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Hunting Guidelines

COLUMBIA PLATEAU WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATION

 

GUIDELINES FOR LHP HUNTING PERMITS

 

509-263-4616 – columbiaplateau.wildlifemanage@gmail.com – cpwma.org


 

  • Hunters are to check in upon beginning and ending of hunting dates.  A message may be left on the above phone number or at the above email address.  Be sure to speak clearly so names are understood.

  • Permit is not valid until documentation is filled out, signed, and returned to CPWMA.

  • All persons hunting on property must carry a permit card issued by Columbia Plateau Wildlife Management Association.

  • Property perimeters have our signs posted.  Maps provided are general in nature.  We have signs posted on the roadside of our properties.   

  • All persons hunting are required to show their permission card to any hunter on the property or to patrolling members. Failure to do so will result in loss of hunting privileges.

  • ALL HUNTERS ARE REQUIRED TO REPORT INFORMATION WITHIN 24 HRS OF HARVEST.

  • Perimeter fencing shall not be damaged by hunters

  • Leave all gates as you find them

  • NEVER shoot in the direction of people, buildings, or livestock

  • No garbage or debris will be left on any property

  • No shooting within 200 yards of a residence

  • Fencing damaged by wildlife shall be reported so can be repaired as soon as possible.

  • Motorized vehicles will only be used with agreement of landowner.

  • All effort will be made to not damage planted crops.

  • No alcohol or drugs are allowed

  • All violations and trespassers will be prosecuted.

  • Columbia Plateau Wildlife Management Association or its agents will perform random patrols.  Patrols are friendly and will attempt to not disturb your hunt.

  • Guidelines will be amended as needed.

  • Parent shall accompany hunters under the age of 16 or authorize a substitute.


HUNTERS FOUND IN VIOLATION TO ABOVE REQUIREMENTS, OR IN VIOLATION OF STATE REGULATIONS, WILL BE BANNED FROM HUNTING ON COLUMBIA PLATEAU WILDLIFE ASSOCIATION MANAGED PROPERTIES.

The General Hunting Season

Columbia Plateau Wildlife Management Association offers many hunting opportunities via special "hunting by written permission" permits.

 

Large game hunters who desire access should fill out the Hunter Request Forms (at the bottom of this page) and send it to our organization. 

DO NOT FILL OUT MORE THAN ONE REQUEST FOR EACH SEASON OR IT WILL BE DISCARDED, AS STATED ON THE BOTTOM OF THE FORM.

 

A drawing is held at our June meeting and those drawn will be notified and asked to come to the signup. All forms must be received before our June meeting. Signup will be the last Saturday in June. 

 

Hunters will be required to sign a liability release and agree to follow our stated guidelines.

 

WE NOW REQUIRE A HUNTER REPORT FORM RETURNED TO US AFTER EACH HUNT. FAILURE TO DO THIS WILL RESULT IN LOOSING HUNTING PRIVILEGES FOR THE NEXT YEAR. The form will be provided at signup and also be printable at the bottom of this section.

 

To hunt turkeys and coyotes, fill out the request form at the bottom of this page and mail it to us. Currently we do not have an over abundance of requests and should be able to place most that apply. The turkey hunting spots will be assigned in March.   We allow coyote hunting whenever there is not another season in effect.

 

Preference is given to Washington State residents.

We offer hunting opportunities for white-tail deer, mule deer, elk,  turkey, and on a rare occasion, a moose. Remember to check the WDFW Pamphlet for seasons for GMU130.

 

There are areas set aside for youth, disabled and the general hunter.

 

We have opportunities for those who hunt with a muzzle loader, modern rifle, shotgun and archery.Thousands of acres of prime private property are opened up to the general public for hunting, yet controlled for safety and to provide a great hunting experience. Properties are patrolled to prevent trespassers.

CPWMA HUNTING

 

Success rates: CPWMA success rates are slightly above the state average. We have a seven-month elk season. Archery and muzzle loader hunters' success rates are low due to the open terrain. Those expecting to shoot a peacefully grazing elk in a National Park setting are disappointed. Some hunts (provided by both CPWMA and Turnbull/Washington State) have been cancelled due to poor success rates. Some area hunts are under utilized when hunters see the terrain and the lack of “park elk". CPWMA strictly follows all laws and WDFW regulations. We assist WDFW in law enforcement efforts.

Due to the level of human activity in area 130 elk are largely nocturnal. This was confirmed by numerous telemetry studies conducted by area grad students and confirmed by our trail cameras. Seeing elk is often the result of (1.) normal elk migration. Area elk range from Sprague Lake to Turnbull.(2.) Random movement caused by ranching, recreation or hunting on neighboring properties. (3.) Calling or  (4) long walks searching areas of cover. Bad weather that keeps hunters away causes elk to move. It is somewhat unique elk hunting. As area hunters have learned small parcel and ranching area elk hunting CPWMA has become more popular. We are a friendly operation. We will help you succeed. 

 

CPWMA is elk hunting. Those who are willing to walk miles in the dark or through snow in freezing temperatures to spend hours do best. We provide a limited number of unheated, quality blinds, primarily for disabled and youth hunters that are otherwise available on a first come basis.

 

CPWMA  ADVANTAGES

 

Month long LHP seasons are designed to give working Spokane area residents multiple week ends to hunt and still work. Hunters can sleep in their own beds avoiding some expense. CPWMA will keep hunters advised of methods, success rates, elk habits and sightings. Nearly all successful hunters needing assistance field dressing to removal to loading to hanging elk have been assisted. This includes the use of tractors, sleds, snowmobiles, ATVs, trucks etc. depending on the terrain and conditions set forth by individual landowners. Only landowners accept tips from very grateful hunters.

 

 

BAITING ???

 

CPWMA has food plots and feeds deer. We do not feed deer during any deer season. We follow all WDFW baiting rules AND NOTES. Cattle feeding and haystacks are common in area 130.  Elk very rarely visit haystacks during daylight. Night visits do confirm that elk are in the area. Watching a haystack during the day keeps hope alive but offers little advantage.

Archery Hunting request Form.pdf

Hunt Report Form.pdf

LHP Hunting Guidelines.pdf

Modern Rifle Hunting Request Form.pdf

Muzzleloader Hunting Request Form.pdf

Turkey-Coyote Hunting Request Form.pdf