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RickE
October 30, 2011, 02:14 PM
Hello hunters. Have any of you ever hunted Elk in GMU 564 (battleground) in south western Washington State? It is one of two "any elk" gmu's in the State. Just looking for opinions on just about anything you can supply. Thank you in advance.

ialungo
October 30, 2011, 06:18 PM
Unit 564 is heavily populated, suburban homes & small farms (private property) & they don't want elk here, hence the either sex rule. The elk are few, it's not a "real" elk hunting area & it's a firearm restricted area. That being said I suppose there are some taken on the eastern & northeastern fringes of the area.

RickE
November 1, 2011, 03:19 PM
ialungo, thank you. My sister has ten acres that has about a dozen elk on it frequently. They damage fences, gardens and even the lawn. Are you aware of the restrictions for firearms?

ialungo
November 2, 2011, 11:51 AM
Yes, shotgun, muzzleloader etc. Check page 73 of the regs.

RickE
November 5, 2011, 07:10 PM
I decided to use my Super Blackhawk with Buffalo Bore 305 Grain loads. My only shot gun is my father's (long deceased) 16 gauge Ithica Feather weight with a modified bore. If I could find the ammo, I don't think (opinions?) anything but shot is good for anything but a open bore.. right?