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    Quote Originally Posted by RICMIC View Post
    Being 50 shouldn't hold you back...wish I was 50 again. I am 66 and still solo backpack hunt the high country, and there are others on the forum who have a decade or more on me. It's stated over and over: Be in the best shape possible, be confident in your shooting skills, and hunt where there are actually some elk. Don't limit yourself to how far you can hunt, but rather how far you can pack out an elk.
    Very true advice...I've been in that situation where you dread the thought of multiple multi mile trips with a load on your back

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtclod Az. View Post
    Az. has NO Elk,Deer Or Javelina.Maybe a Jackalope or two.
    Oh AZ has got em...just too damn hard to get the permits lol...supply and demand

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    Without getting into specifics that may amount to spilling too many beans; I'll share my basic strategy as an elk novice:

    1. Hunt elk every year from now on
    2. Until I anchor one/get more experience hunt states that have hunt areas with large numbers of accessible elk

    #1 means states with OTC tags (or nearly so) will need serious consideration due to draw realities. #2 means a frank look at overall harvest numbers, however flawed they may be, and elk density in accessible country. #2 may lead to hunts with high hunter density; but so be it. Guys kill elk in those places every year-it might as well be you and me.

    I've only chased elk twice; and one of those times I was only along for the ride; but both times it was addicting.


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    Quote Originally Posted by ScottR View Post
    I will unashamedly add my plug here...

    Start with a 2018 MRS Annual and a subscription to both Journals. This will help with state selection.
    Thanks Scott...
    I've done that...been a subscriber for years and have always enjoyed the MRS and have encouraged others to as well

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    Quote Originally Posted by Prerylyon View Post
    Without getting into specifics that may amount to spilling too many beans; I'll share my basic strategy as an elk novice:

    1. Hunt elk every year from now on
    2. Until I anchor one/get more experience hunt states that have hunt areas with large numbers of accessible elk

    #1 means states with OTC tags (or nearly so) will need serious consideration due to draw realities. #2 means a frank look at overall harvest numbers, however flawed they may be, and elk density in accessible country. #2 may lead to hunts with high hunter density; but so be it. Guys kill elk in those places every year-it might as well be you and me.

    I've only chased elk twice; and one of those times I was only along for the ride; but both times it was addicting.


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    Thanks for the advice...it's quite true. I've been hunting Africa and other areas and , of course, whitetails etc for the last 15 years and would enjoy doing more Westen hunting. It's far easier once you become familiar with an area and it's quite imposing when you are not

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    Walked,Hiked for 2 months before hunt...First day went way
    too hard and started to get heat prostration...
    Made it to camp.'50 yrs in Az.Drank water all the way.
    You never can tell about your enviroment/surroundings.

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    Ponytman, I have some experience in the Dillon/Silverthorne area. Mainly looking for my lost horses and mule. PM me and I can maybe steer you in the right direction.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kidoggy View Post
    I hear they are bigger in texas.
    True statement!

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    Only attitudes!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bonecollector View Post
    Only attitudes!
    they get bigger cause they gots to fight each other fer hoof print water!
    AS GOES THE CHURCH, SO GOES THE NATION

 

 
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