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Lick Creek youth cow elk hunt
« on: October 22, 2017, 07:43:29 AM »
I've hunted this unit for several years, mostly from the Mountain Road, between the Forest boundary and Devils Tailbone. So I have a pretty good idea of where to start looking. I was up earlier this week to set up camp and to do some pre season scouting.

I did not see any elk, or much sign in my usual spots, so I thought I would reach out to see if anyone could point me in a different direction. My 15 yo son has hunted up here with me a few years, but the elusive spike has so far evaded us. I'm really hoping this cow tag will be the first of many successful elk hunts. I want him to catch the fever, and I think some success at an early age will help. He is currently playing football so we will not be able to make it down to do any more scouting before the season starts.

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Re: Lick Creek youth cow elk hunt
« Reply #1 on: October 22, 2017, 08:45:54 AM »
@Todd_ID  may be able to help.

I recall watching elk cross the 40 almost every day down south of Grouse Flat campground.
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Re: Lick Creek youth cow elk hunt
« Reply #2 on: October 23, 2017, 10:07:22 AM »
go to the smoothing iron ranch park at the gate across from the ranch house walk the road to the top the hill there is a uncut field to the right a little bit get on the back of it and lay down at about dark there has been a bunch in there

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Re: Lick Creek youth cow elk hunt
« Reply #3 on: October 23, 2017, 10:50:56 AM »
Someone must like your family in the wdfw. Lol. Are you guys going be camping in the same spot as last year?

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Re: Lick Creek youth cow elk hunt
« Reply #4 on: October 23, 2017, 11:32:57 AM »
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Re: Lick Creek youth cow elk hunt
« Reply #5 on: October 23, 2017, 07:10:18 PM »
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Re: Lick Creek youth cow elk hunt
« Reply #6 on: October 25, 2017, 05:39:59 AM »
Thanks for the suggestions fellas, we'll check all of them out.

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Re: Lick Creek youth cow elk hunt
« Reply #7 on: November 06, 2017, 06:20:49 PM »
Gavin punched his tag at 7:20 opening morning. We just happened to be in the right spot at the right time. 80 yards, one shot with the 7-08.
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Re: Lick Creek youth cow elk hunt
« Reply #8 on: November 06, 2017, 06:26:27 PM »
Sweet!! Solid work. Congrats to the kid.
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Re: Lick Creek youth cow elk hunt
« Reply #9 on: November 06, 2017, 06:42:30 PM »
Great....just great......yet another youth hunter to make me jealous!  :chuckle:

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Re: Lick Creek youth cow elk hunt
« Reply #10 on: November 06, 2017, 07:08:27 PM »
Outstanding. Way to get it done.
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Re: Lick Creek youth cow elk hunt
« Reply #11 on: November 06, 2017, 07:36:24 PM »
Congratulations to a young hunter! It is getting more enjoyment of a young hunter shooting game then as shooting game myself. Getting young ones to carry on our sport of shooting and hunting. Plus the time spending with Loved ones makes the hunt!  :tup:
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Re: Lick Creek youth cow elk hunt
« Reply #12 on: November 07, 2017, 06:48:28 AM »
Kids gonna need a longer belt for all the notches he's getting in it. 2 Moose and an elk. Bet there is a deer or 2 as well. Grats!!!

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Re: Lick Creek youth cow elk hunt
« Reply #13 on: November 07, 2017, 11:08:52 AM »
Kids gonna need a longer belt for all the notches he's getting in it. 2 Moose and an elk. Bet there is a deer or 2 as well. Grats!!!
For sure, he already tagged his extra doe, and his late late tag starts Saturday.

 

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