thanks for the reply
I guess that is why they have tags offered in other states so you can expand your hunting options- even though the 300 Win. Mag. 8) is also used to hunt Whitetail- 'you mentioned moose I believe NC is alittle bit warm for their liking'
so what area do you hunt in?
I now own Winchester Model 70 in 30-06, 300 Win. Mag., 7mm Rem 8) 8) 8)
'I bought the 300 for Elk hunting'
I used my 300 Win. Mag. last season in Tenn. 8) it has just a little more push power then my 30-06
shoots of 400 yds and more are common
I did manage to get 2 Deer with it 8)
I figure if I can kill a small Whitetail with it then an Elk in is the bag!
I hunt anson ,richmond and montgomery in North Carolina but i also hunt alote around columbia SC . I saw you were from NC and thought you were going to use the 300 as you only deer gun.once a buddy of mine shot a small doe with a 300 win with ballistic tips.he brought her to me to clean.the only meat left for eating was hind quarters.
so how is the hunting in your area- I note you have one area with the rifle season is oct to jan that looks good to me ! 8)
do you hunt bow muzzle and rifle or only one ?
how did you do last season ?
I did do some hunting in SC -around Bamberg was a long way to go
did not go back since to license fee went up
you mentioned that a friend used a 300 to shoot a doe- blew her up !
I have found the only bullet you need is -
1. the bullet holds together when it hits something
2. you need just enough fps impact to get inside the animal
3. bullet stays in and churns up heart/lungs
4. does not need to blow the animal off its feet
Whtailtaker I hunt all 3 bow ,black ,powder ,and rifle so i get to start in september I did pretty good last year .I killed 3 with a bow nothing real big .my black powder season sucked i dont believe i even saw a deer that week.then i killed 6 with the rifle one of the a real impressive 12 pt.We have lots of deer here but my 12 pt was a rare find.Most of our buck are scared to death by the dog hunters here.after the first couple of week they start only moving at night.
Elk have been killed close to roads where they could be loaded whole into the bed of a pickup. But it doesn't happen often and I'm not sure that is the experience that I long for. The type of elk hunting that I prefer requires rigorous physical exertion that can cripple someone who is not in shape. Being a college hockey player I have to be in at least fair physical condition most of the year but when one of my buddies got back from the Navy Seals he changed the way I think about physical...