What to hunt in August
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Contributors to this thread:
Shiras42 08-Jul-21
Panhandle Bob 08-Jul-21
Nick Muche 08-Jul-21
Ben 08-Jul-21
JohnMC 08-Jul-21
bowhunt 08-Jul-21
shakey 08-Jul-21
yeager 08-Jul-21
yeager 08-Jul-21
MA-PAdeerslayer 08-Jul-21
JL 08-Jul-21
[email protected] 08-Jul-21
JTreeman 08-Jul-21
Shiras42 08-Jul-21
Shiras42 08-Jul-21
ahunter76 08-Jul-21
Oryx35 08-Jul-21
MQQSE 08-Jul-21
t-roy 08-Jul-21
Treeline 08-Jul-21
Matt 09-Jul-21
Matt 09-Jul-21
MichaelArnette 09-Jul-21
SBH 09-Jul-21
elkmtngear 09-Jul-21
DanaC 09-Jul-21
Zebrakiller 09-Jul-21
kscowboy 09-Jul-21
Nick Muche 09-Jul-21
IdyllwildArcher 10-Jul-21
Dale06 10-Jul-21
Tilzbow 10-Jul-21
lewis 10-Jul-21
Elkpacker1 10-Jul-21
kscowboy 10-Jul-21
Medicinemann 10-Jul-21
MarkU 10-Jul-21
Candor 14-Jul-21
rattling_junkie 14-Jul-21
'Ike' (Phone) 14-Jul-21
Shiras42 15-Jul-21
APauls 15-Jul-21
Treeline 15-Jul-21
Ron Niziolek 16-Jul-21
From: Shiras42
08-Jul-21
Its all on the table.

They sold the company I work for and I will be unemployed for the month of August (I have already accepted a position with a new company starting in September). I will be getting a decent severance so throw some August hunt ideas out there. I already have a Nebraska antelope hunt planned. Other ideas I've had so far is if the border opens to run up to Canada for a bear hunt somewhere. Cancellation baited brown bear hunt if I can find one. I need more ideas!

08-Jul-21
Florida gator season starts in August...

From: Nick Muche
08-Jul-21
Caribou

From: Ben
08-Jul-21
I hunt shade in August.

From: JohnMC
08-Jul-21
I don't know if you could find a tag. Possibly a landowner type tag?? But I high county muley deer hunt would be awesome. I agree with Nick on Caribou also.

From: bowhunt
08-Jul-21
Fall bear season opens August 1st in Oregon

Over the counter tag that’s good in most of the state

From: shakey
08-Jul-21
Ca deer!

From: yeager
08-Jul-21
Sitka blacktail in Alaska would be a top choice for me, but my wife, a couple of buddies, and I already have antelope tags for Wyoming.

From: yeager
08-Jul-21
Sitka blacktail in Alaska would be a top choice for me, but my wife, a couple of buddies, and I already have antelope tags for Wyoming.

08-Jul-21
Caribou sounds good! Book it up!!

From: JL
08-Jul-21
^.....a Kodiak hunt/fish combo would be cool. I think the bow season opens in August and the silvers are coming in too.

08-Jul-21
Colorado Pronghorn

From: JTreeman
08-Jul-21
Sheep, sheep, sheep!!!!!

Kinda late for this august through probably.

—-Jim

From: Shiras42
08-Jul-21
Keep'em coming, but caribou is starting to gain momentum in my head... I need to do some more looking but are there a few outfitters that do fall baited brown/grizz hunts? I should also mention I shoot trad, not that it matters the animal but I try to stay inside of 25yds.

From: Shiras42
08-Jul-21
Oh, and I already have an ID bear tag in hand so could always run out there with an outfitter this time since I struck out in the spring.

From: ahunter76
08-Jul-21
S.D. N.W. corner, Antelope (no draw) order tag online., OTC Mule Deer/Elk out west (Co.). Hogs in Texas or Ok..

From: Oryx35
08-Jul-21
Lots of good options already. Coues deer in Arizona is another option. I wouldn't be surprised if bowsite sponsor Ward's could squeeze you in if you're looking for an outfitter.

From: MQQSE
08-Jul-21
I just caught a last minute caribou hunt for my son and I. If you don’t get a hunt, I would be in Alaska fishing, or just enjoying the summer up north.

I’ll be practicing what I preach. Good luck!

From: t-roy
08-Jul-21
Another vote for caribou…..Unless you fall into a cancellation big bear hunt!

From: Treeline
08-Jul-21
Go North young man!!! I dang sure know where I would go if I could be gone the month of August… with fly rods and a longbow;-)

Ping Nick. He may be able to pull a rabbit out of the hat for a bear outfitter if you can swing it… Combine that with caribou and silvers, and maybe pike, rainbows, grayling, black bears, Kodiak deer, just being there in August…Heaven on earth!

Might never come back!!!

From: Matt
09-Jul-21
NorCal black bear and deer combo would be an option. Unfortunately the bear is a more likely target than deer.

From: Matt
09-Jul-21
NorCal black bear and deer combo would be an option. Unfortunately the bear is a more likely target than deer.

09-Jul-21
Antelope, California deer

From: SBH
09-Jul-21
oh man! What a blessing and cool turn of events for you! Enjoy the month off, make the most of it.

09-Jul-21
Velvet Whitetail in South Carolina

From: elkmtngear
09-Jul-21
California A Zone for blacktails actually opens this weekend...during record high temps.

From: DanaC
09-Jul-21
bargains on fleabay

From: Zebrakiller
09-Jul-21

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From: kscowboy
09-Jul-21
What's your maximum budget? Archery only? I'm thinking the Canada and Alaska options are looking good. Are you in shape?

From: Nick Muche
09-Jul-21
I’m not thinking the Canada options are looking very good at all.

10-Jul-21
August is for sheep hunting.

From: Dale06
10-Jul-21
Forget Canada, the border is way to iffy. I’d go multi state antelope.

From: Tilzbow
10-Jul-21
NV mule deer in the Ruby Mountains might be an option if there are any tags left over after the second draw. The results of the second draw have been announced so if there are any tags available that’ll be announced soon.

From: lewis
10-Jul-21
Tennessee velvet season 3 day hunt last of August Good luck Lewis

From: Elkpacker1
10-Jul-21
A swimming pool with a bar--------------to hot

From: kscowboy
10-Jul-21
For everyone mentioning whitetails, look at his trophy pics. I can’t imagine a guy from Nebraska with some nice deer on the wall wanting to pursue a 100” dink in the SE.

But a 100” Sitka Blacktail, now we’re talking.

From: Medicinemann
10-Jul-21
Contact as many sources as possible for cancellation hunts.....and see what offers you receive. Prioritize accordingly to your personal tastes....

From: MarkU
10-Jul-21
Matt, forgot to ask you how the bear hunt went. I think it was cold and rainy about then.

There are some August elk hunts here in Idaho, but you would have to have a tag already, and it would be like hunting antelope around hay fields.

From: Candor
14-Jul-21
Come hunt South Carolina. It is a nice, 95 degrees and 98% humidity. The ticks, cottonmouth and mosquitoes are very hospitable.

Seriously...I gave that non-sense up 20 years ago. Our deer are too small. We do get a few decent bucks here and there but in August there is generally little breeze, you will stink and they will get shy within a day or two of pressuring them.

14-Jul-21
Bad berry year in Manitoba is shaping up to be a great fall bear hunt.

14-Jul-21
Early morning and late evenings…

From: Shiras42
15-Jul-21
Sorry all, been out camping and fishing for a few days. I am not in that good of shape right now (knew I wasn't going elk hunting this year so haven't been doing my usual workouts)...So something like a sheep hunt is out of the question. My budget is probably $10-12k for the hunt part only, but for something spectacular I could stretch that a little. Would love the baited brownie or griz hunt but if I am reading the AK regs correctly the only place open to that in August is in the McGrath area. Anyway, have a funeral to go to head out to so will be back in a few days and then I am going to nail it down.

From: APauls
15-Jul-21
Alaska Caribou.

From: Treeline
15-Jul-21
For that budget, caribou, blacktails, and black bear hunts. Silvers and rainbows in the streams and a boat trip for halibut…

From: Ron Niziolek
16-Jul-21
I agree with Tavis. See what you can work out in Alaska.

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