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Old 09-17-2008, 08:14 PM
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What's the dang deal? Now the modern firearm season for east side has been moved up to the end of October. Way too soon for cool weather to have pushed the elk down from the high country. Now we can't hunt the rut and we can't hunt in snow. Do we have to buy bow and arrows or 18th century muzzleloaders just to be able to get an animal?

Why does the season keep getting moved up? It was the last weekend of October/first week of November for quite awhile, which is still too early. But at least I was up in the mountains for election day and avoided the TV BS. This year I'll be back in town for election day. Maybe I can shoot my TV.
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Old 09-17-2008, 08:31 PM
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Boy leverite after all the campaign stuff I've sure felt that way about the TV. I've given up trying to figure out Fish and Game season restrictions. I'm beginning to believe it's some sort of witchcraft they use to decide these matters.

Ours here in Idaho have an email question section on the website and I often ask "why" on certain regulations. Sometimes I even get an answer I can understand. Might give that a try for your Washington counterparts. It at least helps relieve some of the frustration even it their answer isn't understandable.
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Old 09-19-2008, 09:10 AM
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Well Leverite, I hate to do the proverbial "thumb in the nose" to you but, I am. I've been watching a group of 5 Elk for the past month. And they are in the canyon about a mile from my house. The best part is they are staying in one of my dairyman's corn fields. So a buddy and I are set.
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Old 09-20-2008, 07:29 AM
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Well Leverite, I hate to do the proverbial "thumb in the nose" to you but, I am. I've been watching a group of 5 Elk for the past month. And they are in the canyon about a mile from my house. The best part is they are staying in one of my dairyman's corn fields. So a buddy and I are set.
Can you send me the coordinates?
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Old 09-21-2008, 07:50 PM
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Well Leverite, I hate to do the proverbial "thumb in the nose" to you but, I am. I've been watching a group of 5 Elk for the past month. And they are in the canyon about a mile from my house. The best part is they are staying in one of my dairyman's corn fields. So a buddy and I are set.
You're kidding me, right? 5 this year? Maybe with the season moved up you'll have a chance at them! Normally they'll go 'back home' by the time the season comes around. Good luck! Let's see, I won't be there that early, will I... Dang!!
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Old 09-30-2008, 09:09 PM
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Nope you won't be here yet
But I will print up a nice 8*9 Glossy of the gut pile for you.
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Old 10-01-2008, 07:08 PM
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Deer season in less than 2 weeks and it's 85 degrees. yuck
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Old 10-04-2008, 07:40 PM
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Not anymore!
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Old 10-24-2008, 04:07 PM
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Heading out to eastern WA for the modern firearm elk season. Weather forecast says 10 days of warm, dry weather. Perfect for camping, but not boding well for finding spikes at 4500 feet.

What the H***. I have a box of cigars and a fifth of Cuervo and 10 days to spend w/ my buddies in the field, forest and around the campfire. And the best thing... no dang political ads to upset my fragile emotional balance.

Now, if I could just find my condoms...for putting over the muzzle in case the rifle hits the ground or it rains. What else would you think I'd need them for?
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Old 10-24-2008, 07:21 PM
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Sounds like the makings of a good time. Don't forget to take the rifle and some ammo!
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Old 10-24-2008, 09:08 PM
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I knew there was sumpthin else...
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Old 10-25-2008, 07:44 AM
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I've given up on modern firearm for Elk on any land within four hours of Seattle. I can't seem to hike far enough to get away from other hunters. Last year I thought I had it made but within a half hour of daylight I saw two other hunters with the same idea I had... There wasn't an open road for miles either. Durn.
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Old 10-25-2008, 09:51 AM
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I know what you mean. A few years ago we started hiking out well before sunrise and when the sun came up we we're on stand about 30yards away from some guy's tiny backpacking tent. I guess he'd hiked up the afternoon before hoping to get away from the crowd.

I just hope he'd started early and hiked up even further into the hills.

Where I go, it's not too bad during the week, but the weekend is crazy.
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Old 10-27-2008, 12:53 PM
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Have a small herd that moved onto our land this year with a 5x6,spike and 7 cows, but I will not get to hunt them as I'm working in MN. right now. Oh well my hopes are they stay around and like there new home site and will be around next year.
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