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#387027 - 11/06/07 09:17 PM wondering about willapa hills elk hunting????
shadowless_nite Offline
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Registered: 11/06/07
Posts: 1
so its my first year every hunting after my father in law and friends finally talked me into it. i am doing modern fire arm this season and from what ive seen in my local area its nuts. im in vancouver wa and just about every unit near here is swarming with people. i know the local area and well.... just dont like seeing this many people with this much pressure in the areas my chances as a beginner are very slim.

ive been doing research and the willapa hills area has grown some interest in me. though no one i know has went there to hunt. so i thought id ask around here and see if anyone has had any experience and can help guide a noob. im not looking for someones hot spot but rather some where i can atleast get started. im looking into this area specifically for elk. ive done my research and examined maps, satelite shots etc but it doesnt help to not know where to even begin in that area.

any guidance is appreciated
justin

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#387774 - 11/09/07 11:37 PM Re: wondering about willapa hills elk hunting???? [Re: shadowless_nite]
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Registered: 11/26/06
Posts: 4333
Loc: Your wife's closet.
Where I grew up, Boistfort Peak (pronounced Baw-faw meaning Strong Wood) was the be-all end-all Mecca of local Deer and Elk Hunting, (and also keggers accessible only by 4x4) but by the end of the 80's it'd pretty well been hunted out.

You might try the southern section, Down closer to Hwy 4, than up by Hwy 6 where the tweakers and moonshiners have been poaching for decades...Speaking of which, it's the heart of Banjo-land. If you stumble upon a shack or trailer emitting a strong smell of Ammonia run away fast and quietly as you can.
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#389319 - 11/15/07 10:42 PM Re: wondering about willapa hills elk hunting???? [Re: Irie]
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Registered: 09/21/05
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Boistfort HUH... my old man is from Pe ell and im from winlock
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#398784 - 12/22/07 11:35 AM Re: wondering about willapa hills elk hunting???? [Re: shadowless_nite]
curtiselkmagnet Offline
Alevin

Registered: 05/04/07
Posts: 10
I graduated from Boistfort elementary and have hunted there all my life. Lots of deer and elk in Pe Ell area, lots of hunters too!! Im going to bow this year to try to get away from so many hunters.

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#399957 - 12/27/07 07:33 PM Re: wondering about willapa hills elk hunting???? [Re: curtiselkmagnet]
hunter 333 Offline
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Registered: 10/02/07
Posts: 370
Loc: slayin brats.
drive up the elochomen valley near just past cathlamet and when u hit gravel take the 720 line and glass them clear cuts, dont get lost.

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#412977 - 02/09/08 10:04 PM Re: wondering about willapa hills elk hunting???? [Re: shadowless_nite]
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Registered: 02/07/08
Posts: 76
Loc: Naselle Area
If you want an enjoyable hunt during the rifle season for Elk I'd encourage you to "walk" atleast 4-8 miles behind any gate legal to hunt behind from Longview to Aberdeen to Chehalis. Yeah you could try your luck hunting field Elk but good luck. Too much pressure, hassle, and risk. Elk hunting, as many will tell you, is just insane anymore. Willapa Hills has plenty of Elk to kill if your'e willing to go after them. Do your scouting, sell yourself on an area, and commit. I don't claim to be an expert at all, but I can't over emphasize the quality of hunt you'll have if you forego the mayhem.
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#413184 - 02/10/08 05:24 PM Re: wondering about willapa hills elk hunting???? [Re: localbouy]
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Registered: 02/07/08
Posts: 76
Loc: Naselle Area
And speaking of Field Elk....


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