Black Gold Sights
Where did you kill?
Elk
Contributors to this thread:
SBH 19-Dec-18
WapitiBob 19-Dec-18
wyobullshooter 19-Dec-18
ElkNut1 19-Dec-18
JohnMC 19-Dec-18
Brun 19-Dec-18
Coyote 65 19-Dec-18
Michael 19-Dec-18
trkyslr 19-Dec-18
Bowboy 19-Dec-18
MichaelArnette 19-Dec-18
dirtclod Az. 19-Dec-18
Whocares 19-Dec-18
HUNT MAN 19-Dec-18
Scott/IL 20-Dec-18
Mule Power 20-Dec-18
elkstabber 20-Dec-18
SmokedTrout 20-Dec-18
swampokie 20-Dec-18
SBH 20-Dec-18
OFFHNTN 20-Dec-18
Ron Niziolek 20-Dec-18
elkmtngear 20-Dec-18
SlipShot 20-Dec-18
IdyllwildArcher 20-Dec-18
DarrylDunsloppy 20-Dec-18
fishnride 20-Dec-18
ahunter76 20-Dec-18
Well-Strung 21-Dec-18
dirtclod Az. 22-Dec-18
TravisScott 22-Dec-18
jdan 23-Dec-18
goelk 24-Dec-18
ELKMAN 25-Dec-18
From: SBH
19-Dec-18
I was just on google earth scouting and realized all 3 bull kills I was in on this year occurred within 1000 yards of private property, although we were hunting public land. Got me thinking, I wonder how many bulls are getting pulled off the private or taken on the fringes? So the question is this:

Did you kill your elk A) on Private land B) on the edge of public/private land...within 1,000 yards or so or C) Public land with no private in the near vicinity?

From: WapitiBob
19-Dec-18
Public

19-Dec-18
C), just like all the others.

From: ElkNut1
19-Dec-18
C -- All Public OTC no private around!

ElkNut/Paul

From: JohnMC
19-Dec-18
1000 yards is .57 mile. There is a lot public land included in that follows into that.

From: Brun
19-Dec-18
I killed my bull on BLM that was probably less than 1/2 mile from private. Not really sure, but it's an area with a checkerboard of public and private.

From: Coyote 65
19-Dec-18
Elk 1. 1/2 mile from private land, including my house. Elk 2. 1/2 mile from state highway. 2 miles from private property. 5 miles from my house. Elk 3 1/2 mile from Private as the crow flies, but down into a canyon up the other side and then down into a old homestead ranch headquarters. About a mile if you were to walk. 10 miles from the house

Terry

From: Michael
19-Dec-18
B for me. I was hunting a peninsula of public. The closest side of the Private was about 300 yards.

From: trkyslr
19-Dec-18
The woods

From: Bowboy
19-Dec-18
All public.

19-Dec-18
Within 30 yards of private for one and waaaay backcountry for the other

From: dirtclod Az.
19-Dec-18
Back Yard.

From: Whocares
19-Dec-18
McDonalds parking lot in Estes Park.

From: HUNT MAN
19-Dec-18
C

From: Scott/IL
20-Dec-18
The bull I called in for a buddy was near private.

The elk I killed a few days later in a different unit was not.

From: Mule Power
20-Dec-18
C. I killed a bull on private once. A nice one too but it was a boring and unfulfilling hunt. Gimme those mountains!

From: elkstabber
20-Dec-18
C - Where I killed this past year was 5 miles from nearest private.

From: SmokedTrout
20-Dec-18
A, but it was a walk in area with public access limited to the first four vehicles per day. Nearest public is some state ground about a mile away, BLM and USFS miles away.

About 15 years ago we were accosted by a landowner that told us "Don't hunt my boundary". He was parked about 1/4 mile into national forest land, just waiting for people to park on that public ground so he could harass them. It's amazing what a pile of elk will do to people.

From: swampokie
20-Dec-18
Public with no private near

From: SBH
20-Dec-18
In a lot of the areas we hunt, there is checkerboard or strips of private that have to be navigated around. Even on backpack hunts miles from the road. I also have a few spots close to town that I can sneak in a hunt before or after work that have small chunks of public within mostly private holdings. Only takes one!

From: OFFHNTN
20-Dec-18
C

From: Ron Niziolek
20-Dec-18
Public. All of them.

From: elkmtngear
20-Dec-18
All mine have been public (mostly Wilderness areas).

From: SlipShot
20-Dec-18
All on public, over half very close to private.

20-Dec-18
I called my bull off of private land, a ways onto public land, and killed him on public. I did this in 2015 as well in a different state.

20-Dec-18
2 elk down (both not mine obviously) within 15 minutes, both less than 100 yards from private fence.

From: fishnride
20-Dec-18
C.) at least 10 miles from the nearest private land.

From: ahunter76
20-Dec-18

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Mine. public, 1 next to 4x4 road, 10,500 ft. . 1, 1 mile from road, 10,000. 1 Private half mile from bunk house 9000 ft.. I've helped with several from close to 4x4 road to about a mile public no private close.

From: Well-Strung
21-Dec-18
As far as I can recall. Only one of mine was B (the first) the rest have all been C.

From: dirtclod Az.
22-Dec-18
Az is public.

From: TravisScott
22-Dec-18
C most always

From: jdan
23-Dec-18
Private

From: goelk
24-Dec-18
Letter B for my elk and letter C for my deer

From: ELKMAN
25-Dec-18
Never killed a Bull on private. All public land DIY...

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