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Offline rtspring

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ELK HUNTING TIPS
« on: March 18, 2011, 10:09:04 AM »
Thought I would post up a new TOPIC to go along with the turkey hunting tips.

1. If you run into other hunters while elk hunting, turn around and go another way. Elk do not like humans.
2. The wind is the breaker in elk hunting, keep the wind in your face or you are done.
3. If there is a chance that the stalk will go wrong, Don't even attepmt it, find a way to close the distance without spooking the animals, otherwise they will be gone and won't come back most of the time.
4. SCOUT SCOUT SCOUT. it pays dividends in the end....

lets hear what everyone else thinks........
I kill elk and eat elk, when I'm not, I'm thinking about killing elk and eating elk.

It doesn't matter what you think...

The Whiners suck!!

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Re: ELK HUNTING TIPS
« Reply #1 on: March 18, 2011, 10:35:09 AM »
Be still
Pay attention. < stop day dreaming >
Don't stink
Get in shape
Shoot straight
Scout everyminute you can

Hunt where they want to be not where they've BEEN!



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Re: ELK HUNTING TIPS
« Reply #2 on: March 18, 2011, 10:41:40 AM »
If you think you have gotten far enough into the thick nasty stuff, go a little farther and that is where they will be.  ;)
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Re: ELK HUNTING TIPS
« Reply #3 on: March 18, 2011, 11:43:04 AM »
Go to te eastside, that is where all the elk are. ;)
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Re: ELK HUNTING TIPS
« Reply #4 on: March 18, 2011, 02:17:30 PM »
learn to call, I think elk get smart on the Hoochy Mamma being used by every other hunter.
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Re: ELK HUNTING TIPS
« Reply #5 on: March 18, 2011, 02:22:26 PM »
Hunt where there are Elk.....  :P
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Re: ELK HUNTING TIPS
« Reply #6 on: March 18, 2011, 02:41:25 PM »
Do all of your hunting in the BLUES!!

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Re: ELK HUNTING TIPS
« Reply #7 on: March 18, 2011, 02:43:43 PM »
Draw the Peaches Ridge!! :chuckle:

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Re: ELK HUNTING TIPS
« Reply #8 on: March 18, 2011, 02:46:01 PM »
Do all of your hunting in the BLUES!!

But someone on here told me that there were no elk in the Blues  :dunno:   8)  :chuckle:  :chuckle:  :rolleyes:

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Re: ELK HUNTING TIPS
« Reply #9 on: March 18, 2011, 02:48:36 PM »
Yes someone did, and they were being 100% straightforward and honest with you. Hunt the west side, lots more elk, prettier country, nicer people, no helicopters.  ;)
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Re: ELK HUNTING TIPS
« Reply #10 on: March 18, 2011, 03:16:35 PM »
if you know where elk are tell everyone on here where to find them  :bdid:  :dunno:

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Re: ELK HUNTING TIPS
« Reply #11 on: March 18, 2011, 03:18:50 PM »
Ive learned a few tricks.

As you walk stop and listen for a few min if you think there around they will give them self away because they are loud when they feed or move around and arnt spoked.

wind matters more then not smelling, I spilled coffee on me before I walk in last year and had my elk walk 30 yds from me and never knew I was there.

If you see people go tell you dont any more.

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Re: ELK HUNTING TIPS
« Reply #12 on: March 18, 2011, 03:35:22 PM »
Yes someone did, and they were being 100% straightforward and honest with you. Hunt the west side, lots more elk, prettier country, nicer people, no helicopters.  ;)
There is nothing funny about the helicopters  :bash: Fing game dept. and colockumelk  :bash: :bash:
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Re: ELK HUNTING TIPS
« Reply #13 on: March 18, 2011, 03:54:34 PM »
1.  Hunt uphill.   
2.  Have a 20 year old son.
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Re: ELK HUNTING TIPS
« Reply #14 on: March 18, 2011, 04:21:16 PM »
One thing I disagree with is going away when you see another hunter.

The alternative I use, is to communicate with them. There is plenty of areas to hunt. If you see some one in an area you plan on hunting and have no other area close by, then move on, but if you have a spot farther past the area he is in, then communicate your intentions, you may be able to help each other out, but don't hunt to close, or over anyone  :bdid:

Having a 20 year old is good advice but I lost mine to the armed forces  :'(


Wind is more important then not smelling, but keep as scent free as possible, you will never be 100% scent free.

Always have a pack of some sort with the 10 essetials in it for emergencies.

Don't worry about being quiet, be carefull not to make "human" noises. Elk don;t walk on there tipie toes throught the woods, they make lots of noise, but if they hear a noise that elk will not make, they will be alert.

Cover scents on boots and legs can help to cover human odors.




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Re: ELK HUNTING TIPS
« Reply #15 on: March 18, 2011, 04:26:12 PM »
Hunt North facing slopes and pay attention to the thermals...

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Re: ELK HUNTING TIPS
« Reply #16 on: March 18, 2011, 04:34:44 PM »
look at topo maps,in high hunter areas you can find escape areas,and places most wont trek...it takes a very small area to hold a bull later in the season

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Re: ELK HUNTING TIPS
« Reply #17 on: March 18, 2011, 07:32:15 PM »
Be quiet. wawy wawy quiet.
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Bone em out, Pack em out
You are who you are when no one is looking

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Re: ELK HUNTING TIPS
« Reply #18 on: March 19, 2011, 07:02:23 AM »
I think scouting has been key for me in the last few years

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Re: ELK HUNTING TIPS
« Reply #19 on: March 19, 2011, 08:20:30 AM »
Learn the area you plan on hunting and know it well. Even if you spend a few years learning a unit it will pay off.
WDWF needs to get a clue before it's to late!!!

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Re: ELK HUNTING TIPS
« Reply #20 on: March 19, 2011, 08:30:14 AM »
dont hunt the  blues,no elk there.
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Re: ELK HUNTING TIPS
« Reply #21 on: March 19, 2011, 12:41:24 PM »
No elk in the Blues's....
Bigfoot in the Clockem....
Wolf's in the Yakima area......



Only place left is the West Side  :o :o :o
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Re: ELK HUNTING TIPS
« Reply #22 on: March 19, 2011, 12:49:25 PM »
No elk in the Blues's....
Bigfoot in the Clockem....
Wolf's in the Yakima area......



Only place left is the West Side  :o :o :o

But its REALLY wet over here. Besides we only have little baby Roosevelts......
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Re: ELK HUNTING TIPS
« Reply #23 on: March 19, 2011, 01:36:19 PM »
hunt hard , wind in your face always , hunt from the top down , if you don't attempt a stalk you'll never have a chance , don't hesitate if a shot presents itself, hunt till dark then start hiking out , oh yeah don't call bulls inless you have a bull tag !!!!!!!!!!!
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Re: ELK HUNTING TIPS
« Reply #24 on: March 19, 2011, 01:37:44 PM »
Bugle with a coyote howler. Im telling you, it works like a charm.

Watch the wind and enjoy the fact you're hunting elk.

Cow call every hundred yards or so once you get to where you want to be...dont know how many elk I would have walked right on by if I hadnt done this.
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