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Quality Elk tags
« on: February 20, 2020, 02:07:49 PM »
Has anyone looked at the Quality Elk proposals for this year, 2020? 

https://wdfw.wa.gov/sites/default/files/2020-02/wsr_20-04-091.pdf

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Re: Quality Elk tags
« Reply #1 on: February 20, 2020, 02:10:49 PM »
Yup, just had the tears dried up and here you come.  :bash:
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Re: Quality Elk tags
« Reply #2 on: February 20, 2020, 02:16:18 PM »
The good news is that instead of 75+% reductions we are down to 30-40% reductions in the units I would apply for.  It just makes it easier to send my money to states that are better stewards of the public resource.

Oh well, hopefully Kelly can share a few recipes again in the rules book, that is super helpful and really takes the sting out of it.

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Re: Quality Elk tags
« Reply #3 on: February 20, 2020, 04:36:05 PM »
Pretty sad when my odds of drawing a non resident new mexico elk tag is higher than my odds of drawing a eastside Washington tag.

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Re: Quality Elk tags
« Reply #4 on: February 20, 2020, 06:38:52 PM »
It's about time they turned their brain on and started to reduce the anterless tags in Toutle, Coweeman and Willipa Hills. Now, if they would just eliminate all of them and at least try and let the herds rebuild, we may see them grow.

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Re: Quality Elk tags
« Reply #5 on: February 20, 2020, 07:36:32 PM »
Pretty sad when my odds of drawing a non resident new mexico elk tag is higher than my odds of drawing a eastside Washington tag.

And its not even close.  Very sad.
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Re: Quality Elk tags
« Reply #6 on: February 23, 2020, 02:24:24 PM »
I like some of the proposed changes to the general season dates to making them a little later.

I've stopped putting in for the quality tags.

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Re: Quality Elk tags
« Reply #7 on: February 23, 2020, 08:17:11 PM »
Pretty sad when my odds of drawing a non resident new mexico elk tag is higher than my odds of drawing a eastside Washington tag.

Not only that, but once you do draw and you hunt your butt off and find the herd has been decimated.  In a matter of just the last two or so years the East side elk have been reduced by more than half and its only going to get worse.  Hardly any to no calf survival for reasons we can all argue about for days.  We had 5 Quality bull tags in 2006 in Dayton and then again I drew the tag this last year with 13 points.  The difference between the elk numbers of 2006 and 2019 were night and day.  Saw 40-50 cows after hunting a week and a half of hitting it hard hunting the entire unit and not one had a calf with it.  Big bulls will just about be totally gone in the Dayton area in 2-6 years from now.  Spike hunting will be awful this next year up there with no calf survival last year.
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Re: Quality Elk tags
« Reply #8 on: February 23, 2020, 08:18:42 PM »
Pretty sad when my odds of drawing a non resident new mexico elk tag is higher than my odds of drawing a eastside Washington tag.

Not only that, but once you do draw and you hunt your butt off and find the herd has been decimated.  In a matter of just the last two or so years the East side elk have been reduced by more than half and its only going to get worse.  Hardly any to no calf survival for reasons we can all argue about for days.  We had 5 Quality bull tags in 2006 in Dayton and then again I drew the tag this last year with 13 points.  The difference between the elk numbers of 2006 and 2019 were night and day.  Saw 40-50 cows after hunting a week and a half of hitting it hard hunting the entire unit and not one had a calf with it.  Big bulls will just about be totally gone in the Dayton area in 2-6 years from now.  Spike hunting will be awful this next year up there with no calf survival last year.

Theres no real arguing about the calf survival problem.  Pretty obvious what that is.

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Re: Quality Elk tags
« Reply #9 on: February 23, 2020, 10:20:41 PM »
pretty sad state in the quality elk tag dept and herds in general. I rarely hunted the herds around my house just cause the bull quality was so bad for years, now that herd is looking like a quality tag in my eyes with everything that is going on in this state. It is probably one of the very few herds increasing in this state.

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Re: Quality Elk tags
« Reply #10 on: February 24, 2020, 06:24:19 AM »
Yea they should change it from Quality to Few and Far Between

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Quality Elk tags
« Reply #11 on: February 27, 2020, 07:25:28 PM »
Pretty sad when my odds of drawing a non resident new mexico elk tag is higher than my odds of drawing a eastside Washington tag.
Better odds in Az too with 1 point!


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Re: Quality Elk tags
« Reply #12 on: March 01, 2020, 11:53:48 AM »
Very sad! Extremely bad management!

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Re: Quality Elk tags
« Reply #13 on: March 05, 2020, 12:41:01 PM »
Why are they having spike hunts? Bull numbers are low. No way this is justified.

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Re: Quality Elk tags
« Reply #14 on: March 05, 2020, 06:48:36 PM »
Unable to bait bears, unable to use hounds hunting cats, uncontrolled trophy and meat hunting by natives, poor management by WDFW, and then introduction of wolves that are twice the size of the old native wolves and letting their packs grow to out of control sizes and numbers.  This is an equation for disaster for sure!  Sad part is that we are nowhere near as bad as it is going to get here in Washington.  It is going to continue to get much worse. Top it all off with a liberal majority who could care less about the sportsman/outdoors-man and will completely shut out any kind of real science, game management, and common sense.  Not good guys and gals!  Not good at all.

Back in the 70's, 80's, and 90's you could barely see it all coming.  The snowball starts out small but when it gets going it grows at a rapid speed!  Just look at the last 10 years!  Actually look at the last 5 years!!!  BLUE MOUNTAIN ELK HERD CUT IN HALF IN JUST 2 YEARS PEOPLE!!!!  NOT A CALF TO BE SEEN!!!!  Just wait for CWD to finish it all off!  It will be here shortly!

When its all over and done the Lib's will tell us all it is because of Global Warming and Climate Change and tell us its our fault!  Us evil sportsmen are to blame! ;)
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