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NPHunter
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Mar-01-17, 
05:22 PM (MST)
"Late Season Elk"

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Looking for advice for finding mature bulls in Early November. I have a good spotter, lightweight tent and good boots to use. I have more places marked on the map than I do days to hunt.

The area I am hunting will be anywhere from 3000' river/sage country to 9000'+ rocky peaks with several burns at all elevations. I will be in Idaho but features and terrain are my main focus. Types of places to hone in on.

Do I look for old burns with lots of feed, open meadows in dark timber, creek bottoms or slides, high basins in the snow? I typically archery hunt so late season will be a new experience. I have killed a lot of cows in November and bulls always seem to be on deadfall thick knobs all alone, but the country I hunt in in Oregon is very high pressure and dense timber forests with little elevation gain. Bulls here are on higher knobs, or on steep creek drainages or open ridges with small timber pockets.

Thanks and looking forward to any advice.

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 RE: Late Seaso...  arns      Mar-01-17   1 
  RE: Late Seaso...  idhikker      Mar-02-17   2 
   RE: Late Seaso...  NPHunter      Mar-02-17   3 

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arns
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Mar-01-17, 
09:11 PM (MST)
1. "RE: Late Season Elk"

A buddy of mine had a November elk tag a few years ago and it was one of the toughest hunt I been on. The Bulls we did find we were in the deepest darkest nasty holes they would only moving a couple hundred yards from feeding to bedding. And the biggest bulls were all broke. We hunted hard for 10 days and killed a small 6 point the last night. Maybe talk to some locals and ask them were they go after the rut. The hard part is finding them,then it's easy because they don't move much.

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Mar-02-17, 
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2. "RE: Late Season Elk"

NP,

I asked some similar questions last fall in the Idaho forum about 39. I got some good responses that confirmed some of my thoughts.

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Mar-02-17, 
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3. "RE: Late Season Elk"

Cool thanks, I'll search it up


>NP,
>
>I asked some similar questions last
>fall in the Idaho forum
>about 39. I got some
>good responses that confirmed some
>of my thoughts.


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