Papa59 on November 30, 2014, 02:03:17 AM
Totally new to hinting. Wanting to start with bow hunting. Preferably would like to try tracking and bow hunting hand in Hand thinking little before thanksgiving time so it be up or message me. I understand I probably wont get anything but who knows. Went when I was unger and teail hunted . I know the game has changed from jeans and shirt and vest to what it is now. But would like to hunt and will put in LV . Currently research g what liscence and tags I need us army I live in lacey WA .

Names jay 3608242824
Hey Jay, the post has tons of deer, took my first one there with a bow about 15 years ago above the tank crossing..lots of bear too over east by Johnson swamp. I'm not registers to hunt the post this year but had my stepson get his first deer ever in the Capitol forest Wednesday. Good luck.

Dave (by Olympia High School)
Title: Re: Want to go hunting?
Post by: Thehuntsman1911 on December 23, 2014, 11:22:26 AM
Looking or a person or group to hunt ducks with until the end of the season, my only hunting buddy moved and without a boat or dog huntings gotten difficult at the spots around my area, and its a good excuse to meet new waterfowlers. I usually hunt Nisqually or Chehalis but I wouldnt mind stretching my legs in to Eastern WA. Im pretty experienced, have dekes & gear and easy to get along with, been hunting since I was 16 (24 now) and ex military. My schedule is pretty open since I work nights so ive been trying to get out hunting a lot, just shoot me a PM, hoping to get out soon haha. Oh and Ive never hunted JBLM, dont know if theres requirements, never looked in to it but thought Id throw that out there.
Daniel
Title: Re: Want to go hunting?
Post by: NWRookie on March 12, 2015, 11:36:43 AM

I am new to hunting in Washington but was able to hunt for both BT and elk last year. I did not have any luck with either so will be looking to scout out a different area of the state, probably the Blue Mtns of southeastern Wa. I met a couple nice people but they are out of my league when it comes to keeping up with them and their kids.
I am 57, non smoker, one drink in camp is fine, will put some distance in but not able to hike 15 miles a day. If anyone wants to join either on a scouting trip or two or the hunt, I welcome the company. Not easy to break into a hunting camp. Also, I am not set on where I am going to hunt. I have some suggestions on where to scout but if someone has a honey hole, I would be glad to drive. I get an F150 4X4 from work with a full tank of gas to start with so that will help with costs. I get 5 weeks of vacation, my wife only gets two so I have alot of time to spend in the field.
Neil
Title: Re: Want to go hunting?
Post by: Romulous on March 24, 2015, 09:24:50 PM
Headed to Utah for early archery elk. Opens Aug 15. Will be going a week early to scout. Lemme know if ta wanna go.


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Title: Re: Want to go hunting?
Post by: Rakkasan00 on May 02, 2015, 07:07:12 PM
Hey Neil,
I have a spot in SE wash. myself. If your headed that way this season, let me know. I'm game. I'm going westside archery for Deer and Elk this season but there is other game there.
Pm me if you'd like
Paul
Title: Re: Want to go hunting?
Post by: swashington2128 on May 19, 2015, 09:42:39 PM
Romulous, just got my notification for a Mule deer tag in area 1503 for archery. What area are you heading to? I was also planning on getting a cow tag over the counter to up my chances. First time going to Utah so still looking at what it is like. Let me know where you are going and when we may be able to share some cost.
Title: Re: Want to go hunting?
Post by: Bennick16 on August 28, 2015, 03:29:00 PM
I am new to coyote hunting in Moses lake, If anyone is in the area and wants to try and get a few dogs feel free to send me a message!
Title: Re: Want to go hunting?
Post by: Deliverance1985 on November 22, 2015, 07:43:44 PM
Ok I'm down. Due to military commitments haven't gotten in the land like I wanted but my bows itching to be snapped and my boots want to travel .  I'm in Lacey and tag is for west
Title: Re: Want to go hunting?
Post by: Deliverance1985 on November 26, 2015, 06:40:14 AM
Readying the forum lots of hunting request .  This weekend is out of the question but I'm bow hunting and so far wether I do  jblm base or PNW I'm gunna hike in after driving up there. I'm looking at next weekend lvn Friday night or early sat morning. Anyone want to go give me a PM I'm just getting into this but I'm doing more for the piece of mind in the hiking filling a tag is a super bonus.  Yes I have a truck. And my own tent.
Title: Re: Want to go hunting?
Post by: Armaher on September 23, 2016, 09:08:24 PM
New to the area..... Bangor area.. looking to try deer hunting for modern rifle.. I would really like to get the experience during the next 3 yrs I'm here. Thank you for your time. Looking to start out along the western area.
Title: Re: Want to go hunting?
Post by: HuntnFishnRyan on November 01, 2016, 07:26:59 PM
Did you ever find someone and/or some land to hunt on in spokane area? I live over on the coast and have gone to Mt. Spokane unit the last 2 years for deer season. I have access to several private land parcels that hold game. It'd be nice to know someone over there to hunt with but also have a place to sleep.
Title: Re: Want to go hunting?
Post by: Coreym8565 on November 06, 2016, 12:32:45 PM
Been hunting last few years with no success. Woudn't mind hanging with someone who knows where their going and how to get on the bucks this late season. PM me
Title: Re: Want to go hunting?
Post by: BennyT on December 27, 2016, 10:26:10 PM
New to hunting (been water fowling 3x) but pretty experienced in the outdoors, and would love to get out as much as I can to hunt before the season's over. A 27 year old Ex-army officer and need to find a reason to get out more now that I have an office job. PM me if you don't mind taking a newbie out or just need a partner to sit in a blind with (also interesting in expanding my hunting to other animals)

I live in seattle and hunt on the west side of the state

Thanks!
Ben
Title: Re: Want to go hunting?
Post by: umpire72 on July 31, 2017, 12:37:30 AM
Anyone looking for s hunting partner for the puyallup area. I just loved here and loookong to in the woods. Willing to go anywhere! Any animal. I have bow or riffle.
Title: Re: Want to go hunting?
Post by: umpire72 on July 31, 2017, 12:49:07 AM
I'll go with you pj....
Title: Re: Want to go hunting?
Post by: Bigapplediams73 on August 03, 2017, 09:40:28 PM
Gonna try bear river GMU this year for archery elk n deer. I got the Weyerhaeuser permit. So far I'm by myself, am open to new hunting buddies if any one wants to tag along. I live in Vancouver and will be taking off on Fridays after work till Saturday night. Maybe Sundays as well once in awhile. Open for muzzle loader as well. I'm 44 years old and love anything to do w the outdoors. Got out of the Marine corps in 96.Went to skamokwa last year n have a good place for late season elk. It's quite a hike tho. Cows everywhere so it's worth the effort. If this sounds like something you would like to try give me a pm. Thx all and great sight. I have learned so much since I joined.
Title: Re: Want to go hunting?
Post by: umpire72 on August 06, 2017, 01:48:50 AM
I would like to tag along with you. If your still accepting hunting buddies? I want to tag a cow this year if you can let me come along we could cover more ground?

jim
Text me if thats cool 863-670-1358
Title: Re: Want to go hunting?
Post by: bassist73 on August 21, 2017, 01:37:22 PM
Hello,

I am looking for hunting partners and land to dove hunt around the Seattle area. I used to drive east of the Columbia river, but I am looking to avoid that this year. If anyone is interested or has land, please PM me and let me know. I am willing to pay a fee in needed. Thanks
Title: Re: Want to go hunting?
Post by: wrikabi on August 31, 2017, 02:28:31 PM
Hello everyone,

I'm new hunting and I would like an opportunity to tag along with someone who's experienced. I'm in the process of getting my permit and other legal stuff and I have a russian M91/30 that shoots 7.62x54r. I'm willing to split trip costs if need be.

Thanks!
Title: Re: Want to go hunting?
Post by: jennabug on August 31, 2017, 02:57:28 PM
 :hello: Hi fellow new hunters! I recently found out that WDFW also sets up mentored hunts, though they mainly advertise it for turkey hunting.
Contact info can be found under this link (turkey, mentored hunts)...  http://wdfw.wa.gov/hunting/huntered/clinics/
Title: Re: Want to go hunting?
Post by: viva_che1363 on August 31, 2017, 03:35:14 PM
I know it's a WA forum but I'm looking for someone to hunt with in n idaho this year, deer hunting.
Title: Re: Want to go hunting?
Post by: gordoh22 on September 10, 2017, 11:07:59 PM
Looking for a group or person to a camp with at Rimrock area this year and help with my or your haul outs. Not looking for your honey holes. This will be the first year in along time I've had to hunt solo for modern elk season.

Thanks,

Gordon
Title: Re: Want to go hunting?
Post by: Cannakoi on September 13, 2017, 06:25:00 AM
Is there anyone hunting willapa hills this weekend? Looking for someone to join me as this is my first time heading out solo.
Title: Re: Want to go hunting?
Post by: Bigapplediams73 on September 14, 2017, 09:15:52 AM
I will be in willapa Ryder wood area. Might be solo as well.
Title: Re: Want to go hunting?
Post by: TrailTreker85 on September 14, 2017, 09:34:20 AM
I have Sunday thru Thursday off if you either of you need someone to go with. Doing the solo thing as well since I could not get this week off with my partner. I was planning on going towards wind river since I have a lease out there but open to new areas or having someone come with me out there. feel free to shoot me a pm.
Title: Re: Want to go hunting?
Post by: mallardhitman on September 16, 2017, 10:06:19 AM
Looking for experienced carpenter that loves waterfowling for helping me modify blind in my place on Ebey Island , you must be safe handling firearms and for your help you can go hunting with me and one or two of my friends , you will not be able to hunt by yourself so please don't ask . call me at 206 788-5362 thx Felipe
Title: Re: Want to go hunting?
Post by: etacker13 on September 24, 2017, 09:12:47 AM
Been hunting GMU 564 on some private land, I am a relatively new archery hunter only been hunting for 2 years, no one I know archery hunts so am looking for someone to help a newbie learn, did get one buck my first year of hunting and since then not a thing :bash:. I live in the Washougal area, willing to travel, pitch in for gas or whatever would be needed of me also have a house down in GMU 681, just looking for someone to help show me the ropes and to have a archery hunting partner just want to hunt whether its deer, elk, bear ect. Thanks, Erik


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Title: Re: Want to go hunting?
Post by: hunter123456789 on September 29, 2017, 01:48:57 PM
Hi, everyone.

I just took hunter education recently, and I have never hunted.  I am looking for someone to hunt with (or at least point me toward some guidance).  My first choice is to learn to hunt deer with a rifle.  But I have not yet bought my license and would definitely consider other kinds of hunting.  I am overwhelmed by figuring out what to do next, including finding a location to hunt. 

I am in my mid-thirties and just never had family or friends who hunted.  (Here in the city, you hardly even dare ask.) 

I'm looking for one or more people who are safe and responsible, especially with firearms (or bow and arrow).  (I promise to do my best to handle firearms safely!)  I do not drink alcohol, and I do not want to hunt with anyone who drinks while hunting.  I would prefer family-friendly or "low testosterone" groups.  Nothing against single guys per se but would prefer if your sister, niece/nephew, great-granddad, or whoever, is also there to help keep it real since I don't know you well yet.  If by chance you are a woman or group of women, that is fine too!
Title: Re: Want to go hunting?
Post by: jennabug on October 01, 2017, 08:14:49 PM
Hi, everyone.

I just took hunter education recently, and I have never hunted.  I am looking for someone to hunt with (or at least point me toward some guidance).  My first choice is to learn to hunt deer with a rifle.  But I have not yet bought my license and would definitely consider other kinds of hunting.  I am overwhelmed by figuring out what to do next, including finding a location to hunt. 

I am in my mid-thirties and just never had family or friends who hunted.  (Here in the city, you hardly even dare ask.) 

I'm looking for one or more people who are safe and responsible, especially with firearms (or bow and arrow).  (I promise to do my best to handle firearms safely!)  I do not drink alcohol, and I do not want to hunt with anyone who drinks while hunting.  I would prefer family-friendly or "low testosterone" groups.  Nothing against single guys per se but would prefer if your sister, niece/nephew, great-granddad, or whoever, is also there to help keep it real since I don't know you well yet.  If by chance you are a woman or group of women, that is fine too!

Welcome!  :hello:
I'm pretty new too. I've been hanging around, reading and asking questions for about a year now.
Title: Re: Want to go hunting?
Post by: Byoung30 on January 01, 2019, 06:12:47 PM
Intermediate east coast hunter new to Washington looking for a hunting partner. I have no idea where to begin out here
Title: Re: Want to go hunting?
Post by: jperez on April 08, 2019, 05:04:32 PM
Would love to meet-up with an experienced hunter in the Spokane, WA area. Been educating myself as much as possible from the internet about hunting in the local area. Its been a while since I last hunted, about 15 years. I'm 29 years old, veteran of the US Army, and lived here for most my life. I'm also a father of a 5 year old girl and would love to pass these skills onto her one day. I been looking a lot online at going out and looking for sheds and it sounds exciting. Its almost the end of that season I'm noticing though. I'd be interested in going on a discovery trek up North over the weekend. I teach during the week. If anything else, I'd like to just learn anything I can about hunting now that I'm an adult back home. I'd love to learn more about big game and water fowl hunting, really just about anything.


Thanks in advance.
Title: Re: Want to go hunting?
Post by: BowBa Fett on October 10, 2019, 08:38:53 AM
I知 new to hunting in WA. I have a rifle tag for Elk this year. Would love to join an experienced hunter to learn the ropes. I also have access to JBLM if anyone wants to join me. I知 in Yelm but traveling is no issue. Trying to take advantage of being stationed out here and experiencing the beauty of this state. Thank you.
Title: Reliable, Great Attitude Noobie Here
Post by: ErikClineschmidt on September 05, 2020, 06:24:07 AM
I'm married and haven't done a personal ad in years, but here we go...

If you are willing to share your time and knowledge, you'll make a good friend and hunting partner.

I'm 52, over on Bainbridge Island (long timer). No one in my family hunts or fishes, so I am diving in on my own. I am RELIABLE, easy-going and willing to work for it. New to hunting, not new to the outdoors with experience hiking, camping, mountaineering.

Looking to hunt for upland birds and large game, need advice and someone to hunt with. I do some fly fishing, too. I can hunt mid-week (preferred) or weekends, and enjoy traveling the state seeing new places and having great adventures.

Recently purchased a hunting rifle (30-06). Also have a 12 gauge & a 357 handgun for protection. For next season, I plan to bow hunt as well.

Geared up and ready to do this....
Title: Re: Want to go hunting?
Post by: blenz on September 25, 2020, 12:26:02 PM
Hi everyone!

I'm a new hunter and new to Washington State (been here for a year) and I'm looking to do some modern firearm hunting in Western Washington. I've got a rifle and have put in enough time at the range to the point where I am starting to feel comfortable at ranges of 100 yards. I have a bear, cougar, elk, and deer tag and I'm happy to go after any of them! I'm looking for a partner or mentor is who is willing to accompany me out into the field - would rather not go on my first few hunts alone! My other hobbies are hiking and running trails in the back country so I'm definitely physically fit enough that I won't be a liability.

Definitely looking for feedback from more experienced hunters so that I can improve. I'm very motivated and looking to take the deep dive into the hobby and getting out into the field!

I'm located in Seattle, but I have a car and am willing to travel wherever in Western Washington. My availability is mostly weekends at this point.

Look forward to hearing from you all!
Title: Re: Want to go hunting?
Post by: alepocalypse on March 08, 2021, 09:32:49 PM
Hi. I live in Seattle but grew up in Spokane/TC. I don稚 have any hunters in my social circle. I picked up my fish and game licenses, a benelli nova, and two turkey tags. But, I haven稚 touched a firearm since exiting the service 10 years ago.

I知 looking to learn how to hunt/fish and would appreciate any guidance or opportunities to tag along on either.

For starters, I知 think I知 gonna try and catch something from Greenlake once it gets stocked this month.
Title: Re: Want to go hunting?
Post by: h20hunter on March 08, 2021, 09:42:54 PM
It's a humpy year...pink salmon....slam dunk action. Pm me your info.....always happy to give back to our service men and women. No gear needed sir, I got you covered.  :tup:
Title: Re: Want to go hunting?
Post by: BD1 on March 08, 2021, 09:51:46 PM
H2O is the real deal...I would take him up on the offer...and thank you for your service as well  :tup:
Title: Re: Want to go hunting?
Post by: run870 on March 21, 2021, 06:10:02 PM
Hey everyone, been doing tons of reading on this site and have been pouring over maps, but I have almost no friends that hunt and would like to change that! My brother hunts but moved back to CO (where I am from and where the mulies and elk are plentiful). I have a compound bow and a 12 gauge and live in the Seattle area.

I am willing to drive / split gas (no truck, just my RAV4), plan trips and burn boot leather. My interests are turkeys, deer, grouse and ducks. I am a big fan of giving before getting and leaving places cleaner than I found them. For sure willing to trade work for access or contribute any way I can in exchange for mentorship. I'm coachable, reliable and independent, just looking for like minded folks to share the outdoors with mostly.

Thanks!
Title: Re: Want to go hunting?
Post by: Stein on March 21, 2021, 06:12:53 PM
It's a humpy year...pink salmon....slam dunk action. Pm me your info.....always happy to give back to our service men and women. No gear needed sir, I got you covered.  :tup:

Ditto on that, I'm also more than willing to take service men & women out.  Knock on wood there should be plenty of action this year.  I'll post on the open seat thread when we get there as well.
Title: Re: Want to go hunting?
Post by: Special T on March 22, 2021, 07:58:58 AM
Hey everyone, been doing tons of reading on this site and have been pouring over maps, but I have almost no friends that hunt and would like to change that! My brother hunts but moved back to CO (where I am from and where the mulies and elk are plentiful). I have a compound bow and a 12 gauge and live in the Seattle area.

I am willing to drive / split gas (no truck, just my RAV4), plan trips and burn boot leather. My interests are turkeys, deer, grouse and ducks. I am a big fan of giving before getting and leaving places cleaner than I found them. For sure willing to trade work for access or contribute any way I can in exchange for mentorship. I'm coachable, reliable and independent, just looking for like minded folks to share the outdoors with mostly.

Thanks!
Here are 2 great organizations that you could benifit from. Washington waterfowl Association. The seattle chapter meets at the kenmore gun club and i think they have an in person combo zoom meeting. They are on Facebook and have a website.

Silver Arrow Bowmen in Mount Vernon. The best range in Wa, Im a tad bit biased. Membership is cheep! 50 target walk through course, indoor range, and depending on where in Seatown you live not that far away. We have/had members from Seattle to BC. It is where i shoot, have made great friends for hunting and shooting. Also on social media.

Both orgs have dedicated threads about them on here under organizations, charities and events.

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Title: Re: Want to go hunting?
Post by: mcrawfordaf on April 05, 2021, 11:18:18 AM
Hey all. My son and I did some scouting around Rustler's Gulch/West Branch Wild Life Area last year. I bumped a doe and we heard some turkey into late summer and interested in getting deeper into the area as it doesn't seem heavily trafficked for hunting.

Horseshoe Lake has the West Branch of the Little Spokane running through it and out down about 4.5 miles through the Wild Life Area and into Eloika lake. My father's house is on the N end of Eloika.

Does anyone know if this portion of the creek can be paddled (canoe)? The wildlife area has no overnight camping and I feel like launching at Horse Shoe and traveling down to my Dad's on Eloika would be the quickest and most accessible way to reach the inner portion of the hunting area.

Anyone have any experience or thoughts on this area? I'd primarily be interested in calling in a spring turkey.
Title: Re: Want to go hunting?
Post by: Bmullis09 on July 28, 2021, 08:30:24 AM
Hey everyone, I'm a new hunter located down in the Vancouver area. I fully intended to plan out a solo hunt for this fall and have done a ton of research, but I'm feeling pretty overwhelmed and decided I'd see if anyone is looking for a hunting partner on here. I'm 36 and I was in the Marines, so I'm not new to firearms and have a 30-06, a compound bow that I have been practicing with for a couple of years now, and all of my own gear. I haven't bought any tags yet, so I'm open to any weapon/species, and willing to travel within the state.

I appreciate this community and have found the info on here to be a great resource so far. Thanks
Title: Re: Want to go hunting?
Post by: Axistails on September 04, 2021, 07:00:24 PM
Good idea. I知 somewhat new to the Washington area, primary hunt in Texas where my husband is from, we are both in the navy and stationed on Oak Harbor.
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