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General Elk Hunting / Re: 2019 Elk Hunt Update Thread
« on: September 03, 2019, 08:45:38 AM »
Awful hot up on the mountain in Wyoming this weekend - nothing heard or seen on opening day.  A buddy with a different tag reported hearing a couple bulges at night up around Laramie Peak.  Which was more than I heard in the General areas.  Will be out again next weekend.

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General Elk Hunting / Re: Too much of a good thing?
« on: July 25, 2019, 01:17:07 PM »
I believe they will still be in their typical areas.  We were up in the mountains last weekend and came across a herd while out on the trails up high.  Almost like they were following the melting snowpack up the hills.

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Archery / Re: Speed & Kinetic Energy
« on: July 09, 2019, 07:54:57 AM »
In my opinion you're overthinking it.  Since I'm also afflicted with short-draw syndrome, I'm also always tinkering.  I've successfully used FMJs weighing in at 448 grains that shot 249fps, but since they are getting difficult to find, I'm switching to the Axis that comes in at 403 grains and that upped the speed to 264.  Hoping that's a good balance.

As DTP said, you're in a good zone.  Not blazing fast, but a heavy arrow with razor sharp broadhead through the vitals will definitely do the trick.

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General Elk Hunting / Re: How long did it take you to chuckle?
« on: July 01, 2019, 09:06:06 AM »
2nd what WW said.  Chuckling wasn't too difficult, it's the deep thumping grunts that I still don't have confidence in.

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Hunting Gear / Re: Your favorite water filtration system
« on: June 28, 2019, 07:52:45 AM »
If you're doing more than a couple people, I would recommend the Platypus gravity.  If it's just you, I have a MSR Mini pump that works well.

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Sounds like they were just passing through.  There have been plenty of times we've called to elk we could see and they would just ignore us.  Opening weekend, it's hard to believe they are already call shy.  You talk about setting up in your general area.  Don't hesitate to be mobile.  Go find the elk that will respond.  Travel the area at night listening and using locator bulges to find out where they are.
We will definitely move more this year. If we run into a similar situation.

How do you decide on when to move and when to stay if there is no bugling? Im always afraid to push animals out of area if we find good sign.


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We've been hunting the same WY resident OTC areas (waiting on the draw tomorrow.....), for the past several years and have had good success.  So if we're not having success in one of our old spots, we'll give it a couple days and then move on to another.  We may not completely pack up camp, but we'll hop in the truck early one morning and move to another area and spend a day there.  There are few factors:
- Hunting pressure
- Elk sign (fresh/old/sightings/previous experience in the area)
- Weather (fronts moving in/or expected). Strong winds seems to keep them quiet and minimizes their movement.
 

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Sounds like they were just passing through.  There have been plenty of times we've called to elk we could see and they would just ignore us.  Opening weekend, it's hard to believe they are already call shy.  You talk about setting up in your general area.  Don't hesitate to be mobile.  Go find the elk that will respond.  Travel the area at night listening and using locator bulges to find out where they are.

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General Elk Hunting / Re: Free Gear Friday!!!
« on: June 14, 2019, 01:44:48 PM »
1) Wyoming - still waiting on resident draw!
2) 12 - 14 days between antelope / deer / elk
3) For archery elk - 25 -30%.  For others 60-75%

Good luck to all and everyone stay safe this year.

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Hunt Planner / Re: Hunting Plan of Attack
« on: June 05, 2019, 07:33:21 AM »
There's a ton of variables to consider:
- Potential elk food, water, and bedding locations.
- Public access points.  Based on the topography and land ownership of the area, how are you going to access the area without the thermals or prevailing winds causing issues?
- Hunting pressure.  Where do you anticipate other hunters?  Nearby campgrounds, roads, etc.
- Is it possible to locate elk at night with location bugles or by simply listening in a number of spots?
- If I'm rifle hunting, where can I take all of the above in and also find a good place to glass.

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General Elk Hunting / Re: Free Gear Friday!!!
« on: April 26, 2019, 10:23:55 AM »
The Rocky Mountain Contender has become my go-to.  Also like the All Star and I'm waiting to try the Champ.  Still can't beat the Temptress for an open reed call.

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General Elk Hunting / Re: New to the Forum
« on: April 25, 2019, 09:33:25 AM »
Welcome Lance.  Tons of good info here and on all of the Elk101 media sites.  Highly recommend the University of Elk Hunting if you haven't given it a try yet.  Consider some of the other opportunities hunting out west can provide - antelope, mule deer etc...

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Hunt Planner / Re: General Elk Hunt Questions
« on: April 15, 2019, 08:26:24 AM »
I'd echo what cohunter14 has to say.  A couple years ago one of my east coast hunting buddies canceled his return flight and rented a car to drive back as it was way more economical to get his antlers and meat back.  Your outfitter should be able to answer all those questions or at least point you who to talk to.

So far as the bullet, yeah.  Way more than enough.  I've hunted for years with my trusty little .270 with 150 grain Remington Core Lokts and never had an issue.

Good luck!


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Hunting Gear / Re: Recommended Rocky Mt Hunting Call for Cows
« on: April 03, 2019, 07:21:16 AM »
Believe Corey put up a video recently regarding the different types of diaphragm calls (use/latex type/size etc).  Give that a look.  Agree with everyone above, think I've called in elk with all of them (Temptress/Fightn' Cow/Matriarch).  The only issue I have is with the Matriarch.  Seems to take a bit more pressure to use and it seems to freeze up a bit. 

I think I'd change WW's statement just a bit, the best call is the one the elk are responding to! LOL

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General Elk Hunting / Re: Wyoming General Tag - What unit?
« on: April 02, 2019, 09:49:12 AM »
Welcome DoubleGobble - The General areas where we hunt get hit really hard during rifle as General tags are OTC for residents.  Doesn't matter whether it's opening day or the last week of the season.  There will be plenty of hunters in the woods in those General areas.  Good luck


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General Elk Hunting / Re: Free Gear Friday - Instagram
« on: March 21, 2019, 07:25:33 AM »
Signed up here, Youtube and  FB, now I need an Elk 101 instagram page? Where does it end?


Weve got lots of platforms to give stuff away on. We just want you forum members to be privy to them  ;-)


Keep an eye out though, I have a feeling you forum members will have a pretty solid giveaway coming soon in addition to the Free Gear Fridays  :train:

It's about time for the UEH renewals.

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