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Help setting up first elk hunt

 
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Old 10-19-2013, 01:27 PM
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Re: Help setting up first elk hunt

Yeah Dave, high country hunting in the Fall can be a crap shoot. The longer your planned stay, the better. Light snow is good for hunting but heavy snow will shut you down. Some years you will not see much snow and some years it will pile up.

Hope it works out for you.
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Old 10-19-2013, 01:42 PM
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Re: Help setting up first elk hunt

I will give you an idea of how it works for residents in NY state. At the end of August licences sales commence, I choose the super sportsman option every year, that gives me a buck tag for archery season, a buck tag for the regular season, a bear tag, two turkey tags, a muzzle loader permit, archery permit, fishing permit, small game and big game permits, I then put in for the "lotto" for doe tags, which is controlled by regions, mine is 8H. I always get two that's the max, then they offer you another chance at the lotto about a month latter and I will draw two more. I cant use the buck tags, either sex muzzle loader/bow tags and bear tags anywhere in the state but the doe tags are by zone. It cost around 100$, lots of my friends purchased life time licences a few years back for 600$ then they raised it to 1000$

We have a lot of deer in my area and a lot of good bucks, in NYS we have 'game management areas" but most hunting I do is on private land.
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Old 10-19-2013, 11:36 PM
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Re: Help setting up first elk hunt

Hey MontanaRifleman, Thanks for the response. I've never been a lucky gambler so we'll see what happens.
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Old 10-20-2013, 12:20 AM
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Re: Help setting up first elk hunt

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Originally Posted by maddog70 View Post
I've never been a lucky gambler so we'll see what happens.
I would say that the odds are in your favor, of good weather that is
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Old 10-20-2013, 12:06 PM
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Re: Help setting up first elk hunt

Dave, You might be interested in his thread...

tactics for finding elk during colorado's 1st rifle season

And this video...


Check out some of the other youtube videos on elk calling as well

During the rut, the purpose of a call is to attract a bull. After the rut it is more for covering your movements and calming spooky elk although I have seen elk come into a cow call after the rut.
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Old 10-20-2013, 07:33 PM
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Re: Help setting up first elk hunt

I think I might be able to make a reed work like that with practice. Good video. Thanks.
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Old 10-20-2013, 07:35 PM
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Re: Help setting up first elk hunt

Let me change gears here and ask about ammo. I'd assume 30-06 is sufficient for elk size game. Any preference on the bullet : type and weight?
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