The only time I bought and elk tag was when there was a season open where we were doing our bow-deer. Turns out there were like 3 elk in the unit and the intent was to wipe them out. When I complained I was told that there were other areas open and I could go there. I am sure that WDFW views sporties as being able to go anywhere to hunt or fish. So what if Grays harbor is closed. Moses Lake is open.