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« on: April 20, 2013, 12:28:03 AM »






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« Reply #1 on: April 20, 2013, 12:31:08 AM »
Yer makin' me hungry! Now I gotta go thaw out some venison steaks and pout.
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« Reply #2 on: April 20, 2013, 12:39:41 AM »
Yer makin' me hungry! Now I gotta go thaw out some venison steaks and pout.

I know OP, but at least were starting to see them again :)

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« Reply #3 on: April 20, 2013, 12:43:18 AM »
Yer makin' me hungry! Now I gotta go thaw out some venison steaks and pout.

I know OP, but at least were starting to see them again :)

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It's been way too long since I got out and ogled the elk. Now that the snow line is up to 5,000 feet, I need some recreation.
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« Reply #4 on: April 20, 2013, 12:59:12 AM »
Yer makin' me hungry! Now I gotta go thaw out some venison steaks and pout.

I know OP, but at least were starting to see them again :)

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It's been way too long since I got out and ogled the elk. Now that the snow line is up to 5,000 feet, I need some recreation.

We actually saw the same herd on Wednesday morning that I took pics of on Sunday. They were actually right beside the ranch road, but we were in a hurry and had no time to take pics. 

We saw the same herd today, these guys were a couple of miles apart from the main herd.
There was actually about a dozen deer off to the left of the ELK, but I really don't pay any mind to deer much ;)   

We use to see the ELK by the hundreds  :(
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« Reply #5 on: April 20, 2013, 12:07:46 PM »
I like being out there in the Fall, so I can hear the bulls honkin', whistlin' & coughin'......actually raises your 'hackles' when you hear it! 8)
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« Reply #6 on: April 20, 2013, 12:10:10 PM »
I like being out there in the Fall, so I can hear the bulls honkin', whistlin' & coughin'......actually raises your 'hackles' when you hear it! 8)

Amen to that Wolfy :thumbsup:

What's even better is when their right on top of you and you can smell 'em 8)
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« Reply #7 on: April 20, 2013, 12:12:32 PM »
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« Reply #8 on: April 20, 2013, 12:19:30 PM »
I like being out there in the Fall, so I can hear the bulls honkin', whistlin' & coughin'......actually raises your 'hackles' when you hear it! 8)

Amen to that Wolfy :thumbsup:

What's even better is when their right on top of you and you can smell 'em 8)

My first experience with calling elk was back in WA. A buddy took me out. We weren't even hunting at the time.
We heard a lone bull downhill along the rim of Crow Basin. My buddy gave a few honks on his call and we got an answer. He called again, and nothing.....  We sat there under a fir tree as the edge of a clearing for another 15 minutes.
We were just getting ready to head back to camp when we heard a crash off to our left, and a loud snort!  Less than a second after that, a fir tree about the size of your average Christmas tree came flying through the air into the middle of this small clearing!  It hadn't even hit the ground when it was followed by a big bull, wheezing, blowing snot everywhere, and eyes the size of teacups!
He charged into the clearing, looking for the dude who had the nerve to challenge him.
Now I know what a field mouse feels like in the presence of a bobcat. Needless to say neither of us moved a muscle, or even dared to breathe until he settled down and crossed the meadow. This whole encounter occurred with about 50 feet separating us.
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« Reply #9 on: April 20, 2013, 12:33:41 PM »
I like being out there in the Fall, so I can hear the bulls honkin', whistlin' & coughin'......actually raises your 'hackles' when you hear it! 8)

Amen to that Wolfy :thumbsup:

What's even better is when their right on top of you and you can smell 'em 8)

My first experience with calling elk was back in WA. A buddy took me out. We weren't even hunting at the time.
We heard a lone bull downhill along the rim of Crow Basin. My buddy gave a few honks on his call and we got an answer. He called again, and nothing.....  We sat there under a fir tree as the edge of a clearing for another 15 minutes.
We were just getting ready to head back to camp when we heard a crash off to our left, and a loud snort!  Less than a second after that, a fir tree about the size of your average Christmas tree came flying through the air into the middle of this small clearing!  It hadn't even hit the ground when it was followed by a big bull, wheezing, blowing snot everywhere, and eyes the size of teacups!
He charged into the clearing, looking for the dude who had the nerve to challenge him.
Now I know what a field mouse feels like in the presence of a bobcat. Needless to say neither of us moved a muscle, or even dared to breathe until he settled down and crossed the meadow. This whole encounter occurred with about 50 feet separating us.

Awesome story OP :thumbsup: 8)

I love that ;)
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