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Have Any One Else Noticed

I was just wonderning since I just went through my PM's for the last year that 90% of the people that PMed me and asked for some help never posted anything on the forums?  I never thought about it before but just did look at it tonight. 

Perhaps I am one of the problems here in giving out information and asking nothing in return but that may change.  I may just start telling them to post on the open forums just to get some activity going around here.  I have always said that if I know something of a area in whatever state I would be more than willing to offer some advise but I may have to stop except for a few that hang around and contribute to this site.   

Has anyone else noticed the same thing. 

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Same here, but.......

Jim,

Most the guys and gals i help will share how there hunt went after the season either in a PM or email. Last year one of the gentlemen I helped shared openly on the forum, but most do not. I actually PM'ed one guy two years ago almost a year later just to find out how his hunt went.

I would like to see more of them share the outcomes on the open forums though....... Unsure

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I've gave info for units I

I've gave info for units I wouldn't be hunting when people pm me and I've only had one gentleman send me an email and photos of his hunt. Most seem to shop around. I wouldnt give exact details on a open forum where I hunt or have hunted. Thats part of the fun of hunting and scouting. My spot is so secret I can't even find it!

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Yep

Despite not posting much for the last year or two, I get quite a few pms from people who have never posted.  I generally don't respond to those guys anymore. 

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Glad to see that you are

Glad to see that you are still with us Mark.  I don't remember you ever updating us on where they ended up placing you on your job.  Enquiring minds want to know.

I know what you mean by not responding to someone.  I guess that I'll just start refering them to the forums and see if they start posting to keep things going.

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Thank you.

Glad you're still around Mark. I know I, for one, have always appreciated your advice and comments on the forums.

Good luck this year!

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No Worries!

I'm still learning this thing called elk hunting so I don't have to worry much about people asking me for advice!  lol

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I think that elk hunting is a

I think that elk hunting is a never ending school for the hunter.  Just as soon as you think that you have them figured out they throw you a curve ball and do something else that you never expected. 

I think that a lot of the hunters that are asking for advise are ones that have never hunted out west before and are overwelmed with information and just need a place to go to ask simple questions.  But then there are the ones that want the GPS location of a herd of elk or that 190 inch buck deer.  I have found that the ones that never post are mostly the ones that want the locations. 

It is a hard call to make on weather to help someone or not and I am still sitting on the fence undecided on just which way I want to fall off. 

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i reached out to a few people

i reached out to a few people via the site for general information to try and get my first DIY elk hunt off the ground and some people were happy to help, elkkill06 included (thanks again).  since i have not contributed much except quesitons to the forums, and a few PMs sent, im guessing youre referring to guys like me.  that said, i will be happy to share info here and directly (if someone would want it) with those that do help me.  this forum has been a great learning tool, i just dont have much in the way of knowledge to contribute to it....yet. 

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The ones that I am talking

The ones that I am talking about are the ones that never post.  When I cleaned out my PM's there were 10 or so new members that had 0 post to their user name and just about all of them didn't let me know how their hunt went. 

One thing that we would like to see is if we do give someone some help let us know how it went, good or bad.  We all strike out and come home empty handed but we like to hear the stories that went into the scoutting, and the hunt it self.   Who knows we may be able to point you into another direction so that then next hunt is successful.

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Uh Oh, I believe I am one of

Uh Oh, I believe I am one of the guilty parties you are referring to.  I read a lot on here, so much good info and many questions similar to ones that I have and I've found this is a great place to learn!  I saw in one of your posts you mention living in unit 44, and I was thinking of putting in for a first rifle cow tag in 444 this year.  I PM'd you just wondering if you, living near that area, would recommend it or not recommend it.  Not looking for anything specific at all and I figured you would prefer that in a PM. 

Like I said, I have been visiting these boards a lot in the past 8 months or so, but didn't start posting until recently, and I plan on posting more as this seems like a very nice and knowledgeable group! 

Last year was my first time elk hunting in CO, and I am hooked!  This year I plan to put in for an archery tag in unit 84, and also a B license cow tag for first rifle somewhere. 

Again, sorry for contributing to the topic of this thread, I did not mean to be a bother, just looking for a little help in this almost infinate possiblity/choice decision that is the draw application! 

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