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 – July 30th, 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

Hot and dry weather has caused some elk to enter into damage areas in Kittitas county. Nearly all these elk are currently on private lands. Permission is required to enter private lands.

  • Parke Creek – Approximately 65 elk have entered the permit area and are in irrigated crop lands. Often these elk reside in the center fire rifle restriction area.
  • Reecer Creek – Some elk reported near BPA power lines.
  • Coleman Canyon – No reported activity.
  • Robinson Canyon – Approximately 10 elk are using irrigated croplands below the irrigation canal.
  • Teanaway – Approximately 25 elk in at least 2 groups are using irrigated crop fields.
  • Hwy 10 – No reported activity.
  • Riverbottom – No reported activity.
  • Peoh Point/Cle Elum – Approximately 15 elk reported using hay fields.
  • Badger Pocket – A large group of 75 elk are in the area using hay fields and crossing from YTC.

3912 Yakima County

Hot and dry weather has caused some elk to enter into damage areas in Yakima county. Nearly all these elk are currently on private lands. Permission is required to enter private lands.

  • Tampico – Approximately 30 elk below the elk fence at this time and using irrigated crop fields.
  • Naches – Small groups of elk reported using irrigated crop areas.
  • Tieton – No reported activity.
  • Wenas – No reported activity.
  • West Valley – No reported activity.

Yakima Training Center – GMU 371

Approximately 75 elk are moving from YTC to the Badger Pocket area on a daily basis.