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Re: Trifecta! Deer, Elk, Bear, or any combination of three including Cougar.
« Reply #15 on: September 18, 2023, 09:18:48 PM »
Did a trifecta for the first time last year.  Bear, elk, and deer in that order last year, all rifle.  But it's less impressive since the elk and deer were out of state (Idaho).

For a different type of trifecta, I've always wanted to do an air-water-land combo in the same day.  For example, grouse, trout, deer.  Kind of a silly goal but one can always dream!

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Re: Trifecta! Deer, Elk, Bear, or any combination of three including Cougar.
« Reply #16 on: September 18, 2023, 09:27:11 PM »
Did a trifecta for the first time last year.  Bear, elk, and deer in that order last year, all rifle.  But it's less impressive since the elk and deer were out of state (Idaho).

For a different type of trifecta, I've always wanted to do an air-water-land combo in the same day.  For example, grouse, trout, deer.  Kind of a silly goal but one can always dream!

I tried that a few years back in the San Juans. Caught a small Blackmouth in the fog on the way to an island and was trying to get a Deer for my own surf and turf!  :chuckle:
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Re: Trifecta! Deer, Elk, Bear, or any combination of three including Cougar.
« Reply #17 on: September 19, 2023, 04:51:20 AM »
When I had the Lodge open I called that the Buck Canyon Slam ..I did suggest a version ...Deer..Bear ..and Turkey which ...or Deer ..Walleye..and Turkey ( in one day) was an easier version to get. I had read about in Ireland where the Slam was a Red Stag..Grouse, and Atlantic Salmon..all in one day.
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Re: Trifecta! Deer, Elk, Bear, or any combination of three including Cougar.
« Reply #18 on: September 19, 2023, 06:57:40 AM »
did all 4 one year

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Re: Trifecta! Deer, Elk, Bear, or any combination of three including Cougar.
« Reply #19 on: September 19, 2023, 11:58:21 AM »
did all 4 one year

How many days did you invest to hunt to get the four in one year?  That's impressive!

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Re: Trifecta! Deer, Elk, Bear, or any combination of three including Cougar.
« Reply #20 on: September 19, 2023, 02:58:55 PM »
2019 was that year for me. Bagged 2 bears (One with a handgun, one with a rifle), a turkey, a massive benchleg buck, and a cow elk in archery season. On the last day of cougar season I was chasing down tracks until last light (it had walked through a buddy's property that afternoon). Almost filled every tag Washington sold me that year with no special draws. Also got married that year so I filled my Marriage license too!
 

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Re: Trifecta! Deer, Elk, Bear, or any combination of three including Cougar.
« Reply #21 on: September 19, 2023, 08:30:43 PM »
 :yeah:

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Trifecta! Deer, Elk, Bear, or any combination of three including Cougar.
« Reply #22 on: September 19, 2023, 08:54:34 PM »




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Re: Trifecta! Deer, Elk, Bear, or any combination of three including Cougar.
« Reply #23 on: September 19, 2023, 09:13:53 PM »
2021 I shot my first Washington bear, then a eastern raffle bull elk and closed the year with an entiat archery buck.
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Re: Trifecta! Deer, Elk, Bear, or any combination of three including Cougar.
« Reply #24 on: September 20, 2023, 08:08:12 PM »
I was lucky enough to pull off a WA trifecta in 2020. Started with a spring bear in the blues. Followed by a spike elk in the blues and finished it off with a Palouse late muzzleloader whitetail buck. I also added a bonus Idaho unit 11 mule deer buck which I got two days before I got the spike elk. Iíve been hunting since 1995 but 2020 was a year of firsts for me. First bear, first mule deer, and out of the dozens of whitetails Iíve shot over the years, that 2020 buck was the first I had ever called (grunted) in.

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Re: Trifecta! Deer, Elk, Bear, or any combination of three including Cougar.
« Reply #25 on: September 20, 2023, 08:09:27 PM »
Palouse whitetail and bonus ID mule deer

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Re: Trifecta! Deer, Elk, Bear, or any combination of three including Cougar.
« Reply #26 on: September 23, 2023, 09:14:56 AM »
I got all 4 in 2016, the girlfriend got all 4 in 2017, busy seasons with out of state tags and extra draws. We haven't hunted much since 2020 when we drew moose tags.

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Re: Trifecta! Deer, Elk, Bear, or any combination of three including Cougar.
« Reply #27 on: September 23, 2023, 09:27:33 AM »
Gosh, I used to do it all the time, in fact it was more uncommon to not do it.   Iíve pretty much gone to catch and release now.  Enjoy the pursuit of your goal.

 


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