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Hey fellas,
I'm a long time shooter but a new hunter (except for quail and grouse but that hardly counts!). A couple of guys from work went elk hunting, both harvested on the first day and to celebrate brought in some steaks and burgers to work for dinner. All I can say is INCREDIBLE!!!!! My dad and I have been "planning" a pig hunt for about 10 years but I've got the Elk bug now and nothing else will do. I'm sporterizing one of my 98 Mausers to be an elk gun, probably in 7mm mag or '06 and I just wanted to say that this forum has been a huge help as a source of information and thanks to you vets that pass on your nuggets so us newbies can be successful. Sorry it's kind've cheesy, but man I'm excited..... too bad I'll have to wait a year till next season Brick Wall,)

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Location: Kentucky/ Colorado
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I love your enthusiasm. Thumbs up Welcome to BGH! You think you're excited now, wait until a big bull is screaming 30 yards away, then your knees start to knock together...... Big smile

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Location: Colorado
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Welcome to BGH! Big smile Good to have you here!

You didn't say where you wish to hunt elk. Here in Colorado we have a late season for cow elk. It would be a great way to get some of that excellent meat in the freezer. I personally much prefer cow to bull, its less gamey. So its not too late if you wish to give elk hunting a try.

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I'm currently in Kalifornia but am in the process of moving to southeast texas so I'll have to travel to wherever I hunt...can't think of a better reason to roadtrip!! I have family in utah and colorado so those are probably my first choices but being an absolute newbie when it comes to big game I will pay for a guided hunt to start off. As I study and learn and gain experience I'll start scouting locations (disguised as camping trips) and hunting without a guide but for now I'll gladly pay for someone elses hard earned experience. Thanks again for the support. Oh yeah I actually had the same thoughts about hunting cow. I'm more interested in the meat than the trophy at this point but I am sure that will change after my first successful hunt.

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Location: Seattle, WA
Joined: 08/29/2007
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Welcome! I was just thinking for the $ it will cost you sporterizing your mauser you could buy a new Savage in any caliber you want, Savage has a great rep for accuracy. Savage+Nikon= great elk rig at a low cost!

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Location: Umatilla Rez, Oregon
Joined: 12/10/2007
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Elk aholic

Nice handle

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