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Beartooth/Absaroka

It truly is a rugged place and you can get away from most of the people, especially if you get off of the hiking trails and bush wack. My family and I had a great time in there this summer.....but if you really want to get way from people, Northern B.C. or Yukon Terr. might be a good option. Ask Makwa....where he would go and I'm sure he could steer you in the right direction, as that's his stomping ground.

Some photos of Beartooth/Absaroka...

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Some more......

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I hear Australia has some serious wilderness. What about southern South America?

BTW - I'm serious.

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Thank you to all who replied. What good help! I know what you mean about loss of wilderness. Michigan's upper peninsula has a fair amount, but it's getting populated quickly. I have not put much thought into hunting other countries at this juncture in my life, money issue mainly. Besides, there is so much in the US i have yet to explore/hunt. Do you guys/gals know if a guide is required in the mentioned areas? I'm a DIY hunter mainly, until I can afford a guide who can show me how to do stuff right. I am a little experienced, at least in my own mind, when it comes to hunting the mountains. I have been to Colorado a couple of times with my brothers and we managed to score a couple of elk each time. I love the state, but there was a lot of other hunters. Maybe it's that way everywhere, I don't know. We managed to get elk because we did our homework and got away from the crowds. And we got a little lucky. I guess i'm just looking for the last true wilderness in the lower 48 to hunt before it's gone. Thanks again for any advice on this subject.

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Hiker ... I'm getting pretty close to saying - just pick a date - and we'll meet in Cooke City, or close thereto, and do the Beartooths. Nice pics.

as moeggs ... I hear ya on monetary issues. And on wilderness out of country.

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SH, I'll need some notice, so I can get into really good shape. It isn't everyday that I hunt with a mountain goat. Yes and I wouldn't want to slow you down, when you are climbing those 3,000 foot verticals. Big smile

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Makwa, I have heard BC is in a league of it's own when it comes to wilderness and elk. I actually work with guy who is from Cranbrook BC....... i think. That general area anyway. I understand one must go through an outfitter, correct? Have you hunted south of the border before? How would you compare the two?

Hiker,serious hunter and others, thanks again for the pics and info. I would like to hear more about some of your hunts and the country you have seen.... when you get time.

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Hiker - you probably don't have too much to worry about. BUT, if I can keep up with my climbs, AND lose the 20 or so pounds I'd like to loose ... then you can worry.

as moeggs ... here (Frank Church): http://www.serioushunter.com/adventures/sheep_hunting.htm

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Serious Hunter: I'm gonna have to say that sounds like more wilderness than I would know what to do with........perfect! Those were some great pics and I appreciate the info. I have to assume there wasn't much elk sign in that general area because of the amount of rock/ type of terraine? Or is that a dumb assumption?

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Elk can be found in incredibly rugged country. But the area in question has been made nearly elkless by the wolf intro. Fifteen years ago it was elk paradise. When we were in there in 04 it was close to elkless. From descriptions of other hunters in 04 and 05 it was like the surface of the moon for wildlife.

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