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NE WA Elk Report
« on: September 12, 2021, 03:52:59 PM »
Anybody having success?

Had a bull come into 70 yards yesterday, got hung up in the reprod and slunk off though. Glassed 4 cows as well across the drainage walking a ridge through the fog.

Got on another bull this morning that was super responsive until we got within 100 yards of him and he clammed up. Bummed to have had a couple chances without any arrows flying but sure was nice to see elk up here.

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Re: NE WA Elk Report
« Reply #1 on: September 12, 2021, 05:16:32 PM »
Good times.     :tup:
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Re: NE WA Elk Report
« Reply #2 on: September 12, 2021, 05:53:34 PM »
Quiet here havenít seen elk and sign isnít super fresh.  But mid week should be gettin good with cooler temps.  Sounds fun Coug wishin these elk would at least let me know theyíre here! ;)

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Re: NE WA Elk Report
« Reply #3 on: September 13, 2021, 10:22:15 AM »
No talking yet found some sign yesterday.

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Re: NE WA Elk Report
« Reply #4 on: September 14, 2021, 09:13:00 PM »
I got a picture from a friend in our hunting spot of 2 bulls standing in the road at dang near lunch time(wasnít hunting but luckily dropped some OnX pins) but other than that it sounds kinda dead. Iím finally back this weekend and have a few areas to go check out.
May my presence go unnoticed, may my shot be true, may the blood trail be short.

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Re: NE WA Elk Report
« Reply #5 on: September 14, 2021, 09:43:36 PM »
A buddy of mine killed a decent 6 point opening day, so they are a few hitting the dirt.
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Re: NE WA Elk Report
« Reply #6 on: September 15, 2021, 06:41:53 PM »
Called a 4x5 into 25 yards Monday morning. After trying to locate something with bugles all morning he responded to a cow call. Came in on a rope and the two shooters werenít able to set up in a great spot. He slipped out and never got a shot on him. Other than that, itís pretty quiet so far.

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Re: NE WA Elk Report
« Reply #7 on: September 15, 2021, 06:52:57 PM »
Will I be chastised asking what unit ???

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Re: NE WA Elk Report
« Reply #8 on: September 17, 2021, 03:52:07 PM »
6 days=0 sign or sounds

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Re: NE WA Elk Report
« Reply #9 on: September 17, 2021, 06:37:30 PM »
6 days of hunting, no sounds, no sightings, no fresh sign. Hunted 2 units and 3 major drainages 3,000-5,000 ft elevation. Covered about 20 miles total on foot, mostly gated roads. Maybe the crazy hot weather this summer pushed the elk to the highest ridges? Or the elk migrated far away? Wish I had more time to find out.
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Re: NE WA Elk Report
« Reply #10 on: September 17, 2021, 07:16:48 PM »
6 days of hunting, no sounds, no sightings, no fresh sign. Hunted 2 units and 3 major drainages 3,000-5,000 ft elevation. Covered about 20 miles total on foot, mostly gated roads. Maybe the crazy hot weather this summer pushed the elk to the highest ridges? Or the elk migrated far away? Wish I had more time to find out.

Could be the steaming piles of wolf shat?

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Re: NE WA Elk Report
« Reply #11 on: September 17, 2021, 07:43:08 PM »
6 days of hunting, no sounds, no sightings, no fresh sign. Hunted 2 units and 3 major drainages 3,000-5,000 ft elevation. Covered about 20 miles total on foot, mostly gated roads. Maybe the crazy hot weather this summer pushed the elk to the highest ridges? Or the elk migrated far away? Wish I had more time to find out.

Our group just got back and this sounds like our hunt. Put well over 30 miles on the boots, stayed mobile in the car, checked high, checked low, went steep and deep, checked clear cuts, bugled, cow called, didn't call...no sign, no bugles, and no sightings.

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Re: NE WA Elk Report
« Reply #12 on: September 17, 2021, 09:11:54 PM »
Last year my buddy and I did 80 miles in 6 days. We heard 1 bugle and killed that bull. NE elk are very frustrating, I've just been lucky and found a couple small core areas that a small here hangs out.

I ran the math last year, and basically the NE units have about 1 elk per 4.5 square miles. It's a crap shoot. But they are there!

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Re: NE WA Elk Report
« Reply #13 on: September 17, 2021, 09:13:40 PM »
Yup, we bugled and cow called as well and no responses.
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Re: NE WA Elk Report
« Reply #14 on: September 17, 2021, 09:18:32 PM »
Last year my buddy and I did 80 miles in 6 days. We heard 1 bugle and killed that bull. NE elk are very frustrating, I've just been lucky and found a couple small core areas that a small here hangs out.

I ran the math last year, and basically the NE units have about 1 elk per 4.5 square miles. It's a crap shoot. But they are there!
80 miles-wow! Iíd like to hear about your boot budget!
Time flies like an arrow. Fruit flies like a banana.

 


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