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New to the Area

Postby greatwhite » Mon Aug 26, 2013 6:16 pm

I will be moving to the gray's harbor area in a couple weeks. I am from the southeast and have never been out this way before. Just looking for advice on things to do or see in the area. I'll only be here for a couple months. Also, I love to duck hunt. I usually hunt ringnecks, wood ducks, and teal and not real sure where to start here. I am by no means a lazy hunter and looking for a handout. We sleep in the boat the night before where I usually hunt. I won't be able to move out my boat and all my decoys though. Just checking to see if anyone would like to hunt with someone new to the area. I know it is late notice, but I'd be glad to help scout and share expenses, but I don't have any of the tools. I am also a big fisherman, but obviously used to a different type of fishing. I also wouldn't be against hunting with a guide since I won't be here long, yall have any suggestions? Thanks for any advice, but I completely understand if no one has any suggestions.
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Re: New to the Area

Postby greatwhite » Mon Aug 26, 2013 6:20 pm

Also, any good hiking or biking trails nearby? Looking forward to the change in scenery.
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Re: New to the Area

Postby brokerbyduck » Mon Aug 26, 2013 9:30 pm

Welcome to the state!
I don't know much about Grays harbor but you should be able to find somewhere to hunt here:
http://apps.wdfw.wa.gov/gohunt/

I hunted a few spots around there last year and they can be good or terrible depending on the day. A small boat would be nice but there are spots close by you can access with just waders.
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Re: New to the Area

Postby ScaupHunter » Tue Aug 27, 2013 11:11 am

Grays Harbor has some excellent hunting. For big game, ducks, geese, etc... It also has excellent fishing opportunities in a lot of the local rivers. Put in some scouting time, and look over Google Earth. I am sure you will find some good spots to hunt.
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Re: New to the Area

Postby greatwhite » Tue Aug 27, 2013 4:29 pm

Good deal, thanks for the input. Is it possible to do any hunting or fishing without a boat? I wouldn't be against getting a small one, but I really don't have anywhere to keep it. I know where I usually hunt it would be impossible to hunt without a boat, so I probably know the answer. Anyway, thanks for the advice. If anyone ever wouldn't mind someone tagging along offer still stands. Can't wait to get out there. Good luck this season.
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Re: New to the Area

Postby jgoetz » Thu Aug 29, 2013 5:03 am

Check out wta.org for hiking. Lists just about every hike this state has to offer. Lots of sights and scenes to behold in WA.
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Re: New to the Area

Postby BigGoonTuna » Fri Aug 30, 2013 10:26 am

i fish the chehalis a lot between october and december, and always pack a shotgun with me.

there are some walk-in areas...look on gohunt, the county assessor, or call up WDFW's region 6 office in montesano. they can get you pointed in the right direction.
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