Spot Hogg for Elk

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  • June 17, 2013 at 7:34 pm #581422 Back to Top REPORT

    mathewspilot910

    Age: 26
    Joined: 6/16/2013
    Location: Florida
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    I have a single pin Tommy Hogg and was wondering if anybody has hunted elk with one similar? I hunt mostly hunt deer, but I will be going on my first elk hunt to Colorado in September and just looking for some advice. I was thinking of getting either 3 pin or 5 pin head to put on the sight, but I don’t know if Spot Hogg sells those seperately. I think that would be ideal so I could use my single pin for 3D and then for hunting use the 3/5pin head. Anybody run a similar setup?
    June 18, 2013 at 7:28 am #581456 Back to Top REPORT
    gjarcher
    gjarcher

    Age: 71
    Joined: 10/3/2006
    Location: Colorado
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    How many pins you might need depends if you are comfortable making yardage adjustments with the single pin  or not. If you aren’t comfortable doing that in a hunting situation, then adding more pins might be the way to go … I’d recommend 5-pin if you are hunting open country.

    Yes, Spot Hogg sells the Hogg Wrap multi-pin head separately; it is listed on SH website under Sight Accessories. You might not need a second head with  multi-pins, Spot Hogg might be able to add pins to your sight. Talk with Spot Hogg and find out what your options and prices are.
    Phone: 1-541-995-3702

    If you will be in dark timber or off a waterhole/wallow, or off well used trails in a treestand, your shots should be inside of 30 yds and a single pin could work OK if you are use to that.

    If you will be hunting spot-n-stalk, which I commonly refer to as “walk and jump”, then your shots could range from 35 to 60 yds, depending on your stalking skills. I’ve known of a case where the person was very comfortable with their single-pin HHA making a spot-n-stalk hunt, but in the heat of the situation shot a cow elk for 35 yds,  where he normally set the single-pin, when the elk was a bit more than 50 yds distant…tag soup.

    If you will be hunting in open flats or in pinion pines, distances could be from 15 yds to 60 yds or longer, and hopefully you see them first before they see you.

    Colorado is having a dry year, so water sources would be good places to find … hopefully they all won’t be on Private Property livestock tanks.

    Hope this helps and good luck on your hunt.{#emotions_dlg.mathews_thumbs_up}

    June 18, 2013 at 10:42 am #581478 Back to Top REPORT

    mathewspilot910

    Age: 26
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    Thanks a lot that answers every question I have! I saw the wrap for sale on SH just didn’t understand if they were what I was wanting. I will probably end up getting the 3 pin and shoot 25 35 45 or 20 30 40 with the 45/40 being my rover pin out passed that.

    Thanks again

    June 19, 2013 at 10:09 am #581535 Back to Top REPORT
    reggoh
    Reggoh

    Joined: 12/28/2006
    Location: Louisiana
    I went on my first elk hunt last year in Colorado with my single pin sight… had no problems… I do alot of practicing with my pin on the wrong distance though so I know where to hold low or high… I usually shoot a few arrows at 40 & 50 yards and then I shoot 30 yards with my 20 yard setting… just mix it up and imagine different scenarios… I say to myself “there’s a deer at 40 yards and you set your pin… then he walks right towards you at 25 yards and you have no time to adjust your sight… what do you do?”  Practice Practice Practice
    June 20, 2013 at 6:14 am #581592 Back to Top REPORT
    gjarcher
    gjarcher

    Age: 71
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    Location: Colorado
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    Good example … last season I first spotted a 5×5 Bull at 40 yds coming straight at me on a downhill trot, I had no idea if, when, or which way he’d cut, the timing only allowed a quick draw and shot when it happened. Although, it turned out that a sapling threw itself in front of the bull at the last second and took an arrow for him.
    June 20, 2013 at 9:44 am #581598 Back to Top REPORT
    bow-drawn
    Bow Drawn

    Age: 63
    Joined: 11/14/2007
    Location: Ohio
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    Good example … last season I first spotted a 5×5 Bull at 40 yds coming straight at me on a downhill trot, I had no idea if, when, or which way he’d cut, the timing only allowed a quick draw and shot when it happened. Although, it turned out that a sapling threw itself in front of the bull at the last second and took an arrow for him.

    {#emotions_dlg.mathews_laughing}{#emotions_dlg.mathews_laughing} That sounds like a similar story from one of the other Mathews misfits.

    So with a single pin sight it just makes it harder to hunt elk in Colorado. I like Reggoh practice routine to prepare for the inevitable set of circumstance to change like it does for me.

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