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Old 06-16-2010, 03:59 PM
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5 Secrets To A Successful Elk Hunt By Doug Rellstab

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Elk are a herd animal and are always led by an older “lead” cow. Contrary to the myth that the big old bull is lord and master of the woods, it is the lead cow that rules. She picks the routes, grazing, and bedding areas. Even during the rut when you think the bull is in charge it is the cow that really sets the stage. She picks the where and the when and the bull just blindly follows, bugling his rhapsody of love, challenge and frustration. Sound familiar, guys? Read More...
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Old 06-23-2010, 02:59 PM
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Re: 5 Secrets To A Successful Elk Hunt By Doug Rellstab

Hey Doug,

Great article on elk hunting, it is addicting!! I just found out a week or so ago that I drew a tag in a great unit in southern NM. It is pretty open high desert country.........lots of opportunities for long range shooting!

I used to live in Pinedale as well. Are you familiar with Black Butte, out HWY 52 toward the upper Green? I built the house that is 2/3 of the way up the butte 10 years or so ago. We moved back to Arkansas a few years ago for family reasons. I really miss Pinedale and hiking and hunting in the Wind Rivers. Maybe I will make it back out for a visit later this summer. Do you ever hunt with Mark Kroeger or Chopper?

Thanks again for the article, it got me fired up even more for elk season!!!

Rick
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Re: 5 Secrets To A Successful Elk Hunt By Doug Rellstab

Good write up, and nice article.
Small short stories with enough detail to get the point accross, but not so much detail that one quits using his imagination, are what realy makes this story great IMO. Very relatable storys, and dead on with facts, such as holding still when spotted, and elk appearing out of nowhere from where you were just looking.
Unfortunately I once again drew a g00se egg for Elk tags this year, so Ill be hunting very tired and very pressured elk, the second season with the rest of the left over crowd. On the bright side I just added another preferance point for next years draw. But storys like these help keep the fire lit untill then. Thank you.
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Re: 5 Secrets To A Successful Elk Hunt By Doug Rellstab

winmag, question. if you drew a goose egg for an elk tag then how are you able to hunt overpressured elks. Doesn't one have to have a tag to hunt elk period? I'm confused.
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Re: 5 Secrets To A Successful Elk Hunt By Doug Rellstab

Oregon has a 2nd season general tag that is spike only and over the counter! He said tired over pressured elk, because all of the other draw seasons and archery season preceed the over the counter elk tag!
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Re: 5 Secrets To A Successful Elk Hunt By Doug Rellstab

Interesting read. Thanks for sharing.
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Re: 5 Secrets To A Successful Elk Hunt By Doug Rellstab

japple, Thanks for responding. Sounds like a tag gets ya first dibs.
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