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Big Game Hunting => Elk Hunting => Topic started by: WapitiTalk1 on June 20, 2019, 10:55:27 AM

Title: Elk Conversations During the Off Season?
Post by: WapitiTalk1 on June 20, 2019, 10:55:27 AM
I wonder what the elk talk about in the off season. Elk hunters obviously pass the time on the Hunting Washington Forum talking about potential hunting areas, shot placement, gear recommendations, have you ever been attacked by a bird, calling techniques, which pointy metal things are the best, planning the lunch menu on the 5th day of the hunt during the 2019 season, whether one should bone out their harvest, and of course…stories from the previous year.

Here are a few topics of discussion our elk friends may engage in during the off season. Feel free to add any you may have heard of, 

1. Montana 6X6 talking to a group of young rag horns and spikes. “Yeah, you’ll be fine if you listen to the older bulls like me and Ralph.” Lesson one….”Only bugle to locate. Once they respond, or you smell them, simply move quickly to the ridge above the draw and watch the show. Some of them two leggers will actually stay in that same draw for an hour bugling excessively trying to call you in”.

2. Arizona 7X7 talking to a group of cows. “I’m not one to brag, but I successfully got within 20 yards of ten different hunters last season before they knew I was in the country. The frosting on the cake was when the guy shot his arrow off the brush into a tree. I couldn’t help but chuckle as I got the heck out of there”.

3. A two year old, bright eyed, Oregon cow talking to the other ladies in the herd on a lazy summer afternoon. “So, you’re saying a long third point on their antlers has a direct correlation to the length of something else”? (muffled sounds of giggling)

4. Montana 6X6 talking to a group of young rag horns and spikes. Lesson two. “More often than not, they’ll give themselves away as hunters. Excessive cow talking, bugling, and brush smashing is a dead giveaway for me. It’s the ones that use their calling sparingly you need to watch out for”.

5. Washington 5X6 talking to his buddy. “Whoa! I know what you mean, those Pacific Crest Trail hikers smell like they’ve been wallowing and palpitating for days”.

6. Colorado bull watching the Outdoor Channel (I guess they have Direct TV in the high country now). “No stupid, don’t walk over there.. it’s not a real cow, it’s one of those Heads Up decoys…. he’s right there.. GET AWAY….. It’s a hunter.. HE’S RIGHT BEHIND THAT COW FACE! I can’t watch.. turn it off”.

Feel free to add any more you can think of!   :chuckle:
Title: Re: Elk Conversations During the Off Season?
Post by: elkchaser54 on June 20, 2019, 11:00:24 AM
Washington East side bull to the first year spike "I hope you're ready for war. Its gonna be a long fall for you my friend but the reward shall you survive is a long life of breeding cows and hunters just looking at you."
Title: Re: Elk Conversations During the Off Season?
Post by: Jake T on June 20, 2019, 11:54:16 AM
Two bulls anywhere in the state "no YOU sound more like the Pink Phelps signature call"  "no YOU do" "no YOU do" " well at least we can both agree neither of us sounds like that crummy Maverick call"
Title: Re: Elk Conversations During the Off Season?
Post by: The Marquis on June 20, 2019, 12:13:16 PM
Two bulls anywhere in the state "no YOU sound more like the Pink Phelps signature call"  "no YOU do" "no YOU do" " well at least we can both agree neither of us sounds like that crummy Maverick call"

 :chuckle:
Title: Re: Elk Conversations During the Off Season?
Post by: Piscatory_5 on June 20, 2019, 07:18:31 PM
Washington East side bull to the first year spike "I hope you're ready for war. Its gonna be a long fall for you my friend but the reward shall you survive is a long life of breeding cows and hunters just looking at you."

This makes me wonder what is the best harvest strategy, spike only or 3-point minimum?
Title: Re: Elk Conversations During the Off Season?
Post by: the1rod on June 20, 2019, 08:06:29 PM
Two bulls in Winston creek: man I can't believe  joey took that bet last fall!  Running across the clear cut in the evening,  what did they shoot him,  5? 6? Times!!  I still got them cows of his I won off that bet!
Title: Re: Elk Conversations During the Off Season?
Post by: WapitiTalk1 on June 20, 2019, 08:14:01 PM
Two bulls in Winston creek: man I can't believe  joey took that bet last fall!  Running across the clear cut in the evening,  what did they shoot him,  5? 6? Times!!  I still got them cows of his I won off that bet!

Nice  :tup:
Title: Re: Elk Conversations During the Off Season?
Post by: AL WORRELLS KID on June 22, 2019, 10:23:19 AM
"The State can have their way with those Bears, Wolves and Mountain Lions, we're staying right here!"  :yeah:
Doug