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Re: 2019 Elk Story Contest!!!
« Reply #17 on: October 18, 2019, 01:58:57 PM »
Here's the story of two Louisiana boys trying to be elk hunters  :lol: :


https://www.elk101.com/forums/index.php/topic,9091.msg93575.html#msg93575

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Re: 2019 Elk Story Contest!!!
« Reply #18 on: October 25, 2019, 09:33:59 PM »
Elk season 2019 was by all rights gonna be a good one. Me and my 13 yr old had put out a camera in a area Ive always found elk. Had cows on it end of July. Then the weekend before opening weekend had a nice 5x5 bull on the camera. Just the look on my sons face told me it was already a good year. After his school let out Friday we headed up. Set up camp and made plans for the morning.. The area of the trail camera was less then A mile away. The full moon had me worried but hey cant find them if you dont go looking.  We started up the hill at almost first light. Started to see some fairly fresh sign.. set up and called and the boy was doing well. Called and walked and repeated.. then started slipping up a little bench, and thats when the woods came alive. Ground Hornets is what the boy found.. he was screaming like he caught something in his zipper.... got him settled down and returned to camp to get him some antihistamine. Bee stings on my wifes side isnt good. Went for a drive and he took a nap. Tried another area to no luck. Then the winds and rain came that night. Sleeping in a backpacking tent during the downpour was no fun.. we headed up to work around the hornets for day 2. Still no elk sounds or elk sightings...until on our way back to the Jeep seen one lone cow who didnt want to play. Packed up a wet tent and came home to return to work.. tried the same thing for next weekend it being the last.. to much of the same results. No elk sounds or elk sightings for the days we hunted.. he wasnt beaten down but dad feels defeated been trying my butt off for a couple years to get him into deer.  So the 2019 season was a bust..hornets 1 the Nordwells 0

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Re: 2019 Elk Story Contest!!!
« Reply #19 on: October 25, 2019, 10:52:19 PM »




A couple dudes from IL gave it the oldcollege try in Western WY. It was our first ever elk hunt/trip. Had a blast but came home empty handed. Gotta thank the forum for all the posters and those willing to answer questions.  We heard elk, we saw elk and we had a few close encounters with elk but we never slung an arrow. Overall it was tougher than expected. Physically I was prepared and handled the hunt fine. It took a couple of days to jump over a few mental hurdles and realize we could get off trail and handle that steep read end terrain.  The elk and the calling was the tough part. We were general tag, public land and the elk pretty much gathered their small harems and ran away as soon as they heard a cow call or bugle. Its believed that they were call shy but I think the bulls were all satisfied with small harems. There were no satellites looking for strange on the side. There were at least 4 hunting parties in the basin we were hunting which was about 10 sq miles in area and we only actually ran into 1 group while hunting. There was no sign and no talk of anyone filling a tag during the week we were there (last week of September).  Either way it was a blast and I willhopefully be back in 3 years on the general tag. Until then I guess Ill be a 90 percenter Ill be creeping around here until then trying to get the edge.

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Re: 2019 Elk Story Contest!!!
« Reply #20 on: October 26, 2019, 07:11:34 AM »

My wife finally decided to come with on a hunt this year and it was great.


https://www.elk101.com/forums/index.php/topic,9095.0.html

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Re: 2019 Elk Story Contest!!!
« Reply #21 on: October 29, 2019, 03:31:00 PM »
On opening day of Washington archery I had drill (in WA National Guard) and had a big 6x6 with 2 cows walk out from a drainage I was driving past. Unfortunately that was the only 3 elk I saw all season.

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Re: 2019 Elk Story Contest!!!
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