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Re: Need some elk brainstorming advice please
« Reply #25 on: December 12, 2017, 06:00:16 AM »
I would look at Dave Melton in Idaho

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Re: Need some elk brainstorming advice please
« Reply #26 on: December 12, 2017, 08:50:54 AM »
Dont need to go out of state, just need the right outfitter our bulls average 320 and its an over the counter tag. Every camp but 1 we put in last year got a bull. Not saying everyone in camp got there bull  But at least 1 or 2 bulls per camp. And those are just my supplied drop camps. These hunts are not canned hunts all fair chase wilderness hunts. I just don't see the excitement on hunting fenced in animals. Just my opinion   
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Re: Need some elk brainstorming advice please
« Reply #27 on: December 12, 2017, 08:57:16 AM »
No argument there WPO. I appreciate the input.
Yes, my FJ is pink, I'm all about Team Jacob, beer is not for the horses nor is whiskey for the men, they are both for me.

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Re: Need some elk brainstorming advice please
« Reply #28 on: December 12, 2017, 09:20:58 AM »
Buyer beware.


I should clarify that this was not a comment directed at an individual.
Simply encouraging people to do their home work.
I suggest talking to past clients.
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Re: Need some elk brainstorming advice please
« Reply #29 on: December 12, 2017, 09:25:27 AM »
Which is why I suggested Melton for a true Wilderness experience. But you better be willing to ride a horse for a while into the back country
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Re: Need some elk brainstorming advice please
« Reply #30 on: December 12, 2017, 09:29:05 AM »
I have wanted to try New Mexico. If you choose Montana Pm me I have taken a few Bulls over there  and they all have been fair chase public land bulls.
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Re: Need some elk brainstorming advice please
« Reply #31 on: December 12, 2017, 09:30:45 AM »
There is some pretty good elk hunting just north in British Columbia that you may look into.

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Re: Need some elk brainstorming advice please
« Reply #32 on: December 12, 2017, 09:34:32 AM »
Good stuff folks, ty.
Yes, my FJ is pink, I'm all about Team Jacob, beer is not for the horses nor is whiskey for the men, they are both for me.

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Re: Need some elk brainstorming advice please
« Reply #33 on: December 12, 2017, 04:21:45 PM »
I know nothing about this outfitter!!!!!
But here is a sample of what might be available in BC.

http://www.sawtoothbc.com/

I thought that some one on here posted a story about going to BC for elk a year or two back, might try a search for that???

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Re: Need some elk brainstorming advice please
« Reply #34 on: December 12, 2017, 08:41:07 PM »
I know nothing about this outfitter!!!!!
But here is a sample of what might be available in BC.

http://www.sawtoothbc.com/

I thought that some one on here posted a story about going to BC for elk a year or two back, might try a search for that???

They have taken some really nice bulls.
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Re: Need some elk brainstorming advice please
« Reply #35 on: December 12, 2017, 08:51:20 PM »
Very cool...bookmarked!
Yes, my FJ is pink, I'm all about Team Jacob, beer is not for the horses nor is whiskey for the men, they are both for me.

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Re: Need some elk brainstorming advice please
« Reply #36 on: December 12, 2017, 09:14:27 PM »
I know nothing about this outfitter!!!!!
But here is a sample of what might be available in BC.

http://www.sawtoothbc.com/

I thought that some one on here posted a story about going to BC for elk a year or two back, might try a search for that???


@elkaholic123  maybe?
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Re: Need some elk brainstorming advice please
« Reply #37 on: December 13, 2017, 03:18:10 PM »
 Sun canyon lodge. They guide in the Bob Marshell wilderness it's a long ride in there awesome place.

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Re: Need some elk brainstorming advice please
« Reply #38 on: December 13, 2017, 05:54:32 PM »
I hunted with WPO for Muzzle 16' I think the camp he is mentioning that didn't get a bull, would by my ol' man and I's!  :chuckle: :bash:. BUT my dad did get a shot at a herd-bull on the 4th day. (Only day it stopped monsooning). If you're looking to stay in WA, I'd say talk to Kent w/ WPO. I plan on doing a Drop Camp with him Archery next year. I had a great experience with his outfit last year. 

If you're looking to do a Archery or Rifle hunt out of state. I went with Montana Rivers & Ridges Outfitters, just south of Missoula this fall. I harvested a bull on my first day of Rifle after Hunting with him during Archery and missing a nice 6x bull...Ugh!....He hunts Public lands. I just wrote up a review about his outfit & my experience in the "Out of state section". Not sure how to link it here, but it labeled "Montana Outfitter Review A+". Take a look.



Here is that link-boneaddict
http://hunting-washington.com/smf/index.php/topic,222019.msg2953722.html#msg2953722
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Re: Need some elk brainstorming advice please
« Reply #39 on: December 14, 2017, 03:44:59 PM »
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Re: Need some elk brainstorming advice please
« Reply #40 on: December 18, 2017, 07:11:36 AM »
If it was me and forking out that kind of cash I'd be looking at outfitters with outfitter tags and private ground.  For 5 to 7k no way I'm beating ground with everyone else looking for a raghorn.  That being said, if they are operating in some draw only units with good top end bulls public would be fine id imagine.  Like has been stated earlier, I'd be looking at WY, CO, NM, UT, and MT.    Just do your research and you'll be fine.  Good luck in your search :tup:
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Re: Need some elk brainstorming advice please
« Reply #41 on: December 18, 2017, 07:19:06 AM »
Will have to put that on the 'ol calendar.

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Re: Need some elk brainstorming advice please
« Reply #42 on: December 18, 2017, 07:27:52 AM »
Thanks for the continued input.
Yes, my FJ is pink, I'm all about Team Jacob, beer is not for the horses nor is whiskey for the men, they are both for me.

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Re: Need some elk brainstorming advice please
« Reply #43 on: December 18, 2017, 08:58:25 AM »
Sun canyon lodge. They guide in the Bob Marshell wilderness it's a long ride in there awesome place.

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Re: Need some elk brainstorming advice please
« Reply #44 on: December 18, 2017, 09:13:47 AM »
It just dawned on me that a guy I work with actually guides in Colorado for elk on his family's ranch. I think he said this season they went 17-21 on branched antler bulls. I bet they would give you a deal.
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Re: Need some elk brainstorming advice please
« Reply #45 on: December 18, 2017, 09:32:53 AM »
Big questions you have to ask is what do you want out of the hunt?  Do you want an adventure with the chance at A bull?  Do you want to hunt the rut or late season bulls?  Is A bull acceptable or are you looking for something a bit more exceptional?
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Re: Need some elk brainstorming advice please
« Reply #46 on: December 18, 2017, 09:38:43 AM »
Big questions you have to ask is what do you want out of the hunt?  Do you want an adventure with the chance at A bull?  Do you want to hunt the rut or late season bulls?  Is A bull acceptable or are you looking for something a bit more exceptional?

Im looking for a good experience that won't physically break me in pieces and would like to shoot a decent bull. Id shoot a rag horn on the last day but won't be holding out for a masher. Once I hear the whisper thats a good, decent, or shooter im sending it.
Yes, my FJ is pink, I'm all about Team Jacob, beer is not for the horses nor is whiskey for the men, they are both for me.

 

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