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GMU 506 Willapa Hills
« on: May 31, 2018, 05:09:10 PM »
GMU 506 Willapa Hills
How often do people see Bulls over to 270" during the archery season in public land. I only see one or two each season during the archery season. ( during the archery season on public land) private property off season it does not count

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Re: GMU 506 Willapa Hills
« Reply #1 on: May 31, 2018, 05:12:29 PM »
Over 270”? Once every decade or so. If you got a spot in 506 seeing a few I wouldn’t change a thing.
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Re: GMU 506 Willapa Hills
« Reply #2 on: May 31, 2018, 08:59:05 PM »
If the spot you are seeing only one or two bulls over 270" does happen to be in 506, I sure wouldn't be posting anything on here!

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Re: GMU 506 Willapa Hills
« Reply #3 on: May 31, 2018, 09:04:25 PM »
I see zero bulls over 270 in the 506... ever. Sure there is probably a few out there but the majority of herd bulls in most of 506 or 530 for that matter are going to be closer to 200” than 250”  :twocents:

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Re: GMU 506 Willapa Hills
« Reply #4 on: May 31, 2018, 10:32:17 PM »
There's a few over by the refuge..
Course you know where they are during season.
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Re: GMU 506 Willapa Hills
« Reply #5 on: May 31, 2018, 11:04:48 PM »
Hunted 506 my entire life, seen 2 that would break 270”. You’re seeing a couple a year???

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Re: GMU 506 Willapa Hills
« Reply #6 on: June 01, 2018, 06:16:31 AM »
Wow. I must be hunting the wrong part of the unit.

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Re: GMU 506 Willapa Hills
« Reply #7 on: June 01, 2018, 07:44:03 AM »
Yes the last 2 seasons i saw one 270"+ and a few years back i saw 2 in the same season. I must be over judging them...sorry about that.

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Re: GMU 506 Willapa Hills
« Reply #8 on: June 01, 2018, 09:28:44 AM »
maybe over judging, but if even off 30" i wouldn't go anywhere else in the 506 than the spot your goin !   :yike:

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Re: GMU 506 Willapa Hills
« Reply #9 on: June 01, 2018, 02:41:35 PM »
I've hunted that unit for 12 years or so. I've probably seen 2 or 3 that would break 250 but wouldn't touch 270. Always have archery hunted it and took one that went 246. Sounds like you've found yourself a honey hole seeing multiple 270 bulls!

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Re: GMU 506 Willapa Hills
« Reply #10 on: June 01, 2018, 08:54:13 PM »
There's bulls in 506?  :o

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Re: GMU 506 Willapa Hills
« Reply #11 on: June 01, 2018, 08:58:04 PM »
Wow. I must be hunting the wrong part of the unit.

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Re: GMU 506 Willapa Hills
« Reply #12 on: June 01, 2018, 09:59:47 PM »
506 here I come!
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Re: GMU 506 Willapa Hills
« Reply #13 on: June 01, 2018, 10:27:11 PM »
I'm there every year and the only bulls I see close to that are in the refuge. And I'm not by any means a person who knows anything about scoring but I'd say the big ones I've seen in there were probably in the 250 range + or - 50 inches given the excitement of finally seeing a bull and for it being from the highway when they're tucked all the way back in there. But even then it's been a while since I've seen one of that caliber in there. In the wild I haven't seen anything close to 270 yet, been hunting it since 2008.

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Re: GMU 506 Willapa Hills
« Reply #14 on: June 02, 2018, 06:37:29 AM »
There's bulls in 506?  :o

Used to be . Hoof rot cleaned them all out, no Elk left. Time to buy an east side tag.
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