Who's going west this year to elk hunt?

Discussion in 'Big Game Hunting' started by Bigmac, Feb 21, 2018.

  1. pirogue

    pirogue Well-Known Member

    I drew WY today. Come on AZ.
     
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  2. brushcreek

    brushcreek Well-Known Member Supporting Member

    I applied in AZ and Utah but odds are very tough
     

  3. Luv2hunt

    Luv2hunt Well-Known Member

    What?
     
  4. Buckrub

    Buckrub Well-Known Member

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    See post #14.
     
  5. flyingmanchot

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    Wyoming cow tag this year. Going to load up on lope tags as well.
     
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  6. pirogue

    pirogue Well-Known Member

    Applied in UT today. Waited late to make sure I get 2 years out of my license.
     
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  7. brushcreek

    brushcreek Well-Known Member Supporting Member

    How many Utah points do you have? Only 7 for me will be awhile before I pull a tag unless I get lucky in the random draw
     
  8. pirogue

    pirogue Well-Known Member

    11 for elk, 9 for sheep & deer
     
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  9. amhoon77

    amhoon77 Well-Known Member

    yall saw colorado changed their system for points didnt you? you dont have to pay the full tag price to just get a point. just the processing fee. and if you do draw the money gets charged then not up front

    i want to go back this year but can't find anyone that can go. they are all either getting divorces or having kids. both of which cost serious money
     
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  10. ray porter

    ray porter Well-Known Member

    I guess I will throw my application in the round file.

    just no use going any more. just cant get up the hill now.

    last year I had 24 elk in sight of the camp.
     
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  11. rancher71

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    i am going to try again.third season colorado unit 18.i worked for a outfitter last year first and second rifle season.out of 15 hunters at the drop camps only 2 elk killed.
     
  12. rancher71

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    are you going to the west elk welderness.i was out there first and second rifle season last year.message me for more details
     
  13. Vaoutdoors

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    Put my application in for NM this weekend. Hoping for 1st archery season again.
     
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  14. pirogue

    pirogue Well-Known Member

    I plan on applying for NM. I wait till the deadline just in case I draw in AZ.
     
  15. Vaoutdoors

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    Good luck on your AZ tag. Hopefully you can draw one.
     
  16. biggobs

    biggobs Well-Known Member

    My 14 year old son drew AZ unit 22 late season rifle. We have friends out there whose a mountain lion and elk guide. Said if he doesn't have any late season hunters he will take us. If not he will be a wealth of knowledge on where to get started.
     
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  17. arkrem870

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    I just got back from hunting Merriams out west on public. Saw a ton of elk and deer in the process. Draw odds are very low where we were hunting.

    My biggest question.......How do you get a elk out those mtns before it spoils? I’d think it’d be multiple trips for two guys. 8-10k feet
     
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  18. Vaoutdoors

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    You will be surprised how cool the temps are in September. There have been several mornings in the first week of September when the temps would get down to high 30’s low 40’s at night. The trick is to get the meat off the bone as soon as possible. Quarter them out and then depending on how far you are packing either debone in the woods or debone back at camp.
     
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