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Joined: 12/21/2005
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Elk hunting question

A buddy of mine and I, both Minnesota residents, are looking to possibly do a self guided elk hunt next year, but neither of us have hunted elk before and don't really know where to start. We have been looking at Wyoming, Montana, Colorado, and Idaho as possible hunting locations. We are going to archery hunt and want either a bull only tag or an either sex tag. We are looking for any information on possible buying over the counter tag oportunities, and also information and if this is not available anywhere, what states have the highest draw percentage. We are both college kids, so price is somewhat of an issue, but want to hunt elk no matter where we have to go and what we have to pay for a tag, but we don't want to go on a guided hunt. Any information would be helpful. If anyone knows any specific zones that are good that would also be helpful. We are planning on spending the off season learning as much about hunting elk as possible. Also, what options are there for Elk hunting in Canada? Any non residents out there that have had any experiences, both positive and negative, hunting elk in one of these states?

Location: Palisade, Colorado
Joined: 10/10/2005
Posts: 135
Elk hunting question

Colorado has over the counter elk licenses for archery elk that are good in most of the state.

Location: St. Paul, MN
Joined: 02/07/2004
Posts: 90
Elk hunting question

New Mexico will have some good odds if you are looking to draw. Wyoming is starting their Preference point system for Elk this year, you wil want to get in on the ground floor for that one. There are opportunities on Colo if you look hard but the sucess on OTC tags is really low. Personally, if I were you I would look at the draw stats for WY and pick a unit that you could draw.

Location: Crested Butte Co.
Joined: 09/05/2005
Posts: 149
Elk hunting question

I live in Crested Butte Co the archery tags are OTC at any sporting store or Wal-Mart the elk usually are vocal and i always see elk but not always get one usually last two weeks are good if weather don't mess things up be willing to show you a few spots rest is up to you and archery is state wide except for certain units.

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