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From: BULELK1
20-Nov-21

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'morning All,

I just got home from a Type 3 Whitetail buck only hunt (2nd Choice) in the Buffalo Valley area, Units: 148/149 & 156.

The lodging around this Grand Teton area by Moran Junction and the South entrance to Yellowstone is some of this thread topic too.

Hopefully this will help some of you planning a trip out here for a Summer Vacation with the Fam-Fam.

Thanks for taking the time to view All.

#LuvinLife,

Robb

From: BULELK1
20-Nov-21

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The Lodge
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The Lodge
I stayed @ Heart Six Ranch as Hatchet and Flagg Ranch resorts are closed until snowmobile season.

Other than 1 Cow Buff hunter and his buddy from Indiana, I had the place all to myself.

Rustic and very Western in style.

From: BULELK1
20-Nov-21

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I was in Elk1--- go figure! haha

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20-Nov-21

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Cozy with Fiber Optic WiFi ect

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20-Nov-21

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Right across the road on private property --------->

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20-Nov-21

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The lodge is pretty neat

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20-Nov-21

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20-Nov-21

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Very easy to find, just follow the signs off the main road.

It is paved to the ranch

From: BULELK1
20-Nov-21

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I started hunting along the river bottom adjacent to the private property feeding fields.

I just still hunted thru and sometimes glassed from a vantage point and then spot-n-stalk. It's a lot thicker and taller brush than 'From Above' pix make it look.

Quite a few 2 x 2's and 2 x 3 Whitey bucks on my first morning of hunting.

From: BULELK1
20-Nov-21

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Not a Bad View while Still hunting along.....
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Not a Bad View while Still hunting along.....
That's it for this early AM

More to follow------->

Thanks again for taking the time to view All

Good luck, Robb

From: midwest
20-Nov-21
Nice, Robb!

From: brettpsu
20-Nov-21
Love that area! Looking forward to this Robb.

From: Scrappy
20-Nov-21
Thanks for bringing us along Sir.

From: BULELK1
21-Nov-21

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Thanks for the kind words

I'm running late but I've got the PM's answered.

Yes, I can start adding the over lap elk units with the deer units.

This is 148 deer/elk 81, sure Grizzz and Wolf county

Hatchet Resort is closed until Snowmobile season picks up but it's real nice and close to Moran Junction for the pay booths to get into the parks via that route.

From: BULELK1
21-Nov-21

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Nice diner and main office area.

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21-Nov-21

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The cabins are behind the main bldg's so it helps keep things more quiet from road traffic ect.

You can hunt/hike/explore right off the property to the south as its all FS ground for miles and miles southerly

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21-Nov-21

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21-Nov-21

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Some of the most famous 30-35 mile pack string pack in trailheads are thru this area too.

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21-Nov-21

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21-Nov-21

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Instead of staying at a resort ya could camp instead.

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21-Nov-21

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Even bring your horses!

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21-Nov-21

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I spent some time hunting out of Spread Creek after it gets out of the Teton Park boundary along with some Buff hunters as they had seen two real nice Whitetail bucks down in the cotton woods.

Deer 156/elk 81

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21-Nov-21

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Although I didn't bump either of those 2 bucks I did get with in 37 yards of this 5 x 6 Bull Elk.

From: BULELK1
21-Nov-21

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I decided to head farther North and into unit 149 deer/71 elk/15 moose.

I've had some dang good luck in this area but some hunting options have changed over the many years.

From: BULELK1
21-Nov-21

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My plan was to go almost/1 mile from to the South Entrance to Yellowstone and then go west out of Flagg Ranch via the Grassy Lake FS road.

Many of us got a lot of our Boy Scout Merit badges at Camp Loll via Grassy Lake Road.

How they got those big Yella school busses down that windy/switch back road to the Camp Loll still amazes me......

From: BULELK1
21-Nov-21

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Although closed until Snowmobile Season and the Park re-opens for Winter activities here is a pic or 2 of Flagg Ranch Lodge and camping plus some cabin options available

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21-Nov-21

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21-Nov-21

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Female Black Wolf
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Female Black Wolf
What happened next was the most exciting sighting of this whole trip-------->

I pull up to the stop sign out of Flagg going to turn right/south back onto the main road and as I'm turning, I see something come out of the Lodgepole pines on the North bound lane.

Not another vehicle or person seen all morning so I'm like what the heck and reach for my bino's but switch to my iPhone.

Most every pic I got had my sideview mirror or my side door jam in the pic except this one!

3 out of 4 paws off the ground, in stride and she didn't hesitate at all as she cruised past me in the north side biking lane

Her yellowish/golden eyes sure were locked on me.....

From: BULELK1
21-Nov-21

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That's it for this morning.

I'll wrap it up and answer any questions or PM's I get by tomorrow morning.

Thanks again for taking the time to view All

Good luck, Robb

21-Nov-21
Nice Robb..

From: BULELK1
22-Nov-21

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Thanks C-man.

Once I got out of the Teton park boundary, I had about 3 miles to hunt before I hit the Wilderness boundary.

From: BULELK1
22-Nov-21

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I've never seen them leave up metal corrals all winter @ the trail head Outfitter staging area's

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22-Nov-21

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22-Nov-21

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Not much 'Bay' in Coulter Bay-----dang drought anyways

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22-Nov-21

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For those of you that reached out to me about the River name in Buffalo Valley-----

Sorry, I do not know the fishing regs.....

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22-Nov-21

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Not Park Bulls so if they make thru the winter, they both will be real nice next fall.
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Not Park Bulls so if they make thru the winter, they both will be real nice next fall.
That wraps up this Summer Vacation options thread and some Whitetail Buck hunting-----no harvest but for sure rewarding and successful none the less.

A first for me, having a bowsiter ask if his wife could ask me some questions about the area as they/she is putting together a vacation for the Fam-Fam.

Thanks again for taking the time to view All

#LuvinLife,

Robb

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