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I live close to Wyoming elk area 7.  High quality bulls with 20-25% draw odds for residents.  I've drawn it once in 12 years, so yeah...

Elk Hunting Tips & Tactics / Re: High Altitude 12k+ archery Elk
« on: March 29, 2021, 07:30:58 AM »
Stay hydrated and don't push too hard too fast.  I live at 6000' and I notice the change when I go above 9000. 

General Elk Hunting / Re: Getting over fear
« on: February 24, 2021, 07:57:25 AM »
Sorry to hear Strong Tower.

I think I'd start by looking at the full wrap leather arm guards used by traditional archers.  I'm talking about the real stout leather ones.  Combine with a good leather glove for your bow hand.  They do make kevlar arm guards used in assembly line/manufacturing/demolition fields, but I think I'd go with the leather. 

Concur with ribo451.  Get a light bow with some old school aluminum arrows to get back into it.

Good luck and hope you're out there this season.

If you do have a fold developing in the back of the call you may not have a good seal. It's more common in callers that set calls farther back in their mouths and they generally develop as the tape gets softer. Trying a notch isn't going to hurt. Start out small, half the width of the fold and half the depth to see if it flattens out and seals. You can always take more off but can never add it back.

I've never heard it put that way.  Will have to try on some of the models that I struggle with.  Thanks!

Hunting Gear / Re: Battery Powered Trail Bikes
« on: February 17, 2021, 02:37:55 PM »
I can't see using them where we hunt in Wyoming.  We've had so much blow down with the beetle kill from a few years back and high winds the past couple of years, it's difficult enough to walk our old trails.  Keep in mind to that Wyoming wilderness areas are off limits to all mechanical/motorized equipment (pedal powered bikes as well).

So long as you have a good seal and air is not escaping across the top (between the call and your palate) you should be fine.  Almost all the ones I've used have a fold in the middle after getting used.  I've never had any luck trimming the edges off the calls. 

General Elk Hunting / Re: Ticks in CO Elk country
« on: December 28, 2020, 08:36:38 AM »
I've never picked on up in Wyoming.  Way different than where I grew up in Missouri...

Hunt Planner / Re: Where to start...
« on: December 17, 2020, 07:52:27 AM »
Welcome Brent. 

I can't think of a state that would exclude anyone from a tag in a group application.  Good luck and have fun... That's what it's all about anyway.

Elk Hunting Tips & Tactics / Re: Looking for any help or advice
« on: November 30, 2020, 09:28:44 AM »
Well said cohunter...  :clap:

Classifieds / Re: looking for wild hunted meat
« on: November 19, 2020, 12:42:10 PM »
As an FYI, I believe this is very illegal for someone to do. I don't think someone that has harvested an animal can sell you anything. They can donate meat to you, but selling is a no go.

Elk noob is right.  Wild game hunted and harvested under state or federal regulations cannot be sold.  Only used for personal consumption. 

In Wyoming, if you're donating it to an individual there are other regulations you have to abide by such as getting a interstate game tag etc... 

Hunting Gear / Re: Elk trip help needed
« on: November 16, 2020, 08:25:08 AM »
Welcome gobblesandgrunts. 

There's a ton of info out there.  Search this and other forums.  The Elk101 team and Randy Newberg's Youtube videos can provide guidance on alot of your questions.  I'll add my two cents to pile on to cohunter14's post..

Clothing - Layering is the way to go.  This year Wyoming has had had temps from sub zero to 70 since opening day (10/15).  Make sure your outer layer can keep you dry.  Avoid cotton at all costs if you can.  A good base layer that wicks way moisture/sweat can help keep you comfortable when hiking the hills.

Boots - Any brand or price you're comfortable in.  Poor fitting boots and the associated foot problems can ruin a hunt in a hurry.  Broken in and something that will support you up/down/side hill walking with up to an extra 80# on your back.  Kennetrek gaiters are worth every penny to help keep your feet dry in the morning snow/dew.

Scope - Whatever your comfortable shooting.  It's up to you and your comfort zone as to how far you're willing to shoot.  Take into consideration your ammunition.  Don't go light with an elk.  For 7mm Rem Mag, I'd recommend something above 160grn in a quality bullet.  Elk are big, tough animals compared to deer sized game. 

Be prepared to be mobile and have a backup plan to your backup plan and then have a contingency plan for those as well.  Several guys hunting across the west this year were scrambling looking for different hunting areas due wildfires and that can happen every year.

I would also and still have an elk tag to fill, but I'm in Cheyenne.

General Elk Hunting / Re: What about last week of season?
« on: September 11, 2020, 03:19:06 PM »
I've heard bulls still bugling well into October while herded up with their cows.  They don't all come into estrus at the exact same time, some may be delayed by a few days and then they come in again if they were not bred.  I'll be out there if my tag isn't punched... 

General Elk Hunting / Re: Elk in burns
« on: June 24, 2020, 07:27:28 AM »
How do you find the burns?

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« on: June 03, 2020, 10:00:44 AM »
Cost for a non-resident cow tag in Wyoming is about $300.  Only option now is the leftover draw - application period is 6/22 - 6/26 with results scheduled for 7/9.  Once the leftover draw is completed, then they will sell the tags remaining on a first come-first served basis. 

A word of caution though... If there are tags still remaining after the leftover draw, there's usually a reason.   Most common one is little to no access - looking at you Area 6.

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