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1/16/2020 9:48:49 PM
Posted: 11/9/2012 6:00:57 PM EST
Took this 4x5 Elk this morning. 300 win-mag broadside at 200 yards. Anyone else here shooting anything other than paper?

Link Posted: 11/9/2012 7:53:25 PM EST
[Last Edit: 11/9/2012 7:54:17 PM EST by AMESO]
Nice elk! I took a small black tail buck in early muzzle loader and my youngest took a doe during modern season shooting our 6.8 with the suppressor. Hunted elk for 4 days and was within 10-25 yards every day of elk, just no true spike. Late buck is coming for my oldest boy.
Link Posted: 11/9/2012 8:18:12 PM EST
Just got my orange card very late in life, looking for someone to teach me how to actually do it start to finish. vOv.
Link Posted: 11/9/2012 9:03:58 PM EST
Nice bull.

Shot this little guy about a month ago.
Link Posted: 11/9/2012 11:27:37 PM EST
Originally Posted By Gentry85:
Nice bull.

Shot this little guy about a month ago.


Is that the exit on the neck and entrance on the side?
Link Posted: 11/10/2012 4:11:18 AM EST
Sure looks like it.
Link Posted: 11/10/2012 7:50:06 AM EST
[Last Edit: 11/10/2012 7:52:39 AM EST by Gunrinwa]
Nice Elk. I only saw big bulls with my Spike tag. I can't get drawn for an any bull tag for the life of me.

Shot this Deer on the opener.


Link Posted: 11/10/2012 10:06:20 AM EST
[Last Edit: 11/10/2012 10:06:49 AM EST by Gentry85]

Originally Posted By PMB1086:
Originally Posted By Gentry85:
Nice bull.

Shot this little guy about a month ago.


Is that the exit on the neck and entrance on the side?
No, that's the entrance of a 12 gauge slug at 30 yards. The exit is on the other side of the neck.

Link Posted: 11/10/2012 2:03:13 PM EST
Wow. Nice!
Link Posted: 11/11/2012 12:16:23 PM EST
No time this year. Have my bear tag and went twice.
Link Posted: 11/11/2012 2:25:27 PM EST
Ill be out over thanksgiving weekend archery elk hunting up in little nachese
Link Posted: 11/11/2012 5:00:02 PM EST
Hunted Elk 5 days, saw sign, but no animals. Headed out this week for the late whitetail season. I need to put some meat in the freezer.
Link Posted: 11/12/2012 9:43:28 AM EST
We had 3 deer and a nice 4x4 elk from the guys at work. None were mine though.
Link Posted: 11/12/2012 9:48:56 AM EST
Originally Posted By FridgeBrilliance:
Just got my orange card very late in life, looking for someone to teach me how to actually do it start to finish. vOv.


I'm kinda in the same boat too.

I grew up in a family that didn't hunt, (although my grandfather did back in the old country) the guys I know that hunt grew up hunting, an have their hunting buddies they like to go with an don't wan to take a guy that never hunted (Its hard enough to get an elk, without trying to help someone else kill an elk too.

I'm going to take my hunters safety course on line, but after That I'm not sure what options are available for a dude to get into hunting that has never gone.
Link Posted: 11/12/2012 6:29:20 PM EST
Lucked out this year. Got my first deer ever. Blacktail 2x2. Tracked it in the snow. One shot to the heart.
Link Posted: 11/14/2012 7:42:31 PM EST
[Last Edit: 11/14/2012 7:43:40 PM EST by mybronco2]
This count?
I guess if you cant eat it, it dont count.

Link Posted: 11/15/2012 9:23:10 AM EST
Missed early deer season due to a trip back home, hunted 9 days during modern firearm elk season and saw a half dozen cows but no bulls, and holding out hope that I get lucky this weekend during late deer season. I saw a good number of blacktail (including two nice 8pt bucks) during elk season... but I'm sure those bastards will up and disappear before sunrise tomorrow. Guess that's the way it goes... I never will understand the fucked up seasons in this state.
Link Posted: 11/15/2012 3:03:18 PM EST
Stumps - you're killing me... I get all giddy from the sight, sound and smell of wapiti, but that elk looks "whole" and your grass looks like it was recently mowed... Are you feeding them first? Hee Hee ;-) I'm happy for you....

Tagged a spike in the Blues with my 10 yr old son. First Father Son Elk hunt. 10 days in the sticks chasing wapiti - priceless. We did, however have to pack him out of a "hole”. 2 miles in, 3/4's down off the top, vertical, with no road... Grrrrrrr It appears I'm not doing it right... Hee Hee... A 4x5, "whole" and in your lawn... Hard to top that... Nice... Roosevelt? MMMMmmmmm… Nice eating... Thanks for sharing…

Rut


Link Posted: 11/16/2012 11:52:39 PM EST
You got braggin' rights with that bull, didn't spot a legal one this year, freezer looks pathetically barren.
Link Posted: 11/17/2012 6:40:42 AM EST
I have hunted Wa every year since I moved here in 2000. I have yet to fill a single big game tag. I have taken the last couple years off as the expense vs. reward has become a losing venture. I am considering getting rid of all my hunting gear other than the firearms right now.

However, I did just get my first duck this last thursday but last I checked, that doesnt count as "big game".
Link Posted: 11/18/2012 4:06:19 AM EST
Originally Posted By Bronze:
I have hunted Wa every year since I moved here in 2000. I have yet to fill a single big game tag. I have taken the last couple years off as the expense vs. reward has become a losing venture. I am considering getting rid of all my hunting gear other than the firearms right now.

However, I did just get my first duck this last thursday but last I checked, that doesnt count as "big game".


You are doing it wrong.
Link Posted: 11/18/2012 8:19:17 AM EST
I went out this morning and saw 18 deer in an hour and a half. Only 5 had antlers, only 2 of those were legal size. I never saw anywhere near this many deer in the regular season. The 2 legal bucks I saw were on private property I do not have access to. So, they are out there, just need to keep looking.
Link Posted: 11/18/2012 8:58:34 AM EST
Does on our morning hunt. Looking for a spike or better for my oldest boy.
Link Posted: 11/18/2012 2:13:35 PM EST
I'll play...

Off my porch, kids loved it.


Muzzleloader + someone's thumb.


yota


The yota got some action this year!


We only had to quarter and pack out 4 animals this year, the rest were gentleman style, gone are the old days.


Approximately 300 man hours into chasing this bull counting muzzleload and rifle, unfortunately I had to work the day of the kill and only showed up for the work part.


good ending to the story


Decent crab season here in the northwest






Link Posted: 11/18/2012 6:53:03 PM EST
Originally Posted By Dokgaebi:
Originally Posted By FridgeBrilliance:
Just got my orange card very late in life, looking for someone to teach me how to actually do it start to finish. vOv.


I'm kinda in the same boat too.

I grew up in a family that didn't hunt, (although my grandfather did back in the old country) the guys I know that hunt grew up hunting, an have their hunting buddies they like to go with an don't wan to take a guy that never hunted (Its hard enough to get an elk, without trying to help someone else kill an elk too.

I'm going to take my hunters safety course on line, but after That I'm not sure what options are available for a dude to get into hunting that has never gone.


PM me, I did it online and then went and did the field eval and nailed it (which is NOT hard to do as long as you can make it through without freaking out and beating the fudds to death). I can help you with the whole thing if you are close to Tacoma.

And hell we can go hunt. I can gut and skin a rabbit and a quail, I am pretty sure it isn't rocket surgery to do big game, and I didn't see any of the vets volunteering to help us out, even though their knowledge is probably invaluable.

Link Posted: 11/18/2012 7:01:59 PM EST
[Last Edit: 11/19/2012 8:59:42 AM EST by usmcssgt]
Yup!

Still hunting, Have a multiseason elk this year. Saw shooters during archery, missed a bull during MZ season, saw the BIGGEST bull I ever saw in western wa during modern, but no shot avail.

Late starts Wednesday

Saw 3 shooter bucks during rifle elk, going for them in late Muzzy
Link Posted: 11/18/2012 7:56:45 PM EST
That's a hell of a bull hopps. What unit do you guys get him in?
Link Posted: 11/18/2012 9:41:40 PM EST
624....

biggest in 30 years for this local area, i.e. 30 miles radius, you can find bigger park bulls but there aways west usually.

tracking a loner for several days and finally getting him is a hard to duplicate experience.


We had a good year, that's about half of them.
Link Posted: 11/19/2012 6:23:11 AM EST
Solid job on the elk there Hopps.
Link Posted: 11/19/2012 7:50:13 AM EST
I got in three days of MF elk. Didn't see any shooters.

Leave Thursday for 3 days of ML deer hunting. I'm hopeful.
Link Posted: 11/19/2012 12:09:42 PM EST
To stay ahead of the indians and poachers you have to start watching the herds before season...like in July.
Link Posted: 11/19/2012 2:41:27 PM EST
Originally Posted By hopps:
To stay ahead of the indians and poachers you have to start watching the herds before season...like in July.


You must be from Stevens county.
Link Posted: 11/19/2012 9:29:14 PM EST
Roosevelt elk, not Rocky Mountain. He's a west side hunter.
Link Posted: 11/21/2012 4:43:36 PM EST
Originally Posted By AMESO:
Nice elk! I took a small black tail buck in early muzzle loader and my youngest took a doe during modern season shooting our 6.8 with the suppressor. Hunted elk for 4 days and was within 10-25 yards every day of elk, just no true spike. Late buck is coming for my oldest boy.


Is it legal to hunt in WA with a suppressor?
Link Posted: 11/21/2012 6:51:59 PM EST
Originally Posted By Use_the_2nd:
Originally Posted By AMESO:
Nice elk! I took a small black tail buck in early muzzle loader and my youngest took a doe during modern season shooting our 6.8 with the suppressor. Hunted elk for 4 days and was within 10-25 yards every day of elk, just no true spike. Late buck is coming for my oldest boy.


Is it legal to hunt in WA with a suppressor?


Yup! You may not hunt with a fully automatic firearm, night vision, or laser sights, but the RCW's are silent on the use of suppressors, so there is no issue with that. (Silent = no opinion, therefore legal) They are also silent on the use of SBR's and SBS's for use in hunting. Any owned prior to our own AWB are legal as long as they meet the minimum cailber specifications. Since AOW's aren't specifically mentioned, I guess I could use a Serbu Shorty for birds. Do they put choke tube on those barrels? Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm.......

It would sure be nice to put the HVT on a 10.5" .300 Blackout and whack a deer if SBR's become legal once again. One can only hope. We'll find out in 4 months or so.


Apologies in advance for over-quoting.

Link Posted: 11/22/2012 7:18:40 AM EST
I am building a .300 blackout for just that reason....west side Washington you will rarely have to shoot further than 100 yards....its partly why we do so well with ML as opposed to MF
Link Posted: 11/22/2012 9:57:54 AM EST
Originally Posted By AMESO:
Originally Posted By Use_the_2nd:
Originally Posted By AMESO:
Nice elk! I took a small black tail buck in early muzzle loader and my youngest took a doe during modern season shooting our 6.8 with the suppressor. Hunted elk for 4 days and was within 10-25 yards every day of elk, just no true spike. Late buck is coming for my oldest boy.


Is it legal to hunt in WA with a suppressor?


Yup! You may not hunt with a fully automatic firearm, night vision, or laser sights, but the RCW's are silent on the use of suppressors, so there is no issue with that. (Silent = no opinion, therefore legal) They are also silent on the use of SBR's and SBS's for use in hunting. Any owned prior to our own AWB are legal as long as they meet the minimum cailber specifications. Since AOW's aren't specifically mentioned, I guess I could use a Serbu Shorty for birds. Do they put choke tube on those barrels? Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm.......

It would sure be nice to put the HVT on a 10.5" .300 Blackout and whack a deer if SBR's become legal once again. One can only hope. We'll find out in 4 months or so.


Apologies in advance for over-quoting.



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