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Idaho Archery Elk in Pioneer Zone
« on: January 17, 2018, 01:26:00 PM »
New Year means New Elk Camp. Yup, Moving to Pioneer Elk Zone with a general Archery A Tag in 2018. Any of you guys on here hunted the area before? I will do some scouting during the spring and summer to learn the road system and as an excuse to be in the woods. If you have some success photos or area photos you want to share that would be great. Any info is welcome. Thanks!
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Re: Idaho Archery Elk in Pioneer Zone
« Reply #1 on: January 17, 2018, 05:11:07 PM »
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Re: Idaho Archery Elk in Pioneer Zone
« Reply #2 on: January 18, 2018, 06:05:27 AM »
When I hunted I backpacked in and was basically stuck in one place. Id find a half dozen spots and some glassing points and be ready to jump around from spot to spot. It should be a great hunt for you and itll make you all but give up on hunting WA.
Have you called your district biologist to voice your concerns?
Have you attended a public meeting on season setting?
You are getting exactly what you deserve from WDFW

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Re: Idaho Archery Elk in Pioneer Zone
« Reply #3 on: January 22, 2018, 12:32:19 PM »
Most broadcasted and heavily hunted non resident unit probably in the state id look elsewhere

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Re: Idaho Archery Elk in Pioneer Zone
« Reply #4 on: January 22, 2018, 12:43:45 PM »
Most broadcasted and heavily hunted non resident unit probably in the state id look elsewhere

that would be 22 or 39 id think. all the same it still floors me how guys feel the need to come online and announce there hunting plans and specific units. what exactly do you get from it?

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Re: Idaho Archery Elk in Pioneer Zone
« Reply #5 on: January 22, 2018, 02:47:30 PM »
 Its no joke call the bio they will even tell you they get nore calls on that zone alone than anyother zone in the state and its mainly non resident

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Re: Idaho Archery Elk in Pioneer Zone
« Reply #6 on: January 22, 2018, 08:07:47 PM »
Most broadcasted and heavily hunted non resident unit probably in the state id look elsewhere

that would be 22 or 39 id think. all the same it still floors me how guys feel the need to come online and announce there hunting plans and specific units. what exactly do you get from it?

39 has no OTC archery elk season.

Can not believe the number of people I hear of archery hunting the pioneer zone.

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Re: Idaho Archery Elk in Pioneer Zone
« Reply #7 on: January 22, 2018, 10:09:00 PM »
Id go back to the pioneer zone in a second. Also, Im pretty sure that there as much PUBLIC LAND in that zone as there is on any 18 Washington elk units put together.
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Re: Idaho Archery Elk in Pioneer Zone
« Reply #8 on: January 22, 2018, 11:53:24 PM »

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39 has no OTC archery elk season.

Can not believe the number of people I hear of archery hunting the pioneer zone.
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Sure there is. its a late hunt

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Re: Idaho Archery Elk in Pioneer Zone
« Reply #9 on: January 23, 2018, 06:29:01 AM »
Most broadcasted and heavily hunted non resident unit probably in the state id look elsewhere

that would be 22 or 39 id think. all the same it still floors me how guys feel the need to come online and announce there hunting plans and specific units. what exactly do you get from it?

39 has no OTC archery elk season.

Can not believe the number of people I hear of archery hunting the pioneer zone.

I think about half as many as 22. our fish and game has a pretty great web site that shows actual numbers of various filters. including tags bought by year/zone. its a big area that takes a pretty good drive to get too. I wouldn't worry about out of state competition much in there, bigger the area the more to scout

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Re: Idaho Archery Elk in Pioneer Zone
« Reply #10 on: January 23, 2018, 08:24:36 PM »


39 has no OTC archery elk season.

Can not believe the number of people I hear of archery hunting the pioneer zone.
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Sure there is. its a late hunt
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Forgot about that one as the loads of people talking about the late archery mule deer season there  :chuckle:

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Re: Idaho Archery Elk in Pioneer Zone
« Reply #11 on: January 24, 2018, 02:29:55 AM »


39 has no OTC archery elk season.

Can not believe the number of people I hear of archery hunting the pioneer zone.

Sure there is. its a late hunt
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Forgot about that one as the loads of people talking about the late archery mule deer season there  :chuckle:
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yup.  Ive done both there.

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Re: Idaho Archery Elk in Pioneer Zone
« Reply #12 on: February 05, 2018, 07:58:30 PM »
The Pioneer zone is amazing, no people and elk bugling close to every road and trail....its idahos best kept secret!!!

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Re: Idaho Archery Elk in Pioneer Zone
« Reply #13 on: February 05, 2018, 09:05:56 PM »
39 isn't in the Pioneer zone, it's 36A, 49 and 50 if I remember correctly.  I hunted 36a three years ago. Steep, rugged country. 

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Re: Idaho Archery Elk in Pioneer Zone
« Reply #14 on: February 05, 2018, 09:36:05 PM »
The Pioneer zone is amazing, no people and elk bugling close to every road and trail....its idahos best kept secret!!!

Yeah, there is an elk behind every tree according to Eastman's or wait was it Huntinfool....oh it doesn't matter there are tons of 350 class bulls just waiting begging for an arrow everywhere in the Pioneer Zone. :chuckle:
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