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Author Topic: Trees going away. Post your Prescott Unit Tree Farm Bulls  (Read 1883 times)

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Trees going away. Post your Prescott Unit Tree Farm Bulls
« on: January 26, 2018, 10:43:42 AM »
With the Boise Tree Farm going away and now looking at the hunting proposal for special Permits, the late Prescott tags are no more. I thought it would be cool to have a thread with some of the bulls killed in this unique hunting situation. There have been some good bulls taken with these tags. Does anyone know when the first year of the late tags was?
« Last Edit: February 08, 2018, 10:56:24 AM by Roperfive88 »

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Re: Prescott Unit Tree Farm Bulls
« Reply #1 on: January 26, 2018, 10:59:32 AM »
I saw the elimination of permits...what's going on with the tree farm?
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Re: Prescott Unit Tree Farm Bulls
« Reply #2 on: January 26, 2018, 11:06:28 AM »
My Dads bull from 2015 the first of the 4 permit dates. Not one of the big boys but the biggest we saw in 7 days of hunting.

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Re: Prescott Unit Tree Farm Bulls
« Reply #3 on: January 26, 2018, 11:08:45 AM »
Its going to be circles once all the trees are harvested.

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Re: Prescott Unit Tree Farm Bulls
« Reply #4 on: January 26, 2018, 11:15:45 AM »
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Re: Prescott Unit Tree Farm Bulls
« Reply #5 on: January 26, 2018, 11:20:57 AM »
So why are they taking the special permitts away? Just cause the trees are going away doesnt mean the elk will

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Re: Prescott Unit Tree Farm Bulls
« Reply #6 on: January 26, 2018, 11:24:30 AM »
So why are they taking the special permitts away? Just cause the trees are going away doesnt mean the elk will

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The tags were there because the Elk Damaged the trees.

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Re: Prescott Unit Tree Farm Bulls
« Reply #7 on: January 26, 2018, 11:26:55 AM »
2013 5x6. Only bull I saw (general season) in 4 days (saw a calf day 1 and a cow day 3). I'd walked into the edge of the herd and when this guy and I looked at each other, he was bedded at 20 yards. I saw horns and shot. The place ERUPTED! My dad and our friend were in the truck on one of the surrounding roads and said bulls were running everywhere.  Bummer it's going away!

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Re: Post your Prescott Unit Tree Farm Bulls
« Reply #8 on: January 28, 2018, 09:26:15 PM »
2015.  Sad to see the permits going away was a fun hunt for sure.


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Re: Post your Prescott Unit Tree Farm Bulls
« Reply #9 on: January 28, 2018, 09:34:17 PM »
Nice bulls  :tup:
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Re: Post your Prescott Unit Tree Farm Bulls
« Reply #10 on: January 28, 2018, 09:46:49 PM »
I was hoping to draw this tag one day!

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Re: Post your Prescott Unit Tree Farm Bulls
« Reply #11 on: January 29, 2018, 09:39:44 AM »
Here are a couple. one is 350 the other was in the 360's.

http://nwsportsmanmag.com/whopper-bulls-killed-on-walla-walla-co-tree-farm/

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Re: Post your Prescott Unit Tree Farm Bulls
« Reply #12 on: January 29, 2018, 09:54:10 AM »
I've got a bunch more pics of bulls killed out there, mostly just average five or six points.  The two in the nwsportsman mag where a couple of dandies though. Never saw anything that big on my hunt.

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Re: Post your Prescott Unit Tree Farm Bulls
« Reply #13 on: January 29, 2018, 11:45:48 AM »
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So why are they taking the special permitts away? Just cause the trees are going away doesnt mean the elk will


Have to disagree with you there. 
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Re: Post your Prescott Unit Tree Farm Bulls
« Reply #14 on: January 29, 2018, 03:28:50 PM »
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So why are they taking the special permitts away? Just cause the trees are going away doesnt mean the elk will


Have to disagree with you there.

 :yeah: those elk don't step FOOT off that tree farm! we drove the perimeter bordering alfalfa fields with standing water and there was not ONE track in the dust!  :yike: I think the surrounding land has people that take a poke at them the second they step out of the tree farm. Not a lot of places to hide outside the trees! without those trees, those elk will scatter and likely be shot within a few years unless they find another spot to hang out where they're not harassed.

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Re: Post your Prescott Unit Tree Farm Bulls
« Reply #15 on: January 29, 2018, 03:30:05 PM »
and i know there's some BIG elk in there, but there's a lot more 5-6 points in the 200-250" range like mine. Alan asked me what I was looking for, size wise, and I told him I wanted to go home with an elk!  :chuckle: He gave me the estimated numbers of each inch-category. only a few of the big ones!

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Re: Post your Prescott Unit Tree Farm Bulls
« Reply #16 on: January 29, 2018, 03:50:36 PM »
Well i know there are other areas in that unit that hold a fair amount of elk. And some nice bulls. They live where there is hardly any trees and seem not to mind it. So i am sure those elk wont go far

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Re: Post your Prescott Unit Tree Farm Bulls
« Reply #17 on: January 29, 2018, 06:15:11 PM »
There are still some Prescott tags just not the late ones that were there because of the damage they did to the trees. They have already started to disperse, with the slow shrink of the size of the tree farm, seeing elk in places out of the norm. The elk in other parts of the unit are in a little different terrain then the tree farm. They will not just go away but they will not be as concentrated like in the tree farm. It was crazy how many more bulls were in there then cows. The tag my cousin had, the one day I went we saw over 25 elk all bulls and they saw more than that on other days.

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Re: Trees going away. Post your Prescott Unit Tree Farm Bulls
« Reply #18 on: February 08, 2018, 10:59:14 AM »
I was hoping to see more bulls since its going away. It is no longer a secret when it's on its way out and no late tags offered.

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Re: Trees going away. Post your Prescott Unit Tree Farm Bulls
« Reply #19 on: February 15, 2018, 02:51:06 PM »
My wife got a nice 326 bull in 2016 was a fun hunt more challenging then you would think  she passed on 6 other bulls before she got this one. Sad to see it go

 

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