Originally Posted by tpichevy
Im with The cowboy population...find it and kill it yourself or go some other place and pay to shoot at fenced in game. I know family and friends that have lived in idaho all there lives and have hunted for years and never will get close to anyting real big let alone seeing them. But thats part of hunting and being a hunter....its just not hunting in my book when you play hunter on a game farm.
either way that is one BIG elk!! I hope people dont think there is that size game around idaho now after seeing this because there is no such luck other then the 1 in 1,000,000s like this!
Not to argue.... to continue the conversation......
I've been skunked on every elk hunt I've been on. I've traipsed for miles all over several elk units for 31 years. Got two shots at a mach 1 running spike one time. Shot way behind him both times, at 120 yds.
They are faster than they look!
My best "hunt" was 30 days of spotting for hour upon hour from two shooting spots. Was a great experience and saw elk nearly every day. Line of sight they were too far to shoot, except one. Terrain wise there were too many hours involved to get to them.
I don't consider that the kind of hunting I am used to. As the bones get older its more of the kind of activity I appreciate. All else remains the same except for the traipsing up and down the mountains. Scouting, planning, driving long distances and all kinds of expenses apply.
All I want is a shot, a chance to see bullet terminal performance and have meat on the table.
With that criteria, other than the outdoor experience, Rulon's place is the place to go. Or one like. 2000 acres of pristine mountain country, 30 minutes from home, and a guaranteed shot.
If I wouldn't have spent so much on rifles I could afford a horned hunt. For what I want a cow will do.
As far as Rulon's place impacting others and native game, it wasn't much.
The land was all private before he bought it. Owned by old timers. A person should be able to do with their property as they desire. Nothing wrong with that.
The native elk population, make a small detour around one corner of the "fence".
The only group severely impacted, who voiced themselves, are a few snowmobile riders.
There's room for all around this neck of the woods.
Overall Rulon's operation, as I see it, has been a plus for Bingham County Idaho.