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Re: Who gets an OTC bull every 1-2 years? Any state...
« Reply #30 on: September 26, 2020, 09:00:57 PM »
What I'm beginning to understand is that the idea of using June, July and August to ensure my wife is happy before I leave for all of September is not a winning elk strategy.

Also, trying to conserve vacation days and doing add-ons to weekend warrior sprints is probably also not a winning strategy.

Changing locations every couple of years... probably doesn't help either.

I think I've identified the core issue... marriage.

You do know that marriage is the leading cause of divorce  :chuckle:  Coming from the cat that has been married for almost 35 years. It is a balancing act.
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Re: Who gets an OTC bull every 1-2 years? Any state...
« Reply #31 on: September 30, 2020, 01:57:14 PM »
To follow up on this... ITS ALL GOOD.  Tag punched, good for another year until I reach rock bottom mid-sept next year.

Thanks to everyone for the commentary.  I hope that I feel like I'm in this group some day.  Maybe 7/10 years and I'll feel like I have a formula!


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Re: Who gets an OTC bull every 1-2 years? Any state...
« Reply #32 on: September 30, 2020, 02:15:57 PM »
I have had decent luck the past few years.

If you moved location on me that would be the hardest to overcome at first. I archery hunt WA and rifle hunt ID so with weapon is fine for me. There is really something to be said for learning the land and that takes time. If you uprooted me it might take a bit to learn the land and find the critters. I am confident I would find them though, being presented with a shot opportunity is always it's own challenge.
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Re: Who gets an OTC bull every 1-2 years? Any state...
« Reply #33 on: September 30, 2020, 02:38:54 PM »
I donít really put myself in this category but I have shot an elk with my bow 8 of the past 16 seasons.  3 of those were wasted on spike only tags in WA.  Going out of state the past 5 years has helped.


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Re: Who gets an OTC bull every 1-2 years? Any state...
« Reply #34 on: September 30, 2020, 02:52:04 PM »
I know a 70 year old guy who has over 80 bulls under his belt. I have known him for 30 years and I can only remember one year he didnít kill one in Wa. If I had to nail down a couple reasons for his success, I would say 1)He scouts year round. Heís alway in the woods and 2) He is a smart guy. Very logical and makes good decisions based on years of experience.

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Re: Who gets an OTC bull every 1-2 years? Any state...
« Reply #35 on: September 30, 2020, 04:47:29 PM »
I am right at 50% since switching to Muzzy elk hunting.... that's 3 bulls in 6 years. My Entire hunting party is about the same. The biggest thing is the location, and not that we hunt an awesome location (SW Washington) but my dad has hunted in this area for 50 years, combined with uncles and cousins and now me and my brothers we know the area really well and if we moved areas it would likely take 4 or 5 years to get to know the new area like we know this area.

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Re: Who gets an OTC bull every 1-2 years? Any state...
« Reply #36 on: October 08, 2020, 10:34:13 PM »
Dude its elk hunting. You just need to get in an area and learn the elk herd. Having access to less pressued elkl is a +, but learn about elk and learn the elk in the area. Like where they like to rut, feed, sleep, ect.

 


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