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 – November 3rd, 2014
Please report harvest to (509) 925–9323


  • Please call in to 925-9323 to report where and when (time and date) your animal was harvested and how many animals were in the group.
  • If you see fences torn down by elk getting pushed around them, please offer to make repairs. This may help keep you in good standing with private property owners.
  • DO NOT pursue elk toward or into damage areas without prior landowner permission.  Chased elk damage fences and damage landowner relations.

3911 Kittitas County

Permission is required to enter private lands.

  • Parke Creek – About 25 elk have been in this area in the past week. Some harvests have occurred.
  • Reecer Creek – No reported activity, elk are passing through this area at this time.
  • Robinson Canyon – About 75 elk are using irrigated croplands below the irrigation canal and are ranging from Page Canyon to the Taneum.
  • Teanaway – No reported activity.
  • Hwy 10 – About 100 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 crop areas 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 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

Two harvests have been reported on the Training Center.