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Contributors to this thread:
Ucsdryder 23-Jul-20
Dale06 23-Jul-20
cnelk 23-Jul-20
IdyllwildArcher 23-Jul-20
Ucsdryder 23-Jul-20
Scoot 23-Jul-20
YZF-88 23-Jul-20
BULELK1 24-Jul-20
Scoot 24-Jul-20
Brotsky 24-Jul-20
midwest 24-Jul-20
ElkNut1 24-Jul-20
Ucsdryder 24-Jul-20
midwest 24-Jul-20
ElkNut1 24-Jul-20
Bowbender 24-Jul-20
Whocares 24-Jul-20
Brotsky 24-Jul-20
jordanathome 24-Jul-20
yooper89 24-Jul-20
yooper89 24-Jul-20
jordanathome 24-Jul-20
wilbur 24-Jul-20
Empty Freezer 24-Jul-20
Whocares 24-Jul-20
cnelk 24-Jul-20
KSflatlander 24-Jul-20
Coyote 65 24-Jul-20
Norseman 25-Jul-20
Irishman 25-Jul-20
Irishman 25-Jul-20
BULELK1 25-Jul-20
Norseman 25-Jul-20
welka 25-Jul-20
elkster 25-Jul-20
elkman52 25-Jul-20
Puttncut 25-Jul-20
From: Ucsdryder
23-Jul-20
Less than 6 weeks to go!!!

Putting the weight to the legs in the gym and trying to build muscle fast. Not shooting my bow enough, but I did get out for TAC which was great practice.

Had beers with one of the good ones from bowsite and that really fired me up for the season.

Is everyone else ready?!!

From: Dale06
23-Jul-20
Eight weeks to my new mex elk hunt. Shooting bow several times a week. On tread mill and weight machine almost every day. Starting to get pumped.

From: cnelk
23-Jul-20
I’m in N Wyoming for a couple days scouting and checking trail cams with Native Oakie.

Ohhhhh yeeeaaahhh....

23-Jul-20
I leave two weeks from today for sheep hunting. Starting to chomp at the bit. Hunting season is finally here.

From: Ucsdryder
23-Jul-20
My phone hasn’t buzzed Brad!!!

From: Scoot
23-Jul-20
Go get em Ike!

From: YZF-88
23-Jul-20
I scouted in Idaho for my buddies archery hunt. First time in the unit and found some bulls and lots of cows. Also found rutting sign from last year.

Was not impressed with my fitness but will make it work! Excited just to be calling this year.

From: BULELK1
24-Jul-20

BULELK1's embedded Photo
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I just got home from a Solo quickie trip on my Utah LE bow Bull unit. Covered/hiked some good ground and checked on 2 remote springs that still are in good shape for all this heat.

I'm hopeful to arrow a Velvet Bull as my opener is great for that opportunity on August 15. If I get a chance at a Velvet Bull, I don't really care about his P&Y score size more so a Velvet Bull.

Man, I'm getting excited,

Robb

From: Scoot
24-Jul-20
Is there an elk season coming up soon? Hadn't crossed my mind one bit. It's not like I've been packing, prepping, planning, working out, shooting, and thinking about it every day for the last long while... ;)

From: Brotsky
24-Jul-20
39 days and a wake up until I'm headed in. Feeling great, shooting great, have a great plan. Just working out and ticking off the days by shooting and packing, shooting and packing. Very hopeful my buddy tags his first elk this year.

From: midwest
24-Jul-20
Just in time for the new P&Y velvet category, Robb!

From: ElkNut1
24-Jul-20
Yes sir, I'm ready in every aspect as possible, now if I can just avoid that flu thing I'll be good to go! (grin) Good luck all!

ElkNut

From: Ucsdryder
24-Jul-20
Pail, don’t even say that! I’ve thought about that. Get sick a week before the opener and have to deal with that bs!

From: midwest
24-Jul-20

midwest's embedded Photo
midwest's embedded Photo
It crosses my mind occasionally. :-)

From: ElkNut1
24-Jul-20
Ya, but you're young & it could kick it quickly, at my age that crap would linger on for weeks or more. Doing my best to avoid it but crap happens! One way or another I gotta hunt elk!!!!

ElkNut

From: Bowbender
24-Jul-20

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Bowbender's embedded Photo
This one hangs next to the eliptical and treadmill.

24-Jul-20
Neat picture bender! Good luck to all of you. Looking forward to reading the threads.

From: Whocares
24-Jul-20
Heading into a Colorado wilderness today for a few days with my Golden Retriever, Trapper, 11 1/2 years old and fading fast. Very bony and on special food and pills from the vet. So the nice guy that I am I'm not making him carry his own back pack this time. He's always carried his own food and a bottle of my evening beverage. Never have told him what he was carrying int the other side of his pack. Told my daughter here last night there's a chance only one of us will be coming back to town next week. She quickly reminded me that at 73 it didn't necessarily mean it would be Trapper not making it! Nice kid! You guys know how tough it is to lose a special friend, but I can't think of a better place if it happens as where we're going is one of my favorite places and Trapper has done a number of pack trips in there with me. And oh yah, I am psyched for elk season. Saw a couple cows in a meadow yesterday.

From: Brotsky
24-Jul-20
Chuck, I'm guessing your "vet" probably likes to talk about your diet and has you on a pill or two as well? Ha! Enjoy your trip with Trapper, hopefully he has a few left in him!

From: jordanathome
24-Jul-20
I am running up to 34 off Coffee Pot Road to grab some sweet broken rib spring water and do a little recon on my spots.....hang a few game cams to soak until mid august and then we will see. Looks like the forecast is for heavy rain.....might be a be sloperly.

From: yooper89
24-Jul-20
I’ll find out in the next week or two if I’ll be doing any archery hunting this year. Might be the first time in my life I’ll be okay not hunting, because that will mean I’m at fire academy down in Denver for four months with arguably the top FD in Colorado.

From: yooper89
24-Jul-20
Double post

From: jordanathome
24-Jul-20
Good Luck Christian!

From: wilbur
24-Jul-20
I fly on August 31 into Elko for a week of elk in Nevada Mtn's.

Looking forward to it.

24-Jul-20
Gonna be meetin up with Forest in CO in 6 weeks. I cant stop shootin, workin out, thinkin and dreamin..

From: Whocares
24-Jul-20
For sure Brotsky. Packed my pills and Trappers in the same pill box!

From: cnelk
24-Jul-20

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cnelk's embedded Photo
Scouting this morning

From: KSflatlander
24-Jul-20
Super excited. My wife is pretty sick of Paul Medal’s Elknut app and my calling practice lol.

I’m going to up my fitness another notch in August. I envy you all that get to scout and do some hiking to get in shape. Good luck to all!

From: Coyote 65
24-Jul-20
Had my first elk encounter of the year yesterday, on the way home from town had 4 cows cross the road in front of me. Then this morning woke up at 5:00 am to a cow and calf talking at the water in the back yard.

Elk time is fun time.

Terry

From: Norseman
25-Jul-20
Glad to see so many of you getting out and getting ready for thee most fun event a person can be involved with. Safe travels to all you elksters for up coming scouting and hunt trips.

From: Irishman
25-Jul-20
Trying to get some projects around the house completed, so there is no interference with scouting in August, or bow-hunting in September/October. Of course I have had a couple of trips looking for elk and mule deer already, and put up a few game cameras. Boy would it suck to get Coronavirus now or in the next two months. Trips to places to Walmart and Costco are definitely few and far between for me - and I live half a mile from both. August and September are what I live in Montana for.

From: Irishman
25-Jul-20
Trying to get some projects around the house completed, so there is no interference with scouting in August, or bow-hunting in September/October. Of course I have had a couple of trips looking for elk and mule deer already, and put up a few game cameras. Boy would it suck to get Coronavirus now or in the next two months. Trips to places to Walmart and Costco are definitely few and far between for me - and I live half a mile from both. August and September are what I live in Montana for.

From: BULELK1
25-Jul-20
That's a good point Nick, I hadn't really thought about at first......

It would be kinda neat to get one of the first entry's in the new Velvet class.....

Good luck, Robb

From: Norseman
25-Jul-20
You fatty believe, Robb. :) Git er done. ?

From: welka
25-Jul-20
Still trying to figure out how to make the 14 day quarantine work when we land in NM!

From: elkster
25-Jul-20
Returned last night from Co. Its motivating to hike the high country now so that I know how much more to increase the workouts for the next 45 days. Handled the elevation well enough, but much, much room for improvement!

From: elkman52
25-Jul-20
They say when you enter another state you have to quarantine for 14 days......no problem Colorado 9/18 to 10/2!!! cannot wait.

From: Puttncut
25-Jul-20
Stairmaster SUCKS! Elliptical SUCKS! Treadmill SUCKS! Frayed bowstring the other day SUCKS! BUT... I'm hunting NM for first time in about 7 weeks so I'm happier than a two peckered billy goat !!

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