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Offline Doublelunger

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The wallow of no return.
« on: August 01, 2021, 09:56:00 AM »
Hate to see this. I was doing a little elk scouting and came accross this disturbing situation. Apparently this wallow looks pretty inviting to elk but once they're in they can't get out. Deep mud and a steep bank are a bad combination. At least 3 dead elk in there.

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Re: The wallow of no return.
« Reply #1 on: August 01, 2021, 09:57:43 AM »
Elk

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Re: The wallow of no return.
« Reply #2 on: August 01, 2021, 09:57:46 AM »
Is this area tidal?


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Re: The wallow of no return.
« Reply #3 on: August 01, 2021, 10:00:24 AM »
Is this area tidal?


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Re: The wallow of no return.
« Reply #4 on: August 01, 2021, 10:00:37 AM »
I was gonna say that remaining elk can now step on the dead ones.
But looking at pics ,looks like that bull was a fighter and wanted out.
So that sucks.
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Re: The wallow of no return.
« Reply #5 on: August 01, 2021, 10:01:27 AM »
Is this area tidal?


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Sad to see.. Iíve seen bones in tidal areas thatís why i ask.


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Re: The wallow of no return.
« Reply #6 on: August 01, 2021, 10:31:30 AM »
Sux to see ..

Throw some dead fall in it. I've done it before with really soft wallows. Criss cross some 4-8" stuff gives em a chance to get out if they go in.  :twocents:

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Re: The wallow of no return.
« Reply #7 on: August 01, 2021, 11:48:46 AM »
Or cut some steps in to make it less steep.   That's a real bummer.


Edit to add:  That's the quicksand we were all worried about as kids from the Western movies. 

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Re: The wallow of no return.
« Reply #8 on: August 01, 2021, 12:40:15 PM »
Nature's a fickle B#$%@.  :yike:
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Re: The wallow of no return.
« Reply #9 on: August 01, 2021, 12:41:01 PM »
That wallow needs a small work party for one day. There's no reason why it shouldn't be modified to keep the elk out.
You could post the location and perhaps a few good-natured folks will take some time to fix it.
Or keep the location quiet and take a work party up there yourself.  :hello:
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Re: The wallow of no return.
« Reply #11 on: August 01, 2021, 03:56:06 PM »
That wallow needs a small work party for one day. There's no reason why it shouldn't be modified to keep the elk out.
You could post the location and perhaps a few good-natured folks will take some time to fix it.
Or keep the location quiet and take a work party up there yourself.  :hello:

I think a work party with some of my hunting partners might be in the works. No need for elk meat that could be in our freezers to rot in the mud. :tup:

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Re: The wallow of no return.
« Reply #12 on: August 01, 2021, 04:21:40 PM »
I betcha if you got a hold of your local RMEF chapter, they could work it out with volunteers and get that death trap fixed.  That's a horrible way for such magnificent critters to die.  :'(
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Re: The wallow of no return.
« Reply #13 on: August 01, 2021, 05:04:27 PM »
Wow! Hate to see that.

 


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