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Guided Elk.....where would you go?
« on: Yesterday at 11:39:05 AM »
If a guy wanted a guided elk hunt (trophy), where would he go??  Lets pretend cost is not an issue (well within reason...LOL) and no High Fence hunt.  Would prefer a 340+ class bull for the money and assume it would be a ranch hunt with high success rates. 

Where would you look or have you gone with good success and good customer service. 

......and go!! 

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Re: Guided Elk.....where would you go?
« Reply #1 on: Yesterday at 11:40:39 AM »
I'd look at region 7 in Wyoming, wagonhound ranch comes to mind.

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Re: Guided Elk.....where would you go?
« Reply #2 on: Yesterday at 11:48:53 AM »
New Mexico, lots of options

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Re: Guided Elk.....where would you go?
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Re: Guided Elk.....where would you go?
« Reply #4 on: Yesterday at 12:07:24 PM »
I'd look at region 7 in Wyoming, wagonhound ranch comes to mind.
That would be on my short list. It takes about 8 years for a non res to draw unit 7, however.
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Re: Guided Elk.....where would you go?
« Reply #5 on: Yesterday at 12:09:14 PM »
Re you looking just for a trophy or fabulous scenery like the Bob Marshall has. Maybe a true Wilderness experience?

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Re: Guided Elk.....where would you go?
« Reply #6 on: Yesterday at 01:10:03 PM »
New Mexico, lots of options

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Re: Guided Elk.....where would you go?
« Reply #7 on: Yesterday at 01:25:31 PM »
AZ White Mtns Apache tribe MONSTER ELK!!

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Re: Guided Elk.....where would you go?
« Reply #8 on: Yesterday at 02:01:17 PM »
I would do Chama, New Mexico if money was not a consideration, LOL
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Re: Guided Elk.....where would you go?
« Reply #9 on: Yesterday at 02:01:43 PM »
AZ White Mtns Apache tribe MONSTER ELK!!

x2 or Bull ridge guide service out of nevada! I dont think either of these hunts would fall into a cost within reason  :chuckle:

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Re: Guided Elk.....where would you go?
« Reply #10 on: Yesterday at 02:03:44 PM »
Re you looking just for a trophy or fabulous scenery like the Bob Marshall has. Maybe a true Wilderness experience?

More looking for a quality bull.  I am turning 41 this year and am starting to think I will never draw in this state.  I have shot elk over my years....just never a nice bull.  I hunt wilderness and definitely enjoy the "hunt" and "Scenery"....but this quest is for a bull worth mounting and putting on my all.   May be the only big bull I ever shoot.   :tup:

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Re: Guided Elk.....where would you go?
« Reply #11 on: Yesterday at 02:05:02 PM »
look at J&J outfitters in wyoming
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Re: Guided Elk.....where would you go?
« Reply #12 on: Yesterday at 02:06:32 PM »
AZ White Mtns Apache tribe MONSTER ELK!!

It was like 10 to 15 grand there if I remember right. I seen some success pics over the last few years and I believe 340 is the bottom end of the scale. :tup:
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Re: Guided Elk.....where would you go?
« Reply #13 on: Yesterday at 02:23:15 PM »
I would probably call him up:

http://www.montanaoutwest.com/

I don't care if I kill the biggest bull on the hill, I just want a great camp, fun people to hunt with, hunting harder than I want and a chance at a 300" bull if I am lucky.

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Re: Guided Elk.....where would you go?
« Reply #14 on: Yesterday at 03:36:49 PM »
Ellensburg unit 334 spike hunt! Should be able to eclipse 340+ no problem.
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Re: Guided Elk.....where would you go?
« Reply #15 on: Yesterday at 03:50:00 PM »
With no points I'd look to New Mexico for sure.

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Re: Guided Elk.....where would you go?
« Reply #16 on: Yesterday at 04:04:58 PM »
I'd shop some of the outfitters in BC and Alberta that hunt the Canadian Rockies. Many do combo deer and elk hunts that run concurrent. Not neccessarily the best "trophy" region but could be a good value hunt with the exchange rate.
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Re: Guided Elk.....where would you go?
« Reply #17 on: Yesterday at 05:18:08 PM »
The place Joe Rogan hunted with Cam Haines in Utah. 

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Re: Guided Elk.....where would you go?
« Reply #18 on: Yesterday at 06:46:37 PM »
Nice video. Would be fun to hunt with those two.

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Re: Guided Elk.....where would you go?
« Reply #19 on: Yesterday at 06:54:11 PM »
Vancouver Island for Roosevelt. Not even a doubt.
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Re: Guided Elk.....where would you go?
« Reply #20 on: Yesterday at 09:31:56 PM »
Alberta late horseback hunt, or Wyoming late horseback hunt... that latter Iíll experience in the next 5 years when I draw...

PS, lets talk about deer, theyíre way cooler...
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Re: Guided Elk.....where would you go?
« Reply #21 on: Today at 09:41:05 AM »
Ted Turner's Flying D Ranch in Montana. It's called little Yellow Stone with all the animals there. 99% success rate, huge bulls, $15,000.

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Re: Guided Elk.....where would you go?
« Reply #22 on: Today at 10:59:58 AM »
Ted Turner's Flying D Ranch in Montana. It's called little Yellow Stone with all the animals there. 99% success rate, huge bulls, $15,000.

This. I know a guide that works that ranch. 340 is very doable with several bulls in the 360 range getting killed every year. General tag so need for points.

 

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