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#3169241 - 02/18/13 10:05 PM Re: Elk hunt recommendations ? [Re: Dolan82]
Daff
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Registered: 01/09/08
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I have made several trips to montana for elk all DIY. Never done the guided thing partially because I have relaties that live in MT. On my first trip I learned one thing altitude and lack of physical preparedness are a bad combination. I would reccomend doing what ever you can to prepare phsyically for the trip. DIY hunts everything is up to you and your crew getting a 700 pound animal out of the mtns is tough back packs or game carts and lung/leg power. It's well worth the trouble though about to apply for a license again! Good luck
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#3169543 - 02/19/13 09:21 AM Re: Elk hunt recommendations ? [Re: Daff]
jb3
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http://www.wildlifeoutfitting.com/

it's not colorado, but it is beautiful country

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#3169725 - 02/19/13 01:34 PM Re: Elk hunt recommendations ? [Re: jb3]
redheadshooter
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Registered: 12/24/11
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Yea tickweed.... Where exactly are you hunting? hahahaha
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#3169818 - 02/19/13 03:17 PM Re: Elk hunt recommendations ? [Re: redheadshooter]
tickweed
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Registered: 11/25/09
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 Originally Posted By: redheadshooter
Yea tickweed.... Where exactly are you hunting? hahahaha
yea, it doesent matter. Those units are hugh. we hunt 52, very rough. I dont mind giving a starting point.


Edited by tickweed (02/19/13 03:49 PM)
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#3170140 - 02/19/13 08:04 PM Re: Elk hunt recommendations ? [Re: tickweed]
Relentless
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Registered: 07/24/11
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Loc: Shelby County, TN

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Go where no man will go, there you will find lots of game...then you have to pack it out!
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#3170492 - 02/20/13 07:41 AM Re: Elk hunt recommendations ? [Re: Relentless]
tickweed
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 Originally Posted By: Relentless
Go where no man will go, there you will find lots of game...then you have to pack it out!
sounds like you have done that.
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#3170698 - 02/20/13 11:26 AM Re: Elk hunt recommendations ? [Re: tickweed]
Dolan82
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Registered: 09/09/12
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Thanks tickweed. We are going to go unguided there are so many game management units with out going out and looking it's hard to decide which one to put in for.
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#3203227 - 03/25/13 10:44 AM Re: Elk hunt recommendations ? [Re: Dolan82]
SALTMAN
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Dolan82 , what all the guys above said. Cept maybe checking in dryice on a flight. there are regulations against that and these days I wouldn't want to get caught.
I boned out my last one, went to the closest fire dept and packed it full of ice. Wife with me so we took 3 days getting home and ice still on top when I got home . I did drain the bloody water each night in motel parking lot . The cooler is expensive but it will last a life time. I actually enjoy the ride. I drove by myself last two years. Usually stop at motel and sleep a few hours one night. If you stop at motel/wallyworld at night etc, be aware the local thiefs look for out of state vehicles, they know they are full of good stuff ! I buy driveway alerts ( on sale at harbor freight for $13 ) put in my vehicle take the receiver (wireless) into the room with me. Get a downstairs outside room where you can park in your door practically ! pistol on the nightstand , problem solved. If you have a pickup with topper/shell use two . If my draw goes well , I will be on horseback 5 hrs into the wilderness, if it goes bad I will be travelling in a truck or on atv, easier but not as many quality bulls,, unspooked ! Maybe I can get on a blind , dumb one .Already excited, now for the exercise, shooting to get in shape hopefully !

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#3203445 - 03/25/13 02:43 PM Re: Elk hunt recommendations ? [Re: SALTMAN]
elkman
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Take a freezer with you and process your meat. A processor near Pagosa Springs will grind a huge cooler into burger and add beef fat for about $30. Vacuum seal it, put it in freezer and plug up freezer. Once meat is frozen solid, you can unplug it, put a piece of duct tape on the lid and come back home with no issues. If it eases your mind, add some dry ice in the freezer, but lay it on some bath towels or it will burn your meat and it will have an awful taste. We pull horse trailers from Wayne County, stop every six hours to get horses out. We also stop on New Mexico/Texas line for a quick nap and we make it in 26-28 hours usually. Takes a toll on you with the drive.
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