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Offline PA BEN

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What unit to put in for?
« on: May 15, 2018, 05:53:21 PM »
I've been doing points only for bull elk draws and I have 12 bull points. I've been muzzleloader hunting but the bull draws for muzzleloader sick, so I'm going with rifle, I have cow points to. I've packed into the William O. for years but the last time I was up there was back in 2003. With the wolves moving in I'm looking for some advice. Might look into a drop camp if I draw, but I'm not sure if I want to limit myself to one area. I know the area I use to hunt and there were some good bulls in there. But I don't want to pack 5 miles into the Bumping and find out the wolves pushed the elk out.

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Re: What unit to put in for?
« Reply #1 on: May 15, 2018, 06:06:46 PM »
I’m sure you’ll do fine in the bumping, especially packed in. Wolves have only eaten half the elk, still a couple left.
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Re: What unit to put in for?
« Reply #2 on: May 15, 2018, 07:00:58 PM »
I’m sure you’ll do fine in the bumping, especially packed in. Wolves have only eaten half the elk, still a couple left.

Way more than the Blues.
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Re: What unit to put in for?
« Reply #3 on: May 15, 2018, 07:48:55 PM »
So I'm thinking  Goose Prairie for #1, what should I choose for 2 and 3?

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Re: What unit to put in for?
« Reply #4 on: May 15, 2018, 11:02:19 PM »
I’m sure you’ll do fine in the bumping, especially packed in. Wolves have only eaten half the elk, still a couple left.

Way more than the Blues.

 :yeah: Our elk and deer herds have dramatically declined in the last few years. Even though the game dept won’t admit it, I have personally seen wolves over there for the past 12 years
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Re: What unit to put in for?
« Reply #5 on: May 16, 2018, 05:31:06 AM »
What area to put in for is always a tough decision. Putting in for points only hoping things improve might come back to haunt a hunter.

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Re: What unit to put in for?
« Reply #6 on: May 16, 2018, 06:15:22 AM »
Is Cowiche a good choice?

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Re: What unit to put in for?
« Reply #7 on: May 16, 2018, 06:20:40 AM »
Is Cowiche a good choice?
Honestly I'd do peaches ridge second and alkali 3rd.  I think the alkali is a sleeper unit, wait, I should have PM"d that.  Sorry....
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Re: What unit to put in for?
« Reply #8 on: May 16, 2018, 06:25:56 AM »
Cowiche is a good unit for your cow points.  Even better if you get a wind farm permit.

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Re: What unit to put in for?
« Reply #9 on: May 16, 2018, 06:29:47 AM »
Last year I had Peaches Ridge as my first choice, but drew Goose Prairie which was my second.  Glad it worked out that way cause of the fire.

 

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