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L.T. Murray Harvest Reports
« on: July 04, 2022, 11:38:19 PM »
New to hunting Washington and looking to try deer season this year. I just scouted L.T. Murray over the 4th and it seems like great habitat for elk, deer, cougar, and bear. I saw 4 deer, 1 bear, and one coyote in a day and I didn't try that hard. I either stayed high to glass or was driving. The amount of elk sign all over the place was obscene. WDFW harvest reports make it seem like a bust. What's the story? Any insight would be helpful.

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Re: L.T. Murray Harvest Reports
« Reply #1 on: July 05, 2022, 08:01:17 AM »
Lots of people and you can only shoot spike bulls on the general tag

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Re: L.T. Murray Harvest Reports
« Reply #2 on: July 05, 2022, 09:22:29 AM »
Been hunting up there a few years and lots of pressure come modern season for elk. There are lots of animals but they move when the orange jackets come out. Spike only also. Good luck out there.

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Re: L.T. Murray Harvest Reports
« Reply #3 on: July 05, 2022, 11:06:11 AM »
Been hunting up there a few years and lots of pressure come modern season for elk. There are lots of animals but they move when the orange jackets come out. Spike only also. Good luck out there.

Do you just go for modern elk or modern deer too?

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Re: L.T. Murray Harvest Reports
« Reply #4 on: July 05, 2022, 11:41:55 AM »
I think the elk migrate through the LT on the way to higher elevations and they do so across wet ground in the Spring and leave a lot of deep tracks in that wet ground. They reverse that migration through parts of the LT when snow pushes them out of the high elevations. Big variation in the number of elk seen from year to year.

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Re: L.T. Murray Harvest Reports
« Reply #5 on: July 05, 2022, 12:07:59 PM »
There was a time, back in the day, a long time ago....... :dunno:

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Re: L.T. Murray Harvest Reports
« Reply #6 on: July 05, 2022, 01:39:17 PM »
Been hunting up there a few years and lots of pressure come modern season for elk. There are lots of animals but they move when the orange jackets come out. Spike only also. Good luck out there.

Do you just go for modern elk or modern deer too?

You'd be hard pressed to find a more crowded area for modern deer. 

Look up the success rate on the wdfw website.
It is abysmal.

Sorry to pass bad news, but it's  true.
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Re: L.T. Murray Harvest Reports
« Reply #7 on: July 05, 2022, 03:52:57 PM »
Seen some huge bucks up in the LT........half mile away and during elk season. A few things to consider......one of our elk group went there one deer season at 4500 feet elevation......it was very dusty......it gets real cold at night.......and the LT is closed to outdoor fires April 15 to October 15.......and it can be closed past that date depending on fire conditions.......we were often sweating fire closures right up to elk season.
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Re: L.T. Murray Harvest Reports
« Reply #8 on: July 05, 2022, 03:58:47 PM »
There was a time, back in the day, a long time ago....... :dunno:

Those were the days
Loved out around Tamarack springs
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Re: L.T. Murray Harvest Reports
« Reply #9 on: July 05, 2022, 06:26:26 PM »
There was a time, back in the day, a long time ago....... :dunno:

Those were the days
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Re: L.T. Murray Harvest Reports
« Reply #10 on: July 05, 2022, 06:38:34 PM »
There was a time, back in the day, a long time ago....... :dunno:

Those were the days
Loved out around Tamarack springs
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Camped near Gnat Flat for 20 plus years.

Camped there in 2003 and made the daily commute past Tamarack Springs. Group bought a wall tent in 2004 and moved up higher. 

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Re: L.T. Murray Harvest Reports
« Reply #11 on: July 05, 2022, 07:34:14 PM »
We used to spend the whole early archery season between quartz mt and gnat flat
Those were some great times
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Re: L.T. Murray Harvest Reports
« Reply #12 on: July 05, 2022, 07:40:17 PM »
Went for modern deer  several years ago camp's from the wparking lot the large Medow and well past some would stay from general deer through general elk
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Re: L.T. Murray Harvest Reports
« Reply #13 on: July 05, 2022, 08:38:30 PM »
Started hunting that ground in 1988, lots of changes since then, definitely not what it used to be.......

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Re: L.T. Murray Harvest Reports
« Reply #14 on: July 06, 2022, 07:49:54 AM »
We used to spend the whole early archery season between quartz mt and gnat flat
Those were some great times
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Traditional archery group camped near mp 7 off the 3330 every year.
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Whole deer and elk seasons.
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