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#1 Eric Mayer

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Posted 24 September 2017 - 12:47 PM

You guys know I really want to go varmint hunting, so help me out here!   Let me know what you think I should do!

 

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Posted 24 September 2017 - 01:04 PM

   I don 't know how hard it is to draw an elk tag, but I would do the elk hunt.   Varmint hunting can also be done even when you are old and decrepit.  Not so much Elk.


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#3 Eric Mayer

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Posted 24 September 2017 - 02:09 PM

I have a cow elk tag for muzzleloader.  Here in Idaho it's not that tough to draw.

 

(I need more votes to go varmint hunting ;)  )

 

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Posted 24 September 2017 - 02:10 PM

Eric - No doubt in my mind what this old man would do.  Varmint Hunt 

Elk hunt, one shot and it's over.

Varmint hunt shoot hundred of rounds for several days.

 

Next question.

 

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Posted 24 September 2017 - 03:22 PM

Elk  Limited season, tastes great and is just fun. I can always find varmints Elk are harder to come by. 

 

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Posted 24 September 2017 - 04:47 PM

You only need one Elk to fill the freezer for the year!  Then you have the rest of the year to hunt varmints!

 

 I had a hard time writing that!

 I can't wait to get out of CA and back to squirrel hunting.

 My plan all along was to move to Northern AZ. when I retire. But as we get closer to time the wife is less and less willing to move away from the kids and grandkids.  So we may end up in South Eastern Ore. With all the Ground Squirrel shooting there I'm not too upset! DR


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Posted 25 September 2017 - 12:07 AM

I suggest shoot an elk and then get back to varmint hunting.



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Posted 25 September 2017 - 01:57 AM

I have a good childhood friend living in Texas. He told me a tale of the elk hunt he went on with a couple buddies several years ago. I forget what state it was in, but it was one of them wilderness adventures hiking and camping in the high country. They tracked, called, hiked, camped and did it all over again the next day.  It was great hunters & buddies fellowship for several days. The story was in depth, intense and fun. I wished I had been there to experience that adventure. They saw elk from a far distance and pursued. The usual outcome normally ended with this adrenaline shot of seeing these magnificent animals end with the herd just vanishing. John was in awe on how something so big and in numbers could out maneuver them and just be gone.. John did take his elk some days into the hunt. My vote would be for the high adventure into the unknown (for me) & then worry about them little varmints the following week. They'll always be there.


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Posted 25 September 2017 - 04:34 AM

I can't speak of your area, but antlerless elk tags are very rare around these parts, and varmints aren't!



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Posted 25 September 2017 - 11:31 AM

Elk - Schmelk.


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Posted 25 September 2017 - 12:59 PM

Elk - Schmelk.

That sounds like a tasty recipe  :tonguecamo:


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Posted 25 September 2017 - 02:58 PM

Eric - No doubt in my mind what this old man would do.  Varmint Hunt 

Elk hunt, one shot and it's over.

 

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Almost right Chief. Except it's "one shot and then the work begins."  If I had pack mules or something I might vote elk, but otherwise I'd rather just do varmints and save my back!


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Posted 25 September 2017 - 03:25 PM

Hells Bells Aspen Once upon a time in the west I had mules and horses and I still would forsake an elk hunt for varmints and coyotes.  As a matter of fact once I had an elk tag in my ruck had a bull in sight and in walks a coyote, coyote died elk lived.  Yeah I know, not to smart - never was, but....


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Posted 26 September 2017 - 12:04 AM

Don't grow too old to elk hunt but wish you had hunted them. I have never hunted elk but it is has always been on my bucket list.  :blushcamo: 


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Posted 26 September 2017 - 05:23 AM

  OK, so which way are you leaning?