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Unread 10-11-2014, 04:54 PM
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My brother was one of the lucky ones to draw an Arkansas elk tag. Seasoned opened Monday. He played caller for another young man on Monday, who ended the day with an 8x6. Brother had drawn a cow tag, which he filled early Tuesday morning.
I have not bothered putting in for the draw, but will from now on.
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Unread 10-11-2014, 11:58 PM
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Wow an 8x6 is a giant...if you got a pic post it on here.
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Unread 10-15-2014, 09:35 PM
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Have a pic of the cow but not the bull. Brother says a video is on the way.
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Unread 10-16-2014, 05:52 AM
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I wish they'd do sopme work in Texas... there are a couple of small free ranging herds in far West Texas but the TPW department has them listed as "exotics" because they supposedly compete/out-compete desert bighorns and are not the "native" Merriam's elk which are extinct.

RMEF, HELP TEXAS OUT! Shed some light on their outdated management practices!
God I hope so! A Texan bought the Dana Ranch (60K+ acres) last year. It is still part of the BMA but only <10% and significantly lower hunter numbers are allowed.

I heard they tried to put high fences to keep the estimated 1000+ elk herd like in Texas but got shot down.
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Unread 10-16-2014, 12:09 PM
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Ive seen elk in private ranches here in texas, but never free roaming. Boy that would be the day.

Id likely be to dumbfounded to do anything but stare.
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I heard they tried to put high fences to keep the estimated 1000+ elk herd like in Texas but got shot down.
I am glad to hear that got shot down. I grew up here in Texas but had the pleasure of living in Washington State and hunting the NW for 2 decades after I got out of the Navy.

Coming back to Texas was actually a disappointment to me on the hunting front as I can apply for out of state tags for less that the price of a "Deer Lease" in Texas.

One of my best friends from the Navy was from just south of you Feenix, he grew up in Stockett/Sand Coulee...

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Unread 10-16-2014, 02:28 PM
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Ive seen elk in private ranches here in texas, but never free roaming. Boy that would be the day.

Id likely be to dumbfounded to do anything but stare.
There are 2-3 herds of free ranging in the Sierra Diablo Mountains, in Big Bend Ranch State Park, and in the Elephant Mountain Wildlife Management Area and the adjoining lands of said 3 locations.

Read the article in the following web page, there is some excellent materials on the backwards thinking of the State Legislature and the TPWD's total elimination policy of elk as an "exotic" species:

Elk Crisis | Circle Ranch
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