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Author Topic: Elk Harvest in 340, 342, 346  (Read 4636 times)

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Re: Elk Harvest in 340, 342, 346
« Reply #15 on: November 08, 2021, 08:54:05 PM »
Hunted 346 for 2 days, 342 for 1.  Seen about a dozen day 2 in 346 at about 2.7 light years (my rangefinder may have been off).  Not a whole lot of sign either.  Did not see one deceased elk in those days.
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Re: Elk Harvest in 340, 342, 346
« Reply #16 on: November 08, 2021, 09:30:26 PM »
Did not hunt. What a waste of time. Elk camp used to be 1 of my favorites up the manastash, another in the little Naches. Man have times changed.  Luckily I drew a any bull tag a few yrs ago and im done with elk on the eastern part of the state.  My son is starting out so ill keep putting in for his youth points and then after that (3 more yrs) we will be out of state anyways.

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Re: Elk Harvest in 340, 342, 346
« Reply #18 on: November 09, 2021, 01:04:28 PM »
I was in 342 the first 4 days of the modern season. Really only hunted 2 days due to some pretty brutal fog. My daughter and I saw 5 elk, 4 of which were spikes. She filled her tag opening afternoon. My brother filled his Monday morning.

I could have filled my tag with the second spike that was with the one my daughter shot. I was focused on her filling her tag and let him walk.

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Re: Elk Harvest in 340, 342, 346
« Reply #19 on: November 09, 2021, 01:11:29 PM »
Heard of 2 spikes taken on opening day in the little naches.

The camp next to us and the camp below us both got spikes in 346.  We came up empty handed this year.

There was one guy I bumped in to that said a buddy got a 6x6 with an any bull tag on opening morning.

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Re: Elk Harvest in 340, 342, 346
« Reply #20 on: November 09, 2021, 01:49:07 PM »
Late season Archery?
yea sorry
we will be there too, good luck.
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Whatís better those 3 units or teanaway? Donít know if I should
Chase spikes or jump up to teanaway for a shot at a cow.

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Re: Elk Harvest in 340, 342, 346
« Reply #21 on: November 09, 2021, 03:20:28 PM »
Late season Archery?
yea sorry
we will be there too, good luck.
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Whatís better those 3 units or teanaway? Donít know if I should
Chase spikes or jump up to teanaway for a shot at a cow.
hard to say I've killed a handful of spikes with my bow but I've also gone several seasons and not seen a spike. 

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Re: Elk Harvest in 340, 342, 346
« Reply #22 on: November 14, 2021, 08:03:57 AM »
Hunted Teanaway last late season with the same idea. 4 hunters hiked hard every day saw lots of wolf and cat tracks. Minimal elk tracks, our conclusion was the elk move out of the hills in private property. We would rather see elk every day even if we can't find a spike

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Re: Elk Harvest in 340, 342, 346
« Reply #23 on: November 15, 2021, 10:27:46 PM »
Hunted 340 and didn't see a single elk. My brother saw on cow. Others I knew in the area did not see any animals. Was a tough year of camping with guns this year. Tag soup was a little bland, too.

But, hiking was good, scenery was nice, and the fellowship with my family is the main reason I go, anyway.

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Re: Elk Harvest in 340, 342, 346
« Reply #24 on: November 27, 2021, 09:32:37 PM »
When you are already tagged out on elk but get within 45 yards of a spike bull in an open archery unit.  What are the odds!? :chuckle:

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Re: Elk Harvest in 340, 342, 346
« Reply #25 on: November 28, 2021, 12:48:31 PM »
Did not hunt. What a waste of time. Elk camp used to be 1 of my favorites up the manastash, another in the little Naches. Man have times changed.  Luckily I drew a any bull tag a few yrs ago and im done with elk on the eastern part of the state.  My son is starting out so ill keep putting in for his youth points and then after that (3 more yrs) we will be out of state anyways.
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Re: Elk Harvest in 340, 342, 346
« Reply #26 on: December 02, 2021, 11:57:18 AM »
Crying shame what has happened to the Yakmia herd of elk. I hunted 340 for 32 years last time was 15 years ago. The last year we hunted the Manastash unit we had a old midwest farmer in our camp and he couldn't understand why we could only shoot spikes, he said if your a farmer you don't eat next years seed corn. Tribal hunting has not done the area any favors either. When I quit hunting eastern Washington for elk I hunted the wet side for 8 years and killed 5 elk, muzzle loader and rifle. Since then I have doing my elk hunting out of state and going 7 for 7 on Bulls. I keep giving Washington my money, because I have several Quality Bull and Quality Deer points but never seem to get drawn. I hunted deer one day this year in Washington, the last day of late buck just because I had a tag. Washington hunting and fishing has literally gone to hell in a hand basket.

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Re: Elk Harvest in 340, 342, 346
« Reply #27 on: December 02, 2021, 04:44:48 PM »
Totally agree.
Crying shame what has happened to the Yakmia herd of elk. I hunted 340 for 32 years last time was 15 years ago. The last year we hunted the Manastash unit we had a old midwest farmer in our camp and he couldn't understand why we could only shoot spikes, he said if your a farmer you don't eat next years seed corn. Tribal hunting has not done the area any favors either. When I quit hunting eastern Washington for elk I hunted the wet side for 8 years and killed 5 elk, muzzle loader and rifle. Since then I have doing my elk hunting out of state and going 7 for 7 on Bulls. I keep giving Washington my money, because I have several Quality Bull and Quality Deer points but never seem to get drawn. I hunted deer one day this year in Washington, the last day of late buck just because I had a tag. Washington hunting and fishing has literally gone to hell in a hand basket.

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Re: Elk Harvest in 340, 342, 346
« Reply #28 on: December 02, 2021, 04:50:20 PM »
Yep

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Re: Elk Harvest in 340, 342, 346
« Reply #29 on: December 02, 2021, 05:34:25 PM »
Crying shame what has happened to the Yakmia herd of elk. I hunted 340 for 32 years last time was 15 years ago. The last year we hunted the Manastash unit we had a old midwest farmer in our camp and he couldn't understand why we could only shoot spikes, he said if your a farmer you don't eat next years seed corn. Tribal hunting has not done the area any favors either. When I quit hunting eastern Washington for elk I hunted the wet side for 8 years and killed 5 elk, muzzle loader and rifle. Since then I have doing my elk hunting out of state and going 7 for 7 on Bulls. I keep giving Washington my money, because I have several Quality Bull and Quality Deer points but never seem to get drawn. I hunted deer one day this year in Washington, the last day of late buck just because I had a tag. Washington hunting and fishing has literally gone to hell in a hand basket.
Have hunted 342 for many years.  Elk and mule deer used to be very plentiful in the unit.  Haven't seen a decent buck in there for several years and the elk numbers are way down.  Pretty pathetic the way the Yakima herd has gone down hill.

 


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