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missouri breaks

sirs,
where is this area in motana at?i have seen it in several gun mag.
gary b.

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missouri breaks

NE Montana. On a map look north of Billings and east of Great Falls.

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Location: South-central Montana
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On a map you can see Fort Peck Lake, the "Breaks" are located around that. Most people refer to the land south of the CMR refuge as the Breaks. It's rough, broken, dry country. Low deer densities, but excellent trophy genetics.

Carl

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Oops, I see this is in the Elk forum...... When we deer hunt there, we always see WAY more elk than deer. In fact, usually we see more mature bulls than deer total. Rifle tags are very hard to draw, about a 2% draw last I knew. Bow tags are a gimme, but with all the yahoos and their bugles, getting one to respond is a bit tougher. For bowhunting, the north side is better as they limit the bow tags as well. The most successful archers up in that country mostly stalk the elk rather than to call them. One guy I know from Glasgow has taken 6-8 mature bulls on the north side of the lake in the last 10 years or so, all by stalking. Last year though, a good hunting buddy of mine drew a rifle tag for the north side. We hunted hard for the morning, and at about 11:00 we found the main herd, 200 or so. We had a hard time waiting for one bull to separate from the herd, but one finally did and he dropped him with one well placed shot from his .270. It wasn't a monster, a nice 5x5, but it was his first elk so it was a real trophy.

Good luck-

Carl

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