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Norway pass elk hunt
« on: April 20, 2019, 05:19:18 PM »
Who has hunted or knows about the Norway pass elk permit hunts?
Have researched on wdfw web. Not much info.
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Re: Norway pass elk hunt
« Reply #1 on: April 20, 2019, 06:05:22 PM »
Oh boy its an awesome place.  I never hunted it but wished I could.  But not what it was as elk are in trouble on St Helens.  Steep, tough, gorgeous.  If drawn better get in shape, scout it and hope ya see a 300 class bull left.  Bear tag might be good idea if open then?
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Re: Norway pass elk hunt
« Reply #2 on: April 20, 2019, 06:40:22 PM »
Very cool area. I hunted it a while ago, back when it was Margaret Unit.

If you run a search on this site, several threads exist that should be helpful.
« Last Edit: April 20, 2019, 06:46:42 PM by Bullkllr »
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Re: Norway pass elk hunt
« Reply #3 on: April 20, 2019, 09:06:08 PM »
Dig around this website.

There was a thread last hunting season where a guy canoed in and solo hunted it I believe. There were pics posted from Mt. Margaret that I recognized from hiking there years back with my wife during the summer.

It was a great hunt thread that I enjoyed reading...just dig back a bit in this website.  :tup:

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Re: Norway pass elk hunt
« Reply #4 on: April 20, 2019, 09:27:11 PM »
I hear itís the best tag in the state to draw. Way better than anything on the east side.

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Re: Norway pass elk hunt
« Reply #5 on: April 20, 2019, 09:43:03 PM »
Great looking area. But your gonna work for it. Be in good shape. Weather can screw the hunt up pretty bad. And majority of decent bulls are 5 points. I can say last few years numbers throughout that herd are dropping.
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Re: Norway pass elk hunt
« Reply #6 on: April 20, 2019, 11:19:35 PM »
 Lots of hard work and yes weather can be a factor.  I got lucky in 2017.

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Re: Norway pass elk hunt
« Reply #7 on: April 21, 2019, 07:31:48 PM »
Thanks for the info.

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Re: Norway pass elk hunt
« Reply #8 on: April 25, 2019, 09:56:30 AM »
Definitely the best elk tag in the state. I was up there two summers ago and my dad saw a herd with 28 bulls in it. But be in shape, and be prepared for the worst. You will see tons of bulls and have a good chance of getting a bruiser.

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Re: Norway pass elk hunt
« Reply #9 on: April 25, 2019, 12:13:43 PM »
Definitely the best elk tag in the state. I was up there two summers ago and my dad saw a herd with 28 bulls in it. But be in shape, and be prepared for the worst. You will see tons of bulls and have a good chance of getting a bruiser.
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Re: Norway pass elk hunt
« Reply #10 on: April 25, 2019, 07:41:46 PM »
I wouldn't say it's the best tag in the state, but it depends on what your looking for in a hunt. If killing a "Big" bull is your mission don't waste the points. A bull breaking 3 bills is exceedingly rare and honestly more likely to come off the jungle down lower IMO. But older age class, good density, and a relatively small area make it a great draw for an awesome experience with really good odds of connecting on a nice bull.

The country is rugged, but not real big. Scouting it is pretty convenient. BUT Be prepared for the weather, if it's nasty wet, or snow areas of the unit are EXTREMELY dangerous especially off the main trail. I personally recommend some sort of traction device, if chance of weather going to garbage. And make sure to do some research on all of the restrictions. Although not terrible they can impact your hunt. The main access is MT. Margaret trail head and Coldwater. Using watercraft will save some mileage if hunting that side, but non gas powered only on the lake. No stock allowed in the backcountry, and camping restricted to designated sites. That time frame I have had no problem reserving.

I really enjoy the area and know it pretty good, I have never elk hunted it personally but have assisted other tag holders and it was well worth the draw imo.

 


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