Mailing Address:
Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife
Wildlife Program
Master Hunter Section
600 Capitol Way North
Olympia, WA  98501-1091

Physical Address:
WDFW – Wildlife Program
Natural Resources Building
Fifth Floor
1111 Washington Street SE
Olympia, WA 9850

 

Elk Activity Updates

Elk Activity update – August 28th, 2014
Please report harvest to (509) 925–9323

Reminders

  • Please call in to 925-9323 to report where and when (time and date) your animal was harvested, how many animals were in the group, and how many members of the group wore radio-collars
  • If you see fences torn down by elk getting pushed around them, please offer then and there to make repairs. This may help keep you in good standing with private property owners.

3911 Kittitas County

Some elk are entering damage areas in and around agricultural fields.  Most of these elk are on private lands. Permission is required to enter private lands.

Currently parts of the 3911 Elk Area are still closed due to fire activity.

  • Parke Creek – Some elk are using this area, often at night.
  • Reecer Creek – Some elk reported near hay fields.
  • Coleman Canyon – No reported activity.
  • Robinson Canyon – Approximately 45 elk are using irrigated croplands below the irrigation canal.
  • Teanaway – Scattered elk are using irrigated crop fields.
  • Hwy 10 – No reported activity.
  • Riverbottom – Some elk have been reported along the Yakima River in this area.
  • Peoh Point/Cle Elum – Groups of elk have been damaging crops in the area. Elk have been reported near the Yakima River.
  • Badger Pocket – Over 120 elk are in the area using hay fields and crossing from YTC. At this time there are two groups on the north end of the valley and a small group of bulls and cows on the south side.

3912 Yakima County

Some elk are entering damage areas in and around agricultural fields.  Most of these elk are on private lands. Permission is required to enter private lands.

  • Tampico – Some elk are below the elk fence at this time and using irrigated crop fields.
  • Naches – Elk have been reported using irrigated crop areas in the Naches area. Elk are also along the Naches River above Naches.  Elk have been reported in cut hay fields.
  • Tieton – No reported activity.
  • Wenas – Elk have been reported below the elk fence in burned areas as well as in the upper Wenas Valley.
  • West Valley – No reported activity.

Yakima Training Center – GMU 371

Approximately 120 elk are moving from YTC to the Badger Pocket area on a daily basis.