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Archery / compound bows with a 32 inch draw length
« Last post by Bowhunter65 on July 06, 2020, 08:28:06 AM »
I am looking for compound bows with a 32 inch draw length for the nephew. Any suggestions.

Thanks, Terry
Elk Hunting Tips & Tactics / Re: Open reed calls
« Last post by ribo451 on July 04, 2020, 09:14:36 PM »
Those are the only kind I can use. I can't make a single peep out of a mouth reed. The calls I use are kind of different. One is referred to as a "bite and blow" call and that's how it works. You bite on the end and blow through it and how hard you bite dictates the sound. Bite harder for higher pitch and let off to get lower pitches.

Another call that I use a lot and like a lot is a true open reed and I have to get it wet to make it work right. I lick the reed before using it. Then vary the pressure on it to vary the tone. And I have to use it with the reed down. I think you can use it the other way but if I use it right side up it vibrates my lip and makes me sneeze. Kind of an extra bonus.
Physical Conditioning / Re: physical conditioning: navy seal workout
« Last post by elk sicario on July 03, 2020, 11:10:38 AM »
i just upgraded from a tree limb to a home made A-frame pullup bar! got my olympic bar in yesterday...having a blast!!!
Elk Hunting Tips & Tactics / Re: Open reed calls
« Last post by cohunter14 on July 03, 2020, 06:44:21 AM »
Most of them are controlled with lip pressure on the reed. Start with more of a tight lip on it and then release it.
Elk Hunting Tips & Tactics / Open reed calls
« Last post by Spcfoor on July 02, 2020, 08:41:18 PM »
How do you use one? I can use the diaphragm call but cant get the open reed to work.

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Archery / Re: Arrow weight with short draw length
« Last post by Spcfoor on July 02, 2020, 07:34:28 PM »
rock n roll bud! you are shooting 20 fps faster than i was last year, and have 3% better foc. that being said, i will say this: keep your longest shot to 40 yards. i would like to see an ideal shot be under 30 with that setup. rib bones are not your friend with that setup. make sure you run a solid 2 blade for maximum penetration and clearance around ribs. have fun!
I dont know how I figured 420 grains. Its more like 488 grains.

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Hunt Planner / Re: CO Unit 561 vs OTC
« Last post by cohunter14 on July 02, 2020, 03:21:34 PM »
If you turn the tag in, you aren't going to get any preference points for this year so the only real reason to not hunt the area would be if you want to learn an OTC unit instead. That one is completely up to you. The nice thing with non-OTC is there are a limited number of hunters in there, but there's also probably a reason you can draw it with no points.
Hunt Planner / Re: CO Unit 561 vs OTC
« Last post by cured_ham on July 02, 2020, 01:49:05 PM »
I drew it with 0 points. This was my first year applying.
Hunt Planner / Idaho Unit 18 Antlerless Elk
« Last post by NorthwestRob on July 02, 2020, 12:13:54 PM »
My hunting partner and I drew an antlerless elk tag for Idaho unit 18 Hells Canyon. I am a resident of WA and this will be my second year hunting in Idaho but first in unit 18. I grew up hunting roosevelt elk in western washington with a muzzleoader and have just recently (past few years) been following my dreams to hunt elk in and out of state as often as I can to keep the freezer full and experience new adventures.
   We have been E-scouting since the draw notification went out and have planned a 5 day boots on ground scouting trip for later this month. We are considering hunting both the wilderness and non wilderness parts of the unit. We plan to drive the unit for a day to get to know access options and the conditions of the road system, then spend the rest of the scouting trip on foot. We both backpack for recreation outside of the hunting season and are in very good physical condition. With that said, I have seen some of the rugged terrain driving past and don't scoff at the topographic map. I would be extremely grateful if any forum member could answer any of the questions we currently have.
   Does anyone know a packer that operates in the area at the start of October? Are there decent populations of elk within the non wilderness area in October? If so, do the elk tend to drop onto private or move deep into the wilderness down in the breaks when hunting pressure starts? Does the area get much snow during the first few weeks of October?

   I am very excited for this opportunity. We have set aside 10 days to hunt and will be there before the season starts. Any information that may help would be greatly appreciated.


Hunt Planner / Re: Basecamp Set up
« Last post by Bull_Fighter on July 02, 2020, 09:58:14 AM »
I have a favorite canyon that I hunt. I like to get right in there and camp up high, close to a spring where I can get water refilled daily. I can wake up and hit glassing spots close by, or I can be on the move bugling down into different finger ridges and drop down into them as needed. I agree that a central location would be ideal as well. Unless you KNOW where the elk are, I wouldn't worry too much about disturbing anything. I've had elk directly downwind/downhill from camp many many times overnight and they are still there in the morning. Good luck!
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