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Early Season Elk Hunting in the Selway-Idaho

Greetings, I am new tot his type of forum so BEAR with me if I make some sort of faux paus. I am seriously considering a drop camp into the middle of the Selway Wilderness (south of the river) area next September for an any weapon Bull Elk hunt. We will have two archery hunters and one rifle hunter. Camp is going to be high, around 6500. I hear that wolves have modified elk behavior causing larger groupings and less meadow activity,forcing most elk into the timber and brush. We hunt North Idaho so dense brush and timber are familiar grounds. Has anyone been into the Selway tha last few years? Are we fooling ourselves that archery hunting in an any weapon hunt will be succesful? Any other elk behavior tips. The country is big with 3-4,000 ft elevation changes and steep rocky peaks, we are in good shape and willhave a 15 year old to lead the charge

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Early Season Elk Hunting in the Selway-Idaho

trainwreck, Welcome to BGH. Big smile I like your name, lol.

We have a lot of Idaho folk on here who can answer your question but they are more then likely out chasen critters.

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Early Season Elk Hunting in the Selway-Idaho

I haven't been to the selway in many years, but my family still hunts it. The predators are definately a factor in the elk hunting up there now. They've affected elk numbers and behavior. My uncle got his elk there this year and had a hard time at it. They rut quiet and stay out of the open areas just like you said. The selway is unforgiving. Get a map and a compass or a GPS and learn how to use it, or is the drop camp a guided hunt?
Hank

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Early Season Elk Hunting in the Selway-Idaho

This is an unguided drop camp, durring the any weapon Septemebr 15-30 season

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