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Old 12-03-2007, 05:47 AM
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Hi all,
Myself and a few guys from work are wanting to come out west next fall to rifle hunt for elk. It will be a do-it-yourself hunt so I guess we're basically looking at public land. What state/areas can we be guaranteed a tag(s)? Do any of you westerners have any tips for a few newbies??Any info would be great. This will likely be a once every 5 year trip or something like that, so any information on hotspots would be appreciated. Thanks a bunch.

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Old 12-03-2007, 02:48 PM
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Colorado and Idaho are OTC and both offer good land.
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Old 12-10-2007, 08:49 AM
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Good luck coaxing hotspots out of anybody, I mean would you give upyour hotspots to somebody especially an out of state hunter?

DIY is tough not knowing the land and I assume you won't have an opportunity to come out and scout in advance. If you can take at least two weeks you'll set yourself up to figure out the lay of the land the first week and hit it hard the 2nd week. We did a DIY in Montana but had my buddy who lives there scout and find a camping site. We had 4 guys and gear packed in an F350 pulling a motorcycle trailer.. but we only had to drive from WA to MT. We came back with 4 deer and no elk and sore feet and backs (we didn't use the motorcycles much [&:])

You really need to do a lot of research if you're going to pull it off and come back with an elk of any kind although with a rifle you may have better odds than we did archery hunting.. If I was you and wasn't concerned so much about killing a mature bull, I'd go to CO since they have by far and away the highest elk numbers.
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Old 12-11-2007, 07:17 AM
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Colo has unlimited OTC bull tags for 504 for non res.
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Old 12-19-2007, 12:42 PM
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Something to think about. . .you live in a state . . . . . scout and hunt your tail off to find a few honey holes. . . then some guy nice or not comes along and asks you to give it up? Hmmm. . .I wonder what you might say. . . .hope you find what you need. . . .How about Idaho. . . .
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Old 12-21-2007, 08:13 PM
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d-i-y is gona be rough. In my opinion the most underrated state for elk is utah. Check out the district around wanship-coalville its in ne utah. about a hour away from salt lake city
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