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Offline elkaholic123

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Montana elk help
« on: February 14, 2020, 03:58:15 PM »
Me and a friend are planning on hunting elk in Montana this fall, done plenty of deer hunting there but not much elk hunting, any thoughts on where we should consider hunting? Rifle hunting by the way, mainly just want to fill the freezer. Thanks for any help. We will have deer tags too...
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Offline jeffitz

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Re: Montana elk help
« Reply #1 on: February 14, 2020, 06:35:53 PM »
Wish i could help- we struck out on elk last fall in SW MT, elk were super pressured by the time we got there in mid Nov. like anywhere it would take a few years to learn the tricks of a new area- saw some dead elk in trucks but not ours. So funny after so many successful years of elk hunting western WA, then spend all the dough on MT tags i think we mighta got hopes too high, like it should be easy to find a big six point bull because we are in MONTANA !  awesome country and great trip however - maybe earlier towards the opener elk would be a better hunt,but then the deer arent rutting so...
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Re: Montana elk help
« Reply #2 on: February 14, 2020, 07:17:44 PM »
We hunted the big hole area, SW Montana during archery season seems like 100 years ago.  Got a 4X5 bull, but saw lots of critters, and bugling was good. Lots of BIG bear sign, saw 1 moose.

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Re: Montana elk help
« Reply #3 on: February 14, 2020, 08:07:13 PM »
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Re: Montana elk help
« Reply #4 on: February 14, 2020, 09:02:02 PM »
Read up on unit descriptions on Montana FWP website or GoHunt. You should be able to find units with good bulk to cow ratios, or units that are over objective pretty easily. Then look at aerials to see what type of terrain you wanna hunt.

We did that for our rifle hunt last year. Took as a day and a half Iím totally new country to glass a herd of 4 bulls, killed one, then put a stalk on another herd of bulls on the way back out for the second load of meat. So 7 bulls in 2.5 days in totally new country to us.

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Re: Montana elk help
« Reply #5 on: February 14, 2020, 09:20:31 PM »
NE corner, Libby area....

 


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