Elk Hunting

Discussion in 'Bowhunting Talk' started by Colorado Luckydog, Aug 20, 2011.

  1. Colorado Luckydog

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    Well, we have one week to go. I hiked up to 12330 feet on Thursday. Although we saw sign all the way up, there was more and it was freshest at the highest levels. Everything is still very green and it was very warm. The mosquitoes are terrible. There is water everywhere and every creek is running high. (bring some comfortable waterproof boots) The elk seem to be in very big groups. We saw a group of aprrox 120 elk in the same field together about a week ago. I'm getting stoked. We have plan A, B and C. We will see how it goes. The rut should be getting into the early stages in the next few days or weeks. Good luck to everyone.
     
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  2. elkhuntinut

    elkhuntinut Weekend Warrior

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    Nothing like saying elk season is right around the corner...hard to believe...but looking forward to it again this year.
     
  3. ArchArrow123

    ArchArrow123 Weekend Warrior

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    Hope you guys have a great season this year. No elk hunting for me this year, maybe next year though. I can't wait to hear from all of you about the hunts.
     
  4. seanmoe

    seanmoe Weekend Warrior

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    I've never Elk hunted before but it seems like a blast. My next duty station is Carson and I'll try to get it done. A little DIM hunt.
     
  5. 130Woodman

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    I was going to leave on Thursday to make opening day in CO but I had some stuff come up and won't be able to go. Now I'm heading west on the 16th, hope the are bugling by then.
     
  6. Colorado Luckydog

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    I think you will have a better chance to see the rut after the 16th instead of opening day. The muzzle loaders will be finishing on the 18th. The muzzle loaders tend to stir them up pretty good.
     
  7. Rob / PA

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    And I look forward to the reading and the pics until I too can once again go... Good luck guys.
     
  8. 130Woodman

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    I was hoping to get them in their regular feeding pattern before anyone else got up there. Maybe next year.

     
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    stuntriders Weekend Warrior

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    The blood is pumping!!!! Heading up Friday night, spending a week in the mountains. I will give you guys an update when I get back!
     
  10. elkhuntinut

    elkhuntinut Weekend Warrior

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    Now that will keep me checking back for information.

    I spoke with my buddy today out there and he said that the meadows are green as green can be. Hopefully by then the temps start to drop...plenty of time to do that.

     
  11. MN/Kyle

    MN/Kyle Die Hard Bowhunter

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    13 days and counting until I head to CO!
     
  12. Schultzy

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    It's tough reading stuff like this when you can't make the trip out west. Best of luck all!
     
  13. txmarshmonkey

    txmarshmonkey Weekend Warrior

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    Three weeks to go for me!
    I've been looking forward to it all year but now I'm starting to get the jitters.
     
  14. MNpurple

    MNpurple Die Hard Bowhunter

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    I leave 2 weeks from today. I hear bugles in my sleep.....

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  15. OHbowhntr

    OHbowhntr Die Hard Bowhunter

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    Ditto that Steve, even tougher when you're not even sure you'll ever shoot a bow again.......:cry:
     
  16. elkhuntinut

    elkhuntinut Weekend Warrior

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    Heres my view in a few weeks

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    Here's mine,Mikes and Justins view.

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    bz_711 Die Hard Bowhunter

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    Can't wait!!!

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  19. Afflicted

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    Some day:)

    Can't wait to do some of that kind of hunting.

    Keep us posted.

    Thanks
     
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    Those views are intense!
     

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