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    What type of areas to look for Idaho elk

    So i feel i have a couple good units picked for mid September, being from north west Washington it hard to just quick drive 12 hours to scout, in these areas i have chosen, what type of terrain should i be looking for? creeks, lakes, ponds, thick timber, meadows, basins?? what elevation? what would be to high or to low? how far from roads? hiking trails?
    also if a certain area i pick ends up not showing any sign of elk, how far do you move to a new location,
    Thanks for any help in advance
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    lol. that is the question isn't it. elk are pretty easy to kill once you find them.

    they can thrive at pretty much most elevations they may be high may be low. often see them from the road but wouldn't expect it.they live pretty much all terrain you mentioned.
    there are herds that live on the deserts all year and some that stay in the mtns through winter .from dec through winter I would say focus on 5000 and below, though some will be higher.
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    Elk are where you find them. If there is no sign then there are no elk. Keep moving until you find fresh elk sign.
    When all the trees have been cut down, when all the animals have been hunted, when all the waters are polluted, when all the air is unsafe to breathe, only then will you discover you cannot eat money.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gr8bawana View Post
    Elk are where you find them. If there is no sign then there are no elk. Keep moving until you find fresh elk sign.
    Bingo the elk are where you find them.. And when you find them most times the wolves will have bothered them and tomorrow they will be gone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fullfan View Post
    Bingo the elk are where you find them.. And when you find them most times the wolves will have bothered them and tomorrow they will be gone.
    that may be true on occasion . it certainly is not a fact.
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    Speaking for the Frank anyway, If you hear the wolves at night, there is likely decent elk in the area. If there are no wolves, it's because they are where the elk are. Fullfan also hit it on the head. They may be in and out of an area just from getting pushed around by wolves.

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    What part of Idaho are you considering?
    I go to the Mountains to loose my mind and find my soul.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fullfan View Post
    Bingo the elk are where you find them.. And when you find them most times the wolves will have bothered them and tomorrow they will be gone.
    That's a ridiculously absurd blanket statement

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ikeepitcold View Post
    What part of Idaho are you considering?
    Either 36b or 48

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    Quote Originally Posted by tttoadman View Post
    Speaking for the Frank anyway, If you hear the wolves at night, there is likely decent elk in the area. If there are no wolves, it's because they are where the elk are. Fullfan also hit it on the head. They may be in and out of an area just from getting pushed around by wolves.
    Two years ago when my brother had an unit 1 archery tag in AZ we were sneaking through some really thick black timber towards some bugles just as it was getting light and we heard a wolf howl nearby and the elk immediately shut down. We didn't hear any more bugling in that drainage the rest of the day.
    When all the trees have been cut down, when all the animals have been hunted, when all the waters are polluted, when all the air is unsafe to breathe, only then will you discover you cannot eat money.

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