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Elk hunters ???
« on: August 04, 2014, 10:39:47 PM »
How many other members are elk hunters ? I am elk crazy its probably my favorite thing to hunt, I'm heading out Aug 28th for Co to chase a screaming bull or two . Just wondering if I should be looking over my shoulder for any fellow forum members ?
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Re: Elk hunters ???
« Reply #1 on: August 04, 2014, 11:22:51 PM »
 

 

Did someone say Elk hunting?  :D

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Re: Elk hunters ???
« Reply #2 on: August 04, 2014, 11:28:05 PM »
I was all geared up to go to Montrose, Co this year, but things just didn't work out. I will get to go one day, hopefully.
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« Reply #3 on: August 04, 2014, 11:31:30 PM »
I have been wanting to hunt New Mexico maybe in the Gila , It would be nice to fill my Co tag them go to NM and fill another .
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« Reply #4 on: August 04, 2014, 11:37:19 PM »
Gila's pretty good.
I'm in the Lincoln. I can barely afford the time off to hunt at home, but it does sound like fun to do a "double header".
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« Reply #5 on: August 05, 2014, 12:29:11 AM »
Elk, my favorite meat.   This year however on 10 Sep I will be in Wyoming again for Antelope season.

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« Reply #6 on: August 05, 2014, 01:10:16 AM »
Gila's pretty good.
I'm in the Lincoln. I can barely afford the time off to hunt at home, but it does sound like fun to do a "double header".
So how hard is it to get a tag in the Lincoln seems like NM tags are hard to draw . 
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« Reply #7 on: August 05, 2014, 06:41:17 AM »
I lived in Montana for 8 years & elk hunting was on of my favorite things to do. Going to Idaho panhandle this October with my brother. Hunt & stay with a great friend I used to work with. Usually prefer bow hunting but work got in the way tihs year.
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Re: Elk hunters ???
« Reply #8 on: August 05, 2014, 09:07:16 AM »
This year will be my first to miss in more years than I care to remember, but not all for elk.  Sometimes antelope or mule deer.  Over 30 consecutive years.   :-\
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« Reply #9 on: August 05, 2014, 04:27:07 PM »
I love elk hunting. Shot my first bull in New Mexico last year. I sure would love to hook up with some folks so I don't have to go to an outfitter when I want to hunt. Or learn a good area where I can hunt alone. But with living in Pa., that's costly to do on your own. That's why I've been going with outfitters.

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Re: Elk hunters ???
« Reply #10 on: August 05, 2014, 05:49:41 PM »
Didn't draw this year, so our chances are real good next year. Last year during rifle season (Desolation Unit), which started on 10/22, the elk were talking like crazy. Never heard so much bugling that late in the year, it's usually during the earlier bow season.  Even seen some "hokey pokey" still going on - on 10 power at 800-1000 yds. Just shakin' our heads we were.

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« Reply #11 on: August 05, 2014, 08:43:55 PM »

So how hard is it to get a tag in the Lincoln seems like NM tags are hard to draw .

I haven't been able to draw an Elk tag in years. I have a friend who gets land owner tags, I do a lot of work for him at a pretty good discount and he gives me a tag at a pretty good discount.
Every year I put in for a tag in unit 34, and every year I get a rejection notice.  :D
This year will be my first to miss in more years than I care to remember, but not all for elk.  Sometimes antelope or mule deer.  Over 30 consecutive years.   :-\
I hate to hear you're missing this year. I remember your thread on last years hunt and really enjoyed it.
I love elk hunting. Shot my first bull in New Mexico last year. I sure would love to hook up with some folks so I don't have to go to an outfitter when I want to hunt. Or learn a good area where I can hunt alone. But with living in Pa., that's costly to do on your own. That's why I've been going with outfitters.
I think I remember reading about that last year too. If you draw out in NM Unit 34 give me a shout and I'll point you in the right direction. We had 3 bulls grazing in our front yard last night, in the middle of town.  :D Outfitters can usually get you a tag, but that can be pretty costly. Going on your own in an area you don't know can reduce your chances pretty good.
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« Reply #12 on: August 06, 2014, 12:04:24 AM »
I love elk hunting. Shot my first bull in New Mexico last year. I sure would love to hook up with some folks so I don't have to go to an outfitter when I want to hunt. Or learn a good area where I can hunt alone. But with living in Pa., that's costly to do on your own. That's why I've been going with outfitters.

Do some research online and call some biologist and give your self a couple weeks time and just go hit the public land with some foot work and patience you will narrow down some good spots that's how my bunch did it . With the money saved from not using an outfitter even if it takes a couple of years you will come out cheaper in the long run .
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« Reply #13 on: August 07, 2014, 05:58:05 PM »
Been elk hunting since 1969, all in Idaho & Montana. Lots of elk stories. Need my grandsons to help me now if I get one down. Too *DanG old but I still give orders pretty darn good.
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« Reply #14 on: August 07, 2014, 06:21:21 PM »
Are all the elk in Montana ??  Interesting to see this herd crossing the road.

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« Reply #15 on: August 07, 2014, 09:22:20 PM »
   Around here the first one would have taken out the fence, the second one would have taken out the fence 20 feet away, after 100 ft of fence was gone they wouldn't have any problem getting through. The next day they would do it again a quarter mile away.

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« Reply #16 on: August 07, 2014, 11:45:07 PM »
This year will be my first to miss in more years than I care to remember, but not all for elk.  Sometimes antelope or mule deer.  Over 30 consecutive years.   :-\

Time it right when you come through here and I'll tie one up for you! I've got about 15 that are "regular customers" in my hayfields right now.... :snowball:
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« Reply #17 on: August 08, 2014, 07:45:22 AM »
Terry, you got that right.
There's a couple herds right around here, but not the size of the bunch in that video.

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« Reply #18 on: August 08, 2014, 02:34:50 PM »
  Time it right when you come through here and I'll tie one up for you! I've got about 15 that are "regular customers" in my hayfields right now....
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« Reply #19 on: August 22, 2014, 06:13:51 PM »
Heading out for 2 weeks on sept 5th.  Colorado public land.  This will be my third year and have stuck 2 the last 2 trips.  We are going out  a little later this year to hunt the rut and try some calling.  Cant wait to ease my addiction.  Love hunting elk
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