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2010 Nevada Bull Elk Tag Area 111-115... Where's the big one's at?

 
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Old 07-02-2010, 09:38 AM
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Re: 2010 Nevada Bull Elk Tag Area 111-115... Where's the big one's at?

My only addition to what Geargrinder said is that it sounds like you guys are in pretty good shape and that will help alot! I would start looking from about 9K feet and up or 1+ miles off the road. Unless you get some weather those big bulls are going to stay at the very tops of those ridges or away from the roads. We saw a couple of really nice bulls above the end of a campground road at about 10,500, but just couldn't get my dad to them. Most of the big bulls we saw last year were away from the roads. Go over the top of Kalamazoo Pass and pull off at the first big switchback and glass all of that open country. There were some nice bulls, including one in the 350 class on those finger ridges, but again, Pops just isn't that mobile. If you only have one elk tag and can get 2 or 3 able bodied budies (suckers) to come along, you can do without the pack animals. Brush up on the long range game as there are LOTS of opportunities for long shots. My dad shot his mule deer two years ago at 720 and he could of taken a nice whaletail 6 point bull this year at a little over a grand if he was comfortable. Hope that helps.
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Old 07-02-2010, 12:14 PM
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Re: 2010 Nevada Bull Elk Tag Area 111-115... Where's the big one's at?

You are lucky to draw with that many points, a friend of mine in las vegas and his dad both drew that tag this year also, they had 12 and 13 points. Not sure where hes gonna hunt at yet but i know he plans on scouting several times this year.
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Old 07-08-2010, 04:26 AM
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Re: 2010 Nevada Bull Elk Tag Area 111-115... Where's the big one's at?

Well I just got back from my first scouting trip. You guys were right...there up pretty high. I saw a few bulls around 10,500 ft and another pack of elk around 9500ft. I started to take the Kalamzoo rd, but I didn't like the road for my Dually. I had heard that Piermont was a good trail to take so I took it instead with my Quad. I glassed around for a couple of hours and saw 50 + elk ...all cows. except one spike bull.

I'm planning on taking 2 more scouting trips, and possibly a third if I need to. One of those trips I will probably take my horses on, and see how they do with the terrain. Does anyone have a suggestion on a good horse trail ...maybe one that doesn't require them to have to walk all the way from the main rd? In other words are there any well maintained rds where I can pull my trailer up, and then off load my horses, and ride from there to some of these high hilltops?

If the horses don't work out, not a biggy...everyone in my party knows its stair-climber time We all have Eberstock backpacks with expansion packs so I'm hopefull that we will be able to carry down a bull in one hike. If not we draw straws

Anyways besides the expense factor with a guide service, as you can see I love to hunt with my family..its a great time for all of us to get away and do something we enjoy...so with the size of my party and the way their fee structure is set up I just don't think its going to be feasible. It would work out better for me to be able to pay one guide individually for him to tag along and point us in the right direction. And instead of them providing everything...I would...I don't know of any outfits like that. In addition to that I really wasn't expecting to pull my Bull tag this early as you guys are aware...don't get me wrong I'm thrilled about the opportunity, and the hunt, but 2 years later after I'm In my first house, and settled in my new residence ...I guess that would have been ideal. So thank you all for all your input...it really means a lot to me and family. Take care. Sniper12
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Old 08-21-2010, 10:45 PM
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Re: 2010 Nevada Bull Elk Tag Area 111-115... Where's the big one's at?

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Old 05-29-2011, 09:36 AM
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Re: 2010 Nevada Bull Elk Tag Area 111-115... Where's the big one's at?

Drew the 2011 late season Elk Tag area 111-115 221, 222. Can anyone suggest any areas. Do have horses and can go high.
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Old 05-29-2011, 12:01 PM
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Re: 2010 Nevada Bull Elk Tag Area 111-115... Where's the big one's at?

Everything I know about 111-115 is in the beginning of this thread.

I don't know much about 221, but I've hunted 222 quite a bit.

Since you have horses and can go high, I would suggest Mt. Grafton. It's a wilderness area down on the Lincoln/White Pine county line. There is good access and camping from the East near the Geyser ranch on US 93.

There is also good hunting in the hills from the Conservation Camp/Prison down through Horse and Cattle Camp washes and Molly's Nipples.
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Old 05-30-2011, 08:54 PM
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Re: 2010 Nevada Bull Elk Tag Area 111-115... Where's the big one's at?

Alright boys I figured now would be a a great time to show case the bull I took last season. Thanks for all your pointers it was an extemely tough hunt, and I literally used just about every day of the hunt. Weather was really cold, it got down to -19 degrees, so I was glad I broght the camper. My brothers and I got really accustomed to hiking in knee deep snow, but it was a blast. We saw deer everywhere, and had decent luck spotting bulls. Anyways here's the pics. I took this guy down with a 30-06, from 650 yards about and hour before dark. Thanks again for your help and advice.
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