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Elk Forecast

Elk Forecast

Hot off the presses! Take a look at forecasts from top states and provinces for total elk populations.
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from dhottell wrote 3 years 49 weeks ago

Wolves, need i say more?

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from D.R. Hottell wrote 3 years 49 weeks ago

comment on Don Deutsch's report: Did we meet at MCO's base camp? We (my son and I) also hunted 16A. Basically same report as Don's with the exception of our last day. It snowed the night before we packed out. We rode about twenty miles on the Highline trail out to the trail head. No elk tracks. Heard nothing. But did see the tracks of 18 different wolves. Where are you going this year, Don?

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from sixgun44 wrote 4 years 37 weeks ago

Colorado has the Elk if you do your homework. Lots of public land and opportunites here. Bowhunting, Muzzleloader, and Rifle seasons so take your pick on your method. Mule Deer and Antelope are here Colorado as well. Mountain Lion and Black Bear are also on the list of huntable species in the Centenial State.

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from Don Deutsch wrote 4 years 41 weeks ago

Just hunted 6 days in the Selway area of Idaho, 16A. Saw nothing, heard nothing, and wasted my time. Saw one small bull shot but even those hunters reported only one bull in all the days. The bulls must be on the Salmon River.

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from Remington Metric wrote 4 years 42 weeks ago

What about South Dakota and Nebraska? I don't think these states have a nonresident season but they still have elk and an elk season!

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from Marine-bowhunter wrote 4 years 43 weeks ago

I am new to all this, and I would like to know if there is different tags for rifle hnters and bow hunters or if the charge the same? I also want to know how much an entire hunting trip would cost for someone who is from out of state? Hope no one finds this stupid and wold offer some advice for a "green" hunter.

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from JohnQ1 wrote 4 years 44 weeks ago

In looking at some of the numbers for here in Washington I think they might be a bit skewed. We normally see a much higher cow to bull ratio than published more like 2 or 3 bulls per 100 cows in some areas others are closer to what is published but not anywhere near the upper end on the East side of the state but then again we have help keeping the bulls under control from off reservation hunting that is anything goes.

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from dneaster3 wrote 4 years 44 weeks ago

SteveWalker and timothystolpa appear to be moonlighting as under-informed ethics professors.

What NM209 is getting is saying is that (1)he is frustrated with this state DNR so will be taking his money elsewhere, and (2)understands WHY some would resort to poaching even though he WOULD NOT.

That's not condoning poaching, that's just walking in a man's shoes for a mile and then handing the shoes back and saying "I get it, but it ain't right".

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from timothystolpa wrote 4 years 44 weeks ago

Maybe Nm209 should turn in those poachers he knows. I consider that attitude just as bad as the poachers. I would turn anyone in regardless of who they were and they all know that.

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from Steve Walker wrote 4 years 44 weeks ago

Sounds like NM209 condons poachers. Thats why it's so hard to get anything here in NM. Poachers take too many animals for heads and leave meat to rot.

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from NM209 wrote 4 years 44 weeks ago

The forecast may be good, but in-state hunters have few opportunities. It's difficult to draw. There are no preference points. In-state hunters are frustrated. My son and I are going to CO.

Of course NM is a big state with few game wardens. I know other people who regularly poach Elk and deer. I personally wouldn't resort to this, but I certainly understand why people do.

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from Steve Walker wrote 4 years 44 weeks ago

Sounds like NM209 condons poachers. Thats why it's so hard to get anything here in NM. Poachers take too many animals for heads and leave meat to rot.

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from timothystolpa wrote 4 years 44 weeks ago

Maybe Nm209 should turn in those poachers he knows. I consider that attitude just as bad as the poachers. I would turn anyone in regardless of who they were and they all know that.

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from dneaster3 wrote 4 years 44 weeks ago

SteveWalker and timothystolpa appear to be moonlighting as under-informed ethics professors.

What NM209 is getting is saying is that (1)he is frustrated with this state DNR so will be taking his money elsewhere, and (2)understands WHY some would resort to poaching even though he WOULD NOT.

That's not condoning poaching, that's just walking in a man's shoes for a mile and then handing the shoes back and saying "I get it, but it ain't right".

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from JohnQ1 wrote 4 years 44 weeks ago

In looking at some of the numbers for here in Washington I think they might be a bit skewed. We normally see a much higher cow to bull ratio than published more like 2 or 3 bulls per 100 cows in some areas others are closer to what is published but not anywhere near the upper end on the East side of the state but then again we have help keeping the bulls under control from off reservation hunting that is anything goes.

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from Don Deutsch wrote 4 years 41 weeks ago

Just hunted 6 days in the Selway area of Idaho, 16A. Saw nothing, heard nothing, and wasted my time. Saw one small bull shot but even those hunters reported only one bull in all the days. The bulls must be on the Salmon River.

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from dhottell wrote 3 years 49 weeks ago

Wolves, need i say more?

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from Marine-bowhunter wrote 4 years 43 weeks ago

I am new to all this, and I would like to know if there is different tags for rifle hnters and bow hunters or if the charge the same? I also want to know how much an entire hunting trip would cost for someone who is from out of state? Hope no one finds this stupid and wold offer some advice for a "green" hunter.

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from Remington Metric wrote 4 years 42 weeks ago

What about South Dakota and Nebraska? I don't think these states have a nonresident season but they still have elk and an elk season!

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from sixgun44 wrote 4 years 37 weeks ago

Colorado has the Elk if you do your homework. Lots of public land and opportunites here. Bowhunting, Muzzleloader, and Rifle seasons so take your pick on your method. Mule Deer and Antelope are here Colorado as well. Mountain Lion and Black Bear are also on the list of huntable species in the Centenial State.

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from D.R. Hottell wrote 3 years 49 weeks ago

comment on Don Deutsch's report: Did we meet at MCO's base camp? We (my son and I) also hunted 16A. Basically same report as Don's with the exception of our last day. It snowed the night before we packed out. We rode about twenty miles on the Highline trail out to the trail head. No elk tracks. Heard nothing. But did see the tracks of 18 different wolves. Where are you going this year, Don?

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from NM209 wrote 4 years 44 weeks ago

The forecast may be good, but in-state hunters have few opportunities. It's difficult to draw. There are no preference points. In-state hunters are frustrated. My son and I are going to CO.

Of course NM is a big state with few game wardens. I know other people who regularly poach Elk and deer. I personally wouldn't resort to this, but I certainly understand why people do.

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