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Was wondering why my elk spot was barren...
« on: October 29, 2023, 08:47:04 PM »
Early season muzzleloading for elk I went to my usual spot and started glassing the ridge looking for elk. The trails around the rock ledges seemed unused for an extended period of time.
 Nobody nearby said they had seen anything since June and I had to go to a different location. Well now I know why. These were shot together in the pasture of the neighboring ranch and another guy across the canyon about 2 miles away said he has game cam pics of several mature Tom's and a few youngsters. Damn it!

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Re: Was wondering why my elk spot was barren...
« Reply #1 on: October 29, 2023, 09:05:11 PM »
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Re: Was wondering why my elk spot was barren...
« Reply #2 on: October 29, 2023, 09:16:21 PM »
 Well done :tup:
The things that come to those who wait, may be the things left by those who got there first!

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Re: Was wondering why my elk spot was barren...
« Reply #3 on: October 29, 2023, 09:35:57 PM »
How many deer is that a year. Good job!

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Re: Was wondering why my elk spot was barren...
« Reply #4 on: October 29, 2023, 10:09:32 PM »
Kitty kitty
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Re: Was wondering why my elk spot was barren...
« Reply #5 on: October 29, 2023, 10:13:46 PM »
Do you mind sharing the general location? PM is fine

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Re: Was wondering why my elk spot was barren...
« Reply #6 on: October 30, 2023, 04:45:05 AM »
Good job
I'm your dam tour guide Arnie please donít wonder off the dam tour.
Take as many dam pictures as you want ....
Are there any dam questions ..

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Re: Was wondering why my elk spot was barren...
« Reply #7 on: October 30, 2023, 07:21:28 AM »
I guess I didn't clarify, one of the ranchers friends and the friends daughter shot them. I was not there. Either way it's a great job on them and hopefully it makes a difference in the local herd populations. This is another one shot just North of the same area last year I think it was.200lbs
« Last Edit: October 30, 2023, 07:48:07 AM by LDennis24 »

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Re: Was wondering why my elk spot was barren...
« Reply #8 on: November 20, 2023, 02:56:09 PM »
Yep, if you know the folks, tell them congratulations and thank you. For folks who think predators are not problem number 1 for our herds. Well, think again. The estimate of 3000 cats in this state is absurd!

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Re: Was wondering why my elk spot was barren...
« Reply #9 on: November 20, 2023, 04:54:01 PM »
Yep, if you know the folks, tell them congratulations and thank you. For folks who think predators are not problem number 1 for our herds. Well, think again. The estimate of 3000 cats in this state is absurd!

I already complained about this elsewhere, but I was talking to one of the loggers in the snoqualmie tree farm, and he said the biologist estimates that there are 400 cougars just in the tree farm.  In my ten or so days in there looking for deer, I saw 4 cougars jump across logging roads while driving, and exactly 2 bucks.  That's bonkers...

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Re: Was wondering why my elk spot was barren...
« Reply #10 on: November 20, 2023, 06:36:11 PM »
Nice cats.
I want to go cat hunting.

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Re: Was wondering why my elk spot was barren...
« Reply #11 on: November 20, 2023, 07:05:08 PM »
I never put any effort into hunting cats but after the last couple years I think it's time to start. I just don't know that I want to eat one.  :dunno:

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Re: Was wondering why my elk spot was barren...
« Reply #12 on: November 20, 2023, 07:51:09 PM »
I never put any effort into hunting cats but after the last couple years I think it's time to start. I just don't know that I want to eat one.  :dunno:
You kill.one I'd happily take the meat off of your hands. They are great table fare.

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Re: Was wondering why my elk spot was barren...
« Reply #13 on: November 20, 2023, 07:56:30 PM »
I never put any effort into hunting cats but after the last couple years I think it's time to start. I just don't know that I want to eat one.  :dunno:
You kill.one I'd happily take the meat off of your hands. They are great table fare.

Just like pork on your fork
Kill one
Try it youíll be very surprised
« Last Edit: November 20, 2023, 08:11:06 PM by MADMAX »
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Re: Was wondering why my elk spot was barren...
« Reply #14 on: November 20, 2023, 08:04:26 PM »
Way way WAY to many of those around. I wish wdfw would pull their head out
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