Is Washington good for elk hunting?

Washington’s west side can be dense, swampy, and wet, but it is here that you will be able to hunt 3-point or better Roosevelt bulls with an OTC tag. In some western units, you can also hunt antlerless or bull elk.

Where are the most elk in Washington state?

Roosevelt elk (Cervus canadensis roosevelti) are found in the coastal ranges of the Olympic peninsula and western slopes of the cascade range. The Olympic National Park hosts the largest number of elk living anywhere — about 5,000.

What is the 6 point rule for elk?

In Southeast BC, hunters hunting in the general open rifle season can only harvest a bull elk with 6 or more tines (aka points) on at least one of the elk’s antlers.

Where do elk hang out during the day?

Day beds are not where elk lounge at night. During the day, hunt in jungles of lodgepole pine or second-growth Douglas fir. In warm weather, look for elk to bed high on north slopes where timber is thick but breezes keep flies at bay. Elk like to forage in the open, mostly early and late in the day.

Is hunting better in Washington or Oregon?

Washington is OTC for all deer, Oregon is draw only for muleys. While draw odds are very tough on premium species our draw is almost identical to Nevada so you have a CBS ce to draw each year, Oregon is a preference point state from my understanding that is a big difference.

How much is an elk tag in Washington?

License, Tags & Permit Fees

Fee Category Resident Resident Senior
Elk License $50.90 $50.90
Elk License w/ discounted Small game license2 $72.90 $72.90
Big Game Special Hunt Licenses and Tags
Special Hunt Moose License and Tag4 $332.00 $332.00

What is a 3 point elk?

Three-point Elk – A male Elk bearing an antler that is composed of a main beam from which project not fewer than two tines, each of which is at least 7.6 cm (3 in.) in length. Note: The tip of the main beam must be at least 7.6 cm (3 in.) from the base of the last tine counted.

How do I calculate my elk points?

The total number of points on an antler includes the number of normal points, plus the number of abnormal points, plus the beam tips. The total number of points for each antler is recorded in the appropriate box on line A of the score chart. Point totals are supplementary data and do not add into the score.

What time of day are most elk shot?

Time of Day: Elk, like many animals, are most active during the morning and evening hours. Middle of the day hunts may be effective during the rut, but if you are looking for the most activity, shoot for early morning and dusk.

How do you attract elk?

Provide forage plants: Some good options include aspen, cottonwood, big leaf maple, hazelnut, huckleberry, thimbleberry, trailing blackberry, bear grass, cow-parsnip, false solomon’s seal, dandelion, serviceberry, red-twig dogwood, red alder, fireweed.

How many elk are in WA state?

The Olympic (7,000–9,000 animals), Willapa Hills (7,000–9,000 animals), Colockum (5,600 animals), Blue Mountains (5,300 animals), North Rainier (1,500–2,500 animals), South Rainier (1,500–2,500 animals), Selkirk (1,000–2,000 animals), and North Cascades (1,250 animals) comprise the remaining populations.

Where to hunt elk in Washington State?

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  • When is Elk season in Washington State?

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    How many elk in Washington State?

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  • What are the hunting hours in Washington State?

    Western Washington-Pheasant and quail hunting hours are 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in all areas. (b) Clark, Cowlitz , Grays Harbor, Pacific, and Wahkiakum counties-Goose hunting hours during October-March are 30 min. after the start of official hunting hours to 30 min. before the end of official hunting hours.