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General Elk Hunting / Re: Dual Purpose Binoculars
« on: February 29, 2016, 08:33:11 AM »
Go Vortex and go won't be disappointed. Unconditional Lifetime Warranty and awesome quality. I have looked through both the Diamondbacks and Vipers...Marginal difference only seems noticeable for long distance/long duration glassing...If money is a legitimate concern, go with the won't be disappointed. They are $300-$500 quality for about half the price...Camofire had 10x42 diamondbacks for $149.99 yesterday...that's what I would recommend...Good luck, spot em, stalk em, n stick em!!!

+1 - Got the Diamondbacks last year and they were a great buy. 

General Elk Hunting / Re: Peak Elk Rut in C olorado???
« on: February 23, 2016, 09:05:16 AM »
If I could only hunt one week it would be from the 17th-25th.

General Elk Hunting / Re: You have 10 days to hunt
« on: January 25, 2016, 09:29:15 AM »
For 10 days, I'd be there the to hunt 17th - 26th.  Seems as though our best bugling dates are centered around the 20th.  As with montanaelk, I'd like to be there later than early.

General Elk Hunting / Re: Fixed or mechanical?
« on: January 21, 2016, 07:57:36 AM »
What is everybodys feelings about the Slick Trick Mags

IMO you can't go wrong with the Slick Tricks.  I've recovered both bulls I shot with them in the last couple years within 50 yards.  One frontal and the other broadside.  As with any broadhead though, it's about placement.  We did not recover the one my son shot last year with the Slick Tricks.  No bloodtrail at all within the first 100 yards, suspect poor shot placement.

General Elk Hunting / Re:'s Film, WYOMING, is live!
« on: January 21, 2016, 07:53:01 AM »
Simply awesome video...  The ups, downs, and the possibility that a season can turn from a disaster to a success in seconds are what make September so special.  Loved the last line.  It truly does stay with you.

General Elk Hunting / Re: 2013 "Meatpole"
« on: November 14, 2013, 04:43:51 PM »
Great bull Swampbuck.  That's a toad...  :)

General Elk Hunting / Re: Wyoming elk hunt
« on: November 13, 2013, 07:35:44 PM »
Question:  Do you each have 1 point or do you only have 1 point between the three of you?  With the way Wyoming's draw works, they will take the average of your party's preference points.  In other words, if you each have 1 point (3 points total), then your average is 1.  While if you only have 1 point among the 3 of you, then your average will be 0.333 for the draw.  If your average is 1, you have a pretty good chance of drawing a General tag.  There can be good hunting in those areas, provided you get away from the people...  The majority of the trophy areas require 7 points minimum to draw.  See the attached link for non-resident regular draw odds with preference points:

cpowell...  Can't help you much with Colorado units, but I've found that here in Wyoming late season cow hunts can be very different from archery and early season rifle.  When the weather pushes the elk out of the mountains, they can be found and hunted very effectively with spot and stalk methods in open areas and not the deep/dark nasty stuff.  The attached photo was a herd that moved on after we took a cow during an early December hunt...  As warbid said, weather in the rockies can vary greatly.  We were snowed on during September archery and had 60 degree days here in late October.  So be prepared for anything.

Elk Hunting Tips & Tactics / Re: beginner
« on: September 05, 2013, 05:42:58 AM »
What ribo451 said... Go every chance you can get.  You can go about every other with a general tag as a non-resident in Wyoming or every year OTC in Colorado.  With guide hunts running at least $5000 per person, you can go several times on your own with that kind of money.  Get on several bowhunting forums (elk101, bowsite etc..) and soak up as much info as you can.  Learn how to call and what tactics to use (elknut and University of Elk Hunting DVDs).  Don't be afraid to ask questions on forums such as this one or send out a private message to get opinions.  There are a lot of guys out there willing to share their knowledge.

General Elk Hunting / Re: Passing up a raghorn
« on: September 05, 2013, 12:54:43 AM »
COelkaholic88 - Understand your issue.  A couple of years ago a got my first archery bull 45 minutes into the first day I was hunting (DIY general area in Wyoming).  He  was a 4x4 raghorn.  I didn't regret it for a minute and spent the rest of the hunt calling for my partner, eventually bringing down a nice 6x6 for him.  Last year I passed up a spike in a great limited area hoping for a big one.  Ate that tag, but I don't regret that decision either.  2nd what nclonghunter said...

Elk Hunting Tips & Tactics / Re: Setup Question
« on: September 01, 2013, 01:06:33 AM »
Jantti... I'd say if you can slip in quietly with a red lens flashlight by 3-3:30am you should do it. 

Campfire / Re: Where is everyone from?
« on: August 29, 2013, 04:51:44 PM »
Originally Holts Summit, MO - now Cheyenne, WY is home

General Elk Hunting / Re: Newbie, Please Help
« on: August 27, 2013, 09:22:42 PM »

General Elk Hunting / Re: Newbie, Please Help
« on: August 27, 2013, 06:56:46 PM »
ruttinhard... So far as the base layers, I use the X-system lightweight brands.  We mostly use spot and stalk or run and gun calling methods for elk so we're always on the move.  You shouldn't need a heavy base layer...  Since you're used to using mouth calls, learning how to cow call with them shouldn't be to difficult.  Practice bugling if you can (search youtube for: how to use diaphram calls by Rockie Jacobsen).  If you want an extra cow call, I'd recommend the temptress here from elk101.  I like Wayne Carltons fightin cow call too.  Make sure you have a couple wind checker bottles in case one gets lost - I refill mine with chalk from the local hardware store.

General Elk Hunting / Re: NEW! Guess the Score Contest 8/20 - 8/26
« on: August 20, 2013, 06:07:31 PM »
325 3/8

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