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Offline treeclimber2852

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Late Archery
« on: October 30, 2017, 08:13:43 AM »
Finally made it back in to an area that I was locked out of because of the fires.  My younger son had a modern otc tag so we made a day of it to check cameras.  All 3 cameras had full memory cards with most running out of room late September.  The prime area I was going to bow hunt still has massive sign everywhere and we just missed the herd yesterday morning before they made it up to their bedding area.  I counted 8 different bulls on one of the cameras alone (several raghorns and a few spikes).  My question is this...the unit is Bumping and this herd seems to stick around the same drainage year round, but I'm not 100% sure.  They're there now and I know they are in there early spring (April).  What are the chances of them sticking around another 3 weeks for late archery?  One of these cows needs to get in my freezer. 

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Re: Late Archery
« Reply #1 on: October 30, 2017, 08:16:12 AM »
hard to say but I would guess that it is partially weather dependent as to WHEN they leave the area. They can handle a lot but when the snow gets deep, out they go.
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Re: Late Archery
« Reply #2 on: October 30, 2017, 08:16:39 AM »
Bumping unit is closed late archery. Read the regs!

There's elk that stay back there until January some years depending on the snow depth.

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Re: Late Archery
« Reply #3 on: October 30, 2017, 08:21:37 AM »
Bumping unit is closed late archery. Read the regs!

There's elk that stay back there until January some years depending on the snow depth.

Good call, I missed the Bumping unit part.
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Re: Late Archery
« Reply #4 on: October 30, 2017, 08:22:39 AM »
Yep, Bumping is closed. You might try Nile, that's where your elk could end up if snow pushes them down, depending on which part of the Bumping you're in.

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Re: Late Archery
« Reply #5 on: October 30, 2017, 08:24:26 AM »
Well that answers that.  Thanks guys.  At least I know where they'll be next September.  Maybe I get lucky and pull a bull tag.   :rolleyes:

 

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