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Offline Bullnuts

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Re: Where do you find elk?
« Reply #15 on: March 25, 2014, 03:03:16 PM »
Watch for the moo cows. Cattle use the same terrain, water, and food sources as the elk and will be in the same places.

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Re: Where do you find elk?
« Reply #16 on: March 31, 2014, 08:51:14 AM »
Everybody is saying "north face" slopes, why?
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Re: Where do you find elk?
« Reply #17 on: March 31, 2014, 09:00:07 AM »
North faces are the last to warm up, and snow collects there -- which means more water -- which means grass. Also, elk like the cool, shaded north side due to temperature.

Also, that snow leads to water that feeds more than grass. It feeds trees, which are thicker on the north slopes.

In contrast to north slopes, south-facing slopes tend to be open and dry. What water they had running tends to have dried up by August.

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Re: Where do you find elk?
« Reply #18 on: March 31, 2014, 09:02:12 AM »
Quote from: \"sojourner65\"
Everybody is saying \"north face\" slopes, why?
Elk bedding areas in warm September. It is where they are coming and going from.

I do not hunt in their bedding areas. I mostly hunt their transition routes to and from their bedding areas.
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Re: Where do you find elk?
« Reply #19 on: March 31, 2014, 12:04:49 PM »
The answer to your question depends a lot on just what you are looking for.  If lots of elk in a general area is good, ask around.  Contact the local Game Biologists and Forest Service range or timber technicians.
I am not particularly looking for lots of elk.  I would be happy with a 40 square mile area that holds one elk, if I can determine right where I can place him.  That takes on the ground scouting.

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Re: Where do you find elk?
« Reply #20 on: February 09, 2016, 08:10:56 PM »
I stumbled on this thread and wanted to share it again with you all. Some great information here. I will also put this in the archived tips. Feel free to expand onto this and add your thoughts as well!

 

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