I may actually buy a MF tag, if there are any left, not so much for the elk - but for the country. I haven't decided quite yet, fully. But then I would have to surrender running around the woods here, in AUGUST, for one of these local elk.
yes we are. neat hunt but lots of people. i found you need to get about 2-3 hours from the airstrip to stop seeing people though. We are going to base camp at the strip and spike out from there. I passed up a buck a day and screwed up a doulbe on a buck and bull. I counted my chickens before they where hatched.
So i am not going to deny my total belief in myself screws me up at times. lol
Hmmmm ... am I just too `old school' ... or is the IFG becoming something quite different? Or both? Is the IFG becoming more `relevant', contemporary? And if so, to who? Maybe the fact that I am logged on to BGH betrays a double mind ... but,
... perhaps it's just as well. I'll log off - while the masses pull up to their computers and log on, I will be chasing critters.
There can be too much of a good thing with antler rattling.
I like to hit the horns together for a good 30- to 40-second rattling sequence and then hang them up and resist the urge to hit them again.
This works to the hunter's advantage, because if a buck has heard it, he may have been 300 or 400 yards away and he comes in and he's not exactly sure where it came from.
When finally is time to rattle again throw a slight change-up into the routine.
The second time, don't rattle as loud...