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Author Topic: Cow Tag For GMU 356 Bumping. Any Advice?  (Read 2131 times)

Offline ducks4days

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Re: Cow Tag For GMU 356 Bumping. Any Advice?
« Reply #15 on: June 19, 2024, 09:17:32 AM »
:yeah:
First post, asking people for good spots in a popular unit.

Welcome, tell us about yourself!
give me break, is that how we as a hunting community respond to each other? If you have some intel for the guy share it, if you donít, scroll along. I get so tired of guys on this sight getting on their high horse when others are seeking help for a successful hunt.  I help guys every year in a unit that is challenging to understand if you havenít hunted it. I get all the jollyís helping guys out year after year.
I need to add, Iím currently teaching my 7 year olds the old rule, if you Donít have anything nice to sayÖ well, ya, you can finish the sentence.

To the OG poster, havenít spent much time in bumping but I will be sure to ask a few guys who have that I know and see if they have some info I can pass along. HAPPY to help.

 :yeah: :tup:

I invited a brand new member to share more about themselves, I genuinely did not mean to come off as a dick. No need to take offense on their behalf, yall can let your hackles down whenever youre ready to.

Its hard to give good advice to somebody when you dont have any info about them to work with. Are they a triathlete or do they have an old leg injury that limits mobility to a certain distance? What range are they experienced shooting at? How close do they live and is it reasonable to take several scouting days or weekends before the season opens? What kind of gear are they working with and what access options do they have? Boat, Side by side, e bike, pack animals? Have they hunted elk before, or do they need to know more about herd dynamics to avoid spooking 60 cows while trying to close in on 1 they can see?

Theres so many different factors that can completely change things. Conversations are supposed to go two ways and having the back and forth on these things can help a ton.
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Re: Cow Tag For GMU 356 Bumping. Any Advice?
« Reply #16 on: June 19, 2024, 02:20:01 PM »
Mt aix trail from the rattlesnake side is an easy hike for the first 3mi or so and it takes you into dog creek drainage Iíve had good luck in there and below buck lake. Schneider spring fire went through there a few years ago and torched some areas but not all of it. Thereís elk all over in that unit do some google earth/ onX scouting and a few trips in there over the summer should be a fun hunt!

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Re: Cow Tag For GMU 356 Bumping. Any Advice?
« Reply #17 on: June 30, 2024, 07:14:02 PM »
Update:

First off I want to say thank you to everyone that has commented. Hunting is challenging enough without telling other guys where to go find elk. My brother-in-law and I went up last Friday and did some hiking from Russell Ridge down to Wildcat Creek and spent the night out there. Saw a few cows and calfs while driving in and then again the next day while coming out. Didn't see anything while we were back in there but a saw lots of sign. Was kinda surprised we didn't see as much deer sign. I guess the elk must push the deer out of there or maybe down lower? Seems like a cool GMU. I would like to get out there a few more times before elk season. Looking at the map I was thinking the west side of the unit on the border with Parkwood might be cool to explore. I don't have any hunting buddies aside from my BIL and would like to meet some new guys. I know it is kinda weird meeting up with new people on the internet especially when it comes to hunting but if anyone wants to chat for a bit and see if we would be interested in going on a hike let me know. I'm just a regular dude who has been hunting off and on for 25 years or so and am trying to make new connections.


Thanks again for the advice!

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Re: Cow Tag For GMU 356 Bumping. Any Advice?
« Reply #18 on: June 30, 2024, 07:31:16 PM »
I have a camera in that unit with almost daily cow/calf pictures
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Re: Cow Tag For GMU 356 Bumping. Any Advice?
« Reply #19 on: June 30, 2024, 08:09:41 PM »
I havenít hiked anywhere over there since last year, so donít know how the spring did for feed, but donít put more miles on your vehicle than you have to. The amount of feed I saw in the burn scar right off a state highway is where Iíd go.

 


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