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Old 06-26-2012, 02:57 PM
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what state to elk hunt?

Looking to book trip in 2013. What states are easiest/best for nonresidents to hunt to draw a tag in. This will be the first elk trip for me and my friends so we aren't trophy hunting just want to kill an elk. Any advice or info would be greatly appreciated
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Old 06-26-2012, 05:42 PM
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Re: what state to elk hunt?

im not an expert by any means but just from what I've seen living here in Colorado the past year , if you just want to kill something you don't even have to draw a tag. with so many OTC gmu's getting a tag isn't that hard and with 1/3 of the state being public land finding places to hunt isn't that hard either.

how do you plan on hunting? drop camp, guided hunt, DIY?
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Old 06-26-2012, 06:26 PM
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Re: what state to elk hunt?

Idaho had over the counter for out of staters,used to have a good elk herd
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Old 06-26-2012, 09:54 PM
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Re: what state to elk hunt?

Hey Sniper,
I would forget ID & MT because of the wolf situation. I am from Utah and guided there for 6 years. Utah has a very good elk herd. Would also think about CO. Last fall on my elk hunt here in ID I seen 2 wolves and no elk. This is the same area where I have killed my last 4 elk. Do not spend your money on nonresident tags to simply feed the wolves.
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Old 06-27-2012, 12:45 AM
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Re: what state to elk hunt?

With Montana FWP making public statements that due to predation some herds are near extinction, at the very least a lot of research is in order, prior to buying a tag. Idaho somewhat better. If you're content with picturesque trail ride, off season is usually cheaper and the weather is better.
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Old 06-27-2012, 09:36 AM
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Re: what state to elk hunt?

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Looking to book trip in 2013. What states are easiest/best for nonresidents to hunt to draw a tag in. This will be the first elk trip for me and my friends so we aren't trophy hunting just want to kill an elk. Any advice or info would be greatly appreciated

You might consider one of the New Mexico private land Cow Elk hunts. Its a great way to "get your feet wet" Kennedy Hunting Services comes to mind. A bargain IMO.
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Old 06-27-2012, 02:19 PM
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Re: what state to elk hunt?

Thanks for all the good info guys. I think a new mexico land owner tag.is.where I'm going
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