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Offline SeanL78

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Tiger Mountain Hunting
« on: April 09, 2018, 09:06:20 AM »
Hi Everyone,

I have the opportunity to move into some property that is right on the western border of the Tiger Mountain State Forest 15 minutes south of Issaquah and north of the intersection of Issaquah Hobert Rd and HWY 18. I can basically walk out the back door and I'm in the Tiger Mountain State Forest. this seems like a great opportunity but I'm seeing a lot of conflicting information about how I can hunt this land. Most info I've found online clearly states that modern firearm hunting is not allowed anywhere within the Tiger Mountain State Forest but this doesn't jive 100% with other info I'm finding.
I've tried contacting the DFW and they advised that they have nothing to do with firearms restrictions (even though I've found references to past regs from 2012 which declared no modern rifle hunting in this entire area).
I've also found the King Co firearms boundary map which shows that I can hunt with modern firearms all throughout this GMU.
https://aqua.kingcounty.gov/gis/web/VMC/boundaries/NSArea_Map.pdf

Does anyone have any experience with this land? Is it even worth signing a lease if hunting is my top priority for living in this area?

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Re: Tiger Mountain Hunting
« Reply #1 on: April 09, 2018, 09:23:41 AM »
Tiger mountain is packed with people hiking all year round. I would bet, even if it was legal, you would get the cops called on you in a heart beat if people saw you hunting. Go hike a few of those trails and I bet you will reconsider. Just far too many people there.

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Re: Tiger Mountain Hunting
« Reply #2 on: April 09, 2018, 09:27:22 AM »
Everything west of hwy 18 is no firearms
Page 88 of the regs
Firearm Restriction Areas
King
The area W of Hwy 203 (Monroe-Fall City),
then Fall City-Preston Rd to I-90 to Hwy 18,
Hwy 18 to I-5 to Pierce-King Co. line; and
GMU 422 (Vashon-Maury).
To hunt and butcher an animal is to recognize that meat is not some abstract form of protein that springs into existence tightly wrapped in cellophane and styrofoam.

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Re: Tiger Mountain Hunting
« Reply #3 on: April 09, 2018, 09:33:03 AM »
it couldn't be clearer than that.

thanks for the info.

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Re: Tiger Mountain Hunting
« Reply #4 on: April 09, 2018, 10:10:40 AM »
If you plan to hunt with a firearm, be aware that most of that area is in a King County no shooting zone.
Nature. It's cheaper than therapy.

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Re: Tiger Mountain Hunting
« Reply #5 on: April 09, 2018, 11:47:43 AM »
Thanks for the further clarification. I've never hunted King Co, nor really given it serious consideration until I saw this property next to the Tiger Mountain forest.

Here's one more question.

Can I use my muzzleloader with a scope during modern firearms season in areas where modern firearms are not allowed?

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Re: Tiger Mountain Hunting
« Reply #6 on: April 09, 2018, 11:50:06 AM »
Thanks for the further clarification. I've never hunted King Co, nor really given it serious consideration until I saw this property next to the Tiger Mountain forest.

Here's one more question.

Can I use my muzzleloader with a scope during modern firearms season in areas where modern firearms are not allowed?
Yes.
Nature. It's cheaper than therapy.

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Re: Tiger Mountain Hunting
« Reply #7 on: April 11, 2018, 08:20:18 AM »
“Firearms restriction” area doesn’t mean no hunting. It means no high powered rifles. So shotgun, muzzleloader, and archery are all legal. That being said, there are a lot of dog walkers up there. So you will get some bad looks

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Re: Tiger Mountain Hunting
« Reply #8 on: April 11, 2018, 09:03:21 AM »
If your primary purpose to buy the land is to hunt, I'd say bad idea..  That's not to say you can't hunt, but it's just not a good place for it.  If you lived there and had some "opportunities" presented on your property that would be different.  As many have said, it's trail running/hiking freeway. 

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Re: Tiger Mountain Hunting
« Reply #9 on: April 11, 2018, 09:07:42 AM »
If you plan to hunt with a firearm, be aware that most of that area is in a King County no shooting zone.
Most King County no shooting zones do have an exemption for hunting. Just need to know which no shooting zone you're in.

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Re: Tiger Mountain Hunting
« Reply #10 on: April 12, 2018, 06:53:55 AM »
PM me. I have hunted Tiger MTN in the past and can point ya in the right direction.

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Re: Tiger Mountain Hunting
« Reply #11 on: April 17, 2018, 02:40:20 PM »
So I'm confused because most of Tiger and Raging River are State Forests that are WA DNR Managed Lands that allow hunting.

https://www.dnr.wa.gov/publications/amp_rec_snocorhuntmap110717.pdf?h0znxo

I'm not saying hunt Tiger (due to all the hikers), but I'm just spellbound by the conflicting information.

Oh well.
« Last Edit: April 17, 2018, 02:59:57 PM by dmv9 »

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Re: Tiger Mountain Hunting
« Reply #12 on: April 17, 2018, 03:03:53 PM »
So I'm confused because most of Tiger and Raging River are State Forests that WA DNR Managed Lands that allow hunting.

https://www.dnr.wa.gov/publications/amp_rec_snocorhuntmap110717.pdf?h0znxo

I'm not saying why not hunt Tiger (due to all the hikers), but I'm just spellbound by the conflicting information.

Oh well.
It is legal to hunt on most of Tiger Mountain. It is entirely in a firearm restriction area, and there a few no shooting zones. I've hunted it many times.
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Re: Tiger Mountain Hunting
« Reply #13 on: April 17, 2018, 03:19:24 PM »
“Firearms restriction” area doesn’t mean no hunting. It means no high powered rifles. So shotgun, muzzleloader, and archery are all legal. That being said, there are a lot of dog walkers up there. So you will get some bad looks
All the more reason to do it  ;)
You can remind them that their dog eats a protein based food so their hypocritical if they don't believe in the consumption of meat :chuckle:
Lead em if they're running.

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Re: Tiger Mountain Hunting
« Reply #14 on: April 17, 2018, 06:32:47 PM »
I've lived on Tiger since '87 and hunted it all these years. Lots of bears here!
You will get harassed once in a while and you will need to hold your ground and you will need to know your rights. There are some extremely rude and arrogant city people in this area. I've been bitten by their dogs which they illegally let run lose.
Let me know once you move in.
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