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Re: Spike Elk questions
« Reply #15 on: September 29, 2023, 04:31:38 PM »


It would be awesome if this could be asked to WDFW

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Re: Spike Elk questions
« Reply #16 on: September 29, 2023, 05:16:46 PM »
As stated before on other threads over the years, it shouldn't be so hard to figure out if a bull in the field is legal or not.  Come on WDFW, simplify the rules.

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Re: Spike Elk questions
« Reply #17 on: September 30, 2023, 08:51:11 PM »
It looks clear to me that as long as points are less than 4Ē from where it attaches to the skull itís a legal true spike. If points are higher then 4Ē above attachment itís illegal

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Re: Spike Elk questions
« Reply #18 on: October 01, 2023, 06:41:46 AM »
As stated before on other threads over the years, it shouldn't be so hard to figure out if a bull in the field is legal or not.  Come on WDFW, simplify the rules.
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The true spike rule should almost be considered entrapment. Itís so hard to tell sometimes, I have had to let Many legal  elk walk when I Am only 90% sure. And what is the point? We arenít saving big bulls to breed because the natives are killing them anyways. And even if we wanted to save the big bulls for the natives why does it have to be true spike? Are we going to decimate the herds in these areas if we shoot all the two by ones? I see it  just like all the other convoluted rules that are made just for an opportunity to fine people who make an honest mistake and keep the coffers full. I would love for somebody in the know to enlighten me how I am off basis and in fact true spike only hunting and natives slaughtering big bulls is by far the best management program out there otherwise this is just a money grab. If the rules are to clear you donít have anybody accidentally breaking them and you canít keep your paychecks coming

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Re: Spike Elk questions
« Reply #19 on: October 01, 2023, 01:15:43 PM »
True spike, NO.

General spike only, Yes.

I shot one like this, spikes weren't as tall as the elk pictured.
Just a normal eastern WA spike bull, but eye guards on each antler, each eg-point measuring 2 & 3 inches.

Was field checked by a WDFW game warden.
I was alarmed as he measured from the BASE of the skull, below the hairy nub, then up to where the eyeguard started.
3 & 3/4"....whew!

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Re: Spike Elk questions
« Reply #20 on: October 01, 2023, 01:29:48 PM »
Interesting thread.

I'd shoot that bull in a true spike unit.
I don't see any points originating more than 4" from the base.
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Re: Spike Elk questions
« Reply #21 on: October 01, 2023, 02:49:01 PM »
 :yeah:

 


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