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Re: 2020 elk harvest
« Reply #45 on: September 19, 2020, 01:59:48 PM »
Waiting for more of those archery big bull tags??
:yeah:  seems slow this year
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Re: 2020 elk harvest
« Reply #46 on: September 19, 2020, 02:32:56 PM »
Waiting for more of those archery big bull tags??
:yeah:  seems slow this year

Slow year? There’s very little opportunity to harvest a big bull in the 300 gmu’s. A quick look at tag allocation and you’ll find there isn’t even 100 tags given out between Yakima and Ellensburg. Then take into account the success rate is probably some where between 30 to 50 percent. Elk hunting in this state is in desperate need of better management.

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Re: 2020 elk harvest
« Reply #47 on: September 20, 2020, 10:28:21 AM »
Early rifle cow season

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Re: 2020 elk harvest
« Reply #48 on: September 20, 2020, 02:59:27 PM »
Nice looking elk!

Spent 6 days this out there and came up empty (Probably done until late season). Hunted 560 (4days), 530 (1 day), 572 (1 day), and 510 (1 evening). Yesterday was the closest I came, being that 2 miles from the gate saw a herd of 10-14 elk on private land abutting the timber farm I was hunting.

Just wasn't seeing a ton of signs and I put many many miles on my bow this year so far.

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Re: 2020 elk harvest
« Reply #49 on: September 20, 2020, 03:07:47 PM »
Nice looking elk!

Spent 6 days this out there and came up empty (Probably done until late season). Hunted 560 (4days), 530 (1 day), 572 (1 day), and 510 (1 evening). Yesterday was the closest I came, being that 2 miles from the gate saw a herd of 10-14 elk on private land abutting the timber farm I was hunting.

Just wasn't seeing a ton of signs and I put many many miles on my bow this year so far.

Wednesday night, we got 8 cows and calves on cam at the wet meadow. They came in 15 minutes after I set the camera and left.  >:( We set up there for the two following sunsets and nothing. Friday at 530AM, Carl and I were awaken by a bull bugling right outside our campers. Come 630, not a sign nor a hair. I'm hooked on cams. Next year's going to be a whole new program.
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Re: 2020 elk harvest
« Reply #50 on: September 20, 2020, 03:21:43 PM »
Nice looking elk!

Spent 6 days this out there and came up empty (Probably done until late season). Hunted 560 (4days), 530 (1 day), 572 (1 day), and 510 (1 evening). Yesterday was the closest I came, being that 2 miles from the gate saw a herd of 10-14 elk on private land abutting the timber farm I was hunting.

Just wasn't seeing a ton of signs and I put many many miles on my bow this year so far.

Wednesday night, we got 8 cows and calves on cam at the wet meadow. They came in 15 minutes after I set the camera and left.  >:( We set up there for the two following sunsets and nothing. Friday at 530AM, Carl and I were awaken by a bull bugling right outside our campers. Come 630, not a sign nor a hair. I'm hooked on cams. Next year's going to be a whole new program.

15 minutes after?? That's a real kick in the nuts!

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Re: 2020 elk harvest
« Reply #51 on: September 20, 2020, 03:32:46 PM »
Nice looking elk!

Spent 6 days this out there and came up empty (Probably done until late season). Hunted 560 (4days), 530 (1 day), 572 (1 day), and 510 (1 evening). Yesterday was the closest I came, being that 2 miles from the gate saw a herd of 10-14 elk on private land abutting the timber farm I was hunting.

Just wasn't seeing a ton of signs and I put many many miles on my bow this year so far.

Wednesday night, we got 8 cows and calves on cam at the wet meadow. They came in 15 minutes after I set the camera and left.  >:( We set up there for the two following sunsets and nothing. Friday at 530AM, Carl and I were awaken by a bull bugling right outside our campers. Come 630, not a sign nor a hair. I'm hooked on cams. Next year's going to be a whole new program.

15 minutes after?? That's a real kick in the nuts!
Yep, and it was still legal shooting by 25 minutes. I blew it big time.
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Re: 2020 elk harvest
« Reply #52 on: September 21, 2020, 01:50:20 PM »
Nice looking elk!

Spent 6 days this out there and came up empty (Probably done until late season). Hunted 560 (4days), 530 (1 day), 572 (1 day), and 510 (1 evening). Yesterday was the closest I came, being that 2 miles from the gate saw a herd of 10-14 elk on private land abutting the timber farm I was hunting.

Just wasn't seeing a ton of signs and I put many many miles on my bow this year so far.

Wednesday night, we got 8 cows and calves on cam at the wet meadow. They came in 15 minutes after I set the camera and left.  >:( We set up there for the two following sunsets and nothing. Friday at 530AM, Carl and I were awaken by a bull bugling right outside our campers. Come 630, not a sign nor a hair. I'm hooked on cams. Next year's going to be a whole new program.

15 minutes after?? That's a real kick in the nuts!
Yep, and it was still legal shooting by 25 minutes. I blew it big time.

Sometime's that's just the way it goes but sounds like a good hunt nonetheless. Two years ago I had a beast of a buck patterned (or so I thought) and when I checked cams after a few days he was using the particular path right after I left the stand every evening. I don't think he was bedded nearby either. I would get tired or bored and call it an evening despite having another 30 minutes of shooting light and twice he came by twenty minutes later!

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Re: 2020 elk harvest
« Reply #53 on: September 21, 2020, 01:54:29 PM »
Let's try and get this one back on track and keep the topic to 2020 elk harvest photos and comments related to those photos and hunts.
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Re: 2020 elk harvest
« Reply #54 on: September 25, 2020, 07:40:22 AM »
First archery Bull last week in Montana.  Couldn’t be happier!!  18 yards, double lung.



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Re: 2020 elk harvest
« Reply #55 on: September 25, 2020, 07:55:11 AM »
Nice bull  :tup:

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Re: 2020 elk harvest
« Reply #56 on: September 25, 2020, 08:24:38 AM »
Congrats!! 
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Re: 2020 elk harvest
« Reply #57 on: September 25, 2020, 08:27:31 AM »
Great bull, I bet that was a fun hunt. Congratulations.

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2020 elk harvest
« Reply #58 on: September 25, 2020, 08:47:05 AM »
Great bull, I bet that was a fun hunt. Congratulations.

Best season yet! Went 3 for 5 at our camp.

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Re: 2020 elk harvest
« Reply #59 on: September 25, 2020, 09:44:43 AM »
I like the tag clips you posted! Something nostalgic about those old paper tags! They looks cool hanging off an old pair of antlers in the garage pile. I've seen some neat old metal tagged racks from way back as well. That stuffs cool! I used those same metal tags they used to issue for loading and sealing rail cars.

 


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