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Location: Pocatello, ID
Joined: 09/23/2006
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Newbie here and living my dreams in ID

Hello Everyone,

Im new to the forum and from what Ive seen, its a great place to chat and share ideas. I too am fairly new to ID. I've been here a little over a year now (resident neener! ) and have scored my first big game animal. I took a cow elk on opening morning with a bow. Whats cool is that its my first elk and my first bow hunt. Moving here has been the best decision that I have made. Now I need to find that buck Think . Since my freezer is full of elk, I dont want to take a doe. Anyway, I look forward to chatting with all of you.

ps... not sure if emoticons worked because it says neener and -k.

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Location: Idaho
Joined: 06/01/2004
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Newbie here and living my dreams in ID

Emoticons working fine. Welcome to BGH and to Idaho. Whoa - what a start - first day of season and first day of archery and first time in Idaho - and you harvested. Nice!!! (I'm still at it.( Idaho is a great place. Are you north or south, near civilization or far from?

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Location: NE Kansas
Joined: 03/20/2006
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Newbie here and living my dreams in ID

Welcome Byrd Big smile Sounds like you have had some early success. Nothing better than getting the freezer filled early so you can be choosy the rest of the season Thumbs up

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Location: Pocatello, ID
Joined: 09/23/2006
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Newbie here and living my dreams in ID

Im in Pocatello. Was hunting somewhere near Arco Shame on You! . Only a few days left of archery and I dont get much time off during rifle. Wondering if I should still hold out. Hell, I probably used up all my luck and probably cant even get a doe now. Heck with, still gonna hold out. Seen a few nice bucks (4x4, 4x3) in an area south but couldnt get close enough with bow.

Thanks for the welcome guys and look forwarding to comtributing to the forum

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Location: Idaho
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Newbie here and living my dreams in ID

Yeah, that [snip] Big smile area is intriguing. If I lived at your end of the state I'd snoop around there also. In yesteryear we hiked, climbed, fished in that area, ... but those were the days before I chased big game. I'm in N Idaho, and I can't complain about the proximity of opportunity up here.

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Location: Idaho
Joined: 02/28/2006
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Newbie here and living my dreams in ID

If you don't get your buck in the early season, unit 55 has a Nov/Dec archery only hunt and the rifle is draw only in there so there are a lot of huge bucks. Last year a huge new muzzleloader record was tagged there. That's a fun hunt. Unit 55 is only about an hour and a half from Pokie. Hunt the snowline or hit the cedar foot hills. Crowds are very limited and it's a beautiful, accessable area.
Hank

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Location: Pocatello, ID
Joined: 09/23/2006
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Newbie here and living my dreams in ID

Thanks Hank Thumbs up I was not aware of the late hunt in unit 55. Just looked it up. I think its gonna be worth a looksee.

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Location: Kuna, Idaho.
Joined: 08/20/2006
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Newbie here and living my dreams in ID

Congrats on your move and your first Idaho Elk. You lucky resident .......... Cry . I've been busy lately just getting started with a new job out here but I might get a chance to go and do some scouting around Idaho City on Sunday. By the time I have my residency rquirements met I hope to have some familiarity with the area and some potential spots. Perhaps I could get lucky enough to bag an animal on the first day of my first Idaho season like you. I look foreward to hearing more of your adventures.

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Location: Pocatello, ID
Joined: 09/23/2006
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Newbie here and living my dreams in ID

Hi Happy, yea when I first got here last year, I met friends at work and got to watch them hunt Cry They at least let me be camp witch. Still I learned alot of areas in the meantime. Dont worry, you'll be a resident before you know it. Good luck bud.

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Location: Caldwell, ID
Joined: 10/05/2006
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Welcome to the state

I have lived here off and on for 50 years. Nice to see an outsider appreciate the outdoors as much as we do. Don't get too liberal on us

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Location: Pocatello, ID
Joined: 09/23/2006
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Newbie here and living my dreams in ID

Thats one of the main reasons I moved here. The abundance of outdoor activities, the wide open spaces, and the affordability. Besides, three years ago, when I was passing thru Idado to hunt Montana, people driving down the road were waving at me with all five fingers. Ive finally found me place.

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