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 – October 17th, 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

Permission is required to enter private lands.

  • Parke Creek – About 50 elk have been in this area in the past week.  Some harvests have occurred. 
  • Reecer Creek – No reported activity.
  • Robinson Canyon – Some elk are using irrigated croplands below the irrigation canal.
  • Teanaway – No reported activity.
  • Hwy 10 – About 75 elk are in areas near the Yakima River.
  • Riverbottom – No reported activity.
  • Peoh Point/Cle Elum – No reported activity.
  • Badger Pocket – Recent hunting pressure has reduced elk use during the day, but night use of irrigated areas at night is common.

3912 Yakima County

Permission is required to enter private lands.

  • Tampico – Elk are entering hay fields and orchards in the area and traveling along Ahtanum Creek.
  • 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 – Elk have been reported in orchards in the area.
  • Wenas – No reported activity.
  • West Valley – Elk have been reported in the area east and south of the elk fence.

Yakima Training Center – GMU 371

No reported activity