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Old 12-12-2009, 08:52 AM
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Very good story Steve. I enjoyed reading it. Thank You for sharing.
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Old 12-12-2009, 09:38 PM
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Great hunting story Steve. Thanks for sharing. Enjoyed it a lot. That is a lot of meat you guys harvested there. Nice bucks, and nice hunting ground. Enjoyed the pics.
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Old 12-12-2009, 10:21 PM
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Good story, very descriptive and well taken pics-awesome game and beautiful country. Congratulations.

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Old 12-13-2009, 08:23 AM
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Strange looking country for elk hunting. Lot of hard work involved in hunting that kind of terrain.

Would you mind saying what unit that was you were hunting. I like to hunt different kinds of areas and see new land that I haven't ever seen. Although I would likely shot the guys on motorcycles if I saw them.
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Strange looking country for elk hunting. Lot of hard work involved in hunting that kind of terrain.

Would you mind saying what unit that was you were hunting. I like to hunt different kinds of areas and see new land that I haven't ever seen. Although I would likely shot the guys on motorcycles if I saw them.
700. It is a draw only area for elk, and very difficult to draw the tag. The country is very rough and surrounded by private land that can be frustrating to find access to the public land. The land is so unique that I find myself spending quite a bit of time acting like a geologist. It is fascinating country for me. You are right, it does not look like traditional elk country. There is feed most every where, but the terrain is very cut up from erosion. The cuts are very deep and steep.

The motorcycle thing was more disappointing than I can describe.

Steve
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Old 12-15-2009, 11:49 AM
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700. It is a draw only area for elk, and very difficult to draw the tag. The country is very rough and surrounded by private land that can be frustrating to find access to the public land. The land is so unique that I find myself spending quite a bit of time acting like a geologist. It is fascinating country for me. You are right, it does not look like traditional elk country. There is feed most every where, but the terrain is very cut up from erosion. The cuts are very deep and steep.

The motorcycle thing was more disappointing than I can describe.

Steve
I have hunted that country as well and it is neat country. Lots of prickly pear and snakes too. Like Steve, I am fascinated by the geology and have brought back a lot of petrified wood and dinosaur fossils.

One other little thing to remember is this is what we call gumbo country. If it gets wet it makes things extremely difficult and down right misserable. You need 4 wheel drive, with all 4 chained up or you dont go anywhere until the roads dry. It also sticks to the bottom of your boots. Everytime you take a step it will add 1/2 inch of gumbo to the bottom of your boot until it grows into a huge mud clot about 6" thick and over twice as wide as your boot which can weigh over 10 lbs., and finally falls off to start the process all over again. So you guys who graon about carrying 10 lb rifles may want to consider this before venturing into the breaks It gets real old very quick and a day of hunting like this will really wear on you.

Mark
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