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Going elk hunting next week

Re: Going elk hunting next week
« Reply #15 on: August 24, 2017, 08:23:40 PM »
Archery season for elk starts September 1st, but I usually don't go out this early.

That said...a lot of people have early season success, so I'm optimistic.
JK

Re: Going elk hunting next week
« Reply #16 on: August 26, 2017, 05:44:10 PM »
I am biding my time. Archery starts the second but I have five weeks so I will probably bird hunt after work and on weekends until the weather gets a bit cooler. I am not a fan of sweating profusely while hunting, unless I have a pack of meat on my back! 8)
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Re: Going elk hunting next week
« Reply #17 on: August 27, 2017, 01:51:32 PM »
If I had a choice, I would probably wait until mid-September myself, but this is the only available time for two in the hunting party.

It will be warm...
JK

Re: Going elk hunting next week
« Reply #18 on: August 27, 2017, 02:21:29 PM »
Luck is a fickle thing. Best of luck!   ;D

Re: Going elk hunting next week
« Reply #19 on: September 11, 2017, 07:41:13 PM »
Well...we got one spike bull. It was hot, dry, dusty, and smokey (fires in Colorado and Montana). Some of the worst hunting weather I can remember.

Luckily, the spike was dropped within 100 yards of the road...even packed him out going downhill.

From the time he was dropped to the processor...5 hours - not too bad. I hope weather improves for rifle season next month.
JK

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Re: Going elk hunting next week
« Reply #20 on: September 11, 2017, 08:21:49 PM »
Congratulations, that spike should be some fine eating.
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Re: Going elk hunting next week
« Reply #21 on: September 12, 2017, 06:51:59 AM »
I'm guessing your buddy shot the spike bull.(or your modest) Is there a short story you can share?
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Re: Going elk hunting next week
« Reply #22 on: September 12, 2017, 09:59:24 AM »
Congratulations :  spike bull's are better eating anyway.   That smoke is no fun to hunt in,  seems like every year the forest service like to control burn small local areas right at hunting time. 

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Re: Going elk hunting next week
« Reply #23 on: September 12, 2017, 12:11:02 PM »
A spike is larger than any elk I have ever killed. Congrats
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Re: Going elk hunting next week
« Reply #24 on: September 12, 2017, 12:39:29 PM »
Congrats.Good eating .
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