Hi Everybody...I'm new to this forum, but I drew my Nevada Bull Elk tag after only 5 years. It came as a surprise to me as I figured it would take at least 10 years if not more...as was the case with my Uncle when it took him 14 years. So I know I am really lucky for this, but I am also in need of some help on the area. I would like to make at least 3 scouting trips so if you can help point me in the right direction (dirt roads, trails, GPS Coordinates Etc.) I would greatly appreciate it.
A little about myself.....I've been hunting ever since I was 8 years old with my Dad. The last 5 years have been fun as I have got to go with my brothers and Dad on a few Deer Hunts, and one Antelope hunt in Nevada. We all have been involved in long range shooting...especially after watching "BEYOND BELIEF". That was the start of a lot of improvements for us.
Since watching a series of videos by John Burns...We have pillar bedded and glass bed our rifles as well as floated our stocks. In addition to this we developed specific loads for our guns and had our scopes sent away to have drop compensator's installed. So its safe to say we love to shoot. Nevada is great for all of this stuff to, as I haven't had a shot closer than 330 yards, and my longest shot was on my Antelope Hunt where I got him at 560. We also love to hike ....especially high. For us I guess we tend to believe the bigger ones are always up high so we start there and anything we see on the way up is a bonus
Last year we got skunked in Nevada and tried our luck in norther Utah for deer, but were unsuccessful in filling our tags. We saw many elk and moose on the hunt however we didn't have tags for those animals. It was a good experience , however it taught me a lesson on knowing your area. So any information you would like to share (dirt roads, trails, GPS Coordinates Etc.) would be greatly appreciated. Who knows maybe I could help you on one of your hunts. Feel free to (PM) me as well. Thanks again.
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