My wife drew areas 72 &74 I drew area 231 both non-residents bull elk tags. Which area should we hunt first, we intend to spend the full season there as this is a once in a lifetime chance, took me 13 years to draw.What a problem to have.
man how many tags they have for that area? my buddie also drew that area (NOV 1 open) and deer 117! 3pts on both!
231 maybe very crowded there! and thats never good!
have fun and good luck
FIRST, CONGRADULATIONS ON "TWO" BULL TAGS! I AM ASSUMING THESE ARE NV 072,074 AND 231 PIOCHE RIFLE TAGS???
YOU MAY WANT TO CONSIDER FORMING TWO SEPARATE HUNTING PARTIES, IF THAT IS NOT POSSIBLE THEN I WOULD HUNT 072,074 FIRST AS THIS SEASON STARTS 3 DAYS PRIOR TO 231 (OCT. 29 VS NOV.1) ALSO THE WEATHER WILL MAKE A BIG DIFFERENCE 072, 074 WILL GET THE STORMS FIRST USUALLY AS THEY ARE FARTHER NORTH, ALSO A LARGE PART OF 072,074 ARE NAT'L FOREST , SO VEHICLE ACCESS WILL BE LIMITED IN SOME AREAS. HORSES AND MULES WOULD BE A BIG HELP IN 072,074, WHILE 231 MAY BE BETTER ACCESSED BY ATV (FOR RETRIEVAL) IN SOME PARTS.
THE LAST TIME I WAS AT 074 THE ELK WERE JUST NORTH OF THE WILDCAT GUARD STATION, FOLLOW THE ROAD NORTH OF THERE UNTIL IT ENDS, THEN GLASS THE THE BOWL ON THE OTHER SIDE OF SUN CREEK. THERE WERE 200 PLUS ELK WHEN I SAW THEM 2YRS AGO AND QUITE A FEW QUALITY BULLS, AGAIN THE WEATHER AND HUNT PRESSURE MAY MAKE A HUGE DIFFERENCE BUT THATS WHERE I WOULD START.
I WIL BE IN 231 NEAR THE HERMITAGE FROM NOV 1-18 AS BOTH MY WIFE AND I HAVE RIFLE BULL TAGS THERE. WHEN YOU GET TO 231 IF IM STILL THERE AND HAVE FOUND THE ELK I WILL POINT YOU IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION TO SAVE SOME TIME. IF IM ALREADY SUCCESSFUL BEFORE YOU GET THERE THEN YOU CAN CALL ME IF YOU WANT FOR HELP. WE CAN EXCHANGE #S AFTER YOUR REPLY IF YOU WANT.
P.S. THIS MAY BE A ONCE IN A LIFETIME HUNT, SO BE PREPARED TO SPEND THE WHOLE TIME HUNTING
NVHUNTERER, you say there are total 72 tags for elk in the 231,241,242 area.I am reading my regs and see only 3 NR rifle bulls but no number for Res rifle bulls.As bigmoosies wife is my cousin and I hope to be involved in their hunts I am inerested in knowing how many bull elk hunters will be there while we will be. Thanks Louie
LAST EDITED ON Jun-19-05 AT 02:37PM (MST)[p]LOUIE,
I CANT FIND THE TOTALS NOW, THEY WERE ON THE NDOW WEB SITE YESTERDAY, SO THAT MAY BE RIGHT FOR 3-4 NR RIFLE TAGS FOR 231
WILL TRY TO FIND ACCURATE NUMBERS AND POST.
P.S. 60 IS RIGHT FOR RES RIFLE FOR 231
Thanks for the info Nvhunterer, I think we are going to start in 72-74 and then finish up in 231. Will pm you later as I am just going out salmon fishing on the Kenai, Alaska had to release a 55lb, the last time out to big maybe we can catch a smaller one today will be in touch thanks again.
I JUST LOOKED IN MY NV HUNT BOOK THAT WAS SENT WITH MY TAG AND IT HAS 2005 QUOTAS LISTAD AS FOLLOWS:
NR 231,241,242 BULL RIFLE 12 TAGS NOV 1-18
NR 231,241,242 BULL ARCHERY 4 TAGS AUG 27-SEPT-16
NR 231,241,242 BULL MUZZ 0 TAGS
NR 072,074 BULL RIFLE 7 TAGS OCT 29-NOV 13
NR 072,074 BULL ARCHERY 0 TAGS
NR 072,074 BULL MUZZ 0 TAGS
RES 231,241,242 BULL RIFLE 60 TAGS NOV. 1-18
RES " " MUZZ 20 TAGS NOV 19-DEC-4
RES " " ARCHERY 17 TAGS AUG 27-SEPT-16
RES 072,074 BULL RIFLE 40 TAGS OCT 29- NOV-13
RES " " MUZZ 29 TAGS OCT 1-OCT-16
RES " " ARCHERY 11 TAGS AUG 27-SEPT-16
HOPE THIS HELPS, YOU CAN E-MAIL ME AT firstname.lastname@example.org with any other questions, I will give my ph# through e-mail if needed.
Nvhunterer, no We didn't catch anything yesterday. We had a lot of rain and the water was high and muddy, will probably go again tomorrow. Hunted 231 a couple of years ago for deer saw a lot of very nice elk a few up high but most down low in the cedars, yes you are right they were using the burns a lot. Hope your scouting goes well, as we live in Alaska scouting is not an option for us, this is why I was hoping to get a few tips from some of the MM members, not their honey holes just some general starting points. And to Elmacho yes this is big glass country.Good luck to everyone