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Re: West Bar modern cow permit
« Reply #15 on: September 16, 2022, 09:18:21 PM »
When I was younger we would camp at Sumas springs and hunt upland birds from there all the down to the bar. Occasionally we would see the elk coming up for water there. It was fun then couldnít do it now.🤣
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Re: West Bar modern cow permit
« Reply #16 on: September 17, 2022, 03:29:54 PM »
How bad of a road and drive is the Brewton/west bar road? 48 miles 2.5 hrs from ellensburg. Can you take a camper in.  Is it just better to cross in a boat. Sorry for all the questions, itís just a short hunt and you get one shot to get in.

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Re: West Bar modern cow permit
« Reply #17 on: September 17, 2022, 09:11:41 PM »
How bad of a road and drive is the Brewton/west bar road? 48 miles 2.5 hrs from ellensburg. Can you take a camper in.  Is it just better to cross in a boat. Sorry for all the questions, itís just a short hunt and you get one shot to get in.
Either road in is at times a one lane road. If someone is coming the opposite direction, one of you will have to move out the way. Bringing an extra spare tire is prudent. Being able to radio out is a good measure for safety, some cellular carriers donít work on the way down.

Itís definitely a truck road, you might need four wheel drive, or a side by side. Not something you want to take a standard Subaru down into. I do not recall ever seeing a camper or trailer being brought down either road into the valley. I wouldnít suggest doing it. A wall tent would be easier to bring in.
You might stop by the orchard and get some apples for snacks while in youíre in the bottom.

If itís been raining, you definitely should be driving on tires that are capable of handling big wet rocks mud, wet sand.
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Re: West Bar modern cow permit
« Reply #18 on: September 17, 2022, 09:29:14 PM »
How bad of a road and drive is the Brewton/west bar road? 48 miles 2.5 hrs from ellensburg. Can you take a camper in.  Is it just better to cross in a boat. Sorry for all the questions, itís just a short hunt and you get one shot to get in.
Either road in is at times a one lane road. If someone is coming the opposite direction, one of you will have to move out the way. Bringing an extra spare tire is prudent. Being able to radio out is a good measure for safety, some cellular carriers donít work on the way down.

Itís definitely a truck road, you might need four wheel drive, or a side by side. Not something you want to take a standard Subaru down into. I do not recall ever seeing a camper or trailer being brought down either road into the valley. I wouldnít suggest doing it. A wall tent would be easier to bring in.
You might stop by the orchard and get some apples for snacks while in youíre in the bottom.

If itís been raining, you definitely should be driving on tires that are capable of handling big wet rocks mud, wet sand.

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Re: West Bar modern cow permit
« Reply #19 on: September 17, 2022, 11:27:20 PM »
If you are still looking for intel PM me. I had the tag a couple years ago and spend a lot of time in Crescent Bar.

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Re: West Bar modern cow permit
« Reply #20 on: September 19, 2022, 10:38:25 AM »
I have a place in CB and spend tons of time on West Bar and have hundreds of hours watching those elk and walking that country. From what I have witnessed its an opening day tag, once the first group of hunters go in and start chasing elk they all move out of the unit and return the second the season closes. I think you would be very disappointed driving all that way and setting up a camp for a one day hunt. Park at the CB lookout the night before, locate the elk so you have a general idea what direction to head in the morning and go fill your tag. Closing the distance wont be a problem with all the topography either. Also don't let those cliffs fool you, those elk have multiple routes out of that area. PM me if you need any more info or help I'd be glad to help and good luck.

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Re: West Bar modern cow permit
« Reply #21 on: September 19, 2022, 05:37:58 PM »
I have a place in CB and spend tons of time on West Bar and have hundreds of hours watching those elk and walking that country. From what I have witnessed its an opening day tag, once the first group of hunters go in and start chasing elk they all move out of the unit and return the second the season closes. I think you would be very disappointed driving all that way and setting up a camp for a one day hunt. Park at the CB lookout the night before, locate the elk so you have a general idea what direction to head in the morning and go fill your tag. Closing the distance wont be a problem with all the topography either. Also don't let those cliffs fool you, those elk have multiple routes out of that area. PM me if you need any more info or help I'd be glad to help and good luck.

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Re: West Bar modern cow permit
« Reply #22 on: October 11, 2022, 10:37:36 AM »
Does anyone know how the water level is around west bar/ crescent bar right now?

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Re: West Bar modern cow permit
« Reply #23 on: October 11, 2022, 08:02:59 PM »
Definitely boat across. West bar is closed to motorized use this time of the year till mid April. Like itís been suggested, stop up above off the hwy the day before to glass the elk so you know where to start off in the morning.

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Re: West Bar modern cow permit
« Reply #24 on: October 28, 2022, 11:34:42 AM »
I have hunted the unit many of times.  With a boat remember the river fluctuations I have helped many of times getting boats off the shores. 

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Re: West Bar modern cow permit
« Reply #25 on: October 28, 2022, 01:38:47 PM »
Good job congrats to your success.

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Re: West Bar modern cow permit
« Reply #27 on: October 30, 2022, 10:28:07 AM »
There is only 1 herd on the bar currently. Might be a crap shoot come opening day

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Re: West Bar modern cow permit
« Reply #28 on: November 23, 2022, 09:16:47 AM »
Thank you everyone for the help.  Much appreciated.  Spot on with the boat and managing the water fluctuations.  Other problems came up, but we survived and I can work on them later.  Spotted the herd from 1.5 away.  Got to within 800 yards.  Didnít think we would get a shot until a big bull pushed them towards us. Shot was between 500-600. Clean hit to the heart. Clean pack out.

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Re: West Bar modern cow permit
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