My buddy from MO is hunting a new spot in WY....first hunt ever in WY.....after cashing in 11 chips along with his son. I could have drawn but wasn't in the mood at the time....now kinda regret it but there is always next year!
I got my OTC any elk archery tag for CO and will be back in good ole 34 and 25 in the Flattops with another hunting buddy from MO and his son.
So one new spot and one old spot....the original from my first ever elk hunt in 2006. Maybe I've learned a thing or two since then and will finally put it all together.
Brand new spots in CO and WY for me. Both have lots of summer sign. Both may be overrun when the bell rings, or may be awesome. Most of my previously good spots (before the Cameron Peak fire wrecked them) were found on the fly during seasons anyway. Same with the last two WY hunts. Suspect this year will be no different.
LOL....yes Robb this is one of my registrations from over the many years I've been on BS. Not intentional...just happened. When I need to sign in I go to the email with the registration code but I can never tell which user name is attached to the code. LOL
We drew our 3rd choice in a new CO unit (75/751) for elk. Scouting trip to confirm the e-scouting was good but everything will change once season starts. But we will be in the elk woods in September! Should be fun.
Back to the old reliable this year. Unlike Jaq, I’ve been scouting several of my spots and they were weirdly undisturbed by the fire. Saw tons of sign and several elk both times I scouted. Have several cameras out and will hopefully have some good pics for you all next week:)
I’m taking the pregnant wife to a new spot. She said no archery, no 5 hour away units. Screwed up because apparently I can’t read a map or gmu border lines in bright green on onx. If anybody wants to share any info on stuff west of golden I’d appreciate it.
At home for whities I’m venturing into a new spot. Very new. Have some good intel from previous years, know the area holds and produces good mature bucks. Seen several 150+ Come from this area. Not the best access and about 2.2 miles from the truck. Got some cams out gotta go check em and see what’s showin!
New OTC Co unit. New entire region of the state. Hopefully full of 350’ bugling bulls behind every other tree. But prolly just tons of guys with bugle tubes shaped like baseball bats whacking pine cones. Either way… good times will be had!
Hunting a new OTC unit in CO for the first time after not drawing primary unit I have hunted for 6 years (successful 4 times - 1 cow, 3 bulls). Buddy drew Bull Moose tag and I'm getting OTC and going with him. Should be a grand adventure as the hunting style will be far different from the way we hunt in the SW part of the state.
Not our first elk tags, but it is our first elk tags in Wyoming. Few spots picked out on a map so far. We’re going to divide and conquer and see what we turn up. Hopefully one of us find some animals and we’ll meet up to chase them. Could be 10 days of carrying a camp around looking at trees, but it’s going to be fun!
I had to cancel my archery hunt this year for several reasons but I am going to help a buddy and his son. His son drew a a late Oct Valle Vidal youth rifle tag. Never elk hunted outside of Colorado OTC archery.
With the changes in MT, I’ll be hunting new spots for the next few years. Have a MT tag this year, but will be a couple years before I draw again.
Hunted a new area in WY last year, so won’t be back there for a few years either. Hoping I get a good enough spot in line to buy an ID tag next year, if not, UT is up next. Rather have a tag in a new area than sit home without one!