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Finding hoof rot dead elk shed hunting
« on: April 09, 2021, 08:45:33 PM »
Anyone else finding elk dead out shed hunting I've found 17 so far with massive hoof rot.Please post photos and locations or pm I'm in the process of producing a you tube channel to bring attention to this situation it's gone on WAY TO LONG!!!!!

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Re: Finding hoof rot dead elk shed hunting
« Reply #1 on: April 09, 2021, 08:54:03 PM »
I don't have anything to add but I appreciate your effort.

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Re: Finding hoof rot dead elk shed hunting
« Reply #2 on: April 09, 2021, 08:58:52 PM »
Luckily our local herds do not have it yet but a few miles away in Vail I hear they are finding a few dead elk with hoof rot. A few years back it was really bad in the Rock Creek area of the Pe Ell South unit.

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Re: Finding hoof rot dead elk shed hunting
« Reply #3 on: April 09, 2021, 09:13:44 PM »
Luckily our local herds do not have it yet but a few miles away in Vail I hear they are finding a few dead elk with hoof rot. A few years back it was really bad in the Rock Creek area of the Pe Ell South unit.

It still is.

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Re: Finding hoof rot dead elk shed hunting
« Reply #4 on: April 09, 2021, 09:28:34 PM »
Luckily our local herds do not have it yet but a few miles away in Vail I hear they are finding a few dead elk with hoof rot. A few years back it was really bad in the Rock Creek area of the Pe Ell South unit.

It still is.
:'( :'(
My daughter passed on 5 different branched bulls in the Pe Ell S because they were so sick and emaciated. All could barely walk.

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Re: Finding hoof rot dead elk shed hunting
« Reply #5 on: April 09, 2021, 10:13:54 PM »
Anyone else finding elk dead out shed hunting I've found 17 so far with massive hoof rot.Please post photos and locations or pm I'm in the process of producing a you tube channel to bring attention to this situation it's gone on WAY TO LONG!!!!!

Show some pics  of what your finding

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Re: Finding hoof rot dead elk shed hunting
« Reply #6 on: April 09, 2021, 10:30:18 PM »
Iíve found a few the last few years and have seen plenty of other limpers out there. Iíll try and start documenting it

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Re: Finding hoof rot dead elk shed hunting
« Reply #7 on: April 10, 2021, 07:49:56 AM »
Looking forward, with morbid curiosity to seeing pictures...
17 dead elk should have those UW people should be looking at.
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Most herds I run into are smaller than that.
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So that would be one whole herd, or you been doing a lot of walking...

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Re: Finding hoof rot dead elk shed hunting
« Reply #8 on: April 10, 2021, 07:51:45 AM »
I have seen herds that have a lot of limpers, but not dead ones...
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Re: Finding hoof rot dead elk shed hunting
« Reply #9 on: April 10, 2021, 08:03:41 AM »
Didnít WDFW shoot a bunch in that area a few winters ago? I sure hope a solution can be found before we donít have any elk left

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Re: Finding hoof rot dead elk shed hunting
« Reply #10 on: April 10, 2021, 08:21:15 AM »
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Re: Finding hoof rot dead elk shed hunting
« Reply #11 on: April 10, 2021, 09:07:23 AM »
About 10 years ago, on one of our last trips out behind our house hunting sheds, we found 14 carcasses in one day.  Called WDFW twice.  My son found 6 more after that, so we called again.  We don't shed hunt out there any more, as there are no more elk.  Our neighbor said he saw a couple last year, so hopefully they are on the way back. 
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Re: Finding hoof rot dead elk shed hunting
« Reply #12 on: April 10, 2021, 09:31:38 AM »
Out towards Pe Ell/Boistfort numbers are waaaay down, but it seems a lot of the herds only have a handful of limpers versus 80% like it was 5-10 years ago. The sickening part is its been down there for 20-25 years. Loooong time to work its way through the population before they start building back up.

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Re: Finding hoof rot dead elk shed hunting
« Reply #13 on: April 10, 2021, 09:38:45 AM »
I am not to far from pe ell. 3 herds close to my place total right at 100 head. Rough count last time over 90 had the rot. One dead branch bull found behind my place a month ago.

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Re: Finding hoof rot dead elk shed hunting
« Reply #14 on: April 15, 2021, 06:51:16 PM »
Dr. wild might like to see what you have

 


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