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2021 archery season proposal
« on: January 16, 2021, 08:00:20 PM »
I didn't see any proposal for 352/356 this year. Does that mean it will be spike only again? Anyone have any insight?

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Re: 2021 archery season proposal
« Reply #1 on: January 16, 2021, 10:03:43 PM »
Yes, spike only

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Re: 2021 archery season proposal
« Reply #2 on: January 17, 2021, 05:23:05 PM »
I hope this cow permit thing helps

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Re: 2021 archery season proposal
« Reply #3 on: January 17, 2021, 06:12:50 PM »
Iíll be really curious to see archery success rates for 2020 with spike only and a few cow permits. Bet it doesnít meet the percentages laid out for resource allocation for each user group.

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Re: 2021 archery season proposal
« Reply #4 on: January 18, 2021, 11:12:38 AM »
My group saw 0 spike.

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Re: 2021 archery season proposal
« Reply #5 on: January 18, 2021, 12:18:56 PM »
My group saw 0 spike.

Did you hunt early season or late? What type of hunting pressure was there? Down considerably?

I hunted the late hunt for a number of days and only seen branched bulls and cows. Hardly any guys hunting though.

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Re: 2021 archery season proposal
« Reply #6 on: January 18, 2021, 12:33:37 PM »
What would be really neat is for wdfw to actually make an attempt at counting elk this year. Im sure we will see some fantastic excuse about covid or something. Its incredible that seasons and permits can be set without actual herd data 🤦‍♂️
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Re: 2021 archery season proposal
« Reply #7 on: January 18, 2021, 12:39:53 PM »
Iíll be really curious to see archery success rates for 2020 with spike only and a few cow permits. Bet it doesnít meet the percentages laid out for resource allocation for each user group.
I hunted one day of early season on my cow permit.  Didn't see anyone else but I never do in this area during early season so wasn't surprised. Smoke was so freaking bad up there. Couldn't see 100 yards. 🤮
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Re: 2021 archery season proposal
« Reply #8 on: January 18, 2021, 01:06:41 PM »
What would be really neat is for wdfw to actually make an attempt at counting elk this year. Im sure we will see some fantastic excuse about covid or something. Its incredible that seasons and permits can be set without actual herd data 🤦‍♂️

Agreed

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Re: 2021 archery season proposal
« Reply #9 on: January 18, 2021, 01:07:24 PM »
Iíll be really curious to see archery success rates for 2020 with spike only and a few cow permits. Bet it doesnít meet the percentages laid out for resource allocation for each user group.
I hunted one day of early season on my cow permit.  Didn't see anyone else but I never do in this area during early season so wasn't surprised. Smoke was so freaking bad up there. Couldn't see 100 yards. 🤮

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Re: 2021 archery season proposal
« Reply #10 on: January 18, 2021, 01:16:35 PM »
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Re: 2021 archery season proposal
« Reply #11 on: January 18, 2021, 01:45:17 PM »
What would be really neat is for wdfw to actually make an attempt at counting elk this year. Im sure we will see some fantastic excuse about covid or something. Its incredible that seasons and permits can be set without actual herd data 🤦‍♂️
I have six bulls on my place, not a single cow with them.  Not sure they would even be flying over my place since the big herds have all moved to vantage but I know if they do count those over there bull to cow ratio will be off with this bachelor group hanging back at my place.
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Re: 2021 archery season proposal
« Reply #12 on: January 18, 2021, 02:00:17 PM »
Yes but it would still be more accurate than not flying at all since thats the current strategy.
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Re: 2021 archery season proposal
« Reply #13 on: January 18, 2021, 02:05:39 PM »
Yes but it would still be more accurate than not flying at all since thats the current strategy.

It's a biblically-based strategy.  Word went out all across the woods for all elk to travel to their ancestral feeding site to be registered.  As long as the windshield of the truck isn't too covered with bugs, they should get a very accurate accounting of the population and back to the office before lunch. :chuckle:

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Re: 2021 archery season proposal
« Reply #14 on: January 18, 2021, 02:11:38 PM »
My group saw 0 spike.

Did you hunt early season or late? What type of hunting pressure was there? Down considerably?

I hunted the late hunt for a number of days and only seen branched bulls and cows. Hardly any guys hunting though.

We hunted the first week during early season.  Not many people there, so the pressure was less than previous years.  We didn't go late season, since for the last 20 years, we saw no spike as well.

 


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