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Old 08-06-2008, 06:36 AM   #1
 
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Default Montana public land for elk.

Hi everyone, a group of us are going to Olive Mt. for mule deer. We also have elk tags. Can anyone tell me if there is any public land for elk near Olive? Thanks in advance.
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Old 08-07-2008, 06:20 PM   #2
 
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Can anyone tell me how far we would need to travel to get into elk. Is there a map on the internet that show the elk range? Want to see if it is worth looking into.
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Old 08-08-2008, 12:28 PM   #3
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Do you know where Olive Montana is? There is not much there for a night life.
As for elk hunting with a general Tag(I assume that is what you have),you are SOL most of the areaeast of Billings is by special permit only.
The best bet would be get some regs and check around Red Lodge,that would be about the closest.If not a good4-6 hour drive should put you in some Nat'l Forest around Bozeman or the Little Belt Mountains.
Oh by the way there are some good watering holes in Broadus not far from Olive(Miles city also)
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Old 08-08-2008, 09:34 PM   #4
 
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Thanks BBJ. I didn't know our general tags don't work in our area for elk. I'll have to find that in the book.
Sounds to far to go for one or two days of hunting and no scouting.
This my first time to Olive but the rest of the crew was there before.
Thanks for the watering hole report might find time to down a couple.
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Old 08-08-2008, 10:35 PM   #5
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Olive, MT. I had to look that one up. You could maybe go to the crow indian reservation and they'd sell you an elk hunt for $5 or $10 thousand. You'reabout as far from general tag elk as you can be in MT. If you had known you could have least put in for some permits and increased you chance to hunt elk by about 1-10%. You're partners may need some talking too if they led you to believe Elk hunting would be possible based out of Olive. IF you tag out on deer early you can always chase some birds around there or go to the bighorn river and fish.Best of luck in whatever you try.
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Old 08-09-2008, 12:08 PM   #6
 
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No misleading here. The other guys never looked into elk hunting.
What about area 703 looks like our tag are good for either sex? Could it be no public land or no elk?
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Old 08-09-2008, 05:30 PM   #7
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Well I geuss your right a general elk tag is good in 703.Never hunted it might want to give a FWP agent a call about the area and see what elk #'s are probaly pretty slim.
Most of my hunting in that part of the state was down around Broadus,Alzada,Biddle and Volborg.
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Old 08-10-2008, 07:15 AM   #8
 
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I'm waiting for the BLM book to come out before I call out.

Thanks again for the info.

Can't wait to hunt mulies and elk.

Best of luck to you guys!
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Old 08-17-2008, 01:18 AM   #9
 
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Your best bet for information is going to lie with calling the wildlife agent in or near that area. They do have maps of these areasthat depictwhere the elk populations are known to roam.
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Old 08-18-2008, 06:00 AM   #10
 
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OK I'm going to do that. Thanks.
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