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Lick creek unit 175
« on: January 31, 2023, 08:09:22 PM »
With the decline in elk populations and the massive wild fires that have taken place in this unit, what does the quality elk tag look like?

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Re: Lick creek unit 175
« Reply #1 on: January 31, 2023, 08:20:28 PM »
As bad as Iíve seen it in 20 years of hunting the unit.
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Re: Lick creek unit 175
« Reply #2 on: January 31, 2023, 08:28:36 PM »
Not worth putting in for.  You left the predators and the other predators off the list.

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Re: Lick creek unit 175
« Reply #3 on: January 31, 2023, 08:29:35 PM »
Terrible.... predator issues topped off by that fire its not good.... and its a native favorite drive by to finish it off.....

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Re: Lick creek unit 175
« Reply #4 on: January 31, 2023, 09:15:51 PM »
The fires helped the natives out tremendously

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Re: Lick creek unit 175
« Reply #5 on: January 31, 2023, 10:08:19 PM »
we all know why the elk are plummeting in those units.. predators

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Re: Lick creek unit 175
« Reply #6 on: February 02, 2023, 08:19:03 PM »
Hunted the 175, 2022 deer and elk season. saw 1 legal buck. Saw 4 elk herds and not a single calf in those herds. Predators are a serious problem in the unit and the units around the 175.

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Re: Lick creek unit 175
« Reply #7 on: February 04, 2023, 12:35:12 PM »
Is it worth puting in for in the draw? A friend of mine is moving out of state and is considering dumping his points, I think he is crazy but are the opportunites still htere for a decent bull?

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Re: Lick creek unit 175
« Reply #8 on: February 27, 2023, 08:20:01 PM »
Looking for advice, is this hunt worth trying to draw? I believe the are holds good elk and everywhere has its challenges.  Any opinions

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Re: Lick creek unit 175
« Reply #9 on: February 27, 2023, 08:39:14 PM »
All depends on what heís looking for animal and experience wise. Iím sure there are still some decent bulls in the unit. Itís a very big unit with plenty of steep nasty areas to hold big old bulls.  But even if he has 20+ points itís not a given heís going to draw.

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Re: Lick creek unit 175
« Reply #10 on: February 27, 2023, 09:16:28 PM »
Hunted 175 several years, but not post-fire. With this winter's snow, there might be good forage next fall.

Seems like this has already been said, but "dumping" points in WA is hard, given anyone's chances to draw are not much greater than 1%.
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Re: Lick creek unit 175
« Reply #11 on: February 27, 2023, 09:28:25 PM »
Dumping points isnít a real thing in Wa. Maybe when the toutle had a bunch of tags and a guy had 20+ points, but I canít even dump my 27 points on a white river tag on the west side.  I have 26 points for cow elk and wonder if I could draw a tag!
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Re: Lick creek unit 175
« Reply #12 on: March 04, 2023, 06:46:51 AM »
All the choices fall under management.

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Re: Lick creek unit 175
« Reply #13 on: March 04, 2023, 05:56:06 PM »
Any truth to the theory that the majority of large bulls in 175 during the rut head to 172 to heal up after the rut? 

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Re: Lick creek unit 175
« Reply #14 on: March 04, 2023, 06:32:16 PM »
Based on what I witnessed last year I will be putting in elsewhere. Pretty sad

 


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