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Old 05-20-2013, 07:28 AM
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Re: Long term planning...guided hunt?

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Man let's snap back to reality ! there is no garentee we will be hunting in 10 years or even alive for that matter . I am making my 4th DIY elk hunting trip this year ! here is how it breaks down

Gas both ways for 1200 miles is $500 round trip.
Over the counter Bull elk tag is $579
Groceries for my self for 9-10 days $125
Eats on the road $75
Grand total $1279

If you have clothes for Minn. you have clothes for ColoradoI have found that though specialized equipment is nice it is not an absolute must .
I sleep in a $59 tent with a $10 dollar tarp stretched accross it .
A cot is nice but a piece of egg rack foam will do just fine .
Eating out of a can is economical and storage is easy.
The 308 with a 180 load will do for elk .
We ( I) typically camp where we park the truck and walk from there.


My point is you do not have to spend a mint to have a great hunt. I take great pride in doing it all my self.
I can tell you that you will not regret taking this adventure upon your self .
As for days off " buck fever " is a legitimate sickness.
I have had to get a little creative to make these trips work in the past .
I once cut fire wood one summer to make a trip.
My point is with a little planning there is very little that canot be over came.
If you are seriously considering this message me with any issues that I may offer a solution .
Thanks for the reality check...LOL...sometimes I need to remember, that planning a cheaper shorter term hunt would save me money, and likely give me a chance at more than one hunt.

Thanks for the input. a DIY hunt is still something I'm looking at, if I can make time for scouting between honeydo projects in the summer. I think confidence in myself getting everyting set is the main thing holding me back from just going the DIY route, which sounds like a blast....then again, doing the planning, for me, is part of the fun.

I go back and forth between Deer and elk every other week it seems like.

looking at new load development for my.308 with some 185 or 190 heavies for LR comp, so I might just make a hunting load too.
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Old 05-20-2013, 11:44 AM
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Re: Long term planning...guided hunt?

I have been on three guided hunts. Two to NM and one to BC. I have not seen a legal bull on any hunt. I have DIY to Wyoming 7 times have filled a tag every time. A general hunt tag in Wyoming will take two or three PP's to draw. Last year we saw two 180+ bucks during the deer season (I was hunting elk). A great place to go. Remember you can buy a PP in Wyoming in July for a reasonable price. You do not have to apply to get a PP
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Old 05-20-2013, 03:44 PM
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Re: Long term planning...guided hunt?

I think I've just been convinced to go DIY.....now I just need to figure out how to get the planning started for that....
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Old 05-20-2013, 11:07 PM
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Re: Long term planning...guided hunt?

One other thought since you are short on time is to pick up a Bow and come to Arizona to hunt over Christmas break. That tag is only $300 and you don't need to use any time off since your on winter break.
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Old 05-21-2013, 07:05 AM
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Re: Long term planning...guided hunt?

I'm looking at planning for mid-october, if the season lines up right...I have a 4 day weekend then that I can tack 3 personal; days on to either side of for a total 7 day trip.
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Old 05-21-2013, 07:20 PM
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Re: Long term planning...guided hunt?

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Old 05-21-2013, 07:25 PM
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