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Meander
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Oct-01-03, 
03:22 PM (MST)
"Locating Late Season Bulls"

The reality of hunting bull elk outside of the rut is now sinking in quite hard. I've spent a few days over the past three weeks calling and stalking elk with friends and family who have limited entry archery and rifle tags. It's easy to locate and get onto bulls during the rut, but how do you locate and get onto bulls after the rut? I have an Idaho Antlered Elk tag for Area 51 that begins November 1st. Any direction you can give me for locating and getting onto late season bulls would be appreciated.

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Oct-01-03, 
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1. "RE: Locating Late Season Bulls"

We had a late season elk tag last year and you are right about it being a different ballgame. What worked for us was to spend a lot of time glassing. Know their migration routes and pray for snow. The elk will still be vocal, nothing like the rut though.
I would find a good vantage point and pick the area apart by glassing. Keep in mind though you are looking for a V.W. with antlers, so don't psyche yourself out too much, hunt hard and I bet you will do just fine.
I am not sure of your techniques, but a tripod with your bino's is a lifesaver. Best of luck to you...get a big one.

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