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Scouting Elk (MT)

Question for those of you who have had success in the past. Bear with me this is a long story with a question at the end.

I am helping my two friends out who managed to pull general elk permits. My buddy and I flew out to Montana this past weekend (he had FF miles that were expiring). We rented a vehicle and scouted some likely spots for 2 full days in one of the zones that has had decent success in previous years and was available for anyone with a general elk license. We spotted close to 20 animals including a nice 6x6 that was with 2 cows, a calf and a spike. (also shot a limit of mountain grouse)

Should we target the exact locations these animals were in another 2 weeks when the firearm season starts.

Should have brought a bow with us although my buddy has never shot one before.

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Scouting Elk (MT)

In my experience, they likely won't be exactly where you last found them in two weeks, especially in the fall with rapidly changing weather. But I would certainly start right there. They likely didn't leave that drainage, but could be a little lower in two weeks, or a little higher, depening on what's going on pressure and weather-wise

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