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Re: 2022 Season hunts
« Reply #90 on: October 19, 2022, 08:09:32 AM »
Thanks for helping out the ungulates in that area! Nice wolf. Good luck on the rest of your season.

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Re: 2022 Season hunts
« Reply #91 on: October 19, 2022, 01:00:13 PM »
Awesome write up!  Congrats on a beautiful wolf.  Stay safe and good luck on the next few days hunts!
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Re: 2022 Season hunts
« Reply #92 on: October 22, 2022, 08:12:36 AM »
Well this trip was a wash. Started snowing hard earlier than expected and Saturday suppose to be even worse with 4-7 forecasted on top of the 4 yesterday I decided to get both my camps outta of the mountains before I got buried . Might try again next week in a different spot

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Re: 2022 Season hunts
« Reply #93 on: October 22, 2022, 07:23:32 PM »
I think you made the right call!

Sure did snow a lot and still snowing up high!

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Re: 2022 Season hunts
« Reply #94 on: November 09, 2022, 10:49:04 PM »
Well after 3 consecutive years of killing bulls in our Idaho spot that came to an end this season. First week was super hot following week dead of winter and no longer access it. I made a short trip to Montana where I had bow hunted this past Sept in hopes elk were still around. I pull up and glass on way to camp and sure enough there's 150 elk feeding right below the public boundary! Set up camp and watched elk that night and about an hour before dark they spooked. I then found out why as a hunter was above them. A little discouraged I went to bed and got up and started my hike a hour before dark. As I approached where I may see some elk, I could see the skyline was moving about 300 yards of skyline! it was the herd of elk, and they were all on public land. They were 700 yards skylined and no way to shoot, so I hurried along the fence line down a draw and up the other side to 400 yards but no way to shoot and I could only see 1 elk and she saw me..crap! I could see her trot over hill and thought she took the herd into private land. I continued along fence line getting closer to where they were and I had once again a cow staring at me at 150 yards and all I can see is her face, but I can hear the herd talking. She trots down the hill and I hear elk going well s^&%! I follow them down to a draw I know they like, and they are there at 350 yards all 150+ holy cow! I can't shoot due to sage brush, so I start crawling down the hill to where I can get a rest and clear view. I get set up and part of the herd is jumping fence into private! I have a 5 pt bull standing at fence broadside and decided to pass in fear of it going over fence. I notice about 15 elk going up and away from private, so I go to range them and during my crawl I had packed my rangefinder in snow and could not get a range! finally did at 510 and they were headed to fence, and I did not want to risk an elk jumping into private. I watched the herd feed on private and noticed they were angling up hill and were moving at a steady pace up the hill back to public, so I moved over a ridge and waited and an hour later 15 elk popped out above me on public land, but too far to shoot. I moved up the hill into range, but no elk. I circled around and nothing. I sat a while and glassed and picked up 3 elk below me on private. I cut over to head back to camp and crossed the tracks of the 15 elk and it was a different herd and they had joined the big herd below. Finally at camp after 11 miles I drive back down the road and see the big herd right below the public land boundary feeding up. Tomorrow, I had high hopes, and I would just repeat my walk. Another single digit morning I was off with hope into the dark. I glassed and hiked 6 miles with no elk seen. I made it to camp as the winds were picking up and saw the weather report for that night and morning and decided I would head home. Forecasted 60mph winds, 1-3" of snow and 7 deg. I hopefully will return before season ends on my way back from my Utah hunt if all goes well there.
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Re: 2022 Season hunts
« Reply #95 on: November 09, 2022, 10:50:32 PM »
Idaho

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Re: 2022 Season hunts
« Reply #96 on: November 09, 2022, 10:51:06 PM »
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Re: 2022 Season hunts
« Reply #97 on: November 10, 2022, 05:11:15 AM »
I would burn my pack too if I were you!! :chuckle:
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Re: 2022 Season hunts
« Reply #98 on: November 10, 2022, 08:39:08 AM »
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After I missed the buck of a lifetime with my bow I burned it just like you. That bow missed WAY to many deer

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Re: 2022 Season hunts
« Reply #99 on: November 10, 2022, 08:44:52 AM »
Great Pictures
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Re: 2022 Season hunts
« Reply #100 on: November 11, 2022, 02:38:37 PM »
Hope you get a big bull in Utah! 👍👍

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Re: 2022 Season hunts
« Reply #101 on: November 12, 2022, 07:20:32 PM »
Utah has been good. In a day and a half we have turned up 23 bulls. Only 1 may be a shooter. Hopefully tomorrow Ill get a better look. Its been cold with morning temps hovering around 0.

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Re: 2022 Season hunts
« Reply #102 on: November 12, 2022, 07:21:02 PM »
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Re: 2022 Season hunts
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Re: 2022 Season hunts
« Reply #104 on: November 18, 2022, 08:51:57 PM »
Can't wait until he updates this one.  :)
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