2011 ELK HUNTING!!!

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  • April 10, 2011 at 4:02 pm #496577 Back to Top REPORT
    hunting-alberta
    Hunting Alberta

    Joined: 10/8/2010
    Who is pumped to go chase some rut crazed mountain monarchs this fall??? i know i am pumped as can be lots of ol haunts i cant wait to get into and get after some of the boys!!!
    April 11, 2011 at 12:37 am #532875 Back to Top REPORT
    bookemdano
    Bookemdano

    Age: 43
    Joined: 1/15/2011
    Location: Manitoba
    Love hunting elk, even though I have only had close calls with a few bulls – no shots. My hunting partner and I are staying out of the Manitoba draw this year to increase our draw priority and hopefully draw a better area 2-3 years out. We are hunting mostly mixed forest with some undulation, not high country like out your way. They truly are a magnificent animal – good luck this year. :thumbup
    April 11, 2011 at 12:51 am #532876 Back to Top REPORT
    legal-eagle
    Legal Eagle

    Age: 63
    Joined: 6/7/2007
    Location: CO
    I hunt elk in two areas. Public land in Colorado (fun, but a tough hunt), and private land in Texas (more fun, much easier hunt). The techniques for each place are different, even though the animals are the same.

    I think it doesn’t make sense to try to hunt elk from a stand, unless you know that they will be at a certain place very regularly. If you can hunt over bait, that does work pretty well.

    Otherwise, I like to walk the woods, and maybe (MAYBE) call some along the way to try to locate animals. I do like to set-up in the woods in an ambush and on occasion have the animals just walk past me.

    As far as techniques for calling… it does make sense to have a couple of hunters. Once you find the animals, the shooting hunter can take a concealed position, and the calling hunter can drop back a long way (maybe 100 yds or so) to do some calling. I have called bulls past a BUNCH of hunters using this technique.

    And Daniel – if you don’t want to just watch the elk season go by this year, then send me a PM. I will work to get you onto animals either in Colorado or Texas if you want.

    Jay

    Heli-M, 27" draw at 65 lbs. Lost camo. Axion 5" GLZ gridlock stabilizer. Lost camo Trophy Ridge Micro Alpha V-5 sight Ripcord Red drop-away rest. Lost camo TruGlo 5-arrow quiver Easton Axis N-fused 400, wraps, blazer vanes Easton Tracer magnet-actuated lighted nocks G5 Montec 125gr broadheads
    April 11, 2011 at 12:55 am #532877 Back to Top REPORT
    breedlove90
    Breedlove90

    Joined: 11/8/2004
    Just hoping I draw a good tag… But regardless I’ll be somewhere out there come Sept..
    April 11, 2011 at 5:50 pm #532878 Back to Top REPORT
    l-o-s-t-arrow
    L.O.S.T.Arrow

    Joined: 5/16/2006
    Location: Alberta
    :D Hoooooya…I know exactally where I will be standing as the sun rises Opening morning… :thumbup

    Neil

    April 12, 2011 at 1:55 pm #532879 Back to Top REPORT
    Looks like ill be making the trip alone again but cant wait forearly sept. Planning to hunt around clark co. Its what i call a civilized hunt but there seems to be no shortage of elk up there.
    April 12, 2011 at 3:05 pm #532880 Back to Top REPORT
    gjarcher
    gjarcher

    Age: 71
    Joined: 10/3/2006
    Location: Colorado
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    About 3 weeks after taking an Elk or end of season, I begin to get withdrawl symptoms. :-S

    How I hunt depends on the terrain. In dark timber with steep North slope, I prefer to be 8′ – 10′ in a treestand. In thick brush with small openings, since there are few trees big enough for a treestand, a ground stand. In Aspen/meadow border areas, since I don’t trust Aspen trees with treestands, or glassing wide basins in high country, I prefer spot-n-stalk or positioning for a ground stand.

    April 12, 2011 at 3:51 pm #532881 Back to Top REPORT
    missouribowhunter
    Missouribowhunter

    Joined: 9/9/2008

    :D Hoooooya…I know exactally where I will be standing as the sun rises Opening morning… :thumbup

    Neil[/quote:khie5atp]

    No way!!!! :shock:

    I was planning on being in the same spot! Guess we’ll just have to hunt together…

    :p

    April 12, 2011 at 7:46 pm #532882 Back to Top REPORT
    l-o-s-t-arrow
    L.O.S.T.Arrow

    Joined: 5/16/2006
    Location: Alberta

    :D Hoooooya…I know exactally where I will be standing as the sun rises Opening morning… :thumbup

    Neil[/quote:27sxbzuf]

    No way!!!! :shock:

    I was planning on being in the same spot! Guess we’ll just have to hunt together…

    :p[/quote:27sxbzuf]

    :^O Im ok wit that :thumbup

    April 12, 2011 at 7:47 pm #532883 Back to Top REPORT
    pa_mathews_man
    PA_MATHEWS_MAN

    Joined: 2/22/2005

    :D Hoooooya…I know exactally where I will be standing as the sun rises Opening morning… :thumbup

    Neil[/quote:kax2vuz9]In the Woods ?????

    #-o :^O

    April 12, 2011 at 9:04 pm #532884 Back to Top REPORT
    vash
    vash

    Joined: 5/30/2010
    put in with my brother and a good friend. i would love to see an elk called in to a decoy with an archer hiding in an ambush spot.

    big, nasty, pee-squirting, angry, snot blowing, screaming elk.

    we will flip a coin to see who gets to go first. personally, i would love to see it happen for my brother.

    but i feel elk hunting is a team effort. puuuulllleezzzzeeee! let us draw a tag!!

    April 13, 2011 at 12:46 am #532885 Back to Top REPORT
    arnej
    Arne

    Age: 54
    Joined: 5/16/2006
    That was a tough choice! I love to just go it alone, but also know that having some calling help can make things more successful. Since I’m headed (hopefully) to hunt public land this fall for elk and mulies with 3 other guys I’d bet both scenarios will play out. Can’t wait for September :smt31 :D
    April 14, 2011 at 11:27 pm #532886 Back to Top REPORT
    gameeargabe
    GameEarGabe

    Joined: 11/18/2008
    Drew a tag in Wyoming this year. Ill be on my first elk hunt. Wilderness pack hunt. Hopefully drawing blood with my new Z7 Extreme.
    April 15, 2011 at 2:35 pm #532887 Back to Top REPORT
    l-o-s-t-arrow
    L.O.S.T.Arrow

    Joined: 5/16/2006
    Location: Alberta
    Drew a tag in Wyoming this year. Ill be on my first elk hunt. Wilderness pack hunt. Hopefully drawing blood with my new Z7 Extreme.

    :D =D/>” title=”Applause” />  <!-- s:thumbup --><img src= Congrads….you might as well seek help now because you are about to have a new addiction :^O

    :thumbup
    Neil

    April 16, 2011 at 12:33 am #532888 Back to Top REPORT
    gameeargabe
    GameEarGabe

    Joined: 11/18/2008

    Drew a tag in Wyoming this year. Ill be on my first elk hunt. Wilderness pack hunt. Hopefully drawing blood with my new Z7 Extreme.

    :D =D/>” title=”Applause” />  <!-- s:thumbup --><img src= Congrads….you might as well seek help now because you are about to have a new addiction :^O

    :thumbup
    Neil[/quote:3ue14quq]

    Whitetail/Predator/Elk…..The list keeps growing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I cant wait

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