OK, not in WA, but the guys hunting were from WA...My Brothers and friend Tom came out for the elk opener in September. The hunt area always has good odds to draw, because most of it is wilderness, and access is pretty difficult unless you hire an outfitter (Wyoming has a ridiculous regulation that requires non residents to hire guides in the wilderness). But I have killed a bunch of elk in this area that sees few hunters....for a reason. Lots of logistics. We took my boat down a lake, then packed in a few miles, then used some boats that are stashed at another lake and rowed 2 miles down to the camp I had set up the previous weekend. Great camping weather, terrible hunting weather, it was in the mid 70's. Didn't hear many elk bugling and a freak windstorm a few week back caused a massive deadfall in much of the areas I had scouted out. But my brother spotted a herd 1000' up on the ridge above the lake, and he and Tom climbed up through the deadfall from an old fire and Brian killed a monster bull! Can't emphasize enough how nasty the country was, but we packed over 250 pounds of meat, and the head down off that ridge...took 2 days. Kept the meat chilled in the creek, and then rowed it back, along with all the camp gear, then made a few trips back to my boat. Such a great adventure with my brothers, the fishing was fantastic, couldn't have worked out any better!!!