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Report from 47.0 and 22.0

No Luck. Two of us hunted from Saturday thru Tuesday. Our camp was about 1/2 mile west of the diamond park trailhead just under 9000 ft. right off the jeep trail. The trail is opened to the summit of Farwell mountain. The trail into diamond park was closed, at least to trucks. I don't know if ATV's are allowed or not.

We hunted all the timber just east of the 10,000 ft ridge south from Dome Peak which is about 2 miles west of diamond park. From there all the way to Trail Creek. Saw groups of Doe on three occasions thru there.

Saw an incredble amount of tracks and dung for both deer and elk throughout that timber. If they left the area it was just days before the opening. This portion does not have as much dense deadfall where I would expect bulls to be hold up.

Saw (3) cows when we hunted the east wall of Hinman Canyon and the sign was as plentiful and fresher. From the top of that ridge east the area is burned. There was a lot of sign on the east wall at what I thought would be very steep for elk. The timber is thicker here but passable.

From what I could gather, we saw more animals than other hunters we would talk to. They were on ATV's and of course you're never sure how hard they were trying. Most of these guys were coming down from Farwell Mountain.

We did a lot of walking in a very quiet forest, so I'm sure anything that was there had plenty of time to vacate without us getting even close. I'm also not very patient and overall not a very good hunter. In fact, I expect PETA will send me a Christmas Card.

There's nothing quite like elk hunting.

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elk

Tom - sorry to hear that you didn't score. Did sound like you worked hard at it.

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Hiker

Jeff- I dying to find out how your hunt went. Please let me know.

Frank

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Elk - Mt. Zirkel W.A.

Frank,
Big smile We just got back. Thank You!!!!! Thumbs up You put us on the right mountain! My Nephew Jeremy shot this bull in his bed at 100 yards. My friend Mike missed on another bull later in the week. We hiked around 70 miles over hill and dale over the 7 days we were up there. I didn't fill my buck tag, no shooters seen, so no shots taken. We had a great time and I very much appreciate your help and advice.
Jeff

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nice job

Jeff - sorry about the lack of a shooter buck. Lets hook up some time for a hunt !

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Re: nice job
FDHunter wrote:
Jeff - sorry about the lack of a shooter buck. Lets hook up some time for a hunt !

Nice elk there,,,good going

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Elk - Mt. Zirkel W.A.

"Jeff - sorry about the lack of a shooter buck. Lets hook up some time for a hunt ! "

Let's plan Frank, Idaho? Wyoming? Montana? New Mexico? I'm open, friend. 2006/2007/2008?

Jeff

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2007

Lets try to put something together in 2007. How about an archery hunt? Let me know what you think pal.

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Elk - Mt. Zirkel W.A.

Great! We'll get rolling. I'm looking forward to screaming bulls and aching muscles. I'll PM you.

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Elk - Mt. Zirkel W.A.

A gentleman I talked to on another forum hunted there this last seaon and they killed 5 bulls and one cow opening day.

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