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Old 06-08-2012, 05:23 AM
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Re: Hunting the Bob Marshall Wilderness area in Montana

Good luck in the BOB. I lived in Helena for awhile before having to move to MN. Big country with alot of wolf(s). Im not sure where i would go to find the elk. Seems like they are getting pushed by those big dogs pretty hard. To bad you cant hunt in some of the outskirts of town. I have seen some big bulls in back yards!
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Old 12-03-2013, 12:58 AM
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Re: Hunting the Bob Marshall Wilderness area in Montana

Hey,

Stumbled on this thread and was curious if you ever made it to the Bob. If so I'd be interested to hear what your experience was hunting in that area.

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Old 04-08-2014, 11:14 PM
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Re: Hunting the Bob Marshall Wilderness area in Montana

Haven't been on here in awhile. We weren't able to make it happen that year. I was hunting with a buddy that lives in Montana, he had put in for a deer tag down here and he wanted to wait until the results came out down here before we "locked in" our dates with the outfitter that was doing the drop camp. He did not draw here, (he didn't want to do both trips in the same year) By the time we got back to the guide he had filled up with fully guided hunters and did not want to take on any more hunters.

We do, however, have our trip lined out for this year and have locked that **** in and put our deposit down! Looking forward to getting in there and checking out some new country! Doing the early season rifle hunt in there. Going to take my 375 Cheytac to sit on a high spot and wait for a Long Range opportunity. Taking my Winchester Model 70 30/06 as light carry rifle for when we are beating the brush. Should be an awesome trip!











Should have the long game covered, if it doesn't break my back getting to the top of the mountain so I CAN sit on a high spot! Good news is that it is the same weight as the Barrett WITHOUT a scope, so I know that it can be done, I have humped that heavy bastard all over hells half acre! This beast weighs in at 26.5 lbs with the scope! Should make a man out of me anyway! Hopefully this time I atleast get an opportunity to use it. (I packed the Barrett to the top of some gnarly **** in the Absaroka Beartooth one year and didn't even fire a shot!)

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Old 04-12-2014, 09:59 PM
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Re: Hunting the Bob Marshall Wilderness area in Montana

Good luck, and that's a nice long range rig but I'd make sure you are in shape and capable with the lighter rifle. I hunted the Bob in 2008, saw a decent number of elk and took a nice 6X6 and muley. The next year the wolves moved in (west of Dupuyer) and I hunted 3 more years seeing progressively less elk, none the last year in a week of hunting. I know a lot of locals, and NOBODY was seeking elk. One guy spent 2 weeks on horses, first on the west side of the divide then coming east, and finally shot a 6X6 that was with 2 cows above his camp the last night, the only elk he ever saw the whole trip.

Hunting the Bob these days I'd be prepared to walk, walk, walk. I'd go back to the area for bow as the locals report good elk still during bow but they seem to migrate south earlier now that the wolves are there.
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Good luck, and that's a nice long range rig but I'd make sure you are in shape and capable with the lighter rifle. I hunted the Bob in 2008, saw a decent number of elk and took a nice 6X6 and muley. The next year the wolves moved in (west of Dupuyer) and I hunted 3 more years seeing progressively less elk, none the last year in a week of hunting. I know a lot of locals, and NOBODY was seeking elk. One guy spent 2 weeks on horses, first on the west side of the divide then coming east, and finally shot a 6X6 that was with 2 cows above his camp the last night, the only elk he ever saw the whole trip.

Hunting the Bob these days I'd be prepared to walk, walk, walk. I'd go back to the area for bow as the locals report good elk still during bow but they seem to migrate south earlier now that the wolves are there.
I have a light rifle as well, I like to have one to "sit on the high spot" for "spot'n'shoot tactics, and one that I can carry in brush. I have been told the area we are going in has a large burn area from 2 years ago, yeah, I have read results have been challenging at best, we really want to go in and see some of that country. Should be in hiking distance of the Chinese Wall and Needle Falls. We had a similar experience a few years back in the Absaroka Beartooth, hunted our asses off and saw one elk on the whole trip. Part of it is just getting back there and enjoying some of that country and we will damn sure drop a hammer on the wolves if we get the chance. I would almost consider it a more successful trip if I get a wolf over an elk.




Winchester Model 70 30/0 with Nikon Buckmaster 6x18x40 with BDC reticle, I ordered a 20 MOA base for it, I just zeroed the other day and only has 6 MOA of useable elevation above zero. Will be running the Kenton Industries BDC turrets (Recently became a Pro Staff member for Tru Breed Unlimited, and Kenton is sending me out a set to test this year) Looking forward to using them. They should work well at the distances I am going to be using them at.

Happy hunting this fall to all of ya!
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