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BBD
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Location: north idaho/bonner co
Joined: 03/11/2007
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advice for first elk? north idaho

I hunted last year and bugled 2 bulls in 2 days the 2nd week of August. This year , so far I have not heard a bugle or seen an elk. I took a full day of scouting last week and found an area higher up that has 12 fresh elk rubs right on a logging road. I only have 2 days to hunt this week ,then archery is over for me. My question is, should I hunt just off of the logging road by the rubs which also intercepts a wallow? Or should I go up higher and deeper. Also the temperature has dropped from 80s to 50s/60s this week. Should I cow call, bugle or just sit quiet? I have not taken an elk as of yet, so any advice would be very welcomed. Thanks and good luck to everyone this season.

tim
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Location: north idaho
Joined: 06/11/2004
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advice for first elk? north idaho

I am not a bowhunter, but elk are where you find them. I have heard a few bugles and have seen elk at all elevations this month. I know this doesn't help but keep spending time in the woods and you will find them. I like closed off logging roads that 4 wheelers can't into or around the gate.

tim

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