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Smooth area in the snow behind my head is where he was sliding down. The tree finally  stopped him.
Physical Conditioning / Re: Jail-house workouts
« Last post by steelheadboy on January 19, 2020, 04:47:04 PM »
At home I do exercises like push ups, planks, elastic bands, and kettle balls. I have also built a pull up/chin up station. Since I live in a milder climate zone I ride my bike often on long rides for basic endurance and fun. That said i do go to the fitness center regularly.
General Elk Hunting / Re: New to the forum
« Last post by cohunter14 on January 19, 2020, 08:09:57 AM »
Welcome to the forum!!!  :welcome:
Congratulations Karl! Lets see some pictures of that bull!
General Elk Hunting / New to the forum
« Last post by Hunt4em on January 18, 2020, 07:03:24 PM »
Just stumbled across the forum so figured I would register .
I've elk hunted every year since '78. Started with rifle then muzzle loader then into archery in '15. Took 6 or 8 cows but never a Bull. I've had a lot of encounters, one really disappointing blood trail but just couldn't get it done.
I would tell my hunting companions that they would be smart to do the exact opposite of whatever my hunting plan was because, "I'm the world's worst elk hunter."
Took the Elk101 course last spring and now, after 40+ years, I have a 6x6 Bull on the wall.
Did Elk101 make it easy? Nope, at 57 it was by far the single most physically exhausting day of my life. But I was prepared physically and mentally.
After spotting the Bull I started my solo accent in 8" of snow at 8200", 1/3 mi later I was at 9200". That's about 1.5' vertically for every 1' forward.
After another 1/2 mile hike I stood behind a dead tree in the wind for 2 hours waiting for him to get up and feed again. 400 yd shot put him down but he slid 300 yds down into a bowl.
That's when the work began.

If your unsucessful and discourged with your unfilled Elk tags take the course.
Most importantly be physically prepared to work harder than you ever imagined. Late season Elk hunting will hurt you.

Cory, I can't thank you enough for taking the time to put together the 101 course. You showed me exactly what I had been doing wrong all these years. So many weeks wasted meandering through the woods hoping to find a Bull.
Thank You!

University of Elk Hunting ONLINE COURSE / Re: Discount Code not working
« Last post by PastyManThighs on January 13, 2020, 06:24:23 PM »
Awesome! Thanks

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University of Elk Hunting ONLINE COURSE / Re: Discount Code not working
« Last post by cohunter14 on January 13, 2020, 04:52:26 PM »
I just signed up for the Elk 101 course and went to go use the discount code provided for buying an Exo pack and the code wouldn't work there. Any word on if the code listed on the conclusion page is no longer active and if a new one is going to come out?

The discount code hasn't been updated on the app yet. It's updated on the website though  :upthumb: .
General Elk Hunting / Re: Mornin Thoughts....
« Last post by Hutch on January 13, 2020, 03:03:21 PM »
Commitment...There's the word of the day!!
Making a conscious decision to accomplish a goal...
Hunting can be a major commitment, or it can be a weekend warrior kinda thing.
Daydreams dont become reality until that decision is made to commit to making it happen...
Like I said earlier, I've got a 2 year plan I'm working on, with some short term goals that can be met easily within that time frame. Kodiak Island...well, that's a long term goal, lol.
I've been spending a lot more time on this puter than I'ld like to admit to, just researching the various states and whats offered, what's required and so on. This particular site is an absolute gold mine of info, big thumbs up to all those that put this place together and keep it running smoothly!!!

General Elk Hunting / Re: Mornin Thoughts....
« Last post by cohunter14 on January 13, 2020, 02:26:46 PM »
I think many folks are similar and assume that hunting is going to be crazy expensive. The biggest hurdle in my opinion for non-residents is just committing. Commit to going and put a plan in place. You don't have to have a ton of new gear to hunt elk, you can probably hunt them in exactly what most folks out east wear when the deer hunt. Have good boots and some layers and a weapon to kill them with and go hunt!
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Re: How Has The University of Elk Hunting Helped You? by Karl
[January 19, 2020, 08:09:31 PM]

Re: Jail-house workouts by steelheadboy
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Re: New to the forum by cohunter14
[January 19, 2020, 08:09:57 AM]

Re: How Has The University of Elk Hunting Helped You? by cohunter14
[January 19, 2020, 08:09:21 AM]

New to the forum by Hunt4em
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