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 15, 2015
Please report harvest to (509) 925–9323
Reminders

  • Please call in to (509) 925-9323 to report the location, time, and date your animal was harvested and how many animals were in the group.
  • If you see stock fences damaged by elk, please offer 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.

  • Parke Creek – Approximately 25 elk are using the eastern part of this area, often at night.  Elk use of this area has decreased since hunting began August 1.
  • Reecer Creek – Elk have been reported in the area.
  • Coleman Canyon – No reported activity.
  • Robinson Canyon – Approximately 65 elk are using irrigated croplands below the irrigation canal.  Please coordinate with private landowners in this area, as public access opportunity is very limited.
  • Teanaway – Scattered elk are using irrigated crop fields.  Elk use of the Teanaway Valley and south Cle Elum ridge areas has significantly increased since August 1. 
  • Hwy 10 – No reported activity.
  • Riverbottom – Some elk have been reported using areas along the river and inside the 3911 Elk Area.
  • Peoh Point/Cle Elum – Small groups of elk have been damaging crops in the area. Elk have been reported near the Yakima River.  Elk use has increased since August 1.
  • Badger Pocket – Small groups of elk are in the area using hay fields and crossing from YTC.

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 – Elk are using irrigated areas in the river corridor. 
  • Wenas – No reported activity.
  • West Valley – No reported activity.

Yakima Training Center – GMU 371

Some harvests have been reported in this GMU since August 1.