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#204677 - 12/30/19 09:18 AM Re: late cow elk hunt [Re: jcp161]
Whitworth
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Good luck and give 'em hell!
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#204680 - 12/30/19 09:42 AM Re: late cow elk hunt [Re: Whitworth]
dave thomas
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thank you all, will definitely enjoy the trip no matter what. an elk is the bonus, i have bowhunted elk many times and havent harvested an elk yet. i havent had a bad hunt, some were better than others but none were bad-i will give an update when i return

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#204703 - 12/30/19 09:03 PM Re: late cow elk hunt [Re: dave thomas]
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Best of luck on the hunt and safe travels.

Who are you hunting with up there?
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#204711 - 12/30/19 10:20 PM Re: late cow elk hunt [Re: WiseGuy]
dave thomas
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a guy that my brother knows, he has hunted with him before and he graciously opened up the invite for the rest of the family. I am a plus one on this hunt so don't know much other than late season gun hunting elk. kind of weird going into this hunt knowing so little, but my brother is the hunt master on this one. we will see if he gets an atta boy or an ah crap.

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#204729 - 12/31/19 09:38 AM Re: late cow elk hunt [Re: jcp161]
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Good hunting!

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#204918 - 01/08/20 01:39 PM Re: late cow elk hunt [Re: RH Custom Guns]
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back from the great state of montana! it was a great hunt with three out of 4 tags filled> unfortunately none dropped to a handgun. the temps were unseasonably warm and the elk were tucked into hidey holes in the cool dark timber. we found them consistently in a 3-4 mile block on a 17,000 acre lease. we hunted by pickup truck driving the two tracks and ranch roads looking for the elk then stalking them. dawn and i hunted with Tony our guide. day one we saw 14 bulls and some of them were real booners. only legal cows we saw were about two miles away moving into dark timber near dark and no way to get to them before dark. day two brought a stalk on a small herd but no shot. morning of day three and no elk on the meat pole switched me to rifle mode to capitalize on possibly a quick non handgun opportunity. first thing morning three i spotted two cows moving out of a creek bottom towards the dark timber. Tony said that he knew where they were going so away we went to cut them off. a 1/2 mile stalk and a two shots later and a cow on the ground. 2 miles away my son shot bull calf. later that day dawn filled her tag with a bull calf. i think a a handgun could have been used but, all shots were from bog pod tripods except dawn who used my pistol rest trigger sticks. two shots were at 200 yards and one at 185 so not close range by any means. very enjoyable hunt without having to run the mountains to get an elk.

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#204919 - 01/08/20 02:31 PM Re: late cow elk hunt [Re: dave thomas]
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Congrats on filling some tags and the freezer!

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#204920 - 01/08/20 03:27 PM Re: late cow elk hunt [Re: RBO21]
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Congrats,.....it seems unseasonably warm has been the case for everyone on elk this year. My hunt was as well.

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#204922 - 01/08/20 08:29 PM Re: late cow elk hunt [Re: Bigbrowndog]
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would the gentleman's name be Tony Piscopo with Continental Divide Outfitters?
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#204927 - 01/08/20 10:46 PM Re: late cow elk hunt [Re: WiseGuy]
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Way to go guys and gals.
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