Elk are found throughout Washington, with two sepate subspecies primarily occupying opposite sides of the cascade range. Roosevelt elk (Cervus canadensis roosevelti) are found in the coastal ranges of the Olympic peninsula and western slopes of 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).
Where is the best elk hunting in Washington state?
The best units are consistently GMUs 124 (Mt. Spokane), 127 (Mica Peak) and 130 (Cheney), with hunters on 127 and 130 having the highest success. In the past few years, however, GMUs 136 and 139 have improved. Nearly one-third of all elk hunters in District 2 head to GMU 124 (Mt.
Where can I hunt elk in Western Washington?
Re: Decent Western Washington Areas To Hunt Elk With Modern Rifle. Eatonville or Enumclaw are your best bets. I would hunt Eatonville before Enumclaw, but you may have to get permission in either area. It is posted down low, but if you get off the main roads you can find some decent areas.
What is the difference between a Rocky Mountain elk and a Roosevelt elk?
Rocky Mountain elk are slightly lighter in color than Roosevelt elk, and some experts believe they are slightly smaller in size. The antlers of Rocky Mountain elk are typically more slender, have longer tines, and are less palmated than Roosevelt elk antlers.
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.
|Any Sex Elk||A-M-R|
|Antlerless/ Cow or Calf||A-M-R|