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2nd Season Coast Elk

Discussion in 'Northwest Hunting' started by Yankeefan, Nov 3, 2012.

  1. Yankeefan

    Yankeefan Southern Oregon Member

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    Has anyone hunted this before? I never have but want to try something different this year and I like the dates of this hunt. I am going to do some scouting later this month before the season opens up but was wondering which units I should concentrate on and which ones I should stay away from? Obviously melrose is one of them because of the limited public lands.

    Also, not asking for your secret honey hole but any tips as to a general area to scout would be helpful as I'v enever hunted that part of the state before.
     
  2. blitz

    blitz beaverton Active Member 2015 Volunteer

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    i seem to see the most elk in the wilson unit but that could be because i spend alot more time there than any other unit.
     
  3. Yankeefan

    Yankeefan Southern Oregon Member

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    Thanks Blitz!

    I guess no one else hunts this season huh?:confused:
     
  4. sheepdip

    sheepdip Redland Well-Known Member

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    people can be pretty tight lipped about where to hunt anything, especially elk. you get answers like up on secret creek, or notellum butte. i am among those people.
     
  5. Yankeefan

    Yankeefan Southern Oregon Member

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    Yeah I know. Believe me I understand too, but was just hoping someone would be willing to give at least a general area in a unit for a guy that had not hunted that area before. Oh well.
     
  6. carracer

    carracer Nampa, Idaho Active Member

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    I think the Wilson tip was a great one! Only place in Oregon I had any kind of success at all. That was 30 years ago tho.
     
  7. joshkk

    joshkk Portland, OR New Member

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    You can look up the ODFW success reports for the previous few years and see where the likelihood has historically been best. That's what I would do without any more specific info. You'll probably find that the Wilson has pretty decent odds.
     
  8. salmonriverjohn

    salmonriverjohn N.W Oregon coast, Gods country Well-Known Member

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    Please pay attention to the regs for the 2ND season applying to the Trask/Wilson unit. The 2ND season is a spike only hunt, and there's been many hunters that cross the boundary and end up loosing their Elk, license and eat a big fine instead of the Elk for not reading the regs.