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Utah LE Bow Bull Early Scouting
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From: BULELK1
19-Jun-20

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Crossing the border from Wyoming
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Crossing the border from Wyoming
'morning All,

I just got back from an early summer hiking/scouting trip on my LE Bow Bull tag here in my home state.

I took my nieces son with me, so my 13 year old Great Nephew?

The kid did just fine.

Thanks for taking the time to view All

#LovinLife,

Robb

From: BULELK1
19-Jun-20

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I got razzed via text messages when I shared this pic as the wind was blowing and got my shirt full of air, NO I haven't put on 20 lbs and No I don't have 18 inch biceps!!!

Some of you guys are pretty Comical.

From: BULELK1
19-Jun-20

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The kid got the Loft and up bathroom, he was stoked! haha
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The kid got the Loft and up bathroom, he was stoked! haha
This LE Unit borders Wyoming LQ Elk 31/32 to the North and Colorado draw Elk 201 to the east, LE Diamond Mountain to the south and Flaming Gorge Lake to the west separates it from the North Slope gen elk unit.

1 of the very Few LE units with NO spike hunting as is Diamond Mountain too I believe.

General draw deer unit 8

LE North Slope Antelope

Oil North Slope Baretop Mnt.Rocky Ram

Oil North Slope Moose

Of course Bear and Mnt. Lion tags too

I found a real nice Airbnb to stay at during our mid-week trip

From: BULELK1
19-Jun-20

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We arrived at the trailhead the next morning @ 0545 and met with 1 of the Rocky Ram tag holders.

They had unload 2 quads but I told them it was off limits to motor vehicles. The hubby stated it showed all kinda of roads via Goggle Earth and he thought they should be able to quad scout.

Any--hooo

About the 2 mile mark they both where done hiking and turned around to head back to the trailhead.

I felt sad but told them other spots to go glass from the road down to Antelope Flats boat launch. Real nice couple for sure.

Baretop Mnt. isn't really for a couple of rolly-polly types...…

So the young buck and I continued onward.

Some strong Rut action from years past and I told him about how a Bull Elk Rakes a tree

19-Jun-20
Nice post. What a fun trip

I have 19 NR points and would like to find a unit that isn’t necessary the largest bulls but has good access, lodging, lower overall pressure.

A Quality hunt for decent bulls

What do you suggest.

From: BULELK1
19-Jun-20

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We got into 3 Velvet bulls just past the 3 mile Dogleg Ponderosa Pine tree

About 100 yards out so not the best phone pic,,,,,,

We decided to put the stalk on just to get closer for better pix

From: BULELK1
19-Jun-20

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The breeze shifted and man did they get alert and the stare down began

From: BULELK1
19-Jun-20

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Busted!!

Nothing but Bull Butts going away haha

Exciting for the kid though

I'll toss ya a PM Jay

From: midwest
19-Jun-20
"Baretop Mnt. isn't really for a couple of rolly-polly types...…"

lol!

From: BULELK1
19-Jun-20

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It's big country and once ya get on top it is pretty dang Bare-----

From: BULELK1
19-Jun-20

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19-Jun-20

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19-Jun-20

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We hit the 4 mile mark and took a break.

I gifted him a Browning Buckmark .22

The kid can sure shoot it accurately out to 20 yards.....

From: BULELK1
19-Jun-20

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I took a 'short-cut' coming out as I wanted to show him the ole cowboys way of catching/trapping wild horses and then breaking them for riding, so I knew of this catch corral.

From: BULELK1
19-Jun-20

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The elk really Rut hard on this terrace, but it's tough to get on them!

From: BULELK1
19-Jun-20

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Only 1.5 miles to go to get to the JP Wrangler that is down there someplace.

Flaming Gorge in the background

From: BULELK1
19-Jun-20

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Not a bad day of hiking/scouting decent round trip

From: Shrewski
19-Jun-20
I probably should have gone up there 20+ years ago when I first heard you talk about one of your favorites. So many gems you have tossed to us NR over the years. So cool there is another generation in tow. Good luck!

From: BULELK1
19-Jun-20
Thanks SteveO

From: BULELK1
19-Jun-20

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I promised him that if he did the round trip with me, that I would treat him to the famous Gorge Burger and large Fry's @ Flaming Gorge Lodge on the way back to our Airbnb

He got his Braces on last week so I felt kinda concerned ~ BUT ~ that burger didn't stand a chance! haha

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From: BULELK1
19-Jun-20

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An Ice Cold Corona back @ the Airbnb with a great view and shade!
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An Ice Cold Corona back @ the Airbnb with a great view and shade!
I gotta get going, first day back and I have laundry to fluff-n-fold, groceries and then an appt at the post office for my pastport…...gezzzzzz

More to follow------->

Thanks again for taking the time to view All,

#LovinLife,

Robb

From: Bowboy
19-Jun-20
Nice country Robb. Good luck this fall!

19-Jun-20
Love it

From: hdaman
19-Jun-20
It's great to follow along on your excursions since we aren't doing much traveling back east. Thanks!

From: SBH
19-Jun-20
Good on you for taking the youngster out! He got to be in the outdoors, shoot his new gun, eat burgers.....He'll never forget that trip with you and what he learned. Well done.

From: t-roy
19-Jun-20
Nice thread, Rob. Good deal that you’re getting to put in the leg work for a tag that you drew! Lots of guys on here rooting for ya on this hunt!

From: Treeline
19-Jun-20
Cool country up there.

Been considering one of those units up there for elk...

Like the cabin. May need to look into that for a little trip with the wife for some fishing.

From: MQQSE
19-Jun-20
Nice thread. My son has the October tag on that unit.

From: Norseman
19-Jun-20
Thanks for sharing Robb! Looks like great weather.

From: elkmtngear
19-Jun-20
Great Pics, Robb...cool trip with the Boy!

Glad you guys were able to get into some elk up there! Looking forward to the next installment...

From: Norseman
19-Jun-20
Thanks for sharing Robb! Looks like great weather.

From: Brotsky
19-Jun-20
Great thread Robb, always enjoy hearing about your adventures. Makes me very happy to see you getting your great nephew up there with you. Those youngsters are the future and that's a trip he won't soon forget!

From: Rut Nut
19-Jun-20
Good on your for taking the boy! Reminds me of a trip to Alaska in '76 with my Uncle(took a float plane to a Forest Service cabin on Lake Clark)......……………….........….still have memories of that like it was yesterday! It was my first real 'adventure" as an 11 y/o kid.

Only one question: Where are the E-bikes?! ;-)

From: BULELK1
20-Jun-20
Thanks for the kind words and your thoughts

Adam, don't discount the south side of Goslin Mnt. for your son's hunt in early October,

Perry---they don't make a tandem e Assit bike !! haha

Some of you guys have good memories with your private contacts to me about the 17.4 miles packout I did on my last tag in this unit.

See what I mean in just 1 day kissing 8 miles now toss in going back and getting a bull off in 1 day leapfrogging loads----miles add up fast!

Okay Back to the trip,

Robb

From: BULELK1
20-Jun-20

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I had a thread a while back about Elk Hide clothes and with the leftover elk hide I made 2 high lake/creek fishing gear shoulder packs.

For day 2, I wanted to take the young fella up on the mountain and see if he could catch his first ever high mountain creek Trout.

I gifted him 1 of the elk hide fishing shoulder packs and a backpack fishing rod/reel

He was excited!

From: BULELK1
20-Jun-20

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We are on a completely different mountain now and had some chilly weather and even a skiff of snow as I was teaching him how to float the bait into slower moving pools along the creek

Yeah, I'm a Dangler worm creek fishing type guy! haha

From: BULELK1
20-Jun-20

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We fished through a meadow and man did we get into the elk!

From: BULELK1
20-Jun-20

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Kinda kool with the lite snow fall
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Kinda kool with the lite snow fall
This is the very same unit I did that thread on about Utah OTC a while back

From: BULELK1
20-Jun-20

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He was getting a pinch frustrated with snagging up and with missing to set the hook on the quick bites he was getting...….

I told him Patience Grasshopper!! haha

From: BULELK1
20-Jun-20

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Bammmmmm!!

His first ever mountain creek Trout

From: BULELK1
20-Jun-20

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While driving out in the early AM, we had this yearling cow moose way down low on the pavement, that just wouldn't go off the side into the trees...….but she did finally!

From: BULELK1
20-Jun-20

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Back to the Airbnb Cabin

He had the whole upstairs loft to himself and it was kinda unique as it had a center walkway over the kitchen and living room, out to a private 2nd floor Deck

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20-Jun-20

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20-Jun-20

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He could get 1 bar on his phone out on the deck, so he spent a lot of time out there

From: BULELK1
20-Jun-20

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Take a leak and brush your teeth all at the same time!
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Take a leak and brush your teeth all at the same time!
His bathroom was kinda stylish------->

From: BULELK1
20-Jun-20

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That wraps it up for this AM ladies and gent's

I tried to add the link for this Airbnb cabin but it has all my info so this is the best I can do, maybe search on Airbnb Manila, Utah?

I'll finish up mayana ~~ with some this-n-that type stuff.

Thanks again for taking the time to view All,

Robb

From: Treeline
20-Jun-20
Looks like a great trip with your nephew, Robb!

Might have even influenced him to spend even more time out in the woods...

20-Jun-20
Thanks again Robb, Looks like we have a new Outdoorsman in the making.

From: midwest
20-Jun-20
Thanks for passing it on....he's a lucky kid!

From: Inshart
20-Jun-20
Good on you Robb. Hey "Uncle Robb", are you adopting by chance? LOL

It reminds me of my very first time being taken out deer hunting by uncle. We (I was 12 at the time - and never been hunting before) walked out into the woods in the dark, he had me set by a tree (still pitch dark) and said he would come back and pick me up later and that I was to stay RIGHT THERE - he walked off into the dark! Are you kidding me, I was scared stiff, there was no way I could have even thought of moving. Did you know that a mouse moving in the dry grass in the dark sounds just like a grizzly bear.

Sorry Robb, didn't mean to horn in on your thread --- memories ya know.

More pics and story please!

From: BULELK1
21-Jun-20

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No worries sharing your youth memories!!

One evening I was sitting out on the log swing chair reading Ron Niziolek's article in the new Bugle mag (pg 70) and it seemed fitting for this trip.

They have this like mini-white/black turkeys and I just didn't time it right to get the Tom in full strut but pretty kool looking turkeys

From: BULELK1
21-Jun-20

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1 of the reason's I wanted to take Jaxon up with me is because his mom and my son Robbie would come up every summer while I ran my Llama bsn's on this Sheep Creek Ranch, when she was his age, so I showed him around the place too

The Forbes bought the ranch and turned it into the Forbes Family Farm.

From: BULELK1
21-Jun-20

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The Llama Corral
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The Llama Corral

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21-Jun-20

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llama 'Barn'
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llama 'Barn'

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21-Jun-20

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Tack Shed for saddles, panniers ect and the Hitching post in front
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Tack Shed for saddles, panniers ect and the Hitching post in front

From: BULELK1
21-Jun-20

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The JP Wrangler did okay on mpg for the trip, doing 80 on I-80 doesn't help though!

That wraps up this photo/scouting trip and it was an enjoyable trip for sure.

Thanks again for taking the time to view All

#LovinLife,

Robb

21-Jun-20
Thanks again for the intel Robb

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