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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. Iíd 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 itíll 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 »
Iíd go back to the pioneer zone in a second. Also, Iím 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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Re: Idaho Archery Elk in Pioneer Zone
« Reply #15 on: February 05, 2018, 09:40:53 PM »
Arrow? I heard the 380s donít get down next to the roads until rifle season opens up...but thatís a draw tag. Probably best to go with the sure 350 and a OTC archery tag.
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Re: Idaho Archery Elk in Pioneer Zone
« Reply #16 on: February 13, 2018, 06:43:59 PM »
The reason Idaho has  OTC units for elk is the terrain weeds 90% of the hunters out in non roaded areas and the road areas are crowded like anywhere else. For hunters willing to put in the work and vertical miles its a good option, Id say that's 5% of hunters maybe less.
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Re: Idaho Archery Elk in Pioneer Zone
« Reply #17 on: February 16, 2018, 08:45:38 AM »
There's no Elk in Idaho. Just sayin'
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Re: Idaho Archery Elk in Pioneer Zone
« Reply #18 on: February 16, 2018, 03:29:42 PM »

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?

Hopefully they get some info that aids in their hunt!

I've hunted 36A. Its been 18 years, so the only information I have that is still relevant relates to topography.  It was not as rugged as some might say.  Not as rugged as most WA wilderness areas.  Prob better to backpack in, which works there because there are large roadless sections.

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Re: Idaho Archery Elk in Pioneer Zone
« Reply #19 on: February 16, 2018, 03:37:39 PM »
Pics from a late April scouting trip.

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Re: Idaho Archery Elk in Pioneer Zone
« Reply #20 on: February 16, 2018, 04:52:42 PM »
Satellite photo of 4 elk in a 36A meadow.

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Re: Idaho Archery Elk in Pioneer Zone
« Reply #21 on: February 16, 2018, 05:00:12 PM »
Most definitely some elk there. Get off the roads and back in a way and youíll do ok.
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Re: Idaho Archery Elk in Pioneer Zone
« Reply #22 on: February 16, 2018, 08:11:09 PM »
You know what they say...if you can see 4 elk on google earth, thereís 400 in the nearby trees. Iím changing my whole plan this year...PIONEER ZONE!!!
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Re: Idaho Archery Elk in Pioneer Zone
« Reply #23 on: February 16, 2018, 09:07:31 PM »
36A is so loaded with elk, they can't hide from Google!

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Re: Idaho Archery Elk in Pioneer Zone
« Reply #24 on: February 17, 2018, 05:46:33 AM »
What the heck I am on my way! See you all in the pioneer zone this fall!

 

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