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 Do you follow the elk to new GMUs or stay in favorite spots? 
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to see if MadPick finds this post in the recesses of the forum. Every time I meet him he appears to have read every single post on the board.

On topic, do hunters follow the GMUs with the greatest number of harvested elk reported last year? Or do they tend to just stay in favorite spots?

Similarly, has anyone ever examined the harvested elk density by GMU and headed not to the highest harvest GMU but the second highest?

Elk density where we've been has been very low and we've been wondering about scouting out a shift.

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P.S. You can’t hide from “view unread posts.” :bigsmile:

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MadPick wrote:
P.S. You can’t hide from “view unread posts.” :bigsmile:



Wow. Unbelievable! Good thing I don’t have anything to hide!

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Yes madpick reads every damn post. Sometimes he deletes the particularly bitchy ones. I know this to be true


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Yes madpick reads every damn post. Sometimes he deletes the particularly bitchy ones. I know this to be true

:ROFLMAO:

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Yes madpick reads every damn post. Sometimes he deletes the particularly bitchy ones. I know this to be true


I'm calling bullshit on this one - I have never seen Madpick self delete one of his bitchy posts.

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Arisaka wrote:
Yes madpick reads every damn post. Sometimes he deletes the particularly bitchy ones. I know this to be true


I'm calling bullshit on this one - I have never seen Madpick self delete one of his bitchy posts.



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At first I was going to say back on topic, but this is actually a swell interpretation of hunting elk… Bunch of assholes sitting around circle jerking, and no sign of any elk.

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All right, that was pretty funny . . . .

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dan360 wrote:
At first I was going to say back on topic, but this is actually a swell interpretation of hunting elk… Bunch of assholes sitting around circle jerking, and no sign of any elk.

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Yeah, gotta hand that one to you. Art imitates life on this one!

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My dad has hunted the same two areas in WA since the 60s. Other than draw special permits he never changes. Hasn't been as lucky lately but he's also in his 80s so I think next season (2019) we are going out of state.

I tag along but sometimes will go my own way with some friends in another area. We all communicate and hunt kinda like socialists. If a few get tagged and a few don't the wealth is shared. But we hunt for meat not for horns.


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My dad has hunted the same two areas in WA since the 60s. Other than draw special permits he never changes. Hasn't been as lucky lately but he's also in his 80s so I think next season (2019) we are going out of state.

I tag along but sometimes will go my own way with some friends in another area. We all communicate and hunt kinda like socialists. If a few get tagged and a few don't the wealth is shared. But we hunt for meat not for horns.


We're the same way--everyone shares. However, everyone has come home empty-handed for the last three years. Drought, earlier/longer winter, fires, all have thinned the herd.

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My dad has hunted the same two areas in WA since the 60s. Other than draw special permits he never changes. Hasn't been as lucky lately but he's also in his 80s so I think next season (2019) we are going out of state.

I tag along but sometimes will go my own way with some friends in another area. We all communicate and hunt kinda like socialists. If a few get tagged and a few don't the wealth is shared. But we hunt for meat not for horns.


We're the same way--everyone shares. However, everyone has come home empty-handed for the last three years. Drought, earlier/longer winter, fires, all have thinned the herd.


It's been rather poor lately. WDFW is not a good management organization. Hell their own reality TV show exposes their "officers" more as WSP in tan pickups than game wardens. The entire org fails even with people trying their darndest to help, there are members here who have done a metric crapload to try and make things better and it mostly falls on deaf ears and drowns in rhetoric. I think the only person/people there who really seem to care and have a clue about fish & wildlife management and sustainability are Dan Ayers and his crews who run the beaches out of the Monte office.

Rant off. Sorry.

The hoof rot is bad. When the animals are sick they don't breed. When they don't breed they die off. The wolves and mountain lion population explosion don't help either but good luck with that. WDFW throws up their hands and says "I dunno".

Sorry. Rant off failed to boot.

Anyways, I've looked at the harvest maps and noticed some trends. The locking of gates and selling of limited access passes is an elephant in the room to some of those population-calculation-by-harvest-success numbers too but they won't tell you that either.

Dammit. I need to reload this rant prevention software.


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I don't need to go anywhere, the bloody things magrate through my property each year. As do the Deer, Bear, and those fooking 'yotes. They're the only ones I shoot on sight when I can.


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