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cquist

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There are multiple great books on elk hinting. I would get them and study for a crash course. I would let him point you in the right direction and have a great week hunting. If you read the books on elk hunting and better understand the habitat and how elk live, you will have a great hunt, even if you don't get anything. Being it is Montana, you will have a hunt you may never forget.
 

Treeslug

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Is there no one else can go just for the company even....doesn't have to be a hunter...and I'm sure your guide can at least start you off in the right area...get you setup! Unless of course it was a pack trip.
If you hunt alone, you won't have any help. Sad! If you hunt alone, you do not have to worry about who takes the first shot, worry about what direction you want to go, when to get up, when to go to bed, and no one else drinking your rum/whiskey/whatever. Never forget the brown water. Eases a lot of walking pains and insecurity. Besides, how many hunters can you name that never came back from a hunt. It is glorious out there. Sounds like you have the tag, go hunt.
 

jaw719

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Is there no one else can go just for the company even....doesn't have to be a hunter...and I'm sure your guide can at least start you off in the right area...get you setup! Unless of course it was a pack trip.
I’ve asked a few friends and no one can go on such short notice.

We would be truck camping and then hiking in before sunrise.
 

skipglo

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I’ve asked a few friends and no one can go on such short notice.

We would be truck camping and then hiking in before sunrise.
As I said...the guide should at least be able to escort you to a decent area and then you'd be good to go....best of luck!
 

Hoss50

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YouTube how to gutless method an elk. Have good equipment and go hunt. Be prepared as possible and send it.

Have good game bags, sharp knives, a good pack, and the other needed items to survive and hunt.

No better way to learn.
 

jaw719

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As I said...the guide should at least be able to escort you to a decent area and then you'd be good to go....best of luck!
I've got the coordinates for the camp spot, he lives in Columbia Falls so having him drive 3.5 hours to get me going isn't feasible.

I'm trying to guilt the wife into letting me go, but it's tough.
 

sp6x6

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Today was opener in MT.My son out eve before,located a herd.People all over driving by,told dont hang but keep eye on them.He went up almost 4000 vert at 4 am.Saw about 60 other hunters at distance he said.Saw many bulls,8:30 his was down,ten miles on his back,the journeys almost done.Living the dream,solo hunt.Id been there,but hes way across state.Theres also the satisfaction to harvest a elk on your own and pack it to,you know your up to most hunting tasks Just read your post Im in Cfalls,you could pm me I might know him
 

sp6x6

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This could be you!!!
 

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greenejc

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So, I was scheduled to leave for Montana Thursday the 28th for a week long hunt with a buddy of mine. He is a backcountry guide and offered to take me out for my first elk trip.

Yesterday he texts me to say he fell checking a trail cam and broke three ribs and his foot and can't take me on the trip.

So what do I do? I have a non-resident general elk and deer combo tag and the last day to submit for a refund is today. I don't want to lose the $1200 I paid for the tags but I also have zero experience with western hunting. Every hunt I've ever been on is SC whitetails, sit in a stand over a pile of corn and wait. I've never even cleaned a kill.

So do I go by myself with a nearly 100% chance of failure while getting some experience, or eat the cost of the tags and wait until next year.
Hope you got your money back. If you want to go elk in Colorado, we're looking for another hunter. Season starts on the 30th of Oct. I intend to be in the woods on the 28th. Bull tag is over the counter, and we'll take you into the woods around Crawford Colorado. I'm leaving Texas tomorrow, so an answer will need to be posted tonight or you can call me as I left you my number in the private section of this blog.
 
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