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Daughter drew colockum youth muzzleloader cow tag
« on: July 06, 2017, 02:00:11 PM »
Before I get flamed for asking questions, youth elk tags are pretty limited so you put the kids in with a hope that they'll have a chance.. and since there are very limited eastern muzzle tags, it makes it hard to put them in for your typical units..

Anyhow, am trying to plan a trip scouting before she starts school. Any insight anyone wants to give on places to camp, start, etc would be appreciated.


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Re: Daughter drew colockum youth muzzleloader cow tag
« Reply #1 on: July 06, 2017, 02:04:13 PM »
Good luck to the hunter.  The shame is on those that don't share and help a kid fill a tag. Wish I had intel to pass along.

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Re: Daughter drew colockum youth muzzleloader cow tag
« Reply #2 on: July 06, 2017, 02:08:30 PM »
I would go the first weekend of the general season and see how you do but talk to everyone that you can midday about where they are seeing elk and what they know for hot spots.  The weekend after it closes for the general season her tag is still good that is when you will have your best opportunity.  I believe Veteran's day is in there as well.  She should have the day off of school, take that day off and I bet that is the day you actually get a shot.

There are tons of roads over there.  Right now the cows are herded up with calves and only moving where you can see them well early morning and late evening.  I would start getting familiar with the area and roads now.  I would go again for Labor day weekend and get out early in the morning.  They should be in many of the same areas then that they will be in during her season.

EDIT: scratch all that I was thinking rifle tag.  PM sent.
« Last Edit: July 06, 2017, 04:14:07 PM by Rainier10 »
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Re: Daughter drew colockum youth muzzleloader cow tag
« Reply #3 on: July 06, 2017, 02:13:08 PM »
Finding a cow should be pretty easy. We have 10 acres that you can use as base camp if you need. What are the season dates?
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Re: Daughter drew colockum youth muzzleloader cow tag
« Reply #4 on: July 06, 2017, 02:16:55 PM »
Sep 30-Oct 8.

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Re: Daughter drew colockum youth muzzleloader cow tag
« Reply #5 on: July 06, 2017, 02:20:33 PM »
Sep 30-Oct 8.
:bash: Muzzy tag, scratch the part about veterans day, that applies to the rifle tag.

That muzzy tag is a great one.  My daughter has the adult muzzy cow tag.  I will shoot as much intel as I can.  I will PM you my cell number.
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Re: Daughter drew colockum youth muzzleloader cow tag
« Reply #6 on: July 06, 2017, 02:21:55 PM »
Thanks for the advice Ranier and the offer Vandeman, may take ya up on it.

May be able to get that way early Sept, she is starting her first year of high school so once that gets going in August, we may be stuck till the season.. Normally she'd let me pull her out for a few days to hunt but takes her academics and sports participation pretty serious so I may be limited to the weekends during her hunt.

We live in the NE corner, ide be happy to share info as well for a kids tag..

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Re: Daughter drew colockum youth muzzleloader cow tag
« Reply #7 on: July 06, 2017, 03:06:20 PM »
Keep me posted. My tag ends sept 21st so if you need a hand I could probably help for a weekend or something.
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Re: Daughter drew colockum youth muzzleloader cow tag
« Reply #8 on: July 06, 2017, 04:08:22 PM »
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Re: Daughter drew colockum youth muzzleloader cow tag
« Reply #9 on: October 02, 2017, 03:03:57 PM »
Been at it since Saturday. Have only seen a few, mostly bulls though.. Hope she connects soon!

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Re: Daughter drew colockum youth muzzleloader cow tag
« Reply #10 on: October 02, 2017, 05:26:22 PM »
Been at it since Saturday. Have only seen a few, mostly bulls though.. Hope she connects soon!
have you checked out the low country in the sage brush? Pse wind farm? All the lower canyons in the quilemene. Lots of cows down low
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Re: Daughter drew colockum youth muzzleloader cow tag
« Reply #11 on: October 02, 2017, 07:22:23 PM »
Hoping for your success and positive reports.  I have the cow muzzy tag and really hoping to connect on my first elk.  Many years of tag soup will hopefully end nest week!

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Re: Daughter drew colockum youth muzzleloader cow tag-UPDATE SUCCESS
« Reply #12 on: October 05, 2017, 04:54:04 PM »
She got it done. Got a nice cow on Tuesday evening. Tried to post a pic but for some reason it won't load. 311 lbs of hanging quarters.

Thank you so much to the members that contributed advice to help out. With the limited availability of youth tags (sad, should be more), we ended up drawing the Colockum which I don't typically hunt. Without your advice, it would've been a different experience. You contributed alot to the memories of a hunt and kill that will last a lifetime. I can't even begin to express how much I appreciate the advice.

It was a tough hunt, lots of boot miles up and down mountains. Learned now it's not about the kid keeping up with me, it's about me trying to keep up with her.

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Re: Daughter drew colockum youth muzzleloader cow tag
« Reply #13 on: October 05, 2017, 06:03:06 PM »
Awesome!  Glad it worked out. Hopefully you can get a picture up for us.
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Re: Daughter drew colockum youth muzzleloader cow tag
« Reply #14 on: October 05, 2017, 06:10:21 PM »
Fantastic. Stoked to see some pictures and hear the story
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