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Old 01-09-2016, 10:58 AM
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IDAHO has some decent over the counter hunts. but they probably are gonna take some work. to get away from people. 39 decent for rifle. 43 not bad archery. 33,34,35. not bad but limited tags, if you want one, you better get on it now.
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Old 01-09-2016, 11:06 AM
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Kidoggy ... when you say get on it now is Idaho 1st come 1st served or do they have a drawing after the application deadline is over ?
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Old 01-09-2016, 12:48 PM
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Originally Posted by smitty0538 View Post
Kidoggy ... when you say get on it now is Idaho 1st come 1st served or do they have a drawing after the application deadline is over ?
some hunts are first come first serve.those units went on sale starting dec 1.
some units are just a matter of buying tag. and then in may they have a controlled hunts drawing. that is no points system, just luck of the draw. some very good controlled hunts but not easy to get a bull tag, some are lucky enough to get em every couple years some wait for twenty. I , of coarse, am in latter group. cow tags are generally a bit easier to draw.

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Old 01-09-2016, 02:25 PM
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Pete gives some great advice. I love Colorado and have done well on OTC bull tags over the past 10 years. There are lots of elk and certainly lots of hunters. If the ATV's bother you and you don't mind hiking in focus on a wilderness area. From what I have seen there are elk almost everywhere. It isn't like hunting deer though. If you have seen muleys and speed goats on your previous hunts then that isn't the terrain I have hunted elk in.
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Old 01-09-2016, 03:07 PM
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Hey CI, what unit(s) have you hunted if you don't mind.
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Old 01-09-2016, 03:34 PM
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083, 085, 082, 086, 861, 080 and 081. All on the eastern rim of the St Louis Valley except last year in 080 and 081.
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Old 01-09-2016, 04:26 PM
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Smitty, you should look into a Swap Hunt
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Old 01-09-2016, 04:30 PM
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C I, do you find one season over the other is more successful for you, Archery or Rifle ? And yes I agree it is definitely different than deer hunting.
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Old 01-09-2016, 04:36 PM
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Smitty,

CI is my hunting partner and has taken some of the elk I have shared pics of with you. We usually hunt 2nd rifle, but have hunted 1st rifle and he did archery one I believe.
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Old 01-09-2016, 05:31 PM
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Rob, I did not know that CI hunted with you . And I am definitely buying those mule deer PP again this year for Colorado to do a swap hunt with you when I have enough. Oh and after I win that power ball lottery tonight I will be taking a group on an all exclusive moose hunt and your invited.( My treat)
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