Hunting Elk in AugustContributors to this thread:
Mad Trapper 06-Oct-21
[email protected] 06-Oct-21
Mike Ukrainetz 06-Oct-21
Lost Arra 06-Oct-21
From: Mad Trapper
Which state have an elk season that starts in August?
From: [email protected]
Tom, the Colorado archery elk season use to start the last Saturday in Aug. but that was changed two-3 years ago to Sept. 2 starter. Paul
From: Mike Ukrainetz
The province of Alberta, Aug 25.
From: Lost Arra
Wyoming has some cow tags that are good in August, I think on private land.
Paul Aug is my favorite time to hunt CO. You get to hunt before the crowds show up.
Idaho, Aug 15th for cow tags! Not the whole state but plenty of areas that do!
Oregon used to open late August. Not sure if they still open that early.
Wyoming has some public land cow tags in Aug.
Colorado has Private Land Only cow tags (half price for nonresidents) that starts around August 15. From what I encounter in the woods, that "private land only" restriction appears to be mostly a suggestion.
California, Nevada, and Utah - every one of them pretty tough to draw.
You can go OTC in Utah and the bow dates start in mid-August.
Good luck, Robb
Agree with John, August was great for hunting unpressured elk. Also always liked having Labor Day holiday weekend spaced in there somewhere. With the new 9/2 date in CO, elk archery will open the day after Labor Day in 2025. I will hopefully be retired by then, so no big deal for me. But my hunting partners will have a harder time getting time off from work.
Oregon, around the 25th of Aug. every year, plus or minus a day or two.