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Re: Need some elk brainstorming advice please
« Reply #15 on: December 09, 2017, 04:59:15 PM »
That is pretty cool. I've never seen where Dale is opposed to sharing info like that. I'll leave it up to you if you choose to post openly and if not, I'd appreciate a PM with the details.

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Re: Need some elk brainstorming advice please
« Reply #16 on: December 10, 2017, 06:07:07 PM »
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Re: Need some elk brainstorming advice please
« Reply #17 on: December 10, 2017, 06:56:57 PM »
I would do a Wilderness hunt in the McCall area, there is a couple excellent guides there. Remember it all about the experience.

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Re: Need some elk brainstorming advice please
« Reply #18 on: December 10, 2017, 07:02:44 PM »
I agree anout the experience.  Just want to do my homework to go 8n with the best odds I can.

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Re: Need some elk brainstorming advice please
« Reply #19 on: December 10, 2017, 08:35:02 PM »
Keep playing the Washington game or bust out your wallet. You need
To pay to play when it comes to Elk.

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Re: Need some elk brainstorming advice please
« Reply #20 on: December 11, 2017, 09:13:41 PM »
If you are willing to pay around 6 to 7 K then you should be able to go to some out of state outfitter that has landowner preference tags for those who are going to hunt with him or his outfitter.  This would solve your lack of points issue.  I think New Mexico has a lot of landowner vouchers for their guided hunts.  Wyoming and Montana have some good hunts in areas that are easy to draw.  These areas are not good for the DIY public land hunter but there are large ranches in some of these areas that are outfitter only and you can get a dandy bull with an easy tag to draw.  Once again, its just what your willing to pay for.  It also depends on what kind of shape and age you are.  If you are young and strong then I would look to Montana, Wyoming, or Idaho.  If you want a causal hunt, New Mexico is rolling hills and lots of flat land with Junipers and Cedars.
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Re: Need some elk brainstorming advice please
« Reply #21 on: December 11, 2017, 09:19:33 PM »
If you are willing to pay around 6 to 7 K then you should be able to go to some out of state outfitter that has landowner preference tags for those who are going to hunt with him or his outfitter.  This would solve your lack of points issue.  I think New Mexico has a lot of landowner vouchers for their guided hunts.  Wyoming and Montana have some good hunts in areas that are easy to draw.  These areas are not good for the DIY public land hunter but there are large ranches in some of these areas that are outfitter only and you can get a dandy bull with an easy tag to draw.  Once again, its just what your willing to pay for.  It also depends on what kind of shape and age you are.  If you are young and strong then I would look to Montana, Wyoming, or Idaho.  If you want a causal hunt, New Mexico is rolling hills and lots of flat land with Junipers and Cedars.

I've have no experience but have heard the same about New Mexico--apparently with the landowner tags you can get into some really great areas without playing the application game.

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Re: Need some elk brainstorming advice please
« Reply #22 on: December 11, 2017, 09:22:53 PM »
Have you thought about a diy hunt?  Or is that even an option?  You don't need to spend that much to be successful hunting elk out of Washington.  That budget will find a few years learning a new state.

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Re: Need some elk brainstorming advice please
« Reply #23 on: December 11, 2017, 09:26:28 PM »
I have. That being said mainly looling for outfitted. Had not looked at new mexico. Will take a look,  ty.

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Re: Need some elk brainstorming advice please
« Reply #24 on: December 11, 2017, 10:44:01 PM »
What kind of hunt, spot and stalk or ranch?  If a ranch hunt fits the bill, that is doable and much easier to line up.

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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.

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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.
« Last Edit: December 12, 2017, 09:31:21 AM by 2MANY »

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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
« Last Edit: December 12, 2017, 09:30:48 AM by Skyvalhunter »

 

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