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Set up 2021 elk camp this morning.
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Jordanathome 29-Aug-21
Jordanathome 29-Aug-21
fubar racin 29-Aug-21
JL 29-Aug-21
Empty Freezer 29-Aug-21
Jordanathome 29-Aug-21
jdbbowhunter 29-Aug-21
Old School 29-Aug-21
LINK 29-Aug-21
MA-PAdeerslayer 29-Aug-21
orionsbrother 29-Aug-21
Empty Freezer 29-Aug-21
Firsty 29-Aug-21
maxracx 29-Aug-21
Jordanathome 29-Aug-21
cnelk 29-Aug-21
t-roy 29-Aug-21
Hank_S 30-Aug-21
Cheesehead Mike 30-Aug-21
BULELK1 30-Aug-21
midwest 30-Aug-21
ND String Puller 30-Aug-21
Jordanathome 30-Aug-21
Cheesehead Mike 30-Aug-21
Rickm 31-Aug-21
Buckeye 31-Aug-21
flybyjohn 31-Aug-21
Destroyer350 31-Aug-21
Destroyer350 31-Aug-21
wytex 31-Aug-21
Jordanathome 31-Aug-21
Ok...Russ 31-Aug-21
elkmtngear 31-Aug-21
Jordanathome 31-Aug-21
nowheels 31-Aug-21
Footshooter 31-Aug-21
Grunt-N-Gobble 31-Aug-21
Rickm 31-Aug-21
bowhunter24 31-Aug-21
From: Jordanathome
29-Aug-21

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Packed in most of my elk camp this morning and set up. Hoping it is all still there unmolested when I return Weds evening. Found a well beaten trail with fresh rubs between camp and the spring from which I get my water.......so that is encouraging. Good luck to all you killers this season!

From: Jordanathome
29-Aug-21
Left a game cam as overwatch just in case..........

From: fubar racin
29-Aug-21
Awesome good luck this year buddy!

From: JL
29-Aug-21
Hope ya don't get any squatters coming in to your camp.

29-Aug-21
Good luck Jordan. Show us rookies how to get it done.

From: Jordanathome
29-Aug-21
Ha Dave.....I am not the one to look up to by far on this Forum....I never kill an elk.

Covered 5 miles and 12K steps and felt like double that today. Ugh.

From: jdbbowhunter
29-Aug-21
GOOD LUCK!!

From: Old School
29-Aug-21
Hope you have a great hunt and kill one this year Jordan!

From: LINK
29-Aug-21
This is the year Jordan.

29-Aug-21
Good luck Jordan!

29-Aug-21
Have a great hunt! I’ll be checking in to see the pics of your bull.

29-Aug-21
Just spent 6 days chasin elk in Utah. That is some tough country. Freezer is still empty :(

From: Firsty
29-Aug-21
Good luck man this is your year! If not tell us about the outtakes!

From: maxracx
29-Aug-21
Good luck, 19 days and counting here.

From: Jordanathome
29-Aug-21
16 years since Katrina.......the first year I came elk hunting. I think I missed maybe one or two years along the way. wow

From: cnelk
29-Aug-21
Good luck Jordan. I hope to see a grip and grin pic.

From: t-roy
29-Aug-21
You’re due, Jordan. Good luck!

From: Hank_S
30-Aug-21
Good luck!!!

30-Aug-21
Good luck! I just arrived at my area too and gonna hunt deer and scout elk for a week or so until my elk season opens.

Btw, those rubs in your photos are at least a year old. Notice how the trees are already dead and the needles are brown. Fresh rubs would still have green needles on the trees.

From: BULELK1
30-Aug-21
Good luck BigJ---------->

Pick-a-Spot,

Robb

From: midwest
30-Aug-21
Good luck!

30-Aug-21

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It’s your time.

From: Jordanathome
30-Aug-21
I'd agree with you Cheesehead, but the rub trees were still limber and were dripping sap. No way they were that way after a year of being dead.

30-Aug-21
I've never seen brown needles on a fresh rub...

From: Rickm
31-Aug-21
Unless the elk in that area rub off in May, I would say those are at least a year old :).

Good luck this year!

From: Buckeye
31-Aug-21
Good luck Jordan!

From: flybyjohn
31-Aug-21
The thing I look for in a fresh rub is the bark that was peeled off sitting on top of the grass and sap that is soft and sticky or no sap at all vs crusty sap. Brown needles are almost always at least a year old. But elk tend to rut in the same areas every year so you probably have a fairly active place. Good luck to you.

From: Destroyer350
31-Aug-21
Hopefully Dirty Mike and the Boys dont find your camp. I heard what they did to that Prius.

From: Destroyer350
31-Aug-21

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From: wytex
31-Aug-21
Good luck ! Not sure on your area but we have some major rain coming in Thursday, be careful. Flash flooding can be a real issue near the burn areas. Might get some snow up higher with our moisture forecast.

From: Jordanathome
31-Aug-21
I am looking forward to some moisture and lower temps. No flash flooding or the like in my area and if it snows below 9000'....well hell yea! I may need to pack another layer........

I am clearly unable to accurately assess a fresh elk rub so kudos to you more experienced hands! I stand corrected.

From: Ok...Russ
31-Aug-21
You're in WAYYYYYYY over your head Jordan!! Don't even know you(probably like the others) but honestly you need to just leave the forest and pray you don't slip on the trail back to the Subaru. :)

Just kidding!! Wish you the best during the hunt. I enjoy reading your posts each year so expect the same but maybe with a kill shot this year?!?! Stay safe and shoot straight.

From: elkmtngear
31-Aug-21
"I'd agree with you Cheesehead, but the rub trees were still limber and were dripping sap"

Jordan, I have stubs on some of my treestand trees where I sawed off limbs, that still drip sap after 3 years.

From: Jordanathome
31-Aug-21

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There ya go.

I have the coolers (empty for now) packed in the truck along with my spare stove and fuel and spare water filter and backup first aid kit. I work in Denver tomorrow but will stop by the store to load two of my heavy duty coolers with ice on the way home, quick change, last check of the gear in my pack, throw the bow and pack in the truck and off to the mtns.

Thanks to Paul I might have a new buddy to share camp and some of the hunt with....so that is great news in addition to the moister and cooler temps in the forecast.

To be honest, I don't really give a chit if I see or kill and elk this year. I was on the fence to even go. But I'ma going and if I get a chance I will try to capitalize on it. Maybe I'll report out here.......maybe I won't.......dunno yet.

Ya buncha knuckledraggers...........good luck to ya'll!

Did I mention that I love this bar? CHEERS!

From: nowheels
31-Aug-21
Good luck and keep us updated with pictures!

From: Footshooter
31-Aug-21
Hope you have a great hunt!

31-Aug-21
Good luck to you!

From: Rickm
31-Aug-21
Jordan,

Get r done this year! Good luck and have fun.

From: bowhunter24
31-Aug-21
Good luck Jordon! At least your still in the game! After 8 years of not scoring my body gave up and I'm just regulated to killing deer in MO your scenery is amazing compared to mine. So please be kind and do another hunt recap with all those pics I will be grateful, thanks a flatlander...

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