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Late season archery Roosevelt tips
« on: October 06, 2021, 09:51:04 AM »
Hey folks,

I wasn't able to get it done during the regular archery season in SW WA... I've decided to hunt 4-5 days over thanksgiving weekend in the late hunt. Has anyone been out there with a bow so late? I know it's going to be cold and wet, so it's going to be a mental battle for sure. Does the coast get snow? I was thinking about still hunting near ag fields, but I was not sure if this is a good strategy? Although I would like to connect with something, I am looking to spend more time in the field figuring it out. I'm willing to try a few different tactics...

Any help is much appreciated!

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Re: Late season archery Roosevelt tips
« Reply #1 on: October 06, 2021, 09:59:44 AM »
Late season does have potential to get on animals. I shot my biggest bull one year when everyone else stayed home due to being cold and wet. For sure get out during free time and have some fun trying to fill the freezer. Personally I would just stay close to cover hunting close in areas as by late season elk have been pressured heavily. But they are all still out there. Try to cover a little ground, find as fresh of sign as possible and narrow down a core area they are using and pound a spot. 

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Re: Late season archery Roosevelt tips
« Reply #2 on: October 06, 2021, 11:46:06 AM »
Late season does have potential to get on animals. I shot my biggest bull one year when everyone else stayed home due to being cold and wet. For sure get out during free time and have some fun trying to fill the freezer. Personally I would just stay close to cover hunting close in areas as by late season elk have been pressured heavily. But they are all still out there. Try to cover a little ground, find as fresh of sign as possible and narrow down a core area they are using and pound a spot.
Sounds good. thank you for the feedback! Have you tried calling during this time?

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Re: Late season archery Roosevelt tips
« Reply #3 on: October 06, 2021, 10:03:44 PM »
Calling will be counterproductive, as youíll be giving up your position. Itís a spot and stalk/still hunt show but keep a cow call handy for stopping an elk.

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Re: Late season archery Roosevelt tips
« Reply #4 on: October 06, 2021, 10:33:27 PM »
Calling will be counterproductive, as youíll be giving up your position. Itís a spot and stalk/still hunt show but keep a cow call handy for stopping an elk.

Spot on. Only use a call to stop an elk if needed to get a shot using a cow call. But spot and stalk is what this season is all about and rut is completely over at that point. Use weather to your advantage to sneak into areas quietly. Wind and rain help hide your scent and movement to a point which is helpful too.

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Re: Late season archery Roosevelt tips
« Reply #5 on: October 07, 2021, 08:02:10 AM »
Calling will be counterproductive, as youíll be giving up your position. Itís a spot and stalk/still hunt show but keep a cow call handy for stopping an elk.

Spot on. Only use a call to stop an elk if needed to get a shot using a cow call. But spot and stalk is what this season is all about and rut is completely over at that point. Use weather to your advantage to sneak into areas quietly. Wind and rain help hide your scent and movement to a point which is helpful too.

This is great. Iíll keep that in mind.

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Re: Late season archery Roosevelt tips
« Reply #6 on: October 08, 2021, 07:57:46 PM »
Does anyone else have any insight?

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Re: Late season archery Roosevelt tips
« Reply #7 on: October 09, 2021, 08:37:15 PM »
Personally I like to cover as much ground as possible until seeing fresh tracks. One benefit of this season is that they will leave a lot of tracks when you find the areas they are using. Wet soft ground can be a huge benefit. Walk across the cut or hole they hiding in or are using and you WILL know it.

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Re: Late season archery Roosevelt tips
« Reply #8 on: October 10, 2021, 08:25:37 PM »
Personally I like to cover as much ground as possible until seeing fresh tracks. One benefit of this season is that they will leave a lot of tracks when you find the areas they are using. Wet soft ground can be a huge benefit. Walk across the cut or hole they hiding in or are using and you WILL know it.

I didnít think about the mud tracks thing. Iíll keep that in mind

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Re: Late season archery Roosevelt tips
« Reply #9 on: October 10, 2021, 08:37:10 PM »
Glad this thread has come up. Never had to hunt a late season archery elk before. I was going to shuffle cameras around and start locating now and see what patterns I can figure out. Lots of good tips so far. Thank you to all and the one that started the thread

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Re: Late season archery Roosevelt tips
« Reply #10 on: October 10, 2021, 09:19:12 PM »
Glad this thread has come up. Never had to hunt a late season archery elk before. I was going to shuffle cameras around and start locating now and see what patterns I can figure out. Lots of good tips so far. Thank you to all and the one that started the thread

Let me know if you figure anything out! It seems that not many folks hunt late Roosies with a bow. I havenít been able to find much information at allÖ tough hunt to say the least.

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Re: Late season archery Roosevelt tips
« Reply #11 on: October 10, 2021, 10:01:27 PM »
I will for sure. Thatís what I hear and it makes it tough cuase muzzy is in there also. But it will be a good time regardless.

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Re: Late season archery Roosevelt tips
« Reply #12 on: October 12, 2021, 08:48:07 AM »
Hunted late archery two years ago. We knew where some elk where for the opening morning and were able to get on them, but didnít seal the deal. After that the area was full of other hunters, mostly on the road. Elk wouldnít come out until almost dark and were back in trees before sun up.We got away from others by riding bikes into areas trucks canít go. We were also in a smaller unit, and had clear skies and big moons every night, so take that into consideration.


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Re: Late season archery Roosevelt tips
« Reply #13 on: October 13, 2021, 05:16:21 PM »
Hunted late archery two years ago. We knew where some elk where for the opening morning and were able to get on them, but didnít seal the deal. After that the area was full of other hunters, mostly on the road. Elk wouldnít come out until almost dark and were back in trees before sun up.We got away from others by riding bikes into areas trucks canít go. We were also in a smaller unit, and had clear skies and big moons every night, so take that into consideration.


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Gotcha, I wouldnít think pressure would be that high but considering they have been chased for 3+ Months it would make sense that they would be on high alert.

 


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