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Offline Christopher M. Surtees

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New to washington
« on: October 09, 2009, 10:02:00 PM »
I just got stationed on Ft.lewis and was wondering what the hunting is like around this area?
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Offline Greg Owen

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Re: New to washington
« Reply #1 on: October 09, 2009, 10:14:00 PM »
Wet, windy, brushy, tiring, but the greatest!

What are you hunting for?  I am not s hunter but there is bear on the Fort I believe and deer. Elk all around. Plenty of land access if you are willing to walk or bike.

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Re: New to washington
« Reply #2 on: October 09, 2009, 10:15:00 PM »
By the way, I work just across the freeway in Dupont and live just south of Olympia.
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Offline Christopher M. Surtees

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Re: New to washington
« Reply #3 on: October 09, 2009, 10:28:00 PM »
I know there are blacktail and elk here havnt seen any bears but I havnt been out yet becuase none of my things are here yet ive just seen them on roads.
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Offline Greg Owen

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Re: New to washington
« Reply #4 on: October 09, 2009, 11:05:00 PM »
My brother chased 4 bears one day on Fort Lewis. I will ask him. I think it was Fort Lewis.
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Offline L. E. Carroll

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Re: New to washington
« Reply #5 on: October 10, 2009, 02:30:00 AM »
Welcome to Washington.. you should try and make it to the shoot [ Trad. Bowhunters of WA] this weekend  [Mid season Tune-up] near Black Diamond... not too far from Ft Lewis.

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Offline Christopher M. Surtees

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Re: New to washington
« Reply #6 on: October 10, 2009, 02:34:00 PM »
I wish i could but i dont have my bow are a vehical right now.
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Offline Ragnarok Forge

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Re: New to washington
« Reply #7 on: October 11, 2009, 09:25:00 PM »
Welcome to Washington.  I spent a bunch of time on Ft Lewis while serving with the WARNG.  You can hunt on the post and just need to coordinate with proper office to find out when and where the hunting is open.  There are also plenty of rabbits and coyotes to hunt.  I used to get yelled at for whacking the coyotes at night using my NODS and my bow.  WHen you make trips out to YAK you will see lots of Mule Deer and Coyotes as well.  YAK is good hunting when there aren't training session going on.  

Check with Recreation Department and they should be able to fill you in on when, what, and where you can hunt on the post.

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Offline Sean1

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Re: New to washington
« Reply #8 on: October 11, 2009, 09:41:00 PM »
ft. lewis has killer deer and bear. go to northwest adventure center for map and info and 1 hr class. area's 8,9,10 r the area's i used to hunt, just inside the east gate. on the map the northwest adventure center hands out, look for "ruins". these r old homesteads and contain fruit trees. bears and deer love these areas. isolated small creeks containe the bears!
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Offline Christopher M. Surtees

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Re: New to washington
« Reply #9 on: October 11, 2009, 11:08:00 PM »
Sean sgt.walker thanks for the information it helped alot im hoping for my things to arrive soon. So hopefully i can get out a coupleof times this season
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Offline Sean1

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Re: New to washington
« Reply #10 on: October 13, 2009, 08:45:00 PM »
Christopher, i shoot almost every weekend at the Tacoma Sportsmans Club off of Canyon Rd. in Puyallup. email me any time you want and i can introduce u to the club and the great bunch of guys i shoot with. also Tim (tyee)at "gun and bow" is a big time trad shooter, he can also help u out.
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Offline Bear Heart

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Re: New to washington
« Reply #11 on: November 10, 2009, 09:26:00 PM »
Welcome to Washington I live near Graham, about 15 minutes from the East gate of Fort Lewis. If you need to borrow a bow I got a bunch of lefts and one righty. I also have some maps laying around if you have trouble finding one.  I hunted the fort for the last two years. Saw some bears and the snow was mostly covered in coyote tracks.
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