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Prescott unit
« on: May 05, 2017, 03:01:31 PM »
I'm looking at the November and December bull tags. Can you get it done on the Boise tree farm? Any thoughts appreciated.

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Re: Prescott unit
« Reply #1 on: May 05, 2017, 03:03:41 PM »
Be sure to put your name on the list for permission BEFORE you submit. He won't give permission after the draws come out.

Yes, there are some very nice bulls that come out of there.
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Re: Prescott unit
« Reply #2 on: May 05, 2017, 03:11:45 PM »
Not much more to add to this thread, some guys shoot big bulls, others get raghorns on that hunt, its really a matter of putting your time in and getting lucky.  Fun hunt though for sure.  Definitely a unique elk hunt in this state or anywhere really.

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Re: Prescott unit
« Reply #3 on: May 05, 2017, 03:19:58 PM »
Thanks for the input. It looks like only the bull hunters get access not the cow tag guys, correct?

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Re: Prescott unit
« Reply #4 on: May 05, 2017, 03:22:32 PM »
I have "heard" of guys hunting cows in there but no first hand knowledge of it.
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Re: Prescott unit
« Reply #5 on: May 05, 2017, 04:05:33 PM »
I drew a muzzy bull tag there in 2007 and I saw 30-50 bulls a day scouting and never saw a cow elk scouting or hunting . The joke with the locals and with the bio is the elk are gay. I saw 15 bulls together on sept 10. Maybe it's changed with the cows I don't know. Better be on the permission before applying

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Re: Prescott unit
« Reply #6 on: May 05, 2017, 04:08:14 PM »
I was warned about the lack of cows before my hunt as well, that being said I ended up seeing over 50 cows in the few days I was there, I don't think that is the norm though for that hunt. 

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Re: Prescott unit
« Reply #7 on: May 05, 2017, 04:38:46 PM »
Elk  numbers are not as good as 2007. We were lucky to see 2 or 3 elk a day in 2015 on the first tag. I think that was in part that they do allow cow hunters and the guy who had the tag had a truck load of guys pushing the trees and had them pretty pressured up the later tags probably did better.
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Re: Prescott unit
« Reply #8 on: May 05, 2017, 05:05:06 PM »
Elk  numbers are not as good as 2007. We were lucky to see 2 or 3 elk a day in 2015 on the first tag. I think that was in part that they do allow cow hunters and the guy who haf the tag had a truck load guys pushing the trees and had them pretty pressured up the later tags probably did better.

Which permit did you have? One of the quality permits or was it The first bull permit in November?

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Re: Prescott unit
« Reply #9 on: May 05, 2017, 05:07:07 PM »
Excuse me, but if they had a "truckload of guys pushing the trees", how is that not party hunting?

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Re: Prescott unit
« Reply #10 on: May 05, 2017, 05:40:38 PM »
Excuse me, but if they had a "truckload of guys pushing the trees", how is that not party hunting?
Because only the tag holder had a weapon I'm guessing.

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Re: Prescott unit
« Reply #11 on: May 05, 2017, 11:13:45 PM »
Elk  numbers are not as good as 2007. We were lucky to see 2 or 3 elk a day in 2015 on the first tag. I think that was in part that they do allow cow hunters and the guy who haf the tag had a truck load guys pushing the trees and had them pretty pressured up the later tags probably did better.

Which permit did you have? One of the quality permits or was it The first bull permit in November?

First bull tag in November. Still lots of big yellow leaves on the trees.

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Re: Prescott unit
« Reply #12 on: May 05, 2017, 11:16:44 PM »
Excuse me, but if they had a "truckload of guys pushing the trees", how is that not party hunting?
Because only the tag holder had a weapon I'm guessing.
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Like 4 or 5 guys push the trees hunter sat on the road and was the only one with a gun. This was just before the tag opened when we went to scout.

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Re: Prescott unit
« Reply #13 on: May 06, 2017, 07:48:32 AM »
I know a very good Hunter who's son drew last year. They hunted everyday from dark til dark never saw a bull
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Re: Prescott unit
« Reply #14 on: May 06, 2017, 08:56:46 AM »
I know a very good Hunter who's son drew last year. They hunted everyday from dark til dark never saw a bull

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Re: Prescott unit
« Reply #15 on: May 06, 2017, 11:42:27 AM »
I know a very good Hunter who's son drew last year. They hunted everyday from dark til dark never saw a bull

What tag did they have? The quality tags are not that good because the trees have the leaves on and you can't see down the rows very far.

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Re: Prescott unit
« Reply #16 on: May 06, 2017, 02:49:26 PM »
I know a very good Hunter who's son drew last year. They hunted everyday from dark til dark never saw a bull

What tag did they have? The quality tags are not that good because the trees have the leaves on and you can't see down the rows very far.
It was the 1st or 2nd week of nov..
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Re: Prescott unit
« Reply #17 on: May 06, 2017, 08:26:43 PM »
I was on there last year. Lots of bulls with a few maybe 320 at best. Not much of a hunt driving around looking down tree rows gets old in a hurry.. Get permission prior to applying as said..

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Re: Prescott unit
« Reply #18 on: May 08, 2017, 07:29:12 AM »
Buddy shot a 350 bull in archery season, opening day last year. But you need to get permission before you apply. The email address is in the hunting regulation. They will not allow cow hunts.

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Re: Prescott unit
« Reply #19 on: May 08, 2017, 07:34:57 AM »
I have heard that the tree farm has been sold.  The elk hunting area is getting smaller as they are harvesting the trees that are currently planted.  The new owners are not planning on using the land for trees.  As the mature trees are being harvested, new trees are not being planted.  This is just what I have heard.  Anyone else hear anything on this to confirm this rumor or to debunk it???  I know they are still allowing hunting this year and yes, you do have to get permission before you apply or you will be out of luck.
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Re: Prescott unit
« Reply #20 on: May 08, 2017, 08:41:14 AM »
Buddy shot a 350 bull in archery season, opening day last year. But you need to get permission before you apply. The email address is in the hunting regulation. They will not allow cow hunts.

They do have cow hunts in the tree farm or at least they did in 2015.

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Re: Prescott unit
« Reply #21 on: May 08, 2017, 08:44:42 AM »
I have heard that the tree farm has been sold.  The elk hunting area is getting smaller as they are harvesting the trees that are currently planted.  The new owners are not planning on using the land for trees.  As the mature trees are being harvested, new trees are not being planted.  This is just what I have heard.  Anyone else hear anything on this to confirm this rumor or to debunk it???  I know they are still allowing hunting this year and yes, you do have to get permission before you apply or you will be out of luck.

I also heard that it has been sold and will be circles and no more trees. My guess is the Nov. and Dec. tags would be gone once the trees are gone because they are there because of the damage the elk do to the trees.

When you google it only the Boardman farm comes up when talking about being sold.
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Re: Prescott unit
« Reply #22 on: May 08, 2017, 08:53:01 AM »
I heard the Boardman tree farm had sold but hadn't heard about the Burbank one.
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Re: Prescott unit
« Reply #23 on: May 08, 2017, 09:23:15 AM »
Another friend emailed the tree farm to get permission to apply for bull tags. Was told he could not get permission to cow hunt the tree farm. He got permission for bull tags.

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Re: Prescott unit
« Reply #24 on: May 08, 2017, 09:24:25 AM »
Maybe I got my tree farms messed up.  Maybe it is Boardman and not Burbank.  I know whatever one it was has beem purchased by the Mormon church and will be made into circles.
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