Question: What type of elk are in Western Washington?

Washington State is home to two sub-species of elk. Rocky Mountain elk occur east of the Cascade Crest, while Roosevelt elk are located on the Olympic Peninsula. Hybrids, or genetically mixed populations of Roosevelt elk and Rocky Mountain elk, are common in the Cascade Range.

Where are the most elk in Washington state?

The elk herds of Washington are now found in ten major areas of the state. The two biggest herds are the Yakima (12,000 animals) and Mount St. Helens (11,000–13,000 animals).

What calibers can you hunt with in Washington state?

A muzzleloading shotgun or rifle used for deer must be . 40 caliber or larger. Buckshot size #1 or larger may be used in a smoothbore of . 60 caliber or larger for deer.

Does Washington have over the counter elk tags?

Some of the OTC tags are not limited except in certain units, while other tags may be limited state-wide.

Table 1. General Elk Tags for Non-Residents in Five Western States for 2019 Elk Hunting Season.

State Washington
Brow-tined /3-point A-M-R
Spike Only A-M-R
Any Sex Elk A-M-R
Antlerless/ Cow or Calf A-M-R
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