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rim rock bull bow tag
« on: July 11, 2013, 04:18:29 PM »
so I got drawn for a rimrock bull tag in sept.. never hunted that area i know its a good spot.. just not good with the area.. does anyone have some good pointer....... thanks

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Re: rim rock bull bow tag
« Reply #1 on: July 11, 2013, 04:31:54 PM »
I dont have any pointers but my brothers drew the tag a couple years ago and both scratched. Its steep country and they didnt get into a lot of elk until the last 3 or 4 days... They also didnt scout as much as they probably should have.  :twocents:
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Re: rim rock bull bow tag
« Reply #2 on: July 11, 2013, 04:40:09 PM »
I've never hunted that specific unit by I know it's only a couple hours from Bonney Lake.  Perfect excuse to make several camping trips the next couple months and find some elk!

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Re: rim rock bull bow tag
« Reply #3 on: July 11, 2013, 05:34:13 PM »
Put in your time scouting over there. There is some good elk hunting and if you work hard you should have a good hunt. It is some steep and nasty stuff in some of the areas and others like pine grass and Conrad are not to bad. I had the tag in 09 fires shut us down from scouting from all the closures. We still did fine and got into the elk but my buddy knows the area well.
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Re: rim rock bull bow tag
« Reply #4 on: July 11, 2013, 06:05:11 PM »
im going to go scouting every weekend from here out...I love hunting the steep and nasty that's where the big boys live and nobody goes there.... thanks hope it works out......

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Re: rim rock bull bow tag
« Reply #5 on: July 11, 2013, 06:39:10 PM »
Not an easy tag, lots of permits and lots of general hunters.  Stick it out til
The end,  don't fool yourself there will be people steep and deep.  The first and last couple days are the best

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Re: rim rock bull bow tag
« Reply #6 on: July 11, 2013, 07:09:26 PM »
Oh and try to stay away from the jeep trails. Not fun to walk in several miles and have a bull talking in front of you to have 2 jeeps go bombing by you on a road 75 yards away you didn't know about :chuckle: Don't ask me how I know :chuckle:
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Re: rim rock bull bow tag
« Reply #7 on: July 11, 2013, 08:59:18 PM »
good advice thanks guys.. and had the jeep thing happen last year in naches. :bash:

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Re: rim rock bull bow tag
« Reply #8 on: July 12, 2013, 07:41:43 PM »
Had the tag last year( modern) . Like others have said its steep, deep and very thick. I spent every weekend up there scouting , was into elk every weekend. I found out its not like other units where you can sit and let other hunters do the pushing. There are road hunters everywhere. I didn't get into elk till the general opener , than it was a spike at 15 yards ( i let him walk). Good luck
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Re: rim rock bull bow tag
« Reply #9 on: July 12, 2013, 09:01:22 PM »
thanks..

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Re: rim rock bull bow tag
« Reply #10 on: July 12, 2013, 09:11:10 PM »
We hunting it year's ago and were on elk ever day. I think late archery is a better hunt. My buddy had the same tag. We hunted it hard and only just some bulls way up high at the GMU line and that was it the whole week. Good luck
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Re: rim rock bull bow tag
« Reply #11 on: July 12, 2013, 10:33:34 PM »
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Re: rim rock bull bow tag
« Reply #12 on: July 13, 2013, 01:09:25 PM »
scouted today seen 40 elk and 3 nice buck... so a good start but no bulls....lol

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Re: rim rock bull bow tag
« Reply #13 on: July 13, 2013, 01:37:44 PM »
thanks that's my goal...

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Re: rim rock bull bow tag
« Reply #14 on: July 17, 2013, 12:26:40 PM »
It's a good unit. We've been hunting it for years and do very well.........largely because we know where to look. We continue to scout though. It is steep, and the jeep trails can actually be a help in locating crossing trails and getting into areas (on foot) more easily in the dark. If you're not fit yet, time to get to training......
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Re: rim rock bull bow tag
« Reply #15 on: July 17, 2013, 04:55:04 PM »
It's a good unit. We've been hunting it for years and do very well.........largely because we know where to look. We continue to scout though. It is steep, and the jeep trails can actually be a help in locating crossing trails and getting into areas (on foot) more easily in the dark. If you're not fit yet, time to get to training......
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Re: rim rock bull bow tag
« Reply #16 on: July 17, 2013, 09:09:15 PM »
im in super shape I workout every day for 1 1/2hour for the last three year.. do the big climb in seattle every year always in the top 30 out of 20000 so I t think it wont be a problem...

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« Reply #17 on: July 18, 2013, 10:50:28 PM »
Good luck I will be trying to fill my Bull Tag in the bumping unit.

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Re: rim rock bull bow tag
« Reply #18 on: July 21, 2013, 10:07:11 AM »
good luck to u to.. hoping this will be the year to remember

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Re: rim rock bull bow tag
« Reply #19 on: July 21, 2013, 06:15:48 PM »
went and checked my cams and one cam had 1200 pics on it.  a bunch of cows 3x3 3x4 and a spike. good start..

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Re: rim rock bull bow tag
« Reply #20 on: July 21, 2013, 06:27:55 PM »
That's awesome! I was up there this weekend too. Hiked into the wilderness on Saturday and then drove some roads, marking my map and generally learning the area. 2nd time up this month with a few more trips scheduled. It's getting closer each week! There's lots of beautiful country, that's for sure. Hope to see you up there!

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Re: rim rock bull bow tag
« Reply #21 on: July 21, 2013, 08:30:39 PM »
Great tag, we should talk, I had a pal get this tag some years ago, play the wind right and you'll score a nice one. Hit me up via phone and we can look over a map and I can pinpoint where id go
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Re: rim rock bull bow tag
« Reply #22 on: July 21, 2013, 08:57:19 PM »
There are a lot of nice bulls up there if you put ib the time. Ive had 5spikes and 3 rag horn plus a monster on my trail cam for the last mouth.  :tup:
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Re: rim rock bull bow tag
« Reply #23 on: July 24, 2013, 05:14:33 PM »
heading back over Friday night.....for three days..

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Re: rim rock bull bow tag
« Reply #24 on: July 24, 2013, 06:17:48 PM »
Can't wait to head over this sunday to pick up my trail cams. Been soaking for a couple weeks now. Will post pics after the weekend if anything good.

 

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