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Montana Draw Results

Hey guys

The MT draw results are up.

I drew my Elk Tag

Kevin

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congrats!

When are you going?

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October

We will be heading out on the 13th or 14th of October, that will give us 4-5 days to scout and adjust to the altitude, it will be a DIY rifle hunt , the season opens on the 20th, and we will head home on the 28th of Oct.

Kevin 

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Other than getting to the

Other than getting to the altitude location prior to hunting, what else can you do to prepare for the difference in altitude? Any meds that can help with this, other than aspirin for the headaches or something?

Good luck on your hunt! Yes

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aspirin

For about the last 10 years, i start taking 1 aspirin a day, starting about 4 weeks before i head out west, it helps a ton, i have had zero headaches, since i started doing it. i always tell everyone that goes with me to do the same, and it has worked for them too.

Kevin

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I don't know about taking

I don't know about taking aspirin or other tricks, but nothing beats good cardiovascular exercise before an elk hunt. Also, I don't think four days will be enough to get used to the elevation. Most of the elk hunting, here in Montana, is at much lower elevations than in Colorado, but getting in shape is really the best advice I can give anyone who is comin out this way. Good luck!

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Flat landers

chuckster wrote:

I don't know about taking aspirin or other tricks, but nothing beats good cardiovascular exercise before an elk hunt. Also, I don't think four days will be enough to get used to the elevation. Most of the elk hunting, here in Montana, is at much lower elevations than in Colorado, but getting in shape is really the best advice I can give anyone who is comin out this way. Good luck!

 

When you are a flat lander, the aspirin a day for a month before you go west helps tons, when we come from less then 1000' to even 5000' it causes head aches, and at 6000' to 12000' they get even worst. the aspirin a day stops that. but getting in shape is very important too. and yes 4 days isn't enough to adjust to the elevation, but it is better then nothing.

welcome to the forum.

Kevin

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Kevin, Thanks for the aspirin

Kevin,

Thanks for the aspirin info. The next time I get visitors who are flatlanders, I'll tell about it. We've had folks come out and get altitude sickness.

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I 100% agree with the advice

I 100% agree with the advice on cardio.   Went to THE BOB last fall and the first day climbing from base camp kicked my butt.  No headaches,  just wasn't in good enough shape, and I only weigh 150#.  Once we reached altitude there were no problems, but the first morning climb I struggled sucking for air.  Going again in 2013 to THE BOB and will be ready this time.  Good luck.

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With all the shouting going

With all the shouting going on about daily fitness care crisis, many are probably finding it difficult to concentrate, much less understand the cause of the problems confronting us.

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