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Unread 09-12-2012, 08:39 AM
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First time elk hunter

Greetings every one,

My wife and are going to take our first elk hunt. She has never hunted before, I have hunted a lot (mostly small game/birds). We are both good shooters and camp often, I just need the hunting side of it.

We are going to try for a spike elk and a cow of the 2013 year. I am looking for some decent areas, nothing extreme. I want an area I can get familiar with over the summer and scout. also I need some luring technique. Gear/ packing list tips..... Anything a first timer should know.
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    Unread 09-12-2012, 10:06 AM
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    Re: First time elk hunter

    Will your 2013 hunt be in Utah in the fall of 2013? If so then there are a lot of Utah hunters that will probably chime in.
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    Unread 09-12-2012, 11:11 AM
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    Re: First time elk hunter

    yes fall of 2013 in utah, I have heard manti area is good or the uintas are good spots over the summer I will get familiar with my area and spot elk find their habits, bedding locations......ect
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    Utah and Colorado are the best places for hunting Elk. You have chosen the right season for hunting. Wish you & your wife to enjoy your exotic game hunting and get success in it.
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    Re: First time elk hunter

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    Greetings every one,

    We are going to try for a spike elk and a cow of the 2013 year.
    I am curious why you are automatically limiting yourself to "a spike elk" before you go hunting?
    Just curious if you would pass up a huge Bull with a huge rack and wait for a spike to come along?
    No disregard intended but, I just find it interesting that you have limited yourself before you even get out in to the field.
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    Unread 04-24-2013, 12:48 PM
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    I am curious why you are automatically limiting yourself to "a spike elk" before you go hunting?
    Just curious if you would pass up a huge Bull with a huge rack and wait for a spike to come along?
    No disregard intended but, I just find it interesting that you have limited yourself before you even get out in to the field.

    Because in UT a spike tag is about all your guranteed to get without having a ton of PP.

    I have been on the general UT hunt for the last 5 years and have killed 2 bulls one of which was a spike. Not the best of odds there.

    I am not to far from you PM me and I will be willing to help you any way that I can.
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    Because in UT a spike tag is about all your guaranteed to get without having a ton of PP.

    I have been on the general UT hunt for the last 5 years and have killed 2 bulls one of which was a spike. Not the best of odds there.

    I am not to far from you PM me and I will be willing to help you any way that I can.
    Well, as you can tell by my question I know absolutely nothing ;>}
    I've never even had a hunting license before ! I guess I'll find out more when I go to buy a hunting license this year. Sent PM, thanks for the offer
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