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Unread 08-13-2011, 11:54 AM
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cow elk

Ok we all have a pretty good idea on what to look for when we hunt bull elk but what about a cow elk... big,little, pretty or shoot the ugly one?
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    Re: cow elk

    Nothing taste better than a young, dry(no calf at her side) cow elk.
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    Re: cow elk

    If hunting SOLO, when possible, shoot the small one .
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    Re: cow elk

    Down hill from the truck a calf will do nice Seriously, usually the slick perty looking cows are young and lack in poundage and are good breeding stock, I look for the cow that looks rougher, head looks big and rough, body usually seems boxier than the younger cows and I try to watch long enough to pick out a dry cow. These are the older cows and you can at close to 50lbs more meat over a young cow and they are soooooo good eating but drag like a battle ship anchor!!
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    Unread 08-13-2011, 04:21 PM
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    Re: cow elk

    My favorite part about cow hunts is that you don't have to hold out for a bigger rack you can just shoot the first one you want to I usually try and find them a little closer to the road then the bulls so I don't have to haul them out quite as far. A calf or a dry cow (depending on how much meat you want or where you find the elk) will be your best bet. Good Luck!
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    Unread 08-14-2011, 10:26 AM
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    Re: cow elk

    Thanks guys thats what i was looking 4.
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    Unread 08-14-2011, 11:36 AM
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    Re: cow elk

    For many years I would always try to shoot the lead cow because she was most times the biggest. One year I shot a smaller cow. I can still smell the elk stew and corn bread!!!
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