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Discussion in 'Northwest Hunting' started by herman76, Feb 27, 2011.
Hello, I like to try elk hunting for the first time ,any advice on the siuslaw state forest ?
not much of a good spot for a first time. very steep,brushy and easy to get turned around.but i guess that could be said about all hunting areas lol.
I lived there for 8 years. Almost everything about the Siuslaw favors the animal, and thwarts the hunter. Sure, you could lucky and spot a bull while you're parking...
Don't take getting lost lightly, the ground is steep, wet, and the foggy ridges fold in on each other confusingly. An unprepared night in the Cummins Creek basin would not be a fun experience.
Hey thanks for the advice, i'll think better about it,I am gona look at the wilson unit.
The key to hunting any area is getting to know it. If your planing to hunt in the Siuslaw or the Wilson the best thing you can do is get out there as many times as you can before the starter of Elk season. The Wilson can be just as steep and forbidding as any. Compass, map, GPS and knowing how to use them can pay dividends. Take a look at Google earth while comparing it to maps also. Have fun and Good luck!
Thanks , i'll keep all in mind.