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monstermuleyhunter
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Jan-23-17, 
02:30 PM (MST)
"Looking for good landowner tag"

Ive got the fever for a great elk tag this year. From what I hear I may not be able to buy the best tag for what I can afford but wanted to make a post to see if I get any hits on good quality hunt. I don't care what state its in Im a Utah resident and would hunt anywhere from New Mexico to Montana. Im looking to spend somewhere in the $5000-$7500 range. I spent all my Utah points last fall and killed a nice 350 bull but am hoping for something with a bit more wow factor. Ive heard I can buy a killer New Mexico tag for this kind of money but open to suggestions.


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 Subject   Author   Message Date   ID 
 RE: Looking fo...  DonVathome      Jan-23-17   1 
  RE: Looking fo...  patea      Jan-23-17   2 
   RE: Looking fo...  fullthrottle      Jan-23-17   3 
    RE: Looking fo...  jodog      Jan-24-17   4 
 RE: Looking fo...  DidIDraw      Jan-24-17   5 
 RE: Looking fo...  30Hart      Jan-24-17   6 
  RE: Looking fo...  monstermule...      Jan-24-17   7 
   RE: Looking fo...  fullthrottle      Jan-25-17   8 
    RE: Looking fo...  chipc      Jan-27-17   9 

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DonVathome
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Jan-23-17, 
05:14 PM (MST)
1. "RE: Looking for good landowner tag"

New mexico 15 or 36 IMO

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patea
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Jan-23-17, 
06:17 PM (MST)
2. "RE: Looking for good landowner tag"

i have hunted 15 five years in a row and would recommend you hire someone who is local and spends everyday there scouting if your expecting to kill a 350 plus bull. they are there, a kid killed a 380 muzzy youth week last year while i was there with my boy but there were 14 trucks parked where he was at. there are very few truly huge bulls in 15 the locals don't know about because the terrain is not rough and most of it is fairly open.

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fullthrottle
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Jan-23-17, 
08:57 PM (MST)
3. "RE: Looking for good landowner tag"

A bit more wow factor than a legitimate 350" bull is going to be a tall order for $7,500. Can it be done? Absolutely, but a wow bull over 350" isn't going to be 360". So you are looking for a 370"+. That sounds like a $7,500 disappointment waiting to happen to me. Who knows maybe you prove all the big talkers like me wrong and it will make it that much sweeter when your knock down a giant. Happens every year on unlikely tags. Just out of curiosity what unit did you take your 350" bull in? That's a good bull in any unit, and a great bull in most.

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Jan-24-17, 
08:31 AM (MST)
4. "RE: Looking for good landowner tag"

Get ahold of me in EARLY June when the New Mexico LO tags come out if you're interested in a unit 36 tag. Should have a bull tag or two. They don't last long.

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DidIDraw
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Jan-24-17, 
08:49 AM (MST)
5. "RE: Looking for good landowner tag"

I've done a little research on Wyoming wilderness hunts, most of which are in your price range.

I don't think it is common to get a chance at a huge bull but they exist in these units. Plus you would have an incredible adventure going deep into some beautiful, remote country. Archery hunt may be the better time to see the biggest bulls.

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30Hart
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Jan-24-17, 
10:09 AM (MST)
6. "RE: Looking for good landowner tag"

To shoot the kind of bull you want you might have to spend $15k on just the tag...not counting the guide. And yes you'll need a guide to shoot that kind of bull guaranteed out of state. Now you could kill that kind of bull yourself, maybe, maybe not. But those kind of bulls require tons of scouting in the best units plus the knowledge of where the elk go and what they do under certain situations. So I guess my 2 cents is buy the best tag you can find closest to home so you can put in the time required to find the bull of your dream if you're going DIY. If you're going guided, skies the limit. By the way congrats on taking a monster elk. I know two guys that have been on 20 guided hunts and still haven't shot a "real" 350 bull, that want one badly. Good luck and tell us what you've found out and post pics!

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Jan-24-17, 
09:32 PM (MST)
7. "RE: Looking for good landowner tag"

Like most of you have repeated I know I can't buy the best tag for$7500 but I know I can buy a good tag. For those who care I had a late Dutton tag and bull went 347. I misjudged him a bit but do believe he was one of the better bulls I glassed. His width wowed me so I finally let him have it. I seen him 3 times in consecutive days before I killed him. "I'll see you all this coming fall in the Big Rock Candy Mountains!"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0-ftai12IOM

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Jan-25-17, 
10:24 AM (MST)
8. "RE: Looking for good landowner tag"

The Rock, sweet. Congrats on a great bull. Good luck in your search for the next one.

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Jan-27-17, 
10:13 AM (MST)
9. "RE: Looking for good landowner tag"

30HART is correct. At $7,500 you are a long ways from a high percentage chance at a bull over 350. Congratulations on your 347 inch bull. Keep in mind that 95 % of Elk hunters will never kill one that big. Good Luck. Chip

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