I'll be working on a cabin in that area this summer, I 'll keep you posted on any monsters. I have only hunted 5A early season in that area and the herds all hold fairly close to the rim. Scouting that area shouldn't be too tough if we can keep the fire season under control.
Nice summer job location! I certainly would welcome any information. I hunted 5B north about 8 years ago for antelope and 6A south several times for cow only but never 5B south. I figure to start scouting late July after the rain starts to see if I can locate the major water ponds and wallows. Thanks, and good luck with the canin.
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You said that you have hunted in 5A. I'v been drawen archery bull for that area and been up there one time on may the 26th. Was in around fr131 and 95 seen some elk but not much sign. Can you point me to some other area in 5A?
In comment to the first topic, youve hunted 6a before, if you study maps and such all you gotta do is follow your gut instinct as to where the elk would be it will be the same as 6a except you are one unit over.....its not rocket science!
elkhunter92: what time of the year are you hunting? are you hunting bull or cow? I know a place where youre hunting that you are guaranteed to see cows and possibly a bull or two. How familiar are you with the area, It would be a waste to try explain it before knowing how well you know the area. Let me know.....
For either of you....Are you real hunters or road hunters? If your road hunters then Im wasting my "breath" here . If you're the type who actually HUNTS then im more than happy to share info.
i have a bull tag in september starts on the 15 an the 25 an yes i hunt i only road to our spots to that we are going to but other then that its about fields water holes an climbing ridges. an all your help will be help ful thank you. an pretty familliar
I've never been drawn for 5B-S before but I've hunted with some friends in that unit and be ready to see some big bulls. I'd start scouting just west of Long Lake following FS 82 northwest (which is also the border of 5B-N and 5B-S). Anywhere between FS 82 and Hutch Mountain Lookout has some good bulls in it.
5B South is ny favorite unit! There is a place there we call elk highway...loaded with trails. I sat there one morning a couple years ago and, I am not kidding, heard non-stop bugling for about an hour. Bulls all over! Take road 93 in about 7 miles and hunt that area to your left. I just found this forum so I will have to look at my map to get more specific.
I am hunting 5B North this year for only the second time. ANY SUGGESTIONS?
Over the years I have seen several elk and deer hides left in the woods by hunters and I have to wonder why they do this? I fully understand and agree about getting the hide off the animal as soon as possible to cool the meat, but why not pack out the hide with you and use it? As far as I know there are no state laws that require you to take the hide home, but to me why waste such a beautiful part of the animal? Some might think they have no use for the hide or it costs too much to tan....