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Offline GameHunter1959

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Dayton - Pack Guide
« on: July 16, 2017, 11:18:23 PM »
I drew Dayton Quality Bull (Modern Firearm). I am looking to hire a guide or someone to pack me deep in. This is a once in a lifetime elk hunt for me. I would like to be put into position, where I can essentially guarantee I am going to fill my permit. We can speak via DM and I will give you my cell phone, so we can have a detailed conversation. Thank you for your time and help. GH

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Re: Dayton - Pack Guide
« Reply #1 on: July 17, 2017, 07:03:04 AM »
Be careful on who you choose, as far as I know there are no guide areas in the dayton.  There is one particular guy that charges and he has a bad reputation for not following through and/or trespassing.  Good luck, I put in for that tag with 22 points and no draw. Lot's of access and with a bit of scouting you should do just fine on your own. 

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Re: Dayton - Pack Guide
« Reply #2 on: July 17, 2017, 07:39:08 AM »
Good luck. One bit of advice is to be weary if you ever talk to anyone who will "guarantee" you fill your tag. It is hunting, not killing.  :twocents:
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Re: Dayton - Pack Guide
« Reply #3 on: July 17, 2017, 07:53:25 AM »
The Blues are a blast to hunt and scout - there are guys on here that know the area that would likely be happy to be part of your hunt. Just ask.  I would if I had time off and knew Dayton.  Great tag!

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Re: Dayton - Pack Guide
« Reply #4 on: July 17, 2017, 08:00:20 AM »
The Dayton unit doesn't have any country in it that can't be Day hunted so I doubt it'd be beneficial to pack in somewhere. Having stock lined up to pack something out could be beneficial though.

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Re: Dayton - Pack Guide
« Reply #5 on: July 17, 2017, 08:09:22 AM »
The Dayton unit doesn't have any country in it that can't be Day hunted so I doubt it'd be beneficial to pack in somewhere. Having stock lined up to pack something out could be beneficial though.
Or it's a unit where you could go on 6 day hunts in a day and see bulls on every hunt...

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Re: Dayton - Pack Guide
« Reply #6 on: July 18, 2017, 03:21:18 PM »
I take it you never been to the unit.?
There is no place you can go in that unit worth being packed into.
Find a good place to camp and hit it hard
If its brown knock it down

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Re: Dayton - Pack Guide
« Reply #7 on: July 21, 2017, 08:34:04 AM »
Call Dave Waldron "Mt Cook", ask him if he would be willing to pack out meat only for you, he cant guide in the Dayton but can pack meat. Then call Monte at the forest service and ask for permission to hire Dave to pack meat only. Go hunt hard kill a bull anywhere and as deep as you want. Grab sat phone from pack, call Dave and say come get me! :IBCOOL: Dave is a great guy. Follow his request as he ask you to do so!

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Re: Dayton - Pack Guide
« Reply #8 on: July 22, 2017, 04:06:25 PM »
Have you even looked at a map before??? "Deep" in to the Dayton unit ? and 1/2 of the unit is private haha.  I laugh when people put in for tags and haven't even looked at a map of the unit.

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Re: Dayton - Pack Guide
« Reply #9 on: July 24, 2017, 08:25:39 PM »
Yes, hunted it last year as I drew that tag. You can get into areas that a solo hunter will loose a bull if not prepared. Unless of course you drive the roads like a few I watched doing. It's all a matter of perspective but I will say that if a guy kills a bull by himself in certain areas those horses are way worth the money. 

Sorry, just read the initial post. Unsure if your "deep" comment was directed at me or not but the above statement is still true.


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Re: Dayton - Pack Guide
« Reply #10 on: July 24, 2017, 10:14:38 PM »
Yes, hunted it last year as I drew that tag. You can get into areas that a solo hunter will loose a bull if not prepared. Unless of course you drive the roads like a few I watched doing. It's all a matter of perspective but I will say that if a guy kills a bull by himself in certain areas those horses are way worth the money. 

Sorry, just read the initial post. Unsure if your "deep" comment was directed at me or not but the above statement is still true.
Pretty sure he was responding to the original post and not yours

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Re: Dayton - Pack Guide
« Reply #11 on: Yesterday at 06:48:37 PM »
Firearm season will be rough.  Just finding an area that's not covered in orange will be the hardest part.  Roads criss cross the entire unit and there will be camps, tents and pull behind trailers on every pull out.  I archery hunt and guys are setting up their camps for rifle season in September down there.  Be prepared for people but the elk are massive and a lot of the big bulls are well past there prime.  Head out early and just find a spot.  Elk are everywhere in the unit.  I haven't been anywhere in that unit that doesn't have elk roaming it.

 

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