Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife
Master Hunter Section
600 Capitol Way North
Olympia, WA 98501-1091
WDFW – Wildlife Program
Natural Resources Building
1111 Washington Street SE
Olympia, WA 9850
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This information is
to assist Master Hunters who are interested in hunting the eastern edge
of the 3911 elk area in Kittitas county. The
3911 unit is atypical of most sport hunting opportunities. The unit is
designed as a damage prevention
hunt to assist landowners with the control of problem elk. Elk will be
found primarily on private land where landowner permission is required.
Although much of the area can be scouted from public roads, hunters may
need to spend significant time on the ground to learn access points and
property boundaries. Not all landowners welcome Master Hunters with open
arms, especially if elk are not currently a problem. It falls on you, the
Master Hunter, to display the highest ethical standards and develop personal
relationships with private landowners to open up opportunities for yourself
and other Master Hunters. Refer to the official boundary descriptions in the Big Game Hunting Seasons and Regulations Pamphlet.
Elk Area 3911 Second Elk Transport tags must be purchased from Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) Licensing Division. Call 1-866-246-9453 between 7:30 am and 4:30 pm.
- Visit this
website for updates on current elk activity
- Daytime temperatures
in August and September can be extreme. Plan accordingly and bring
sufficient coolers with ice
the Parke Creek area, periodic elk problems also occur in Badger
Pocket, Reecer Creek, Coleman Canyon. In the upper county,
Valley, Upper Peoh Point and Lookout Mountain
- If you plan
to donate your elk to someone, or have someone else transport your
elk, provide a written statement showing: your name,
address, license, permit or tag number, the number and kind of
animal provided, the date
harvested, county, and area where taken, and the hunter’s
Promptly report the illegal activities of others hunting the area. Call
State Patrol Dispatch Center at 509-925-5303 and ask for a wildlife officer
- Always be cognizant
of how elk will respond when shot at. Try to push animals away
from croplands and out of the 3911 unit.
- If in doubt about
boundaries or ownership, do not proceed until you
- Consider fulfilling
your re-certification hours by assisting landowners with fence repair
and construction. Such assistance may
help secure access
in the future.
- The 3911 unit
provides many challenges for Master Hunters. Hunting activity is
highly visible to landowners and the
general public. Careful consideration
must be taken of nearby houses and roads, prior to each shot.
- WDFW enforcement
officers frequently patrol the area, you should expect to be contacted.