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Old 02-17-2002, 10:39 AM
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Default Elk hunting

I am interested in getting my boyfriend a trip to hunt elk. It is a suprise. How would I go about it and what do I need to do.
We live in MI. Do I have to apply for a permit (drawing)?<img src=icon_smile_shy.gif border=0 align=middle>

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Old 02-17-2002, 11:24 AM
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Default RE: Elk hunting

Sassy..where do you want to send him to? It depends on which state, and some times which unit in that state. If he needs to draw a tag. Drop me an e-mail I'll give you the number of the outfitter I'm using.
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Old 02-17-2002, 05:39 PM
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Default RE: Elk hunting

Colorado has the most elk and over the counter tags (no drawing). They also have draw only elk hunts. Price for the tag next fall will be $470. For a private land tresspass hunt (no guide) expect to pay $1000-2000. For a guided hunt expect to pay $2500-3500. For the most part, private land will hold the best elk hunting. However, some guides pack you in to a wilderness area and have some really great hunting areas.

The prices I have quoted you are about average for a good hunt with a 50-60% chance of getting a shot at a bull elk. Odds would be higher and prices lower if he went on a cow hunt. The tag for them is only $250 and guide fees would be less.

I also know some good areas in Montana to go and you could get a guide for nothing if you have any kind of a hunt for trade (whitetail?). I have been there twice and killed 2 bull elk. However, the tag is $638 and is by drawing only. Usually you don't get draw the first year, but do the second.

By the way, does he bowhunt or blackpowder hunt? I consider the blackpowder hunt to be my ultimate experience. Bowhunting is ok too, but you have to get really close (30 yards) whereas with a blackpowder you can shoot up to 100 yards. Being in the woods when the elk are bugling (bowhunting and blackpowder seasons) is the ultimate experience even if you don't pull the trigger. You do have to apply for that tag though, but he would still have a chance even on the first try.

email me if you want more info.

By the way, where were you when I was dating? Any girl who wants to send her guy hunting has got to be great!

Edited by - txhunter58 on 02/17/2002 17:43:19
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Old 02-20-2002, 01:05 PM
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Default RE: Elk hunting

Depends upon how much money you want to spend. If you wanted to spend around 4k
you could contact a reputable agent like
USO outfitters and they would do all the
work for you and he would have a hunt with
a higher success rate. If you were rich
you could pay 200K to one of those Indian
reservations and they could guarantee him
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