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Re: 1 May opener question
« Reply #15 on: April 27, 2011, 05:54:41 PM »
Does it cost money to go in the gate? I would like to go to the mudflow gate. Is it the gate right off the highway? Is it worth going? PM me if you have information please

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Re: 1 May opener question
« Reply #16 on: April 27, 2011, 05:57:30 PM »
I have heard from a good source, that at OAK Joke creek 40 percent of the bulls have not dropped.  There is not enough good food yet for new antler growth.

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Re: 1 May opener question
« Reply #17 on: April 27, 2011, 05:58:51 PM »
oak creek and mud flow gates open at 6;am so get in line.and good luck.

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Re: 1 May opener question
« Reply #18 on: April 27, 2011, 10:24:50 PM »
I have heard from a good source, that at OAK Joke creek 40 percent of the bulls have not dropped.  There is not enough good food yet for new antler growth.

Thats good to hear in a way... Maybe some for the people who play by the rules. Not so good about the poor nutrition.... The elk need the good grub this time of the year especially for the calves

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Re: 1 May opener question
« Reply #19 on: April 29, 2011, 09:15:18 PM »
My buddy and I will be heading over there on Sunday for my first time.  I'm not having any high expectations other than getting out and getting some exercise. 

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Re: 1 May opener question
« Reply #20 on: April 29, 2011, 10:28:50 PM »
im headed to oak creek in the am,  then to elkstuffers house to drop off razorclams and a deer hide. i will be staying on site to enjoy in the fun. look for a 5year old and an 8 year old  having fun. :chuckle: :chuckle:.   enjoy im sure that i will talk to a few of you.  jason.

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Re: 1 May opener question
« Reply #21 on: April 30, 2011, 01:05:55 PM »
Me and my brother and possibly a friend are heading to the Bethel Ridge Marathon  :chuckle:. Maybe ill run it to some of ya up there.
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Re: 1 May opener question
« Reply #22 on: May 01, 2011, 05:21:12 PM »
Well I've got sore feet but no sheds after a day out at Oak Creek.  This was my first time and my buddy and I will be trying a different game plan next year.  If any of you guys were the ones I talked to outside the gate (not the gate at the main feed station but the one to what I guess would be the north) I hope you had good luck.

At least I fared better than my buddy, he was a hurtin unit by the time we got back to the truck.  I don't know if it's true but somebody we talked to in town on the way out had stated a couple of van loads of college kids had been seen up in the area we were in the week prior scouring the hill side.  I'd like to think that rumor is false but who knows. 

I can't complain too much since I got some exercise and saw some elk, deer, and sheep.

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Re: 1 May opener question
« Reply #23 on: May 01, 2011, 07:36:08 PM »
I feel your pain Wonky Literally. We walked 10 - 12 miles and found no sheds. We did see close to 100 deer and probly 400 elk.
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Re: 1 May opener question
« Reply #24 on: May 01, 2011, 09:13:31 PM »
I don't know if it's true but somebody we talked to in town on the way out had stated a couple of van loads of college kids had been seen up in the area we were in the week prior scouring the hill side.  I'd like to think that rumor is false but who knows. 

I talked to a couple of the Eyes in the Woods guys and yes it was one College class that got caught in there, not van loads and they ended up having a nice chat with enforcement.

Was also told that because of Eyes in the Woods, there was more sheds to be found this year than in the past.  Plus the early starters at all three closure areas ( Oak Creek, Coweechie, and Wenas), got to have a little chat with enforcement, because Eyes was out all night spotting for enforcement.

So Kudos to Eyes In The Woods  :salute: :salute: :salute: for helping keeping it fair for all and giving everyone an equal chance at getting some bones.
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Re: 1 May opener question
« Reply #25 on: May 01, 2011, 09:17:56 PM »
I just wish people would play by the rules! Thanks eyes in the woods!
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Re: 1 May opener question
« Reply #26 on: May 02, 2011, 06:13:20 AM »
Went to Joe Watt & Wenas
saw some guys with some massive horns at Joe Watt but we went zero for 3 guys
Lots of people for a Sunday
4  different hikes around 2 hours each
Definetely sore feet
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Re: 1 May opener question
« Reply #27 on: May 02, 2011, 08:09:19 AM »
Went to Joe Watt too.
Four of us went over . I found one another buddy found three. Saw few guys with singles. Couple different guys had a nice sets from the big boys. Saw lots of elk and a deer. Anybody see the group of bucks when you get off at elk heights?

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Re: 1 May opener question
« Reply #28 on: May 02, 2011, 08:26:54 AM »
Went to Joe Watt too.
Four of us went over . I found one another buddy found three. Saw few guys with singles. Couple different guys had a nice sets from the big boys. Saw lots of elk and a deer. Anybody see the group of bucks when you get off at elk heights?
Up on the hill?  There was around 40 head up there.
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Re: 1 May opener question
« Reply #29 on: May 02, 2011, 08:30:49 AM »
went to oak creek. found a small 4 point and a 6 point. lost track of how meany deer and elk we seen. seen a quad rider at 8.45 comming down with at least 8 horns .i hate to be negative but you just dont go out and find that meany horns that fast. but im sure they took his picture.so smile.

 

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