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Re: Very thankful to have drawn a 2018 Selkirk Bull Moose,
« Reply #15 on: August 09, 2018, 06:06:11 PM »
I was lucky enough to draw one of the fifteen Selkirk Bull Moose tags for 2018. I have been a member of the forum since 2011 and I typically don't write posts.  Instead, I enjoy reading other people's posts and looking at photos from their hunts. 

Since I found out that I drew this OIL tag I have researched the hell out of Shiras Moose. This forum has helped me a ton by giving me some of the best hands on info out there from people who've hunted this area.  I have went back through every post regarding Selkirk moose all the way back to 2007. I have bought maps and spent hours on Google Earth looking at areas. I just spent the last three days over in the unit getting familiar with the area. I also have three more scouting weekends planned in the future. Before I went over I decided to divide the area in half (north and south) there is a definite difference in the country from the top part of the unit and the bottom part of the unit. I was able to find moose sign in all the areas I spent time in this weekend. I was even lucky enough to see a medium size Bull in one of the areas. My hope is that all of this ground work will pay off and help me fill my tag this fall. 

My purpose of this post is to thank all of you who have equipped me with the knowledge I need to make my hunt successful. I hope to pay it forward in the next few years and help others who are lucky enough to draw this tag in the future. I look forward to hopefully adding my own pics of a nice Bull Moose! Thank you to those of you that have shared your own experiences and knowledge for the rest of us.

Sounds like you have found your way around. My advice is to save most of your time for just before the opening of moose hunting season and during season. There are no where as many moose as there used to be, you might get lucky and make a kill quickly, but be prepared to spend a couple weeks if needed during season to find a good bull. If your time and finances are not limited disregard my comments, but if you have limitations save most of it for the last couple days before season and during season when you can shoot what you find! :twocents:

Thank you for all of the advice you have given on multiple post. I think it is great that you are so willing to help and offer up so much info. I plan on saving my next few scouting trips for the later part of September. I am fortunate enough to have six weeks of vacation on the books to use on this hunt, when the time comes. If I do not need it all for Moose, that leaves
a little time to hunt deer and elk. My finances on the other hand are not unlimited. I just want to make sure I give this tag the time and energy that I believe it deserves. I do not want to leave anything on the table.

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Re: Very thankful to have drawn a 2018 Selkirk Bull Moose,
« Reply #16 on: August 10, 2018, 07:19:41 AM »
Yes you can hunt all the timber company land in 113 except inland paper co require a permit.
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Re: Very thankful to have drawn a 2018 Selkirk Bull Moose,
« Reply #17 on: August 10, 2018, 07:37:24 AM »
Agree with bearpaw about the lower moose numbers.  They have dropped unbelievably in the last ten years.  However, you can be thankful you pulled a tag now as there isn't much hope for the future of moose hunting in WA.   :twocents:

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Re: Very thankful to have drawn a 2018 Selkirk Bull Moose,
« Reply #18 on: August 10, 2018, 08:24:48 AM »
Yes, stimson, hancock, and most other timber lands are wide open to hunt, just walk in the gated roads. Vaagens and Arden Tree farms are typically posted "No Tresspassing". Just keep your eyes open for signs and you will be fine.
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Re: Very thankful to have drawn a 2018 Selkirk Bull Moose,
« Reply #19 on: August 10, 2018, 08:27:49 AM »
Yes you can hunt all the timber company land in 113 except inland paper co require a permit.

I forgot about Inland Paper, I think there is Inland Paper land on the south end, but not much up north. Their permit is easy to get, just google the name and you'll find out where to get the permit if you need it. I doubt you need it for 113 though, lots of other land.
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Re: Very thankful to have drawn a 2018 Selkirk Bull Moose,
« Reply #20 on: August 10, 2018, 10:03:03 AM »
Yes you can hunt all the timber company land in 113 except inland paper co require a permit.

I forgot about Inland Paper, I think there is Inland Paper land on the south end, but not much up north. Their permit is easy to get, just google the name and you'll find out where to get the permit if you need it. I doubt you need it for 113 though, lots of other land.
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Re: Very thankful to have drawn a 2018 Selkirk Bull Moose,
« Reply #21 on: August 10, 2018, 02:36:52 PM »
This is a good friend of mine.  I couldn't have been more excited for him when he told me he drew the tag.  He hunts hard and I have no doubts he will leave it all on the mountain.  Good luck brother!  Can't wait to hear the story on this one when it's all said and done. 

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Re: Very thankful to have drawn a 2018 Selkirk Bull Moose,
« Reply #22 on: August 10, 2018, 03:23:02 PM »
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Re: Very thankful to have drawn a 2018 Selkirk Bull Moose,
« Reply #23 on: August 13, 2018, 02:40:57 PM »
Tagging to hear the success story of this hunt later.  So jealous on this tag! Best wishes for you on this incredible opportunity!  :tup:
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Re: Very thankful to have drawn a 2018 Selkirk Bull Moose,
« Reply #24 on: August 21, 2018, 09:44:55 AM »
I too drew the Selkirk bull Moose tag. A lot of my research has been via internet and word of mouth.  But one thing stands out biggest to me an that's the success rate for this unit.  WDFW reports 100% success rate for bulls in this unit for the last 5 years minus 1 year 2015.  I plan to scout the unit on Labor day weekend to get to the know the roads and such but will not be hunting the unit till November.  Ill keep you posted on what I see.  Good luck to you.

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Re: Very thankful to have drawn a 2018 Selkirk Bull Moose,
« Reply #25 on: September 10, 2018, 03:37:52 PM »
Well scouting trip number two was fairly successful. We saw four moose, two cows a calf and a small bull. I killed a nice bear, so that added to the fun. Plannig on a couple more scouting trips before the opener. I am  getting to know the area better each trip over. There is so much country and it all looks good for moose to me. This trip I found out I need to up my running program a little.

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Re: Very thankful to have drawn a 2018 Selkirk Bull Moose,
« Reply #26 on: September 10, 2018, 03:56:19 PM »
Should be a great hunt! Hopefully you hit prime rut! :IBCOOL:
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Re: Very thankful to have drawn a 2018 Selkirk Bull Moose,
« Reply #27 on: September 10, 2018, 03:59:20 PM »
This thread should start heating up soon.

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Re: Very thankful to have drawn a 2018 Selkirk Bull Moose,
« Reply #28 on: September 10, 2018, 04:21:00 PM »
Good luck, this thread is the closest most of us will get to hunting moose.

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Re: Very thankful to have drawn a 2018 Selkirk Bull Moose,
« Reply #29 on: September 10, 2018, 06:02:40 PM »
I will most definitely post the story and pics, if all works out. And updates of future scouting trips.

 

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