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What's the most affordable way to successfully hunt an elk?

 
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Old 03-27-2008, 07:40 AM
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What's the most affordable way to successfully hunt an elk?

My cousin and I have always talked about going out west to go elk hunting. We are faced with two large problems with that. 1.) We're from Indiana and don't know exactly where to go. 2.)We can't afford to pay thousands and thousands to an outfitter.

I'd like to find soemthing where we drove to a place, rode an atv, or horses in the rest of the way and hunted away from everyone else. Does that exist?

What's the affordable way for two young healthy guys to hunt elk?
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Old 03-27-2008, 08:02 AM
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plenty of those....

....here in colo. i will try to give you a little help.....first off, define what kind of hunt you are looking for.....do you want early season archery, muzzle loader, or do you want to hunt rifle season? of course the rifle season is the most popular so that is when the most hunters are here....the highways are clogged with trucks pulling all manner of trailers full of ATV's for the week before the first combined rifle season....some prefer the later season, when there is more of a chance of snow. there is another excellent thread on this today but i cant remember the name....tenvol posted all the DOW info and websites......look for that thread...decide what kind of hunt you want and i will be glad to try and help you coordinate it....AJ
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Old 03-27-2008, 08:14 AM
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heres the other thread

backpack hunting/colo elk.....read that over


heres the CDOW brochures

Big Game Brochures - Colorado Division of Wildlife
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Old 03-27-2008, 11:54 AM
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I should have been more specific. We would be rifle hunting. Any part of the season would be fine with us. I'd like to use an atv to get to a remote spot then backpack from there.
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Old 03-27-2008, 02:44 PM
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In Oregon you drive right upto some of the Wilderness area's and then backpack in from there. There is alot of public land in Oregon. The Wilderness area's are going to be your best bet. They are not crowded once you get in a couple of miles.
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Old 03-27-2008, 04:03 PM
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Make sure the tags are not already all used up.

In Idaho ya just drive to the area where you think there are elk, from research and scouting + rumors;) then drive there and walk a mile from the vehicle.

You'll then be away from 98.9 % of the locals and most of the wannabees.

Be prepared for some snow up high (> 7500') and trudge your legs off keeping an eye way, way ahead of you.

Finally pray for beginner's luck, it may well work;) It has for others, biginners's luck that is.....
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When you get into the mountains past all the people, you need to drive a nail into your shoe if this don't slow you down drive one in the other shoe!!

Its not how much country you hunt it's how you hunt the country!!

If the elk aren't there move!!
Elk are big, noisy, smelly beasts with lot's of bad habits.
Get to a vantage point, find them then kill one!

Simple as that ?? maybe with luck !!
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