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Taneum cow tag
« on: November 07, 2016, 09:13:43 AM »
Just wondering how well you other 2016 Taneum cow tag holders did this last week? It was my daughters first time hunting and we came up empty.

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Re: Taneum cow tag
« Reply #1 on: November 07, 2016, 01:09:12 PM »
Yup 0 for 3

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Re: Taneum cow tag
« Reply #2 on: November 07, 2016, 01:11:54 PM »
0 for 5 in our camp! 

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Re: Taneum cow tag
« Reply #3 on: November 07, 2016, 01:39:08 PM »
Not always an easy hunt in the Taneum. Was tough to fill cow tags in the muzzy season too and I put in about 75 miles on the boots over the course of 3 days in some steep, gnarly, but awesome country. Our group went 0-4 but we were on animals and made the best of it. Still had a lot of fun.

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Re: Taneum cow tag
« Reply #4 on: November 07, 2016, 04:04:46 PM »
0 for 2

My buddy and I spent one solid day there, coming over from the Blues where we were hunting spikes - we figured we'd find a cow or two without much difficulty. We were wrong - 6 guys hunted all day Saturday, pout in a ton of boot miles, and didn't so much as see a single elk. My hunting partner and I, who had the cow tags, found a little fresh sign but didn't see anything. Anyone got any good tag soup or special permit soup recipes? Gonna need one or two...

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Re: Taneum cow tag
« Reply #5 on: November 07, 2016, 04:44:11 PM »
Besides a few scattered local elk most of them where still in late summer regions. We saw elk daily at the 336/346 line. But regardless most antlerless tags in this state are not gimmies.

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Re: Taneum cow tag
« Reply #6 on: November 07, 2016, 05:23:29 PM »
I ate my tag, but I have no one to blame but myself.  I missed a cow at 40'.  We were in elk every day.  You had to be in the steep and deep back country, summer range.  I put in close to 80 miles on my boots in 6 days. 

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Re: Taneum cow tag
« Reply #7 on: November 08, 2016, 06:48:27 AM »
Was back in elk the entire opening weekend. Had a blocked chimney and had to go home and fix that up and never got back up once the tag opened. If it didn't start Wednesday I would have been golden, always next year.

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Re: Taneum cow tag
« Reply #8 on: November 08, 2016, 10:29:36 PM »
0-3...elk we're high. We were on elk every day, just no shots. We could have killed a few big bulls but no cows. Two of the tags were a 10 and 12 year old. They hunted their buts off.


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Re: Taneum cow tag
« Reply #9 on: November 09, 2016, 08:53:51 AM »
0-3...elk we're high. We were on elk every day, just no shots. We could have killed a few big bulls but no cows. Two of the tags were a 10 and 12 year old. They hunted their buts off.


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i wish I would have remembered you guys had those cow tags. We were in them sat and Sunday. :bash:
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Re: Taneum cow tag
« Reply #10 on: November 09, 2016, 09:28:53 AM »
I was able to fill my cow tag in 342 my son did not, but like most have said it was some tough hunting this year. Just not a lot of animals in the area we hunt this year. But that's why we call it hunting.  :)

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Re: Taneum cow tag
« Reply #11 on: November 09, 2016, 12:53:08 PM »
0-3...elk we're high. We were on elk every day, just no shots. We could have killed a few big bulls but no cows. Two of the tags were a 10 and 12 year old. They hunted their buts off.


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i wish I would have remembered you guys had those cow tags. We were in them sat and Sunday. :bash:
No biggee...we were into them all week, just no shots. We were hunting high and they weren't out in the open long before bedding in the am. At night, you just had to get lucky and get on the right opening because they were coming out right as shooting light was ending. Passed on shots because I didn't want to haul a cow out that far.


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Re: Taneum cow tag
« Reply #12 on: November 09, 2016, 01:08:01 PM »
0-3...elk we're high. We were on elk every day, just no shots. We could have killed a few big bulls but no cows. Two of the tags were a 10 and 12 year old. They hunted their buts off.


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i wish I would have remembered you guys had those cow tags. We were in them sat and Sunday. :bash:
No biggee...we were into them all week, just no shots. We were hunting high and they weren't out in the open long before bedding in the am. At night, you just had to get lucky and get on the right opening because they were coming out right as shooting light was ending. Passed on shots because I didn't want to haul a cow out that far.


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No offense, but then why were you there? You could shoot a spike or a cow, similar sized animals most of the time. You clearly weren't hunting for horns, so if you weren't willing to pack a cow out that far, why were you there?

I've heard people say this before many times and I always wonder why you put the time and effort to get somewhere that you had no intention of packing an animal out of. Invest that time in an area you are willing to pack one out of and maybe you'll have better luck?
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Re: Taneum cow tag
« Reply #13 on: November 09, 2016, 01:56:54 PM »

No biggee...we were into them all week, just no shots. We were hunting high and they weren't out in the open long before bedding in the am. At night, you just had to get lucky and get on the right opening because they were coming out right as shooting light was ending. Passed on shots because I didn't want to haul a cow out that far.


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This is the most backwards thing i have ever heard? Why would you hunt in a spot that you arent even going to shoot an elk?
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Re: Taneum cow tag
« Reply #14 on: November 09, 2016, 02:20:09 PM »
Most the people I hear say they don't want to pack an animal out that far are sitting in their trucks looking on the downhill side lol. I have gotten places and had that thought and turned back before, I can see getting there, deciding i didn't have time to get somewhere else and just waiting to see what happens.

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Re: Taneum cow tag
« Reply #15 on: November 09, 2016, 02:48:42 PM »
I'm not saying he isn't a hard hunter, and that he isn't willing or able to go deep/steep for his animals, I honestly know nothing about that him as a person or a hunter. Every time I read that statement though it makes me scratch my head.  :dunno:
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Re: Taneum cow tag
« Reply #16 on: November 14, 2016, 02:34:59 PM »
I hunted the last 4 days of the season with no success.  I hunted the west side of the unit, and focused most of my efforts hiking in to canyons away from roads.  Although there was plenty of sign (some fresh, but most not real fresh) I didn't see a single elk while hunting.  The only elk I saw were on the road in the dark while driving to my starting spot for the day.  To say I was disappointed is an understatement.  I had clear expectations that this would not be a gimme by any means, and I would have to work for it.  But to hike some steep dark canyons with zero animals seen was not what I was expecting.  I didn't see a single other hunter while I was in these canyons.  I thought hiking in away from the roads would put me in an area where the elk would be trying to escape from people.  Maybe I just picked the wrong canyons to focus on. 

I saw some beautiful country and got some great exercise nonetheless.  And if I ever decide to hunt the Taneum for archery, I have a great idea on some places to go.

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Re: Taneum cow tag
« Reply #17 on: November 14, 2016, 02:43:41 PM »
Elk will be where the elk are.  Unlike deer elk are not scattered all about.  That Taneum / Manastash area can be challenging without a lot of local knowledge and/or very devoted scouting getting to understand the area and habits, especially when it seems like the majority of the state moves in during the hunting season.
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Re: Taneum cow tag
« Reply #18 on: November 22, 2016, 01:19:24 PM »
I like packing cow elk, they taste good and my freezer is full of elk.  :IBCOOL:

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Re: Taneum cow tag
« Reply #19 on: November 22, 2016, 07:47:07 PM »
0-3...elk we're high. We were on elk every day, just no shots. We could have killed a few big bulls but no cows. Two of the tags were a 10 and 12 year old. They hunted their buts off.


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i wish I would have remembered you guys had those cow tags. We were in them sat and Sunday. :bash:
No biggee...we were into them all week, just no shots. We were hunting high and they weren't out in the open long before bedding in the am. At night, you just had to get lucky and get on the right opening because they were coming out right as shooting light was ending. Passed on shots because I didn't want to haul a cow out that far.


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No offense, but then why were you there? You could shoot a spike or a cow, similar sized animals most of the time. You clearly weren't hunting for horns, so if you weren't willing to pack a cow out that far, why were you there?

I've heard people say this before many times and I always wonder why you put the time and effort to get somewhere that you had no intention of packing an animal out of. Invest that time in an area you are willing to pack one out of and maybe you'll have better luck?

I saw them in my spotting scope. I have a nice spotting scope and can see quite a distance with them. Just chose not to pursue them.
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Re: Taneum cow tag
« Reply #20 on: November 22, 2016, 07:52:37 PM »
I think the definition "being on elk" is slightly blurred.
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Re: Taneum cow tag
« Reply #21 on: November 22, 2016, 07:53:17 PM »

No biggee...we were into them all week, just no shots. We were hunting high and they weren't out in the open long before bedding in the am. At night, you just had to get lucky and get on the right opening because they were coming out right as shooting light was ending. Passed on shots because I didn't want to haul a cow out that far.


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This is the most backwards thing i have ever heard? Why would you hunt in a spot that you arent even going to shoot an elk?
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When you have a 10 year old and a 12 year old as your hunting partners you tend to think about the pack out that might happen if you decide to pursue and pull the trigger. I hunt plenty hard when I am by myself but choose not to beat my kids up on their first elk hunt. Additionally, as I mentioned earlier, I use a spotting scope that covers long distances. We see a lot of elk and pattern them throughout the week. Not once did I put my boots in the dirt in an area I wouldn't pull an elk out of. Sound backwards?
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Re: Taneum cow tag
« Reply #22 on: November 22, 2016, 08:02:24 PM »
It sounds totally normal to me. I don't think it's unusual at all for hunters to see animals in places where they don't want to go or don't want to pack an animal out of. Happens all the time.

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Re: Taneum cow tag
« Reply #23 on: November 22, 2016, 08:06:21 PM »
It sounds totally normal to me. I don't think it's unusual at all for hunters to see animals in places where they don't want to go or don't want to pack an animal out of. Happens all the time.

Thanks Bobcat. I felt like I was on trial.
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Re: Taneum cow tag
« Reply #24 on: November 23, 2016, 08:50:04 PM »
It sounds totally normal to me. I don't think it's unusual at all for hunters to see animals in places where they don't want to go or don't want to pack an animal out of. Happens all the time.

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