Mathews Inc.
First Elk Trip
Elk
Contributors to this thread:
bigwoodsbucks22 03-Feb-21
KY EyeBow 03-Feb-21
Brotsky 03-Feb-21
Bowboy 03-Feb-21
Rgiesey 03-Feb-21
bigwoodsbucks22 03-Feb-21
Charlie Rehor 03-Feb-21
Norseman 03-Feb-21
BAT 03-Feb-21
FORESTBOWS 03-Feb-21
Panther Bone 04-Feb-21
FORESTBOWS 04-Feb-21
bigwoodsbucks22 04-Feb-21
Bowboy 04-Feb-21
Inshart 04-Feb-21
EmptyFreezer 04-Feb-21
Jasper 04-Feb-21
Zim 04-Feb-21
Ken 04-Feb-21
FORESTBOWS 04-Feb-21
APauls 05-Feb-21
orionsbrother 06-Feb-21
MarkU 06-Feb-21
FORESTBOWS 08-Feb-21
03-Feb-21
I'm a very avid whitetail hunter (im from the MA forum) but I am finally checking this off the bucket list this year and going Elk Hunting. I need to get my plan squared away asap now though as its not far away and this is very last minute. I am thinking I want to go on a guided hunt Elk hunt really anywhere that I can book a trip right now for this upcoming season. The two things I am certain of are that I want to bowhunt and that I DONT want a luxury trip. I want to sleep in a wall tent or cabin all week in the middle of nowhere, not at a fancy lodge. I basically just need a guide as I can provide my own food/tent/etc. if need be. I'll list some "thoughts" I have below and then some questions I am looking to get help on.

Thoughts/Considerations: Bow hunt trip, backcountry trip (meaning wall tent, not a lodge), guided, over the counter tags, good elk population, I would be flying not driving, maximum of 10 days (travel included).

Questions: What states/units offer OTC that I can still get? Does anyone have any sort of recommendations for a guide/service that would fit my ideals above? Any other help tips/thoughts/suggestions? Thanks!

From: KY EyeBow
03-Feb-21
Talk to Mule Power or ForestBows on here

From: Brotsky
03-Feb-21
Colorado and +1 on ForestBows.

From: Bowboy
03-Feb-21
Yep contact Forestbows

From: Rgiesey
03-Feb-21
I don’t know how full forest is but I’d call him today. He’s a good guy and a bowhunter before being an outfitter/ guide

03-Feb-21
Anyone happen to have a number for Forestbows? Im not sure how to look up a particular person on here to message them.

03-Feb-21
Sent you his cell # via PM

From: Norseman
03-Feb-21
Just go! Do some research and recon and go! Learn and go again refining every day and year in the woods. DIY is not that expensive. Camping plus an elk tag for expenses. Be mobile and explore.

From: BAT
03-Feb-21
Can’t wait to read your story BWB 22, good luck!

03-Feb-21
Thanks everyone!

04-Feb-21
Forest is great. You’d have a good hunt with him. Got my first archery elk with Forest last year. I’ll go again with him.

04-Feb-21

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04-Feb-21
I am beyond excited about this. Thanks guys for putting me in touch with Forest. I spoke with him last night and we are trying to make something work out now. Already started training this week!

From: Bowboy
04-Feb-21
Forest will take care of you. Good luck on your elk hunt and you'll be hooked!

From: Inshart
04-Feb-21
Yup, another ..... " Hi my name is bigwoodsbucks22, and I'm an elk-O-holic". Welcome aboard.

From: EmptyFreezer
04-Feb-21
Good luck and welcome to the addiction..

From: Jasper
04-Feb-21
Best of luck! You’ll have a blast!

From: Zim
04-Feb-21
Glad to hear you are taking the steps to make it happen. Don't let anything deter you. Even if you can't book the "perfect" hunt with someone, just get out there and give it a go. First steps are always the hardest. Best of luck

From: Ken
04-Feb-21
I hunted with Forest last year and the hunt was exactly like the hunt you said you were looking for. And Forest can really find and call elk.

04-Feb-21
And Ken got around really well for a old Texas guy! Ken's hunt was alot of fun. In close on bugging elk every time we went out.

From: APauls
05-Feb-21
Cool thread. Love it when a plan comes together. Good luck!! Make sure you let us know how it goes!

06-Feb-21
Have a great hunt!!

From: MarkU
06-Feb-21
Did my first elk hunt in 1971. As far as addictions go, it's probably better than meth.

Good luck and have fun!!

08-Feb-21
Elk will die!

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