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Title: Who's Rifle Hunting?
Post by: cohunter14 on October 07, 2018, 08:07:24 AM
Who is getting out for the rifle seasons this year? Which state and when are you heading out?
Title: Re: Who's Rifle Hunting?
Post by: aes7.5x55 on October 07, 2018, 01:10:44 PM
I'm heading out to unit 13 in Colorado Thursday morning for my first ever elk hunt.  I don't expect to get much sleep the next few nights.
Title: Re: Who's Rifle Hunting?
Post by: Rdub on October 07, 2018, 01:29:41 PM
3rd season mule deer in CO GMU 10 and 4th season elk CO GMU 3. Been practicing at the range for awhile. Scouting trip to 10 next weekend. Know 3 like the back of my hand.
Title: Re: Who's Rifle Hunting?
Post by: Unclefish on October 07, 2018, 03:35:02 PM
2nd rifle season Colorado unit  214 elk cow tag  14 Bull elk and Mule deer buck tag. Leaving Tuesday the 16th for the 30 hour ride. I am basically packed now ready to roll. 
Title: Re: Who's Rifle Hunting?
Post by: cohunter14 on October 08, 2018, 08:04:30 AM
I'm heading out to unit 13 in Colorado Thursday morning for my first ever elk hunt.  I don't expect to get much sleep the next few nights.



That's awesome! The anticipation only gets worse the more times you go, so welcome to the addiction  :-D


We are hunting second rifle this year. Unfortunately it's going to be a shorter trip since I hunted so much during archery. Got two and a half days of hunting to get it done.
Title: Re: Who's Rifle Hunting?
Post by: Willdorf on October 08, 2018, 08:09:22 AM
Leaving for Colorado Unit 18 tomorrow for 1st rifle. Can't wait to be in the mountains!
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Post by: DTP on October 08, 2018, 10:30:53 AM
Good luck everyone
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Post by: Ol Arky on October 08, 2018, 01:26:36 PM
Good luck everyone

Same here. Be safe and have fun.
Title: Re: Who's Rifle Hunting?
Post by: UtahJimmy on October 08, 2018, 04:19:36 PM
Who is getting out for the rifle seasons this year? Which state and when are you heading out?
I filled my 2 Utah OTC tags on the rifle opener Saturday morning! I hunted 11 days with my bow and managed to screw up every opportunity I got. But put down a bull and a cow with the boom stick! (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20181008/736fe9671e729ef830b08e335b8ce62d.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20181008/c0e907833c85e2b600bb6d760992ac36.jpg)

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Title: Re: Who's Rifle Hunting?
Post by: cohunter14 on October 08, 2018, 05:47:39 PM
Nicely done UtahJimmy! Looks like you had some packing ahead of you with two elk on the ground in the same day  :upthumb:
Title: Re: Who's Rifle Hunting?
Post by: UtahJimmy on October 09, 2018, 06:58:50 AM
Nicely done UtahJimmy! Looks like you had some packing ahead of you with two elk on the ground in the same day  :upthumb:
Yes sir! 4 miles from the truck, 1800' of vert to drop. My buddy and I deboned the cow and got her out in one trip (major suck)! Then came back with reinforcements for the bull. My wife, 2 friends, and I made quick work of him.

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Title: Re: Who's Rifle Hunting?
Post by: robloft on October 09, 2018, 12:12:22 PM
Iím going to Montana during the first week of November for about 10 days. Gonna hunt some block management in region 4 for a cow and head to region three and look for a bull.


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Title: Re: Who's Rifle Hunting?
Post by: ribo451 on October 09, 2018, 01:46:22 PM
I won't be hunting elk again till after the general (b tag) season is over here on the 24th. Then I have a few days to chase elk with a rifle. Looking for a decent bull or I will wait till the December muzzleloader hunt for antlerless elk.

Rifle deer opens tomorrow but that is the same as the general elk opener and I usually avoid the woods then. I might try to find a place with no elk hunters and see if I can locate a deer to take a poke at. Duck opens here on Saturday so I may not hunt big game much till the orange army is out of the woods. I have my general deer tag and an extra antlerless whitetail tag.

All for unit one in north Idaho.

Title: Re: Who's Rifle Hunting?
Post by: rdumont on October 09, 2018, 02:03:54 PM
Just got back form my first Wyoming elk hunt, which was a great success!  Shot him in a large pond, and had a wet day from then on  :-D
Title: Re: Who's Rifle Hunting?
Post by: cohunter14 on October 09, 2018, 03:55:47 PM
Just got back form my first Wyoming elk hunt, which was a great success!  Shot him in a large pond, and had a wet day from then on  :-D



Congrats rdumont!!
Title: Re: Who's Rifle Hunting?
Post by: rdumont on October 09, 2018, 04:03:57 PM
Thanks!!
Title: Re: Who's Rifle Hunting?
Post by: Elk Noob on October 10, 2018, 11:45:42 AM
I've got 2 2nd rifle tags, but am still trying to figure out what I do.


I picked up a lefter Unit 1 cow tag, and drew a unit 45 Mule Deer tag without any PP. This is in CO. I typically hunt Unit 45 and know I will be able to find some mule deer. I've never hunted Unit 1, but would rather get a cow to fill the freezer than a Muley Buck... Hoping I can find something good in 1.


I may hunt 1 the first weekend and 45 the 2nd.
Title: Re: Who's Rifle Hunting?
Post by: Wyo67 on October 12, 2018, 07:44:31 AM
Heading out to the Douglas, WY area to try and help my brother fill a cow tag.  Looking forward to next year as he's got 9 preference points and might finally get to archery hunt area 7.
Title: Re: Who's Rifle Hunting?
Post by: Tn2715 on October 26, 2018, 10:10:17 AM
I will be. Six more days of bow season. I sure hope to get 1 with my bow!
Title: Re: Who's Rifle Hunting?
Post by: Devildog090106 on October 26, 2018, 10:15:57 AM
Up here in North Idaho for a tag rifle. Messed up or had it messed up for me a few times durring archery. Saw a bull and a cow this morning in the rain and for but the bull wouldn't step out.
Title: Re: Who's Rifle Hunting?
Post by: cnelk on October 27, 2018, 06:19:29 AM
Headed up to Wyoming later today. Going with a buddy tomorrow, taking his horses into some canyon country to hopefully fill his tag.



Hoping the 30+mph winds today will push them to where we are headed
Title: Re: Who's Rifle Hunting?
Post by: cohunter14 on October 27, 2018, 10:00:35 AM
Headed up to Wyoming later today. Going with a buddy tomorrow, taking his horses into some canyon country to hopefully fill his tag.



Hoping the 30+mph winds today will push them to where we are headed



Have fun Brad! Let us know how it goes.