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09-08-2011, 06:48 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,216
Posted By jjwillie

I have a Selway, ID bull elk rifle tag....leaving...

I have a Selway, ID bull elk rifle tag....leaving in a week!!!
Forum: Northeast
11-02-2009, 05:41 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,063
Posted By jjwillie

nice buck, and looks like you made a good shot...

nice buck, and looks like you made a good shot too....congrats
Forum: Hunting Gear
10-31-2009, 12:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 668
Posted By jjwillie

I'll give you that. Where are you located. I'm...

I'll give you that. Where are you located. I'm in Harrisburg, pa
08-06-2009, 12:19 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,516
Posted By jjwillie

These kind of threads get me pumped up cuz it...

These kind of threads get me pumped up cuz it seems like only the diehrads do this type of hunt anymore.

It is the only kind of hunting I do out west. All DIY on public lands and in some of the...
10-02-2008, 09:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 6,794
Posted By jjwillie

RE: Shipping meat

Bob H-

These numbers are from yesterday. I was making calls and doing my research for my trip and is what I found out. Granted, they now charge you for your checked baggage, but shipping 70...
10-01-2008, 10:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 6,794
Posted By jjwillie

RE: Shipping meat

I am preparing for my Idaho trip in a week and have done some extensive research on the subject. Here are the results-

At a 33 hour drive, I assume you're from the east coast. So am I, so our...
Forum: West
09-03-2008, 08:35 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,028
Posted By jjwillie

RE: Idaho Rifle

You'd better decide soon. There's only about 1200 NR elk tags left. Decide on your unit, then make sure the general season "B" tag applies to that unit.

Good luck.
08-27-2008, 01:43 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,718
Posted By jjwillie

RE: Score???

This is a northern PA buck.
08-27-2008, 01:34 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,718
Posted By jjwillie

RE: Score???

Thanks guys....I was thinking high 150s. I shot an 8 point two years ago in this same area that scored 142.....real heavy beams.

Seeing this on the cam got me real excited
08-27-2008, 01:25 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,718
Posted By jjwillie

RE: Score???

here's a side view

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08-27-2008, 01:23 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,718
Posted By jjwillie

Score???

Hi guys-

Had this boy just show up on the trail cams...what do you think he will score?



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08-26-2008, 01:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,474
Posted By jjwillie

Idaho Elk

Hi all-
Has anyone hunted in the Stanley-Lowman, Idaho Area? I have family there (non-hunters) and plan on visiting.....but may get out to chase a few elk around....any info is appreciated. will be...
08-25-2008, 12:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,618
Posted By jjwillie

RE: Elk & A Full Moon

The only difference that I have noticed in the years I've hunted elk, are that they aren't in the clearings for very long after first light. Becuase they've had some "light" all night to feed,I think...
08-14-2008, 09:33 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,290
Posted By jjwillie

RE: Backcountry Hunting Tips

Yeah, me too, I try to pack myself into an area that is sandwiched between the road/day hunters and the outfitters. I have found that if I go 2 miles form the enarest road, I usually see no one. I am...
08-14-2008, 08:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,595
Posted By jjwillie

RE: Moose Hunting

Do yourself a favor and buy some knee high waterproof boots that are comfortable. Like someone before me said, you'll probably be walking in boggy areas a lot.
08-14-2008, 08:09 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,290
Posted By jjwillie

Backcountry Hunting Tips

Ok, I know most of us probably have our butts parked at a prime glassing point come first light on the first day of the season. I'm interested to hear how ya'll change your hunting tactics as the...
08-11-2008, 06:30 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,523
Posted By jjwillie

RE: Idaho elk are confused!!!!

That elk obviously has a fancy for the chicks with a little more meat on her bones.
08-08-2008, 09:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,844
Posted By jjwillie

Internal Frame Backpack??

I'm looking for an internal frame backpack for a week long backpack hunt and was wondering about some of the different brands.

I know a bunch of people use the Badlands and other like packs....
08-07-2008, 08:35 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,107
Posted By jjwillie

RE: Best Colorado Rifle sight in Range

The maximum point blank range coeficcient for elk is probably around +/- 6". That means if you hold dead on the vitals, you should still hit them at certain ranges. I would think if you zero your...
Forum: Reloading
08-07-2008, 07:20 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 8,784
Posted By jjwillie

RE: Accubond or TBBC????

That's vcool Ridge Runner! Although, I'd like to see you lug that big ole gun around the mountains of Idaho:)
08-07-2008, 06:17 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,141
Posted By jjwillie

RE: Backpack List....OK??

This has turned into a great thread guys. Thanks for all the great info. I already have a bunch of the stuff (Big Anges included), so I probably won't buy new stuff just to have something different. ...
Forum: Reloading
08-06-2008, 02:31 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 8,784
Posted By jjwillie

RE: Accubond or TBBC????

That's what I meant Brett... I know that the capability of a rifle is only part of the equation. Nothing replaces time at the range, practicing different situations/yardages. We owe it to the animals...
Forum: Reloading
08-06-2008, 12:35 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 8,784
Posted By jjwillie

RE: Accubond or TBBC????

Thanks guys. I had a nice load made up with the accubonds, but a newborn will limit my time at the range, plus I'm out of weatherby brass. Is a 400 yard shot reasonable? My data show about a 15" drop...
08-06-2008, 12:27 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,141
Posted By jjwillie

RE: Backpack List....OK??

What would you guys consider as enough space in a pack for a 7-day trip? I'm in the market for a new external frame pack and am thinking that 3500 cubic inches might be enough?

What do you think
Forum: Reloading
08-06-2008, 11:47 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 8,784
Posted By jjwillie

Accubond or TBBC????

Hi guys-

I'm going for elk this fall and will be using my 270 weatherby magnum. I was wondering if there are dramatic differences in penetration and accuracy for the nosler accubond bullet and...
08-05-2008, 01:54 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,141
Posted By jjwillie

RE: Backpack List....OK??

MTMountain man-
Thanks for the advice. unfortunately I learned that lesson all to well on a previous hunt. We were hunting this same unit and it was the last day of our hunt. We were packing back...
08-05-2008, 01:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,419
Posted By jjwillie

RE: First Elk Trip....

OK, sounds like you're preparation is right on. If possible, practice shooting your bow at steep angles. Thatdefinitely may be an issue, especially in ID. Which unit are you hunting?

The...
08-05-2008, 12:26 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,141
Posted By jjwillie

RE: Backpack List....OK??

We'll be hunting 7 days, staying 9....getting there 2 days early. I learned my lesson the last time we went. I tried to do too much to help my dad and a out of shape friend. I packed 85 pounds 4...
08-05-2008, 07:33 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,141
Posted By jjwillie

Backpack List....OK??

Hi guys (and gals)....I'm starting to prepare my list for this year's backpack rifle hunt in Idaho. I'll post the list and am going to ask for suggestions on other addition/deletions to the list. We...
07-31-2008, 01:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,085
Posted By jjwillie

RE: If you had to choose a place to go for elk....

I've hunted numerous times in Colorado and Idaho. Both have OTC tags for certain units. The one thing I experienced with CO was a LOT of hunting pressure. I'm sure you can get away from crowds if you...
07-18-2008, 09:02 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 740
Posted By jjwillie

Which week for Idaho Elk????

Hi all-
I was curious...which week of the general rifle season do you guys feel is the best. If you had only one week, which would it be. I know it may vary by region.

For example, we hunt the...
07-18-2008, 08:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 814
Posted By jjwillie

RE: In the dark?

I'm sure a lot of you guys are like me....As soon as you turn off the lantern at o'dark thirty, your eyes automatically start adjusting to the night sky and available light. Its amazing how much we...
07-16-2008, 07:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,062
Posted By jjwillie

RE: distant hunting locations

Drove from PA to Idaho (two guys), straight through, to hunt elk. Am going to do again this year, but might fly with the gas prices.
Forum: West
07-09-2008, 09:46 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,839
Posted By jjwillie

RE: High Elevation Archery Elk Hunting

If at all possible, try to get to your hunting elevation a day or so before hand. The key to high altitude hunting (IMO) is spending a few nights there BEFORE you start to hunt. The first two nights...
07-08-2008, 12:10 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 10,867
Posted By jjwillie

RE: Boots for Colarado Elk Hunt

Do yourself a favor and try out the new Vasque Zephyr GTX. Just got a pair yesterday for this year's elk hunt.They are probably the most comfortable boot I've ever worn out of the box.
07-08-2008, 12:08 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 30,230
Posted By jjwillie

RE: Pagosa Springs Elk Hunt. Advice needed

Scott-
That's cool. WE typically do the same. Buy an elk tag and have a deer tag in reserve. But elk is our first priority. I passed up a 28" muley last year becuase I was in the process of...
07-08-2008, 07:51 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 30,230
Posted By jjwillie

RE: Pagosa Springs Elk Hunt. Advice needed

Scott-
IMO, Do yourself a favor and focus only on elk. Personally, if you pack in a few miles in that wilderness, you might think twice about packing out a 300pound bear. If you get lucky and shoot...
07-08-2008, 07:45 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,574
Posted By jjwillie

RE: Is a 270 big enough?

I've used my 270 for basically all of my hunting and have taken sheep, moose and elk. I personally shoot the 140 gr Accubonds. I think you'll find that the people on this forum will be evenly split...
07-07-2008, 03:20 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 10,867
Posted By jjwillie

RE: Boots for Colarado Elk Hunt

This post should get quite a few replies. I'll just give you my two cents. I am a backpack hunter and usually hunt for elk in Idaho. Some real rugged "up and down" territory that will shred your feet...
06-27-2008, 11:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,583
Posted By jjwillie

RE: DIY Elk Hunt

The particular area I hunt- i saw two bulls bugling about 100 yards down from the side of the ridge, working towards the black timber. The problem was, I couldn't get there fast enough for a shot...
06-26-2008, 09:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,583
Posted By jjwillie

RE: DIY Elk Hunt

Yeah, I love the DIY style hunt. The first year I went I made a huge mistake.....we set up basecamp by the stream. That meant 2000+ vertical feet of climbing every morning to get to the elk. If we...
06-25-2008, 02:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,583
Posted By jjwillie

RE: DIY Elk Hunt

OK, sounds good. A few years back, we saw a bunch of elk in the course of a week. We backpacked, tented and hunted on foot. If it didn't burn there, I'd go back. Just need to know if I have to look...
06-25-2008, 12:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,583
Posted By jjwillie

DIY Elk Hunt

Hi all-

Probably gonna do a DIY backpack hunt for elk this fall in Idaho. We went a few years ago on the same stlye of hunt in Unit 35 with limited success.

I am curious if there have been...
Forum: Northeast
10-09-2007, 10:24 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,699
Posted By jjwillie

RE: Rut getting close in PA

Hold your horses boys....While the actual "peak" rut may vary throughout the state, you're not gonna see any real action until end of October. In Potter County, where I hunt, weather can play a big...
Forum: Hunting Gear
09-17-2007, 02:28 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,219
Posted By jjwillie

Forum: Northeast
09-17-2007, 02:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,217
Posted By jjwillie

RE: PA question?

I agree with pahick. Furthermore, the check station idea will give the PGC an "accurate" number of deer harvested each year. As a hunter in Potter County for the last 20 years, I am seeing far less...
04-12-2007, 08:16 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,727
Posted By jjwillie

RE: Idaho or Colorado elk?

EKM-
I'm not sure which side of the ATV fence you sit on, based on your reply to my post.

I don't want to make this an issue, but what I was stating about ATVs is only my opinion. I choose to...
04-11-2007, 07:03 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,727
Posted By jjwillie

RE: Idaho or Colorado elk?

I have hunted both states several times and I would reccomend Idaho. Not nearly as many animals as CO, but there are a lot of areas that are simply not accessible by ATV. That simple fact is worth...
03-27-2007, 05:53 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 30,306
Posted By jjwillie

RE: Choose the best camo pattern for Elk in Colorado...

I have started using the Cabela's Seclusion 3D camo, that came on the market a few years ago. Seems to have the light and dark tones that reallyblendinto anything except really black timber. If I go...
03-23-2007, 11:15 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,656
Posted By jjwillie

RE: Best Elk Stories Thread

That's a good one.
My most memorable didn't even involve the harvesting of an elk. It was a few years ago, when my hunting group of four decided to quit paying otufitters when there's all this...
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