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Hunt Planner / First time Non Resident Montana Elk Hunt
« Last post by dnieto12 on March 26, 2020, 03:50:14 AM »
So i'm currently deployed to Africa with the NM National Guard.  Missed out on all of hunting season last year.  I put my 12 year old son and I in for pretty much everything there is to hunt in NM this year.  I wanna do an elk hunt in montana.  Problem is i've never been to montana and dont know where the first place to put in for hunts.  Any insight on some units to look into would be greatly appreciated.  I can do research from there if I could just get some ideas of where to look.  I'm 33 and in great shape.  I'm in the Infantry and i've been hunting in NM all my life.  I'm willing to trade info for elk hunting in NM if you can get me started on hunting in Montana.  Thanks. 
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Hunt Planner / Re: Colorado 2020 archery hunt
« Last post by nclonghunter on March 25, 2020, 02:47:44 PM »
I always think of the show "Mantracker" and the guy always said "Know your land, Know your pray". That means a lot!
The land; Cover ground, knowing where the north facing dark timber, aspen thickets, wallows, food fields and water will cover the land. Also,most elk I have hunted move down at night and up in the morning.
The prey; LEARN TO CALL! USE THE WIND! some may disagree with this one but I believe two hunters with one shooting and one calling is deadly on elk. Hunt all day if you can. If you are not seeing or hearing elk then move.


This is short but I believe it covers what I focus on.
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Hunt Planner / Re: Colorado 2020 archery hunt
« Last post by cohunter14 on March 25, 2020, 01:30:36 PM »
Welcome to the site! I don't have any experience with those units either, but everything Elk Noob said is excellent advice. If you really want to dig deep, do some research on E-Scouting from Randy Newberg or take a look at Corey's University of Elk Hunting course here on Elk101. Ton of information in there. Good luck!
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General Elk Hunting / Re: New to it all...
« Last post by cohunter14 on March 25, 2020, 01:27:41 PM »
Welcome to the site! As far as the SW units go, it sounds like it shouldn't be difficult at all to draw a bull tag. Cow tags might be a little harder to come by. I personally am not too familiar with that area, so can't really help on that. Keep up the good work and good luck to you! Jump on and let us know if any questions come up!
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University of Elk Hunting ONLINE COURSE / Re: UEH Cow Elk Section
« Last post by cohunter14 on March 25, 2020, 01:22:26 PM »
Thanks for the heads-up. I am getting the same error. I'll check with Corey and hopefully get this fixed. Thanks!
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University of Elk Hunting ONLINE COURSE / UEH Cow Elk Section
« Last post by Wyo67 on March 25, 2020, 12:34:28 PM »
Anyone else having issues with module 17?  I'm getting a 404 error on all menu options.  I haven't had any issues with any of the other modules loading today.
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General Elk Hunting / Re: New to it all...
« Last post by Wyo67 on March 25, 2020, 12:00:03 PM »
Welcome Brian.

I've never hunted Colorado, so I can't help you with where to hunt there.  Sounds like you're well on your way with regards to preparation.  I'd encourage you to watch and re-watch module 6 and still be prepared to be frustrated by the wind/thermals.  Randy Newberg has an excellent e-scouting series on YouTube if you haven't checked it out.

Good luck,
Mike
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Hunt Planner / Re: Colorado 2020 archery hunt
« Last post by Elk Noob on March 25, 2020, 09:40:03 AM »
Cool, I was only asking because I've been bow hunting for elk for 6 years now and still haven't notched a tag. Every year I've had at least 1 good opportunity but I've made some mistake on setup etc. I hunt solo so I've made a lot of mistakes and have learned a ton.

If the goal is to have a good time and enjoy being outside with the chance to see an elk, any of those will be good. Find some basins on OnX, find food, water, shelter and you will run into elk at some point. Have multiple options and don't commit to one area, be mobile if you aren't seeing them or seeing sign. That has been the biggest thing I've learned, don't backpack into a spot that takes a full day to get to because then you're stuck if the elk aren't there.
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General Elk Hunting / New to it all...
« Last post by trautman on March 25, 2020, 07:45:49 AM »
Good morning folks!


Don't really know where to start just wanted to get started. Putting the first DIY Elk hunt together. Avid hunter. South Dakota every year, Whitetails and long beards here at home in Ohio, UP michigan grouse twice a year, predator year round, and now that life long dream of chasing Elk. Have watched every video on youtube... (prolly twice) took 101 course. Working on learning how to e-scout. Use this alot in the UP. Work out with a 40lb Mystery Ranch pack almost every day. My friends who do this say ...good start...lol. We are planning a 14 day hunt, 10 solid days to actually hunt. I was planning to hunt the SW units that have now gone to draw in CO ...so change of plan. However, I hear we should try and put in anyhow and use OTC units as a backup as a friend who usually hunts around Wilson mtn. says all will probably draw. Any thoughts or ideas on this? Any advise on units to at least look over? I know that is a broad ask and I certainly remember Coreys advise about broad questions. However, if you were to ask me the same type of question in regards to Ohio I would say...The SE counties that border the river are good trophy counties. They have good public access and rugged country. Much of the ground is Wayne Nat forest and has plenty of road access. I would like maybe something like that if possible. I think I can figure out some spots I just am looking for a little help with the needle.


thanks,


brian
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Hunt Planner / Re: Colorado 2020 archery hunt
« Last post by Bruffolo135 on March 25, 2020, 06:31:07 AM »
I hunted 5 days and he was late 3 different mornings, we hiked to the same knob and overlooked the same drainage every morning and evening.  We came out for lunch the last 2 days and I wanted to stay in and maximize my time in the woods.  Didn't see and elk in 5 days, and I know that's hunting but I felt to not be up on our feet moving around and maximizing our potential was a mistake. 

I'm 27 and the guy I'm hunting with is 28,  we're both in good shape, we've both hunted elk once.  Were not looking to shoot a 350' bull,  would like to be successful whether it's a cow or bull.  At the end of the day I'm just looking out and enjoy a week and a half away from work with the chance of some success
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