I wass wondering if the wonderful blast of winter was affecting the elk and there behavior. This weekend we didn't see much of a Change, a couple bugles and still high in the mountains. Just wondering if there moving around at all.
I hunted muzzy season from 9/12 - 9/17. Hunting at the 10000 ft elev in unit 8. Saw a few animals opening weekend, but as the weather warmed, things went really quiet and the elk disappeared. Oddly enough, I talked to two different groups of hunters that were into elk at the 9000 ft elev during that time. one guy killed a 6x6 bull that had been screaming for 2 days prior. Havn't heard what the weather has done to their disposition, but I'm guessing it could only be good. Wish I was in posession of an archery tag to be hunting these last few days of bow season. When/where are you hunting in 7/8?
I've been hunting every weekend kinda all over. We have hunted around the old roach site for a couple weekends, greenridge for a weekend, and the rawahs for a weekend. We havent seen a thing so far. Last weekend we finally heard some bugles and hunted around 10,000 feet. We talked to guy who said they have been chasing a heard around and a guy poked a 6X6 friday so they helped him pack it out. I was just wondering if the elk were going to hold out up high or if we should look lower. I'm feeling some pressure to atleast get into some elk.
Just about every hunter who has hunted big game animals has used a rope to drag his game. Over the years I have seen many kinds and sizes used for this purpose. One of my friends brought a deer to my house to hang in my garage for butchering, and he had a 1” hemp rope that was at least 12 feet long on it. It was large enough to tow a truck! Another time I saw a guy stuffing an entire 50-foot coil of that stiff, plastic rope into his pocket to use as a dragging rope.I have found that the ideal...