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Elk
Contributors to this thread:
Muleysareking 19-Nov-23
Nick Muche 19-Nov-23
bowelk65 19-Nov-23
Glunt@work 19-Nov-23
Catscratch 19-Nov-23
greg simon 19-Nov-23
Muleysareking 19-Nov-23
t-roy 19-Nov-23
Ron Niziolek 19-Nov-23
cnelk 19-Nov-23
Schmitty78 19-Nov-23
Muleysareking 19-Nov-23
Ambush 19-Nov-23
tobywon 19-Nov-23
greg simon 19-Nov-23
HUNT MAN 19-Nov-23
huntnmuleys 19-Nov-23
JohnMC 19-Nov-23
BOHNTR 19-Nov-23
BOHNTR 19-Nov-23
BOHNTR 19-Nov-23
Bow Bullet 19-Nov-23
Muleysareking 19-Nov-23
Muleysareking 19-Nov-23
Straight Shooter 19-Nov-23
NM highcountry 19-Nov-23
INDBowhunter2 19-Nov-23
Muleysareking 20-Nov-23
Zbone 20-Nov-23
RonP 20-Nov-23
Norseman 20-Nov-23
Corax_latrans 20-Nov-23
Highway Star 20-Nov-23
Bowboy 20-Nov-23
RonS 20-Nov-23
huntnmuleys 20-Nov-23
Hancock West 20-Nov-23
Rut Nut 20-Nov-23
Muleysareking 20-Nov-23
Empty Freezer 20-Nov-23
deerhunter72 20-Nov-23
Lucas 20-Nov-23
Bake 20-Nov-23
maxracx 20-Nov-23
Treeline 20-Nov-23
Keefers 20-Nov-23
Muleysareking 20-Nov-23
fuzzy 21-Nov-23
19-Nov-23

Muleysareking's embedded Photo
Muleysareking's embedded Photo
Any guesses on the number of elk in this pic from this afternoon, about 4 miles south of my house. (Dayton, Wy). Will tell you tomorrow eve. I took 4 pics printed them and counted. The winner shall receive SQUAT........Mike

From: Nick Muche
19-Nov-23
What does the winner get?

From: bowelk65
19-Nov-23
I'm in 375

From: Glunt@work
19-Nov-23
439. Too busy to actually try and count.

From: Catscratch
19-Nov-23
Holy crap! I zoomed in on my phone and I'm guessing what I thought were shrubs are actually elk!

Official guess is 577.

From: greg simon
19-Nov-23
429 elk and a beaver.

19-Nov-23
The winner shall receive SQUAT.......Mike

From: t-roy
19-Nov-23
Is that similar to HECS?

My WAG is 446 (gross)

From: Ron Niziolek
19-Nov-23
697

From: cnelk
19-Nov-23
Do you want the number of bulls and cows and calves too? ;)

From: Schmitty78
19-Nov-23
I’ll play, 532

19-Nov-23
If it can push out an elk turd, count it!

From: Ambush
19-Nov-23
It's pretty easy actually. Just count the legs and divide by four.

From: tobywon
19-Nov-23
I’d guess if I needed the prize, I already have SQUAT :)

From: greg simon
19-Nov-23
429 elk and a beaver.

From: HUNT MAN
19-Nov-23
420

From: huntnmuleys
19-Nov-23
325 and not one more lol

From: JohnMC
19-Nov-23
698 I am going as close as I can get to Ron's guess

From: BOHNTR
19-Nov-23

BOHNTR's embedded Photo
BOHNTR's embedded Photo
More than in this photo, I believe. :)

From: BOHNTR
19-Nov-23

From: BOHNTR
19-Nov-23

From: Bow Bullet
19-Nov-23
1436

19-Nov-23
Brad, you could drive out here and count them in a half an hour!

19-Nov-23
Brad, you could drive out here and count them in a half an hour!

19-Nov-23
479

19-Nov-23
What unit is Dayton Wy ?

19-Nov-23
654. I know they are migrating out of the Bighorns, when do they usually start showing up in those large numbers near Dayton?

20-Nov-23
Dayton is in elk areas 37 and 38. They start showing up in Sept but it depends on the first snowstorm. Over the years they have turned into a bunch of wusses and the first snowflake they all panic and run to the nearest alfalfa fields. Imagine the good they do to fences when they all panic at a gunshot! They could all be on the mtn right now, there is very little snow around Burgess, in fact anything level or south facing around there is bare, but higher and in the shade has some snow. 14a is still open.......Mike

From: Zbone
20-Nov-23
399

From: RonP
20-Nov-23
834

good for you for having and spending the time to count them.

From: Norseman
20-Nov-23
1437. ;)

20-Nov-23
“ Over the years they have turned into a bunch of wusses and the first snowflake they all panic and run to the nearest alfalfa fields.”

Is it really snowflakes, or hunting pressure?

Going to guess they’re all on private there…

From: Highway Star
20-Nov-23
299!

From: Bowboy
20-Nov-23
666

From: RonS
20-Nov-23
428

From: huntnmuleys
20-Nov-23
lol I know, Mike, but that would be cheating

From: Hancock West
20-Nov-23
725

From: Rut Nut
20-Nov-23
No idea.......................................................but that will do! ;-)

20-Nov-23
They are all on private there. Snow flakes is what generally does it because some of them will come off in Sept (archery season) and bowhunters don't make enough pressure to cause them to migrate. Make no doubt about it, they don't come off in a wad like this but in dribs and drabs but fairly quickly if there is a foot or more of snow. This is why in area 37 it is sometimes feast or famine when large numbers come through .....Mike ... By the way....A bunch of the bulls have left the herd by now, so there are more hanging out further up on the face of the mtn.

20-Nov-23
501

From: deerhunter72
20-Nov-23
No idea, but I'll guess 834. You can keep the squat, I already have plenty of that.

From: Lucas
20-Nov-23
925

From: Bake
20-Nov-23
I'm too jealous of your view to count elk. . . . I love Wyoming

From: maxracx
20-Nov-23
529 is my guess.

From: Treeline
20-Nov-23
I’ll guess about 250…

I know it’s below most everyone else but most people way overestimate how many elk are out there in a bunch…

From: Keefers
20-Nov-23
2,023

20-Nov-23

Muleysareking's embedded Photo
A lot of calves next year.
Muleysareking's embedded Photo
A lot of calves next year.
Here is a pic to show how the count was done. "Lucas" from Mt is the winner with a guess of 925 which is 167 too low, but closest. My count was 1092. Lucas, bend your ankles, your knees and your hips and you have SQUAT, the prize. Our G&F district supervisor guessed 1150 but he didn't do it on Bowsite so he doesn't get Squat. Just for context, several years ago I did the same thing at the same spot (close) and got 1337. I think I saw a couple of the same elk! .....Mike

From: fuzzy
21-Nov-23
I asked my horse and he said he countedc 1,233 legs. I said that's not divisible by 4. He said " horse don't know how many legs a elk got"

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