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Elk camp in the montana rockies, pics

I thought I would take a moment to share elk camp with you folks.  Elk camp means something very deep and personal to me.  I can't explain it to my wife, so I doubt I can explain it on these boards, but I'll try. 

There is nothing in the world like elk camp.  Waking up in the morning to the smell of fresh bacon, cowboy coffee on the stove, and the chorus of bulls bugling bulls.  I know I am lucky to be there.  At night we gather in the kitchen tent.  We rehash the days events, celebrate game taken, or lament the ones that got away.  For a week I will share camp with people from all over the country.  I will laugh at their jokes, learn about their families, and hopefully, become friends. Many clients I talk to throughout the year.  We meet through the common bond of hunting, we become friends over the days in the field, the conversations after a meal next to the camp stove. 

What we do is meaningful.  It won't change world events, it won't bring global peace.  There won't be any newspaper articles, or blurbs on CNN.  What it will do is have an impact on the lives of the few people, who at one point in time, gathered to pursue Americas finest game animal.  A little part of all of us will be a little better, a little fuller.  Elk camp is special.

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Way cool!!! Thanks for

Way cool!!! Thanks for sharing!!

 

I particularly like the cutties in tha pan! lol

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Very nice looking camp you

Very nice looking camp you have there.  Looks are warm and cozy.  that is true there is nothing like elk camp with good friends and family.  Until you experience it you are missing out on a great time.  thanks for sharing the pictures.

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Elk camp is a special place

Thanks for sharing your camp and pictures and I feel the same as a guest to a elk camp. And someday I will pack in on horse, but for now I just hope I get drawn so I can return...

 

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Some great photos there! 

Some great photos there!  Looks really nice.

Thanks for posting!  Someday I will get to experience that.

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Thanks for sharing your camp

Thanks for sharing your camp and pictures, and I agree, a packed-in elk camp is a special place.

I had horses for about 20 years, and packed in an elk camp at least 15 of those years.  I also packed in camps for moose and sheep hunts.  The horses get you into some great country, and they make getting 600 lbs or more of meat out of the woods much easier.

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Nice pics and while I've

Nice pics and while I've never been to elk camp I understand how you feel.  Planning my 1st for this fall.  Thought I had guaranteed lic,  but with passage of 161 in montana will have to hope to draw.  Can't wait.

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Montana raised the draw fees

Montana raised the draw fees substancially, and with 5500 outfitter tags in the general draw, your chances are virtually 100% of drawing.  Which part of Montana are you heading to?

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Two Bear, I am pretty sure I

Two Bear, I am pretty sure I will be in area 150.  Taking Benchmark Trail up over White River Pass and hunting in The BOB.  Something I've dreamt about for years and sure hope you're right about chances of drawing.  Any idea when Mont regs come out?  Thankyou

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Gotcha

birddog32 wrote:

Two Bear, I am pretty sure I will be in area 150.  Taking Benchmark Trail up over White River Pass and hunting in The BOB.  Something I've dreamt about for years and sure hope you're right about chances of drawing.  Any idea when Mont regs come out?  Thankyou

Thats Griz country but beautiful.  Difficult access and remote, but a fair amount of pressure.  Very gorgious country and back country season applies in that area.  rifle or bow?

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It will be early season

It will be early season rifle.  Thank god my daughter got transferred to Great Falls instead of Alabama.  She's an AF major and it if wasnt for that I'd be huntin whitetail at home.  Plus, what a great way to celebrate 3oth wedding anniv.  Wife said go for it.   Actually will be near Pagoda Mt.

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