WGS2 – Washington Roosevelt Elk Hunts with Windle’s Guide Service
This is a town-based hunt where you stay at a local motel and eat breakfast and evening meals at a couple local cafes. Your guide picks you up early each morning and you travel to nearby hunting areas consisting of a mix of public and private ground. The outfitter has his own 2,000 acre property, plus access to thousands of acres of private Timber Company ground.
If you are in the market for a Roosevelt elk, this hard-working, knowledgeable outfitter will not disappoint, and it’s a hunt you can plan without the worry of having to draw a tag! Just make your plans and go hunting. These hunts run near 100% opportunity for all weapons each year and they target mature, trophy Roosevelt bulls, especially during archery and muzzleloader seasons. Rifle hunts are 100% success but more of a meat/non-trophy hunt in November well after the rut.
These hunts are conducted in western Washington on a 1×1 or 2×1 basis with the Outfitter himself involved in every hunt.
- Logistical help with transportation, lodging, tags and hunt planning before and after hunt by consultant.
- 1×1 or 2×1 guiding (depending on booking)
- All trophy care (SKINNING OF ANIMAL) packing out of animal
- Field care of meat for processing
- Cold storage of meat and hide until departure
- All in field transportation and meals
- Some filming available on request
*Prices subject to change without notice, so lock your price in with a deposit asap.
Lodging and Accommodations
Lodging at local motel (owner by Outfitters cousin). Meals at two local restaurants.
Meals on your own at local restaurants except lunches. Most hunt days are full days in field.
Outfitter and 2 guides run all hunts; experienced guides, outfitter guides as many hunts himself as possible; transportation by 4×4 truck and 4-wheelers; guides handle all field care and packing of animals unless hunter wants to assist; hunting by calling, spot & stalk and some waterhole/bait sitting
Typical Daily Schedule
You will be picked up each morning from the motel early, travel to the hunt area, hunt all day calling, spotting and stalking and potentially sitting waterholes and clear cuts with travel corridors. Lunch in the field is provided. Return each night to the comfort of a hot shower and good bed back at the motel.
Arrive night before hunt begins. Guide will meet hunter(s) and make arrangements for pick-up. Guides pick up daily at motel and provide all during hunt transportation and lunches. Plan to be in the field all day.
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Suggested Gear List
This is a general gear list for a typical regular season hunt in the West.
❏ Underwear (1 pair per day)
❏ Base Layer Top and Bottom (2 – 3 pairs per week) *we suggest merino wool
❏ Lightweight Camo Jacket
❏ Windstopper Camo Jacket
❏ Midweight Camo Jacket
❏ Lightweight Camo Vest
❏ Lightweight Camo Shirt (3 – 5 per week) *you can get away with fewer shirts if you wear merino wool.
❏ Lightweight Camo Pants (1-2 pair per week)
❏ Midweight Camo Pants (1 pair per week)
❏ Rain Gear
❏ Blaze Orange (rifle hunts) *check regulations in the state you are hunting
❏ Lightweight Gloves
❏ Midweight Gloves
❏ Camo or Neutral-colored Cap
❏ Camo Stocking Cap or Camo Beanie
❏ Camo Head Net
❏ Elk Decoy (if applicable)
❏ Cow Calls (if applicable)
❏ Bugle and Bugle Tube (if applicable)
❏ Ground Blind
❏ Folding Chair
❏ Bow Holder
❏ Day Pack
❏ Water Bottle
❏ Large Backpack
❏ Wind Direction Indicator
❏ Hunting Knife
❏ Topo Maps or Mobile Mapping Software
❏ inReach GPS
❏ Scent Elimination Spray
❏ Water Bladder (2L)
❏ Fire Starter Kit
❏ Game Bags
❏ Caping Salt
❏ Dry Bag
Buy the highest quality optics that you can afford.
If you’re a backcountry diy hunter, this gear list is accompanied by a podcast with Steve Speck of EXO Mountain Gear is must listen if you want to go on a backcountry, backpack hunt.
Use enough gun. We suggest these calibers: .270 Winchester; 7mm Remington Magnum; .30-06 Springfield; .300 WSM; .300 Winchester Magnum; .300 Weatherby Magnum; 30 Nosler; .338 RCM; or .338 Winchester Magnum. Other options might be: 6.5 Creedmoor; .280 Ackley Improved; or 28 Nosler.
The Outdoors International team shoots Hoyt.
❏ Bow *check regulations in the state you are hunting
❏ Arrows (at least one doz.)
❏ Broadheads *check regulations in the state you are hunting
❏ Release *an extra release is recommended
❏ Soft Bow Case
❏ Hard Bow Case
❏ Lip Balm
❏ Insect Repellant
❏ Moleskin for blisters
❏ Super Glue
❏ Prescription Medication
❏ Duct Tape
❏ Pain Reliever
❏ Extra Glasses and/or Contacts
❏ Quality Polarized Sunglasses
❏ Personal Toiletries
❏ Video Camera and/or GoPro
❏ Extra Batteries for all Electronics
*This is a sample/generic gear list. For more specific details for the time of year you are traveling to, we recommend checking with your outfitter, hunting consultant or your destination’s local Wildlife Management Agency.
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