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I can't wait to hear how you

I can't wait to hear how you guys do up there.  It sounds like some tough weather conditions, but maybe it will work to your favor.  I definitely need to think seriously about a cow elk hunt next year.

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You better hope they aren't

You better hope they aren't giving away a really cool prize here then! neener!

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My marriage can only

My marriage can only withstand one contest so it won't be a problem Dancing

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 Best of luck to all

 Best of luck to all y'all!Hello

 

I am going nuts myself! ...this is when I normally hunt, and this year I still ahve two more weeks to wait!

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Glad it all worked out for

Glad it all worked out for you.  Know get up there and get the job done....good luck!

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I'm here, first day nothing

Hunted all day today and didn't find any elk in my area. My area is better suited for when the elk are moving down from the high country. The only problem is it is so freaking hot here right now. The storm isn't coming till Sunday. We got into some tracks this afternoon finally, so we are going to set up for tomorrow morning in that area - hopefully things go well. 

This morning I was so ticked off three hunters walked right into where I was glassing and hunting a ridge. I whistled at two of them and they turned around and headed another way realizing they were about to walk through what I was hunting. The third guy just walked right by me and looked at me and then proceeded to walk through everything that I was hunting. I met him down at the road later and said, "Hey, you walked right through my area buddy, thanks!" The guy wouldn't even look at me, and didn't say a word just kept on walking like he could give a s***. I swear some people have no hunting etiquette. 

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Without  knowing where you

Without  knowing where you are hunting if you are not seeing anything and you have snow covering the feed in the area you might need to move lower.  My hunting partner and myself each baged a cow on the opening Wednesday at around 7000' and the elk were moving down. 

As far as the other hunters that is what happens when you have to hunt on national forest or BLM.  Just because you are watching an area doesn't mean that it is yours.  That and along with the other hunters may thought that you were passing through the area likewise. 

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I would agree that just

I would agree that just because I am watching an area doesn't make it mine. However, you would have to see the area. It is a tiny sliver of BLM land surrounded by private. About a half square mile. It has one good draw that the elk come down. Our car was parked at the bottom and the way they were parked they would have driven right by it (heck you could see it from both ends of the area). The problem I have is that the guy looked right at me (note, the sun has just barely risen and animals are moving), and then tears through the area, and I mean tears. Its like he is on a morning walk at the mall. It was ridiculous, bad etiquette. I have walked into hunters before as well and I always make the effort to avoid them even if they are in the area that I wanted to hunt. 

We got into two bulls this morning. We have been hunting low as well, haven't seen much action though. 

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Hmmmm.....maybe the hunter

Hmmmm.....maybe the hunter didn't know what to do after seeing you or what proper hunter etiquette in that situatin is?  Maybe he thought that the best course of action was to get out of there as quick as possible so not to interfere with your hunting?  I don't know...he could have just not cared.

Perhaps someone needs to do an Emily Post booklet of hunting etiquette for hunters.  I am serious because I think that most hunters are decent people but probably don't know what to do or not do in some situations.  For example, I can't believe that hunters deliberately mess with your area when he saw you (might have I know) or those that use a scope for binos not realizing that it might put a hunter at risk or at least make the uncomfortable.

 

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Thats awsome man. I hope you

Thats awsome man. I hope you have a great trip. New areas are always a challenge, but you have the experince, you should be able to pick it a part with topo maps. Good luck

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