Looking for a hunting partner for the 09' Archery Elk Hunt. Seeking some safety in numbers in a remote area. I normally solo backpacking/hunting/fishing but this area is remote and I would like to spend a long week in the bush.
I have set up a base camp (6 man tent w/wood burning stove) approx 6 miles into the Troublesome Basin in GMU 18. I have the basic necessities such as water purification, wood burning stove for cooking, bone saw, knives, game bags, as well as options for packing out meat with outfitter or renting horse, or hump it out myself.
This is an exceptional area for elk and currently the only other hunters I have encountered are either horseman or with the local outfitter. I have scouted pre season as well as already spent 7 days in the field already during the season. Seen many elk, cows and bulls, deer, black bear, marten, osprey, owls and all kinds of other critters.
My dates are flexible as I have been hiking in an out to make it back to work (gotta keep the job to pay for future hunts), but I plan on going in again for a 7 to 9 day stretch. Leaving next weekend sometime (Sept 11-13th) and coming back out the following weekend (Sept 18th to 20th). I would also consider a longer hunt later in the month and move back my week trip.
Please let me know if you are interested in sharing a camp.
P.S. - I have been told that the average harvest rate is 19%. Therefore, I will hunt 5.23 times harder than the average hunter. We'll see but I have dreams of big bulls in my very near future.