Drew a MT Breaks Elk tag

platapus

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27 years, 17 bonus points, and 8 years as a nonresident, 410-20 rifle tag.

Pretty excited to say the least. I drew a cow tag last year and was successful. Me and my hunting partner hauled her out in one trip 3 miles back. Not fun lol.


Scouting is going to be a little difficult as I'm 7 hours away but will get in a few 3 day weekends.

Biggest hurdle is getting back in shape, I'll be 48 this year. I'm dedicated and will start now.
 

MT257

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Too bad it’s not what it used to be. Was world class now a 320-330 is considered a success.
 

RockyMtnMT

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Been hunting the Breaks for 20 years now. I saw big bull then and still do now. Everyone thinks they are going to go shoot a 400" bull when they get one of these tags. Fact is there has never been very many of those. It is a rare thing to happen in the wild. Hunt hard and you have a great chance of getting a "big" bull. Congrats on your upcoming hunt. It will be a hunt of a lifetime no matter how it ends.
 

platapus

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My expectations are more realistic than most, especially up there. I have two friends who have shot 380+ bulls, those two are the exception and not the rule.

I've hunted up there for deer and cows for about the same amount of time and have seen a pile of elk. Only a couple of monsters.

There are a lot of road hunters up there, I am not one of them. I know a couple areas that hold elk and that's where I'll be, miles from the roads.

As the season goes on, they get further and further back. I just hope to get a decent bull and a lifetime of memories.
 

MT257

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I agree big bulls are few and far between any where. As stated you will see elk. I just wish the opportunity management mindset wouldn’t apply to areas that have better than average potential.
 

Troutslayer2

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Good to hear somebody got a tag. I’m 0 for 4 so far this year, same as every year. I think I used up all my point potential when I drew my moose tag.
 

L.Sherm

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I've been putting in for Moose, Sheep and goats for 30 years notta again!!!
 
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