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Big Game Hunting => Elk Hunting => Topic started by: Panther2207 on August 12, 2019, 02:16:28 PM

Title: NE raffle tags.
Post by: Panther2207 on August 12, 2019, 02:16:28 PM
I drew the NE raffle permits and was wondering what the best bet for elk would be. Units 101-124. Sept 1- Dec 31. What would you do?
Title: Re: NE raffle tags.
Post by: Bango skank on August 12, 2019, 02:18:53 PM
Id have chosen extra bear instead of elk, so i could be the only guy in the state hunting spring bear in 113 next year, and focus on a killer whitetail and moose for the fall.  But thats just me.
Title: Re: NE raffle tags.
Post by: Woodchuck on August 12, 2019, 02:21:36 PM
I have only a hearty GOOD LUCK on your quest. I know family members that don't share that info with each other.  :twocents:
Title: Re: NE raffle tags.
Post by: trophyhunt on August 12, 2019, 02:29:55 PM
What a draw, congrats!  I hope you have a lot of time off!!  You may get a pm but those ne guys/gals donít talk about their elk.  Iíd just get over there and scout, Iíve been scouting for my moose tag in 113 and I already know where Iíll be bow hunting for elk.  In sept youíll be able to listen for them, best of luck with all your tags!!
Title: Re: NE raffle tags.
Post by: Panther2207 on August 12, 2019, 02:33:56 PM
I have about 5 weeks. Good luck with your moose.
Title: Re: NE raffle tags.
Post by: benhuntin on August 12, 2019, 02:39:53 PM
Id have chosen extra bear instead of elk, so i could be the only guy in the state hunting spring bear in 113 next year, and focus on a killer whitetail and moose for the fall.  But thats just me.
I think raffle tags end before bears would be out.


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Title: Re: NE raffle tags.
Post by: Panther2207 on August 12, 2019, 02:42:18 PM
Iíd rather take my chances on an elk. I got a bear last week. The raffle tag would have covered bear in the spring if I would have chose it.
Title: Re: NE raffle tags.
Post by: Bango skank on August 12, 2019, 02:48:23 PM
Id have chosen extra bear instead of elk, so i could be the only guy in the state hunting spring bear in 113 next year, and focus on a killer whitetail and moose for the fall.  But thats just me.
I think raffle tags end before bears would be out.


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If he selected bear, he could have used it next spring season too.  Only one way to hunt spring bear in 113.  Win the ne big game pkg and select bear as one of your 3. 
Title: Re: NE raffle tags.
Post by: Rainier10 on August 12, 2019, 02:49:42 PM
Wishing you good luck.  I have no idea where elk would be over there but I am hoping you find one and have a great hunt.
Title: Re: NE raffle tags.
Post by: buckfvr on August 12, 2019, 02:59:36 PM
Depends on what you want to shoot......be assured, elk hunting is difficult at best here and if you want a great bull, you will have to spend a great deal of time finding him.  Sure it can be done, just dont bank on luck.

Harvest results for elk and go with the unit with highest success for all weapons, then hunt before, through out and after the rut.
Title: Re: NE raffle tags.
Post by: trophyhunt on August 12, 2019, 03:04:59 PM
With my moose tag, Iíll be happy shooting a cow elk w my bow!  Saw one last trip over!  :cue:
Title: Re: NE raffle tags.
Post by: wheels on August 13, 2019, 11:09:35 PM
no info but congrats 
Title: Re: NE raffle tags.
Post by: coachcw on August 14, 2019, 06:22:04 AM
killer tag ! s, id be there from sept 20th through oct 20th both ruts should be a blast.
Title: Re: NE raffle tags.
Post by: boneaddict on August 14, 2019, 06:41:20 AM
I'd bump that to the 12th.   ;)    I have found that to be the day to be in the woods up there.  All I am going to give ya.   Enjoy some fantastic hunting. 
Title: Re: NE raffle tags.
Post by: benhuntin on August 14, 2019, 07:17:41 AM
Letís split the difference and say the 15th. But Iíve ran into some dandies on the 1st. Also would like to see a big moose killed in full velvet.


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Title: Re: NE raffle tags.
Post by: 10thmountainarcher on August 14, 2019, 07:44:00 AM
A lot of variables for the date you NEED to be there. Iíve had them hot and bothered in one area, and 20 miles away they arenít interested or talking at all yet. Get on google earth, look for areas where there may be wallows and scout them.
Title: Re: NE raffle tags.
Post by: Karl Blanchard on August 14, 2019, 08:11:55 AM
I'm not familiar with the NE at all besides some spring bear trips but I'd think glassing cuts and feed sources late in the year could be a worth while tactic as well :twocents:
Title: Re: NE raffle tags.
Post by: Whitenuckles on August 24, 2019, 04:45:11 PM
Dave and I will be heading over to my place over there in Nov for the Whitetail hunt. If you dont have your elk down by then you can hunt my property. We usually have a few elk on it year round.
Title: Re: NE raffle tags.
Post by: Maverick on September 07, 2019, 09:39:40 PM
I'd get your moose and whitetail out of the way and then look for a bull elk after the snow fall hits good and gets them moving lower. Toward the end of your season. Maybe that's just me. Good luck!
Title: Re: NE raffle tags.
Post by: HillHound on September 07, 2019, 10:59:26 PM
I agree with Maverick. The big tag on this one is definitely the moose tag I would put most of my effort into that for sure. And secondary probably the Whitetail tag since you Have a great chance at finding a dandy Whitetail. Then maybe try and track the elk down but honestly if you donít have private property to hunt on it is probably going to be just chance that you run into them. I would say if you fill that moose tag and are able to get a second deer in Washington with that Whitetail tag I would consider it  a success elk or not.
Title: Re: NE raffle tags.
Post by: Bango skank on September 08, 2019, 05:53:07 AM
I agree with Maverick. The big tag on this one is definitely the moose tag I would put most of my effort into that for sure. And secondary probably the Whitetail tag since you Have a great chance at finding a dandy Whitetail. Then maybe try and track the elk down but honestly if you donít have private property to hunt on it is probably going to be just chance that you run into them. I would say if you fill that moose tag and are able to get a second deer in Washington with that Whitetail tag I would consider it  a success elk or not.

This.  If i had that package id be worrying about getting a nice moose and 2 big whitetail bucks.  If i had any time left over, then id worry about trying to knock down an elk, but if the elk part went unfilled i wouldnt be disappointed.  Also, moose can shed as early as november, and big mature whitetail bucks can shed mid december, well before christmas.  Elk will hold on to their headgear well past the dec 31st deadline.  Something to think about when deciding your priorities.
Title: Re: NE raffle tags.
Post by: Panther2207 on September 17, 2019, 12:23:45 PM
I got my elk. Thanks for the help. Now on to moose. Should be fun.
Title: Re: NE raffle tags.
Post by: jackelope on September 17, 2019, 12:45:37 PM
I got my elk. Thanks for the help. Now on to moose. Should be fun.

Pics?
Title: Re: NE raffle tags.
Post by: X-Force on September 17, 2019, 12:50:26 PM
I got my elk. Thanks for the help. Now on to moose. Should be fun.

Awesome!
Title: Re: NE raffle tags.
Post by: Boss .300 winmag on September 17, 2019, 12:53:15 PM
Now look at that, he got the hardest one filled first.🤣

I always love me some doubters.😉

Nice job Panther, now some pics.👍
Title: Re: NE raffle tags.
Post by: Rainier10 on September 17, 2019, 01:15:25 PM
I got my elk. Thanks for the help. Now on to moose. Should be fun.
Congrats man. Get after and hopefully when you are done you can post up some details and pics of the hunts.  Don't get to specific about locations of course but a little about the hunts would be awesome.  Wishing you luck on filling the rest of the tags.
Title: Re: NE raffle tags.
Post by: hunterednate on September 17, 2019, 01:34:26 PM
I got my elk. Thanks for the help. Now on to moose. Should be fun.

Congrats! Hard part is over. You turning all attention to moose now?
Title: Re: NE raffle tags.
Post by: ctwiggs1 on September 17, 2019, 02:22:26 PM
Congrats!!!  Hope to see some pics!
Title: Re: NE raffle tags.
Post by: Panther2207 on September 17, 2019, 06:28:53 PM
Elk was nothing exciting. Just a 2 point. I was just happy to finally find one. Like everyone said it was tough. Was just looking for a bull and finally found one. Now will be putting all effort towards moose. Not worried about the whitetail until thanksgiving. Appreciate the help. If anyone hears of a big boy hit me with a message. Thanks!
Title: Re: NE raffle tags.
Post by: Panther2207 on September 17, 2019, 06:34:46 PM
Donít get me wrong. Iím very happy to get an elk. To be honest I really didnít think I would fill that tag. Got lucky and am very thankful.
Title: Re: NE raffle tags.
Post by: CAMPMEAT on September 17, 2019, 06:48:04 PM
Get ahold of Jim Vandyke. He lives in Metaline and is/was a logger and has lived there all his life. He knows exactly where they are......
Title: Re: NE raffle tags.
Post by: Boss .300 winmag on January 21, 2020, 03:06:22 PM
Any updates?
Title: Re: NE raffle tags.
Post by: dvolmer on January 21, 2020, 03:37:03 PM
Any updates?

Ya that!!!!  updates and pictures????
Title: Re: NE raffle tags.
Post by: meatwhack on January 21, 2020, 06:14:50 PM
Did you guys read page 2?
Title: Re: NE raffle tags.
Post by: Boss .300 winmag on January 21, 2020, 06:19:21 PM
Did you guys read page 2?

Yep, moose and whitetail were up next. :dunno:
Title: Re: NE raffle tags.
Post by: fishngamereaper on January 21, 2020, 06:32:10 PM
Last active Dec 10th so probably not checking in much. Probably just did a drive-by for some Intel...
Title: Re: NE raffle tags.
Post by: HillHound on January 21, 2020, 06:34:06 PM
He posted pics of his moose in the 2019 moose thread
Title: Re: NE raffle tags.
Post by: Bango skank on January 21, 2020, 06:43:30 PM
Last active Dec 10th so probably not checking in much. Probably just did a drive-by for some Intel...

The guy that won it in 2018 did the same thing, then never got back on again to say how he did.
Title: Re: NE raffle tags.
Post by: jackelope on January 21, 2020, 08:01:17 PM
He filled all 3 tags. Small bull elk, big moose and a nice whitetail.
Title: Re: NE raffle tags.
Post by: Buckhunter24 on January 21, 2020, 08:02:20 PM
Just saw the moose, its a real nice one. Wheres the whitetail?
Title: Re: NE raffle tags.
Post by: jackelope on January 21, 2020, 08:21:09 PM
@Panther2207  ?
Title: Re: NE raffle tags.
Post by: Panther2207 on January 22, 2020, 07:58:30 AM
Having hard time posting pics.
Title: Re: NE raffle tags.
Post by: Panther2207 on January 22, 2020, 08:08:25 AM
More than happy to post pics if someone could help me out. Send me message.
Title: Re: NE raffle tags.
Post by: Buckhunter24 on January 22, 2020, 08:10:09 AM
If the pic is on your phone, take a screenshot of it and post the screenshot. Hold the power and volume down button. That works for me on pics that are too big
Title: Re: NE raffle tags.
Post by: jackelope on January 22, 2020, 08:26:54 AM
I sent you a pm with my #. Send me pics and Iíll post them if you want.
Title: Re: NE raffle tags.
Post by: Bango skank on January 22, 2020, 08:50:26 AM
Here ya go.  There were technical difficulties to be addressed.
Title: Re: NE raffle tags.
Post by: Bango skank on January 22, 2020, 08:51:01 AM
Oops, still some technical difficulties i guess  :chuckle:
Title: Re: NE raffle tags.
Post by: Bango skank on January 22, 2020, 08:57:45 AM
Testing testing....
Title: Re: NE raffle tags.
Post by: Bango skank on January 22, 2020, 08:58:16 AM
I suck.  A little help please @jackelope
Title: Re: NE raffle tags.
Post by: Ridgerunner on January 22, 2020, 09:01:39 AM
Looks like a dream whitetail to me. 
Title: Re: NE raffle tags.
Post by: ctwiggs1 on January 22, 2020, 09:04:09 AM
Wow, you did those tags a lot more justice than I would have.   Nice work!
Title: Re: NE raffle tags.
Post by: Panther2207 on January 22, 2020, 09:08:12 AM
Bringing them down to sportsman show today to get scored.
Title: Re: NE raffle tags.
Post by: elkrack on January 22, 2020, 09:29:26 AM
Not sure how many raffle tags you bought but it paid off big time for you! :tup: Awesome animals
Title: Re: NE raffle tags.
Post by: dvolmer on January 22, 2020, 10:10:36 AM
Way to get it done Panther!!!  you did the tags justice for sure!!!!
Title: Re: NE raffle tags.
Post by: Rainier10 on January 22, 2020, 10:34:50 AM
I suck.  A little help please @jackelope
Fixed it. :tup:
Title: Re: NE raffle tags.
Post by: jackelope on January 22, 2020, 11:05:36 AM
I suck.  A little help please @jackelope
Fixed it. :tup:

Looks like Bango got er did.
Title: Re: NE raffle tags.
Post by: jmscon on January 22, 2020, 11:08:25 AM
Holy smokes, nicely done!!
Title: Re: NE raffle tags.
Post by: Rainier10 on January 22, 2020, 11:12:15 AM
I suck.  A little help please @jackelope
Fixed it. :tup:

Looks like Bango got er did.
That was me editing.  That @ thing still isn't working for members just mods I think.

I fumbled through the saving the image, editing it and then adding it back into his post.

Look at me getting all techno savvy.  :IBCOOL:
Title: Re: NE raffle tags.
Post by: WAcoueshunter on January 22, 2020, 12:52:19 PM
Well done Panther!   :tup:
Title: Re: NE raffle tags.
Post by: Rainier10 on January 22, 2020, 01:06:17 PM
Pics are awesome, thanks for coming back on and posting those. 

I and I am sure others would love to hear a little bit about the hunts.  What did you take each animal with?  We friends or family along for the hunts?  Any highs or lows you want to share?  How long did you hunt?  Weekend warrior or were you able to take a bunch of time off work?

Are you going to be in the raffle game again?
Title: Re: NE raffle tags.
Post by: DOUBLELUNG on January 22, 2020, 02:14:50 PM
Thank you for sharing the photos!
Title: Re: NE raffle tags.
Post by: wheels on February 05, 2020, 05:37:49 PM
awesome
Title: Re: NE raffle tags.
Post by: Matth on February 05, 2020, 08:14:55 PM
Great job!!!!
Title: Re: NE raffle tags.
Post by: cem3434 on February 05, 2020, 08:32:12 PM
Nice animals! :tup: