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  1. elkocd

    WY unit 51 elk

    How big was your bull? ;)
  2. elkocd

    Video of my NM archery elk hunt

    My son and I definitely need to work on the videography, but I wanted to share how I like to archery hunt for elk. Spot and stalk. Never let them know you're there and they never know what hit them.
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  4. elkocd

    Let's see whatcha got!

    Shot this little guy on one of the toughest archery elk hunts I've been on in a while. Thought every AZ unit was good? :) I actually had not heard a bugle in days so when I got him going in some junipers and was able to bugle him in, without really being able to size him up I shot him. Good...
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  6. elkocd

    Looking for ideas on one last elk hunt for my dad

    Because he wants it!! It's a lot harder for me to hunt with him than without. It has nothing to do with me. He went to NM with me an my son this year just to be in elk camp. It killed him to not be there when we took our bulls, but it was in really steep country. He talks about one last hunt...
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    Looking for ideas on one last elk hunt for my dad

    We always bone out our elk and just pack meat. We've done around 25 elk together that way the last 15 years. I usually pack 2/3 and him 1/3, but even doing 40lbs over a couple miles has become hard. Just in the last 2 years. I appreciate all the suggestions. They are all in line with what I...
  8. elkocd

    Looking for ideas on one last elk hunt for my dad

    Sorry, I didn't mention the fact that we have 13 antelope points and will be combining our time in WY with elk and antelope. :) I know he can handle that hunt!
  9. elkocd

    Looking for ideas on one last elk hunt for my dad

    I shot a 343" bull this year that was bugling 200 yards from my truck when I opened the door. Shoot him 25 minutes later no more than 1/4 from the truck so I get it. Probably the least rewarding bull I've ever killed ;) Again... just trying to figure out something special for him.
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  11. elkocd

    Looking for ideas on one last elk hunt for my dad

    Yes, that is always an option. Don't have the points for an LE tag. If we did, we have hunted some WY units that we have/could do that. My experience with general tags in WY, although we've only had 5 is the type of hunt we both like and the type of bulls we're after are harder to find around...
  12. elkocd

    Looking for ideas on one last elk hunt for my dad

    Here's the deal. My dad has been my life long hunting partner. He's been a die hard backpack elk hunter and we've shared so many good hunts deep in the backcountry. Almost always ending in long hard pack outs. But... he's turning 75, has had some health issues he's overcome and he just can't do...
  13. elkocd

    Montana proposals to simplify big game regs.

    Do you know if the changes would be for the 2022 season?
  14. elkocd

    Montana proposals to simplify big game regs.

    I couldn't find anywhere what the proposed tag numbers would be for the new 700's archery elk tag. Anyone know what they are proposing? With 4 BP's it's probably time for me to weigh that against a breaks tag.
  15. elkocd

    1st Season Archery bull

    Thanks! He was actually the best bull I saw in over 2 weeks of looking at bulls there. He just happened to show up in the 1st 30 mins of me hunting. I didn't carry my bow the 1st week focusing on my sons hunt. I was surprised he ended up 340+. Didn't look that big to me, but those extra points(...
  16. elkocd

    1st Season Archery bull

    Nice bull Paul! Since you asked for them here are our bulls from the same unit. I really enjoyed the area and the people. If you live in the area you're lucky.
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    NM bugle report

    Not much opening morning in same unit as NMPaul.
  20. elkocd

    Rain!!

    The Lincoln looks like a rain forest! So many wash outs everywhere. Lots of road equipment cleaning things up.
  21. elkocd

    Rain!!

    Who cares if it's 15 or 50, it is looking good! Leaving today, will be there Sunday. Weather looks perfect as far out as I can see to the 3rd. As long is there is not a great weather shift to really hot, it should be good.
  22. elkocd

    Rain!!

    Very action packed elk hunting ;) Good food, good water, mild weather all tend to lead to active elk rutting IMHO.
  23. elkocd

    Rain!!

    Not sure about the overall draught levels, but I have been watching the weather for the last few months in the area we are hunting this fall and I really can't believe how much moisture and overall mild weather it has been. I have a feeling if things don't change drastically in the next month it...
  24. elkocd

    Bonus Pts for Deer, Elk, Antelope

    His application strategy has revolved around him being a high school athlete with limited time. FYI he has had multiple great elk hunts in many states in that time frame. AZ, CO, OR. Just have not had him draw a WY tag yet. He will soon when he can spend the time with the tag. I agree that...
  25. elkocd

    Bonus Pts for Deer, Elk, Antelope

    It's hard to keep track of. I looked back and WY is 11 I guess. They all differ. I have been on top of every state since he was old enough to get his hunters safety. AZ is 10, OR is actually 9 and you can also get double points by taking advantage of the mentored youth points. It's been long...
  26. elkocd

    Bonus Pts for Deer, Elk, Antelope

    I was lucky enough to draw 5 WY elk tags in the first 5 years of WY points. 2 LE tags and 3 general tags as 2nd choice. Those days are long gone and that is the point. I've drawn 7 WY elk tags since they started points. 4 LE and the 3 general. I've been putting my 18 year old son since he was 10...
  27. elkocd

    Bonus Pts for Deer, Elk, Antelope

    Simple truth... preference points/bonus points have never worked or benefited the average hunter over time. Some systems are better than others if that is your only choice, but there is 0% evidence that a state that does not have them should go that way. In terms of resident hunting WY ings...
  28. elkocd

    Bonus Pts for Deer, Elk, Antelope

    But then I drew an archery bull tag with 3 points and a 231 mule deer tag with 4. :) I guess it's all perspective. Still not a fan of WY preference points, but if there are pref points in a state I do like the NV system.
  29. elkocd

    Unit 34 meat processing

    Thanks! I will check them out. Don't really need to ship or hold. My dad and son will take it back with them when they leave.
  30. elkocd

    Unit 34 meat processing

    Early archery. I will be down there last week of Aug. My son is riding down with my dad before the 1st. They will leave at the end of the hunt then I'm headed to AZ for an elk hunt, then a few weeks in UT before my CO hunt early Nov. I want to have a plan if one of us gets one early on to get...
  31. elkocd

    Unit 34 meat processing

    Won't be heading home for 2 months after my hunt or I would. Always process my own meat, but not going to work this time.
  32. elkocd

    Unit 34 meat processing

    Trying to figure out the logistics of my son and I having tags, but me not headed home afterwards. Nearest meat processors for unit 34 or maybe not nearest, but best?
  33. elkocd

    Wildlife task force 90-10, etc.

    The hard truth is WY has an abundant resource compared to the population. The residents are lucky and should fight for their right to that resource. I can't wait for the moment I am a resident soon, and I am more than happy to contribute to the economy of a state I actually love compared to some...
  34. elkocd

    Big game draws

    Yes, that is the plan. I'll do a Hart mt early archery deer hunt just because it's a place I always wanted to hunt. Elk not many options that interest me with 4-6 points. Will probably just let them go. I also have 12 antelope points I will let go. I already antelope hunted twice in OR and will...
  35. elkocd

    Big game draws

    After being an OR resident for 45 years I am now a NR. That's why I'm giving up on it. If I still lived in OR I would hunt it just because it would be cheap and close, but as a NR it's a waste of time.
  36. elkocd

    Big game draws

    Wonder if ODFW even knows no one cares about their draw anymore? I didn't even apply this year. I just want to use my 11 deer points and 4 elk points and be done with that state. Problem is those points are worthless. Considering just letting them go.
  37. elkocd

    Mini Bike For Archery Elk Hunting???

    Not sure they make that exact one anymore, but this is the brand. https://www.aosom.com/item/aosom-elite-folding-bike-cargo-and-luggage-trailer-with-removable-cover-and-quick-release-wheels-yellow~5664-0005Y.html
  38. elkocd

    Mini Bike For Archery Elk Hunting???

    Mt bike works for me.
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