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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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